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Nia Vardalos

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $374,901,038 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #497)
Best-known acting roles: Toula Portokalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Toula (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2), Connie (Connie & Carla), Rachel Rodman (For a Good Time, Call), Ava Morris (Dealin' with Idiots)
Best-known technical roles: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Screenwriter), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Story Creator), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Screenwriter), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Executive Producer), Larry Crowne (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, John Corbett, Gary Goetzman, Michael Constantine

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading3$241,449,212$133,451,826$374,901,038
Supporting2$1,251,749$2,259,368$3,511,117
Lead Ensemble Member2$59,706,362$32,358,413$92,064,775
(Unclassified)2$16,724,950$11,800,000$28,524,950
In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$336,736,058$191,651,129$528,387,187
Story Creator1$241,438,208$133,451,826$374,890,034
Executive Producer1$59,689,605$32,358,413$92,048,018

Career Trend

This graph shows Nia Vardalos’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


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...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/20/2018 Charming   $0 $2,125,029 $2,125,029
3/23/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Toula  $59,689,605 $32,358,413 $92,048,018
4/24/2015 Helicopter Mom Maggie  $0 $0 $0
7/12/2013 Dealin' with Idiots Ava Morris  $16,757 $0 $16,757
8/31/2012 For a Good Time, Call Rachel Rodman  $1,251,749 $134,339 $1,386,088
7/3/2009 I Hate Valentine's Day   $11,004 $0 $11,004
6/5/2009 My Life in Ruins Georgia  $8,677,425 $11,800,000 $20,477,425
4/16/2004 Connie & Carla Connie  $8,047,525 $0 $8,047,525
4/19/2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Toula Portokalos  $241,438,208 $133,451,826 $374,890,034
Movies: 9Totals:$319,132,273$179,869,607$499,001,880
  Averages:$35,459,141$19,985,512$55,444,653

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/23/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $17,861,950 3,179 $59,689,605 $92,048,018 64.8%
4/24/2015 Helicopter Mom $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/12/2013 Dealin' with Idiots $0 2 $16,757 $16,757 100.0%
7/3/2009 I Hate Valentine's Day $5,009 3 $11,004 $11,004 100.0%
4/19/2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $597,362 2,016 $241,438,208 $374,890,034 64.4%
Movies: 5Totals:  $301,155,574$466,965,813 
 Averages:$3,692,8641,040$60,231,115$93,393,16382.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/20/2018 Charming $0 0 $0 $2,125,029 0.0%
8/31/2012 For a Good Time, Call $143,935 107 $1,251,749 $1,386,088 90.3%
Movies: 2Totals:  $1,251,749$3,511,117 
 Averages:$71,96854$625,875$1,755,55945.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 552 $301,155,574
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 49,101-49,200) 49,112 $1,251,749
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,144 $319,132,273
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,286 $302,396,319
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,692 $319,132,273
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 955 $165,810,239
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 41,801-41,900) 41,891 $2,259,368
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,801-9,900) 9,844 $177,744,578
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,242 $168,069,607
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,801-10,900) 10,862 $179,869,607
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 740 $466,965,813
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 49,601-49,700) 49,617 $3,511,117
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,250 $496,876,851
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,727 $470,465,926
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,101-7,200) 7,108 $499,001,880
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 76 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office 92 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office 89 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 352 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 394 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 426 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office 84 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office 100 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 108 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 86 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office 100 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office 94 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 493 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 508 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 521 11
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 914 $59,717,366
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 3 $241,438,208
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,164 $32,358,413
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 5 $133,451,826
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,053 $92,075,779
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 3 $374,890,034
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 415 $301,155,574
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 707 $165,810,239
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 538 $466,965,813
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $301,155,574
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 353 $165,810,239
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 251 $466,965,813
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 436 $59,706,362
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 17 $241,449,212
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 461 $32,358,413
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 62 $133,451,826
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 439 $92,064,775
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 33 $374,901,038
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 751 $59,700,609
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 207 $241,438,208
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,556 $16,757
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 873 $32,358,413
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 406 $133,451,826
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 824 $92,059,022
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $374,890,034
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,048 $16,757
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 306 $59,689,605
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 349 $32,358,413
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 346 $92,048,018

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/23/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$59,689,605 $32,358,413 $92,048,018
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne Screenwriter $35,608,245 $25,840,890 $61,449,135
4/19/2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$241,438,208 $133,451,826 $374,890,034
Movies: 3Totals:$336,736,058$191,651,129$528,387,187
  Averages:$112,245,353$63,883,710$176,129,062



Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/23/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $17,861,950 3,179 $59,689,605 $92,048,018 64.8%
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne $13,096,065 2,976 $35,608,245 $61,449,135 57.9%
4/19/2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $597,362 2,016 $241,438,208 $374,890,034 64.4%
Movies: 4Totals:  $578,174,266$903,277,221 
 Averages:$8,038,1852,547$144,543,567$225,819,30562.9%


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