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Frances McDormand

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 39 films, with $3,360,460,373 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #431)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Charlotte Mearing (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Captain Chantel DuBois (Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted), Momma (The Good Dinosaur), Zoe (Something's Gotta Give), Linda Litzke (Burn After Reading)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Every Secret Thing (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Peter Sohn, Raymond Ochoa, Lucas Neff, Meg LeFauve, Jack Bright

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Box Office
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As an ActorSupporting14$840,975,120$1,269,134,394$2,110,109,514
Lead Ensemble Member3$322,259,295$661,411,869$983,671,164
In Technical RolesProducer1$103,536$0$103,536

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Good Dinosaur

February 22nd, 2016

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur looks like it will be the first Pixar film to lose money. It cost nearly $200 million to make, while there were reports that the advertising budget was $150 million worldwide. It needed to make over $500 million worldwide to have a shot at breaking even any time soon. It made barely more than $300 million, which wasn't enough to pay for its reported advertising budget. Is it as bad as its box office numbers would suggest? Or is there a reason this film failed to connect with audiences besides quality? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 10th, 2015

February 11th, 2015

I can't wait till the winter blockbusters start coming out, because I've run out of ways to say, "It is a slow week on the home market." without repeating myself. There are some releases that are certainly worth picking up, like the Blu-ray debut for 101 Dalmatians, but there are also releases that I would call filler on the first page of's list of new releases. There are a number of releases that are worth picking, including Force Majeure (DVD or Blu-ray); Laggies (DVD or Blu-ray); Nightcrawler (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); and Rosewater (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack). However, the only real contender for Pick of the Week was 101 Dalmatians. More...

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

October 18th, 2012

The movie business deals with such huge numbers that it is no surprise executives are rather conservative when it comes to making movies. When $100 million is low-budget for a tentpole release, you can't afford to experiment. This is why there are so many franchises out there. Madagascar was extended to a trilogy this summer. But has the original idea been stretched too far? Or is there a lot of life left in these characters? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Moonrise Kingdom

October 14th, 2012

I have seen nearly everything Wes Anderson has ever made and I've liked most of it. I was disappointed by The Darjeeling Limited, but loved The Fantastic Mr. Fox. His latest film is Moonrise Kingdom, a story of young love set in 1965 with an ensemble cast, including two newcomers in the central two roles. It became one of his biggest hits, but was it also one of his best? More...

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3/23/2018 Isle of Dogs   $0 $0 $0
11/10/2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Miss…   $0 $0 $0
2/5/2016 Hail, Caesar! C.C. Calhoun  $30,080,225 $34,091,194 $64,171,419
11/25/2015 The Good Dinosaur Momma  $123,087,120 $211,255,572 $334,342,692
1/4/2013 Promised Land Sue Thomason  $7,597,898 $4,796,664 $12,394,562
11/2/2012 This Must Be the Place Jane  $142,242 $11,649,818 $11,792,060
6/8/2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Captain Chantel DuBois  $216,391,482 $530,529,789 $746,921,271
5/25/2012 Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop  $45,512,466 $23,069,629 $68,582,095
6/29/2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Charlotte Mearing  $352,390,543 $771,400,000 $1,123,790,543
9/12/2008 Burn After Reading Linda Litzke  $60,355,347 $107,812,451 $168,167,798
3/7/2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Miss Pettigrew  $12,313,694 $2,859,259 $15,172,953
4/7/2006 Friends with Money Jane  $13,368,437 $4,741,715 $18,110,152
12/2/2005 Aeon Flux The Handler  $25,857,987 $28,055,586 $53,913,573
10/21/2005 North Country Glory  $18,324,242 $5,352,529 $23,676,771
12/12/2003 Something's Gotta Give Zoe  $124,685,242 $142,000,000 $266,685,242
3/7/2003 Laurel Canyon Jane  $3,663,356 $897,794 $4,561,150
9/6/2002 City by the Sea Michelle  $22,433,915 $0 $22,433,915
10/31/2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Doris Crane  $7,494,849 $14,000,000 $21,494,849
9/15/2000 Almost Famous Elaine Miller  $32,522,352 $14,848,839 $47,371,191
2/23/2000 Wonder Boys Chancellor Sara Gaskell  $19,389,454 $14,033,031 $33,422,485
10/30/1998 Talk of Angels Conlon  $15,546 $0 $15,546
7/10/1998 Madeline Miss Clavel  $29,858,048 $0 $29,858,048
4/11/1997 Paradise Road Dr. Verstak  $1,990,257 $0 $1,990,257
10/25/1996 Palookaville June  $289,569 $0 $289,569
6/21/1996 Lone Star Bunny  $12,961,389 $0 $12,961,389
4/5/1996 Primal Fear Dr. Molly Arrington  $56,073,633 $46,500,000 $102,573,633
3/8/1996 Fargo Marge Gunderson  $24,567,751 $26,636,816 $51,204,567
8/25/1995 Beyond Rangoon Andy  $5,656,641 $0 $5,656,641
10/1/1993 Short Cuts Betty Weathers  $6,110,979 $0 $6,110,979
4/24/1992 Passed Away Nora Scanlan  $4,030,793 $0 $4,030,793
10/25/1991 The Butcher's Wife Grace  $9,689,816 $0 $9,689,816
11/21/1990 Hidden Agenda Ingrid  $992,452 $0 $992,452
9/22/1990 Miller's Crossing Secretary (uncredited)  $4,693,759 $0 $4,693,759
8/24/1990 Darkman Julie Hastings  $32,942,739 $0 $32,942,739
4/20/1990 Chattahoochee Mae Foley  $259,486 $0 $259,486
12/9/1988 Mississippi Burning Mrs. Pell  $34,603,000 $0 $34,603,000
3/13/1987 Raising Arizona Dot  $22,847,000 $0 $22,847,000
4/25/1986 Crimewave Nun  $5,101 $0 $5,101
1/18/1985 Blood Simple Abby  $1,690,913 $1,039,964 $2,730,877
Movies: 39Totals:$1,364,889,723$1,995,570,650$3,360,460,373
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5/15/2015 Every Secret Thing Producer $103,536 $0 $103,536
Movies: 1Totals:$103,536$0$103,536