Follow us on

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
Foto: © JCS / , via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $4,346,981,699 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #25)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (The Avengers), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff (Iron Man 2), Lucy (Lucy)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Whale (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Joss Whedon, Luc Besson, Mark Ruffalo

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading14$1,621,228,757$2,725,752,942$4,346,981,699
Lead Ensemble Member1$6,008,677$16,800,000$22,808,677
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$81,212$0$81,212

2015 Preview: May

May 1st, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Lucy

January 20th, 2015

Lucy opened at the end of July and it was expected to do well at the box office, but it was a surprise hit earning more than $40 million opening weekend and $120 million domestically, not to mention over $450 million worldwide. This is an even better result when you compare it to how bad the overall summer box office was. Did this film deserve this success? Or did this film benefit from the lack of strong competition? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Chef

September 30th, 2014

Jon Favreau's career behind the camera started out with smaller movies. He co-wrote Swingers and wrote and directed Made. However, recently he has directed a number of major movies. He was the one behind the camera for the first two Iron Man movies, for instance, and the average budget for his three most recent films he directed is close to $175 million. With his latest film, Chef, he went the opposite direction and created a much, much smaller film. Was he able to still maintain his usual high level of quality? Or does he need the spectacle to make a compelling movie? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

September 6th, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the latest in an unending string of hits for Marvel Studios. It was for quite a while the biggest hit of the year, but was recently overtaken by Guardians of the Galaxy. Is this film worth checking out for those who have enjoyed the previous Avengers films? And if you've never seen any of the previous Avengers films, is this a good place to start? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Sparkle

July 29th, 2014

Lucy poster

There were two truly wide new releases that came out this weekend, and both of them did very well. In fact, Hercules placed second and earned as much as some people predicted Lucy would earn while placing first. Lucy topped the high end of expectations and unless its legs are really short, will easily become a surprise $100 million hit. This helped the overall box office rise 3.7% from last weekend up to $155 million, which is a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the weekend total was still down 10% from this weekend last year, meaning the 2014 slump continues. It has gotten so bad that 2014 is now behind 2013 by 6.1% at $6.01 billion to $6.40 billion. Next weekend should finally end the slump, but it might be too late to save 2014 overall. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hercules No Match for Lucy

July 27th, 2014

Lucy poster

This weekend’s boys versus girls box office match-up has proven to be a triumph for the girls, with Lucy enjoying a decisive win over Hercules. The Scarlett Johansson/Luc Besson sci-fi thriller will post an opening around $44 million, according to Universal’s Sunday estimate, which is almost exactly 50% more than the $29 million debut projected for Hercules. The difference in budgets between the two films is even starker with Hercules clocking in at around $100 million, and Lucy reportedly closer to $40 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Are New Releases Worth Their Weight in Diamonds?

July 25th, 2014

Lucy poster

There are a trio of wide releases coming out this week, sort of. The first of these, if we go alphabetically is And So It Goes, but it is only opening in 1,762 theaters, which is not quite enough to be wide and likely not enough to reach the top five. Hercules and Lucy are both opening truly wide and both are earning reviews that are currently in the overall positive level. (Although it is close enough that it might change.) Lucy will very likely come out on top, while Hercules should earn second place. There's one more film of note, The Fluffy Movie, which is opening in 400 theaters and has a slim chance at making the top ten. This weekend last year saw the release of The Wolverine, which opened with $53.11 million. There's a chance the top two films won't make that much this year. In other words, 2014 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison yet again. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Under the Skin

July 14th, 2014

Under the Skin stars Scarlett Johansson, which gave the film a lot more star power than most limited releases have. On the other hand, the premise was a little out there, so much so that it really never had a shot at expanding significantly. It managed $2.5 million, which is great, especially considering so far this year only three limited releases have topped $10 million (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Chef, and very recently Belle). Does the film work as an art house film? Will it please more mainstream audiences? More...

2014 Preview: July

July 1st, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.


Limited Releases: Afflicting Limited Releases on the Public

April 4th, 2014

Alan Partridge poster

It is a busy week, not only in terms of quantity, but also quality. There are seven films earning 80% positive reviews or higher (at least when I checked last). Some of these, like Afflicted, probably won't find an audience in theaters, because it is just the wrong genre. Others, like The Unknown Known and Watermark, might do well for the genre, but won't find any real measure of mainstream success. On the other hand, Under the Skin and Alan Partridge might find audiences in theaters. More...

2014 Preview: April

April 1st, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Limited Releases: Her and Now

December 20th, 2013

Her poster

There are not a huge number of limited releases on this week's list, but all of the ones that have more than a few reviews on Rotten Tomatoes have outstanding reviews. Her isn't earning the best reviews, but it does have the best combined reviews and buzz and has the best shot at mainstream success. The Past could also expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success, if it can translate its reviews into Awards Season glory. More...

2013 Preview: September

September 1st, 2013

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Hitchcock

March 11th, 2013

Hitchcock opened in limited release earning an per theater average of nearly $17,000 in 17 theaters. It went on to make more than $6 million in total, including more than $1 million during its biggest weekend. This is an impressive run compared to most limited releases. However, Hitchcock was expected to be a player during Awards Season and many thought it would be able to expand wide, or at least semi-wide. Granted, there were a lot of Oscar hopefuls that opened during the same time period. Did this one just get lost in the crowd? Or was there a reason it missed admittedly high expectations? More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
3/31/2017 Ghost in the Shell   $0 $0 $0
12/21/2016 Sing   $0 $0 $0
4/15/2016 The Jungle Book Kaa  $0 $0 $0
2/5/2016 Hail, Caesar!   $0 $0 $0
5/1/2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow  $459,005,868 $945,700,000 $1,404,705,868
7/25/2014 Lucy Lucy  $126,573,960 $324,000,000 $450,573,960
5/9/2014 Chef Restaurant Employee  $31,424,004 $15,405,305 $46,829,309
4/4/2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow  $259,746,958 $454,100,000 $713,846,958
4/4/2014 Under the Skin Laura  $2,605,039 $4,615,682 $7,220,721
12/18/2013 Her Samantha  $25,568,251 $23,214,839 $48,783,090
9/27/2013 Don Jon Barbara Sugarman  $24,477,704 $16,515,771 $40,993,475
11/23/2012 Hitchcock Janet Leigh  $6,008,677 $16,800,000 $22,808,677
5/4/2012 The Avengers Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow  $623,279,547 $896,200,000 $1,519,479,547
11/26/2011 We Bought a Zoo Kelly Foster  $75,624,550 $43,104,523 $118,729,073
5/7/2010 Iron Man 2 Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff  $312,128,345 $311,128,000 $623,256,345
12/31/2009 Mary Queen of Scots Mary, Queen of Scots  $0 $0 $0
2/6/2009 He's Just Not That Into You Anna  $93,953,653 $87,100,004 $181,053,657
12/25/2008 The Spirit Silk N. Floss  $19,806,188 $19,200,000 $39,006,188
8/15/2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Cristina  $23,216,709 $81,288,108 $104,504,817
2/29/2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Mary Boleyn  $26,814,957 $51,455,013 $78,269,970
8/24/2007 The Nanny Diaries Annie Braddock  $25,926,673 $20,064,522 $45,991,195
10/20/2006 The Prestige Olivia  $53,089,891 $51,317,475 $104,407,366
9/15/2006 The Black Dahlia Kay Lake  $22,545,080 $26,565,712 $49,110,792
7/28/2006 Scoop Sondra Pransky  $10,525,717 $29,581,301 $40,107,018
2/3/2006 A Good Woman Meg Windermere  $223,144 $5,852,606 $6,075,750
12/28/2005 Match Point Nola Rice  $23,089,926 $64,900,000 $87,989,926
7/22/2005 The Island Jordan Two-Delta  $35,818,913 $127,200,000 $163,018,913
12/29/2004 In Good Company Alex Foreman  $45,489,752 $18,000,000 $63,489,752
12/29/2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long Purslane  $159,171 $824,328 $983,499
11/19/2004 SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie Mindy  $85,416,609 $56,634,646 $142,051,255
1/30/2004 The Perfect Score Fransesca  $10,387,706 $0 $10,387,706
12/12/2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Griet  $11,634,362 $31,647,190 $43,281,552
9/12/2003 Lost in Translation Charlotte  $44,585,453 $72,499,844 $117,085,297
7/17/2002 Eight Legged Freaks Ashley Parker  $17,266,505 $19,455,806 $36,722,311
10/31/2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Birdy Abundas  $7,494,849 $14,000,000 $21,494,849
8/10/2001 An American Rhapsody Suzanne  $850,023 $0 $850,023
7/20/2001 Ghost World Rebecca  $6,200,756 $2,543,759 $8,744,515
5/15/1998 The Horse Whisperer Grace MacLean  $75,370,763 $111,500,000 $186,870,763
12/12/1997 Home Alone III   $30,672,357 $0 $30,672,357
2/17/1995 Just Cause Kate Armstrong  $36,830,090 $0 $36,830,090
7/22/1994 North Laura Nelson  $6,583,223 $0 $6,583,223
Movies: 41Totals:$2,660,395,373$3,942,414,434$6,602,809,807
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2016 Summer Crossing Director $0 $0 $0
9/9/2011 The Whale Executive Producer $81,212 $0 $81,212
Movies: 2Totals:$81,212$0$81,212