|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$296,844,637||$244,744,660||$541,589,297|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$268,262,806||$487,494,861||$755,757,667|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $541,589,297 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,482)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Agent Jane Carter (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Deb (2 Guns), Alison (About Last Night), Claire Kuchever (Déjà Vu), Ms. Rain (Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire))|
|Most productive collaborators: Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, Tony Scott, Mark Wahlberg, Baltasar Kormakur|
February 3rd, 2014
It's another slow week on the home market. There are five or so first run releases, but the biggest box office was earned by Free Birds, which earned $55 million. Fortunately, while there are no box office hits, there are some high quality releases, led by Dallas Buyers Club. Unfortunately, the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack has so few extras that I'm convinced a special edition is on its way, so it isn't a Pick of the Week contender. So what are the Pick of the Week contenders this week? First there's Cutie and the Boxer on DVD or Blu-ray. Second there's ... Cutie and the Boxer is the Pick of the Week.
September 27th, 2013
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 leads a group of four wide releases (three wide releases and a wide expansion, if you want to get technical). It should have no problem being the biggest hit of the weekend. It has a good chance of having the biggest opening weekend of the month. The other films coming out this week will be fighting for a smaller portion of the overall box office, but that's to weak competition, all should grab a spot in the top five. Last year, September ended with Hotel Transylvania, which debuted with $42.52 million; that's a good target for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Second place went to Looper, which pulled in $20.80 million. That will top any of the other new releases coming out this week, but I'm hoping there will be better depth this year and 2013 can eke out a win.
September 1st, 2013
August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak.
|2/14/2014||About Last Night||Alison||$48,637,684||$1,808,176||$50,445,860|
|9/27/2013||Baggage Claim||Montana Moore||$21,569,509||$1,316,327||$22,885,836|
|12/16/2011||Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol||Agent Jane Carter||$209,397,903||$485,315,327||$694,713,230|
|5/6/2011||Jumping the Broom||Sabrina Watson||$37,295,394||$863,207||$38,158,601|
|11/6/2009||Precious (Based on the Novel Push by …||Ms. Rain||$47,566,524||$21,156,324||$68,722,848|
|8/1/2008||Swing Vote||Kate Madison||$16,289,867||$1,300,000||$17,589,867|
|11/22/2006||Déjà Vu||Claire Kuchever||$64,038,616||$117,000,000||$181,038,616|