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Sharlto Copley

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,226,108,420 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,621)
Best-known acting roles: Stefan (Maleficent), Wikus Van de Merwe (District 9), Kruger (Elysium), Murdock (The A-Team), Chappie (Chappie)
Best-known technical roles: Hardcore Henry (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Robert Stromberg, Neill Blomkamp, Linda Woolverton, Elle Fanning

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$413,998,889$812,109,531$1,226,108,420
Leading3$156,467,541$175,506,439$331,973,980
Lead Ensemble Member3$7,786,160$5,807,288$13,593,448
(Unclassified)1$0$5,575,251$5,575,251
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$9,252,038$5,266,455$14,518,493

Career Trend

This graph shows Sharlto Copley’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: March

March 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

February was an amazing month, thanks mainly to Black Panther, but Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit were also significant hits and overall the month was a massive improvement over last February. Looking forward, there’s nothing opening in March that will earn as much in total as Black Panther did during its opening weekend. That said, A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One should have no trouble getting to $100 million, while Tomb Raider has a 50/50 chance of getting there. Unfortunately, compared to last March, this is still a pittance. There’s a chance that no film opening this March will earn as much in total as Beauty and the Beast opened with last march. We will need Black Panther to have good legs to keep 2018 ahead of 2017 by the end of the month. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Free Fire

July 16th, 2017

Free Fire

Free Fire opened in theaters in April. It wasn’t expected to be a major hit, or even a midlevel hit, but almost no one expected it to bomb as badly as it did. It didn’t just open below the Mendoza Line, had it opened with as much as it made in total, it still would have been below the Mendoza Line. Is it really as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or is it a hidden gem? More...

2017 Preview: April

April 1st, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016. More...

The Hollars Trailer

August 1st, 2016

Ensemble comedy directed by, and starring John Krasinski, with Anna Kendrick, Sharlto Copley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Charlie Day, Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins opens August 26 ... Full Movie Details.

John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother's illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high-school rival and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Hardcore Henry

July 26th, 2016

Hardcore Henry

I just finished reviewing Sing Street and I thought it was a non-original idea done with exceptional execution. On the other hand, Hardcore Henry could be the exact opposite. It is a first-person action film, which is odd, to put it mildly. It earned a ton of internet buzz, but failed to find an audience in theaters. Is it just a cool idea, but a weak film? Or should more people check it out on the home market? More...

2016 Preview: April

April 1st, 2016

The Jungle Book

March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad. More...

2015 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Maleficent

November 3rd, 2014

Maleficent opened this past summer earning mixed reviews, but was a massive hit at the box office earning just over $750 million worldwide. Was the film better than the reviews would indicate? Or was it just a really slow summer so there wasn't a lot of competition? More...

2014 Preview: May

May 1st, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013. More...

2013 Preview: November

November 1st, 2013

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/9/2018 Gringo Mitch Rush  $4,969,853 $3,690,354 $8,660,207
4/21/2017 Free Fire Vernon  $1,799,322 $1,994,417 $3,793,739
8/26/2016 The Hollars Ron Hollar  $1,016,985 $122,517 $1,139,502
4/8/2016 Hardcore Henry Jimmy  $9,252,038 $5,266,455 $14,518,493
3/6/2015 Chappie Chappie  $31,569,268 $73,432,788 $105,002,056
12/31/2014 Snezhnaya koroleva 2   $0 $5,575,251 $5,575,251
5/30/2014 Maleficent Stefan  $241,407,328 $517,129,407 $758,536,735
1/3/2014 Open Grave Jonah  $0 $669,169 $669,169
11/27/2013 Oldboy Adrian/The Stranger  $2,193,658 $1,149,909 $3,343,567
8/9/2013 Elysium Kruger  $93,050,117 $193,141,974 $286,192,091
8/2/2013 Europa Report James Corrigan  $125,687 $0 $125,687
6/11/2010 The A-Team Murdock  $77,222,099 $100,019,072 $177,241,171
8/14/2009 District 9 Wikus Van de Merwe  $115,646,235 $96,807,196 $212,453,431
Movies: 13Totals:$578,252,590$998,998,509$1,577,251,099
  Averages:$44,480,968$76,846,039$121,327,008

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/9/2018 Gringo $2,722,420 2,404 $4,969,853 $8,660,207 57.4%
4/21/2017 Free Fire $994,430 1,070 $1,799,322 $3,793,739 47.4%
8/26/2016 The Hollars $38,210 298 $1,016,985 $1,139,502 89.2%
4/8/2016 Hardcore Henry $5,107,604 3,015 $9,252,038 $14,518,493 63.7%
3/6/2015 Chappie $13,346,782 3,201 $31,569,268 $105,002,056 30.1%
8/14/2009 District 9 $37,354,308 3,180 $115,646,235 $212,453,431 54.4%
Movies: 6Totals:  $164,253,701$345,567,428 
 Averages:$9,927,2922,195$27,375,617$57,594,57157.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/30/2014 Maleficent $69,431,298 3,948 $241,407,328 $758,536,735 31.8%
1/3/2014 Open Grave $0 0 $0 $669,169 0.0%
11/27/2013 Oldboy $885,382 583 $2,193,658 $3,343,567 65.6%
8/9/2013 Elysium $29,807,393 3,284 $93,050,117 $286,192,091 32.5%
8/2/2013 Europa Report $22,243 12 $125,687 $125,687 100.0%
6/11/2010 The A-Team $25,669,455 3,544 $77,222,099 $177,241,171 43.6%
Movies: 6Totals:  $413,998,889$1,226,108,420 
 Averages:$20,969,2951,895$68,999,815$204,351,40345.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 867 $164,253,701
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,311 $413,998,889
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,804 $578,252,590
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 832 $462,606,355
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,122 $578,252,590
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 905 $181,313,727
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,402 $812,109,531
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,076 $993,423,258
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 548 $896,616,062
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,354 $998,998,509
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 880 $345,567,428
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,621 $1,226,108,420
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,286 $1,571,675,848
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 646 $1,359,222,417
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,571 $1,577,251,099
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 176 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 216 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 225 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 460 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 518 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 556 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 181 68
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 68
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 224 68
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 384 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 394 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 401 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 179 72
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 72
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 212 72
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 381 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 421 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 433 27
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 463 $164,253,701
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 502 $181,313,727
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 485 $345,567,428
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,378 $48,607,466
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $115,646,235
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,018 $84,506,531
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 199 $96,807,196
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,165 $133,113,997
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 186 $212,453,431
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,659 $5,986,838
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 107 $156,467,541
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 648 $1,799,322
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,736 $3,812,871
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $175,506,439
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 661 $1,994,417
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,914 $9,799,709
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 137 $331,973,980
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 795 $3,793,739
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 422 $42,620,628
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,278 $1,016,985
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 93 $115,646,235
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 116 $4,969,853
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 409 $80,693,660
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,583 $122,517
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $96,807,196
Top International Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $3,690,354
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 413 $123,314,288
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,652 $1,139,502
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $212,453,431
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $8,660,207
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,602 $1,016,985
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 241 $163,236,716
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,497 $122,517
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 240 $181,191,210
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,707 $1,139,502
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 240 $344,427,926
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $147,215,503
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 112 $170,239,984
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $317,455,487

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/8/2016 Hardcore Henry Executive Producer $9,252,038 $5,266,455 $14,518,493
Movies: 1Totals:$9,252,038$5,266,455$14,518,493
  Averages:$9,252,038$5,266,455$14,518,493


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