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  • Steve Lensman on Donna Reed MoviesHi Bob, thanks for the reviewing and rating my Donna Reed video, much appreciated. Glad you liked the pictorial presentation. I see you found Bruce's Donna Reed page, she wasn't on the UMR index page last time I looked. But I knew he had done a page on Donna. I wonder how many other names Bruce had forgotten to add to the index. Oh look there's the chief... no wait, false alarm. :) I think Bruce's interest in the site is waning Bob, sad sad sad, I wonder if he even reads our comments anymore. I've only seen a handful...
  • BOB on Donna Reed MoviesSTEVE: 1 I always regarded Donna Reed’s career as an uneven one in that she had plum roles in two of the most important movies of all time – It’s a Wonderful Life and From Here to Eternity – and yet spent a large part of her career in B movies such as the westerns Hangman’s Knot, 3 Hours to Kill, Gun Fury and They Rode West all of which are included in your selections. I can never recall her in the actual lead in any of her flicks and in the 1950s her movie career wound down but luckily...
  • SteinHOF on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sSo much information. Highlights for me? Harvey Keitel getting a mention. Love him as an actor. Very underrated. Gene Hackman almost getting a Top 10 spot. Just reinforces my thinking that he is one of the greatest actors ever. And seeing some all time greats getting on the list. Peck, Quinn, Heston and Mitchum really sticking out.
  • SteinHOF on June 22nd – Our First New You Tube Video in 9 MonthsSweeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!! I like the Goldblum back to back "Must Go Faster" clips. You should do more of these videos.
  • Steve Lensman on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sHey I recognise all these names, do I win a prize or something? ;) Hey Charlton Heston did very well on the big chart topping over 100 big names, I like that. It was Steven Seagal's best decade and aging action hero Chuck Heston effortlessly higher on the rung. You left out Jean-Claude Van Damme, he did pretty well in the 90s. Chuck Norris was fading fast and kung fu Bruce Lee has been dead for a quarter of a century. [sniff] And that's my assessment of the big stars of the 1990s, thank you and goodnight. Not enough? Okay...
  • Steve Lensman on Robert Mitchum Movies:) Haven't seen John in a while either, was it something you said Bob? Or is the UMR going thru the summer doldrums? [wink] I was looking at the AFI list Bruce posted on this page, the Top 25 Actors, the only actor I haven't done a video on from there is Sidney Poitier, who along with Kirk Douglas is still with us. Poitier should be on my next batch of actors after I've completed this latest round of classic Hollywood actresses.
  • BOB on Robert Mitchum MoviesSTEVE 1 I didn’t know Build my Gallows High was the original title for Out of the Past and thought it was the other way round but I find both alternatives very thought provoking. Anyway just to be sure maybe we’d better check with John in the matter. Remember how he chastised us when he thought we’d got Dick Powell’s Murder my Sweet and Farewell my Lovely the wrong way round! I think he kept after us on that one to almost the extent that he did over Crawford/Loy or the billing issue. 2 The Work Horse has gone AWOL...
  • Steve Lensman on Robert Mitchum MoviesThanks Bob, appreciate the review, rating, comment, info, trivia and comparison. Glad you enjoyed the video. I thought naughty Jane deserved some attention from us film buffs. And she was a memorable femme fatale in one of Hollywood's great film noirs - Out of the Past (UK title Build My Gallows High, which was the name of the original novel). According to IMDB "She quickly married crooner Rudy Vallee after fleeing a possessed Howard Hughes, who kept her virtually a prisoner during her first few months. An enraged Hughes pressured her and ruined the marriage. She returned to Hughes and...
  • bri on June 21st – Ranking 19 Chris Pratt Movies on His 38th Birthdayi love you chris pratt you are my hero
  • BOB on Robert Mitchum MoviesSTEVE My previous post is about your Jane Greer video and I've placed it on Mitchum's page as Jane does not yet have a Cogerson page.
  • BOB on Robert Mitchum Movies1 A film columnist once cynically observed that in Hollywood you couldn’t trust even your ‘friends’ and Jane Greer proved that this was a sweeping statement. Early in his film career Bob Mitchum had troubles with the Law so that it was apparently difficult for a time to encourage some actresses to co-star with him. However Jane who had worked with Mitch in Build my Gallows High [aka Out of the Past] stood by him and at a very crucial juncture agreed to be his leading lady in the film nor The Big Steal [1949]. For her loyalty in that...
  • Helakoski on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sLove this love this. I know all of these people. Glad to see Tom Hanks as the Top Dog of the decade. Wonderful page.
  • BOB on Pixar Movies vs DreamWorks Movies1 Though usually they are well made and earn piles of money I am not a big fan of computer-animated movies to which major stars lend just their voices and I thought it was very sad that Paul Newman who had a great physical screen presence and gave powerhouse performances in films like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler and The Verdict should perform his virtual swan song as the voice of a car in the 2006 Cars and I see that the producers have compounded the situation by dragging Paul’s voice out of the archives for the...
  • Cogerson on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sHey Dan....actually Walter is in 126th spot...with Lemmon in 142nd.....the Walter Lemmon is the name assigned to the 6 Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau co-starring movies of the 1990s....at first I thought I should take it out....but for some reason I kinda of like them having an extra spot...lol. Good eye on spotting it.....that is one seriously long table. Thanks for the feedback.
  • Cogerson on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sHey Bob 1. Thanks for checking out this latest decade page....I did a lot of research on this page....thus we have over 200 actors on the list. 2. Stallone did not have a stellar 1990s...the Rambo/Rocky franchises did not set the box office on fire like they did in the 1980s. 3. Demi Moore was very very successful when she and Bruce were married. 4. John Travolta's 21st placing is pretty impressive considering his career was pretty much dead in the water before 1994's Pulp Fiction....he was a serious box office force from 1994 to 1999. 5. Actually the inclusion...
  • Cogerson on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sHey Mel Forever....thank you for the nice compliment.
  • Cogerson on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sHey Eliska....yep Mr. Jackson was a very busy actor in the 1990s....his 40 plus movie output out did Mel by over 28 movies. Thanks for the feedback.
  • Cogerson on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sHey Terry804. I think you might be right...using the actual grosses would be interesting too. My entire database is set up to calculate the UMR score using the adjusted gross. As for SLJ....yep he was mainly a supporting actor for most of the decade....but his combined gross is very impressive. Thanks for stopping by.
  • Dan on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sThe return of Walter Lemmon at #156, can't recall anything he's been in. I know it's not Jack Lemmon because he's 142, maybe Walter Matthau perhaps.
  • BOB on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990s1 The top 15 Box Office table contains almost all of the 1990s great stars whom I expected to be there such as Cruise, Hanks, Arnie, Willis, Jim Carrey, Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts. I was slightly surprised that Harrison at No 17 in the main table did not make the 15 cut and I was SHOCKED at Sly’s low placing at No 76. Also I had thought Travolta would be higher The ex Mrs Willis does well at No 20, indeed being the 3rd highest ranked female in the entire main table. She and her other half could be...
  • mel forever on Mel Gibson Moviesyou should share this link too
  • mel forever on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990snicely done
  • Eliška G on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sBut Samuel like Jackson made a lot more movies say compare to Mel. That's why he is at the top.
  • Terry804 on Top Box Office Stars of the 1990sVery detailed information. My only issue would be that the movies are in adjusted box office! think actual gross would have been more interesting. Samuel L. Jackson seems to be out of place in the top position. Fun read!
  • BOB on Site IndexSTEVE 1 Where is el capitan you ask. I understand he's an admirer of method acting so it's possible he's working on an Invisible Man page! 2 Yes and Anne Baxter was the Oscar Girl and Myrna Loy was the Stand In Girl.
  • Steve Lensman on Site IndexHi Bob, thanks for the review, rating and info, always appreciated. Glad you like the posters and stills. We're back to the golden oldies after a hiatus following Roger Moore's death last month. Ann Sheridan would be a good subject for Bruce's movie emporium. Where is el capitan is he still MIA? Sheridan was the 'oomph girl' but I've read she didn't like that nickname. Clara Bow was the 'It Girl', Dorothy Lamour 'The Sarong Girl', Lana Turner 'The Sweater Girl' and Jean Harlow 'The Blonde Bombshell'. Only one Ann Sheridan movie recieved 10 out of 10 from my sources...
  • BOB on Site Index1 STEVE Ann Sheridan who started in movies in the 1930s probably had her heyday in the 40s when she shared star billing with many of the male Greats of the Classic Era – Grant, Cooper, Bogie, Raft, Flynn and Cagney as well as with Bette Davis. Certainly when I began watching films in the early 1950s Ann’s movies seemed to be mostly small scale affairs though I enjoyed a few of them – Steel Town, Just Around the Corner and especially the 1956 Come Next Spring. Sadly Ann's career vanished after 1956 2 The excellence of the posters and...
  • Cogerson on Top Movie Stars of the 1980sHey Trina...all 4 were added to the table....only Ally Sheedy was able to crack the Top 100. Thanks for the suggestions.
  • Cogerson on Kevin Spacey MoviesHey Chris your comment has me thinking I should start watching House of Cards right away. His return to the big screen has to be better than last year's Nine Lives....now that was a bad movie. Though it did entertain my 8 and 10 year olds. I think Glengary Glen Ross is one of Stacey's favorites as well....he got to work with two of his acting heroes in that one...Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comment.
  • Trina Parkerson on Top Movie Stars of the 1980sRob Lowe, Andie McDowell and Ally Sheedy? I see some St. Elmo's Fire stars but not these or Andrew McCarthy.
  • Chris on Kevin Spacey MoviesHi He must be one of the best actors of his generation. His list of films in the 90's, LA Confidential, Usual Suspects, Seven, American Beauty and one of my favourites, Glengarry Glenross. Just a superb villain. But anything he has achieved on the big screen or the theatre has been truly surpassed by his role of Francis Underwood in House of Cards. It makes West Wing look like a Sunday School outing, and it is done so well that you wonder where the truth end and fantasy begins. I've watched him on T.V. do great impersonations of Katharine Hepburn...
  • Cogerson on June 19th – 1980s Top Box Office Star Page Updated – 60 More Stars AddedHey SteinHOF 1. I have Nolte's career 100% researched for the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. So I do not have much to do to be done with his page. 2. Other actors/actresses that are almost 100% done....George Segal, Julie Christie, Jessica Lange and so many others. 3. You are right about Jeff Goldblum...I have his 1990s done....I just forgot to do his 1980s .....I will fix that in a little bit. 4. Glad you like the update.
  • Cogerson on Ewan McGregor MoviesHey Bob. 1. Thanks for the feedback on Mr. McGregor. 2. Shallow Grave helped get McGregor and director Danny Boyle on the map. So far they have made 20 years together. 3. I liked him in the Star Wars movies....just a shame that the Lucas plots and dialogue were so bad. 4. McGregor is fun to watch during interviews....he seems to be the type of star that says what is on his mind...which I respect. Good stuff.
  • Cogerson on Ewan McGregor MoviesThank you Elaissa...glad you liked it..and thanks for stopping by.
  • Cogerson on Ewan McGregor MoviesHey Steve. Yep a Scotsman gets a page. I have seen 35 of his movies. I have seen all of your favorites. My favorites would be Black Hawk Down, A Life Less Ordinary, Moulin Rouge and Big Fish. I have seen Shallow Grave but have not seen either Trainspotting movies. I did not like any of his Star Wars movies...with Attack of the Clones being my least favorite McGregor movie ever. Thanks for the feedback.
  • Cogerson on Ewan McGregor MoviesHey Dan. 1. So he has only starred with 2 of the Top 10.....but 21 of the Top 100. 2. I see a Black Hawk Down a few times on the list but I thought it was going to be more. 3. 32 Oscar winners is slightly below average for somebody that has 50 movies. Fun list as always to check out. Thanks for sharing them.
  • SteinHOF on June 19th – 1980s Top Box Office Star Page Updated – 60 More Stars AddedHope you feel better soon. Like the update. Lots of non UMR people on the table. Does that mean they will be having UMR pages in the near future? Of those performers I most like to see a Nick Norte, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dan Ayroyd page. I think you have an error with Jeff Goldblum. I know he made more than 4 movies in the 1980s.
  • Cogerson on June 19th – 1980s Top Box Office Star Page Updated – 60 More Stars AddedAll this work is the benefit of being confined to bed......but I am so ready to get up and go out in the 100 degree weather that is currently in my area.
  • Cogerson on June 19th – 1980s Top Box Office Star Page Updated – 60 More Stars Added1. Been working on a 1990s decade page over the last few days....and this has caused a few side effects. 2. Lots of stars in the 1990s required me to go back and update this 1980s page. End result? 63 stars added to this page. 3. When researching non UMR page stars I have been accidentally almost completing a stars entire movie career....which means I have about 50 UMR pages almost completely researched. 4. Since Friday I have finished the research on 1,543 movies. But what does that mean? Well I will tell you. Our database had 36,765 movies in...
  • Laurent on AboutHey Bruce and others, Here the top 21 to 30 of the US box office of 1922. http://www.boxofficestory.com/box-office-usa-1922-top-21-a-30-a130519700 Enjoy
  • Dan on Ewan McGregor MoviesRogue Trader was a pretty good picture of it's type, before the Big Short or Wolf of Wall Street or Margin Call. I believe Boiler Room preceded it.
  • Helakoski on June 18th – Happy Father’s Day & Remembering My Dad’s Favorite MoviesHappy Father's Day Cogerson and all the fathers out there.
  • phil simmons on AboutThanks Laurent, all clear now!
  • BOB on Ewan McGregor Movies1 Like Steve I first saw Ewan McGregor in the 1995 Shallow Grave which I think was his 2nd movie though he had done work in a couple of TV mini series in 1993. Shallow Grave was a low budget British film which as illustrated in the above table didn’t do well at the US box office but was nevertheless a modest commercial success with an actual worldwide gross of $19.8 million against a tiny budget of 2.5 million again in actual dollars. 2 Ewan’s performance impressed me in that movie and I was therefore glad to see him develop...
  • Sharon Perry on Shirley Temple MoviesVery interesting article! For me, Shirley Temple is a one-of-a-kind child actress, never to be duplicated. Born in 43, I didn't see her movies until I was quite old.....No TV in our home yet. I have watched her movies over and over and after having 5 children, I have shown the movies to them. Very few people don't enjoy a sweet, happy-ever-after movie! I still watch the movies as I have collected them. I have also had a "movie day" every now and then and invited my children's friends over. Thank you for this article. It reminds me to begin...
  • Steve Lensman on Ewan McGregor MoviesYoung Obi-Wan Kenobi gets his UMR page. The first movie I saw him in was Shallow Grave, followed by Trainspotting. I've seen 21 of the 50 films on the list, favorites include The Island, Robots, Jack the Giant Slayer, Black Hawk Down and the much maligned Star Wars prequels. I haven't seen the new Beauty and the Beast or T2 Trainspotting yet. Good work Bruce, the Force is with you. Vote Up!
  • Elaissa on Ewan McGregor Movieswhat a cool database. thanks for putting it all together and sharing it
  • Cogerson on Kevin Spacey MoviesOscar winning co-stars. Caine and a few others reach 50 and above...but most like Spacey are between 30 and 46 Oscar co-stars.
  • BOB on Kevin Spacey MoviesHI BRUCE 1 Thanks for the feedback. If you get a chance please look in on my 15 June post to Steve about his Russell Crowe video on Russell's pwn Cogerson page. I would be interested in your take on Mr Mumbles sending the pugilistic Crowe a book about "gentle" men. 2 Also surprising me was Russell's claim that the Brando friend who delivered the poetry volume said that Bud regarded Crowe as his favourite actor and so wanted him to have the book. I read elsewhere that DeNiro was MB's favourite US actor and that TV performer Peter Bowles...
  • Cogerson on Kevin Spacey MoviesHey Mr. Steveman 1. Thanks for the comment. 2. I am not a big fan of Superman Returns either....it was a one and done movie for me....and I have no plans to re-watch it anytime soon. 3. Tally counts...me 34, you 20 and Phil 14....so your combined total ties me. 4. I have seen all of your favorite Spacey movies....with Usual Supects, Seven, LA Confidential joining Swimming With Sharks and The Ref making up my Top 5. With an * by Moon....which I love as well...Spacey does the voice in that one. 5. I liked Elvis & Nixon...but not as...
  • Cogerson on Kevin Spacey MoviesHey Phil....you are correct....a 90s decade page is one of the reasons I got a Spacey and McGregor page out so quickly. The 1990s are proving somewhat difficult....since I keep finding people that should be on the list...that do not have UMR pages. As for Spacey...I think you are right....the same thoughts on Hurt work with Spacey...though I would say Spacey has maintained a higher profile than Hurt has.....but they are both quality actors. 14 is good.....but way behind me (I do not get to pound my chest too often when it comes to these tally counts) as I have...
  • Cogerson on Kevin Spacey MoviesI know your pain of having terrible internet service when away on trips or vacations. Just think only 20 years ago internet service was not even remotely close to being an issue when thinking about traveling....ah the addiction of being connected...lol.
  • Cogerson on Kevin Spacey MoviesHey Bob 1. Sorry it took so long to respond to your Spacey comment…been a bit under the weather lately which has created some not so nice neck issues that make it hard to sit at a computer…the joys of getting older….but Bette Davis did say getting older was not for wimps. 2. Good comment on Spacey and the influence by Brando. 3. Too bad that Brando/Spacey scene did not make the final cut….if only it had then I could have included that movie on the Brando page….lol. 4. Yep his television career has been pretty impressive…..but I have completely...
  • Cogerson on Kevin Spacey MoviesHey Dan....good lists as always....I greatly appreciate the information. Surprised he has only worked with 3 of the Top 10. 43 Oscar winning co-stars is a pretty good total. Have you noticed not many if these stars reach 50? Good feedback.
  • Cogerson on Ewan McGregor MoviesThanks Dan.....I fixed that error....his correct birth year is now listed.
  • Steve Lensman on Hugh Jackman MoviesHi Bob, thanks for checking out my Wolverine video, much appreciated. Glad you liked some of the posters and stills. One third of the movies on my list were X-Men / Wolverine films. He has a short cameo in X-Men First Class and an uncredited action sequence in X-Men Apocalypse. I agree he is an excellent actor and I was surprised how effective he was in the musical Les Miserables, winning the Golden Globe and nabbing an Oscar nomination too. You're right Bruce and I not only have the same top 5 but in the same order too, I wonder...
  • BOB on Hugh Jackman MoviesSTEVE 1 Jackman is obviously most famous for the X Men/Wolverine movies but regretfully that franchise is not my cup of tea. However as he is an excellent actor he has thankfully done other things that I could enjoy such as the crime thrillers Deception and Swordfish though you do not rate those 2 over-highly. 2 Certainly also I can have no quibble with your X Men/Wolverine POSTERS all of which I thought were top notch and I also admired those for Van Helsing, The Fountain, Scoop, Pan, Chappie and especially Logan Very interesting were those from Van Helsing, Australia,...
  • Dan on Ewan McGregor MoviesEwan was born in 1971.
  • Dan on Ewan McGregor MoviesEwan is born in 1971.
  • Dan on Ewan McGregor MoviesMr. McGregor is # 222 on the 2016 Oracle of Bacon Top 1000 of the Hollywood Universe list. These are the people on that list who have been in a film with him. 4 SAMUEL L. JACKSON Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) 4 SAMUEL L. JACKSON Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 4 SAMUEL L. JACKSON Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) 10 MICHAEL CAINE Little Voice (1998) 14 JOSEPH OLIVEIRA THE ISLAND (2005) (off list in 2017) 16 LIAM NEESON A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE...
  • Dan on Kevin Spacey MoviesI was out on the Eastern end of Long Island couple of days and the internet was terrible. Kevin Spacey is # 346 on the 2016 Oracle of Bacon Top 1000 Center of the Hollywood Universe list. These are all the people on the list he has appeared in a film with. 4 SAMUEL L. JACKSON A Time to Kill (1996) 4 SAMUEL L. JACKSON The Negotiator (1998) 9 DONALD SUTHERLAND A Time to Kill (1996) 9 DONALD SUTHERLAND Horrible Bosses (2011) 9 DONALD SUTHERLAND Outbreak (1995) 10 MICHAEL CAINE Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) 12 MORGAN FREEMAN Edison (2005)...
  • BOB on AboutSTEVE 1 It's possible that John and Bruce starting arguments about Loy helped boost her views on the Cogerson site - I suppose it would have taken something out of the ordinary to do that. 2 Certainly I think that John was responsible for my Deanna exceeding 1K in views on your site as John labelled her the "forgotten" woman and I think your very discerning viewers were affronted and were determined to prove him wrong. Of course we mustn't forget that Deanna was lovely to look at and your site deals in posters and stills so that viewers would...
  • Steve Lensman on AboutHaha poor Myrna did do better at this site with nearly 22k views, I wonder if our bickering about her over the past 12 months helped boost that page? ;) It'll be interesting to see if videos on modern actors do as well as the classic actors on my channel when I eventually get round to them. We've had a peek at that recently with my Cruise and Statham videos. I have a feeling many of my subscribers are middle-aged, they will not be happy when I start uploading videos on the new kids on the block. But there can't...
  • BOB on AboutSTEVE 1 Thanks for the explanation 2 Certainly your viewers seem to have got one thing right. The lady listed at No 7 in my last post to you is among those stars with the very least views on your site. That suggests to me that your users are very astute in their observations and refined in their tastes. By contrast on some other sites that lady is treated as Queen of the Castle. 3 At least my Joan comes 3rd on the list that I gave you with 738 views and I'm pleased that most of my male idols...
  • Steve Lensman on AboutThat is puzzling Bob. I expected Frank to do better. Some of it just doesn't make any sense - Joel McCrea nearly 3.6k views surpassing James Stewarts 1k and John Wayne's 2.8k. Deanna Durbin 1000 views ahead of Judy Judy Judy! Some of these videos get linked at fan sites and get a hefty boost in views, Bruce has helped me with those in the past. Some like my Sci-fi movies 2010-2015 video turn viral and pick up a couple of thousand views each day. Usually actors I expected to do well i.e. James Dean (462 views) don't do as...
  • BOB on AboutSTEVE 1 What do you think are the factors that determine the varying levels of interest that your videos attract from viewers. The following random selection of artists from your catalogue should illustrate my point. 1/Jean Simmons-1.2K views 2/Frank Sinatra-768 3/Bing Crosby -672 4/Danny Kaye -558 5/Dean Martin-462 6/Judy Garland-298 7/Myrna Loy-277 2 Jean has generally the most views by far and yet in the cinema she was a less important star than any of the others with the exception of the lady at No 7. It certainly puzzles me.particularly as Sinatra for example was listed by Time Magazine as...
  • Laurent on AboutIn Canada there were some gret theaters : Toronto : Uptown :2965 seats Pantages : 2450 Hip : 2600 Montreal Capitol : 2700 Palace : 2700 Loew's : 3200
  • Laurent on AboutTo compare, the importance of the N-Y Roxy or the Gaumont Palace in Paris, the biggest Uk theatre in the years 20-30 was the Greens Playhouse of Glasgow with 4200 seats. Only 6 rooms exceeded the 3,000 seats in all the country (one in London, the Empire and its 3226 places).
  • Laurent on AboutHello Phil, I'm sorry I didn't understand what you meant. I'm not always performing intellectually Lol. Indeed, your question makes perfect sense. The French box office is in admissions. As for Spain, Germany and Italy. So in order for you to know what really mean these figures, know that in France, out of more than 30,000 films released since 1945, about 4,500 have made more than 1,000,000 admissions. Less than 800 exceeded 3,000,000, just over 225 attracted more than 5,000,000 spectators, and only 27 films exceeded 10,000,000 entries. In Paris, there were several great theaters. Between 1000 and 2000 seats,...
  • Laurent on AboutBefore the Film Français, there was the Cinématographie Française which published some figures of the French box office, by theaters. But it was grosses in francs. Gina Lollobrigida was a very big star in France. One of the foreign actresses who made the most admissions in the country, may be even the most of all. 9 films of more than three million admissions, it's a record for a foreign actor or actress. For Marlene Dietrich, I forward your request.
  • Laurent on AboutI confess that I don't know much about what has become of most of these theaters. But I can tell you that the N-Y Capitol closed in 1968, the N-Y Strand as well, in 1987, and as well as the N-Y Astor in 1982. The N-Y Rivoli has resumed its activity in 2012. In Paris, large rooms (over 1,000 seats) of the time, it also remains the Normandie.
  • phil simmons on Kevin Spacey MoviesHey Bruce, Thanks for another page on a very talented actor - I am wondering if Kevin Spacey is coming up now because you are planning a Top Stars of the 90s page ;) In some ways, many of the comments on William Hurt on his recent page can apply to Spacey though 10 years later. Spacey was very successful and critically acclaimed in the 1990s, particularly during the end of the decade, but after the first few years in the 2000s, his film career seemed to dip, though he was active in the theater and of course later earned...
  • phil simmons on AboutHi Laurent, thanks for your response. Wow, these seem more stadiums than movie theaters. I'm not sure how big movie theaters are in France now, but there are few large ones left in Canada. Most theater chains divide their spaces into 7-10 rooms that can seat about 50-100 people so the cinematic experience is not what it used to be (not to mention that many have an endless run of loud commercials followed by an endless run of previews). Anyway, my question on the currency of the box office numbers was not on 1922 (I understood your page was in...
  • pierre on AboutHello Bruce Thanks you so much for sharing this site because I am very often on both site that one with Laurent link sur and of course yours and I like very much both. Great meetings i think five or four years ago Good morning Pierre
  • pierre on AboutHello Laurent I again I am always fascinated by the movie palace and all the Numbers of the seats, and the décorations and the atmosphérique theaters in USA anyway we get the REX in Paris. Can I ask you if you know how in the list You give how many theaters are always entertaining to day. I know fo NYC Paramount and Roxy are over but in Hollywood the Grauman chinese the Egyptians always are on the market and in inNYC there is always Radio City Music Hall. Some of them are restored and some of them are became cinémathèque...
  • pierre on AboutHello Laurent, Thanks for the link and of course i follow it and guess what, I know very well this site for à long Time and I like it It is very well done and I was asking me why not box office in the 30 and you just answer by your last comment. I though that le film français get this database which is always with the Numbers of spectateurs not with the receipt of the theaters. Anyway i Will follow your twenty box office because I think if the thirtheen are the DECADE the twenties stay the MAGICAL...
  • Steve Lensman on Russell Crowe MoviesHi Bob, thanks for the review, rating, comment, info, trivia, comparison, observation, appraisal and evaluation, much appreciated. Glad you liked the photos and posters. Like you it must have been the volatile Bud White in LA Confidential that made me a fan of Crowe. I'd seen him earlier in the sci-fi film Virtuosity but I never suspected then that this would be a future Oscar-calibre actor. Looking at my files only 3 Russell Crowe films managed a 10 out of 10 score from my sources - Gladiator, The Insider and LA Confidential. While other high scorers like A Beautiful Mind...
  • Lens Steveman on Kevin Spacey MoviesAn excellent actor, but I didn't like him as Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, the tone was all wrong, ditto the film as well. Too dark, nasty and not enough humour and this was before Chris Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy adversely influenced the DC movieverse. I've seen 20 of the 42 films listed - favorites include - The Usual Suspects, Outbreak, Seven, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Bug's Life, LA Confidential and American Beauty. I'll recommend Elvis & Nixon to anyone wondering if it's worth a look, it is. Michael Shannon doesn't look anything like Elvis but he has nailed the...
  • Laurent on AboutFor the French box office, there is hardly any data before 1944.
  • Laurent on AboutHello Phil Thak you for your kind words. I enjoy you like my summaries too, because my objective was mainly to (re) discover this fascinating period. The receipts are in dollars since it is the US box office, harvested by the key theaters of Variety. These theaters were in N-Y, Chicago, LA, Pittsburgh, Portland, Seattle, Providence, Detroit, Denver, Montreal, San Francisco, Philadelphia etc. Most of these halls actually counted more than 1000 seats, and even often more than 2000. Here are the most important of the time: Los Angeles Metropolitan: 3595 places Portland Broadway: 2500 Seattle Fifth Avenue: 2700 San...
  • BOB on Kevin Spacey Movies1 Truly an occurrence “Worthy to be marked with a great white stone,” because Superman Returns has at last been officially listed on this site; and bubbling under the surface of this profile of Spacey there is a Dan-like join up. Bruce lists above a number of actors whom Kevin especially admires and like many of the actors of the Modern Era Kevin is on record as liking as well the work of Marlon Brando who played Jor-El in the 1978 Superman the Movie “BY STEVE HEAD ‘I remember all of us were very excited about Marlon Brando being in...
  • BOB on Russell Crowe Movies1 STEVE I’ve mentioned already on this site that before he became a movie star Crowe released a pop record called “I Just want to be like Marlon Brando” and when Russell became a major star himself he was asked by an interviewer whether the song had represented idolatry on his part and sheepishly he replied that when he made the recording he didn’t know who Brando was and it was a name that he had coincidentally spotted in the press. In the 2013 Superman film Man of Steel Russell played Jor El and one wonders if that too was...
  • phil simmons on AboutHi Laurent, I enjoyed your list and your summaries. I have heard of some of these films, but I don't think I saw any of them. Seems Valentino was really big in 1922. Interesting that first-run movie theaters could have more than 1000 seats in these days! Thanks also for making me discover this French box office web sit - and thanks Bruce for sharing. Another one with loads of interesting facts and information. For the annual grosses in France though, I was not sure how to read the numbers. Are they in francs, US dollars, actuals or adjusted?
  • Dan on June 13th – A Shout Out To One Of My Favorite Movie WebsitesKeanu 4 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • BOB on Top Grossing 1945 MoviesTHANKS BRUCE Re Saratoga Trunk.
  • Cogerson on Top Grossing 1945 MoviesHey Bob. Well there are two answers to this question. Saratoga Trunk was made in 1945 but released in 1946. I think originally I listed it as 1946...but after doing this yearly page I switched it to 1945....but have not changed the date on the Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper pages. I think the best way to do it is list it as a 1945 but show it's ranking in 1946. Gone With The Wind is in the same boat....made in 1939 but made 99.50% of it's box office in 1940 and beyond. This is my take on your question....
  • BOB on Top Grossing 1945 MoviesCOGERSON HELPLINE !! 1 Saratoga Trunk is listed in yoiur Bergman/Cooper pages as a 1946 release but is excluded from your 1946 annual review and instead included in the 1945 review page? 2 Wiki and IMDB aren't of much help in clarifying matters as the former says its release date was 21 Nov 45 and the latter 30 March 46 yet both list it on other parts of their pages as a 1945 film ! This one seems to be confusing all of the great movie sites including Cogerson!!
  • Cogerson on June 12th – Top 40 Stars from 1989 – 1994Hey 6,000 views a day is catching up to this website. The way your views are growing you will soon be doing better than me. Our views are about 25% down. I blame me not pushing them like I used to.....my time on twitter and facebook has greatly diminished. Congrats on your success....keep up the good work.
  • BOB on June 12th – Top 40 Stars from 1989 – 1994HI BRUCE 1 Same difference with guys like Gable and Bill Powell around! 2 On my White Christmas DVD Gorgeous George's Aunt gave an interview in a bonus item after the main film in which she talked about the movie and she said "Danny was great in it and Vera and I were the leading ladies - but we all knew it was Bing's show!"
  • john on Ray Harryhausen Moviesin 1958 i was 13 i saw 7th voyage and was amazed ,since then up to today i watch all of his movies over and over.i still rate his movies with anything made today.the musical score by bernard herrmann was special and harryhauser did all of the special effects buy himself,his creatures had amazing detail work and you rooted for them to win the battles they fought. my favorite was the Cyclops . Ray Harryhauser should be on MT. Rushmore.
  • Cogerson on June 13th – A Shout Out To One Of My Favorite Movie WebsitesThat should say "school gets out" not "to still gets out". End of the school year, not feeling up to par....seems I am making a ton of mistakes these days.
  • Cogerson on June 12th – Top 40 Stars from 1989 – 1994That should say "would fall"....not "was fall".
  • Cogerson on June 12th – Top 40 Stars from 1989 – 1994Hey Bob....I have not done a supporting character page......that would be way to hard to figure out....but I do know from the 1920s to the 1950s Loy was fall in the leading lady category.
  • BOB on June 12th – Top 40 Stars from 1989 – 1994HI STEVE 1 Bruce has done so much for us that it's hard for anyone's memory to retain all of his variations but I don't think that he's done a supporting actor's table. 2 I certainly would welcome it and if he puts Loy at the top of it he will on that occasion HAVE my support!
  • Steve Lensman on June 12th – Top 40 Stars from 1989 – 1994Thanks Bob. :) I get 6000 views a day on that channel, not bad considering there are no movie clips, just images. Maybe Bruce can come up with a special chart featuring the most popular supporting actors and actresses (not stars) and their box office rankings, or has he done that already? I have the memory of a goldfish.
  • BOB on June 12th – Top 40 Stars from 1989 – 1994STEVE 1 Desmond Llewellyn perceived as greater than Sirs Roger and Sean? And why not! In any future polls open to the public I'm going to vote for Desmond and Myrna as Box Office Kings and Queens. 2 On the subject of artwork in your posters I have always conceded that I don't have your capacity for refined judgements so for me design, novelty and overall impressions all combine to form my opinions of the artwork in your posters/stills and as many of your posters for actors who are not my own personal favourites are normally newer to me than...
  • Steve Lensman on June 12th – Top 40 Stars from 1989 – 1994I agree with Bob here, these charts are fun to look at but when you include anyone who has appeared in each movie you'll get the example Bob mentions - Daniel Stern ranking higher than Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford. Stern is not a box office draw. Does this mean Desmond Llewellyn should rank higher than Roger Moore and Sean Connery on a 'Box Office Power Chart'? He had the fairly important role of Q in 17 Bond films.
  • Steve Lensman on Tom Cruise MoviesThanks Bob, appreciate the review and rating. I seem to be getting better ratings from you on these actors than on your favorites. That's 'cool dude' as the Americans are fond of saying. :) Two more contemporary actors and next week we return to the classic artwork of yore (I like that word 'yore'). If you notice todays posters have very little art and a lot of posed photoshopped faces. But you still get some striking modern poster designs. Looking at Tom Cruise's posters - I liked the one for The Firm, the alternate poster for Eyes Wide Shut was...
  • BOB on June 12th – Top 40 Stars from 1989 – 19941 We have recently discussed on this site how statistics if always taken at face value can at times lead us in the wrong direction. I think that this point is amply illustrated by Joe Pesci appearing at the top of the table above. 2 In terms of star status Joe’s calling card always seemed to be most valuable when it was offered as Robert DeNiro’s sidekick just as in supporting roles the likes of George Gabby Hayes used to enhance the movies of Randy Scott and the Duke, though of course Pesci is a more serious, better and versatile...

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  1. Wow that was quick! Thanks for considering my comment and updating the page. I guess this means the pages of the relevant co-stars of the updated films may need to be revised as well eventually, but…one step at a time 🙂 I see what you mean about the Hour of the Gun. So it did bombed badly at the box office. Not surprising given its lack of high dramatic moments, though it was a credible, revisionist Wyatt Earp story with strong performances from Garner and Jason Robards. A bit surprised at the low rating of Skin Game. I think it was one of Garner’s best films and it usually has very good ratings.

    1. Hey phil…..I think there were 3 or 4 pages that have the mistake of me being lazy….I think with fixing the Garner page…that I am down to only needing to fix the Gary Cooper page….and yes….I need to fix the co-stars that piled on to my laziness. One day…..this site will be dynamic…and whenever something changes….it will change it everywhere on the website automatically. With the site….getting so big….I have lost of control of that.

      As for Skin Game…..wow…..it’s reviews have really jumped up since I first did this page back in 2011….it made significant gains at IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes over the last 5 years. That is another “issue” with my website…..I pretty much never go back and look at the review % when I am done with a page (just do not have the time for that)….both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes have a constantly changing rating…seems lots of people have backed your opinion of Skin Game……as I have adjusted that movie’s critic audience rating….granted….it did not move the needle too far…but enough to get it out of the less than average rating and into the better than average rating. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. One of the things you will find about this website….we have no problem…acknowledging that we screwed something up…..we seem to do it all the time…lol.

  2. Congratulations, your web site contains a wealth of information and an interesting way to rate movies. I have a number of comments/suggestions that I would like to send later. But for now, I was reviewing the box office information for a number of my favourite stars (Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Steve McQueen, James Garner etc..) and found some possible inconsistencies in James Garner’s page. I noticed as compared to last year, adjusted box office figures have generally been revised upward by 30% or more and I assume this is because of using more a more current dollar value. However, in Garner’s page, a number of box office figures were increased by only about 5%. Based on a review of what has been done for other films across a number of stars, I estimated that The Americanization of Emily, 36 Hours, The Art of Love, Boys’ Night Out, Duel at Diablo and Support Your Local Sheriff may have been wrongly adjusted. Also, while I do not have access to the Variety numbers, I note that Wikipedia indicates BO rentals of $3.5M for the Wheelers Dealers and $2M for Hour of the Gun, which adjusted should result in about $80-100M for the former (instead of $45.7) and $30-40M ($14.4M) for the latter?

    1. Hey Phil
      1. Thanks for the nice words about out page.
      2. These two links will explain what is going on with the James Garner page. http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/2016/12/december-26th-just-realized-made-another-mistake/ and http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/sorry-i-was-so-wrong/
      3. So you will see a different table when you return…as I am about to update it.
      4. This does not effect Hour Of The Gun…..the source used on Wiki….says it comes from a book and not Variety…so many of Garner’s movies increased but not that one…as I already had the gross of that movie a little over two million.
      5. Thanks for the headsup on my mistake on the Garner page.

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