|As an Actor||Supporting||7||$611,393,085||$456,051,894||$1,067,444,979|
|In Technical Roles||Director||18||$1,023,085,661||$714,613,077||$1,737,698,738|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $1,737,698,738 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #57)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Valentine's Day (Director), Runaway Bride (Director), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Director), The Princess Diaries (Director), Pretty Woman (Director)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Buck Cluck (Chicken Little), First Baseman in Softball (Runaway Bride), Bum Tour Guide (Pretty Woman), Dr Donald Harlan (Race to Witch Mountain), Walter Harvey (A League of Their Own)|
|Most productive collaborators: Katherine Fugate, Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Richard Gere|
|Born: November 13th, 1934|
|Died: July 19th, 2016|
August 3rd, 2016
It is the beginning of August, a.k.a., the beginning of TV on DVD season. While there are a few prominent releases in that category, the biggest release is Batman: The Killing Joke, which is still a hot mess, but this time on Blu-ray. There are plenty of smaller releases that are worth picking up, including April and the Extraordinary World. Its reviews are nearly 100% positive and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
April 30th, 2016
The Jungle Book easily remained in first place on Friday’s box office chart, earning $10.25 million. That is down just 38% from last Friday and if the weekend as the same internal multiplier as last time, then we are looking at a $49 million weekend haul. That’s a lot more than we predicted and would push the film’s running tally well over $250 million. However, this seems overly bullish—I would expect a weekend total of a few million less.
April 28th, 2016
There are three wide releases coming out this week, but none of them look like they will challenge The Jungle Book for top spot. In fact, it looks like all three combined won't come close to The Jungle Book weekend haul. Keanu is the best of the new releases and it has a shot at becoming a midlevel hit. Mother's Day could have been a midlevel hit as counter-programming, especially with Mother's Day just over a week away. However, early reviews are hurting its chances with moviegoers. Finally there's Ratchet and Clank, which is one of those animated movies that feels like it should have gone Direct-to-Video. As for this weekend last year... this weekend last year was the first weekend of May, so year-over-year comparison has to deal with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Obviously 2016 is going to get crushed this weekend. It should bounce back next weekend.
April 1st, 2016
March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad.
June 10th, 2015
The Odd Couple is a TV show based on the award-winning movie of the same name that was based on the award-winning play of the same. The movie starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, who are inarguably one of the top ten comedy duos of all time. That sets a really high bar, one that is nearly impossible to match. Does it get there? And is The Complete Series worth picking up?
|3/13/2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Dr Donald Harlan||$67,172,594||$37,931,189||$105,103,783|
|5/12/2006||Keeping Up with the Steins||Irwin Fiedler||$4,339,241||$75,512||$4,414,753|
|11/4/2005||Chicken Little||Buck Cluck||$135,386,665||$174,657,158||$310,043,823|
|1/11/2002||Orange County||Arthur Gantner||$41,059,716||$2,248,991||$43,308,707|
|12/21/2001||The Majestic||Studio Executive||$27,796,042||$9,510,292||$37,306,334|
|7/30/1999||Runaway Bride||First Baseman in Softball||$152,257,509||$157,880,669||$310,138,178|
|4/9/1999||Never Been Kissed||Rigfort||$55,474,757||$0||$55,474,757|
|10/14/1994||Exit to Eden||Voice of Priscilla's Client||$6,813,570||$0||$6,813,570|
|7/1/1992||A League of Their Own||Walter Harvey||$107,533,925||$24,906,141||$132,440,066|
|3/23/1990||Pretty Woman||Bum Tour Guide||$178,406,268||$254,239,604||$432,645,872|
|10/10/1986||Jumpin' Jack Flash||Detective||$25,587,804||$0||$25,587,804|
|2/15/1985||Lost in America||Desert Inn Casino Manager||$10,079,206||$0||$10,079,206|
|12/9/2011||New Year’s Eve||Producer,|
|8/11/2004||The Princess Diaries 2: Royal E…||Director||$95,149,435||$26,922,000||$122,071,435|
|8/3/2001||The Princess Diaries||Director||$108,244,774||$57,090,000||$165,334,774|
|2/26/1999||The Other Sister||Screenwriter,|
|10/14/1994||Exit to Eden||Director||$6,813,570||$0||$6,813,570|
|10/11/1991||Frankie and Johnny||Director||$22,773,535||$0||$22,773,535|
|7/30/1986||Nothing in Common||Director||$32,324,000||$0||$32,324,000|
|12/21/1984||The Flamingo Kid||Director||$23,859,382||$0||$23,859,382|
|7/16/1982||Young Doctors in Love||Director||$30,688,860||$0||$30,688,860|