|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$743,377,639||$973,410,710||$1,716,788,349|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$86,170,269||$5,976,069||$92,146,338|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,716,788,349 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #807)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Broomhilda von Shaft (Django Unchained), Jasmine (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Alicia Masters (Fantastic Four), Alicia Masters (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Della Bea Robinson (Ray)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio|
August 3rd, 2016
It is the beginning of August, a.k.a., the beginning of TV on DVD season. While there are a few prominent releases in that category, the biggest release is Batman: The Killing Joke, which is still a hot mess, but this time on Blu-ray. There are plenty of smaller releases that are worth picking up, including April and the Extraordinary World. Its reviews are nearly 100% positive and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
August 11th, 2015
Fortunately, summer is coming to an end, so the quality of the home market releases will start to climb very soon. Unfortunately, this week the biggest first-run release is Unfriended. It is worth picking up, if you are a fan of the genre, but it is not exactly a blockbuster title. As for the best releases of the week, I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is close to the top of the list. However, in the end I went with Felicia Day: You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), which is a bit of an unorthodox choice, as it is not a DVD or Blu-ray. However, it is the best new release of the week.
September 23rd, 2014
This is both a great week on the home market, as well as an amazing week on the home market. There are by my count, at least a dozen releases that could be considered must haves or perfect Christmas gifts, which is great. What makes it amazing is the lack of filler. There are a couple of weak releases here and there, but the hit to miss ratio is as good as I can remember. The biggest release of the week, according to Amazon.com, is the Halloween Complete Collection, but it is not the best release. Contenders for Pick of the Week include a couple of limited releases: Ida - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and We Are the Best! - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with a TV on DVD release, Modern Family: Season Five - Buy from Amazon: DVD.
September 3rd, 2013
It's a really slow week on the home market. There's only one first-run release of note, Now You See Me, while the best-selling TV on DVD release is from the CW, The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season. That doesn't mean there are no new releases worth picking up. In fact, there are a couple of contenders for Pick of the Week. Blancanieves is one such contender, but while the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, I think the target audience is a little too limited for Pick of the Week. Instead, that honor goes to From Up on Poppy Hill on Blu-ray Combo Pack.
May 1st, 2013
As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison.
|12/25/2012||Django Unchained||Broomhilda von Shaft||$162,805,434||$287,142,889||$449,948,323|
|11/2/2012||The Details||Rebecca Mazzoni||$63,595||$0||$63,595|
|3/9/2012||A Thousand Words||Caroline McCall||$18,450,127||$2,340,359||$20,790,486|
|12/3/2010||Night Catches Us||Patricia||$76,185||$0||$76,185|
|11/5/2010||For Colored Girls||Kelly/Blue||$37,729,698||$288,175||$38,017,873|
|5/7/2010||Mother and Child||Lucy||$1,110,509||$5,426,670||$6,537,179|
|6/26/2009||Life is Hot in Cracktown||$0||$0||$0|
|9/26/2008||Miracle at St. Anna||Zana Wilder||$7,916,887||$1,759,610||$9,676,497|
|9/19/2008||Lakeview Terrace||Lisa Mattson||$39,263,506||$5,557,793||$44,821,299|
|6/15/2007||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Su…||Alicia Masters||$131,921,738||$156,293,581||$288,215,319|
|3/16/2007||I Think I Love My Wife||Nikki Tru||$12,559,771||$645,640||$13,205,411|
|12/29/2006||The Dead Girl||Rosetta||$19,875||$0||$19,875|
|9/27/2006||The Last King of Scotland||Kay Amin||$17,606,684||$31,548,687||$49,155,371|
|7/8/2005||Fantastic Four||Alicia Masters||$154,696,080||$176,021,000||$330,717,080|
|6/10/2005||Mr. and Mrs. Smith||Jasmine||$186,336,279||$299,787,811||$486,124,090|
|10/29/2004||Ray||Della Bea Robinson||$75,305,995||$49,517,099||$124,823,094|
|7/30/2004||She Hate Me||Fatima Goodrich||$365,134||$1,100,000||$1,465,134|
|4/2/2004||The United States of Leland||Ayesha||$343,816||$0||$343,816|
|2/20/2004||Against the Ropes||Renee||$5,881,504||$548,361||$6,429,865|
|10/31/2003||The Human Stain||Ellie||$5,381,227||$13,998,160||$19,379,387|
|1/12/2001||Save the Last Dance||Chenille Reynolds||$91,038,276||$31,206,053||$122,244,329|