|As an Actor||Supporting||3||$281,762,225||$355,073,743||$636,835,968|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $827,786,363 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,810)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Rochelle (Disney Planes), Princess Atta (A Bug's Life), Margo Chester (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation), Eva (Enough Said), Carrie Lawrence (Father's Day)|
|Most productive collaborators: John Lasseter, Klay Hall, Dane Cook, Brad Garrett, Stacy Keach|
April 19th, 2016
The biggest release on this week's list is The Revenant. There are no other releases that come close to that film's box office run and / or Awards Season run. However, personally I think it is well overrated and would be considered a merely good film if it weren't for its reputation for being a difficult shoot. As for the Pick of the Week, there were only a couple of contenders. In the end, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead on Blu-ray was the clear choice.
April 17th, 2016
Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who at the beginning of the show, was the Vice President of the United States. Things have changed. So far during the show's four-year run, it has earned excellent reviews and this past year was one of the biggest winners at the Emmys. Does it deserve this praise? Or am I in the minority here?
March 30th, 2015
This week on the home market is another week that is good on top, but shallow in terms of depth. The number one film of the week is Interstellar which is worth checking out, but not Pick of the Week material. There are a quartet of Pick of the Week contenders, including two limited releases (The Imitation Game - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Wild - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray) and two TV on DVD releases (VEEP: Season 3 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Silicon Valley: Season 1 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray). Of these four, I went with Veep as the Pick of the Week.
December 14th, 2013
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.
November 17th, 2013
Planes started out as a direct-to-DVD sequel, but sometime during production, someone decided the script was good enough to be made into a theatrical release. This isn't the first time this has happened. Return to Neverland took the same route. That film wasn't loved by critics, but it did well for its production budget. Planes was huge at the box office, pulling in more than $200 million worldwide, which is much more than a lot of people thought it would pull in. Did it do so well because it was also better than expected? Or did it thrive because it was the last animated film of the summer, so it had no competition?
September 20th, 2013
There are a few films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, including the The Wizard of Oz 3D re-release. This film might do well enough to reach the top ten. Rush opens in two theaters before expanding wide next weekend, so its per theater average is not as important, but could still do well. Enough Said is the big limited release hit of the week. The film has a lot of buzz, a sad real world story, and amazing reviews. It will likely come out on top.
|11/20/1998||A Bug's Life||Princess Atta||$162,798,565||$200,296,754||$363,095,319|
|5/9/1997||Father's Day||Carrie Lawrence||$28,681,080||$7,000,000||$35,681,080|
|4/2/1993||Jack the Bear||Peggy Etinger||$4,796,751||$0||$4,796,751|
|12/1/1989||National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation||Margo Chester||$71,319,546||$0||$71,319,546|
|10/24/1986||Soul Man||Lisa Stinson||$27,316,198||$0||$27,316,198|
|2/7/1986||Hannah and Her Sisters||Mary||$40,084,041||$0||$40,084,041|