|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$217,276,315||$437,922,091||$655,198,406|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$51,416,551||$71,377,574||$122,794,125|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $655,198,406 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,954)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lindy (Limitless), Clara Murphy (RoboCop), Otulissa (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole), Sweet Pea (Sucker Punch), Kaya (Seven Psychopaths)|
|Most productive collaborators: Bradley Cooper, Joel Kinnaman, Jose Padilha, Gary Oldman, Joshua Zetumer|
January 31st, 2014
After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace.
July 2nd, 2013
It is a terrible week for new releases on the home market with nearly nothing worth talking about. It was so bad, I pushed back the column one more day so I could review Todd and The Book Of Pure Evil: Season 2, just so I would have a contender for Pick of the Week. 56 Up is the best new release of the week, but demand will be split between the DVD and the franchise box set.
December 14th, 2012
It is another busy week for limited releases, including some that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Unfortunately, like it usually is at this time of year, unless a limited release is earning Oscar buzz, it is very unlikely to find an audience in limited release. Any Day Now is the film I have the highest hopes for, but even for a film with 88% positive reviews, it will be a challenge.
October 1st, 2012
2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news.
|3/25/2011||Sucker Punch||Sweet Pea||$36,392,502||$53,365,887||$89,758,389|
|9/24/2010||Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of …||Otulissa||$55,675,313||$84,041,404||$139,716,717|
|12/31/2009||Last Battle Dreamer||$0||$0||$0|
|9/17/2009||Bright Star||Fanny Brawne||$4,444,637||$12,775,454||$17,220,091|
|10/12/2007||Elizabeth: The Golden Age||Bess Throckmorton||$16,285,240||$58,585,626||$74,870,866|
|11/10/2006||A Good Year||Christie||$7,459,300||$34,604,805||$42,064,105|