Venturing into Hollywood, Hoskins displayed his ability to perform in a supporting role and steal entire scenes to a much wider audience in classic kids' movie Hook. The film was the fourth-highest grossing film of 1991, making a worldwide total of over $300 million, meaning Hoskins quickly became a famous name on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite the film itself receiving mixed to negative reviews, praise was directed to Hoskins' comedic turn as the hapless Mr. Smee, which showcased his willingness and ability to make fun of himself, without moving too far into pantomime territory. His scenes with Dustin Hoffman's Captain Hook are hilarious and both characters ham it up for maximum effect. Hoskins gives a standout turn in a mediocre film that is strictly 'for the kids,' but which was many kids first introduction to one of the best actors Britain has given us.