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Ben Foster

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $1,003,943,279 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,290)
Best-known acting roles: Warren Worthington/Angel (X-Men: The Last Stand), Matt "Axe" Axelson (Lone Survivor), Sebastian Abney (Contraband), Medivh (Warcraft), Bertrand Zobrist (Inferno)
Best-known technical roles: Rampart (Producer), Noble (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Duncan Jones, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Charles Leavitt, Dominic Cooper

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting12$614,026,394$389,916,885$1,003,943,279
Leading6$59,987,358$60,306,365$120,293,723
Lead Ensemble Member3$81,669,572$575,158,522$656,828,094
Inverviewee1$16,164$0$16,164
(Unclassified)9$82,860,901$76,613,878$159,474,779
In Technical RolesProducer1$969,239$571,101$1,540,340
Composer1$347,321$585,335$932,656

Career Trend

This graph shows Ben Foster’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


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 940 $141,656,930
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,230 $838,560,389
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 350 $635,464,887
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,163 $1,101,995,650
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 495 $777,121,817
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,161 $1,940,556,039
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office 47 151
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 62 151
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 71 151
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office 51 145
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 74 145
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 89 145
Top Grossing Composer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,044 $347,321
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,510 $969,239
Top Grossing Composer at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 955 $585,335
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,971 $571,101
Top Grossing Composer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,151 $932,656
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,259 $1,540,340

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


Limited and VOD Releases: Some Gorgeous Limited Releases

June 29th, 2018

GLOW: Season Two

There are not many limited releases on this week’s list and almost none of them have a real shot at mainstream success. That said, there are still several that are earning absolutely amazing reviews. The film with the best shot at mainstream success is probably Leave No Trace, with its 100% positive reviews. That said, I’m going to suggest something different, GLOW: Season Two on Netflix. It just started streaming today and I may have watched half of the season while working on this column. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Winners - Moonlight has a Serious Night

February 26th, 2017

Moonlight

The Independent Spirit Awards winners were handed out last night. While they are rarely a good predictor for the Oscars, Moonlight’s performance was so dominant that its chances of winning Oscars have ticked up a couple of percentage points. More...

2016 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Classics, Foreign Imports

December 14th, 2016

Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro

After dealing with first-run releases and TV on DVD releases, we come to the instalment of our Holiday Gift Guide that deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports. This list should be longer than last week, but hopefully I won’t go overboard. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 23rd, 2016

Moonlight

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result. More...

2016 Preview: August

August 1st, 2016

Suicide Squad

July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. 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...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases are Very Special

March 18th, 2016

Midnight Special

Of the seven films on this week's list, five of them are earning excellent reviews and one of the other two is a Bollywood film with no reviews. Midnight Special was supposed to open wide, but that's not happening now. It could still find an audience in theaters. Additionally, Krisha is being released by A24 and that distributor has a very good track record. More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Lone Survivor

June 1st, 2014

Lone Survivor came out for an Oscar-qualifying run late in December of 2013, which seemed odd, because it didn't look like the typical Oscar-bait movie. However, it actually picked up a couple of Oscar nominations (for technical categories) and more impressively earned a WGA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as SAG Award for Best Stunts. This lifts the expectations, but is this for the best? Does the film truly rise above the action genre? More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/29/2018 Leave No Trace Will  $2,721,892 $289,457 $3,011,349
12/22/2017 Hostiles Sgt. Charles Wills  $29,819,114 $5,271,912 $35,091,026
10/5/2016 Inferno Bertrand Zobrist  $34,343,574 $185,217,614 $219,561,188
8/12/2016 Hell or High Water Tanner  $27,007,844 $10,576,460 $37,584,304
5/25/2016 Warcraft Medivh  $47,225,655 $385,900,000 $433,125,655
1/27/2016 The Finest Hours Richard Livesey  $27,569,558 $21,683,203 $49,252,761
12/31/2015 State Like Sleep   $0 $0 $0
9/25/2015 The Program Lance Armstrong  $0 $1,579,261 $1,579,261
12/25/2013 Lone Survivor Matt "Axe" Axelson  $125,095,601 $24,709,031 $149,804,632
10/18/2013 Kill Your Darlings William Burroughs  $1,029,949 $1,054,866 $2,084,815
8/16/2013 Ain't Them Bodies Saints Patrick Wheeler  $391,611 $683,398 $1,075,009
4/5/2013 Love, Marilyn Himself  $16,164 $0 $16,164
4/19/2012 360 Tyler  $100,343 $4,040,908 $4,141,251
4/13/2012 Here Will Shepard  $26,464 $0 $26,464
2/10/2012 Rampart Terry  $969,239 $571,101 $1,540,340
1/13/2012 Contraband Sebastian Abney  $66,528,000 $31,878,855 $98,406,855
1/28/2011 The Mechanic Steve McKenna  $29,121,498 $47,225,895 $76,347,393
11/13/2009 The Messenger Staff Sgt. Will Montgomery  $1,109,660 $635,292 $1,744,952
9/25/2009 Pandorum   $10,330,853 $6,702,578 $17,033,431
10/19/2007 30 Days of Night The Stranger  $39,568,996 $40,707,160 $80,276,156
9/7/2007 3:10 to Yuma Charlie Prince  $53,606,916 $17,564,909 $71,171,825
1/12/2007 Alpha Dog Jake Mazursky  $15,309,602 $17,204,717 $32,514,319
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Warren Worthington/Angel  $234,362,462 $224,898,484 $459,260,946
3/10/2006 The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things Fleshy Boy  $29,058 $180,000 $209,058
8/12/2005 11:14 Eddie  $0 $0 $0
3/11/2005 Hostage Mars  $34,636,443 $43,000,000 $77,636,443
4/16/2004 The Punisher Dave  $33,664,370 $20,869,404 $54,533,774
7/11/2003 Northfork Cod  $1,420,578 $24,562 $1,445,140
4/5/2002 Big Trouble Matt Arnold  $7,262,288 $1,226,583 $8,488,871
3/9/2001 Get Over It Berke Landers  $11,560,259 $8,300,000 $19,860,259
11/17/1999 Liberty Heights Ben Kurtzman  $3,732,398 $0 $3,732,398
Movies: 31Totals:$838,560,389$1,101,995,650$1,940,556,039
  Averages:$27,050,335$35,548,247$62,598,582

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/29/2018 Leave No Trace $219,140 311 $2,721,892 $3,011,349 90.4%
10/5/2016 Inferno $14,860,425 3,576 $34,343,574 $219,561,188 15.6%
8/12/2016 Hell or High Water $621,329 1,505 $27,007,844 $37,584,304 71.9%
5/25/2016 Warcraft $24,166,110 3,406 $47,225,655 $433,125,655 10.9%
9/25/2015 The Program $0 0 $0 $1,579,261 0.0%
4/19/2012 360 $12,186 12 $100,343 $4,141,251 2.4%
4/13/2012 Here $7,927 2 $26,464 $26,464 100.0%
1/28/2011 The Mechanic $11,422,006 2,704 $29,121,498 $76,347,393 38.1%
11/13/2009 The Messenger $44,523 50 $1,109,660 $1,744,952 63.6%
Movies: 9Totals:  $141,656,930$777,121,817 
 Averages:$5,705,9611,285$15,739,659$86,346,86943.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/22/2017 Hostiles $22,849 2,934 $29,819,114 $35,091,026 85.0%
1/27/2016 The Finest Hours $10,288,932 3,143 $27,569,558 $49,252,761 56.0%
12/25/2013 Lone Survivor $90,872 3,285 $125,095,601 $149,804,632 83.5%
10/18/2013 Kill Your Darlings $53,452 78 $1,029,949 $2,084,815 49.4%
8/16/2013 Ain't Them Bodies Saints $26,419 44 $391,611 $1,075,009 36.4%
2/10/2012 Rampart $60,446 106 $969,239 $1,540,340 62.9%
1/13/2012 Contraband $24,349,815 2,870 $66,528,000 $98,406,855 67.6%
10/19/2007 30 Days of Night $15,951,902 2,859 $39,568,996 $80,276,156 49.3%
9/7/2007 3:10 to Yuma $14,035,033 3,006 $53,606,916 $71,171,825 75.3%
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand $102,750,665 3,714 $234,362,462 $459,260,946 51.0%
4/16/2004 The Punisher $13,834,527 2,649 $33,664,370 $54,533,774 61.7%
7/11/2003 Northfork $61,481 71 $1,420,578 $1,445,140 98.3%
Movies: 12Totals:  $614,026,394$1,003,943,279 
 Averages:$15,127,1992,063$51,168,866$83,661,94064.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 940 $141,656,930
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,229 $614,026,394
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,015 $838,560,389
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 520 $713,600,254
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,230 $838,560,389
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 350 $635,464,887
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,317 $389,916,885
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 896 $1,101,995,650
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 504 $984,014,758
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,163 $1,101,995,650
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 495 $777,121,817
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,290 $1,003,943,279
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 911 $1,940,556,039
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 500 $1,697,615,012
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,161 $1,940,556,039
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 478 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 569 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 565 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 307 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 341 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 375 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 404 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 461 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 489 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office 47 151
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 62 151
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 71 151
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 417 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 483 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 497 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office 51 145
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 74 145
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 89 145
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,324 $30,966,203
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 574 $34,343,574
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $29,121,498
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 17 $47,225,655
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,506 $15,542,117
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 239 $185,217,614
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 136 $47,225,895
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $1,579,261
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 2 $385,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,431 $46,508,320
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 312 $219,561,188
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 165 $76,347,393
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 228 $1,579,261
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 3 $433,125,655
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 723 $141,656,930
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 229 $635,464,887
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 346 $777,121,817
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 566 $94,431,275
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 315 $47,225,655
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 240 $247,985,626
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 97 $385,900,000
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 401-500) 426 $1,579,261
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 330 $342,416,901
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 136 $433,125,655
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 562 $1,579,261
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 328 $76,347,153
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 945 $3,858,016
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 252 $34,443,917
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 61 $27,007,844
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $433,125,895
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,063 $2,504,010
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 71 $189,258,522
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 53 $10,576,460
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 196 $509,473,048
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,198 $6,362,026
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 108 $223,702,439
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 59 $37,584,304
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 649 $81,569,229
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 605 $57,339,345
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,012 $2,721,892
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,320 $26,464
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 206 $571,117,614
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 522 $64,057,816
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 972 $289,457
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 296 $652,686,843
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 568 $121,397,161
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,082 $3,011,349
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,842 $26,464
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 352 $47,225,655
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 388 $34,343,574
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 236 $27,007,844
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies 66 $385,900,000
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 98 $185,217,614
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $10,576,460
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 112 $433,125,655
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 175 $219,561,188
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 278 $37,584,304

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/8/2015 Noble Composer $347,321 $585,335 $932,656
2/10/2012 Rampart Producer $969,239 $571,101 $1,540,340
Movies: 2Totals:$1,316,560$1,156,436$2,472,996
  Averages:$658,280$578,218$1,236,498


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/10/2012 Rampart $60,446 106 $969,239 $1,540,340 62.9%
Movies: 1Totals:  $969,239$1,540,340 
 Averages:$60,446106$969,239$1,540,34062.9%



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