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Garry Marshall

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $1,744,287,116 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #59)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Valentine's Day (Director), Runaway Bride (Director), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Director), The Princess Diaries (Director), Pretty Woman (Director)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Buck Cluck (Chicken Little), First Baseman in Softball (Runaway Bride), Bum Tour Guide (Pretty Woman), Dr Donald Harlan (Race to Witch Mountain), Walter Harvey (A League of Their Own)
Born: November 13th, 1934
Died: July 19th, 2016

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting7$611,393,085$456,051,894$1,067,444,979
In Technical RolesDirector18$1,023,085,661$721,201,455$1,744,287,116
Story Creator2$60,300,486$11,300,000$71,600,486

Home Market Releases for August 2nd, 2016

August 3rd, 2016

April and the Extraordinary World

It is the beginning of August, a.k.a., the beginning of TV on DVD season. While there are a few prominent releases in that category, the biggest release is Batman: The Killing Joke, which is still a hot mess, but this time on Blu-ray. There are plenty of smaller releases that are worth picking up, including April and the Extraordinary World. Its reviews are nearly 100% positive and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Friday Estimates: New Releases are as Quiet as a Purr

April 30th, 2016


The Jungle Book easily remained in first place on Friday’s box office chart, earning $10.25 million. That is down just 38% from last Friday and if the weekend as the same internal multiplier as last time, then we are looking at a $49 million weekend haul. That’s a lot more than we predicted and would push the film’s running tally well over $250 million. However, this seems overly bullish—I would expect a weekend total of a few million less. More...

Weekend Predictions: Kitten vs. Jungle Cat

April 28th, 2016


There are three wide releases coming out this week, but none of them look like they will challenge The Jungle Book for top spot. In fact, it looks like all three combined won't come close to The Jungle Book weekend haul. Keanu is the best of the new releases and it has a shot at becoming a midlevel hit. Mother's Day could have been a midlevel hit as counter-programming, especially with Mother's Day just over a week away. However, early reviews are hurting its chances with moviegoers. Finally there's Ratchet and Clank, which is one of those animated movies that feels like it should have gone Direct-to-Video. As for this weekend last year... this weekend last year was the first weekend of May, so year-over-year comparison has to deal with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Obviously 2016 is going to get crushed this weekend. It should bounce back next weekend. More...

2016 Preview: April

April 1st, 2016

The Jungle Book

March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: The Odd Couple: The Complete Collection

June 10th, 2015

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple is a TV show based on the award-winning movie of the same name that was based on the award-winning play of the same. The movie starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, who are inarguably one of the top ten comedy duos of all time. That sets a really high bar, one that is nearly impossible to match. Does it get there? And is The Complete Series worth picking up? More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
3/13/2009 Race to Witch Mountain Dr Donald Harlan  $67,172,594 $37,931,189 $105,103,783
5/12/2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Irwin Fiedler  $4,339,241 $75,512 $4,414,753
11/4/2005 Chicken Little Buck Cluck  $135,386,665 $174,657,158 $310,043,823
1/11/2002 Orange County Arthur Gantner  $41,059,716 $2,248,991 $43,308,707
12/21/2001 The Majestic Studio Executive  $27,796,042 $9,510,292 $37,306,334
7/30/1999 Runaway Bride First Baseman in Softball  $152,257,509 $157,880,669 $310,138,178
4/9/1999 Never Been Kissed Rigfort  $55,474,757 $0 $55,474,757
10/14/1994 Exit to Eden Voice of Priscilla's Client  $6,813,570 $0 $6,813,570
7/16/1993 Hocus Pocus Master  $39,360,491 $0 $39,360,491
7/1/1992 A League of Their Own Walter Harvey  $107,533,925 $24,906,141 $132,440,066
5/31/1991 Soapdish Edmund Edwards  $36,489,888 $0 $36,489,888
3/23/1990 Pretty Woman Bum Tour Guide  $178,406,268 $254,239,604 $432,645,872
12/21/1988 Beaches Audition director  $57,041,866 $0 $57,041,866
12/18/1987 Overboard Drummer  $26,713,187 $0 $26,713,187
10/10/1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash Detective  $25,587,804 $0 $25,587,804
2/15/1985 Lost in America Desert Inn Casino Manager  $10,079,206 $0 $10,079,206
Movies: 16Totals:$971,512,729$661,449,556$1,632,962,285
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
4/29/2016 Mother’s Day Director,
Story by 
$32,492,859 $11,300,000 $43,792,859
12/9/2011 New Year’s Eve Director,
$54,544,638 $92,305,635 $146,850,273
2/12/2010 Valentine's Day Director $110,485,654 $107,083,674 $217,569,328
5/11/2007 Georgia Rule Director $18,882,880 $1,936,721 $20,819,601
8/11/2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal E… Director $95,149,435 $26,922,000 $122,071,435
5/28/2004 Raising Helen Director $37,485,528 $12,443,152 $49,928,680
8/3/2001 The Princess Diaries Director $108,244,774 $57,090,000 $165,334,774
7/30/1999 Runaway Bride Director $152,257,509 $157,880,669 $310,138,178
2/26/1999 The Other Sister Director,
Story by 
$27,807,627 $0 $27,807,627
11/1/1996 Dear God Director $7,114,089 $0 $7,114,089
10/14/1994 Exit to Eden Director $6,813,570 $0 $6,813,570
10/11/1991 Frankie and Johnny Director $22,773,535 $0 $22,773,535
3/23/1990 Pretty Woman Director $178,406,268 $254,239,604 $432,645,872
12/21/1988 Beaches Director $57,041,866 $0 $57,041,866
12/18/1987 Overboard Director $26,713,187 $0 $26,713,187
7/30/1986 Nothing in Common Director $32,324,000 $0 $32,324,000
12/21/1984 The Flamingo Kid Director $23,859,382 $0 $23,859,382
7/16/1982 Young Doctors in Love Director $30,688,860 $0 $30,688,860
Movies: 18Totals:$1,023,085,661$721,201,455$1,744,287,116