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Martin Freeman
By Martin_Freeman_filming_Sherlock.jpg: Fat Les (bellaphon) from London, UK derivative work: RanZag (Martin_Freeman_filming_Sherlock.jpg) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,651,150,380 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #975)
Best-known acting roles: Everett K. Ross (Black Panther), Everett Ross (Captain America: Civil War), Bilbo (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Bilbo (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
Most productive collaborators: Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Joe Robert Cole, Lupita Nyong'o

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting7$537,259,256$1,113,891,124$1,651,150,380
Leading6$890,615,098$2,169,559,737$3,060,174,835
Lead Ensemble Member3$725,910,240$668,515,347$1,394,425,587
(Unclassified)5$472,931$52,327,969$52,800,900

Career Trend

This graph shows Martin Freeman’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 Blu-ray and DVD Review: Black Panther

May 7th, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther was expected to be a hit; after all, it’s part of the MCU. However, almost no one was expecting it to become the biggest hit in the MCU. It is also considered the best film in the MCU by a lot of people. Am I one of them? If not, where does it fit? More...

2018 Preview: February

February 1st, 2018

Black Panther

2018 got off to a good start and January more or less held its ground when compared to 2017. There were some misses, but surprise holdovers made up the difference. Looking forward, February will be dominated by Black Panther. In fact, it will very likely make more during its opening weekend than the second place film, Fifty Shades Freed, will likely make in total. Black Panther likely won’t break records, but it could come close, while Fifty Shade Freed and Peter Rabbit both have a 50/50 shot at $100 million. Last February, The Lego Batman Movie both earned $175 million, while Fifty Shades Darker earned over $100 million. Black Panther will easily beat any film from last February; in fact, it could earn more than the top two films earned combined. As long as the rest of the box office isn’t a complete disaster, February should help 2018 earn a significant edge over 2017 in the year-over-year comparisons. More...

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016

Zootopia

It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The World's End

November 18th, 2013

The World's End is the final film of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. The first two films were Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. This film was the least financially successful of the three films, but is it also the weakest? If so, is it so weak that it isn't worth checking out? 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...

2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 The Operative   $0 $0 $0
4/6/2018 Ghost Stories   $135,095 $3,585,831 $3,720,926
2/13/2018 Black Panther Everett K. Ross  $699,905,389 $647,011,693 $1,346,917,082
4/27/2016 Captain America: Civil War Everett Ross  $408,084,349 $745,220,146 $1,153,304,495
3/4/2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Iain Mackelpie  $23,083,334 $1,832,635 $24,915,969
1/1/2016 Sherlock: The Abominable Bride   $0 $39,030,551 $39,030,551
12/10/2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Ar… Bilbo  $255,119,788 $700,000,000 $955,119,788
12/13/2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Bilbo Baggins  $258,366,855 $702,000,000 $960,366,855
8/23/2013 The World's End Oliver Chamberlain  $26,004,851 $21,503,654 $47,508,505
12/11/2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Bilbo  $303,003,568 $714,000,000 $1,017,003,568
3/28/2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits Pirate With a Scarf  $31,051,126 $105,092,479 $136,143,605
9/30/2011 What's Your Number? Simon  $14,011,084 $16,152,701 $30,163,785
8/26/2011 Swinging With The Finkels Alvin Finkel  $0 $0 $0
10/29/2010 Wild Target   $109,338 $5,204,856 $5,314,194
10/5/2007 The Good Night Gary  $22,441 $0 $22,441
8/24/2007 Dedication Jeremy  $91,164 $0 $91,164
4/20/2007 Hot Fuzz Metro Desk Sergeant  $23,618,786 $58,123,832 $81,742,618
12/15/2006 Breaking and Entering Sandy  $930,469 $0 $930,469
9/15/2006 Confetti Matt  $228,498 $4,506,731 $4,735,229
4/29/2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Arthur Dent  $51,019,112 $51,727,102 $102,746,214
11/7/2003 Love Actually John  $59,472,278 $189,301,966 $248,774,244
Movies: 21Totals:$2,154,257,525$4,004,294,177$6,158,551,702
  Averages:$102,583,692$190,680,675$293,264,367

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/13/2018 Black Panther $202,003,951 4,084 $699,905,389 $1,346,917,082 52.0%
3/4/2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot $7,450,275 2,413 $23,083,334 $24,915,969 92.6%
12/10/2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Ar… $54,724,334 3,875 $255,119,788 $955,119,788 26.7%
12/13/2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $73,645,197 3,928 $258,366,855 $960,366,855 26.9%
8/23/2013 The World's End $8,811,790 1,553 $26,004,851 $47,508,505 54.7%
12/11/2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84,617,303 4,100 $303,003,568 $1,017,003,568 29.8%
8/26/2011 Swinging With The Finkels $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/5/2007 The Good Night $12,377 2 $22,441 $22,441 100.0%
4/29/2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy $21,103,203 3,133 $51,019,112 $102,746,214 49.7%
Movies: 9Totals:  $1,616,525,338$4,454,600,422 
 Averages:$50,263,1592,565$179,613,926$494,955,60254.1%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/27/2016 Captain America: Civil War $179,139,142 4,226 $408,084,349 $1,153,304,495 35.4%
3/28/2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits $11,137,734 3,358 $31,051,126 $136,143,605 22.8%
9/30/2011 What's Your Number? $5,421,669 3,011 $14,011,084 $30,163,785 46.5%
8/24/2007 Dedication $23,832 8 $91,164 $91,164 100.0%
4/20/2007 Hot Fuzz $5,848,464 1,272 $23,618,786 $81,742,618 28.9%
12/15/2006 Breaking and Entering $21,160 95 $930,469 $930,469 100.0%
11/7/2003 Love Actually $6,886,080 1,870 $59,472,278 $248,774,244 23.9%
Movies: 7Totals:  $537,259,256$1,651,150,380 
 Averages:$29,782,5831,977$76,751,322$235,878,62651.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office 76 $1,616,525,338
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,512 $537,259,256
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 153 $2,123,071,304
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 223 $1,338,277,394
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,035 $481,567,711
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 230 $2,154,257,525
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 42 $2,838,075,084
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 806 $1,113,891,124
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office 83 $3,856,585,316
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 181 $2,194,645,317
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 589 $950,674,813
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 113 $4,004,294,177
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 50 $4,454,600,422
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 975 $1,651,150,380
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 92 $5,979,656,620
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 199 $3,532,922,711
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 647 $1,432,242,524
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 140 $6,158,551,702
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 233 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 200 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 193 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 120 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office 38 193
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office 10 288
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office 33 192
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 128 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 200 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 176 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 168 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 106 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office 32 195
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office 6 294
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office 21 197
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office 81 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 112 98
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 213 53
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 53
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 188 53
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office 38 194
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office 9 293
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office 26 196
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 124 99
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,377 $26,027,292
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 19 $867,509,323
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 45 $699,905,389
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 141 $23,083,334
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,369 $21,503,654
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 6 $2,167,727,102
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 58 $647,011,693
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $1,832,635
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,416 $47,530,946
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 13 $3,035,236,425
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 52 $1,346,917,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $24,915,969
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies 100 $1,004,135,803
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 50 $612,389,535
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies 83 $1,370,347,982
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 27 $1,467,727,102
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies 88 $2,374,483,785
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 28 $2,080,116,637
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,497 $22,441
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $77,023,963
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 11 $816,490,211
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 41 $699,905,389
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 249 $23,083,334
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 241 $73,230,756
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 7 $2,116,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 54 $647,011,693
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 401-500) 417 $1,832,635
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,973 $22,441
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 235 $150,254,719
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 9 $2,932,490,211
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 49 $1,346,917,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 305 $24,915,969
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 34 $867,509,323
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies 63 $699,905,389
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 515 $49,088,185
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 578 $22,441
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 13 $2,167,727,102
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies 95 $647,011,693
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 536 $23,336,289
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 21 $3,035,236,425
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies 75 $1,346,917,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 540 $72,424,474
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 630 $22,441
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 12 $2,077,766,023
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 119 $304,230,414
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 647 $51,019,112
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 9 $4,179,011,693
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies 26 $723,336,289
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 553 $51,727,102
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 9 $6,256,777,716
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies 55 $1,027,566,703
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 597 $102,746,214
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 47 $750,924,501
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 17 $816,490,211
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 601-700) 615 $22,441
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 423 $23,083,334
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 78 $698,738,795
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 5 $2,116,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 413 $1,832,635
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 53 $1,449,663,296
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 5 $2,932,490,211
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 601-700) 620 $22,441
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 438 $24,915,969


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