|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$594,849,281||$472,699,000||$1,067,548,281|
|Lead Ensemble Member||6||$138,271,153||$130,313,778||$268,584,931|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 43 films, with $1,757,225,841 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,164)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lynn Sear (The Sixth Sense), Missi (Tammy), Lady Portley-rind (The Boxtrolls), Sarah (Krampus), Sheryl (Little Miss Sunshine)|
|Most productive collaborators: Bruce Willis, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Olivia Williams, Barry Mendel|
April 25th, 2016
Krampus, the mythological being, is suddenly one of the hottest movie monsters around. While searching for the the Amazon link to this movie, I found six movies that either had Krampus in the name, or Krampus was on the cover of the DVD / Blu-ray. However, of these, only Krampus earned a wide box office release and it became a low-budget hit earning more during its opening weekend than it cost to make. Did it deserve this success? Will it thrive on the home market, even though it is a long way from Christmas?
December 1st, 2015
November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined.
November 6th, 2015
It is a short list this week, due to technical considerations. However, there are seven films here that are earning good reviews and some measure of pre-release buzz. The film with the best shot at mainstream success is Brooklyn (Reviews). It isn't the only film that could succeed, as Spotlight, Trumbo, and the rest could also find receptive audiences during Awards Season.
January 18th, 2015
The Boxtrolls was a September release that earned good reviews, especially for a September release. However, it failed to meet expectations at the box office. On the other hand, it has done very well with Awards Season voters. Is it as bad as its box office would indicate? Is it as good as its Oscar nomination would indicate? Or is it somewhere in-between?
May 30th, 2014
It's a mixed bag for limited releases with a number of movies earning weak reviews or that have almost no chance at the box office. There are also some that are good enough to thrive, like Elena - Reviews or Lucky Them - Reviews. But the best movie according to critics is We are the Best! - Reviews.
November 15th, 2013
The Way Way Back is written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. For most of their careers, they have been actors. However, they wrote the script for The Descendants, which won them an Oscar. This time around, they not only co-wrote the screenplay, but co-directed the film as well. Was The Descendants a fluke? Or do they have another critical darling on their hands?
|11/6/2015||Miss You Already||Milly||$1,162,653||$7,001,396||$8,164,049|
|9/26/2014||The Boxtrolls||Lady Portley-rind||$50,837,305||$61,108,946||$111,946,251|
|9/19/2014||Hector and the Search for Happiness||Agnes||$1,124,445||$522,369||$1,646,814|
|7/11/2014||A Long Way Down||Maureen||$13,347||$737,297||$750,644|
|5/30/2014||Lucky Them||Ellie Klug||$48,995||$32,824||$81,819|
|7/5/2013||The Way Way Back||Pam||$21,502,690||$5,351,120||$26,853,810|
|4/26/2013||Storm Surfers 3D||Narrator||$117,090||$0||$117,090|
|4/20/2012||Jesus Henry Christ||Patricia||$13,714||$0||$13,714|
|8/19/2011||Fright Night||Jane Brewster||$18,298,649||$22,222,000||$40,520,649|
|4/20/2010||Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger||$15,222||$0||$15,222|
|12/5/2008||The Black Balloon||$10,342||$0||$10,342|
|12/29/2006||The Dead Girl||Arden||$19,875||$0||$19,875|
|8/4/2006||The Night Listener||Donna||$7,836,393||$2,934,600||$10,770,993|
|7/26/2006||Little Miss Sunshine||Sheryl||$59,891,098||$40,751,255||$100,642,353|
|10/7/2005||In Her Shoes||Rose||$32,880,591||$49,322,439||$82,203,030|
|9/24/2004||The Last Shot||Emily French||$463,730||$0||$463,730|
|4/16/2004||Connie & Carla||Carla||$8,047,525||$0||$8,047,525|
|12/31/2003||Japanese Story||Sandy Edwards||$647,054||$4,000,000||$4,647,054|
|5/17/2002||About a Boy||Fiona||$40,803,000||$89,956,651||$130,759,651|
|8/6/1999||The Sixth Sense||Lynn Sear||$293,506,292||$379,300,000||$672,806,292|
|3/26/1999||Lilian's Story||Young Lilian Singer||$1,220||$0||$1,220|
|11/6/1998||Velvet Goldmine||Mandy Slade||$1,053,788||$3,259,856||$4,313,644|
|11/7/1997||The James Gang||Julia Armstrong||$5,000||$0||$5,000|
|8/25/1995||The Princess and the Cobbler||Nurse/Good Witch||$669,276||$0||$669,276|
|3/10/1995||Muriel's Wedding||Muriel Heslop / Mariel Heslop-Van Arckle||$15,185,000||$0||$15,185,000|