|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$135,076,586||$100,486,071||$235,562,657|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$2,019||$0||$2,019|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $307,434,020 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #10,226)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lil' Dipper (Planes: Fire and Rescue), Wedding Planner (Jumping the Broom), Virginia (Happy Gilmore), Meg Harper (Joe Somebody), Peaches (Knife Fight)|
|Most productive collaborators: Angela Bassett, T.D. Jakes, Bobs Gannaway, Paula Patton, Curtis Wallace|
September 19th, 2016
The seventh season of Modern Family had the lowest ratings since the first season. It was also the worst season in terms of major awards. Has the show jumped the shark? Or is it still a great sitcom, even if it is no longer the best sitcom on TV?
September 28th, 2015
Modern Family has been one of the best and most popular sitcoms on TV for each of its five previous seasons. In fact, it has won five Outstanding Comedy Series Emmys in a row, tying the record. Is it still the best sitcom on TV? And how are the extras on the DVD?
July 1st, 2014
Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.
October 12th, 2013
Recently, Modern Family won its fourth Outstanding Comedy Series at the Prime Time Emmys. This puts it just one behind Frasier for the all-time lead in that category. It has three Emmys for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, putting it one behind M*A*S*H* in that category. It "only" has two nominations for Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, but it won both times. It has also earned nearly two dozen nominations for various acting categories, including five wins. It is easily the most acclaimed comedy series on TV at the moment, and despite being on the air for just four season so far, it is one of the most acclaimed comedy series of all time. This creates incredibly high expectations. Is it possible to live up to these expectations? Or will the show start to disappoint?
|7/18/2014||Planes: Fire and Rescue||Lil' Dipper||$59,157,732||$97,241,912||$156,399,644|
|5/6/2011||Jumping the Broom||Wedding Planner||$37,295,394||$863,207||$38,158,601|
|1/8/2010||Crazy on the Outside||$88,335||$0||$88,335|
|4/4/2008||Sex and Death 101||Fiona Wormwood||$23,563||$0||$23,563|
|10/21/2005||Kids in America||Principal Weller||$537,667||$0||$537,667|
|12/21/2001||Joe Somebody||Meg Harper||$22,770,864||$1,745,126||$24,515,990|
|12/25/1997||An American Werewolf in Paris||Amy Finch||$26,570,463||$0||$26,570,463|