|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 43 films, with $2,547,794,020 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #750)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Ellie Sattler (Jurassic Park), Frannie (The Fault in Our Stars), Prudence (Little Fockers), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Jurassic Park III), Bobbi (Wild)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Inland Empire (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Shailene Woodley, Josh Boone, Sam Neill, Scott Neustadter, Ansel Elgort|
January 23rd, 2017
April 9th, 2015
Wild is a drama based on a real life person that came out in December. This movie screams Oscar Bait. However, while its reviews were amazing, but it never really became a major player during Awards Season. It did pick up a couple of Oscar nominations, including one for Reese Witherspoon; however, it failed to live up to expectations. Is it busted Oscar-bait? Or should it really have performed better?
February 12th, 2015
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two supporting actor categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress. Three of the four acting categories have almost no suspense to them, as there is an overwhelming favorite amongst the five nominees. This is not the exception.
January 17th, 2015
The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight.
August 1st, 2014
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.
April 1st, 2013
March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives.
January 7th, 2013
After two weeks of almost nothing worth talking about on the home market, there's plenty to talk about this week. ... Actually, to be totally honest, it is another slow week, it's just not painfully slow. (Also, I'm unwilling to pad the list like I had to do the last couple weeks.) Worse still, because the holiday just ended, a lot of the screeners that were supposed to arrive have not, including a few Pick of the Week contenders. Compliance, Dredd, and Frankenweenie are all contenders that are currently late, and I really don't like choosing a late screener. In the end, it was literally a coin toss between Archer: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray and Red Dwarf: X on DVD or Blu-ray. And the coin said... Red Dwarf: X.
|12/15/2017||Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi||$0||$0||$0|
|1/20/2017||The Founder||Ethel Kroc||$12,786,243||$5,515,175||$18,301,418|
|10/14/2016||Certain Women||Laura Wells||$1,068,054||$62,412||$1,130,466|
|9/25/2015||99 Homes||Lynn Nash||$1,411,927||$485,031||$1,896,958|
|8/22/2014||When the Game Stands Tall||Bev Ladouceur||$30,127,963||$10,949||$30,138,912|
|6/6/2014||The Fault in Our Stars||Frannie||$124,872,350||$182,294,484||$307,166,834|
|9/14/2012||The Master||Helen Sullivan||$16,247,159||$42,544,852||$58,792,011|
|5/13/2011||Everything Must Go||Delilah Armstrong||$2,712,131||$108,879||$2,821,010|
|4/13/2007||Year of the Dog||Bret||$1,540,141||$0||$1,540,141|
|12/6/2006||Inland Empire||Nikki Grace/Susan Blue||$849,055||$0||$849,055|
|9/30/2005||The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio||Dortha Schaefer||$627,844||$0||$627,844|
|8/13/2004||We Don't Live Here Anymore||Terry Linden||$2,037,545||$0||$2,037,545|
|12/31/2001||Daddy and Them||$0||$0||$0|
|12/28/2001||I Am Sam||Randy||$40,270,895||$52,271,523||$92,542,418|
|7/18/2001||Jurassic Park III||Dr. Ellie Sattler||$181,166,115||$184,733,885||$365,900,000|
|10/13/2000||Dr. T and the Women||Peggy||$13,065,561||$9,731,250||$22,796,811|
|2/19/1999||October Sky||Miss Riley||$32,683,932||$425,933||$33,109,865|
|12/13/1996||Citizen Ruth||Ruth Stoops||$336,470||$0||$336,470|
|11/24/1993||A Perfect World||Sally Gerber||$31,160,784||$0||$31,160,784|
|6/11/1993||Jurassic Park||Ellie Sattler||$395,708,305||$643,104,279||$1,038,812,584|
|8/17/1990||Wild at Heart||Lula||$14,560,000||$0||$14,560,000|
|10/20/1989||Fat Man and Little Boy||Kathleen Robinson||$3,560,942||$0||$3,560,942|
|7/5/1989||Haunted Summer||Claire Clairmont||$10,000||$0||$10,000|
|9/19/1986||Blue Velvet||Sandy Williams||$8,551,228||$61,210||$8,612,438|
|12/31/1982||Ladies and Gentleman: The Fabulous St…||$0||$0||$0|
|1/29/1975||Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore||Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone||$17,600,000||$0||$17,600,000|