|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$419,726,705||$565,747,373||$985,474,078|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$119,565,776||$119,714,116||$239,279,892|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$34,580,201||$11,100,000||$45,680,201|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $985,474,078 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,069)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Odile (The Smurfs), T.T. (Madea Goes To Jail), Carmen (Happy Feet Two), Gabby Babblebrook (Escape From Planet Earth), Sofi (Four Brothers)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Hot Pursuit (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Neil Patrick Harris, Raja Gosnell, Jayma Mays, Jordan Kerner, Ezra Swerdlow|
September 19th, 2016
The seventh season of Modern Family had the lowest ratings since the first season. It was also the worst season in terms of major awards. Has the show jumped the shark? Or is it still a great sitcom, even if it is no longer the best sitcom on TV?
September 28th, 2015
Modern Family has been one of the best and most popular sitcoms on TV for each of its five previous seasons. In fact, it has won five Outstanding Comedy Series Emmys in a row, tying the record. Is it still the best sitcom on TV? And how are the extras on the DVD?
May 1st, 2015
April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end.
February 23rd, 2015
September 30th, 2014
Jon Favreau's career behind the camera started out with smaller movies. He co-wrote Swingers and wrote and directed Made. However, recently he has directed a number of major movies. He was the one behind the camera for the first two Iron Man movies, for instance, and the average budget for his three most recent films he directed is close to $175 million. With his latest film, Chef, he went the opposite direction and created a much, much smaller film. Was he able to still maintain his usual high level of quality? Or does he need the spectacle to make a compelling movie?
January 17th, 2014
Machete had one of the strangest origins. It began as a fake trailer in Grindhouse, but the fake trailer was so popular they turned it into a real movie. Unfortunately, while that movie earned good reviews, the target audience for Grindhouse cinema is too small to thrive in theaters. It must have done well enough to justify a sequel in someone's mind, albeit a sequel with a greatly reduced production budget being released by a smaller studio. But can the sequel live up to its predecessor?
October 12th, 2013
Recently, Modern Family won its fourth Outstanding Comedy Series at the Prime Time Emmys. This puts it just one behind Frasier for the all-time lead in that category. It has three Emmys for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, putting it one behind M*A*S*H* in that category. It "only" has two nominations for Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, but it won both times. It has also earned nearly two dozen nominations for various acting categories, including five wins. It is easily the most acclaimed comedy series on TV at the moment, and despite being on the air for just four season so far, it is one of the most acclaimed comedy series of all time. This creates incredibly high expectations. Is it possible to live up to these expectations? Or will the show start to disappoint?
|12/31/2016||The Brits are Coming||$0||$0||$0|
|5/8/2015||Hot Pursuit||Daniella Riva||$34,580,201||$11,100,000||$45,680,201|
|10/11/2013||Machete Kills||Madame Desdemona||$8,008,161||$10,264,848||$18,273,009|
|2/15/2013||Escape From Planet Earth||Gabby Babblebrook||$57,012,977||$17,143,633||$74,156,610|
|4/13/2012||The Three Stooges||Lydia||$44,338,224||$9,714,025||$54,052,249|
|12/9/2011||New Year’s Eve||Ava||$54,544,638||$92,305,635||$146,850,273|
|11/18/2011||Happy Feet Two||Carmen||$64,006,466||$93,950,000||$157,956,466|
|2/20/2009||Madea Goes To Jail||T.T.||$90,508,336||$0||$90,508,336|
|5/14/2004||The 24th Day||Isabella||$14,107||$0||$14,107|
|5/8/2015||Hot Pursuit||Executive Producer||$34,580,201||$11,100,000||$45,680,201|