|As an Actor||Supporting||14||$840,975,120||$1,269,134,394||$2,110,109,514|
|Lead Ensemble Member||3||$322,259,295||$661,411,869||$983,671,164|
|In Technical Roles||Producer||1||$103,536||$0||$103,536|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 39 films, with $3,381,834,351 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #431)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Charlotte Mearing (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Captain Chantel DuBois (Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted), Momma (The Good Dinosaur), Zoe (Something's Gotta Give), Linda Litzke (Burn After Reading)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Every Secret Thing (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Peter Sohn, Raymond Ochoa, Lucas Neff, Meg LeFauve, Jack Bright|
|Born: June 23rd, 1957 (60 years old)|
December 13th, 2017
The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri picked up four nominations, which is extra impressive, as there are only six theatrical categories.
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 22nd, 2017
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced yesterday and thus the 2017 Awards Season begins. The movie with the most nominations is Call Me by Your Name, which opens on Friday. This is amazingly good timing. It’s not the only film that should get a financial boost.
November 10th, 2017
It is not a particularly long list this week, but fortunately we do have one top-notch limited release: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This film will likely pick up at least a few Awards Season nominations. Also worth checking out are Destination Unknown, Mayhem, Thelma, and Gold Star. Although I’m a little biased when it comes to that last one, as we helped writer / director / star Victoria Negri create her business plan to get that film produced. It is also free on Video on Demand, if you have an Amazon Prime account, so you don’t have to risk any money to watch it, if you have already signed up for Amazon Prime.
November 7th, 2017
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.
February 22nd, 2016
The Good Dinosaur looks like it will be the first Pixar film to lose money. It cost nearly $200 million to make, while there were reports that the advertising budget was $150 million worldwide. It needed to make over $500 million worldwide to have a shot at breaking even any time soon. It made barely more than $300 million, which wasn't enough to pay for its reported advertising budget. Is it as bad as its box office numbers would suggest? Or is there a reason this film failed to connect with audiences besides quality?
February 11th, 2015
I can't wait till the winter blockbusters start coming out, because I've run out of ways to say, "It is a slow week on the home market." without repeating myself. There are some releases that are certainly worth picking up, like the Blu-ray debut for 101 Dalmatians, but there are also releases that I would call filler on the first page of Amazon.com's list of new releases. There are a number of releases that are worth picking, including Force Majeure (DVD or Blu-ray); Laggies (DVD or Blu-ray); Nightcrawler (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); and Rosewater (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack). However, the only real contender for Pick of the Week was 101 Dalmatians.
January 1st, 2013
December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards.
October 18th, 2012
The movie business deals with such huge numbers that it is no surprise executives are rather conservative when it comes to making movies. When $100 million is low-budget for a tentpole release, you can't afford to experiment. This is why there are so many franchises out there. Madagascar was extended to a trilogy this summer. But has the original idea been stretched too far? Or is there a lot of life left in these characters?
October 14th, 2012
I have seen nearly everything Wes Anderson has ever made and I've liked most of it. I was disappointed by The Darjeeling Limited, but loved The Fantastic Mr. Fox. His latest film is Moonrise Kingdom, a story of young love set in 1965 with an ensemble cast, including two newcomers in the central two roles. It became one of his biggest hits, but was it also one of his best?
|3/23/2018||Isle of Dogs||$0||$0||$0|
|11/10/2017||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Miss…||Mildred||$21,373,978||$0||$21,373,978|
|2/5/2016||Hail, Caesar!||C.C. Calhoun||$30,080,225||$34,091,194||$64,171,419|
|11/25/2015||The Good Dinosaur||Momma||$123,087,120||$211,255,572||$334,342,692|
|1/4/2013||Promised Land||Sue Thomason||$7,597,898||$4,796,664||$12,394,562|
|11/2/2012||This Must Be the Place||Jane||$142,242||$11,649,818||$11,792,060|
|6/8/2012||Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted||Captain Chantel DuBois||$216,391,482||$530,529,789||$746,921,271|
|5/25/2012||Moonrise Kingdom||Mrs. Bishop||$45,512,466||$23,069,629||$68,582,095|
|6/29/2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Charlotte Mearing||$352,390,543||$771,400,000||$1,123,790,543|
|9/12/2008||Burn After Reading||Linda Litzke||$60,355,347||$107,812,451||$168,167,798|
|3/7/2008||Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day||Miss Pettigrew||$12,313,694||$2,859,259||$15,172,953|
|4/7/2006||Friends with Money||Jane||$13,368,437||$4,741,715||$18,110,152|
|12/2/2005||Aeon Flux||The Handler||$25,857,987||$28,055,586||$53,913,573|
|12/12/2003||Something's Gotta Give||Zoe||$124,685,242||$142,000,000||$266,685,242|
|9/6/2002||City by the Sea||Michelle||$22,433,915||$0||$22,433,915|
|10/31/2001||The Man Who Wasn't There||Doris Crane||$7,494,849||$14,000,000||$21,494,849|
|9/15/2000||Almost Famous||Elaine Miller||$32,522,352||$14,848,839||$47,371,191|
|2/23/2000||Wonder Boys||Chancellor Sara Gaskell||$19,389,454||$14,033,031||$33,422,485|
|10/30/1998||Talk of Angels||Conlon||$15,546||$0||$15,546|
|4/11/1997||Paradise Road||Dr. Verstak||$1,990,257||$0||$1,990,257|
|4/5/1996||Primal Fear||Dr. Molly Arrington||$56,073,633||$46,500,000||$102,573,633|
|10/1/1993||Short Cuts||Betty Weathers||$6,110,979||$0||$6,110,979|
|4/24/1992||Passed Away||Nora Scanlan||$4,030,793||$0||$4,030,793|
|10/25/1991||The Butcher's Wife||Grace||$9,689,816||$0||$9,689,816|
|9/22/1990||Miller's Crossing||Secretary (uncredited)||$4,693,759||$0||$4,693,759|
|12/9/1988||Mississippi Burning||Mrs. Pell||$34,603,000||$0||$34,603,000|
|5/15/2015||Every Secret Thing||Producer||$103,536||$0||$103,536|