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Wes Bentley

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $1,763,386,499 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #827)
Best-known acting roles: Seneca Crane (The Hunger Games), Doyle (Interstellar), Jack (Pete’s Dragon), Blackheart (Ghost Rider), Ricky Fitts (American Beauty)
Most productive collaborators: Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Nolan, Anne Hathaway, Lynda Obst, Jennifer Lawrence

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting13$821,445,961$941,940,538$1,763,386,499
Leading6$6,361,750$0$6,361,750
Lead Ensemble Member3$632,598$4,159$636,757
(Unclassified)7$175,314,847$239,717,687$415,032,534

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Pete’s Dragon

December 11th, 2016

Pete’s Dragon

Pete’s Dragon opened in late summer and did well domestically. Had it done as well internationally, then it would have been on pace to break even sometime during its home market run. Sadly, it did much worse internationally. Perhaps this means the movie only did well here due to nostalgia for the original film. Is this the case? Or does the movie work on its own? More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Final Releases

August 14th, 2015

Final Girl

It is both a very busy week with nearly a dozen releases on this week's list and a disappointing one. The slate of new releases is really weak, with only Mistress America having a decent shot at box office success. There are a couple of other releases that have the reviews to do well, but are playing on VOD. Of these, People Places Things is my choice for Video on Demand Pick of the Week, although I'm hoping Final Girl is better than its early reviews would indicate. More...

2015 Preview: August

August 1st, 2015

Fantastic Four

It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Interstellar

March 30th, 2015

Interstellar is the latest film from Christopher Nolan, a director who has performed amazingly well at the box office. He's also never directed a film that earned bad reviews. Is this film as good as his past record? Or are there flaws starting to show in his directing style? More...

2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

March 7th, 2014

The Hunger Games came out in 2012 with high expectations. Many thought it was going to be a good movie and do very well, especially for a spring time release. Instead, it broke records, including best mid-night screening for a non-sequel, biggest March weekend, biggest weekend for a non-sequel, etc. And thanks to its high quality, it had better than expected legs. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out last fall and earned even more money at the box office. Is it as good as its predecessor? Or can it be even better? More...

Limited Releases: Going to War

July 26th, 2013

There are a huge number of limited releases this week, but the vast majority of them are not earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. There are some, like Extracted, that are earning positive reviews, but there are so few reviews, that it is impossible to judge the movie. Drug War is earning the best reviews and it might find an audience. However, it is Blue Jasmine that has the best shot at earning some measure of mainstream success. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 The Best of Enemies   $0 $0 $0
10/11/2016 Broken Vows Patrick  $0 $0 $0
8/12/2016 Pete’s Dragon Jack  $76,233,151 $61,535,824 $137,768,975
3/4/2016 Knight of Cups Barry  $566,006 $509,480 $1,075,486
8/28/2015 We Are Your Friends James  $3,591,417 $6,574,792 $10,166,209
8/14/2015 Final Girl Trainer  $0 $0 $0
8/14/2015 Amnesiac Man  $0 $0 $0
5/1/2015 Welcome to Me Gabe  $625,727 $4,159 $629,886
2/6/2015 3 Nights in the Desert Travis  $1,297 $0 $1,297
12/12/2014 After the Fall Bill Scanlon  $0 $0 $0
12/5/2014 Pioneer Mike  $6,871 $0 $6,871
11/7/2014 The Better Angels Mr. Crawford  $0 $0 $0
11/5/2014 Interstellar Doyle  $188,017,894 $479,734,528 $667,752,422
3/28/2014 Cesar Chavez Jerry Cohen  $5,571,497 $0 $5,571,497
8/9/2013 Lovelace Thomas  $352,755 $85,015 $437,770
7/26/2013 The Time Being Daniel  $5,274 $0 $5,274
3/23/2012 The Hunger Games Seneca Crane  $408,010,692 $269,912,687 $677,923,379
2/24/2012 Gone Peter Hood  $11,682,205 $6,417,984 $18,100,189
5/6/2011 There Be Dragons Manolo  $1,069,334 $2,951,656 $4,020,990
6/18/2010 Jonah Hex Adleman Lusk  $10,547,117 $475,579 $11,022,696
11/9/2007 P2 Thomas  $6,348,315 $0 $6,348,315
10/5/2007 Weirdsville Royce  $8,161 $0 $8,161
2/16/2007 Ghost Rider Blackheart  $115,802,596 $113,742,993 $229,545,589
4/22/2005 The Game of Their Lives Walter Bahr  $375,474 $0 $375,474
9/20/2002 The Four Feathers Lt. Jack Durrance  $18,306,166 $11,576,479 $29,882,645
9/7/2001 Soul Survivors Matt  $3,100,650 $1,187,596 $4,288,246
12/29/2000 The Claim Donald Dalglish  $622,023 $753,612 $1,375,635
9/15/1999 American Beauty Ricky Fitts  $130,058,047 $226,200,000 $356,258,047
10/16/1998 Beloved Schoolteacher's Nephew  $22,852,487 $0 $22,852,487
Movies: 29Totals:$1,003,755,156$1,181,662,384$2,185,417,540
  Averages:$34,612,247$40,746,979$75,359,226

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/11/2016 Broken Vows $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/14/2015 Final Girl $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/1/2015 Welcome to Me $38,168 133 $625,727 $629,886 99.3%
12/12/2014 After the Fall $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/5/2014 Pioneer $1,857 3 $6,871 $6,871 100.0%
11/7/2014 The Better Angels $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/26/2013 The Time Being $0 2 $5,274 $5,274 100.0%
11/9/2007 P2 $2,083,398 2,131 $6,348,315 $6,348,315 100.0%
10/5/2007 Weirdsville $2,862 4 $8,161 $8,161 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $6,994,348$6,998,507 
 Averages:$236,254253$777,150$777,61299.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/12/2016 Pete’s Dragon $21,514,095 3,702 $76,233,151 $137,768,975 55.3%
3/4/2016 Knight of Cups $60,551 68 $566,006 $1,075,486 52.6%
8/28/2015 We Are Your Friends $1,767,308 2,333 $3,591,417 $10,166,209 35.3%
8/14/2015 Amnesiac $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/6/2015 3 Nights in the Desert $234 3 $1,297 $1,297 100.0%
11/5/2014 Interstellar $47,510,360 3,561 $188,017,894 $667,752,422 28.2%
3/28/2014 Cesar Chavez $2,861,528 664 $5,571,497 $5,571,497 100.0%
8/9/2013 Lovelace $184,536 118 $352,755 $437,770 80.6%
3/23/2012 The Hunger Games $152,535,747 4,137 $408,010,692 $677,923,379 60.2%
2/24/2012 Gone $4,770,360 2,186 $11,682,205 $18,100,189 64.5%
5/6/2011 There Be Dragons $705,537 259 $1,069,334 $4,020,990 26.6%
6/18/2010 Jonah Hex $5,379,365 2,825 $10,547,117 $11,022,696 95.7%
2/16/2007 Ghost Rider $45,388,836 3,620 $115,802,596 $229,545,589 50.4%
Movies: 13Totals:  $821,445,961$1,763,386,499 
 Averages:$21,744,4971,806$63,188,151$135,645,11562.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,608 $6,994,348
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 697 $821,445,961
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 725 $1,003,755,156
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,651 $214,942,124
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 572 $607,141,709
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 923 $1,003,755,156
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,445 $4,159
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,059 $941,940,538
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 756 $1,181,662,384
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,034 $191,312,423
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 956 $750,632,274
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 979 $1,181,662,384
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,301 $6,998,507
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 827 $1,763,386,499
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 737 $2,185,417,540
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,849 $406,254,547
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 697 $1,357,773,983
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 953 $2,185,417,540
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,758 $6,994,348
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,291 $4,159
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,215 $6,998,507
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,312 $6,994,348
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,111 $4,159
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,974 $6,998,507
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,573 $6,987,477
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,195 $6,871
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,883 $4,159
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,022 $6,991,636
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,285 $6,871
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,170 $633,888
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,633 $5,274
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 801-900) 843 $6,871
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $6,348,315
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,273 $4,159
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,351 $638,047
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,826 $5,274
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 976 $6,871
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 330 $6,348,315
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,227 $6,989,074
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,900 $5,274
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,963 $4,159
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,520 $6,993,233
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,275 $5,274


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