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Ian McKellen

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $4,353,188,105 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #87)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Gandalf (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Gandalf the Grey (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Gandalf (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Richard III (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, Philippa Boyens

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting20$1,254,405,390$3,098,782,715$4,353,188,105
Leading13$1,904,776,914$3,004,603,498$4,909,380,412
Cameo3$65,649,607$99,407,800$165,057,407
Narrator1$38,373,235$98,387,307$136,760,542
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesScreenwriter1$2,684,904$1,519,953$4,204,857

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut

July 27th, 2015

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past came out last year and earned plenty of praise from critics. It also became the biggest worldwide hit in the franchise. Now it is being re-released on DVD or Blu-ray as something called The Rogue Cut. How is it different from the theatrical release? And is it worth the double-dip? More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Holmes is on the Case

July 17th, 2015

Mr. Holmes

There are very few films on this week's list that have a real shot at earning mainstream success. I would like to think Court or A Hard Day could do so, but they are both foreign-language films and that's usually too big of an obstacle to overcome. Mr. Holmes has both the cast and the reviews to thrive, but it is playing in more than 300 theaters. That might be too many to thrive. Let's hope I'm being too pessimistic. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2016 Animal Crackers   $0 $0 $0
7/17/2015 Mr. Holmes Sherlock Holmes  $10,385,368 $4,694,702 $15,080,070
12/17/2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Ar… Gandalf the Grey  $255,119,788 $700,000,000 $955,119,788
5/23/2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto  $233,921,534 $514,200,000 $748,121,534
12/13/2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf  $258,366,855 $702,000,000 $960,366,855
12/14/2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf  $303,003,568 $714,000,000 $1,017,003,568
12/1/2007 The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison  $70,107,728 $297,154,830 $367,262,558
8/10/2007 Stardust Narrator  $38,373,235 $98,387,307 $136,760,542
11/3/2006 Flushed Away Toad  $64,665,672 $114,691,454 $179,357,126
9/6/2006 Saint of 9/11 Narrator  $7,137 $0 $7,137
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Erik Lensherr, AKA Magneto  $234,362,462 $224,997,093 $459,359,555
5/19/2006 The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing  $217,536,138 $550,284,321 $767,820,459
2/24/2006 Doogal Zebedee (US release)  $7,578,946 $20,479,706 $28,058,652
12/31/2005 Neverwas Gabriel Finch  $0 $0 $0
8/12/2005 Asylum Peter Cleave  $374,903 $172,404 $547,307
2/4/2005 Emile Emile  $4,626 $0 $4,626
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … Gandalf  $377,845,905 $763,562,762 $1,141,408,667
5/2/2003 X2 Magneto  $214,949,694 $192,761,855 $407,711,549
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gandalf the White  $342,548,984 $592,154,195 $934,703,179
12/19/2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… Gandalf the Grey  $315,544,750 $571,672,938 $887,217,688
7/14/2000 X-Men Magneto  $157,299,717 $139,040,000 $296,339,717
5/5/2000 Cirque du Soleil - Journey of Man Narrator  $15,626,076 $12,125,705 $27,751,781
11/6/1998 Gods and Monsters James Whale  $6,390,032 $0 $6,390,032
10/23/1998 Apt Pupil Kurt Dussander  $8,838,938 $0 $8,838,938
1/23/1998 Swept From The Sea Dr. James Kennedy  $283,081 $0 $283,081
11/26/1997 Bent Uncle Freddie  $405,409 $0 $405,409
5/10/1996 Cold Comfort Farm Amos Starkadder  $5,433,717 $0 $5,433,717
3/22/1996 Jack & Sarah William  $218,626 $0 $218,626
12/29/1995 Richard III Richard III  $2,684,904 $1,519,953 $4,204,857
12/29/1995 Restoration Will Gates  $3,901,738 $0 $3,901,738
7/1/1994 The Shadow Dr. Reinhardt Lane  $31,835,600 $0 $31,835,600
2/4/1994 I'll Do Anything John Earl McAlpine  $10,209,111 $0 $10,209,111
12/8/1993 Six Degrees of Separation Geoffrey  $6,284,090 $0 $6,284,090
8/20/1993 The Ballad of Little Jo Percy Corcoran  $514,451 $0 $514,451
6/18/1993 Last Action Hero Death  $50,016,394 $87,282,095 $137,298,489
4/28/1989 Scandal John Profumo  $8,800,000 $0 $8,800,000
9/19/1985 Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson  $6,104,212 $0 $6,104,212
12/16/1983 The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza  $3,661,757 $0 $3,661,757
Movies: 38Totals:$3,263,205,146$6,301,181,320$9,564,386,466
  Averages:$85,873,820$165,820,561$251,694,381
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/29/1995 Richard III Screenwriter $2,684,904 $1,519,953 $4,204,857
Movies: 1Totals:$2,684,904$1,519,953$4,204,857
  Averages:$2,684,904$1,519,953$4,204,857