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Elijah Wood

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $3,522,421,592 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #197)
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, George Miller, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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As an ActorSupporting14$1,216,910,671$2,305,510,921$3,522,421,592
Lead Ensemble Member2$68,146$520,953$589,099
In Technical RolesProducer5$105,936$543,237$649,173
Executive Producer2$544,032$557,474$1,101,506

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


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.


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...

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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 $38,259,171 $72,625,689
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$3,881,967,950$6,335,754,236
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12/31/2018 Corpse Tub Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 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