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Thomas McCarthy

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $1,845,466,634 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #786)
Best-known acting roles: Gordon Silberman (2012), Dr. Bob Banks (Meet the Parents), Michael the Robot (Pixels), Jeff Bauer (Duplicity), Principal Caden (The Lovely Bones)
Best-known technical roles: Up (Story Creator), Spotlight (Director), Spotlight (Screenwriter), Million Dollar Arm (Screenwriter), Win Win (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Bob Peterson, John Cusack, Roland Emmerich, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harald Kloser
Also credited as: Tom McCarthy

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting11$661,343,234$1,184,123,400$1,845,466,634
Cameo1$76,118,990$66,664,728$142,783,718
(Unclassified)1$3,051,221$21,099,329$24,150,550
In Technical RolesDirector5$70,463,635$63,478,448$133,942,083
Screenwriter4$91,683,010$52,831,959$144,514,969
Story Creator1$293,004,164$438,459,213$731,463,377
Producer1$0$1,210,265$1,210,265

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2015 Awards Season: Oscar Winners... And the Oscar Goes to Spotlight for Best Picture

February 28th, 2016

Spotlight

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

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2015 Awards Season: Oscar Preview

February 28th, 2016

The Revenant

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to enter our Oscar competition, and win all Best Picture nominees on Blu-ray or DVD. More...

2015 Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards Winners

February 27th, 2016

Spotlight

Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, but they don't hand the awards out until the day before the Oscars. Spotlight was the big winner tonight, but it wasn’t the only one.

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2015 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

February 27th, 2016

The Revenant

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest reaching its conclusion tomorrow at noon, 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. Best Director is one of the last categories we will look at, and it is one of the least competitive. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 20th, 2016

Spotlight

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. The Best Original Screenplay category isn't the most lop-sided category we will highlight, but it is also not very competitive. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners - Revenant and Mad Max Lead the Way

February 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The BAFTA awards were handed out over the weekend. There were two main winners, The Revenant, which won most of its five awards in the high-prestige categories, and Mad Max: Fury Road, which earn all four of its awards in technical categories. It appears the Oscars will be very similar in that breakdown. More...

2015 - Awards Season: WGA - Winners - Spotlight Shines on Potential Oscar Winners

February 15th, 2016

Spotlight

The Writers Guild of America awards were handed out over the weekend. Frankly, there wasn't a single surprise in any of the three theatrical categories, so there's not much to talk about. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in. More...

2015 - Awards Season: DGA - Nominations

January 14th, 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Directors Guild of America spread out the nominations, which I always felt hurt the buzz. There are ten categories of awards, but only three of which pertain to theatrical releases. There are very few surprises across these three categories, so the Oscar nominations today shouldn't be full of surprises either. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2015 - Awards Season: WGA - Nominations

January 6th, 2016

Spotlight

The Writers Guild of America nominees were announced and there are only a few surprises here. Additionally, one of these three races seems too close to call at this point. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015

Carol

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015

Carol

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.)

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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/24/2015 Pixels Michael the Robot  $78,765,986 $165,378,715 $244,144,701
9/17/2010 Jack Goes Boating* Dr. Bob  $541,992 $0 $541,992
12/11/2009 The Lovely Bones Principal Caden  $44,114,232 $50,780,216 $94,894,448
11/13/2009 2012 Gordon Silberman  $166,112,167 $622,296,372 $788,408,539
3/20/2009 Duplicity Jeff Bauer  $40,572,825 $40,506,741 $81,079,566
10/5/2007 Michael Clayton Voice of Walter  $49,033,882 $43,953,769 $92,987,651
2/2/2007 The Situation Major Hanks  $48,896 $0 $48,896
10/20/2006 Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley  $33,602,376 $30,055,565 $63,657,941
11/23/2005 Syriana Fred Franks  $50,824,620 $41,866,339 $92,690,959
10/7/2005 Good Night, and Good Luck Palmer Williams  $31,501,218 $25,085,683 $56,586,901
1/31/2003 The Guru Lars  $3,051,221 $21,099,329 $24,150,550
10/6/2000 Meet the Parents Dr. Bob Banks  $166,225,040 $164,200,000 $330,425,040
8/8/1997 Conspiracy Theory Helicopter Spotter  $76,118,990 $66,664,728 $142,783,718
Movies: 13Totals:$740,513,445$1,271,887,457$2,012,400,902
  Averages:$56,962,573$97,837,497$154,800,069


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/24/2015 Pixels $24,011,616 3,723 $78,765,986 $244,144,701 32.3%
9/17/2010 Jack Goes Boating $28,916 90 $541,992 $541,992 100.0%
12/11/2009 The Lovely Bones $116,616 2,638 $44,114,232 $94,894,448 46.5%
11/13/2009 2012 $65,237,614 3,444 $166,112,167 $788,408,539 21.1%
3/20/2009 Duplicity $13,965,110 2,579 $40,572,825 $81,079,566 50.0%
10/5/2007 Michael Clayton $719,910 2,585 $49,033,882 $92,987,651 52.7%
2/2/2007 The Situation $7,187 7 $48,896 $48,896 100.0%
10/20/2006 Flags of Our Fathers $10,245,190 2,375 $33,602,376 $63,657,941 52.8%
11/23/2005 Syriana $374,502 1,775 $50,824,620 $92,690,959 54.8%
10/7/2005 Good Night, and Good Luck $421,446 929 $31,501,218 $56,586,901 55.7%
10/6/2000 Meet the Parents $28,623,300 2,697 $166,225,040 $330,425,040 50.3%
Movies: 11Totals:  $661,343,234$1,845,466,634 
 Averages:$13,068,3102,077$60,122,112$167,769,69456.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,044 $661,343,234
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,669 $615,360,573
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,171 $332,337,207
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,092 $287,842,314
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 535 $76,118,990
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,488 $740,513,445
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 686 $1,184,123,400
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 807 $1,161,268,960
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 622 $786,496,372
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,743 $357,120,287
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 507 $66,664,728
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 906 $1,271,887,457
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 786 $1,845,466,634
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,038 $1,776,629,533
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 780 $1,118,833,579
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,529 $644,962,601
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 510 $142,783,718
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,077 $2,012,400,902

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/6/2015 Spotlight* Director,
Screenwriter 
$45,055,776 $47,161,953 $92,217,729
3/10/2015 The Cobbler Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$0 $1,210,265 $1,210,265
5/16/2014 Million Dollar Arm Screenwriter $36,447,959 $2,769,953 $39,217,912
3/18/2011 Win Win Director,
Screenwriter 
$10,179,275 $1,689,788 $11,869,063
5/29/2009 Up Story Creator $293,004,164 $438,459,213 $731,463,377
4/11/2008 The Visitor Director $9,427,026 $9,747,791 $19,174,817
10/3/2003 The Station Agent Director $5,801,558 $3,668,651 $9,470,209
Movies: 7Totals:$399,915,758$504,707,614$904,623,372
  Averages:$57,130,823$72,101,088$129,231,910

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/6/2015 Spotlight $295,009 1,227 $45,055,776 $92,217,729 48.9%
3/10/2015 The Cobbler $0 0 $0 $1,210,265 0.0%
3/18/2011 Win Win $150,362 388 $10,179,275 $11,869,063 85.8%
4/11/2008 The Visitor $86,488 270 $9,427,026 $19,174,817 49.2%
10/3/2003 The Station Agent $57,785 198 $5,801,558 $9,470,209 61.3%
Movies: 5Totals:  $70,463,635$133,942,083 
 Averages:$117,929417$14,092,727$26,788,41749.0%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/10/2015 The Cobbler $0 0 $0 $1,210,265 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$1,210,265 
 Averages:$00$0$1,210,2650.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/6/2015 Spotlight $295,009 1,227 $45,055,776 $92,217,729 48.9%
3/10/2015 The Cobbler $0 0 $0 $1,210,265 0.0%
5/16/2014 Million Dollar Arm $10,515,659 3,019 $36,447,959 $39,217,912 92.9%
3/18/2011 Win Win $150,362 388 $10,179,275 $11,869,063 85.8%
5/29/2009 Up $68,108,790 3,886 $293,004,164 $731,463,377 40.1%
Movies: 5Totals:  $384,687,174$875,978,346 
 Averages:$15,813,9641,704$76,937,435$175,195,66953.5%


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