|As an Actor||Leading||4||$410,643,343||$241,560,459||$652,203,802|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$148,438,600||$162,211,974||$310,650,574|
|In Technical Roles||Director||4||$155,067,309||$0||$155,067,309|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,423,082,815 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,661)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Mrs. Focker (Meet the Fockers), Rosalind "Roz" Focker (Little Fockers), Joyce Brewster (The Guilt Trip), Susan Lowenstein (The Prince of Tides), Rose Morgan (The Mirror Has Two Faces)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Guilt Trip (Executive Producer), The Mirror Has Two Faces (Director), The Prince of Tides (Director), Yentl (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Cathy Sandrich, Seth Rogen, Amanda Mackey, Julene Renee, Buck Damon|
April 30th, 2013
Like I mentioned last week, this week the biggest release on the home market is Silver Linings Playbook, while there are a couple other sizable releases, like Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three on Blu-ray. However, you quickly run into filler as you look down the list. Fortunately, Silver Linings Playbook is such a great movie that the Blu-ray Combo Pack would be Pick of the Week material, even during a busy week. It is not the only contender for that title. Even sight unseen, Kyatto-Ninden Teyandee Complete Series Megaset comes a close second, while Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three earned that title last week.
April 28th, 2013
The Guilt Trip came out a week before Christmas, which is a great time of year to release a film. However, while it lived up to modest expectations, it was far from a hit at the box office. This is partially due to the huge amount of films released over the course of one week, but would it have thrived had it had the weekend to itself?
April 18th, 2013
Hello, Dolly! was one of the biggest films that came out in 1969, both in terms of box office numbers and Oscar glory. Unfortunately, it was also one of the biggest films in terms of production budget, so it was not a financial success at the time. In fact, it helped kill the major movie musical and nearly killed the studio. Did it fail to live up to expectations because of when it was released? (Not only was the Broadway show still a major hit, movie musicals were waning in popularity.) Or would it have struggled no matter what? Does it work today?
December 1st, 2012
November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month.
|12/19/2012||The Guilt Trip||Joyce Brewster||$37,134,215||$4,160,459||$41,294,674|
|12/22/2010||Little Fockers||Rosalind "Roz" Focker||$148,438,600||$162,211,974||$310,650,574|
|12/22/2004||Meet the Fockers||Mrs. Focker||$279,167,575||$237,400,000||$516,567,575|
|11/15/1996||The Mirror Has Two Faces||Rose Morgan||$41,267,469||$0||$41,267,469|
|12/25/1991||The Prince of Tides||Susan Lowenstein||$74,787,599||$0||$74,787,599|
|3/6/1981||All Night Long||Cheryl Gibbons||$7,800,000||$0||$7,800,000|
|6/22/1979||The Main Event||Hillary Kramer||$37,198,813||$0||$37,198,813|
|12/24/1976||A Star is Born||Esther Hoffman||$63,129,898||$0||$63,129,898|
|3/7/1975||Funny Lady||Fanny Brice||$40,055,897||$0||$40,055,897|
|10/19/1973||The Way We Were||Karie Morosky||$49,919,870||$0||$49,919,870|
|3/10/1972||What's Up, Doc?||Judy Maxwell||$57,142,740||$0||$57,142,740|
|11/3/1970||The Owl and the Pussycat||Doris||$23,681,338||$0||$23,681,338|
|12/16/1969||Hello, Dolly||Dolly Levi||$33,208,099||$0||$33,208,099|
|9/19/1968||Funny Girl||Fanny Brice||$58,500,000||$0||$58,500,000|
|12/31/2018||Untitled Catherine The Great Bi…||Director||$0||$0||$0|
|12/19/2012||The Guilt Trip||Executive Producer||$37,134,215||$4,160,459||$41,294,674|
|11/15/1996||The Mirror Has Two Faces||Director||$41,267,469||$0||$41,267,469|
|12/25/1991||The Prince of Tides||Director||$74,787,599||$0||$74,787,599|