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Ellen Burstyn

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 53 films, with $1,684,915,410 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,355)
Best-known acting roles: Old Murph (Interstellar), Flemming (The Age of Adaline), Vivi (The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood), Barb Weaver (Draft Day), Chris MacNeil (The Exorcist)
Most productive collaborators: Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Nolan, Anne Hathaway, Lynda Obst, Jessica Chastain

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting18$599,036,708$751,387,794$1,350,424,502
Leading6$46,356,025$155,123$46,511,148
Lead Ensemble Member3$473,135$142,618$615,753
Inverviewee1$16,164$0$16,164
(Unclassified)25$228,954,062$58,393,781$287,347,843

Career Trend

This graph shows Ellen Burstyn’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 Age of Adaline

September 7th, 2015

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline was a late April release, which is one of three dumping grounds throughout the calender. The big summer releases are just around the corner and are sucking up all of the available hype. Because of this, it is hard for a late April release to thrive and studios tend to dump misfires or counter-programming films during these weeks. So is The Age of Adaline a misfire? Or does it fit nicely into the counter-programming role? More...

Featured DVD Review: Flowers in the Attic

April 13th, 2014

Flowers in the Attic started out as a book in 1979 and was first turned into a movie in 1987. This movie earned poor reviews, but did okay business at the box office, mainly because of the controversial nature of the book. Earlier this year, the film was released as a TV movie on Lifetime and brought in more than 6 million viewers to the channel, something none of their original movies from 2013 were able to accomplish. On the other hand, Lifetime's original movies don't exactly have a great reputation and there is already one bad movie based on the book, so my expectations are not exactly high. Is this film a good surprise? Or should I have lowered my expectations more? More...

2014 Preview: April

April 1st, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 The Tale   $0 $0 $0
6/24/2016 Wiener-Dog Nana  $470,575 $124,439 $595,014
3/11/2016 About Scout Gram  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Custody   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Scout   $0 $0 $0
12/4/2015 River of Fundament Hathfertiti  $44,840 $0 $44,840
7/7/2015 Pit Stop   $0 $0 $0
6/2/2015 Wish You Well   $0 $0 $0
5/22/2015 Omoide no Mani Nan  $765,127 $457,058 $1,222,185
4/24/2015 The Age of Adaline Flemming  $42,629,776 $26,427,639 $69,057,415
3/6/2015 Two Men in Town Mother Garnett  $0 $2,514 $2,514
11/5/2014 Interstellar Old Murph  $188,017,894 $479,734,528 $667,752,422
9/16/2014 Petals on the Wind   $0 $0 $0
8/29/2014 The Calling Emily Micallef  $0 $0 $0
4/15/2014 Flowers in the Attic   $0 $0 $0
4/11/2014 Draft Day Barb Weaver  $28,842,237 $1,005,243 $29,847,480
4/5/2013 Love, Marilyn Herself  $16,164 $0 $16,164
10/5/2012 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You James' Mother  $0 $0 $0
11/18/2011 Another Happy Day Doris  $9,120 $969,407 $978,527
10/21/2011 The Mighty Macs Mother St. John  $1,891,936 $0 $1,891,936
9/9/2011 Main Street Georgiana  $2,560 $18,179 $20,739
9/10/2010 Lovely, Still* Mary  $127,564 $155,123 $282,687
12/30/2009 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Miss Addie  $119,790 $0 $119,790
12/11/2009 According to Greta Katherine  $0 $0 $0
10/17/2008 W. Barbara Bush  $25,534,493 $3,041,285 $28,575,778
10/17/2008 The Elephant King Diana Hunt  $22,251 $0 $22,251
7/11/2008 The Stone Angel Hagar  $75,139 $0 $75,139
11/22/2006 The Fountain Dr. Lillian Guzetti  $10,144,010 $5,317,628 $15,461,638
9/1/2006 The Wicker Man Sister Summersisle  $24,413,467 $13,308,360 $37,721,827
5/5/2006 Down in the Valley Ma  $568,932 $404,511 $973,443
4/25/2003 A Decade Under the Influence Herself  $34,514 $0 $34,514
6/7/2002 The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Siste… Vivi  $69,586,544 $4,240,224 $73,826,768
10/20/2000 The Yards Val Handler  $882,710 $1,400,000 $2,282,710
10/6/2000 Requiem for a Dream Sara Goldfarb  $3,635,482 $3,753,751 $7,389,233
12/29/1999 The Hurricane Herself (Archive Footage, uncredited)  $50,699,241 $23,257,000 $73,956,241
12/30/1998 Playing by Heart Mildred  $3,956,212 $0 $3,956,212
1/30/1998 Deceiver Mook  $699,062 $0 $699,062
8/23/1996 The Spitfire Grill Hannah Ferguson  $12,592,203 $0 $12,592,203
10/6/1995 How to Make an American Quilt Hy (Finn's Grandmother)  $23,600,020 $0 $23,600,020
8/18/1995 The Baby-Sitters Club Emily Haberman  $9,574,155 $0 $9,574,155
3/3/1995 Roommates Judith  $12,076,989 $0 $12,076,989
4/29/1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Emily  $50,021,959 $0 $50,021,959
2/3/1993 The Cemetery Club Esther Moskowitz  $5,583,621 $0 $5,583,621
6/21/1991 Dying Young Mrs. O'Neil  $32,669,178 $48,595,295 $81,264,473
12/31/1990 The Color of Evening   $0 $0 $0
11/23/1988 Hanna's War Katalin  $139,796 $0 $139,796
10/23/1985 Twice in a Lifetime Kate MacKenzie  $7,681,246 $0 $7,681,246
10/23/1981 Silence of the North Olive Frederickson  $344,837 $0 $344,837
9/26/1980 Resurrection Edna Mae McCauley  $3,910,019 $0 $3,910,019
1/1/1978 Same Time, Next Year Doris  $23,000,000 $0 $23,000,000
1/29/1975 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Alice Hyatt  $17,600,000 $0 $17,600,000
12/26/1973 The Exorcist Chris MacNeil  $202,347,346 $197,867,132 $400,214,478
10/8/1971 The Last Picture Show Lois Farrow  $20,505,085 $0 $20,505,085
Movies: 53Totals:$874,836,094$810,079,316$1,684,915,410
  Averages:$16,506,341$15,284,515$31,790,857

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/24/2016 Wiener-Dog $24,311 74 $470,575 $595,014 79.1%
12/4/2015 River of Fundament $4,938 2 $44,840 $44,840 100.0%
10/5/2012 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/9/2011 Main Street $1,553 1 $2,560 $20,739 12.3%
9/10/2010 Lovely, Still $4,584 17 $127,564 $282,687 45.1%
2/3/1993 The Cemetery Club $0 0 $5,583,621 $5,583,621 100.0%
12/31/1990 The Color of Evening $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/1/1978 Same Time, Next Year $0 0 $23,000,000 $23,000,000 100.0%
1/29/1975 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore $0 0 $17,600,000 $17,600,000 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $46,829,160$47,126,901 
 Averages:$3,93210$5,203,240$5,236,32276.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/11/2016 About Scout $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/22/2015 Omoide no Mani $27,389 57 $765,127 $1,222,185 62.6%
4/24/2015 The Age of Adaline $13,203,458 3,070 $42,629,776 $69,057,415 61.7%
3/6/2015 Two Men in Town $0 0 $0 $2,514 0.0%
11/5/2014 Interstellar $47,510,360 3,561 $188,017,894 $667,752,422 28.2%
8/29/2014 The Calling $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/11/2014 Draft Day $9,783,603 2,781 $28,842,237 $29,847,480 96.6%
11/18/2011 Another Happy Day $9,120 2 $9,120 $978,527 0.9%
10/21/2011 The Mighty Macs $963,221 975 $1,891,936 $1,891,936 100.0%
12/30/2009 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond $22,872 16 $119,790 $119,790 100.0%
12/11/2009 According to Greta $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/17/2008 The Elephant King $15,959 2 $22,251 $22,251 100.0%
10/17/2008 W. $10,505,668 2,050 $25,534,493 $28,575,778 89.4%
11/22/2006 The Fountain $3,768,702 1,670 $10,144,010 $15,461,638 65.6%
9/1/2006 The Wicker Man $9,610,204 2,784 $24,413,467 $37,721,827 64.7%
12/29/1999 The Hurricane $384,640 2,720 $50,699,241 $73,956,241 68.6%
10/6/1995 How to Make an American Quilt $5,790,445 1,532 $23,600,020 $23,600,020 100.0%
12/26/1973 The Exorcist $0 1,708 $202,347,346 $400,214,478 50.6%
Movies: 18Totals:  $599,036,708$1,350,424,502 
 Averages:$5,644,2021,274$33,279,817$75,023,58365.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,628 $46,829,160
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,227 $599,036,708
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 922 $874,070,967
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 661 $553,075,603
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 23,101-23,200) 23,141 $51,464,368
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,120 $874,836,094
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,635 $297,741
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,541 $751,387,794
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,460 $809,622,258
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 673 $727,971,477
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 28,401-28,500) 28,415 $23,714,058
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,810 $810,079,316
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,103 $47,126,901
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,311 $1,350,424,502
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,111 $1,683,693,225
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 656 $1,281,047,080
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 26,301-26,400) 26,394 $75,178,426
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,355 $1,684,915,410
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 88 76
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,454 $18,245,539
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 101-200) 119 $5,583,621
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,588 $297,741
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,811 $18,543,280
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $5,583,621
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,782 $23,829,160
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,302 $297,741
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,233 $24,126,901
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,609 $6,184,320
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 701-800) 754 $44,840
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,249 $297,741
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,058 $6,482,061
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 801-900) 872 $44,840
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 918 $6,054,196
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 636 $17,774,964
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,116 $124,439
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,480 $173,302
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,105 $6,178,635
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 861 $17,948,266
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,350 $5,583,621
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,781 $470,575
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,116 $130,124
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,049 $44,840
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,765 $124,439
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 965 $173,302
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,467 $5,583,621
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,029 $595,014
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,145 $303,426
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,577 $44,840
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 648 $17,600,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 593 $5,583,621
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 461 $23,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 685 $17,600,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 600 $5,583,621
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 486 $23,000,000


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