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Mindy Kaling

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,412,594,309 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,265)
Best-known acting roles: Disgust (Inside Out), Tourist Mom (Despicable Me), Taffyta Muttonfudge (Wreck-It Ralph), Amita (Ocean’s 8), Mrs. Who (A Wrinkle in Time)
Most productive collaborators: Pete Docter, Amy Poehler, Josh Cooley, Phyllis Smith, John Lasseter

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting7$715,434,362$697,159,947$1,412,594,309
Lead Ensemble Member3$679,197,109$926,908,920$1,606,106,029
Cameo1$101,470,202$25,068,915$126,539,117
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesScreenwriter1$0$0$0
Producer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Mindy Kaling’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


2018 Preview: June

June 1st, 2018

Incredibles 2

This May was an odd month, as Avengers: Infinity War opened on the last weekend of April, rather than the first weekend of May. This meant May started out slowly, but Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story did well enough to give 2018 a healthy lead over 2017. Looking forward, there are two potential monster hits this month, Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and another $100 million hit, Ocean’s 8. Last June, there were four $100 million hits, led by Wonder Woman, which pulled in over $400 million. I think 2018 and 2017 will be an even match at the top, so 2018 will have to rely on depth to improve upon its lead over 2017. More...

Ocean’s 8 Trailer

December 19th, 2017

Thriller starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina opens June 8, 2018 ... Full Movie Details. More...

A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

July 17th, 2017

Fantasy adventure starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling directed by Ava Duvernay opens March 9, 2018 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Inside Out

November 2nd, 2015

Inside Out

Inside Out was one of the monster hits of the summer earning more than $350 million domestically and $800 million worldwide. This makes it the third biggest hit in Pixar's history. Is it also one of their best? Or was it swept up in the "irrational exuberance" we saw at the box office this summer? More...

2015 Preview: June

June 1st, 2015

Inside Out

May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 19th, 2014

August 19th, 2014

There are a number of big releases on this week's list, especially if you like TV on DVD. However, there are not a lot of releases in total. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the biggest release by a wide margin, but it is not the best. For that honor, I would have to chose Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 on Blu-ray. More...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II

December 7th, 2013

The first full weekend of December and less than three weeks till Christmas. The second installment of our Holiday Gift Guide is where we talks about TV on DVD releases. We limit ourselves to the first season of new shows or the Megasets for complete shows. We do this, because generally speaking, you don't need our advice whether or not to give someone the sixth season of Murdoch Mysteries as a gift. Did they buy and enjoy the first five? Then yes, but the sixth season as a gift. If not, I wouldn't bother. Like with Part I, this year's selection doesn't seem very strong. There were very few new shows that were truly great. According to Metacritic, the best new show of the season was Nashville, which is a bit of a surprise. The second best show was Call the Midwife, but season two has already come out on DVD and Blu-ray, so it is not really a new show. Meanwhile, the third best show was canceled before its first season was completed. It wasn't a good year for high quality TV. There are also not a lot of Megasets for shows that recently ended that are obviously worth picking up, but the best of the group is... More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Late Night   $0 $0 $0
6/8/2018 Ocean’s 8 Amita  $133,322,721 $118,551,127 $251,873,848
3/9/2018 A Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Who  $100,478,608 $32,923,274 $133,401,882
11/12/2015 The Night Before Sarah  $43,035,725 $9,391,621 $52,427,346
6/12/2015 Inside Out Disgust  $356,461,711 $501,258,949 $857,720,660
6/12/2013 This is the End Mindy Kaling  $101,470,202 $25,068,915 $126,539,117
11/1/2012 Wreck-It Ralph Taffyta Muttonfudge  $189,412,677 $307,098,844 $496,511,521
4/27/2012 The Five-Year Engagement Vaneetha  $28,700,285 $32,923,534 $61,623,819
1/21/2011 No Strings Attached Shira  $70,662,220 $78,565,858 $149,228,078
7/9/2010 Despicable Me Tourist Mom  $251,513,985 $291,981,048 $543,495,033
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… Docent  $177,243,721 $224,987,342 $402,231,063
7/3/2007 License to Wed Shelly  $43,799,818 $26,387,270 $70,187,088
Movies: 12Totals:$1,496,101,673$1,649,137,782$3,145,239,455
  Averages:$124,675,139$137,428,149$262,103,288

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 Ocean’s 8 $41,607,378 4,145 $133,322,721 $251,873,848 52.9%
6/12/2015 Inside Out $90,440,272 4,158 $356,461,711 $857,720,660 41.6%
11/1/2012 Wreck-It Ralph $49,038,712 3,752 $189,412,677 $496,511,521 38.1%
Movies: 3Totals:  $679,197,109$1,606,106,029 
 Averages:$60,362,1214,018$226,399,036$535,368,67644.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/9/2018 A Wrinkle in Time $33,123,609 3,980 $100,478,608 $133,401,882 75.3%
11/12/2015 The Night Before $9,880,536 2,960 $43,035,725 $52,427,346 82.1%
4/27/2012 The Five-Year Engagement $10,610,060 2,941 $28,700,285 $61,623,819 46.6%
1/21/2011 No Strings Attached $19,652,921 3,050 $70,662,220 $149,228,078 47.4%
7/9/2010 Despicable Me $56,397,125 3,602 $251,513,985 $543,495,033 46.3%
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… $54,173,286 4,101 $177,243,721 $402,231,063 44.1%
7/3/2007 License to Wed $10,422,258 2,715 $43,799,818 $70,187,088 62.4%
Movies: 7Totals:  $715,434,362$1,412,594,309 
 Averages:$27,751,3993,336$102,204,909$201,799,18757.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 240 $679,197,109
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 937 $715,434,362
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,748 $597,243,098
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 524 $703,960,985
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 299 $792,140,688
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 441 $101,470,202
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 484 $1,496,101,673
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 229 $926,908,920
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,808 $697,159,947
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,900 $523,730,026
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 698 $740,690,829
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 667 $908,446,953
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 775 $25,068,915
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 647 $1,649,137,782
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 228 $1,606,106,029
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,265 $1,412,594,309
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,133 $1,120,973,124
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 611 $1,444,651,814
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 431 $1,700,587,641
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 609 $126,539,117
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 546 $3,145,239,455
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 194 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 213 81
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 95 $679,197,109
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 82 $926,908,920
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 81 $1,606,106,029
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 749 $133,322,721
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 28 $545,874,388
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 851 $118,551,127
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 36 $808,357,793
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 790 $251,873,848
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 29 $1,354,232,181
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 444 $133,322,721
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 34 $545,874,388
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 459 $118,551,127
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 35 $808,357,793
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 446 $251,873,848
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 33 $1,354,232,181
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 93 $545,874,388
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 247 $133,322,721
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 82 $808,357,793
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 352 $118,551,127
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 82 $1,354,232,181
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 305 $251,873,848
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 501 $133,322,721
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies 62 $545,874,388
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 564 $118,551,127
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies 59 $808,357,793
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 522 $251,873,848
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies 58 $1,354,232,181
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 70 $545,874,388
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $133,322,721
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 58 $808,357,793
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 260 $118,551,127
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 58 $1,354,232,181
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $251,873,848

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Late Night Screenwriter,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0

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