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Mark Strong

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $2,232,452,048 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #588)
Best-known acting roles: Blackwood (Sherlock Holmes), Merlin (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Merlin (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Sinestro (Green Lantern), Stewart Menzies (The Imitation Game)
Most productive collaborators: Matthew Vaughn, Colin Firth, Jane Goldman, Russell Crowe, Samuel L. Jackson
Born: August 5th, 1963 (54 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting20$914,350,945$1,318,101,103$2,232,452,048
Leading8$107,183,121$359,166,837$466,349,958
Lead Ensemble Member3$159,275,133$355,460,810$514,735,943
(Unclassified)10$20,217,512$35,260,485$55,477,997

Career Trend

This graph shows Mark Strong’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 Preview: September

September 1st, 2017

It

As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit. More...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

July 21st, 2017

Action movie starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges, directed by Matthew Vaughn opens September 22 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

April 25th, 2017

Action movie starring Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson, Julianne Moore, and Colin Firth, directed by Matthew Vaughn, opens September 22 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Will The Wailing be the Moby Dick of Limited Releases?

June 3rd, 2016

The Wailing

One second. ... I'm going to have to take a break to recover from that pun in the title. That one hurt me just typing it up. There are several films on this week's list that are earning unanimously positive reviews, or very close to it. Unfortunately, none of them look like they have what it takes to be a break out hit in limited release. The Fits (Reviews) is just too small a film, while both The President (Reviews) and The Wailing (Reviews) are foreign-language films. Hopefully I'm just being too pessimistic. More...

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016

Zootopia

It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

June 13th, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on a comic book co-created by Mark Millar, who previously created the Kick-Ass comic book series. (On a side note, apparently there is a Hit Girl prequel comic book in the works and if that does well, there might be a Kick-Ass 3 movie that focuses more on Hit Girl. She was definitely the best part of the second movie.) It was a February release, so expectations were good, but not great. However, the film managed more than $125 million domestically and $400 million worldwide. That's fantastic. Is it as good as its box office numbers? Or did it thrive thanks to terrible competition? More...

Limited Releases: Going Mental for Limited Releases

March 29th, 2013

It's kind of a mixed week when it comes to limited releases. There are quite a few of them, but not many that have good reviews and strong buzz. The best of these is Blancanieves, which I thought opened previously. There are some with good reviews and some with buzz, but not a lot that scream hit. The Place Beyond the Pines probably has the best chance at hitting major milestones. More...

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/5/2019 Shazam! Dr. Thaddeus Sivana  $0 $0 $0
6/22/2018 The Catcher Was A Spy Werner Heisenberg  $581,044 $0 $581,044
9/19/2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Merlin  $100,234,838 $308,587,490 $408,822,328
8/18/2017 6 Days   $0 $80,887 $80,887
11/25/2016 Miss Sloane Rodolfo Vittorio Schmidt  $3,500,605 $3,453,400 $6,954,005
6/3/2016 Approaching the Unknown Captain William D. Stanaforth  $10,232 $0 $10,232
2/24/2016 The Brothers Grimsby Sebastian  $6,864,016 $21,857,392 $28,721,408
1/29/2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service Merlin  $128,261,724 $276,300,000 $404,561,724
11/14/2014 The Imitation Game Stewart Menzies  $91,125,143 $136,648,543 $227,773,686
10/31/2014 Before I Go to Sleep Dr. Nasch  $3,242,457 $16,321,122 $19,563,579
6/6/2014 Anna John Washington  $0 $1,200,000 $1,200,000
4/17/2014 Closer to the Moon   $0 $5,396 $5,396
8/9/2013 Blood Robert Seymour  $0 $0 $0
3/15/2013 Welcome to the Punch Jacob Sternwood  $7,034 $4,200,068 $4,207,102
3/1/2013 Day of the Falcon Amar  $0 $435,220 $435,220
12/19/2012 Zero Dark Thirty George  $95,720,716 $38,891,719 $134,612,435
3/7/2012 John Carter Matai Shang  $73,058,679 $209,719,421 $282,778,100
12/9/2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Jim Prideaux  $24,149,393 $57,303,418 $81,452,811
7/29/2011 The Guard Clive Cornell  $5,359,774 $15,837,680 $21,197,454
6/17/2011 Green Lantern Sinestro  $116,601,172 $102,934,320 $219,535,492
2/11/2011 The Eagle Guern  $19,490,041 $16,564,665 $36,054,706
1/21/2011 The Way Back Khabarov  $2,719,296 $23,805,693 $26,524,989
5/14/2010 Robin Hood Godfrey  $105,487,148 $216,971,858 $322,459,006
4/16/2010 Kick-Ass Frank D'Amico  $48,071,303 $49,459,831 $97,531,134
12/25/2009 Sherlock Holmes Blackwood  $209,028,679 $289,409,533 $498,438,212
12/18/2009 The Young Victoria Sir John Conroy  $11,001,272 $20,877,619 $31,878,891
11/6/2009 Endgame   $9,645 $0 $9,645
12/31/2008 Good Bouhler  $31,631 $0 $31,631
10/17/2008 Flashbacks of a Fool   $1,020 $0 $1,020
10/10/2008 Body of Lies Hani Salaam  $39,394,666 $79,161,864 $118,556,530
10/8/2008 RocknRolla Archy  $5,700,626 $22,093,713 $27,794,339
8/29/2008 Babylon A.D. Finn  $22,532,572 $47,683,925 $70,216,497
3/7/2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day   $12,313,694 $2,859,259 $15,172,953
12/7/2007 Revolver   $84,738 $7,795,830 $7,880,568
7/20/2007 Sunshine Pinbacker  $3,688,560 $28,342,050 $32,030,610
1/13/2006 Tristan & Isolde Wictred  $14,734,633 $2,720,980 $17,455,613
11/23/2005 Syriana Mussawi  $50,824,620 $41,866,339 $92,690,959
9/23/2005 Oliver Twist   $2,070,920 $24,600,000 $26,670,920
7/25/2003 Hotel Ferdinand  $28,839 $0 $28,839
1/1/2003 To End All Wars Dusty  $0 $0 $0
12/17/1999 Sunshine   $5,095,981 $0 $5,095,981
Movies: 41Totals:$1,201,026,711$2,067,989,235$3,269,015,946
  Averages:$29,293,334$50,438,762$79,732,096

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/19/2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle $39,023,010 4,038 $100,234,838 $408,822,328 24.5%
8/18/2017 6 Days $0 0 $0 $80,887 0.0%
6/3/2016 Approaching the Unknown $0 11 $10,232 $10,232 100.0%
2/24/2016 The Brothers Grimsby $3,258,327 2,235 $6,864,016 $28,721,408 23.9%
1/29/2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service $36,206,331 3,282 $128,261,724 $404,561,724 31.7%
10/31/2014 Before I Go to Sleep $1,843,347 1,935 $3,242,457 $19,563,579 16.6%
6/6/2014 Anna $0 0 $0 $1,200,000 0.0%
3/15/2013 Welcome to the Punch $2,736 9 $7,034 $4,207,102 0.2%
3/1/2013 Day of the Falcon $0 0 $0 $435,220 0.0%
12/9/2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy $310,562 886 $24,149,393 $81,452,811 29.6%
7/20/2007 Sunshine $242,964 461 $3,688,560 $32,030,610 11.5%
Movies: 11Totals:  $266,458,254$981,085,901 
 Averages:$7,353,3891,169$24,223,478$89,189,62721.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/5/2019 Shazam! $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/25/2016 Miss Sloane $59,797 1,648 $3,500,605 $6,954,005 50.3%
11/14/2014 The Imitation Game $479,352 2,402 $91,125,143 $227,773,686 40.0%
8/9/2013 Blood $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/19/2012 Zero Dark Thirty $417,150 2,946 $95,720,716 $134,612,435 71.1%
3/7/2012 John Carter $30,180,188 3,749 $73,058,679 $282,778,100 25.8%
7/29/2011 The Guard $76,834 203 $5,359,774 $21,197,454 25.3%
6/17/2011 Green Lantern $53,174,303 3,816 $116,601,172 $219,535,492 53.1%
2/11/2011 The Eagle $8,684,464 2,296 $19,490,041 $36,054,706 54.1%
1/21/2011 The Way Back $1,218,867 678 $2,719,296 $26,524,989 10.3%
5/14/2010 Robin Hood $36,063,385 3,505 $105,487,148 $322,459,006 32.7%
4/16/2010 Kick-Ass $19,828,687 3,065 $48,071,303 $97,531,134 49.3%
12/25/2009 Sherlock Holmes $62,304,277 3,626 $209,028,679 $498,438,212 41.9%
12/18/2009 The Young Victoria $160,069 476 $11,001,272 $31,878,891 34.5%
10/10/2008 Body of Lies $12,884,416 2,714 $39,394,666 $118,556,530 33.2%
10/8/2008 RocknRolla $144,701 836 $5,700,626 $27,794,339 20.5%
8/29/2008 Babylon A.D. $9,484,627 3,425 $22,532,572 $70,216,497 32.1%
1/13/2006 Tristan & Isolde $6,583,135 1,845 $14,734,633 $17,455,613 84.4%
11/23/2005 Syriana $374,502 1,775 $50,824,620 $92,690,959 54.8%
1/1/2003 To End All Wars $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 20Totals:  $914,350,945$2,232,452,048 
 Averages:$12,105,9381,950$45,717,547$111,622,60242.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 594 $266,458,254
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 581 $914,350,945
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 519 $1,201,026,711
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 334 $987,607,472
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,449 $161,279,969
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 690 $1,201,026,711
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 310 $714,627,647
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 610 $1,318,101,103
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 310 $2,067,983,839
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 236 $1,851,130,024
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 16,401-16,500) 16,405 $83,479,038
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 444 $2,067,989,235
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 397 $981,085,901
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 588 $2,232,452,048
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 368 $3,269,010,550
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 270 $2,838,737,496
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,301-11,400) 11,371 $244,759,007
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 504 $3,269,015,946
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 197 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 215 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office 78 144
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 305 68
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 271 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 305 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 352 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 367 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 400 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 427 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 82
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 82
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 49 160
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 413 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 476 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 488 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 153 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 166 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 57 162
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 224 79
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,652 $10,569,842
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 628 $27,391,850
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $228,496,562
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 938 $56,034,730
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 407 $73,624,540
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 63 $584,887,490
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 512 $80,887
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,263 $66,604,572
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 473 $101,016,390
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 81 $813,384,052
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 601-700) 673 $80,887
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 453 $266,458,254
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $714,627,647
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $981,085,901
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 248 $238,610,069
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 462 $3,698,792
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 395 $24,149,393
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 76 $627,266,072
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 321 $28,342,050
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 649 $1,200,000
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 289 $57,303,418
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 584 $80,887
Top International Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 42 $435,220
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 121 $865,876,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 393 $32,040,842
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 701-800) 746 $1,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 309 $81,452,811
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 701-800) 740 $80,887
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 43 $435,220
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $228,496,562
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 938 $6,864,016
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,578 $10,232
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 273 $31,087,444
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 104 $584,968,377
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 556 $21,857,392
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,411 $435,220
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $107,366,658
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 134 $813,464,939
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 791 $28,721,408
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,886 $445,452
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $138,454,102
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 133 $266,458,254
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies 27 $714,627,647
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies 60 $981,085,901
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 537 $6,864,016
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 90 $228,496,562
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 378 $21,857,392
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 42 $584,887,490
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 471 $28,721,408
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 49 $813,384,052


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