|As an Actor||Supporting||13||$341,706,438||$394,743,093||$736,449,531|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $736,449,531 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,529)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Laura (La La Land), Amy Bowen (Poltergeist), Brenda Best (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Sara (Cinderella Man), Rachel (Rachel Getting Married)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ryan Gosling, Damien Chazelle, John Legend, Emma Stone, Jordan Horowitz|
April 24th, 2017
La La Land was one of the best-reviewed films of the year and inarguably the biggest player during Awards Season. In fact, it earning 14 Oscar Nominations, tying the record previously set by All About Eve and Titanic. However, this caused a bit of a backlash against the film. Is the film as good as its Awards Season run would indicate? Or did it only do as well as it did, because it was practically designed to sway Oscar voters?
May 1st, 2015
April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end.
March 6th, 2015
November 28th, 2012
The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though.
October 19th, 2012
It's a slower week for limited releases, but there are a couple that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Holy Motors is one of them, but while it should do well in art house theaters, its chances at mainstream success is a lot more limited. The Sessions reviews are even better and it has a lot more mainstream appeal. It is never easy for a limited release, but of all of the film's on this week's list, this one has the best shot at the box office.
|12/9/2016||La La Land||Laura||$151,101,803||$284,704,051||$435,805,854|
|8/21/2015||Digging for Fire||Lee||$119,364||$0||$119,364|
|10/10/2014||Kill the Messenger||Sue Webb||$2,450,846||$4,205,859||$6,656,705|
|10/1/2014||Men, Women and Children||Helen||$705,908||$1,000,000||$1,705,908|
|8/15/2012||The Odd Life of Timothy Green||Brenda Best||$51,853,450||$3,395,709||$55,249,159|
|6/15/2012||Your Sister's Sister||Hannah||$1,597,486||$1,493,107||$3,090,593|
|5/4/2012||A Little Bit of Heaven||Renee Blair||$10,011||$1,090,276||$1,100,287|
|1/21/2011||The Company Men||Maggie Walker||$4,444,612||$125,355||$4,569,967|
|10/3/2008||Rachel Getting Married||Rachel||$12,796,861||$4,678,614||$17,475,475|
|4/27/2007||Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace||Dana||$21,908||$0||$21,908|