|As an Actor||Leading||10||$238,535,178||$74,936,721||$313,471,899|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$80,028,640||$29,528,805||$109,557,445|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $955,755,261 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,086)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Nancy Reagan (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Viola Fields (Monster-in-Law), Hilary Altman (This is Where I Leave You), Chelsea Thayer Wayne (On Golden Pond), Judy Bernly (Nine to Five)|
|Most productive collaborators: Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey|
September 29th, 2017
This week’s selection of limited releases is mixed. There are a couple of potential Oscar contenders, Lucky and Our Souls at Night, but neither is expected to be a major player at the box office. In fact, Our Souls at Night is playing on Video on Demand, so its box office potential is close to zero. Likewise, Window Horses, Bugs, and I am Another You are all earning 100% positive reviews, but none are expected to find breakout success on the art house scene.
April 13th, 2016
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.
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.
January 5th, 2015
It is a strange week on the home market, as there are five contenders for Pick of the Week, including three of them that start with the letter G. However, this isn't because the week is loaded with simply amazing titles. It's because none of the contenders were simply amazing in both quality and extras. Archer: Season 5 on DVD or Blu-ray, Boyhood on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, Get on Up on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, Girls: Season 3 on DVD or Blu-ray, and The Guest on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack were the five contenders. Boyhood is the best in the Award-worthy meaning of the word, Archer is the show I would get the most entertainment from. In the end, it was down to a coin toss, a literal coin toss, and Archer: Season 5 on DVD or Blu-ray won.
September 1st, 2014
August was a great month, it is as simple as that. Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy break records, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit as well. These early gains led to an extended winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2014 is still more than $300 million behind 2013, but this is substantially less than the gap was before the month. Can September maintain this run? I'm not sure. Last September was strong compared to most Septembers with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earning more than $100 million while Insidious Chapter 2 came relatively close. This year, there likely won't be any $100 million hits, but I think The Equalizer should at least come close. Meanwhile, there are some who think The Maze Runner will be the biggest hit of the month, but I'm not among them. There have been too many similar releases that have struggled to think this one will be a hit. I think September will get off to a terrible start, but overall I think it will be close to last year.
June 11th, 2013
The Newsroom was one of three new shows to debut on HBO last year, and the only drama. It was created by Aaron Sorkin, who has won countless awards including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, numerous Prime Time Emmys, WGAs, PGAs, etc. Needless to say, it had high expectations associated with it. Can it live up to those expectations? Will it appeal to fans of Aaron Sorkin? Will it only appeal to fans of Aaron Sorkin?
|9/29/2017||Our Souls at Night||Addie Moore||$0||$0||$0|
|7/8/2016||Fathers and Daughters||Teddy Stanton||$0||$5,106,744||$5,106,744|
|9/19/2014||This is Where I Leave You||Hilary Altman||$34,296,320||$7,000,000||$41,296,320|
|3/14/2014||Better Living Through Chemistry||Jane Fonda||$72,273||$0||$72,273|
|8/16/2013||Lee Daniels' The Butler||Nancy Reagan||$116,632,095||$60,393,403||$177,025,498|
|10/19/2012||Et si on vivait tous ensemble?||Jeanne||$43,180||$1,197,056||$1,240,236|
|6/8/2012||Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding||Grace||$542,762||$0||$542,762|
|4/7/2006||Sir! No Sir!||Herself||$116,944||$0||$116,944|
|2/9/1990||Stanley & Iris||Iris King||$5,820,015||$0||$5,820,015|
|10/6/1989||Old Gringo||Harriet Winslow||$3,574,256||$0||$3,574,256|
|1/1/1987||Leonard Part 6||Herself||$4,000,000||$0||$4,000,000|
|12/25/1986||The Morning After||Alex Sternbergen||$25,147,055||$0||$25,147,055|
|9/13/1985||Agnes of God||Dr. Martha Louise Livingston||$25,627,836||$0||$25,627,836|
|12/4/1981||On Golden Pond||Chelsea Thayer Wayne||$119,285,432||$0||$119,285,432|
|12/19/1980||Nine to Five||Judy Bernly||$103,290,500||$0||$103,290,500|
|12/19/1979||The Electric Horseman||Alice "Hallie" Martin||$42,670,138||$0||$42,670,138|
|3/16/1979||The China Syndrome||Kimberley Wells||$35,708,042||$0||$35,708,042|
|12/15/1978||California Suite||Hannah Warren||$42,913,571||$0||$42,913,571|
|10/25/1978||Comes a Horseman||Ella Connors||$0||$0||$0|
|1/1/1978||Coming Home||Sally Hyde||$32,653,000||$0||$32,653,000|
|1/1/1976||The Blue Bird||The Night||$887,000||$0||$887,000|
|12/10/1969||They Shoot Horses, Don't They?||Gloria||$12,600,000||$0||$12,600,000|
|5/25/1967||Barefoot in the Park||Corie Bratter||$19,994,515||$0||$19,994,515|
|6/24/1965||Cat Ballou||Cat Ballou||$20,666,667||$0||$20,666,667|
|1/1/1960||Tall Story||June Ryder||$12,000,000||$0||$12,000,000|