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Ed Helms

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $1,300,546,889 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #164)
Best-known acting roles: Stu (The Hangover Part II), Stu (The Hangover), The Once-ler (Doctor Seuss' The Lorax), Brad Gurdlinger (We're the Millers), Stu (The Hangover 3)
Best-known technical roles: Central Intelligence (Executive Producer), Cedar Rapids (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Chris Renaud, Danny De Vito, Zach Galifianakis

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading8$687,543,045$613,003,844$1,300,546,889
Supporting8$548,710,980$377,813,688$926,524,668
Lead Ensemble Member4$156,280,655$268,761,110$425,041,765
(Unclassified)4$12,010$0$12,010
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$134,301,973$90,756,969$225,058,942
Producer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Ed Helms’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


Chappaquiddick Trailer

March 9th, 2018

Historical drama starring Kate Mara, Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, and Bruce Dern opens April 6 ... Full Movie Details.

A recounting of the tragic events of the 1969 car accident involving U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and a young, female campaign worker who died at the scene. Kennedy left the scene of the accident and didn’t alert authorities for ten hours. What happens over the ensuing days reveals how one of the most powerful and influential political family dynasties in U.S. history orchestrated the truth behind the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Their efforts to control the story in the press, run damage control, and preserve the family’s legacy is a story of the powerful and the untouchable. This tension-filled war room became Kennedy’s savior and nemesis, ultimately revealing his vulnerabilities, his damaged relationship with his father, Joe Kennedy Sr., all while testing his integrity and political future. As his brother John’s presidential promise to land a man on the moon unfolds, Kennedy considers his own legacy. This infamous incident will become a defining moment in his career, as he wrestles with his own moral compass, and ultimately puts his future in the hands of the American People. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Can an Indian Film Find Mainstream Appeal?

January 26th, 2018

Padmavati

Padmavati is the biggest release of the week and unlike most Indian films, it is earning a lot of buzz. It could be a crossover hit. There are also a couple of films earning 100% positive reviews: the Chinese Indie animated film, Have a Nice Day, as well as Kickboxer: Retaliation. I don’t think the latter’s reviews will remain 100% positive for too much longer. More...

2017 Preview: December

December 1st, 2017

The Last Jedi

The box office was mostly as expected during November. Granted, Thor: Ragnarok over-performed and Justice League underperformed, but overall there were no real surprises. This means the month started slow, but we got a couple of wins in the end and that bodes well going into the final month of the year. That said, December is a weird month. There are five weekends, but only seven films that I’m sure are opening truly wide. Additionally, five of those seven films are opening Christmas weekend. I’ve never seen a month this lop-sided. There are no real wide releases the first two weeks of the month, so we will likely start slow again, but when The Last Jedi debuts, we should see explosive growth at the box office. It will open with more than any film last December made and that should help 2017 cut into 2016’s lead. 2017 won’t be able to close the gap entirely, but the month could do well enough to cut 2016’s lead to under $250 million. That’s my goal. If that happens, I will be happy. More...

2017 Preview: June

June 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3

May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead. More...

Captain Underpants Trailer

April 26th, 2017

Animated adventure with the voices of Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, and Thomas Middleditch opens June 2 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Bastards Trailer

January 3rd, 2017

Comedy starring Ed Helms and Owen Wilson opens January 27 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015

Minions

June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find 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...

2013 Preview: May

May 1st, 2013

As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/15/2018 Tag   $0 $0 $0
4/6/2018 Chappaquiddick Joe Gargan  $11,820,521 $3,844 $11,824,365
1/26/2018 The Clapper Eddie Krumble  $0 $6,959 $6,959
12/22/2017 Father Figures Peter Reynolds  $17,501,244 $3,096,555 $20,597,799
9/1/2017 I Do…Until I Don’t   $276,608 $0 $276,608
6/2/2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Mr. Krupp/Captain Underpants  $73,921,000 $49,340,024 $123,261,024
10/14/2016 Kevin Hart: What Now? Bartender  $23,591,043 $0 $23,591,043
11/13/2015 Love the Coopers Hank  $26,302,731 $15,864,555 $42,167,286
7/29/2015 Vacation Rusty Griswald  $58,884,188 $41,771,704 $100,655,892
6/27/2014 They Came Together Eggbert  $0 $82,780 $82,780
12/31/2013 Stretch   $0 $0 $0
8/7/2013 We're the Millers Brad Gurdlinger  $150,394,119 $117,422,157 $267,816,276
5/23/2013 The Hangover 3 Stu  $112,200,072 $249,800,000 $362,000,072
3/16/2012 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Pat  $4,269,426 $438,701 $4,708,127
3/6/2012 High Road   $0 $0 $0
3/2/2012 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax The Once-ler  $214,030,500 $136,946,253 $350,976,753
5/26/2011 The Hangover Part II Stu  $254,464,305 $332,000,000 $586,464,305
2/11/2011 Cedar Rapids Tim Lippe   $6,861,102 $1,001,029 $7,862,131
8/14/2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Paxton Harding  $15,122,676 $174,642 $15,297,318
6/5/2009 The Hangover Stu  $277,322,503 $188,441,583 $465,764,086
7/11/2008 Meet Dave No. 2 - 2nd In Command  $11,803,254 $38,845,552 $50,648,806
2/29/2008 Semi-Pro Turtleneck  $33,479,698 $10,500,665 $43,980,363
11/9/2007 I'll Believe You Leon  $12,010 $0 $12,010
6/22/2007 Evan Almighty Ark Reporter, Ed Carson  $100,289,690 $73,841,639 $174,131,329
Movies: 24Totals:$1,392,546,690$1,259,578,642$2,652,125,332
  Averages:$58,022,779$52,482,443$110,505,222

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/6/2018 Chappaquiddick $5,765,854 1,645 $11,820,521 $11,824,365 100.0%
1/26/2018 The Clapper $0 0 $0 $6,959 0.0%
12/22/2017 Father Figures $3,287,451 2,902 $17,501,244 $20,597,799 85.0%
9/1/2017 I Do…Until I Don’t $234,259 165 $276,608 $276,608 100.0%
6/2/2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie $23,851,539 3,529 $73,921,000 $123,261,024 60.0%
11/13/2015 Love the Coopers $8,317,545 2,603 $26,302,731 $42,167,286 62.4%
7/29/2015 Vacation $14,681,108 3,430 $58,884,188 $100,655,892 58.5%
5/23/2013 The Hangover 3 $41,671,198 3,565 $112,200,072 $362,000,072 31.0%
3/16/2012 Jeff, Who Lives at Home $855,709 513 $4,269,426 $4,708,127 90.7%
5/26/2011 The Hangover Part II $85,946,294 3,675 $254,464,305 $586,464,305 43.4%
2/11/2011 Cedar Rapids $302,968 462 $6,861,102 $7,862,131 87.3%
6/5/2009 The Hangover $44,979,319 3,545 $277,322,503 $465,764,086 59.5%
Movies: 12Totals:  $843,823,700$1,725,588,654 
 Averages:$19,157,7702,170$70,318,642$143,799,05564.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/14/2016 Kevin Hart: What Now? $11,767,210 2,567 $23,591,043 $23,591,043 100.0%
6/27/2014 They Came Together $0 0 $0 $82,780 0.0%
8/7/2013 We're the Millers $26,419,396 3,445 $150,394,119 $267,816,276 56.2%
3/2/2012 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax $70,217,070 3,769 $214,030,500 $350,976,753 61.0%
8/14/2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard $5,642,137 1,849 $15,122,676 $15,297,318 98.9%
7/11/2008 Meet Dave $5,251,918 3,011 $11,803,254 $50,648,806 23.3%
2/29/2008 Semi-Pro $15,075,114 3,121 $33,479,698 $43,980,363 76.1%
6/22/2007 Evan Almighty $31,192,615 3,636 $100,289,690 $174,131,329 57.6%
Movies: 8Totals:  $548,710,980$926,524,668 
 Averages:$20,695,6832,675$68,588,873$115,815,58459.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 180 $843,823,700
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,425 $548,710,980
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 615 $1,104,595,190
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 284 $1,069,657,454
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,685 $307,754,550
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 524 $1,392,546,690
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 227 $881,764,954
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,399 $377,813,688
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 912 $1,073,292,365
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 448 $1,057,639,539
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,301-7,400) 7,374 $201,764,461
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 917 $1,259,578,642
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 $1,725,588,654
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,597 $926,524,668
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 750 $2,177,887,555
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 378 $2,127,296,993
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,620 $509,519,011
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 742 $2,652,125,332
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office 93 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 107 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office 34 192
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 116 97
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office 54 168
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 215 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office 73 130
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 283 59
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 313 59
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 285 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 84
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 141 84
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office 42 172
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 129 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office 43 170
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 82
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 141 82
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office 99 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 114 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office 35 184
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office 43 175
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 159 82
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office 87 105
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 427 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 443 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 375 39
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 67 $832,003,179
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $11,820,521
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 86 $881,761,110
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 540 $3,844
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 74 $1,713,764,289
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 326 $11,824,365
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $769,902,700
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 273 $73,921,000
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $832,424,930
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 326 $49,340,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $1,602,327,630
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 305 $123,261,024
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 54 $758,082,179
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 343 $73,921,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 304 $11,820,521
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 53 $832,421,086
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $49,340,024
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 601-700) 622 $3,844
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 52 $1,590,503,265
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 378 $123,261,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 390 $11,824,365
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 611 $73,921,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 16 $758,082,179
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 424 $11,820,521
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 744 $49,340,024
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 6 $832,421,086
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 701-800) 761 $3,844
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 688 $123,261,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 9 $1,590,503,265
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 494 $11,824,365
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 940 $38,123,252
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies 26 $731,779,448
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 531 $73,921,000
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,005 $15,868,399
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies 23 $816,556,531
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 562 $49,340,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,004 $53,991,651
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies 24 $1,548,335,979
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 558 $123,261,024
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 20 $720,372,312
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 304 $73,921,000
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 21 $815,109,842
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 327 $49,340,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 22 $1,535,482,154
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 308 $123,261,024

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2016 Mermaids in Paradise Producer $0 $0 $0
6/17/2016 Central Intelligence Executive Producer $127,440,871 $89,755,940 $217,196,811
2/11/2011 Cedar Rapids Executive Producer $6,861,102 $1,001,029 $7,862,131
Movies: 3Totals:$134,301,973$90,756,969$225,058,942
  Averages:$44,767,324$30,252,323$75,019,647


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 Mermaids in Paradise $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%



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