|As an Actor||Supporting||13||$835,809,321||$927,463,245||$1,763,272,566|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$113,226,532||$68,200,000||$181,426,532|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $1,763,272,566 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #758)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Brittany (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel), Gwendolyn James (Bad Moms), Veronica Corningstone (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Voice of Brittany (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked), Brittany (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip)|
|Most productive collaborators: Will Ferrell, Mila Kunis, Jon Lucas, Kristen Bell, Scott Moore|
July 1st, 2016
It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation.
July 1st, 2015
June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out.
January 31st, 2015
The Book of Life opened in October and as a family film with a bit of a Halloween flavor to it, I thought it would be a success at the box office. The reviews were certainly great, but it failed to find an audience in theaters. Will it perform better on the home market? Or was there a reason it failed to find an audience in theaters?
March 30th, 2014
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy came out in theaters nearly a decade ago. It earned good reviews and did well at the box office managing nearly $90 million worldwide on a $25 million budget. However, it became a classic on the home market and many think it is among Will Ferrell's best movies. Rumors of a sequel persisted for quite a while before Anchorman: The Legend Continues finally came out. It earned better reviews and nearly doubled the first film's numbers at the worldwide box office. Is this because the quality is also better? Or did it unduly benefit from nearly ten years of demand?
December 3rd, 2013
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is nine years old this year, which makes it an odd time to release a special edition Blu-ray. At least it would be an odd time if Anchorman: The Legend Continues wasn't hitting theaters in a couple of weeks. Is the movie as good as most people remember it? And is the Unrated Rich Mahogany Edition worth the upgrade from the previous edition?
December 1st, 2013
We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012.
|7/29/2016||Bad Moms||Gwendolyn James||$113,226,532||$68,200,000||$181,426,532|
|12/31/2015||Youth in America||$0||$0||$0|
|12/18/2015||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip||Brittany||$85,886,987||$149,409,093||$235,296,080|
|8/11/2015||I Am Chris Farley||Herself||$0||$0||$0|
|10/17/2014||The Book of Life||Mary Beth||$50,151,543||$47,500,000||$97,651,543|
|12/18/2013||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Veronica Corningstone||$127,352,707||$44,833,047||$172,185,754|
|12/16/2011||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||Voice of Brittany||$133,107,389||$215,981,134||$349,088,523|
|9/3/2010||Going the Distance||Corinne||$17,804,299||$25,799,691||$43,603,990|
|7/30/2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Catherine||$45,539,292||$69,440,630||$114,979,922|
|12/23/2009||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||Brittany||$219,614,612||$223,868,601||$443,483,213|
|1/30/2007||Farce of the Penguins||$0||$0||$0|
|10/22/2004||Surviving Christmas||Alicia Valco||$11,198,345||$3,130,468||$14,328,813|
|7/9/2004||Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||Veronica Corningstone||$84,136,909||$5,339,356||$89,476,265|
|6/18/2004||Grand Theft Parsons||Barbara||$0||$0||$0|
|3/21/2003||View from the Top||Christine Montgomery||$15,614,000||$3,912,014||$19,526,014|
|4/12/2002||The Sweetest Thing||Courtney Rockliffe||$24,430,272||$38,648,484||$63,078,756|
|4/6/2001||Just Visiting||Julia Malfete||$4,777,007||$11,395,193||$16,172,200|
|7/24/1998||Jane Austen's Mafia||Diane||$19,843,795||$10,300,000||$30,143,795|
|4/24/1998||The Big Hit||Pam Schulman||$27,066,941||$0||$27,066,941|
|12/1/1995||Wild Bill||Lurline Newcomb||$2,169,373||$194,099||$2,363,472|
|6/7/1991||Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead||Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell||$25,122,195||$0||$25,122,195|