|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$670,562,375||$641,500,634||$1,312,063,009|
|Lead Ensemble Member||4||$196,915,211||$166,140,518||$363,055,729|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||1||$73,000||$31,706||$104,706|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,312,063,009 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,282)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Vanessa (Juno), Sandra (Pearl Harbor), Cheryl Ann (Catch Me if You Can), Julia Fitzpatrick (Valentine's Day), Christy Beam (Miracles from Heaven)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Butter (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ben Affleck, Jason Reitman, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Miguel Arteta|
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
March 1st, 2016
It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.
As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015.
February 5th, 2015
Alexander and the I hate movies with long names cost only $28 million to make, which is low compared to the average film. It did do well enough to become a midlevel hit, which is better than most live action kids movies. Will it also be a hit on the home market? Or did it thrive due to a lack of competition in theaters?
September 30th, 2014
September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month.
April 13th, 2014
When Friday's numbers came in, the consensus was that Rio 2 would take the weekend, but relatively weak Saturday numbers for the debutant, and strength through the weekend for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, means that the final weekend estimates on Sunday morning point towards a win for Marvel's superheroes. Captain America is projected to earn $41.4 million over three days for a domestic total around $159 million after two weekends. That's well ahead of the original's $117 million at this stage in its release, and the film's worldwide box office will better the first film's final global total by the end of the weekend too. Rio 2, meanwhile, will have an opening weekend almost identical to Rio, which is a slight disappointment, but hardly a disaster.
April 1st, 2014
March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month.
February 3rd, 2014
Dallas Buyers Club is widely considered a favorite to win at least one Oscar and it has a shot at becoming the big winner come Oscar night. Needless to say, my expectations for the film are really high. I'm hoping they are not unrealistically high. Is this the case? Or is the movie as good as its critically acclaim?
|3/16/2016||Miracles from Heaven||Christy Beam||$61,705,123||$12,041,270||$73,746,393|
|12/31/2015||The Tribes of Palos Verdes||$0||$0||$0|
|3/20/2015||Danny Collins||Samantha Leigh Donnelly||$5,637,066||$1,864,066||$7,501,132|
|10/10/2014||Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,…||Kelly Cooper||$66,954,149||$34,425,138||$101,379,287|
|10/1/2014||Men, Women and Children||Patricia Beltmeyer||$705,908||$1,000,000||$1,705,908|
|11/1/2013||Dallas Buyers Club||Eve||$27,298,285||$33,313,560||$60,611,845|
|8/15/2012||The Odd Life of Timothy Green||Cindy Green||$51,853,450||$3,395,709||$55,249,159|
|2/12/2010||Valentine's Day||Julia Fitzpatrick||$110,485,654||$107,083,674||$217,569,328|
|10/2/2009||The Invention of Lying||Anna McDoogles||$18,451,251||$14,228,013||$32,679,264|
|5/1/2009||Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||$55,250,026||$47,262,776||$102,512,802|
|9/28/2007||The Kingdom||Janet Mayes||$47,467,250||$39,042,352||$86,509,602|
|1/26/2007||Catch and Release||Gray||$15,432,542||$0||$15,432,542|
|4/23/2004||13 Going On 30||Jenna Rink||$57,139,723||$39,300,000||$96,439,723|
|12/25/2002||Catch Me if You Can||Cheryl Ann||$164,606,800||$191,005,491||$355,612,291|
|12/15/2000||Dude, Where's My Car?||Wanda||$46,729,374||$26,450,923||$73,180,297|
|12/12/1997||Deconstructing Harry||Woman in Elevator||$10,686,841||$0||$10,686,841|
|10/5/1997||Washington Square||Marian Almond||$1,775,644||$0||$1,775,644|