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Ben Mendelsohn

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $850,985,873 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,957)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Director Orson Krennic (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Hegep (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Phil Beckman (Knowing), Captain Dutton (Australia), Martin (Killer Elite)
Most productive collaborators: Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy

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Box Office
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As an ActorSupporting11$270,257,598$580,728,275$850,985,873
Lead Ensemble Member2$532,222,755$518,811,164$1,051,033,919

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

March 27th, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in a series of standalone movies movies Disney is planning for the Star Wars franchise. There were some who questioned whether or not audiences would show up to a Star Wars movie if it wasn’t directly part of the overall story. Turns out the answer to that question is yes, to the tune of over $1 billion worldwide. This was nearly 50% less than The Force Awakens earned, but is it also much weaker in terms of quality? More...

2016 Preview: December

December 1st, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand. More...

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films

December 13th, 2015

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release... More...

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015


Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)


Limited and VOD Releases: Taking a Gamble on Limited Releases

September 25th, 2015

Mississippi Grind

While it isn't a quiet week for limited releases, nearly all of the buzz is directed towards two films, 99 Homes and Mississippi Grind. The former will likely be the biggest box office hit, but the later is a gambling movie, so it is the one I most want to see. More...

Box Office
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9/21/2018 Robin Hood: Origins Sheriff of Nottingham  $0 $0 $0
3/30/2018 Ready Player One Nolan Sorrento  $0 $0 $0
11/22/2017 Darkest Hour   $0 $0 $0
10/6/2017 Una   $0 $417,817 $417,817
5/23/2017 I am Heath Ledger   $0 $425,171 $425,171
12/16/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Director Orson Krennic  $532,177,324 $518,811,164 $1,050,988,488
9/25/2015 Mississippi Grind Gerry  $130,541 $318,100 $448,641
5/15/2015 Slow West Payne  $229,094 $1,164,235 $1,393,329
4/7/2015 Lost River Dave  $45,431 $0 $45,431
1/23/2015 Black Sea Fraser  $1,171,559 $383,774 $1,555,333
12/12/2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Hegep  $65,014,513 $203,300,000 $268,314,513
8/27/2014 Starred Up Neville Love  $54,915 $63,081 $117,996
9/6/2013 Adore Harold  $302,020 $535,014 $837,034
3/29/2013 The Place Beyond the Pines Robin  $21,403,519 $25,607,930 $47,011,449
11/30/2012 Killing Them Softly Russell  $14,945,541 $24,292,902 $39,238,443
10/14/2011 Trespass Elias  $16,816 $769,716 $786,532
9/23/2011 Killer Elite Martin  $25,124,986 $40,284,060 $65,409,046
8/13/2010 Animal Kingdom Andrew "Pope" Cody  $1,044,039 $7,034,644 $8,078,683
3/20/2009 Knowing Phil Beckman  $79,957,634 $106,492,683 $186,450,317
11/26/2008 Australia Captain Dutton  $49,554,002 $165,526,808 $215,080,810
12/25/2005 The New World Ben  $12,712,093 $13,472,307 $26,184,400
Movies: 21Totals:$803,884,027$1,108,899,406$1,912,783,433