|As an Actor||Supporting||10||$488,618,171||$232,942,483||$721,560,654|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$150,201,498||$152,267,519||$302,469,017|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$3,453||$0||$3,453|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $721,560,654 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,088)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Orion (Star Trek), Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Suzanne (Charlie Wilson's War), Lisa (The Amityville Horror), Julia (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Raze (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Stephen Sommers, Christopher Eccleston, Stuart Beattie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt|
January 20th, 2016
It was a slow week with only a handful of significant releases. However, that was good news for me, because it allowed me review the screener that arrived late. That screener was for The Martian, which was as good as I had hoped it was and it is the Pick of the Week. It is not the only new release that was in contention for that title. Both Adventure Time - Stakes! (DVD) and All Things Must Pass (DVD or Blu-ray) were in the running.
December 22nd, 2014
Like every other week, new releases on the home market come out on Tuesday. Unlikely every other week, Christmas Eve is on Wednesday. Christmas Eve is the busiest shopping day of the year, but it is mostly last minute food purchases and almost no one is paying attention to new DVD and Blu-ray releases. This explains why there are so few new releases of note. That's not to say there are no releases worth checking out; in fact, there are four contenders for Pick of the Week. Continuum: Season 3 (DVD or Blu-ray); The Good Lie (Blu-ray Combo Pack); and The Trip to Italy (DVD or Blu-ray) were all in the running. However, in the end, I went with Pride (DVD or Blu-ray).
March 25th, 2014
It is a good, but very shallow week on the home market. The Wolf of Wall Street is leading the pack, with the Blu-ray Combo Pack earning first place and DVD earning second. This is a $100 million hit and a multi-Oscar nominee, so it is not surprising it is earning the top two spots. On the other hand, third place currently belongs to Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! on DVD. That's a real sign that it is a shallow week. That's not to say some of the smaller releases are not worth picking up. Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIX is certainly a contender for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with The Wolf of Wall Street. On a side note, Continuum: Season 2 on Blu-ray earned the Puck of the Week, for Best Canadian Release.
March 27th, 2013
It is a shallow week on the home market. Lincoln is coming out and should dominate the sales chart, but after that, there's almost nothing to talk about. Given its reviews and its Awards Season success, it is the easy choice for Pick of the Week, right? Not so fast. I'm still waiting for the screener. Speaking of late reviews, Skyfall finally showed up and despite not coming out this week, or this month, I'm giving the Blu-ray Combo Pack Pick of the Week honors.
February 3rd, 2013
Tyler Perry has been a money making machine, but while he, or more accurately, Madea, has a dedicated following, he hasn't been able to generate a lot of crossover appeal. Alex Cross was his first attempt to truly get away from his iconic character. It didn't go so well. The film opened in fifth place and quickly disappeared from there. Is is as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or does Tyler Perry just need more time to distance himself from Madea before moviegoers who don't like that character are willing to accept him in a role like this?
|10/19/2012||Alex Cross||Monica Ashe||$25,888,412||$7,471,912||$33,360,324|
|9/23/2011||A Bird of the Air||Fiona James||$10,152||$0||$10,152|
|8/19/2011||Conan the Barbarian||Tamara||$21,295,021||$42,061,112||$63,356,133|
|8/7/2009||G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara||$150,201,498||$152,267,519||$302,469,017|
|8/6/2008||The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2||Julia||$44,089,964||$180,167||$44,270,131|
|12/21/2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Suzanne||$66,661,095||$52,851,676||$119,512,771|
|8/24/2007||Resurrecting the Champ||Polly||$3,172,382||$88,173||$3,260,555|
|10/3/2006||The Woods||Samantha Wise||$0||$0||$0|
|4/15/2005||The Amityville Horror||Lisa||$64,858,000||$43,942,304||$108,800,304|
|6/13/2003||Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd||Jessica||$26,214,846||$0||$26,214,846|
|8/11/2000||Autumn in New York||Model at Bar||$37,752,931||$52,964,753||$90,717,684|