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Elijah Wood

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $3,522,366,665 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #203)
Best-known acting roles: Frodo (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Mumble (Happy Feet)
Best-known technical roles: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Executive Producer), Cooties (Producer), The Greasy Strangler (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Ian McKellen, George Miller, Liv Tyler

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting14$1,216,910,671$2,305,455,994$3,522,366,665
Leading13$982,598,692$1,480,610,897$2,463,209,589
Lead Ensemble Member2$68,146$520,953$589,099
(Unclassified)15$254,208,777$95,325,179$349,533,956
In Technical RolesProducer5$105,936$543,237$649,173
Executive Producer2$544,032$557,474$1,101,506

Career Trend

This graph shows Elijah Wood’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


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...

Limited and VOD Releases: Me and Earl and the Limited Releases

June 12th, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

While there are a number of films on this week's list, only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl's Tomatometer Score is 85% positive and it is playing in 15 theaters, so it is the clear choice for fans of limited releases. In fact, it might do well enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

Cooties Trailer

May 23rd, 2015

Cooties

Black comedy starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Alison Pill opens September 18... Full movie details... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Open Windows

January 25th, 2015

Open Windows is an English-language, Spanish thriller starring Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey. Elijah Wood was part of one of the biggest franchises ever, but since then he plays in mostly smaller movies, most of which struggle to find an audience in theaters. For instance, he was really good in Grand Piano. Is this another great film that deserves to be discovered on the home market? Or is there a legitimate reason it struggled in theaters? More...

Everything is a Limited Release

November 7th, 2014

The Theory of Everything poster
There are a ton of limited releases coming out this week, including The Theory of Everything, which many people think will be an Awards Season contender. There are also a couple of foreign-language films worth checking out, Why Don't You Play in Hell and The Way He Looks. And finally, there are a trio of documentaries, Actress, Death Metal Angola, and National Gallery. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of films earning mixed or weaker reviews, so hopefully the good films don't get squeezed out.

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Grand Piano

May 19th, 2014

Grand Piano is a thriller that opened in limited release earlier this year. Thrillers rarely do well in limited release and this film proved to be no exception. Despite earning amazing reviews, the film opened below the Mendoza Line and disappeared in a matter of weeks. Granted, it was also playing on Video on Demand, so the theatrical numbers were an after thought. This week, it comes out on the home market, but will those who passed on it in theaters want to check it out now? More...

Limited Releases are Looking Grand

March 7th, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

This week the list of limited releases includes The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is earning amazing buzz and arguably better reviews. It will likely dominate the per theater chart so much so that the rest of the films might suffer as as result. This would be too bad, because there are several other films that deserve to find an audience. Grand Piano and In Fear are both earning great reviews, but as horror films playing on Video on Demand, their box office numbers will be nothing more than an afterthought. There are also a couple of comedies I'm interested in seeing, Journey To The West and No Clue, although the latter is only playing in Canada. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 15th, 2013

October 14th, 2013

It's a good week on the home market with two $100 million hits coming out: The Heat and Pacific Rim. I've heard good things about both films, but unfortunately, neither screener has arrived. Also, while we have two big release on top, there's not a lot of depth and we quickly run into releases that would be filler during a normal week. At the time I started this column, no new releases for the week had arrived on time, but at least that gave me a chance to get a bit caught up on some of the previous late arrivals. This list includes two contenders for Pick of the Week: White Collar: Season Four and Modern Family: Season Four on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but the latter won out for Pick of the Week honors. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Wilfred: Season Two

July 5th, 2013

Wilfred is a high concept show, which is both good and bad. On the positive side, it makes the show more interesting than 90% of the shows on TV. On the negative side, a high concept usually means a really short shelf life. These shows tend to run out of things to do with the concept and have to either end early, or live long enough to become just a standard TV show. Are there any signs that the show is suffering from this problem? Or will fans be eager to check out season two, and season three? More...

Limited Release: Ready to Attack

June 21st, 2013

There is a relatively short list of limited releases this week, but there are a few that are worth keeping an eye on. A Hijacking and The Attack. Both films are earning stunning reviews, but both are foreign language films, so that will hurt their chances to expand significantly, but maybe they will have strong starts in limited release. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/13/2016 The Trust David Waters  $0 $44,641 $44,641
10/23/2015 The Last Witch Hunter Dolan 37th  $27,367,660 $103,866,746 $131,234,406
9/18/2015 Cooties Clint  $60,058 $520,953 $581,011
6/12/2015 Set Fire to the Stars John M. Brinnin  $7,280 $0 $7,280
11/7/2014 Open Windows Nick Chambers  $0 $473,486 $473,486
3/7/2014 Grand Piano Tom Selznick  $22,555 $816,441 $838,996
2/21/2014 Kaze Tachinu Sone (U.S. Version)  $5,201,879 $112,722,821 $117,924,700
7/12/2013 Pawn Shop Chronicles Johnny Shaw  $8,088 $0 $8,088
6/21/2013 Maniac Frank Zito  $26,826 $0 $26,826
5/7/2013 Revenge for Jolly!   $0 $0 $0
12/14/2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Frodo  $303,003,568 $714,000,000 $1,017,003,568
8/3/2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever Scott  $3,103,407 $684,282 $3,787,689
11/18/2011 Happy Feet Two Mumble  $64,006,466 $93,950,000 $157,956,466
9/10/2010 The Romantics Chip  $106,524 $0 $106,524
8/6/2010 The Oxford Murders Martin  $4,803 $17,699,328 $17,704,131
9/9/2009 9 $31,749,894 $16,810,105 $48,559,999
1/18/2008 Day Zero Aaron Feller  $16,659 $0 $16,659
5/4/2007 Paris, je t'aime The Tourist  $4,857,374 $317,714 $5,175,088
11/17/2006 Happy Feet Mumble  $198,000,317 $187,000,000 $385,000,317
11/17/2006 Bobby William  $11,242,801 $9,355,005 $20,597,806
9/16/2005 Everything is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer  $1,705,595 $383,351 $2,088,946
9/9/2005 Green Street Hooligans Matt Buckner  $345,821 $3,987,450 $4,333,271
4/1/2005 Sin City Kevin  $74,103,820 $84,424,098 $158,527,918
3/19/2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Patrick  $34,366,518 $38,204,244 $72,570,762
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … Frodo Baggins  $377,845,905 $763,557,436 $1,141,403,341
7/25/2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over The Guy  $111,760,631 $56,091,364 $167,851,995
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Frodo Baggins  $342,548,984 $592,150,661 $934,699,645
10/11/2002 Ash Wednesday Sean Sullivan  $2,942 $149,457 $152,399
12/19/2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… Frodo Baggins  $315,544,750 $571,666,235 $887,210,985
4/5/2000 Black and White Wren  $5,241,315 $0 $5,241,315
12/25/1998 The Faculty Casey  $40,283,321 $0 $40,283,321
5/8/1998 Deep Impact Leo Biederman  $140,464,664 $209,000,000 $349,464,664
9/26/1997 The Ice Storm Mikey Carver  $8,038,061 $7,973,914 $16,011,975
5/17/1996 Flipper Sandy  $20,080,020 $10,513,293 $30,593,313
11/4/1994 The War Stu Simmons  $16,480,770 $0 $16,480,770
7/22/1994 North North  $6,583,223 $0 $6,583,223
9/24/1993 The Good Son Mark  $44,456,478 $0 $44,456,478
4/2/1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn Huck Finn  $24,103,594 $0 $24,103,594
12/11/1992 Forever Young Nat Cooper  $55,942,530 $72,000,000 $127,942,530
2/21/1992 Radio Flyer Mike  $4,651,977 $0 $4,651,977
9/18/1991 Paradise Willard Young  $18,634,643 $0 $18,634,643
10/5/1990 Avalon Michael Kaye  $15,702,685 $0 $15,702,685
1/12/1990 Internal Affairs Sean  $27,661,878 $0 $27,661,878
11/22/1989 Back to the Future Part II Video Game Boy  $118,450,002 $213,549,998 $332,000,000
Movies: 44Totals:$2,453,786,286$3,881,913,023$6,335,699,309
  Averages:$55,767,870$88,225,296$143,993,166

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/13/2016 The Trust $0 0 $0 $44,641 0.0%
9/18/2015 Cooties $33,031 29 $60,058 $581,011 10.3%
6/12/2015 Set Fire to the Stars $1,132 3 $7,280 $7,280 100.0%
11/7/2014 Open Windows $0 0 $0 $473,486 0.0%
3/7/2014 Grand Piano $2,964 10 $22,555 $838,996 2.7%
7/12/2013 Pawn Shop Chronicles $4,915 15 $8,088 $8,088 100.0%
6/21/2013 Maniac $5,571 10 $26,826 $26,826 100.0%
11/18/2011 Happy Feet Two $21,237,068 3,611 $64,006,466 $157,956,466 40.5%
8/6/2010 The Oxford Murders $1,191 2 $4,803 $17,704,131 0.0%
9/9/2009 9 $10,740,446 2,060 $31,749,894 $48,559,999 65.4%
11/17/2006 Happy Feet $41,533,432 3,804 $198,000,317 $385,000,317 51.4%
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $62,007,528 3,622 $342,548,984 $934,699,645 36.6%
12/19/2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… $47,211,490 3,381 $315,544,750 $887,210,985 35.6%
7/22/1994 North $3,036,050 1,481 $6,583,223 $6,583,223 100.0%
4/2/1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn $5,033,029 1,803 $24,103,594 $24,103,594 100.0%
Movies: 15Totals:  $982,666,838$2,463,798,688 
 Averages:$12,723,1901,322$65,511,123$164,253,24649.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/23/2015 The Last Witch Hunter $10,812,861 3,082 $27,367,660 $131,234,406 20.9%
2/21/2014 Kaze Tachinu $313,751 496 $5,201,879 $117,924,700 4.4%
12/14/2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 4,100 $303,003,568 $1,017,003,568 29.8%
8/3/2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever $107,785 586 $3,103,407 $3,787,689 81.9%
9/10/2010 The Romantics $45,527 14 $106,524 $106,524 100.0%
11/17/2006 Bobby $69,039 1,670 $11,242,801 $20,597,806 54.6%
4/1/2005 Sin City $29,120,273 3,230 $74,103,820 $158,527,918 46.7%
3/19/2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind $8,175,198 1,357 $34,366,518 $72,570,762 47.4%
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … $72,629,713 3,703 $377,845,905 $1,141,403,341 33.1%
7/25/2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over $33,417,739 3,388 $111,760,631 $167,851,995 66.6%
4/5/2000 Black and White $2,212,535 1,284 $5,241,315 $5,241,315 100.0%
5/8/1998 Deep Impact $41,152,375 3,280 $140,464,664 $349,464,664 40.2%
2/21/1992 Radio Flyer $1,932,595 940 $4,651,977 $4,651,977 100.0%
11/22/1989 Back to the Future Part II $27,835,125 2,107 $118,450,002 $332,000,000 35.7%
Movies: 14Totals:  $1,216,910,671$3,522,366,665 
 Averages:$22,317,2732,088$86,922,191$251,597,61954.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 146 $982,666,838
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 299 $1,216,910,671
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 134 $2,154,827,730
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 162 $1,532,829,714
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 805 $533,214,201
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 $2,453,786,286
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 122 $1,481,131,850
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 $2,305,455,994
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office 99 $3,471,430,097
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 118 $2,579,634,453
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 512 $983,641,362
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 $3,881,913,023
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 $2,463,798,688
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 203 $3,522,366,665
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 99 $5,626,257,827
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 127 $4,112,464,167
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 552 $1,516,855,563
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 119 $6,335,699,309
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 143 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 147 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 141 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office 79 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 28 198
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office 22 198
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office 76 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office 68 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office 22 198
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office 26 198
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office 75 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office 79 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 24 199
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office 25 199
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office 76 100
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 251 $293,854,658
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 25 $688,785,354
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $26,826
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 330 $299,615,626
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 23 $1,181,516,224
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $593,470,284
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 24 $1,870,301,578
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 301-400) 395 $26,826
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,695 $30,816,427
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 26 $658,093,734
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 71 $293,756,677
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,793 $19,554,849
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 24 $1,163,816,896
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 150 $297,760,105
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,820 $50,371,276
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 26 $1,821,910,630
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 109 $591,516,782
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,600 $6,645,495
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 574 $60,058
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 15 $689,843,628
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 99 $262,006,783
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 399 $24,110,874
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,144 $19,033,896
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 475 $520,953
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 15 $1,180,627,001
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $280,950,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,456 $25,679,391
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 551 $581,011
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 15 $1,870,470,629
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $542,956,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 529 $24,110,874
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 38 $982,537,228
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 802 $8,088
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,612 $7,280
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 701-800) 748 $54,184
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 204 $60,058
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 39 $1,461,577,001
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 709 $518,127
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 332 $18,515,769
Top International Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $520,953
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 41 $2,444,114,229
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 808 $526,215
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,823 $7,280
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 459 $18,569,953
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $581,011
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $689,843,628
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,167 $95,504
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 155 $292,693,600
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,201 $34,106
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 82 $1,180,627,001
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 905 $19,081,363
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 237 $280,950,000
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 701-800) 730 $473,486
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 87 $1,870,470,629
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,234 $19,176,867
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $573,643,600
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 801-900) 867 $507,592
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 98 $262,006,783
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 513 $24,103,594
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 548 $6,583,223
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 462 $60,058
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 135 $280,950,000
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 398 $520,953
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $542,956,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 535 $24,103,594
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 571 $6,583,223
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 470 $581,011

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Corpse Tub Producer $0 $0 $0
9/30/2018 Mandy Producer $0 $0 $0
11/10/2017 Bitch Producer $0 $689 $689
10/7/2016 The Greasy Strangler Producer $45,878 $21,595 $67,473
9/18/2015 Cooties Producer $60,058 $520,953 $581,011
11/21/2014 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Executive Producer $544,032 $83,988 $628,020
11/7/2014 Open Windows Executive Producer $0 $473,486 $473,486
Movies: 7Totals:$649,968$1,100,711$1,750,679
  Averages:$92,853$157,244$250,097


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Corpse Tub $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/30/2018 Mandy $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/10/2017 Bitch $0 0 $0 $689 0.0%
10/7/2016 The Greasy Strangler $22,500 11 $45,878 $67,473 68.0%
9/18/2015 Cooties $33,031 29 $60,058 $581,011 10.3%
Movies: 5Totals:  $105,936$649,173 
 Averages:$11,1068$21,187$129,83526.1%



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