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Famke Janssen

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 35 films, with $3,544,767,798 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #405)
Best-known acting roles: Dr. Jean Grey (X-Men: The Last Stand), Lenore (Taken 2), Jean Grey (The Wolverine), Jean Grey (X2), Lenore (Taken)
Best-known technical roles: Bringing Up Bobby (Director), Bringing Up Bobby (Screenwriter), Bringing Up Bobby (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Liam Neeson, Jeremy Renner, Tommy Wirkola, Maggie Grace, Luc Besson

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting13$1,229,132,715$1,667,014,761$2,896,147,476
Leading6$174,194,608$264,688,753$438,883,361
Lead Ensemble Member1$5,078,660$1,121,340$6,200,000
(Unclassified)15$152,625,735$50,911,226$203,536,961
In Technical RolesProducer1$4,975$0$4,975
Screenwriter1$4,975$0$4,975
Director1$4,975$0$4,975

Career Trend

This graph shows Famke Janssen’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


Limited and VOD Releases: Yesterday is the Perfect Day to Watch a Limited Release

February 26th, 2016

Only Yesterday

It's Oscar weekend, so obviously there's not many new limited releases worth paying attention to. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is the biggest, but Only Yesterday is the best. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Taken 3

April 27th, 2015

Taken 3 is the second movie I've reviewed this weekend. The first was atrocious, but unfortunately, this one earned even worse reviews. Is it that bad? Is it simply a mindless action film that can take up two hours of your life? More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Five

November 16th, 2013

We are more than halfway through the seven-year run of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The first two seasons were a little rough, but by season three and season four it had really hit its stride. How does season five compare? More...

Weekend Predictions: Wolverine to Slice Through the Competition

July 25th, 2013

It's the final weekend of July and there is only one wide release to deal with, The Wolverine. It should be the easy winner of the weekend, it might pull in enough to become the biggest opening weekend of the month. This isn't likely, but there is a slim chance. There is one other film that might make an appearance in the top ten, The To Do List. Again, it doesn't have a strong chance, but it could happen. The holdovers should be far behind The Wolverine, as only The Conjuring has a shot at $20 million. This weekend last year, both new releases bombed, which is good news for 2013 in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, The Dark Knight Rises took in $62.10 million, which is something The Wolverine should have no trouble topping, while the holdovers should provide more depth. More...

Featured 3D Blu-ray / DVD Review: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

June 10th, 2013

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters was a high concept action film that came out in January. That suggests it was a good idea on paper, but the execution was weak. On the other hand, it did become a surprise hit earning more than $200 million worldwide. Did the studio underestimate what they had? Or did the film thrive merely by being better than the January competition? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Taken 2

March 9th, 2013

The original Taken cost just $25 million to make and was released in January, so expectations were limited. However, it nearly broke the record for a January release and earned more than $200 million worldwide. Needless to say, a sequel was given the greenlight. Taken 2 cost much, much more to make, but did the higher budget translate into a more entertaining product? More...

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

2012 Preview: October

October 1st, 2012

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

Perfect Limited Releases

September 28th, 2012

There are only four films on this week's list that we have solid theater counts for, but I've included a few others that are coming out on this week's list. The biggest limited release of the week is Pitch Perfect, which is expanding wide next Friday (assuming it doesn't bomb this weekend). However, the limited release that is earning the best reviews is The Hole 3D. I would not have guessed that would happen. Pitch Perfect will obviously earn the most in terms of raw dollars, some even think it will reach the top ten overall, but I don't think there's any film that will really be a hit on the per theater average. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Every Good Boy Does Fine   $0 $0 $0
6/6/2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice   $0 $259,108 $259,108
12/31/2016 Untitled Bruce Willis Action Comedy   $0 $0 $0
2/26/2016 Jack of the Red Hearts Kay  $0 $31,126 $31,126
1/9/2015 Taken 3 Lenore St. John  $89,256,424 $238,400,000 $327,656,424
7/26/2013 The Wolverine Jean Grey  $132,556,852 $283,900,000 $416,456,852
4/5/2013 Down the Shore Mary  $6,558 $0 $6,558
1/25/2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Muriel  $55,703,475 $159,246,241 $214,949,716
10/5/2012 Taken 2 Lenore  $139,854,287 $237,953,117 $377,807,404
7/8/2011 The Chameleon F.B.I. Agent Jennifer Johnson  $0 $0 $0
1/30/2009 Taken Lenore  $145,000,989 $81,940,596 $226,941,585
7/3/2008 The Wackness Kristin Squires  $2,077,046 $1,252,966 $3,330,012
5/9/2008 Turn the River Kailey Sullivan  $2,900 $0 $2,900
8/3/2007 The Ten Gretchen Reigert  $769,726 $16,951 $786,677
5/4/2007 The Treatment Allegra Marshall  $82,701 $0 $82,701
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Dr. Jean Grey  $234,362,462 $224,898,484 $459,260,946
1/28/2005 Hide and Seek Katherine  $51,100,486 $72,596,255 $123,696,741
10/15/2004 Eulogy Judy  $70,527 $0 $70,527
5/2/2003 X2 Jean Grey  $214,949,694 $191,925,842 $406,875,536
11/1/2002 I Spy Rachel  $33,561,137 $26,718,685 $60,279,822
9/28/2001 Don’t Say a Word Aggie Conrad  $54,997,476 $49,490,907 $104,488,383
7/13/2001 Made Jess  $5,308,707 $167,353 $5,476,060
9/15/2000 Circus Lily  $8,406 $0 $8,406
8/25/2000 Love and Sex Kate Welles  $536,287 $0 $536,287
7/14/2000 X-Men Jean Grey  $157,299,717 $139,572,650 $296,872,367
10/29/1999 House on Haunted Hill Evelyn Price  $40,846,082 $24,244,459 $65,090,541
12/25/1998 The Faculty Miss Burke  $40,283,321 $0 $40,283,321
11/20/1998 Celebrity Bonnie  $5,078,660 $1,121,340 $6,200,000
9/25/1998 Monument Ave. Katy O'Connor  $332,388 $0 $332,388
9/11/1998 Rounders Petra  $22,921,898 $0 $22,921,898
1/30/1998 Deep Rising Trillian St. James  $11,203,026 $0 $11,203,026
1/23/1998 The Gingerbread Man Leeanne  $1,626,593 $0 $1,626,593
3/14/1997 City of Industry Rachel Montana  $1,554,338 $0 $1,554,338
11/17/1995 Goldeneye Xenia Onatopp  $106,429,941 $250,000,000 $356,429,941
8/25/1995 Lord of Illusions Dorothea  $13,249,614 $0 $13,249,614
Movies: 35Totals:$1,561,031,718$1,983,736,080$3,544,767,798
  Averages:$44,600,906$56,678,174$101,279,080

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/5/2013 Down the Shore $4,808 2 $6,558 $6,558 100.0%
10/5/2012 Taken 2 $49,514,769 3,706 $139,854,287 $377,807,404 37.0%
7/8/2011 The Chameleon $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/9/2008 Turn the River $2,722 1 $2,900 $2,900 100.0%
8/3/2007 The Ten $121,374 47 $769,726 $786,677 97.8%
11/1/2002 I Spy $12,752,803 3,182 $33,561,137 $60,279,822 55.7%
11/20/1998 Celebrity $1,588,013 493 $5,078,660 $6,200,000 81.9%
Movies: 7Totals:  $179,273,268$445,083,361 
 Averages:$9,140,6411,062$25,610,467$63,583,33778.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/6/2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice $0 0 $0 $259,108 0.0%
2/26/2016 Jack of the Red Hearts $0 0 $0 $31,126 0.0%
1/9/2015 Taken 3 $39,201,657 3,594 $89,256,424 $327,656,424 27.2%
7/26/2013 The Wolverine $53,113,752 3,924 $132,556,852 $416,456,852 31.8%
1/25/2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters $19,690,956 3,375 $55,703,475 $214,949,716 25.9%
1/30/2009 Taken $24,717,037 3,184 $145,000,989 $226,941,585 63.9%
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand $102,750,665 3,714 $234,362,462 $459,260,946 51.0%
1/28/2005 Hide and Seek $21,959,233 3,005 $51,100,486 $123,696,741 41.3%
5/2/2003 X2 $85,558,731 3,749 $214,949,694 $406,875,536 52.8%
7/14/2000 X-Men $54,471,475 3,112 $157,299,717 $296,872,367 53.0%
10/29/1999 House on Haunted Hill $15,946,032 2,710 $40,846,082 $65,090,541 62.8%
1/23/1998 The Gingerbread Man $118,278 30 $1,626,593 $1,626,593 100.0%
11/17/1995 Goldeneye $26,205,007 2,667 $106,429,941 $356,429,941 29.9%
Movies: 13Totals:  $1,229,132,715$2,896,147,476 
 Averages:$34,133,2942,543$94,548,670$222,780,57541.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 796 $179,273,268
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 287 $1,229,132,715
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 $1,561,031,718
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 211 $1,299,576,823
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 44,401-44,500) 44,431 $1,626,593
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 426 $1,561,031,718
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 712 $265,810,093
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 376 $1,667,014,761
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 340 $1,983,736,080
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 247 $1,682,807,903
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 469 $1,983,736,080
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 747 $445,083,361
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 337 $2,896,147,476
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 289 $3,544,767,798
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 229 $2,982,384,726
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 45,601-45,700) 45,609 $1,626,593
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 405 $3,544,767,798
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 235 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 265 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 270 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 178 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 184 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 207 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 235 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 225 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 160 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 171 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 31
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 250 31
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 249 31
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 168 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 170 80
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 499 $145,712,131
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 176 $33,561,137
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $239,091,408
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 178 $26,718,685
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 426 $384,803,539
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $60,279,822
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 602 $179,273,268
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 494 $265,810,093
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 536 $445,083,361
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 323 $179,273,268
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $265,810,093
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 255 $445,083,361
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 438 $33,561,137
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 923 $5,848,386
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,532 $9,458
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 70 $139,854,287
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 512 $26,718,685
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 946 $1,138,291
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 49 $237,953,117
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 494 $60,279,822
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,079 $6,986,677
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,749 $9,458
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 53 $377,807,404
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 405 $173,415,424
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,279 $5,857,844
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $264,671,802
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,544 $1,138,291
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $438,087,226
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,529 $6,996,135
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 389 $33,561,137
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $139,854,287
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $26,718,685
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 148 $237,953,117
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 370 $60,279,822
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $377,807,404

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/28/2012 Bringing Up Bobby Screenwriter,
Director,
Producer 
$4,975 $0 $4,975
Movies: 1Totals:$4,975$0$4,975
  Averages:$4,975$0$4,975


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