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Bob Newhart

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $582,441,101 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,970)
Best-known acting roles: Papa Elf (Elf), Sidney Post (Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde), Tom Halliwell (In & Out), Bernard (The Rescuers Down Under), Bernard (The Rescuers)
Most productive collaborators: Jon Favreau, Will Ferrell, James Caan, David Berenbaum, Jon Berg
Born: September 5th, 1929 (88 years old)

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting3$327,864,175$100,937,892$428,802,067

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,819 $462,003,209
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 15,101-15,200) 15,116 $120,437,892
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,970 $582,441,101

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 27th, 2014

May 26th, 2014

While summer time is a great time for theatrical releases, it is a terrible time on the home market. This week, there are nearly no first-run releases, and the one that came out, Endless Love, earned terrible reviews and failed to find an audience in theaters. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of other releases to make up for the lack of first-run releases. There are some catalog releases, like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which is coming out on Blu-ray. There are also some summer shows coming out on DVD ahead of the premiere of the latest season, like Suits: Season Three. There's not much in the way of contenders for Pick of the Week. Cheap Thrills is one such contender, but I'm still waiting for the DVD or the Blu-ray screener to arrive. This leaves Journey to the West on Blu-ray as the only choice for Pick of the Week. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 22nd, 2014

April 22nd, 2014

According to Amazon, the top three best selling new releases of the week are a play, a film considered one of the biggest box office bombs of all time, and a yoga exercise DVD. Most weeks, these would be filler. This week, they are the top three releases. There's not a lot that jumps out as being worth picking up. Sorcerer's Blu-ray release will interest a lot of people, while the other two contenders for Pick of the Week are Bettie Page Reveals All on Blu-ray and Big Bad Wolves on Blu-ray. Like last week, it came down to a roll of the dice and Bettie Page Reveals All won. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 11th, 2014

February 11th, 2014

It's a strange week on the home market. If you look at the top ten selling new releases on, there are a couple of first run releases, a catalog title, TV on DVD release, and some limited releases. That's basically every category there is. The biggest release is Ender's Game, a film that failed to find an audience in theaters. It barely earned overall positive reviews and it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. Some of the other best-selling releases are contenders, like The Jungle Book: Blu-ray Diamond Edition or Sherlock: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray. There are also a few of the smaller releases that were in consideration, including Doctor Who: Story 33: The Moonbase and G.B.F. on DVD. But in the end, I went with Wadjda on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week. One last note, Dry Spell is coming out on Video on Demand. It's a good chance to support ultra-low-budget filmmaking and the reviews I've read have been positive. More...

All Acting Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself  $0 $0 $0
11/7/2003 Elf Papa Elf  $173,398,518 $46,837,892 $220,236,410
7/2/2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Sidney Post  $90,639,088 $34,700,000 $125,339,088
9/19/1997 In & Out Tom Halliwell  $63,826,569 $19,400,000 $83,226,569
11/16/1990 The Rescuers Down Under Bernard  $27,931,461 $19,500,000 $47,431,461
12/25/1980 First Family President Manfred Link  $15,198,912 $0 $15,198,912
3/21/1980 Little Miss Marker Regret  $6,321,392 $0 $6,321,392
6/22/1977 The Rescuers Bernard  $48,775,599 $0 $48,775,599
1/1/1971 Cold Turkey Merwin Wren  $11,000,000 $0 $11,000,000
6/24/1970 Catch-22 Major Major Major Major  $24,911,670 $0 $24,911,670
Movies: 10Totals:$462,003,209$120,437,892$582,441,101

Supporting Roles

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
11/7/2003 Elf $31,113,501 3,381 $173,398,518 $220,236,410 78.7%
7/2/2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde $22,220,670 3,375 $90,639,088 $125,339,088 72.3%
9/19/1997 In & Out $15,019,821 2,452 $63,826,569 $83,226,569 76.7%
Movies: 3Totals:  $327,864,175$428,802,067 

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists