|As an Actor||Supporting||7||$240,497,860||$273,945,985||$514,443,845|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$80,048,433||$91,253,793||$171,302,226|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $514,443,845 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,316)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lily Ford (Cloverfield), Olivia (Evil Dead), Haley (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son), Admiring Nurse (Nights in Rodanthe), Vera (That Awkward Moment)|
|Most productive collaborators: Lizzy Caplan, Matt Reeves, Drew Goddard, J.J. Abrams, T.J. Miller|
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
April 1st, 2013
March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives.
|1/31/2014||That Awkward Moment||Vera||$26,068,955||$27,000,000||$53,068,955|
|2/18/2011||Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son||Haley||$37,915,414||$44,417,036||$82,332,450|
|5/29/2009||Drag Me To Hell||$42,100,625||$49,287,862||$91,388,487|
|9/26/2008||Nights in Rodanthe||Admiring Nurse||$41,850,659||$37,500,000||$79,350,659|
|9/8/2006||The Covenant||Kate Tunney||$23,364,784||$14,800,000||$38,164,784|
|3/17/2006||She's the Man||Yvonne||$33,889,159||$21,390,449||$55,279,608|