|As an Actor||Supporting||29||$2,405,848,829||$2,747,977,978||$5,153,826,807|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$90,308,047||$137,827,912||$228,135,959|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 29 films, with $5,153,826,807 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #70)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Peach (Finding Dory), Madge Nelson (Minions), Peach (Finding Nemo), Charlotte Phelan (The Help), Elaine Crocker (Spy!)|
|Most productive collaborators: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda, Steve Carell, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm|
July 29th, 2016
It’s a week of “good, but not great” movies as there are a number of films earning Tomatometer Scores in the 70s. Generally speaking, films usually need 80% positive reviews or better to survive in limited release. There are a couple of films with amazing reviews, Gleason and Miss Sharon Jones, but both are documentaries, so they don’t have a lot of box office potential. The film I’m most interested in is Into the Forest, which is playing on Video on Demand.
October 12th, 2015
Spy is the latest collaboration between Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig. The previous two were hits, both with critics and with moviegoers. Does Spy complete the hat trick? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up?
June 14th, 2015
The Duff opened in February, which isn't a good time of the year to release a film. It earned good reviews and topped its meager expectations. Now that it is out on the home market, is it worth picking up? Was it unfairly overlooked by moviegoers the first time around?
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 7th, 2014
Another late review, but there are special circumstances here. Fox has gone with a digital delivery system for their screeners, which means I have to stream the movie or TV show. Here's the problem with that. At any given time, I'm working on two or three projects for work and Firefox tends to quickly suck up a lot of resources, which cause me to restart the browser rather frequently to free up the RAM. (It's not uncommon for Firefox to be using more than 2 gigs of RAM at a time.) This is fine when all I'm doing is reading box office data or cast lists. But it makes it nearly impossible to stream something. Oh if only I had a separate machine I could use to watch movies. ... Oh that's right, it's called a Blu-ray player and I have one right under my computer desk. Anyhow, so after trying and failing to get the streaming to work, I just decided to buy a few of the screeners for movies and TV shows that I previously signed up to receive a physical copy. Of course, I only did this for films and TV shows I thought were going to be good, because it's my money. The first to arrive was Mr. Peabody & Sherman. I loved the original cartoons, but was the adaptation into a feature-length movie a success? Or do these characters work better in a five-minute format?
November 15th, 2013
The Way Way Back is written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. For most of their careers, they have been actors. However, they wrote the script for The Descendants, which won them an Oscar. This time around, they not only co-wrote the screenplay, but co-directed the film as well. Was The Descendants a fluke? Or do they have another critical darling on their hands?
October 4th, 2012
There are a large number of limited releases on this week's list, but very few have a serious shot at box office success. There are several films with casts with strong name recognition that were earning pre-release buzz, Butter, The Oranges, and The Paperboy, but none of them are earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. Fat Kid Rules the World might be the film with the best chance at mainstream success on this week's list, while Escape Fire might do well for a documentary.
|10/7/2016||The Girl on the Train||Detective Riley||$51,632,330||$33,200,000||$84,832,330|
|9/30/2016||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar …||Dr. Golan||$68,431,835||$130,900,000||$199,331,835|
|2/10/2015||The Rewrite||Professor Weldon||$0||$149,696||$149,696|
|9/26/2014||Days and Nights||Elizabeth||$8,647||$0||$8,647|
|8/1/2014||Get on Up||Kathy||$30,569,935||$2,745,869||$33,315,804|
|3/14/2014||Bad Words||Dr. Bernice Deagan||$7,779,614||$63,531||$7,843,145|
|3/7/2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Ms. Grunion||$111,506,430||$158,300,000||$269,806,430|
|1/31/2014||Brightest Star||The Astronomer||$0||$0||$0|
|7/5/2013||The Way Way Back||Betty||$21,502,690||$5,351,120||$26,853,810|
|1/6/2013||Struck By Lightning||Sheryl||$28,378||$0||$28,378|
|9/14/2012||Liberal Arts||Prof. Judith Fairfield||$319,176||$824,774||$1,143,950|
|3/9/2012||A Thousand Words||Samantha Davis||$18,450,127||$2,340,359||$20,790,486|
|8/10/2011||The Help||Charlotte Phelan||$169,705,587||$43,414,417||$213,120,004|
|9/18/2009||Pretty Ugly People||$0||$0||$0|
|6/5/2009||Away We Go||Lily||$9,451,946||$656,070||$10,108,016|
|6/28/2006||Strangers with Candy||Alice||$2,072,645||$5,199||$2,077,844|
|5/19/2006||Over the Hedge||Gladys||$155,019,340||$188,377,907||$343,397,247|
|8/5/2005||The Chumscrubber||Mrs. Stiffle||$49,526||$0||$49,526|
|4/8/2005||Winter Solstice||Molly Ripkin||$319,355||$0||$319,355|
|7/18/2003||How to Deal||Halley's Mom||$14,108,518||$0||$14,108,518|
|9/15/1999||American Beauty||Barbara Fitts||$130,058,047||$226,200,000||$356,258,047|
|7/23/1999||Drop Dead Gorgeous||Loretta||$10,571,408||$0||$10,571,408|
|3/31/1999||Ten Things I Hate About You||Ms. Perky||$38,177,966||$22,236,059||$60,414,025|
|10/2/1998||The Imposters||Maxine (Maxi(||$2,197,921||$0||$2,197,921|
|6/12/1998||Six Days, Seven Nights||Marjorie||$74,339,294||$90,460,706||$164,800,000|
|4/17/1998||The Object of my Affection||Constance Miller||$29,145,924||$0||$29,145,924|
|3/20/1998||Primary Colors||Miss Walsh||$39,017,984||$0||$39,017,984|
|9/26/1997||The Ice Storm||Dot Halford||$8,038,061||$7,973,914||$16,011,975|
|3/7/1997||Private Parts||Dee Dee||$41,198,146||$0||$41,198,146|
|7/17/1996||Walking and Talking||Amelia's Neighbor -- Gum Puller||$1,287,480||$328,307||$1,615,787|
|11/18/1994||Miracle on 34th Street||The Woman||$17,195,886||$29,100,000||$46,295,886|
|6/3/1994||The Cowboy Way||Lady Cop||$19,731,505||$0||$19,731,505|