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Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan
By David Shankbone (David Shankbone) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $1,642,549,821 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #132)
Best-known acting roles: Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail), Annie Reed (Sleepless in Seattle), Carole (Top Gun), Maggie Rice (City of Angels), Kate McKay (Kate and Leopold)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Hanks, Nora Ephron, Nicolas Cage, Brad Silberling, Delia Ephron
Born: November 19th, 1961 (56 years old)

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading26$981,956,678$660,593,143$1,642,549,821
Supporting6$240,785,217$177,000,000$417,785,217
Lead Ensemble Member1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)1$25,339$310,000$335,339
In Technical RolesDirector1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Meg Ryan’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/9/2016 Ithaca Mrs. Macauley  $0 $0 $0
12/4/2009 Serious Moonlight   $25,339 $310,000 $335,339
9/12/2008 The Women Mary Haines  $26,902,075 $23,201,733 $50,103,808
6/17/2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend Marty Durand  $0 $3,161,218 $3,161,218
4/20/2007 In the Land of Women Sarah Hardwicke  $11,052,958 $3,087,444 $14,140,402
2/20/2004 Against the Ropes Jackie Kallen  $5,881,504 $548,361 $6,429,865
10/22/2003 In the Cut Frannie Thorstin  $4,717,455 $18,976,191 $23,693,646
12/25/2001 Kate and Leopold Kate McKay  $47,095,453 $23,842,325 $70,937,778
12/8/2000 Proof of Life Alice Bowman  $32,598,931 $30,162,074 $62,761,005
2/18/2000 Hanging Up Eve Marks  $36,037,909 $15,829,814 $51,867,723
12/25/1998 Hurlyburly Bonnie  $1,798,862 $0 $1,798,862
12/18/1998 You've Got Mail Kathleen Kelly  $115,821,495 $134,978,505 $250,800,000
4/10/1998 City of Angels Maggie Rice  $78,750,909 $120,000,000 $198,750,909
11/14/1997 Anastasia Anastasia  $58,403,409 $81,397,768 $139,801,177
5/23/1997 Addicted To Love Maggie  $34,673,095 $0 $34,673,095
7/12/1996 Courage Under Fire Captain Karen Emma Walden  $59,003,384 $41,829,761 $100,833,145
12/29/1995 Restoration Katherine  $4,100,000 $0 $4,100,000
5/5/1995 French Kiss Kate  $38,863,798 $59,530,132 $98,393,930
12/25/1994 I.Q. Catherine Boyd  $26,265,119 $0 $26,265,119
4/29/1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Alice Green  $50,021,959 $0 $50,021,959
11/5/1993 Flesh and Bone Kay Davies  $9,488,998 $0 $9,488,998
6/25/1993 Sleepless in Seattle Annie Reed  $126,680,884 $101,218,442 $227,899,326
7/10/1992 Prelude to a Kiss Rita Boyle  $20,006,730 $2,690,961 $22,697,691
3/1/1991 The Doors Pamela Courson  $34,416,893 $0 $34,416,893
3/9/1990 Joe Versus the Volcano DeDe/Angelica/Patricia  $39,381,963 $0 $39,381,963
7/14/1989 When Harry Met Sally… Sally Albright  $92,823,546 $138,414 $92,961,960
6/10/1988 The Presidio Donna Caldwell  $20,036,000 $0 $20,036,000
3/18/1988 D.O.A. Sydney  $12,706,478 $0 $12,706,478
1/1/1988 Promised Land Bev  $316,199 $0 $316,199
7/3/1987 Innerspace Lydia Maxwell  $19,816,619 $0 $19,816,619
8/15/1986 Armed and Dangerous Maggie Cavanaugh  $15,945,534 $0 $15,945,534
5/16/1986 Top Gun Carole  $179,800,601 $177,000,000 $356,800,601
11/18/1983 Amityville 3-D Lisa  $6,333,135 $0 $6,333,135
10/9/1981 Rich and Famous Debbie at 18 years  $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
Movies: 34Totals:$1,222,767,234$837,903,143$2,060,670,377
  Averages:$35,963,742$24,644,210$60,607,952

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/9/2016 Ithaca $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/12/2008 The Women $10,155,121 2,995 $26,902,075 $50,103,808 53.7%
6/17/2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend $0 0 $0 $3,161,218 0.0%
4/20/2007 In the Land of Women $4,712,341 2,155 $11,052,958 $14,140,402 78.2%
2/20/2004 Against the Ropes $3,038,546 1,601 $5,881,504 $6,429,865 91.5%
10/22/2003 In the Cut $97,625 825 $4,717,455 $23,693,646 19.9%
12/25/2001 Kate and Leopold $9,725,408 2,467 $47,095,453 $70,937,778 66.4%
12/8/2000 Proof of Life $10,207,869 2,705 $32,598,931 $62,761,005 51.9%
2/18/2000 Hanging Up $15,710,411 2,620 $36,037,909 $51,867,723 69.5%
12/18/1998 You've Got Mail $18,426,749 2,961 $115,821,495 $250,800,000 46.2%
4/10/1998 City of Angels $15,369,048 2,433 $78,750,909 $198,750,909 39.6%
11/14/1997 Anastasia $120,541 2,514 $58,403,409 $139,801,177 41.8%
5/23/1997 Addicted To Love $11,446,098 2,021 $34,673,095 $34,673,095 100.0%
7/12/1996 Courage Under Fire $12,501,586 2,001 $59,003,384 $100,833,145 58.5%
12/29/1995 Restoration $75,514 457 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 100.0%
5/5/1995 French Kiss $9,018,022 1,754 $38,863,798 $98,393,930 39.5%
12/25/1994 I.Q. $6,379,611 2,222 $26,265,119 $26,265,119 100.0%
4/29/1994 When a Man Loves a Woman $0 1,511 $50,021,959 $50,021,959 100.0%
11/5/1993 Flesh and Bone $4,517,066 1,200 $9,488,998 $9,488,998 100.0%
6/25/1993 Sleepless in Seattle $17,253,733 1,657 $126,680,884 $227,899,326 55.6%
7/10/1992 Prelude to a Kiss $5,273,395 1,248 $20,006,730 $22,697,691 88.1%
3/1/1991 The Doors $9,151,800 1,236 $34,416,893 $34,416,893 100.0%
3/9/1990 Joe Versus the Volcano $9,252,232 1,802 $39,381,963 $39,381,963 100.0%
7/14/1989 When Harry Met Sally… $0 1,171 $92,823,546 $92,961,960 99.9%
3/18/1988 D.O.A. $3,751,432 908 $12,706,478 $12,706,478 100.0%
1/1/1988 Promised Land $0 0 $316,199 $316,199 100.0%
8/15/1986 Armed and Dangerous $4,348,276 1,615 $15,945,534 $15,945,534 100.0%
Movies: 27Totals:  $981,956,678$1,642,549,821 
 Averages:$6,686,3861,633$36,368,766$60,835,17973.1%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/25/1998 Hurlyburly $164,826 84 $1,798,862 $1,798,862 100.0%
6/10/1988 The Presidio $5,119,031 1,168 $20,036,000 $20,036,000 100.0%
7/3/1987 Innerspace $4,739,913 1,603 $19,816,619 $19,816,619 100.0%
5/16/1986 Top Gun $8,193,052 1,531 $179,800,601 $356,800,601 50.4%
11/18/1983 Amityville 3-D $2,366,472 1,256 $6,333,135 $6,333,135 100.0%
10/9/1981 Rich and Famous $2,337,594 650 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $240,785,217$417,785,217 
 Averages:$3,820,1481,049$40,130,870$69,630,87091.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 157 $981,956,678
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,338 $240,785,217
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 558 $1,164,363,825
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 729 $523,249,638
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,369 $179,800,601
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 657 $1,222,767,234
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 329 $660,593,143
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 10,001-10,100) 10,010 $177,000,000
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,662 $756,505,375
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,153 $452,031,107
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 8,401-8,500) 8,498 $177,000,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,774 $837,903,143
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 $1,642,549,821
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,301-7,400) 7,378 $417,785,217
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 917 $1,920,869,200
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 930 $975,280,745
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,101-7,200) 7,182 $356,800,601
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,050 $2,060,670,377
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 117 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 111 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 86 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 42 115
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 27 184
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 21 219
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 36 167
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 25 194
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 15 255
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 9 275
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 13 256
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 32 175
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 6 281
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office 24 204
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office 21 217
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office 71 102
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 68 102
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 215 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 356 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 385 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 426 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office 12 249
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office 53 118
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office 54 118
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 178 55
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 271 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office 20 238
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office 64 113
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 58 113
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 213 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 317 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 364 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 405 5
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 100 $626,943,153
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 852 $8,817,455
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 112 $78,750,909
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 137 $40,298,397
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 58 $91,002,340
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 7 $135,828,225
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 366 $271,839,283
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 652 $18,976,191
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies 64 $120,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 419 $548,361
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 34 $111,559,842
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 2 $137,669,466
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 178 $898,782,436
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 778 $27,793,646
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies 75 $198,750,909
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 195 $40,846,758
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 46 $202,562,182
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 5 $273,497,691
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $923,237,070
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 45 $58,403,409
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 248 $579,195,375
Top International Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 45 $81,397,768
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $1,502,432,445
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 48 $139,801,177
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 73 $647,717,078
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 159 $145,853,092
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $89,368,503
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 88 $98,701,806
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $390,283,967
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 201-300) 211 $146,533,286
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 327 $41,829,761
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 96 $81,946,129
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 94 $1,038,001,045
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $292,386,378
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 240 $131,198,264
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 92 $180,647,935
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 446 $32,598,931
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 215 $129,320,439
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies 46 $357,485,142
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 371 $17,423,933
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 7 $386,408,625
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Musical Movies 62 $58,403,409
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 509 $30,162,074
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 367 $45,280,209
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies 58 $297,356,627
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 325 $18,976,191
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 42 $187,420,274
Top International Leading Stars for Musical Movies 58 $81,397,768
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 500 $62,761,005
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $174,600,648
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies 48 $654,841,769
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 361 $36,400,124
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 15 $573,828,899
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Musical Movies 63 $139,801,177
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $264,591,336
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies 96 $334,550,739
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $308,149,461
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 108 $58,403,409
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 377 $251,891,988
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 429 $91,106,440
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 267 $236,196,947
Top International Leading Stars for G Movies 89 $81,397,768
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 346 $516,483,324
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 183 $425,657,179
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $544,346,408
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies 93 $139,801,177
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 82 $312,279,351
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 399 $62,728,437
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 74 $217,798,675
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $176,277,321
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $41,635,621
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 133 $288,228,023
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $136,024,447
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 202 $185,448,622
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 420 $548,361
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $600,507,374
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 467 $62,728,437
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 100 $353,823,122
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 165 $361,725,943
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 392 $42,183,982

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/9/2016 Ithaca Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0

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