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Lily Tomlin

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $844,701,659 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,717)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Janet (The Kid), Mrs. Berenger (The Pink Panther 2), Charlotte Cobb (Orange County), Momma (The Ant Bully), Senior Supervisor Mrs. Violet Newstead (Nine to Five)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Celluloid Closet (Co-Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Paul Weitz, Bruce Willis, Jon Turteltaub, Spencer Breslin, Audrey Wells

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$198,931,909$58,543,703$257,475,612
Lead Ensemble Member2$33,127,565$13,623,339$46,750,904
In Technical RolesCo-Executive Producer1$1,310,167$0$1,310,167

2016 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Classics, Foreign Imports

December 14th, 2016

Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro

After dealing with first-run releases and TV on DVD releases, we come to the instalment of our Holiday Gift Guide that deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports. This list should be longer than last week, but hopefully I won’t go overboard. More...

2016 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 14th, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 23rd, 2016


The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result. More...

Home Market Releases for April 12th, 2016

April 13th, 2016

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun

It is a very slow week on the home market. The only first-run release is The Forest, which earned a single-digit Tomatometer Score. The best-selling release of the week is Justice League vs. Teen Titans which continues to prove animated D.C. is better than live-action D.C. As far as Pick of the Week contenders are concerned, there are a few releases that interest me, including Suspicion on Blu-ray. However, I went with The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun on Blu-ray. I will admit it dances deep into the Style over Substance territory, but it's a style I have really got into. More...

Home Market Releases for February 9th, 2016

February 8th, 2016


It's a strange week on the home market, as we have a monster release coming out, Spectre. There are also four or so releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week. But after that, there's a huge drop in quality and we quickly reach releases that are not even worthy of being fillers. Of the contenders, Grandma is the Pick of the Week and it is certainly worth picking up on Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Grandma

February 7th, 2016


Grandma was Lily Tomlin's first starring role in nearly 30 years. She clearly wasn't rusty and there was even some Oscar-buzz for her performance. That didn't pan out. Is it as good as its reviews? Or was nostalgia at play here? Were critics just so happy Lily Tomlin was back that their judgment was clouded? More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Winners

January 11th, 2016

The Revenant

The Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday evening. There were a few minor surprises and some infuriating results. On the other hand, no one film truly dominated, with The Revenant leading the way with just three wins. Only two other movies earned more than one win, The Martian and Steve Jobs. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films

December 13th, 2015

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release... More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015


The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four. More...

2015 Awards Season: SAG Nominations

December 9th, 2015


The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced today and there are at least a few surprises to talk about. Trumbo led the way with three nominations, but there were six films with two nods apiece. Six!


2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015


Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)


Limited and VOD Releases: Autumn Years and Oscar Glory

August 21st, 2015


It might not be a good week for limited releases overall, but we do have a potential Oscar nominee opening this week. Grandma is not only earning the best reviews of the week, but Lily Tomlin is earning some early Awards Season buzz. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
8/21/2015 Grandma Elle  $6,980,524 $557,085 $7,537,609
3/22/2013 Admission Susannah  $18,007,317 $726,349 $18,733,666
1/20/2012 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Herself  $20,370 $0 $20,370
8/14/2009 Gake no ue no Ponyo (English Language Version)  $15,090,399 $190,222,267 $205,312,666
2/6/2009 The Pink Panther 2 Mrs. Berenger  $35,922,978 $34,100,000 $70,022,978
12/7/2007 The Walker Abigail Delorean  $79,698 $428,505 $508,203
7/28/2006 The Ant Bully Momma  $28,142,535 $21,468,363 $49,610,898
6/9/2006 A Prairie Home Companion Rhonda Johnson  $20,342,852 $6,373,339 $26,716,191
10/1/2004 I Heart Huckabees Vivian Jaffe  $12,784,713 $7,250,000 $20,034,713
1/11/2002 Orange County Charlotte Cobb  $41,059,716 $2,248,991 $43,308,707
7/7/2000 The Kid Janet  $69,688,384 $0 $69,688,384
9/17/1999 Get Bruce Herself  $43,155 $0 $43,155
5/14/1999 Tea with Mussolini Georgie  $14,395,874 $0 $14,395,874
2/27/1998 Krippendorf's Tribe Ruth Allen  $7,571,115 $0 $7,571,115
4/12/1996 Getting Away with Murder Inga Mueller  $197,322 $0 $197,322
3/22/1996 Flirting with Disaster Mary Schlichting  $14,853,474 $1,295,706 $16,149,180
3/15/1996 The Celluloid Closet Narrator  $1,310,167 $0 $1,310,167
10/13/1995 Blue in the Face The waffle eater  $1,275,000 $0 $1,275,000
10/15/1993 The Beverly Hillbillies Miss Jane Hathaway  $42,222,647 $13,375,834 $55,598,481
10/1/1993 Short Cuts Doreen Piggot  $6,110,979 $0 $6,110,979
4/10/1992 The Player Herself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
3/20/1992 Shadows and Fog Prostitute  $2,735,731 $0 $2,735,731
6/10/1988 Big Business Rose Ratliff/Rose Shelton  $40,150,487 $0 $40,150,487
9/21/1984 All of Me Edwina Cutwater  $35,243,581 $0 $35,243,581
1/30/1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman Pat Kramer/Judith Beasley  $20,259,000 $0 $20,259,000
12/19/1980 Nine to Five Senior Supervisor Mrs. Violet Newstead  $103,290,500 $0 $103,290,500
Movies: 26Totals:$559,484,619$285,217,040$844,701,659
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3/15/1996 The Celluloid Closet Co-Executive Producer $1,310,167 $0 $1,310,167
Movies: 1Totals:$1,310,167$0$1,310,167