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Molly Shannon

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,877,297,897 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #758)
Best-known acting roles: Wanda (Hotel Transylvania 2), Wanda (Hotel Transylvania), Betty Lou Who (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Mrs. Dennit (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), Melody (Bad Teacher)
Most productive collaborators: Adam Sandler, Genndy Tartakovsky, Andy Samberg, Robert Smigel, Selena Gomez

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting19$1,096,257,553$781,040,344$1,877,297,897
Leading4$1,653,490$24,877$1,678,367
Lead Ensemble Member3$150,252,325$230,192,764$380,445,089
Cameo2$203,661,341$151,151,000$354,812,341
Inverviewee1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)13$199,532,396$101,226,516$300,758,912

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured TV on DVD Review: Divorce: Season One

May 8th, 2017

Divorce: Season One

This HBO comedy has an impressive cast, but its reviews were merely good and its ratings were weak compared to most other HBO shows. It did well enough to get a second season, but will audiences come back? Will those who missed it the first time want to check it out on the home market? More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Winners - Moonlight has a Serious Night

February 26th, 2017

Moonlight

The Independent Spirit Awards winners were handed out last night. While they are rarely a good predictor for the Oscars, Moonlight’s performance was so dominant that its chances of winning Oscars have ticked up a couple of percentage points. 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...

Limited and VOD Releases: Live Long and Prosper

September 9th, 2016

Other People

The week’s list is flooded with documentaries on all number of subjects. Of these, For the Love of Spock is the only I’m most interested in seeing and the critics are with me on that one. However, it is not the most likely film when it comes to box office success. I would have to give that to Other People, although being on Video on Demand might stop it from being seen in theaters. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Life After Beth

October 20th, 2014

Life After Beth opened with strong buzz, especially for a limited release, but the reviews were mixed and it struggled to find an audience in theaters. It also debuted on Video on Demand, so that didn't help its box office numbers. Now that it is out on the home market, is it worth a look? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/13/2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Wanda  $0 $0 $0
2/23/2018 Half Magic   $0 $0 $0
8/4/2017 Fun Mom Dinner   $0 $24,877 $24,877
6/30/2017 The Little Hours   $1,647,175 $0 $1,647,175
9/9/2016 Other People Joanne  $91,441 $0 $91,441
11/10/2015 Come Simi   $0 $0 $0
10/2/2015 Addicted to Fresno Margaret  $0 $25 $25
9/25/2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 Wanda  $169,700,110 $301,051,288 $470,751,398
8/11/2015 I Am Chris Farley Herself  $0 $0 $0
6/12/2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Denise  $6,758,416 $2,507,764 $9,266,180
6/4/2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Atte… Emily McCoy  $0 $0 $0
8/15/2014 Life After Beth Geenie Slocum  $80,315 $254,176 $334,491
6/6/2014 Trust Me Janice  $0 $247,123 $247,123
4/12/2013 Scary Movie V Heather  $32,015,787 $46,598,194 $78,613,981
9/28/2012 Hotel Transylvania Wanda  $148,313,048 $230,192,764 $378,505,812
4/27/2012 The Five-Year Engagement Onion Chef  $28,700,285 $32,923,534 $61,623,819
6/24/2011 Bad Teacher Melody  $100,292,856 $115,156,141 $215,448,997
5/29/2009 What Goes Up   $5,290 $0 $5,290
9/19/2008 Igor Eva  $19,528,602 $11,484,747 $31,013,349
6/22/2007 Evan Almighty Eve Adams  $100,289,690 $73,841,639 $174,131,329
4/27/2007 Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace Trish  $21,908 $0 $21,908
4/13/2007 Year of the Dog Peggy  $1,540,141 $0 $1,540,141
2/23/2007 Gray Matters Carrie  $71,561 $0 $71,561
10/20/2006 Marie Antoinette Anne Victoire  $15,962,471 $44,900,000 $60,862,471
8/4/2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… Mrs. Dennit  $148,213,377 $14,657,148 $162,870,525
7/14/2006 Little Man Soccer Mom  $58,636,047 $43,000,000 $101,636,047
4/14/2006 Scary Movie 4 Marilyn  $90,710,620 $88,000,000 $178,710,620
10/10/2003 Good Boy! Owen's Mom  $37,667,746 $7,644,471 $45,312,217
8/22/2003 My Boss's Daughter Audrey  $15,549,702 $0 $15,549,702
8/15/2003 American Splendor Stage Actor Joyce  $6,003,587 $2,682,045 $8,685,632
10/5/2001 Serendipity Eve  $50,255,310 $27,221,987 $77,477,297
8/10/2001 Osmosis Jones Mrs. Boyd  $13,596,911 $0 $13,596,911
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer Gail  $292,102 $0 $292,102
6/22/2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 (voice)  $112,950,721 $63,151,000 $176,101,721
11/17/2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Betty Lou Who  $260,044,825 $85,096,578 $345,141,403
10/8/1999 Superstar Mary Katherine Gallagher  $30,628,981 $0 $30,628,981
4/9/1999 Never Been Kissed Anita  $55,474,757 $0 $55,474,757
3/5/1999 Analyze This Caroline  $106,885,658 $70,000,000 $176,885,658
10/16/1998 Happiness Nancy  $2,746,453 $3,000,000 $5,746,453
10/2/1998 A Night at the Roxbury Emily Sanderson  $30,331,165 $0 $30,331,165
1/12/1996 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace Homeless Lady  $2,396,302 $0 $2,396,302
11/3/1989 The Phantom of the Opera Meg (New York)  $3,953,745 $0 $3,953,745
Movies: 42Totals:$1,651,357,105$1,263,635,501$2,914,992,606
  Averages:$39,318,026$30,086,560$69,404,586

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/4/2017 Fun Mom Dinner $0 0 $0 $24,877 0.0%
6/30/2017 The Little Hours $56,676 173 $1,647,175 $1,647,175 100.0%
9/9/2016 Other People $36,997 12 $91,441 $91,441 100.0%
9/28/2012 Hotel Transylvania $42,522,194 3,384 $148,313,048 $378,505,812 39.2%
4/27/2007 Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace $15,598 11 $21,908 $21,908 100.0%
4/13/2007 Year of the Dog $108,223 152 $1,540,141 $1,540,141 100.0%
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer $17,481 12 $292,102 $292,102 100.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $151,905,815$382,123,456 
 Averages:$6,108,167535$21,700,831$54,589,06577.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/2/2015 Addicted to Fresno $0 0 $0 $25 0.0%
9/25/2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 $48,464,322 3,768 $169,700,110 $470,751,398 36.0%
6/12/2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl $196,496 870 $6,758,416 $9,266,180 72.9%
6/4/2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Atte… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/15/2014 Life After Beth $15,843 20 $80,315 $334,491 24.0%
6/6/2014 Trust Me $0 0 $0 $247,123 0.0%
4/12/2013 Scary Movie V $14,157,367 3,402 $32,015,787 $78,613,981 40.7%
4/27/2012 The Five-Year Engagement $10,610,060 2,941 $28,700,285 $61,623,819 46.6%
6/24/2011 Bad Teacher $31,603,106 3,049 $100,292,856 $215,448,997 46.6%
9/19/2008 Igor $7,803,347 2,341 $19,528,602 $31,013,349 63.0%
6/22/2007 Evan Almighty $31,192,615 3,636 $100,289,690 $174,131,329 57.6%
2/23/2007 Gray Matters $25,711 19 $71,561 $71,561 100.0%
8/4/2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… $47,042,215 3,807 $148,213,377 $162,870,525 91.0%
8/22/2003 My Boss's Daughter $4,855,798 2,206 $15,549,702 $15,549,702 100.0%
10/5/2001 Serendipity $13,309,241 2,610 $50,255,310 $77,477,297 64.9%
11/17/2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $55,820,330 3,256 $260,044,825 $345,141,403 75.3%
4/9/1999 Never Been Kissed $11,836,707 2,500 $55,474,757 $55,474,757 100.0%
3/5/1999 Analyze This $18,383,507 2,537 $106,885,658 $176,885,658 60.4%
1/12/1996 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace $1,643,530 1,589 $2,396,302 $2,396,302 100.0%
Movies: 19Totals:  $1,096,257,553$1,877,297,897 
 Averages:$15,629,4842,029$57,697,766$98,805,15259.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 880 $151,905,815
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 385 $1,096,257,553
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 659 $1,072,486,258
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 404 $846,204,102
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,515 $393,182,215
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 $203,661,341
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 374 $1,651,357,105
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 758 $230,217,641
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,460 $781,040,344
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,452 $562,111,231
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 763 $678,122,173
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,282 $321,651,065
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 206 $151,151,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 905 $1,263,635,501
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 804 $382,123,456
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 758 $1,877,297,897
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,177 $1,634,597,489
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 547 $1,524,326,275
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,892 $714,833,280
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 157 $354,812,341
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 610 $2,914,992,606
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 479 $151,905,815
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 403 $230,217,641
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 431 $382,123,456
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,519 $3,592,767
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $148,313,048
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,910 $24,877
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $230,192,764
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,283 $3,617,644
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $378,505,812
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,724 $3,592,767
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 222 $148,313,048
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,710 $24,877
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $230,192,764
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,240 $3,617,644
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 208 $378,505,812
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 412 $148,313,048
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,261 $314,010
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,125 $1,631,582
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 133 $1,647,175
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 379 $230,192,764
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,222 $24,877
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 394 $378,505,812
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,399 $338,887
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,500 $1,631,582
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 161 $1,647,175
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,511 $1,540,141
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,863 $314,010
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 342 $148,313,048
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $1,738,616
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,906 $24,877
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $230,192,764
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,633 $1,540,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,114 $338,887
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 293 $378,505,812
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 501-600) 589 $1,738,616
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $148,313,048
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 86 $230,192,764
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 91 $378,505,812


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