|As an Actor||Leading||40||$1,296,266,630||$1,251,168,243||$2,547,434,873|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$41,918,719||$79,630,334||$121,549,053|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||1||$164,849||$146,998||$311,847|
|Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 40 films, with $2,547,434,873 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #74)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Billy Flynn (Chicago), Ike Graham (Runaway Bride), Edward Lewis (Pretty Woman), John clark (Shall We Dance?), Guy Chambers (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Time Out of Mind (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Julia Roberts, Rob Marshall, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George C. Wolfe, Peter Chelsom|
November 18th, 2017
Here at The Numbers, we strive to improve your reading experience by adding more features we believe you will find interesting. Today, we have two new features to talk about. Firstly, we have a series of new acting records for the various categorizations we use. For example, the highest grossing leading actors in films based on a TV show. The number one actor is Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the first three Transformers movies. Number two is Tom Cruise, who is the star of the Mission: Impossible franchise, while number five is Justin Long, who provided the voice for the titular character in the Alvin and the Chipmunks films. Starting to notice a pattern? Nearly everyone on the top of this list is someone who starred in one TV adaptation that turned into a lucrative franchise. The only exception is Simon Pegg, who has been in two of these franchises: Mission: Impossible and Star Trek trilogy.
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.
April 14th, 2017
We have a bumper crop of limited releases this week, with several that are earning outstanding reviews. Unfortunately, this means there’s way too much competition for all of them to thrive. The Lost City of Z has the loudest buzz and I think that will give it the edge at the box office.
March 15th, 2017
July 20th, 2015
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?
March 1st, 2015
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.
February 15th, 2014
Chicago came out in 2002 and was a surprise hit earning more than $300 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget. It was a surprise hit, in part because movie musicals had not been able to find an audience like that in a long, long time. Musicals have been around for as long as movies have had sound. The first film with spoken dialogue, The Jazz Singer, was also the first movie musical. But the heyday of movie musicals ended about forty years before Chicago hit theaters. Unfortunately for a lot of studios, Chicago wasn't able to reinvigorate the movie musical genre. Has the decline in the genre meant Chicago hasn't aged well? Or have more recent musicals failed to match it at the box office, because they have also failed to match its quality?
June 17th, 2013
Movie 43 earned some of the worst reviews of the year so far, with many critics calling it the worst movie they've ever seen. When I got the chance to review the movie, I jumped at it. I had to know if it was really as bad as its reviews. It couldn't possible be, right?
December 16th, 2012
It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week.
December 15th, 2012
We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and we are getting to the crunch time for gift shopping. After checking out first run releases and franchise box sets in Part I and TV on DVD releases in Part II, this week we look at limited releases, classics, and foreign films. Some are pretty obvious choices, as we had a few limited releases that broke into the mainstream during their theatrical releases, but there are also a few more films that slipped beneath the radar the last time around. The biggest of these is...
December 13th, 2012
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five.
|5/5/2017||The Dinner||Stan Lohman||$1,323,312||$1,005,385||$2,328,697|
|4/14/2017||Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic …||Norman Oppenheimer||$3,814,868||$1,910,367||$5,725,235|
|9/9/2015||Time Out of Mind||George||$164,849||$146,998||$311,847|
|3/6/2015||The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Guy Chambers||$33,078,266||$57,306,040||$90,384,306|
|8/18/2014||Henry & Me||Henry||$0||$0||$0|
|10/28/2011||The Double||Paul Shepherdson||$99,612||$2,841,276||$2,940,888|
|3/9/2010||Hachiko: A Dog's Story||$0||$47,707,417||$47,707,417|
|9/26/2008||Nights in Rodanthe||Dr. Paul Flanner||$41,850,659||$37,500,000||$79,350,659|
|5/20/2008||The Flock||Agent Erroll Babbage||$0||$0||$0|
|11/21/2007||I'm Not There||Bob Dylan / Billy||$4,017,609||$8,380,004||$12,397,613|
|9/7/2007||The Hunting Party||Simon Hunt||$876,671||$6,852,881||$7,729,552|
|4/6/2007||The Hoax||Clifford Irving||$7,164,995||$0||$7,164,995|
|11/11/2005||Bee Season||Saul Naumann||$1,180,560||$3,592,748||$4,773,308|
|10/15/2004||Shall We Dance?||John clark||$57,887,882||$60,210,000||$118,097,882|
|1/25/2002||The Mothman Prophecies||John Klein||$35,228,696||$21,209,859||$56,438,555|
|10/13/2000||Dr. T and the Women||Dr. Sullivan Travis||$13,065,561||$9,731,250||$22,796,811|
|8/11/2000||Autumn in New York||Will Keane||$37,752,931||$52,964,753||$90,717,684|
|7/30/1999||Runaway Bride||Ike Graham||$152,257,509||$157,880,669||$310,138,178|
|11/14/1997||The Jackal||Declan Mulqueen||$54,956,941||$104,400,000||$159,356,941|
|4/5/1996||Primal Fear||Martin Vail||$56,073,633||$46,500,000||$102,573,633|
|10/8/1993||Mr. Jones||Mr. Jones||$8,302,752||$0||$8,302,752|
|2/5/1993||Sommersby||John Robert 'Jack' Sommersby||$50,081,992||$90,000,000||$140,081,992|
|2/7/1992||Final Analysis||Isaac Barr||$28,590,665||$0||$28,590,665|
|12/16/1991||Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku||Clark||$516,431||$0||$516,431|
|3/23/1990||Pretty Woman||Edward Lewis||$178,406,268||$254,239,604||$432,645,872|
|1/12/1990||Internal Affairs||Dennis Peck||$27,661,878||$0||$27,661,878|
|9/1/1988||Miles from Home||Frank Roberts||$188,964||$0||$188,964|
|12/19/1986||No Mercy||Eddie Jillette||$12,303,904||$0||$12,303,904|
|1/31/1986||Power||Pete St. John||$3,800,000||$0||$3,800,000|
|12/14/1984||The Cotton Club||Dixie Dwyer, Musician (cornet solos)||$25,928,721||$0||$25,928,721|
|9/30/1983||The Honorary Consul||Dr. Eduardo Plarr||$4,800,000||$0||$4,800,000|
|7/28/1982||An Officer and a Gentleman||Zack Mayo||$129,795,554||$0||$129,795,554|
|2/1/1980||American Gigolo||Julian Kaye||$22,743,674||$30,000,000||$52,743,674|
|9/13/1978||Days of Heaven||Bill||$3,446,749||$214,131||$3,660,880|
|10/19/1977||Looking for Mr. Goodbar||Tony||$16,900,000||$0||$16,900,000|
|9/9/2015||Time Out of Mind||Producer||$164,849||$146,998||$311,847|