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Dakota Fanning

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $579,218,371 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #356)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jane (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2), Rachel Ferrier (War of the Worlds), Jane (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Jane (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Young Melanie (Sweet Home Alabama)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Henry Selick, Miranda Otto

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As an ActorLeading15$324,130,260$255,088,111$579,218,371
Lead Ensemble Member1$37,770,162$2,213,861$39,984,023

Limited and VOD Releases: Getting Personal

March 10th, 2017

Personal Shopper

It is not a particularly busy week for limited releases, but there are a few that are earning good reviews and louder buzz. My Scientology Movie, Personal Shopper, and Raw all fit that description, but Personal Shopper probably has the best shot at box office success. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Handmade Limited Releases

October 21st, 2016

The Handmaiden

Several films coming out this week are earning nearly unanimously positive reviews. This includes a few documentaries, but also a couple of narrative films that have a shot at some box office success. Moonlight is clearly aiming to win awards and it might do so. The Handmaiden should help grow Chan-wook Park’s fanbase here. More...

2015 Awards Season: SAG Nominations

December 9th, 2015


The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced today and there are at least a few surprises to talk about. Trumbo led the way with three nominations, but there were six films with two nods apiece. Six!


Limited Releases: Any Gold to be Found?

April 3rd, 2015

Cheatin' poster

It is a busy week, but not a good week for limited releases. The two biggest releases, Effie Gray and Woman in Gold, are both earning weak reviews. The film on this list I'm most interested in seeing is Cheatin'. I own a number of Bill Plympton movies / shorts and this one looks like it is worth adding to my collection. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 3rd, 2015

March 3rd, 2015

This is not a great week for new releases on the home market. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is by far the biggest new title and its DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack is going to sell a ton of units. However, its reviews are not up to the level required to make it our Pick of the Week. Conversely, Foxcatcher is award-worthy, but the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack doesn't have enough extras to be a Pick of the Week. It seemed like every choice for Pick of the Week wasn't quite up to the level needed, so I'm going to go outside the box and pick To Write Love On Her Arms on DVD, which is a film I've been waiting to see for about three years. More...

2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

December 20th, 2014

The final installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide involves books, music, and whatever DVD and Blu-rays I forgot the first time around. Also, like every year, I use this as an opportunity do go over some screeners that arrived late and that I didn't have time to go through in-depth. Like I've said the first three times, I didn't feel like there was a huge amount of DVDs and Blu-ray that came out this year, so I really hope I didn't miss out much. We can start out with... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 23rd, 2014

September 23rd, 2014

This is both a great week on the home market, as well as an amazing week on the home market. There are by my count, at least a dozen releases that could be considered must haves or perfect Christmas gifts, which is great. What makes it amazing is the lack of filler. There are a couple of weak releases here and there, but the hit to miss ratio is as good as I can remember. The biggest release of the week, according to, is the Halloween Complete Collection, but it is not the best release. Contenders for Pick of the Week include a couple of limited releases: Ida - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and We Are the Best! - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with a TV on DVD release, Modern Family: Season Five - Buy from Amazon: DVD. More...

These Limited Releases are Cursed

August 29th, 2014

Swearnet: The Movie poster

It's not a great week for limited releases as there are only two films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: The Congress and Starred Up. Both of those films are playing on Video on Demand as well, so their box office numbers are likely going to be weaker than their Tomatometer Scores. Cantinflas does have an outside shot at tenth place, so at least there's some good news as far as limited releases are concerned. Swearnet: The Movie might turn out to be the biggest hit of the weekend north of the border, but it doesn't open in the States till next month. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Motel Life

June 2nd, 2014

The Motel Life opened in limited release, as well as Video on Demand, back in November of last year. It earned good reviews, but not great reviews, and failed to find an audience in theaters. Granted, most films that open on Video on Demand fail to find an audience in theaters, but would this film have struggled even if it debuted in theaters without the Video on Demand? Or is it not strong enough for limited release? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Lilo and Stitch Double-Shot

June 24th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, Disney released three of their more recent animated films on Blu-ray for the first time, each of which included the direct-to-DVD sequel. This included The Emperor's New Groove Double-Shot and Atlantis: The Lost Empire Double-Shot. I was only able to get Lilo and Stitch Double-Shot. Are the two films worth checking out? And is the Blu-ray worth the money? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hayao Miyazaki Double-Shot

June 19th, 2013

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the best animators working today, if not they best. He's created a number of masterpieces and even his weaker efforts are worth watching again and again. Recently two of his films were released on Blu-ray, Howl's Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro. The screeners arrived a little late, but I finally got to the reviews this week. Where do they fit in Hayao Miyazaki's filmography? And are they worth picking up? More...

Box Office
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12/31/2017 The Bell Jar   $0 $0 $0
3/10/2017 Brimstone   $0 $2,001,915 $2,001,915
12/31/2016 Please Stand By Wendy  $0 $0 $0
10/21/2016 American Pastoral Merry Levov  $544,098 $1,171,630 $1,715,728
1/15/2016 The Benefactor Olivia  $0 $1,904,720 $1,904,720
5/15/2015 Every Secret Thing Ronnie Fuller  $103,536 $0 $103,536
4/7/2015 Gus, petit oiseau grand voyage   $0 $8,503,401 $8,503,401
4/3/2015 Effie Gray Effie Gray  $0 $0 $0
8/29/2014 The Last of Robin Hood Beverly Aadland  $171,138 $0 $171,138
7/25/2014 Very Good Girls Lilly Berger  $0 $0 $0
5/30/2014 Night Moves Dena  $271,755 $1,102,676 $1,374,431
11/8/2013 The Motel Life Annie James  $0 $0 $0
1/8/2013 Now is Good   $0 $2,141,436 $2,141,436
11/16/2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Jane  $292,324,737 $537,400,000 $829,724,737
6/30/2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jane  $300,531,751 $405,571,077 $706,102,828
3/19/2010 The Runaways Cherie Currie  $3,573,673 $1,704,959 $5,278,632
12/31/2009 Conquistadora   $0 $0 $0
11/20/2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Jane  $296,623,634 $390,934,093 $687,557,727
8/4/2009 Winged Creatures Anne Hagen  $0 $0 $0
2/6/2009 Coraline Coraline Jones  $75,286,229 $50,750,828 $126,037,057
2/6/2009 Push Cassie Holmes  $31,811,527 $12,600,000 $44,411,527
10/17/2008 The Secret Life of Bees Lily Owens  $37,770,162 $2,213,861 $39,984,023
9/19/2008 Hounddog Lewellen  $132,016 $0 $132,016
12/15/2006 Charlotte's Web Fern  $82,985,708 $61,000,000 $143,985,708
10/21/2005 Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Cale Crane  $33,022,286 $6,476,074 $39,498,360
10/14/2005 Nine Lives Maria  $478,830 $1,100,000 $1,578,830
6/29/2005 War of the Worlds Rachel Ferrier  $234,280,354 $372,556,181 $606,836,535
1/28/2005 Hide and Seek Emily Callaway  $51,100,486 $72,596,255 $123,696,741
12/24/2004 In the Realms of the Unreal Narrator  $413,708 $0 $413,708
4/23/2004 Man on Fire Lupita Ramos  $77,906,816 $53,061,763 $130,968,579
11/21/2003 The Cat in the Hat Sally Walden  $101,018,283 $32,800,000 $133,818,283
8/15/2003 Uptown Girls Ray Schleine  $37,095,657 $0 $37,095,657
10/18/2002 Hansel & Gretel Katie  $100,477 $0 $100,477
9/27/2002 Sweet Home Alabama Young Melanie  $127,214,072 $55,151,042 $182,365,114
9/20/2002 Trapped Abby Jennings  $6,916,869 $0 $6,916,869
12/28/2001 I Am Sam Lucy Diamond Dawson  $40,270,895 $52,271,523 $92,542,418
3/30/2001 Tomcats Little girl in park  $13,558,739 $0 $13,558,739
Movies: 37Totals:$1,845,507,436$2,125,013,434$3,970,520,870