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Helen Hunt

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $1,921,542,373 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #725)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Kelly Frears (Cast Away), Jo Harding (Twister), Darcy Maguire (What Women Want), Carol Connelly (As Good as it Gets), Cheri Hamilton (Soul Surfer)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Then She Found Me (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Hanks, Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Zemeckis, Mel Gibson, Nancy Meyers

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Box Office
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As an Actor(Unclassified)13$161,075,793$48,771,639$209,847,432
Lead Ensemble Member1$39,850$0$39,850
In Technical RolesDirector2$3,735,717$3,427,203$7,162,920

Limited Releases: Looking Stylish

May 1st, 2015

Far From the Madding Crowd

Two points before we get to the films on this week's list. One, the column is late. Sorry. Two, anyone else noticing a decrease is stability with Firefox? It has been crashing a lot the past few days, hence the delay with this column. This week’s list is filled with many films that are earning good reviews, but not great reviews, and are playing on Video on Demand. Iris is the best film coming out this week, but Far from the Madding Crowd is probably going to be the biggest hit. More...

2013 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards are the Silver Linings for Smaller Films

February 24th, 2013

Independent Spirit Award were handed out yesterday and while the average moviegoer will be more focused on the Oscars tonight, a lot of great films were honored yesterday. This includes Silver Linings Playbook, which took home numerous awards, including the top prizes.

The categories and winners are...


2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

February 21st, 2013

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. This week we will look at the four acting categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress, which is again not a very competitive category this year. I'm not saying it is impossible for upset to happen here, but it is very, very unlikely. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

November 28th, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

Weekend Estimates: Paranormal Activity Continues Halloween Tradition

October 21st, 2012

After five years of Saw, and a hand-over period of a couple of years, the Paranormal Activity franchise has come to dominate the brief Halloween movie season. Showing that horror moviegoers may be more tradition-bound than any other category of film fans, Paranormal Activity 4 is set for a healthy opening this weekend, with Paramount projecting at total of $30.4 million by the end of the weekend. That's down quite a bit from the $50 million-plus debut of Paranormal Activity 3 last year, and the franchise does look like it is losing some momentum. With production budgets around $5 million, and relatively modest marketing costs, however, the studio will earn a healthy profit from this release and has, predictably, announced Paranormal Activity 5 will go into production early next year for release in October. More...

Box Office
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12/31/2016 Please Stand By Scottie  $0 $0 $0
5/1/2015 Ride Jackie  $0 $0 $0
5/2/2014 Decoding Annie Parker Dr. Mary-Claire King  $39,850 $0 $39,850
10/19/2012 The Sessions Cheryl  $6,002,451 $5,492,753 $11,495,204
4/8/2011 Soul Surfer Cheri Hamilton  $43,853,424 $3,305,228 $47,158,652
1/14/2011 Every Day Jeanne  $46,029 $0 $46,029
4/25/2008 Then She Found Me April Epner  $3,735,717 $3,427,203 $7,162,920
11/17/2006 Bobby Samantha  $11,205,901 $9,355,005 $20,560,906
2/3/2006 A Good Woman Mrs. Erlynne  $223,144 $5,852,606 $6,075,750
8/24/2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Betty Ann Fitzgerald  $7,496,522 $11,000,000 $18,496,522
12/22/2000 Cast Away Kelly Frears  $233,632,142 $193,598,374 $427,230,516
12/15/2000 What Women Want Darcy Maguire  $182,805,123 $191,300,000 $374,105,123
10/20/2000 Pay it Forward Arlene McKinney  $33,508,922 $22,187,783 $55,696,705
10/13/2000 Dr. T and the Women Bree  $13,065,561 $9,731,250 $22,796,811
12/24/1997 As Good as it Gets Carol Connelly  $147,637,474 $165,633,912 $313,271,386
5/10/1996 Twister Jo Harding  $241,688,385 $254,011,615 $495,700,000
4/21/1995 Kiss of Death Bev   $14,924,355 $0 $14,924,355
9/23/1992 Mr. Saturday Night Annie  $13,351,357 $0 $13,351,357
9/4/1992 Bob Roberts Hospital Reporter, Rose Pondell  $4,300,703 $0 $4,300,703
5/13/1992 The Waterdance Anna  $1,723,319 $0 $1,723,319
10/20/1989 Next of Kin Jessie Gates  $15,942,628 $0 $15,942,628
9/1/1988 Miles from Home Jennifer  $188,964 $0 $188,964
8/26/1988 Stealing Home Hope Wyatt (adult and pregnant)  $7,467,504 $0 $7,467,504
4/17/1987 Project X Teri  $18,532,286 $0 $18,532,286
10/10/1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Beth Bodell, Peggy's daughter  $38,948,832 $0 $38,948,832
4/12/1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun Lynne Stone  $6,326,051 $0 $6,326,051
Movies: 26Totals:$1,046,646,644$874,895,729$1,921,542,373
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5/1/2015 Ride Director,
$0 $0 $0
4/25/2008 Then She Found Me Director $3,735,717 $3,427,203 $7,162,920
Movies: 2Totals:$3,735,717$3,427,203$7,162,920