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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy
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Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 37 films, with $6,595,266,563 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #8)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Donkey (Shrek 2), Donkey (Shrek the Third), Donkey (Shrek Forever After), The Donkey (Shrek), James 'Thunder' Early (Dreamgirls)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Norbit (Screenwriter), Norbit (Story Creator), Tower Heist (Producer), Coming to America (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Mike Myers, Andrew Adamson, Brian Robbins, Aron Warner, Cameron Diaz

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  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading37$3,504,917,790$3,090,348,773$6,595,266,563
Supporting2$223,986,210$235,222,485$459,208,695
Lead Ensemble Member1$78,046,570$75,441,402$153,487,972
(Unclassified)2$0$0$0
In Technical RolesStory Creator2$223,825,908$223,947,699$447,773,607
Screenwriter1$95,673,607$63,300,000$158,973,607
Producer1$78,046,570$75,441,402$153,487,972

Home Market Releases for October 25th, 2016

October 24th, 2016

Finding Dory

It’s not a great week on the home market, as the biggest release of the week is the low-budget horror film, Lights Out. It is worth picking up on Blu-ray, but it is not worth the Pick of the Week title. The best film on this week’s list is Finding Dory, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand and it is worth waiting for the Blu-ray. That said, there’s no top-notch competition, so it is the Pick of the Week. More...

Theater Averages: Yerevan Highlight of Dark Weekend with an Average of $9,748

September 21st, 2016

3 Weeks in Yerevan

No films made it into the $10,000 club this past weekend, but 3 Weeks in Yerevan came really close with an average of $9,748 in three theaters. Another film, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, did well with an average of $7,322 in 85 theaters. Sort of. In addition to playing in 85 theaters, there were another 80 theaters that had one-time showings over the weekend, which is why its total haul for the weekend is $771,153. I really hope having a mixed of regular showings and one-time screenings doesn’t catch on, because it makes our job of tracking box office numbers more confusing. More...

Weekend Estimates: Sully Beats Trio of New Releases

September 18th, 2016

Sully

As expected, this weekend’s three new wide releases couldn’t budge Sully from the top of the chart with the Tom Hanks/Clint Eastwood drama down a very respectable 37% in its second weekend to $22 million, for a total of $70.5 million to date. Two films, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby both had aspirations to challenge Sully for the title, but had to settle for second and third place. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Waiting All Week for Limited Releases

September 16th, 2016

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, The Working Years

There are almost 30 films opening in limited release this week, so obviously I won’t have time talk about all of them. I won’t have time to talk about half of them. The two films that stand out in this crowd are The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, The Working Years and Miss Stevens. Both are earning great reviews, but the former is a documentary and the latter debuts on VOD on Tuesday, so neither has a great shot at box office success. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said   $0 $0 $0
9/16/2016 Mr. Church Henry Church  $685,780 $0 $685,780
12/31/2015 Henry Joseph Church   $0 $0 $0
3/9/2012 A Thousand Words Jack McCall  $18,450,127 $2,340,359 $20,790,486
11/4/2011 Tower Heist Slide  $78,046,570 $75,441,402 $153,487,972
5/21/2010 Shrek Forever After Donkey  $238,736,787 $517,507,886 $756,244,673
6/12/2009 Imagine That Evan Danielson  $16,123,323 $0 $16,123,323
7/11/2008 Meet Dave Dave  $11,803,254 $38,845,552 $50,648,806
5/17/2007 Shrek the Third Donkey  $322,719,944 $484,610,992 $807,330,936
2/9/2007 Norbit Norbit/Rasputia/Mr. Wong  $95,673,607 $63,300,000 $158,973,607
2/6/2007 Eddie Murphy Delirious Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/15/2006 Dreamgirls James 'Thunder' Early  $103,365,956 $52,342,739 $155,708,695
5/19/2004 Shrek 2 Donkey  $441,226,247 $495,781,885 $937,008,132
11/26/2003 The Haunted Mansion Jim Evers  $75,817,994 $79,932,634 $155,750,628
5/9/2003 Daddy Day Care Charlie Hinton  $104,148,781 $60,136,806 $164,285,587
11/1/2002 I Spy Kelly Robinson  $33,561,137 $26,718,685 $60,279,822
8/16/2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Pluto Nash  $4,411,102 $2,683,893 $7,094,995
3/15/2002 Showtime Trey  $37,948,765 $41,000,000 $78,948,765
6/22/2001 Doctor Dolittle 2 Dr. John Dolittle  $112,950,721 $63,151,000 $176,101,721
5/18/2001 Shrek The Donkey  $267,655,011 $224,157,783 $491,812,794
7/28/2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Mama Klump/Papa Klump etc  $123,307,945 $43,000,000 $166,307,945
8/13/1999 Bowfinger Kit Ramsey/Jiff Ramsey  $66,458,769 $32,241,000 $98,699,769
4/16/1999 Life Ray  $64,062,587 $9,459,000 $73,521,587
10/9/1998 Holy Man $12,069,719 $0 $12,069,719
6/26/1998 Doctor Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle  $144,156,605 $150,000,000 $294,156,605
6/19/1998 Mulan Mushu (voice)  $120,620,254 $182,879,746 $303,500,000
1/17/1997 Metro Scott Roper  $32,017,895 $0 $32,017,895
6/28/1996 The Nutty Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Lance Perkins/Papa Klump  $128,814,019 $145,000,000 $273,814,019
10/27/1995 Vampire in Brooklyn Maximillian/Preacher Pauly/Guido  $19,637,147 $0 $19,637,147
5/25/1994 Beverly Hills Cop III Axel Foley  $42,586,861 $76,594,077 $119,180,938
12/4/1992 The Distinguished Gentleman Thomas Jefferson Johnson  $46,434,570 $0 $46,434,570
7/1/1992 Boomerang Marcus  $70,052,444 $61,000,000 $131,052,444
6/8/1990 Another 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond  $80,047,413 $72,700,000 $152,747,413
11/17/1989 Harlem Nights Quick  $60,857,262 $35,000,000 $95,857,262
6/29/1988 Coming to America Clarence/Prince Akeem/Randy Watson/Saul  $128,152,301 $160,647,699 $288,800,000
12/18/1987 Eddie Murphy Raw Himself  $50,504,655 $0 $50,504,655
5/20/1987 Beverly Hills Cop II Axel Foley  $153,665,036 $123,000,000 $276,665,036
12/12/1986 The Golden Child Chandler Jarrell  $79,817,937 $0 $79,817,937
12/5/1984 Beverly Hills Cop Axel Foley  $234,760,478 $81,539,522 $316,300,000
7/20/1984 Best Defense Lieutenant T.M. Landry  $19,265,302 $0 $19,265,302
6/8/1983 Trading Places Billy Ray Valentine  $90,400,000 $0 $90,400,000
12/8/1982 48 Hrs. Reggie Hammond  $75,936,265 $0 $75,936,265
Movies: 42Totals:$3,806,950,570$3,401,012,660$7,207,963,230
  Averages:$90,641,680$80,976,492$171,618,172
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/4/2011 Tower Heist Producer $78,046,570 $75,441,402 $153,487,972
2/9/2007 Norbit Story Creator,
Screenwriter 
$95,673,607 $63,300,000 $158,973,607
6/29/1988 Coming to America Story Creator $128,152,301 $160,647,699 $288,800,000
Movies: 3Totals:$301,872,478$299,389,101$601,261,579
  Averages:$100,624,159$99,796,367$200,420,526