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Karen Gillan

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $944,919,598 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,535)
Best-known acting roles: Nebula (Avengers: Infinity War), Ruby Roundhouse/Martha's Avatar (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kaylie Russell (Oculus)
Most productive collaborators: James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kevin Feige
Born: November 28th, 1987 (30 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting4$423,983,473$520,936,125$944,919,598
Lead Ensemble Member3$1,460,167,289$2,374,740,096$3,834,907,385
Leading2$27,695,246$16,420,250$44,115,496
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Karen Gillan’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 Blu-ray and DVD Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

April 2nd, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is arguably the biggest surprise hit of 2017 earning over $400 million domestically and nearly $1 billion worldwide. Most people were expecting the film to be a box office hit, but almost no one thought this would happen. Did it deserve this success? Or was it a success, because it was the last big hit of 2017 and 2018 got off to such a slow start? More...

2018 Preview: April

April 1st, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Well, March has ended and it was a very disappointing month. Black Panther made more than any of the new releases did. The only potential big hit that didn’t miss expectations was Ready Player One. Because of this, 2018 lost its lead over 2017 and is now over $100 million behind last year’s pace. April is usually a terrible month, because it is a dumping ground, especially late in the month. No studio wants to compete with the first monster hit of the Summer. This year, the first monster hit of the summer, Avengers: Infinity War, opens in April. It will make more during its opening weekend than any other April release will make in total. It might make more opening day than any other April release will make in total. The only film that has a real chance to earn more than $100 million is Rampage, a video game adaptation. Last April, The Fate of the Furious earned more than $1.2 billion worldwide, but “only” earned $225.76 million of that domestically. Infinity War should earn more than that opening weekend. The second biggest hit of last April was Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style, both of which earned $45.02 million. If 2018 doesn’t retake the lead by the end of the month, then 2018 is in trouble at the box office. More...

New at The Numbers: Analysis of Actors’ Career Trends

January 18th, 2018

Dwayne Johnson

In our continued quest to provide the most in-depth analysis of the movie industry, we’re pleased to announce some updates to our people pages today. We have new analysis of career histories, breakdowns for acting and technical credits, and summaries of the acting or technical records people can lay claim to. Let’s look at these new features one at a time, using the cast and crew of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as example. 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 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I - First-Run Releases and Franchise Box Sets

November 23rd, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, and normally franchise box sets as well, but this year none jump out as essential additions to the Holiday Gift guide. Worse still, 2017 has been awful at the box office with potential blockbuster after potential blockbuster getting savaged by critics and struggling at the box office. Additionally, some of the biggest and some of the best have been on the home market for nearly half a year, meaning nearly everyone who would want them, already own them. That doesn’t mean there are no films worth adding to this list, but the list is a little shorter than usual. On a side note, two of the films on this year’s list are from the MCU and it would have been three, but Thor: Ragnarok is still in theaters. If you know someone who loves the MCU, but has all of the movies, then check out this site, which has some more unique gift ideas. I specifically like the Spider-man Drone. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

August 20th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 was the second biggest hit of the summer and the third biggest hit of 2017 so far. It is also part of the MCU and there hasn’t been a truly bad movie in the MCU so far. Spoiler alert: This movie doesn’t break the winning streak. However, it could be a really good movie and still not live up to the original. Is that the case? Or can Vol 2 outshine the first installment? More...

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Trailer

June 29th, 2017

Adventure starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black, and Karen Gillan opens December 22 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

December 8th, 2014

At the moment, Guardians of the Galaxy is the highest grossing film released in 2014. (Mockingjay, Part 1 still has a chance of catching it, depending on how well it does over Christmas). It is also one the the best-reviewed wide releases of 2014. As a fan of Marvel Comics in general and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, I had very high hopes for this film. Was the buzz warranted? Or was this a case of too much hype? More...

2014 Preview: April

April 1st, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/25/2019 Jumanji 3 Martha  $0 $0 $0
4/27/2018 Avengers: Infinity War Nebula  $665,845,272 $1,344,071,038 $2,009,916,310
12/20/2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Ruby Roundhouse/Martha's Avatar  $404,508,916 $557,592,445 $962,101,361
5/5/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Nebula  $389,813,101 $473,076,613 $862,889,714
4/28/2017 The Circle Annie Allerton  $20,497,844 $20,154,020 $40,651,864
10/21/2016 In a Valley of Violence Ellen  $53,647 $0 $53,647
12/11/2015 The Big Short Evie  $70,259,870 $62,902,882 $133,162,752
1/6/2015 Not Another Happy Ending Jane Lockhart  $0 $0 $0
8/1/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Nebula  $333,172,112 $437,879,223 $771,051,335
4/11/2014 Oculus Kaylie Russell  $27,695,246 $16,420,250 $44,115,496
Movies: 10Totals:$1,911,846,008$2,912,096,471$4,823,942,479
  Averages:$191,184,601$291,209,647$482,394,248

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/27/2018 Avengers: Infinity War $257,698,183 4,474 $665,845,272 $2,009,916,310 33.1%
12/20/2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $36,169,328 3,849 $404,508,916 $962,101,361 42.0%
5/5/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 $146,510,104 4,347 $389,813,101 $862,889,714 45.2%
1/6/2015 Not Another Happy Ending $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/11/2014 Oculus $12,005,402 2,648 $27,695,246 $44,115,496 62.8%
Movies: 5Totals:  $1,487,862,535$3,879,022,881 
 Averages:$90,476,6033,064$297,572,507$775,804,57645.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/28/2017 The Circle $9,034,148 3,163 $20,497,844 $40,651,864 50.4%
10/21/2016 In a Valley of Violence $29,343 33 $53,647 $53,647 100.0%
12/11/2015 The Big Short $705,527 2,529 $70,259,870 $133,162,752 52.8%
8/1/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $94,320,883 4,088 $333,172,112 $771,051,335 43.2%
Movies: 4Totals:  $423,983,473$944,919,598 
 Averages:$26,022,4752,453$105,995,868$236,229,90061.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office 92 $1,487,862,535
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,225 $423,983,473
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 193 $1,911,846,008
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 111 $1,841,586,138
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 17,901-18,000) 17,996 $70,259,870
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 284 $1,911,846,008
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 68 $2,391,160,346
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,877 $520,936,125
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 $2,912,096,471
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 105 $2,849,193,589
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 19,201-19,300) 19,252 $62,902,882
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 226 $2,912,096,471
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 76 $3,879,022,881
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,535 $944,919,598
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 159 $4,823,942,479
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 101 $4,690,779,727
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,101-19,200) 19,142 $133,162,752
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 246 $4,823,942,479
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 532 6
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 509 6
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 571 6
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office 38 193
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 7 292
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 37 182
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 8 282
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 37 190
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 6 290
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 178 $432,204,162
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 25 $1,055,658,373
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 142 $574,012,695
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 23 $1,817,147,651
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $1,006,216,857
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 24 $2,872,806,024
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 137 $822,017,263
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 41 $665,845,272
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 116 $1,047,089,308
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 37 $1,344,071,038
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 120 $1,869,106,571
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 39 $2,009,916,310
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 38 $432,204,162
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 24 $1,055,658,373
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 61 $574,012,695
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 23 $1,817,147,651
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 42 $1,006,216,857
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 23 $2,872,806,024
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $404,508,916
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies 31 $1,055,658,373
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $27,695,246
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $557,592,445
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies 33 $1,817,147,651
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 209 $16,420,250
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 152 $962,101,361
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies 34 $2,872,806,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $44,115,496
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 40 $1,460,167,289
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 890 $27,695,246
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 38 $2,374,740,096
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 989 $16,420,250
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 37 $3,834,907,385
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 948 $44,115,496
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 31 $1,055,658,373
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 26 $404,508,916
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 27 $1,817,147,651
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 23 $557,592,445
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 26 $2,872,806,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 24 $962,101,361


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