Bryce Dallas Howard
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $4,246,407,986 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #121)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Claire (Jurassic World), Gwen Stacy (Spider-Man 3), Victoria (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Hilly Holbrook (The Help), Kate Connor (Terminator Salvation)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Restless (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Colin Trevorrow, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Derek Connolly, Ty Simpkins|
August 1st, 2016
July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
October 29th, 2015
(As we mentioned previously, we've run out of images for Jurassic World, so we're reduced to using less than official images. I know I promised Corgis dress as dinosaurs, but I couldn't find any really good pictures. I did find a picture of Guinea Pigs dressed as dinosaurs, which might be even cuter. So thanks to Reddit user guineapigsarethebest for letting us use your picture.)
Jurassic World became the biggest hit of the year and one of the biggest hits in the history of the box office. On the other hand, its reviews were not that good with the term "dumb" used repeatedly, even in the positive reviews. Is it dumb fun? Is it just plain dumb?
June 1st, 2015
May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month.
November 5th, 2013
Twilight came out in 2008 to a mixture of high buzz and abject horror. There were a lot of people who were major fans of the book series by Stephenie Meyer, while others consider Stephenie Meyer the worst author of all time. That might be a bit harsh. The first movie opened with mixed reviews, but smashed through all expectations with nearly $200 million domestically. A year later, New Moon came out and despite earning just 27% positive reviews. That's awful any way you look at it, but even so, it earned nearly $300 million at the box office. Clearly this franchise is critic-proof and I'm under no delusion that any of my criticisms will stop anyone from buying this 10-disc Blu-ray box set. I'm so convinced that no one will change their minds over my opinion of the movie that I'm going to keep that portion of the review to a minimum and concentrate on the extras instead. After all, anyone interested in this box set has already made up their mind about the movie and just want to know if this box set has enough extras to be worth the price.
|6/22/2018||Jurassic World Sequel||$0||$0||$0|
|8/10/2011||The Help||Hilly Holbrook||$169,705,587||$43,414,417||$213,120,004|
|6/30/2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Victoria||$300,531,751||$405,571,077||$706,102,828|
|12/30/2009||The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond||Fisher Willow||$119,790||$0||$119,790|
|5/21/2009||Terminator Salvation||Kate Connor||$125,322,469||$240,169,323||$365,491,792|
|12/31/2007||As You Like It||Rosalind/Ganymede||$0||$0||$0|
|5/4/2007||Spider-Man 3||Gwen Stacy||$336,530,303||$554,345,000||$890,875,303|
|7/21/2006||Lady in the Water||Lady (Story)||$42,285,169||$30,500,000||$72,785,169|
|7/30/2004||The Village||Ivy Walker||$114,197,520||$143,444,114||$257,641,634|
|9/20/2002||Apollo 13 (IMAX)||$1,759,075||$460,127||$2,219,202|
|11/17/2000||How the Grinch Stole Christmas||Surprised Who||$260,044,825||$85,096,578||$345,141,403|