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Robin Williams
By Eva Rinaldi → Flickr: Robin Williams [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films, with $3,695,656,547 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #42)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Teddy Roosevelt (Night at the Museum), Teddy Roosevelt (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Ramone/Lovelace (Happy Feet), Teddy Roosevelt (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb), Dwight D. Eisenhower (Lee Daniels' The Butler)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Mrs. Doubtfire (Producer)
Born: July 21st, 1951
Died: August 11th, 2014

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading33$2,146,450,617$1,549,205,930$3,695,656,547
Lead Ensemble Member4$441,009,702$626,893,965$1,067,903,667
Archival Footage1$0$4,968$4,968
Documentary Subject1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesProducer1$219,195,051$222,090,952$441,286,003

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films

December 13th, 2015

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Aladdin

October 12th, 2015


Aladdin first hit theaters in 1992 and was a smash hit with critics and with moviegoers. Because it is so well-known, I don't think I need to concentrate too much on the plot or the quality of the movie. What is more important is the technical presentation and any additionally extras new to this release. Does the Blu-ray shine in that regard? More...

Home Market Releases for September 1st, 2015

September 1st, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Summer is officially over, both in theaters and on the home market. This week, the new releases are led by Mad Max: Fury Road, which was not only one of the biggest hits of the summer, it was also one of the best. Nearly everything else of note is TV on DVD, so if you are a fan of those releases, it will be an expensive week. There were several contenders for Pick of the Week, including two TV on DVD releases (Castle: Season 7 and New Girl: The Complete Fourth Season), a documentary (Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me on DVD), but the winner is Mad Max: Fury Road on 3D Combo Pack. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: What Films to see on Our Holiday

July 10th, 2015

What We Did on Our Holiday

Very few movies on this week's list have a real shot at box office success. Stations of the Cross and Tangerine are both earning amazing reviews, but both are niche market releases. Many movies are also earning good reviews, like What We Did on Our Holiday, but are playing on VOD, so they likely won't find audiences in theaters. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

April 5th, 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is the third film, and likely final film, in the Night at the Museum franchise. The previous two films were very profitable, but the films have never really won over critics. This film had the weakest run at the box office, but is it also the weakest in terms of quality? More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 25th, 2014

November 25th, 2014

It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which means there are only a few days before Black Friday, which is one of the busiest shopping days of the season. At first glance, this might seem like a great day to release a DVD or Blu-ray; however, the massive sales will instead overshadow anything that comes out this week. This explains why there are so few interesting releases. The biggest release of the week is The Expendables 3 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, but it might be so bad it killed the franchise. The best release is Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Turkey Day Collection (XXXI), which is the Pick of the Week. We also have a Puck of the Week for Rhymes for Young Ghouls on DVD, a Canadian film that deserves a wider audience. More...

Everything is a Limited Release

November 7th, 2014

The Theory of Everything poster
There are a ton of limited releases coming out this week, including The Theory of Everything, which many people think will be an Awards Season contender. There are also a couple of foreign-language films worth checking out, Why Don't You Play in Hell and The Way He Looks. And finally, there are a trio of documentaries, Actress, Death Metal Angola, and National Gallery. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of films earning mixed or weaker reviews, so hopefully the good films don't get squeezed out.


Limited Releases: Talking Pictures

May 23rd, 2014

Words and Pictures poster

It is not a particularly strong week for limited releases. There are a few that are earning good reviews, but almost none are earning good reviews and any buzz. Cold in July is one of the exceptions and its reviews and star power could have resulted in a fast start, but it is also playing on Video on Demand. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Wilfred: Season Two

July 5th, 2013

Wilfred is a high concept show, which is both good and bad. On the positive side, it makes the show more interesting than 90% of the shows on TV. On the negative side, a high concept usually means a really short shelf life. These shows tend to run out of things to do with the concept and have to either end early, or live long enough to become just a standard TV show. Are there any signs that the show is suffering from this problem? Or will fans be eager to check out season two, and season three? More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/20/2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Alan Parrish  $0 $4,968 $4,968
5/12/2017 Absolutely Anything Dennis the Dog  $0 $7,200,039 $7,200,039
7/10/2015 Boulevard Nolan Mack  $126,150 $90,445 $216,595
12/19/2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Teddy Roosevelt  $113,746,621 $242,800,000 $356,546,621
12/2/2014 Robin Williams Remembered - Pioneers … Himself  $0 $0 $0
11/7/2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas Mitch Mitchler  $0 $0 $0
5/23/2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Henry Altmann  $0 $83,153 $83,153
3/7/2014 The Face of Love Roger  $385,069 $773,808 $1,158,877
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Dwight D. Eisenhower  $116,632,095 $60,393,403 $177,025,498
4/26/2013 The Big Wedding Father Moinigham  $21,819,348 $26,606,623 $48,425,971
11/18/2011 Happy Feet Two Ramon/Lovelace  $64,006,466 $93,950,000 $157,956,466
2/11/2011 Certifiably Jonathan Himself  $7,826 $0 $7,826
9/10/2010 Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Ever… Himself  $30,975 $0 $30,975
11/25/2009 Old Dogs   $49,492,060 $45,612,244 $95,104,304
8/21/2009 World's Greatest Dad Lance Clayton  $221,805 $73,945 $295,750
7/24/2009 Shrink Holden  $189,621 $0 $189,621
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… Teddy Roosevelt  $177,243,721 $224,987,342 $402,231,063
6/4/2008 Dreams With Sharp Teeth Himself  $0 $0 $0
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself  $0 $0 $0
11/21/2007 August Rush Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace  $31,664,162 $34,351,707 $66,015,869
7/3/2007 License to Wed Rev. Frank  $43,799,818 $26,387,270 $70,187,088
12/22/2006 Night at the Museum Teddy Roosevelt  $250,863,268 $328,583,139 $579,446,407
11/17/2006 Happy Feet Ramone/Lovelace  $198,000,317 $187,000,000 $385,000,317
10/13/2006 Man of the Year Tom Dobbs  $37,442,180 $3,900,000 $41,342,180
8/4/2006 The Night Listener Gabriel Noone  $7,836,393 $2,934,600 $10,770,993
6/9/2006 A Prairie Home Companion Himself  $20,342,852 $6,373,339 $26,716,191
6/6/2006 The Big White Paul Barnell  $0 $0 $0
4/28/2006 R.V. Bob Munro  $71,724,497 $15,748,527 $87,473,024
7/29/2005 The Aristocrats Himself  $6,377,461 $325,143 $6,702,604
4/15/2005 House of D Pappass  $388,532 $77,574 $466,106
3/11/2005 Robots Fender  $128,200,012 $132,500,000 $260,700,012
10/15/2004 Final Cut Alan Hackman  $548,039 $3,070,786 $3,618,825
8/21/2002 One Hour Photo Seymour 'Sy' Parrish  $31,597,131 $20,626,175 $52,223,306
5/24/2002 Insomnia Walter Finch  $67,263,182 $46,359,317 $113,622,499
3/29/2002 Death to Smoochy Rainbow Rudolph  $8,355,815 $18,247 $8,374,062
6/29/2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI Dr. Know  $78,616,689 $157,283,311 $235,900,000
12/17/1999 Bicentennial Man Andrew Martin  $58,220,776 $29,200,000 $87,420,776
9/24/1999 Jakob the Liar Jakob Heym  $4,956,401 $0 $4,956,401
9/17/1999 Get Bruce Himself  $43,155 $0 $43,155
12/25/1998 Patch Adams Patch Adams  $135,014,968 $67,158,032 $202,173,000
10/2/1998 What Dreams May Come Chris Nielsen  $55,485,043 $16,000,000 $71,485,043
12/12/1997 Deconstructing Harry Mel  $10,686,841 $0 $10,686,841
12/5/1997 Good Will Hunting Sean McGuire  $138,433,435 $87,500,000 $225,933,435
11/26/1997 Flubber Professor Phillip Brainard  $92,993,801 $85,000,000 $177,993,801
5/9/1997 Father's Day Dale Putley  $28,681,080 $7,000,000 $35,681,080
12/25/1996 Hamlet Osric  $4,501,094 $2,628,576 $7,129,670
11/8/1996 The Secret Agent The Professor  $106,606 $0 $106,606
8/9/1996 Jack Jack Powell  $58,617,334 $0 $58,617,334
3/8/1996 The Birdcage Armand Goldman  $124,060,553 $57,700,000 $181,760,553
12/15/1995 Jumanji Alan Parrish  $100,458,310 $162,300,000 $262,758,310
9/8/1995 To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Ju… John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (uncredited)  $36,466,570 $0 $36,466,570
7/12/1995 Nine Months Dr. Kosevich  $69,660,733 $68,825,698 $138,486,431
5/6/1994 Being Human Hector  $1,461,200 $0 $1,461,200
1/11/1994 From Time to Time Timekeeper (voice)  $5,000 $0 $5,000
11/24/1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire  $219,195,051 $222,090,952 $441,286,003
12/18/1992 Toys Leslie Zevo  $21,452,082 $0 $21,452,082
11/11/1992 Aladdin Genie (voice)  $217,350,219 $286,700,000 $504,050,219
4/10/1992 Ferngully… The Last Rainforest Batty Koda  $21,111,825 $0 $21,111,825
3/1/1992 Shakes the Clown Jerry  $115,103 $0 $115,103
12/11/1991 Hook Peter Banning  $119,654,823 $181,200,000 $300,854,823
9/20/1991 The Fisher King Parry  $41,798,224 $0 $41,798,224
8/23/1991 Dead Again Doctor Cozy Carlisle  $38,016,380 $0 $38,016,380
12/19/1990 Awakenings Dr. Malcolm Sayer  $51,636,504 $0 $51,636,504
5/18/1990 Cadillac Man Joey O'Brien  $27,257,086 $0 $27,257,086
6/2/1989 Dead Poets Society John Keating  $95,860,116 $143,639,884 $239,500,000
3/10/1989 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen King of the Moon  $8,040,008 $0 $8,040,008
12/23/1987 Good Morning Vietnam Adrian Cronauer  $123,922,370 $0 $123,922,370
7/11/1986 Club Paradise Jack Moniker  $12,308,521 $0 $12,308,521
1/31/1986 The Best of Times Jack Dundee  $7,790,931 $0 $7,790,931
4/6/1984 Moscow on the Hudson Vladimir Ivanoff  $25,100,000 $0 $25,100,000
6/22/1983 The Survivors Donald Quinelle  $14,000,000 $0 $14,000,000
7/23/1982 The World According to Garp Garp  $30,207,324 $0 $30,207,324
12/12/1980 Popeye Popeye  $49,823,037 $0 $49,823,037
Movies: 73Totals:$3,571,414,609$3,085,058,247$6,656,472,856
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Box Office
Box Office
11/24/1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Producer $219,195,051 $222,090,952 $441,286,003
Movies: 1Totals:$219,195,051$222,090,952$441,286,003