|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$1,047,400,104||$1,474,188,821||$2,521,588,925|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $3,189,873,193 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #486)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Frigga (Thor: The Dark World), Frigga (Thor), Fiona (The Intern), Lorna Cole (Lethal Weapon 4), Kate Mullen (Ransom)|
|Most productive collaborators: Robert De Niro, Nancy Meyers, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Suzanne Farwell|
|Born: February 17th, 1954 (63 years old)|
December 1st, 2017
The box office was mostly as expected during November. Granted, Thor: Ragnarok over-performed and Justice League underperformed, but overall there were no real surprises. This means the month started slow, but we got a couple of wins in the end and that bodes well going into the final month of the year. That said, December is a weird month. There are five weekends, but only seven films that I’m sure are opening truly wide. Additionally, five of those seven films are opening Christmas weekend. I’ve never seen a month this lop-sided. There are no real wide releases the first two weeks of the month, so we will likely start slow again, but when The Last Jedi debuts, we should see explosive growth at the box office. It will open with more than any film last December made and that should help 2017 cut into 2016’s lead. 2017 won’t be able to close the gap entirely, but the month could do well enough to cut 2016’s lead to under $250 million. That’s my goal. If that happens, I will be happy.
October 25th, 2017
Duke Diver is the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. Diver may have a mysterious past, but he’s a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer Leo checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the top spot of Alpha male, as well as for the affections of the newly-arrived Suzie. When Duke’s past suddenly catches up with him, the rivals put aside their differences and the two men reluctantly team up to stop whoever is trying to kill Duke, and also save the Villa Capri.
November 1st, 2016
October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory.
January 11th, 2015
The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way.
September 30th, 2014
September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month.
February 17th, 2014
Thor came out in 2011 and cost $150 million to make. However, it barely made a profit. In fact, had it been a stand-alone movie, it would have very likely lost money. Had it not been for The Avengers boosting the home market numbers, it might have lost money. On the other hand, Thor: The Dark World cost $170 million to make and pulled in 40% more at the worldwide box office. Is it also 40% better? Or did it benefit from the big picture The Avengers movie universe has pulled together?
|12/8/2017||Just Getting Started||Suzie||$4,485,477||$150,000||$4,635,477|
|12/31/2014||Frank and Cindy||$0||$0||$0|
|11/8/2013||Thor: The Dark World||Frigga||$206,362,140||$438,240,376||$644,602,516|
|11/23/2005||Yours, Mine and Ours||Helen North||$53,359,917||$19,000,000||$72,359,917|
|10/7/2005||2 For the Money||Toni Morrow||$22,991,379||$7,500,000||$30,491,379|
|4/5/2002||Big Trouble||Anna Herk||$7,262,288||$1,226,583||$8,488,871|
|6/30/2000||The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle||Natasha Fatale||$26,000,610||$9,129,000||$35,129,610|
|8/6/1999||The Thomas Crown Affair||Catherine Banning||$69,304,264||$55,000,000||$124,304,264|
|7/10/1998||Lethal Weapon 4||Lorna Cole||$130,444,603||$154,955,397||$285,400,000|
|8/16/1996||Tin Cup||Dr. Molly Griswold||$53,854,588||$22,000,000||$75,854,588|
|10/20/1995||Get Shorty||Karen Flores||$72,021,008||$43,000,000||$115,021,008|
|3/30/1994||Major League II||Lynn (uncredited)||$30,626,182||$0||$30,626,182|
|7/9/1993||In the Line of Fire||Secret Service Agent Lilly Raines||$102,243,874||$85,100,000||$187,343,874|
|5/15/1992||Lethal Weapon 3||Lorna Cole||$144,731,527||$174,968,473||$319,700,000|
|5/3/1991||One Good Cop||Rita Lewis||$11,276,846||$0||$11,276,846|
|10/12/1990||Mr. Destiny||Cindy Jo Bumpers||$15,379,253||$0||$15,379,253|
|4/7/1989||Major League||Lynn Wells||$49,793,054||$0||$49,793,054|