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(Dark Horizons)   Quack Quack Quack. Emilio Estevez is the most profitable actor in the past 40 years. Quack?   ( darkhorizons.com) divider line
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2017-10-20 04:09:37 PM  
Yeah, but it's not so much how much bank you can make, but how much bank you get, and what you do with it that kinda matters, right?
 
2017-10-20 04:20:45 PM  
His movies cost pennies to make compared to larger ones, and almost always made a profit (because it costs pennies to make).

Higher paid actors with larger budgets on movies will see a smaller ROI % usually. A movie that costs $100M to make but brings in $400M will make a great profit and a shiat ton more for the studio, but that doesn't beat the % on ROI of a movie that costs $10M to make and made $50M.
 
2017-10-20 04:23:10 PM  
I'll take "What actors have never been cast in big-budget movies for infinity dollars, AlexDicktree."
 
2017-10-20 04:33:22 PM  
SAY NO TO QUACK:

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2017-10-20 05:14:15 PM  
I'll always remember him the best in Repo Man.
 
2017-10-20 07:57:58 PM  
What a younger, fatter Michael Douglas looks like:
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2017-10-20 07:58:11 PM  
Young Guns II
 
2017-10-20 08:01:33 PM  
This stuff is ridiculous. Emilio Estevez was in a bunch of John Hughes films and a few cheap comedies. How many times did anyone ever say "hey, that new Emilio Estevez movie is playing". No-one went to see Scream and Planet Terror because Rose McGowan was starring in them. It's like saying that Trump is a big star because he was in Home Alone 2.
 
2017-10-20 08:02:27 PM  

whidbey: I'll always remember him the best in Repo Man.


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Hey kid....Wanna make ten bucks?
 
2017-10-20 08:04:41 PM  
For a movie to be profitable, doesn't it have to generate at least a dollar of revenue for each dollar of budget?

/probably a dumb question, I'm sure
 
2017-10-20 08:05:12 PM  
Plate of shrimp.
 
2017-10-20 08:11:31 PM  
make a movie for $0.01 then go see it yourself and you'll rocket to the top
 
2017-10-20 08:12:13 PM  
EMILIO!
 
2017-10-20 08:12:39 PM  
Dark Horizons is still around?
 
2017-10-20 08:17:01 PM  

whidbey: I'll always remember him the best in Repo Man.


hells yes, it was his best work. i wonder what he's been doing all these years. the boy retired young.
 
2017-10-20 08:24:18 PM  
Harrison Ford? It seems like it should be him.
Ford: Lifetime Gross Total (42): $4,938,574,524. That's 4 billion. According to Box Office Mojo.
 
2017-10-20 08:24:23 PM  
He was great as Billy the Kid.
 
2017-10-20 08:31:09 PM  

Combustion: Harrison Ford? It seems like it should be him.
Ford: Lifetime Gross Total (42): $4,938,574,524. That's 4 billion. According to Box Office Mojo.


Stan Lee.
 
2017-10-20 08:33:01 PM  

This text is now purple: Combustion: Harrison Ford? It seems like it should be him.
Ford: Lifetime Gross Total (42): $4,938,574,524. That's 4 billion. According to Box Office Mojo.

Stan Lee.


Harvey Weinstein.

/I'm so sorry
 
2017-10-20 08:34:20 PM  
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WIN! WIN! WIN!
 
2017-10-20 08:34:43 PM  

Combustion: Harrison Ford? It seems like it should be him.
Ford: Lifetime Gross Total (42): $4,938,574,524. That's 4 billion. According to Box Office Mojo.


They're talking in terms of dollars earned vs. dollars spent.
 
2017-10-20 08:55:20 PM  

Ebenator: Dark Horizons is still around?


Yeah, no kidding.

I haven't thought about that site for 20 years. I can see that the designers of the site haven't thought about it for 20 years, either.
 
2017-10-20 09:01:39 PM  
Steve Guttenberg was the king of ROI in films for a long time. Billions in box office for not very big budgets.
 
2017-10-20 09:14:00 PM  

cirby: Steve Guttenberg was the king of ROI in films for a long time. Billions in box office for not very big budgets.


You can thank the Stonecutters for that.
 
2017-10-20 09:15:26 PM  

sinko swimo: whidbey: I'll always remember him the best in Repo Man.

hells yes, it was his best work. i wonder what he's been doing all these years. the boy retired young.


Producing and directing. Quite well and quietly.
 
2017-10-20 09:17:11 PM  

farkeruk: This stuff is ridiculous. Emilio Estevez was in a bunch of John Hughes films and a few cheap comedies. How many times did anyone ever say "hey, that new Emilio Estevez movie is playing". No-one went to see Scream and Planet Terror because Rose McGowan was starring in them. It's like saying that Trump is a big star because he was in Home Alone 2.


I actually liked Emilio Estevez and have seen quite a few movies simply because he was in it.  Loaded Weapon 1, Men at Work, Young Guns 1 and 2...hell I saw Night at the Roxbury simply because I heard he was mentioned in the darn movie "Emilioo!"  The only movie I did not like him in was Breakfast Club because that is on par with Ferris Bueller's Day Off on my list of unwatchable hyped movies.
 
2017-10-20 09:22:17 PM  

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: farkeruk: This stuff is ridiculous. Emilio Estevez was in a bunch of John Hughes films and a few cheap comedies. How many times did anyone ever say "hey, that new Emilio Estevez movie is playing". No-one went to see Scream and Planet Terror because Rose McGowan was starring in them. It's like saying that Trump is a big star because he was in Home Alone 2.

I actually liked Emilio Estevez and have seen quite a few movies simply because he was in it.  Loaded Weapon 1, Men at Work, Young Guns 1 and 2...hell I saw Night at the Roxbury simply because I heard he was mentioned in the darn movie "Emilioo!"  The only movie I did not like him in was Breakfast Club because that is on par with Ferris Bueller's Day Off on my list of unwatchable hyped movies.


Ferris Bueller's Day Off is awesome.

The Breakfast Club is an emo fest that insists upon itself.
 
2017-10-20 09:29:38 PM  

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: The only movie I did not like him in was Breakfast Club because that is on par with Ferris Bueller's Day Off on my list of unwatchable hyped movies.


For the past 31 years I've hated myself and have lived in shame because I believed I was the only one on this planet who thought "Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" were overhyped, overrated, pieces of crap.

Thank you, Internet Stranger. Your offhand comment has just saved my soul.

TODAY, I LIVE AGAIN!!!!
 
2017-10-20 09:35:51 PM  

Billy Liar: whidbey: I'll always remember him the best in Repo Man.

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Hey kid....Wanna make ten bucks?


"$6.70 will do."
 
2017-10-20 10:27:32 PM  

farkeruk: No-one went to see Scream and Planet Terror because Rose McGowan was starring in them


I did. Planet Terror anyway.

I would have guessed Sam Jackson because his movies made the most money of any actor but yeah, we're talking about Star Wars and Jurassic Park that cost a shiatload to make.

So just because his movies made the most money and he's been in every movie since 1993, he was also in movies like Snakes on a Plane, which actually made a profit internationally but sort of tanked in the US. Which I don't understand, it delivered what the title promised. There was a plane and there were a lot of snakes, but I digress.
 
2017-10-20 10:30:29 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: For the past 31 years I've hated myself and have lived in shame because I believed I was the only one on this planet who thought "Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" were overhyped, overrated, pieces of crap.


Thong_of_Zardoz: For the past 31 years I've hated myself and have lived in shame because I believed I was the only one on this planet who thought "Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" were overhyped, overrated, pieces of crap.

Thank you, Internet Stranger. Your offhand comment has just saved my soul.


I can't stand John Hughes films unless Vacation counts.
 
2017-10-20 10:58:25 PM  

Mugato: Thong_of_Zardoz: For the past 31 years I've hated myself and have lived in shame because I believed I was the only one on this planet who thought "Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" were overhyped, overrated, pieces of crap.

Thong_of_Zardoz: For the past 31 years I've hated myself and have lived in shame because I believed I was the only one on this planet who thought "Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" were overhyped, overrated, pieces of crap.

Thank you, Internet Stranger. Your offhand comment has just saved my soul.

I can't stand John Hughes films unless Vacation counts.


You're telling me you don't like Dutch (written by), Uncle Buck, or at the very least Planes, Trains, and Automobiles?
 
2017-10-20 11:04:20 PM  

Dibikad: Mugato: Thong_of_Zardoz: For the past 31 years I've hated myself and have lived in shame because I believed I was the only one on this planet who thought "Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" were overhyped, overrated, pieces of crap.

Thong_of_Zardoz: For the past 31 years I've hated myself and have lived in shame because I believed I was the only one on this planet who thought "Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" were overhyped, overrated, pieces of crap.

Thank you, Internet Stranger. Your offhand comment has just saved my soul.

I can't stand John Hughes films unless Vacation counts.

You're telling me you don't like Dutch (written by), Uncle Buck, or at the very least Planes, Trains, and Automobiles?


Planes, Trains, and Automobiles I guess. I guess I'm mostly talking about the ones with the preppy teens with their preppy teen problems. I used to think Ferris Bueller was cool when I was a kid but now I want to beat the shiat out of him. But the others I hated when they came out so it's not like I grew out of the or anything.
 
2017-10-20 11:31:07 PM  

scottydoesntknow: His movies cost pennies to make compared to larger ones, and almost always made a profit (because it costs pennies to make).

Higher paid actors with larger budgets on movies will see a smaller ROI % usually. A movie that costs $100M to make but brings in $400M will make a great profit and a shiat ton more for the studio, but that doesn't beat the % on ROI of a movie that costs $10M to make and made $50M.


Hi Brad Pitt.
 
2017-10-21 12:23:10 AM  
Greatest movie of all time started Estevez:

Repo Man (10/10) Movie CLIP - A Cosmic Ride (1984) HD
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2017-10-21 12:38:00 AM  

jayfurr: Greatest movie of all time started Estevez:

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It most certainly did:

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2017-10-21 09:26:23 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: jayfurr: Greatest movie of all time started Estevez:

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It most certainly did:

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Damn right!! "I got eggs on!" ... yell that every time I'm cooking breakfast.
Also a sucker for Judgment Night.
 
2017-10-21 09:29:23 AM  
Why isn't anyone talking about Emilio Estevez's greatest work, in which he collaborated with Academy Award winners and intentionally recognized rock superstars?

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2017-10-21 11:25:42 AM  

sinko swimo: whidbey: I'll always remember him the best in Repo Man.

hells yes, it was his best work. i wonder what he's been doing all these years. the boy retired young.


I think he refused to suck dick so they stopped casting him.  He could have been Cruise!
 
2017-10-21 01:00:34 PM  
They use the cost of the movie instead of the cost of the actor?   And how much a movie makes is hardly limited to the box office.  So this is hardly reasonable comparisons.  And that is ignoring, as others have pointed out, that a movie with a microscopic budget (in Hollywood terms) that gets a small box office usually makes a greater percent profit then the average big budget film.

In terms of actual dollars, he is not even close to being the actor who made Hollywood the most money.
 
2017-10-21 01:23:46 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: In terms of actual dollars, he is not even close to being the actor who made Hollywood the most money.


That's not what the article was about. What you're talking about is Sauel L. Jackson. I this was repeated a few times.
 
2017-10-21 05:43:22 PM  

Combustion: Harrison Ford? It seems like it should be him.
Ford: Lifetime Gross Total (42): $4,938,574,524. That's 4 billion. According to Box Office Mojo.


Those big box office hits cost a lot of money to make, offsetting the profitability.
 
2017-10-22 01:29:02 AM  
Isn't it all funny money to begin with? According to Hollywood, E.T. didn't make a profit.
 
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