|As an Actor||Supporting||10||$280,121,374||$364,452,071||$644,573,445|
|Lead Ensemble Member||4||$198,510,767||$243,896,261||$442,407,028|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$343,706||$63,394||$407,100|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $644,573,445 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,345)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Quorra (Tron: Legacy), Ella (Cowboys and Aliens), Rachel Salas (In Time), Sabrina McArdle (The Change-Up), Princess Inanna (Year One)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Drinking Buddies (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ron Howard, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Hemsworth, Andrew Niccol, Justin Timberlake|
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
December 19th, 2013
Part III of the Holiday Gift Guide is a little late due to reasons you probably don't want to hear the details about. (I believe I've developed a food allergy to something in Eggnog.) The third installment of our holiday gift guide includes independent films, classics, foreign films, etc. The fastest way to find gifts is to go to the Independent Spirit Awards nominations and find any film that is on that list that is already out on DVD / Blu-ray (Frances Ha, Mud, etc.). Unfortunately, most of the films competing for Awards Season glory are still in theaters and not available as gifts. But there are still many films worth picking up, starting with...
September 1st, 2013
August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak.
August 23rd, 2013
There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, but a few of them have good reviews and / or big name casts. Drinking Buddies is one such film, but I think Short Term 12 will come out on top of the Per Theater Chart thanks in part to its reviews.
March 1st, 2013
February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace.
|11/13/2015||Love the Coopers||Eleanor||$26,302,731||$15,864,555||$42,167,286|
|2/27/2015||The Lazarus Effect||Zoe||$25,801,570||$9,540,244||$35,341,814|
|9/5/2014||The Longest Week||Beatrice||$0||$0||$0|
|3/14/2014||Better Living Through Chemistry||Elizabeth Roberts||$72,273||$0||$72,273|
|3/15/2013||The Incredible Burt Wonderstone||Jane||$22,537,881||$4,854,728||$27,392,609|
|6/29/2012||People Like Us||Hannah||$12,431,792||$88,012||$12,519,804|
|10/28/2011||In Time||Rachel Salas||$37,553,932||$127,550,020||$165,103,952|
|8/5/2011||The Change-Up||Sabrina McArdle||$37,081,475||$38,753,649||$75,835,124|
|7/29/2011||Cowboys and Aliens||Ella||$100,240,551||$75,669,764||$175,910,315|
|11/19/2010||The Next Three Days||Nicole||$21,148,651||$46,107,265||$67,255,916|
|6/19/2009||Year One||Princess Inanna||$43,337,279||$14,267,444||$57,604,723|
|8/11/2006||Conversations with Other Women||Bridesmaid||$379,418||$918,327||$1,297,745|