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Viola Davis

Viola Davis
Chrisa Hickey [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $1,343,677,934 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,215)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Amanda Waller (Suicide Squad), Aibileen (The Help), (Madea Goes To Jail), Delia Shiraz (Eat Pray Love), Director George (Knight and Day)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Lila & Eve (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Will Smith, David Ayer, Jared Leto, Charles Roven, Margot Robbie

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting17$638,588,792$705,089,142$1,343,677,934
Lead Ensemble Member3$405,075,292$488,430,738$893,506,030
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$38,263$0$38,263

2016 Preview: August

August 1st, 2016

Suicide Squad

July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Home Market Releases for June 21st, 2016

June 20th, 2016

Fantastic Planet

There are two wide releases coming out this week, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and The Divergent Series: Allegiant, although the latter is only coming out on Video on Demand. Neither of these are big releases and it only gets much worse from there. There wasn't a lot of competition for Pick of the Week, but I went with Fantastic Planet: Criterion Collection. It's a classic, but it is also a French Surrealist animated film, so that will limit its target audience. More...

Home Market Releases for August 4th, 2015

August 4th, 2015

Orphan Black

For a summer week, there's a surprising strength on top of the home market releases. Insurgent will very likely be the top selling DVD or Blu-ray on this week's list, but it isn't even close to the best. There were five contenders for Pick of the Week, three of which were in the TV on DVD category. This includes the eventual winner, Orphan Black: Season Three. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Holmes is on the Case

July 17th, 2015

Mr. Holmes

There are very few films on this week's list that have a real shot at earning mainstream success. I would like to think Court or A Hard Day could do so, but they are both foreign-language films and that's usually too big of an obstacle to overcome. Mr. Holmes has both the cast and the reviews to thrive, but it is playing in more than 300 theaters. That might be too many to thrive. Let's hope I'm being too pessimistic. More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

2013 Preview: November

November 1st, 2013

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

Weekend Predictions: Prisoners Free to Capture Top Spot

September 20th, 2013

There might be a close race at the box office this weekend. The buzz surrounding Prisoners is growing enough that it should earn first place, but Insidious Chapter 2 might hold on well enough to challenge the newcomer for top spot. The other new release for the week is Battle of the Year, which is opening in fewer theaters than I thought it would and with much worse reviews. It likely won't be a factor. In fact, there's a slim chance that the 3-D re-release of The Wizard of Oz will earn more this weekend than Battle of the Year will. The best new releases from this week last year was End of Watch, which only managed $13.15 million. This is close to what it cost to make, but it is low for a number one film. On the other hand, last year had much better depth than this year will have, so 2013's winning streak might come to an end. More...

Box Office
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12/25/2016 Fences   $0 $0 $0
8/5/2016 Suicide Squad Amanda Waller  $323,885,963 $419,600,000 $743,485,963
12/31/2015 Custody   $0 $0 $0
7/17/2015 Lila & Eve Lila  $38,263 $0 $38,263
1/16/2015 Blackhat Carol Barrett  $7,889,395 $11,646,081 $19,535,476
8/1/2014 Get on Up Susie Brown  $30,569,935 $2,745,869 $33,315,804
2/3/2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Professor Friedman  $587,152 $9,920 $597,072
11/1/2013 Ender's Game Major Anderson  $61,737,191 $28,000,000 $89,737,191
9/20/2013 Prisoners Nancy Birch  $61,002,302 $52,400,000 $113,402,302
4/5/2013 Love, Marilyn Herself  $16,164 $0 $16,164
2/14/2013 Beautiful Creatures Amma  $19,452,138 $40,830,738 $60,282,876
9/28/2012 Won't Back Down Nona Alberts  $5,310,554 $404,359 $5,714,913
12/25/2011 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Abby Black  $31,847,881 $23,400,000 $55,247,881
8/10/2011 The Help Aibileen  $169,705,587 $43,414,417 $213,120,004
4/1/2011 Trust Gail Friedman  $120,016 $0 $120,016
10/8/2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story Dr. Eden Minerva   $6,363,628 $269,322 $6,632,950
8/13/2010 Eat Pray Love Delia Shiraz  $80,574,010 $126,024,779 $206,598,789
6/23/2010 Knight and Day Director George  $76,423,035 $182,328,335 $258,751,370
10/16/2009 Law Abiding Citizen Mayor  $73,357,727 $57,802,054 $131,159,781
4/17/2009 State of Play Dr. Judith Franklin  $37,017,955 $51,814,255 $88,832,210
2/20/2009 Madea Goes To Jail   $90,508,336 $0 $90,508,336
12/12/2008 Doubt   $33,446,470 $19,744,631 $53,191,101
9/26/2008 Nights in Rodanthe Jean  $41,850,659 $37,500,000 $79,350,659
12/1/2006 The Architect Tonya Neeley  $13,737 $0 $13,737
8/9/2006 World Trade Center Mother in Hospital  $70,278,893 $93,016,761 $163,295,654
11/9/2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin'   $30,981,850 $15,685,105 $46,666,955
12/19/2002 Antwone Fisher Eva  $21,078,145 $2,289,441 $23,367,586
11/27/2002 Solaris Gordon  $14,970,038 $0 $14,970,038
11/8/2002 Far From Heaven Sybil  $15,901,849 $13,126,065 $29,027,914
12/25/2001 Kate and Leopold Policewoman  $47,095,453 $23,842,325 $70,937,778
6/26/1998 Out of Sight Moselle  $37,562,568 $40,000,000 $77,562,568
Movies: 31Totals:$1,389,586,894$1,285,894,457$2,675,481,351
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7/17/2015 Lila & Eve Executive Producer $38,263 $0 $38,263
Movies: 1Totals:$38,263$0$38,263