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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $892,860,528 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,737)
Best-known acting roles: Mark (The Other Woman), Sykes (Oblivion), Lucas/Jeffrey (Mama), Horus (Gods of Egypt), Village Sheriff (Kingdom of Heaven)
Most productive collaborators: Alex Proyas, Brenton Thwaites, Matt Sazama, Jessica Chastain, Andres Muschietti

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$309,108,164$583,752,364$892,860,528
Leading3$1,253,035$23,568,447$24,821,482
Lead Ensemble Member1$31,153,464$102,400,000$133,553,464
(Unclassified)2$4,298,329$10,533,955$14,832,284

Career Trend

This graph shows Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’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 TV on DVD Review: Game of Thrones: Season Seven

December 18th, 2017

Game of Thrones: Season Seven

Game of Thrones is one of the biggest TV shows of all time. It was considered a hit right away with an average viewership of just over 2.5 million during its fourth season. Its most recent season had an average viewership over four times that. It holds the record for most Emmy wins by a scripted show at 38. (This past season wasn’t eligible for this year’s Emmys because it started too late in the year, but I suspect it will earn a ton of nominations next year.) However, there is bad news, as season eight, the final season, won’t begin airing until 2019. Will season seven leave viewers aching for more? Or has the show finally started to show its age? More...

Home Market Releases for October 17th, 2017

October 18th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

It is one of those weeks. There’s a massive release coming out, which has scared away nearly all of the competition, so it is a really shallow week. Fortunately, that huge release is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is not only one of the biggest hits of the year, it is also one of the reviewed. It isn’t the only contender for Pick of the Week, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack wins that honor. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: California Dreaming

August 18th, 2017

Dave Made a Maze

It isn’t a particularly busy week for the art-house and VOD market, but there are several films that are earning good, even great reviews. California Typewriter, Marjorie Prime, Patti Cake$, and Dave Made a Maze are all worth checking out and that’s not the entire list. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Game of Thrones: Season 5

March 13th, 2016

Game of Thrones: Season Five

Season Six of Game of Thrones starts on the 24th of April. Still a full month away. On the other hand, Season Five comes out this week and to celebrate we have a Contest and a review. How was Season Five compared to the previous seasons? Is it still engaging? Or now that the show is running out of source material to pull from, is it starting to show cracks? More...

2016 Preview: February

February 1st, 2016

Deadpool

As expected, January was dominated by holdovers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant leading the way. That's not to say there were no new releases that did well, as Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 were hits with moviegoers. Looking forward, there is only one film that looks like a sure hit, Deadpool. There's a slim chance it could be a surprise $200 million hit. There's a much better chance it will be the only $100 million hit. Conversely, last February started with a $100 million hit coming out, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, while there were two other $100 million movies to come out that month, Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Looks like 2016 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Tropes and Bad Writing

May 24th, 2015

It has been a horrendously busy week at work, so much so that I just got a chance to watch the few TV shows I bother to watch on a weekly basis. I still haven't had a chance to watch the season finale of Modern Family or this week's episode of iZombie, but I finally got a chance to see the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. I know I'm late to the party, but I would like to talk about the show's most controversial scene of the season and tropes. More...

Limited Releases: Lagging Behind the Competition

October 24th, 2014

Laggies poster

Last weekend, Birdman opened with Oscar-worthy reviews and it wasn't the only film that was expected to be a hit at the box office. This weekend, there are no such films. CitizenFour and Force Majeure are both earning Oscar buzz, but one's a documentary and the other is a foreign-language film, so neither are likely to expand significantly. This leaves Laggies as the film with the loudest buzz, even if its reviews suggest it might not thrive in limited release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Other Woman

July 28th, 2014

The Other Woman is the second film called The Other Woman that I've reviewed. That film was melodramatic and mediocre. I really doubt this film with be melodramatic, but will it be better than merely mediocre? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Mama

May 5th, 2013

January is generally a terrible time of the year to release a movie. Not only are people still dealing with Christmas shopping bills, but there will be several Oscar contenders and holiday blockbusters that are still going strong. Because of this, January tends to be filled with bad films that struggle just to become midlevel hits. Mama opened in the middle of the month and earned enough during its opening weekend to cover its production budget. Worldwide, it managed $130 million on just a $15 million budget. Unless it cost an unreasonable amount to market, it has already broken even. Will it be an ever bigger hit on the home market? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Game of Thrones: Season Two

February 19th, 2013

Game of Thrones was one of the biggest new shows of 2011 and the second season was given the green light, and a larger budget, a mere two days after the series premiere. This turned out to be a wise choice, because the ratings for season two were even greater than they were for season one. But was this due to just hype? Or did the quality of the show increase as well? And is the DVD or the Blu-ray Combo Pack as good as the first time around? More...

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Domino   $0 $0 $0
8/18/2017 Shot Caller Jacob/Money  $0 $2,812,238 $2,812,238
2/26/2016 Gods of Egypt Horus  $31,153,464 $102,400,000 $133,553,464
10/24/2014 Tusen ganger god natt Marcus  $53,025 $1,767,479 $1,820,504
4/25/2014 The Other Woman Mark  $83,911,193 $111,200,000 $195,111,193
4/19/2013 Oblivion Sykes  $89,107,235 $198,809,398 $287,916,633
1/18/2013 Mama Lucas/Jeffrey  $71,628,180 $76,467,386 $148,095,566
4/27/2012 Hodejegerne Clas Greve  $1,200,010 $18,988,730 $20,188,740
10/7/2011 Blackthorn Young James  $200,558 $1,016,749 $1,217,307
5/6/2005 Kingdom of Heaven Village Sheriff  $47,398,413 $171,454,940 $218,853,353
9/17/2004 Wimbledon Dieter Prohl  $16,862,585 $24,803,891 $41,666,476
4/19/2002 Enigma 'Puck' Pukowski  $4,298,329 $10,533,955 $14,832,284
Movies: 12Totals:$345,812,992$720,254,766$1,066,067,758
  Averages:$28,817,749$60,021,231$88,838,980

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/18/2017 Shot Caller $0 0 $0 $2,812,238 0.0%
2/26/2016 Gods of Egypt $14,123,903 3,117 $31,153,464 $133,553,464 23.3%
10/24/2014 Tusen ganger god natt $24,120 24 $53,025 $1,820,504 2.9%
4/27/2012 Hodejegerne $43,013 60 $1,200,010 $20,188,740 5.9%
Movies: 4Totals:  $32,406,499$158,374,946 
 Averages:$3,547,759800$8,101,625$39,593,7378.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/25/2014 The Other Woman $24,763,752 3,306 $83,911,193 $195,111,193 43.0%
4/19/2013 Oblivion $37,054,485 3,792 $89,107,235 $287,916,633 30.9%
1/18/2013 Mama $28,402,310 2,781 $71,628,180 $148,095,566 48.4%
10/7/2011 Blackthorn $15,254 21 $200,558 $1,217,307 16.5%
5/6/2005 Kingdom of Heaven $19,635,996 3,219 $47,398,413 $218,853,353 21.7%
9/17/2004 Wimbledon $7,118,985 2,039 $16,862,585 $41,666,476 40.5%
Movies: 6Totals:  $309,108,164$892,860,528 
 Averages:$19,498,4642,526$51,518,027$148,810,08833.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,931 $32,406,499
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,821 $309,108,164
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,566 $345,812,992
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,357 $277,253,665
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 19,401-19,500) 19,439 $64,260,998
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,044 $345,812,992
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,066 $125,968,447
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,313 $583,752,364
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,751 $720,254,766
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,018 $513,461,980
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,668 $196,258,831
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,157 $720,254,766
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,314 $158,374,946
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,737 $892,860,528
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,244 $1,066,067,758
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,135 $790,715,645
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,601-10,700) 10,639 $260,519,829
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,686 $1,066,067,758
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 532 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 567 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 499 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 316 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 330 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 305 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 391 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 407 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 386 34
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,300 $31,206,489
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 1,000 $1,200,010
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 693 $106,979,717
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 645 $18,988,730
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 854 $138,186,206
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 859 $20,188,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,667 $32,406,499
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 797 $125,968,447
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,059 $158,374,946
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,015 $1,253,035
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 424 $31,153,464
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,066 $23,568,447
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 201-300) 262 $102,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,477 $24,821,482
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 309 $133,553,464
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 801-900) 807 $31,153,464
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,056 $53,025
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 547 $1,200,010
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 614 $102,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,094 $1,767,479
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $21,800,968
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 673 $133,553,464
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,494 $1,820,504
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 440 $23,000,978
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,036 $31,153,464
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,621 $1,200,010
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 994 $53,025
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 585 $102,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 863 $21,800,968
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 501-600) 508 $1,767,479
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 719 $133,553,464
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,144 $23,000,978
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 501-600) 594 $1,820,504
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $31,153,464
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies 74 $102,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies 93 $133,553,464


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