|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||5||$248,814,403||$154,388,640||$403,203,043|
|Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actress based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $403,203,043 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #395)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Aubrey (Pitch Perfect 2), Jolene Frech (The Help), Aubrey (Pitch Perfect), Candy (Café Society), Peg Prickett (Brave New Jersey)|
|Most productive collaborators: Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Emma Stone, Tate Taylor, Kay Cannon|
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 27th, 2017
July 11th, 2014
For the past couple of seasons of True Blood, there have been troubling signs. The show was clearly off its peak in terms of quality and this was adversely affecting its ratings as well. It was still a good show, but no longer a great show. Season Six saw the show earn its weakest ratings since season one, which was before it was discovered by most people. Is this also a sign that these troubling signs finally broke and True Blood is now just a shadow of what it once was?
January 20th, 2013
Pitch Perfect came out in select theaters in September, which is usually a terrible way to release a movie and time of the year. However, it earned an impressive per theater average during its opening weekend, enough to warrant a wide expansion. Over the following weekends, it held on well enough to become a solid midlevel hit. By the time it reached the home market, it was already profitable, thanks in part to is low production budget. The film is clearly aimed at fans of the many music-centered TV shows, like Glee or Smash, but will it have much crossover appeal?
October 1st, 2012
2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news.
|12/22/2017||Pitch Perfect 3||Aubrey Posen||$0||$0||$0|
|8/4/2017||Brave New Jersey||Peg Prickett||$14,105||$0||$14,105|
|5/15/2015||Pitch Perfect 2||Aubrey||$183,785,415||$103,345,386||$287,130,801|
|12/17/2014||Goodbye to All That||Debbie Spangler||$13,790||$0||$13,790|
|8/10/2011||The Help||Jolene Frech||$169,705,587||$43,414,417||$213,120,004|