|As an Actor||Supporting||4||$423,983,473||$520,936,125||$944,919,598|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$389,813,101||$473,804,968||$863,618,069|
|Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $944,919,598 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,446)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kaylie Russell (Oculus), Evie (The Big Short), Annie Allerton (The Circle)|
|Most productive collaborators: James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel|
|Born: November 28th, 1987 (30 years old)|
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.
November 23rd, 2017
It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, and normally franchise box sets as well, but this year none jump out as essential additions to the Holiday Gift guide. Worse still, 2017 has been awful at the box office with potential blockbuster after potential blockbuster getting savaged by critics and struggling at the box office. Additionally, some of the biggest and some of the best have been on the home market for nearly half a year, meaning nearly everyone who would want them, already own them. That doesn’t mean there are no films worth adding to this list, but the list is a little shorter than usual. On a side note, two of the films on this year’s list are from the MCU and it would have been three, but Thor: Ragnarok is still in theaters. If you know someone who loves the MCU, but has all of the movies, then check out this site, which has some more unique gift ideas. I specifically like the Spider-man Drone.
August 20th, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 was the second biggest hit of the summer and the third biggest hit of 2017 so far. It is also part of the MCU and there hasn’t been a truly bad movie in the MCU so far. Spoiler alert: This movie doesn’t break the winning streak. However, it could be a really good movie and still not live up to the original. Is that the case? Or can Vol 2 outshine the first installment?
June 29th, 2017
December 8th, 2014
At the moment, Guardians of the Galaxy is the highest grossing film released in 2014. (Mockingjay, Part 1 still has a chance of catching it, depending on how well it does over Christmas). It is also one the the best-reviewed wide releases of 2014. As a fan of Marvel Comics in general and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, I had very high hopes for this film. Was the buzz warranted? Or was this a case of too much hype?
April 1st, 2014
March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month.
|5/4/2018||Avengers: Infinity War||Nebula||$0||$0||$0|
|12/20/2017||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle||Ruby Roundhouse/Martha's Avatar||$0||$4,968||$4,968|
|5/5/2017||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2||Nebula||$389,813,101||$473,800,000||$863,613,101|
|4/28/2017||The Circle||Annie Allerton||$20,497,844||$20,154,020||$40,651,864|
|10/21/2016||In a Valley of Violence||Ellen||$53,647||$0||$53,647|
|12/11/2015||The Big Short||Evie||$70,259,870||$62,902,882||$133,162,752|
|1/6/2015||Not Another Happy Ending||$0||$0||$0|
|8/1/2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Nebula||$333,172,112||$437,879,223||$771,051,335|