|As an Actor||Supporting||11||$490,421,681||$393,825,841||$884,247,522|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$232,133,642||$351,138,874||$583,272,516|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $884,247,522 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,423)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Vanellope (Wreck-It Ralph), Brenda (There's Something About Mary), Greeter (The Muppets), Patty Di Marco (School of Rock), Ruth (A Million Ways to Die in The West)|
|Most productive collaborators: John C. Reilly, Clark Spencer, John Lasseter, Jack McBrayer, Rich Moore|
February 23rd, 2016
It's not a great week on the home market. The Good Dinosaur is the biggest release this week, but it is the only wide release of note. Spotlight started out in limited release, but while it expanded significantly, it never expanded truly wide. As for the Pick of the Week, I'm going with the Bogart / Bacall Blu-ray Double-Shot: The Big Sleep and Key Largo.
On a side note, it is another short list this week, because Amazon continues to be run by morons. I tried to get help from chat, but that wasn't very successful. I "talked" to four people without getting an answer. Two of which logged in and then logged out without saying a thing. One logged in, introduced themselves, then logged out when I asked a question. I tried through e-mail, but a week later and no reply. I have a phone number for press and I will try that once the Oscars are over and I'm not overwhelmed with work.
December 9th, 2015
The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced today and there are at least a few surprises to talk about. Trumbo led the way with three nominations, but there were six films with two nods apiece. Six!
October 23rd, 2015
There's quite a few strong limited releases on this week's list, including Suffragette, which is earning by far the loudest buzz. Its reviews are good, but not great. On the other hand, Difret's reviews are great, but it has far less mainstream appeal. Bone Tomahawk has the potential to become a cult favorite, but it is playing on Video on Demand, so it likely won't make an impact at the box office.
October 4th, 2014
Seth MacFarlane wrote and directed Ted, a movie about a talking Teddy bear that earned more than half a billion dollars worldwide. For his next film, he was given free rein. He decided to make A Million Ways to Die in The West, which made less than $100 million worldwide. Did this film struggle at the box office because it is a bad movie? Or is it just too much of a Seth MacFarlane movie? Is it only for his hardcore fans?
March 4th, 2013
Wreck-It Ralph was one of three Disney animated films that earned Oscar nominations this year. It was considered by many to be the favorite to win; however, it lost out to fellow Disney creation, Brave. I'm a huge video game nerd and I've been playing video games since the Commodore 64 days. MULE, Archon, Impossible Mission, Epyx Summer Games franchise, Defender of the Crown. So many awesome old school games. I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, but I'm a little worried my expectations have grown too high. Is that the case?
December 16th, 2012
It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week.
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|6/3/2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Paula||$9,496,130||$40,990||$9,537,120|
|10/23/2015||I Smile Back||Laney Brooks||$58,738||$0||$58,738|
|5/30/2014||A Million Ways to Die in The West||Ruth||$42,720,965||$44,040,030||$86,760,995|
|2/15/2013||The Bitter Buddha||Herself||$0||$0||$0|
|6/29/2012||Take This Waltz||Geraldine||$1,239,692||$3,628,761||$4,868,453|
|10/27/2010||Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and t…||Herself||$68,719||$0||$68,719|
|9/15/2010||I Am Comic||Herself||$0||$0||$0|
|2/19/2008||Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project||Herself||$0||$0||$0|
|9/5/2007||I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With||Beth||$194,568||$0||$194,568|
|9/29/2006||School for Scoundrels||Becky||$17,807,569||$0||$17,807,569|
|11/11/2005||Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic||Herself||$1,324,244||$0||$1,324,244|
|10/3/2003||School of Rock||Patty Di Marco||$81,261,177||$50,684,126||$131,945,303|
|3/23/2001||Say It Isn't So||Gina||$5,516,708||$0||$5,516,708|
|9/8/2000||The Way of the Gun||Raving Bitch||$6,047,856||$7,014,079||$13,061,935|
|3/3/2000||What Planet Are You From?||Woman on Plane (uncredited)||$6,291,602||$0||$6,291,602|
|7/15/1998||There's Something About Mary||Brenda||$176,484,651||$183,615,348||$360,099,999|
|5/15/1998||Bulworth||Second American Politics Assistant||$26,528,684||$2,674,699||$29,203,383|