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Neil Patrick Harris

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,967,123,818 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #734)
Best-known acting roles: Desi Collings (Gone Girl), Patrick Winslow (The Smurfs), Steve the Monkey (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2), Steve the Monkey (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Patrick Winslow (The Smurfs 2)
Most productive collaborators: Raja Gosnell, Jordan Kerner, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Ben Affleck

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting9$690,813,458$1,276,310,360$1,967,123,818
Lead Ensemble Member3$162,514,532$198,656,674$361,171,206
Cameo2$113,075,676$93,036,598$206,112,274
Leading1$35,061,031$1,204,714$36,265,745
(Unclassified)5$114,799,831$79,024,095$193,823,926

Career Trend

This graph shows Neil Patrick Harris’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 VOD Review: MST3K: Season 11

April 17th, 2017

MST3K

There were rumors about MST3K being revived for a while, but it wasn’t until the Kickstarter materialized that I really thought it would make a comeback. I was one of nearly 50,000 backers who have been patiently waiting more than a year for the revival to start airing. On Friday, all 14 episodes of the show debuted on Netflix. I’m going to review the first four episodes of the show for two reasons. Firstly, the creators recommended not binging on the show. Secondly, it matches the old DVD reviews I’ve done. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Million Ways to Die in The West

October 4th, 2014

Seth MacFarlane wrote and directed Ted, a movie about a talking Teddy bear that earned more than half a billion dollars worldwide. For his next film, he was given free rein. He decided to make A Million Ways to Die in The West, which made less than $100 million worldwide. Did this film struggle at the box office because it is a bad movie? Or is it just too much of a Seth MacFarlane movie? Is it only for his hardcore fans? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Adventure Time: Season Three

February 24th, 2014

Adventure Time is in its fifth season, but the full-season sets are a little behind. This week, Season Three comes out on DVD and Blu-ray. If you've never seen the show, is it worth checking out? If you are a fan of the show, is it worth picking up, even if you have some of the previous smaller releases? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: How I Met Your Mother: Season Eight

October 6th, 2013

I reviewed How I Met Your Mother a couple times in the past and while I liked the show's early seasons, I grew tired of the show in the latter seasons. Can the show turn it around? Or is it stumbling towards its conclusion? 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
12/22/2017 Downsizing Jeff Lonowski  $24,449,754 $20,690,598 $45,140,352
10/3/2014 Gone Girl Desi Collings  $167,767,189 $200,800,000 $368,567,189
5/28/2014 A Million Ways to Die in The West Foy  $42,720,965 $44,057,592 $86,778,557
9/26/2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Steve the Monkey  $119,793,567 $154,599,082 $274,392,649
7/31/2013 The Smurfs 2 Patrick Winslow  $71,017,784 $277,529,739 $348,547,523
4/4/2012 American Reunion Celebrity Dance-Off Host  $56,758,835 $180,040,376 $236,799,211
11/23/2011 The Muppets Himself  $88,625,922 $72,346,000 $160,971,922
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Neil Patrick Harris  $35,061,031 $1,204,714 $36,265,745
7/29/2011 The Smurfs Patrick Winslow  $142,614,158 $421,135,165 $563,749,323
6/24/2011 The Best and the Brightest Jeff  $0 $0 $0
3/4/2011 Beastly Will  $27,865,571 $10,162,659 $38,028,230
7/30/2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Lou  $43,585,753 $69,440,630 $113,026,383
9/18/2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Steve the Monkey  $124,870,275 $111,957,402 $236,827,677
4/25/2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo… Neil Patrick Harris  $38,108,728 $5,244,389 $43,353,117
7/30/2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Neil Patrick Harris  $18,225,165 $0 $18,225,165
5/31/2002 Undercover Brother Lance  $38,230,435 $2,565,710 $40,796,145
3/3/2000 The Next Best Thing David  $14,983,572 $9,372,190 $24,355,762
3/27/1998 The Proposition Roger Martin  $1,622,381 $755,147 $2,377,528
11/7/1997 Starship Troopers Col. Carl Jenkins  $54,768,952 $66,331,048 $121,100,000
1/1/1988 Clara's Heart David Hart  $5,194,491 $0 $5,194,491
Movies: 20Totals:$1,116,264,528$1,648,232,441$2,764,496,969
  Averages:$55,813,226$82,411,622$138,224,848

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/28/2014 A Million Ways to Die in The West $16,797,385 3,160 $42,720,965 $86,778,557 49.2%
9/26/2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $34,017,930 4,001 $119,793,567 $274,392,649 43.7%
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas $12,954,142 2,875 $35,061,031 $36,265,745 96.7%
6/24/2011 The Best and the Brightest $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $197,575,563$397,436,951 
 Averages:$15,942,3642,509$49,393,891$99,359,23863.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/3/2014 Gone Girl $37,513,109 3,284 $167,767,189 $368,567,189 45.5%
7/31/2013 The Smurfs 2 $17,548,389 3,867 $71,017,784 $348,547,523 20.4%
4/4/2012 American Reunion $21,514,080 3,203 $56,758,835 $236,799,211 24.0%
7/29/2011 The Smurfs $35,611,637 3,427 $142,614,158 $563,749,323 25.3%
3/4/2011 Beastly $9,851,102 1,959 $27,865,571 $38,028,230 73.3%
7/30/2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $12,279,363 3,705 $43,585,753 $113,026,383 38.6%
9/18/2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $30,304,648 3,119 $124,870,275 $236,827,677 52.7%
4/25/2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo… $14,908,404 2,545 $38,108,728 $43,353,117 87.9%
7/30/2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle $5,480,378 2,163 $18,225,165 $18,225,165 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $690,813,458$1,967,123,818 
 Averages:$20,556,7903,030$76,757,051$218,569,31352.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 759 $197,575,563
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 988 $690,813,458
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,341 $714,939,257
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 646 $582,344,465
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,938 $169,834,511
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 380 $113,075,676
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 800 $1,116,264,528
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 867 $199,861,388
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 631 $1,276,310,360
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 751 $1,219,198,729
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 453 $1,065,431,359
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,291 $273,076,974
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 430 $93,036,598
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 646 $1,648,232,441
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 810 $397,436,951
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 734 $1,967,123,818
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 915 $1,934,137,986
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 522 $1,647,775,824
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,631 $442,911,485
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 408 $206,112,274
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 719 $2,764,496,969
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 450 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 539 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 531 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 432 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 412 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 462 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 518 3
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 481 3
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 502 3
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 474 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 425 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 457 18
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 778 $77,781,996
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 260 $119,793,567
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,032 $45,262,306
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 274 $154,599,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 912 $123,044,302
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 256 $274,392,649
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,066 $77,781,996
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $119,793,567
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,373 $45,262,306
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 245 $154,599,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,208 $123,044,302
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $274,392,649
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $35,061,031
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 248 $119,793,567
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $42,720,965
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 644 $1,204,714
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 271 $154,599,082
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 310 $44,057,592
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 540 $36,265,745
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 270 $274,392,649
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 295 $86,778,557
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 470 $119,793,567
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 363 $77,781,996
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 507 $154,599,082
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 368 $45,262,306
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 506 $274,392,649
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 367 $123,044,302
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 490 $77,781,996
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 398 $119,793,567
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 627 $45,262,306
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 367 $154,599,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 559 $123,044,302
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 385 $274,392,649
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 564 $35,061,031
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 375 $42,720,965
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 154 $119,793,567
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 617 $1,204,714
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $44,057,592
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 121 $154,599,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 614 $36,265,745
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 350 $86,778,557
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 129 $274,392,649


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