|As an Actor||Leading||11||$438,363,776||$282,268,064||$720,631,840|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$129,077,989||$83,723,085||$212,801,074|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 43 films, with $6,137,485,237 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #107)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Pepper Potts (The Avengers), Pepper Potts (Iron Man 3), Pepper Potts (Iron Man 2), Virginia "Pepper" Potts (Iron Man), Dixie Normous (Austin Powers in Goldmember)|
|Most productive collaborators: Robert Downey, Jr., Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito|
September 25th, 2016
Captain America: Civil War is the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s 13 films in just 8 years. The film pulled in more than $1 billion worldwide, so the market isn’t tired of these movies. However, has the brisk pace resulted in a substandard film? Or is it yet another critical smash?
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.
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.
September 23rd, 2013
Iron Man 3 was the first Marvel Comics movie since The Avengers broke records. Expectations for this film rose dramatically as a result of that film's box office success, not to mention its critical acclaim. Can Iron Man 3 live up to these expectations? Or has The Avengers set the bar too high?
September 20th, 2013
There are a few films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, including the The Wizard of Oz 3D re-release. This film might do well enough to reach the top ten. Rush opens in two theaters before expanding wide next weekend, so its per theater average is not as important, but could still do well. Enough Said is the big limited release hit of the week. The film has a lot of buzz, a sad real world story, and amazing reviews. It will likely come out on top.
|9/20/2013||Thanks for Sharing||Phoebe||$1,066,256||$2,752,348||$3,818,604|
|5/3/2013||Iron Man 3||Pepper Potts||$408,992,272||$806,400,000||$1,215,392,272|
|5/4/2012||The Avengers||Pepper Potts||$623,279,547||$896,200,000||$1,519,479,547|
|12/31/2010||Dirty Tricks||Maureen Dean||$0||$0||$0|
|12/22/2010||Country Strong||Kelly Canter||$20,218,921||$383,066||$20,601,987|
|5/7/2010||Iron Man 2||Pepper Potts||$312,433,331||$311,128,000||$623,561,331|
|5/2/2008||Iron Man||Virginia "Pepper" Potts||$318,604,126||$263,839,000||$582,443,126|
|12/31/2007||Love and Other Disasters||Hollywood Jacks||$0||$2,789,144||$2,789,144|
|10/5/2007||The Good Night||Dora||$22,441||$0||$22,441|
|10/20/2006||Running With Scissors||Hope Finch||$6,860,000||$1,846,701||$8,706,701|
|9/17/2004||Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow||Polly Perkins||$37,760,080||$11,970,774||$49,730,854|
|3/21/2003||View from the Top||Donna||$15,614,000||$3,912,014||$19,526,014|
|7/25/2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Dixie Normous||$213,117,789||$79,620,837||$292,738,626|
|12/14/2001||The Royal Tenenbaums||Margot Helen Tenenbaum||$52,353,636||$19,077,240||$71,430,876|
|11/9/2001||Shallow Hal||Rosemary Shanahan||$70,836,296||$0||$70,836,296|
|6/8/2001||The Anniversary Party||Skye Davidson||$4,013,506||$884,559||$4,898,065|
|12/24/1999||The Talented Mr. Ripley||Marge Sherwood||$81,292,135||$47,500,000||$128,792,135|
|12/11/1998||Shakespeare in Love||Viola De Lesseps||$100,317,794||$179,182,206||$279,500,000|
|6/5/1998||A Perfect Murder||Emily Bradford Taylor||$67,658,331||$0||$67,658,331|
|5/3/1996||The Pallbearer||Julie Demarco||$5,656,388||$0||$5,656,388|
|9/29/1995||Moonlight and Valentino||Lucy Trager||$2,459,766||$0||$2,459,766|
|3/31/1995||Jefferson in Paris||Patsy Jefferson||$2,461,628||$0||$2,461,628|
|11/23/1994||Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle||Paula Hunt||$2,144,667||$0||$2,144,667|
|11/5/1993||Flesh and Bone||Ginnie||$9,488,998||$0||$9,488,998|