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Susan Sarandon

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 32 films, with $1,357,060,228 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #138)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Pearl (Tammy), Queen Narissa (Enchanted), Ivy (Cats & Dogs), Jake's Mother (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps), Jackie Harrison (Stepmom)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Stepmom (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Kevin Lima, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts

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As an ActorLeading32$908,012,011$449,048,217$1,357,060,228
Lead Ensemble Member5$52,017,258$130,171,505$182,188,763
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$91,030,827$68,607,617$159,638,444

These Limited Releases are Cursed

August 29th, 2014

Swearnet: The Movie poster

It's not a great week for limited releases as there are only two films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: The Congress and Starred Up. Both of those films are playing on Video on Demand as well, so their box office numbers are likely going to be weaker than their Tomatometer Scores. Cantinflas does have an outside shot at tenth place, so at least there's some good news as far as limited releases are concerned. Swearnet: The Movie might turn out to be the biggest hit of the weekend north of the border, but it doesn't open in the States till next month. More...

2014 Preview: July

July 1st, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Snitch

June 9th, 2013

Snitch opened in late February, which is not a great time of year to release a major hit. It is not a complete dumping ground like January or September, but most films released during this month will be lucky just to become a midlevel hit. Snitch topped admittedly low expectations becoming a middling hit. A final box office of $43 million isn't bad for that time of year. Does this also describe its quality. Is it not bad, for a February release? Or is it better than its box office numbers would indicate? More...

2013 Preview: April

April 1st, 2013

March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives. More...

2013 Preview: February

February 1st, 2013

For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part. More...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 15th, 2012

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and we are getting to the crunch time for gift shopping. After checking out first run releases and franchise box sets in Part I and TV on DVD releases in Part II, this week we look at limited releases, classics, and foreign films. Some are pretty obvious choices, as we had a few limited releases that broke into the mainstream during their theatrical releases, but there are also a few more films that slipped beneath the radar the last time around. The biggest of these is... More...

2012 Preview: October

October 1st, 2012

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

Box Office
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12/31/2017 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 The Meddler   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 About Ray Dolly  $0 $0 $0
10/2/2015 Hell & Back Barb the Angel  $157,768 $0 $157,768
8/29/2014 The Calling Hazel Micallef  $0 $0 $0
8/29/2014 The Last of Robin Hood Florence Aadland  $171,138 $0 $171,138
7/2/2014 Tammy Pearl  $84,525,432 $7,500,000 $92,025,432
6/6/2014 Ping Pong Summer Randi Jammer  $31,900 $0 $31,900
4/26/2013 The Big Wedding Bebe  $21,819,348 $26,606,623 $48,425,971
4/5/2013 The Company You Keep Sharon Solarz  $5,132,442 $8,500,007 $13,632,449
2/22/2013 Snitch Joanne Keeghan  $42,930,462 $14,977,272 $57,907,734
10/26/2012 Cloud Atlas Madame Horrox/Older Ursula/Yusouf Suleiman/Abbess  $27,108,272 $103,564,882 $130,673,154
9/14/2012 Arbitrage Ellen Miller  $7,919,574 $27,911,139 $35,830,713
8/17/2012 Robot & Frank Jennifer  $3,317,468 $1,616,888 $4,934,356
3/16/2012 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Sharon  $4,269,426 $438,701 $4,708,127
9/24/2010 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps Jake's Mother  $52,474,616 $84,957,003 $137,431,619
5/21/2010 Solitary Man   $4,360,548 $0 $4,360,548
4/20/2010 Peacock   $0 $0 $0
4/2/2010 Leaves of Grass   $70,066 $0 $70,066
4/2/2010 The Greatest   $115,862 $0 $115,862
12/11/2009 The Lovely Bones Lynn  $44,028,238 $50,780,216 $94,808,454
9/19/2008 Battle in Seattle   $223,537 $650,000 $873,537
5/9/2008 Speed Racer Mom Racer  $43,945,766 $49,448,696 $93,394,462
11/21/2007 Enchanted Queen Narissa  $127,706,877 $212,677,264 $340,384,141
9/14/2007 Mr. Woodcock Beverly Farley  $25,799,486 $7,235,759 $33,035,245
9/14/2007 In the Valley of Elah Joan Deerfield  $6,777,741 $17,711,409 $24,489,150
9/7/2007 Romance and Cigarettes Kitty Kane  $551,002 $2,680,249 $3,231,251
10/14/2005 Elizabethtown Hollie Baylor  $26,850,426 $23,868,947 $50,719,373
11/5/2004 Alfie Liz  $13,395,939 $21,800,000 $35,195,939
10/15/2004 Shall We Dance? Beverly  $57,887,882 $60,210,000 $118,097,882
9/27/2002 Moonlight Mile JoJo Floss  $6,830,957 $0 $6,830,957
9/20/2002 The Banger Sisters Lavinia  $30,306,281 $7,760,937 $38,067,218
9/13/2002 Igby Goes Down Mimi Slocumb  $4,777,465 $0 $4,777,465
7/4/2001 Cats & Dogs Ivy  $93,375,151 $107,324,849 $200,700,000
11/17/2000 Rugrats in Paris Coco LaBouche  $76,501,438 $26,783,375 $103,284,813
4/7/2000 Joe Gould's Secret Alice Neel  $642,018 $745,237 $1,387,255
12/8/1999 Cradle Will Rock Margherita Sarfatti  $2,899,970 $0 $2,899,970
11/12/1999 Anywhere But Here Adele August  $18,653,615 $0 $18,653,615
8/6/1999 Illuminata Celimine  $836,641 $0 $836,641
12/25/1998 Stepmom Jackie Harrison  $91,030,827 $68,607,617 $159,638,444
3/6/1998 Twilight Catherine Ames  $15,030,732 $0 $15,030,732
4/12/1996 James and the Giant Peach Spider  $28,900,101 $0 $28,900,101
3/15/1996 The Celluloid Closet Interviewee  $1,310,167 $0 $1,310,167
12/29/1995 Dead Man Walking Sister Helen Prejean  $39,379,757 $43,701,011 $83,080,768
12/23/1994 Safe Passage Mag Singer  $1,517,700 $0 $1,517,700
12/21/1994 Little Women Marmee March  $50,003,303 $0 $50,003,303
7/20/1994 The Client Reggie Love  $92,112,663 $25,500,000 $117,612,663
1/1/1993 Lorenzo's Oil Michaela Odone  $7,144,115 $0 $7,144,115
9/21/1992 Light Sleeper Ann  $1,050,861 $0 $1,050,861
9/4/1992 Bob Roberts News Anchor, Tawna Titan  $4,300,703 $0 $4,300,703
4/10/1992 The Player Herself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
5/24/1991 Thelma & Louise Louise   $45,361,000 $0 $45,361,000
10/19/1990 White Palace Nora Baker  $17,487,531 $0 $17,487,531
9/20/1989 Dry White Season Melanie Bruwer  $3,282,890 $0 $3,282,890
1/13/1989 January Man Christine Starkey  $4,611,062 $0 $4,611,062
9/23/1988 Sweet Hearts Dance Sandra Boon  $3,790,493 $0 $3,790,493
6/15/1988 Bull Durham Annie Savoy/Narrator  $50,888,729 $0 $50,888,729
6/12/1987 The Witches of Eastwick Jane Spofford  $62,787,608 $0 $62,787,608
8/30/1985 Compromising Positions Judith Singer  $10,556,383 $0 $10,556,383
1/20/1984 The Buddy System Emily  $1,820,049 $0 $1,820,049
4/29/1983 The Hunger Sarah Roberts  $4,774,015 $0 $4,774,015
8/13/1982 Tempest Aretha  $4,753,540 $0 $4,753,540
10/24/1980 Loving Couples Stephanie  $2,806,659 $0 $2,806,659
1/1/1980 Atlantic City Sally Matthews  $10,000,000 $0 $10,000,000
12/20/1978 King of the Gypsies Rose  $8,000,000 $0 $8,000,000
9/26/1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Janet Weiss (A Heroine)  $140,241,017 $0 $140,241,017
1/1/1975 The Great Waldo Pepper Mary Beth  $20,000,000 $0 $20,000,000
12/17/1974 The Front Page Peggy Grant  $15,000,000 $0 $15,000,000
7/15/1970 Joe Melissa Compton  $19,319,254 $0 $19,319,254
Movies: 69Totals:$1,615,362,012$1,010,728,682$2,626,090,694
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12/25/1998 Stepmom Executive Producer $91,030,827 $68,607,617 $159,638,444
Movies: 1Totals:$91,030,827$68,607,617$159,638,444