|As an Actor||Leading||3||$474,268,390||$791,792,366||$1,266,060,756|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $1,689,299,183 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,316)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Judy Hoops (Zootopia), Vivianne Cash (Walk the Line), Gigi (He's Just Not That Into You), Rachel (Something Borrowed), (Mona Lisa Smile)|
|Most productive collaborators: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jason Bateman, Jared Bush, Phil Johnston|
November 22nd, 2016
It’s Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, as well as franchise box sets, although there aren’t many of the latter to talk about. In fact, the best movie box set of the year includes more TV shows than movies in its running time and I’ve decided to include it in our second part, which deals with TV on DVD releases. There are still a number of big first-run releases this year that are definitely worthy gifts. We are going to start with the biggest domestic hit of the year...
June 4th, 2016
Zootopia is slowly making its way to $1 billion worldwide [Copy Ed: It passed $1 billion this weekend], but in the meantime, it arrives on the home market this week. It is one of the biggest hits of the year so far and earned Oscar-worthy reviews. Will my voice be added to choir of praise? Or will I be part of the dissenting minority?
March 4th, 2016
Judy Hopps and the rest of the cast of Zootopia got off to a great start earning $1.7 million during its Thursday previews. This doesn't sound like a lot compared to Deadpool, which earned more than $12 million just a few weeks ago. However, family films rarely do this well during previews. In fact, Kung Fu Panda 3 didn't even bother with previews. A good comparison is Home, which opened this month last year. That film earned $650,000 during its previews and its reviews were only mixed. As expected, Zootopia is no longer earning 100% positive reviews, but its Tomatometer Score is still a stunning 99% positive. This should help its word-of-mouth and a record-breaking run is still well within reach.
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.
March 2nd, 2015
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is the latest release in the direct-to-DVD franchise, Tinker Bell. I've reviewed the past installments of the franchise and for the most part they are very good films. Can the latest installment live up to the rest of the franchise? Or are they running out of steam?
October 1st, 2012
Cinderella first came out in 1950 at a time when Disney was in danger of going under. Had the film failed, so would the company. However, the film was an instant classic and a huge hit at the box office and not only saved the company, but allowed it to become the entertainment juggernaut it is today. Does the film live up to its reputation? And is its Blu-ray debut worth upgrading to?
|3/4/2011||Take Me Home Tonight||Banky||$6,928,068||$648,536||$7,576,604|
|7/23/2010||Ramona and Beezus||$26,167,002||$1,302,619||$27,469,621|
|12/11/2009||A Single Man||$9,176,000||$18,966,379||$28,142,379|
|2/6/2009||He's Just Not That Into You||Gigi||$93,953,653||$87,100,004||$181,053,657|
|1/18/2008||Day Zero||Molly Rifkin||$16,659||$0||$16,659|
|4/20/2007||In the Land of Women||Janey||$11,052,958||$3,087,444||$14,140,402|
|11/18/2005||Walk the Line||Vivianne Cash||$119,519,402||$68,188,093||$187,707,495|
|1/23/2004||Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!||Cathy Feely||$16,980,098||$0||$16,980,098|
|12/19/2003||Mona Lisa Smile||$63,803,100||$77,402,069||$141,205,169|