|May 10, 1975||Monty Python and the Holy Grail||$400,000||$3,427,696||$5,028,948|
|Aug 17, 1979||Life of Brian||$4,000,000||$140,044||$20,008,693||$20,008,693|
|Jun 25, 1982||Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl||$327,958||$327,958||$327,958|
|Mar 31, 1983||The Meaning of Life||$1,987,853||$14,929,552||$14,929,552|
Box Office History for Monty Python Movies
November 20th, 2017
It is a slow week on the home market for two reasons. Technically it is one reason, but it is having two effects. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, which means the schedule is really busy and I need to keep this list short in order to save time. Also, while Thanksgiving means Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the busiest shopping days of the year, you don’t want to release something new into that storm of chaos. The biggest release of the week, not counting VOD releases is The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which I reviewed. As for the best release on this week’s list, I’m torn between Good Time, NEW GAME: The Complete First Season, and The Villainess. It was down to a roll of the dice, but The Villainess on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
July 11th, 2017
This week, the home market is led by The Fate of the Furious, which is the number one film both in terms of worldwide box office and alphabetically. It earned well over $1 billion worldwide, but it is losing the charm the franchise thrived on during the past few installments. As for the Pick of the Week, I’m going with Underground, Season Two, or the Two-Season box set.
May 12th, 2017
It is a busy week for limited releases. Not only are there are lot of films coming out, but most of them have a sizable number of reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, suggesting there is at least some buzz. Unfortunately, a number of these movies are earning reviews that are mixed, or worse. Furthermore, there are many that are playing in too many theaters for limited release or playing on VOD, neither of which will help their box office chances. As for top picks, I would see Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe in theaters or Hounds of Love on Video on Demand.
March 11th, 2016
There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list that are earning excellent reviews and / or substantial buzz. This includes Hello, My Name is Doris, which I really hope does well. Boom Bust Boom, City of Gold, Eye in the Sky, and Marguerite are all worth checking out in theaters. Most of the rest are worth a rental on VOD.
October 26th, 2015
It's the week of double-dips, as there are five double-dips for films that would normally be Pick of the Week contenders, but only if you don't have them already. Army Of Darkness has been released so many times, it is hard to keep track of them all. Same with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you don't own either of these movies, you need to buy them. However, most fans will already have them. Because of this, I'm giving the Pick of the Week to Mad Men. I reviewed Season Seven, Part Two, but the Complete Series Megaset is the better deal.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Graham Chapman||4||Various roles||$40,295,151||$44,600,253||90.3%|
|Terry Gilliam||4||Various Roles||$40,295,151||$302,338,795||13.3%|
|Eric Idle||4||Various Roles||$40,295,151||$1,491,464,557||2.7%|
|Terry Jones||4||Various roles||$40,295,151||$71,113,513||56.7%|
|Michael Palin||4||Various Roles||$40,295,151||$176,772,946||22.8%|
|John Cleese||4||Various Roles||$40,295,151||$7,537,364,066||0.5%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.