|As an Actor||Supporting||24||$3,239,708,719||$3,397,269,234||$6,636,977,953|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$510,182,789||$432,320,758||$942,503,547|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||4||$248,786,508||$154,253,217||$403,039,725|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $6,636,977,953 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #38)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games), Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2), Wyldstyle/Lucy (The Lego Movie)|
|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|
September 28th, 2015
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?
September 14th, 2015
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?
May 1st, 2015
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.
October 31st, 2014
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.
January 31st, 2014
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.
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?
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.
|12/31/2017||Rita Hayworth With a Hand Grenade||$0||$0||$0|
|11/20/2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2||Effie Trinket||$281,723,902||$368,799,525||$650,523,427|
|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||$2,398,877||$14,949,908|
|5/15/2015||Every Secret Thing||Detective Nancy Porter||$103,536||$0||$103,536|
|5/15/2015||Pitch Perfect 2||Gail||$183,785,415||$103,209,963||$286,995,378|
|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||$429,516,403||$766,652,288|
|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|
|11/2/2012||The Details||Nealy Lang||$63,595||$0||$63,595|
|6/29/2012||People Like Us||Frankie||$12,431,792||$88,012||$12,519,804|
|5/18/2012||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Wendy||$41,152,203||$79,773,494||$120,925,697|
|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|
|10/31/2008||Zack and Miri Make a Porno||Miri Linky||$31,457,946||$5,398,360||$36,856,306|
|7/11/2008||Meet Dave||Gina Morrison||$11,803,254||$38,845,552||$50,648,806|
|5/4/2007||Spider-Man 3||Miss Brant||$336,530,303||$554,345,000||$890,875,303|
|8/19/2005||The 40 Year-old Virgin||Beth||$109,449,237||$67,894,993||$177,344,230|
|6/30/2004||Spider-Man 2||Miss Brant||$373,524,485||$410,180,516||$783,705,001|
|12/25/2002||Catch Me if You Can||Lucy||$164,606,800||$191,005,491||$355,612,291|
|7/27/2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Lindsay||$292,102||$0||$292,102|
|7/21/2017||Pitch Perfect 3||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|5/15/2015||Pitch Perfect 2||Director,|