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Kathy Najimy

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $1,457,741,834 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,752)
Best-known acting roles: Mary (WALL-E), Kim (Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas), Sister Mary Patrick (Sister Act), Gayle (The Guilt Trip), Geri (The Wedding Planner)
Most productive collaborators: Ben Burtt, Andrew Stanton, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Jim Reardon

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting7$410,085,934$334,279,007$744,364,941
Lead Ensemble Member1$56,607,223$30,000,000$86,607,223
Leading1$39,360,491$0$39,360,491
(Unclassified)12$401,798,656$185,610,523$587,409,179

Career Trend

This graph shows Kathy Najimy’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 DVD Review: Descendants

August 17th, 2015

Descendants

Descendants is the latest Disney Channel Original Movie and the channel is on a roll with their previous such release, Teen Beach 2, doing well with critics and with viewers. We already know Descendants was a hit in the ratings (there's even a TV spin-off in the works). However, did it earn this success? Or is it a case of hype more than quality. More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Guilt Trip

April 28th, 2013

The Guilt Trip came out a week before Christmas, which is a great time of year to release a film. However, while it lived up to modest expectations, it was far from a hit at the box office. This is partially due to the huge amount of films released over the course of one week, but would it have thrived had it had the weekend to itself? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/25/2016 No Letting Go Dr. Nancy Harris  $0 $0 $0
7/31/2015 Descendants Evil Queen  $0 $0 $0
12/13/2013 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Kim  $52,543,354 $0 $52,543,354
12/19/2012 The Guilt Trip Gayle  $37,134,215 $4,160,459 $41,294,674
6/27/2008 WALL-E Mary  $223,808,164 $308,699,861 $532,508,025
6/23/2006 Say Uncle Maggie Butler  $5,361 $0 $5,361
8/17/2001 Rat Race Bev Pear  $56,607,223 $30,000,000 $86,607,223
1/26/2001 The Wedding Planner Geri  $60,400,856 $34,327,673 $94,728,529
10/16/1998 Bride of Chucky Tabby, Motel Maid  $32,404,188 $18,288,000 $50,692,188
5/29/1998 Hope Floats Toni Post  $60,110,313 $21,418,687 $81,529,000
3/26/1997 Cats Don't Dance Tillie Hippo  $3,588,602 $0 $3,588,602
8/4/1995 Jeffrey Acolyte  $3,487,000 $0 $3,487,000
8/26/1994 It's Pat Tippy  $60,822 $0 $60,822
12/10/1993 Sister Act 2 Back in the Habit Sister Mary Patrick  $57,319,029 $0 $57,319,029
7/16/1993 Hocus Pocus Mary Sanderson  $39,360,491 $0 $39,360,491
5/29/1992 Sister Act Sister Mary Patrick  $139,605,150 $91,994,850 $231,600,000
1/1/1992 This is My Life Angela  $2,922,094 $0 $2,922,094
10/18/1991 Other People's Money   $35,682,000 $0 $35,682,000
9/20/1991 The Fisher King Crazed video customer  $41,798,224 $0 $41,798,224
5/31/1991 Soapdish Tawny Miller  $36,489,888 $0 $36,489,888
3/8/1991 The Hard Way Lang's Girl Friday  $24,525,330 $41,000,000 $65,525,330
Movies: 21Totals:$907,852,304$549,889,530$1,457,741,834
  Averages:$43,231,062$26,185,216$69,416,278

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/17/2001 Rat Race $11,662,094 2,551 $56,607,223 $86,607,223 65.4%
7/16/1993 Hocus Pocus $8,125,471 1,472 $39,360,491 $39,360,491 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $95,967,714$125,967,714 
 Averages:$9,893,7832,012$47,983,857$62,983,85782.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/25/2016 No Letting Go $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/31/2015 Descendants $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/13/2013 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas $16,007,634 2,194 $52,543,354 $52,543,354 100.0%
12/19/2012 The Guilt Trip $5,290,629 2,431 $37,134,215 $41,294,674 89.9%
6/27/2008 WALL-E $63,087,526 3,992 $223,808,164 $532,508,025 42.0%
5/29/1998 Hope Floats $14,210,464 2,404 $60,110,313 $81,529,000 73.7%
5/31/1991 Soapdish $6,736,380 1,275 $36,489,888 $36,489,888 100.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $410,085,934$744,364,941 
 Averages:$15,047,5191,757$58,583,705$106,337,84981.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,166 $95,967,714
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,379 $410,085,934
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,433 $680,455,538
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,204 $319,775,878
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,800 $186,277,770
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,084 $907,852,304
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,836 $30,000,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,213 $334,279,007
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,077 $241,189,669
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,447 $338,699,861
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 28,001-28,100) 28,094 $25,579,146
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,172 $549,889,530
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,437 $125,967,714
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,792 $744,364,941
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,814 $921,645,207
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,324 $658,475,739
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,001-13,100) 13,055 $211,856,916
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,752 $1,457,741,834
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 111 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 112 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 101 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 163 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 165 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 183 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 176 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 182 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 196 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 163 55
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 55
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 191 55
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 687 $95,967,714
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,178 $30,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 894 $125,967,714
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 929 $95,967,714
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,561 $30,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,172 $125,967,714
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 797 $56,607,223
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 365 $39,360,491
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 967 $30,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 896 $86,607,223
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 519 $39,360,491
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 307 $95,967,714
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 473 $30,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 359 $125,967,714
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 771 $56,607,223
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 711 $39,360,491
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 877 $30,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 841 $86,607,223
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 779 $39,360,491
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 465 $39,360,491
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $56,607,223
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $30,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 508 $39,360,491
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $86,607,223


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