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Bette Midler

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $631,964,850 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #328)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Dr. J.M. Perkins (What Women Want), Diane Decker (Parental Guidance), Brenda Morelli Cushman (The First Wives Club), Bobbie Markowitz (The Stepford Wives), Kitty Galore (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore)
Most productive collaborators: Billy Crystal, Andy Fickman, Marisa Tomei, Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading17$551,153,779$80,811,071$631,964,850
Lead Ensemble Member4$229,905,343$149,752,065$379,657,408

2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/25/2012 Parental Guidance Diane Decker  $77,267,296 $43,565,087 $120,832,383
7/30/2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Kitty Galore  $43,585,753 $69,440,630 $113,026,383
9/12/2008 The Women Leah Miller  $26,902,075 $23,201,733 $50,103,808
4/25/2008 Then She Found Me Bernice Graves  $3,735,717 $3,427,203 $7,162,920
6/11/2004 The Stepford Wives Bobbie Markowitz  $59,475,623 $36,746,348 $96,221,971
12/15/2000 What Women Want Dr. J.M. Perkins  $182,805,123 $191,300,000 $374,105,123
6/16/2000 Fantasia 2000 (Theatrical Release) Hostess (segment "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102)   $9,103,630 $0 $9,103,630
3/3/2000 Drowning Mona Mona Dearly  $15,427,192 $553,184 $15,980,376
1/28/2000 Isn't She Great Jacqueline Susann  $2,954,405 $0 $2,954,405
1/1/2000 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) Hostess  $60,507,228 $0 $60,507,228
9/17/1999 Get Bruce Herself  $43,155 $0 $43,155
4/4/1997 That Old Feeling Lilly Leonard  $16,408,534 $830,684 $17,239,218
9/20/1996 The First Wives Club Brenda Morelli Cushman  $105,489,203 $76,000,000 $181,489,203
10/20/1995 Get Shorty Doris  $72,021,008 $43,000,000 $115,021,008
7/16/1993 Hocus Pocus Winifred Sanderson  $39,360,491 $0 $39,360,491
11/22/1991 For the Boys Dixie Leonard  $17,684,580 $0 $17,684,580
2/22/1991 Scenes from a Mall Deborah Fifer  $9,563,393 $0 $9,563,393
2/2/1990 Stella Stella Claire  $20,062,347 $0 $20,062,347
12/21/1988 Beaches Cecilia 'CC' Carol Bloom  $57,041,866 $0 $57,041,866
11/18/1988 Oliver & Company Georgette (voice)  $49,576,671 $0 $49,576,671
6/10/1988 Big Business Sadie Ratliff/Sadie Shelton  $40,150,487 $0 $40,150,487
1/30/1987 Outrageous Fortune Sandy  $52,864,741 $0 $52,864,741
6/27/1986 Ruthless People Barbara Stone  $71,624,879 $0 $71,624,879
1/31/1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Barbara Whiteman  $62,134,225 $0 $62,134,225
10/22/1982 Jinxed! Bonita Friml  $2,133,621 $0 $2,133,621
9/26/1980 Divine Madness! Herself/The Divine Miss M  $5,318,098 $0 $5,318,098
11/7/1979 The Rose Rose  $29,200,000 $0 $29,200,000
10/10/1966 Hawaii Passenger  $34,562,222 $0 $34,562,222
Movies: 28Totals:$1,167,003,563$488,064,869$1,655,068,432