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Billy Connolly

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $2,444,880,072 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #482)
Best-known acting roles: King Fergus (Brave), Dain (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Uncle Monty (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events), Sgt. Zebulah Grant (The Last Samurai), McSquizzy (Open Season)
Most productive collaborators: Kelly Macdonald, Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Emma Thompson, Steve Percell

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting10$794,187,265$1,650,692,807$2,444,880,072
Leading3$18,761,545$37,949,282$56,710,827
Lead Ensemble Member2$237,286,382$318,831,022$556,117,404
Inverviewee1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)10$214,735,846$331,441,532$546,177,378

Career Trend

This graph shows Billy Connolly’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 DVD Review: What We Did on Our Holiday

October 5th, 2015

What We Did on Our Holiday

What We Did on Our Holiday is a dramedy starring Rosamund Pike and David Tennant as a less-than-happy couple traveling to his father for less-than-happy reasons. It hardly made an impact at the box office in its native U.K. and barely made a peep here. Was there a reason it was ignored? Or is it an undiscovered gem? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Brave

November 12th, 2012

Brave is the latest from Pixar, a studio that hasn't had a box office miss during its entire run and they've only had one film fail to win over the majority of critics. Brave was not the biggest hit Pixar has produced, but is it among the best? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/24/2017 Dying Laughing Himself  $0 $0 $0
9/16/2016 Wild Oats   $40,598 $201,714 $242,312
7/10/2015 What We Did on Our Holiday Gordie  $4,200 $1,506,672 $1,510,872
12/17/2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Ar… Dain  $255,119,788 $700,000,000 $955,119,788
1/11/2013 Quartet Wilf Bond  $18,388,357 $37,790,578 $56,178,935
6/22/2012 Brave King Fergus  $237,282,182 $317,324,350 $554,606,532
12/25/2010 Gulliver's Travels King Benjamin  $42,779,261 $189,238,587 $232,017,848
10/30/2009 The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day   $10,273,187 $356,133 $10,629,320
7/25/2008 The X-Files: I Want to Believe Father Joseph Crissman  $20,982,478 $47,188,314 $68,170,792
6/15/2007 Fido Fido  $298,110 $158,704 $456,814
11/10/2006 F*ck Himself  $22,359 $0 $22,359
9/29/2006 Open Season McSquizzy  $85,105,259 $106,826,899 $191,932,158
6/16/2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Lord Dargis  $28,426,747 $119,558,626 $147,985,373
7/29/2005 The Aristocrats Himself  $6,377,461 $325,143 $6,702,604
12/17/2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortun… Uncle Monty  $118,627,117 $94,328,907 $212,956,024
12/5/2003 The Last Samurai Sgt. Zebulah Grant  $111,110,575 $345,700,000 $456,810,575
11/26/2003 Timeline Professor Edward Johnston  $19,480,739 $7,222,445 $26,703,184
10/11/2002 White Oleander Barry  $16,357,770 $5,300,000 $21,657,770
7/26/2002 Who is Cletis Tout? Dr. Savian  $252,227 $0 $252,227
12/22/2000 An Everlasting Piece Scalper  $75,078 $0 $75,078
1/21/2000 The Boondock Saints Il Duce  $30,471 $381,403 $411,874
10/2/1998 The Imposters Sparks  $2,197,921 $0 $2,197,921
7/18/1997 Mrs. Brown John Brown  $9,217,930 $0 $9,217,930
2/16/1996 Muppet Treasure Island Billy Bones  $34,327,391 $0 $34,327,391
6/10/1995 Pocahontas Ben  $141,579,773 $205,520,227 $347,100,000
4/7/1993 Indecent Proposal Auction MC  $106,614,059 $159,985,941 $266,600,000
Movies: 26Totals:$1,264,971,038$2,338,914,643$3,603,885,681
  Averages:$48,652,732$89,958,256$138,610,988

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/10/2015 What We Did on Our Holiday $0 12 $4,200 $1,510,872 0.3%
1/11/2013 Quartet $47,122 725 $18,388,357 $56,178,935 32.7%
6/22/2012 Brave $66,323,594 4,164 $237,282,182 $554,606,532 42.8%
6/15/2007 Fido $10,203 4 $298,110 $456,814 65.3%
12/22/2000 An Everlasting Piece $9,128 8 $75,078 $75,078 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $256,047,927$612,828,231 
 Averages:$13,278,009983$51,209,585$122,565,64648.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/16/2016 Wild Oats $21,554 100 $40,598 $242,312 16.8%
12/17/2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Ar… $54,724,334 3,875 $255,119,788 $955,119,788 26.7%
12/25/2010 Gulliver's Travels $6,307,691 3,089 $42,779,261 $232,017,848 18.4%
7/25/2008 The X-Files: I Want to Believe $10,021,753 3,185 $20,982,478 $68,170,792 30.8%
9/29/2006 Open Season $23,624,548 3,833 $85,105,259 $191,932,158 44.3%
12/17/2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortun… $30,061,756 3,623 $118,627,117 $212,956,024 55.7%
12/5/2003 The Last Samurai $24,271,354 2,938 $111,110,575 $456,810,575 24.3%
11/26/2003 Timeline $8,440,629 2,787 $19,480,739 $26,703,184 73.0%
2/16/1996 Muppet Treasure Island $10,112,833 2,089 $34,327,391 $34,327,391 100.0%
4/7/1993 Indecent Proposal $18,387,632 1,922 $106,614,059 $266,600,000 40.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $794,187,265$2,444,880,072 
 Averages:$18,597,4082,744$79,418,727$244,488,00743.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 586 $256,047,927
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 748 $794,187,265
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,102 $801,003,824
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 701 $528,307,368
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,811 $361,733,847
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 611 $1,264,971,038
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 564 $356,780,304
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 384 $1,650,692,807
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 425 $1,709,243,167
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 481 $986,090,808
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 693 $859,985,941
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 325 $2,338,914,643
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 578 $612,828,231
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 482 $2,444,880,072
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 585 $2,510,246,991
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 556 $1,514,398,176
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 934 $1,221,719,788
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 393 $3,603,885,681
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 506 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 536 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 528 1
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 319 $237,659,570
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 83 $18,388,357
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 306 $318,989,726
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 25 $37,790,578
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 305 $556,649,296
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 43 $56,178,935
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,912 $18,765,745
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 128 $237,282,182
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,412 $39,455,954
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $317,324,350
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,695 $58,221,699
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $554,606,532
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,296 $18,392,557
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 659 $298,110
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $237,282,182
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 991 $75,078
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 849 $39,297,250
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 696 $158,704
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $317,324,350
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,072 $57,689,807
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 701-800) 778 $456,814
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 135 $554,606,532
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,120 $75,078
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 259 $237,282,182
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 732 $18,467,635
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 349 $298,110
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 289 $317,324,350
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 398 $39,297,250
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 396 $158,704
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 272 $554,606,532
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 572 $57,764,885
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 401-500) 435 $456,814
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,148 $18,392,557
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,827 $373,188
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 209 $237,282,182
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 799 $39,297,250
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,759 $158,704
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 207 $317,324,350
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 962 $57,689,807
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,061 $531,892
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 207 $554,606,532
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $237,282,182
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 432 $302,310
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $317,324,350
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 363 $1,665,376
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $554,606,532
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 437 $1,967,686


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