|As an Actor||Leading||8||$341,682,926||$679,783,006||$1,021,465,932|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $1,021,465,932 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #204)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Madam Simza Heron (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Elizabeth Shaw (Prometheus), Nadia (The Drop), Beatrice (Dead Man Down), Lisbeth Salander (Luftslottet som sprängdes)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, Jon Spaihts, Guy Pearce, Damon Lindelof|
April 1st, 2015
March ended on a good note and helped 2015 maintain its lead over 2014 thanks to a trio of $100 million movies: Cinderella, Insurgent, and Home. April isn't as strong as far as depth goes, as only Furious 7 is expected to come close to $100 million at the box office. On the positive side, it could earn $100 million during its opening weekend, becoming the fastest starting film of the year, so far. On the negative side, it is expected to earn more than double the rest of the films' combined box office totals. Even worse, last April, there were two $100 million hits, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as two others that came close. There's no way April 2015 is going to live up to April 2014. I just hope the collapse isn't so bad that 2015 loses its lead over 2014 completely.
November 7th, 2013
It's a big week with several first run releases, some big TV on DVD, releases, and more to deal with. The only one that truly rises to the level of Pick of the Week is Mad Men: Season Six, but the screener arrived late and I hate awarding Pick of the Week to a title when that happens. The only other release I really want to see is White House Down, but that's more guilty pleasure than Pick of the Week. I guess it goes to Mad Men: Season Six on DVD or Blu-ray.
August 16th, 2013
There are not a lot of limited release this week and only two of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Cutie and the Boxer is earning the best reviews, but it is a documentary, so its potential to expand is limited. Ain't Them Bodies Saints' reviews are not as good, but good enough to suggest it will find an audience in theaters.
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.
|12/31/2017||Amy Winehouse Biopic||Amy Winehouse||$0||$0||$0|
|5/19/2017||Alien: Covenant||Elizabeth Shaw||$0||$0||$0|
|3/8/2013||Dead Man Down||Beatrice||$10,895,295||$8,704,679||$19,599,974|
|12/16/2011||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||Madam Simza Heron||$186,848,418||$348,815,025||$535,663,443|
|4/30/2010||Luftslottet som sprängdes||Lisbeth Salander||$5,427,684||$35,751,976||$41,179,660|