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John Cusack

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 50 films, with $1,904,129,008 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #104)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jackson Curtis (2012), Richard Nixon (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Mike Enslin (1408), Eddie Thomas (America's Sweethearts), US Marshal Vince Larkin (Con Air)
Best-Known Technical Roles: High Fidelity (Screenwriter), High Fidelity (Co-Producer), High Fidelity (Music Supervisor)
Most productive collaborators: Roland Emmerich, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harald Kloser, Amanda Peet, Steve Pink

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  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
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Box Office
As an ActorLeading50$806,850,738$1,097,278,270$1,904,129,008
Lead Ensemble Member4$157,987,071$128,349,363$286,336,434
In Technical RolesCo-Producer1$27,277,055$20,604,608$47,881,663
Music Supervisor1$27,277,055$20,604,608$47,881,663
Executive Producer1$0$735,841$735,841

Limited and VOD Releases: Few Fantastic Limited Releases

July 8th, 2016

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic is the only film on this week’s list that I think will do well in theaters. There are some films that are earning better reviews, like Our Little Sister, but no film on this week’s list has the same buzz as this film does. More...

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films

December 13th, 2015

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Love and Mercy

September 14th, 2015

Love and Mercy

Love and Mercy is a movie about a real life person dealing with adversity. It's a movie about a real life famous person dealing with adversity. This movie practically screams Oscar bait. However, while it won over a lot of critics, Oscar bait movies can't always translate critical acclaim into mainstream appeal. Is that the case here? Is it worth checking out for fans of the The Beach Boys? Will those with limited knowledge of their music enjoy the film? More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Some Lovely Limited Releases

June 5th, 2015

Love and Mercy

In another improvement to our news this week, the Limited Releases column is expanding to cover both limited and VOD releases. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, “aren't you already talking about VOD on the Home Market Releases column?” Yes. However, those are for VOD releases for films that already played in theaters some time ago. This column will include films that debut on VOD either before, or simultaneously with, their theatrical release. We think this it an important change, as too often the Limited Release column was “Limited Releases Playing in New York City and Possibly Los Angeles.” For people in most of the rest of the country, there were no films on the list playing anywhere near them. This week, there are at least a few films worth checking out, including We Are Still Here, which is playing on VOD and Love and Mercy and Testament of Youth, which are theatrical-only releases that both have a shot at mainstream success. More...

These Limited Releases are Good and That's No Lie

October 3rd, 2014

The Good Lie poster

The list this week is less detailed than usual for reasons I'm not going to go into detail about. I'm just going to say two words, "Food poisoning", and leave it at that. There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. The Good Lie is the best limited release of the week in that regard, but I already talked about it on the weekend predictions, because I think it will reach the top ten. I don't think any of the films below will earn breakout success. More...

Featured DVD Review: Adult World

June 10th, 2014

Adult World came out on Video on Demand and in theaters in February. It earned mixed reviews and opened below the Mendoza line. Now that it is hitting the home market, is it worth a second look for those who missed it the first time? And is the DVD worth picking up? More...

Limited Releases take on the Oscars

February 28th, 2014

Ernest & Celestine poster

It is Oscar weekend, so it should come as no surprise there are not a lot of limited releases with the usual target audience. Art house aficionados will be paying more attention to the Awards than to new releases. Ernest & Celestine is the lone exception, which is the only Oscar-nominated film on this week's list and the best reviewed as well. Most of the rest of the movies are earning reviews that range from mixed to outright terrible. The Lunchbox could be the break-out hit of the weekend, if there is a break-out hit. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 28th, 2013

May 28th, 2013

It's the day after Memorial Day, which means we are in the summer season, which is a terrible time for the home market. The only first-run release of the week is Dark Skies, which is hardly a major release. There are a few summer TV shows that are coming out on DVD and / or Blu-ray, some of which are interesting. The latest season of Doctor Who is coming out this week, but it is being split, and not just into two parts, so that precludes it from being a Pick of the Week contender. There are not a lot of options for Pick of the Week, but I'm going with Beetlejuice: The Complete Series, but keep in mind there could be some nostalgia at work here and Lore on DVD or Blu-ray is arguably the better release. Meanwhile, Hellbound? on DVD earns the rarely awarded Puck of the Week for best Canadian release. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Grifters

May 7th, 2013

There are a flood of Blu-rays from Echo Bridge coming out this week. This includes The Hoax (Buy from Amazon), which I previously reviewed; Dragon Lord (Buy from Amazon), a Jackie Chan film from 1982; Fortress (Buy from Amazon) a middling sci-fi action film; and many others. I was able to get screeners for three of these films, starting with The Grifters. More...

Limited Releases: Clear as Mud

April 26th, 2013

There are not a huge number of limited releases opening this weekend, but there are a few that might thrive in limited release. This includes Mud, the widest limited release of the week, and also the best-reviewed. Add in a great cast, and the film might not collapse under the weight of its theater count. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Raven

November 1st, 2012

When I first heard about The Raven, I was excited. I like Edgar Allan Poe's writing and I like John Cusack as an actor. The idea of John Cusack playing Edgar Allan Poe in a movie was enough to get me interested. Having Edgar Allan Poe trying to catch a serial killer who was using his writings as inspiration was a solid enough hook to get me excited. However, given the film's box office numbers, something clearly went wrong. Were moviegoers correct in avoiding the film? Or is it an undiscovered gem? More...

Box Office
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10/13/2017 Blood Money Miller  $0 $3,906 $3,906
1/6/2017 Arsenal Sal  $0 $0 $0
6/10/2016 Cell Clay Riddell  $0 $735,841 $735,841
12/4/2015 Chi-raq Father Mike Corridan  $2,653,031 $21,153 $2,674,184
10/2/2015 Shanghai Paul Soames  $46,425 $15,459,497 $15,505,922
9/4/2015 Tian jiang xiong shi Lucius  $74,070 $122,445,804 $122,519,874
6/5/2015 Love & Mercy Brian Wilson, 1980s  $12,551,031 $2,398,877 $14,949,908
2/27/2015 Maps to the Stars Dr. Stafford Weiss  $350,741 $375,738 $726,479
10/3/2014 Drive Hard Simon Keller  $0 $0 $0
9/19/2014 Reclaim Benjamin  $0 $0 $0
8/22/2014 The Prince Sam  $0 $0 $0
3/7/2014 Grand Piano Clem  $22,555 $816,441 $838,996
2/28/2014 The Bag Man Jack  $56,574 $80,697 $137,271
2/14/2014 Adult World Rat Billings  $19,731 $0 $19,731
9/6/2013 Salinger Himself  $583,633 $0 $583,633
8/23/2013 The Frozen Ground Robert C. Hansen  $0 $5,617,460 $5,617,460
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Richard Nixon  $116,632,095 $60,393,403 $177,025,498
4/26/2013 The Numbers Station Emerson Kent  $0 $36,211 $36,211
2/19/2013 The Factory Mike  $0 $0 $0
10/5/2012 The Paperboy Hillary Van Wetter  $677,200 $2,844,953 $3,522,153
4/27/2012 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe  $16,008,272 $14,593,529 $30,601,801
3/26/2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Adam  $50,269,859 $15,697,891 $65,967,750
12/31/2009 Stopping Power   $0 $0 $0
11/13/2009 2012 Jackson Curtis  $166,112,167 $622,296,372 $788,408,539
9/19/2008 Igor Igor  $19,528,602 $11,484,747 $31,013,349
5/23/2008 War, Inc. Brand Hauser  $580,862 $718,993 $1,299,855
12/7/2007 Grace Is Gone Stanley Philipps  $50,080 $1,100,144 $1,150,224
11/2/2007 Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten Himself  $248,182 $860,378 $1,108,560
11/2/2007 Martian Child David Gordon  $7,500,310 $1,851,779 $9,352,089
7/24/2007 The Contract Ray Keene  $0 $1,462,668 $1,462,668
6/22/2007 1408 Mike Enslin  $71,985,628 $59,277,742 $131,263,370
11/23/2005 The Ice Harvest Charlie Arglist  $9,016,782 $1,140,186 $10,156,968
7/29/2005 Must Love Dogs John Anderson  $43,894,863 $14,510,450 $58,405,313
10/17/2003 Runaway Jury Nicholas Easter  $49,440,996 $17,897,223 $67,338,219
4/25/2003 Identity Ed  $52,131,264 $30,052,419 $82,183,683
12/27/2002 Max Max Rothman  $539,197 $0 $539,197
12/6/2002 Adaptation Himself (cameo)  $22,498,520 $10,033,239 $32,531,759
10/5/2001 Serendipity Jonathan Trager  $50,255,310 $27,221,987 $77,477,297
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts Eddie Thomas  $93,607,673 $67,040,820 $160,648,493
3/31/2000 High Fidelity Rob  $27,277,055 $20,604,608 $47,881,663
12/8/1999 Cradle Will Rock Nelson Rockefeller  $2,899,970 $0 $2,899,970
10/29/1999 Being John Malkovich Craig Schwartz  $22,858,926 $9,523,455 $32,382,381
5/7/1999 This is My Father Eddie Sharp, The Pilot  $1,083,268 $0 $1,083,268
4/23/1999 Pushing Tin Nick Falzone  $8,408,835 $0 $8,408,835
12/23/1998 The Thin Red Line Gaff, John B, Capt, 1st Bn Exec  $36,400,491 $61,308,543 $97,709,034
9/11/1998 Chicago Cab Scary Man  $5,000 $0 $5,000
11/21/1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil John Kelso  $25,078,937 $0 $25,078,937
11/14/1997 Anastasia Dimitri  $58,403,409 $81,397,881 $139,801,290
6/6/1997 Con Air US Marshal Vince Larkin  $101,117,573 $123,000,000 $224,117,573
4/11/1997 Grosse Pointe Blank Martin Q. Blank  $28,084,357 $2,986,055 $31,070,412
2/16/1996 City Hall Kevin Calhoun  $20,278,055 $0 $20,278,055
10/28/1994 The Road to Wellville Charles Ossining  $6,487,257 $0 $6,487,257
10/21/1994 Bullets Over Broadway David Shayne  $13,383,747 $0 $13,383,747
9/10/1993 Money for Nothing Joey Coyle  $1,044,824 $0 $1,044,824
4/23/1993 Map of the Human Heart The Mapmaker  $2,806,881 $0 $2,806,881
9/4/1992 Bob Roberts Cutting Edge Host  $4,300,703 $0 $4,300,703
4/10/1992 The Player Himself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
3/20/1992 Shadows and Fog Student Jack  $2,735,731 $0 $2,735,731
1/1/1992 Roadside Prophets Casper (as John Cusak)  $147,724 $0 $147,724
3/15/1991 True Colors Peter Burton  $418,807 $0 $418,807
12/7/1990 The Grifters Roy Dillon  $12,850,000 $0 $12,850,000
10/20/1989 Fat Man and Little Boy Michael Merriman  $3,560,942 $0 $3,560,942
4/14/1989 Say Anything… Lloyd Dobler  $20,036,737 $0 $20,036,737
10/1/1988 Tapeheads Ivan Alexeev  $343,786 $0 $343,786
9/1/1988 Eight Men Out Buck Weaver  $5,680,515 $0 $5,680,515
12/16/1987 Broadcast News Angry Messenger  $51,249,404 $16,081,905 $67,331,309
5/8/1987 Hot Pursuit Dan Bartlett  $4,215,859 $1,095,016 $5,310,875
8/8/1986 Stand by Me Denny Lachance  $52,287,414 $0 $52,287,414
8/8/1986 One Crazy Summer Hoops McCann  $13,431,806 $0 $13,431,806
9/27/1985 The Journey of Natty Gann Harry  $9,468,512 $0 $9,468,512
8/23/1985 Better Off Dead... Lane Myer  $10,297,601 $0 $10,297,601
3/1/1985 The Sure Thing Walter (Gib) Gibson  $18,136,000 $0 $18,136,000
8/3/1984 Grandview, U.S.A. Johnny Maine  $4,743,119 $0 $4,743,119
5/4/1984 Sixteen Candles Bryce  $23,686,027 $0 $23,686,027
7/22/1983 Class Roscoe  $21,667,789 $0 $21,667,789
Movies: 75Totals:$1,423,918,815$1,431,638,612$2,855,557,427
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6/10/2016 Cell Executive Producer $0 $735,841 $735,841
3/31/2000 High Fidelity Screenwriter,
Music Supervisor 
$27,277,055 $20,604,608 $47,881,663
Movies: 2Totals:$27,277,055$21,340,449$48,617,504