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Jim Henson

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $218,165,867 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #15,553)
Best-known acting roles: Various voices (The Muppet Movie), Jen, a Gelfling (movement only)/High Priest (Ritual Master) (The Dark Crystal), Minor (Ernest Goes to Camp), Various roles (The Great Muppet Caper), Various voices (The Muppets Take Manhattan)
Best-known technical roles: The Muppet Movie (Producer), Labyrinth (Director), The Witches (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: James Frawley, Frank Oz, Jerry Juhl, Jerry Nelson, Jack Burns

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading1$76,657,000$0$76,657,000
(Unclassified)6$141,508,867$0$141,508,867
In Technical RolesProducer2$87,017,553$5,000,000$92,017,553
Director1$12,729,917$182,125$12,912,042

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Classics, Foreign Imports

December 16th, 2017

The Big Sick

Both the first installment First-run Releases and the second installment, TV on DVD releases, were shorter than I would have liked, as this hasn’t been a great year for either wide releases or TV on DVD releases. That said, the third installment of our Holiday Gift Guide deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports and this list can get out of hand rather quickly. There will more releases on this list than the previous two, starting with... More...

Home Market Releases for September 5th, 2017

September 5th, 2017

Rebecca

There are a few first-run releases coming out this week, but none of them did well enough in theaters and / or with critics to bother with above the fold, so to speak. There is one exception, The Big Sick, but it is only coming out on VOD this week. I’m hoping a Blu-ray screener is on its way. As for the Pick of the Week contenders, they are, in alphabetical order, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas on DVD, Mr. Mom on Blu-ray, and Rebecca: Criterion Collection on Blu-ray. In the end, I went with the Alfred Hitchcock classic as the Pick of the Week. More...

2014 Preview: March

March 1st, 2014

Divergent poster

2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 8th, 2013

October 8th, 2013

There are a couple first-run releases on this week's list: After Earth and The Hangover: Part III. However, neither film won over critics and both bombed in theaters, when compared to their production budgets. That said, The Hangover: Part III will likely be the best selling release of the week. As for the best new release, including a number where I'm still waiting for the screener. Ignoring those, the two best are Robot Chicken: Season Six on DVD or Blu-ray and Much Ado About Nothing on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but I'm going with the latter over the former for Pick of the Week. 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...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Muppet Christmas Carol

November 7th, 2012

The Muppet Christmas Carol came out on theaters 20 years ago and while it was only a midlevel hit in theaters, it has developed a more loyal following on the home market and is a perennial Christmas favorite. This week, it made its Blu-ray debut, but is the film worth picking up in high definition? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/22/1987 Ernest Goes to Camp Minor  $23,509,382 $0 $23,509,382
8/2/1985 Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird Kermit the Frog/Ernie  $13,961,370 $0 $13,961,370
2/22/1985 Into the Night Man on Phone  $6,720,160 $0 $6,720,160
7/13/1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan Various voices  $25,534,703 $0 $25,534,703
12/17/1982 The Dark Crystal Jen, a Gelfling (movement only)/High Priest (Ritual Master)  $40,577,001 $0 $40,577,001
6/26/1981 The Great Muppet Caper Various roles  $31,206,251 $0 $31,206,251
6/22/1979 The Muppet Movie Various voices  $76,657,000 $0 $76,657,000
Movies: 7Totals:$218,165,867$0$218,165,867
  Averages:$31,166,552$0$31,166,552

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/22/1979 The Muppet Movie $0 0 $76,657,000 $76,657,000 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $76,657,000$76,657,000 
 Averages:$00$76,657,000$76,657,000100.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,308 $76,657,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,901-13,000) 12,904 $115,974,164
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,912 $76,657,000
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,101-7,200) 7,166 $218,165,867
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,792 $76,657,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 23,101-23,200) 23,127 $115,974,164
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,879 $76,657,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,501-15,600) 15,553 $218,165,867
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $76,657,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $76,657,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,056 $76,657,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,523 $76,657,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 335 $76,657,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 428 $76,657,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 593 $76,657,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 780 $76,657,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 102 $76,657,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $76,657,000

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/16/1990 The Witches Producer $10,360,553 $5,000,000 $15,360,553
6/27/1986 Labyrinth Director $12,729,917 $182,125 $12,912,042
6/22/1979 The Muppet Movie Producer $76,657,000 $0 $76,657,000
Movies: 3Totals:$99,747,470$5,182,125$104,929,595
  Averages:$33,249,157$1,727,375$34,976,532

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/27/1986 Labyrinth $3,549,243 1,141 $12,729,917 $12,912,042 98.6%
Movies: 1Totals:  $12,729,917$12,912,042 
 Averages:$3,549,2431,141$12,729,917$12,912,04298.6%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/16/1990 The Witches $0 879 $10,360,553 $15,360,553 67.4%
6/22/1979 The Muppet Movie $0 0 $76,657,000 $76,657,000 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $87,017,553$92,017,553 
 Averages:$0440$43,508,777$46,008,77783.7%



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