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Michael Douglas

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films, with $2,358,264,467 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #83)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Dr Hank Pym / Ant-Man (Ant-Man), Billy (Last Vegas), Robert Wakefield (Traffic), Mr. Thompson (You, Me and Dupree), Gordon Gecko (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Face/Off (Executive Producer), The Rainmaker (Producer), Flatliners (Producer), Flatliners (Producer), Romancing the Stone (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Paul Rudd, Jon Turteltaub, Robert De Niro, Dan Fogelman, Peyton Reed

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Box Office
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As an ActorLeading30$1,377,686,412$980,578,055$2,358,264,467
Lead Ensemble Member2$200,642,790$343,040,917$543,683,707
In Technical RolesProducer6$244,169,202$124,861,796$369,030,998
Executive Producer2$116,928,123$128,923,854$245,851,977

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ant-Man

December 6th, 2015


Ant-Man had the fourth worst global box office for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It earned over $500 million and was still the fourth worst in the franchise's run. That's impressive. One of the reasons for the franchise's success is the quality. No MCU film has earned a Tomatometer Score below the overall positive level, this includes Ant-Man. Is it worthy of this? Or is this the first MCU film I didn't like? More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015


June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

Limited Releases: Going Dark

April 17th, 2015

Felix et Meira poster

There's a lot of films that might be opening in limited release this week, but many of them have not enough reviews to have a Tomatometer Score. (I'll be skipping most of those.) Worse still, many that do are earning terrible reviews. There are some that are worth watching, like Alex of Venice, Felix and Meira, and Tangerines. On the other hand, I wouldn't bet on any of them finding success at the box office. More...

2014 Preview: July

July 1st, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.


2013 Preview: November

November 1st, 2013

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Filmmakers Signature Series

October 10th, 2012

A few weeks ago, there a number of films were released on Blu-ray as part of the Filmmakers Signature Series, including Hoffa on Blu-ray. I received The French Connection, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses, the first of which I previously reviewed. Are any of the three worth picking up? More...

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7/6/2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp Dr. Hank Pym  $0 $0 $0
9/1/2017 Unlocked   $0 $3,573,519 $3,573,519
7/17/2015 Ant-Man Dr Hank Pym / Ant-Man  $180,202,163 $339,135,885 $519,338,048
4/17/2015 Beyond The Reach Madec  $45,895 $56,222 $102,117
7/25/2014 And So It Goes Oren Little  $15,160,801 $2,601,240 $17,762,041
6/6/2014 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Himself  $212,701 $2,544 $215,245
1/28/2013 Last Vegas Billy  $63,914,167 $49,000,000 $112,914,167
1/20/2012 Haywire Coblenz  $18,942,396 $17,432,304 $36,374,700
9/24/2010 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps Gordon Gecko  $52,474,616 $84,957,003 $137,431,619
5/21/2010 Solitary Man   $4,360,548 $0 $4,360,548
10/6/2009 Dinosaurs Alive! Narrator  $0 $1,031,878 $1,031,878
9/11/2009 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Martin Hunter  $32,917 $1,428,707 $1,461,624
5/1/2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Uncle Wayne  $55,250,026 $47,262,776 $102,512,802
6/27/2008 Trumbo Himself  $108,280 $0 $108,280
9/14/2007 King of California Charlie  $268,461 $896,641 $1,165,102
7/14/2006 You, Me and Dupree Mr. Thompson  $75,802,010 $54,600,000 $130,402,010
4/21/2006 The Sentinel Agent Pete Garrison  $36,280,697 $41,800,000 $78,080,697
5/23/2003 The In-Laws Steve Tobias  $20,440,627 $3,905,032 $24,345,659
4/25/2003 It Runs in the Family Alex Gromberg  $7,375,836 $0 $7,375,836
9/28/2001 Don’t Say a Word Dr. Nathan Conrad  $54,997,476 $49,490,907 $104,488,383
4/27/2001 One Night at McCool's Mr. Burmeister  $6,276,532 $7,165,425 $13,441,957
12/27/2000 Traffic Robert Wakefield  $124,107,476 $84,192,524 $208,300,000
11/17/2000 One Day in September Narrator  $155,158 $0 $155,158
2/23/2000 Wonder Boys Professor Grady Tripp  $19,389,454 $14,033,031 $33,422,485
6/5/1998 A Perfect Murder Steven Taylor  $67,658,331 $0 $67,658,331
9/12/1997 The Game Nicholas Van Orton  $48,265,581 $32,104,389 $80,369,970
10/11/1996 The Ghost and the Darkness Remington  $38,564,422 $0 $38,564,422
11/17/1995 The American President President Andrew Shepherd  $60,022,813 $47,800,000 $107,822,813
12/9/1994 Disclosure Tom Sanders  $83,015,089 $129,184,911 $212,200,000
2/26/1993 Falling Down William Foster/D-Fens  $40,903,593 $0 $40,903,593
3/20/1992 Basic Instinct Detective Nick 'Nicky' Curran  $117,727,224 $234,972,776 $352,700,000
1/31/1992 Shining Through Ed Leland  $21,733,781 $0 $21,733,781
12/8/1989 The War of the Roses Oliver Rose  $83,699,711 $0 $83,699,711
9/22/1989 Black Rain Nick   $45,892,212 $0 $45,892,212
12/11/1987 Wall Street Gordon Gekko  $43,848,100 $0 $43,848,100
9/18/1987 Fatal Attraction Dan Gallagher  $156,645,693 $163,454,307 $320,100,000
12/11/1985 The Jewel of the Nile Jack Colton  $68,275,764 $0 $68,275,764
12/10/1985 A Chorus Line Zach  $14,202,899 $0 $14,202,899
3/30/1984 Romancing the Stone Jack Colton  $75,078,260 $40,000,000 $115,078,260
8/5/1983 The Star Chamber Judge Steven R. Hardin  $5,600,000 $0 $5,600,000
1/1/1980 It's My Turn Ben Lewin  $11,000,000 $0 $11,000,000
3/16/1979 The China Syndrome Richard Adams  $35,708,042 $0 $35,708,042
2/1/1978 Coma Dr. Mark Bellows  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 43Totals:$1,753,639,752$1,450,082,021$3,203,721,773
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9/29/2017 Flatliners Producer $16,877,430 $24,805,574 $41,683,004
4/17/2015 Beyond The Reach Producer $45,895 $56,222 $102,117
11/21/1997 The Rainmaker Producer $45,916,769 $0 $45,916,769
6/27/1997 Face/Off Executive Producer $112,276,146 $128,923,854 $241,200,000
5/28/1993 Made In America Producer $44,942,695 $60,000,000 $104,942,695
2/21/1992 Radio Flyer Executive Producer $4,651,977 $0 $4,651,977
8/10/1990 Flatliners Producer $61,308,153 $0 $61,308,153
3/30/1984 Romancing the Stone Producer $75,078,260 $40,000,000 $115,078,260
Movies: 8Totals:$361,097,325$253,785,650$614,882,975