|As an Actor||Supporting||7||$968,456,444||$1,584,329,897||$2,552,786,341|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$9,326||$16,923||$26,249|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $2,552,786,341 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #443)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Helen Kingsleigh (Alice in Wonderland), Voice of TC-14 (Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace), Helen Kingsleigh (Alice Through the Looking Glass), Tabitha (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)), Evelyn (Gifted)|
|Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Linda Woolverton, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter|
|Born: November 7th, 1950 (66 years old)|
July 24th, 2017
At the time of writing this review, Gifted is the biggest limited release hit of the year. (By the time you read the review, it will likely have fallen to second place behind The Big Sick.) On the other hand, its Tomatometer Score was merely good and not great. Did it just get lucky? Or does it deserve its box office success.
March 13th, 2017
July 6th, 2014
It is a terrible week on the home market. I could just leave that as my opening sentence on this column all summer long and the vast majority of the time it would fit perfectly. This week, the biggest new release is Raid 2, a foreign-language action film. The second biggest release is Jodorowsky's Dune, a documentary about a movie that was never made. Neither release will sell a ton of units. However, both earned great reviews and both are contenders for Pick of the Week. The third and final contender is Le Week-End, which is earning reviews that are just as good, but the film appears to be selling far fewer units on the home market. While all three releases are worth picking up, Jodorowsky's Dune on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the best this week and it is the winner of the Pick of the Week.
March 14th, 2014
There could be as many as two-dozen limited releases opening this week, which is insane. That's so many that I'm going to have to limit the ones I talk about to those that I can easily find release dates and / or theater listings for on official sites. (I should really do this every week, because too many times I talk about a film opening in limited release, only to never hear about the movie again.) The competition is overwhelming, but there are a few that rise above the crowd. Veronica Mars is opening wider than any other film and its reviews are pretty good. On the other hand, it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its box office numbers might be really weak. Bad Words is only opening in six theaters tonight, but since it already has a wide expansion planned for the 28th, one could say it is the biggest release of the week. There are several other films on this week's list that could find an audience (Enemy, Exposed, On My Way, etc.) but the competition will likely prove to be too much.
|5/27/2016||Alice Through the Looking Glass||Helen Kingsleigh||$77,042,381||$200,400,000||$277,442,381|
|10/17/2014||Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of …||Tabitha||$42,340,598||$60,874,496||$103,215,094|
|4/25/2014||Last Passenger||Elaine Middleton||$9,326||$16,923||$26,249|
|3/14/2014||Le Week-End||Meg Burrows||$2,225,098||$8,374,932||$10,600,030|
|3/5/2010||Alice in Wonderland||Helen Kingsleigh||$334,191,110||$691,300,000||$1,025,491,110|
|2/23/2007||Starter for Ten||Rose Harbinson||$216,839||$0||$216,839|
|11/18/1999||Mansfield Park||Lady Bertram/Mrs. Price||$4,764,741||$0||$4,764,741|
|6/18/1999||An Ideal Husband||Lady Markby||$18,542,974||$12,798,209||$31,341,183|
|5/19/1999||Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace||Voice of TC-14||$474,544,677||$552,500,000||$1,027,044,677|