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Mel Brooks

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $1,694,576,868 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,322)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Vlad (Hotel Transylvania 2), Albert Einstein (Mr. Peabody & Sherman), Big Weld (Robots), Luteau (Ballerina), Mr. Welling (The Little Rascals)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Dracula: Dead and Loving It (Director), The Producers (Director), Blazing Saddles (Director), High Anxiety (Director), History of the World: Part I (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Ewan McGregor, Carlos Saldanha, Halle Berry, Chris Wedge, David Lindsay-Abaire

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting4$422,564,610$534,416,288$956,980,898
Lead Ensemble Member1$128,200,012$132,500,000$260,700,012
In Technical RolesDirector10$393,104,033$0$393,104,033

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Hotel Transylvania 2

January 10th, 2016

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania came out a few years ago. It cost $85 million to make, which is a lot of money by nearly every definition, but relatively cheap for a digitally animated film. The reviews were mixed, but it was a big financial hit. It came as no surprise that there was a sequel. Hotel Transylvania 2 did better than its predecessor in nearly every way, but it is still a second-tier digitally animated film. For a second-tier film like this to succeed, all it needs to do is entertain the kids while not making the parents want to flee the room right away. That's not a particularly high bar to set. Does this film manage to get above that bar? More...

2015 Preview: September

September 1st, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Dora the Explorer: Dora in Wonderland

March 1st, 2014

It is been more than six months since I reviewed any Dora the Explorer, but this week Dora in Wonderland comes out on DVD. What episodes are found on the DVD and is it worth the asking price? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Muppet Movie

August 11th, 2013

The Muppet Movie came out 34 years ago, which makes it a little strange they are releasing a 35th Anniversary edition Blu-ray this week. Then again, I'm glad I don't have to wait another year to get this movie on Blu-ray, because I loved it as a kid. Does it still hold up decades later? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up if you are a fan of the movie? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 21st, 2013

May 23rd, 2013

It's an abridged list of DVD and Blu-ray releases report this week due to technical difficulties. The best selling new release of the week is True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray Combo Pack, which is certainly worth owning for fans. However, the best releases are the Hayao Miyazaki Double-Shot, Howl's Moving Castle on Blu-ray Combo Pack and My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Most prefer the former, but I prefer the latter. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2017 Blazing Samurai Shogun  $0 $0 $0
11/24/2017 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Himself  $83,229 $0 $83,229
8/25/2017 Ballerina Luteau  $21,858,070 $75,065,000 $96,923,070
4/28/2017 Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love … Himself  $0 $0 $0
3/3/2017 The Last Laugh Himself  $0 $0 $0
7/8/2016 Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Himself  $70,950 $0 $70,950
9/25/2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 Vlad  $169,700,110 $301,051,288 $470,751,398
3/7/2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Albert Einstein  $111,506,430 $158,300,000 $269,806,430
3/11/2005 Robots Big Weld  $128,200,012 $132,500,000 $260,700,012
12/22/1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It Dr. Abraham Van Helsing  $10,660,264 $0 $10,660,264
8/5/1994 The Little Rascals Mr. Welling  $51,764,950 $15,183,000 $66,947,950
7/28/1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Rabbi Tuckman  $35,699,287 $0 $35,699,287
7/26/1991 Life Stinks Goddard Bolt  $3,832,400 $0 $3,832,400
12/14/1990 Look Who's Talking Too Mr. Toilet Man  $46,614,448 $0 $46,614,448
6/24/1987 Spaceballs President Skroob/Yogurt  $38,119,483 $0 $38,119,483
12/16/1983 To Be or Not to Be Frederick Bronski  $13,030,214 $0 $13,030,214
6/12/1981 History of the World: Part I Various roles  $31,672,000 $0 $31,672,000
6/22/1979 The Muppet Movie Himself  $76,657,000 $0 $76,657,000
12/23/1977 High Anxiety Dr. Richard Harpo Thorndyke  $31,063,038 $0 $31,063,038
6/25/1976 Silent Movie Mel Funn  $36,145,695 $0 $36,145,695
12/15/1974 Young Frankenstein Hurt Cat  $86,300,000 $0 $86,300,000
2/7/1974 Blazing Saddles Various roles  $119,500,000 $0 $119,500,000
Movies: 22Totals:$1,012,477,580$682,099,288$1,694,576,868
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
6/7/2002 The Producers Director $111,866 $0 $111,866
12/22/1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It Director $10,660,264 $0 $10,660,264
7/28/1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Director $35,699,287 $0 $35,699,287
7/26/1991 Life Stinks Director $3,832,400 $0 $3,832,400
6/24/1987 Spaceballs Director $38,119,483 $0 $38,119,483
6/12/1981 History of the World: Part I Director $31,672,000 $0 $31,672,000
12/23/1977 High Anxiety Director $31,063,038 $0 $31,063,038
6/25/1976 Silent Movie Director $36,145,695 $0 $36,145,695
12/15/1974 Young Frankenstein Director $86,300,000 $0 $86,300,000
2/7/1974 Blazing Saddles Director $119,500,000 $0 $119,500,000
Movies: 10Totals:$393,104,033$0$393,104,033