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Meryl Streep

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 41 films, with $2,675,052,217 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #71)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Witch (Into the Woods), Donna (Mamma Mia!), Jane Adler (It's Complicated), Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada), Julia Child (Julie & Julia)
Most productive collaborators: Phyllida Lloyd, Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Johnson, Rob Marshall, Colin Firth

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As an ActorLeading41$1,438,091,385$1,236,960,832$2,675,052,217
Lead Ensemble Member2$164,105,807$464,743,836$628,849,643

Home Market Releases for November 24th, 2015

November 24th, 2015

Shaun the Sheep

This weekend is Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While the sales usually mean a massive increase in units sold, the sales also tend to scare away new releases. This is certainly the case here and this week's list is very short as a result. That's not to say there are no releases worth picking up. In fact, there are several Pick of the Week contenders, led by Shaun the Sheep on Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack. Meanwhile, for the second week in a row, we have a Puck of the Week, for best Canadian release, Guidance on DVD. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Vote for the Best Limited Release

October 23rd, 2015


There's quite a few strong limited releases on this week's list, including Suffragette, which is earning by far the loudest buzz. Its reviews are good, but not great. On the other hand, Difret's reviews are great, but it has far less mainstream appeal. Bone Tomahawk has the potential to become a cult favorite, but it is playing on Video on Demand, so it likely won't make an impact at the box office. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Compton Makes the Competition Cry U.N.C.L.E.

August 18th, 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Straight Outta Compton destroyed expectations earning even more than the outlier prediction I saw. Sadly, our predictions for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. turned out to be too optimistic, but overall the box office was still very strong. In fact, it grew 12% from last week to $148 million. Growth like that almost never happens at this time of year. Compared to last year, the box office was also strong, albeit by a smaller 3.7% margin. That said, a win is a win and worth celebrating, especially after a couple of strong declines. Year-to-date, 2015 maintains a strong lead over 2014 at $7.09 billion to $6.73 billion. A 5.4% lead year-over-year is a great margin for this time of year and it would take a really serious collapse to put that lead at risk. I don't think that's going to happen. In fact, there are three potential $1 billion hits yet to open in theaters, which is actually better than it was last year. Add in the number of potential $100 million hits and the lead could grow through till the end of the year. More...

Weekend Predictions: How Long till Marvel Gets the Fantastic Four Back?

August 7th, 2015

Fantastic Four

There could be a close race on top of the box office chart with Fantastic Four trying to unseat Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation as box office champion. This should be the number one story of the weekend; however, if I'm right and Fantastic Four does as poorly as I think it will, then the franchise will be in the hands of Marvel Studios by the end of the weekend. None of the other three wide releases are guaranteed to top $10 million over the weekend. In fact, it is very likely that one of them, Shaun of the Sheep, will miss the top five. This weekend last year was led by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with $65.58 million. Guardians of the Galaxy was second with $42.12 million. I don't think any film opening this weekend will match Guardians of the Galaxy, while there's a chance all four combined won't match TMNT. 2015 is going to take a beating on the year-over-year comparison. More...

2015 Preview: August

August 1st, 2015

Fantastic Four

It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison. 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...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

February 12th, 2015

Boyhood poster

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. Today we look at the two supporting actor categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress. Three of the four acting categories have almost no suspense to them, as there is an overwhelming favorite amongst the five nominees. This is not the exception. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

2014 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 10th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced Wednesday morning. Are there surprises worth mentioning? Is the Oscar picture beginning to take shape? Like with the Independent Spirit Awards, Birdman led the way this time earning four nominations from six categories, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything had three nods each.


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...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actress

February 20th, 2014

Blue Jasmine poster

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, finishing with Best Lead Actress. Unlike last year, this year the race is far more competitive in nearly all of the of the four acting categories this year. The person seen as the favorite has switched, more than once, and at the moment, I'm not sure who is going to win. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Disneynature: Wings of Life

May 16th, 2013

The latest film in the Disneynature line is Wings of Life. However, unlike Earth or Oceans or most of the rest, this one didn't get a big theatrical release, but instead came out direct-to-DVD. Is there a reason it wasn't released in theaters? 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...

Box Office
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12/31/2016 Florence Florence Foster Jenkins  $0 $0 $0
10/23/2015 Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst  $3,640,889 $14,463,035 $18,103,924
10/13/2015 Out of Print Herslelf  $0 $0 $0
10/2/2015 Shout Gladi Gladi Narrator  $5,839 $0 $5,839
8/7/2015 Ricki and the Flash Ricki  $26,822,144 $13,270,979 $40,093,123
12/25/2014 Into the Woods Witch  $128,002,372 $75,500,000 $203,502,372
11/14/2014 The Homesman Altha Carter  $2,429,989 $426,745 $2,856,734
8/15/2014 The Giver Chief Elder  $45,090,374 $10,000,000 $55,090,374
12/25/2013 August: Osage County Violet Weston  $37,738,810 $13,000,000 $50,738,810
3/7/2013 Girl Rising Narrator  $849,484 $0 $849,484
3/1/2013 A Fierce Green Fire Narrator  $29,817 $0 $29,817
8/8/2012 Hope Springs Kay  $63,536,011 $52,313,770 $115,849,781
4/20/2012 To the Arctic 3D Narrator  $14,396,289 $4,521,674 $18,917,963
12/30/2011 The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher  $29,959,436 $85,632,668 $115,592,104
12/31/2010 Dirty Tricks Martha Mitchell  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2009 Conquistadora Narrator  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2009 It's Complicated Jane Adler  $112,735,375 $111,879,369 $224,614,744
11/13/2009 The Fantastic Mr. Fox Mrs. Fox  $21,002,919 $26,082,145 $47,085,064
8/7/2009 Julie & Julia Julia Child  $94,125,426 $32,520,693 $126,646,119
12/12/2008 Doubt Sister Aloysius  $33,446,470 $19,744,631 $53,191,101
7/18/2008 Mamma Mia! Donna  $143,762,955 $458,370,497 $602,133,452
4/11/2008 Dark Matter Joanna Silver  $30,591 $0 $30,591
11/9/2007 Lions for Lambs Janine Roth  $14,998,070 $48,213,018 $63,211,088
10/19/2007 Rendition Corrinne Whitman  $9,736,045 $17,203,880 $26,939,925
6/29/2007 Evening Lila Ross  $12,406,646 $478,928 $12,885,574
12/31/2006 Hurricane on the Bayou Narrator  $0 $0 $0
10/4/2006 Wrestling with Angels Narrator  $24,729 $0 $24,729
7/28/2006 The Ant Bully Queen Ant  $28,142,535 $21,468,363 $49,610,898
6/30/2006 The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly  $124,740,460 $201,332,695 $326,073,155
6/9/2006 A Prairie Home Companion Bonnie Johnson  $20,342,852 $6,373,339 $26,716,191
10/28/2005 Prime Lisa Metzger  $22,728,025 $44,700,000 $67,428,025
5/20/2005 Stolen Childhoods Narrator  $2,996 $0 $2,996
12/17/2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortun… Aunt Josephine  $118,627,117 $94,328,907 $212,956,024
7/30/2004 The Manchurian Candidate Eleanor Shaw  $65,948,711 $30,200,000 $96,148,711
12/12/2003 Stuck On You Herself  $33,832,741 $29,704,423 $63,537,164
12/27/2002 The Hours Clarissa Vaughn  $41,597,830 $55,354,474 $96,952,304
12/6/2002 Adaptation Susan Orlean  $22,498,520 $0 $22,498,520
6/29/2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI Blue Fairy  $78,616,689 $157,283,311 $235,900,000
10/29/1999 Music of the Heart Roberta Guaspari  $14,849,583 $0 $14,849,583
11/13/1998 Dancing at Lughnasa Kate Mundy  $2,361,632 $0 $2,361,632
9/18/1998 One True Thing Kate Gulden  $23,209,440 $3,371,000 $26,580,440
12/20/1996 Marvin's Room Lee  $12,782,508 $0 $12,782,508
2/23/1996 Before and After Carolyn Ryan  $8,619,397 $0 $8,619,397
12/31/1995 The Living Sea Narrator  $64,800,000 $0 $64,800,000
6/2/1995 The Bridges of Madison County Francesca Johnson  $71,477,088 $104,000,000 $175,477,088
9/30/1994 The River Wild Gail  $46,451,705 $47,400,000 $93,851,705
4/1/1994 The House of the Spirits Clara  $6,217,413 $0 $6,217,413
7/31/1992 Death Becomes Her Madeline Ashton  $58,422,650 $90,600,000 $149,022,650
3/22/1991 Defending Your Life Julia  $16,156,857 $0 $16,156,857
9/12/1990 Postcards from the Edge Suzanne Vale  $37,963,281 $0 $37,963,281
12/8/1989 She-Devil Mary Fisher  $15,351,421 $0 $15,351,421
11/11/1988 A Cry in the Dark Lindy Chamberlain  $6,908,797 $0 $6,908,797
12/18/1987 Ironweed Helen Archer  $7,393,346 $0 $7,393,346
7/25/1986 Heartburn Rachel Louise Samstat/Forman  $25,314,289 $0 $25,314,289
12/18/1985 Out of Africa Karen Christence Dinesen Blixen-Finecke  $79,096,868 $179,113,992 $258,210,860
9/19/1985 Plenty Susan Traherne  $6,104,212 $0 $6,104,212
11/21/1984 Falling in Love Molly Gilmore  $10,597,500 $0 $10,597,500
12/14/1983 Silkwood Karen Silkwood  $35,615,609 $0 $35,615,609
12/10/1982 Sophie's Choice Sophie  $25,215,547 $0 $25,215,547
11/19/1982 Still of the Night Brooke Reynolds  $3,017,965 $0 $3,017,965
9/18/1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman Sarah/Anna  $22,600,000 $0 $22,600,000
12/19/1979 Kramer vs. Kramer Joanna Kramer  $98,982,763 $0 $98,982,763
8/17/1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan Karen Traynor  $19,000,000 $0 $19,000,000
4/25/1979 Manhattan Jill  $39,946,780 $0 $39,946,780
1/1/1979 The Deer Hunter Linda  $50,000,000 $0 $50,000,000
10/2/1977 Julia Anne Marie  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 66Totals:$2,160,305,807$2,048,852,536$4,209,158,343