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Donnie Yen

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $723,563,799 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #292)
Best-known acting roles: Chirrut Imwe (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Xiang (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Snowman (Blade 2), Wu Yip (Shanghai Knights), Sky (Jet Li's Hero)
Best-known technical roles: Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Chris Weitz, Ben Mendelsohn

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading12$98,958,026$624,605,773$723,563,799
Lead Ensemble Member2$534,856,761$672,966,924$1,207,823,685
Supporting2$94,478,078$72,661,713$167,139,791
(Unclassified)5$75,641,947$232,741,372$308,383,319
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$0$25,040,000$25,040,000
Assistant Director1$0$25,040,000$25,040,000
Producer1$7,679$0$7,679

Career Trend

This graph shows Donnie Yen’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


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 251 $633,814,787
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,309 $803,934,812
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 $1,297,572,697
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 663 $1,602,975,782
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 175 $1,931,387,484
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 843 $2,406,910,594
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office 85 138
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 67 138
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office 33 160
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 17 236
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 31 169
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office 48 151
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 23 225
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 33 173
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,085 $7,679
Top Grossing Assistant Director at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 725 $25,040,000
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,189 $25,040,000
Top Grossing Assistant Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 910 $25,040,000
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,874 $25,040,000
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,024 $7,679

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

March 27th, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in a series of standalone movies movies Disney is planning for the Star Wars franchise. There were some who questioned whether or not audiences would show up to a Star Wars movie if it wasn’t directly part of the overall story. Turns out the answer to that question is yes, to the tune of over $1 billion worldwide. This was nearly 50% less than The Force Awakens earned, but is it also much weaker in terms of quality? More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2016 Preview: December

December 1st, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand. More...

Between Zero and 20,000 Limited Releases

September 19th, 2014

The Zero Theorem poster

It's an overly busy week for limited releases with nearly two-dozen films on this week's list. There are a number of films on this week's list that are earning outstanding reviews, like 20,000 Days on Earth, or strong buzz, like The Zero Theorem. But there are not a lot earning both. Films like Stop the Pounding Heart or The Guest will likely not live up to their Tomatometer Scores. Tracks is probably the film with the best chance at breakout success. More...

Limited Releases are Looking Grand

March 7th, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

This week the list of limited releases includes The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is earning amazing buzz and arguably better reviews. It will likely dominate the per theater chart so much so that the rest of the films might suffer as as result. This would be too bad, because there are several other films that deserve to find an audience. Grand Piano and In Fear are both earning great reviews, but as horror films playing on Video on Demand, their box office numbers will be nothing more than an afterthought. There are also a couple of comedies I'm interested in seeing, Journey To The West and No Clue, although the latter is only playing in Canada. More...

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

November 11th, 2013

There are a number of good releases this week. The two biggest releases are Man of Steel and Turbo. While the former has a larger target audience, the latter is the better film. It is still not Pick of the Week material. The best films are some of the smaller releases, like The Attack, Barbara, Blackfish, City Lights, and Prince Avalanche. All of those are worth picking up, but I think Nosferatu on Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/29/2017 Chasing the Dragon   $456,854 $86,399,127 $86,855,981
1/20/2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage Xiang  $44,898,413 $300,216,520 $345,114,933
12/16/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Chirrut Imwe  $532,177,324 $518,811,164 $1,050,988,488
2/26/2016 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword… Silent Wolf  $0 $39,160,269 $39,160,269
1/22/2016 Yip Man 3 Ip Man  $2,679,437 $154,155,760 $156,835,197
4/24/2015 Yi ge ren de wu lin Hahou Mo  $129,115 $0 $129,115
9/19/2014 Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun He Ying  $7,679 $0 $7,679
3/7/2014 Te shu shen fen Zilong "Dragon" Chen  $0 $25,040,000 $25,040,000
11/30/2012 Wu Xia Liu Jinxi  $11,300 $29,272,914 $29,284,214
8/17/2012 Hua Pi 2   $33,212 $118,495,630 $118,528,842
4/22/2011 Jing mo fung wan: Chen Zhen Chen Zhen  $50,433 $26,772,008 $26,822,441
1/28/2011 Ip Man: Legend of the Grand Master Ip Man  $205,675 $49,516,279 $49,721,954
7/27/2010 Ip Man Ip Man  $0 $22,114,423 $22,114,423
12/31/2008 Jiang shan mei ren Muyong Xuehu  $0 $0 $0
3/14/2008 Dao huo xian Ma Jun  $0 $4,314,771 $4,314,771
3/14/2008 Flash Point   $3,271 $4,314,771 $4,318,042
8/27/2004 Jet Li's Hero Sky  $53,652,140 $123,883,818 $177,535,958
2/7/2003 Shanghai Knights Wu Yip  $60,470,220 $27,846,615 $88,316,835
3/22/2002 Blade 2 Snowman  $81,676,888 $72,661,713 $154,338,601
10/12/2001 Iron Monkey Wong Kei-Ying  $14,681,661 $0 $14,681,661
9/1/2000 Highlander: Endgame Jin Ke  $12,801,190 $0 $12,801,190
Movies: 21Totals:$803,934,812$1,602,975,782$2,406,910,594
  Averages:$38,282,610$76,332,180$114,614,790

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/20/2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage $20,130,142 3,651 $44,898,413 $345,114,933 13.0%
12/16/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 4,157 $532,177,324 $1,050,988,488 50.6%
2/26/2016 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword… $0 0 $0 $39,160,269 0.0%
1/22/2016 Yip Man 3 $784,839 115 $2,679,437 $156,835,197 1.7%
4/24/2015 Yi ge ren de wu lin $58,664 28 $129,115 $129,115 100.0%
9/19/2014 Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun $0 2 $7,679 $7,679 100.0%
3/7/2014 Te shu shen fen $0 0 $0 $25,040,000 0.0%
11/30/2012 Wu Xia $11,137 14 $11,300 $29,284,214 0.0%
4/22/2011 Jing mo fung wan: Chen Zhen $11,365 9 $50,433 $26,822,441 0.2%
1/28/2011 Ip Man: Legend of the Grand Master $61,057 21 $205,675 $49,721,954 0.4%
7/27/2010 Ip Man $0 0 $0 $22,114,423 0.0%
3/14/2008 Dao huo xian $0 0 $0 $4,314,771 0.0%
3/14/2008 Flash Point $3,271 10 $3,271 $4,318,042 0.1%
8/27/2004 Jet Li's Hero $18,004,319 2,175 $53,652,140 $177,535,958 30.2%
Movies: 14Totals:  $633,814,787$1,931,387,484 
 Averages:$13,867,605727$45,272,485$137,956,24921.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/22/2002 Blade 2 $32,528,016 2,707 $81,676,888 $154,338,601 52.9%
9/1/2000 Highlander: Endgame $6,223,330 1,546 $12,801,190 $12,801,190 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $94,478,078$167,139,791 
 Averages:$19,375,6732,127$47,239,039$83,569,89676.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 251 $633,814,787
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,201-15,300) 15,270 $94,478,078
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,101 $803,444,746
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 637 $580,159,376
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,401-15,500) 15,459 $81,676,888
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,309 $803,934,812
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 $1,297,572,697
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 19,601-19,700) 19,668 $72,661,713
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 609 $1,398,081,025
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 408 $1,165,059,337
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 17,501-17,600) 17,530 $72,661,713
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 663 $1,602,975,782
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 175 $1,931,387,484
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,401-17,500) 17,484 $167,139,791
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 736 $2,201,525,771
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 475 $1,745,218,713
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,201-17,300) 17,293 $154,338,601
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 843 $2,406,910,594
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 228 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 207 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 113 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office 85 138
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 67 138
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 129 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 114 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 385 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 430 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 459 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office 33 160
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 17 236
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 31 169
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 157 72
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 159 72
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 129 72
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 277 52
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office 48 151
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 23 225
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 33 173
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 684 $98,752,351
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 353 $2,885,112
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 7 $532,177,324
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $513,814,802
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 515 $39,160,269
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies 13 $225,786,462
Top International Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 19 $518,811,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 277 $612,567,153
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 727 $39,160,269
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies 33 $228,671,574
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 10 $1,050,988,488
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 893 $101,637,463
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 41 $532,177,324
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $778,761,533
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 83 $518,811,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $880,398,996
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 64 $1,050,988,488
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 915 $45,030,799
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 33 $532,177,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 801-900) 819 $7,679
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $56,598,985
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 176 $333,886,062
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 58 $518,811,164
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 423 $39,160,269
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 34 $405,715,202
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $378,916,861
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 38 $1,050,988,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 524 $39,167,948
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 56 $462,314,187
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 104 $532,177,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $101,637,463
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 189 $518,811,164
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies 64 $778,761,533
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 134 $1,050,988,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies 98 $880,398,996
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 126 $633,407,314
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,934 $275,087
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 601-700) 677 $132,386
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 84 $1,136,227,531
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 270 $157,030,395
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 401-500) 440 $4,314,771
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 97 $1,769,634,845
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 470 $157,305,482
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 401-500) 484 $4,447,157
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 60 $532,177,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 330 $44,898,413
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $518,811,164
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 78 $300,216,520
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 86 $1,050,988,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $345,114,933

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/19/2014 Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun Producer $7,679 $0 $7,679
3/7/2014 Te shu shen fen Executive Producer,
Action Director 
$0 $25,040,000 $25,040,000
Movies: 2Totals:$7,679$25,040,000$25,047,679
  Averages:$3,840$12,520,000$12,523,840


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/19/2014 Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun $0 2 $7,679 $7,679 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $7,679$7,679 
 Averages:$02$7,679$7,679100.0%



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