|As an Actor||Supporting||14||$1,409,989,672||$3,333,831,365||$4,743,821,037|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$279,151,550||$570,000,013||$849,151,563|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 42 films, with $7,008,061,894 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #92)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: M (Skyfall), Society Lady (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), M (Quantum of Solace), M (Casino Royale), Princess Natalia Dragomiroff (Murder on the Orient Express)|
|Most productive collaborators: John Madden, Ol Parker, Stephen Frears, Bill Nighy, Steve Coogan|
|Born: December 9th, 1934 (83 years old)|
December 11th, 2017
The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece.
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.
September 22nd, 2017
There are a trio of films on this week’s list that are Awards Season adjacent: Battle of the Sexes, Stronger, and Victoria and Abdul. All three earned some pre-release Awards Season buzz, but I’m not sure any of them will be serious contenders. Hopefully at least one of them will be a box office success.
August 7th, 2017
March 7th, 2016
Spectre is the latest Bond film. It is a follow-up to Skyfall, which not only earned stellar reviews, but was also the biggest box office hit in the franchise earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Spectre wasn't as strong at the box office or with critics, but I'm a long time fan of the franchise, so I will still like it, right?
July 20th, 2015
The Best-Exotic Marigold Hotel is a film that cost just $10 million to make, but pulled in a global box office of $135 million. Needless to say, a sequel was made and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hit theaters earlier this year. Comedies rarely produce sequels that live up to the original film, but is this one an exception? If not, is it still worth checking out, if it isn't quite as good?
March 1st, 2015
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.
February 20th, 2014
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, finishing with Best Lead Actress. Unlike last year, this year the race is far more competitive in nearly all of the of the four acting categories this year. The person seen as the favorite has switched, more than once, and at the moment, I'm not sure who is going to win.
January 16th, 2014
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises.
December 14th, 2013
Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces.
December 14th, 2013
November 22nd, 2013
This week's list of limited releases is kind of mixed. Frozen is coming out this week for a prestige opening before expanding wide on Wednesday and it is virtually guaranteed box office success. On the other hand, most of the rest of the films are documentaries, which almost never have breakout success. Every documentary on this list looks interesting, but of the non-Frozen releases, I think Philomena has the best shot at box office success.
March 26th, 2013
The Shipping News came out in 2001, but despite its hefty budget and its strong cast, the film didn't open wide and struggled to expand significantly. Granted, opening in "select theaters" is arguably the hardest release strategy to pull off, so its struggles are not surprising. If it had opened wide, would it have thrived? Or would it have struggled no matter what?
March 24th, 2013
Skyfall was the latest Bond movie to come out and while nearly everyone thought it would be a hit, almost no one thought it would be this big of a hit. It earned more than $300 million domestically and $1.1 billion worldwide. Had it made half that, it would have been a monster hit. Was it also better than expected? Did it truly deserve this success?
December 13th, 2012
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five.
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|11/10/2017||Murder on the Orient Express||Princess Natalia Dragomiroff||$92,769,846||$181,205,939||$273,975,785|
|9/22/2017||Victoria and Abdul||Queen Victoria||$22,129,925||$41,696,872||$63,826,797|
|9/30/2016||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar …||Miss Avocet||$87,242,834||$209,400,000||$296,642,834|
|3/6/2015||The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Evelyn Greenslade||$33,078,266||$57,306,040||$90,384,306|
|5/4/2012||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Evelyn Greenslade||$46,383,639||$88,256,141||$134,639,780|
|11/23/2011||My Week with Marilyn||Dame Sybil Thorndike||$14,597,405||$19,643,167||$34,240,572|
|11/9/2011||J. Edgar||Annie Hoover||$37,306,030||$47,300,000||$84,606,030|
|5/20/2011||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger…||Society Lady||$241,063,875||$804,600,000||$1,045,663,875|
|3/11/2011||Jane Eyre||Mrs. Fairfax||$11,242,660||$22,741,195||$33,983,855|
|11/14/2008||Quantum of Solace||M||$169,368,427||$422,323,651||$591,692,078|
|12/25/2006||Notes on a Scandal||Barbara Covett||$17,510,118||$33,068,293||$50,578,411|
|12/9/2005||Mrs. Henderson Presents||Laura Henderson||$11,036,366||$16,800,000||$27,836,366|
|11/11/2005||Pride & Prejudice||Lady Catherine De Bourg||$38,372,662||$88,176,945||$126,549,607|
|4/29/2005||Ladies in Lavender||Ursula Widdington||$6,759,422||$12,408,873||$19,168,295|
|6/11/2004||The Chronicles of Riddick||Aeron||$57,712,751||$49,500,000||$107,212,751|
|4/2/2004||Home on the Range||Mrs. Calloway||$50,026,353||$26,456,108||$76,482,461|
|11/22/2002||Die Another Day||M||$160,942,139||$271,000,000||$431,942,139|
|5/22/2002||The Importance of Being Earnest||Lady Bracknell||$8,378,141||$0||$8,378,141|
|12/25/2001||The Shipping News||Agnis||$11,405,825||$13,000,000||$24,405,825|
|9/15/2000||Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories o…||Narrator||$382,807||$88,145||$470,952|
|11/19/1999||The World is Not Enough||M||$126,930,660||$234,800,000||$361,730,660|
|5/14/1999||Tea with Mussolini||Arabella||$14,395,874||$0||$14,395,874|
|12/11/1998||Shakespeare in Love||Queen Elizabeth||$100,317,794||$179,182,206||$279,500,000|
|12/19/1997||Tomorrow Never Dies||M||$125,304,276||$214,200,000||$339,504,276|
|7/18/1997||Mrs. Brown||Queen Victoria||$9,217,930||$0||$9,217,930|
|3/22/1996||Jack & Sarah||Margaret||$218,626||$0||$218,626|
|11/8/1989||Henry V||Mistress Quickly||$10,161,099||$15,602||$10,176,701|
|7/1/1988||A Handful of Dust||Mrs. Beaver||$1,560,700||$0||$1,560,700|
|2/13/1987||84 Charing Cross Road||Nora Doel||$1,083,486||$0||$1,083,486|
|3/7/1986||A Room with a View||Eleanor Lavish, a Novelist||$20,966,644||$0||$20,966,644|