|As an Actor||Leading||5||$427,986,174||$562,440,586||$990,426,760|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$7,251,073||$7,106,679||$14,357,752|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $990,426,760 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #205)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Mikaela Banes (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Mikaela Banes (Transformers), April (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows), Desi (This is 40)|
|Most productive collaborators: Michael Bay, Shia LaBeouf, Ian Bryce, Tyrese Gibson, Jonathan Liebesman|
June 1st, 2016
May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand.
August 1st, 2014
July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office.
March 19th, 2013
This is 40 is a spin-off from Knocked-Up, which remains Judd Apatow's biggest hit and one of his most loved films. It had high expectations associated with it, but it failed to live up to them. Is it a case of the expectations being just too high? Or did it struggle because it is a flawed film?
December 1st, 2012
November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month.
|6/3/2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of …||April O'Neil||$81,984,402||$157,200,000||$239,184,402|
|8/8/2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||April||$191,204,754||$293,800,000||$485,004,754|
|12/21/2012||This is 40||Desi||$67,544,505||$22,676,677||$90,221,182|
|3/9/2012||Friends with Kids||Mary Jane||$7,251,073||$7,106,679||$14,357,752|
|6/24/2009||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||Mikaela Banes||$402,111,870||$434,407,829||$836,519,699|
|10/3/2008||How to Lose Friends & Alienate People||Sophie Maes||$2,775,593||$9,255,850||$12,031,443|
|2/20/2004||Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen||Carla||$29,331,068||$3,787,786||$33,118,854|