|As an Actor||Supporting||11||$1,015,242,078||$1,237,661,032||$2,252,903,110|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$366,897,592||$510,455,202||$877,352,794|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||2||$0||$0||$0|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $2,252,903,110 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #549)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Joy (Inside Out), Snow White (Shrek the Third), Elinor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel), Voice of Eleanor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked), The Mayor's Wife (Horton Hears a Who)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Sisters (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Pete Docter, Phyllis Smith, Josh Cooley, Bill Hader, Meg LeFauve|
|Born: September 16th, 1971 (46 years old)|
July 2nd, 2017
With July 4 falling on a Tuesday this year, this is less a holiday weekend, and more the beginning of a holiday week, and it’s bookended by new releases from two of the industry’s most reliable franchises. Despicable Me 3 starts off festivities this weekend with a solid-but-unspectacular $75.4 million from a record-setting 4,529 theaters. Breaking The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’s record for widest opening weekend of all time is no small feat for Universal, but it’s an ominous sign for the franchise that the only film to open in close to this number of theaters and pull in similar numbers at the box office was Shrek Forever After, which opened with $70.8 million in 4,359 theaters back in 2010. That was the last Shrek movie, and this might be a good time for Gru to call it a day.
June 1st, 2017
May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead.
May 23rd, 2017
March 15th, 2016
There are several top-notch releases coming out this week, including a trio of Awards Season contenders: The Big Short, Brooklyn, and Carol. All three are Pick of the Week contenders. However, the winner of that title is Game of Thrones: Season Five on Blu-ray.
December 1st, 2015
November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined.
November 2nd, 2015
Inside Out was one of the monster hits of the summer earning more than $350 million domestically and $800 million worldwide. This makes it the third biggest hit in Pixar's history. Is it also one of their best? Or was it swept up in the "irrational exuberance" we saw at the box office this summer?
June 1st, 2015
May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month.
November 1st, 2013
October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long.
|12/31/2017||Untitled Amy Poehler Basketball Project||$0||$0||$0|
|6/30/2017||The House||Kate Johansen||$25,584,504||$5,608,239||$31,192,743|
|8/22/2014||Are You Here||Terry Coulter||$0||$938,942||$938,942|
|6/27/2014||They Came Together||Molly||$0||$82,780||$82,780|
|2/17/2012||Kari gurashi no Arietti||Homily||$19,192,510||$132,303,587||$151,496,097|
|12/16/2011||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||Voice of Eleanor||$133,107,389||$215,981,134||$349,088,523|
|4/29/2011||Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil||Gretel||$10,143,779||$13,209,332||$23,353,111|
|12/23/2009||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||Elinor||$219,614,612||$223,868,601||$443,483,213|
|8/22/2008||Hamlet 2||Cricket Feldstein||$4,886,216||$47,888||$4,934,104|
|4/25/2008||Baby Mama||Angie Ostrowski||$60,494,212||$3,676,235||$64,170,447|
|3/14/2008||Horton Hears a Who||The Mayor's Wife||$154,529,439||$144,948,447||$299,477,886|
|9/14/2007||Mr. Woodcock||Maggie Hoffman||$25,799,486||$7,235,759||$33,035,245|
|5/17/2007||Shrek the Third||Snow White||$322,719,944||$484,610,992||$807,330,936|
|5/11/2007||The Ex||Carol Lane||$3,091,922||$646,700||$3,738,622|
|3/30/2007||Blades of Glory||Fairchild Van Waldenberg||$118,594,548||$27,000,000||$145,594,548|
|11/22/2006||Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny||Truck Stop Waitress||$8,334,575||$5,100,000||$13,434,575|
|4/30/2004||Mean Girls||Mrs. George||$86,047,227||$44,905,799||$130,953,026|
|7/27/2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Susie||$292,102||$0||$292,102|
|12/10/1999||Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo||$65,535,067||$27,400,000||$92,935,067|
|12/31/2017||Untitled Amy Poehler Basketball…||Producer||$0||$0||$0|