|As an Actor||Supporting||5||$238,919,561||$109,930,981||$348,850,542|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $348,850,542 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #8,157)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Jan (Mr. Deeds), Brenda (Erin Brockovich), Aunt Dorothy (Krampus), Bob's Mom (Frankenweenie), Woman Truck Driver (My Fellow Americans)|
|Most productive collaborators: Adam Scott, Michael Dougherty, Winona Ryder, Adam Sandler, Toni Collette|
April 25th, 2016
Krampus, the mythological being, is suddenly one of the hottest movie monsters around. While searching for the the Amazon link to this movie, I found six movies that either had Krampus in the name, or Krampus was on the cover of the DVD / Blu-ray. However, of these, only Krampus earned a wide box office release and it became a low-budget hit earning more during its opening weekend than it cost to make. Did it deserve this success? Will it thrive on the home market, even though it is a long way from Christmas?
December 1st, 2015
November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined.
February 24th, 2013
Tim Burton is one of the most stylish directors around and while admittedly he sometimes lets the style get ahead of the story, he has still made many, many wonderful movies over the years. His latest is also one of his first. Way back in 1984, he made a short film called Frankenweenie. Last year, he remade the short as a feature-length stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie. The film struggled to find an audience, but was that because it didn't deserve an audience? Or has Tim Burton burned up too much of the good-will he generated earlier in his career.
|9/15/2000||Crime and Punishment in Suburbia||Bella||$26,394||$0||$26,394|
|12/20/1996||My Fellow Americans||Woman Truck Driver||$22,331,846||$0||$22,331,846|
|9/10/1993||True Romance||Mary Louise Ravencroft||$12,281,000||$28,980||$12,309,980|