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Penelope Wilton

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $794,634,625 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,245)
Best-known acting roles: The Queen (The BFG), Jean Ainslie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Jean Ainslie (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Mrs. Gardiner (Pride & Prejudice), Ruth (Calendar Girls)
Most productive collaborators: John Madden, Mark Rylance, Steven Spielberg, Ruby Barnhill, Judi Dench

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLead Ensemble Member2$79,461,905$145,562,181$225,024,086
Supporting2$66,210,400$150,206,172$216,416,572
Leading1$0$108,503$108,503
(Unclassified)5$111,597,557$241,487,907$353,085,464

Career Trend

This graph shows Penelope Wilton’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 / DVD Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

July 20th, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best-Exotic Marigold Hotel is a film that cost just $10 million to make, but pulled in a global box office of $135 million. Needless to say, a sequel was made and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hit theaters earlier this year. Comedies rarely produce sequels that live up to the original film, but is this one an exception? If not, is it still worth checking out, if it isn't quite as good? More...

2015 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/8/2018 Zoo Denise Austin  $0 $108,503 $108,503
6/30/2016 The BFG The Queen  $55,483,770 $144,421,454 $199,905,224
2/26/2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jean Ainslie  $33,078,266 $57,306,040 $90,384,306
5/2/2014 Belle Lady Mary Murray  $10,726,630 $5,784,718 $16,511,348
2/24/2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jean Ainslie  $46,383,639 $88,256,141 $134,639,780
12/28/2005 Match Point Eleanor Hewett  $23,089,926 $64,883,909 $87,973,835
11/11/2005 Pride & Prejudice Mrs. Gardiner  $38,372,662 $88,176,945 $126,549,607
9/24/2004 Shaun of the Dead Barbara  $13,542,874 $16,789,511 $30,332,385
12/19/2003 Calendar Girls Ruth  $31,011,616 $62,063,000 $93,074,616
12/14/2001 Iris Janet Stone  $5,580,479 $9,574,542 $15,155,021
Movies: 10Totals:$257,269,862$537,364,763$794,634,625
  Averages:$25,726,986$53,736,476$79,463,463

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/8/2018 Zoo $0 0 $0 $108,503 0.0%
2/26/2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $8,540,370 2,022 $33,078,266 $90,384,306 36.6%
2/24/2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $737,051 1,298 $46,383,639 $134,639,780 34.5%
Movies: 3Totals:  $79,461,905$225,132,589 
 Averages:$3,092,4741,107$26,487,302$75,044,19623.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/30/2016 The BFG $18,775,350 3,392 $55,483,770 $199,905,224 27.8%
5/2/2014 Belle $106,578 1,114 $10,726,630 $16,511,348 65.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $66,210,400$216,416,572 
 Averages:$9,440,9642,253$33,105,200$108,208,28646.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,311 $79,461,905
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 20,801-20,900) 20,819 $66,210,400
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,335 $257,269,862
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,225 $145,672,305
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,987 $257,269,862
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,015 $145,670,684
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000) 11,951 $150,206,172
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,834 $537,364,763
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,560 $295,876,856
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,419 $537,364,763
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,109 $225,132,589
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,401-14,500) 14,438 $216,416,572
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,613 $794,634,625
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,801 $441,549,161
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,245 $794,634,625
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 423 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 422 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 406 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 434 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 487 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 537 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 323 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 345 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 328 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 451 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 471 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 471 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 344 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 342 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 324 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 451 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 487 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 503 12
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,283 $33,078,266
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 515 $46,383,639
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 927 $57,306,040
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $88,256,141
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 497 $108,503
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,071 $90,384,306
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 420 $134,639,780
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 601-700) 655 $108,503
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,056 $79,461,905
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 752 $145,670,684
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 860 $225,132,589
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 641 $79,461,905
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 395 $145,562,181
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 571 $108,503
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 495 $225,024,086
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 701-800) 726 $108,503
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $79,461,905
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 131 $145,562,181
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,625 $108,503
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 203 $225,024,086
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,195 $108,503
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 862 $46,383,639
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 745 $33,078,266
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 638 $88,256,141
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 528 $57,414,543
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 728 $134,639,780
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 628 $90,492,809


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