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Helena Bonham Carter

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,338,540,132 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #156)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II), Red Queen (Alice in Wonderland), Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)
Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Anne Hathaway, Linda Woolverton, Mia Wasikowska
Born: May 26th, 1966 (51 years old)

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As an ActorLeading19$502,701,134$835,838,998$1,338,540,132
Lead Ensemble Member5$278,597,814$549,367,293$827,965,107

2016 Preview: May

May 1st, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.) More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Cinderella

September 15th, 2015


Cinderella is the latest in a long line of Disney animated movies to be turned into a live-action film. I've previously reviewed a few of these movies, including Maleficent. I enjoyed that movie a lot more than most critics did. I loved the fact that the movie took the original characters, but told a different story than the original did. Does this film also do something new with the old story? If not, is it at least a good re-telling of the old story? More...

2015 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

Analysis: Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s Top Actress

June 30th, 2014

With the recent weak performance of films such as Transcendence and Edge of Tomorrow at the box office, there’s been a lot of talk recently about how much actors and actresses are really worth to a film. The poor performance of these films hasn’t come as a huge surprise to followers of the Bankability Index, which produces valuations considerably below the $20 million that Johnny Depp reportedly earned from his lead role in Transcendence, and we thought this is a good opportunity to look at what the Index says about the most valuable actors and actresses in the business.

With Angelina Jolie making headlines for all the right reasons for her starring role in Maleficent, it seemed only fitting to start with an analysis of the most valuable actresses in Hollywood. For this chart, we’ve taken each star’s worldwide Bankability Index and divided it by the number of films they make each year to get an estimate of the average value they bring to a film, as of June, 2014. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

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6/8/2018 Ocean’s 8 Rose  $0 $0 $0
4/13/2018 Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero   $0 $0 $0
5/27/2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass The Red Queen  $77,042,381 $200,400,000 $277,442,381
10/23/2015 Suffragette Edith Ellyn  $4,702,420 $29,342,489 $34,044,909
9/1/2015 Francesco   $0 $0 $0
7/31/2015 The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Dr. Clair  $176,847 $180,840 $357,687
3/13/2015 Cinderella Fairy Godmother  $201,151,353 $333,400,000 $534,551,353
11/18/2014 Salting the Battlefield   $0 $0 $0
11/18/2014 Turks & Caicos   $0 $0 $0
11/8/2013 Great Expectations Miss Havisham  $258,656 $661,443 $920,099
7/2/2013 The Lone Ranger Red Harrington  $89,302,115 $170,700,000 $260,002,115
12/25/2012 Les Miserables Madame Thenardier  $148,809,770 $293,359,282 $442,169,052
5/11/2012 Dark Shadows Dr. Julia Hoffman  $79,727,149 $158,475,519 $238,202,668
9/23/2011 Toast Joan  $0 $168,968 $168,968
8/16/2011 The Gruffalo   $0 $0 $0
7/15/2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… Bellatrix Lestrange  $381,011,219 $960,500,000 $1,341,511,219
11/26/2010 The King’s Speech Queen Elizabeth  $138,797,449 $292,023,719 $430,821,168
11/19/2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… Bellatrix Lestrange  $295,983,305 $664,300,000 $960,283,305
3/5/2010 Alice in Wonderland Red Queen  $334,191,110 $691,300,000 $1,025,491,110
7/15/2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Bellatrix Lestrange  $301,959,197 $633,124,489 $935,083,686
5/21/2009 Terminator Salvation Dr. Serena Kogan  $125,322,469 $240,169,323 $365,491,792
8/1/2008 Sixty Six Esther Rubens  $224,614 $0 $224,614
12/21/2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fle… Mrs. Lovett  $52,898,073 $100,431,771 $153,329,844
7/11/2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho… Bellatrix Lestrange  $292,004,738 $650,939,197 $942,943,935
8/11/2006 Conversations with Other Women Woman  $379,418 $918,327 $1,297,745
10/5/2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the We… Lady Campanula Tottington  $56,068,547 $141,524,605 $197,593,152
9/23/2005 The Corpse Bride The Corpse Bride  $53,359,111 $61,411,543 $114,770,654
7/15/2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mrs. Bucket  $206,459,076 $269,366,408 $475,825,484
12/10/2003 Big Fish Jenny and The Witch  $66,432,867 $57,521,456 $123,954,323
6/13/2003 The Heart of Me Dinah  $196,067 $0 $196,067
2/21/2003 Till Human Voices Wake Us Ruby  $120,601 $0 $120,601
11/16/2001 Novocaine Susan Ivy  $2,025,238 $497,690 $2,522,928
7/27/2001 Planet of the Apes Ari  $180,011,740 $182,200,000 $362,211,740
10/15/1999 Fight Club Marla Singer  $37,030,102 $63,821,603 $100,851,705
12/23/1998 The Theory of Flight Jane   $71,999 $0 $71,999
8/28/1998 A Merry War Rosemary  $373,830 $0 $373,830
11/7/1997 The Wings of the Dove Kate Croy  $13,718,385 $0 $13,718,385
2/7/1997 Margaret's Museum Margaret MacNeil  $524,963 $0 $524,963
10/25/1996 Twelfth Night: Or What You Will Olivia  $588,621 $0 $588,621
10/27/1995 Mighty Aphrodite Amanda  $6,401,297 $19,598,703 $26,000,000
11/4/1994 Frankenstein Elizabeth  $22,006,296 $90,000,000 $112,006,296
3/13/1992 Howards End Helen Schlegel  $26,124,872 $193,071 $26,317,943
12/19/1990 Hamlet Ophelia  $20,710,451 $1,783,276 $22,493,727
1/1/1987 Maurice Lady at Cricket Match (Uncredited)  $3,147,950 $0 $3,147,950
3/7/1986 A Room with a View Lucy Honeychurch, Miss Bartlett's cousin and Charge  $20,966,644 $0 $20,966,644
2/7/1986 Lady Jane Lady Jane Grey  $277,646 $0 $277,646
Movies: 46Totals:$3,240,558,586$6,308,313,722$9,548,872,308