|As an Actor||Leading||25||$1,797,090,611||$2,051,476,821||$3,848,567,432|
|Lead Ensemble Member||7||$532,441,507||$635,228,679||$1,167,670,186|
|In Technical Roles||Executive Producer||2||$91,151,376||$68,607,617||$159,758,993|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $3,848,567,432 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #40)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Isabel Pullman (Wonder), Tess Ocean (Ocean's Eleven), Captian Kate Hazeltine (Valentine's Day), Maggie Carpenter (Runaway Bride), Tess Ocean (Ocean's Twelve)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Stepmom (Executive Producer), Jesus Henry Christ (Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Ryan Murphy, Tarsem Singh, Brad Pitt|
|Born: October 28th, 1967 (50 years old)|
November 18th, 2017
Here at The Numbers, we strive to improve your reading experience by adding more features we believe you will find interesting. Today, we have two new features to talk about. Firstly, we have a series of new acting records for the various categorizations we use. For example, the highest grossing leading actors in films based on a TV show. The number one actor is Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the first three Transformers movies. Number two is Tom Cruise, who is the star of the Mission: Impossible franchise, while number five is Justin Long, who provided the voice for the titular character in the Alvin and the Chipmunks films. Starting to notice a pattern? Nearly everyone on the top of this list is someone who starred in one TV adaptation that turned into a lucrative franchise. The only exception is Simon Pegg, who has been in two of these franchises: Mission: Impossible and Star Trek trilogy.
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 25th, 2017
May 12th, 2016
There's not much mystery over what movie will come out on top of the box office this weekend. Captain America: Civil War will repeat as champion, as neither Money Monster nor The Darkness are expected to be box office hits. In fact, both of them combined will earn less in total than Civil War will make over the weekend. Unfortunately, this weekend last year had a one-two punch with Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road. Civil War will beat those two individually, but 2015's depth is going to be really hard to top. Fortunately, 2016 has such a lead so far that it can weather this storm.
May 1st, 2016
April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.)
April 1st, 2016
March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad.
June 30th, 2014
With the recent weak performance of films such as Transcendence and Edge of Tomorrow at the box office, there’s been a lot of talk recently about how much actors and actresses are really worth to a film. The poor performance of these films hasn’t come as a huge surprise to followers of the Bankability Index, which produces valuations considerably below the $20 million that Johnny Depp reportedly earned from his lead role in Transcendence, and we thought this is a good opportunity to look at what the Index says about the most valuable actors and actresses in the business.
With Angelina Jolie making headlines for all the right reasons for her starring role in Maleficent, it seemed only fitting to start with an analysis of the most valuable actresses in Hollywood. For this chart, we’ve taken each star’s worldwide Bankability Index and divided it by the number of films they make each year to get an estimate of the average value they bring to a film, as of June, 2014.
February 18th, 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, starting with Best Supporting Actress, which is again not a very competitive category this year. I'm not saying it is impossible for upset to happen here, but it is very, very unlikely. (On a side note, except for changing the links and using another poster, this is an exact cut and paste from last year. This category is slightly more competitive that last year, but not by enough to matter.)
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
|4/7/2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village||SmurfWillow||$45,011,202||$152,247,752||$197,258,954|
|5/13/2016||Money Monster||Patty Fenn||$41,012,075||$52,457,624||$93,469,699|
|11/20/2015||Secret in Their Eyes||Jess||$20,180,155||$10,628,403||$30,808,558|
|8/26/2014||The Normal Heart||$0||$0||$0|
|12/25/2013||August: Osage County||Barbara Weston||$37,738,810||$13,000,000||$50,738,810|
|3/30/2012||Mirror Mirror||Evil Queen||$64,935,167||$108,678,315||$173,613,482|
|10/14/2011||Fireflies in the Garden||Lisa Waechter||$36,884||$3,550,307||$3,587,191|
|7/1/2011||Larry Crowne||Mercedes Tainot||$35,608,245||$25,840,890||$61,449,135|
|8/13/2010||Eat Pray Love||Liz Gilbert||$80,574,010||$126,024,779||$206,598,789|
|2/12/2010||Valentine's Day||Captian Kate Hazeltine||$110,485,654||$107,083,674||$217,569,328|
|12/21/2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Joanne Herring||$66,661,095||$52,851,676||$119,512,771|
|12/15/2006||Charlotte's Web||Charlotte the Spider||$82,985,708||$61,000,000||$143,985,708|
|7/28/2006||The Ant Bully||Hova||$28,142,535||$21,468,363||$49,610,898|
|12/10/2004||Ocean's Twelve||Tess Ocean||$125,531,634||$237,457,442||$362,989,076|
|12/19/2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Katherine Watson||$63,803,100||$77,402,069||$141,205,169|
|12/31/2002||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind||Patricia Watson||$16,007,718||$17,006,087||$33,013,805|
|12/7/2001||Ocean's Eleven||Tess Ocean||$183,417,150||$267,311,379||$450,728,529|
|7/20/2001||America's Sweethearts||Kiki Harrison||$93,607,673||$67,040,820||$160,648,493|
|3/17/2000||Erin Brockovich||Erin Brockovich||$125,548,685||$132,256,558||$257,805,243|
|7/30/1999||Runaway Bride||Maggie Carpenter||$152,257,509||$157,880,669||$310,138,178|
|5/28/1999||Notting Hill||Anna Scott||$116,089,678||$247,638,548||$363,728,226|
|8/8/1997||Conspiracy Theory||Alice Sutton||$76,118,990||$66,664,728||$142,783,718|
|6/20/1997||My Best Friend's Wedding||Julianna "Jules" Potter||$126,813,153||$172,110,266||$298,923,419|
|12/6/1996||Everyone Says I Love You||Von||$9,725,847||$24,874,153||$34,600,000|
|10/11/1996||Michael Collins||Kitty Kiernan||$11,092,559||$16,480,285||$27,572,844|
|2/23/1996||Mary Reilly||Mary Reilly||$5,707,094||$7,192,906||$12,900,000|
|8/4/1995||Something to Talk About||Grace||$50,865,589||$26,441,637||$77,307,226|
|6/29/1994||I Love Trouble||Sabrina Peterson||$30,806,194||$31,141,073||$61,947,267|
|12/17/1993||The Pelican Brief||Darby Shaw||$100,768,056||$87,227,803||$187,995,859|
|6/21/1991||Dying Young||Hilary O'Neil||$32,669,178||$48,595,295||$81,264,473|
|2/8/1991||Sleeping with the Enemy||Sara/Laura Burney||$101,599,005||$73,369,937||$174,968,942|
|3/23/1990||Pretty Woman||Vivian Ward||$178,406,268||$254,239,604||$432,645,872|
|11/15/1989||Steel Magnolias||Shelby Eatenton Latcherie||$83,759,091||$11,392,847||$95,151,938|
|10/21/1988||Mystic Pizza||Daisy Araujo||$12,793,213||$0||$12,793,213|
|4/20/2012||Jesus Henry Christ||Executive Producer||$13,714||$0||$13,714|