|As an Actor||Supporting||4||$286,247,026||$485,131,155||$771,378,181|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$19,452,138||$40,830,738||$60,282,876|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$7,194||$0||$7,194|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $1,172,536,171 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,124)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Laura (The Day After Tomorrow), Katie Markum (Mystic River), Jennifer Ramsey (Poseidon), Christine (The Phantom of the Opera), Ridley Duchannes (Beautiful Creatures)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Comet (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Dennis Quaid, Roland Emmerich, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Jeffrey Nachmanoff|
July 27th, 2015
It is a terrible week for limited releases. There is only one first-run release, Home, but its reviews were only mixed. The next biggest release, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, is a direct-to-DVD animated movie. That's a huge drop in sales potential. Neither of those releases are contenders for Pick of the Week. The best new releases are Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXIII and White God on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with MST3K.
May 17th, 2015
Before I Disappear opened in limited release and Video on Demand last November, which is the heart of Awards Season. Despite earning a number of awards in various Film Festivals, its reviews were not Award-worthy and the competition led to its quick disappearance at the box office. Now that it is on the home market, is it worth checking out? Or would the film have struggled no matter when it was released?
December 28th, 2014
Christmas day is the single biggest gift-giving day of the year... so it makes total sense that the week after Christmas is a terrible week to release any new DVDs or Blu-rays. The week is better than you would expect with a few notable releases, including The Equalizer, which earned just over $100 million during its theatrical run. It is also one of the best releases on this week's list and with solid extras, the Blu-ray is a contender for Pick of the Week. The other two contenders are Banshee: Season 2 on DVD or Blu-ray and Shameless: Season 4 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. It was a bit of a coin toss, but in the end I went with Shameless.
|11/28/2014||Before I Disappear||Maggie||$8,251||$0||$8,251|
|10/10/2014||You're Not You||Bec||$0||$509,039||$509,039|
|2/14/2013||Beautiful Creatures||Ridley Duchannes||$19,452,138||$40,830,738||$60,282,876|
|12/22/2004||The Phantom of the Opera||Christine||$51,225,796||$102,994,260||$154,220,056|
|5/28/2004||The Day After Tomorrow||Laura||$186,740,799||$369,578,651||$556,319,450|
|10/8/2003||Mystic River||Katie Markum||$90,135,191||$66,686,829||$156,822,020|
|8/10/2001||An American Rhapsody||Sheila||$850,023||$0||$850,023|