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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $4,266,159,644 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #133)
Best-known acting roles: Plutarch Heavensbee (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Plutarch Heavensbee (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), Plutarch Heavensbee (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2), Dusty (Twister), Owen Davian (Mission: Impossible III)
Best-known technical roles: Jack Goes Boating (Executive Producer), Jack Goes Boating (Director), God’s Pocket (Producer)
Born: July 23rd, 1967
Died: February 2nd, 2014

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting18$2,057,926,375$2,208,233,269$4,266,159,644
Leading13$190,433,787$214,220,660$404,654,447
(Unclassified)16$333,986,958$128,294,659$462,281,617
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$541,992$0$541,992
Director1$541,992$0$541,992
Producer1$166,457$0$166,457

Career Trend

This graph shows Philip Seymour Hoffman’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Hunger Games: Complete Collection

March 28th, 2016

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games franchise has come to a close. The four films earned a combined $1.45 billion domestically and $2.90 billion worldwide. The final two chapters of the film franchise didn't live up to the first two in terms of quality and box office numbers. Did it collapse so much in quality that the franchise isn't worth owning? If not, is it worth picking up, even with the double-dips? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 4th, 2014

November 5th, 2014

Christmas shopping season is definitely here. This week there is a flood of Christmas releases, as well as full-series TV on DVD Megasets. On the other hand, there isn't a flood of contenders for Pick of the Week. The biggest release of the week is Maleficent and I really liked the movie more than the average critic, but I don't think the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is Pick of the Week material. A Most Wanted Man is a better movie, but the DVD or Blu-ray release is weak. The same is true of Land Ho! on Blu-ray Combo Pack and The One I Love on DVD or Blu-ray. I haven't seen White Collar: Season 5 yet, but given the previous seasons, the DVD is Pick of the Week contender. I'm going with that selection and hopefully when the DVD arrives I won't regret that decision. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Most Wanted Man

November 4th, 2014

A Most Wanted Man is famous for a really negative reason. It is one of the last films starring Philip Seymour Hoffman released after his untimely death. It earned incredible reviews and did really well at the box office for a limited release, but it wasn't able to break into truly wide releases. Is the movie as good as its reviews? Or were critics quick to praise the film for its significance in Philip Seymour Hoffman's life? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 9th, 2014

September 9th, 2014

The Christmas shopping season has begun in full force. Even if Captain America: The Winter Soldier were the only new release this week, it would be a great release, as the Combo Packs are clearly pick of the week contenders. It's not the only Pick of the Week contender. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 is also a prime contender, although I'm still waiting for the screener for that release. At the moment, I'm giving the win to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but when I get a chance to review the screener, that might change. More...

Limited Releases: Most Wanted Limited Releases

July 25th, 2014

A Most Wanted Man poster

There are not a lot of great limited releases on this week's list. There are a few films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews; however, there are just as many films on this list that have no reviews. The best film is arguably A Most Wanted Man, but its high theater count might hurt its changes on the per theater chart. Happy Christmas is earning better than average buzz, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its theatrical numbers are less important. Also... Christmas in July? 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: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

March 7th, 2014

The Hunger Games came out in 2012 with high expectations. Many thought it was going to be a good movie and do very well, especially for a spring time release. Instead, it broke records, including best mid-night screening for a non-sequel, biggest March weekend, biggest weekend for a non-sequel, etc. And thanks to its high quality, it had better than expected legs. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out last fall and earned even more money at the box office. Is it as good as its predecessor? Or can it be even better? More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Supporting Actor. This category is more competitive than Best Supporting Actress, but even so, it is mostly a two horse race. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Late Quartet

February 14th, 2013

A Late Quartet opened last November and it earned good reviews, but not great reviews. It also did well in limited release, but never expanding significantly. Is it worth checking out for those who missed out on the film in theaters? Are there enough extras to make it worth picking up? More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/20/2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Plutarch Heavensbee  $281,723,902 $368,799,525 $650,523,427
11/21/2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Plutarch Heavensbee  $337,135,885 $429,516,403 $766,652,288
7/25/2014 A Most Wanted Man Gunter Bachmann  $17,237,855 $18,831,035 $36,068,890
5/9/2014 God’s Pocket Mickey Scarpato  $166,457 $0 $166,457
11/22/2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Plutarch Heavensbee  $424,668,047 $440,200,000 $864,868,047
11/2/2012 A Late Quartet Robert Gelbart  $1,561,577 $6,477,215 $8,038,792
9/14/2012 The Master Lancaster Dodd  $16,247,159 $42,544,852 $58,792,011
10/7/2011 The Ides of March Paul Zara  $40,962,534 $36,773,391 $77,735,925
9/23/2011 Moneyball Art Howe  $75,605,492 $35,695,343 $111,300,835
9/17/2010 Jack Goes Boating Jack  $541,992 $0 $541,992
11/13/2009 The Boat That Rocked The Count  $8,017,467 $29,455,184 $37,472,651
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying Jim the Bartender  $18,451,251 $14,228,013 $32,679,264
12/12/2008 Doubt Father Flynn  $33,446,470 $19,744,631 $53,191,101
10/24/2008 Synecdoche, New York Caden Cotard  $3,083,538 $1,300,000 $4,383,538
12/21/2007 Charlie Wilson's War Gust Avrakotos  $66,661,095 $52,851,676 $119,512,771
11/28/2007 The Savages Jon Savage  $6,623,082 $4,018,941 $10,642,023
10/26/2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Andy  $7,085,511 $17,823,577 $24,909,088
6/28/2006 Strangers with Candy Henry, Board Of Education  $2,072,645 $5,199 $2,077,844
5/5/2006 Mission: Impossible III Owen Davian  $133,501,348 $264,000,000 $397,501,348
9/30/2005 Capote Truman Capote  $28,750,530 $21,173,549 $49,924,079
1/16/2004 Along Came Polly Sandy  $88,073,507 $84,970,903 $173,044,410
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain Rev. Veasey  $95,632,614 $69,541,295 $165,173,909
10/24/2003 The Party's Over Himself  $0 $0 $0
5/2/2003 Owning Mahowny Dan Mahowny  $1,011,054 $0 $1,011,054
12/30/2002 Love Lisa Wilson Joel  $213,137 $0 $213,137
12/19/2002 25th Hour Jakob Elinsky  $13,084,595 $12,259,895 $25,344,490
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love Dean Trumbell  $17,791,031 $6,800,000 $24,591,031
10/4/2002 Red Dragon Freddy Lounds  $92,955,420 $113,500,000 $206,455,420
12/22/2000 State and Main Joseph Turner White  $6,920,692 $2,261,808 $9,182,500
9/15/2000 Almost Famous Lester Bangs  $32,522,352 $14,848,839 $47,371,191
12/24/1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Freddie Miles  $81,292,135 $47,500,000 $128,792,135
12/17/1999 Magnolia Phil Parma  $22,450,975 $25,995,827 $48,446,802
11/24/1999 Flawless Rusty  $4,485,485 $0 $4,485,485
12/25/1998 Patch Adams Mitch  $135,014,968 $67,158,032 $202,173,000
10/16/1998 Happiness Allen  $2,746,453 $3,000,000 $5,746,453
8/21/1998 Next Stop Wonderland Sean  $3,395,581 $70,122 $3,465,703
3/6/1998 The Big Lebowski Brandt  $17,498,804 $28,690,764 $46,189,568
10/10/1997 Boogie Nights Scotty  $26,410,771 $16,700,954 $43,111,725
2/28/1997 Hard Eight Young Craps Player  $142,356 $0 $142,356
5/10/1996 Twister Dusty  $241,688,385 $254,011,615 $495,700,000
12/23/1994 Nobody's Fool Officer Raymer  $39,453,238 $0 $39,453,238
4/29/1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Gary  $50,021,959 $0 $50,021,959
2/11/1994 The Getaway Frank Hansen  $15,545,115 $0 $15,545,115
9/10/1993 Money for Nothing Cochran  $1,044,824 $0 $1,044,824
8/6/1993 My Boyfriend's Back Chuck Bronski  $3,218,882 $0 $3,218,882
12/23/1992 Scent of a Woman George Willis, Jr  $63,895,607 $0 $63,895,607
12/18/1992 Leap of Faith Matt  $22,293,343 $0 $22,293,343
Movies: 47Totals:$2,582,347,120$2,550,748,588$5,133,095,708
  Averages:$54,943,556$54,271,247$109,214,802

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/25/2014 A Most Wanted Man $2,686,526 808 $17,237,855 $36,068,890 47.8%
5/9/2014 God’s Pocket $21,482 80 $166,457 $166,457 100.0%
11/2/2012 A Late Quartet $75,279 100 $1,561,577 $8,038,792 19.4%
9/14/2012 The Master $736,311 864 $16,247,159 $58,792,011 27.6%
9/17/2010 Jack Goes Boating $28,916 90 $541,992 $541,992 100.0%
11/13/2009 The Boat That Rocked $2,904,380 883 $8,017,467 $37,472,651 21.4%
12/12/2008 Doubt $507,226 1,287 $33,446,470 $53,191,101 62.9%
10/24/2008 Synecdoche, New York $172,194 119 $3,083,538 $4,383,538 70.3%
12/21/2007 Charlie Wilson's War $9,656,250 2,594 $66,661,095 $119,512,771 55.8%
11/28/2007 The Savages $151,859 201 $6,623,082 $10,642,023 62.2%
10/26/2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead $73,837 321 $7,085,511 $24,909,088 28.4%
9/30/2005 Capote $324,857 1,239 $28,750,530 $49,924,079 57.6%
5/2/2003 Owning Mahowny $33,287 24 $1,011,054 $1,011,054 100.0%
Movies: 13Totals:  $190,433,787$404,654,447 
 Averages:$1,336,339662$14,648,753$31,127,26558.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/20/2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 $102,665,981 4,175 $281,723,902 $650,523,427 43.3%
11/21/2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $121,897,634 4,151 $337,135,885 $766,652,288 44.0%
11/22/2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $158,074,286 4,163 $424,668,047 $864,868,047 49.1%
10/7/2011 The Ides of March $10,470,143 2,199 $40,962,534 $77,735,925 52.7%
9/23/2011 Moneyball $19,501,302 3,018 $75,605,492 $111,300,835 67.9%
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying $7,027,472 1,743 $18,451,251 $32,679,264 56.5%
5/5/2006 Mission: Impossible III $47,743,273 4,059 $133,501,348 $397,501,348 33.6%
1/16/2004 Along Came Polly $27,721,185 3,052 $88,073,507 $173,044,410 50.9%
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain $14,574,213 2,802 $95,632,614 $165,173,909 57.9%
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love $367,203 1,293 $17,791,031 $24,591,031 72.3%
10/4/2002 Red Dragon $36,540,945 3,363 $92,955,420 $206,455,420 45.0%
12/24/1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley $12,738,237 2,370 $81,292,135 $128,792,135 63.1%
12/17/1999 Magnolia $193,604 1,086 $22,450,975 $48,446,802 46.3%
10/10/1997 Boogie Nights $50,168 1,003 $26,410,771 $43,111,725 61.3%
2/28/1997 Hard Eight $69,486 29 $142,356 $142,356 100.0%
5/10/1996 Twister $41,059,405 2,808 $241,688,385 $495,700,000 48.8%
2/11/1994 The Getaway $5,806,515 1,659 $15,545,115 $15,545,115 100.0%
12/23/1992 Scent of a Woman $0 1,252 $63,895,607 $63,895,607 100.0%
Movies: 18Totals:  $2,057,926,375$4,266,159,644 
 Averages:$33,694,5032,457$114,329,243$237,008,86960.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 760 $190,433,787
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office 78 $2,057,926,375
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office 64 $2,582,347,120
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office 88 $1,966,825,933
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000) 11,994 $106,667,114
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 $2,582,347,120
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 816 $214,220,660
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 192 $2,208,233,269
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 182 $2,550,748,588
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 192 $2,006,657,311
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 14,301-14,400) 14,358 $99,198,916
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 273 $2,550,748,588
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 787 $404,654,447
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 $4,266,159,644
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 128 $5,133,095,708
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 141 $3,973,483,244
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,301-13,400) 13,355 $205,866,030
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 $5,133,095,708
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 309 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 278 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 159 69
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 138 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 397 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 290 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 267 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 38
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 232 36
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 269 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 384 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 446 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 482 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 515 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 510 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 308 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 276 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 175 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 178 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 392 10
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,099 $42,784,791
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 766 $18,248,909
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $28,750,530
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 68 $66,661,095
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 56 $33,988,462
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 714 $101,619,769
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 649 $18,831,035
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $21,173,549
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 79 $52,851,676
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 47 $19,744,631
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 841 $144,404,560
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 739 $37,079,944
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $49,924,079
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 77 $119,512,771
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 49 $53,733,093
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 576 $190,433,787
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 576 $214,220,660
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 571 $404,654,447
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,047 $36,300,012
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 228 $57,711,096
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 90 $96,422,679
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 770 $48,450,768
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $91,744,667
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 99 $74,025,225
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 904 $84,750,780
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $149,455,763
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 94 $170,447,904
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 887 $8,559,459
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $164,636,473
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 381 $17,237,855
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 479 $29,455,184
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $165,934,441
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $18,831,035
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 689 $38,014,643
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $330,570,914
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 368 $36,068,890
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,009 $33,446,470
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $156,987,317
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 962 $19,744,631
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 217 $194,476,029
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,016 $53,191,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 230 $351,463,346
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 263 $66,661,095
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $52,851,676
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 293 $119,512,771

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/9/2014 God’s Pocket Producer $166,457 $0 $166,457
9/17/2010 Jack Goes Boating Executive Producer,
Director 
$541,992 $0 $541,992
Movies: 2Totals:$708,449$0$708,449
  Averages:$354,225$0$354,225

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/17/2010 Jack Goes Boating $28,916 90 $541,992 $541,992 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $541,992$541,992 
 Averages:$28,91690$541,992$541,992100.0%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/9/2014 God’s Pocket $21,482 80 $166,457 $166,457 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $166,457$166,457 
 Averages:$21,48280$166,457$166,457100.0%



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