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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts
By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $3,848,567,432 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #40)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Isabel Pullman (Wonder), Tess Ocean (Ocean's Eleven), Captian Kate Hazeltine (Valentine's Day), Maggie Carpenter (Runaway Bride), Tess Ocean (Ocean's Twelve)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Stepmom (Executive Producer), Jesus Henry Christ (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Ryan Murphy, Tarsem Singh, Brad Pitt
Born: October 28th, 1967 (50 years old)

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Box Office
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Box Office
As an ActorLeading25$1,797,090,611$2,051,476,821$3,848,567,432
Lead Ensemble Member7$531,609,661$635,228,679$1,166,838,340
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$91,151,376$68,607,617$159,758,993

New at The Numbers: Genre Stars and Keyword Connections

November 18th, 2017

Moonrise Kingdom

Here at The Numbers, we strive to improve your reading experience by adding more features we believe you will find interesting. Today, we have two new features to talk about. Firstly, we have a series of new acting records for the various categorizations we use. For example, the highest grossing leading actors in films based on a TV show. The number one actor is Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the first three Transformers movies. Number two is Tom Cruise, who is the star of the Mission: Impossible franchise, while number five is Justin Long, who provided the voice for the titular character in the Alvin and the Chipmunks films. Starting to notice a pattern? Nearly everyone on the top of this list is someone who starred in one TV adaptation that turned into a lucrative franchise. The only exception is Simon Pegg, who has been in two of these franchises: Mission: Impossible and Star Trek trilogy.


2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

Wonder Trailer

May 25th, 2017

Drama starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson opens November 17 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Predictions: Civil War will Win Weekend, but will New Releases Earn any Money?

May 12th, 2016

Money Monster

There's not much mystery over what movie will come out on top of the box office this weekend. Captain America: Civil War will repeat as champion, as neither Money Monster nor The Darkness are expected to be box office hits. In fact, both of them combined will earn less in total than Civil War will make over the weekend. Unfortunately, this weekend last year had a one-two punch with Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road. Civil War will beat those two individually, but 2015's depth is going to be really hard to top. Fortunately, 2016 has such a lead so far that it can weather this storm. More...

2016 Preview: May

May 1st, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.) More...

2016 Preview: April

April 1st, 2016

The Jungle Book

March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad. More...

Analysis: Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s Top Actress

June 30th, 2014

With the recent weak performance of films such as Transcendence and Edge of Tomorrow at the box office, there’s been a lot of talk recently about how much actors and actresses are really worth to a film. The poor performance of these films hasn’t come as a huge surprise to followers of the Bankability Index, which produces valuations considerably below the $20 million that Johnny Depp reportedly earned from his lead role in Transcendence, and we thought this is a good opportunity to look at what the Index says about the most valuable actors and actresses in the business.

With Angelina Jolie making headlines for all the right reasons for her starring role in Maleficent, it seemed only fitting to start with an analysis of the most valuable actresses in Hollywood. For this chart, we’ve taken each star’s worldwide Bankability Index and divided it by the number of films they make each year to get an estimate of the average value they bring to a film, as of June, 2014. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

February 18th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress, which is again not a very competitive category this year. I'm not saying it is impossible for upset to happen here, but it is very, very unlikely. (On a side note, except for changing the links and using another poster, this is an exact cut and paste from last year. This category is slightly more competitive that last year, but not by enough to matter.) More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
11/17/2017 Wonder Isabel Pullman  $103,024,892 $29,228,183 $132,253,075
4/7/2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village SmurfWillow  $45,011,202 $152,247,752 $197,258,954
5/13/2016 Money Monster Patty Fenn  $41,012,075 $52,457,624 $93,469,699
4/29/2016 Mother’s Day Miranda  $32,492,859 $11,300,000 $43,792,859
12/31/2015 Batkid   $0 $0 $0
11/20/2015 Secret in Their Eyes Jess  $20,180,155 $10,628,403 $30,808,558
8/26/2014 The Normal Heart   $0 $0 $0
12/25/2013 August: Osage County Barbara Weston  $37,738,810 $13,000,000 $50,738,810
3/30/2012 Mirror Mirror Evil Queen  $64,935,167 $108,678,315 $173,613,482
10/14/2011 Fireflies in the Garden Lisa Waechter  $36,884 $3,550,307 $3,587,191
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne Mercedes Tainot  $35,608,245 $25,840,890 $61,449,135
8/13/2010 Eat Pray Love Liz Gilbert  $80,574,010 $126,024,779 $206,598,789
2/12/2010 Valentine's Day Captian Kate Hazeltine  $110,485,654 $107,083,674 $217,569,328
3/20/2009 Duplicity Claire Stenwick  $40,572,825 $40,506,741 $81,079,566
12/21/2007 Charlie Wilson's War Joanne Herring  $66,661,095 $52,851,676 $119,512,771
12/15/2006 Charlotte's Web Charlotte the Spider  $82,985,708 $61,000,000 $143,985,708
7/28/2006 The Ant Bully Hova  $28,142,535 $21,468,363 $49,610,898
12/10/2004 Ocean's Twelve Tess Ocean  $125,531,634 $237,457,442 $362,989,076
12/3/2004 Closer Anna  $33,987,757 $82,189,938 $116,177,695
8/27/2004 Grand Champion   $40,874 $0 $40,874
12/19/2003 Mona Lisa Smile Katherine Watson  $63,803,100 $77,402,069 $141,205,169
12/31/2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Patricia Watson  $16,007,718 $17,006,087 $33,013,805
8/2/2002 Full Frontal Catherine/Francesca  $2,512,846 $925,958 $3,438,804
12/7/2001 Ocean's Eleven Tess Ocean  $183,417,150 $267,311,379 $450,728,529
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts Kiki Harrison  $93,607,673 $67,040,820 $160,648,493
3/2/2001 The Mexican Samantha   $66,808,615 $78,429,635 $145,238,250
3/17/2000 Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich  $125,548,685 $132,256,558 $257,805,243
7/30/1999 Runaway Bride Maggie Carpenter  $152,257,509 $157,880,669 $310,138,178
5/28/1999 Notting Hill Anna Scott  $116,089,678 $247,638,548 $363,728,226
12/25/1998 Stepmom Isabel Kelly  $91,137,662 $68,607,617 $159,745,279
8/8/1997 Conspiracy Theory Alice Sutton  $76,118,990 $66,664,728 $142,783,718
6/20/1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Julianna "Jules" Potter  $126,813,153 $172,110,266 $298,923,419
12/6/1996 Everyone Says I Love You Von  $9,725,847 $24,874,153 $34,600,000
10/11/1996 Michael Collins Kitty Kiernan  $11,092,559 $16,480,285 $27,572,844
2/23/1996 Mary Reilly Mary Reilly  $5,707,094 $7,192,906 $12,900,000
8/4/1995 Something to Talk About Grace  $50,865,589 $26,441,637 $77,307,226
12/25/1994 Prêt-à-Porter Anne Eisenhower  $11,300,653 $8,506,015 $19,806,668
6/29/1994 I Love Trouble Sabrina Peterson  $30,806,194 $31,141,073 $61,947,267
12/17/1993 The Pelican Brief Darby Shaw  $100,768,056 $87,227,803 $187,995,859
4/10/1992 The Player Herself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
12/11/1991 Hook Tinkerbell  $119,654,823 $181,200,000 $300,854,823
6/21/1991 Dying Young Hilary O'Neil  $32,669,178 $48,595,295 $81,264,473
2/8/1991 Sleeping with the Enemy Sara/Laura Burney  $101,599,005 $73,369,937 $174,968,942
8/10/1990 Flatliners Rachel  $61,308,153 $0 $61,308,153
3/23/1990 Pretty Woman Vivian Ward  $178,406,268 $254,239,604 $432,645,872
11/15/1989 Steel Magnolias Shelby Eatenton Latcherie  $83,759,091 $11,392,847 $95,151,938
10/21/1988 Mystic Pizza Daisy Araujo  $12,793,213 $0 $12,793,213
2/12/1988 Satisfaction Daryle Shane  $8,253,123 $0 $8,253,123
Movies: 48Totals:$2,903,560,107$3,266,620,577$6,170,180,684
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12/31/2015 Batkid Producer $0 $0 $0
4/20/2012 Jesus Henry Christ Executive Producer $13,714 $0 $13,714
12/25/1998 Stepmom Executive Producer $91,137,662 $68,607,617 $159,745,279
Movies: 3Totals:$91,151,376$68,607,617$159,758,993