|As an Actor||Leading||11||$2,407,887,573||$5,367,542,892||$7,775,430,465|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$5,845,732||$6,561,759||$12,407,491|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $7,775,430,465 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Hermione Granger (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)|
|Most productive collaborators: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, David Heyman|
November 14th, 2016
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October 13th, 2016
Last weekend, Finding Dory became the 27th film to earn $1 billion worldwide. In doing so, it created a lot of interesting tidbits worth talking about. But first, the history of $1 billion movies.
April 15th, 2016
There are not a lot of new releases on this week's list, but four of the seven of of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Additionally, one of the other three, Fan, doesn't have enough reviews for a Tomatometer Score, but the first two reviews are positive. Of the best films, Sing Street is the one I expect to do the best at the box office.
October 30th, 2015
It is a short week for limited releases with nothing that looks particularly promising at the box office. Freaks of Nature might get a boost from Halloween, but I seriously doubt it. On the other hand, The Armor Of Light, Flowers, and The Wonders all are earning great reviews and have a shot at doing well in art house theaters. None of them will expand wide enough to earn a significant measure of mainstream success. It is likely none of them will crack $10,000 on the per theater average.
June 30th, 2014
With the recent weak performance of films such as Transcendence and Edge of Tomorrow at the box office, there’s been a lot of talk recently about how much actors and actresses are really worth to a film. The poor performance of these films hasn’t come as a huge surprise to followers of the Bankability Index, which produces valuations considerably below the $20 million that Johnny Depp reportedly earned from his lead role in Transcendence, and we thought this is a good opportunity to look at what the Index says about the most valuable actors and actresses in the business.
With Angelina Jolie making headlines for all the right reasons for her starring role in Maleficent, it seemed only fitting to start with an analysis of the most valuable actresses in Hollywood. For this chart, we’ve taken each star’s worldwide Bankability Index and divided it by the number of films they make each year to get an estimate of the average value they bring to a film, as of June, 2014.
March 1st, 2014
2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison.
November 13th, 2013
On Tuesday we launched The Numbers Bankability Index, a new service to help assess the value that different people bring to the industry, from actors and actresses to directors, screenwriters, producers, and anyone else involved in the creative process of making a movie. In this article, I'll look more deeply into how the Index is compiled, and how we use the tools behind it to analyze questions about people in movies.
If you haven't already, now's a good time to look at our announcement video, and the November Edition of the Worldwide Bankability Index.
June 14th, 2013
This week's list of limited releases is dominated by horror films and documentaries, which is not a good sign, as neither genre tends to do well at the box office. Documentaries tend to have a better shot at thriving in the art house circuit, but rarely expand wide enough to earn any of mainstream success. On the other hand, one film is opening that has a lot of buzz: The Bling Ring. Given its pedigree, it should open well. But given its reviews, it likely won't last very long.
|3/17/2017||Beauty and the Beast||Belle||$0||$1,317,827||$1,317,827|
|6/14/2013||The Bling Ring||Nicki||$5,845,732||$6,561,759||$12,407,491|
|6/12/2013||This is the End||Emma Watson||$101,470,202||$25,068,915||$126,539,117|
|9/21/2012||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Sam||$17,742,948||$15,326,355||$33,069,303|
|12/31/2011||Napoleon and Betsy||Betsy Balcombe||$0||$0||$0|
|11/23/2011||My Week with Marilyn||Lucy||$14,597,405||$19,643,167||$34,240,572|
|7/15/2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:…||Hermione Granger||$381,011,219||$960,500,000||$1,341,511,219|
|11/19/2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:…||Hermione Granger||$295,983,305||$664,300,000||$960,283,305|
|7/15/2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Hermione Granger||$301,959,197||$633,124,489||$935,083,686|
|12/19/2008||The Tale of Despereaux||Princess Pea||$50,877,145||$39,605,172||$90,482,317|
|7/11/2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho…||Hermione Granger||$292,004,738||$650,939,197||$942,943,935|
|11/18/2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Hermione Granger||$290,013,036||$606,898,042||$896,911,078|
|6/4/2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Hermione Granger||$249,538,952||$547,149,597||$796,688,549|
|11/15/2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Hermione Granger||$261,987,880||$616,991,754||$878,979,634|
|11/16/2001||Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone||Hermione Granger||$317,575,550||$657,179,821||$974,755,371|