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Alexander Skarsgård

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $672,209,526 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #308)
Best-known acting roles: John Clayton Tarzan (The Legend of Tarzan), Commander Stone Hopper (Battleship), Father (The Giver), Meekus (Zoolander), Charlie (Straw Dogs)
Most productive collaborators: David Yates, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Cozad, Craig Brewer, Margot Robbie

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading6$207,017,553$465,191,973$672,209,526
Supporting5$94,730,334$47,783,291$142,513,625
(Unclassified)5$0$310,273$310,273

Career Trend

This graph shows Alexander Skarsgård’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


Limited and VOD Releases: Will Journey Travel a Long Distance?

February 3rd, 2017

Journey to the West 2

A few films on this week’s list could be called the biggest limited release of the week. The Comedian is the biggest in terms of star power. Journey to the West 2 is the biggest in terms of worldwide box office. I Am Not Your Negro is the biggest in terms of Awards Season success. Journey to the West 2 should have the biggest opening, but I’m not sure if it will earn mainstream success. 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...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

January 17th, 2016

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl opened with amazing reviews and even scored some major Season Nominations. However, it never really caught on with moviegoers. When this happens, there's the chance the film can be dismissed as one aimed solely at critics and not the average moviegoer. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season

July 11th, 2014

For the past couple of seasons of True Blood, there have been troubling signs. The show was clearly off its peak in terms of quality and this was adversely affecting its ratings as well. It was still a good show, but no longer a great show. Season Six saw the show earn its weakest ratings since season one, which was before it was discovered by most people. Is this also a sign that these troubling signs finally broke and True Blood is now just a shadow of what it once was? More...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 19th, 2013

Part III of the Holiday Gift Guide is a little late due to reasons you probably don't want to hear the details about. (I believe I've developed a food allergy to something in Eggnog.) The third installment of our holiday gift guide includes independent films, classics, foreign films, etc. The fastest way to find gifts is to go to the Independent Spirit Awards nominations and find any film that is on that list that is already out on DVD / Blu-ray (Frances Ha, Mud, etc.). Unfortunately, most of the films competing for Awards Season glory are still in theaters and not available as gifts. But there are still many films worth picking up, starting with... More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season

May 22nd, 2013

The last time I reviewed True Blood, I mentioned the ratings were flat between season four and season three. I also concluded the quality of the show was also flat. Season five saw its ratings drop for the first time during the show's run. Is this drop in ratings accompanied by an equal drop is quality? And if so, is the show no longer worth checking out? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 The Aftermath   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Dwarf   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Hummingbird Project   $0 $0 $0
7/1/2016 The Legend of Tarzan John Clayton Tarzan  $126,643,061 $222,500,000 $349,143,061
9/15/2015 Hidden   $0 $310,273 $310,273
8/7/2015 The Diary of a Teenage Girl Monroe  $1,477,002 $802,957 $2,279,959
8/15/2014 The Giver Father  $45,090,374 $10,000,000 $55,090,374
5/31/2013 The East Benji  $2,274,649 $753,307 $3,027,956
5/3/2013 What Maisie Knew Lincoln  $1,065,000 $221,501 $1,286,501
4/12/2013 Disconnect Derek Hull  $1,436,862 $70,448 $1,507,310
5/18/2012 Battleship Commander Stone Hopper  $65,233,400 $239,984,828 $305,218,228
11/11/2011 Melancholia Michael  $3,030,848 $18,786,450 $21,817,298
10/28/2011 13 Jack  $0 $3,317,662 $3,317,662
9/16/2011 Straw Dogs Charlie  $10,324,441 $929,380 $11,253,821
9/30/2005 The Last Drop Leuitenant Voller  $0 $0 $0
9/28/2001 Zoolander Meekus  $45,172,250 $15,608,731 $60,780,981
Movies: 16Totals:$301,747,887$513,285,537$815,033,424
  Averages:$18,859,243$32,080,346$50,939,589

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/1/2016 The Legend of Tarzan $38,527,856 3,591 $126,643,061 $349,143,061 36.3%
8/7/2015 The Diary of a Teenage Girl $52,334 795 $1,477,002 $2,279,959 64.8%
5/31/2013 The East $77,031 195 $2,274,649 $3,027,956 75.1%
5/3/2013 What Maisie Knew $21,480 122 $1,065,000 $1,286,501 82.8%
5/18/2012 Battleship $25,534,825 3,702 $65,233,400 $305,218,228 21.4%
9/16/2011 Straw Dogs $5,123,760 2,408 $10,324,441 $11,253,821 91.7%
Movies: 6Totals:  $207,017,553$672,209,526 
 Averages:$11,556,2141,802$34,502,926$112,034,92162.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/15/2014 The Giver $12,305,016 3,003 $45,090,374 $55,090,374 81.8%
4/12/2013 Disconnect $123,597 180 $1,436,862 $1,507,310 95.3%
11/11/2011 Melancholia $257,174 145 $3,030,848 $21,817,298 13.9%
10/28/2011 13 $0 0 $0 $3,317,662 0.0%
9/28/2001 Zoolander $15,525,043 2,522 $45,172,250 $60,780,981 74.3%
Movies: 5Totals:  $94,730,334$142,513,625 
 Averages:$5,642,1661,170$18,946,067$28,502,72553.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 707 $207,017,553
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,101-15,200) 15,106 $94,730,334
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,347 $301,747,887
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,420 $256,575,637
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 25,101-25,200) 25,112 $45,172,250
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,874 $301,747,887
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 461 $465,191,973
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 24,301-24,400) 24,391 $47,783,291
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,927 $512,975,264
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,045 $494,048,871
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 29,801-29,900) 29,897 $18,926,393
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,519 $513,285,537
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 536 $672,209,526
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,901-20,000) 20,000 $142,513,625
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,400 $814,723,151
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,178 $750,624,508
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 28,101-28,200) 28,137 $64,098,643
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,994 $815,033,424
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 303 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 294 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 277 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 207 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 214 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 199 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 151 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 150 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 204 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 212 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 192 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 195 78
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,067 $2,274,649
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $127,708,061
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 201-300) 243 $1,477,002
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 283 $10,324,441
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 11 $65,233,400
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,385 $753,307
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $222,721,501
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $802,957
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $929,380
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 12 $239,984,828
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,534 $3,027,956
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $350,429,562
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 201-300) 273 $2,279,959
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 301-400) 323 $11,253,821
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 16 $305,218,228
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 529 $207,017,553
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 310 $465,191,973
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 392 $672,209,526
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 635 $78,897,490
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 116 $128,120,063
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 241 $241,889,016
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 97 $223,302,957
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 342 $320,786,506
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 98 $351,423,020
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 441 $126,643,061
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 334 $65,233,400
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 891 $4,816,651
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 426 $10,324,441
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 390 $222,500,000
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 239 $239,984,828
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,088 $1,777,765
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 535 $929,380
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 424 $349,143,061
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 269 $305,218,228
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,159 $6,594,416
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 487 $11,253,821
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 361 $194,151,110
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,112 $12,866,443
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $463,238,135
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,449 $1,953,838
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $657,389,245
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,329 $14,820,281
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 231 $126,643,061
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 265 $65,233,400
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 525 $10,324,441
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 151 $222,500,000
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 116 $239,984,828
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $929,380
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 188 $349,143,061
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $305,218,228
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 552 $11,253,821


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