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Lainie Kazan

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $1,168,437,719 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,404)
Best-known acting roles: Maria Portokalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Mickey Lamonsoff (Pixels), Gail (You Don't Mess With the Zohan), Maria (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2), Leona Bloom (Beaches)
Most productive collaborators: Adam Sandler, Nia Vardalos, Rita Wilson, Tim Herlihy, John Corbett

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting10$487,443,053$418,498,169$905,941,222
Lead Ensemble Member1$59,689,605$31,962,273$91,651,878
(Unclassified)14$167,385,375$3,459,244$170,844,619

Career Trend

This graph shows Lainie Kazan’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/25/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Maria  $59,689,605 $31,962,273 $91,651,878
7/24/2015 Pixels Mickey Lamonsoff  $78,765,986 $165,378,715 $244,144,701
6/7/2013 Finding Joy Gloria  $0 $0 $0
9/10/2010 Expecting Mary Lillian Littlefeather   $28,700 $0 $28,700
6/6/2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan Gail  $100,018,837 $102,892,154 $202,910,991
8/3/2007 Bratz Bubbie  $10,010,209 $15,737,014 $25,747,223
8/1/2003 Gigli Mother  $6,087,542 $1,038,460 $7,126,002
11/27/2002 Eight Crazy Nights Singing Old Woman  $23,607,202 $0 $23,607,202
4/19/2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Maria Portokalos  $241,438,208 $133,451,826 $374,890,034
11/17/2000 What's Cooking Ruth "Ruthie" Seelig  $1,045,899 $659,244 $1,705,143
8/25/2000 The Crew Pepper Lowenstein  $13,019,253 $0 $13,019,253
9/16/1998 Permanent Midnight Jerry's Mother at Funeral  $1,171,001 $0 $1,171,001
4/24/1998 The Big Hit Jeanne Shulman  $27,066,941 $0 $27,066,941
10/25/1996 The Associate Cindy Mason  $12,772,657 $0 $12,772,657
10/11/1996 Love Is All There Is Sadie Capomezzo  $43,439 $0 $43,439
2/3/1993 The Cemetery Club Selma  $5,583,621 $0 $5,583,621
11/1/1991 29th Street Mrs. Pesce  $1,287,171 $0 $1,287,171
12/31/1989 Out of the Dark Hooker/Nancy  $419,428 $0 $419,428
12/21/1988 Beaches Leona Bloom  $57,041,866 $0 $57,041,866
6/5/1987 Harry and the Hendersons Irene Moffat  $29,760,613 $2,800,000 $32,560,613
2/14/1986 The Delta Force Sylvia Goldman  $17,005,599 $0 $17,005,599
9/27/1985 The Journey of Natty Gann Connie  $9,468,512 $0 $9,468,512
2/8/1985 Lust in the Dust Marguerita Ventura  $727,639 $0 $727,639
10/1/1982 My Favorite Year Belle Carroca  $17,458,105 $0 $17,458,105
2/12/1982 One From the Heart Maggie  $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000
Movies: 25Totals:$714,518,033$453,919,686$1,168,437,719
  Averages:$28,580,721$18,156,787$46,737,509

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/25/2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $17,861,950 3,179 $59,689,605 $91,651,878 65.1%
Movies: 1Totals:  $59,689,605$91,651,878 
 Averages:$17,861,9503,179$59,689,605$91,651,87865.1%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/24/2015 Pixels $24,011,616 3,723 $78,765,986 $244,144,701 32.3%
6/7/2013 Finding Joy $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/10/2010 Expecting Mary $28,700 54 $28,700 $28,700 100.0%
6/6/2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan $38,531,374 3,466 $100,018,837 $202,910,991 49.3%
8/3/2007 Bratz $4,208,455 1,509 $10,010,209 $25,747,223 38.9%
8/1/2003 Gigli $3,753,518 2,215 $6,087,542 $7,126,002 85.4%
11/27/2002 Eight Crazy Nights $9,434,175 2,503 $23,607,202 $23,607,202 100.0%
4/19/2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding $597,362 2,016 $241,438,208 $374,890,034 64.4%
4/24/1998 The Big Hit $10,809,424 2,149 $27,066,941 $27,066,941 100.0%
12/31/1989 Out of the Dark $0 0 $419,428 $419,428 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $487,443,053$905,941,222 
 Averages:$9,137,4621,764$48,744,305$90,594,12274.5%

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) 1,472 $59,689,605
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,783 $487,443,053
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,409 $690,910,831
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 905 $428,242,291
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,401-12,500) 12,408 $102,373,188
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,593 $714,518,033
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,809 $31,962,273
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,965 $418,498,169
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,427 $453,919,686
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,678 $268,306,253
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,301-9,400) 9,308 $165,378,715
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,102 $453,919,686
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,648 $91,651,878
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,679 $905,941,222
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,045 $1,144,830,517
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,270 $696,548,544
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,301-10,400) 10,343 $267,751,903
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,404 $1,168,437,719
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 354 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 395 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 392 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 507 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 511 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 482 10
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 910 $59,689,605
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,145 $31,962,273
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,047 $91,651,878
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,218 $59,689,605
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,524 $31,962,273
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,372 $91,651,878
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 760 $59,689,605
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 937 $31,962,273
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 841 $91,651,878
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 433 $59,689,605
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 455 $31,962,273
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 438 $91,651,878
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 755 $59,689,605
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 853 $31,962,273
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 825 $91,651,878
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 284 $59,689,605
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 321 $31,962,273
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $91,651,878


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