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Melinda Dillon

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $684,573,672 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,999)
Best-known acting roles: Jillian Guiler (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Savannah Wingo (The Prince of Tides), Ginger Timpleman (Reign Over Me), Merna (To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar), Rose Gator (Magnolia)
Most productive collaborators: Richard Dreyfuss, Steven Spielberg, Jeremy Blackman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Teri Garr

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$42,112,962$26,415,827$68,528,789
Leading1$169,100,479$171,700,000$340,800,479
(Unclassified)11$272,444,404$2,800,000$275,244,404

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/23/2007 Reign Over Me Ginger Timpleman  $19,661,987 $420,000 $20,081,987
3/31/2006 Adam & Steve Dottie  $309,404 $0 $309,404
12/17/1999 Magnolia Rose Gator  $22,450,975 $25,995,827 $48,446,802
10/6/1995 How to Make an American Quilt Mrs. Darling, Sophia's Mother  $23,600,020 $0 $23,600,020
9/8/1995 To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Ju… Merna  $36,466,570 $0 $36,466,570
12/25/1991 The Prince of Tides Savannah Wingo  $74,787,599 $0 $74,787,599
11/10/1989 Staying Together Eileen McDermott  $4,348,025 $0 $4,348,025
6/5/1987 Harry and the Hendersons Nancy Henderson  $29,760,613 $2,800,000 $32,560,613
10/12/1984 Songwriter Honey Carder  $865,915 $0 $865,915
11/18/1983 A Christmas Story Mrs. Parker  $20,605,209 $0 $20,605,209
11/19/1981 Absence of Malice Teresa Perrone  $33,312,129 $0 $33,312,129
4/13/1978 F.I.S.T Anna Zarinkas  $20,388,920 $0 $20,388,920
11/16/1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Jillian Guiler  $169,100,479 $171,700,000 $340,800,479
1/1/1977 Slap Shot Suzanne Hanrahan  $28,000,000 $0 $28,000,000
Movies: 14Totals:$483,657,845$200,915,827$684,573,672
  Averages:$34,546,989$14,351,131$48,898,119

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/16/1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind $0 901 $169,100,479 $340,800,479 49.6%
Movies: 1Totals:  $169,100,479$340,800,479 
 Averages:$0901$169,100,479$340,800,47949.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/23/2007 Reign Over Me $7,460,690 1,747 $19,661,987 $20,081,987 97.9%
12/17/1999 Magnolia $193,604 1,086 $22,450,975 $48,446,802 46.3%
Movies: 2Totals:  $42,112,962$68,528,789 
 Averages:$3,827,1471,417$21,056,481$34,264,39572.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 837 $169,100,479
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 28,801-28,900) 28,852 $42,112,962
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,280 $483,657,845
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,815 $191,551,454
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 35,901-36,000) 35,955 $19,661,987
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,637 $483,657,845
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 921 $171,700,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 30,301-30,400) 30,327 $26,415,827
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 8,601-8,700) 8,654 $200,915,827
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,031 $197,695,827
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 40,201-40,300) 40,298 $420,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,601-9,700) 9,698 $200,915,827
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 876 $340,800,479
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 30,001-30,100) 30,083 $68,528,789
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,355 $684,573,672
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,910 $389,247,281
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 39,001-39,100) 39,031 $20,081,987
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,999 $684,573,672
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 452 $169,100,479
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 520 $171,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 491 $340,800,479
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 638 $169,100,479
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 673 $171,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 646 $340,800,479
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 90 $169,100,479
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $171,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 126 $340,800,479
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 399 $169,100,479
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 487 $171,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 449 $340,800,479
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 319 $169,100,479
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 342 $171,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 332 $340,800,479


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