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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah
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Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 39 films, with $5,179,383,147 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #190)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Ellie (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs), Ellie (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Sasha (Girls Trip), Ellie (Ice Age: The Meltdown), Mama Morton (Chicago)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Bringing Down the House (Executive Producer), Joyful Noise (Executive Producer), The Perfect Match (Executive Producer), Brotherly Love (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Malcolm D. Lee, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver
Born: March 18th, 1970 (47 years old)

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting13$924,134,473$1,254,388,196$2,178,522,669
Lead Ensemble Member4$252,754,014$462,213,796$714,967,810
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer4$173,755,631$32,225,801$205,981,432

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

Girls Trip Trailer

June 15th, 2017

Comedy starring Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah opens July 21 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation. More...

Featured Blu-ray review - Chicago: Diamond Edition

February 15th, 2014

Chicago came out in 2002 and was a surprise hit earning more than $300 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget. It was a surprise hit, in part because movie musicals had not been able to find an audience like that in a long, long time. Musicals have been around for as long as movies have had sound. The first film with spoken dialogue, The Jazz Singer, was also the first movie musical. But the heyday of movie musicals ended about forty years before Chicago hit theaters. Unfortunately for a lot of studios, Chicago wasn't able to reinvigorate the movie musical genre. Has the decline in the genre meant Chicago hasn't aged well? Or have more recent musicals failed to match it at the box office, because they have also failed to match its quality? More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Ice Age: Continental Drift

December 9th, 2012

I've seen all of the Ice Age films. I thought the first film was great and the second film was good, but I thought the third film was only average for a kids film. Will the franchise bounce back with Ice Age: Continental Drift? Or will the fourth film continue the decline? More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/21/2017 Girls Trip Sasha  $115,108,515 $24,140,059 $139,248,574
7/22/2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie  $64,063,008 $339,778,629 $403,841,637
3/16/2016 Miracles from Heaven Angela  $61,705,123 $12,093,597 $73,798,720
9/1/2015 Bessie Bessie Smith  $0 $0 $0
5/7/2013 Steel Magnolias   $0 $0 $0
7/13/2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie  $161,321,843 $718,443,294 $879,765,137
1/13/2012 Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill  $30,932,113 $225,801 $31,157,914
1/14/2011 The Dilemma Dana Coleman  $48,475,290 $22,071,575 $70,546,865
5/14/2010 Just Wright   $21,540,363 $327,302 $21,867,665
2/12/2010 Valentine's Day Paula Thomas  $110,485,654 $107,083,674 $217,569,328
7/1/2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie  $196,573,705 $663,128,152 $859,701,857
10/17/2008 The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright  $37,770,162 $2,213,861 $39,984,023
5/9/2008 What Happens in Vegas... Dr. Twitchell  $80,277,646 $138,258,062 $218,535,708
1/18/2008 Mad Money Nina Brewster  $20,668,843 $4,375,214 $25,044,057
12/12/2007 The Perfect Holiday Narrator  $5,812,781 $0 $5,812,781
7/25/2007 Arctic Tale Storyteller  $833,532 $194,090 $1,027,622
7/20/2007 Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle  $118,871,849 $84,163,723 $203,035,572
11/10/2006 Stranger Than Fiction Penny Escher  $40,435,190 $13,137,632 $53,572,822
3/31/2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie  $195,330,621 $456,568,661 $651,899,282
1/13/2006 Last Holiday Georgia Byrd  $38,399,961 $4,943,286 $43,343,247
3/30/2005 Beauty Shop Gina  $36,351,350 $2,000,000 $38,351,350
10/6/2004 Taxi Belle  $36,609,966 $31,500,000 $68,109,966
9/3/2004 The Cookout Security Officer  $11,540,112 $0 $11,540,112
2/6/2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina  $65,070,412 $772,000 $65,842,412
10/24/2003 Scary Movie 3 La'Quisha  $110,000,082 $45,199,918 $155,200,000
3/7/2003 Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton  $132,675,402 $32,000,000 $164,675,402
12/27/2002 Chicago Mama Morton  $170,687,518 $136,083,027 $306,770,545
10/11/2002 Brown Sugar Francine  $27,362,712 $952,560 $28,315,272
11/5/1999 The Bone Collector Thelma  $66,488,090 $84,975,000 $151,463,090
10/22/1999 Bringing Out The Dead Dispatcher Love  $16,640,210 $0 $16,640,210
10/30/1998 Living Out Loud Liz Bailey  $12,905,901 $0 $12,905,901
2/13/1998 Sphere Fletcher  $37,068,294 $13,100,000 $50,168,294
8/27/1997 Hoodlum Sulie  $23,489,997 $0 $23,489,997
11/6/1996 Set It Off Cleo  $36,049,108 $0 $36,049,108
11/12/1993 My Life Theresa  $27,484,464 $0 $27,484,464
4/23/1993 Who's the Man? Herself  $11,299,730 $0 $11,299,730
1/17/1992 Juice Ruffhouse M.C.  $20,146,800 $0 $20,146,800
10/23/1991 House Party 2 Zora  $19,438,638 $0 $19,438,638
6/7/1991 Jungle Fever Lashawn  $31,739,045 $0 $31,739,045
Movies: 39Totals:$2,241,654,030$2,937,729,117$5,179,383,147
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
3/11/2016 The Perfect Match Executive Producer $9,669,521 $0 $9,669,521
4/24/2015 Brotherly Love Executive Producer $478,595 $0 $478,595
1/13/2012 Joyful Noise Executive Producer $30,932,113 $225,801 $31,157,914
3/7/2003 Bringing Down the House Executive Producer $132,675,402 $32,000,000 $164,675,402
Movies: 4Totals:$173,755,631$32,225,801$205,981,432