|As an Actor||Leading||9||$11,049,887||$32,368,959||$43,418,846|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$7,760||$1,244,254||$1,252,014|
|In Technical Roles||Co-Producer||1||$0||$86,888||$86,888|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $43,418,846 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,349)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Zoe (Magic Mike XXL), Angie Anderson (The Pineapple Express), 406 (Zombieland), Vivi Delay (3 Days to Kill), Ulla (The Danish Girl)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Syrup (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Seth Rogen, Kevin Costner, Joseph McGinty Nichol, Tom Hooper, Eddie Redmayne|
April 8th, 2016
It's not a good week for limited releases. Not only is it a short list this week, but none of them look like they will be a hit at the box office. Demolition is the widest release of the week, but it is too wide for a limited release. The Invitation is earning amazing reviews, but it is also playing on Video on Demand. Neon Bull is earning even better reviews, but it is a foreign-language film, so that limits its chances. The rest of the films are not earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will do well in limited release.
May 18th, 2014
Kevin Costner practically stopped acting in movies after Swing Vote. After appearing in Man of Steel last summer, he has four films this year. Unfortunately, so far none of them have been box office hits. 3 Days to Kill, for instance, earned just over $30 million at the domestic box office. Is it truly a bad movie? Or was this more of a result of a bad release date?
January 31st, 2014
After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace.
January 17th, 2014
Machete had one of the strangest origins. It began as a fake trailer in Grindhouse, but the fake trailer was so popular they turned it into a real movie. Unfortunately, while that movie earned good reviews, the target audience for Grindhouse cinema is too small to thrive in theaters. It must have done well enough to justify a sequel in someone's mind, albeit a sequel with a greatly reduced production budget being released by a smaller studio. But can the sequel live up to its predecessor?
August 1st, 2013
July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback.
|4/15/2016||The Adderall Diaries||Lana Edmond||$13,191||$0||$13,191|
|4/8/2016||When I Live My Life Over Again||Jude||$0||$0||$0|
|11/27/2015||The Danish Girl||Ulla||$11,114,018||$55,431,221||$66,545,239|
|7/1/2015||Magic Mike XXL||Zoe||$66,013,057||$57,696,403||$123,709,460|
|2/21/2014||3 Days to Kill||Vivi Delay||$30,697,999||$8,261,901||$38,959,900|
|10/11/2013||All the Boys Love Mandy Lane||Mandy Lane||$0||$1,960,521||$1,960,521|
|10/11/2013||Machete Kills||Miss San Antonio||$8,008,161||$10,264,848||$18,273,009|
|10/28/2011||The Rum Diary||Chenault||$13,109,815||$8,434,917||$21,544,732|
|12/17/2010||And Soon the Darkness||Stephanie||$0||$86,888||$86,888|
|8/6/2008||The Pineapple Express||Angie Anderson||$87,341,380||$15,062,639||$102,404,019|
|4/11/2008||Remember the Daze||Lucy||$0||$0||$0|
|3/14/2008||Never Back Down||Baja Miller||$24,850,922||$14,468,879||$39,319,801|
|10/21/2005||North Country||Young Josey||$18,324,242||$5,352,529||$23,676,771|