|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$541,839,944||$682,824,612||$1,224,664,556|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$42,872,467||$6,410,537||$49,283,004|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $2,243,940,362 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #897)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Senator Finch (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Helen Parr/Elastigirl (The Incredibles), Tammy Hemphill (The Firm), Beth (The Big Sick), Penny (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)|
|Most productive collaborators: Brad Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Walker, John Lasseter|
September 17th, 2017
The Big Sick is the biggest limited release of the year earning over $40 million. This puts it ahead of many wide releases, including Ghost in the Shell, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and King Arthur Legend of the Sword, all of which cost more than $100 million to make. Is this film as good as its box office numbers? Or did it benefit from an historically weak summer?
July 28th, 2017
There are a lot of great movies on this week’s list, including Women Who Kill, Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World, Menashe, Brigsby Bear, and Detroit. That last film is opening in limited release, but it deserves box office success, so hopefully this won’t hurt. An Inconvenient Sequel isn’t quite great, but it is good enough to be worth seeing.
July 1st, 2017
I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace.
June 12th, 2017
July 17th, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came out on Video on Demand two weeks ago, but comes out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Combo Pack, or 4k Combo Pack this week. I’m reviewing the VOD, not because I got a screener, but because one of the people I game with watched it in theaters and demanded others in our group see it, so he’s not the only one to suffer. Is it really as bad as its reputation? Yes. Yes it is.
June 19th, 2015
While there are a huge number of limited releases on this week's chart, almost none of them have a real shot at mainstream success. There are two films that at least have a legitimate chance at expanding significantly: Infinitely Polar Bear and The Overnight. There are also a number of documentaries and foreign-language films that could do well in limited release, but they won't expand enough to earn significant amounts.
|7/28/2017||Strange Weather||Darcy Baylor||$0||$0||$0|
|6/23/2017||The Big Sick||Beth||$42,872,467||$6,410,537||$49,283,004|
|3/17/2017||Song to Song||Miranda||$443,684||$597,889||$1,041,573|
|3/25/2016||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Senator Finch||$330,360,194||$537,800,000||$868,160,194|
|9/28/2012||Won't Back Down||Evelyn Riske||$5,310,554||$404,359||$5,714,913|
|6/6/2006||The Big White||Margaret Barnell||$0||$0||$0|
|11/5/2004||The Incredibles||Helen Parr/Elastigirl||$261,441,092||$353,285,660||$614,726,752|
|8/6/2004||Little Black Book||Barb||$20,422,207||$1,336,164||$21,758,371|
|9/27/2002||Moonlight Mile||Asst. Dist. Atty. Mona Camp||$6,830,957||$0||$6,830,957|
|12/22/2000||O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Penny||$45,506,619||$30,257,195||$75,763,814|
|10/30/1998||Living Out Loud||Judith Nelson||$12,905,901||$0||$12,905,901|
|10/24/1997||A Life Less Ordinary||O'Reilly||$4,287,595||$10,345,675||$14,633,270|
|11/3/1995||Home for the Holidays||Claudia Larson||$17,468,887||$4,650,382||$22,119,269|
|6/30/1993||The Firm||Tammy Hemphill||$158,340,892||$112,000,000||$270,340,892|
|1/1/1991||Once Around||Renata Bella||$14,851,000||$0||$14,851,000|
|4/28/1989||Miss Firecracker||Carnelle Scott||$1,852,655||$0||$1,852,655|
|12/16/1987||Broadcast News||Jane Craig||$51,249,404||$16,081,905||$67,331,309|
|3/13/1987||Raising Arizona||Edwina 'Ed' McDonnough||$22,847,000||$0||$22,847,000|
|1/18/1985||Blood Simple||Helene Trend||$1,690,913||$1,039,964||$2,730,877|