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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell
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Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $2,473,098,304 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #77)
Best-Known Acting Roles: President Business (The Lego Movie), Brad (Daddy’s Home), Ron Burgundy (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Megamind (Megamind), Chaz (Wedding Crashers)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Daddy’s Home (Producer), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Screenwriter), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Character Creator), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Producer), Daddy’s Home 2 (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Mark Wahlberg, Sean Anders, Jimmy Miller
Born: July 16th, 1967 (50 years old)

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading24$1,782,829,032$690,269,272$2,473,098,304
Lead Ensemble Member5$360,954,267$259,285,316$620,239,583
In Technical RolesProducer19$908,354,871$482,184,253$1,390,539,124
Executive Producer3$248,682,170$42,657,148$291,339,318
Character Creator1$127,352,707$44,833,047$172,185,754

2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

Daddy’s Home 2 Trailer

September 6th, 2017

Comedy starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, and John Lithgow opens November 10 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Estimates: Despicable Me’s Solid $75 Million Starts July 4 Holiday Week

July 2nd, 2017

Despicable Me 3

With July 4 falling on a Tuesday this year, this is less a holiday weekend, and more the beginning of a holiday week, and it’s bookended by new releases from two of the industry’s most reliable franchises. Despicable Me 3 starts off festivities this weekend with a solid-but-unspectacular $75.4 million from a record-setting 4,529 theaters. Breaking The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’s record for widest opening weekend of all time is no small feat for Universal, but it’s an ominous sign for the franchise that the only film to open in close to this number of theaters and pull in similar numbers at the box office was Shrek Forever After, which opened with $70.8 million in 4,359 theaters back in 2010. That was the last Shrek movie, and this might be a good time for Gru to call it a day. More...

2017 Preview: June

June 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3

May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead. More...

The House Trailer

May 23rd, 2017

Comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler opens June 30 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Zoolander 2

May 23rd, 2016

Zoolander 2

Zoolander came out in 2001. It wasn't beloved by critics and wasn't a major hit in theaters, but did well enough on the home market to develop a loyal following. Zoolander 2 hit theaters earlier this year and failed to live up to its predecessor at the box office. Is this because its target audience had forgotten about the first film? Or did it fail at the box office, because it was just really bad? More...

Home Market Releases for March 22nd, 2016

March 21st, 2016

Mountain Men

This week, there are not many releases to talk about and one of them, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, is dominating the list so much that I could ignore the rest of the list and very little of substance would be lost. I'm not going to do that, but I could. The Box Set is a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm still waiting for the screener. City Lights is another contender for Pick of the Week, but in the end, I went with the Canadian movie, Mountain Men on DVD, which is Puck of the Week. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Drunk History: Season 3

February 29th, 2016

Drunk History: Season 3

I featured Drunk History on a Holiday Gift Guide and I stand by that recommendation. It's got a really simple set-up and a better than expected execution. On the other hand, I was worried that it's high concept meant a really short shelf life. Would I grow tired of the show after just three seasons? Or is it still entertaining? More...

2016 Preview: February

February 1st, 2016


As expected, January was dominated by holdovers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant leading the way. That's not to say there were no new releases that did well, as Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 were hits with moviegoers. Looking forward, there is only one film that looks like a sure hit, Deadpool. There's a slim chance it could be a surprise $200 million hit. There's a much better chance it will be the only $100 million hit. Conversely, last February started with a $100 million hit coming out, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, while there were two other $100 million movies to come out that month, Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Looks like 2016 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Estimates: Star Wars’ $153 million Christmas demolishes another set of records

December 27th, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Star Wars juggernaut continues to roll through box office records all around the world this weekend. It will pass $1 billion globally today, Sunday, in just its 12th day in release—one day faster than Jurassic World. That blockbuster figure is largely thanks to an incredible $544 million after just ten days domestically, far ahead of Jurassic World’s $402 million at the same point in its run. The Force Awakens has now broken records for every milestone from $50 million to $500 million, with more to fall. The current record for fastest to $550 million is also Jurassic World, which reached the mark in 24 days. Star Wars will do it in eleven. After that, we will start looking at some serious all-time records. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will The New Releases Experience Any Joy?

December 23rd, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

There are five wide releases / wide expansions this week, none of which will even come close to Star Wars: The Force Awakens' second weekend of release. The rest of the box office combined won't come close to The Force Awakens' sophomore stint. It looks like Daddy's Home has the advantage for second place, while Joy should be close behind. The Big Short expands wide on Wednesday and its five-day total should be close to the previous two films' three-day totals. On the downside, it looks like both Concussion and Point Break will open on the outside of the top five. The Force Awakens will make more than the entire top ten made this weekend last year, so 2015 will end the year on a very positive note in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Home Run

March 31st, 2015

Home poster

After a couple of soft weeks at the box office, both new wide releases beat expectations. In fact, Home nearly doubled predictions. Get Hard also beat expectations, albeit by a smaller margin. Add in solid runs by the holdovers and the overall box office was very strong at $150 million. This is 19% higher than last week and 7.3% higher than the same weekend last year. We can thank Home entirely for this win. If it had merely matched predictions, 2015 would have lost the in the year-over-year comparisons. Year-to-date, 2015 is ahead of 2014 by a 2.0% margin at $2.37 billion to $2.32 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Home has Best Dreamworks Animation Debut in Six Years

March 29th, 2015

Home poster

DreamWorks Animation has been having a tough time of it recently. Aside from How to Train Your Dragon 2, their last three films, Penguins of Madagascar, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Turbo were all financial failures, and, as an animation house, they are stuck with a business model that demands putting $100 million–$200 million into each film and hoping for a $500 million-plus global hit. That’s made doubly-difficult when you’re operating as a standalone entity and can’t fall back on the wider resources of the studio during hard times.

The opening weekend for Home, projected at $54 million, according to distributor Fox, is therefore very welcome news indeed. It marks the best opening by a non-sequel for the production house since Monsters vs. Aliens opened with $59.3 million on this weekend in 2009, and the third-best non-sequel debut in their history behind that film and Kung Fun Panda’s $60 million start in 2008. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Hard Get to the Top?

March 26th, 2015

Get Hard poster

There is an actual race at the box office this weekend. This is rare, because there's usually one obvious number one film, as studios don't want to deal with competition. However, this week, both Get Hard and Home have a shot at first place with $30 million or so. Additionally, there are two other films, Insurgent and Cinderella, that are aiming to reach $20 million over the weekend. That's a lot of depth. There is one final film of note, It Follows, which is expanding semi-wide and could find a spot in the top five. This weekend last year, the box office was led by Noah with $43.72 million, while two other films, Divergent and Muppets Most Wanted earned more than $10 million. 2015 has better depth, but it won't be as strong at the top. I'm not sure which year will come out on top, but it should be close. More...

2015 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Anchorman: The Legend Continues

March 30th, 2014

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy came out in theaters nearly a decade ago. It earned good reviews and did well at the box office managing nearly $90 million worldwide on a $25 million budget. However, it became a classic on the home market and many think it is among Will Ferrell's best movies. Rumors of a sequel persisted for quite a while before Anchorman: The Legend Continues finally came out. It earned better reviews and nearly doubled the first film's numbers at the worldwide box office. Is this because the quality is also better? Or did it unduly benefit from nearly ten years of demand? More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition)

December 3rd, 2013

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is nine years old this year, which makes it an odd time to release a special edition Blu-ray. At least it would be an odd time if Anchorman: The Legend Continues wasn't hitting theaters in a couple of weeks. Is the movie as good as most people remember it? And is the Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition worth the upgrade from the previous edition? More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
11/9/2018 Holmes & Watson Sherlock Holmes  $0 $0 $0
11/10/2017 Daddy’s Home 2 Brad Whitaker  $96,579,982 $50,591,849 $147,171,831
6/30/2017 The House Scott Johansen  $25,584,504 $5,608,239 $31,192,743
12/31/2016 Tom's Dad Arthur  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Russ & Roger Go Beyond Russ Meyer  $0 $0 $0
2/12/2016 Zoolander 2 Jacobim Mugatu  $28,848,693 $26,500,000 $55,348,693
12/25/2015 Daddy’s Home Brad  $150,357,137 $92,400,000 $242,757,137
3/27/2015 Get Hard James  $90,411,453 $16,100,000 $106,511,453
2/7/2014 The Lego Movie President Business  $257,784,718 $199,944,670 $457,729,388
12/18/2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Ron Burgundy  $127,352,707 $44,833,047 $172,185,754
6/7/2013 The Internship   $44,672,764 $49,000,000 $93,672,764
8/10/2012 The Campaign Cam Brady  $86,907,746 $18,000,000 $104,907,746
3/16/2012 Casa de mi Padre Armando Alvarez  $5,909,483 $2,537,469 $8,446,952
5/13/2011 Everything Must Go Nick Proter  $2,712,131 $108,879 $2,821,010
11/5/2010 Megamind Megamind  $148,415,853 $173,471,355 $321,887,208
8/6/2010 The Other Guys Allen Gamble  $119,219,978 $51,716,492 $170,936,470
6/5/2009 Land of the Lost Dr. Rick Marshall  $49,438,370 $20,110,271 $69,548,641
7/25/2008 Step Brothers Brennan Huff  $100,468,793 $28,000,000 $128,468,793
2/29/2008 Semi-Pro Jackie Moon  $33,479,698 $10,500,665 $43,980,363
5/18/2007 The Wendell Baker Story Dave Bix  $127,188 $0 $127,188
3/30/2007 Blades of Glory Chazz Michael Michaels  $118,594,548 $27,000,000 $145,594,548
11/10/2006 Stranger Than Fiction Harold Crick  $40,435,190 $13,137,632 $53,572,822
8/4/2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… Ricky Bobby  $148,213,377 $14,657,148 $162,870,525
2/17/2006 Winter Passing Corbit  $107,492 $6,291 $113,783
2/10/2006 Curious George Ted/Man in the Yellow Hat  $58,640,119 $12,412,485 $71,052,604
12/16/2005 The Producers: The Movie Musical Franz Liebkind  $19,398,532 $13,554,463 $32,952,995
7/15/2005 Wedding Crashers Chaz  $209,218,368 $74,000,000 $283,218,368
6/24/2005 Bewitched Jack Wyatt/Darrin   $63,313,159 $67,846,147 $131,159,306
5/13/2005 Kicking and Screaming Phil Weston  $52,842,724 $3,000,000 $55,842,724
3/18/2005 Melinda and Melinda Hobie  $3,826,280 $16,000,000 $19,826,280
7/9/2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Ron Burgundy  $84,136,909 $5,339,356 $89,476,265
11/7/2003 Elf Buddy  $173,398,518 $46,837,892 $220,236,410
3/21/2003 Boat Trip Brian's Boyfriend  $8,586,376 $6,347,337 $14,933,713
2/21/2003 Old School Frank  $75,155,000 $11,610,463 $86,765,463
9/28/2001 Zoolander Mugatu  $45,172,250 $15,608,731 $60,780,981
8/24/2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Willenholly  $30,059,386 $3,703,014 $33,762,400
10/13/2000 The Ladies Man Lance  $13,592,872 $126,602 $13,719,474
3/3/2000 Drowning Mona Cubby the Funeral Director  $15,427,192 $553,184 $15,980,376
10/29/1999 The Suburbans Gil  $5,797 $0 $5,797
10/8/1999 Superstar Sky Corrigan  $30,628,981 $0 $30,628,981
8/4/1999 Dick Bob Woodward  $6,276,869 $0 $6,276,869
6/10/1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Mustafa  $206,040,085 $106,343,402 $312,383,487
10/2/1998 A Night at the Roxbury Steve Butabi  $30,331,165 $0 $30,331,165
5/2/1997 Austin Powers: International Man of M… Mustafa  $53,883,989 $13,800,000 $67,683,989
Movies: 44Totals:$2,855,556,376$1,241,307,083$4,096,863,459
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Box Office
Box Office
11/9/2018 Holmes & Watson Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Backseat Producer $0 $0 $0
11/10/2017 Daddy’s Home 2 Producer $96,579,982 $50,591,849 $147,171,831
6/30/2017 The House Producer $25,584,504 $5,608,239 $31,192,743
4/8/2016 The Boss Producer $63,077,560 $15,574,835 $78,652,395
12/31/2015 Henchmen Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Untitled Adam McKay Seth Rogen … Producer $0 $0 $0
12/25/2015 Daddy’s Home Producer $150,357,137 $92,400,000 $242,757,137
9/11/2015 Sleeping with Other People Producer $814,775 $1,536,852 $2,351,627
5/1/2015 Welcome to Me Producer $625,727 $4,159 $629,886
3/27/2015 Get Hard Producer $90,411,453 $16,100,000 $106,511,453
7/2/2014 Tammy Producer $84,525,432 $11,882,223 $96,407,655
12/18/2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Screenwriter,
Character Creator,
$127,352,707 $44,833,047 $172,185,754
1/25/2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Producer $55,703,475 $159,246,241 $214,949,716
9/7/2012 Bachelorette Producer $446,770 $12,130,631 $12,577,401
8/10/2012 The Campaign Producer $86,907,746 $18,000,000 $104,907,746
3/16/2012 Casa de mi Padre Producer $5,909,483 $2,537,469 $8,446,952
3/2/2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar M… Producer $201,436 $22,216 $223,652
9/24/2010 The Virginity Hit Producer $636,706 $0 $636,706
8/6/2010 The Other Guys Producer $119,219,978 $51,716,492 $170,936,470
7/25/2008 Step Brothers Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$100,468,793 $28,000,000 $128,468,793
8/4/2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of… Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$148,213,377 $14,657,148 $162,870,525
7/9/2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bu… Screenwriter $84,136,909 $5,339,356 $89,476,265
10/2/1998 A Night at the Roxbury Screenwriter $30,331,165 $0 $30,331,165
Movies: 24Totals:$1,271,505,115$530,180,757$1,801,685,872