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Jodie Foster

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $1,742,239,625 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #119)
Best-known acting roles: Delacourt (Elysium), Madeliene White (Inside Man), Kyle Sherin (Flightplan), Meg Altman (Panic Room), Ellie Arroway (Contact)
Best-known technical roles: Money Monster (Director), The Brave One (Executive Producer), Nell (Producer), Little Man Tate (Director), Home for the Holidays (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Matt Damon, Neill Blomkamp, George Clooney, Sharlto Copley, Bill Block

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading22$915,611,075$826,628,550$1,742,239,625
Supporting9$158,733,843$260,862,312$419,596,155
In Technical RolesDirector4$83,470,751$57,108,006$140,578,757
Producer2$51,061,587$4,650,382$55,711,969
Executive Producer1$36,793,804$32,998,900$69,792,704

Career Trend

This graph shows Jodie 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


Home Market Releases for September 6th, 2016

September 6th, 2016

The Iron Giant

It is a big week with a ton of home market releases, including several that were contenders for Pick of the Week. There were two limited releases in that group, Love and Friendship and Tale of Tales. Love and Friendship got better reviews, but Tale of TalesBlu-ray is more interesting in my mind. Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection is a great Blu-ray box set and would make an amazing gift. As for the Pick of the Week, that was an easy choice: The Iron Giant: Signature Edition on Blu-ray. Although if you are a hardcore fan, then the Ultimate Collector’s Edition might be worth the $75. More...

2016 Preview: May

May 1st, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.) More...

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/9/2013 Elysium Delacourt  $93,050,117 $193,141,974 $286,192,091
12/31/2011 Sugar Kings   $0 $0 $0
12/16/2011 Carnage Penelope Longstreet  $2,546,747 $35,565,407 $38,112,154
5/6/2011 The Beaver Meredith Black  $970,816 $4,075,222 $5,046,038
4/4/2008 Nim's Island Alexandra Rover  $48,006,762 $53,850,663 $101,857,425
9/14/2007 The Brave One Erica Bain  $36,793,804 $32,998,900 $69,792,704
3/24/2006 Inside Man Madeliene White  $88,634,237 $97,164,028 $185,798,265
10/4/2005 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Rynn  $0 $0 $0
9/23/2005 Flightplan Kyle Sherin  $89,706,988 $124,685,916 $214,392,904
11/26/2004 Un long dimanche de fiançailles Elodie Gordes  $6,167,817 $63,591,479 $69,759,296
6/14/2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Sister Assumpta  $1,779,284 $0 $1,779,284
3/29/2002 Panic Room Meg Altman  $95,308,367 $101,000,000 $196,308,367
12/17/1999 Anna and the King Anna Leonowens  $39,251,128 $0 $39,251,128
7/11/1997 Contact Ellie Arroway  $100,920,329 $64,979,671 $165,900,000
12/14/1994 Nell Nell  $33,592,700 $0 $33,592,700
5/20/1994 Maverick Annabelle Bransford  $101,631,272 $81,383,965 $183,015,237
2/5/1993 Sommersby Laurel  $50,081,992 $90,000,000 $140,081,992
3/20/1992 Shadows and Fog Prostitute  $2,735,731 $0 $2,735,731
10/9/1991 Little Man Tate Dede Tate  $24,989,789 $0 $24,989,789
2/14/1991 The Silence of the Lambs Clarice Starling  $130,726,716 $145,000,000 $275,726,716
10/14/1988 The Accused Sarah Tobias  $32,078,318 $0 $32,078,318
8/26/1988 Stealing Home Katie Chandler  $7,467,504 $0 $7,467,504
1/22/1988 Five Corners Linda  $969,000 $0 $969,000
1/1/1987 Siesta Nancy  $700,000 $0 $700,000
3/9/1984 The Hotel New Hampshire Frannie  $5,142,858 $0 $5,142,858
12/31/1982 O'Hara's Wife Barbara O'Hara  $0 $0 $0
5/23/1980 Carny Donna  $1,817,720 $0 $1,817,720
2/29/1980 Foxes Jeanie  $7,470,348 $0 $7,470,348
1/21/1977 Freaky Friday Annabel Andrews  $25,942,000 $0 $25,942,000
2/8/1976 Taxi Driver Iris  $28,262,574 $53,637 $28,316,211
1/29/1975 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Audrey  $17,600,000 $0 $17,600,000
Movies: 31Totals:$1,074,344,918$1,087,490,862$2,161,835,780
  Averages:$34,656,288$35,080,350$69,736,638

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2011 Sugar Kings $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/16/2011 Carnage $79,795 494 $2,546,747 $38,112,154 6.7%
4/4/2008 Nim's Island $13,210,579 3,518 $48,006,762 $101,857,425 47.1%
9/14/2007 The Brave One $13,471,488 2,837 $36,793,804 $69,792,704 52.7%
3/24/2006 Inside Man $28,954,945 2,867 $88,634,237 $185,798,265 47.7%
10/4/2005 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/23/2005 Flightplan $24,629,938 3,424 $89,706,988 $214,392,904 41.8%
3/29/2002 Panic Room $30,056,751 3,119 $95,308,367 $196,308,367 48.6%
12/17/1999 Anna and the King $5,223,416 2,140 $39,251,128 $39,251,128 100.0%
7/11/1997 Contact $20,584,908 2,314 $100,920,329 $165,900,000 60.8%
12/14/1994 Nell $62,663 1,236 $33,592,700 $33,592,700 100.0%
5/20/1994 Maverick $17,248,545 2,537 $101,631,272 $183,015,237 55.5%
2/5/1993 Sommersby $8,104,624 1,762 $50,081,992 $140,081,992 35.8%
10/9/1991 Little Man Tate $0 1,012 $24,989,789 $24,989,789 100.0%
2/14/1991 The Silence of the Lambs $13,766,814 1,642 $130,726,716 $275,726,716 47.4%
10/14/1988 The Accused $4,316,369 930 $32,078,318 $32,078,318 100.0%
1/22/1988 Five Corners $78,602 12 $969,000 $969,000 100.0%
3/9/1984 The Hotel New Hampshire $1,075,800 262 $5,142,858 $5,142,858 100.0%
12/31/1982 O'Hara's Wife $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/23/1980 Carny $0 0 $1,817,720 $1,817,720 100.0%
2/29/1980 Foxes $221,141 34 $7,470,348 $7,470,348 100.0%
1/21/1977 Freaky Friday $0 0 $25,942,000 $25,942,000 100.0%
Movies: 22Totals:  $915,611,075$1,742,239,625 
 Averages:$8,231,1991,370$41,618,685$79,192,71070.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/9/2013 Elysium $29,807,393 3,284 $93,050,117 $286,192,091 32.5%
5/6/2011 The Beaver $107,577 168 $970,816 $5,046,038 19.2%
11/26/2004 Un long dimanche de fiançailles $101,749 219 $6,167,817 $69,759,296 8.8%
6/14/2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys $55,000 125 $1,779,284 $1,779,284 100.0%
3/20/1992 Shadows and Fog $0 0 $2,735,731 $2,735,731 100.0%
8/26/1988 Stealing Home $2,346,864 984 $7,467,504 $7,467,504 100.0%
1/1/1987 Siesta $0 0 $700,000 $700,000 100.0%
2/8/1976 Taxi Driver $0 15 $28,262,574 $28,316,211 99.8%
1/29/1975 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore $0 0 $17,600,000 $17,600,000 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $158,733,843$419,596,155 
 Averages:$3,602,065533$17,637,094$46,621,79573.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 154 $915,611,075
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,901-9,000) 8,996 $158,733,843
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 652 $1,074,344,918
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 997 $393,302,171
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 831 $1,074,344,918
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 240 $826,628,550
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,669 $260,862,312
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 884 $1,087,490,862
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 949 $541,482,110
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,144 $1,087,490,862
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 195 $1,742,239,625
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,250 $419,596,155
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 755 $2,161,835,780
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 947 $934,784,281
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 974 $2,161,835,780
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 92 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 100 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 112 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 36 146
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 41 146
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 18 221
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 22 224
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 17 224
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 46 149
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 77 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 82 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office 47 136
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 166 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 188 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 134 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 153 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 154 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 137 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office 34 160
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office 22 189
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office 39 149
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 313 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 126 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 82
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office 41 155
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office 26 160
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office 45 119
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 251 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 275 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 195 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 216 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 125 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 138 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 127 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office 35 163
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office 21 183
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office 45 138
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 230 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 313 38
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 199 $377,768,571
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 83 $349,989,793
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $50,081,992
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 100 $101,631,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 53 $36,139,447
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 270 $355,848,844
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 150 $263,830,334
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies 82 $90,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $81,383,965
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 29 $35,565,407
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 218 $733,617,415
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $613,820,127
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $140,081,992
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 104 $183,015,237
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 35 $71,704,854
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $915,611,075
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 155 $826,628,550
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $1,742,239,625
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 91 $549,777,592
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $100,920,329
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 311 $48,006,762
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 91 $151,713,264
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $39,251,128
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 95 $536,414,251
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 241 $64,979,671
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 359 $53,850,663
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 116 $171,383,965
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 90 $1,086,191,843
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 209 $165,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $101,857,425
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $323,097,229
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 248 $39,251,128
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 708 $48,006,762
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 656 $25,942,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies 55 $335,654,733
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 15 $404,376,308
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 16 $101,631,272
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 710 $53,850,663
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies 83 $223,543,978
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 29 $467,849,944
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 23 $81,383,965
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 704 $101,857,425
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 779 $25,942,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies 60 $559,198,711
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 21 $872,226,252
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 19 $183,015,237
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 335 $212,632,808
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies 80 $386,088,189
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 165 $275,548,152
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 408 $214,685,916
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies 90 $411,728,335
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 308 $200,214,299
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $427,318,724
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies 82 $797,816,524
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $475,762,451
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 91 $289,427,397
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 293 $115,648,988
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 223 $88,634,237
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $95,308,367
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 184 $120,850,590
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 370 $32,078,318
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 134 $269,362,536
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $124,685,916
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 202 $97,164,028
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $101,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 307 $53,850,663
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $558,789,933
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 282 $240,334,904
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 220 $185,798,265
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 202 $196,308,367
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 271 $174,701,253
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 401 $32,078,318

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/13/2016 Money Monster Director $41,012,075 $52,457,624 $93,469,699
12/31/2011 Sugar Kings Director $0 $0 $0
9/14/2007 The Brave One Executive Producer $36,793,804 $32,998,900 $69,792,704
11/3/1995 Home for the Holidays Director,
Producer 
$17,468,887 $4,650,382 $22,119,269
12/14/1994 Nell Producer $33,592,700 $0 $33,592,700
10/9/1991 Little Man Tate Director $24,989,789 $0 $24,989,789
Movies: 6Totals:$153,857,255$90,106,906$243,964,161
  Averages:$25,642,876$15,017,818$40,660,694

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/13/2016 Money Monster $14,788,157 3,104 $41,012,075 $93,469,699 43.9%
12/31/2011 Sugar Kings $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/3/1995 Home for the Holidays $4,007,717 1,000 $17,468,887 $22,119,269 79.0%
10/9/1991 Little Man Tate $0 1,012 $24,989,789 $24,989,789 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $83,470,751$140,578,757 
 Averages:$4,698,9691,279$20,867,688$35,144,68974.3%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/3/1995 Home for the Holidays $4,007,717 1,000 $17,468,887 $22,119,269 79.0%
12/14/1994 Nell $62,663 1,236 $33,592,700 $33,592,700 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $51,061,587$55,711,969 
 Averages:$2,035,1901,118$25,530,794$27,855,98589.5%



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