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Zoe Saldana

Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $2,997,058,974 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #12)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Neytiri (Avatar), Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy), Nyota Uhura (Star Trek Into Darkness), Uhura (Star Trek)
Most productive collaborators: James Cameron, Sam Worthington, James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Sigourney Weaver
Born: June 19th, 1978 (39 years old)

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As an ActorLead Ensemble Member11$1,484,137,599$1,512,921,375$2,997,058,974
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2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I - First-Run Releases and Franchise Box Sets

November 23rd, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, and normally franchise box sets as well, but this year none jump out as essential additions to the Holiday Gift guide. Worse still, 2017 has been awful at the box office with potential blockbuster after potential blockbuster getting savaged by critics and struggling at the box office. Additionally, some of the biggest and some of the best have been on the home market for nearly half a year, meaning nearly everyone who would want them, already own them. That doesn’t mean there are no films worth adding to this list, but the list is a little shorter than usual. On a side note, two of the films on this year’s list are from the MCU and it would have been three, but Thor: Ragnarok is still in theaters. If you know someone who loves the MCU, but has all of the movies, then check out this site, which has some more unique gift ideas. I specifically like the Spider-man Drone. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

August 20th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 was the second biggest hit of the summer and the third biggest hit of 2017 so far. It is also part of the MCU and there hasn’t been a truly bad movie in the MCU so far. Spoiler alert: This movie doesn’t break the winning streak. However, it could be a really good movie and still not live up to the original. Is that the case? Or can Vol 2 outshine the first installment? More...

2017 Preview: May

May 1st, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth. More...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer 3

March 2nd, 2017

Sci-fi super hero adventure with Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana opens May 5, 2017 ... Full Movie Details.More...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

December 6th, 2016

Sci-fi adventure starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana opens May 5 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Star Trek Beyond

October 31st, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Long time readers don’t need me to explain how much I love Star Trek in all of its incarnations. ... Okay, most of its incarnations. I haven’t been a fan of the first two installments in the reboot franchise. The third film, Star Trek Beyond, was the weakest of them at the box office. Is it also the weakest of the three in quality? Or was the third the charmed? More...

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 Trailer

October 19th, 2016

Sci-fi super hero adventure with Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana opens May 5, 2017 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation. More...

Star Trek Beyond Trailer

May 23rd, 2016

Sci-fi adventure starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto, directed by Justin Lin, opens July 22 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Plenty of Tales that Need to be Told

April 22nd, 2016

Tale of Tales

There are several limited releases on this week's list, including three that have a shot at earning a spot in the top ten. However, the best-reviewed releases are among the smaller releases: Tale of Tales and The Meddler included. However, if you don't want to go out, Holidays is good bet on Video on Demand. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: To Infinity and Polar Bears!

June 19th, 2015

Infinitely Polar Bear

While there are a huge number of limited releases on this week's chart, almost none of them have a real shot at mainstream success. There are two films that at least have a legitimate chance at expanding significantly: Infinitely Polar Bear and The Overnight. There are also a number of documentaries and foreign-language films that could do well in limited release, but they won't expand enough to earn significant amounts. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Book of Life

January 31st, 2015

The Book of Life opened in October and as a family film with a bit of a Halloween flavor to it, I thought it would be a success at the box office. The reviews were certainly great, but it failed to find an audience in theaters. Will it perform better on the home market? Or was there a reason it failed to find an audience in theaters? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

December 8th, 2014

At the moment, Guardians of the Galaxy is the highest grossing film released in 2014. (Mockingjay, Part 1 still has a chance of catching it, depending on how well it does over Christmas). It is also one the the best-reviewed wide releases of 2014. As a fan of Marvel Comics in general and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, I had very high hopes for this film. Was the buzz warranted? Or was this a case of too much hype? More...

2014 Preview: October

September 30th, 2014

Fury poster

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. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Star Trek: The Compendium

September 7th, 2014

Star Trek fans are never at a loss for things to buy. The studio seems to know the fans will buy everything they put out, so they put out a lot of otherwise questionable releases. Is this one of those questionable releases? Or is there real value here? More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

Featured Blu-ray review - The Terminal

May 5th, 2014

The Terminal came out in 2004, just after Tom Hanks' record-breaking run of seven $100 million hits in a row came to an end. The streak ended with The Ladykillers, but many thought The Terminal would start a new streak. It didn't. Now that it has been ten years since it came out, does it feel like it underperformed at the box office. Or was this never going to be a big hit with moviegoers? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Out of the Furnace

March 9th, 2014

Out of the Furnace came out the weekend after Thanksgiving, which is a dead zone at the box office. Despite being in the heart of the winter holidays (Thanksgiving through New Year's Day) the weekend after Thanksgiving is often times among the worst weekend of the year for wide releases. That was certainly the case in 2013 and Out of the Furnace was part of the problem. Is it as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or did it fail to find an audience in part because of the release date? More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

2013 Preview: May

May 1st, 2013

As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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12/18/2020 Avatar 2   $0 $0 $0
5/4/2018 Avengers: Infinity War Gamora  $0 $0 $0
10/6/2017 My Little Pony: The Movie Captain Celaeno  $21,885,107 $29,068,352 $50,953,459
5/5/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Gamora  $389,813,101 $473,800,000 $863,613,101
12/25/2016 Live by Night Graciella Suarez  $10,378,555 $11,400,000 $21,778,555
9/9/2016 For the Love of Spock Herself  $80,141 $0 $80,141
7/22/2016 Star Trek Beyond Lieutenant Uhura  $158,848,340 $177,549,972 $336,398,312
4/22/2016 Nina Nina Simone  $0 $0 $0
6/19/2015 Infinitely Polar Bear Maggie Stuart  $1,430,655 $500,100 $1,930,755
10/17/2014 The Book of Life Maria  $50,151,543 $47,500,000 $97,651,543
8/1/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora  $333,172,112 $437,879,223 $771,051,335
3/21/2014 Blood Ties Vanessa  $42,472 $2,881,487 $2,923,959
12/4/2013 Out of the Furnace Lena Taylor  $11,330,849 $4,103,526 $15,434,375
5/16/2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Nyota Uhura  $228,778,661 $238,602,923 $467,381,584
9/7/2012 The Words Dora Jansen  $11,494,838 $4,874,870 $16,369,708
8/26/2011 Colombiana Cataleya Restrepo  $36,665,854 $35,629,408 $72,295,262
1/14/2011 Burning Palms Sarah Cotton  $0 $0 $0
1/14/2011 The Heart Specialist Donna  $1,103,037 $0 $1,103,037
8/27/2010 Takers   $57,744,720 $12,842,548 $70,587,268
4/23/2010 The Losers Aisha   $23,591,432 $6,272,408 $29,863,840
4/16/2010 Death at a Funeral Elaine  $42,739,347 $6,237,886 $48,977,233
12/18/2009 Avatar Neytiri  $760,507,625 $2,023,411,357 $2,783,918,982
5/8/2009 Star Trek Uhura  $257,730,019 $127,950,427 $385,680,446
5/1/2009 The Skeptic   $6,671 $0 $6,671
2/22/2008 Vantage Point Angie Jones  $72,266,306 $78,620,023 $150,886,329
2/23/2007 Premium   $0 $0 $0
2/2/2007 Constellation Rosa Boxer  $306,533 $0 $306,533
4/28/2006 Haven Andrea  $142,483 $0 $142,483
8/26/2005 Dirty Deeds Rachel Buff  $152,665 $0 $152,665
3/25/2005 Guess Who Theresa  $68,915,888 $33,200,000 $102,115,888
6/18/2004 The Terminal Torres  $77,073,959 $141,600,000 $218,673,959
7/9/2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse o… Anamaria  $305,411,224 $329,542,879 $634,954,103
12/13/2002 Drumline Laila  $56,398,162 $0 $56,398,162
9/4/2002 Snipes Cheryl  $66,339 $0 $66,339
2/15/2002 Crossroads Kit  $37,188,667 $19,811,333 $57,000,000
3/9/2001 Get Over It Maggie  $11,560,259 $8,300,000 $19,860,259
5/12/2000 Center Stage Eva  $17,200,925 $4,160,184 $21,361,109
Movies: 37Totals:$3,044,178,489$4,255,738,906$7,299,917,395
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4/22/2016 Nina Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0