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Bill Nighy

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $4,239,467,336 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #132)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Rufus Scrimgeour (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), Davey Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Rattlesnake Jake (Rango), Saber (G-Force)
Most productive collaborators: Hoyt H. Yeatman, Zach Galifianakis, Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski, Judi Dench
Born: December 12th, 1949 (68 years old)

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting22$1,454,417,977$2,785,049,359$4,239,467,336
Lead Ensemble Member6$186,953,012$444,996,053$631,949,065

Home Market Releases for November 7, 2017

November 8th, 2017

Your Name.

It is not a particularly strong week on the home market. Cars 3 is the biggest new release, but it is far from the best. There were not a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week. The Philadelphia Story and Your Name were the two best with the latter coming out on top and its Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Quality Takes a Nap

September 8th, 2017

Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me

It’s a really busy week for limited releases, but it is a case of quantity over quality. There are no films that really stand out as potential hits this weekend. That’s not to say there are no films worth checking out, but for the most part this list is filled with films that are good, but not great. Anti-Matter, The Limehouse Golem, Lipstick Under My Burka, Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me, and The Unknown Girl all could be described as good, but likely not good enough for limited release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

July 20th, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best-Exotic Marigold Hotel is a film that cost just $10 million to make, but pulled in a global box office of $135 million. Needless to say, a sequel was made and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hit theaters earlier this year. Comedies rarely produce sequels that live up to the original film, but is this one an exception? If not, is it still worth checking out, if it isn't quite as good? More...

2015 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 4th, 2014

February 3rd, 2014

It's another slow week on the home market. There are five or so first run releases, but the biggest box office was earned by Free Birds, which earned $55 million. Fortunately, while there are no box office hits, there are some high quality releases, led by Dallas Buyers Club. Unfortunately, the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack has so few extras that I'm convinced a special edition is on its way, so it isn't a Pick of the Week contender. So what are the Pick of the Week contenders this week? First there's Cutie and the Boxer on DVD or Blu-ray. Second there's ... Cutie and the Boxer is the Pick of the Week. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

2013 Preview: November

November 1st, 2013

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
4/7/2017 Their Finest Ambrose Hilliard and Uncle Frank  $3,603,484 $8,673,368 $12,276,852
1/15/2016 Norm of the North Socrate  $17,062,499 $10,329,696 $27,392,195
3/6/2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie  $33,078,266 $57,306,040 $90,384,306
11/18/2014 Salting the Battlefield   $0 $0 $0
11/18/2014 Turks & Caicos   $0 $0 $0
9/26/2014 Pride Cliff  $1,447,022 $2,498,054 $3,945,076
1/24/2014 I, Frankenstein Wessex  $19,075,290 $55,500,000 $74,575,290
11/1/2013 About Time Dad  $15,323,921 $73,985,257 $89,309,178
3/1/2013 Jack the Giant Slayer General Fallon  $65,187,603 $132,500,000 $197,687,603
8/3/2012 Total Recall Matthias  $58,877,969 $152,978,119 $211,856,088
5/4/2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Douglas Ainslie  $46,383,639 $88,256,141 $134,639,780
3/30/2012 Wrath of the Titans Hephaestus  $83,670,083 $221,600,000 $305,270,083
11/23/2011 Arthur Christmas Grandsanta  $46,462,469 $103,254,655 $149,717,124
10/14/2011 Chalet Girl Richard  $1,710 $1,777,907 $1,779,617
3/4/2011 Rango Rattlesnake Jake  $123,257,581 $122,246,993 $245,504,574
11/19/2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… Rufus Scrimgeour  $295,983,305 $664,300,000 $960,283,305
10/29/2010 Wild Target Victor Maynard  $109,338 $5,204,856 $5,314,194
11/13/2009 The Boat That Rocked Quentin  $8,017,467 $29,455,184 $37,472,651
10/23/2009 Astro Boy Robotsky  $19,551,067 $22,085,176 $41,636,243
7/24/2009 G-Force Saber  $119,436,770 $173,381,071 $292,817,841
1/23/2009 Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans Viktor  $45,802,315 $43,300,000 $89,102,315
12/25/2008 Valkyrie Gen. Friedrich Olbricht  $83,077,762 $120,824,345 $203,902,107
5/24/2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’… Davey Jones  $309,420,425 $654,000,000 $963,420,425
4/20/2007 Hot Fuzz Metropolitan Chief Inspector Kenneth  $23,618,786 $58,123,832 $81,742,618
12/25/2006 Notes on a Scandal Richard Hart  $17,510,118 $33,068,293 $50,578,411
11/3/2006 Flushed Away Whitey  $64,665,672 $114,691,454 $179,357,126
10/13/2006 Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Alan Blunt  $659,210 $20,063,240 $20,722,450
7/7/2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… Davy Jones  $423,315,812 $642,900,000 $1,066,215,812
2/24/2006 Doogal Dylan (international release)  $7,578,946 $20,479,706 $28,058,652
1/20/2006 Underworld: Evolution Viktor  $62,318,875 $51,098,887 $113,417,762
8/31/2005 The Constant Gardener Sir Bernard Pellegrin  $33,579,798 $52,721,801 $86,301,599
4/29/2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Slartibartfast  $51,019,112 $51,727,102 $102,746,214
10/29/2004 Enduring Love Robin  $358,262 $0 $358,262
9/24/2004 Shaun of the Dead Philip  $13,542,874 $16,789,511 $30,332,385
12/12/2003 AKA Uncle Louis Gryffoyn  $48,079 $0 $48,079
11/7/2003 Love Actually Billy Mack  $59,472,278 $188,476,307 $247,948,585
9/19/2003 Underworld Viktor  $51,970,690 $43,737,767 $95,708,457
7/11/2003 I Capture the Castle James Mortmain  $1,174,139 $5,407,306 $6,581,445
2/21/2003 The Lawless Heart Dan  $330,067 $0 $330,067
4/5/2002 Lucky Break Roger  $54,606 $4,261,891 $4,316,497
3/7/2001 Blow Dry Ray  $637,769 $0 $637,769
7/25/1997 Indian Summer Tristan  $294,467 $0 $294,467
5/6/1994 Being Human Julian  $1,461,200 $0 $1,461,200
11/3/1989 The Phantom of the Opera Martin Barton  $3,953,745 $0 $3,953,745
10/19/1984 The Little Drummer Girl Al  $7,828,841 $0 $7,828,841
8/12/1983 Curse of the Pink Panther ENT Doctor  $3,374,312 $0 $3,374,312
7/24/1981 Eye of the Needle Squadron Leader Blenkinsop  $17,583,000 $0 $17,583,000
Movies: 47Totals:$2,241,180,643$4,047,003,959$6,288,184,602