|As an Actor||Supporting||6||$1,161,320,390||$2,266,759,647||$3,428,080,037|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$85,759,802||$103,340,126||$189,099,928|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $3,428,080,037 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #195)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Eve (Skyfall), Tia Dalma (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Tia Dalma (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Angela Rivera (Southpaw), Trudy Joplin (Miami Vice)|
|Most productive collaborators: Forest Whitaker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Antoine Fuqua, Kurt Sutter, Berry Jenkins|
February 26th, 2017
February 26th, 2017
It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between.
February 15th, 2017
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the Supporting Roles categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress. In this category, we have one overwhelming favorite, a long shot with a shot, and then everyone else.
January 24th, 2017
The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record.
January 11th, 2017
The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece.
December 14th, 2016
The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations.
December 12th, 2016
The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season.
October 18th, 2016
It’s a bad week for the home market. There are only two first-run releases and neither of them are worth picking up. There’s not a lot of limited releases, TV on DVD releases, etc. to make up the gap. However, there is one truly great release, Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro from The Criterion Collection. The Blu-ray costs a lot, but it is a must have for fans of Guillermo Del Toro, especially his earlier Spanish-language work: Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth.
March 24th, 2013
Skyfall was the latest Bond movie to come out and while nearly everyone thought it would be a hit, almost no one thought it would be this big of a hit. It earned more than $300 million domestically and $1.1 billion worldwide. Had it made half that, it would have been a monster hit. Was it also better than expected? Did it truly deserve this success?
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|7/1/2016||Our Kind of Traitor||$3,153,157||$3,717,681||$6,870,838|
|11/29/2013||Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Winnie Madikizela Mandela||$8,323,085||$21,567,317||$29,890,402|
|5/13/2011||The First Grader||Jane Obinchu||$332,306||$23,425||$355,731|
|4/11/2008||Street Kings||Linda Washington||$26,415,649||$39,039,144||$65,454,793|
|5/24/2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’…||Tia Dalma||$309,420,425||$654,000,000||$963,420,425|
|7/28/2006||Miami Vice||Trudy Joplin||$63,478,838||$100,339,718||$163,818,556|
|7/7/2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’…||Tia Dalma||$423,315,812||$642,900,000||$1,066,215,812|
|1/27/2006||Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story||Jennie||$1,253,413||$1,808,350||$3,061,763|
|11/12/2004||After the Sunset||Sophie||$28,328,132||$10,000,982||$38,329,114|
|6/27/2003||28 Days Later…||Selena||$45,064,915||$37,890,718||$82,955,633|