|As an Actor||Leading||12||$730,654,872||$1,013,064,632||$1,743,719,504|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$277,019,140||$450,983,674||$728,002,814|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||2||$32,251||$0||$32,251|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $1,743,719,504 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #110)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Selina Kyle (The Dark Knight Rises), White Queen (Alice in Wonderland), Amelia Brand (Interstellar), Fantine (Les Miserables), Jewel (Rio 2)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Song One (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey, Bruce Anderson, Lynda Obst, Jesse Eisenberg|
September 27th, 2015
Hotel Transylvania 2 is off to an impressive start this weekend with a new record weekend for September, according to Sonyís estimate released on Sunday. The animated comedy is expected to earn $47.5 million, beating the record held by the first film in the franchise, which debuted with $42.5 million this time in 2012. Itís also on the high end of expectations, which had it coming in the high 30s or low 40s. Itís a welcome turnaround for Adam Sandler, after a string of flops, but even more so for Sony Pictures, which has had a dismal year so far, with no film earning more than Pixels $76.7 million before now.
September 25th, 2015
There are two wide releases this week, a wide expansion, and a semi-wide release. That's a lot of films to talk about. Of the three new films, none of them are earning more than 50% positive reviews. This is sadly typical of this time of year. Hotel Transylvania 2 is easily the biggest new release of the week and the only film with a shot at $40 million. The second wide release, The Intern, and the wide expansion, Everest, should be in a tight race for second place with $20 million each. On the other hand, The Green Inferno, the semi-wide release, is staring down the barrel of the Mendoza Line. If you look at the top three films from last year and compare them to the top three films from this year, they look about the same. The Equalizer's opening is on low the end of Hotel Transylvania 2's range of expectations. Additionally, the depth this year looks better than last year. 2015 should end the month on a high note in the year-over-year comparison.
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.
June 16th, 2015
This week we have two Studio Ghibli films making their Blu-ray debuts. The first, Spirited Away, is one of their best-known movies. The other, The Cat Returns, is not. Fans of the studio will obviously want to pick up both of these Blu-rays, but will they have appeal beyond the hardcore fans?
March 30th, 2015
Interstellar is the latest film from Christopher Nolan, a director who has performed amazingly well at the box office. He's also never directed a film that earned bad reviews. Is this film as good as his past record? Or are there flaws starting to show in his directing style?
|6/16/2015||Neko no ongaeshi||Haru (English version)||$0||$0||$0|
|1/23/2015||Song One||Franny Ellis||$32,251||$0||$32,251|
|7/20/2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Selina Kyle||$448,139,099||$636,300,000||$1,084,439,099|
|11/24/2010||Love and Other Drugs||Maggie Murdock||$32,367,005||$70,352,642||$102,719,647|
|3/5/2010||Alice in Wonderland||White Queen||$334,191,110||$691,300,000||$1,025,491,110|
|10/3/2008||Rachel Getting Married||Kym||$12,796,861||$4,678,614||$17,475,475|
|6/20/2008||Get Smart||Agent 99||$130,319,208||$96,420,208||$226,739,416|
|8/3/2007||Becoming Jane||Jane Austen||$18,663,911||$20,716,965||$39,380,876|
|6/30/2006||The Devil Wears Prada||Andrea Sachs||$124,740,460||$201,332,695||$326,073,155|
|12/16/2005||Hoodwinked||Red Riding Hood||$51,221,667||$58,456,779||$109,678,446|
|8/11/2004||The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement||Mia Thermopolis||$95,149,435||$26,922,000||$122,071,435|
|12/27/2002||Nicholas Nickleby||Madeline Bray||$1,562,800||$0||$1,562,800|
|12/14/2001||The Other Side of Heaven||Jean Sabin||$4,720,371||$0||$4,720,371|
|8/3/2001||The Princess Diaries||Mia Thermopolis||$108,244,774||$57,090,000||$165,334,774|