|As an Actor||Leading||7||$436,777,828||$1,099,384,392||$1,536,162,220|
|Lead Ensemble Member||6||$184,505,483||$375,062,506||$559,567,989|
|In Technical Roles||Co-Producer||1||$0||$8,764,139||$8,764,139|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 36 films, with $3,163,984,852 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #493)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Angelica (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Pilar Estravados (Murder on the Orient Express), Juarez (G-Force), Sofia Serrano (Vanilla Sky), Carmen Garcia Carrion (Sex and the City 2)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Ma Ma (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Rob Marshall, Cameron Crowe, Woody Allen|
|Born: April 28th, 1974 (43 years old)|
November 1st, 2017
October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point.
May 23rd, 2016
Zoolander came out in 2001. It wasn't beloved by critics and wasn't a major hit in theaters, but did well enough on the home market to develop a loyal following. Zoolander 2 hit theaters earlier this year and failed to live up to its predecessor at the box office. Is this because its target audience had forgotten about the first film? Or did it fail at the box office, because it was just really bad?
May 20th, 2016
It's a slow week for limited releases with the total films on this week's list in the single-digits. Of these, only Maggie's Plan is likely going to be a hit in theaters. There are a few others that could do well on the home market.
March 1st, 2016
It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.
As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015.
February 1st, 2016
As expected, January was dominated by holdovers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant leading the way. That's not to say there were no new releases that did well, as Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 were hits with moviegoers. Looking forward, there is only one film that looks like a sure hit, Deadpool. There's a slim chance it could be a surprise $200 million hit. There's a much better chance it will be the only $100 million hit. Conversely, last February started with a $100 million hit coming out, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, while there were two other $100 million movies to come out that month, Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Looks like 2016 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison.
February 24th, 2014
It's a very impressive week at the top of the new DVD and Blu-ray releases. There's not one, but two $200 million hits coming out this week. Likewise, there are not one, but two major Awards Season hits coming out as well. One film, Gravity, is in both groups. All three films, Gravity, Thor: The Dark World, and Nebraska, are all contenders for Pick of the Week. Gravity is the only one I didn't get a chance to review, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack are clearly the Pick of the Week. It's an amazing movie and the Blu-ray releases are loaded with extras.
October 1st, 2013
October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth.
|11/10/2017||Murder on the Orient Express||Pilar Estravados||$95,457,742||$181,195,939||$276,653,681|
|3/11/2016||The Brothers Grimsby||Rhonda George||$6,864,016||$21,857,392||$28,721,408|
|12/6/2013||Venuto al mondo||Gemma||$0||$8,764,139||$8,764,139|
|6/22/2012||To Rome with Love||Anna||$16,684,352||$57,641,663||$74,326,015|
|5/20/2011||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger…||Angelica||$241,063,875||$804,600,000||$1,045,663,875|
|5/27/2010||Sex and the City 2||Carmen Garcia Carrion||$95,347,692||$199,333,086||$294,680,778|
|11/20/2009||Los abrazos rotos||$5,014,305||$7,896,058||$12,910,363|
|8/15/2008||Vicky Cristina Barcelona||Maria Elena||$23,216,709||$81,288,108||$104,504,817|
|10/5/2007||The Good Night||Anna||$22,441||$0||$22,441|
|9/17/2004||Head in the Clouds||Mia||$398,179||$2,958,074||$3,356,253|
|8/22/2003||Don't Tempt Me||Carmen Ramos||$77,732||$0||$77,732|
|7/24/2003||Masked and Anonymous||Pagan Lace||$533,344||$21,991||$555,335|
|12/14/2001||Vanilla Sky||Sofia Serrano||$100,614,858||$102,111,747||$202,726,605|
|8/17/2001||Captain Corelli's Mandolin||Pelagia||$25,528,495||$36,569,000||$62,097,495|
|12/22/2000||All the Pretty Horses||Alejandra||$15,527,125||$2,593,142||$18,120,267|
|9/22/2000||Woman on Top||Isabella Oliveira||$5,018,450||$5,174,163||$10,192,613|
|11/5/1999||Todo sobre mi madre||Sister Rosa||$8,264,530||$59,600,000||$67,864,530|
|5/28/1999||Twice Upon a Yesterday||Louise||$258,464||$0||$258,464|
|4/16/1999||Open Your Eyes||Sofia||$370,720||$0||$370,720|
|12/30/1998||The Hi-Lo Country||Josepha O'Neil||$166,082||$0||$166,082|
|10/30/1998||Talk of Angels||Pilar||$15,546||$0||$15,546|