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Janet Varney

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $96,733,354 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #25,936)
Best-known acting roles: Attractive Woman Driver (Drillbit Taylor), Janet (Norm of the North), Mom (Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer)
Most productive collaborators: Jordana Beatty, John Schultz, Parris Mosteller, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting3$64,938,253$31,795,101$96,733,354

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 23,101-23,200) 23,137 $64,938,253
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 30,701-30,800) 30,785 $31,795,101
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 27,901-28,000) 27,946 $96,733,354

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.

2016 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II - TV on DVD Releases

December 8th, 2016

Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection

The first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide was a little shorter than I would have liked, because there wasn’t much in the way of first-run releases and franchise box sets. The second installment is going to be even shorter. That’s not to say there isn’t a lot of TV on DVD releases that would make worthy gifts, but we limit ourselves to first seasons and complete series Megasets. You don’t need us to tell you if Modern Family: Season Seven would make a good gift, for example. If the recipient hasn’t started watching the show yet, they are likely not into it. (There is an exception to this rule this year, but more on that down below.) The number of high-quality new shows that have a first season out on DVD / Blu-ray are very limited. Atlanta is amazing, but the first season is only out on Video on Demand. The first season of Luke Cage is only available on Netflix. Furthermore, there are not a lot Megasets worth talking about. That said, we begin with not just a Megaset, but a Gigaset. Perhaps even a Teraset! More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance

March 11th, 2015

The Legend of Korra ended late last year. The DVD or Blu-ray came out this week, but for the first time ever, my review is late. I know I've done late reviews in the past, but that's because the screener arrived late. But over the weekend, I developed the worst head cold I've ever had in my life, so it appears this review will be late, even though the screener arrived on time. Did the show go out on a high note? Or did it fizzle out in the end? More...

2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

December 20th, 2014

The final installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide involves books, music, and whatever DVD and Blu-rays I forgot the first time around. Also, like every year, I use this as an opportunity do go over some screeners that arrived late and that I didn't have time to go through in-depth. Like I've said the first three times, I didn't feel like there was a huge amount of DVDs and Blu-ray that came out this year, so I really hope I didn't miss out much. We can start out with... More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: The Legend of Korra - Book Two: Spirits

August 3rd, 2014

The Legend of Korra is a follow-up to Avatar: The Last Airbender. That cartoon earned a lot of praise and became a favorite among many people becoming popular enough to be adapted into a movie, which we will never speak of again. When a new series was announced, some were a little worried. It would have big shoes to fill. However, the first season was greeted with nearly universal praise. Can the second season continue this high level of quality. More...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II

December 7th, 2013

The first full weekend of December and less than three weeks till Christmas. The second installment of our Holiday Gift Guide is where we talks about TV on DVD releases. We limit ourselves to the first season of new shows or the Megasets for complete shows. We do this, because generally speaking, you don't need our advice whether or not to give someone the sixth season of Murdoch Mysteries as a gift. Did they buy and enjoy the first five? Then yes, but the sixth season as a gift. If not, I wouldn't bother. Like with Part I, this year's selection doesn't seem very strong. There were very few new shows that were truly great. According to Metacritic, the best new show of the season was Nashville, which is a bit of a surprise. The second best show was Call the Midwife, but season two has already come out on DVD and Blu-ray, so it is not really a new show. Meanwhile, the third best show was canceled before its first season was completed. It wasn't a good year for high quality TV. There are also not a lot of Megasets for shows that recently ended that are obviously worth picking up, but the best of the group is... More...

All Acting Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
1/14/2016 Norm of the North Janet  $17,062,499 $12,954,710 $30,017,209
6/10/2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Mom  $15,013,650 $2,016,232 $17,029,882
3/21/2008 Drillbit Taylor Attractive Woman Driver  $32,862,104 $16,824,159 $49,686,263
Movies: 3Totals:$64,938,253$31,795,101$96,733,354

Supporting Roles

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
1/14/2016 Norm of the North $6,844,137 2,411 $17,062,499 $30,017,209 56.8%
6/10/2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer $6,076,859 2,524 $15,013,650 $17,029,882 88.2%
3/21/2008 Drillbit Taylor $10,309,986 3,061 $32,862,104 $49,686,263 66.1%
Movies: 3Totals:  $64,938,253$96,733,354 

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