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Helen Mirren

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 46 films, with $2,973,273,701 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #390)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Dean Hardscrabble (Monsters University), Emily Appleton Gates (National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets), Victoria (Red), Madame Mallory (The Hundred-Foot Journey), Victoria Winslow (RED 2)
Most productive collaborators: Lasse Hallström, Bruce Willis, Om Puri, Steven Knight, Simon Curtis

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As an Actor(Unclassified)21$266,660,928$64,235,324$330,896,252
Lead Ensemble Member5$167,542,391$247,507,561$415,049,952

Limited Releases: Any Gold to be Found?

April 3rd, 2015

Cheatin' poster

It is a busy week, but not a good week for limited releases. The two biggest releases, Effie Gray and Woman in Gold, are both earning weak reviews. The film on this list I'm most interested in seeing is Cheatin'. I own a number of Bill Plympton movies / shorts and this one looks like it is worth adding to my collection. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

December 1st, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey came out in August and was counter-programming, to be generous. It opened in barely more than 2,000 theaters and only managed fourth place during its opening weekend. On the other hand, its multiplier was 4.94, which is incredible compared to the average wide release, while it ended up a solid midlevel hit. Obviously the word-of-mouth was strong, but now that it is on the home market, will those who missed it in theaters want to check it out? And will those who saw it in theaters want to pick it up? More...

Weekend Predictions: Can any of the New Releases Overtake Guardians?

August 7th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Yep. It's August alright. There are four wide releases coming out this week, the largest of which is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is currently earning 17% positive reviews. It's not even the worst reviewed film of the weekend so far, as Into the Storm is a little worse. There are a couple of films that might earn overall positive reviews: The Hundred Foot Journey and Step Up All In. None of the new releases are on track to match Guardians of the Galaxy. In fact, all four combined won't make as much as Guardians of the Galaxy opened with last weekend. This weekend last year, there were also four wide releases, three of which earned more than $20 million. I don't think that will be true this year, but I think based on the strength of Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2014 will win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Red 2

November 23rd, 2013

Red opened in the fall of 2010 and became a surprise hit. When you think of action films, you generally don't think of retirees. The combined age of the four actors who played the retired secrets agents was 250 years old when the movie came out. But because the film was something different, it won over critics and moviegoers. Needless to say, they started working on a sequel soon after. However, when Red 2 came out, it wasn't as successful at the box office or with critics. Is it really weaker? Is it so weak that it isn't worth checking out if you liked the first one? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Monsters University

October 26th, 2013

Monsters Inc. was a huge hit in 2001 earning close to $300 million domestically and more than $550 million worldwide. This summer, a prequel, Monsters University, came out and it earned a little less domestically, but more than $700 million worldwide. If you factor in inflation and the growth of international markets, this isn't as strong a run as the predecessor had, but still very profitable. Is the quality similar, i.e., not quite as strong as the original, but still worth checking out? And are any of the four releases worth picking up? More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

2013 Preview: June

June 2nd, 2013

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Hitchcock

March 11th, 2013

Hitchcock opened in limited release earning an per theater average of nearly $17,000 in 17 theaters. It went on to make more than $6 million in total, including more than $1 million during its biggest weekend. This is an impressive run compared to most limited releases. However, Hitchcock was expected to be a player during Awards Season and many thought it would be able to expand wide, or at least semi-wide. Granted, there were a lot of Oscar hopefuls that opened during the same time period. Did this one just get lost in the crowd? Or was there a reason it missed admittedly high expectations? More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

Limited Releases are Going Psycho

November 23rd, 2012

It's a pretty light week for limited releases. Hitchcock is by far the biggest release, but its reviews are only mixed, so its box office chances are not strong. On the other hand, The Central Park Five is earning reviews that are strong enough that it should thrive, at least in limited release. It is very rare for a documentary to expand wide, even under the best of circumstances. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
3/11/2016 Eye in the Sky   $0 $0 $0
11/6/2015 Trumbo Hedda Hopper  $587,568 $0 $587,568
4/1/2015 Woman in Gold Maria Altmann  $33,307,793 $22,459,133 $55,766,926
8/8/2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey Madame Mallory  $54,235,441 $40,035,047 $94,270,488
7/19/2013 RED 2 Victoria Winslow  $53,262,560 $83,900,000 $137,162,560
6/21/2013 Monsters University Dean Hardscrabble  $268,488,329 $475,100,000 $743,588,329
11/23/2012 Hitchcock Alma Reville  $6,008,677 $16,800,000 $22,808,677
12/31/2011 The Door Emerence  $0 $0 $0
8/31/2011 The Debt Rachel Singer  $31,177,548 $15,426,506 $46,604,054
8/26/2011 Brighton Rock Ida  $224,631 $0 $224,631
4/8/2011 Arthur Hobson  $33,035,397 $14,752,546 $47,787,943
12/10/2010 The Tempest Prospera  $277,943 $0 $277,943
10/15/2010 Red Victoria  $90,380,162 $106,059,531 $196,439,693
9/24/2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of … Nyra  $55,675,313 $84,041,404 $139,716,717
6/30/2010 Love Ranch Grace Botempo  $137,885 $0 $137,885
1/15/2010 The Last Station Sofia  $6,617,867 $9,078,279 $15,696,146
4/17/2009 State of Play Cameron Lynne  $37,017,955 $51,814,255 $88,832,210
1/23/2009 Inkheart Elinor  $17,303,424 $40,748,030 $58,051,454
12/21/2007 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets Emily Appleton Gates  $219,961,501 $237,364,303 $457,325,804
9/30/2006 The Queen Queen Elizabeth II  $56,441,711 $72,444,162 $128,885,873
8/22/2006 Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth I  $0 $0 $0
7/21/2006 Shadowboxer Rose  $370,627 $72,324 $442,951
4/29/2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Deep Thought  $51,019,112 $51,727,102 $102,746,214
7/2/2004 The Clearing Eileen Hayes  $5,763,875 $2,100,000 $7,863,875
5/28/2004 Raising Helen Dominique  $37,485,528 $5,854,774 $43,340,302
12/19/2003 Calendar Girls Chris Harper; AKA Miss October  $31,011,616 $62,063,000 $93,074,616
3/29/2002 No Such Thing The Boss  $60,006 $0 $60,006
2/15/2002 Last Orders Amy  $2,326,407 $0 $2,326,407
12/26/2001 Gosford Park Mrs. Wilson  $41,300,105 $0 $41,300,105
7/27/2001 Greenfingers Georgina Woodhouse  $1,439,287 $0 $1,439,287
1/19/2001 The Pledge Doctor  $19,719,930 $9,686,202 $29,406,132
8/20/1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle Mrs. Eve Tingle  $8,910,377 $0 $8,910,377
12/18/1998 The Prince of Egypt The Queen  $101,217,900 $117,200,000 $218,417,900
10/31/1997 Critical Care Stella  $218,158 $0 $218,158
12/25/1996 Some Mother's Son Kathleen Quigley  $608,032 $0 $608,032
12/6/1996 Losing Chase Chase Phillips  $31,176 $0 $31,176
12/28/1994 The Madness of King George Queen Charlotte  $15,110,485 $0 $15,110,485
4/6/1990 The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and He… Georgina  $7,407,995 $0 $7,407,995
1/1/1990 The Comfort of Strangers Caroline  $1,244,000 $0 $1,244,000
12/1/1986 The Mosquito Coast Mother  $14,302,000 $0 $14,302,000
11/22/1985 White Nights Galina Ivanova  $42,160,849 $0 $42,160,849
12/7/1984 2010 Tanya Kirbuk  $40,400,657 $0 $40,400,657
8/24/1984 Cal Marcella  $0 $0 $0
4/10/1981 Excalibur Morgana  $34,200,000 $0 $34,200,000
8/8/1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Alice Rage  $10,697,276 $0 $10,697,276
2/1/1980 Caligula Caesonia  $23,400,000 $0 $23,400,000
Movies: 46Totals:$1,454,547,103$1,518,726,598$2,973,273,701