|As an Actor||Supporting||6||$507,428,249||$683,119,590||$1,190,547,839|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$358,867,992||$321,714,055||$680,582,047|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||1||$0||$83,153||$83,153|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $2,570,667,942 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #689)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Theodora/Wicked Witch of the West (Oz the Great and Powerful), Lori Collins (Ted), Amy Mitchell (Bad Moms), Lily/The Black Swan (Black Swan), Andrea Alvin (Annie)|
|Most productive collaborators: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Sam Raimi, Michell Kapner|
July 1st, 2016
It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation.
February 1st, 2015
It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be.
June 30th, 2014
With the recent weak performance of films such as Transcendence and Edge of Tomorrow at the box office, there’s been a lot of talk recently about how much actors and actresses are really worth to a film. The poor performance of these films hasn’t come as a huge surprise to followers of the Bankability Index, which produces valuations considerably below the $20 million that Johnny Depp reportedly earned from his lead role in Transcendence, and we thought this is a good opportunity to look at what the Index says about the most valuable actors and actresses in the business.
With Angelina Jolie making headlines for all the right reasons for her starring role in Maleficent, it seemed only fitting to start with an analysis of the most valuable actresses in Hollywood. For this chart, we’ve taken each star’s worldwide Bankability Index and divided it by the number of films they make each year to get an estimate of the average value they bring to a film, as of June, 2014.
May 23rd, 2014
It is not a particularly strong week for limited releases. There are a few that are earning good reviews, but almost none are earning good reviews and any buzz. Cold in July is one of the exceptions and its reviews and star power could have resulted in a fast start, but it is also playing on Video on Demand.
March 1st, 2013
February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace.
|7/29/2016||Bad Moms||Amy Mitchell||$113,116,070||$66,100,000||$179,216,070|
|10/2/2015||Hell & Back||Deema||$157,768||$0||$157,768|
|2/6/2015||Jupiter Ascending||Jupiter Jones||$47,482,519||$134,500,000||$181,982,519|
|12/12/2014||The Color of Time||Catherine||$0||$0||$0|
|5/23/2014||The Angriest Man in Brooklyn||Dr. Sharon Gill||$0||$83,153||$83,153|
|3/8/2013||Oz the Great and Powerful||Theodora/Wicked Witch of the West||$234,770,996||$255,588,055||$490,359,051|
|7/22/2011||Friends with Benefits||Jamie||$55,802,754||$90,793,137||$146,595,891|
|12/3/2010||Black Swan||Lily/The Black Swan||$106,954,678||$224,312,032||$331,266,710|
|1/15/2010||The Book of Eli||Solara||$94,835,059||$63,915,758||$158,750,817|
|10/17/2008||Max Payne||Mona Sax||$40,687,294||$45,074,495||$85,761,789|
|4/18/2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Rachel||$63,172,463||$42,000,579||$105,173,042|
|11/30/2007||Tony N' Tina's Wedding||Tina||$0||$0||$0|
|3/9/2001||Get Over It||Basin||$11,560,259||$8,300,000||$19,860,259|
|11/8/1996||Santa with Muscles||$198,717||$0||$198,717|
|5/23/2014||The Angriest Man in Brooklyn||Executive Producer||$0||$83,153||$83,153|