|As an Actor||Supporting||8||$781,302,090||$1,383,504,165||$2,164,806,255|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$0||$0||$0|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $2,164,806,255 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #0)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Irina (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2), Irina Denali (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1), Kim (Taken 2), Kim (Taken), Kim Mills (Taken 3)|
|Most productive collaborators: Liam Neeson, Pierre Morel, Luc Besson, Famke Janssen, Robert Mark Kamen|
April 27th, 2015
Taken 3 is the second movie I've reviewed this weekend. The first was atrocious, but unfortunately, this one earned even worse reviews. Is it that bad? Is it simply a mindless action film that can take up two hours of your life?
January 1st, 2015
2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic.
March 9th, 2013
The original Taken cost just $25 million to make and was released in January, so expectations were limited. However, it nearly broke the record for a January release and earned more than $200 million worldwide. Needless to say, a sequel was given the greenlight. Taken 2 cost much, much more to make, but did the higher budget translate into a more entertaining product?
October 1st, 2012
2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news.
|1/23/2015||We'll Never Have Paris||Kelsey||$0||$0||$0|
|1/9/2015||Taken 3||Kim Mills||$89,256,424||$238,400,000||$327,656,424|
|5/2/2014||Decoding Annie Parker||Sarah||$39,850||$0||$39,850|
|12/31/2013||When Calls the Heart||$0||$0||$0|
|12/7/2012||Flying Lessons||Sophie Conway||$0||$0||$0|
|11/16/2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2||Irina||$292,324,737||$537,400,000||$829,724,737|
|11/18/2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1||Irina Denali||$281,287,133||$408,132,918||$689,420,051|
|6/23/2010||Knight and Day||April Havens||$76,423,035||$182,328,335||$258,751,370|
|5/11/2010||Malice in Wonderland||$0||$0||$0|
|9/21/2007||The Jane Austen Book Club||Allegra||$3,575,227||$0||$3,575,227|
|10/14/2005||The Fog||Elizabeth Williams||$29,511,112||$7,537,414||$37,048,526|