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Maya Rudolph

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $3,029,639,117 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #290)
Best-known acting roles: Cass (Big Hero 6), Rapunzel (Shrek the Third), Lilian (Bridesmaids), Deanna McKenzie (Grown Ups), Deanne (Grown Ups 2)
Most productive collaborators: Kristen Wiig, T.J. Miller, Clay Kaytis, Jason Sudeikis, Fergal Reilly

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting13$1,346,695,681$1,682,943,436$3,029,639,117
Lead Ensemble Member11$570,074,464$624,419,565$1,194,494,029
Leading2$9,896,039$712,273$10,608,312
(Unclassified)6$18,322,683$1,983,218$20,305,901

Career Trend

This graph shows Maya Rudolph’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 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. 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...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Drunk History: Season 3

February 29th, 2016

Drunk History: Season 3

I featured Drunk History on a Holiday Gift Guide and I stand by that recommendation. It's got a really simple set-up and a better than expected execution. On the other hand, I was worried that it's high concept meant a really short shelf life. Would I grow tired of the show after just three seasons? Or is it still entertaining? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Big Hero 6

February 23rd, 2015

Big Hero 6 just won the Oscar, which is great timing, as it hits the home market this Tuesday. Many were surprised that the film won. Should they be? Is this really the best animated film of the year? More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Nut Job

April 13th, 2014

The Nut Job opened earlier this year and was a surprise hit more than doubling its production budget domestically. It did so well that a sequel is already in the works. Is this a good movie? Is it merely good enough for a kids movie? Or did it thrive because there wasn't a lot of competition when it opened? More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/17/2018 The Happytime Murders Bubbles  $0 $0 $0
5/11/2018 Life of the Party Christine  $0 $0 $0
8/11/2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Precious  $28,370,522 $29,692,031 $58,062,553
7/28/2017 The Emoji Movie Smiler  $86,089,513 $130,642,633 $216,732,146
4/14/2017 My Entire High School Sinking Into th… Verti  $68,883 $0 $68,883
12/31/2016 The Willoughbys Nanny  $0 $0 $0
6/3/2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Deborah  $9,496,130 $40,990 $9,537,120
5/20/2016 The Angry Birds Movie Matilda  $107,509,366 $245,320,162 $352,829,528
5/20/2016 Maggie’s Plan Felicia  $3,351,735 $3,739,591 $7,091,326
12/18/2015 Sisters Brinda  $87,044,645 $18,986,015 $106,030,660
1/23/2015 Strange Magic Griselda  $12,429,583 $948,356 $13,377,939
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice Petuna Leeway  $8,110,975 $6,661,371 $14,772,346
11/7/2014 Big Hero 6 Cass  $222,527,828 $429,600,000 $652,127,828
1/17/2014 The Nut Job Precious  $64,251,538 $58,278,428 $122,529,966
7/17/2013 Turbo Burn  $83,028,130 $203,868,448 $286,896,578
7/12/2013 Grown Ups 2 Deanne  $133,668,525 $113,355,283 $247,023,808
7/5/2013 The Way Way Back Caitlin  $21,502,690 $5,351,120 $26,853,810
3/9/2012 Friends with Kids Leslie  $7,251,073 $7,106,679 $14,357,752
7/8/2011 Zookeeper Molie the Giraffe Voice  $80,360,866 $90,444,659 $170,805,525
5/13/2011 Bridesmaids Lilian  $169,211,718 $120,420,305 $289,632,023
6/25/2010 Grown Ups Deanna McKenzie  $162,001,186 $110,222,244 $272,223,430
5/21/2010 MacGruber Casey  $8,525,600 $104,295 $8,629,895
6/5/2009 Away We Go Verona  $9,451,946 $656,070 $10,108,016
5/17/2007 Shrek the Third Rapunzel  $322,719,944 $484,610,992 $807,330,936
9/1/2006 Idiocracy Rita  $444,093 $56,203 $500,296
6/9/2006 A Prairie Home Companion Molly  $20,342,852 $6,373,339 $26,716,191
2/13/2004 50 First Dates Stacy  $120,776,832 $75,543,497 $196,320,329
9/26/2003 Duplex Tara  $9,652,000 $418,651 $10,070,651
9/15/2000 Duets Omaha Hostess  $4,734,235 $1,881,217 $6,615,452
7/14/2000 Chuck&Buck Jamilla  $1,055,671 $102,001 $1,157,672
12/24/1997 As Good as it Gets Policewoman  $148,478,011 $165,633,912 $314,111,923
10/24/1997 Gattaca Delivery Nurse  $12,532,777 $0 $12,532,777
Movies: 32Totals:$1,944,988,867$2,310,058,492$4,255,047,359
  Averages:$60,780,902$72,189,328$132,970,230

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/11/2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature $8,342,311 4,003 $28,370,522 $58,062,553 48.9%
7/28/2017 The Emoji Movie $24,531,923 4,075 $86,089,513 $216,732,146 39.7%
4/14/2017 My Entire High School Sinking Into th… $13,684 25 $68,883 $68,883 100.0%
1/23/2015 Strange Magic $5,504,441 3,020 $12,429,583 $13,377,939 92.9%
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice $328,184 653 $8,110,975 $14,772,346 54.9%
7/17/2013 Turbo $21,312,625 3,809 $83,028,130 $286,896,578 28.9%
7/12/2013 Grown Ups 2 $41,508,572 3,491 $133,668,525 $247,023,808 54.1%
7/5/2013 The Way Way Back $552,788 1,001 $21,502,690 $26,853,810 80.1%
3/9/2012 Friends with Kids $2,019,083 640 $7,251,073 $14,357,752 50.5%
5/13/2011 Bridesmaids $26,247,410 2,958 $169,211,718 $289,632,023 58.4%
6/5/2009 Away We Go $130,411 506 $9,451,946 $10,108,016 93.5%
9/1/2006 Idiocracy $124,367 130 $444,093 $500,296 88.8%
6/9/2006 A Prairie Home Companion $4,566,293 767 $20,342,852 $26,716,191 76.1%
Movies: 13Totals:  $579,970,503$1,205,102,341 
 Averages:$10,398,6221,929$44,613,116$92,700,18066.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/3/2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping $4,698,715 2,313 $9,496,130 $9,537,120 99.6%
5/20/2016 The Angry Birds Movie $38,155,177 3,932 $107,509,366 $352,829,528 30.5%
5/20/2016 Maggie’s Plan $63,308 335 $3,351,735 $7,091,326 47.3%
12/18/2015 Sisters $13,922,855 2,978 $87,044,645 $106,030,660 82.1%
11/7/2014 Big Hero 6 $56,215,889 3,773 $222,527,828 $652,127,828 34.1%
1/17/2014 The Nut Job $19,405,000 3,472 $64,251,538 $122,529,966 52.4%
7/8/2011 Zookeeper $20,065,617 3,482 $80,360,866 $170,805,525 47.0%
6/25/2010 Grown Ups $40,506,564 3,534 $162,001,186 $272,223,430 59.5%
5/21/2010 MacGruber $4,043,495 2,551 $8,525,600 $8,629,895 98.8%
5/17/2007 Shrek the Third $121,629,270 4,172 $322,719,944 $807,330,936 40.0%
2/13/2004 50 First Dates $39,852,237 3,612 $120,776,832 $196,320,329 61.5%
9/26/2003 Duplex $4,617,128 2,191 $9,652,000 $10,070,651 95.8%
12/24/1997 As Good as it Gets $12,606,928 1,837 $148,478,011 $314,111,923 47.3%
Movies: 13Totals:  $1,346,695,681$3,029,639,117 
 Averages:$28,906,3222,937$103,591,975$233,049,16361.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 274 $579,970,503
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 234 $1,346,695,681
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 820 $937,632,694
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 287 $1,047,824,775
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 742 $537,699,826
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 267 $1,944,988,867
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 337 $625,131,838
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 371 $1,682,943,436
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,085 $636,652,783
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 437 $1,077,323,708
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 975 $745,324,006
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 333 $2,310,058,492
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 306 $1,205,102,341
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 290 $3,029,639,117
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,258 $1,574,285,477
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 376 $2,125,148,483
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 811 $1,283,023,832
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 287 $4,255,047,359
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 150 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office 59 167
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 176 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 211 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 204 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office 79 128
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 272 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 250 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 159 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office 64 148
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 229 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 67
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $543,420,123
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 546 $36,481,497
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $68,883
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 134 $588,778,436
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 531 $36,353,402
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $1,132,198,559
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 553 $72,834,899
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 301-400) 328 $68,883
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 308 $369,983,872
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $209,917,748
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $68,883
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 498 $259,980,370
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 109 $365,151,468
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 414 $629,964,242
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $575,069,216
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 133 $68,883
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $361,497,687
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 500 $444,093
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 158 $209,917,748
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 493 $8,110,975
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 229 $253,262,796
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 524 $56,203
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $365,151,468
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 550 $6,661,371
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $614,760,483
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 560 $500,296
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 121 $575,069,216
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 598 $14,772,346
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $209,986,631
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 63 $354,621,824
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 778 $8,110,975
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 321 $7,251,073
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 253 $365,151,468
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 64 $246,212,320
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 842 $6,661,371
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 291 $7,106,679
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 253 $575,138,099
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 63 $600,834,144
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 943 $14,772,346
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $14,357,752
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 402 $175,582,950
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $194,469,805
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $209,917,748
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 535 $125,079,742
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $134,900,628
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $365,151,468
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 471 $300,662,692
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 240 $329,370,433
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $575,069,216
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 711 $8,110,975
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 551 $12,429,583
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $169,211,718
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 73 $219,758,038
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 253 $83,472,223
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 551 $6,661,371
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 493 $948,356
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 186 $120,420,305
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 79 $243,997,916
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 175 $203,924,651
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 697 $14,772,346
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 558 $13,377,939
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $289,632,023
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 80 $463,755,954
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 204 $287,396,874


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