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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $822,931,386 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,210)
Best-known acting roles: Lucy McClane (Live Free or Die Hard), Michelle (10 Cloverfield Lane), Gwen Grayson (Sky High), Young Evelyn (The Ring Two), Mary Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)
Most productive collaborators: Timur Bekmambetov, Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Seth Grahame-Smith

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting12$332,225,833$490,705,553$822,931,386
Leading5$88,694,718$36,327,139$125,021,857
Lead Ensemble Member2$80,939,388$29,743,049$110,682,437
(Unclassified)3$54,129,051$69,388,486$123,517,537
In Technical RolesProducer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Mary Elizabeth Winstead’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


The Hollars Trailer

August 1st, 2016

Ensemble comedy directed by, and starring John Krasinski, with Anna Kendrick, Sharlto Copley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Charlie Day, Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins opens August 26 ... Full Movie Details.

John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother's illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high-school rival and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York. More...

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...

Limited Releases: Going Dark

April 17th, 2015

Felix et Meira poster

There's a lot of films that might be opening in limited release this week, but many of them have not enough reviews to have a Tomatometer Score. (I'll be skipping most of those.) Worse still, many that do are earning terrible reviews. There are some that are worth watching, like Alex of Venice, Felix and Meira, and Tangerines. On the other hand, I wouldn't bet on any of them finding success at the box office. More...

Limited Releases: No Doubt About This Week's Limited Releases

March 6th, 2015

Merchants of Doubt poster

This week, the limited release report is practically the Video on Demand report, as nearly all limited releases are also playing on Video on Demand. The rest are all documentaries, which rarely earn any measure of mainstream success. Worse still, most of the non-documentaries are earning bad reviews, so their box office chances are even worse. Faults is probably the film with the best chance at finding an audience in theaters, but that's not saying much. These Final Hours is also earning great reviews, but it doesn't have the star power that Faults has. Of the documentaries, both An Honest Liar and Merchants of Doubt are worth checking out. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 12th, 2013

March 13th, 2013

There are not many first run releases coming out on the home market this week, but two of them, Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians, rose to Pick of the Week status. For that honor, we have to turn to an older release, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary by coming out on Blu-ray for the first time. Yes, it is shovelware, but it is still the best movie on this week's list. If you don't have the DVD already and really don't like Pan & Scan, you might want to wait till Disney fixes the mix-up with the DVD portion of the Combo Pack. More...

Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

November 28th, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/26/2016 The Hollars Gwen  $1,016,985 $122,517 $1,139,502
6/24/2016 Swiss Army Man Sarah  $4,210,454 $1,626,657 $5,837,111
3/11/2016 10 Cloverfield Lane Michelle  $72,082,999 $36,203,423 $108,286,422
4/17/2015 Alex of Venice Alex Vedder  $0 $588 $588
3/6/2015 Faults Claire  $0 $0 $0
10/10/2014 Kill the Messenger Anna Simons  $2,450,846 $4,205,859 $6,656,705
10/4/2013 A.C.O.D. Lauren  $157,690 $0 $157,690
8/2/2013 The Spectacular Now Holly  $6,852,971 $63,980 $6,916,951
10/12/2012 Smashed Kate Hannah  $375,981 $123,128 $499,109
6/22/2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Mary Lincoln  $37,519,139 $99,970,591 $137,489,730
10/14/2011 The Thing Kate Lloyd  $16,999,934 $10,573,144 $27,573,078
8/13/2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Ramona Flowers  $31,611,316 $16,445,448 $48,056,764
12/31/2008 Make It Happen   $0 $10,688,486 $10,688,486
6/27/2007 Live Free or Die Hard Lucy McClane  $134,529,403 $247,758,744 $382,288,147
4/6/2007 Grindhouse Lee (segment "Death Proof")  $25,031,037 $25,156,752 $50,187,789
2/2/2007 Factory Girl Ingrid Superstar  $1,661,464 $0 $1,661,464
12/5/2006 Black Christmas Heather  $16,235,738 $0 $16,235,738
11/17/2006 Bobby Susan Taylor  $11,242,801 $9,355,005 $20,597,806
2/10/2006 Final Destination 3 Wendy Christensen  $54,098,051 $58,700,000 $112,798,051
7/29/2005 Sky High Gwen Grayson  $63,939,454 $19,169,905 $83,109,359
3/18/2005 The Ring Two Young Evelyn  $75,941,727 $86,000,000 $161,941,727
4/21/1989 Checking Out Lisa Apple  $31,000 $0 $31,000
Movies: 22Totals:$555,988,990$626,164,227$1,182,153,217
  Averages:$25,272,227$28,462,010$53,734,237

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/11/2016 10 Cloverfield Lane $24,727,437 3,427 $72,082,999 $108,286,422 66.6%
4/17/2015 Alex of Venice $0 0 $0 $588 0.0%
3/6/2015 Faults $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/12/2012 Smashed $26,943 50 $375,981 $499,109 75.3%
10/14/2011 The Thing $8,493,665 2,997 $16,999,934 $27,573,078 61.7%
12/5/2006 Black Christmas $3,723,364 1,544 $16,235,738 $16,235,738 100.0%
7/29/2005 Sky High $14,631,784 2,912 $63,939,454 $83,109,359 76.9%
Movies: 7Totals:  $169,634,106$235,704,294 
 Averages:$7,371,8851,561$24,233,444$33,672,04263.4%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/26/2016 The Hollars $38,210 298 $1,016,985 $1,139,502 89.2%
6/24/2016 Swiss Army Man $105,453 636 $4,210,454 $5,837,111 72.1%
10/10/2014 Kill the Messenger $941,809 427 $2,450,846 $6,656,705 36.8%
10/4/2013 A.C.O.D. $19,001 42 $157,690 $157,690 100.0%
8/2/2013 The Spectacular Now $197,415 770 $6,852,971 $6,916,951 99.1%
6/22/2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $16,306,974 3,109 $37,519,139 $137,489,730 27.3%
8/13/2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World $10,609,795 2,820 $31,611,316 $48,056,764 65.8%
6/27/2007 Live Free or Die Hard $33,369,559 3,411 $134,529,403 $382,288,147 35.2%
4/6/2007 Grindhouse $11,596,613 2,629 $25,031,037 $50,187,789 49.9%
2/2/2007 Factory Girl $87,477 336 $1,661,464 $1,661,464 100.0%
11/17/2006 Bobby $69,039 1,670 $11,242,801 $20,597,806 54.6%
3/18/2005 The Ring Two $35,065,237 3,341 $75,941,727 $161,941,727 46.9%
Movies: 12Totals:  $332,225,833$822,931,386 
 Averages:$9,033,8821,624$27,685,486$68,577,61664.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 839 $169,634,106
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,342 $332,225,833
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,895 $555,988,990
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,085 $370,730,187
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 33,301-33,400) 33,342 $26,048,022
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,212 $555,988,990
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,397 $66,070,188
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,135 $490,705,553
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,163 $626,164,227
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,194 $436,141,467
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 28,101-28,200) 28,161 $25,279,269
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,657 $626,164,227
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,066 $235,704,294
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,210 $822,931,386
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,961 $1,182,153,217
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,106 $806,871,654
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 31,301-31,400) 31,339 $51,327,291
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,352 $1,182,153,217
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 287 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 316 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 341 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 263 32
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 233 32
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 226 32
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 438 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 458 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 444 21
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 528 $136,398,434
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $33,235,672
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 940 $55,497,044
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 254 $10,573,144
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 697 $191,895,478
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 216 $43,808,816
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 636 $169,634,106
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,125 $66,070,188
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 816 $235,704,294
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 585 $88,694,718
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 511 $16,999,934
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 159 $63,939,454
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 884 $36,327,139
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 531 $10,573,144
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $19,169,905
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 699 $125,021,857
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 553 $27,573,078
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $83,109,359
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 653 $63,939,454
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,532 $375,981
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 155 $72,082,999
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $33,235,672
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 801-900) 845 $19,169,905
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,561 $123,716
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $36,203,423
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 243 $10,573,144
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 742 $83,109,359
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,834 $499,697
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 180 $108,286,422
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 196 $43,808,816
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 687 $72,082,999
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 824 $33,611,653
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 591 $63,939,454
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 827 $36,203,423
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,103 $10,696,860
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 689 $19,169,905
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 773 $108,286,422
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 946 $44,308,513
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 649 $83,109,359
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 394 $63,939,454
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 501-600) 501 $16,999,934
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 255 $72,082,999
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $16,235,738
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 433 $19,169,905
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 391 $10,573,144
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 293 $36,203,423
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 424 $83,109,359
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 477 $27,573,078
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 264 $108,286,422
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 107 $16,235,738

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/6/2015 Faults Producer $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0

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