|As an Actor||Supporting||1||$131,538,435||$361,307,856||$492,846,291|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$169,387,004||$62,900,000||$232,287,004|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $790,472,451 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,098)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Mary Jackson (Hidden Figures), Dr. Monae (Rio 2), (Moonlight)|
|Most productive collaborators: Taraji P. Henson, Theodore Melfi, Octavia Spencer, Allison Schroeder, Kevin Costner|
April 10th, 2017
Hidden Figures is an Oscar-bait movie, there’s no getting around that. It is an inspirational movie based on real life events that opened in limited release in December. Clearly they were going for Awards Season glory. It did earn a number of nominations, but was only able to pick up one award. On the other hand, the film earned nearly $170 million and is the biggest limited release hit of 2016. Is the film just a little too mainstream for Awards Season success? Did it deserve better on Oscar-night?
January 1st, 2017
December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison.
|12/31/2018||Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project||$0||$0||$0|
|12/25/2016||Hidden Figures||Mary Jackson||$169,387,004||$62,900,000||$232,287,004|
|7/11/2014||Made in America||Herself||$0||$0||$0|
|4/11/2014||Rio 2||Dr. Monae||$131,538,435||$361,307,856||$492,846,291|