|As an Actor||Supporting||4||$262,530,823||$210,598,830||$473,129,653|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $473,129,653 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,083)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Maggie Murphy (Just Go With It), Harper Simmons (Parental Guidance), May Belle Aarons (Bridge to Terabithia), Sally Hurst (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark), Ida (Cowgirls 'n Angels)|
|Most productive collaborators: Adam Sandler, Billy Crystal, Dennis Dugan, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker|
October 13th, 2015
There are two $100 million movies on this week's list of Home Market Releases: Spy, which earned more than $100 million domestically, and Tomorrowland, which merely cost more than $100 million to make. Spy is arguably the best release on this week's list, but the Blu-ray was already named Pick of the Week, so that honor is going to Aladdin's Blu-ray debut this week.
December 1st, 2012
November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month.
September 27th, 2012
R.L.Stine is one of the most prolific writers ever. Many of his horror novels for kids have been adapted for TV, including the Goosebumps series, The Nightmare Room, and now The Haunting Hour. A few weeks ago, the first two volumes of the show were released on DVD for the first time. Does the show live up to its predecessors? Will it entertain its target audience? Will parents watching along with their kids enjoy it as well? Are the DVDs worth picking up?
|8/19/2014||Home is Where the Heart Is||$0||$0||$0|
|12/25/2012||Parental Guidance||Harper Simmons||$77,267,296||$42,901,337||$120,168,633|
|5/25/2012||Cowgirls 'n Angels||Ida||$119,782||$0||$119,782|
|8/26/2011||Don't Be Afraid of the Dark||Sally Hurst||$24,046,682||$15,079,745||$39,126,427|
|5/6/2011||An Invisible Sign||Young Mona||$1,279||$0||$1,279|
|2/11/2011||Just Go With It||Maggie Murphy||$103,028,109||$111,946,844||$214,974,953|
|2/16/2007||Bridge to Terabithia||May Belle Aarons||$82,234,139||$55,750,649||$137,984,788|