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Mary Steenburgen

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 49 films, with $2,313,375,495 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #906)
Best-known acting roles: Grace Paxton (The Proposal), Elaine Stein (The Help), Emily (Elf), Carol (Book Club), Nancy Huff (Step Brothers)
Most productive collaborators: Sandra Bullock, Anne Fletcher, Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, David Hoberman
Born: February 8th, 1953 (65 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting21$883,889,306$549,926,484$1,433,815,790
Leading3$168,846,406$166,974,226$335,820,632
Lead Ensemble Member2$100,324,438$26,250,000$126,574,438
(Unclassified)23$287,125,468$130,039,167$417,164,635

Career Trend

This graph shows Mary Steenburgen’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: May

May 1st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

April was all about Avengers: Infinity War, which earned about as much during its opening weekend as the next two biggest films, A Quiet Place and Rampage, will earn in total. However, moving Infinity War to April has left a big gap for the first two weeks of May. It isn’t until Deadpool 2 debuts that we have a potential $100 million movie, while the week after Solo: A Star Wars Story closes the month on a strong note. Fortunately, both of those films are expected to earn more than $100 million during their opening weekends alone and combined could earn over $700 million domestically. Last May, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 helped the month get off to a fast start, but it was the only monster hit of the month. Infinity War opening a week early will mean the month will start slower, in terms of new releases, but Infinity War’s record-breaking debut should help 2018 come out ahead in the end. More...

Dean Trailer

March 23rd, 2017

Drama written and directed by, and starring Demetri Martin, with Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, and Mary Steenburgen opens June 2 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

March 9th, 2015

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya earned 100% positive reviews and picked up an Oscar nomination. On the other hand, it only managed $1.5 million in limited release, so it wasn't a big enough film to win on Oscar night. Should the film earn a wider audience? Or is the movie aimed more at critics than the average moviegoer? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Wilfred: Season Two

July 5th, 2013

Wilfred is a high concept show, which is both good and bad. On the positive side, it makes the show more interesting than 90% of the shows on TV. On the negative side, a high concept usually means a really short shelf life. These shows tend to run out of things to do with the concept and have to either end early, or live long enough to become just a standard TV show. Are there any signs that the show is suffering from this problem? Or will fans be eager to check out season two, and season three? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/18/2018 Book Club Carol  $67,791,123 $10,940,855 $78,731,978
9/1/2017 I Do…Until I Don’t   $276,608 $0 $276,608
6/2/2017 Dean Carol  $254,536 $0 $254,536
1/13/2017 The Book of Love Julia  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Katie Says Goodbye   $0 $0 $0
8/13/2015 A Walk in the Woods Jeannie  $29,499,394 $5,726,433 $35,225,827
1/23/2015 Song One Karen Ellis  $32,251 $404,838 $437,089
8/22/2014 The One I Love Mom  $511,635 $95,214 $606,849
11/23/2013 Kaguyahime no monogatari The Bamboo Cutter's Wife  $1,506,975 $17,737,432 $19,244,407
1/28/2013 Last Vegas Diana  $63,914,167 $49,000,000 $112,914,167
10/7/2011 Dirty Girl Peggy  $53,630 $53,993 $107,623
8/10/2011 The Help Elaine Stein  $169,705,587 $43,414,417 $213,120,004
12/31/2010 Elvis & Anabelle   $0 $0 $0
12/18/2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans?   $29,580,087 $50,900,479 $80,480,566
8/28/2009 The Open Road   $19,716 $0 $19,716
6/19/2009 The Proposal Grace Paxton  $163,958,031 $150,751,686 $314,709,717
12/5/2008 Nobel Son Sarah Michaelson  $539,572 $5,200 $544,772
11/26/2008 Four Christmases   $120,146,040 $48,165,518 $168,311,558
7/25/2008 Step Brothers Nancy Huff  $100,468,793 $28,000,000 $128,468,793
12/28/2007 Honeydripper Amanda Winship  $267,880 $0 $267,880
9/14/2007 The Brave One Carol  $36,793,804 $32,998,900 $69,792,704
12/29/2006 The Dead Girl Beverley  $19,875 $0 $19,875
3/31/2006 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing a… Marienne Hotchkiss  $349,132 $148,063 $497,195
11/7/2003 Elf Emily  $173,398,518 $46,837,892 $220,236,410
9/19/2003 Casa de los Babys Gayle  $475,940 $0 $475,940
6/21/2002 Sunshine State Francine Pickney  $3,064,356 $217,542 $3,281,898
12/28/2001 I Am Sam Dr. Blake, Expert Witness  $40,270,895 $52,271,523 $92,542,418
10/26/2001 Life as a House Coleen  $15,652,637 $8,236,521 $23,889,158
5/11/2001 The Trumpet of the Swan Mother  $152,525 $0 $152,525
10/11/1996 The Grass Harp Sister Ida  $493,007 $0 $493,007
12/20/1995 Nixon Hannah Nixon  $13,668,249 $21,000,000 $34,668,249
10/27/1995 Powder Jessie Caldwell  $30,833,914 $0 $30,833,914
5/3/1995 My Family Gloria  $11,079,373 $0 $11,079,373
12/31/1994 Pontiac Moon   $0 $0 $0
4/1/1994 Clifford Sarah Davis  $7,347,669 $0 $7,347,669
12/25/1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Betty Carver  $9,170,214 $0 $9,170,214
12/22/1993 Philadelphia Belinda Conine  $77,324,422 $124,000,000 $201,324,422
10/25/1991 The Butcher's Wife Stella  $9,689,816 $0 $9,689,816
12/21/1990 The Long Walk Home Narrator  $13,798,030 $0 $13,798,030
5/24/1990 Back to the Future Part III Clara Clayton  $88,055,283 $156,033,371 $244,088,654
8/2/1989 Parenthood Karen Buckman  $100,047,830 $26,250,000 $126,297,830
4/28/1989 Miss Firecracker Elain Rutledge  $1,852,655 $0 $1,852,655
11/22/1985 One Magic Christmas Ginny Grainger  $13,229,514 $0 $13,229,514
10/7/1983 Romantic Comedy Phoebe Craddock  $5,140,538 $0 $5,140,538
9/21/1983 Cross Creek Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  $205,970 $0 $205,970
7/16/1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Adrian  $9,077,269 $0 $9,077,269
11/20/1981 Ragtime Mother  $17,468,158 $0 $17,468,158
1/1/1979 Time After Time Amy Robbins  $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
12/31/1978 Goin South   $0 $0 $0
Movies: 49Totals:$1,440,185,618$873,189,877$2,313,375,495
  Averages:$29,391,543$17,820,202$47,211,745

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/18/2018 Book Club $13,582,231 3,169 $67,791,123 $78,731,978 86.1%
9/1/2017 I Do…Until I Don’t $234,259 165 $276,608 $276,608 100.0%
5/24/1990 Back to the Future Part III $23,703,060 2,070 $88,055,283 $244,088,654 36.1%
8/2/1989 Parenthood $10,506,450 1,399 $100,047,830 $126,297,830 79.2%
1/1/1979 Time After Time $0 0 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $269,170,844$462,395,070 
 Averages:$9,605,2001,361$53,834,169$92,479,01480.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/2/2017 Dean $60,366 83 $254,536 $254,536 100.0%
1/13/2017 The Book of Love $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/13/2015 A Walk in the Woods $8,246,267 2,158 $29,499,394 $35,225,827 83.7%
1/23/2015 Song One $20,200 27 $32,251 $437,089 7.4%
8/22/2014 The One I Love $48,059 82 $511,635 $606,849 84.3%
11/23/2013 Kaguyahime no monogatari $54,915 29 $1,506,975 $19,244,407 7.8%
1/28/2013 Last Vegas $16,334,566 3,237 $63,914,167 $112,914,167 56.6%
10/7/2011 Dirty Girl $17,859 10 $53,630 $107,623 49.8%
8/10/2011 The Help $26,044,590 3,014 $169,705,587 $213,120,004 79.6%
12/31/2010 Elvis & Anabelle $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/18/2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? $6,616,571 2,718 $29,580,087 $80,480,566 36.8%
8/28/2009 The Open Road $13,323 14 $19,716 $19,716 100.0%
6/19/2009 The Proposal $33,627,598 3,158 $163,958,031 $314,709,717 52.1%
12/5/2008 Nobel Son $333,912 893 $539,572 $544,772 99.0%
7/25/2008 Step Brothers $30,940,732 3,182 $100,468,793 $128,468,793 78.2%
9/14/2007 The Brave One $13,471,488 2,837 $36,793,804 $69,792,704 52.7%
11/7/2003 Elf $31,113,501 3,381 $173,398,518 $220,236,410 78.7%
12/25/1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape $0 0 $9,170,214 $9,170,214 100.0%
12/22/1993 Philadelphia $0 1,604 $77,324,422 $201,324,422 38.4%
10/25/1991 The Butcher's Wife $2,442,229 800 $9,689,816 $9,689,816 100.0%
11/20/1981 Ragtime $151,351 500 $17,468,158 $17,468,158 100.0%
Movies: 21Totals:  $883,889,306$1,433,815,790 
 Averages:$8,073,2161,320$42,089,967$68,276,94268.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 591 $269,170,844
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 614 $883,889,306
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 383 $1,424,880,613
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 437 $823,569,811
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,788 $189,192,355
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 520 $1,440,185,618
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 886 $193,224,226
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,615 $549,926,484
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,422 $855,452,445
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 871 $602,997,968
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 19,801-19,900) 19,835 $61,247,063
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,671 $873,189,877
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 744 $462,395,070
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,241 $1,433,815,790
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 715 $2,280,333,058
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 623 $1,426,567,779
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,001-11,100) 11,064 $250,439,418
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 906 $2,313,375,495
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 123 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 69 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 29 181
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 25 181
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 72 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 233 84
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 311 62
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $256,170,844
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 482 $193,224,226
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $449,395,070
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 462 $256,170,844
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 639 $193,224,226
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 549 $449,395,070
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $168,115,561
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $88,055,283
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 877 $37,190,855
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 169 $156,033,371
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 530 $205,306,416
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $244,088,654
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 541 $88,055,283
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 158 $168,115,561
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 497 $156,033,371
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 416 $37,190,855
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 534 $244,088,654
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $205,306,416
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 420 $167,838,953
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,960 $276,608
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 478 $88,055,283
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 836 $37,190,855
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 357 $156,033,371
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 599 $205,029,808
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,248 $276,608
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 413 $244,088,654
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 696 $13,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $188,103,113
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $67,791,123
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 151 $182,283,371
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 372 $10,940,855
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 720 $13,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $370,386,484
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 334 $78,731,978


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