|As an Actor||Leading||5||$215,034,842||$461,248,045||$676,282,887|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$62,575,678||$36,262,194||$98,837,872|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $676,282,887 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #289)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Anastasia Steele (Fifty Shades of Grey), Lindsey Cyr (Black Mass), Alice (How to be Single), Anita (Need for Speed), Audrey (The Five-Year Engagement)|
|Most productive collaborators: Sam Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Marcel, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, E.L. James|
May 6th, 2016
Out of all of the new releases this week, A Bigger Splash is the only one earning lots of buzz. Of course, Captain America: Civil War's buzz is so great that it is drowning out all limited releases, which explains why there's not a lot of films on this week's list.
February 1st, 2016
As expected, January was dominated by holdovers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant leading the way. That's not to say there were no new releases that did well, as Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 were hits with moviegoers. Looking forward, there is only one film that looks like a sure hit, Deadpool. There's a slim chance it could be a surprise $200 million hit. There's a much better chance it will be the only $100 million hit. Conversely, last February started with a $100 million hit coming out, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, while there were two other $100 million movies to come out that month, Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Looks like 2016 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison.
January 9th, 2016
The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies.
February 13th, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey will win the weekend box office race and then aliens will come down to Earth and eliminate us as a species. Okay, that second part is just wishful thinking on my part. Kingsman: The Secret Service will open in a distant second place, despite earning reviews that are really good, for this time of year. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water will fit somewhere in-between the two new releases. Last year, The LEGO Movie remained in first place with $49.85 million. Fifty Shades of Grey will crush that figure, leading 2015 to an easy victory.
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
|2/9/2018||Fifty Shades Freed||$0||$0||$0|
|5/4/2016||A Bigger Splash||Penelope Lannier||$2,024,099||$3,684,386||$5,708,485|
|2/12/2016||How to be Single||Alice||$46,843,513||$52,752,419||$99,595,932|
|9/18/2015||Black Mass||Lindsey Cyr||$62,575,678||$36,262,194||$98,837,872|
|9/4/2015||Chloe and Theo||Chloe||$0||$0||$0|
|2/13/2015||Fifty Shades of Grey||Anastasia Steele||$166,167,230||$404,811,240||$570,978,470|
|3/14/2014||Need for Speed||Anita||$43,568,507||$150,601,112||$194,169,619|
|2/14/2014||Date and Switch||Em||$0||$0||$0|
|4/27/2012||The Five-Year Engagement||Audrey||$28,700,285||$32,923,534||$61,623,819|