|As an Actor||Supporting||10||$741,875,648||$940,439,578||$1,682,315,226|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$244,898,017||$562,280,125||$807,178,142|
|In Technical Roles||Director||1||$16,738||$0||$16,738|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 37 films, with $3,520,101,002 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #376)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: The Ancient One (Doctor Strange), White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), Dianna (Trainwreck), Elizabeth Abbott (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Jadis, the White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (Director), The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Benedict Cumberbatch, Scott Derrickson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, C. Robert Cargill|
February 20th, 2017
Doctor Strange was the first time that magic was really strongly introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and some thought the film was a bit of a risk as a result. Instead, the film became the second biggest introductory film in the MCU, behind only Guardians of the Galaxy. Is it as good as its box office numbers would suggest? Or has the MCU become self-sustaining generating hundreds of million of dollars regardless of quality?
November 1st, 2016
October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory.
May 6th, 2016
Out of all of the new releases this week, A Bigger Splash is the only one earning lots of buzz. Of course, Captain America: Civil War's buzz is so great that it is drowning out all limited releases, which explains why there's not a lot of films on this week's list.
December 6th, 2014
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.
June 28th, 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest film from auteur director, Wes Anderson, and it is also his biggest box office hit. I liked some of his earlier films, but after The Life Aquatic and The Darjeeling Limited, I didn't consider myself a fan of his work. Then I saw The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom and I loved both. Because of this, I was super excited to see The Grand Budapest Hotel and its box office success caused my expectations to rise even more. Did they rise too high? Is this Wes Anderson's best movie, as well as his biggest hit?
April 11th, 2014
This weekend is almost as busy for limited releases as last week, and on the plus side, there are a handful of films that are worth checking out. Only Lovers Left Alive and Joe are both earning great reviews. On the other hand, Only Lovers Left Alive is probably too "Art House" to thrive, while Joe is opening too wide and on Video on Demand, so its box office chances are also limited. Dancing in Jaffa is earning perfect reviews, but documentaries rarely have breakout success. Finally, Disco Singh could be a surprise hit, as it could be on track to break records in its native India.
|11/4/2016||Doctor Strange||The Ancient One||$232,641,920||$444,900,000||$677,541,920|
|5/4/2016||A Bigger Splash||Marianne Lane||$2,024,099||$3,684,386||$5,708,485|
|2/5/2016||Hail, Caesar!||Thora Thacker||$30,080,225||$34,091,194||$64,171,419|
|9/19/2014||The Zero Theorem||Dr. Shrink-Rom||$257,706||$765,347||$1,023,053|
|4/11/2014||Only Lovers Left Alive||Eve||$1,876,685||$711,886||$2,588,571|
|3/7/2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Madame D.||$59,076,019||$105,274,390||$164,350,409|
|5/25/2012||Moonrise Kingdom||Social Services||$45,512,466||$23,069,629||$68,582,095|
|12/9/2011||We Need to Talk About Kevin||Eva||$1,738,692||$9,026,591||$10,765,283|
|12/10/2010||The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage …||Jadis, the White Witch||$104,386,950||$313,800,000||$418,186,950|
|5/1/2009||The Limits of Control||$426,688||$189,889||$616,577|
|12/25/2008||The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||Elizabeth Abbott||$127,509,326||$202,300,000||$329,809,326|
|10/24/2008||Synecdoche, New York||$3,083,538||$1,300,000||$4,383,538|
|9/12/2008||Burn After Reading||Katie Cox||$60,355,347||$107,812,451||$168,167,798|
|3/25/2008||Strange Culture||Hope Kurtz||$0||$0||$0|
|10/5/2007||Michael Clayton||Karen Crowder||$49,033,882||$43,953,769||$92,987,651|
|4/20/2007||Stephanie Daley||Lydie Crane||$25,751||$0||$25,751|
|12/9/2005||The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, t…||White Witch||$291,710,957||$428,828,615||$720,539,572|
|4/16/2004||Young Adam||Ella Gault||$767,240||$0||$767,240|
|12/12/2003||The Statement||Annemarie Livi||$765,637||$779,427||$1,545,064|
|8/22/2003||Teknolust||Rosetta, Ruby, Marinne, Olivia||$28,811||$0||$28,811|
|12/14/2001||Vanilla Sky||Rebecca Dearborn||$100,614,858||$102,111,747||$202,726,605|
|8/8/2001||The Deep End||Margaret Hall||$8,823,109||$1,158,526||$9,981,635|
|12/10/1999||The War Zone||Mum||$252,567||$0||$252,567|
|4/25/1997||Female Perversions||Eve Stephens||$883,973||$0||$883,973|
|8/31/2016||The Seasons in Quincy: Four Por…||Director,|