|As an Actor||Supporting||15||$338,993,514||$242,667,665||$581,661,179|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$0||$1,776,543||$1,776,543|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $581,661,179 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,313)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lucinda (Into the Woods), Amy Squirrell (Bad Teacher), Darla (Dinner for Schmucks), Hattie (Ella Enchanted), Shelly (Take Me Home Tonight)|
|Most productive collaborators: Cameron Diaz, Jimmy Miller, David Householter, Jason Segel, Georgia Kacandes|
March 23rd, 2015
Into the Woods first debuted 30 years ago in 1985 starting its Broadway run a year later. The show's original Broadway run earned three Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, while the 2002 revival was nearly as well received with award voters. It is not a surprise that the film was turned into a big budget musical. However, does the theatrical version of Into the Woods live up to the source material? Will fans of musicals who haven't seen the original like it?
May 9th, 2014
There are a number of limited releases coming out this week that are earning strong buzz and good reviews. Some of the films that have reviews that are strong enough to suggest box office success are Palo Alto and The Double, as well as two documentaries, Fed Up and Llyn Foulkes One Man Band. However, the film with the best combination of buzz and reviews is Chef.
February 7th, 2014
It's another busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen of them on this week's list. This does mean I'm not going to be as talkative about each individual film, because there are just so many of them. Fortunately, there are also a few that are worth checking out, like Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Alphaville, etc. If I were to chose just one film, it would be Kids for Cash, but the subject matter will enrage you.
October 18th, 2013
It is not a busy week when it comes to limited releases on this week's list, but at least we have a couple that are earning stellar reviews and could expand wide. All is Lost has the reviews to become a big hit and an Awards Season player, but it doesn't have the buzz. 12 Years a Slave has the buzz, as well as the reviews. While opening in limited release is always a risky maneuver, 12 Years a Slave has a better shot at opening in the top ten than it does of bombing outright.
May 20th, 2013
Stand Up Guys has a very impressive cast with three Oscar winners in the three lead roles. It also opened with an Oscar-qualifying run; however, outside of a Golden Globe nomination for best original song, it was passed over by Awards Season voters. When it opened in limited release, it debuted in several hundred theaters, but barely topped the Mendoza Line on the per theater chart, while it disappeared as quickly as that opening would suggest. Will it find success on the home market? Or will it struggle there like it did in limited release and during Awards Season?
October 13th, 2012
Anne Hathaway played a princess in each of her first three wide releases; however, only Ella Enchanted was a proper fairytale. It also didn't do as well as the other two films did. Granted, live action kids movies, especially those aimed at girls, tend to struggle at the box office. Is this one of the better films in the genre? Should it have performed better? And will fans of the movie want to upgrade to the Blu-ray?
|8/21/2015||She's Funny That Way||Kandi||$111,993||$4,864,266||$4,976,259|
|12/25/2014||Into the Woods||Lucinda||$128,002,372||$75,500,000||$203,502,372|
|5/9/2014||The Wedding Video||Saskia||$0||$1,776,543||$1,776,543|
|2/7/2014||Someone Marry Barry||Melanie||$0||$0||$0|
|12/14/2012||Stand Up Guys||Wendy||$3,310,031||$2,808,766||$6,118,797|
|5/4/2012||A Little Bit of Heaven||$10,011||$1,090,276||$1,100,287|
|4/27/2012||The Giant Mechanical Man||Pauline||$7,396||$0||$7,396|
|9/2/2011||A Good Old Fashioned Orgy||Kate||$154,604||$0||$154,604|
|6/24/2011||Bad Teacher||Amy Squirrell||$100,292,856||$115,156,141||$215,448,997|
|3/4/2011||Take Me Home Tonight||Shelly||$6,928,068||$648,536||$7,576,604|
|9/22/2010||You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger||Charmaine||$3,247,816||$31,000,000||$34,247,816|
|7/30/2010||Dinner for Schmucks||Darla||$73,026,337||$13,770,165||$86,796,502|