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Glenn Close

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 51 films, with $4,282,182,070 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #288)
Best-known acting roles: Irani Rael (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), Nova Prime (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kala (Tarzan), Vice President Kathryn Bennett (Air Force One), Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Best-known technical roles: Albert Nobbs (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading11$422,750,240$405,349,006$828,099,246
Supporting10$1,034,915,582$1,236,403,298$2,271,318,880
Lead Ensemble Member7$305,901,319$341,357,218$647,258,537
Cameo1$63,826,569$19,400,000$83,226,569
Narrator1$0$1,620,056$1,620,056
Inverviewee1$16,164$0$16,164
(Unclassified)20$353,081,994$97,560,624$450,642,618
In Technical RolesScreenwriter1$3,014,696$5,524,307$8,539,003

Career Trend

This graph shows Glenn Close’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


2017 Preview: December

December 1st, 2017

The Last Jedi

The box office was mostly as expected during November. Granted, Thor: Ragnarok over-performed and Justice League underperformed, but overall there were no real surprises. This means the month started slow, but we got a couple of wins in the end and that bodes well going into the final month of the year. That said, December is a weird month. There are five weekends, but only seven films that I’m sure are opening truly wide. Additionally, five of those seven films are opening Christmas weekend. I’ve never seen a month this lop-sided. There are no real wide releases the first two weeks of the month, so we will likely start slow again, but when The Last Jedi debuts, we should see explosive growth at the box office. It will open with more than any film last December made and that should help 2017 cut into 2016’s lead. 2017 won’t be able to close the gap entirely, but the month could do well enough to cut 2016’s lead to under $250 million. That’s my goal. If that happens, I will be happy. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Tarzan

August 10th, 2014

By the time Tarzan came out, Disney's animation studio was off its recent peak and had been overtaken by Pixar as the king of animated films. Tarzan did manage to open in first place, but it was the most expensive animated film of all time when it came out, while its box office numbers were only good in comparison. Now that the film is coming out on Blu-ray, is it worth picking up? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/3/2018 The Wife Joan Castleman  $0 $0 $0
12/22/2017 Father Figures Helen Baxter  $17,501,244 $3,096,555 $20,597,799
12/22/2017 Crooked House Lady Edith de Haviland  $0 $1,604,983 $1,604,983
5/5/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Irani Rael  $389,813,101 $473,384,643 $863,197,744
2/24/2017 The Girl with all the Gifts Dr. Caroline Caldwell  $0 $2,899,356 $2,899,356
12/31/2016 She Who Brings Gifts   $0 $0 $0
10/7/2016 The Great Gilly Hopkins Nonnie Hopkins  $0 $67,054 $67,054
1/8/2016 Anesthesia Maria  $26,799 $0 $26,799
4/3/2015 5 to 7 Arlene Bloom  $137,112 $48,560 $185,672
10/24/2014 Low Down Gram  $52,337 $0 $52,337
8/1/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Nova Prime  $333,172,112 $437,879,223 $771,051,335
4/5/2013 Love, Marilyn Herself  $16,164 $0 $16,164
12/21/2011 Albert Nobbs Albert Nobbs  $3,014,696 $5,524,307 $8,539,003
4/29/2011 Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil Granny  $10,143,779 $13,209,332 $23,353,111
6/5/2009 Home Narrator  $0 $1,620,056 $1,620,056
6/29/2007 Evening Mrs. Wittenborn  $12,406,646 $478,928 $12,885,574
1/13/2006 Hoodwinked Granny  $51,386,611 $58,456,779 $109,843,390
10/14/2005 Nine Lives Maggie  $478,830 $1,100,000 $1,578,830
8/5/2005 The Chumscrubber Mrs. Johnson  $49,526 $0 $49,526
6/17/2005 Heights Diana  $1,158,405 $10,000 $1,168,405
6/11/2004 The Stepford Wives Mrs. Wellington  $59,475,623 $36,746,348 $96,221,971
8/8/2003 Le Divorce Olivia Pace  $9,074,550 $3,910,939 $12,985,489
3/7/2003 The Safety of Objects Esther Gold  $319,125 $0 $319,125
12/25/2002 Pinocchio (voice - US version)  $3,681,811 $28,000,000 $31,681,811
12/31/2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple   $0 $0 $0
11/22/2000 102 Dalmatians Cruella De Vil  $66,941,559 $0 $66,941,559
6/16/1999 Tarzan Kala  $171,091,819 $277,100,000 $448,191,819
4/2/1999 Cookie's Fortune Camille Orcutt  $10,920,544 $0 $10,920,544
9/19/1997 In & Out Herself  $63,826,569 $19,400,000 $83,226,569
7/25/1997 Air Force One Vice President Kathryn Bennett  $172,956,409 $142,311,944 $315,268,353
4/11/1997 Paradise Road Adrienne Pargiter  $1,990,257 $0 $1,990,257
12/13/1996 Mars Attacks! Marsha Dale  $37,771,017 $63,600,000 $101,371,017
11/27/1996 101 Dalmatians Cruella De Vil  $136,189,294 $168,010,706 $304,200,000
2/23/1996 Mary Reilly Mrs. Farraday  $5,707,094 $7,192,906 $12,900,000
2/22/1996 Anne Frank Remembered Diary Readings (voice)  $606,713 $0 $606,713
4/1/1994 The House of the Spirits Ferula  $6,217,413 $0 $6,217,413
3/18/1994 The Paper Alicia Clark  $36,768,310 $9,600,000 $46,368,310
12/11/1991 Hook Gutless  $119,654,823 $181,200,000 $300,854,823
1/1/1991 Meeting Venus   $1,000,348 $0 $1,000,348
12/19/1990 Hamlet Gertrude  $20,710,451 $1,783,276 $22,493,727
10/17/1990 Reversal of Fortune Sunny von Bülow/Narrator  $15,445,131 $0 $15,445,131
10/27/1989 Immediate Family Linda Spector  $5,841,286 $0 $5,841,286
12/21/1988 Dangerous Liaisons Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil  $34,700,000 $0 $34,700,000
1/28/1988 Gandahar   $370,698 $0 $370,698
9/18/1987 Fatal Attraction Alex Forrest  $156,645,693 $163,454,307 $320,100,000
10/4/1985 Jagged Edge Teddy Barnes  $40,491,165 $0 $40,491,165
9/27/1985 Maxie Jan/Maxie  $2,600,000 $0 $2,600,000
5/11/1984 The Natural Iris Gaines  $47,951,979 $0 $47,951,979
3/30/1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord… Voice of Jane Porter  $45,900,000 $0 $45,900,000
9/28/1983 The Big Chill Sarah Cooper  $56,077,501 $0 $56,077,501
7/23/1982 The World According to Garp Jenny Fields  $30,207,324 $0 $30,207,324
Movies: 51Totals:$2,180,491,868$2,101,690,202$4,282,182,070
  Averages:$42,754,743$41,209,612$83,964,354

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/3/2018 The Wife $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/22/2017 Father Figures $3,287,451 2,902 $17,501,244 $20,597,799 85.0%
12/22/2017 Crooked House $0 0 $0 $1,604,983 0.0%
2/24/2017 The Girl with all the Gifts $0 0 $0 $2,899,356 0.0%
10/7/2016 The Great Gilly Hopkins $0 0 $0 $67,054 0.0%
12/21/2011 Albert Nobbs $0 245 $3,014,696 $8,539,003 35.3%
4/29/2011 Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil $4,108,630 2,505 $10,143,779 $23,353,111 43.4%
6/17/2005 Heights $52,885 66 $1,158,405 $1,168,405 99.1%
6/11/2004 The Stepford Wives $21,406,781 3,057 $59,475,623 $96,221,971 61.8%
3/7/2003 The Safety of Objects $86,250 43 $319,125 $319,125 100.0%
11/22/2000 102 Dalmatians $19,883,351 2,704 $66,941,559 $66,941,559 100.0%
6/16/1999 Tarzan $34,221,968 3,131 $171,091,819 $448,191,819 38.2%
4/2/1999 Cookie's Fortune $186,828 559 $10,920,544 $10,920,544 100.0%
12/13/1996 Mars Attacks! $9,384,272 1,955 $37,771,017 $101,371,017 37.3%
11/27/1996 101 Dalmatians $33,504,025 2,901 $136,189,294 $304,200,000 44.8%
3/18/1994 The Paper $0 1,577 $36,768,310 $46,368,310 79.3%
12/19/1990 Hamlet $0 525 $20,710,451 $22,493,727 92.1%
9/18/1987 Fatal Attraction $7,602,740 1,401 $156,645,693 $320,100,000 48.9%
Movies: 18Totals:  $728,651,559$1,475,357,783 
 Averages:$7,429,1771,310$40,480,642$81,964,32156.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/5/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 $146,510,104 4,347 $389,813,101 $863,197,744 45.2%
1/8/2016 Anesthesia $6,747 7 $26,799 $26,799 100.0%
4/3/2015 5 to 7 $18,006 27 $137,112 $185,672 73.8%
10/24/2014 Low Down $7,000 8 $52,337 $52,337 100.0%
8/1/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $94,320,883 4,088 $333,172,112 $771,051,335 43.2%
6/29/2007 Evening $3,501,971 979 $12,406,646 $12,885,574 96.3%
10/14/2005 Nine Lives $28,387 33 $478,830 $1,578,830 30.3%
7/25/1997 Air Force One $37,132,505 2,981 $172,956,409 $315,268,353 54.9%
4/1/1994 The House of the Spirits $0 0 $6,217,413 $6,217,413 100.0%
12/11/1991 Hook $13,522,535 2,254 $119,654,823 $300,854,823 39.8%
Movies: 10Totals:  $1,034,915,582$2,271,318,880 
 Averages:$29,504,8141,472$103,491,558$227,131,88868.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 211 $728,651,559
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 441 $1,034,915,582
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 194 $1,880,361,279
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 392 $864,823,518
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 440 $682,424,333
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 600 $63,826,569
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 214 $2,180,491,868
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 282 $746,706,224
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 643 $1,236,403,298
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 435 $1,703,904,035
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 468 $1,016,623,301
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 867 $798,516,643
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 763 $19,400,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 415 $2,101,690,202
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 244 $1,475,357,783
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 556 $2,271,318,880
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 283 $3,584,265,314
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 432 $1,881,446,819
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 575 $1,480,940,976
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 710 $83,226,569
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 288 $4,282,182,070
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 52 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 50 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 47 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 129 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 126 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 113 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 20 219
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 43 157
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 37 157
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 136 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 147 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 152 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 214 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 223 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 191 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 242 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 212 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 185 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 199 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 200 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 223 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 235 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 207 42
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 341 $222,994,196
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 75 $377,237,368
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 134 $59,475,623
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 76 $20,710,451
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 97 $10,143,779
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 41 $37,771,017
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 511 $179,060,218
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 88 $452,307,050
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 152 $36,746,348
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 88 $1,783,276
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $13,209,332
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 34 $63,600,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 419 $402,054,414
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 84 $829,544,418
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 138 $96,221,971
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 99 $22,493,727
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $23,353,111
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 41 $101,371,017
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $547,096,836
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 374 $10,143,779
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 17 $171,091,819
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $456,396,892
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 393 $13,209,332
Top International Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 15 $277,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 253 $1,003,493,728
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 388 $23,353,111
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 17 $448,191,819
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $282,469,819
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $37,771,017
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $213,274,632
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 66 $194,816,966
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 264 $215,873,620
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 253 $63,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $181,220,038
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 66 $286,012,566
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 232 $498,343,439
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 262 $101,371,017
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $394,494,670
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 54 $480,829,532
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 145 $384,366,451
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 161 $162,436,738
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 570 $24,883,552
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 63 $156,645,693
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 215 $458,387,092
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $113,042,903
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 756 $8,922,566
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 86 $163,454,307
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $2,899,356
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $842,753,543
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 158 $275,479,641
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 662 $33,806,118
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 68 $320,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 361 $2,899,356
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 545 $108,167,184
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $215,407,473
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 763 $30,854,230
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies 19 $374,222,672
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 590 $101,951,331
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 228 $184,584,525
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 717 $15,059,662
Top International Leading Stars for G Movies 20 $445,110,706
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 571 $210,118,515
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 193 $399,991,998
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 751 $45,913,892
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies 19 $819,333,378
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 353 $75,982,712
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 107 $374,222,672
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 401 $36,768,310
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 81 $216,121,316
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $68,479,831
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $445,110,706
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $9,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $200,200,655
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 374 $144,462,543
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $819,333,378
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 415 $46,368,310
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $416,321,971

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/21/2011 Albert Nobbs Screenwriter $3,014,696 $5,524,307 $8,539,003
Movies: 1Totals:$3,014,696$5,524,307$8,539,003
  Averages:$3,014,696$5,524,307$8,539,003


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