|As an Actor||Leading||12||$469,897,459||$659,569,418||$1,129,466,877|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$16,994,120||$57,887,237||$74,881,357|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||2||$556,196||$1,186,027||$1,742,223|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $1,129,466,877 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #188)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Ariadne (Inception), Kitty Pryde (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat (X-Men: The Last Stand), Juno MacGuff (Juno), Courtney (Flatliners)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Freeheld (Producer), Into the Forest (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Nolan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jason Reitman, Emma Thomas|
September 1st, 2017
As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit.
August 1st, 2017
July 29th, 2016
It’s a week of “good, but not great” movies as there are a number of films earning Tomatometer Scores in the 70s. Generally speaking, films usually need 80% positive reviews or better to survive in limited release. There are a couple of films with amazing reviews, Gleason and Miss Sharon Jones, but both are documentaries, so they don’t have a lot of box office potential. The film I’m most interested in is Into the Forest, which is playing on Video on Demand.
October 2nd, 2015
It is a bad week for limited releases. Shanghai is the biggest release on this week's list, but that just means it is opening in way too many theaters to thrive. The film I'm most interested in is A Christmas Horror Story, but I do have a well-known pro-Canada bias.
July 27th, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past came out last year and earned plenty of praise from critics. It also became the biggest worldwide hit in the franchise. Now it is being re-released on DVD or Blu-ray as something called The Rogue Cut. How is it different from the theatrical release? And is it worth the double-dip?
May 1st, 2014
It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013.
December 19th, 2013
Part III of the Holiday Gift Guide is a little late due to reasons you probably don't want to hear the details about. (I believe I've developed a food allergy to something in Eggnog.) The third installment of our holiday gift guide includes independent films, classics, foreign films, etc. The fastest way to find gifts is to go to the Independent Spirit Awards nominations and find any film that is on that list that is already out on DVD / Blu-ray (Frances Ha, Mud, etc.). Unfortunately, most of the films competing for Awards Season glory are still in theaters and not available as gifts. But there are still many films worth picking up, starting with...
|12/31/2017||My Days of Mercy||$0||$0||$0|
|2/24/2017||Ma vie de Courgette||Rosy||$309,768||$245,574||$555,342|
|12/31/2016||Lioness||Lance Corporal Leslie Martz||$0||$0||$0|
|7/29/2016||Into the Forest||Nell||$9,995||$0||$9,995|
|5/23/2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Kitty Pryde||$233,921,534||$513,941,241||$747,862,775|
|6/22/2012||To Rome with Love||Monica||$16,684,352||$57,641,663||$74,326,015|
|10/2/2009||Whip It||Bliss Cavendar||$13,043,363||$5,812,788||$18,856,151|
|7/11/2008||The Stone Angel||Arlene||$75,139||$0||$75,139|
|4/11/2008||Smart People||Vanessa Wetherhold||$9,511,289||$2,144,330||$11,655,619|
|11/2/2007||The Tracey Fragments||Tracey Berkowitz||$33,183||$0||$33,183|
|5/26/2006||X-Men: The Last Stand||Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat||$234,362,462||$224,898,484||$459,260,946|
|5/19/2006||Mouth to Mouth||Sherry||$2,150||$0||$2,150|
|4/14/2006||Hard Candy||Hayley Stark||$1,024,640||$7,242,426||$8,267,066|