|As an Actor||Supporting||16||$735,612,481||$773,869,663||$1,509,482,144|
|Lead Ensemble Member||4||$123,458,849||$32,500,895||$155,959,744|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,509,482,144 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,006)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Edie Fitzgerald (We're the Millers), Carla Dunkler (Bad Moms), Ursula (Tomorrowland), Alice (Step Brothers), Mom (The Visit)|
|Most productive collaborators: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, Brad Bird, Sean Anders|
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.
October 4th, 2015
Technically this is HAPPYish: Season One, but the show was canceled after just one season, so adding Season One isn't accurate, as it implies there will be a Season Two. So we know the show wasn't able to find an audience, but does that mean it isn't a good show? Was it an undiscovered gem that deserves to be seen by more on the home market?
September 1st, 2015
As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy.
March 1st, 2014
2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison.
August 30th, 2013
There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, and even fewer that might thrive. Instructions Not Included is the biggest release, but with only one review on Rotten Tomatoes, I'm worried the buzz won't be enough. I Declare War is a Canadian film opening in the States. Its reviews are good, but not great. Our Nixon is earning the best reviews, but as a political documentary, its chances to expand significantly are very limited.
|7/29/2016||Bad Moms||Carla Dunkler||$88,787,615||$20,600,000||$109,387,615|
|6/10/2016||Len and Company||$0||$0||$0|
|4/29/2016||The Family Fang||Young Camille Fang||$262,921||$36,629||$299,550|
|8/21/2015||She's Funny That Way||Delta Simmons||$111,993||$4,864,266||$4,976,259|
|5/8/2015||The D Train||Stacey||$669,688||$102,678||$772,366|
|9/19/2014||This is Where I Leave You||Annie Altman||$34,296,320||$7,000,000||$41,296,320|
|3/14/2014||Bad Words||Jenny Widgeon||$7,779,614||$63,531||$7,843,145|
|12/25/2013||The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Odessa Mitty||$58,236,838||$130,300,000||$188,536,838|
|8/7/2013||We're the Millers||Edie Fitzgerald||$150,394,119||$117,422,157||$267,816,276|
|5/16/2012||The Dictator||Pregnant Woman||$59,650,222||$120,498,675||$180,148,897|
|8/26/2011||Our Idiot Brother||Janet||$24,814,830||$1,046,419||$25,861,249|
|12/17/2010||How Do You Know?||Annie||$30,212,620||$19,415,557||$49,628,177|
|8/14/2009||The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||Babs Merrick||$15,122,676||$174,642||$15,297,318|
|12/26/2008||Revolutionary Road||Milly Campbell||$22,911,480||$56,653,480||$79,564,960|
|3/23/2007||The Last Mimzy||Naomi||$21,471,047||$6,048,647||$27,519,694|
|4/22/2005||A Lot Like Love||Michelle||$21,835,784||$26,000,000||$47,835,784|
|10/8/2004||Around the Bend||Sarah||$193,571||$0||$193,571|
|7/9/2004||Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||Helen||$84,136,909||$5,339,356||$89,476,265|
|1/23/2004||Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!||Angelica||$16,980,098||$0||$16,980,098|
|2/7/2003||How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days||Kate||$105,807,520||$73,083,262||$178,890,782|