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Jessica Lange

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $1,088,513,485 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,625)
Best-known acting roles: Rita Thornton (The Vow), Old Sandy Bloom (Big Fish), Julie Nichols (Tootsie), Roberta (The Gambler), Leigh Bowden (Cape Fear)
Most productive collaborators: Rachel McAdams, Michael Sucsy, Channing Tatum, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading6$119,020,334$103,653,762$222,674,096
Supporting5$402,861,233$135,184,616$538,045,849
(Unclassified)23$224,033,043$103,760,497$327,793,540

Career Trend

This graph shows Jessica Lange’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 DVD Review: In Secret

May 18th, 2014

In Secret is a film based on the novel Thérèse Raquin, which was written nearly 150 years ago. The novel has been adopted into a few theatrical releases, a few TV movies, a few TV mini-series, etc. over the years, but it never really became something that entered the mainstream awareness like Pride and Prejudice did. For instance, this version opened well below the Mendoza Line before quickly disappearing from theaters. Is this film as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or would it have thrived had it opened in just a few theaters and expanded with its word-of-mouth? More...

Limited Releases Are What They Are

September 27th, 2013

There are a lot of limited releases on this week's list, including a few earning stellar reviews. There are also a few with weak reviews or that are the wrong genre to thrive in limited release. One film fits into both ends of the spectrum, We Are What We Are, which is earning great reviews, but as a horror film, likely won't find an audience till the home market. Hopefully I am wrong. Inequality for All is earning even better reviews, but it is a documentary, so it have very little chance to expand. On the Job has the best reviews of the week, but it is a foreign-language action film, so it will likely not earn breakout success. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/16/2016 Wild Oats Maddie  $40,598 $201,714 $242,312
12/10/2014 The Gambler Roberta  $33,680,992 $5,037,039 $38,718,031
2/21/2014 In Secret Madame Raquin  $444,179 $252,048 $696,227
2/10/2012 The Vow Rita Thornton  $125,014,030 $72,604,130 $197,618,160
12/31/2008 Grey Gardens 'Big' Edith Bouvier Beale  $0 $0 $0
2/29/2008 Bonneville Arvilla  $488,393 $0 $488,393
3/17/2006 Don't Come Knocking Doreen  $440,793 $4,192,564 $4,633,357
12/31/2005 Neverwas Katherine Pierson  $0 $0 $0
8/5/2005 Broken Flowers Carmen  $13,744,960 $27,000,000 $40,744,960
12/10/2003 Big Fish Old Sandy Bloom  $66,432,867 $57,521,456 $123,954,323
7/24/2003 Masked and Anonymous Nina Veronica  $533,344 $21,991 $555,335
12/24/1999 Titus Tamora  $1,921,350 $999,266 $2,920,616
6/12/1998 Cousin Bette Bette Fisher  $1,161,063 $0 $1,161,063
3/6/1998 Hush Martha Baring  $13,587,246 $0 $13,587,246
9/19/1997 A Thousand Acres Ginny Cook Smith  $7,928,412 $1,568,667 $9,497,079
12/31/1995 A Streetcar Named Desire   $0 $0 $0
4/7/1995 Rob Roy Mary  $31,390,587 $0 $31,390,587
3/17/1995 Losing Isaiah Margaret Lewin  $7,564,608 $0 $7,564,608
9/16/1994 Blue Sky Carly Marshall  $3,281,813 $0 $3,281,813
10/16/1992 Night and the City Helen Nasseros  $6,202,756 $0 $6,202,756
11/15/1991 Cape Fear Leigh Bowden  $79,091,969 $103,200,000 $182,291,969
2/2/1990 Men Don't Leave Beth Macauley  $6,050,018 $0 $6,050,018
12/25/1989 Music Box Ann Talbot  $6,263,883 $0 $6,263,883
11/4/1988 Everybody’s All-American Babs Rogers Grey  $12,638,294 $0 $12,638,294
1/1/1988 Far North Kate  $147,234 $0 $147,234
12/12/1986 Crimes of the Heart Margeret "Mag" Magrath  $22,905,000 $0 $22,905,000
10/2/1985 Sweet Dreams Patsy Cline  $9,100,000 $0 $9,100,000
9/29/1984 Country Jewell Ivy  $8,400,000 $0 $8,400,000
12/17/1982 Tootsie Julie Nichols  $177,200,000 $0 $177,200,000
12/17/1982 Frances Frances Farmer  $122,100 $0 $122,100
3/20/1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice Cora Papadakis  $12,200,000 $32,000,000 $44,200,000
1/1/1980 How to Beat the High Co$t of Living Louise  $7,500,000 $0 $7,500,000
12/20/1979 All That Jazz Angelique  $37,823,676 $0 $37,823,676
12/17/1976 King Kong Dwan  $52,614,445 $38,000,000 $90,614,445
Movies: 34Totals:$745,914,610$342,598,875$1,088,513,485
  Averages:$21,938,665$10,076,438$32,015,103

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/16/2016 Wild Oats $21,554 100 $40,598 $242,312 16.8%
2/21/2014 In Secret $265,586 266 $444,179 $696,227 63.8%
2/29/2008 Bonneville $174,571 101 $488,393 $488,393 100.0%
4/7/1995 Rob Roy $2,023,272 1,885 $31,390,587 $31,390,587 100.0%
3/17/1995 Losing Isaiah $2,520,972 912 $7,564,608 $7,564,608 100.0%
11/15/1991 Cape Fear $10,261,025 1,707 $79,091,969 $182,291,969 43.4%
Movies: 6Totals:  $119,020,334$222,674,096 
 Averages:$2,544,497829$19,836,722$37,112,34970.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/10/2014 The Gambler $0 2,494 $33,680,992 $38,718,031 87.0%
2/10/2012 The Vow $41,202,458 3,038 $125,014,030 $197,618,160 63.3%
12/10/2003 Big Fish $207,377 2,514 $66,432,867 $123,954,323 53.6%
7/24/2003 Masked and Anonymous $30,783 23 $533,344 $555,335 96.0%
12/17/1982 Tootsie $5,540,470 1,222 $177,200,000 $177,200,000 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $402,861,233$538,045,849 
 Averages:$9,396,2181,858$80,572,247$107,609,17080.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,007 $119,020,334
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,444 $402,861,233
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,254 $745,914,610
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 723 $520,859,830
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,475 $745,914,610
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,160 $103,653,762
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 12,601-12,700) 12,618 $135,184,616
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,886 $342,598,875
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,806 $238,816,387
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,727 $342,598,875
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,096 $222,674,096
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,523 $538,045,849
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,195 $1,088,513,485
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,186 $759,676,217
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,625 $1,088,513,485
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 83 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 76 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 80 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 137 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 128 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 137 43
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,520 $528,991
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 859 $8,008,787
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $79,091,969
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $31,390,587
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,698 $201,714
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 969 $252,048
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies 71 $103,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,022 $730,705
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 979 $8,260,835
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies 89 $182,291,969
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 214 $31,390,587
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 787 $119,020,334
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 899 $103,653,762
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 849 $222,674,096
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 588 $87,185,568
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 827 $444,179
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 220 $31,390,587
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 505 $103,401,714
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 803 $252,048
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 544 $190,587,282
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 948 $696,227
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $31,390,587
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,532 $40,598
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 433 $39,443,588
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 145 $79,536,148
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,098 $201,714
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $103,452,048
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,476 $242,312
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 606 $39,443,588
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 126 $182,988,196
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,840 $40,598
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 323 $118,491,343
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,101 $488,393
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,460 $201,714
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 391 $103,452,048
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,783 $242,312
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 365 $221,943,391
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,164 $488,393
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $79,091,969
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 499 $7,564,608
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies 69 $31,390,587
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $103,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 228 $182,291,969
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 510 $7,564,608
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies 84 $31,390,587


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