|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$107,603,580||$283,840,797||$391,444,377|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$470,346||$88,107||$558,453|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $391,444,377 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7,008)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Nefertari (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Aisha (Body of Lies), Bahari's Sister (Rosewater), Sepideh (Darbareye Elly), The Woman (Syngue sabour, pierre de patience)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ridley Scott, Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Steve Zaillian, John Turturro|
April 10th, 2015
It is an excellent week for limited releases with two films earning stunning reviews and loud buzz: Clouds of Sils Maria and Ex Machina. I think the former has a better chance to expand significantly, but hopefully both will find audiences in theaters. There are also a number of other limited releases earning amazing reviews: About Elly, Black Souls, The Sisterhood of Night, etc. In fact, there are too many to think all of them will thrive.
March 10th, 2014
If you look over at Amazon.com, the best-selling new release of the week is The Book Thief. This film made just over $20 million at the box office, which is amazing for a limited release. However, it is still a limited release on top of the new releases. That tells you how slow this week is on the home market. Fortunately, last Friday The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and I'm including it on this week's list as well. There are a number of other releases that are worth picking up, including The Patience Stone on DVD, In Fear on DVD, and Inside Llewyn Davis on Blu-ray. However, while there is some competition, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
July 5th, 2013
It's a pretty busy week for limited releases with several films having openings spread out from Wednesday through Friday. However, while it is a busy week, only two of them are earning overall good reviews. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is earning the best reviews, but as a documentary, its chances of expanding are limited. On the other hand, The Way Way Back is not only earning great reviews, but its cast is better than most wide releases could hope for.
|12/12/2014||Exodus: Gods and Kings||Nefertari||$65,014,513||$203,300,000||$268,314,513|
|8/14/2013||Syngue sabour, pierre de patience||The Woman||$148,408||$0||$148,408|
|7/5/2013||Just Like a Woman||Mona||$0||$0||$0|
|10/10/2008||Body of Lies||Aisha||$39,394,666||$79,161,864||$118,556,530|