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Ewan McGregor

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $3,689,604,736 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #43)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast), Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi (Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones), Camerlengo (Angels & Demons)
Best-Known Technical Roles: American Pastoral (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Emma Watson, David Hoberman, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Todd Lieberman

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading24$1,506,884,323$2,182,720,413$3,689,604,736
Lead Ensemble Member2$632,214,177$892,200,000$1,524,414,177
In Technical RolesDirector1$544,098$1,171,630$1,715,728

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: T2 Trainspotting

June 26th, 2017

T2 Trainspotting

The original Trainspotting came out 20 years ago and earned amazing reviews and was one of the biggest limited release hits of the year. It was also not a film that usually gets a sequel. T2 Trainspotting failed to live up to the original at the box office, but does that mean it is a bad movie? Is it a pale imitation of the original film? Or should more people have given it a chance? More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Beauty and the Beast

June 6th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

There have been three previous adaptations in Disney’s recent streak of live-action adaptations. I’ve previously reviewed all of them and only really liked Maleficent. In fact, I like Maleficent more now than I did when it first came out, because it took the characters and made an original story with them, while the other two only had minor changes, but were mostly beat-for-beat remakes. I mention all of this before even mentioning Beauty and the Beast, because this is what I want in these movies. I want a reason to watch this version rather than the original. Does this film give me a reason? More...

2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Handmade Limited Releases

October 21st, 2016

The Handmaiden

Several films coming out this week are earning nearly unanimously positive reviews. This includes a few documentaries, but also a couple of narrative films that have a shot at some box office success. Moonlight is clearly aiming to win awards and it might do so. The Handmaiden should help grow Chan-wook Park’s fanbase here. More...

Home Market Releases for October 18th, 2016

October 18th, 2016

Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro

It’s a bad week for the home market. There are only two first-run releases and neither of them are worth picking up. There’s not a lot of limited releases, TV on DVD releases, etc. to make up the gap. However, there is one truly great release, Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro from The Criterion Collection. The Blu-ray costs a lot, but it is a must have for fans of Guillermo Del Toro, especially his earlier Spanish-language work: Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth. More...

Home Market Releases for August 2nd, 2016

August 3rd, 2016

April and the Extraordinary World

It is the beginning of August, a.k.a., the beginning of TV on DVD season. While there are a few prominent releases in that category, the biggest release is Batman: The Killing Joke, which is still a hot mess, but this time on Blu-ray. There are plenty of smaller releases that are worth picking up, including April and the Extraordinary World. Its reviews are nearly 100% positive and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases Served with Drawn Butter

May 13th, 2016

The Lobster

It's a relatively good week for limited releases with several that are earning excellent reviews. Of these, The Lobster is the one I think will do the best at the box office. Kill Zone 2, Love & Friendship, and some others are also earning excellent reviews, but are playing in VOD. More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

Limited Releases: Awards Season Contenders Shine Bright

December 20th, 2012

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list; however, there are three films that have already found some Awards Season success, plus a couple others that are earning great reviews. Of the Awards Season hopefuls, Zero Dark Thirty is poised to earn the best per theater average, but it likely won't be the only success story over the weekend. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

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. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2017 Zoe   $0 $0 $0
3/17/2017 T2: Trainspotting Renton  $2,395,410 $39,672,020 $42,067,430
3/17/2017 Beauty and the Beast Lumiere  $504,014,165 $759,700,000 $1,263,714,165
10/21/2016 American Pastoral Swede Levov  $544,098 $1,171,630 $1,715,728
8/2/2016 Humpback Whales 3D Narrator  $0 $207,473 $207,473
7/1/2016 Our Kind of Traitor   $3,153,157 $3,730,742 $6,883,899
5/13/2016 Last Days in the Desert Yeshua/The Demon  $0 $6,948 $6,948
4/1/2016 Miles Ahead Dave Brill  $2,610,896 $2,506,202 $5,117,098
1/29/2016 Jane Got a Gun Colin McCann  $1,513,793 $1,462,843 $2,976,636
1/23/2015 Mortdecai Alistair Martland  $7,696,134 $22,700,000 $30,396,134
1/23/2015 Son of a Gun Brendan Lynch  $1,411 $120,493 $121,904
5/30/2014 A Million Ways to Die in The West Cowboy at Fair  $42,720,965 $44,057,592 $86,778,557
12/25/2013 August: Osage County Bill Fordham  $37,738,810 $13,000,000 $50,738,810
3/1/2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont  $65,187,603 $132,500,000 $197,687,603
12/21/2012 The Impossible Henry  $19,019,882 $150,570,724 $169,590,606
3/9/2012 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones  $9,041,540 $23,967,116 $33,008,656
2/10/2012 Perfect Sense Michael  $1,567 $137,301 $138,868
1/20/2012 Haywire Kenneth  $18,942,396 $17,432,304 $36,374,700
6/3/2011 Beginners Oliver  $5,790,894 $8,523,513 $14,314,407
12/3/2010 I Love You, Phillip Morris Phillip Morris  $2,037,459 $20,976,568 $23,014,027
8/20/2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Mr. Green  $29,197,642 $68,602,223 $97,799,865
2/19/2010 The Ghost Writer The Ghost  $15,541,549 $49,990,942 $65,532,491
11/6/2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton  $32,428,195 $34,920,023 $67,348,218
10/23/2009 Amelia   $14,279,575 $5,476,502 $19,756,077
5/15/2009 Angels & Demons Camerlengo  $133,375,846 $357,500,000 $490,875,846
2/6/2009 Incendiary   $1,260 $0 $1,260
4/25/2008 Deception Jonathan McQuarry  $4,598,506 $8,251,527 $12,850,033
1/18/2008 Cassandra's Dream Ian  $973,018 $21,505,120 $22,478,138
12/29/2006 Miss Potter Norman Warne  $3,005,605 $32,885,652 $35,891,257
10/13/2006 Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Ian Rider  $659,210 $20,063,240 $20,722,450
7/22/2006 The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentu… Narrator  $0 $0 $0
10/21/2005 Stay Sam Foster  $3,626,883 $491,000 $4,117,883
8/19/2005 Valiant Valiant  $19,478,106 $44,710,281 $64,188,387
7/22/2005 The Island Lincoln Six-Echo  $35,818,913 $127,200,000 $163,018,913
5/19/2005 Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi  $380,270,577 $468,728,300 $848,998,877
3/11/2005 Robots Rodney Copperbottom  $128,200,012 $132,500,000 $260,700,012
4/16/2004 Young Adam Joe Taylor  $767,240 $0 $767,240
12/10/2003 Big Fish Young Edward Bloom  $66,432,867 $57,521,456 $123,954,323
5/9/2003 Down with Love Catcher Block  $20,305,251 $15,151,698 $35,456,949
5/16/2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi  $310,676,740 $346,018,875 $656,695,615
12/28/2001 Black Hawk Down Company Clerk John Grimes  $108,638,745 $51,052,340 $159,691,085
5/18/2001 Moulin Rouge Christian  $57,386,369 $121,823,316 $179,209,685
1/28/2000 Eye of the Beholder The Eye  $16,500,786 $1,760,079 $18,260,865
5/19/1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi  $474,544,677 $552,500,000 $1,027,044,677
12/4/1998 Little Voice Billy  $4,595,000 $17,192,233 $21,787,233
11/6/1998 Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild  $1,053,788 $3,259,856 $4,313,644
4/17/1998 Nightwatch Martin  $1,278,516 $0 $1,278,516
10/24/1997 A Life Less Ordinary Robert  $4,287,595 $10,345,675 $14,633,270
6/6/1997 The Pillow Book Jerome  $2,372,744 $0 $2,372,744
5/23/1997 Brassed Off Andy  $2,589,188 $0 $2,589,188
11/14/1996 Blue Juice Dean Raymond  $5,000 $0 $5,000
8/2/1996 Emma Frank Churchill  $22,231,658 $15,600,000 $37,831,658
7/19/1996 Trainspotting Mark "Rents" Renton  $16,501,785 $55,057,186 $71,558,971
2/10/1995 Shallow Grave Alex Law  $2,834,250 $0 $2,834,250
5/6/1994 Being Human Alvarez  $1,461,200 $0 $1,461,200
Movies: 55Totals:$2,638,328,476$3,862,550,993$6,500,879,469
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Box Office
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10/21/2016 American Pastoral Director $544,098 $1,171,630 $1,715,728
Movies: 1Totals:$544,098$1,171,630$1,715,728