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Michael Keaton

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films, with $4,994,393,340 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #116)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Walter Nelson (Minions), Ken (Toy Story 3), Chick Hicks (Cars), Capt. Gene Mauch (The Other Guys), Batman/Bruce Wayne (Batman)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Merry Gentleman (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda, Steve Carell, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

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As an Actor(Unclassified)21$433,854,938$115,645,298$549,500,236
Lead Ensemble Member4$335,355,249$288,068,264$623,423,513
In Technical RolesDirector1$347,977$0$347,977

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Birdman

March 1st, 2015

Birdman was the big winner at the Oscars this year. It won four times, sharing top spot with The Grand Budapest Hotel; however, it won more prestigious awards, including Best Picture. Did it deserve to win? Or was it carried by hype? More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - And the Winner is... Birdman for Best Picture

February 22nd, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar ceremony is tonight and we will be live-blogging the winners... assuming I don't get bored and wander away. On a serious note, while my job is all about movies and I love watching movies, I love paying attention to box office numbers, I even love Awards Season. I hate ceremonies. As per usual, here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions / wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers. If I predicted a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don't think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award were not even nominated, plus a few I don't have a real opinion on. More...

Oscar Predictions: Boyhood and Birdman Neck and Neck for Top Two Awards

February 22nd, 2015

The polls are closed in our 18th annual Predict the Academy Awards contest, and it has turned out to be the most exciting two-horse race in the history of the contest.

After weeks of intense debate among our voters, we have a virtual tie in the biggest categories of all: Best Picture and Best Director. The predicted Best Picture winner is, in fact, a statistical dead heat. Boyhood garnered 47% of the total vote, and Birdman 46%, giving the Linklater epic the tiniest of edges.

Best Director is a clearer contest, but still close, and still a bout between Boyhood and Birdman. Richard Linklater is favorite to win Best Director, perhaps in part because he’s more “due” for the award than Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. As noted, though, “favorite” is strong, given the closeness of this category, with Linklater getting 55% of the votes and Inarritu taking a 46% share.

The other big story about this year’s contest is just how much of a two-horse contest it really is. With 93% of the Best Picture vote going to Birdman and Boyhood, the remaining nominees were left to split the other 7% of the vote. American Sniper, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything each gathered a handful of votes from The Numbers readers, and Selma and Whiplash are given virtually no chance at all. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Winners

February 22nd, 2015

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards winners were announced last night and there were few surprises. Birdman led the way with 3 wins, but it wasn't the only film to come away with more than one award.


2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actor

February 13th, 2015

The Theory of Everything poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two leading actor categories, finishing with Best Lead Actor. As I previously mentioned, three of the four actor races are not even close; however, this is the one exception and there is a two-horse race to pay attention to. More...

2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners

February 8th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA winners were announced on Sunday and there were a few surprises, including the number one winner. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home five awards, while Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash earned three each. More...

2014 - Awards Season: SAG - Winners

January 26th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Screen Actors Guild winners were announced Sunday and there were some surprises, mostly in the negative. Birdman picked up the biggest prize, but there were six different winners in the six categories.


2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Winners

January 12th, 2015

Boyhood poster

We are still waiting for the DGA nominations to be announced, but we had the first major awards show on Sunday. The Golden Globes winners were announced Sunday night and while there were not a lot of surprises, there are some things worth talking about. Leading the way with three wins was Boyhood, while Birdman and The Theory of Everything each picked up a pair of wins. More...

2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

2014 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 10th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced Wednesday morning. Are there surprises worth mentioning? Is the Oscar picture beginning to take shape? Like with the Independent Spirit Awards, Birdman led the way this time earning four nominations from six categories, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything had three nods each.


2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


Limited Releases: Bird is the Word

October 17th, 2014

Birdman poster

It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. This includes a couple that are also earning really loud buzz. Of these, Birdman is probably going to win the weekend race on the Per Theater Chart, while Dear White People should also be a hit. Diplomacy, Housebound, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and others also deserve to find audiences, but not all will do so for various reasons (wrong genre, opening in Video on Demand, etc.). More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: RoboCop

June 19th, 2014

When the RoboCop remake was announced, a lot of people thought it would be a disaster. The original RoboCop is widely considered a classic that not only offers a lot of action, but is also a smart satire. Some where expecting the film to be a complete train wreck. That wasn't the case, at least not with critics. Granted, 49% positive isn't a good score, but it is better than expected. Will I like it more than I thought I would? Or will I recommend skipping this movie and sticking with the original? More...

2014 Preview: March

March 1st, 2014

Divergent poster

2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2

November 13th, 2012

When the Pixar Short Film Collection, Volume 1 came out five years ago, I was super excited. Not only do I love Pixar's theatrical release, but I like short films in general and there are so few places to get them. I'm less excited about volume 2, because Pixar has been releasing its short films on DVD and Blu-ray, so if you have been keeping up with their releases, you have this already. But, is there more to this release than just the short films? More...

Box Office
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11/25/2016 The Founder Ray Kroc  $0 $0 $0
11/6/2015 Spotlight Walter 'Robby' Robinson  $12,347,179 $0 $12,347,179
7/10/2015 Minions Walter Nelson  $335,844,850 $826,169,798 $1,162,014,648
6/2/2015 Blindsided   $0 $0 $0
10/17/2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of … Riggan  $42,340,598 $60,900,000 $103,240,598
3/14/2014 Need for Speed Monarch  $43,568,507 $150,601,112 $194,169,619
2/12/2014 RoboCop Raymond Sellars  $58,607,007 $184,374,792 $242,981,799
8/6/2010 The Other Guys Capt. Gene Mauch  $119,219,978 $51,716,492 $170,936,470
6/18/2010 Toy Story 3 Ken  $415,004,880 $654,813,349 $1,069,818,229
8/21/2009 Post Grad   $6,380,019 $181,224 $6,561,243
3/27/2009 The Merry Gentleman   $347,977 $0 $347,977
5/18/2007 The Last Time Ted  $0 $0 $0
6/9/2006 Cars Chick Hicks  $244,082,982 $217,568,264 $461,651,246
3/10/2006 Game 6 Nicky Rogan  $129,664 $0 $129,664
6/22/2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded Ray Peyton Sr.  $66,010,682 $78,100,000 $144,110,682
1/7/2005 White Noise Jonathan Rivers  $55,865,715 $36,000,000 $91,865,715
9/24/2004 First Daughter President MacKenzie  $9,055,010 $1,364,074 $10,419,084
12/11/1998 Jack Frost Jack Frost  $34,545,030 $0 $34,545,030
6/26/1998 Out of Sight Ray Nicolet (uncredited)  $37,474,810 $40,000,000 $77,474,810
1/30/1998 Desperate Measures Peter McCabe  $13,668,777 $0 $13,668,777
12/25/1997 Jackie Brown Ray Nicolet  $39,647,595 $35,054,330 $74,701,925
4/4/1997 Inventing the Abbots Narrator (uncredited)  $5,852,547 $0 $5,852,547
7/17/1996 Multiplicity Doug Kinney  $20,101,861 $0 $20,101,861
12/16/1994 Speechless Kevin  $20,548,173 $0 $20,548,173
3/18/1994 The Paper Henry Hackett  $36,584,490 $9,600,000 $46,184,490
11/12/1993 My Life Bob Jones  $26,208,505 $0 $26,208,505
5/7/1993 Much Ado About Nothing Constable Dogberry  $22,549,338 $0 $22,549,338
6/18/1992 Batman Returns Bruce Wayne/Batman  $162,833,635 $103,990,656 $266,824,291
5/3/1991 One Good Cop Artie Lewis  $10,370,221 $0 $10,370,221
9/28/1990 Pacific Heights Carter Hayes  $29,381,956 $0 $29,381,956
6/23/1989 Batman Batman/Bruce Wayne  $248,972,777 $160,160,000 $409,132,777
4/7/1989 The Dream Team Billy Caufield  $26,793,650 $0 $26,793,650
8/10/1988 Clean and Sober Daryl Poynter  $8,674,093 $0 $8,674,093
3/30/1988 Beetle Juice Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice)  $73,326,666 $0 $73,326,666
2/5/1988 She's Having a Baby Cameo (uncredited)  $16,031,707 $0 $16,031,707
7/10/1987 The Squeeze Harry Berg  $2,228,951 $0 $2,228,951
8/22/1986 Touch and Go Bobby Barbato  $1,300,000 $0 $1,300,000
3/14/1986 Gung Ho Hunt Stevenson  $35,021,606 $0 $35,021,606
12/21/1984 Johnny Dangerously Johnny Kelly (AKA Johnny Dangerously)  $17,124,395 $0 $17,124,395
7/22/1983 Mr. Mom Jack Butler  $64,736,362 $0 $64,736,362
7/30/1982 Night Shift Bill Blazejowski  $21,017,056 $0 $21,017,056
Movies: 41Totals:$2,383,799,249$2,610,594,091$4,994,393,340
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3/27/2009 The Merry Gentleman Director $347,977 $0 $347,977
Movies: 1Totals:$347,977$0$347,977