|As an Actor||Leading||14||$510,634,823||$403,726,371||$914,361,194|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$104,734,508||$148,692,987||$253,427,495|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||3||$168,704,422||$178,679,543||$347,383,965|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $914,361,194 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #228)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Alison Scott (Knocked Up), Abby Richter (The Ugly Truth), Andie (The Nut Job), Jane (27 Dresses), Holly Berenson (Life as We Know It)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Ugly Truth (Executive Producer), Life as We Know It (Executive Producer), One for the Money (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Robert Luketic, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, Barry Josephson, Gerard Butler|
August 1st, 2017
July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be.
April 20th, 2017
Late April is one of the traditional dumping grounds and this week is truly living down to that reputation. There are five new releases that have at least a shot at the top ten, but none of them have a shot at becoming midlevel hits. Unforgettable is the widest new release of the week and will likely be the biggest hit, but it very likely won’t be the best. Free Fire and Born in China are in a close battle for the best reviews for the week. Meanwhile, The Promise and Phoenix Forgotten are just hoping to avoid opening below the Mendoza Line. I think earning a theater average above $2,000 is overly optimistic for either film. There’s a lot of competition, but nearly all of it is terrible, so The Fate of the Furious will have no trouble repeating in first place. Furthermore, both The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast will likely remain in the top five, meaning there’s not a lot of room for the other films. This weekend last year, The Jungle Book earned just over $60 million over the weekend, while The Huntsman: Winter’s War opened with close to $20 million. There’s no way 2017 will be able to match this one-two punch.
April 1st, 2017
March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016.
February 21st, 2017
December 29th, 2015
Another slow week on the home market, but not one without some top-notch releases. Blood And Black Lace on Blu-ray, I Believe in Unicorns on DVD, Shameless: Season 5 are all excellent. However, Bone Tomahawk on Blu-ray is the clear choice for Pick of the Week.
April 13th, 2014
The Nut Job opened earlier this year and was a surprise hit more than doubling its production budget domestically. It did so well that a sequel is already in the works. Is this a good movie? Is it merely good enough for a kids movie? Or did it thrive because there wasn't a lot of competition when it opened?
January 1st, 2014
It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way.
|8/11/2017||The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature||Andie||$28,370,522||$29,780,729||$58,151,251|
|6/30/2015||Jackie & Ryan||Jackie||$0||$0||$0|
|2/3/2015||Home Sweet Hell||Mona Champagne||$0||$0||$0|
|1/17/2014||The Nut Job||Andie||$64,251,538||$58,278,428||$122,529,966|
|4/26/2013||The Big Wedding||Lyla||$21,819,348||$26,606,623||$48,425,971|
|1/27/2012||One for the Money||Stephanie Plum||$26,414,527||$9,782,694||$36,197,221|
|12/9/2011||New Year’s Eve||Laura||$54,544,638||$92,305,635||$146,850,273|
|10/8/2010||Life as We Know It||Holly Berenson||$53,374,681||$52,513,156||$105,887,837|
|7/24/2009||The Ugly Truth||Abby Richter||$88,915,214||$116,383,693||$205,298,907|
|7/20/2007||Your Mommy Kills Animals||Herself||$0||$0||$0|
|6/1/2007||Knocked Up||Alison Scott||$148,761,765||$70,504,187||$219,265,952|
|12/23/2005||The Ringer||Lynn Sheridan||$35,428,675||$5,013,762||$40,442,437|
|9/9/2005||Side Effects||Karly Hert||$44,701||$0||$44,701|
|10/16/1998||Bride of Chucky||Jade||$32,404,188||$18,288,000||$50,692,188|
|7/14/1995||Under Siege 2: Dark Territory||Sarah Ryback||$50,024,083||$54,300,000||$104,324,083|
|2/4/1994||My Father the Hero||Nicole||$25,479,558||$0||$25,479,558|
|9/1/1993||King of the Hill||Christina Sebastian||$465,417||$0||$465,417|
|1/27/2012||One for the Money||Executive Producer||$26,414,527||$9,782,694||$36,197,221|
|10/8/2010||Life as We Know It||Executive Producer||$53,374,681||$52,513,156||$105,887,837|
|7/24/2009||The Ugly Truth||Executive Producer||$88,915,214||$116,383,693||$205,298,907|