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Emma Thompson

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 44 films, with $7,838,368,410 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #55)
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: Emma Watson, Kelly Macdonald, Mark Andrews, David Hoberman, Dan Stevens

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting10$1,240,101,791$2,921,038,972$4,161,140,763
Lead Ensemble Member6$886,780,825$1,313,473,471$2,200,254,296
In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$53,337,447$248,017,985$301,355,432
Executive Producer1$29,197,642$68,602,223$97,799,865

2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

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. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Mixed Reviews Plague Limited Releases as Son of Joseph Sole Exception

January 13th, 2017

The Son of Joseph

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. More...

2016 Preview: September

September 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

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. More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

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. More...

Limited Releases: Talking Pictures

May 23rd, 2014

Words and Pictures poster

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. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

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. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

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. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Brave

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? More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
10/13/2017 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selec…   $0 $0 $0
3/17/2017 Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Potts  $504,014,165 $753,509,711 $1,257,523,876
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
3/11/2016 Barney Thompson Cemolina  $0 $1,329,376 $1,329,376
10/30/2015 Burnt Dr. Rosshilde  $13,651,946 $18,980,722 $32,632,668
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
6/22/2012 Brave Queen Elinor  $237,282,182 $317,324,350 $554,606,532
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
10/9/2009 An Education   $12,574,914 $17,077,822 $29,652,736
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
11/7/2003 Love Actually Karen  $59,472,278 $188,477,969 $247,950,247
11/27/2002 Treasure Planet Captain Amelia  $38,120,554 $53,679,446 $91,800,000
8/24/2001 Maybe Baby Druscilla  $19,147 $7,000,000 $7,019,147
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
11/10/1995 Carrington Dora Carrington  $3,242,342 $0 $3,242,342
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 $193,071 $26,317,943
8/23/1991 Dead Again Amanda 'Grace' Sharp/Margaret Strauss  $38,016,380 $0 $38,016,380
4/12/1991 Impromptu Dutchess D'Antan  $4,076,211 $0 $4,076,211
9/21/1990 The Tall Guy Kate Lemmon  $510,000 $3,000,000 $3,510,000
11/8/1989 Henry V Katherine  $10,161,099 $15,602 $10,176,701
Movies: 44Totals:$2,828,408,514$5,009,959,896$7,838,368,410
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Box Office
Box Office
9/16/2016 Bridget Jones’s Baby Screenwriter $24,139,805 $179,415,762 $203,555,567
4/3/2015 Effie Gray Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
8/20/2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Executive Producer,
$29,197,642 $68,602,223 $97,799,865
Movies: 3Totals:$53,337,447$248,017,985$301,355,432