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Mark Rylance

Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actor based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $589,720,031 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #294)
Best-known acting roles: Dawcett (Dunkirk), James Donovan Halliday/Anorak (Ready Player One), Rudolf Abel (Bridge of Spies), Big Friendly Giant (The BFG), Cox (The Gunman)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLead Ensemble Member3$146,053,106$443,666,925$589,720,031
Supporting2$262,382,034$400,744,628$663,126,662
Leading2$58,874,581$144,421,454$203,296,035

Career Trend

This graph shows Mark Rylance’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: March

March 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

February was an amazing month, thanks mainly to Black Panther, but Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit were also significant hits and overall the month was a massive improvement over last February. Looking forward, there’s nothing opening in March that will earn as much in total as Black Panther did during its opening weekend. That said, A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One should have no trouble getting to $100 million, while Tomb Raider has a 50/50 chance of getting there. Unfortunately, compared to last March, this is still a pittance. There’s a chance that no film opening this March will earn as much in total as Beauty and the Beast opened with last march. We will need Black Panther to have good legs to keep 2018 ahead of 2017 by the end of the month. More...

2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation. 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 Actor

February 24th, 2016

Creed

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. Like the Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor 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: BAFTA - Winners - Revenant and Mad Max Lead the Way

February 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The BAFTA awards were handed out over the weekend. There were two main winners, The Revenant, which won most of its five awards in the high-prestige categories, and Mad Max: Fury Road, which earn all four of its awards in technical categories. It appears the Oscars will be very similar in that breakdown. 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...

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: SAG Nominations

December 9th, 2015

Trumbo

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced today and there are at least a few surprises to talk about. Trumbo led the way with three nominations, but there were six films with two nods apiece. Six!

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2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/29/2018 Ready Player One James Donovan Halliday/Anorak  $135,379,710 $440,687,382 $576,067,092
7/21/2017 Dunkirk Dawcett  $190,068,280 $310,447,909 $500,516,189
7/1/2016 The BFG Big Friendly Giant  $55,483,770 $144,421,454 $199,905,224
10/16/2015 Bridge of Spies Rudolf Abel  $72,313,754 $90,296,719 $162,610,473
3/20/2015 The Gunman Cox  $10,664,749 $2,979,543 $13,644,292
9/26/2014 Days and Nights Stephen  $8,647 $0 $8,647
1/26/1996 Angels and Insects William Adamson  $3,390,811 $0 $3,390,811
Movies: 7Totals:$467,309,721$988,833,007$1,456,142,728
  Averages:$66,758,532$141,261,858$208,020,390

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/29/2018 Ready Player One $41,769,050 4,234 $135,379,710 $576,067,092 23.5%
7/1/2016 The BFG $18,775,350 3,392 $55,483,770 $199,905,224 27.8%
3/20/2015 The Gunman $5,028,702 2,816 $10,664,749 $13,644,292 78.2%
9/26/2014 Days and Nights $6,003 1 $8,647 $8,647 100.0%
1/26/1996 Angels and Insects $39,089 91 $3,390,811 $3,390,811 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $204,927,687$793,016,066 
 Averages:$13,123,6392,107$40,985,537$158,603,21365.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/21/2017 Dunkirk $50,513,488 4,014 $190,068,280 $500,516,189 38.0%
10/16/2015 Bridge of Spies $15,371,203 2,873 $72,313,754 $162,610,473 44.5%
Movies: 2Totals:  $262,382,034$663,126,662 
 Averages:$32,942,3463,444$131,191,017$331,563,33141.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 724 $204,927,687
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,701 $262,382,034
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,377 $467,309,721
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 826 $463,918,910
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,758 $467,309,721
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 374 $588,088,379
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,155 $400,744,628
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,080 $988,833,007
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 491 $988,833,007
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,361 $988,833,007
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 476 $793,016,066
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,462 $663,126,662
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,452 $1,456,142,728
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 593 $1,452,751,917
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,755 $1,456,142,728
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 372 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 410 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 82 138
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 285 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 291 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 65 152
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 308 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 306 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 73 154
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $204,927,687
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 68 $588,088,379
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 87 $793,016,066
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,089 $14,064,207
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $190,863,480
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,667 $2,979,543
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 90 $585,108,836
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,507 $17,043,750
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 100 $775,972,316
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,462 $10,664,749
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 113 $135,379,710
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 403 $55,483,770
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 584 $3,399,458
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,776 $2,979,543
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 68 $440,687,382
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $144,421,454
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,769 $13,644,292
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 73 $576,067,092
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 315 $199,905,224
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 792 $3,399,458
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $190,863,480
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,813 $8,647
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 972 $3,390,811
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 428 $10,664,749
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $585,108,836
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 503 $2,979,543
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 204 $775,972,316
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,941 $8,647
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,341 $3,390,811
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 477 $13,644,292
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 479 $135,379,710
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,125 $14,055,560
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 630 $55,483,770
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,750 $8,647
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 263 $440,687,382
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,388 $2,979,543
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 389 $144,421,454
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $576,067,092
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,291 $17,035,103
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 456 $199,905,224
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,193 $8,647
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 227 $135,379,710
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 414 $55,483,770
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 79 $440,687,382
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 274 $144,421,454
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 112 $576,067,092
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 311 $199,905,224


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