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Jennifer Jason Leigh

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 52 films, with $842,871,195 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,900)
Best-known acting roles: Daisy Domergue (The Hateful Eight), Anne Sullivan (Road to Perdition), Dr. Ventress (Annihilation), Jennifer Vaitkus (Backdraft), Hedra Carlson (Single White Female)
Most productive collaborators: Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russell, Richard Gladstein, Stacey Sher

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting16$220,232,714$183,635,011$403,867,725
Leading4$58,099,169$0$58,099,169
Lead Ensemble Member4$87,478,036$101,470,103$188,948,139
Cameo1$0$588$588
(Unclassified)27$153,800,957$38,154,617$191,955,574

Career Trend

This graph shows Jennifer Jason Leigh’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: February

February 1st, 2018

Black Panther

2018 got off to a good start and January more or less held its ground when compared to 2017. There were some misses, but surprise holdovers made up the difference. Looking forward, February will be dominated by Black Panther. In fact, it will very likely make more during its opening weekend than the second place film, Fifty Shades Freed, will likely make in total. Black Panther likely won’t break records, but it could come close, while Fifty Shade Freed and Peter Rabbit both have a 50/50 shot at $100 million. Last February, The Lego Batman Movie both earned $175 million, while Fifty Shades Darker earned over $100 million. Black Panther will easily beat any film from last February; in fact, it could earn more than the top two films earned combined. As long as the rest of the box office isn’t a complete disaster, February should help 2018 earn a significant edge over 2017 in the year-over-year comparisons. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Winners... And the Oscar Goes to Spotlight for Best Picture

February 28th, 2016

Spotlight

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

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2015 Awards Season: Oscar Preview

February 28th, 2016

The Revenant

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to enter our Oscar competition, and win all Best Picture nominees on Blu-ray or DVD. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

February 24th, 2016

The Danish Girl

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This year, Best Supporting Actress is a two-horse race, making it one of the more competitive categories of the ones we are going to look at. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015

Carol

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015

Carol

Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)

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Featured Blu-ray Review: eXistenZ

January 10th, 2013

eXistenZ is a Canadian movie that cost more than $30 million Canadian dollars to make, but made less than $3 million at the domestic box office. There's never been a time when the exchange rate was great enough to cover that difference. Is it a bad movie? Is that why it failed to find an audience? Or is it, like so many David Cronenberg movies, just too weird for a mainstream audience? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/14/2018 White Boy Rick   $0 $0 $0
2/23/2018 Annihilation Dr. Ventress  $32,732,301 $10,140,000 $42,872,301
11/3/2017 LBJ Lady Bird Johnson  $2,468,683 $38,498 $2,507,181
8/11/2017 Good Time Corey Ellman  $2,026,498 $2,117,630 $4,144,128
7/21/2017 Amityville: The Awakening Joan  $742 $4,438,274 $4,439,016
9/2/2016 Morgan Dr. Kathy Grieff  $3,915,251 $3,383,535 $7,298,786
1/21/2016 Anomalisa Lisa  $3,759,286 $1,778,987 $5,538,273
12/25/2015 The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue  $54,117,416 $91,325,944 $145,443,360
5/1/2015 Welcome to Me Deb  $625,727 $4,159 $629,886
4/17/2015 Alex of Venice Herself  $0 $588 $588
8/15/2014 Jake Squared Sheryl  $2,592 $0 $2,592
6/6/2014 The Moment Lee  $0 $0 $0
4/11/2014 Hateship Loveship Chloe  $51,610 $0 $51,610
10/18/2013 Kill Your Darlings Naomi Ginsberg  $1,029,949 $1,054,866 $2,084,815
8/2/2013 The Spectacular Now   $6,852,971 $63,980 $6,916,951
3/19/2010 Greenberg Beth  $4,234,170 $3,128,812 $7,362,982
10/24/2008 Synecdoche, New York Maria  $3,083,538 $1,300,000 $4,383,538
11/16/2007 Margot at the Wedding Pauline  $1,959,420 $408,798 $2,368,218
4/13/2005 Palindromes Aviva  $553,368 $0 $553,368
3/4/2005 The Jacket Dr. Lorenson  $6,301,131 $9,151,847 $15,452,978
10/22/2004 The Machinist Stevie  $1,082,044 $7,573,353 $8,655,397
10/22/2003 In the Cut Pauline  $4,717,455 $18,976,191 $23,693,646
7/12/2002 Road to Perdition Anne Sullivan  $104,054,514 $79,300,000 $183,354,514
6/28/2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie Bridget  $13,684,949 $0 $13,684,949
6/8/2001 The Anniversary Party Sally Nash  $4,013,506 $884,559 $4,898,065
5/11/2001 The King is Alive Gina  $103,505 $0 $103,505
4/23/1999 eXistenZ Allegra Geller  $2,840,417 $0 $2,840,417
10/5/1997 Washington Square Catherine Sloper  $1,775,644 $0 $1,775,644
9/19/1997 A Thousand Acres Caroline Cook  $7,928,412 $1,568,667 $9,497,079
8/16/1996 Kansas City Blondie O'Hara  $1,353,824 $0 $1,353,824
12/8/1995 Georgia Sadie  $860,948 $0 $860,948
3/24/1995 Dolores Claiborne Selena St. George  $24,262,193 $0 $24,262,193
11/23/1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Dorothy Parker  $2,144,667 $0 $2,144,667
3/11/1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Amy Archer  $2,816,518 $12,121,631 $14,938,149
10/1/1993 Short Cuts Lois Kaiser  $6,110,979 $0 $6,110,979
8/14/1992 Single White Female Hedra Carlson  $48,017,402 $0 $48,017,402
12/22/1991 Rush Kristen  $7,241,350 $0 $7,241,350
5/24/1991 Backdraft Jennifer Vaitkus  $77,868,585 $74,500,000 $152,368,585
1/1/1991 Crooked Hearts Marriet Hoffman  $31,000 $0 $31,000
5/4/1990 Last Exit to Brooklyn Tralala  $678,680 $0 $678,680
4/20/1990 Miami Blues Susie Waggoner  $9,654,290 $0 $9,654,290
9/15/1989 The Big Picture Lydia Johnson  $117,463 $0 $117,463
3/3/1989 Heart of Midnight Carol Rivers  $113,000 $0 $113,000
2/9/1988 Sister, Sister Lucy Bonnard  $743,445 $0 $743,445
9/19/1986 The Men's Club Teensy  $2,444,076 $0 $2,444,076
2/21/1986 The Hitcher Nash  $5,844,868 $0 $5,844,868
8/30/1985 Flesh & Blood Agnes  $100,000 $0 $100,000
8/3/1984 Grandview, U.S.A. Candy Webster  $4,743,119 $0 $4,743,119
8/19/1983 Easy Money Allesion Capuletti  $29,309,766 $0 $29,309,766
8/13/1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Stacey Hamilton  $27,092,880 $0 $27,092,880
4/16/1982 Wrong is Right Young Girl  $3,600,000 $0 $3,600,000
3/27/1981 Eyes of a Stranger Tracy Harris  $546,724 $0 $546,724
Movies: 52Totals:$519,610,876$323,260,319$842,871,195
  Averages:$9,992,517$6,216,545$16,209,061

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/23/2018 Annihilation $11,071,584 2,112 $32,732,301 $42,872,301 76.3%
12/25/2015 The Hateful Eight $4,610,676 2,938 $54,117,416 $145,443,360 37.2%
5/1/2015 Welcome to Me $38,168 133 $625,727 $629,886 99.3%
8/15/2014 Jake Squared $1,681 10 $2,592 $2,592 100.0%
6/6/2014 The Moment $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/23/1999 eXistenZ $810,262 256 $2,840,417 $2,840,417 100.0%
8/14/1992 Single White Female $10,212,401 1,744 $48,017,402 $48,017,402 100.0%
12/22/1991 Rush $0 0 $7,241,350 $7,241,350 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $145,577,205$247,047,308 
 Averages:$3,343,097899$18,197,151$30,880,91487.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/14/2018 White Boy Rick $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/3/2017 LBJ $1,110,565 659 $2,468,683 $2,507,181 98.5%
8/11/2017 Good Time $125,101 721 $2,026,498 $4,144,128 48.9%
7/21/2017 Amityville: The Awakening $742 10 $742 $4,439,016 0.0%
9/2/2016 Morgan $2,012,709 2,020 $3,915,251 $7,298,786 53.6%
1/21/2016 Anomalisa $135,222 573 $3,759,286 $5,538,273 67.9%
4/11/2014 Hateship Loveship $6,464 16 $51,610 $51,610 100.0%
10/18/2013 Kill Your Darlings $53,452 78 $1,029,949 $2,084,815 49.4%
8/2/2013 The Spectacular Now $197,415 770 $6,852,971 $6,916,951 99.1%
3/19/2010 Greenberg $118,152 186 $4,234,170 $7,362,982 57.5%
10/24/2008 Synecdoche, New York $172,194 119 $3,083,538 $4,383,538 70.3%
11/16/2007 Margot at the Wedding $81,035 121 $1,959,420 $2,368,218 82.7%
7/12/2002 Road to Perdition $22,079,481 2,332 $104,054,514 $183,354,514 56.8%
3/11/1994 The Hudsucker Proxy $0 0 $2,816,518 $14,938,149 18.9%
10/1/1993 Short Cuts $0 0 $6,110,979 $6,110,979 100.0%
5/24/1991 Backdraft $15,723,480 1,983 $77,868,585 $152,368,585 51.1%
Movies: 16Totals:  $220,232,714$403,867,725 
 Averages:$2,613,501599$13,764,545$25,241,73363.6%

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) 922 $145,577,205
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,045 $220,232,714
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,127 $515,851,590
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,162 $343,634,506
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 43,501-43,600) 43,528 $4,234,170
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,457 $519,610,876
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,196 $101,470,103
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 9,701-9,800) 9,757 $183,635,011
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,364 $321,480,744
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,694 $268,145,873
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 37,001-37,100) 37,053 $3,129,400
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,302 $588
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,230 $323,260,319
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,049 $247,047,308
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,743 $403,867,725
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,301 $837,332,334
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,434 $611,780,379
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 43,601-43,700) 43,613 $7,363,570
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,604 $588
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,900 $842,871,195
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 108 68
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 104 68
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 108 68
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 323 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 345 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 388 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 367 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 336 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 354 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 360 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 308 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 340 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 346 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 410 36
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 933 $57,586,152
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $80,749,703
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 769 $91,330,103
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 720 $10,140,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 827 $148,916,255
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 517 $90,889,703
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 735 $138,335,855
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 932 $101,470,103
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 814 $239,805,958
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 900 $48,645,721
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 303 $35,572,718
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $54,117,416
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,030 $4,159
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 388 $10,140,000
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $91,325,944
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,187 $48,649,880
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 352 $45,712,718
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 224 $145,443,360
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,218 $628,319
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 135 $83,590,120
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 43 $54,117,416
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,336 $4,159
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 396 $10,140,000
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 16 $91,325,944
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,415 $632,478
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 204 $93,730,120
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 33 $145,443,360
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 274 $145,577,205
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 402 $101,470,103
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 332 $247,047,308
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $48,017,402
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $32,732,301
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $10,140,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 409 $48,017,402
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 385 $42,872,301


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