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Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw
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Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $1,332,740,855 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,357)
Best-known acting roles: Q (Skyfall), Q (Spectre), Paddington (Paddington), Herman Melville (In the Heart of the Sea), Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman (Cloud Atlas)
Most productive collaborators: Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville
Born: October 14th, 1980 (37 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$359,141,894$973,598,961$1,332,740,855
Lead Ensemble Member4$242,194,453$922,936,630$1,165,131,083
Leading4$82,918,207$327,473,476$410,391,683
Narrator1$40,169$0$40,169
(Unclassified)5$16,555,407$39,785,978$56,341,385

Career Trend

This graph shows Ben Whishaw’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: January

January 1st, 2018

Paddington 2

2017 wasn’t a good year. It started out well and ended on a high note, but the summer was a disaster and that proved to be too much for the rest of the year to overcome. Fortunately, The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are still doing very well and will help January get off to a fast start. Unfortunately, the biggest new release of January is Paddington 2 and it isn’t expected to match its predecessor at the box office; it certainly won’t top $100 million domestically. It is unlikely any of the Oscar contenders will hit the century mark in January either. This is really bad news, as last January, we had a new release, Split and an Oscar contender, Hidden Figures, which both topped that milestone with ease. 2018 should get off to a faster start in the first two weeks, but overall, this month will end with a loss. More...

Paddington 2 Trailer

November 27th, 2017

Family adventure starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, and Brendan Gleeson, with the voice of Ben Whishaw, opens January 12 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Home Market Releases for April 12th, 2016

April 13th, 2016

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun

It is a very slow week on the home market. The only first-run release is The Forest, which earned a single-digit Tomatometer Score. The best-selling release of the week is Justice League vs. Teen Titans which continues to prove animated D.C. is better than live-action D.C. As far as Pick of the Week contenders are concerned, there are a few releases that interest me, including Suspicion on Blu-ray. However, I went with The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun on Blu-ray. I will admit it dances deep into the Style over Substance territory, but it's a style I have really got into. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Spectre

March 7th, 2016

Spectre

Spectre is the latest Bond film. It is a follow-up to Skyfall, which not only earned stellar reviews, but was also the biggest box office hit in the franchise earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Spectre wasn't as strong at the box office or with critics, but I'm a long time fan of the franchise, so I will still like it, right? More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Skyfall

March 24th, 2013

Skyfall was the latest Bond movie to come out and while nearly everyone thought it would be a hit, almost no one thought it would be this big of a hit. It earned more than $300 million domestically and $1.1 billion worldwide. Had it made half that, it would have been a monster hit. Was it also better than expected? Did it truly deserve this success? More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/25/2018 Mary Poppins Returns Michael Banks  $0 $0 $0
1/12/2018 Paddington 2 Paddington  $15,003,359 $139,825,000 $154,828,359
4/22/2016 A Hologram for the King Dave  $4,212,494 $7,635,564 $11,848,058
3/25/2016 The Lobster The Limping Man  $9,196,278 $8,857,636 $18,053,914
12/11/2015 In the Heart of the Sea Herman Melville  $25,020,758 $65,400,000 $90,420,758
11/27/2015 The Danish Girl Henrik  $11,114,018 $55,431,221 $66,545,239
11/6/2015 Spectre $200,074,175 $679,546,748 $879,620,923
10/23/2015 Suffragette Sonny  $4,702,420 $29,342,489 $34,044,909
1/16/2015 Paddington Paddington  $76,223,578 $183,317,852 $259,541,430
9/26/2014 Lilting Richard  $26,699 $0 $26,699
9/26/2014 Days and Nights Eric  $8,647 $0 $8,647
9/19/2014 The Zero Theorem Doctor #3  $257,706 $765,347 $1,023,053
3/14/2014 Teenage British Boy  $40,169 $0 $40,169
11/8/2012 Skyfall $304,360,277 $806,166,704 $1,110,526,981
10/26/2012 Cloud Atlas Cabin Boy/Robert Frobisher/Store Clerk/Georgette/Tribesman  $27,108,272 $103,564,882 $130,673,154
12/10/2010 The Tempest Ariel  $277,943 $0 $277,943
9/17/2009 Bright Star John Keats  $4,444,637 $12,775,454 $17,220,091
7/25/2008 Brideshead Revisited Sebastian Flyte  $6,432,256 $7,000,000 $13,432,256
11/21/2007 I'm Not There Bob Dylan / Arthur  $4,017,609 $8,380,004 $12,397,613
12/27/2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Jean-Baptiste Grenouille  $2,223,293 $131,380,170 $133,603,463
5/13/2005 Layer Cake Sidney  $2,339,957 $9,405,974 $11,745,931
12/29/2004 The Merchant of Venice Servant to Portia  $3,765,585 $15,000,000 $18,765,585
Movies: 22Totals:$700,850,130$2,263,795,045$2,964,645,175
  Averages:$31,856,824$102,899,775$134,756,599

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/12/2018 Paddington 2 $11,001,961 3,702 $15,003,359 $154,828,359 9.7%
11/6/2015 Spectre $70,403,148 3,929 $200,074,175 $879,620,923 22.7%
1/16/2015 Paddington $18,966,676 3,355 $76,223,578 $259,541,430 29.4%
9/26/2014 Days and Nights $6,003 1 $8,647 $8,647 100.0%
9/26/2014 Lilting $1,567 9 $26,699 $26,699 100.0%
10/26/2012 Cloud Atlas $9,612,247 2,023 $27,108,272 $130,673,154 20.7%
9/17/2009 Bright Star $189,703 317 $4,444,637 $17,220,091 25.8%
12/27/2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer $37,079 280 $2,223,293 $133,603,463 1.7%
Movies: 8Totals:  $325,112,660$1,575,522,766 
 Averages:$13,777,2981,702$40,639,083$196,940,34638.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/22/2016 A Hologram for the King $1,138,578 523 $4,212,494 $11,848,058 35.6%
3/25/2016 The Lobster $50,003 563 $9,196,278 $18,053,914 50.9%
12/11/2015 In the Heart of the Sea $11,053,366 3,103 $25,020,758 $90,420,758 27.7%
11/27/2015 The Danish Girl $187,318 794 $11,114,018 $66,545,239 16.7%
10/23/2015 Suffragette $76,224 517 $4,702,420 $34,044,909 13.8%
9/19/2014 The Zero Theorem $3,138 63 $257,706 $1,023,053 25.2%
11/8/2012 Skyfall $88,364,714 3,526 $304,360,277 $1,110,526,981 27.4%
12/10/2010 The Tempest $42,436 21 $277,943 $277,943 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $359,141,894$1,332,740,855 
 Averages:$12,614,4721,139$44,892,737$166,592,60737.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 481 $325,112,660
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,864 $359,141,894
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,671 $609,623,193
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,036 $372,968,641
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,680 $304,617,983
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,589 $700,850,130
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 146 $1,250,410,106
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 974 $973,598,961
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 354 $1,940,652,193
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 357 $1,272,921,392
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 818 $806,932,051
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 346 $2,263,795,045
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 214 $1,575,522,766
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,357 $1,332,740,855
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 569 $2,550,275,386
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 495 $1,645,890,033
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,086 $1,111,550,034
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 577 $2,964,645,175
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 559 4
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 551 4
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 546 4
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 141 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 151 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 165 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 101 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 120 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 309 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 280 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office 100 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 114 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 132 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 162 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 159 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 357 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 358 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 345 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 115 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 115 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 139 95
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,671 $26,699
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 93 $320,641,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 318 $4,444,637
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 21 $1,237,634,652
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $12,775,454
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,162 $26,699
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 27 $1,558,275,976
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $17,220,091
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 471 $233,885,723
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $91,226,937
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 129 $927,267,254
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 97 $323,142,852
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $1,161,152,977
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $414,369,789
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 291 $200,100,874
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $91,226,937
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 602 $2,231,940
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 396 $4,444,637
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 7 $27,108,272
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 73 $679,546,748
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $323,142,852
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 142 $131,380,170
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 249 $12,775,454
Top International Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 1 $103,564,882
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $879,647,622
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $414,369,789
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $133,612,110
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 333 $17,220,091
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 1 $130,673,154
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 520 $91,226,937
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $200,074,175
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,763 $8,647
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $33,802,901
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $323,142,852
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies 79 $679,546,748
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies 73 $247,720,506
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 372 $414,369,789
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $879,620,923
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,880 $8,647
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 133 $281,523,407
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 349 $200,074,175
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 840 $29,331,565
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 454 $95,671,574
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,151 $35,346
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $679,546,748
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $234,945,052
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $335,918,306
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 216 $879,620,923
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 299 $264,276,617
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 259 $431,589,880
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,659 $35,346
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 499 $42,111,631
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 86 $200,074,175
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 534 $2,223,293
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $243,389,882
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 19 $679,546,748
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $131,380,170
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $285,501,513
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 38 $879,620,923
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 248 $133,603,463


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