|As an Actor||Supporting||2||$500,242,324||$552,500,000||$1,052,742,324|
|In Technical Roles||Director||6||$83,615,445||$161,727,052||$245,342,497|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $1,515,406,547 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,615)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Saché (Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace), Mary Corleone (The Godfather: Part III), Michael Francis Rizzi (The Godfather), Nancy Kelcher (Peggy Sue Got Married), Child on steamship in N.Y. harbor (The Godfather: Part II)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Lost in Translation (Director), Lost in Translation (Producer), The Beguiled (Director), The Beguiled (Screenwriter), The Beguiled (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Fred Roos, Colin Farrell, Francis Ford Coppola|
October 10th, 2017
It’s a good week for the home market with top notch releases in nearly every category. Baby Driver is the biggest first run release of the week and one of the best releases. The Lure is a foreign-language film and one of two Criterion Collection releases in competition for Pick of the Week. Maudie is a Canadian limited release that did surprisingly well in theaters. Finally there’s Othello, which first came out more than 60 years ago. The only thing we are missing is a TV on DVD title. As for the winner, I’m giving Pick of the Week to, Othello, while Maudie wins Puck of the Week for Best Canadian Release.
June 23rd, 2017
Not many limited releases are earning any real buzz this week. The Beguiled has the best pedigree and its reviews might be good enough to help it thrive in theaters. The Bad Batch is the biggest in terms of theaters, but its box office potential is close to zero. This leaves The Big Sick as the best new release. That said, if you are not near one of the five theaters it is playing, you could always stay home and binge GLOW on Netflix. I reviewed it this week and it is worth the praise.
June 8th, 2017
September 17th, 2013
It's kind of a bad week for screeners, as there are four or so that either didn't arrive on time, or still are not here. This includes the biggest release of the week, World War Z, as well as a number of other releases I'm really looking forward to (Behind the Candelabra, Nashville: The Complete First Season, Sofia the First: Ready to Be a Princess, etc.). World War Z should lead the charts, both on DVD and on Blu-ray, but I'm not sure if I will agree with the pros or the cons on this one. Fortunately, some screeners did arrive, including the final season of Leverage. While I'm not happy this is the final season of the show, I'm very happy with the quality level for Season Five and it is the Pick of the Week.
June 14th, 2013
This week's list of limited releases is dominated by horror films and documentaries, which is not a good sign, as neither genre tends to do well at the box office. Documentaries tend to have a better shot at thriving in the art house circuit, but rarely expand wide enough to earn any of mainstream success. On the other hand, one film is opening that has a lot of buzz: The Bling Ring. Given its pedigree, it should open well. But given its reviews, it likely won't last very long.
|5/19/1999||Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace||Saché||$474,544,677||$552,500,000||$1,027,044,677|
|1/1/1992||Inside Monkey Zetterland||Cindy||$121,000||$0||$121,000|
|12/25/1990||The Godfather: Part III||Mary Corleone||$66,520,529||$0||$66,520,529|
|10/10/1986||Peggy Sue Got Married||Nancy Kelcher||$41,382,841||$0||$41,382,841|
|12/14/1984||The Cotton Club||Child in street||$25,928,721||$0||$25,928,721|
|10/7/1983||Rumble Fish||Patty's Sister||$2,500,000||$98||$2,500,098|
|3/25/1983||The Outsiders||Little Girl||$25,697,647||$0||$25,697,647|
|12/11/1974||The Godfather: Part II||Child on steamship in N.Y. harbor||$57,300,000||$0||$57,300,000|
|3/15/1972||The Godfather||Michael Francis Rizzi||$134,966,411||$133,533,589||$268,500,000|
|6/14/2013||The Bling Ring||Director,|
|9/12/2003||Lost in Translation||Director,|
|4/21/2000||The Virgin Suicides||Director||$4,859,475||$5,760,295||$10,619,770|