|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $394,002,360 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6,965)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Angela Payton (Ride Along), Angela Payton-Barber (Ride Along 2), Lacey (Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas), Yvonne Fair (Get on Up), Dolores (Sparkle)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Southside with You (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ice Cube, Tim Story, Kevin Hart, Greg Coolidge, John Leguizamo|
August 26th, 2016
While there are a lot of films on this week’s list, none of them look like they will be box office hits. Southside with You is one of the best releases this week, but it is playing in over 800 theaters, which is likely too many. There are a number of other films that are worth seeing, like Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, but most of them are playing on Video on Demand, so their box office chances are nearly zero.
April 13th, 2014
Ride Along is the second film I'm reviewing this weekend that earned bad reviews that already has a sequel in the works. I'm not surprised it is getting a sequel. After all, it did earn nearly $135 million on just a $25 million production budget, but a big box office doesn't mean high quality. Were the critics right to lambast this film? Or were moviegoers right to check it out in theaters? And if so, is the Blu-ray Combo Pack worth picking up?
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
|8/26/2016||Southside with You||Michelle Robinson||$6,248,086||$0||$6,248,086|
|1/15/2016||Ride Along 2||Angela Payton-Barber||$90,862,685||$33,383,467||$124,246,152|
|8/1/2014||Get on Up||Yvonne Fair||$30,569,935||$2,745,869||$33,315,804|
|7/25/2014||My Man is a Loser||Clarissa||$0||$0||$0|
|1/17/2014||Ride Along||Angela Payton||$134,202,565||$19,530,700||$153,733,265|
|12/13/2013||Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas||Lacey||$52,543,354||$0||$52,543,354|
|9/30/2011||What's Your Number?||Jamie||$14,011,084||$16,152,701||$30,163,785|
|8/26/2016||Southside with You||Producer||$6,248,086||$0||$6,248,086|