|As an Actor||Supporting||10||$326,874,453||$485,086,613||$811,961,066|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$80,868,124||$29,743,049||$110,611,173|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||1||$0||$0||$0|
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $811,961,066 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,796)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lucy McClane (Live Free or Die Hard), Michelle (10 Cloverfield Lane), Gwen Grayson (Sky High), Young Evelyn (The Ring Two), Mary Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Timur Bekmambetov, Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Seth Grahame-Smith|
March 1st, 2016
It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.
As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015.
April 17th, 2015
There's a lot of films that might be opening in limited release this week, but many of them have not enough reviews to have a Tomatometer Score. (I'll be skipping most of those.) Worse still, many that do are earning terrible reviews. There are some that are worth watching, like Alex of Venice, Felix and Meira, and Tangerines. On the other hand, I wouldn't bet on any of them finding success at the box office.
March 6th, 2015
This week, the limited release report is practically the Video on Demand report, as nearly all limited releases are also playing on Video on Demand. The rest are all documentaries, which rarely earn any measure of mainstream success. Worse still, most of the non-documentaries are earning bad reviews, so their box office chances are even worse. Faults is probably the film with the best chance at finding an audience in theaters, but that's not saying much. These Final Hours is also earning great reviews, but it doesn't have the star power that Faults has. Of the documentaries, both An Honest Liar and Merchants of Doubt are worth checking out.
March 13th, 2013
There are not many first run releases coming out on the home market this week, but two of them, Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians, rose to Pick of the Week status. For that honor, we have to turn to an older release, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary by coming out on Blu-ray for the first time. Yes, it is shovelware, but it is still the best movie on this week's list. If you don't have the DVD already and really don't like Pan & Scan, you might want to wait till Disney fixes the mix-up with the DVD portion of the Combo Pack.
November 28th, 2012
The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though.
|6/17/2016||Swiss Army Man||$0||$0||$0|
|3/11/2016||10 Cloverfield Lane||Michelle||$71,967,803||$34,500,000||$106,467,803|
|4/17/2015||Alex of Venice||Alex Vedder||$0||$588||$588|
|10/10/2014||Kill the Messenger||Anna Simons||$2,450,846||$336,093||$2,786,939|
|8/2/2013||The Spectacular Now||Holly||$6,852,971||$63,980||$6,916,951|
|6/22/2012||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||Mary Lincoln||$37,519,139||$99,970,591||$137,489,730|
|10/14/2011||The Thing||Kate Lloyd||$16,928,670||$10,573,144||$27,501,814|
|8/13/2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. The World||Ramona Flowers||$31,524,275||$16,445,448||$47,969,723|
|12/31/2008||Make It Happen||$0||$10,688,486||$10,688,486|
|6/27/2007||Live Free or Die Hard||Lucy McClane||$134,529,403||$247,758,744||$382,288,147|
|4/6/2007||Grindhouse||Lee (segment "Death Proof")||$25,031,037||$25,156,752||$50,187,789|
|12/29/2006||Factory Girl||Ingrid Superstar||$1,661,464||$0||$1,661,464|
|2/10/2006||Final Destination 3||Wendy Christensen||$54,098,051||$58,700,000||$112,798,051|
|7/29/2005||Sky High||Gwen Grayson||$63,939,454||$19,169,905||$83,109,359|
|3/18/2005||The Ring Two||Young Evelyn||$75,941,727||$86,000,000||$161,941,727|
|4/21/1989||Checking Out||Lisa Apple||$31,000||$0||$31,000|