|As an Actor||Supporting||10||$1,223,276,683||$1,429,960,845||$2,653,237,528|
|Lead Ensemble Member||8||$455,440,553||$456,768,287||$912,208,840|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $2,653,237,528 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #347)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Cass (Big Hero 6), Rapunzel (Shrek the Third), Lilian (Bridesmaids), Deanna McKenzie (Grown Ups), Deanne (Grown Ups 2)|
|Most productive collaborators: Kristen Wiig, Paul Feig, Daniel Gerson, Adam Sandler, Roy Conli|
February 23rd, 2015
Big Hero 6 just won the Oscar, which is great timing, as it hits the home market this Tuesday. Many were surprised that the film won. Should they be? Is this really the best animated film of the year?
January 1st, 2015
2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic.
April 13th, 2014
The Nut Job opened earlier this year and was a surprise hit more than doubling its production budget domestically. It did so well that a sequel is already in the works. Is this a good movie? Is it merely good enough for a kids movie? Or did it thrive because there wasn't a lot of competition when it opened?
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
|12/12/2014||Inherent Vice||Petuna Leeway||$8,110,975||$581,923||$8,692,898|
|11/7/2014||Big Hero 6||Cass||$222,527,828||$429,600,000||$652,127,828|
|1/17/2014||The Nut Job||Precious||$64,251,538||$58,278,428||$122,529,966|
|7/12/2013||Grown Ups 2||Deanne||$133,668,525||$113,355,283||$247,023,808|
|7/5/2013||The Way Way Back||Caitlin||$21,502,690||$5,351,120||$26,853,810|
|3/9/2012||Friends with Kids||Leslie||$7,251,073||$5,904,313||$13,155,386|
|7/8/2011||Zookeeper||Molie the Giraffe Voice||$80,360,866||$90,444,659||$170,805,525|
|6/25/2010||Grown Ups||Deanna McKenzie||$162,001,186||$110,222,244||$272,223,430|
|6/5/2009||Away We Go||Verona||$9,451,946||$656,070||$10,108,016|
|5/17/2007||Shrek the Third||Rapunzel||$321,012,359||$484,610,992||$805,623,351|
|6/9/2006||A Prairie Home Companion||Molly||$20,342,852||$6,373,339||$26,716,191|
|2/13/2004||50 First Dates||Stacy||$120,776,832||$75,547,664||$196,324,496|
|12/24/1997||As Good as it Gets||Policewoman||$147,637,474||$165,633,912||$313,271,386|