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Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau
Thomas Crenshaw [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $5,772,513,251 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #58)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Happy Hogan (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Pygmy Hog (The Jungle Book), Happy Hogan (Iron Man 3), Happy Hogan (Iron Man 2), Happy Hogan (Iron Man)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Executive Producer), The Jungle Book (Director), The Jungle Book (Producer), Iron Man 3 (Executive Producer), Iron Man 2 (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Robert Downey, Jr., Justin Marks, Idris Elba
Born: October 19th, 1966 (51 years old)

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting20$2,599,019,041$3,173,494,210$5,772,513,251
Lead Ensemble Member2$378,935,212$550,778,080$929,713,292
In Technical RolesDirector10$1,333,455,900$1,343,770,793$2,677,226,693
Executive Producer5$1,599,276,148$2,406,573,097$4,005,849,245

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

October 23rd, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

It was a terrible summer at the box office, but Spider-Man: Homecoming was one of the few bright spots. It was one of three films to cross $300 million domestically and has a slim shot at finishing in the top five for the year. Does it deserve this success? Or did it thrive just because it’s part of the MCU? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Jungle Book

August 28th, 2016

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is the latest live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. The film is the third biggest domestic release of the year so far. (It just topped Deadpool this weekend.) It also earned 95% positive reviews. Is it truly one of the best films of 2016? Or am I going to be in the minority when it comes to this movie? More...

Weekend Estimates: Jungle Book projected to top $100 million

April 17th, 2016

The Jungle Book

2016 is shaping up to be just about the perfect year on all fronts for Disney. They started the year with Star Wars at the top of the box office; Zootopia far out-performed expectations; Captain America: Civil War, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Finding Dory position them perfectly for the Summer; and Doctor Strange and Star Wars: Rogue One are two of the most talked about movies coming at the end of the year. (Oh, and they’re slipping a long-awaited Steven Spielberg family-friendly film in the middle of all that.)

All-in-all, this could be a year of studio dominance the likes of which we haven’t seen since, well, last year, when Universal could do no wrong. Their incredible year really took flight at the beginning of April, when Furious 7 posted a monthly record $147 million opening weekend. The Jungle Book won’t hit those heights, but it will most likely be the second film to top $100 million in April, with Disney projecting a weekend of $103.57 million as of Sunday morning. More...

2016 Preview: April

April 1st, 2016

The Jungle Book

March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad. More...

2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 13th, 2014

The third installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide involves limited releases, including foreign films and documentaries; classics hitting DVD or Blu-ray for the first time; and of course Canadian films. There were better choices for the limited releases than there were for big releases and TV on DVD releases, which is good news, because this Holiday Gift Guide feels that it ahs been lackluster so far. There have been many great limited releases to come out this year, including several foreign-language films to find some measure of mainstream success. On the downside, every year a lot of these movies hit theaters in the fall, so they won't hit the home market for months. That said, there are still some real highlights among the limited releases, classics, and Canadian films. In fact, we start off with the highest of the highlights for the entire year. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Chef

September 30th, 2014

Jon Favreau's career behind the camera started out with smaller movies. He co-wrote Swingers and wrote and directed Made. However, recently he has directed a number of major movies. He was the one behind the camera for the first two Iron Man movies, for instance, and the average budget for his three most recent films he directed is close to $175 million. With his latest film, Chef, he went the opposite direction and created a much, much smaller film. Was he able to still maintain his usual high level of quality? Or does he need the spectacle to make a compelling movie? More...

Limited Releases: What's Cooking?

May 9th, 2014

Chef poster

There are a number of limited releases coming out this week that are earning strong buzz and good reviews. Some of the films that have reviews that are strong enough to suggest box office success are Palo Alto and The Double, as well as two documentaries, Fed Up and Llyn Foulkes One Man Band. However, the film with the best combination of buzz and reviews is Chef. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Iron Man 3

September 23rd, 2013

Iron Man 3 was the first Marvel Comics movie since The Avengers broke records. Expectations for this film rose dramatically as a result of that film's box office success, not to mention its critical acclaim. Can Iron Man 3 live up to these expectations? Or has The Avengers set the bar too high? More...

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5/3/2019 Untitled Avengers Movie Happy Hogan  $0 $0 $0
7/7/2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Happy Hogan  $334,198,153 $545,460,628 $879,658,781
5/27/2016 As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ Am Himself  $0 $0 $0
4/29/2016 Term Life Jimmy Lincoln  $21,256 $68,290 $89,546
4/15/2016 The Jungle Book Pygmy Hog  $364,001,123 $599,900,000 $963,901,123
6/3/2015 Entourage Jon Favreau  $32,363,404 $13,861,922 $46,225,326
4/14/2015 Misery Loves Comedy Himself  $19,634 $100 $19,734
5/9/2014 Chef Chef Carl Casper  $31,424,004 $15,405,305 $46,829,309
12/25/2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Lee Sorkin  $116,900,694 $272,969,720 $389,870,414
5/3/2013 Iron Man 3 Happy Hogan  $408,992,272 $806,400,000 $1,215,392,272
2/8/2013 Identity Thief Harold Cornish  $134,506,920 $40,854,658 $175,361,578
6/29/2012 People Like Us Richards  $12,431,792 $88,012 $12,519,804
7/8/2011 Zookeeper Jerome the Grizzly Bear Voice  $80,360,866 $90,444,659 $170,805,525
5/7/2010 Iron Man 2 Happy Hogan  $312,433,331 $308,723,058 $621,156,389
10/9/2009 Couples Retreat Joey  $109,205,660 $63,244,763 $172,450,423
7/24/2009 G-Force Hurley  $119,436,770 $173,381,071 $292,817,841
3/20/2009 I Love You, Man Barry  $71,440,011 $20,289,492 $91,729,503
11/26/2008 Four Christmases Dallas  $120,146,040 $48,165,518 $168,311,558
5/2/2008 Iron Man Happy Hogan  $318,604,126 $266,567,421 $585,171,547
2/8/2008 Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show:…   $603,894 $0 $603,894
9/29/2006 Open Season Reilly  $85,105,259 $106,826,899 $191,932,158
6/2/2006 The Break-Up Johnny O  $118,703,275 $87,024,032 $205,727,307
9/17/2004 Wimbledon Ron Roth  $16,862,585 $24,803,891 $41,666,476
12/31/2003 The Big Empty John Person  $0 $0 $0
12/12/2003 Something's Gotta Give Leo  $124,685,242 $142,000,000 $266,685,242
11/7/2003 Elf Doctor  $173,398,518 $46,837,892 $220,236,410
2/14/2003 Daredevil Franklin Nelson  $102,543,518 $80,239,000 $182,782,518
7/13/2001 Made Bobby  $5,308,707 $167,353 $5,476,060
8/25/2000 Love and Sex Adam Levy  $536,287 $0 $536,287
8/11/2000 The Replacements Bateman  $44,737,059 $5,317,452 $50,054,511
11/25/1998 Very Bad Things Kyle Fisher  $9,949,470 $11,145,504 $21,094,974
5/8/1998 Deep Impact Gus Partenza  $140,464,664 $209,000,000 $349,464,664
10/18/1996 Swingers Mike  $4,505,922 $2,112,656 $6,618,578
6/16/1995 Batman Forever Assistant  $184,031,112 $152,498,032 $336,529,144
11/23/1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Elmer Rice  $2,144,667 $0 $2,144,667
4/29/1994 PCU Gutter  $4,333,569 $0 $4,333,569
10/13/1993 Rudy D-Bob  $22,750,363 $0 $22,750,363
5/1/1992 Folks! Chicago Taxi Driver  $5,906,300 $0 $5,906,300
Movies: 38Totals:$3,613,056,467$4,133,797,328$7,746,853,795
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7/19/2019 The Lion King Director,
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Jungle Book 2 Director $0 $0 $0
4/15/2016 The Jungle Book Director,
$364,001,123 $599,900,000 $963,901,123
5/1/2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Executive Producer $459,005,868 $949,212,854 $1,408,218,722
5/9/2014 Chef Director,
$31,424,004 $15,405,305 $46,829,309
5/3/2013 Iron Man 3 Executive Producer $408,992,272 $806,400,000 $1,215,392,272
7/29/2011 Cowboys and Aliens Director,
Executive Producer 
$100,240,551 $75,669,764 $175,910,315
5/7/2010 Iron Man 2 Director,
Executive Producer 
$312,433,331 $308,723,058 $621,156,389
10/9/2009 Couples Retreat Screenwriter $109,205,660 $63,244,763 $172,450,423
5/2/2008 Iron Man Director,
Executive Producer 
$318,604,126 $266,567,421 $585,171,547
11/11/2005 Zathura Director $28,045,540 $30,500,000 $58,545,540
11/7/2003 Elf Director $173,398,518 $46,837,892 $220,236,410
7/13/2001 Made Director $5,308,707 $167,353 $5,476,060
Movies: 13Totals:$2,310,659,700$3,162,628,410$5,473,288,110