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Cillian Murphy

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $3,132,541,944 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #269)
Best-known acting roles: Scarecrow (The Dark Knight), Robert Fischer, Jr (Inception), Shivering Soldier (Dunkirk), Dr. Jonathan Crane (Batman Begins), Bardolph (Cold Mountain)
Most productive collaborators: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Lee Smith, Tom Hardy, Hans Zimmer

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting9$1,375,900,429$1,756,641,515$3,132,541,944
Leading9$78,650,614$175,212,896$253,863,510
Lead Ensemble Member2$1,799,322$3,997,870$5,797,192
(Unclassified)7$71,244,721$74,092,990$145,337,711

Career Trend

This graph shows Cillian Murphy’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Free Fire

July 16th, 2017

Free Fire

Free Fire opened in theaters in April. It wasn’t expected to be a major hit, or even a midlevel hit, but almost no one expected it to bomb as badly as it did. It didn’t just open below the Mendoza Line, had it opened with as much as it made in total, it still would have been below the Mendoza Line. Is it really as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or is it a hidden gem? More...

2017 Preview: April

April 1st, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016. More...

Anthropoid Trailer

July 6th, 2016

True-life thriller starring Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy and Charlotte Le Bon, directed by Sean Ellis, opens August 12 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

Aloft Trailer

April 18th, 2015

Welcome to Me

Drama starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Mélanie Laurent, directed by Claudia Llosa opens May 22... Full movie details... More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/16/2018 The Party Tom  $0 $2,003,453 $2,003,453
12/31/2017 Anna   $0 $0 $0
7/21/2017 Dunkirk Shivering Soldier  $188,373,161 $316,420,852 $504,794,013
4/21/2017 Free Fire Chris  $1,799,322 $1,994,417 $3,793,739
8/12/2016 Anthropoid Josef Gabcik  $2,963,630 $2,064,071 $5,027,701
12/11/2015 In the Heart of the Sea Matthew Joy  $25,020,758 $65,400,000 $90,420,758
5/22/2015 Aloft Ivan  $53,086 $0 $53,086
4/18/2014 Transcendence Agent Buchanan  $23,022,309 $80,016,949 $103,039,258
7/19/2013 Broken Mike  $0 $1,212,304 $1,212,304
7/13/2012 Red Lights Tom Buckley  $49,521 $14,469,363 $14,518,884
12/31/2011 Dali & I: The Surreal Story Stan Lauryssens  $0 $0 $0
10/28/2011 In Time Raymond Leon  $37,553,932 $127,550,020 $165,103,952
10/21/2011 Retreat Martin  $0 $0 $0
7/16/2010 Inception Robert Fischer, Jr  $292,576,195 $539,825,887 $832,402,082
5/21/2010 Perrier’s Bounty   $828 $0 $828
4/20/2010 Peacock   $0 $0 $0
3/13/2009 The Edge of Love William Killick  $33,260 $3,205,662 $3,238,922
7/18/2008 The Dark Knight Scarecrow  $533,345,358 $468,275,260 $1,001,620,618
7/20/2007 Sunshine Capa  $3,688,560 $28,342,050 $32,030,610
3/16/2007 The Wind That Shakes the Barley Damien  $1,829,142 $23,841,032 $25,670,174
11/16/2005 Breakfast on Pluto Patrick "Kitten" Braden  $828,699 $0 $828,699
8/19/2005 Red Eye Jackson Rippner  $57,891,803 $38,774,683 $96,666,486
6/15/2005 Batman Begins Dr. Jonathan Crane  $205,343,774 $153,798,948 $359,142,722
3/19/2004 Intermission John  $889,857 $3,671,117 $4,560,974
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain Bardolph  $95,632,614 $69,541,295 $165,173,909
12/12/2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Pieter  $11,634,362 $31,647,190 $43,281,552
6/27/2003 28 Days Later… Jim  $45,064,915 $37,890,718 $82,955,633
Movies: 27Totals:$1,527,595,086$2,009,945,271$3,537,540,357
  Averages:$56,577,596$74,442,417$131,020,013

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/16/2018 The Party $0 0 $0 $2,003,453 0.0%
4/21/2017 Free Fire $994,430 1,070 $1,799,322 $3,793,739 47.4%
8/12/2016 Anthropoid $1,233,516 452 $2,963,630 $5,027,701 58.9%
12/11/2015 In the Heart of the Sea $11,053,366 3,103 $25,020,758 $90,420,758 27.7%
7/13/2012 Red Lights $10,340 18 $49,521 $14,518,884 0.3%
10/21/2011 Retreat $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/21/2010 Perrier’s Bounty $828 1 $828 $828 100.0%
3/13/2009 The Edge of Love $3,944 5 $33,260 $3,238,922 1.0%
7/20/2007 Sunshine $242,964 461 $3,688,560 $32,030,610 11.5%
3/16/2007 The Wind That Shakes the Barley $76,190 49 $1,829,142 $25,670,174 7.1%
6/27/2003 28 Days Later… $10,061,858 1,407 $45,064,915 $82,955,633 54.3%
Movies: 11Totals:  $80,449,936$259,660,702 
 Averages:$2,152,494597$7,313,631$23,605,51830.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/21/2017 Dunkirk $50,513,488 4,014 $188,373,161 $504,794,013 37.3%
5/22/2015 Aloft $2,116 17 $53,086 $53,086 100.0%
4/18/2014 Transcendence $10,886,386 3,455 $23,022,309 $103,039,258 22.3%
7/19/2013 Broken $0 0 $0 $1,212,304 0.0%
10/28/2011 In Time $12,050,368 3,127 $37,553,932 $165,103,952 22.7%
7/16/2010 Inception $62,785,337 3,792 $292,576,195 $832,402,082 35.1%
7/18/2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 4,366 $533,345,358 $1,001,620,618 53.2%
6/15/2005 Batman Begins $48,745,440 3,858 $205,343,774 $359,142,722 57.2%
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain $14,574,213 2,802 $95,632,614 $165,173,909 57.9%
Movies: 9Totals:  $1,375,900,429$3,132,541,944 
 Averages:$39,774,3152,826$152,877,825$348,060,21642.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,257 $80,449,936
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 $1,375,900,429
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 310 $1,527,595,086
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 809 $461,157,184
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 165 $944,576,476
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 438 $1,527,595,086
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 883 $179,210,766
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 346 $1,756,641,515
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 329 $2,009,945,271
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 729 $684,913,428
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 324 $1,157,659,391
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 460 $2,009,945,271
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 981 $259,660,702
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 269 $3,132,541,944
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 289 $3,537,540,357
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 741 $1,146,070,612
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 242 $2,102,235,867
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 407 $3,537,540,357
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 253 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 249 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 521 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 580 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 621 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 223 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 216 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 221 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 264 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 297 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 343 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 415 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 423 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 424 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 241 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 236 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 245 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 440 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 471 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 485 16
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 993 $52,431,460
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $28,017,648
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 671 $108,541,033
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies 66 $70,669,733
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 763 $160,972,493
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $98,687,381
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,006 $80,449,108
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 645 $179,210,766
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 736 $259,659,874
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,023 $49,521
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 253 $48,753,475
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 540 $3,628,464
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $28,017,648
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,196 $16,472,816
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $66,232,768
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $25,835,449
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 98 $70,669,733
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,668 $16,522,337
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $114,986,243
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 474 $29,463,913
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 144 $98,687,381
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 801-900) 812 $25,020,758
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 576 $1,799,322
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,091 $1,862,402
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 454 $6,701,711
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies 95 $45,064,915
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 680 $65,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 648 $1,994,417
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 434 $29,050,147
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 209 $44,875,484
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 131 $37,890,718
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 732 $90,420,758
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 716 $3,793,739
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 677 $30,912,549
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 310 $51,577,195
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 116 $82,955,633
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,068 $25,020,758
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 616 $53,600,036
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 101-200) 120 $1,829,142
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 673 $65,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 418 $87,966,281
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 101-200) 186 $25,844,485
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 812 $90,420,758
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 502 $141,566,317
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $27,673,627
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 593 $25,020,758
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 353 $65,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 454 $90,420,758


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