|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$559,033,791||$372,091,438||$931,125,229|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$373,106,634||$665,572,512||$1,038,679,146|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $931,125,229 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,356)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Myrtle Wilson (The Great Gatsby), Gloria Cleary (The Wedding Crashers), Henley Reeves (Now You See Me), Dr. Mary Lou Larue (Horton Hears a Who), Beans (Rango)|
|Most productive collaborators: Louis Leterrier, Jesse Eisenberg, Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski, Mark Ruffalo|
October 1st, 2016
September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result.
September 2nd, 2016
A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.
October 27th, 2014
It's a terrible week on the home market with no major releases. The biggest theatrical release is Begin Again, which earned excellent reviews, but opened in limited release and never expanded truly wide. The best new release on the list is the limited edition Breaking Bad: The Complete Series 2014 Barrel, but it costs more than $200, so it is out of the price range of most people. Besides those two releases, there's more filler than releases worth talking about. Begin Again wins Pick of the Week, practically by default, as it is the only release I can enthusiastically recommend.
May 1st, 2013
As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison.
March 17th, 2013
Before Bachelorette opened in theaters, there were some reports it was going to open wide. In the end, it opened in only a few dozen theaters and struggled to find an audience in limited release. Granted, given its genre, it was always going to struggle in limited release, but is the film worth checking out on the home market? Or is it a misfire that was dumped to limited release, because the studio knew it was a flop?
March 12th, 2013
Rise of the Guardians is a family friendly film that came out right around Thanksgiving. That's a recipe for box office success. It didn't bomb, but it also didn't live up to expectations, while it will need a little help from the home market to break even. Did it struggle for a reason? Or will the Blu-ray sales push it over the top into profitability?
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|11/18/2016||Nocturnal Animals||Laura Hastings||$10,663,357||$20,039,516||$30,702,873|
|10/21/2016||Keeping Up with the Joneses||Karen Gaffney||$14,904,426||$13,900,000||$28,804,426|
|3/11/2016||The Brothers Grimsby||Jodie Figgis||$6,864,016||$21,884,368||$28,748,384|
|8/29/2014||Life of Crime||Melanie||$265,452||$0||$265,452|
|5/31/2013||Now You See Me||Henley Reeves||$117,723,989||$234,000,000||$351,723,989|
|5/10/2013||The Great Gatsby||Myrtle Wilson||$144,840,419||$206,200,000||$351,040,419|
|11/21/2012||Rise of the Guardians||Tooth Fairy||$103,412,758||$203,488,144||$306,900,902|
|9/9/2011||Burke & Hare||Ginny||$4,833||$1,502,973||$1,507,806|
|2/13/2009||Confessions of a Shopaholic||Rebecca Bloomwood||$44,277,350||$63,750,351||$108,027,701|
|3/14/2008||Horton Hears a Who||Dr. Mary Lou Larue||$154,529,439||$144,948,447||$299,477,886|
|7/15/2005||The Wedding Crashers||Gloria Cleary||$209,218,368||$74,000,000||$283,218,368|
|10/1/2004||I Heart Huckabees||Heather||$12,784,713||$7,250,000||$20,034,713|