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Maggie Smith

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $7,101,575,626 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #37)
Best-known acting roles: Professor Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II), Professor Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Professor Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Professor/Deputy Headmistress Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Most productive collaborators: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, J.K. Rowling, David Heyman
Born: December 28th, 1934 (83 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting19$2,506,088,271$4,595,487,355$7,101,575,626
Lead Ensemble Member6$550,837,675$806,982,226$1,357,819,901
Leading6$40,799,950$101,704,994$142,504,944
Documentary Subject1$0$246,670$246,670
(Unclassified)12$64,982,570$2,290$64,984,860

Career Trend

This graph shows Maggie Smith’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


Home Market Releases for April 19th, 2016

April 19th, 2016

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

The biggest release on this week's list is The Revenant. There are no other releases that come close to that film's box office run and / or Awards Season run. However, personally I think it is well overrated and would be considered a merely good film if it weren't for its reputation for being a difficult shoot. As for the Pick of the Week, there were only a couple of contenders. In the end, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead on Blu-ray was the clear choice. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015

Carol

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: It's All Greek to Me

December 4th, 2015

Chi-raq

It's a very busy weekend with way too many limited releases. Because of this, we had to be a little more selective with what films made the cut to appear in our column. Chi-raq is opening the widest and should earn the most over the weekend. However, there are more than half-a-dozen films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Some of these might pick up some major Awards Season nominations. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

July 20th, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best-Exotic Marigold Hotel is a film that cost just $10 million to make, but pulled in a global box office of $135 million. Needless to say, a sequel was made and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hit theaters earlier this year. Comedies rarely produce sequels that live up to the original film, but is this one an exception? If not, is it still worth checking out, if it isn't quite as good? More...

2015 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

Limited Releases: Skeleton Key to Box Office Success

September 12th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There's a large number of limited releases, including a few that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. One of these is The Drop, but it is opening in too many theaters and I think that will hurt it at the box office. If I were to guess, The Skeleton Twins will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

Limited Releases: Oscars Steal the Spotlight

January 11th, 2013

With the Oscar nominations announced yesterday, the focus is on the the high-caliber films from 2012 that are still in theaters. This will hurt the new wide releases coming out this week, but it will be devastating to the limited releases. There's only one film on this week's list that looks like it might escape relatively unharmed: Quartet. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Nothing Like a Dame Herself  $0 $246,670 $246,670
3/23/2018 Sherlock Gnomes Lady Bluebury  $42,332,226 $31,685,501 $74,017,727
1/15/2016 The Lady in the Van Mary Shepherd  $10,021,175 $31,495,270 $41,516,445
3/6/2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly  $33,078,266 $57,306,040 $90,384,306
9/10/2014 My Old Lady Mathilde Girard  $4,011,530 $3,515,702 $7,527,232
1/11/2013 Quartet Jean Horton  $18,388,357 $37,790,578 $56,178,935
5/4/2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly  $46,383,639 $88,256,141 $134,639,780
3/20/2012 From Time to Time   $0 $0 $0
7/15/2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… Minerva McGonagall  $381,011,219 $960,500,000 $1,341,511,219
2/11/2011 Gnomeo and Juliet Lady Bluebury  $99,967,670 $93,770,307 $193,737,977
8/20/2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Mrs. Docherty  $29,197,642 $68,602,223 $97,799,865
7/15/2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Minerva McGonagall   $301,959,197 $633,124,489 $935,083,686
8/3/2007 Becoming Jane Lady Gresham  $18,663,911 $20,716,965 $39,380,876
7/11/2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho… Professor Minerva McGonagall  $292,004,738 $650,939,197 $942,943,935
9/15/2006 Keeping Mum Grace Hawkins  $1,619,466 $16,494,571 $18,114,037
11/18/2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Professor Minerva McGonagall  $290,013,036 $606,898,042 $896,911,078
4/29/2005 Ladies in Lavender Janet Widdington  $6,759,422 $12,408,873 $19,168,295
6/4/2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor McGonagall  $249,538,952 $547,149,597 $796,688,549
11/15/2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Professor McGonagall  $261,987,880 $616,991,754 $878,979,634
6/7/2002 The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Siste… Caro  $69,586,544 $4,240,224 $73,826,768
12/26/2001 Gosford Park Constance, Countess of Trentham  $41,300,105 $0 $41,300,105
11/16/2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Professor/Deputy Headmistress Minerva McGonagall  $317,575,550 $657,179,821 $974,755,371
4/21/2000 The Last September Lady Myra  $469,974 $0 $469,974
5/14/1999 Tea with Mussolini Hester  $14,395,874 $0 $14,395,874
12/31/1997 Curtain Call   $0 $0 $0
10/5/1997 Washington Square Aunt Lavinia Penniman  $1,775,644 $0 $1,775,644
9/20/1996 The First Wives Club Gunilla Garson Goldberg  $105,489,203 $76,000,000 $181,489,203
12/29/1995 Richard III Duchess of York  $2,684,904 $1,514,430 $4,199,334
12/10/1993 Sister Act 2 Back in the Habit Mother Superior (Reverand Mother)  $57,319,029 $0 $57,319,029
8/13/1993 The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock  $31,181,000 $0 $31,181,000
5/29/1992 Sister Act Mother Superior (Reverand Mother)  $139,605,150 $91,994,850 $231,600,000
12/11/1991 Hook Middle Aged Wendy  $119,654,823 $181,200,000 $300,854,823
1/1/1987 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Judith Hearne  $523,000 $0 $523,000
3/7/1986 A Room with a View Charlotte Bartlett, a Chaperone  $20,966,644 $0 $20,966,644
4/19/1985 Lily in Love Lily Wynn  $376,686 $0 $376,686
3/1/1985 A Private Function Joyce Chilvers  $2,516,761 $0 $2,516,761
4/15/1983 Better Late Than Never Miss Anderson  $24,164 $0 $24,164
11/5/1982 The Missionary Lady Isabel Ames  $7,241,180 $0 $7,241,180
3/5/1982 Evil Under the Sun Daphne Castle  $4,659,287 $0 $4,659,287
6/12/1981 Clash of the Titans Thetis  $30,000,000 $14,400,000 $44,400,000
12/15/1978 California Suite Diana Barrie  $42,913,571 $0 $42,913,571
9/29/1978 Death on the Nile Miss Bowers  $18,000,000 $2,290 $18,002,290
1/1/1976 Murder by Death Mrs. Dora Chaleston  $32,511,047 $0 $32,511,047
9/19/1963 The V.I.P.s Miss Mead  $15,000,000 $0 $15,000,000
Movies: 44Totals:$3,162,708,466$5,504,423,535$8,667,132,001
  Averages:$71,879,738$125,100,535$196,980,273

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/15/2016 The Lady in the Van $61,566 602 $10,021,175 $41,516,445 24.1%
3/6/2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $8,540,370 2,022 $33,078,266 $90,384,306 36.6%
9/10/2014 My Old Lady $124,680 170 $4,011,530 $7,527,232 53.3%
1/11/2013 Quartet $47,122 725 $18,388,357 $56,178,935 32.7%
5/4/2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $737,051 1,298 $46,383,639 $134,639,780 34.5%
9/15/2006 Keeping Mum $27,112 79 $1,619,466 $18,114,037 8.9%
4/29/2005 Ladies in Lavender $149,224 119 $6,759,422 $19,168,295 35.3%
6/7/2002 The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Siste… $16,167,412 2,507 $69,586,544 $73,826,768 94.3%
12/26/2001 Gosford Park $241,219 2,317 $41,300,105 $41,300,105 100.0%
11/16/2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $90,294,621 3,672 $317,575,550 $974,755,371 32.6%
12/31/1997 Curtain Call $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/15/1978 California Suite $0 0 $42,913,571 $42,913,571 100.0%
Movies: 12Totals:  $591,637,625$1,500,324,845 
 Averages:$9,699,1981,126$49,303,135$125,027,07050.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/23/2018 Sherlock Gnomes $10,604,774 3,662 $42,332,226 $74,017,727 57.2%
7/15/2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:… $169,189,427 4,375 $381,011,219 $1,341,511,219 28.4%
2/11/2011 Gnomeo and Juliet $25,356,909 3,037 $99,967,670 $193,737,977 51.6%
8/20/2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang $8,407,685 2,798 $29,197,642 $97,799,865 29.9%
7/15/2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $77,835,727 4,455 $301,959,197 $935,083,686 32.3%
8/3/2007 Becoming Jane $972,066 1,210 $18,663,911 $39,380,876 47.4%
7/11/2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pho… $77,108,414 4,285 $292,004,738 $942,943,935 31.0%
11/18/2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $102,685,961 3,858 $290,013,036 $896,911,078 32.3%
6/4/2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $93,687,367 3,855 $249,538,952 $796,688,549 31.3%
11/15/2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $88,357,488 3,682 $261,987,880 $878,979,634 29.8%
9/20/1996 The First Wives Club $18,913,411 2,406 $105,489,203 $181,489,203 58.1%
12/29/1995 Richard III $91,915 130 $2,684,904 $4,199,334 63.9%
12/10/1993 Sister Act 2 Back in the Habit $7,569,219 2,178 $57,319,029 $57,319,029 100.0%
8/13/1993 The Secret Garden $4,625,583 1,332 $31,181,000 $31,181,000 100.0%
5/29/1992 Sister Act $11,894,587 2,087 $139,605,150 $231,600,000 60.3%
12/11/1991 Hook $13,522,535 2,254 $119,654,823 $300,854,823 39.8%
3/7/1986 A Room with a View $0 100 $20,966,644 $20,966,644 100.0%
6/12/1981 Clash of the Titans $6,580,742 1,127 $30,000,000 $44,400,000 67.6%
1/1/1976 Murder by Death $0 0 $32,511,047 $32,511,047 100.0%
Movies: 19Totals:  $2,506,088,271$7,101,575,626 
 Averages:$37,758,0952,465$131,899,383$373,767,13855.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 279 $591,637,625
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office 38 $2,506,088,271
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office 41 $3,020,408,570
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office 65 $2,189,382,228
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 759 $542,998,268
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office 65 $3,162,708,466
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 228 $908,687,220
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office 37 $4,595,487,355
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office 31 $5,378,967,727
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office 42 $4,031,812,381
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 328 $1,173,632,171
Top Stars at the International Box Office 43 $5,504,423,535
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 243 $1,500,324,845
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 37 $7,101,575,626
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 31 $8,399,376,297
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office 53 $6,221,194,609
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 418 $1,716,630,439
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office 46 $8,667,132,001
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 56 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office 45 142
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 25 203
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office 19 203
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 183 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 427 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 428 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 411 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 428 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 480 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 530 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office 67 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office 60 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office 72 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 319 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 339 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 319 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 448 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 466 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 464 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office 53 123
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 44 164
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office 45 164
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 224 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 348 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 346 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 328 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 442 13
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 475 13
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 486 13
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 565 $122,922,938
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 54 $440,305,155
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 72 $28,409,532
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 819 $77,316,313
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 37 $762,085,059
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 21 $69,285,848
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 684 $200,239,251
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 41 $1,202,390,214
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 27 $97,695,380
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 431 $274,062,075
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 93 $317,575,550
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 518 $251,507,399
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 81 $657,179,821
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 478 $525,569,474
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 86 $974,755,371
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 271 $215,981,373
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 51 $317,575,550
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 265 $48,059,527
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $10,021,175
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 279 $207,603,256
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 45 $657,179,821
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 476 $12,408,873
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $31,495,270
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 270 $423,584,629
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 44 $974,755,371
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 362 $60,468,400
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 243 $41,516,445
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 178 $317,575,550
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 93 $257,281,478
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 664 $16,780,597
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 122 $657,179,821
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 80 $207,603,256
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $43,904,143
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 141 $974,755,371
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 96 $464,884,734
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 483 $60,684,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 441 $155,150,667
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 709 $42,919,571
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 104 $393,567,387
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 456 $177,706,788
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 987 $16,494,571
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies 74 $714,485,861
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 450 $332,857,455
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 850 $59,414,142
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies 81 $1,108,053,248
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 55 $387,162,094
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 31 $661,420,045
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 37 $1,048,582,139


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