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Cate Blanchett

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $2,232,464,069 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #86)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Galadriel (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Irina Spalko (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Galadriel (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Evil Stepmother (Cinderella), Galadriel (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Carol (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Kenneth Branagh, Lily James, Chris Weitz, Simon Kinberg, Richard Madden

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As an ActorLeading16$868,044,665$1,364,419,404$2,232,464,069
Lead Ensemble Member2$24,746,309$11,843,748$36,590,057
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$11,843,018$16,355,774$28,198,792

2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015


The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four. 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!


Weekend Estimates: Mockingjay Rules Thanksgiving Roost

November 29th, 2015

Mockingjay Part 2

The combined forces of a 50% weekend-to-weekend decline at the box office and two strong rivals wasn’t enough to knock The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 off its perch at the top of the box office chart this Thanksgiving. With a three-day total of $51.6 million (and $75.8 million over five), the franchise-capper will finish the holiday just shy of $200 million at the domestic box office. With a reported $242.4 million overseas, the film is hurrying towards $500 million worldwide, and sits at $440.7 million as of Sunday evening. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015


Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)


Weekend Estimates: Mockingjay Tops $100 Million, But Only Just

November 22nd, 2015

Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 is about to record the most disappointing $100 million weekend ever, based on Sunday’s estimate from Lionsgate. Why disappointing? Because its $101.025 million projected opening follows the $158 million earned by Catching Fire on this weekend in 2013 (then the sixth-biggest weekend ever), and the $122 million debut of Mockingjay—Part 1 this weekend last year. That marks a decline of 20% or so from one installment of the franchise to the next, which is the worst performance of any franchise to have recorded a $100 million start. Global numbers tell a similar story: $247 million this weekend against Part 1’s $275 million. However, once we get that troubling statistic out the way, this is also a reason for celebration: $100 million domestically and $250 million globally in one weekend is still a huge amount of money, and caps a spectacularly successful franchise for Lionsgate. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: These Limited Releases are Legendary

November 20th, 2015


There are three or four films on this week's list vying for Awards Season Glory, but of these three, Carol has by far the best shot at picking up major nominations. In fact, it is considered a favorite for five major nominations, including Best Picture. Will it win any of these? Getting off to a fast start in limited release will help its chances. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Cinderella

September 15th, 2015


Cinderella is the latest in a long line of Disney animated movies to be turned into a live-action film. I've previously reviewed a few of these movies, including Maleficent. I enjoyed that movie a lot more than most critics did. I loved the fact that the movie took the original characters, but told a different story than the original did. Does this film also do something new with the old story? If not, is it at least a good re-telling of the old story? More...

2015 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

2014 Preview: June

June 1st, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.


2014 Awards Season: Oscar Ceremony Live Blog - And the Oscar goes to... 12 Years a Slave

March 2nd, 2014

The Oscars are being handed out this evening and as usual, we will be live-blogging the event. Here's the last look at the nominations with those chosen by our contest entrants as the likely winners in Bold. If I disagree with the consensus, they are in italics, and sharp-eyed readers will note there are no categories where that's true. Finally, if I am rooting for an underdog, they are underlined. There are only two categories where that is true. I want Chiwetel Ejiofor to win Best Lead Actor for his performance in 12 Years a Slave. I also want Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa to win for Best Hair and Make-up, because Dallas Buyers Club had a hair and make-up budget of $250. Yes it was effective, but the special effects make-up used in Bad Grandpa was just more difficult to pull off, even if the movie wasn't Oscar-bait. Regardless, I don't expect there to be many surprises at this year's awards. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Top Winners at Spirit Awards

March 2nd, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award handed out the hardware last night and the big winner was 12 Years a Slave, which picked up five of the seven awards it was nominated for. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 25th, 2014

Her poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, starting with Best Original Screenplay. This race is twice as competitive as the Best Adapted Screenplay, by that I mean it is a two-way race for the Oscar and not a runaway race. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actress

February 20th, 2014

Blue Jasmine poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, finishing with Best Lead Actress. Unlike last year, this year the race is far more competitive in nearly all of the of the four acting categories this year. The person seen as the favorite has switched, more than once, and at the moment, I'm not sure who is going to win. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

February 18th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress, which is again not a very competitive category this year. I'm not saying it is impossible for upset to happen here, but it is very, very unlikely. (On a side note, except for changing the links and using another poster, this is an exact cut and paste from last year. This category is slightly more competitive that last year, but not by enough to matter.) More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 21st, 2014

January 20th, 2014

The home market picks up steam this week, sort of. We are starting to get some of the Awards Season hopefuls coming out, which is great news for fans of great movies. However, there's not a lot of depth to go with the award-worthy movies. The two films that were the main contenders for Pick of the Week were Captain Phillips on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In a World... on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close decision, but in the end, I went with In a World... More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG is a Buyer's Market

January 19th, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club poster

SAG handed out their awards last night, and while there were not many surprises, there was one major upset, at least in my mind. Dallas Buyers Club led the way with two wins, making it the new Oscar favorite. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: Golden Globes: All American Night

January 13th, 2014

American Hustle poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out the Golden Globe awards last night, and there were a few surprises in the mix. American Hustle led the way with three wins, which isn't a real surprise, but I think many thought another film would lead with three or more wins. The only other film to earn more than one award was Dallas Buyers Club at just two. That might give you a hint at what the big surprise was. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Earns Independence

November 28th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations. More...

Limited Releases: Going to War

July 26th, 2013

There are a huge number of limited releases this week, but the vast majority of them are not earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. There are some, like Extracted, that are earning positive reviews, but there are so few reviews, that it is impossible to judge the movie. Drug War is earning the best reviews and it might find an audience. However, it is Blue Jasmine that has the best shot at earning some measure of mainstream success. More...

Featured Blu-ray: The Shipping News

March 26th, 2013

The Shipping News came out in 2001, but despite its hefty budget and its strong cast, the film didn't open wide and struggled to expand significantly. Granted, opening in "select theaters" is arguably the hardest release strategy to pull off, so its struggles are not surprising. If it had opened wide, would it have thrived? Or would it have struggled no matter what? More...

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12/31/2017 Untitled Lucille Ball Biopic Lucille Ball  $0 $0 $0
11/3/2017 Thor: Ragnarok   $0 $0 $0
10/6/2017 Jungle Book Origins   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Where'd You Go Bernadette Bernadette  $0 $0 $0
3/4/2016 Knight of Cups   $0 $421,893 $421,893
12/31/2015 Weightless   $0 $0 $0
11/20/2015 Carol Carol Aird  $11,843,018 $16,355,774 $28,198,792
10/16/2015 Truth Mary Mapes  $2,541,554 $1,093,989 $3,635,543
3/13/2015 Cinderella Evil Stepmother  $201,151,353 $333,400,000 $534,551,353
12/17/2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Ar… Galadriel  $255,119,788 $700,000,000 $955,119,788
6/13/2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Valka  $177,002,924 $439,100,000 $616,102,924
4/4/2014 The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Dore Strauch  $247,159 $0 $247,159
2/7/2014 The Monuments Men Claire Simone  $78,031,620 $80,671,128 $158,702,748
12/13/2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Galadriel  $258,366,855 $702,000,000 $960,366,855
7/26/2013 Blue Jasmine Jasmine  $33,404,871 $69,508,090 $102,912,961
3/7/2013 Girl Rising Narrator  $849,484 $0 $849,484
12/14/2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Galadriel  $303,003,568 $714,000,000 $1,017,003,568
4/8/2011 Hanna Marissa Wiegler  $40,259,119 $25,084,575 $65,343,694
5/14/2010 Robin Hood Marion Loxley  $105,269,730 $216,971,858 $322,241,588
8/14/2009 Gake no ue no Ponyo (English Language Version)  $15,090,399 $190,222,267 $205,312,666
12/25/2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Daisy  $127,509,326 $202,300,000 $329,809,326
5/22/2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the … Irina Spalko  $317,023,851 $469,534,294 $786,558,145
11/21/2007 I'm Not There Bob Dylan / Jude  $4,017,609 $8,380,004 $12,397,613
10/12/2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Queen Elizabeth I  $16,285,240 $58,585,626 $74,870,866
12/25/2006 Notes on a Scandal Sheba Hart  $17,510,118 $33,068,293 $50,578,411
12/15/2006 The Good German Lena Brandt  $1,308,696 $0 $1,308,696
10/27/2006 Babel Susan  $34,302,837 $97,818,375 $132,121,212
2/24/2006 Little Fish Tracy Heart  $22,453 $3,200,000 $3,222,453
12/17/2004 The Aviator Katharine Hepburn  $102,608,827 $105,762,065 $208,370,892
12/10/2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Jane Winslett-Richardson  $24,006,726 $10,800,000 $34,806,726
5/14/2004 Coffee and Cigarettes Cate/Shelby  $1,971,135 $1,758,671 $3,729,806
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … Galadriel  $377,845,905 $763,562,762 $1,141,408,667
11/26/2003 The Missing Maggie Gilkeson  $26,900,336 $11,353,097 $38,253,433
10/17/2003 Veronica Guerin Veronica Guerin  $1,569,918 $7,868,156 $9,438,074
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Galadriel  $342,548,984 $592,154,195 $934,703,179
10/4/2002 Heaven Philippa  $774,317 $0 $774,317
12/28/2001 Charlotte Gray Charlotte Gray  $668,140 $0 $668,140
12/25/2001 The Shipping News Petal Bear  $11,405,825 $13,000,000 $24,405,825
12/19/2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… Galadriel  $315,544,750 $571,672,938 $887,217,688
10/12/2001 Bandits Kate Wheeler  $41,523,271 $30,000,000 $71,523,271
5/25/2001 The Man Who Cried Lola  $739,583 $1,043,748 $1,783,331
12/19/2000 The Gift Annie Wilson  $12,008,642 $32,558,964 $44,567,606
12/24/1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Meredith Logue  $81,292,135 $47,500,000 $128,792,135
6/18/1999 An Ideal Husband Lady Gertrud Chiltern  $18,542,974 $12,798,209 $31,341,183
4/23/1999 Pushing Tin Connie Falzone  $8,408,835 $0 $8,408,835
11/6/1998 Elizabeth Elizabeth I  $30,012,990 $52,067,943 $82,080,933
12/31/1997 Oscar and Lucinda Lucinda Leplastrier  $1,508,689 $0 $1,508,689
4/11/1997 Paradise Road Susan McCarthy  $1,921,471 $0 $1,921,471
Movies: 48Totals:$3,401,965,025$6,615,616,914$10,017,581,939
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11/20/2015 Carol Executive Producer $11,843,018 $16,355,774 $28,198,792
Movies: 1Totals:$11,843,018$16,355,774$28,198,792