Box Office Quotes by Tyler Perry, Laura Hillenbrand, James Ivory, Shamna Kasim, Olivia Williams, Joan Crawford and many others.
for me to see what ‘The Revenant’ is doing in the box office. That’s very exciting.
Do not set
out to write
with your eyes
on the box office. It can’t be done.
I don’t want to be ‘box-office girl
,’ but I don’t want to be ‘that indie
That’s the way this business works
: if your movies do well at the box office, you will be offered more movies. It doesn’t matter if you’re a nice
guy or you’re a prick. If your movies do well, there’s a job waiting
for you in Hollywood. It’s not any more complicated
– what little we know about Shakespeare, including
the records of the plays
in his playhouse – were often
of how quickly
they came off if they didn’t work
. They had to move
on. They were absolutely led by box office.
The success of Chandni Bar’ at the box office was a huge boost at that time of my career.
Often, in the movie business
, they need
somebody who will garner
box office because they need to pay for the movie. So the people who are in movies that make a lot of money
are the people who most
often get cast
in studio pictures
. In my career, I’ve never been a box office name
People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn’t care less.
There are films which are good, but sometimes it doesn’t work at the box office.
Of all my movies, I feel
that ‘Krishna Gopalakrishna’ remains
one of my best
it could not be called a box office success. I maintain
that it was far
ahead of its time.
They thought in terms of: whatever
you had that started
you at the box office, this was it.
I don’t turn my nose
up at anything. If it’s a great part
, it’s a great part. I’d love to do a box-office hit.
I find that it’s a very odd
thing to think of competition when you’re talking
about what I still think of as art. I don’t think of competing
with actors or filmmakers at all. You do compete, in a way, at the box office, but we’re far enough apart
films are coming
out that I’m not concerned
with that either.
I’ve never been driven by box office.
‘The Wackness’ came out, it was a really exciting time
, and then it was a bit disappointing
when it came out. Even though not that many people saw it, I was still getting offered some movies. I was thinking
that people would just stop calling
me since it didn’t do very well at the box office.
in Hollywood is box office. It doesn’t really matter what people think of you
as an actor because, as long as you have been in a movie that has made money, you will always get another job.
Sometimes I know a film might not pull
to the theatres and have a great collection
at the box office. But I need to do these films for creative satisfaction
and give something different to the audience.
In my career, I’ve never been a box office name. Granted
, a couple
of my movies have made a lot of money, but I’d do other movies which make very little money
, or they’re not seen
Books on horse racing
subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison.
I was born
in 1973, so I did not see ‘Alien
‘ when it was released theatrically. I saw ‘Alien’ when it was on Home
Box Office. I think I was probably 10.
it’s not culture; it’s box office.
A film’s success does not depend
on box office collection and the number of days it was screened but on the amount
of satisfaction an actor can draw from it.
my films by how pleased
I am with the work I do, so it’s kind of on another level
. If they do well at the box office, then that’s great. Then I’m really pleased about that too
So how critics will perceive
your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning
any awards – well, you have no control over
Of course it’s difficult to top a box office success like Emmanuelle, so it will always be my most important
work. But that’s nothing
to be ashamed
I’d love to make a sequel
to ‘The Rocketeer.’ The film didn’t do as well at the box office as we all hoped
, but it has endured
and generated a following
I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don’t see a box-office failure
blamed on men.
I would never want to do a content-driven film with a box office life of Rs 20 crore.
As an actor you do look
for a certain amount of critical acclaim and recognition
from your peers
and the industry at large
. When that recognition comes to you, it’s a special
moment that you cherish
and you always feel successful despite
what the box office says
At some level, I feel it is nice to know that a film of yours
is doing well at the box office and has also
got great reviews. That feels
, the films I love include
,’ ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai,’ ‘Love Sex
Aur Dhoka,’ and ‘Zindagi Na Milege Dobara’ because they work at the box office and are complete packages
I don’t make movies thinking: ‘Oh, this is going to be a huge box-office hit.’
According to me, a film can talk for itself
. Like, Aamir Khan does not promote
his films on a large scale
, but his films work on the box office.
‘I Wanna Hold
Your Hand’ and ‘Used Cars’ were absolute failures at the box office. Complete disasters
. I learned some sad news: it’s not an automatic
thing that, if you make a good movie
, everyone wants to see it.
At the end of it, box office result
matters. And the weird
thing is that we do not know the formula
Box office success definitely
matters. I will be lying
if say it does not matter.
I guess in the independent
market, I’d be getting offers
, but in terms of big studio films, I still have to audition
. I don’t think my name is that well-known, I don’t have much of a following to guarantee box office success yet.
Any film, whether it worked at the box office or not, I’ll have my favourite moments
At times I do feel that there is some issue with child
actors because in all my films my performance has been appreciated
but the films have not created magic
at the box office.
Then that did very well at the box office, so before you knew it, we were in a string
of feature motion
pictures. Then they announced
that they were going to do some spinoffs of us.
Are people like Tom Cruise in touch
with their public? I doubt
are more like the rock
stars of yester-year: they are box office.
The box office in an arthouse film is always going to be small
. We have to face this and overcome
There are short parts
that I as an actor am very right for. Or I just like the part. Or you need someone like me
for the movie. By that I don’t mean at the box office, I mean in the execution
of the material
I’ve never been someone who’s been given
work because of the way I look or because I have some box office appeal. I get work because people know I’m swinging
as hard as I can, trying to connect
it my level best. I have a face for radio
, but here
I am doing what I do.
It’s so disappointing to put in your best, hard work
and then find the film flopping
at the box office for no fault
When you have box-office results, Hollywood treats
you different. Hollywood stands
up. Once you get to the point
where Hollywood sees
that you create results, then the demand
for you becomes higher
I’ve never had a career of that kind of box office power. I’ve always learned the hard way
‘Srimanthudu’ is a film very close
to my heart
. It’s my first production
, and I’m more than happy with its performance at the box office.
To be quite honest, numbers
don’t tell you everything because audience reactions
differ. Some of the biggest films at the box office are not necessarily films that everyone has loved, they just opened
to a good response.
‘Haraamkhor’ is a low budget
film. We are not worried
about the box office because our film is already in profit
. It’s got a strong content that will reach
You do need these people to go out on a limb
for you, thinking you’re right for a role rather than having
box office numbers.
It is true
that no matter how good your film is, you get judged purely
on the basis
of how well it does at the box office.
I have learnt
with the box office result. Whatever happened to any film, thankfully
, people always appreciated my performance.
It’s funny because I remember
when I came to the U.S. with ‘Swimming Pool
,’ the movie did well, and it was great box office for a French
movie, but I remember I was a bit upset because all people talked
to me about was the nudity.
Over the years, with all the experience
, I’ve become more mature
about the subjects I pick
. I have a better understanding of what works at the box office. Once the story is finalised, I surrender
to the director and follow him
. After that, my performances speak
I don’t think that ‘Just Mohabbat’ or ‘Tarzan
‘ were a hindrance
. ‘Tarzan’ didn’t do well at the box office but I would say the kids
You have to have box office success because only then will people show interest in you.
can compete with the Hollywood studios
in terms of animation
savoir-faire, but not in terms of box-office figures. France is a small country
, and the Americans are the masters
of the world – for cinema, it’s true.
at one point I will do some acting again, but it would have to be the right thing
. I’m not going to do it just because
people are offering
it to me. Not for those box-office, bullshit
, money, noncreative people. But I’ll do it when it’s right to do it.