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Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler
By Jenn Deering Davis (Amy Poehler) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $2,252,903,110 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #578)
Best-known acting roles: Joy (Inside Out), Snow White (Shrek the Third), Elinor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel), Voice of Eleanor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked), The Mayor's Wife (Horton Hears a Who)
Best-known technical roles: Sisters (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Pete Docter, Phyllis Smith, Josh Cooley, Bill Hader, Meg LeFauve
Born: September 16th, 1971 (46 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting11$1,015,242,078$1,237,661,032$2,252,903,110
Leading7$228,873,841$83,928,803$312,802,644
Lead Ensemble Member3$366,897,592$514,468,281$881,365,873
Cameo1$8,334,575$5,100,000$13,434,575
(Unclassified)4$151,857,674$72,395,026$224,252,700
In Technical RolesProducer2$0$0$0
Executive Producer1$87,044,645$18,986,015$106,030,660

Career Trend

This graph shows Amy Poehler’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


Weekend Estimates: Despicable Me’s Solid $75 Million Starts July 4 Holiday Week

July 2nd, 2017

Despicable Me 3

With July 4 falling on a Tuesday this year, this is less a holiday weekend, and more the beginning of a holiday week, and it’s bookended by new releases from two of the industry’s most reliable franchises. Despicable Me 3 starts off festivities this weekend with a solid-but-unspectacular $75.4 million from a record-setting 4,529 theaters. Breaking The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’s record for widest opening weekend of all time is no small feat for Universal, but it’s an ominous sign for the franchise that the only film to open in close to this number of theaters and pull in similar numbers at the box office was Shrek Forever After, which opened with $70.8 million in 4,359 theaters back in 2010. That was the last Shrek movie, and this might be a good time for Gru to call it a day. More...

2017 Preview: June

June 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3

May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead. More...

The House Trailer

May 23rd, 2017

Comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler opens June 30 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Home Market Releases for March 15th, 2016

March 15th, 2016

Game of Thrones: Season Five

There are several top-notch releases coming out this week, including a trio of Awards Season contenders: The Big Short, Brooklyn, and Carol. All three are Pick of the Week contenders. However, the winner of that title is Game of Thrones: Season Five on Blu-ray. 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...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Inside Out

November 2nd, 2015

Inside Out

Inside Out was one of the monster hits of the summer earning more than $350 million domestically and $800 million worldwide. This makes it the third biggest hit in Pixar's history. Is it also one of their best? Or was it swept up in the "irrational exuberance" we saw at the box office this summer? More...

2015 Preview: June

June 1st, 2015

Inside Out

May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month. More...

2013 Preview: November

November 1st, 2013

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Untitled Amy Poehler Basketball Project   $0 $0 $0
6/30/2017 The House Kate Johansen  $25,584,504 $5,608,239 $31,192,743
12/18/2015 Sisters Maura Ellis  $87,044,645 $18,986,015 $106,030,660
6/12/2015 Inside Out Joy  $356,461,711 $501,258,949 $857,720,660
8/22/2014 Are You Here Terry Coulter  $0 $938,942 $938,942
6/27/2014 They Came Together Molly  $0 $82,780 $82,780
10/31/2013 Free Birds Jenny  $55,750,480 $54,636,592 $110,387,072
10/4/2013 A.C.O.D. Sondra  $157,690 $0 $157,690
2/17/2012 Kari gurashi no Arietti Homily  $19,192,510 $132,303,587 $151,496,097
12/14/2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Voice of Eleanor  $133,107,389 $215,981,134 $349,088,523
4/29/2011 Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil Gretel  $10,143,779 $13,209,332 $23,353,111
12/23/2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Elinor  $219,614,612 $223,868,601 $443,483,213
12/31/2008 Spring Breakdown Gayle  $0 $0 $0
8/22/2008 Hamlet 2 Cricket Feldstein  $4,886,216 $47,888 $4,934,104
4/25/2008 Baby Mama Angie Ostrowski  $60,494,212 $3,676,235 $64,170,447
3/14/2008 Horton Hears a Who The Mayor's Wife  $154,529,439 $144,948,447 $299,477,886
11/14/2007 Southland Tales Dream  $275,380 $89,227 $364,607
9/14/2007 Mr. Woodcock Maggie Hoffman  $25,799,486 $7,235,759 $33,035,245
5/17/2007 Shrek the Third Snow White  $322,719,944 $484,610,992 $807,330,936
5/11/2007 The Ex Carol Lane  $3,091,922 $646,700 $3,738,622
3/30/2007 Blades of Glory Fairchild Van Waldenberg  $118,594,548 $27,000,000 $145,594,548
11/22/2006 Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny Truck Stop Waitress  $8,334,575 $5,100,000 $13,434,575
4/30/2004 Envy Natalie Vandermark  $13,548,322 $1,017,924 $14,566,246
4/30/2004 Mean Girls Mrs. George  $86,047,227 $44,905,799 $130,953,026
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer Susie  $292,102 $0 $292,102
12/10/1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo   $65,535,067 $27,400,000 $92,935,067
Movies: 26Totals:$1,771,205,760$1,913,553,142$3,684,758,902
  Averages:$68,123,298$73,598,198$141,721,496

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/30/2017 The House $8,724,795 3,134 $25,584,504 $31,192,743 82.0%
12/18/2015 Sisters $13,922,855 2,978 $87,044,645 $106,030,660 82.1%
6/12/2015 Inside Out $90,440,272 4,158 $356,461,711 $857,720,660 41.6%
8/22/2014 Are You Here $0 0 $0 $938,942 0.0%
6/27/2014 They Came Together $0 0 $0 $82,780 0.0%
10/31/2013 Free Birds $15,805,237 3,736 $55,750,480 $110,387,072 50.5%
4/29/2011 Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil $4,108,630 2,505 $10,143,779 $23,353,111 43.4%
12/31/2008 Spring Breakdown $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/25/2008 Baby Mama $17,407,110 2,627 $60,494,212 $64,170,447 94.3%
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer $17,481 12 $292,102 $292,102 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $595,771,433$1,194,168,517 
 Averages:$15,042,6381,915$59,577,143$119,416,85254.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/4/2013 A.C.O.D. $19,001 42 $157,690 $157,690 100.0%
2/17/2012 Kari gurashi no Arietti $6,446,395 2,958 $19,192,510 $151,496,097 12.7%
12/14/2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $23,244,744 3,734 $133,107,389 $349,088,523 38.1%
12/23/2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $48,875,415 3,747 $219,614,612 $443,483,213 49.5%
8/22/2008 Hamlet 2 $439,925 1,597 $4,886,216 $4,934,104 99.0%
3/14/2008 Horton Hears a Who $45,012,998 3,961 $154,529,439 $299,477,886 51.6%
9/14/2007 Mr. Woodcock $8,761,369 2,331 $25,799,486 $33,035,245 78.1%
5/17/2007 Shrek the Third $121,629,270 4,172 $322,719,944 $807,330,936 40.0%
5/11/2007 The Ex $1,394,229 1,009 $3,091,922 $3,738,622 82.7%
3/30/2007 Blades of Glory $33,014,202 3,467 $118,594,548 $145,594,548 81.5%
4/30/2004 Envy $6,160,886 2,445 $13,548,322 $14,566,246 93.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $1,015,242,078$2,252,903,110 
 Averages:$26,818,0392,678$92,294,734$204,809,37466.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 286 $595,771,433
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 473 $1,015,242,078
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,904 $557,245,580
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 374 $920,897,744
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,288 $331,054,519
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,303 $8,334,575
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 348 $1,771,205,760
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 375 $598,397,084
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 663 $1,237,661,032
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 8,601-8,700) 8,628 $205,481,432
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 418 $1,167,892,095
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,340 $489,710,992
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,068 $5,100,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 518 $1,913,553,142
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 326 $1,194,168,517
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 578 $2,252,903,110
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,840 $762,727,012
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 398 $2,088,789,839
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,407 $820,765,511
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,295 $13,434,575
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 402 $3,684,758,902
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 221 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 251 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 286 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 377 38
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 364 38
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office 98 105
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 248 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 220 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 588 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 455 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 434 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 406 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 288 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 328 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 368 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 395 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 384 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 223 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 413 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 426 29
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 122 $585,627,654
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 92 $10,143,779
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 144 $585,187,752
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 100 $13,209,332
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 129 $1,170,815,406
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 100 $23,353,111
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 643 $173,415,463
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 40 $422,355,970
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,603 $29,292,211
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 66 $569,104,873
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 919 $202,707,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 60 $991,460,843
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $173,415,463
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 51 $422,355,970
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 994 $29,292,211
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 69 $569,104,873
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 540 $202,707,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 63 $991,460,843
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 129 $422,355,970
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 152 $173,415,463
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 151 $569,104,873
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 487 $29,292,211
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 141 $991,460,843
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 223 $202,707,674
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 746 $60,494,212
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $112,921,251
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies 99 $422,355,970
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,241 $3,676,235
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 814 $25,615,976
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $569,104,873
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 967 $64,170,447
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 532 $138,537,227
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $991,460,843
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 126 $356,461,711
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 613 $25,584,504
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 155 $147,538,857
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 129 $501,258,949
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 576 $5,608,239
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 379 $22,662,250
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 444 $82,780
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 128 $857,720,660
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 625 $31,192,743
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $170,201,107
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 501-600) 517 $82,780

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Untitled Amy Poehler Basketball… Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Schooled Producer $0 $0 $0
12/18/2015 Sisters Executive Producer $87,044,645 $18,986,015 $106,030,660
Movies: 3Totals:$87,044,645$18,986,015$106,030,660
  Averages:$29,014,882$6,328,672$35,343,553


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Untitled Amy Poehler Basketball … $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2017 Schooled $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%



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