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Annette Bening

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $418,750,277 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #463)
Best-known acting roles: Carolyn Burnham (American Beauty), Sue (Open Range), Sydney Ellen Wade (The American President), Sylvie Fowler (The Women), Elise Kraft/Sharon Bridger (The Siege)
Most productive collaborators: Lisa Cholodenko, Denzel Washington, Edward Zwick, Meg Ryan, Diane English

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading12$232,400,729$186,349,548$418,750,277
Supporting7$148,179,027$234,525,260$382,704,287
Lead Ensemble Member3$27,489,101$17,347,152$44,836,253
Narrator1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)11$239,213,755$54,549,656$293,763,411

Career Trend

This graph shows Annette Bening’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 Awards Season: BAFTA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The BAFTA nominations were announced and this time The Shape of Water led the way with 12 nominations. The same films appear on many of the lists of nominees, but so far no one film has come to dominate the list. This makes it interesting, to say the least. There’s a good chance no one film will win the majority of prestige awards and that multiple films will have lots of reason to celebrate on February 18th when the awards are handed out. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Will 2017 Fade Away?

December 29th, 2017

In The Fade

This weekend is very literally the last chance for a film to qualify for the Oscars and for most Awards Season ceremonies, it is too late as voting has already begun. This explains why there are only three films on this week’s list, only two of which have any reviews. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is easily the best, but I’m still unsure if it will thrive in limited release. More...

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Trailer

December 8th, 2017

Historical drama starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell opens December 29 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 23rd, 2016

Moonlight

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 15th, 2014

July 14th, 2014

There is actually a $100 million hit on this week's list of new releases, which puts it miles ahead of most of recent weeks. Unfortunately, that new release is Rio 2, which isn't terrible, but it certainly isn't Pick of the Week material either. Worse still, there is practically no depth this week and almost none of the new DVDs / Blu-rays are Pick of the Week contenders. Fortunately, "Weird Al" Yankovic comes to the rescue with Mandatory Fun, which is a CD, which I normally don't talk about. As far as DVDs and Blu-rays are concerned, Orphan Black: Season 2 on Blu-ray is clearly the best. More...

Limited Releases are Looking Grand

March 7th, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

This week the list of limited releases includes The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is earning amazing buzz and arguably better reviews. It will likely dominate the per theater chart so much so that the rest of the films might suffer as as result. This would be too bad, because there are several other films that deserve to find an audience. Grand Piano and In Fear are both earning great reviews, but as horror films playing on Video on Demand, their box office numbers will be nothing more than an afterthought. There are also a couple of comedies I'm interested in seeing, Journey To The West and No Clue, although the latter is only playing in Canada. More...

Limited Releases Grab Your Attention

July 19th, 2013

Every week we try and find a limited release with potential to expand significantly. This week there are two such films that appeared to be contenders: Girl Most Likely and Only God Forgives. Then the reviews came in and the chances of limited release success became a lot more limited. There are a few films earning stunning reviews: The Act of Killing, Blackfish, and Ways to Live Forever. I'm not sure any will expand significantly. Grabbers' reviews are not quite as strong, but it is the film I'm looking forward to seeing the most. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Grifters

May 7th, 2013

There are a flood of Blu-rays from Echo Bridge coming out this week. This includes The Hoax (Buy from Amazon), which I previously reviewed; Dragon Lord (Buy from Amazon), a Jackie Chan film from 1982; Fortress (Buy from Amazon) a middling sci-fi action film; and many others. I was able to get screeners for three of these films, starting with The Grifters. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/8/2019 Captain Marvel   $0 $0 $0
9/21/2018 Life Itself Dr. Kate Morris  $0 $0 $0
5/11/2018 The Seagull Irina Arkadina  $1,229,431 $0 $1,229,431
11/17/2017 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Gloria Grahame  $1,024,266 $2,818,695 $3,842,961
12/25/2016 20th Century Women Dorothea  $5,664,763 $1,480,125 $7,144,888
11/23/2016 Rules Don’t Apply Lucy Mabrey  $3,652,206 $219,242 $3,871,448
3/20/2015 Danny Collins Mary Sinclair  $5,637,066 $1,864,066 $7,501,132
10/25/2013 The Face of Love Nikki  $385,069 $773,808 $1,158,877
7/19/2013 Girl Most Likely Zelda  $1,378,591 $1,193,150 $2,571,741
10/19/2012 Ginger & Rosa Bella  $1,012,973 $402,923 $1,415,896
10/19/2012 Yogawoman Narrator  $0 $0 $0
7/25/2012 Ruby Sparks Gertrude  $2,540,106 $6,241,952 $8,782,058
7/9/2010 The Kids Are All Right Nic  $20,811,365 $15,464,104 $36,275,469
5/7/2010 Mother and Child Karen  $1,110,509 $5,426,670 $6,537,179
12/31/2008 A Woman of No Importance   $0 $0 $0
9/12/2008 The Women Sylvie Fowler  $26,902,075 $23,201,733 $50,103,808
10/20/2006 Running With Scissors Deirdre Burroughs  $6,860,000 $1,846,701 $8,706,701
10/15/2004 Being Julia Julia Lambert  $7,739,049 $6,749,656 $14,488,705
8/15/2003 Open Range Sue  $58,331,254 $10,282,738 $68,613,992
3/3/2000 What Planet Are You From? Susan Hart-Anderson  $6,291,602 $0 $6,291,602
9/15/1999 American Beauty Carolyn Burnham  $130,058,047 $226,200,000 $356,258,047
1/15/1999 In Dreams Claire Cooper  $12,017,369 $0 $12,017,369
11/6/1998 The Siege Elise Kraft/Sharon Bridger  $40,934,175 $75,691,623 $116,625,798
12/13/1996 Mars Attacks! Barbara Land  $37,771,017 $63,600,000 $101,371,017
12/29/1995 Richard III Queen Elizabeth  $2,684,904 $1,514,430 $4,199,334
11/17/1995 The American President Sydney Ellen Wade  $60,022,813 $47,800,000 $107,822,813
10/21/1994 Love Affair Terry McKay  $18,272,894 $0 $18,272,894
12/13/1991 Bugsy Virginia Hill  $49,103,967 $0 $49,103,967
7/10/1991 Regarding Henry Sarah  $43,001,500 $0 $43,001,500
3/15/1991 Guilty by Suspicion Ruth Merrill  $9,445,090 $0 $9,445,090
12/7/1990 The Grifters Myra Langtry  $12,850,000 $0 $12,850,000
9/12/1990 Postcards from the Edge Evelyn Ames  $37,963,281 $0 $37,963,281
11/1/1989 Valmont Merteuil  $1,132,000 $0 $1,132,000
6/17/1988 The Great Outdoors Kate  $41,455,230 $0 $41,455,230
Movies: 34Totals:$647,282,612$492,771,616$1,140,054,228
  Averages:$19,037,724$14,493,283$33,531,007

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/17/2017 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool $45,192 107 $1,024,266 $3,842,961 26.7%
12/25/2016 20th Century Women $111,200 650 $5,664,763 $7,144,888 79.3%
10/25/2013 The Face of Love $25,800 42 $385,069 $1,158,877 33.2%
7/19/2013 Girl Most Likely $694,447 351 $1,378,591 $2,571,741 53.6%
10/19/2012 Ginger & Rosa $42,838 99 $1,012,973 $1,415,896 71.5%
7/9/2010 The Kids Are All Right $491,971 994 $20,811,365 $36,275,469 57.4%
5/7/2010 Mother and Child $43,040 119 $1,110,509 $6,537,179 17.0%
9/12/2008 The Women $10,155,121 2,995 $26,902,075 $50,103,808 53.7%
10/20/2006 Running With Scissors $226,108 586 $6,860,000 $8,706,701 78.8%
8/15/2003 Open Range $14,047,781 2,268 $58,331,254 $68,613,992 85.0%
1/15/1999 In Dreams $4,593,872 1,682 $12,017,369 $12,017,369 100.0%
11/6/1998 The Siege $13,931,285 2,582 $40,934,175 $116,625,798 35.1%
12/13/1996 Mars Attacks! $9,384,272 1,955 $37,771,017 $101,371,017 37.3%
12/29/1995 Richard III $91,915 130 $2,684,904 $4,199,334 63.9%
7/10/1991 Regarding Henry $6,146,782 1,090 $43,001,500 $43,001,500 100.0%
Movies: 15Totals:  $259,889,830$463,586,530 
 Averages:$4,002,1081,043$17,325,989$30,905,76959.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/8/2019 Captain Marvel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/21/2018 Life Itself $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/23/2016 Rules Don’t Apply $1,589,625 2,386 $3,652,206 $3,871,448 94.3%
3/20/2015 Danny Collins $72,459 739 $5,637,066 $7,501,132 75.1%
7/25/2012 Ruby Sparks $140,822 261 $2,540,106 $8,782,058 28.9%
3/3/2000 What Planet Are You From? $3,008,746 2,248 $6,291,602 $6,291,602 100.0%
9/15/1999 American Beauty $861,531 1,990 $130,058,047 $356,258,047 36.5%
Movies: 7Totals:  $148,179,027$382,704,287 
 Averages:$810,4551,089$21,168,432$54,672,04167.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 603 $259,889,830
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,901-10,000) 9,910 $148,179,027
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,567 $646,053,181
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,940 $179,625,879
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,856 $647,282,612
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 859 $203,696,700
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,720 $234,525,260
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,138 $492,771,616
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,180 $176,690,788
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,776 $492,771,616
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 742 $463,586,530
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,101-8,200) 8,103 $382,704,287
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,074 $1,138,824,797
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,039 $356,316,667
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,506 $1,140,054,228
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 102 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 99 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 105 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 108 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 58 114
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 154 52
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 52
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 212 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 221 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 230 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 357 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 386 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 428 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office 93 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 118 69
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 262 28
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 264 28
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 279 28
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 319 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 366 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 406 5
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 521 $141,201,020
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 379 $77,208,623
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 428 $1,024,266
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $2,684,904
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 42 $37,771,017
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 630 $123,634,136
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 706 $12,129,439
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 327 $2,818,695
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 99 $1,514,430
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 35 $63,600,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 577 $264,835,156
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 519 $89,338,062
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 427 $3,842,961
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $4,199,334
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 42 $101,371,017
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 457 $259,889,830
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 614 $203,696,700
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 539 $463,586,530
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 409 $146,540,653
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $37,771,017
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 205 $67,693,894
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $7,884,266
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 448 $121,751,088
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 258 $63,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 469 $13,680,216
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 347 $4,665,396
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 423 $268,291,741
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 267 $101,371,017
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $81,374,110
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 384 $12,549,662
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 432 $40,934,175
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 314 $93,723,048
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 337 $54,883,984
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 295 $12,017,369
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 36 $58,331,254
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 423 $75,691,623
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $105,305,688
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 692 $12,416,651
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 54 $10,282,738
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 421 $116,625,798
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 228 $199,028,736
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 453 $67,300,635
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $12,017,369
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 47 $68,613,992
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 554 $110,451,225
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $149,438,605
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 634 $89,171,614
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 367 $114,525,086
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 604 $199,622,839
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 312 $263,963,691
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 420 $58,331,254
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 538 $37,771,017
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 542 $6,860,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 394 $40,934,175
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 343 $43,001,500
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 175 $2,684,904
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 473 $10,282,738
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 375 $63,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 479 $1,846,701
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $75,691,623
Top International Leading Stars for MGM Movies 82 $1,514,430
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 472 $68,613,992
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 440 $101,371,017
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 563 $8,706,701
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 331 $116,625,798
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 384 $43,001,500
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $4,199,334


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