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Rita Wilson

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $1,014,645,238 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,252)
Best-known acting roles: Trisha (It’s Complicated), Ellie (Runaway Bride), Anna (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2), Suzy (Sleepless in Seattle), (Old Dogs)
Best-known technical roles: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Producer), Mamma Mia! (Executive Producer), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Nia Vardalos, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Meryl Streep, John Corbett

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting12$570,487,891$444,157,347$1,014,645,238
Leading1$19,875,740$0$19,875,740
Lead Ensemble Member1$46,437$41,890$88,327
(Unclassified)11$248,669,135$147,378,999$396,048,134
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$144,130,063$471,618,709$615,748,772
Producer2$301,127,813$165,810,239$466,938,052

Career Trend

This graph shows Rita Wilson’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 Brother Nature Cathy Turley  $0 $0 $0
3/23/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Anna  $59,689,605 $32,358,413 $92,048,018
6/5/2015 Dawn Patrol Ben's Mother  $0 $0 $0
9/20/2013 Jewtopia Arlene Lipschitz  $46,437 $41,890 $88,327
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne Wilma  $35,608,245 $25,840,890 $61,449,135
6/17/2011 The Art of Getting By Vivian Sargent  $1,430,241 $558,794 $1,989,035
12/25/2009 It’s Complicated Trisha  $112,735,375 $111,879,369 $224,614,744
11/25/2009 Old Dogs   $49,492,060 $45,612,244 $95,104,304
6/5/2009 My Life in Ruins   $8,677,425 $11,800,000 $20,477,425
11/25/2008 Beautiful Ohio Judith Messerman  $0 $0 $0
9/23/2005 Magnificent Desolation Beta Station Commander  $34,126,126 $5,720,770 $39,846,896
8/5/2005 The Chumscrubber Terri Bratley  $49,526 $0 $49,526
10/8/2004 Raise Your Voice Frances Fletcher  $10,411,980 $4,400,000 $14,811,980
10/18/2002 Auto Focus Anne Crane  $2,062,066 $641,755 $2,703,821
10/15/1999 The Story of Us Rachel  $27,100,030 $0 $27,100,030
7/30/1999 Runaway Bride Ellie  $152,257,509 $157,880,669 $310,138,178
12/4/1998 Psycho Caroline  $21,541,218 $15,685,000 $37,226,218
11/22/1996 Jingle All the Way Liz Langston  $60,592,389 $69,240,000 $129,832,389
10/4/1996 That Thing You Do! Marguerite  $25,857,416 $8,700,000 $34,557,416
10/20/1995 Now and Then Chrissy  $27,067,247 $0 $27,067,247
12/21/1994 Mixed Nuts Catherine O'Shaughnessy  $6,670,176 $0 $6,670,176
6/25/1993 Sleepless in Seattle Suzy  $126,680,884 $101,218,442 $227,899,326
12/19/1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities PR Woman  $15,432,314 $0 $15,432,314
8/16/1985 Volunteers Beth Wexler  $19,875,740 $0 $19,875,740
7/18/1980 Cheech & Chong's Next Movie Actress  $41,675,194 $0 $41,675,194
Movies: 25Totals:$839,079,203$591,578,236$1,430,657,439
  Averages:$33,563,168$23,663,129$57,226,298

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/20/2013 Jewtopia $26,371 16 $46,437 $88,327 52.6%
8/16/1985 Volunteers $5,184,360 1,560 $19,875,740 $19,875,740 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $19,922,177$19,964,067 
 Averages:$2,605,366788$9,961,089$9,982,03476.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/9/2016 Brother Nature $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/23/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $17,861,950 3,179 $59,689,605 $92,048,018 64.8%
6/5/2015 Dawn Patrol $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne $13,096,065 2,976 $35,608,245 $61,449,135 57.9%
6/17/2011 The Art of Getting By $679,160 610 $1,430,241 $1,989,035 71.9%
12/25/2009 It’s Complicated $22,100,820 2,955 $112,735,375 $224,614,744 50.2%
9/23/2005 Magnificent Desolation $503,253 82 $34,126,126 $39,846,896 85.6%
7/30/1999 Runaway Bride $35,055,556 3,240 $152,257,509 $310,138,178 49.1%
10/4/1996 That Thing You Do! $6,208,595 1,887 $25,857,416 $34,557,416 74.8%
12/21/1994 Mixed Nuts $2,307,850 1,318 $6,670,176 $6,670,176 100.0%
6/25/1993 Sleepless in Seattle $17,253,733 1,657 $126,680,884 $227,899,326 55.6%
12/19/1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities $4,216,063 1,373 $15,432,314 $15,432,314 100.0%
Movies: 12Totals:  $570,487,891$1,014,645,238 
 Averages:$9,940,2541,606$47,540,658$84,553,77071.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,213 $19,922,177
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,367 $570,487,891
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,117 $804,953,077
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,318 $293,015,478
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,531 $263,268,464
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,228 $839,079,203
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,320 $41,890
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,605 $444,157,347
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,401 $585,857,466
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,663 $270,360,722
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,145 $168,117,745
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,899 $591,578,236
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,772 $19,964,067
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,252 $1,014,645,238
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,583 $1,390,810,543
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,514 $563,376,200
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,834 $431,386,209
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,819 $1,430,657,439
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 92 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 108 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 102 58
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,494 $46,437
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 743 $19,875,740
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,131 $41,890
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,848 $88,327
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 868 $19,875,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,945 $19,922,177
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,967 $41,890
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,463 $19,964,067
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,141 $46,437
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 426 $19,875,740
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,732 $41,890
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,438 $88,327
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 562 $19,875,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 761 $19,875,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 524 $46,437
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 460 $41,890
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 914 $19,875,740
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 577 $88,327
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,017 $19,875,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,063 $46,437
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,213 $41,890
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,253 $19,875,740
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,453 $88,327

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/20/2018 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
3/23/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Producer $59,689,605 $32,358,413 $92,048,018
7/2/2008 Mamma Mia! Executive Producer $144,130,063 $471,618,709 $615,748,772
4/19/2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Producer $241,438,208 $133,451,826 $374,890,034
Movies: 4Totals:$445,257,876$637,428,948$1,082,686,824
  Averages:$111,314,469$159,357,237$270,671,706


Producer 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%
4/19/2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $597,362 2,016 $241,438,208 $374,890,034 64.4%
Movies: 2Totals:  $301,127,813$466,938,052 
 Averages:$9,229,6562,598$150,563,907$233,469,02664.6%



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