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Holly Hunter

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 35 films, with $2,247,693,402 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #914)
Best-known acting roles: Senator Finch (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Helen Parr/Elastigirl (The Incredibles), Tammy Hemphill (The Firm), Beth (The Big Sick), Penny (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
Most productive collaborators: Brad Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Walker, John Lasseter

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting9$541,839,944$682,855,202$1,224,695,146
Leading6$325,354,652$393,140,995$718,495,647
Lead Ensemble Member2$42,872,467$10,132,987$53,005,454
(Unclassified)18$220,486,813$31,010,342$251,497,155

Career Trend

This graph shows Holly Hunter’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


2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Classics, Foreign Imports

December 16th, 2017

The Big Sick

Both the first installment First-run Releases and the second installment, TV on DVD releases, were shorter than I would have liked, as this hasn’t been a great year for either wide releases or TV on DVD releases. That said, the third installment of our Holiday Gift Guide deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports and this list can get out of hand rather quickly. There will more releases on this list than the previous two, starting with... More...

2017 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 13th, 2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri picked up four nominations, which is extra impressive, as there are only six theatrical categories. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 22nd, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced yesterday and thus the 2017 Awards Season begins. The movie with the most nominations is Call Me by Your Name, which opens on Friday. This is amazingly good timing. It’s not the only film that should get a financial boost. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: The Big Sick

September 17th, 2017

The Big Sick

The Big Sick is the biggest limited release of the year earning over $40 million. This puts it ahead of many wide releases, including Ghost in the Shell, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and King Arthur Legend of the Sword, all of which cost more than $100 million to make. Is this film as good as its box office numbers? Or did it benefit from an historically weak summer? More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Rock City

July 28th, 2017

Detroit

There are a lot of great movies on this week’s list, including Women Who Kill, Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World, Menashe, Brigsby Bear, and Detroit. That last film is opening in limited release, but it deserves box office success, so hopefully this won’t hurt. An Inconvenient Sequel isn’t quite great, but it is good enough to be worth seeing. More...

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

The Big Sick Trailer

June 12th, 2017

Romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano, directed by Judd Apatow opens June 23 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured VOD Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

July 17th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came out on Video on Demand two weeks ago, but comes out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Combo Pack, or 4k Combo Pack this week. I’m reviewing the VOD, not because I got a screener, but because one of the people I game with watched it in theaters and demanded others in our group see it, so he’s not the only one to suffer. Is it really as bad as its reputation? Yes. Yes it is. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: To Infinity and Polar Bears!

June 19th, 2015

Infinitely Polar Bear

While there are a huge number of limited releases on this week's chart, almost none of them have a real shot at mainstream success. There are two films that at least have a legitimate chance at expanding significantly: Infinitely Polar Bear and The Overnight. There are also a number of documentaries and foreign-language films that could do well in limited release, but they won't expand enough to earn significant amounts. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/15/2018 The Incredibles 2 Helen Parr / Elastigirl  $0 $0 $0
7/28/2017 Strange Weather Darcy Baylor  $0 $0 $0
6/23/2017 The Big Sick Beth  $42,872,467 $10,132,987 $53,005,454
3/17/2017 Song to Song Miranda  $443,684 $597,889 $1,041,573
12/31/2016 Breakable You   $0 $0 $0
3/25/2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Senator Finch  $330,360,194 $537,800,000 $868,160,194
6/19/2015 Manglehorn Dawn  $132,270 $665,169 $797,439
10/18/2013 Paradise Melanie Mannerhiem  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2012 Jackie   $0 $1,801,170 $1,801,170
9/28/2012 Won't Back Down Evelyn Riske  $5,310,554 $434,949 $5,745,503
6/6/2006 The Big White Margaret Barnell  $0 $0 $0
10/14/2005 Nine Lives Sonia  $478,830 $1,100,000 $1,578,830
11/5/2004 The Incredibles Helen Parr/Elastigirl  $261,441,092 $353,285,660 $614,726,752
8/6/2004 Little Black Book Barb  $20,422,207 $1,336,164 $21,758,371
8/20/2003 Thirteen Melanie  $4,601,043 $4,904,953 $9,505,996
4/4/2003 Levity Adele Easley  $209,151 $0 $209,151
9/27/2002 Moonlight Mile Asst. Dist. Atty. Mona Camp  $6,830,957 $0 $6,830,957
12/22/2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Penny  $45,506,619 $30,257,195 $75,763,814
6/16/2000 Jesus' Son Mira  $1,282,084 $405,464 $1,687,548
4/28/2000 Time Code Executive  $1,057,750 $0 $1,057,750
12/31/1999 Woman Wanted   $0 $0 $0
10/30/1998 Living Out Loud Judith Nelson  $12,905,901 $0 $12,905,901
10/24/1997 A Life Less Ordinary O'Reilly  $4,287,595 $10,345,675 $14,633,270
10/4/1996 Crash Helen Remington  $3,357,324 $0 $3,357,324
11/3/1995 Home for the Holidays Claudia Larson  $17,468,887 $4,650,382 $22,119,269
10/27/1995 Copycat M.J. Monahan  $32,051,917 $0 $32,051,917
11/12/1993 The Piano Ada  $40,157,856 $0 $40,157,856
6/30/1993 The Firm Tammy Hemphill  $158,340,892 $112,000,000 $270,340,892
1/1/1991 Once Around Renata Bella  $14,851,000 $0 $14,851,000
12/22/1989 Always Dorinda Durston  $41,843,630 $30,300,000 $72,143,630
4/28/1989 Miss Firecracker Carnelle Scott  $1,852,655 $0 $1,852,655
12/16/1987 Broadcast News Jane Craig  $51,249,404 $16,081,905 $67,331,309
3/13/1987 Raising Arizona Edwina 'Ed' McDonnough  $22,847,000 $0 $22,847,000
1/18/1985 Blood Simple Helene Trend  $1,690,913 $1,039,964 $2,730,877
4/13/1984 Swing Shift Jeannie  $6,700,000 $0 $6,700,000
Movies: 35Totals:$1,130,553,876$1,117,139,526$2,247,693,402
  Averages:$32,301,539$31,918,272$64,219,811

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/15/2018 The Incredibles 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/28/2017 Strange Weather $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/23/2017 The Big Sick $421,577 2,597 $42,872,467 $53,005,454 80.9%
10/18/2013 Paradise $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/5/2004 The Incredibles $70,467,623 3,933 $261,441,092 $614,726,752 42.5%
8/20/2003 Thirteen $116,260 243 $4,601,043 $9,505,996 48.4%
11/3/1995 Home for the Holidays $4,007,717 1,000 $17,468,887 $22,119,269 79.0%
12/22/1989 Always $3,713,480 1,206 $41,843,630 $72,143,630 58.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $368,227,119$771,501,101 
 Averages:$9,840,8321,122$46,028,390$96,437,63861.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/17/2017 Song to Song $50,559 95 $443,684 $1,041,573 42.6%
3/25/2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $166,007,347 4,256 $330,360,194 $868,160,194 38.1%
6/19/2015 Manglehorn $11,227 27 $132,270 $797,439 16.6%
9/28/2012 Won't Back Down $2,603,370 2,517 $5,310,554 $5,745,503 92.4%
10/14/2005 Nine Lives $28,387 33 $478,830 $1,578,830 30.3%
4/4/2003 Levity $30,599 17 $209,151 $209,151 100.0%
12/22/2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? $195,104 847 $45,506,619 $75,763,814 60.1%
4/28/2000 Time Code $93,148 130 $1,057,750 $1,057,750 100.0%
6/30/1993 The Firm $32,476,785 2,393 $158,340,892 $270,340,892 58.6%
Movies: 9Totals:  $541,839,944$1,224,695,146 
 Averages:$22,388,5031,146$60,204,438$136,077,23859.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 425 $368,227,119
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,430 $541,839,944
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 934 $869,112,784
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 364 $903,276,605
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 44,301-44,400) 44,364 $1,501,434
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 750 $1,130,553,876
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 514 $403,273,982
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,783 $682,855,202
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,588 $762,052,696
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 429 $1,079,526,342
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 39,001-39,100) 39,054 $597,889
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,090 $1,117,139,526
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 469 $771,501,101
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,581 $1,224,695,146
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,174 $1,631,165,480
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 405 $1,982,802,947
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 45,001-45,100) 45,087 $2,099,323
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 914 $2,247,693,402
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 91 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 104 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 180 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 431 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 334 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 566 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 428 2
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 279 $266,042,135
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 752 $17,468,887
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $41,843,630
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $42,872,467
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 267 $358,190,613
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 785 $4,650,382
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 169 $30,300,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 218 $10,132,987
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $624,232,748
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 818 $22,119,269
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $72,143,630
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $53,005,454
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 854 $106,786,027
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 90 $261,441,092
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,269 $49,988,322
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 120 $353,285,660
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,052 $156,774,349
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $614,726,752
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,224 $22,069,930
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 359 $41,843,630
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 102 $261,441,092
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $42,872,467
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,386 $9,555,335
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 449 $30,300,000
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 125 $353,285,660
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $10,132,987
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,371 $31,625,265
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 415 $72,143,630
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $614,726,752
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $53,005,454
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $261,441,092
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 746 $17,468,887
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 372 $46,444,673
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 175 $42,872,467
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $353,285,660
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 794 $4,650,382
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 398 $35,204,953
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 255 $10,132,987
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 251 $614,726,752
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 828 $22,119,269
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 377 $81,649,626
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $53,005,454
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,155 $17,468,887
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 650 $47,473,510
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $303,284,722
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,160 $4,650,382
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 992 $15,037,940
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 166 $383,585,660
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,235 $22,119,269
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 799 $62,511,450
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $686,870,382
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 131 $261,441,092
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 385 $41,843,630
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 444 $17,468,887
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $42,872,467
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $353,285,660
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 330 $30,300,000
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $4,650,382
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 285 $10,132,987
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $614,726,752
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $72,143,630
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 438 $22,119,269
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $53,005,454


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