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Brendan Gleeson

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $6,735,015,012 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #46)
Best-known acting roles: Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Mad-Eye Moody (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Alastor 'Mad Eye' Moody (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), David Barlow (Safe House), McCloy (Mission: Impossible 2)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Doug Liman, Emily Blunt, Erwin Stoff, Denzel Washington

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting26$2,254,951,429$4,480,063,583$6,735,015,012
Leading7$61,673,654$81,834,431$143,508,085
Lead Ensemble Member3$54,420,613$177,391,847$231,812,460
(Unclassified)17$165,398,823$175,950,116$341,348,939

Career Trend

This graph shows Brendan Gleeson’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...

Paddington 2 Trailer

November 27th, 2017

Family adventure starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, and Brendan Gleeson, with the voice of Ben Whishaw, opens January 12 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Turn On and Tune In some Limited Releases

January 20th, 2017

The Red Turtle

There are a dozen limited releases we have release dates for, not all of which are big enough to be featured here. This is is a good number of releases for one week. Sadly, too many films just results in good films falling between the cracks due to the competition. Unfortunately, while there are a number of great films on this week’s list, like The Red Turtle, I don’t think any will thrive in theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Mixed Reviews Plague Limited Releases as Son of Joseph Sole Exception

January 13th, 2017

The Son of Joseph

It’s a deceptively busy week as far as limited releases are concerned. On the one hand, we have release dates for 21 limited releases this week. On the other hand, there are none that are particularly strong. The only film earning overwhelmingly positive reviews is The Son of Joseph, but even this film has almost no shot at box office success. On the other hand, there are a lot of VOD releases this week. Maybe there’s something worth renting out there. More...

Limited Releases: Call in the Calvary

August 1st, 2014

Calvary poster

There are an even dozen films on this week's list, but only Calvary is earning good reviews and strong buzz. Hopefully this will translate into ticket sales, or it will likely be a very bad week for limited releases. There are also a couple of documentaries that could do well in limited release, Finding Fela! and Rich Hill, but neither has the potential for breakout success. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Raven

November 1st, 2012

When I first heard about The Raven, I was excited. I like Edgar Allan Poe's writing and I like John Cusack as an actor. The idea of John Cusack playing Edgar Allan Poe in a movie was enough to get me interested. Having Edgar Allan Poe trying to catch a serial killer who was using his writings as inspiration was a solid enough hook to get me excited. However, given the film's box office numbers, something clearly went wrong. Were moviegoers correct in avoiding the film? Or is it an undiscovered gem? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/9/2017 Paddington 2 Knuckles McGinty  $40,442,052 $152,704,112 $193,146,164
6/23/2017 Hampstead   $0 $6,053,132 $6,053,132
12/25/2016 Live by Night Thomas Coughlin  $10,378,555 $11,400,000 $21,778,555
12/21/2016 Assassin’s Creed Joseph Lynch  $54,647,948 $185,850,000 $240,497,948
11/11/2016 Trespass Against Us Colby Cutler  $5,711 $415,798 $421,509
10/14/2016 Jeder stirbt fur sich allein Otto Quangel  $33,125 $696,723 $729,848
11/26/2015 In the Heart of the Sea Old Thomas Nickerson  $25,020,758 $65,400,000 $90,420,758
12/26/2014 Suffragette Steed  $4,702,420 $29,342,489 $34,044,909
12/19/2014 Song of the Sea Conor  $857,524 $3,215,790 $4,073,314
10/24/2014 Stonehearst Asylum Alienist  $0 $3,197,693 $3,197,693
7/3/2014 Calvary Father James  $3,600,006 $13,287,735 $16,887,741
5/30/2014 The Grand Seduction Murray French  $3,409,304 $260,554 $3,669,858
5/28/2014 Edge of Tomorrow General Brigham  $100,206,256 $270,335,000 $370,541,256
7/31/2013 The Smurfs 2 Victor Doyle  $71,017,784 $277,529,739 $348,547,523
12/20/2012 The Company You Keep Henry Osborne  $5,132,442 $8,500,007 $13,632,449
5/11/2012 The Cup Dermont Weld  $0 $0 $0
4/12/2012 The Raven Colonel Hamilton  $16,008,272 $14,593,529 $30,601,801
3/28/2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits Pirate With Gout  $31,051,126 $105,092,479 $136,143,605
2/8/2012 Safe House David Barlow  $126,181,630 $82,360,532 $208,542,162
12/21/2011 Albert Nobbs Holloran  $3,014,696 $5,524,307 $8,539,003
7/29/2011 The Guard Gerry Boyle  $5,359,774 $15,837,680 $21,197,454
11/18/2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… Alastor 'Mad Eye' Moody  $295,983,305 $664,300,000 $960,283,305
5/21/2010 Perrier’s Bounty   $828 $0 $828
3/12/2010 Green Zone Martin Brown  $35,497,337 $62,025,683 $97,523,020
3/5/2010 The Secret of Kells   $690,290 $2,892,507 $3,582,797
2/8/2008 In Bruges Ken  $7,800,825 $26,732,958 $34,533,783
11/16/2007 Beowulf Wiglaf  $82,280,579 $112,800,000 $195,080,579
10/26/2007 Black Irish Desmond  $6,900 $0 $6,900
7/11/2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho… Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody  $292,004,738 $650,939,197 $942,943,935
11/18/2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Mad-Eye Moody  $290,013,036 $606,898,042 $896,911,078
11/16/2005 Breakfast on Pluto John-Joe  $828,699 $0 $828,699
5/6/2005 Kingdom of Heaven Reynald  $47,398,413 $171,454,940 $218,853,353
3/11/2005 In My Country De Jager  $163,536 $0 $163,536
7/30/2004 The Village August Nicholson  $114,197,520 $143,444,114 $257,641,634
5/14/2004 Troy Menelaus  $133,298,577 $350,862,688 $484,161,265
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain Stobrod Thewes  $95,632,614 $69,541,295 $165,173,909
6/27/2003 28 Days Later… Frank  $45,064,915 $37,890,718 $82,955,633
2/21/2003 Dark Blue Jack Van Meter  $9,237,470 $3,024,595 $12,262,065
12/20/2002 Gangs of New York Walter 'Monk' McGinn  $77,730,500 $105,394,121 $183,124,621
3/15/2002 Harrison's Flowers Stevenson  $1,843,570 $0 $1,843,570
6/29/2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI Lord Johnson-Johnson  $78,616,689 $157,283,311 $235,900,000
3/30/2001 The Tailor of Panama Mickie Abraxas  $13,491,653 $14,000,000 $27,491,653
5/24/2000 Mission: Impossible 2 McCloy  $215,409,889 $334,178,627 $549,588,516
7/16/1999 Lake Placid Sheriff Hank Keough  $31,770,413 $0 $31,770,413
5/7/1999 This is My Father Officer Jim  $1,083,268 $0 $1,083,268
12/18/1998 The General Martin Cahill  $1,256,461 $0 $1,256,461
6/24/1998 I Went Down Bunny Kelly  $405,297 $0 $405,297
4/3/1998 The Butcher Boy Father Bubbles  $1,822,193 $0 $1,822,193
1/10/1997 Turbulence Stubbs  $11,532,774 $0 $11,532,774
10/11/1996 Michael Collins Liam Tobin  $11,092,559 $16,480,285 $27,572,844
5/24/1995 Braveheart Hamish  $75,545,647 $133,499,597 $209,045,244
9/17/1993 Into the West Inspector Bolger  $4,790,801 $0 $4,790,801
5/22/1992 Far and Away Social Club Policeman   $58,883,840 $0 $58,883,840
Movies: 53Totals:$2,536,444,519$4,915,239,977$7,451,684,496
  Averages:$47,857,444$92,740,377$140,597,821

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/9/2017 Paddington 2 $11,001,961 3,702 $40,442,052 $193,146,164 20.9%
12/25/2016 Live by Night $33,336 2,822 $10,378,555 $21,778,555 47.7%
11/11/2016 Trespass Against Us $1,620 20 $5,711 $421,509 1.4%
10/14/2016 Jeder stirbt fur sich allein $8,869 5 $33,125 $729,848 4.5%
7/3/2014 Calvary $74,149 322 $3,600,006 $16,887,741 21.3%
5/30/2014 The Grand Seduction $323,743 124 $3,409,304 $3,669,858 92.9%
5/11/2012 The Cup $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/29/2011 The Guard $76,834 203 $5,359,774 $21,197,454 25.3%
2/8/2008 In Bruges $457,227 232 $7,800,825 $34,533,783 22.6%
6/27/2003 28 Days Later… $10,061,858 1,407 $45,064,915 $82,955,633 54.3%
Movies: 10Totals:  $116,094,267$375,320,545 
 Averages:$2,203,960884$11,609,427$37,532,05532.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/21/2016 Assassin’s Creed $10,278,225 2,996 $54,647,948 $240,497,948 22.7%
11/26/2015 In the Heart of the Sea $11,053,366 3,103 $25,020,758 $90,420,758 27.7%
12/26/2014 Suffragette $76,224 517 $4,702,420 $34,044,909 13.8%
12/19/2014 Song of the Sea $17,967 52 $857,524 $4,073,314 21.1%
10/24/2014 Stonehearst Asylum $0 0 $0 $3,197,693 0.0%
5/28/2014 Edge of Tomorrow $28,760,246 3,505 $100,206,256 $370,541,256 27.0%
7/31/2013 The Smurfs 2 $17,548,389 3,867 $71,017,784 $348,547,523 20.4%
12/20/2012 The Company You Keep $131,718 807 $5,132,442 $13,632,449 37.6%
4/12/2012 The Raven $7,289,642 2,209 $16,008,272 $30,601,801 52.3%
3/28/2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits $11,137,734 3,358 $31,051,126 $136,143,605 22.8%
2/8/2012 Safe House $40,172,720 3,121 $126,181,630 $208,542,162 60.5%
12/21/2011 Albert Nobbs $0 245 $3,014,696 $8,539,003 35.3%
11/18/2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… $125,017,372 4,125 $295,983,305 $960,283,305 30.8%
3/12/2010 Green Zone $14,309,295 3,004 $35,497,337 $97,523,020 36.4%
11/16/2007 Beowulf $27,515,871 3,249 $82,280,579 $195,080,579 42.2%
7/11/2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho… $77,108,414 4,285 $292,004,738 $942,943,935 31.0%
11/18/2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $102,685,961 3,858 $290,013,036 $896,911,078 32.3%
5/6/2005 Kingdom of Heaven $19,635,996 3,219 $47,398,413 $218,853,353 21.7%
3/11/2005 In My Country $22,383 15 $163,536 $163,536 100.0%
7/30/2004 The Village $50,746,142 3,733 $114,197,520 $257,641,634 44.3%
5/14/2004 Troy $46,865,412 3,411 $133,298,577 $484,161,265 27.5%
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain $14,574,213 2,802 $95,632,614 $165,173,909 57.9%
12/20/2002 Gangs of New York $9,496,870 2,340 $77,730,500 $183,124,621 42.4%
6/29/2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI $29,352,630 3,242 $78,616,689 $235,900,000 33.3%
5/24/2000 Mission: Impossible 2 $57,845,297 3,669 $215,409,889 $549,588,516 39.2%
5/22/1992 Far and Away $12,948,940 1,885 $58,883,840 $58,883,840 100.0%
Movies: 26Totals:  $2,254,951,429$6,735,015,012 
 Averages:$27,484,2702,562$86,728,901$259,039,03937.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,052 $116,094,267
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office 65 $2,254,951,429
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office 92 $2,422,254,462
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 101 $1,956,533,481
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,183 $287,166,721
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 $2,536,444,519
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 736 $259,226,278
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office 42 $4,480,063,583
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office 53 $4,688,078,576
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office 36 $4,274,519,435
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,473 $314,079,708
Top Stars at the International Box Office 70 $4,915,239,977
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 838 $375,320,545
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 46 $6,735,015,012
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 64 $7,110,333,038
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office 54 $6,231,052,916
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,855 $601,246,429
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 90 $7,451,684,496
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 249 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 249 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 330 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 214 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 213 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 291 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 285 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 237 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 231 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 241 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 320 53
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 339 53
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 850 $65,273,660
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 484 $50,820,607
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 748 $95,122,166
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 263 $164,104,112
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 786 $160,395,826
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $214,924,719
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,093 $75,652,215
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 206 $40,442,052
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 903 $106,522,166
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $152,704,112
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 965 $182,174,381
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $193,146,164
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,300 $20,175,620
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 275 $45,064,915
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 452 $40,442,052
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 486 $10,411,680
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 715 $56,534,725
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 297 $37,890,718
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $152,704,112
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 484 $12,096,723
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 974 $76,710,345
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 295 $82,955,633
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $193,146,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 542 $22,508,403
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 758 $40,442,052
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 828 $5,711
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 796 $16,569,903
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 756 $10,411,680
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $45,064,915
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 120 $3,600,006
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 513 $152,704,112
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 763 $415,798
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 384 $42,831,192
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 696 $12,096,723
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 135 $37,890,718
Top International Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 79 $13,287,735
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 588 $193,146,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 854 $421,509
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 581 $59,401,095
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 796 $22,508,403
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 119 $82,955,633
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 93 $16,887,741
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,467 $3,409,304
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 511 $72,242,911
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 708 $40,442,052
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,474 $260,554
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 391 $106,261,612
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 374 $152,704,112
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,596 $3,669,858
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 426 $178,504,523
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 467 $193,146,164
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 459 $50,820,607
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 209 $164,104,112
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $214,924,719


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