|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$1,624,236,824||$4,665,432,711||$6,289,669,535|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$91,784,127||$140,826,395||$232,610,522|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $6,289,669,535 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #49)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Trudy Chacon (Avatar), Letty (Furious 7), Letty (Fast and Furious 6), Lettie “Ortiz” Toretto (The Fate of the Furious), Letty (Fast & Furious)|
|Most productive collaborators: James Cameron, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang|
April 7th, 2017
It is a busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen titles on this week’s list. This includes a quartet of releases with good reviews and loud buzz. Gifted’s reviews are good, but likely not good enough for limited release. That said, it has a shot at becoming a sleeper hit. Their Finest is a stellar British World War II dramedy, but the cast is more famous in the U.K. than here. Your Name is arguably the best film on this week’s list and it is a monster hit worldwide. However, it is playing in over 300 theaters and that might turn out to be too many. This leaves Colossal as the film with the best shot at mainstream success. Its reviews are not the best, but the combination of reviews, cast, buzz, and commercial viability is.
September 13th, 2015
Furious 7 is the latest in the Fast and the Furious franchise. The films started out okay, but critical reception fell quickly. It wasn't until Fast Five when the filmmakers realized they were making, in essence, live-action cartoons that they truly found their voices. This focus helped the box office, so much so that Furious 7 became just the third film to earn more than $1 billion internationally and just the fourth film to earn $1.5 billion worldwide. Is the quality up to the same level as its box office? The odds of that are nearly zero. However, is it at least as entertaining as its box office numbers would indicate?
June 30th, 2014
With the recent weak performance of films such as Transcendence and Edge of Tomorrow at the box office, there’s been a lot of talk recently about how much actors and actresses are really worth to a film. The poor performance of these films hasn’t come as a huge surprise to followers of the Bankability Index, which produces valuations considerably below the $20 million that Johnny Depp reportedly earned from his lead role in Transcendence, and we thought this is a good opportunity to look at what the Index says about the most valuable actors and actresses in the business.
With Angelina Jolie making headlines for all the right reasons for her starring role in Maleficent, it seemed only fitting to start with an analysis of the most valuable actresses in Hollywood. For this chart, we’ve taken each star’s worldwide Bankability Index and divided it by the number of films they make each year to get an estimate of the average value they bring to a film, as of June, 2014.
December 10th, 2013
As a franchise, Fast and the Furious appeared burnt out in 2009. Tokyo Drift bombed failing to match its production budget domestically and likely losing a ton worldwide. Fast and Furious saw the return of the original cast, which helped it return to previous heights in terms of box office dollars, but critics eviscerated it. Then, defying logic, Fast Five became the biggest hit in the franchise and earned the most critical praise. Can Fast and Furious 6 maintain this momentum? Or was Fast Five just a fluke?
March 1st, 2013
February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace.
|4/14/2017||The Fate of the Furious||Lettie “Ortiz” Toretto||$169,279,580||$744,951,425||$914,231,005|
|4/7/2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village||SmurfStorm||$33,979,717||$101,912,917||$135,892,634|
|1/27/2017||Resident Evil: The Final Chapter||Rain||$26,844,692||$280,509,214||$307,353,906|
|6/30/2015||I Am Evel Knievel||Herself||$0||$0||$0|
|5/24/2013||Fast and Furious 6||Letty||$238,679,850||$550,620,594||$789,300,444|
|9/14/2012||Resident Evil: Retribution||Rain Ocampo||$42,345,531||$196,595,466||$238,940,997|
|3/11/2011||Battle: Los Angeles||Tech Sgt. Elena Santos||$83,552,429||$129,911,547||$213,463,976|
|4/3/2009||Fast & Furious||Letty||$155,064,265||$208,000,000||$363,064,265|
|9/19/2008||Battle in Seattle||Lou||$223,537||$650,000||$873,537|
|6/22/2001||The Fast and the Furious||Letty||$144,512,310||$62,000,000||$206,512,310|
|12/8/1999||Cradle Will Rock||$2,899,970||$0||$2,899,970|