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Richard Jenkins

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 38 films, with $3,872,757,692 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #151)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Senator Willis (Kong: Skull Island), Dr. Robert Doback (Step Brothers), Rodin (Jack Reacher), Bobby (Turbo), Frank Bascombe (Fun With Dick And Jane)
Most productive collaborators: Channing Tatum, Tom Cruise, Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, John C. Reilly

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As an ActorSupporting38$1,847,073,128$2,025,684,564$3,872,757,692
Lead Ensemble Member3$43,090,262$28,792,188$71,882,450

2017 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 13th, 2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri picked up four nominations, which is extra impressive, as there are only six theatrical categories. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

The Shape of Water

The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece. More...

The Hollars Trailer

August 1st, 2016

Ensemble comedy directed by, and starring John Krasinski, with Anna Kendrick, Sharlto Copley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Charlie Day, Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins opens August 26 ... Full Movie Details.

John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother's illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high-school rival and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015


Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)


Limited Releases: Grace Under Pressure

October 4th, 2013

There are ten limited releases on this week's list, but only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Let the Fire Burn is the standout, with a 92% positive response. The Summit is earning 73% positive reviews, which is good, but not great. Then there's Grace Unplugged, which is opening in more than 500 theaters, but with no reviews. That's a horrible combination. Overall, there's nothing that jumps out as a potential limited release hit. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Jack Reacher

May 5th, 2013

During the holiday season of 2011, Tom Cruise starred in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. I thought it was arguably the best action movie of the year and it became the stars biggest hit globally and his best domestic hit in a decade (not counting a cameo in Goldmember). A year later, Jack Reacher opened with barely a fraction of the buzz. I was one of the most Bullish analysts and I was only predicting $75 million. The film did pull in $80 million domestically, which is better than expected, but nothing compared to MI:IV. Is it really that much weaker? Or did it struggle in comparison, because it wasn't part of a popular franchise. More...

2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/1/2017 The Shape of Water Giles  $2,372,564 $0 $2,372,564
11/3/2017 LBJ Richard Russell  $2,458,579 $0 $2,458,579
3/10/2017 Kong: Skull Island Senator Willis  $168,052,812 $393,084,915 $561,137,727
8/26/2016 The Hollars Don Hollar  $1,016,985 $122,517 $1,139,502
10/23/2015 Bone Tomahawk Deputy Chicory  $0 $481,525 $481,525
8/1/2014 4 Minute Mile Coleman  $0 $0 $0
6/13/2014 Lullaby Robert  $0 $0 $0
5/9/2014 God’s Pocket Narrator  $166,457 $0 $166,457
10/4/2013 A.C.O.D. Hugh  $157,690 $0 $157,690
7/17/2013 Turbo Bobby  $83,028,130 $203,868,448 $286,896,578
6/28/2013 White House Down Eli Raphelson  $73,103,784 $132,336,603 $205,440,387
4/5/2013 The Company You Keep Jed Lewis  $5,132,442 $8,500,007 $13,632,449
12/21/2012 Jack Reacher Rodin  $80,070,736 $137,300,000 $217,370,736
11/30/2012 Killing Them Softly Driver  $14,945,541 $24,292,902 $39,238,443
9/14/2012 Liberal Arts Prof. Peter Holberg  $319,176 $824,774 $1,143,950
4/20/2012 Darling Companion Russell  $793,352 $406,994 $1,200,346
4/13/2012 The Cabin in the Woods Sitterson  $42,073,277 $28,669,671 $70,742,948
10/28/2011 The Rum Diary Lotterman  $13,109,815 $8,434,917 $21,544,732
10/21/2011 Norman Doug Long  $0 $0 $0
7/22/2011 Friends with Benefits Mr. Harper  $55,802,754 $90,793,137 $146,595,891
2/25/2011 Hall Pass Coakley  $45,060,734 $42,112,741 $87,173,475
2/4/2011 Waiting for Forever Richard  $25,517 $0 $25,517
10/1/2010 Let Me In The Father  $12,134,935 $16,135,464 $28,270,399
8/13/2010 Eat Pray Love Richard form Texas  $80,574,010 $126,024,779 $206,598,789
2/5/2010 Dear John Mr. Tyree  $80,014,842 $62,018,667 $142,033,509
12/19/2008 The Tale of Despereaux Principal  $50,877,145 $39,605,172 $90,482,317
9/12/2008 Burn After Reading Ted   $60,355,347 $107,812,451 $168,167,798
7/25/2008 Step Brothers Dr. Robert Doback  $100,468,793 $28,000,000 $128,468,793
4/11/2008 The Visitor Walter Vale  $9,427,026 $9,747,791 $19,174,817
9/28/2007 The Kingdom Robert Grace  $47,467,250 $39,042,352 $86,509,602
12/25/2005 Rumor Has It Earl Huttinger  $42,996,140 $45,937,422 $88,933,562
12/21/2005 Fun With Dick And Jane Frank Bascombe  $110,550,000 $92,468,919 $203,018,919
10/21/2005 North Country Hank  $18,324,242 $5,352,529 $23,676,771
10/15/2004 Shall We Dance? Detective  $57,887,882 $60,210,000 $118,097,882
5/7/2004 The Mudge Boy Edgar Mudge  $62,544 $0 $62,544
10/10/2003 Intolerable Cruelty Freddy Bender  $35,327,628 $86,000,000 $121,327,628
3/28/2003 The Core General Purcell  $31,111,260 $43,021,371 $74,132,631
9/13/2002 Stealing Harvard Cook  $13,973,532 $0 $13,973,532
4/12/2002 Changing Lanes Walter Arnell  $66,790,248 $0 $66,790,248
10/31/2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Walter Abundas  $7,494,849 $14,000,000 $21,494,849
4/27/2001 One Night at McCool's Father Jimmy  $6,276,532 $7,165,425 $13,441,957
3/23/2001 Say It Isn't So Walter Wingfield  $5,516,708 $0 $5,516,708
6/23/2000 Me, Myself & Irene EPA Agent Boshane  $90,570,999 $58,700,000 $149,270,999
3/3/2000 What Planet Are You From? Don Fisk  $6,291,602 $0 $6,291,602
12/24/1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Sheriff Art Moran  $14,378,353 $0 $14,378,353
10/8/1999 Random Hearts Truman Trainor  $31,054,924 $32,145,076 $63,200,000
9/1/1999 Outside Providence Barney  $7,309,628 $514,730 $7,824,358
3/26/1999 The Mod Squad Detective Mothershed  $13,260,050 $2,155,311 $15,415,361
10/2/1998 The Imposters Johnny (Frenchman)  $2,197,921 $0 $2,197,921
7/15/1998 There's Something About Mary Psychiatrist  $176,484,651 $193,400,000 $369,884,651
2/14/1997 Absolute Power Michael McCarty  $50,068,310 $0 $50,068,310
5/31/1996 Eddie Carl Zimmer  $31,369,401 $0 $31,369,401
3/22/1996 Flirting with Disaster Paul  $14,853,474 $1,295,706 $16,149,180
10/6/1995 How to Make an American Quilt Howell Saunders  $23,600,020 $0 $23,600,020
7/14/1995 The Indian in the Cupboard Victor  $35,627,222 $0 $35,627,222
12/2/1994 Trapped in Paradise Shaddus Peyser  $6,017,509 $0 $6,017,509
7/29/1994 It Could Happen To You C. Vernon Hale, Muriel's attorney  $37,784,369 $0 $37,784,369
6/17/1994 Wolf Bridger  $65,011,757 $66,000,000 $131,011,757
9/10/1993 Undercover Blues Frank  $12,416,686 $0 $12,416,686
3/16/1990 Blue Steel Attorney Mel Dawson  $7,701,707 $0 $7,701,707
12/13/1989 Blaze Picayune  $19,049,727 $0 $19,049,727
9/15/1989 Sea of Love Gruber  $58,571,513 $0 $58,571,513
5/19/1989 How I Got Into College Bill Browne  $651,850 $0 $651,850
8/26/1988 Stealing Home Hank Chandler  $7,467,504 $0 $7,467,504
1/1/1988 Little Nikita Richard Grant  $1,733,070 $0 $1,733,070
6/12/1987 The Witches of Eastwick Clyde Alden  $63,749,955 $0 $63,749,955
6/13/1986 The Manhattan Project Radiation Controls Officer  $3,900,000 $0 $3,900,000
2/7/1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Dr. Wilkes  $40,084,041 $0 $40,084,041
7/10/1985 Silverado Kelly  $33,200,000 $0 $33,200,000
Movies: 69Totals:$2,279,727,501$2,207,982,316$4,487,709,817