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John Malkovich

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 60 films, with $3,787,550,999 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #286)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Bruce (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Dave (Penguins of Madagascar), Boggs, Marvin (Red), Grigio (Warm Bodies), Marvin Boggs (RED 2)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Juno (Producer), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Producer), Young Adult (Executive Producer), Cesar Chavez (Executive Producer), The Libertine (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Tom McGrath, Simon J. Smith, Eric Darnell, Chris Miller, Lorenzo di Bonaventura

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  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting12$866,488,882$1,327,582,070$2,194,070,952
Leading11$145,299,284$133,136,676$278,435,960
Lead Ensemble Member6$344,975,932$582,221,982$927,197,914
Cameo1$22,498,520$0$22,498,520
(Unclassified)30$222,282,060$143,065,593$365,347,653
In Technical RolesProducer3$166,073,278$107,894,750$273,968,028
Executive Producer3$21,883,068$6,438,785$28,321,853
Director1$2,374,732$0$2,374,732

2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 2nd, 2014

September 2nd, 2014

It is officially the start of Christmas shopping season, sort of. It is also the first day of school for a lot of children, so there are not a lot of new releases coming out this week. Draft Day is the biggest first-run release of the week and while its reviews were good, it likely won't appeal to most people. There are also a ton of TV on DVD releases coming out this week, but the only two I'm interested in are It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 9 and New Girl: Season 3, and in both cases I'm waiting for the screener. As for Pick of the Week Contenders, only Night Moves - DVD or Blu-ray and Years of Living Dangerously - The Complete Showtime Series - DVD come close. In the end I went with Years of Living Dangerously. More...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 24th, 2013

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and that means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, this year seems weaker than years past. Last year the biggest new release was The Avengers, which was also one of the best reviewed wide releases of the year. This year the biggest release is Iron Man 3, which earned good reviews, but not great reviews. Last year there were a ton of franchise box sets. This year has been pretty barren. In fact, I think the only franchise box set that's truly new and really worth picking up is... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Red 2

November 23rd, 2013

Red opened in the fall of 2010 and became a surprise hit. When you think of action films, you generally don't think of retirees. The combined age of the four actors who played the retired secrets agents was 250 years old when the movie came out. But because the film was something different, it won over critics and moviegoers. Needless to say, they started working on a sequel soon after. However, when Red 2 came out, it wasn't as successful at the box office or with critics. Is it really weaker? Is it so weak that it isn't worth checking out if you liked the first one? More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Warm Bodies

June 3rd, 2013

Warm Bodies was released in theaters in early February, which is a bad time of the year to release a film. Additionally, the early buzz was bad. A lot of people saw the basic premise (romance between a zombie boy and a living girl) and thought it was just another Twilight rip-off. The first trailer showed it was something different, but sometimes first impressions are lasting impressions. Fortunately it was able to top expectations and became a surprise midlevel hit. Will it continue to perform well on the home market? And did the studio thank those who made it a hit in theaters by releasing a fully loaded DVD / Blu-ray? More...

2013 Preview: February

February 1st, 2013

For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/30/2016 Deepwater Horizon   $0 $0 $0
4/3/2015 Cut Bank Sheriff Vogel  $0 $137,642 $137,642
11/26/2014 Penguins of Madagascar Dave  $83,350,911 $284,300,000 $367,650,911
3/28/2014 Cesar Chavez Bogdonovitch  $5,571,497 $0 $5,571,497
7/19/2013 RED 2 Marvin Boggs  $53,262,560 $83,900,000 $137,162,560
2/1/2013 Warm Bodies Grigio  $66,380,662 $48,740,946 $115,121,608
7/13/2012 Drunkboat Mort  $0 $0 $0
6/29/2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Bruce  $352,390,543 $771,400,000 $1,123,790,543
10/15/2010 Red Boggs, Marvin  $90,380,162 $106,059,531 $196,439,693
10/8/2010 Secretariat Lucien Laurin  $59,699,513 $676,734 $60,376,247
6/18/2010 Jonah Hex Quentin Turnbull  $10,547,117 $475,579 $11,022,696
10/27/2009 Afterwards   $0 $0 $0
9/18/2009 Disgrace   $69,705 $0 $69,705
4/24/2009 The Mutant Chronicles Constantine  $6,820 $0 $6,820
3/20/2009 The Great Buck Howard Buck Howard  $750,587 $150,000 $900,587
11/7/2008 Gardens of the Night Michael  $11,436 $0 $11,436
10/24/2008 Changeling Rev. Gustav Briegleb  $35,739,802 $78,065,778 $113,805,580
9/12/2008 Burn After Reading Osbourne Cox  $60,355,347 $107,812,451 $168,167,798
11/16/2007 Beowulf Unferth  $82,195,215 $112,800,000 $194,995,215
6/22/2007 Klimt Gustav Klimt  $86,051 $0 $86,051
3/23/2007 Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story Alan Conway  $71,190 $0 $71,190
12/15/2006 Eragon King Galbatorix  $75,030,163 $174,457,952 $249,488,115
5/5/2006 Art School Confidential Sandy  $3,297,137 $0 $3,297,137
11/23/2005 The Libertine King Charles II  $4,835,065 $4,613,558 $9,448,623
4/29/2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Humma Kavula  $51,019,112 $51,727,102 $102,746,214
12/10/2004 A Talking Picture Comandante John Walesa  $20,237 $0 $20,237
12/31/2003 Ripley's Game Tom Ripley  $0 $0 $0
7/25/2003 Hotel Omar Johnson  $28,839 $0 $28,839
7/18/2003 Johnny English Pascal Sauvage  $28,013,509 $135,113,167 $163,126,676
5/2/2003 The Dancer Upstairs Abimael Guzman  $2,374,732 $0 $2,374,732
12/6/2002 Adaptation Himself  $22,498,520 $0 $22,498,520
10/11/2002 Knockaround Guys Teddy Deserve  $11,660,180 $759,520 $12,419,700
5/20/2001 Savage Souls Monsieur Numance  $0 $0 $0
12/29/2000 Shadow of the Vampire F.W. Murnau  $8,279,017 $0 $8,279,017
6/16/2000 Time Regained Le Baron de Charlus  $467,247 $0 $467,247
12/3/1999 Al di là delle nuvole The Director  $30,890 $0 $30,890
11/12/1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Charles VII  $14,271,297 $0 $14,271,297
10/29/1999 Being John Malkovich John Horatio Malkovich  $22,858,926 $9,523,455 $32,382,381
9/11/1998 Rounders Teddy KGB  $22,905,674 $0 $22,905,674
3/13/1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Athos  $56,876,365 $0 $56,876,365
6/6/1997 Con Air Cyrus 'the Virus' Grissom  $101,087,161 $123,000,000 $224,087,161
12/24/1996 The Portrait of a Lady Gilbert Osmond  $3,684,143 $0 $3,684,143
4/26/1996 Mulholland Falls Timms  $11,375,390 $0 $11,375,390
2/23/1996 Mary Reilly Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde  $5,615,008 $7,192,906 $12,807,914
12/1/1995 O Convento Michael  $52,609 $0 $52,609
7/9/1993 In the Line of Fire Mitch Leary  $100,013,224 $85,100,000 $185,113,224
11/6/1992 Jennifer Eight St. Anne  $11,281,492 $0 $11,281,492
10/2/1992 Of Mice and Men Lenny  $5,101,632 $0 $5,101,632
3/20/1992 Shadows and Fog Clown  $2,735,731 $0 $2,735,731
4/12/1991 The Object of Beauty Jake  $5,186,392 $0 $5,186,392
1/1/1991 Queen's Logic Eliott  $612,781 $0 $612,781
1/1/1990 The Sheltering Sky Port Moresby  $2,075,084 $0 $2,075,084
12/21/1988 Dangerous Liaisons Vicomte de Valmont  $32,663,833 $0 $32,663,833
9/1/1988 Miles from Home Barry Maxwell  $188,964 $0 $188,964
12/9/1987 Empire of the Sun Basie  $22,238,696 $0 $22,238,696
1/1/1987 The Glass Menagerie Tom Wingfield  $895,904 $0 $895,904
1/1/1987 Making Mr. Right Jeff Peters/Ulysses  $1,584,970 $0 $1,584,970
11/1/1985 Eleni Nick  $305,102 $0 $305,102
11/2/1984 The Killing Fields Al Rockoff  $34,609,720 $0 $34,609,720
9/21/1984 Places in the Heart Mr. Will  $34,900,814 $0 $34,900,814
Movies: 60Totals:$1,601,544,678$2,186,006,321$3,787,550,999
  Averages:$26,692,411$36,433,439$63,125,850
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/8/2016 Demolition Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
3/28/2014 Cesar Chavez Executive Producer $5,571,497 $0 $5,571,497
9/21/2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Producer $17,742,948 $15,326,355 $33,069,303
12/9/2011 Young Adult Executive Producer $16,311,571 $6,438,785 $22,750,356
12/5/2007 Juno Producer $143,495,265 $87,954,837 $231,450,102
11/23/2005 The Libertine Producer $4,835,065 $4,613,558 $9,448,623
5/2/2003 The Dancer Upstairs Director $2,374,732 $0 $2,374,732
Movies: 7Totals:$190,331,078$114,333,535$304,664,613
  Averages:$27,190,154$16,333,362$43,523,516