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Naomi Watts

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $736,300,833 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #249)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Ann Darrow (King Kong), Evelyn (Insurgent), Rachel Keller (The Ring), Rachel (The Ring Two), Daka (St. Vincent)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Adore (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Peter Jackson, Jack Black, Juan Antonio Bayona, Adrien Brody, Fran Walsh

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Box Office
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As an ActorLeading17$293,618,686$442,682,147$736,300,833
Lead Ensemble Member2$55,125,311$68,150,000$123,275,311
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$302,020$0$302,020

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: While We're Young

June 29th, 2015

While We're Young

While We're Young is the latest film from writer / director Noah Baumbach. He has a great streak going by his Tomatometer Scores and this film earned 84% positive reviews. However, the audience score is only 58% positive. That dichotomy is a bit troubling. Is this film designed to wow critics, but will leave the average moviegoer cold? More...

Weekend Estimates: Home has Best Dreamworks Animation Debut in Six Years

March 29th, 2015

Home poster

DreamWorks Animation has been having a tough time of it recently. Aside from How to Train Your Dragon 2, their last three films, Penguins of Madagascar, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Turbo were all financial failures, and, as an animation house, they are stuck with a business model that demands putting $100 millionĖ$200 million into each film and hoping for a $500 million-plus global hit. Thatís made doubly-difficult when youíre operating as a standalone entity and canít fall back on the wider resources of the studio during hard times.

The opening weekend for Home, projected at $54 million, according to distributor Fox, is therefore very welcome news indeed. It marks the best opening by a non-sequel for the production house since Monsters vs. Aliens opened with $59.3 million on this weekend in 2009, and the third-best non-sequel debut in their history behind that film and Kung Fun Pandaís $60 million start in 2008. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Birdman

March 1st, 2015

Birdman was the big winner at the Oscars this year. It won four times, sharing top spot with The Grand Budapest Hotel; however, it won more prestigious awards, including Best Picture. Did it deserve to win? Or was it carried by hype? More...

2014 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 10th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced Wednesday morning. Are there surprises worth mentioning? Is the Oscar picture beginning to take shape? Like with the Independent Spirit Awards, Birdman led the way this time earning four nominations from six categories, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything had three nods each.


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 11th, 2014

February 11th, 2014

It's a strange week on the home market. If you look at the top ten selling new releases on, there are a couple of first run releases, a catalog title, TV on DVD release, and some limited releases. That's basically every category there is. The biggest release is Ender's Game, a film that failed to find an audience in theaters. It barely earned overall positive reviews and it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. Some of the other best-selling releases are contenders, like The Jungle Book: Blu-ray Diamond Edition or Sherlock: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray. There are also a few of the smaller releases that were in consideration, including Doctor Who: Story 33: The Moonbase and G.B.F. on DVD. But in the end, I went with Wadjda on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week. One last note, Dry Spell is coming out on Video on Demand. It's a good chance to support ultra-low-budget filmmaking and the reviews I've read have been positive. More...

Limited Releases: Buying Into Limited Releases

November 1st, 2013

After last week's short list, there are nearly 20 films on this week's list. Because of this, each entry will be shorter than usual. There are a few films on this week's list that seem destined for mainstream success, including Dallas Buyers Club, which could net Matthew McConaughey some Awards Season hardware. More...

Limited Releases Go to Hell

September 6th, 2013

As usual the weekend after Labor Day, it's a very busy week in limited release. Unfortunately, it is a case of quantity over quality. There are a couple of films earning good reviews: a foreign language film, Populaire, and a documentary, Red Obsession. It is unlikely either of them will find a large enough audience in limited release that they will be able to expand significantly. On the other hand, Awards Season is just around the corner, so fans of limited releases won't have to wait long before they will be flooded with options. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Movie 43

June 17th, 2013

Movie 43 earned some of the worst reviews of the year so far, with many critics calling it the worst movie they've ever seen. When I got the chance to review the movie, I jumped at it. I had to know if it was really as bad as its reviews. It couldn't possible be, right? More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actress

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, finishing with Best Lead Actress. This race is easily the most competitive of the four acting categories this year. The person seen as the favorite has switched, more than once, and at the moment, I'm not sure who is going to win. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

Limited Releases: Awards Season Contenders Shine Bright

December 20th, 2012

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list; however, there are three films that have already found some Awards Season success, plus a couple others that are earning great reviews. Of the Awards Season hopefuls, Zero Dark Thirty is poised to earn the best per theater average, but it likely won't be the only success story over the weekend. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

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3/24/2017 Ascendant   $0 $0 $0
4/8/2016 Demolition Karen  $0 $0 $0
3/18/2016 Allegiant   $0 $0 $0
2/19/2016 Shut In   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 About Ray Maggie  $0 $0 $0
3/27/2015 While We're Young Cornelia  $7,582,065 $5,839,471 $13,421,536
3/20/2015 Insurgent Evelyn  $130,179,072 $165,100,000 $295,279,072
12/31/2014 Sea of Trees   $0 $0 $0
10/17/2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of … Lesley  $42,340,598 $60,900,000 $103,240,598
10/10/2014 St. Vincent Daka  $44,137,712 $10,699,522 $54,837,234
11/15/2013 Sunlight, Jr. Melissa  $0 $0 $0
11/1/2013 Diana Princess Diana  $335,360 $11,611,623 $11,946,983
9/6/2013 Adore Lil  $302,020 $0 $302,020
1/25/2013 Movie 43 Samantha  $8,840,453 $22,324,294 $31,164,747
12/21/2012 The Impossible Maria  $19,019,882 $150,570,724 $169,590,606
12/31/2011 The Birds   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2011 Need   $0 $0 $0
11/9/2011 J. Edgar Helen Gandy  $37,306,030 $47,300,000 $84,606,030
9/30/2011 Dream House Ann Patterson  $21,302,340 $18,630,000 $39,932,340
11/5/2010 Fair*Game Valerie Plame   $9,540,691 $12,252,214 $21,792,905
9/22/2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Sally  $3,247,816 $31,000,000 $34,247,816
5/7/2010 Mother and Child Elizabeth  $1,110,509 $3,900,000 $5,010,509
2/13/2009 The International Eleanor Whitman  $25,450,527 $28,400,000 $53,850,527
3/14/2008 Funny Games Anna  $1,294,640 $6,077,213 $7,371,853
9/14/2007 Eastern Promises Anna  $17,181,265 $38,895,823 $56,077,088
12/20/2006 The Painted Veil Kitty Fane  $8,060,487 $7,058,308 $15,118,795
12/14/2005 King Kong Ann Darrow  $218,080,025 $332,437,332 $550,517,357
11/11/2005 Ellie Parker Ellie Parker  $34,410 $0 $34,410
10/21/2005 Stay Lila Culpepper  $3,626,883 $491,000 $4,117,883
3/18/2005 The Ring Two Rachel   $75,941,727 $86,000,000 $161,941,727
12/29/2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon Marie Byck  $708,776 $431,275 $1,140,051
10/1/2004 I Heart Huckabees Dawn Campbell  $12,784,713 $7,250,000 $20,034,713
8/13/2004 We Don't Live Here Anymore Edith Evans  $2,037,545 $0 $2,037,545
3/26/2004 Ned Kelly Julia Cook  $86,959 $6,284,940 $6,371,899
11/21/2003 21 Grams Christina  $16,248,701 $43,418,924 $59,667,625
8/8/2003 Le Divorce Roxy  $9,074,550 $3,910,939 $12,985,489
10/18/2002 The Ring Rachel Keller  $129,094,024 $119,124,462 $248,218,486
10/8/2001 Mulholland Drive Betty Elms  $7,219,578 $4,700,000 $11,919,578
11/25/1998 Babe: Pig in the City Additional Voices  $18,318,000 $50,812,000 $69,130,000
2/20/1998 Dangerous Beauty Guila De Lezze  $4,530,929 $0 $4,530,929
3/1/1995 Tank Girl Jet Girl  $3,817,132 $0 $3,817,132
1/29/1993 Matinee Shopping Cart Starlet  $8,925,775 $0 $8,925,775
11/14/1992 Flirting Janet Odgers  $2,415,396 $0 $2,415,396
Movies: 43Totals:$890,176,590$1,275,420,064$2,165,596,654
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12/31/2015 About Ray Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
9/6/2013 Adore Executive Producer $302,020 $0 $302,020
Movies: 2Totals:$302,020$0$302,020