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Geoffrey Rush

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 38 films, with $8,613,028,802 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #39)
Best-known acting roles: Narrator (Minions), Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Captain Hector Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
Best-known technical roles: The King’s Speech (Executive Producer), The Eye of the Storm (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Pierre Coffin, Johnny Depp, Kyle Balda, Colin Firth, Tom Hooper

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting11$1,252,026,540$1,872,817,625$3,124,844,165
Leading10$1,189,078,290$2,765,807,112$3,954,885,402
Lead Ensemble Member2$31,220,613$103,736,292$134,956,905
Narrator1$336,045,770$831,199,596$1,167,245,366
(Unclassified)14$163,581,250$67,515,714$231,096,964
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$138,881,015$294,167,041$433,048,056

Career Trend

This graph shows Geoffrey Rush’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


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 108 $1,220,298,903
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office 73 $1,256,492,124
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office 78 $2,971,952,463
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 34 $2,869,543,404
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office 60 $4,169,935,339
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office 58 $3,289,342,121
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office 78 $2,132,933,916
Top Stars at the International Box Office 33 $5,641,076,339
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 56 $4,089,842,307
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 71 $6,369,585,242
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office 81 $4,789,442,667
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 70 $3,389,426,040
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 39 $8,613,028,802
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office 85 121
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 74 140
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 52 140
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 84 125
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 58 125
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 818 $138,881,015
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 474 $294,167,041
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 584 $433,048,056

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


2017 Preview: May

May 1st, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Book Thief

March 23rd, 2014

I don't think it is unfair to call The Book Thief Oscar-bait. It's a costume drama that deals with the Holocaust, albeit indirectly. Unfortunately, its reviews were mixed, to be kind, so becoming an Awards Season player was out of the question. It did pick up a few nominations here and there, mostly for the score, but also a few for Sophie Nelisse's performance. In the end, it earned more than $20 million, which is amazing for a film that started in limited release. So were critics right in giving the film mixed reviews? Or is there a reason so many people saw it in theaters? More...

Limited Releases: Early Year Doldrums

January 3rd, 2014

Autoreiji Biyondo poster

In order to qualify for the Oscars, a film has to open before the end of the year, so every year the weekend before New Years Eve has a few films trying to get into theaters just under the wire. This also means that the weekend after New Years Eve is a terrible time to release a movie in limited release. Art house theaters are loaded with Oscar hopefuls and it is very unlikely any of the new releases have the reviews to compete with those movies. That is certainly the case this year. More...

Limited Releases: Lying about Limited Releases

November 8th, 2013

Best Man Down poster

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including several that have earned more pre-release buzz that most limited releases earn. However, many of these films' reviews are good, but not great. The Book Thief is one such film, but it could still find an audience in limited release, although its plans to expand wide are very unlikely to happen. How I Live Now and Great Expectations are in similar positions. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/26/2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Te… Captain Hector Barbossa  $172,558,876 $622,200,000 $794,758,876
7/1/2016 The Daughter Henry Neilson  $67,149 $1,336,292 $1,403,441
2/26/2016 Gods of Egypt RA  $31,153,464 $102,400,000 $133,553,464
7/10/2015 Minions Narrator  $336,045,770 $831,199,596 $1,167,245,366
1/3/2014 La migiliore offerta Virgil Oldman  $88,719 $0 $88,719
11/8/2013 The Book Thief Hans Hubermann  $21,488,481 $54,598,230 $76,086,711
9/7/2012 The Eye of the Storm Basil Hunter  $83,566 $2,143,322 $2,226,888
6/17/2011 Green Lantern Tomar-Re  $116,601,172 $102,934,320 $219,535,492
5/20/2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger… Barbossa  $241,063,875 $804,600,000 $1,045,663,875
12/10/2010 The Tempest   $277,943 $0 $277,943
12/3/2010 The Warrior's Way Ron  $5,666,340 $2,847,985 $8,514,325
11/26/2010 The King’s Speech Lionel Logue  $138,797,449 $292,023,719 $430,821,168
9/24/2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of … Ezylryb  $55,675,313 $84,041,404 $139,716,717
9/10/2010 Bran Nue Dae* Father Benedictus  $113,568 $6,698,962 $6,812,530
6/19/2009 $9.99   $52,107 $0 $52,107
10/12/2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Francis Walsingham  $16,285,240 $58,585,626 $74,870,866
5/24/2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’…* Barbossa  $309,420,425 $654,000,000 $963,420,425
11/17/2006 Candy Casper  $45,128 $0 $45,128
7/7/2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… Barbossa  $423,315,812 $642,900,000 $1,066,215,812
12/23/2005 Munich Ephraim  $47,379,090 $84,113,682 $131,492,772
2/4/2005 Swimming Upstream Harold Fingleton  $47,171 $0 $47,171
3/26/2004 Ned Kelly Supt. Hare  $86,959 $6,284,940 $6,371,899
10/10/2003 Intolerable Cruelty Donavan Donaly  $35,327,628 $86,000,000 $121,327,628
7/9/2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse o…* Captain Barbossa  $305,411,224 $329,542,879 $634,954,103
5/30/2003 Finding Nemo Nigel  $380,529,370 $555,900,000 $936,429,370
10/25/2002 Frida Leon Trotsky  $25,885,000 $30,246,239 $56,131,239
9/20/2002 The Banger Sisters Harry  $30,306,281 $7,760,937 $38,067,218
12/14/2001 Lantana John Knox  $4,460,426 $0 $4,460,426
3/30/2001 Tailor of Panama Harry  $13,491,653 $14,000,000 $27,491,653
11/22/2000 Quills The Marquis de Sade  $7,060,876 $4,671,212 $11,732,088
10/29/1999 House on Haunted Hill Steven Price  $40,846,082 $24,244,459 $65,090,541
8/6/1999 Mystery Men Cassanova Frankenstein  $29,762,011 $3,700,000 $33,462,011
12/11/1998 Shakespeare in Love Philip Henslowe  $100,317,794 $179,182,206 $279,500,000
11/6/1998 Elizabeth Sir Francis Walsingham  $30,082,699 $52,067,943 $82,150,642
5/1/1998 Les Miserables Javert  $13,887,945 $0 $13,887,945
12/31/1997 Oscar and Lucinda Narrator (voice)  $1,612,957 $0 $1,612,957
4/30/1997 Children of the Revolution Zachary Welch  $845,391 $0 $845,391
11/22/1996 Shine David Helfgott (adult)  $35,811,509 $852,386 $36,663,895
Movies: 38Totals:$2,971,952,463$5,641,076,339$8,613,028,802
  Averages:$78,209,275$148,449,377$226,658,653

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/26/2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Te… $62,983,253 4,276 $172,558,876 $794,758,876 21.7%
7/1/2016 The Daughter $0 2 $67,149 $1,403,441 4.8%
2/26/2016 Gods of Egypt $14,123,903 3,117 $31,153,464 $133,553,464 23.3%
1/3/2014 La migiliore offerta $2,595 15 $88,719 $88,719 100.0%
11/8/2013 The Book Thief $105,005 1,316 $21,488,481 $76,086,711 28.2%
9/7/2012 The Eye of the Storm $25,785 9 $83,566 $2,226,888 3.8%
5/20/2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger… $90,151,958 4,164 $241,063,875 $1,045,663,875 23.1%
11/26/2010 The King’s Speech $355,450 2,584 $138,797,449 $430,821,168 32.2%
9/10/2010 Bran Nue Dae $23,527 55 $113,568 $6,812,530 1.7%
6/19/2009 $9.99 $478 3 $52,107 $52,107 100.0%
5/24/2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’… $114,732,820 4,362 $309,420,425 $963,420,425 32.1%
7/9/2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse o… $46,630,690 3,416 $305,411,224 $634,954,103 48.1%
Movies: 12Totals:  $1,220,298,903$4,089,842,307 
 Averages:$27,427,9551,943$101,691,575$340,820,19234.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/17/2011 Green Lantern $53,174,303 3,816 $116,601,172 $219,535,492 53.1%
12/3/2010 The Warrior's Way $3,048,665 1,622 $5,666,340 $8,514,325 66.6%
9/24/2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of … $16,112,211 3,575 $55,675,313 $139,716,717 39.8%
10/12/2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age $6,153,075 2,006 $16,285,240 $74,870,866 21.8%
7/7/2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’… $135,634,554 4,133 $423,315,812 $1,066,215,812 39.7%
12/23/2005 Munich $4,152,260 1,498 $47,379,090 $131,492,772 36.0%
10/10/2003 Intolerable Cruelty $12,525,075 2,570 $35,327,628 $121,327,628 29.1%
5/30/2003 Finding Nemo $70,251,710 3,425 $380,529,370 $936,429,370 40.6%
10/29/1999 House on Haunted Hill $15,946,032 2,710 $40,846,082 $65,090,541 62.8%
12/11/1998 Shakespeare in Love $224,012 2,030 $100,317,794 $279,500,000 35.9%
11/6/1998 Elizabeth $275,131 624 $30,082,699 $82,150,642 36.6%
Movies: 11Totals:  $1,252,026,540$3,124,844,165 
 Averages:$28,863,3662,546$113,820,595$284,076,74242.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 108 $1,220,298,903
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 269 $1,252,026,540
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 125 $2,199,649,903
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 163 $1,500,100,546
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office 73 $1,256,492,124
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office 78 $2,971,952,463
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 34 $2,869,543,404
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 304 $1,872,817,625
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office 60 $4,169,935,339
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office 58 $3,289,342,121
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office 78 $2,132,933,916
Top Stars at the International Box Office 33 $5,641,076,339
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 56 $4,089,842,307
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 273 $3,124,844,165
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 71 $6,369,585,242
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office 81 $4,789,442,667
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 70 $3,389,426,040
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 39 $8,613,028,802
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office 89 98
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office 79 98
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office 77 98
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office 74 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office 78 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office 87 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 160 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office 44 179
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office 42 179
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 123 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 543 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 106 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office 80 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office 82 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office 79 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office 55 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office 57 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office 73 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 108 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office 25 189
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office 34 189
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office 85 121
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 443 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 420 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 330 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 74 140
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 52 140
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office 84 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office 81 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office 83 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office 60 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office 63 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office 75 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 116 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office 32 187
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office 37 187
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 106
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 520 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 488 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 404 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 84 125
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 58 125
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 439 $170,106,781
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 683 $21,624,154
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Theme Park Ride Movies 4 $1,028,454,400
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Musical or Opera Movies 59 $113,568
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $395,760,011
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 439 $56,741,552
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Theme Park Ride Movies 2 $2,410,342,879
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Musical or Opera Movies 41 $6,698,962
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $565,866,792
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 523 $78,365,706
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Theme Park Ride Movies 2 $3,438,797,279
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Musical or Opera Movies 47 $6,812,530
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies 68 $1,220,246,796
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Stop-Motion Animation Movies 51 $52,107
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies 13 $2,869,543,404
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies 27 $4,089,790,200
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Stop-Motion Animation Movies 51 $52,107
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,347 $321,543
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 12 $750,187,439
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 29 $330,992,472
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 56 $138,797,449
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,440 $8,035,254
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 9 $1,858,742,879
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 13 $710,741,552
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 10 $292,023,719
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,943 $8,356,797
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 12 $2,608,930,318
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 19 $1,041,734,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 22 $430,821,168
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 22 $1,059,607,864
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 122 $160,577,471
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Musical Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $113,568
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 7 $2,512,742,879
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies 40 $350,101,563
Top International Leading Stars for Musical Movies 85 $6,698,962
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 9 $3,572,350,743
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies 69 $510,679,034
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Musical Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $6,812,530
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 50 $1,220,007,362
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 275 $138,938,275
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 601-700) 632 $150,715
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 21 $2,866,063,790
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 134 $292,023,719
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 401-500) 452 $3,479,614
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 25 $4,086,071,152
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 175 $430,961,994
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 401-500) 490 $3,630,329
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 18 $1,028,454,400
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 458 $21,488,481
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 101-200) 196 $31,153,464
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 8 $2,410,342,879
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 299 $54,598,230
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies 77 $102,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 9 $3,438,797,279
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $76,086,711
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies 95 $133,553,464

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/7/2012 The Eye of the Storm Executive Producer $83,566 $2,143,322 $2,226,888
11/26/2010 The King’s Speech Executive Producer $138,797,449 $292,023,719 $430,821,168
Movies: 2Totals:$138,881,015$294,167,041$433,048,056
  Averages:$69,440,508$147,083,521$216,524,028





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