Follow us on

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks
By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $6,242,058,835 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #39)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games), Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), Wyldstyle/Lucy (The Lego Movie), Miss Brant (Spider-Man 3)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Pitch Perfect 2 (Director), Pitch Perfect 2 (Producer), Pitch Perfect (Producer), Surrogates (Executive Producer), Movie 43 (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Pratt, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting23$3,125,142,754$3,116,916,081$6,242,058,835
Lead Ensemble Member5$510,182,789$391,706,084$901,888,873
In Technical RolesProducer4$248,786,508$153,912,037$402,698,545
Executive Producer1$38,577,772$81,090,578$119,668,350

Featured TV on DVD Review: Modern Family: Season Six

September 28th, 2015

Modern Family: Season 6

Modern Family has been one of the best and most popular sitcoms on TV for each of its five previous seasons. In fact, it has won five Outstanding Comedy Series Emmys in a row, tying the record. Is it still the best sitcom on TV? And how are the extras on the DVD? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Love and Mercy

September 14th, 2015

Love and Mercy

Love and Mercy is a movie about a real life person dealing with adversity. It's a movie about a real life famous person dealing with adversity. This movie practically screams Oscar bait. However, while it won over a lot of critics, Oscar bait movies can't always translate critical acclaim into mainstream appeal. Is that the case here? Is it worth checking out for fans of the The Beach Boys? Will those with limited knowledge of their music enjoy the film? More...

2015 Preview: May

May 1st, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end. More...

2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Movie 43

June 17th, 2013

Movie 43 earned some of the worst reviews of the year so far, with many critics calling it the worst movie they've ever seen. When I got the chance to review the movie, I jumped at it. I had to know if it was really as bad as its reviews. It couldn't possible be, right? More...

The Place for Limited Releases

November 2nd, 2012

There are not a lot of new releases on this week's list, and even fewer that have a good shot at earning some measure of mainstream success. This Must Be the Place is probably the best bet in that regard, but fans of B-movies should try and see Miami Connection. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2017 Rita Hayworth With a Hand Grenade   $0 $0 $0
11/20/2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Effie Trinket  $167,962,341 $146,000,000 $313,962,341
7/1/2015 Magic Mike XXL Paris  $66,013,057 $51,800,000 $117,813,057
6/5/2015 Love & Mercy Melinda Ledbetter  $12,551,031 $2,016,775 $14,567,806
5/15/2015 Every Secret Thing Detective Nancy Porter  $103,536 $0 $103,536
5/15/2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Gail  $183,785,415 $102,868,783 $286,654,198
1/16/2015 Little Accidents Diane Doyle  $8,649 $0 $8,649
11/21/2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Effie Trinket  $337,135,885 $372,500,000 $709,635,885
5/2/2014 Walk of Shame Meghan Miles  $59,209 $5,506,050 $5,565,259
2/7/2014 The Lego Movie Wyldstyle/Lucy  $257,784,718 $199,944,670 $457,729,388
11/22/2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Effie Trinket  $424,668,047 $440,200,000 $864,868,047
4/5/2013 Love, Marilyn Herself  $16,164 $0 $16,164
1/25/2013 Movie 43 Amy  $8,840,453 $22,324,294 $31,164,747
11/2/2012 The Details Nealy Lang  $63,595 $0 $63,595
9/28/2012 Pitch Perfect Gail  $65,001,093 $51,043,254 $116,044,347
6/29/2012 People Like Us Frankie  $12,431,792 $0 $12,431,792
5/18/2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Wendy  $41,152,203 $39,500,000 $80,652,203
3/23/2012 The Hunger Games Effie Trinket  $408,010,692 $269,912,687 $677,923,379
1/27/2012 Man on a Ledge Lydia Mercer  $18,620,000 $27,068,337 $45,688,337
8/26/2011 Our Idiot Brother Miranda  $24,814,830 $1,046,419 $25,861,249
12/31/2010 The H-Man Cometh   $0 $0 $0
11/19/2010 The Next Three Days Lara Brennan  $21,148,651 $46,107,265 $67,255,916
9/10/2010 Lovely, Still Alex  $127,564 $0 $127,564
1/30/2009 The Uninvited Rachael  $28,596,818 $14,182,143 $42,778,961
11/7/2008 Role Models Beth  $67,294,270 $27,199,871 $94,494,141
10/31/2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Miri Linky  $31,457,946 $5,398,360 $36,856,306
10/17/2008 W. Laura Bush  $25,534,493 $3,041,285 $28,575,778
7/11/2008 Meet Dave Gina Morrison  $11,803,254 $38,845,552 $50,648,806
4/4/2008 Meet Bill Jess  $59,108 $298,356 $357,464
2/14/2008 Definitely, Maybe Emily  $31,973,840 $23,376,217 $55,350,057
11/9/2007 Fred Claus Charlene  $72,006,777 $25,830,861 $97,837,638
5/4/2007 Spider-Man 3 Miss Brant  $336,530,303 $554,345,000 $890,875,303
8/25/2006 Invincible Janet Cantrell  $57,806,952 $694,175 $58,501,127
4/14/2006 The Sisters Nancy  $0 $0 $0
3/31/2006 Slither Starla Grant  $7,802,450 $5,127,893 $12,930,343
9/23/2005 Daltry Calhoun May  $12,460 $0 $12,460
8/26/2005 The Baxter Caroline  $181,872 $0 $181,872
8/19/2005 The 40 Year-old Virgin Beth  $109,243,478 $67,894,993 $177,138,471
6/17/2005 Heights Isabel  $1,158,405 $10,000 $1,168,405
6/30/2004 Spider-Man 2 Miss Brant  $373,524,485 $410,180,516 $783,705,001
7/25/2003 Seabiscuit Marcella Howard  $120,197,488 $28,437,488 $148,634,976
2/14/2003 Ordinary Sinner Rachel  $3,072 $0 $3,072
12/25/2002 Catch Me if You Can Lucy  $164,606,800 $191,005,491 $355,612,291
10/11/2002 Swept Away Debi  $598,645 $0 $598,645
5/3/2002 Spider-Man Betty Brant  $403,706,375 $418,000,000 $821,706,375
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer Lindsay  $292,102 $0 $292,102
Movies: 46Totals:$3,894,690,318$3,591,706,735$7,486,397,053
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2018 Red Queen Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Charlies Angels Producer,
$0 $0 $0
8/4/2017 Pitch Perfect 3 Producer $0 $0 $0
5/15/2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Producer,
$183,785,415 $102,868,783 $286,654,198
1/25/2013 Movie 43 Director $8,840,453 $22,324,294 $31,164,747
9/28/2012 Pitch Perfect Producer $65,001,093 $51,043,254 $116,044,347
9/25/2009 Surrogates Executive Producer $38,577,772 $81,090,578 $119,668,350
Movies: 7Totals:$296,204,733$257,326,909$553,531,642