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Gillian Anderson

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $113,809,732 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #23,314)
Best-known acting roles: Special Agent Dana Scully (The X Files: Fight the Future), Special Agent Dana Scully (The X-Files: I Want to Believe), Sarah Merrit (The Last King of Scotland), Pamela Thornton (Johnny English Reborn), Eleanor Johnson (How to Lose Friends & Alienate People)
Most productive collaborators: Sarah Bolger, Goro Miyazaki, Gary Rydstrom, Hayao Kirkpatrick, Rowan Atkinson

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting7$21,483,771$92,325,961$113,809,732
Leading4$29,389,189$204,084,190$233,473,379
Lead Ensemble Member1$0$3,230,144$3,230,144
(Unclassified)6$94,806,987$112,663,124$207,470,111

Career Trend

This graph shows Gillian Anderson’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: American Gods: Season One

October 16th, 2017

American Gods: Season One

American Gods came out about 15 years ago. Since it was first released, lots of people wanted to turn it into a movie, but it never went far, because turning the 465 page book into a 2 hour movie seemed fool-hardy. Turning it into a TV series, on the other hand... Was this the wiser path to take? Or is the book just too hard to adapt? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 15th, 2013

October 14th, 2013

It's a good week on the home market with two $100 million hits coming out: The Heat and Pacific Rim. I've heard good things about both films, but unfortunately, neither screener has arrived. Also, while we have two big release on top, there's not a lot of depth and we quickly run into releases that would be filler during a normal week. At the time I started this column, no new releases for the week had arrived on time, but at least that gave me a chance to get a bit caught up on some of the previous late arrivals. This list includes two contenders for Pick of the Week: White Collar: Season Four and Modern Family: Season Four on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but the latter won out for Pick of the Week honors. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: From Up on Poppy Hill

September 2nd, 2013

From Up on Poppy Hill is the latest film from Studio Ghibli to reach our shores. The film opened in limited release earlier this year and became the first film released by GKIDS to cross $1 million. Can the film live up to Studio Ghibli's previous films? If not, is it still good in its own regard? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/3/2018 The Spy Who Dumped Me Wendy  $0 $0 $0
10/31/2017 Crooked House Magda Leonides  $0 $3,230,144 $3,230,144
3/15/2015 Robot Overlords Kate  $0 $662,186 $662,186
8/5/2014 I'll Follow You Down Marika  $0 $0 $0
11/1/2013 Last Love Karen Morgan  $0 $0 $0
3/15/2013 Kokuriko-zaka Kara Hana Matsuzaki  $1,000,878 $48,742,934 $49,743,812
8/24/2012 Shadow Dancer Kate Fletcher  $100,616 $1,675,621 $1,776,237
4/25/2012 L'enfant d'en haut The English Lady  $0 $1,102,869 $1,102,869
10/21/2011 Johnny English Reborn Pamela Thornton  $8,406,711 $156,233,690 $164,640,401
10/3/2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Eleanor Johnson  $2,775,593 $9,255,850 $12,031,443
7/25/2008 The X-Files: I Want to Believe Special Agent Dana Scully  $20,982,478 $47,188,314 $68,170,792
9/27/2006 The Last King of Scotland Sarah Merrit  $17,606,684 $31,548,687 $49,155,371
1/27/2006 Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Widow Wadman  $1,253,413 $1,808,350 $3,061,763
12/22/2000 The House of Mirth Lily Bart  $3,041,803 $2,107,328 $5,149,131
12/30/1998 Playing by Heart Meredith  $3,956,212 $0 $3,956,212
10/9/1998 The Mighty Loretta Lee  $2,652,246 $3,469,336 $6,121,582
9/11/1998 Chicago Cab Brenda, Southside Girl  $5,000 $0 $5,000
6/19/1998 The X Files: Fight the Future Special Agent Dana Scully  $83,898,313 $105,278,110 $189,176,423
Movies: 18Totals:$145,679,947$412,303,419$557,983,366
  Averages:$8,093,330$22,905,746$30,999,076

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/31/2017 Crooked House $0 0 $0 $3,230,144 0.0%
3/15/2015 Robot Overlords $0 0 $0 $662,186 0.0%
8/5/2014 I'll Follow You Down $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/21/2011 Johnny English Reborn $3,833,300 1,554 $8,406,711 $164,640,401 5.1%
7/25/2008 The X-Files: I Want to Believe $10,021,753 3,185 $20,982,478 $68,170,792 30.8%
Movies: 5Totals:  $29,389,189$236,703,523 
 Averages:$2,771,011948$5,877,838$47,340,7059.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/3/2018 The Spy Who Dumped Me $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/1/2013 Last Love $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/15/2013 Kokuriko-zaka Kara $0 48 $1,000,878 $49,743,812 2.0%
8/24/2012 Shadow Dancer $10,672 14 $100,616 $1,776,237 5.7%
4/25/2012 L'enfant d'en haut $0 0 $0 $1,102,869 0.0%
10/3/2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People $1,430,294 1,750 $2,775,593 $12,031,443 23.1%
9/27/2006 The Last King of Scotland $142,899 540 $17,606,684 $49,155,371 35.8%
Movies: 7Totals:  $21,483,771$113,809,732 
 Averages:$226,266336$3,069,110$16,258,53313.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,008 $29,389,189
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 37,901-38,000) 37,924 $21,483,771
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,301-10,400) 10,306 $144,679,069
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,210 $26,114,011
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,201-11,300) 11,273 $145,679,947
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 851 $207,314,334
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 17,001-17,100) 17,078 $92,325,961
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,546 $363,560,485
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,061 $194,453,197
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,684 $412,303,419
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,079 $236,703,523
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 23,301-23,400) 23,314 $113,809,732
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,110 $508,239,554
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,648 $220,567,208
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,250 $557,983,366
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 235 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 275 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 288 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 158 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 169 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 279 19
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 315 19
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 354 19
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 267 59
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 263 59
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 267 59
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,741 $8,406,711
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 201-300) 204 $20,982,478
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 548 $156,895,876
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 868 $3,230,144
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 167 $47,188,314
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 778 $165,302,587
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,106 $3,230,144
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 175 $68,170,792
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,752 $29,389,189
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 607 $207,314,334
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 827 $236,703,523
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,564 $8,406,711
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $20,982,478
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 369 $156,233,690
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 274 $47,850,500
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 619 $3,230,144
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 609 $164,640,401
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 317 $68,832,978
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 810 $3,230,144
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 934 $8,406,711
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 498 $20,982,478
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 496 $156,233,690
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 474 $47,850,500
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,024 $3,230,144
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 625 $164,640,401
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 496 $68,832,978
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,370 $3,230,144
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,149 $20,982,478
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 945 $8,406,711
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 765 $51,080,644
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $156,233,690
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 922 $72,063,122
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 511 $164,640,401
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 501-600) 575 $8,406,711
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 491 $20,982,478
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $156,233,690
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $47,188,314
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 245 $164,640,401
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 400 $68,170,792


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