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Barbara Hershey

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 32 films, with $1,096,560,718 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,596)
Best-known acting roles: Erica Sayers/The Queen (Black Swan), Lorraine (Insidious Chapter 2), Lorraine Lambert (Insidious: The Last Key), Lorraine Lambert (Insidious), Hillary Whitney Essex (Beaches)
Most productive collaborators: Darren Aronofsky, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Mike Medavoy, Vincent Cassel

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$331,864,177$447,922,677$779,786,854
Leading1$57,041,866$0$57,041,866
Lead Ensemble Member1$22,049$0$22,049
(Unclassified)22$259,709,949$0$259,709,949

Career Trend

This graph shows Barbara Hershey’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


2013 Preview: September

September 1st, 2013

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hannah and Her Sisters

March 7th, 2013

Hannah and Her Sisters made its Blu-ray debut the same week as Sleeper did. While Hannah and Her Sisters earned more critical praise, I was always a bigger fan of Sleeper, but it didn't arrive and Hannah and Her Sisters did. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/5/2018 Insidious: The Last Key Lorraine Lambert  $67,347,895 $98,925,979 $166,273,874
9/2/2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax Violet Drax  $0 $487,862 $487,862
5/15/2015 Childless   $1,036 $0 $1,036
9/13/2013 Insidious Chapter 2 Lorraine  $83,586,447 $78,335,068 $161,921,515
12/2/2011 Answers to Nothing Marilyn  $22,049 $0 $22,049
4/1/2011 Insidious Lorraine Lambert  $54,009,150 $45,861,736 $99,870,886
12/3/2010 Black Swan Erica Sayers/The Queen  $106,954,678 $224,312,032 $331,266,710
8/12/2005 11:14 Norma  $0 $0 $0
10/15/2004 Riding the Bullet Jean Parker  $101,107 $0 $101,107
12/14/2001 Lantana Dr. Valerie Somers  $4,460,426 $0 $4,460,426
9/17/1999 Breakfast of Champions Celia Hoover  $178,287 $0 $178,287
12/31/1998 The Staircase   $0 $0 $0
9/18/1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Marcella Willis  $1,775,523 $0 $1,775,523
12/24/1996 The Portrait of a Lady Madame Serena Merle  $3,698,012 $0 $3,698,012
5/3/1996 The Pallbearer Ruth Abernathy  $5,656,388 $0 $5,656,388
9/8/1995 Last of the Dogmen Professor Lillian Stone  $7,008,542 $0 $7,008,542
12/3/1993 A Dangerous Woman Frances  $1,497,222 $0 $1,497,222
4/30/1993 Splitting Heirs Duchess Lucinda  $3,246,063 $0 $3,246,063
3/5/1993 Swing Kids Frau Muller  $5,632,086 $0 $5,632,086
2/26/1993 Falling Down Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino  $40,903,593 $0 $40,903,593
10/14/1992 The Public Eye Kay Levitz  $3,067,917 $0 $3,067,917
8/23/1991 Defenseless Thelma 'T.K.' Knudsen Katwuller  $6,379,362 $0 $6,379,362
12/21/1988 Beaches Hillary Whitney Essex  $57,041,866 $0 $57,041,866
8/12/1988 The Last Temptation of Christ Mary Magdalene  $8,373,585 $0 $8,373,585
5/31/1988 Shy People Ruth  $769,119 $0 $769,119
3/6/1987 Tin Men Nora Tilley  $25,411,386 $0 $25,411,386
11/14/1986 Hoosiers Myra Fleener  $28,607,524 $0 $28,607,524
2/7/1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Lee  $40,084,041 $0 $40,084,041
5/11/1984 The Natural Harriet Bird  $47,951,979 $0 $47,951,979
10/21/1983 The Right Stuff Glennis Yeager  $21,500,000 $0 $21,500,000
2/4/1983 The Entity Carla Moran  $13,277,558 $0 $13,277,558
8/7/1968 With Six You Get Eggroll Stacy Iverson  $10,095,200 $0 $10,095,200
Movies: 32Totals:$648,638,041$447,922,677$1,096,560,718
  Averages:$20,269,939$13,997,584$34,267,522

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/2/2011 Answers to Nothing $14,262 21 $22,049 $22,049 100.0%
12/21/1988 Beaches $0 1,122 $57,041,866 $57,041,866 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $57,063,915$57,063,915 
 Averages:$7,131572$28,531,958$28,531,958100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/5/2018 Insidious: The Last Key $29,581,355 3,150 $67,347,895 $166,273,874 40.5%
9/2/2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax $0 0 $0 $487,862 0.0%
9/13/2013 Insidious Chapter 2 $40,272,103 3,155 $83,586,447 $161,921,515 51.6%
4/1/2011 Insidious $13,271,464 2,419 $54,009,150 $99,870,886 54.1%
12/3/2010 Black Swan $1,443,809 2,407 $106,954,678 $331,266,710 32.3%
12/3/1993 A Dangerous Woman $0 0 $1,497,222 $1,497,222 100.0%
8/12/1988 The Last Temptation of Christ $401,211 9 $8,373,585 $8,373,585 100.0%
8/7/1968 With Six You Get Eggroll $0 0 $10,095,200 $10,095,200 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $331,864,177$779,786,854 
 Averages:$10,621,2431,393$41,483,022$97,473,35759.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,496 $57,063,915
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,337 $331,864,177
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,544 $648,637,005
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,624 $219,524,965
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,101-8,200) 8,103 $150,934,342
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,808 $648,638,041
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,514 $447,922,677
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,458 $447,922,677
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,646 $270,661,630
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 8,401-8,500) 8,474 $177,261,047
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,134 $447,922,677
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,016 $57,063,915
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,517 $779,786,854
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,174 $1,096,559,682
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,655 $490,186,595
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,030 $328,195,389
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,596 $1,096,560,718
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 76 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 79 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 87 86
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,814 $22,049
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 443 $57,041,866
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,326 $22,049
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 634 $57,041,866
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,234 $57,063,915
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,735 $57,063,915
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,450 $22,049
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 230 $57,041,866
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,896 $22,049
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $57,041,866
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 326 $57,063,915
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 492 $57,063,915
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 761 $57,041,866
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,447 $22,049
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 979 $57,041,866
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,633 $22,049
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 407 $57,041,866
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 466 $57,041,866


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