|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||2||$79,461,905||$145,562,181||$225,024,086|
|Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $742,270,759 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,022)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: The Queen (The BFG), Jean Ainslie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Jean Ainslie (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Mrs. Gardiner (Pride & Prejudice), Ruth (Calendar Girls)|
|Most productive collaborators: John Madden, Judi Dench, Mark Rylance, Steven Spielberg, Ol Parker|
July 20th, 2015
The Best-Exotic Marigold Hotel is a film that cost just $10 million to make, but pulled in a global box office of $135 million. Needless to say, a sequel was made and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hit theaters earlier this year. Comedies rarely produce sequels that live up to the original film, but is this one an exception? If not, is it still worth checking out, if it isn't quite as good?
March 1st, 2015
February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month.
|7/1/2016||The BFG||The Queen||$55,483,770||$92,150,000||$147,633,770|
|3/6/2015||The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Jean Ainslie||$33,078,266||$57,306,040||$90,384,306|
|5/2/2014||Belle||Lady Mary Murray||$10,726,630||$5,784,718||$16,511,348|
|5/4/2012||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Jean Ainslie||$46,383,639||$88,256,141||$134,639,780|
|12/28/2005||Match Point||Eleanor Hewett||$23,089,926||$64,900,000||$87,989,926|
|11/11/2005||Pride & Prejudice||Mrs. Gardiner||$38,372,662||$88,176,945||$126,549,607|
|9/24/2004||Shaun of the Dead||Barbara||$13,542,874||$16,789,511||$30,332,385|