|As an Actor||Supporting||10||$1,240,101,791||$2,921,038,972||$4,161,140,763|
|Lead Ensemble Member||6||$886,780,825||$1,316,745,194||$2,203,526,019|
|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||3||$53,337,447||$248,017,985||$301,355,432|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 43 films, with $7,841,640,133 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #52)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast), Queen Elinor (Brave), Professor Sybil Trelawney (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Agent O (Men in Black 3), Sybill Trelawney (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Bridget Jones’s Baby (Screenwriter), Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (Screenwriter), Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Kelly MacDonald, Mark Andrews, Billy Connolly, Brenda Chapman, Steve Percell|
March 1st, 2017
February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there.
January 13th, 2017
It’s a deceptively busy week as far as limited releases are concerned. On the one hand, we have release dates for 21 limited releases this week. On the other hand, there are none that are particularly strong. The only film earning overwhelmingly positive reviews is The Son of Joseph, but even this film has almost no shot at box office success. On the other hand, there are a lot of VOD releases this week. Maybe there’s something worth renting out there.
September 1st, 2016
August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top.
December 1st, 2014
November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential.
May 23rd, 2014
It is not a particularly strong week for limited releases. There are a few that are earning good reviews, but almost none are earning good reviews and any buzz. Cold in July is one of the exceptions and its reviews and star power could have resulted in a fast start, but it is also playing on Video on Demand.
December 14th, 2013
Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces.
December 14th, 2013
December 1st, 2013
We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012.
November 12th, 2012
Brave is the latest from Pixar, a studio that hasn't had a box office miss during its entire run and they've only had one film fail to win over the majority of critics. Brave was not the biggest hit Pixar has produced, but is it among the best?
|3/17/2017||Beauty and the Beast||Mrs. Potts||$504,014,165||$756,900,000||$1,260,914,165|
|1/13/2017||Jeder stirbt fur sich allein||Anna Quangel||$33,125||$696,723||$729,848|
|9/16/2016||Bridget Jones’s Baby||Dr. Rawlings||$24,139,805||$179,415,762||$203,555,567|
|9/2/2015||A Walk in the Woods||Catherine Bryson||$29,499,394||$5,726,433||$35,225,827|
|4/3/2015||Effie Gray||Lady Eastlake||$0||$0||$0|
|10/1/2014||Men, Women and Children||Narrator||$705,908||$1,000,000||$1,705,908|
|5/23/2014||The Love Punch||Kate||$0||$2,890,810||$2,890,810|
|12/13/2013||Saving Mr. Banks||P.L. Travers||$83,299,761||$31,662,764||$114,962,525|
|2/14/2013||Beautiful Creatures||Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine||$19,452,138||$40,830,738||$60,282,876|
|5/25/2012||Men in Black 3||Agent O||$179,020,854||$475,192,631||$654,213,485|
|7/15/2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:…||Sybill Trelawney||$381,011,219||$960,500,000||$1,341,511,219|
|8/20/2010||Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang||Nanny McPhee||$29,197,642||$68,602,223||$97,799,865|
|11/13/2009||The Boat That Rocked||Charlotte||$8,017,467||$29,455,184||$37,472,651|
|12/25/2008||Last Chance Harvey||Kate||$14,889,042||$19,598,160||$34,487,202|
|7/25/2008||Brideshead Revisited||Lady Marchmain||$6,432,256||$7,000,000||$13,432,256|
|12/14/2007||I am Legend||TV Doctor||$256,393,010||$329,139,674||$585,532,684|
|7/11/2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho…||Professor Sybil Trelawney||$292,004,738||$650,939,197||$942,943,935|
|11/10/2006||Stranger Than Fiction||Kay Eiffel||$40,435,190||$13,137,632||$53,572,822|
|1/27/2006||Nanny McPhee||Nanny McPhee||$47,279,279||$81,466,299||$128,745,578|
|6/11/2004||Imagining Argentina||Cecilia Rueda||$7,951||$300,000||$307,951|
|6/4/2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Sybill Trelawney||$249,538,952||$547,149,597||$796,688,549|
|11/27/2002||Treasure Planet||Captain Amelia||$38,120,554||$53,679,446||$91,800,000|
|3/20/1998||Primary Colors||Susan Stanton||$39,017,984||$0||$39,017,984|
|12/24/1997||The Winter Guest||Frances||$870,290||$0||$870,290|
|12/11/1995||Sense and Sensibility||Elinor Dashwood||$42,993,774||$92,000,000||$134,993,774|
|11/23/1994||Junior||Dr. Dianna Reddin||$36,763,355||$71,668,000||$108,431,355|
|2/4/1994||My Father the Hero||Isabel (uncredited)||$25,479,558||$0||$25,479,558|
|12/29/1993||In the Name of the Father||Gareth Peirce||$25,096,862||$0||$25,096,862|
|11/5/1993||The Remains of the Day||Miss Sally Kenton, Housekeeper||$22,954,968||$41,000,000||$63,954,968|
|5/7/1993||Much Ado About Nothing||Beatrice||$22,549,338||$0||$22,549,338|
|12/25/1992||Peter’s Friends||Maggie Chester||$4,058,564||$0||$4,058,564|
|3/13/1992||Howards End||Margaret Schlegel||$26,124,872||$74,505||$26,199,377|
|8/23/1991||Dead Again||Amanda 'Grace' Sharp/Margaret Strauss||$38,016,380||$0||$38,016,380|
|9/21/1990||The Tall Guy||Kate Lemmon||$510,000||$3,000,000||$3,510,000|
|9/16/2016||Bridget Jones’s Baby||Screenwriter||$24,139,805||$179,415,762||$203,555,567|
|8/20/2010||Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang||Screenwriter,|