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Anna Kendrick

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $2,852,977,655 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #293)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jessica (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Jessica Stanley (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Jessica (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1), Beca Mitchell (Pitch Perfect 2), Jessica Stanley (Twilight)
Most productive collaborators: Elizabeth Banks, Jason Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kay Cannon, Skylar Astin

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As an ActorSupporting14$1,314,757,870$1,538,219,785$2,852,977,655
Lead Ensemble Member3$289,938,711$234,026,711$523,965,422

Limited and VOD Releases: Getting Demolished

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. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Feeling Blue

March 25th, 2016

Born to Be Blue

It is a relatively good week for limited releases with a few films earning stunning reviews. This includes Born to be Blue, which I think has the best shot at mainstream success. April and the Extraordinary World and Mia madre also have a chance at doing well in limited release. More...

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: Into the Woods

March 23rd, 2015

Into the Woods first debuted 30 years ago in 1985 starting its Broadway run a year later. The show's original Broadway run earned three Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, while the 2002 revival was nearly as well received with award voters. It is not a surprise that the film was turned into a big budget musical. However, does the theatrical version of Into the Woods live up to the source material? Will fans of musicals who haven't seen the original like it? More...

Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer

February 25th, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2

Musical comedy starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow opens May 15... Full movie details... More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

Limited Releases: Most Wanted Limited Releases

July 25th, 2014

A Most Wanted Man poster

There are not a lot of great limited releases on this week's list. There are a few films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews; however, there are just as many films on this list that have no reviews. The best film is arguably A Most Wanted Man, but its high theater count might hurt its changes on the per theater chart. Happy Christmas is earning better than average buzz, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its theatrical numbers are less important. Also... Christmas in July? More...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 19th, 2013

Part III of the Holiday Gift Guide is a little late due to reasons you probably don't want to hear the details about. (I believe I've developed a food allergy to something in Eggnog.) The third installment of our holiday gift guide includes independent films, classics, foreign films, etc. The fastest way to find gifts is to go to the Independent Spirit Awards nominations and find any film that is on that list that is already out on DVD / Blu-ray (Frances Ha, Mud, etc.). Unfortunately, most of the films competing for Awards Season glory are still in theaters and not available as gifts. But there are still many films worth picking up, starting with... More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga Box Set

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. More...

Limited Releases: I'll Drink to That

August 23rd, 2013

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, but a few of them have good reviews and / or big name casts. Drinking Buddies is one such film, but I think Short Term 12 will come out on top of the Per Theater Chart thanks in part to its reviews. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: End of Watch

January 21st, 2013

End of Watch was released in September, which is usually a terrible sign. It didn't seem like a bad movie from the trailer, and there was a lot of buzz going in, but still, that release date is usually a death sentence. Its reviews turned out to be better than expected, award-worthy, in fact. But it was only able to become a midlevel hit. Granted, it was profitable thanks to its low budget and it is one of the best runs for the studio. Will it be able to find an audience on the home market? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Pitch Perfect

January 20th, 2013

Pitch Perfect came out in select theaters in September, which is usually a terrible way to release a movie and time of the year. However, it earned an impressive per theater average during its opening weekend, enough to warrant a wide expansion. Over the following weekends, it held on well enough to become a solid midlevel hit. By the time it reached the home market, it was already profitable, thanks in part to is low production budget. The film is clearly aimed at fans of the many music-centered TV shows, like Glee or Smash, but will it have much crossover appeal? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 18th, 2012

December 16th, 2012

It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week. More...

2012 Preview: October

October 1st, 2012

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

Perfect Limited Releases

September 28th, 2012

There are only four films on this week's list that we have solid theater counts for, but I've included a few others that are coming out on this week's list. The biggest limited release of the week is Pitch Perfect, which is expanding wide next Friday (assuming it doesn't bomb this weekend). However, the limited release that is earning the best reviews is The Hole 3D. I would not have guessed that would happen. Pitch Perfect will obviously earn the most in terms of raw dollars, some even think it will reach the top ten overall, but I don't think there's any film that will really be a hit on the per theater average. More...

Box Office
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7/21/2017 Pitch Perfect 3   $0 $0 $0
11/4/2016 Trolls Poppy  $0 $0 $0
10/14/2016 The Accountant   $0 $0 $0
7/8/2016 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates   $0 $0 $0
4/8/2016 Mr. Right Martha  $34,694 $213,935 $248,629
3/25/2016 Get a Job Jillian Stewart  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 The Hollars   $0 $0 $0
8/21/2015 Digging for Fire Alicia  $119,364 $0 $119,364
5/15/2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Beca Mitchell  $183,785,415 $103,209,963 $286,995,378
2/13/2015 The Last Five Years Cathy Hiatt  $147,299 $0 $147,299
2/6/2015 The Voices Lisa  $5,000 $439,196 $444,196
1/23/2015 Cake Nina  $1,951,776 $30,713 $1,982,489
12/25/2014 Into the Woods Cinderella  $128,002,372 $75,500,000 $203,502,372
8/15/2014 Life After Beth Erica Wexler  $80,315 $254,176 $334,491
7/25/2014 Happy Christmas Jenny  $30,312 $0 $30,312
8/23/2013 Drinking Buddies Jill  $343,706 $63,394 $407,100
6/7/2013 Rapture-Palooza Lindsey Lewis  $0 $0 $0
4/5/2013 The Company You Keep Diana  $5,132,442 $8,500,007 $13,632,449
9/28/2012 Pitch Perfect Becca  $65,001,093 $51,043,254 $116,044,347
9/21/2012 End of Watch Janet  $41,003,371 $16,583,235 $57,586,606
8/17/2012 ParaNorman Courtney  $56,003,051 $51,590,071 $107,593,122
5/18/2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Rosie  $41,152,203 $79,773,494 $120,925,697
11/18/2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Jessica  $281,287,133 $408,132,918 $689,420,051
9/30/2011 50/50 Katie  $35,014,192 $6,318,617 $41,332,809
8/13/2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Stacy Pilgrim  $31,524,275 $16,445,448 $47,969,723
6/30/2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jessica  $300,531,751 $405,571,077 $706,102,828
12/4/2009 Up in the Air Natalie Keener  $83,823,381 $83,019,358 $166,842,739
11/20/2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Jessica Stanley  $296,623,634 $390,934,093 $687,557,727
8/21/2009 The Marc Pease Experience   $4,033 $390,000 $394,033
11/21/2008 Twilight Jessica Stanley  $192,769,854 $209,510,305 $402,280,159
8/10/2007 Rocket Science Ginny Ryerson  $712,391 $0 $712,391
7/25/2003 Camp   $1,628,154 $1,042,225 $2,670,379
Movies: 32Totals:$1,746,711,211$1,908,565,479$3,655,276,690