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Kristen Wiig

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $3,721,278,355 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #140)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Lucy (Despicable Me 2), Annie Montrose (The Martian), Miss Hattie (Despicable Me), Ruffnut (How to Train Your Dragon 2), Ruffnut (How to Train Your Dragon)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Bridesmaids (Screenwriter), Girl Most Likely (Executive Producer), Welcome to Me (Producer), Hateship Loveship (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Chris Renaud, Paul Feig, Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell, Ben Stiller

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As an ActorSupporting16$1,453,593,736$2,267,684,619$3,721,278,355
Lead Ensemble Member3$176,983,525$124,154,884$301,138,409
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$1,430,201$1,193,150$2,623,351

Limited and VOD Releases: Vote for the Best Limited Release

October 23rd, 2015


There's quite a few strong limited releases on this week's list, including Suffragette, which is earning by far the loudest buzz. Its reviews are good, but not great. On the other hand, Difret's reviews are great, but it has far less mainstream appeal. Bone Tomahawk has the potential to become a cult favorite, but it is playing on Video on Demand, so it likely won't make an impact at the box office. More...

Home Market Releases for June 16th, 2015

June 17th, 2015

Spirited Away

Wow. Slow week. There are a few releases that are notable, but we very quickly run into titles that would be considered filler during the average week. In fact, there are no first run releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week. There are a trio of limited releases that are in the running for that title: Time Lapse (DVD or Blu-ray or Video on Demand); Wild Tales (DVD or Blu-ray or Video on Demand); and The Wrecking Crew (DVD or Blu-ray or Video on Demand). There were also two catalog releases of note: The Cat Returns (Blu-ray Combo Pack) and Spirited Away (Blu-ray Combo Pack). Both are excellent, but Spirited Away is the better of the two films and it is the Pick of the Week. More...

Limited Releases: Looking Stylish

May 1st, 2015

Far From the Madding Crowd

Two points before we get to the films on this week's list. One, the column is late. Sorry. Two, anyone else noticing a decrease is stability with Firefox? It has been crashing a lot the past few days, hence the delay with this column. This week’s list is filled with many films that are earning good reviews, but not great reviews, and are playing on Video on Demand. Iris is the best film coming out this week, but Far from the Madding Crowd is probably going to be the biggest hit. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Skeleton Twins

December 16th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins is the fifth film I reviewed this week and it is the only one that earned impressive reviews. This does raise expectations, but is that a mistake? Or does this film truly deserve the critical praise it has received? More...

Limited Releases: Skeleton Key to Box Office Success

September 12th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There's a large number of limited releases, including a few that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. One of these is The Drop, but it is opening in too many theaters and I think that will hurt it at the box office. If I were to guess, The Skeleton Twins will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 12th, 2014

August 11th, 2014

It's a slow and shallow week on the home market. Not only are there no prime releases, we quickly run into filler as we look down the list of best selling new releases on The biggest release of the week is Muppets Most Wanted, which is one of nine reviews on this week's list. It is also the best release of the week and the best choice for Pick of the Week. Next week should be more interesting, as TV on DVD season begins. More...

Limited Releases: Looking for the Perfect Limited Release

April 11th, 2014

Perfect Sisters poster

This weekend is almost as busy for limited releases as last week, and on the plus side, there are a handful of films that are worth checking out. Only Lovers Left Alive and Joe are both earning great reviews. On the other hand, Only Lovers Left Alive is probably too "Art House" to thrive, while Joe is opening too wide and on Video on Demand, so its box office chances are also limited. Dancing in Jaffa is earning perfect reviews, but documentaries rarely have breakout success. Finally, Disco Singh could be a surprise hit, as it could be on track to break records in its native India. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Anchorman: The Legend Continues

March 30th, 2014

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy came out in theaters nearly a decade ago. It earned good reviews and did well at the box office managing nearly $90 million worldwide on a $25 million budget. However, it became a classic on the home market and many think it is among Will Ferrell's best movies. Rumors of a sequel persisted for quite a while before Anchorman: The Legend Continues finally came out. It earned better reviews and nearly doubled the first film's numbers at the worldwide box office. Is this because the quality is also better? Or did it unduly benefit from nearly ten years of demand? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Despicable Me 2

December 9th, 2013

Despicable Me came out in 2010 and it was the first digitally animated film released by Universal. There was a lot of pressure to do well, because its level of success would not only determine if more Despicable Me movies would be made, but if the studio would continue to release digitally animated films in general. It beat expectations. Not only was it a great movie, but it earned more than $500 million worldwide on a $69 million budget. Needless to say, Despicable Me 2 was given the greenlight right away. However, can it live up to its predecessor? If not, is it still worth checking 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...

Limited Releases Grab Your Attention

July 19th, 2013

Every week we try and find a limited release with potential to expand significantly. This week there are two such films that appeared to be contenders: Girl Most Likely and Only God Forgives. Then the reviews came in and the chances of limited release success became a lot more limited. There are a few films earning stunning reviews: The Act of Killing, Blackfish, and Ways to Live Forever. I'm not sure any will expand significantly. Grabbers' reviews are not quite as strong, but it is the film I'm looking forward to seeing the most. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

Box Office
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6/29/2018 How to Train Your Dragon 3   $0 $0 $0
8/12/2016 Sausage Party   $0 $0 $0
7/15/2016 Ghostbusters   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Masterminds   $0 $0 $0
10/23/2015 Nasty Baby Polly  $79,800 $0 $79,800
10/2/2015 The Martian Annie Montrose  $214,090,849 $273,900,000 $487,990,849
8/7/2015 The Diary of a Teenage Girl Charlotte Goetze  $1,477,002 $598,897 $2,075,899
5/1/2015 Welcome to Me Alice Klieg  $625,727 $0 $625,727
9/12/2014 The Skeleton Twins Maggie Dean  $5,284,309 $512,883 $5,797,192
6/13/2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Ruffnut  $177,002,924 $439,100,000 $616,102,924
4/11/2014 Hateship Loveship Johanna Parry  $51,610 $0 $51,610
12/25/2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Cheryl Melhoff  $58,236,838 $130,300,000 $188,536,838
12/18/2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Chani  $127,352,707 $44,833,047 $172,185,754
7/19/2013 Girl Most Likely Imogene  $1,378,591 $1,193,150 $2,571,741
7/2/2013 Despicable Me 2 Lucy  $368,065,385 $606,808,379 $974,873,764
5/7/2013 Revenge for Jolly!   $0 $0 $0
3/9/2012 Friends with Kids Missy  $7,251,073 $3,734,579 $10,985,652
5/13/2011 Bridesmaids Annie  $169,106,725 $120,420,305 $289,527,030
3/18/2011 Paul Ruth Buggs  $37,412,945 $63,749,161 $101,162,106
12/3/2010 All Good Things Lauren Fleck   $582,024 $63,000 $645,024
7/9/2010 Despicable Me Miss Hattie  $251,513,985 $291,981,048 $543,495,033
5/21/2010 MacGruber Vicki St. Elmo  $8,525,600 $104,295 $8,629,895
4/9/2010 Date Night   $98,711,404 $53,557,629 $152,269,033
3/26/2010 How to Train Your Dragon Ruffnut  $217,581,231 $277,289,760 $494,870,991
10/2/2009 Whip It   $13,043,363 $5,812,788 $18,856,151
9/4/2009 Extract   $10,823,158 $26,000 $10,849,158
7/1/2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Pudgy Beaver Man  $196,573,705 $663,128,152 $859,701,857
4/3/2009 Adventureland   $16,044,025 $1,509,030 $17,553,055
9/19/2008 Ghost Town   $13,252,641 $16,590,604 $29,843,245
4/18/2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Prahna  $62,932,375 $42,000,579 $104,932,954
4/4/2008 Meet Bill Jane Whitman  $59,108 $298,356 $357,464
2/29/2008 Semi-Pro Bear Handler  $33,479,698 $10,500,665 $43,980,363
12/21/2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Edith Cox  $18,317,151 $2,288,902 $20,606,053
9/7/2007 The Brothers Solomon Janine  $900,926 $0 $900,926
6/1/2007 Knocked Up Jill  $148,761,765 $70,504,187 $219,265,952
12/8/2006 Unaccompanied Minors Carole Malone  $16,655,224 $5,315,607 $21,970,831
Movies: 36Totals:$2,275,173,868$3,126,121,003$5,401,294,871
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5/1/2015 Welcome to Me Producer $625,727 $0 $625,727
4/11/2014 Hateship Loveship Executive Producer $51,610 $0 $51,610
7/19/2013 Girl Most Likely Executive Producer $1,378,591 $1,193,150 $2,571,741
5/13/2011 Bridesmaids Screenwriter $169,106,725 $120,420,305 $289,527,030
Movies: 4Totals:$171,162,653$121,613,455$292,776,108