|As an Actor||Leading||44||$2,228,158,766||$1,681,389,893||$3,909,548,659|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$47,323,100||$33,271,760||$80,594,860|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$0||$386,744||$386,744|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 44 films, with $3,909,548,659 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #35)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Woody Stevens (Wild Hogs), Famous Goldmember (Austin Powers in Goldmember), Bolt (Bolt), Edna Turnblad (Hairspray), Ryder (The Taking of Pelham 123)|
|Most productive collaborators: Chris Williams, Miley Cyrus, Byron Howard, Adam Shankman, Susie Essman|
|Born: February 18th, 1954 (63 years old)|
August 10th, 2016
July 29th, 2016
Next week is the first week of August and only two wide releases are coming out: Nine Lives and Suicide Squad. ... It is not going to be a competitive weekend at the box office. There are many who think Suicide Squad will earn well over $100 million during its opening weekend, so there’s little doubt it should be the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Suicide Squad.
The main prize this week is a John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle that includes five Blu-rays, plus a Digital Download Code. The bundle is lead by I Am Wrath (Blu-ray Combo Pack), as well as The Forger (Blu-ray); From Paris With Love (Blu-ray); The Punisher (Blu-ray); Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray); and She’s So Lovely (Digital Downloads).
To determine the winner, we will look at the participant who came the closest without going over and the participant who came the closest without going under. Whoever is closest among those two wins the John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle. The other will win a pair of previously reviewed movies.
Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be in the running for the John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be in the running for the John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle. To determine the winner, we will look at the participant who came the closest without going over and the participant who came the closest without going under. Whoever is closest among those two wins the John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle. The other will win a pair of previously reviewed movies.
Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a pair of previously reviewed movies.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
July 27th, 2016
July 27th, 2016
It’s a rather shallow week on the home market with the biggest release being Batman: The Killing Joke, which is a hot mess. More on that below. As for the best new release of the week, there are a handful of releases that were contenders for Pick of the Week, including Barbershop: The Next Cut, Deadline U.S.A., and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVI. In the end, I picked Sing Street on Blu-ray for that title.
November 20th, 2015
There are three or four films on this week's list vying for Awards Season Glory, but of these three, Carol has by far the best shot at picking up major nominations. In fact, it is considered a favorite for five major nominations, including Best Picture. Will it win any of these? Getting off to a fast start in limited release will help its chances.
August 20th, 2013
The home market is rather slow this week with Epic the only first run release of note. (Scary Movie 5 is very unnoteworthy. Fortunately, there are some good TV on DVD releases worth checking out, like Revenge: The Complete Second Season and NCIS: Season Ten. In the end, I went with Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week.
July 12th, 2013
There are nine films on this week's list, including four that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. It is unlikely that all of them will find success, as the competition is high. Both Terms and Conditions May Apply and The Hunt should do well, but will have trouble expanding. On the other hand, I don't think strong reviews will translate into ticket sales for Crystal Fairy. This leaves Fruitvale Station as the best bet. Then again, predicting limited release success is even harder than predicting box office numbers for wide releases.
|11/18/2016||Life on the Line||Beau||$0||$0||$0|
|10/21/2016||In a Valley of Violence||Marshal||$53,647||$0||$53,647|
|4/15/2016||I Am Wrath||Stanley Hill||$0||$309,608||$309,608|
|4/24/2015||The Forger||Raymond J. Cutter||$0||$202,526||$202,526|
|7/12/2013||Killing Season||Emil Kovac||$0||$48,922||$48,922|
|2/5/2010||From Paris With Love||Charlie Wax||$24,077,427||$29,061,741||$53,139,168|
|6/12/2009||The Taking of Pelham 123||Ryder||$65,452,312||$86,912,058||$152,364,370|
|4/13/2007||Lonely Hearts||Elmer C. Robinson||$188,565||$0||$188,565|
|3/2/2007||Wild Hogs||Woody Stevens||$168,213,584||$85,341,799||$253,555,383|
|9/23/2005||Magnificent Desolation||James Irwin||$34,126,126||$5,720,770||$39,846,896|
|3/4/2005||Be Cool||Chili Palmer||$55,849,401||$39,094,616||$94,944,017|
|12/29/2004||A Love Song for Bobby Long||Bobby Long||$159,171||$824,328||$983,499|
|10/1/2004||Ladder 49||Chief Kennedy||$74,541,707||$27,791,141||$102,332,848|
|4/16/2004||The Punisher||Howard Saint||$33,664,370||$20,869,404||$54,533,774|
|7/25/2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Famous Goldmember||$213,117,789||$83,220,874||$296,338,663|
|11/2/2001||Domestic Disturbance||Frank Morrison||$45,207,112||$9,000,000||$54,207,112|
|10/27/2000||Lucky Numbers||Russ Richards||$10,014,234||$0||$10,014,234|
|5/12/2000||Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year…||Terl||$21,471,685||$8,253,978||$29,725,663|
|6/18/1999||The General's Daughter||Warrant Officer Paul Brenner||$102,705,852||$47,000,000||$149,705,852|
|12/25/1998||A Civil Action||Jan Schlichtmann||$56,709,981||$0||$56,709,981|
|12/23/1998||The Thin Red Line||Brig. Gen. Quintard||$36,400,491||$61,308,543||$97,709,034|
|3/20/1998||Primary Colors||Jack Stanton||$39,017,984||$0||$39,017,984|
|11/7/1997||Mad City||Sam Baily||$10,561,038||$0||$10,561,038|
|8/29/1997||She's So Lovely||Joey||$7,281,450||$0||$7,281,450|
|2/9/1996||Broken Arrow||Vic Deakins||$70,645,997||$77,700,000||$148,345,997|
|12/1/1995||White Man's Burden||Louis Pinnock||$3,622,433||$0||$3,622,433|
|10/20/1995||Get Shorty||Chili Palmer||$72,021,008||$43,000,000||$115,021,008|
|10/14/1994||Pulp Fiction||Vincent Vega||$107,928,762||$105,000,000||$212,928,762|
|11/5/1993||Look Who's Talking Now||James Ubriacco||$10,172,124||$0||$10,172,124|
|12/31/1991||Eyes of an Angel||$0||$0||$0|
|12/31/1991||Chains of Gold||$0||$0||$0|
|12/14/1990||Look Who's Talking Too||James Ubriacco||$46,614,448||$0||$46,614,448|
|10/13/1989||Look Who's Talking||James||$140,088,813||$157,011,187||$297,100,000|
|12/16/1983||Two of a Kind||Zack||$23,700,000||$0||$23,700,000|
|7/15/1983||Staying Alive||Tony Manero||$63,841,474||$62,200,000||$126,041,474|
|6/6/1980||Urban Cowboy||Buford "Bud" Van Davis||$46,918,287||$0||$46,918,287|
|12/16/1977||Saturday Night Fever||Tony Manero||$139,486,124||$142,913,876||$282,400,000|
|11/20/2015||Criminal Activities||Executive Producer||$0||$386,744||$386,744|