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Lin Shaye

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $1,576,658,834 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,015)
Best-known acting roles: Elise (Insidious Chapter 2), Magda (There's Something About Mary), Elise Rainier (Insidious: The Last Key), Elise Rainier (Insidious Chapter 3), Paulina Zander (Ouija)
Most productive collaborators: Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, James Wan, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting24$827,028,253$749,630,581$1,576,658,834
Leading2$48,376,140$44,200,000$92,576,140
(Unclassified)8$63,961,443$7,955,536$71,916,979

Career Trend

This graph shows Lin Shaye’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: January

January 1st, 2018

Paddington 2

2017 wasn’t a good year. It started out well and ended on a high note, but the summer was a disaster and that proved to be too much for the rest of the year to overcome. Fortunately, The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are still doing very well and will help January get off to a fast start. Unfortunately, the biggest new release of January is Paddington 2 and it isn’t expected to match its predecessor at the box office; it certainly won’t top $100 million domestically. It is unlikely any of the Oscar contenders will hit the century mark in January either. This is really bad news, as last January, we had a new release, Split and an Oscar contender, Hidden Figures, which both topped that milestone with ease. 2018 should get off to a faster start in the first two weeks, but overall, this month will end with a loss. More...

2013 Preview: September

September 1st, 2013

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/5/2018 Insidious: The Last Key Elise Rainier  $48,376,140 $44,200,000 $92,576,140
6/2/2017 All About the Money Mrs. Womack  $0 $0 $0
4/28/2017 Buster’s Mal Heart Pauline  $73,121 $0 $73,121
4/28/2017 The Black Room Miss Black  $0 $0 $0
4/20/2017 Grow House Mrs. Gilliam  $0 $0 $0
12/9/2016 Abattoir Allie  $0 $470,988 $470,988
10/21/2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil Lina Zander (2013)  $35,144,505 $46,687,361 $81,831,866
10/14/2016 Jack Goes Home Teresa  $0 $0 $0
6/5/2015 Insidious Chapter 3 Elise Rainier  $52,218,558 $68,459,886 $120,678,444
10/24/2014 Ouija Paulina Zander  $50,856,010 $52,827,332 $103,683,342
6/13/2014 The Signal Mirabelle  $600,896 $0 $600,896
9/13/2013 Insidious Chapter 2 Elise  $83,586,447 $78,335,068 $161,921,515
1/25/2013 noobz Mrs. Theodore  $0 $0 $0
4/13/2012 The Three Stooges Nurse Crotchet  $44,338,224 $9,714,025 $54,052,249
4/6/2012 Take Me Home   $15,374 $0 $15,374
3/30/2012 Losing Control Dolores  $0 $0 $0
10/31/2011 Chillerama   $0 $0 $0
4/1/2011 Insidious Elise Rainier  $54,009,150 $45,861,736 $99,870,886
8/18/2009 Stuntmen   $0 $0 $0
6/26/2009 My Sister's Keeper Nurse Adele  $49,200,230 $47,472,772 $96,673,002
6/12/2009 Unbeatable Harold   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2008 Confessions of an Action Star Samantha Jones  $0 $0 $0
8/18/2006 Snakes on a Plane Grace  $34,020,814 $28,000,000 $62,020,814
9/10/2004 Cellular Exotic Car Driver  $32,003,620 $29,472,364 $61,475,984
12/12/2003 Stuck On You Makeup Babe  $33,832,741 $29,704,423 $63,537,164
3/21/2003 Boat Trip Sonja  $8,586,376 $6,347,337 $14,933,713
8/13/1999 Detroit Rock City Mrs. Bruce  $4,217,115 $1,608,199 $5,825,314
10/30/1998 Living Out Loud   $12,905,901 $0 $12,905,901
7/15/1998 There's Something About Mary Magda  $176,484,651 $193,400,000 $369,884,651
12/16/1994 Dumb & Dumber Mrs. Neugeboren  $127,175,374 $119,224,626 $246,400,000
10/14/1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare Nurse with Pills  $18,090,181 $0 $18,090,181
8/12/1994 Corrina, Corrina Repeat Nanny  $20,146,496 $0 $20,146,496
2/5/1993 Loaded Weapon 1 Witness  $27,979,399 $0 $27,979,399
11/9/1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street Teacher  $25,504,513 $0 $25,504,513
Movies: 34Totals:$939,365,836$801,786,117$1,741,151,953
  Averages:$27,628,407$23,581,945$51,210,352

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/5/2018 Insidious: The Last Key $29,581,355 3,150 $48,376,140 $92,576,140 52.3%
4/28/2017 The Black Room $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $48,376,140$92,576,140 
 Averages:$14,790,6781,575$24,188,070$46,288,07052.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/2/2017 All About the Money $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/28/2017 Buster’s Mal Heart $7,137 18 $73,121 $73,121 100.0%
4/20/2017 Grow House $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/9/2016 Abattoir $0 0 $0 $470,988 0.0%
10/21/2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil $14,065,500 3,168 $35,144,505 $81,831,866 42.9%
10/14/2016 Jack Goes Home $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/5/2015 Insidious Chapter 3 $22,692,741 3,014 $52,218,558 $120,678,444 43.3%
10/24/2014 Ouija $19,875,995 2,899 $50,856,010 $103,683,342 49.0%
6/13/2014 The Signal $155,642 204 $600,896 $600,896 100.0%
9/13/2013 Insidious Chapter 2 $40,272,103 3,155 $83,586,447 $161,921,515 51.6%
1/25/2013 noobz $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/13/2012 The Three Stooges $17,010,125 3,482 $44,338,224 $54,052,249 82.0%
3/30/2012 Losing Control $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/1/2011 Insidious $13,271,464 2,419 $54,009,150 $99,870,886 54.1%
8/18/2009 Stuntmen $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/26/2009 My Sister's Keeper $12,442,212 2,606 $49,200,230 $96,673,002 50.9%
6/12/2009 Unbeatable Harold $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/18/2006 Snakes on a Plane $15,206,301 3,555 $34,020,814 $62,020,814 54.9%
9/10/2004 Cellular $10,100,571 2,763 $32,003,620 $61,475,984 52.1%
12/12/2003 Stuck On You $9,411,055 3,007 $33,832,741 $63,537,164 53.2%
7/15/1998 There's Something About Mary $13,740,644 2,557 $176,484,651 $369,884,651 47.7%
12/16/1994 Dumb & Dumber $16,363,442 2,565 $127,175,374 $246,400,000 51.6%
2/5/1993 Loaded Weapon 1 $9,202,722 2,015 $27,979,399 $27,979,399 100.0%
11/9/1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street $1,271,000 274 $25,504,513 $25,504,513 100.0%
Movies: 24Totals:  $827,028,253$1,576,658,834 
 Averages:$8,962,0271,571$34,459,511$65,694,11860.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,609 $48,376,140
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 692 $827,028,253
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 811 $939,350,462
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 929 $414,674,946
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,253 $426,708,633
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,003 $939,365,836
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,617 $44,200,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,544 $749,630,581
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,492 $801,786,117
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,174 $430,727,678
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,028 $335,102,903
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,845 $801,786,117
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,607 $92,576,140
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,015 $1,576,658,834
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,053 $1,741,136,579
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,035 $845,402,624
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,625 $761,811,536
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,295 $1,741,151,953
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 77 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 66 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 63 100
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,023 $48,376,140
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,024 $44,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,025 $92,576,140
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,347 $48,376,140
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,340 $44,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,337 $92,576,140
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 882 $48,376,140
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 811 $44,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 828 $92,576,140
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies 91 $48,376,140
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 113 $44,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $92,576,140
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 829 $48,376,140
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 768 $44,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 797 $92,576,140
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 331 $48,376,140
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 284 $44,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $92,576,140


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