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David Thewlis

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $5,381,793,897 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #74)
Best-known acting roles: Sir Patrick (Wonder Woman), Remus Lupin (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Remus Lupin (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Remus Lupin (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Remus Lupin (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I)
Most productive collaborators: Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine, Jason Fuchs, Zack Snyder

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting26$1,853,892,155$3,527,901,742$5,381,793,897
Leading3$13,145,331$36,809,416$49,954,747
Lead Ensemble Member1$41,297$224,603$265,900
(Unclassified)13$203,336,370$175,849,991$379,186,361

Career Trend

This graph shows David Thewlis’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


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Wonder Woman

October 8th, 2017

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is the fourth film in the DCEU and apparently it is one of the last. (Warner Bros. recently came out and said they would be focusing on individual stories and downplaying the overall continuity for a while. Smart move.) Wonder Woman broke a number of records during its box office run, including biggest box office hit for a female director, biggest super hero original movie, etc. and in the end, it was the biggest domestic hit of the summer. Did it deserve this success? Or was it only good compared to the previous installments in the DCEU? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Red 2

November 23rd, 2013

Red opened in the fall of 2010 and became a surprise hit. When you think of action films, you generally don't think of retirees. The combined age of the four actors who played the retired secrets agents was 250 years old when the movie came out. But because the film was something different, it won over critics and moviegoers. Needless to say, they started working on a sequel soon after. However, when Red 2 came out, it wasn't as successful at the box office or with critics. Is it really weaker? Is it so weak that it isn't worth checking out if you liked the first one? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/17/2021 Avatar 3   $0 $0 $0
12/18/2020 Avatar 2   $0 $0 $0
6/2/2017 Wonder Woman Sir Patrick  $412,563,408 $404,449,407 $817,012,815
12/30/2015 Anomalisa Michael Stone  $3,759,286 $1,772,169 $5,531,455
12/4/2015 Macbeth Duncan  $1,110,707 $12,033,269 $13,143,976
11/20/2015 Legend Leslie Payne  $1,872,994 $40,769,083 $42,642,077
10/30/2015 Regression Kenneth Raines  $55,039 $14,828,456 $14,883,495
2/18/2015 Queen and Country Sgt. Major Bradley  $41,297 $224,603 $265,900
1/20/2015 Veronika Decides to Die Dr. Blake  $0 $2,243 $2,243
11/7/2014 The Theory of Everything Dennis Sicama  $35,893,537 $87,434,155 $123,327,692
10/24/2014 Stonehearst Asylum Finn  $0 $3,197,693 $3,197,693
9/19/2014 The Zero Theorem Joby  $257,706 $765,347 $1,023,053
10/18/2013 The Fifth Estate Nick Davies  $3,254,172 $2,900,000 $6,154,172
7/19/2013 RED 2 The Frog  $53,262,560 $83,900,000 $137,162,560
4/11/2012 The Lady Michael Aris  $135,985 $2,066,306 $2,202,291
12/25/2011 War Horse Lyons  $79,883,359 $76,932,170 $156,815,529
11/11/2011 London Boulevard Jordan  $16,075 $6,095,119 $6,111,194
10/28/2011 Anonymous William Cecil  $4,463,292 $11,352,217 $15,815,509
6/3/2011 Mr. Nice Jim McCann  $0 $13,302 $13,302
11/19/2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… Remus Lupin  $295,983,305 $664,300,000 $960,283,305
7/15/2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Remus Lupin  $301,959,197 $633,124,489 $935,083,686
11/7/2008 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Father  $9,046,156 $35,037,247 $44,083,403
9/7/2007 The Inner Life of Martin Frost Martin Frost  $5,114 $0 $5,114
7/11/2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho… Remus Lupin  $292,004,738 $650,939,197 $942,943,935
6/6/2006 The Omen Jennings  $54,607,383 $64,688,201 $119,295,584
3/31/2006 Basic Instinct 2 Roy Washburn  $5,946,136 $29,471,026 $35,417,162
12/25/2005 The New World Wingfield  $12,712,093 $13,472,307 $26,184,400
5/6/2005 Kingdom of Heaven Hospitaller  $47,398,413 $171,454,940 $218,853,353
6/4/2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Remus Lupin  $249,538,952 $547,149,597 $796,688,549
11/26/2003 Timeline Robert Doniger  $19,480,739 $7,222,445 $26,703,184
6/14/2002 Gangster No. 1 Freddie Mays  $30,915 $0 $30,915
5/21/1999 Besieged Jason Kinsky  $2,032,621 $0 $2,032,621
3/6/1998 The Big Lebowski Know Harrington  $17,498,804 $28,690,764 $46,189,568
10/8/1997 Seven Years in Tibet Peter Aufschnaiter  $37,945,884 $93,500,000 $131,445,884
8/23/1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau Edward Douglas  $27,682,712 $0 $27,682,712
5/31/1996 Dragonheart King Einon  $51,364,680 $53,000,000 $104,364,680
4/12/1996 James and the Giant Peach Earthworm  $28,921,264 $0 $28,921,264
12/29/1995 Restoration Pearce  $4,100,000 $0 $4,100,000
11/3/1995 Total Eclipse Paul Verlaine  $339,889 $0 $339,889
7/29/1994 Black Beauty Jerry Barker  $4,428,830 $0 $4,428,830
2/1/1994 Naked Johnny  $1,769,000 $0 $1,769,000
12/23/1992 Damage Detective  $7,532,911 $0 $7,532,911
12/1/1991 Life is Sweet Nicola's Lover  $1,516,000 $0 $1,516,000
Movies: 43Totals:$2,070,415,153$3,740,785,752$5,811,200,905
  Averages:$48,149,190$86,995,017$135,144,207

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/30/2015 Anomalisa $135,222 573 $3,759,286 $5,531,455 68.0%
2/18/2015 Queen and Country $0 9 $41,297 $265,900 15.5%
11/7/2008 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas $253,085 679 $9,046,156 $44,083,403 20.5%
11/3/1995 Total Eclipse $131,269 54 $339,889 $339,889 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $13,186,628$50,220,647 
 Averages:$129,894329$3,296,657$12,555,16251.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/17/2021 Avatar 3 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/18/2020 Avatar 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/2/2017 Wonder Woman $103,251,471 4,165 $412,563,408 $817,012,815 50.5%
12/4/2015 Macbeth $69,833 108 $1,110,707 $13,143,976 8.5%
11/20/2015 Legend $86,836 107 $1,872,994 $42,642,077 4.4%
10/30/2015 Regression $0 100 $55,039 $14,883,495 0.4%
1/20/2015 Veronika Decides to Die $0 0 $0 $2,243 0.0%
11/7/2014 The Theory of Everything $208,763 1,220 $35,893,537 $123,327,692 29.1%
10/24/2014 Stonehearst Asylum $0 0 $0 $3,197,693 0.0%
9/19/2014 The Zero Theorem $3,138 63 $257,706 $1,023,053 25.2%
10/18/2013 The Fifth Estate $1,673,351 1,769 $3,254,172 $6,154,172 52.9%
7/19/2013 RED 2 $18,048,422 3,016 $53,262,560 $137,162,560 38.8%
4/11/2012 The Lady $0 20 $135,985 $2,202,291 6.2%
12/25/2011 War Horse $7,515,402 2,856 $79,883,359 $156,815,529 50.9%
11/11/2011 London Boulevard $3,431 2 $16,075 $6,111,194 0.3%
10/28/2011 Anonymous $1,021,768 514 $4,463,292 $15,815,509 28.2%
6/3/2011 Mr. Nice $0 0 $0 $13,302 0.0%
11/19/2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… $125,017,372 4,125 $295,983,305 $960,283,305 30.8%
7/15/2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $77,835,727 4,455 $301,959,197 $935,083,686 32.3%
7/11/2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho… $77,108,414 4,285 $292,004,738 $942,943,935 31.0%
12/25/2005 The New World $20,000 811 $12,712,093 $26,184,400 48.5%
5/6/2005 Kingdom of Heaven $19,635,996 3,219 $47,398,413 $218,853,353 21.7%
6/4/2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $93,687,367 3,855 $249,538,952 $796,688,549 31.3%
11/26/2003 Timeline $8,440,629 2,787 $19,480,739 $26,703,184 73.0%
10/8/1997 Seven Years in Tibet $10,020,378 2,103 $37,945,884 $131,445,884 28.9%
12/29/1995 Restoration $75,514 457 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 100.0%
Movies: 26Totals:  $1,853,892,155$5,381,793,897 
 Averages:$20,912,4541,540$71,303,544$206,992,07328.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,395 $13,186,628
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 104 $1,853,892,155
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 $2,037,734,603
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 114 $1,787,852,614
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 39,001-39,100) 39,086 $12,753,390
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 249 $2,070,415,153
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,733 $37,034,019
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office 67 $3,527,901,742
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office 85 $3,739,013,583
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office 60 $3,415,479,159
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 32,001-32,100) 32,029 $13,696,910
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 128 $3,740,785,752
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,116 $50,220,647
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 74 $5,381,793,897
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 98 $5,776,748,186
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office 73 $5,203,331,773
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 37,201-37,300) 37,282 $26,450,300
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 155 $5,811,200,905
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 278 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 320 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 356 14
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,933 $3,800,583
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 848 $9,046,156
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $339,889
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,139 $1,996,772
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 547 $35,037,247
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,348 $5,797,355
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 688 $44,083,403
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 554 $339,889
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,249 $9,427,342
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Stop-Motion Animation Movies 45 $3,759,286
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,473 $35,261,850
Top International Leading Stars for Stop-Motion Animation Movies 45 $1,772,169
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,910 $44,689,192
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Stop-Motion Animation Movies 45 $5,531,455
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 585 $3,759,286
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 492 $9,087,453
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 571 $339,889
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 631 $1,772,169
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $35,261,850
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 691 $5,531,455
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 418 $44,349,303
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 601-700) 640 $339,889
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 958 $3,759,286
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 768 $9,427,342
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,023 $1,772,169
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 404 $35,261,850
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,058 $5,531,455
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 567 $44,689,192
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,308 $9,046,156
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,376 $4,099,175
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,118 $41,297
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 833 $35,037,247
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,492 $1,772,169
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 801-900) 875 $224,603
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,067 $44,083,403
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,608 $5,871,344
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,060 $265,900
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 521 $3,759,286
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 413 $1,772,169
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 519 $5,531,455


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