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Katherine Heigl

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $914,930,920 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #230)
Best-known acting roles: Alison Scott (Knocked Up), Abby Richter (The Ugly Truth), Andie (The Nut Job), Jane (27 Dresses), Holly Berenson (Life as We Know It)
Best-known technical roles: The Ugly Truth (Executive Producer), Life as We Know It (Executive Producer), One for the Money (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Robert Luketic, Seth Rogen, Gerard Butler, Nicole Eastman, Barry Josephson

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading14$510,634,823$404,296,097$914,930,920
Supporting6$170,553,849$117,592,190$288,146,039
Lead Ensemble Member3$104,734,508$148,516,771$253,251,279
Cameo1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer3$168,704,422$178,679,543$347,383,965

Career Trend

This graph shows Katherine Heigl’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


2017 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Very Forgettable

April 20th, 2017

Free Fire

Late April is one of the traditional dumping grounds and this week is truly living down to that reputation. There are five new releases that have at least a shot at the top ten, but none of them have a shot at becoming midlevel hits. Unforgettable is the widest new release of the week and will likely be the biggest hit, but it very likely won’t be the best. Free Fire and Born in China are in a close battle for the best reviews for the week. Meanwhile, The Promise and Phoenix Forgotten are just hoping to avoid opening below the Mendoza Line. I think earning a theater average above $2,000 is overly optimistic for either film. There’s a lot of competition, but nearly all of it is terrible, so The Fate of the Furious will have no trouble repeating in first place. Furthermore, both The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast will likely remain in the top five, meaning there’s not a lot of room for the other films. This weekend last year, The Jungle Book earned just over $60 million over the weekend, while The Huntsman: Winter’s War opened with close to $20 million. There’s no way 2017 will be able to match this one-two punch. More...

2017 Preview: April

April 1st, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016. More...

Unforgettable Trailer

February 21st, 2017

Thriller starring Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson opens April 21, 2017 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Home Market Releases for December 29th, 2015

December 29th, 2015

Bone Tomahawk

Another slow week on the home market, but not one without some top-notch releases. Blood And Black Lace on Blu-ray, I Believe in Unicorns on DVD, Shameless: Season 5 are all excellent. However, Bone Tomahawk on Blu-ray is the clear choice for Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Nut Job

April 13th, 2014

The Nut Job opened earlier this year and was a surprise hit more than doubling its production budget domestically. It did so well that a sequel is already in the works. Is this a good movie? Is it merely good enough for a kids movie? Or did it thrive because there wasn't a lot of competition when it opened? 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
8/11/2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Andie  $28,370,522 $29,604,513 $57,975,035
4/21/2017 Unforgettable Tessa Connover  $11,368,012 $4,869,726 $16,237,738
7/31/2015 Jenny’s Wedding Jenny  $3,540 $2,704 $6,244
6/30/2015 Jackie & Ryan Jackie  $0 $0 $0
2/3/2015 Home Sweet Hell Mona Champagne  $0 $0 $0
1/17/2014 The Nut Job Andie  $64,251,538 $58,278,428 $122,529,966
4/26/2013 The Big Wedding Lyla  $21,819,348 $26,606,623 $48,425,971
1/27/2012 One for the Money Stephanie Plum  $26,414,527 $9,782,694 $36,197,221
12/9/2011 New Year’s Eve Laura  $54,544,638 $92,305,635 $146,850,273
10/8/2010 Life as We Know It Holly Berenson  $53,374,681 $52,513,156 $105,887,837
6/4/2010 Killers Jen Kornfeldt   $47,059,963 $48,512,786 $95,572,749
10/6/2009 Descendant   $0 $0 $0
7/24/2009 The Ugly Truth Abby Richter  $88,915,214 $116,383,693 $205,298,907
1/18/2008 27 Dresses Jane  $76,808,654 $83,439,151 $160,247,805
7/20/2007 Your Mommy Kills Animals Herself  $0 $0 $0
6/1/2007 Knocked Up Alison Scott  $148,761,765 $70,504,187 $219,265,952
3/16/2007 Caffeine Laura  $0 $0 $0
2/24/2006 Zyzzyx Rd. Marissa  $20 $0 $20
12/23/2005 The Ringer Lynn Sheridan  $35,428,675 $5,013,762 $40,442,437
9/9/2005 Side Effects Karly Hert  $44,701 $0 $44,701
2/2/2001 Valentine Shelley Fisher  $20,384,136 $0 $20,384,136
10/16/1998 Bride of Chucky Jade  $32,404,188 $18,288,000 $50,692,188
7/14/1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Sarah Ryback  $50,024,083 $54,300,000 $104,324,083
2/4/1994 My Father the Hero Nicole  $25,479,558 $0 $25,479,558
9/1/1993 King of the Hill Christina Sebastian  $465,417 $0 $465,417
Movies: 25Totals:$785,923,180$670,405,058$1,456,328,238
  Averages:$31,436,927$26,816,202$58,253,130

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/11/2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature $8,342,311 4,003 $28,370,522 $57,975,035 48.9%
4/21/2017 Unforgettable $4,785,431 2,417 $11,368,012 $16,237,738 70.0%
7/31/2015 Jenny’s Wedding $2,254 2 $3,540 $6,244 56.7%
6/30/2015 Jackie & Ryan $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/3/2015 Home Sweet Hell $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/26/2013 The Big Wedding $7,591,663 2,633 $21,819,348 $48,425,971 45.1%
1/27/2012 One for the Money $11,515,790 2,737 $26,414,527 $36,197,221 73.0%
12/9/2011 New Year’s Eve $13,019,180 3,505 $54,544,638 $146,850,273 37.1%
10/8/2010 Life as We Know It $14,506,464 3,150 $53,374,681 $105,887,837 50.4%
6/4/2010 Killers $15,837,266 2,859 $47,059,963 $95,572,749 49.2%
7/24/2009 The Ugly Truth $27,605,576 2,975 $88,915,214 $205,298,907 43.3%
1/18/2008 27 Dresses $23,007,725 3,074 $76,808,654 $160,247,805 47.9%
6/1/2007 Knocked Up $30,690,990 2,975 $148,761,765 $219,265,952 67.8%
2/24/2006 Zyzzyx Rd. $20 1 $20 $20 100.0%
9/9/2005 Side Effects $2,216 2 $44,701 $44,701 100.0%
10/16/1998 Bride of Chucky $11,830,855 2,467 $32,404,188 $50,692,188 63.9%
2/4/1994 My Father the Hero $5,645,251 1,373 $25,479,558 $25,479,558 100.0%
Movies: 17Totals:  $615,369,331$1,168,182,199 
 Averages:$10,257,8232,010$36,198,196$68,716,60063.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/17/2014 The Nut Job $19,405,000 3,472 $64,251,538 $122,529,966 52.4%
3/16/2007 Caffeine $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/23/2005 The Ringer $5,158,795 1,853 $35,428,675 $40,442,437 87.6%
2/2/2001 Valentine $10,024,648 2,310 $20,384,136 $20,384,136 100.0%
7/14/1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory $12,624,402 2,150 $50,024,083 $104,324,083 48.0%
9/1/1993 King of the Hill $0 0 $465,417 $465,417 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $170,553,849$288,146,039 
 Averages:$7,868,8081,631$28,425,642$48,024,34077.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 261 $615,369,331
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,326 $170,553,849
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,384 $693,301,120
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 802 $472,930,637
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,355 $785,923,180
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 398 $552,812,868
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 14,201-14,300) 14,267 $117,592,190
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,370 $582,522,117
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,004 $522,299,109
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,443 $670,405,058
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 326 $1,168,182,199
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,174 $288,146,039
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,734 $1,275,823,237
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 900 $995,229,746
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,735 $1,456,328,238
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 140 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 132 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 123 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 174 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 179 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office 40 147
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office 17 211
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office 27 195
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office 50 174
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office 96 113
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 359 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 554 3
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 164 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office 51 114
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office 21 187
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office 30 187
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office 29 186
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office 91 113
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 184 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 127 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office 48 133
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office 17 202
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office 21 202
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office 30 192
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office 88 123
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 329 47
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 138 $513,285,376
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 456 $54,785,049
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 150 $47,298,906
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 186 $486,819,038
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 512 $39,387,207
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $26,606,623
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $1,000,104,414
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 491 $94,172,256
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $73,905,529
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $586,998,809
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 341 $28,370,522
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 284 $523,208,355
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 343 $29,604,513
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $1,110,207,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $57,975,035
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 90 $554,549,920
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 413 $32,404,188
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 459 $28,370,522
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 108 $504,920,355
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 496 $18,288,000
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 422 $29,604,513
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 93 $1,059,470,275
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 500 $50,692,188
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 456 $57,975,035
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 801-900) 815 $28,370,522
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 498 $51,894,085
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 374 $47,059,963
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,725 $3,540
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 427 $11,368,032
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 158 $32,404,188
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 4 $444,269,001
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 801-900) 801 $29,604,513
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 697 $9,782,694
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 451 $48,512,786
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,935 $2,704
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 452 $4,869,726
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $18,288,000
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 12 $441,752,445
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 801-900) 856 $57,975,035
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 569 $61,676,779
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 423 $95,572,749
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,850 $6,244
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 467 $16,237,758
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 176 $50,692,188
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 6 $886,021,446
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $258,206,003
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $303,313,228
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 637 $53,850,080
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,182 $20
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 351 $286,556,126
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $236,652,229
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 625 $29,604,513
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $544,762,129
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $539,965,457
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 640 $83,454,593
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,584 $20
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 251 $119,287,331
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 112 $181,165,953
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 203 $88,915,214
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $76,808,654
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies 38 $95,293,838
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 224 $149,688,517
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 215 $88,792,187
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 166 $116,383,693
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 265 $83,439,151
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies 87 $84,902,103
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 231 $268,975,848
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $269,958,140
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $205,298,907
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $160,247,805
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies 59 $180,195,941

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/27/2012 One for the Money Executive Producer $26,414,527 $9,782,694 $36,197,221
10/8/2010 Life as We Know It Executive Producer $53,374,681 $52,513,156 $105,887,837
7/24/2009 The Ugly Truth Executive Producer $88,915,214 $116,383,693 $205,298,907
Movies: 3Totals:$168,704,422$178,679,543$347,383,965
  Averages:$56,234,807$59,559,848$115,794,655





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