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Vera Farmiga

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 37 films, with $2,000,691,336 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,083)
Best-known acting roles: Lorraine Warren (The Conjuring), Lorraine Warren (The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist), Linklater Catherine (Safe House), Madeleine (The Departed), Alex Goran (Up in the Air)
Best-known technical roles: Higher Ground (Director)
Most productive collaborators: James Wan, Patrick Wilson, Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes, Lili Taylor

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading10$333,781,428$507,472,093$841,253,521
Supporting8$463,624,098$450,521,306$914,145,404
Lead Ensemble Member1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)18$120,085,357$125,207,054$245,292,411
In Technical RolesDirector1$841,056$1,637$842,693

Career Trend

This graph shows Vera Farmiga’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: January

January 1st, 2018

Paddington 2

2017 wasn’t a good year. It started out well and ended on a high note, but the summer was a disaster and that proved to be too much for the rest of the year to overcome. Fortunately, The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are still doing very well and will help January get off to a fast start. Unfortunately, the biggest new release of January is Paddington 2 and it isn’t expected to match its predecessor at the box office; it certainly won’t top $100 million domestically. It is unlikely any of the Oscar contenders will hit the century mark in January either. This is really bad news, as last January, we had a new release, Split and an Oscar contender, Hidden Figures, which both topped that milestone with ease. 2018 should get off to a faster start in the first two weeks, but overall, this month will end with a loss. More...

2016 Preview: June

June 1st, 2016

Finding Dory

May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 1st, 2014

March 31st, 2014

The home market isn't terrible this week and there are a couple of releases on top that could sell well. However, it is not a very deep week and even the second page of the new releases over on Amazon.com has some releases I would call filler. Anchorman: The Legend Continues on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack is the best-selling new release of the week and it is arguably the best as well. The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the second best-selling new release of the week and also a contender for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, I'm really looking forward to seeing Knights of Badassdom but the Blu-ray Combo Pack is still on its way. More...

Limited Releases: Best Week Ever?

January 31st, 2014

Best Night Ever poster

It's a rather busy week for limited releases, but not a good week. There are a couple of films that are earning overwhelmingly good reviews, 12 O'Clock Boys and Tim's Vermeer, but there are more films earning terrible reviews. The limited release I'm most interested in are the 2014 Oscar Shorts. This year they are split into four films (live action, animated, and two for the documentaries) and should easily be the biggest limited release of the weekend. The total combined reviews are 30 positive and only 4 negative. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/29/2019 Captive State   $0 $0 $0
3/22/2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dr. Emma Russell  $0 $0 $0
6/22/2018 Boundaries Laura Jaconi  $0 $0 $0
1/12/2018 The Commuter Joanna  $36,343,858 $65,968,198 $102,312,056
12/31/2017 The Front Runner   $0 $0 $0
3/17/2017 Burn Your Maps Alise  $0 $0 $0
6/10/2016 The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist Lorraine Warren  $102,470,008 $208,800,000 $311,270,008
10/10/2014 The Judge Samantha Powell  $47,119,388 $29,000,000 $76,119,388
4/17/2014 Closer to the Moon   $0 $5,396 $5,396
1/31/2014 At Middleton Edith  $53,837 $0 $53,837
7/19/2013 The Conjuring Lorraine Warren  $137,400,141 $180,600,000 $318,000,141
8/10/2012 Goats Wendy  $0 $0 $0
2/10/2012 Safe House Linklater Catherine  $126,181,630 $82,360,532 $208,542,162
8/23/2011 Higher Ground Corinne  $841,056 $1,637 $842,693
5/6/2011 A Heavenly Vintage Baroness Aurora  $0 $0 $0
4/8/2011 Henry's Crime Julie Ivanova  $102,541 $0 $102,541
4/1/2011 Source Code Goodwin  $54,712,227 $85,716,272 $140,428,499
12/4/2009 Up in the Air Alex Goran  $83,823,381 $83,019,358 $166,842,739
7/24/2009 Orphan Kate Coleman  $41,596,251 $37,173,177 $78,769,428
12/19/2008 Nothing But the Truth Erica Van Doren  $3,500 $0 $3,500
11/7/2008 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Mother  $9,046,156 $35,037,247 $44,083,403
6/13/2008 Quid Pro Quo Fiona  $11,864 $0 $11,864
4/11/2008 Never Forever Sophie  $14,485 $0 $14,485
7/6/2007 Joshua Abby Cairn  $482,355 $233,349 $715,704
12/15/2006 Breaking and Entering Oana  $930,469 $0 $930,469
10/6/2006 The Departed Madeleine  $132,384,315 $157,276,304 $289,660,619
2/24/2006 Running Scared Teresa  $6,855,137 $2,873,951 $9,729,088
12/31/2005 Neverwas Eleanna  $0 $0 $0
11/25/2005 Down to the Bone Irene  $29,823 $13,851 $43,674
7/30/2004 The Manchurian Candidate Jocelyn Jordan  $65,948,711 $30,200,000 $96,148,711
9/12/2003 Dummy Lorena  $71,305 $0 $71,305
8/22/2003 Dust Amy  $0 $0 $0
11/1/2002 Love in the Time of Money Greta  $6,259 $0 $6,259
3/9/2001 15 Minutes Daphne Handlova  $24,375,436 $31,956,428 $56,331,864
8/11/2000 Autumn in New York Lisa  $37,752,931 $52,964,753 $90,717,684
8/11/2000 The Opportunists Miriam Kelly  $581,142 $0 $581,142
8/14/1998 Return to Paradise Kerrie  $8,352,677 $0 $8,352,677
Movies: 37Totals:$917,490,883$1,083,200,453$2,000,691,336
  Averages:$24,797,051$29,275,688$54,072,739

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/10/2016 The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist $40,406,314 3,356 $102,470,008 $311,270,008 32.9%
1/31/2014 At Middleton $33,768 20 $53,837 $53,837 100.0%
7/19/2013 The Conjuring $41,855,326 3,115 $137,400,141 $318,000,141 43.2%
8/10/2012 Goats $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/23/2011 Higher Ground $21,495 81 $841,056 $842,693 99.8%
5/6/2011 A Heavenly Vintage $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/8/2011 Henry's Crime $8,726 8 $102,541 $102,541 100.0%
12/4/2009 Up in the Air $1,181,450 2,218 $83,823,381 $166,842,739 50.2%
11/7/2008 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas $253,085 679 $9,046,156 $44,083,403 20.5%
4/11/2008 Never Forever $6,529 2 $14,485 $14,485 100.0%
11/25/2005 Down to the Bone $7,352 2 $29,823 $43,674 68.3%
Movies: 11Totals:  $333,781,428$841,253,521 
 Averages:$7,615,822862$30,343,766$76,477,59368.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/12/2018 The Commuter $13,701,452 2,892 $36,343,858 $102,312,056 35.5%
10/10/2014 The Judge $13,116,226 3,003 $47,119,388 $76,119,388 61.9%
2/10/2012 Safe House $40,172,720 3,121 $126,181,630 $208,542,162 60.5%
4/1/2011 Source Code $14,812,094 2,971 $54,712,227 $140,428,499 39.0%
12/19/2008 Nothing But the Truth $3,500 2 $3,500 $3,500 100.0%
12/15/2006 Breaking and Entering $21,160 95 $930,469 $930,469 100.0%
10/6/2006 The Departed $26,887,467 3,017 $132,384,315 $289,660,619 45.7%
7/30/2004 The Manchurian Candidate $20,018,620 2,867 $65,948,711 $96,148,711 68.6%
Movies: 8Totals:  $463,624,098$914,145,404 
 Averages:$16,091,6552,246$57,953,012$114,268,17663.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 480 $333,781,428
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,914 $463,624,098
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 873 $917,490,883
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 623 $589,077,890
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 18,801-18,900) 18,885 $65,948,711
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,054 $917,490,883
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 442 $507,472,093
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,500 $450,521,306
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 896 $1,083,195,057
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 685 $735,479,848
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 26,601-26,700) 26,647 $30,200,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,159 $1,083,200,453
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 450 $841,253,521
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,642 $914,145,404
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 847 $2,000,685,940
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 650 $1,324,557,738
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 23,801-23,900) 23,828 $96,148,711
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,083 $2,000,691,336
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 219 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 258 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 278 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 180 82
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 169 82
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 180 82
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 232 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 235 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 237 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 277 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 171 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 172 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 265 59
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 225 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 205 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 230 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 223 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 262 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 195 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 182 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 181 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 235 72
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 238 72
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 242 72
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 317 $240,041,012
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $92,869,537
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 224 $841,056
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 243 $389,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 321 $118,056,605
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 236 $1,637
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 265 $629,441,012
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $210,926,142
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 239 $842,693
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 353 $333,781,428
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $507,472,093
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $841,253,521
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 600 $83,994,244
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 82 $239,870,149
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 490 $9,887,212
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 585 $83,019,358
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 93 $389,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 342 $35,038,884
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 590 $167,013,602
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 89 $629,270,149
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 412 $44,926,096
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,434 $102,541
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 217 $93,808,738
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies 8 $239,870,149
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $118,072,093
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies 1 $389,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,591 $102,541
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $211,880,831
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies 4 $629,270,149
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,300 $9,046,156
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies 98 $324,705,449
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,257 $29,823
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 827 $35,037,247
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies 73 $472,420,995
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,297 $13,851
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,055 $44,083,403
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies 83 $797,126,444
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,619 $43,674
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $239,870,149
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 227 $83,823,381
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $389,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 206 $83,019,358
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 100 $629,270,149
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $166,842,739

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/23/2011 Higher Ground Director $841,056 $1,637 $842,693
Movies: 1Totals:$841,056$1,637$842,693
  Averages:$841,056$1,637$842,693


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