|As an Actor||Supporting||25||$896,718,321||$509,806,833||$1,406,525,154|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$93,452,484||$132,330,397||$225,782,881|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $1,406,525,154 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,152)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Champ Kind (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Agent Larabee (Get Smart), Herschel (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), Co-Pilot (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Dad at Health Clinic (The 40 Year-old Virgin)|
|Most productive collaborators: Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd, Adam Scott|
April 25th, 2016
Krampus, the mythological being, is suddenly one of the hottest movie monsters around. While searching for the the Amazon link to this movie, I found six movies that either had Krampus in the name, or Krampus was on the cover of the DVD / Blu-ray. However, of these, only Krampus earned a wide box office release and it became a low-budget hit earning more during its opening weekend than it cost to make. Did it deserve this success? Will it thrive on the home market, even though it is a long way from Christmas?
December 1st, 2015
November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined.
June 30th, 2014
No Clue is a Canadian movie written by and starring Brent Butt, who also created and starred in Corner Gas. Corner Gas was one of the most popular Canadian Sitcoms around during its run (and has spawned a movie that is in the works), so there was a lot of buzz regarding this film, more than most Canadian movies manage. Could it live up to the buzz? Or does Brent Butt's sense of humor work better on TV?
June 14th, 2014
Cheap Thrills came out in theaters and on Video on Demand in March and it did well during its opening weekend, but its legs were really short. Normally this would suggest poor word-of-mouth, but the reviews were excellent. Then again, it is a black comedy, which is a hard genre to market. Now that it is out on the home market, will it perform better?
March 30th, 2014
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy came out in theaters nearly a decade ago. It earned good reviews and did well at the box office managing nearly $90 million worldwide on a $25 million budget. However, it became a classic on the home market and many think it is among Will Ferrell's best movies. Rumors of a sequel persisted for quite a while before Anchorman: The Legend Continues finally came out. It earned better reviews and nearly doubled the first film's numbers at the worldwide box office. Is this because the quality is also better? Or did it unduly benefit from nearly ten years of demand?
March 21st, 2014
There are quite a few limited releases this week, including Nymphomaniac: Volume 1, which is earning the loudest buzz. Its reviews are great, but not as strong as the buzz, plus it has been playing on Video on Demand. The best reviews go to Cheap Thrills (Reviews) and Jodorowsky's Dune (Reviews). Hopefully both films will find an audience this weekend, but limited release is a rough go even with the best reviews.
December 3rd, 2013
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is nine years old this year, which makes it an odd time to release a special edition Blu-ray. At least it would be an odd time if Anchorman: The Legend Continues wasn't hitting theaters in a couple of weeks. Is the movie as good as most people remember it? And is the Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition worth the upgrade from the previous edition?
December 1st, 2013
We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012.
|10/30/2015||Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse||Scout Leader Rogers||$3,703,046||$11,244,197||$14,947,243|
|12/18/2013||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Champ Kind||$127,352,707||$44,833,047||$172,185,754|
|1/15/2013||Wedding Day||Paster Augustus||$0||$0||$0|
|1/11/2013||A Haunted House||Dan the Security Man||$40,041,683||$19,880,875||$59,922,558|
|8/22/2012||Hit & Run||Sanders||$13,749,300||$3,467,655||$17,216,955|
|8/12/2011||Final Destination 5||Dennis||$42,587,643||$112,423,522||$155,011,165|
|4/16/2010||The Perfect Game||Charlie||$1,089,445||$2,841,922||$3,931,367|
|8/21/2009||My One and Only||Bill Massey||$2,556,558||$792,396||$3,348,954|
|8/14/2009||The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||Brent Gage||$15,122,676||$174,642||$15,297,318|
|6/20/2008||Get Smart||Agent Larabee||$130,319,208||$96,420,208||$226,739,416|
|3/21/2008||Drillbit Taylor||Frightened Dad||$32,862,104||$16,824,159||$49,686,263|
|10/19/2007||The Comebacks||Coach Lambeau Fields||$13,349,927||$189,227||$13,539,154|
|9/7/2007||The Brothers Solomon||$900,926||$0||$900,926|
|8/29/2007||Balls of Fury||Rick the Birdmaster||$32,886,940||$7,991,682||$40,878,622|
|11/17/2006||Let's Go to Prison||Shanahan||$4,630,045||$0||$4,630,045|
|8/18/2006||Snakes on a Plane||Rick||$34,020,814||$28,000,000||$62,020,814|
|8/4/2006||Barnyard: The Original Party Animals||Dag the Coyote||$72,779,000||$45,804,844||$118,583,844|
|8/4/2006||Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky…||Herschel||$148,213,377||$14,657,148||$162,870,525|
|3/24/2006||Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector||$15,680,099||$0||$15,680,099|
|3/17/2006||Thank You For Smoking||Bobby Jay Bliss||$24,793,509||$15,223,153||$40,016,662|
|11/23/2005||Yours, Mine and Ours||Darrell||$53,359,917||$19,000,000||$72,359,917|
|8/19/2005||The 40 Year-old Virgin||Dad at Health Clinic||$109,449,237||$67,894,993||$177,344,230|
|8/5/2005||The Dukes of Hazzard||Cooter||$80,270,227||$29,578,234||$109,848,461|
|7/9/2004||Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||Champ Kind||$84,136,909||$5,339,356||$89,476,265|
|8/22/2003||My Boss's Daughter||Speed||$15,549,702||$0||$15,549,702|
|1/17/2003||A Guy Thing||Buck Morse||$15,543,862||$1,886,732||$17,430,594|
|10/25/2002||Waking Up in Reno||Bellhop||$261,603||$0||$261,603|
|12/22/1999||Man on the Moon||National Enquirer Reporter||$34,580,635||$12,827,000||$47,407,635|
|6/10/1999||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me||Co-Pilot||$206,040,085||$104,292,551||$310,332,636|
|6/12/1998||Dirty Work||Anton Phillips||$10,020,081||$0||$10,020,081|
|12/25/1997||Wag the Dog||Director||$43,057,470||$21,194,568||$64,252,038|