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Stephen King

Best known as a Story Creator based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $758,403,424 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #88)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Green Mile (Story Creator), 1408 (Story Creator), Carrie (Story Creator), Secret Window (Story Creator), Dreamcatcher (Story Creator)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Minister (Pet Sematary), Cemetery Caretaker (Sleepwalkers), Dr. Bangor (Thinner), Jordy Verrill (Creepshow), Truck Driver (Creepshow 2)
Most productive collaborators: Frank Darabont, Tom Hanks, David Morse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kimberly Peirce

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorCameo8$145,666,894$4,481,146$150,148,040
In Technical RolesStory Creator15$379,532,144$378,871,280$758,403,424

Home Market Releases for October 11th, 2016

October 11th, 2016


Ghostbusters is the biggest release of the week and the best first run release. Combined with its fully-loaded Blu-ray (extended edition), it is a Pick of the Week contender. There’s not much competition. The main competition is a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray for The Thing, but this is at least a double-dip, which hurts its value. There are a couple of smaller releases as well. In the end it was a literal coin toss to decide the Pick of the Week and Ghostbusters won. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Few Fantastic Limited Releases

July 8th, 2016

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic is the only film on this week’s list that I think will do well in theaters. There are some films that are earning better reviews, like Our Little Sister, but no film on this week’s list has the same buzz as this film does. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 27th, 2015

January 27th, 2015

It is a really bad week for the home market with a lot of filler on the first page of the new releases on Fury is the biggest release, but there are not enough extras on the DVD or Blu-ray to be a contender for Pick of the Week. The Book of Life, on the other hand, has a loaded DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and is a contender. The only other real contender is The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness on DVD. In the end, I went with The Book of Life. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 30th, 2014

December 28th, 2014

Christmas day is the single biggest gift-giving day of the year... so it makes total sense that the week after Christmas is a terrible week to release any new DVDs or Blu-rays. The week is better than you would expect with a few notable releases, including The Equalizer, which earned just over $100 million during its theatrical run. It is also one of the best releases on this week's list and with solid extras, the Blu-ray is a contender for Pick of the Week. The other two contenders are Banshee: Season 2 on DVD or Blu-ray and Shameless: Season 4 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. It was a bit of a coin toss, but in the end I went with Shameless. More...

These Limited Releases are Good and That's No Lie

October 3rd, 2014

The Good Lie poster

The list this week is less detailed than usual for reasons I'm not going to go into detail about. I'm just going to say two words, "Food poisoning", and leave it at that. There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. The Good Lie is the best limited release of the week in that regard, but I already talked about it on the weekend predictions, because I think it will reach the top ten. I don't think any of the films below will earn breakout success. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 26th, 2014

August 26th, 2014

This is not a good week for new releases on the home market. For one thing, the biggest first-run release is Blended (DVD or Blu-ray ComboPack) which is also one of the worst movies of the summer. There are many TV on DVD releases that helped pick up the slack somewhat, but it still feels like a shallow week. As for Pick of the Week contenders, there are not many. The Normal Heart (DVD or Blu-ray) and Belle (Blu-ray) are the two most likely candidates, but I kind of want to give it to Gravity Falls: Even Stranger (DVD). In the end, I went with The Normal Heart. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Carrie

January 26th, 2014

Carrie is a remake of of the 1976 film of the same name. The original Carrie is considered a classic horror film and the movie that brought Stephen King immense fame. Horror remakes have done poorly recently and this film was no different. However, was it a bad remake? Or has the public perception of horror remakes unfairly hurt this film at the box office? Does it do enough new to make it worth watching? Or is it yet another unnecessary remake? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 5th, 2013

November 7th, 2013

It's a big week with several first run releases, some big TV on DVD, releases, and more to deal with. The only one that truly rises to the level of Pick of the Week is Mad Men: Season Six, but the screener arrived late and I hate awarding Pick of the Week to a title when that happens. The only other release I really want to see is White House Down, but that's more guilty pleasure than Pick of the Week. I guess it goes to Mad Men: Season Six on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Under the Dome

November 5th, 2013

Under the Dome is a book written by Stephen King in 2009. Reviews for the book were really good and it wasn't long before talk of an adaptation was in work. Since the book was so massive, it was clearly going to have to be a mini-series, but that's where things get a little complicated. More...

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/5/2013 Stuck in Love Stephen King  $78,950 $39,319 $118,269
2/15/2008 Diary of the Dead Newsreader  $952,620 $4,441,827 $5,394,447
10/25/1996 Thinner Dr. Bangor  $15,171,475 $0 $15,171,475
4/10/1992 Sleepwalkers Cemetery Caretaker  $30,524,763 $0 $30,524,763
4/21/1989 Pet Sematary Minister  $57,469,179 $0 $57,469,179
5/1/1987 Creepshow 2 Truck Driver  $14,000,000 $0 $14,000,000
7/25/1986 Maximum Overdrive Man At Cashpoint  $7,433,663 $0 $7,433,663
11/10/1982 Creepshow Jordy Verrill  $20,036,244 $0 $20,036,244
Movies: 8Totals:$145,666,894$4,481,146$150,148,040
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Box Office
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12/31/2017 It Based on the novel by $0 $0 $0
2/17/2017 The Dark Tower Based on the novel by $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 In The Tall Grass Based on the novella by $0 $0 $0
6/10/2016 Cell Screenwriter,
Based on the book by 
$0 $735,841 $735,841
12/31/2015 Geralds Game Story Creator $0 $0 $0
1/27/2015 Big Driver Based on the Story By $0 $0 $0
12/31/2014 Mercy Story Creator $0 $0 $0
10/3/2014 A Good Marriage Story Creator,
$0 $0 $0
10/18/2013 Carrie Story Creator $35,266,619 $47,142,901 $82,409,520
11/21/2007 The Mist Based on 'The Mist' By $25,593,755 $31,595,653 $57,189,408
6/22/2007 1408 Story Creator $71,985,628 $59,277,742 $131,263,370
3/12/2004 Secret Window Based on the Novella… $47,958,031 $44,153,520 $92,111,551
3/21/2003 Dreamcatcher Story Creator $33,685,268 $42,000,000 $75,685,268
12/10/1999 The Green Mile based on the novel by $136,801,374 $153,900,000 $290,701,374
9/23/1994 The Shawshank Redemption Based on the Short N… $28,241,469 $65,623 $28,307,092
Movies: 15Totals:$379,532,144$378,871,280$758,403,424