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Sarah Paulson

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $1,061,889,122 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,043)
Best-known acting roles: Tammy (Ocean’s 8), Tony Bradlee (The Post), Annie (What Women Want), Mistress Epps (12 Years a Slave), Grace Schwab (New Year’s Eve)
Most productive collaborators: Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Hannah, Josh Singer

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting14$481,198,684$580,690,438$1,061,889,122
Lead Ensemble Member3$135,639,512$118,508,796$254,148,308
(Unclassified)2$4,735,716$0$4,735,716

Career Trend

This graph shows Sarah Paulson’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


2018 Preview: June

June 1st, 2018

Incredibles 2

This May was an odd month, as Avengers: Infinity War opened on the last weekend of April, rather than the first weekend of May. This meant May started out slowly, but Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story did well enough to give 2018 a healthy lead over 2017. Looking forward, there are two potential monster hits this month, Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and another $100 million hit, Ocean’s 8. Last June, there were four $100 million hits, led by Wonder Woman, which pulled in over $400 million. I think 2018 and 2017 will be an even match at the top, so 2018 will have to rely on depth to improve upon its lead over 2017. More...

Ocean’s 8 Trailer

December 19th, 2017

Thriller starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina opens June 8, 2018 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Game Change

January 6th, 2013

The 2008 presidential campaign was a strange story. It was the first time in more than 50 years there would be no incumbent on either ticket and this meant both the Democrats and the Republicans had open primaries and this meant there were lots of contenders and lots of drama. One could write dozens of books and movies about the various stories of the 2008 campaign. Game Change tells one of many stories from that election focusing on McCain's decision to pick Sarah Palin as their Vice Presidential candidate. Is it worth checking out if you are a political junkie? Is it worth checking out even if you are not? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/18/2019 Glass Dr. Ellie Staple  $0 $0 $0
6/8/2018 Ocean’s 8 Tammy  $135,639,512 $118,508,796 $254,148,308
12/22/2017 The Post Tony Bradlee  $81,903,458 $95,664,628 $177,568,086
10/7/2016 Blue Jay   $21,626 $0 $21,626
11/20/2015 Carol Abby Gerhad  $12,711,491 $30,270,275 $42,981,766
8/7/2015 The Runner Kate Haber  $0 $20,106 $20,106
10/18/2013 12 Years a Slave Mistress Epps  $56,671,993 $124,353,350 $181,025,343
7/26/2013 The Time Being Sarah  $5,274 $0 $5,274
4/26/2013 Mud Mary Lee  $21,590,086 $9,966,873 $31,556,959
1/11/2013 Fairhaven Kate  $0 $0 $0
12/9/2011 New Year’s Eve Grace Schwab  $54,544,638 $92,305,635 $146,850,273
10/21/2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Lucy  $2,981,038 $2,457,873 $5,438,911
12/25/2008 The Spirit Ellen  $19,806,188 $19,200,000 $39,006,188
4/27/2007 Diggers Julie  $66,517 $0 $66,517
12/31/2006 Griffin & Phoenix   $0 $0 $0
5/9/2003 Down with Love Vikki Hiller  $20,305,251 $15,151,698 $35,456,949
12/15/2000 What Women Want Annie  $182,805,123 $191,300,000 $374,105,123
5/12/2000 Held Up   $4,714,090 $0 $4,714,090
2/26/1999 The Other Sister Heather  $27,807,627 $0 $27,807,627
Movies: 19Totals:$621,573,912$699,199,234$1,320,773,146
  Averages:$32,714,416$36,799,960$69,514,376

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/18/2019 Glass $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/8/2018 Ocean’s 8 $41,607,378 4,145 $135,639,512 $254,148,308 53.4%
1/11/2013 Fairhaven $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $135,639,512$254,148,308 
 Averages:$13,869,1261,382$45,213,171$84,716,10353.4%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/22/2017 The Post $526,011 2,851 $81,903,458 $177,568,086 46.1%
11/20/2015 Carol $253,510 790 $12,711,491 $42,981,766 29.6%
8/7/2015 The Runner $0 0 $0 $20,106 0.0%
10/18/2013 12 Years a Slave $923,715 1,474 $56,671,993 $181,025,343 31.3%
7/26/2013 The Time Being $0 2 $5,274 $5,274 100.0%
4/26/2013 Mud $2,215,460 960 $21,590,086 $31,556,959 68.4%
12/9/2011 New Year’s Eve $13,019,180 3,505 $54,544,638 $146,850,273 37.1%
10/21/2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene $137,651 183 $2,981,038 $5,438,911 54.8%
12/25/2008 The Spirit $6,463,278 2,509 $19,806,188 $39,006,188 50.8%
4/27/2007 Diggers $32,867 17 $66,517 $66,517 100.0%
12/31/2006 Griffin & Phoenix $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/9/2003 Down with Love $45,029 2,124 $20,305,251 $35,456,949 57.3%
12/15/2000 What Women Want $33,614,543 3,092 $182,805,123 $374,105,123 48.9%
2/26/1999 The Other Sister $6,624,445 1,863 $27,807,627 $27,807,627 100.0%
Movies: 14Totals:  $481,198,684$1,061,889,122 
 Averages:$4,561,1211,384$34,371,335$75,849,22355.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 962 $135,639,512
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,851 $481,198,684
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,663 $621,552,286
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 782 $494,307,975
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,501-12,600) 12,578 $102,158,453
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,965 $621,573,912
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,113 $118,508,796
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,381 $580,690,438
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,872 $699,199,234
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 924 $572,541,901
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 13,201-13,300) 13,292 $111,505,635
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,322 $699,199,234
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,033 $254,148,308
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,043 $1,061,889,122
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,700 $1,320,751,520
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 835 $1,066,849,876
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,001-13,100) 13,086 $213,664,088
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,055 $1,320,773,146
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 199 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 219 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 214 81
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 537 $135,639,512
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 654 $118,508,796
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 590 $254,148,308
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 742 $135,639,512
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 850 $118,508,796
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 785 $254,148,308
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 444 $135,639,512
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 458 $118,508,796
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 443 $254,148,308
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 245 $135,639,512
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 351 $118,508,796
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 307 $254,148,308
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 494 $135,639,512
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 564 $118,508,796
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 521 $254,148,308
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 232 $135,639,512
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 259 $118,508,796
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 241 $254,148,308


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