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Billy Bob Thornton

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 54 films, with $2,792,243,264 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #646)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jack (Puss in Boots), Dan Truman (Armageddon), Agent Thomas Morgan (Eagle Eye), Dwight Dickham (The Judge), Day Tripper (Indecent Proposal)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Sling Blade (Director), All the Pretty Horses (Director), Jayne Mansfield's Car (Director), Jayne Mansfield's Car (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Bruce Willis, Antonio Banderas, Chris Miller, Salma Hayek, Will Davies

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Box Office
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As an ActorSupporting14$826,233,086$1,327,221,989$2,153,455,075
Lead Ensemble Member3$656,275$536,709$1,192,984
In Technical RolesDirector4$40,017,377$12,292,726$52,310,103

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II

December 7th, 2014

This week on the Holiday Gift Guide, we tackle TV on DVD releases. As usual, I will only talk about first season and complete series updates, because you don't need me to tell you if Modern Family: Season Five on DVD would be a good gift or not. Do you know someone who owns and likes the first four seasons but doesn't have season five on DVD yet? Buy it. Or maybe not. Maybe they are waiting for it to come out on Blu-ray. Okay, bad example. But you get were I'm coming from. Unfortunately, this year's collection seems rather weak. There were only three new TV shows from last year that I really liked and there are not as many Full-Season Megasets to compensate. Worst still, some of these Megasets that are coming out are like True Blood or How I Met Your Mother and ended on a really weak note. More...

2014 Preview: October

September 30th, 2014

Fury poster

September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month. More...

A Sampling of Limited Releases

September 13th, 2013

The list of new limited releases is shorter than it was last week, but there are more films earning Award-worthy reviews this week than there were last week. Wadjda, Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, Sample This, and Blue Caprice are all either above 90%, or very close to it. Of those four, Blue Caprice has the best shot at breakout success, but I hope they all thrive in limited release. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
11/23/2016 Bad Santa 2 Willie Soke  $17,782,176 $5,447,195 $23,229,371
3/4/2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Hollanek  $23,083,334 $1,832,635 $24,915,969
12/31/2015 London Fields   $0 $0 $0
10/30/2015 Our Brand is Crisis Pat Candy  $7,002,261 $1,590,171 $8,592,432
6/3/2015 Entourage Larsen McCredle  $32,363,404 $13,861,922 $46,225,326
5/19/2015 Into the Grizzly Maze Douglass  $0 $0 $0
4/3/2015 Cut Bank Big Stan Steeley  $0 $137,642 $137,642
11/7/2014 21 Years: Richard Linklater Himself  $0 $0 $0
10/10/2014 The Judge Dwight Dickham  $47,119,388 $29,000,000 $76,119,388
10/4/2013 Parkland Forest Sorrels  $641,439 $536,709 $1,178,148
9/13/2013 Jayne Mansfield's Car Skip Caldwell  $14,836 $0 $14,836
3/31/2013 Ain't in It for My Health: A Film Abo… Himself  $111,794 $0 $111,794
1/11/2013 The Baytown Outlaws Carlos  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2011 Tulia   $0 $0 $0
10/28/2011 Puss in Boots Jack  $149,260,504 $405,726,973 $554,987,477
11/24/2010 Faster Cop  $23,240,020 $12,552,925 $35,792,945
4/24/2009 The Informers William  $315,000 $0 $315,000
9/26/2008 Eagle Eye Agent Thomas Morgan  $101,440,743 $76,625,826 $178,066,569
9/14/2007 Mr. Woodcock Mr. Woodcock  $25,799,486 $7,235,759 $33,035,245
2/23/2007 The Astronaut Farmer Charles Farmer  $11,003,643 $137,570 $11,141,213
9/29/2006 School for Scoundrels Dr. P  $17,807,569 $0 $17,807,569
11/23/2005 The Ice Harvest Vic Cavanaugh  $9,016,782 $1,140,186 $10,156,968
7/22/2005 The Bad News Bears Coach Morris Buttermaker  $32,868,349 $632,271 $33,500,620
4/8/2005 Chrystal Joe  $80,701 $0 $80,701
10/8/2004 Friday Night Lights Coach Gary Gaines  $61,255,921 $694,849 $61,950,770
4/9/2004 The Alamo Davy Crockett  $22,406,362 $1,505,000 $23,911,362
11/26/2003 Bad Santa Willie T. Soke  $60,060,328 $17,086,703 $77,147,031
11/7/2003 Love Actually President of US  $59,472,278 $188,476,307 $247,948,585
10/10/2003 Intolerable Cruelty Howard Doyle  $35,327,628 $86,000,000 $121,327,628
4/4/2003 Levity Manuel Jordan  $209,151 $0 $209,151
12/31/2002 The Badge   $0 $0 $0
10/25/2002 Waking Up in Reno Lonnie Earl  $261,603 $0 $261,603
12/31/2001 Daddy and Them   $0 $0 $0
12/26/2001 Monster's Ball Hank Grotowski  $31,273,922 $12,492,541 $43,766,463
10/31/2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Ed Crane  $7,494,849 $14,000,000 $21,494,849
10/12/2001 Bandits Terry Collins  $41,523,271 $30,000,000 $71,523,271
12/15/2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell Brigadier Smalls  $26,357 $0 $26,357
4/23/1999 Pushing Tin Russell Bell  $8,408,835 $0 $8,408,835
12/11/1998 A Simple Plan Jacob Mitchell  $16,316,273 $0 $16,316,273
7/1/1998 Armageddon Dan Truman  $201,578,182 $353,021,818 $554,600,000
4/17/1998 Homegrown Jack Madsen  $215,553 $0 $215,553
3/20/1998 Primary Colors Richard Jemmons  $39,017,984 $0 $39,017,984
12/17/1997 The Apostle Troublemaker  $20,733,485 $544,285 $21,277,770
10/3/1997 U-Turn Darrell  $6,690,074 $0 $6,690,074
7/25/1997 The Winner Jack  $21,000 $0 $21,000
11/20/1996 Sling Blade Karl Childers  $24,475,416 $9,699,584 $34,175,000
5/10/1996 Dead Man Big George Drakoulious  $1,025,488 $0 $1,025,488
9/15/1995 The Stars Fell on Henrietta Roy  $99,318 $0 $99,318
2/18/1994 On Deadly Ground Homer Carlton  $38,590,458 $0 $38,590,458
12/25/1993 Tombstone Johnny Tyler, Faro Dealer  $56,505,065 $0 $56,505,065
4/16/1993 Bound by Honor Lightning  $4,496,583 $0 $4,496,583
4/7/1993 Indecent Proposal Day Tripper  $106,614,059 $159,985,941 $266,600,000
11/22/1991 For the Boys Marine Sergeant, Korea  $17,684,580 $0 $17,684,580
1/1/1991 One False Move Ray Malcolm  $1,543,000 $0 $1,543,000
Movies: 54Totals:$1,362,278,452$1,429,964,812$2,792,243,264
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9/13/2013 Jayne Mansfield's Car Director,
$14,836 $0 $14,836
12/31/2001 Daddy and Them Director,
$0 $0 $0
12/22/2000 All the Pretty Horses Director $15,527,125 $2,593,142 $18,120,267
11/20/1996 Sling Blade Director $24,475,416 $9,699,584 $34,175,000
Movies: 4Totals:$40,017,377$12,292,726$52,310,103