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Hugh Laurie

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $845,883,667 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,144)
Best-known acting roles: Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Monsters vs. Aliens), David Nix (Tomorrowland), E.B.'s Dad (Hop), Mr. Little (Stuart Little), Jasper (101 Dalmatians)
Most productive collaborators: George Clooney, Brad Bird, Rob Letterman, Reese Witherspoon, Damon Lindelof

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$448,238,001$397,645,666$845,883,667
Lead Ensemble Member3$73,246,011$143,870,591$217,116,602
Leading2$198,353,240$184,258,575$382,611,815
Cameo1$136,189,294$168,010,706$304,200,000
(Unclassified)8$162,010,052$271,453,475$433,463,527

Career Trend

This graph shows Hugh Laurie’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 August 30th, 2016

August 29th, 2016

The Commitments

We are in the heart of TV on DVD season with a dozen such releases on this week’s list. Unfortunately, while there are a few that are worth picking up, none of them have the extras needed to be Pick of the Week contenders. The biggest release of the week is The Jungle Book, which is one of the biggest hits of the year. I got a chance to review it, so you can compare my opinion to the critics. As for the best of the best, there weren’t a lot to choose from. In the end, I went with The Commitments, which is making its Blu-ray debut this week. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Veep: Season 4

April 17th, 2016

Veep: Season 4

Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who at the beginning of the show, was the Vice President of the United States. Things have changed. So far during the show's four-year run, it has earned excellent reviews and this past year was one of the biggest winners at the Emmys. Does it deserve this praise? Or am I in the minority here? More...

2015 Preview: May

May 1st, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end. More...

Everything is a Limited Release

November 7th, 2014

The Theory of Everything poster
There are a ton of limited releases coming out this week, including The Theory of Everything, which many people think will be an Awards Season contender. There are also a couple of foreign-language films worth checking out, Why Don't You Play in Hell and The Way He Looks. And finally, there are a trio of documentaries, Actress, Death Metal Angola, and National Gallery. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of films earning mixed or weaker reviews, so hopefully the good films don't get squeezed out.

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Limited Releases: Under the Weather

October 4th, 2012

There are a large number of limited releases on this week's list, but very few have a serious shot at box office success. There are several films with casts with strong name recognition that were earning pre-release buzz, Butter, The Oranges, and The Paperboy, but none of them are earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. Fat Kid Rules the World might be the film with the best chance at mainstream success on this week's list, while Escape Fire might do well for a documentary. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/21/2018 Holmes & Watson Mycroft Holmes  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 The Canterville Ghost   $0 $0 $0
5/20/2015 Tomorrowland David Nix  $93,436,322 $113,847,135 $207,283,457
10/3/2013 Mr. Pip Mr. Watts  $1,714 $922,721 $924,435
10/5/2012 The Oranges David  $364,875 $1,576,792 $1,941,667
11/11/2011 Arthur Christmas Steve  $46,462,469 $103,254,655 $149,717,124
4/1/2011 Hop E.B.'s Dad  $108,085,305 $80,572,288 $188,657,593
3/27/2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.  $198,351,526 $183,335,854 $381,687,380
4/11/2008 Street Kings Captain James Biggs  $26,418,667 $39,039,144 $65,457,811
8/19/2005 Valiant Gutsy  $19,478,106 $44,710,281 $64,188,387
12/17/2004 Flight of the Phoenix Ian  $21,009,180 $13,000,000 $34,009,180
7/19/2002 Stuart Little 2 Fredrick Little  $64,956,806 $101,043,194 $166,000,000
8/24/2001 Maybe Baby Sam Bell  $19,147 $7,000,000 $7,019,147
12/17/1999 Stuart Little Mr. Little  $140,015,224 $158,800,000 $298,815,224
6/12/1998 Cousin Bette Baron Hector Hulot  $1,161,063 $0 $1,161,063
3/13/1998 The Man in the Iron Mask King's advisor  $56,968,169 $0 $56,968,169
2/13/1998 The Borrowers Officer Steady  $22,619,589 $31,426,243 $54,045,832
1/23/1998 Spice World Poirot  $29,342,592 $26,700,000 $56,042,592
11/27/1996 101 Dalmatians Jasper  $136,189,294 $168,010,706 $304,200,000
12/11/1995 Sense and Sensibility Mr. Palmer  $42,993,774 $92,000,000 $134,993,774
12/25/1992 Peter’s Friends Roger Charleston  $4,058,564 $0 $4,058,564
9/19/1985 Plenty Michael  $6,104,212 $0 $6,104,212
Movies: 22Totals:$1,018,036,598$1,165,239,013$2,183,275,611
  Averages:$46,274,391$52,965,410$99,239,801

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/3/2013 Mr. Pip $1,714 10 $1,714 $924,435 0.2%
10/5/2012 The Oranges $198,461 110 $364,875 $1,941,667 18.8%
11/11/2011 Arthur Christmas $12,068,931 3,376 $46,462,469 $149,717,124 31.0%
3/27/2009 Monsters vs. Aliens $59,321,095 4,136 $198,351,526 $381,687,380 52.0%
4/11/2008 Street Kings $12,469,631 2,469 $26,418,667 $65,457,811 40.4%
Movies: 5Totals:  $271,599,251$599,728,417 
 Averages:$16,811,9662,020$54,319,850$119,945,68328.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/21/2018 Holmes & Watson $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/20/2015 Tomorrowland $33,028,165 3,972 $93,436,322 $207,283,457 45.1%
4/1/2011 Hop $37,543,710 3,616 $108,085,305 $188,657,593 57.3%
12/17/2004 Flight of the Phoenix $5,019,430 2,604 $21,009,180 $34,009,180 61.8%
12/17/1999 Stuart Little $15,018,223 3,151 $140,015,224 $298,815,224 46.9%
3/13/1998 The Man in the Iron Mask $17,271,450 3,101 $56,968,169 $56,968,169 100.0%
2/13/1998 The Borrowers $6,075,079 1,606 $22,619,589 $54,045,832 41.9%
9/19/1985 Plenty $436,266 228 $6,104,212 $6,104,212 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $448,238,001$845,883,667 
 Averages:$14,299,0402,285$56,029,750$105,735,45864.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 586 $271,599,251
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,077 $448,238,001
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,164 $509,469,898
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 691 $548,679,566
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,801-11,900) 11,878 $108,085,305
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 278 $136,189,294
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 922 $1,018,036,598
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 624 $328,129,166
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,228 $397,645,666
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,405 $585,355,229
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 828 $645,202,544
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 16,601-16,700) 16,696 $80,572,288
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 198 $168,010,706
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,067 $1,165,239,013
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 608 $599,728,417
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,144 $845,883,667
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,233 $1,094,825,127
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 749 $1,193,882,110
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,501-14,600) 14,533 $188,657,593
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 210 $304,200,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 991 $2,183,275,611
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 300 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 329 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 284 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 324 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 364 16
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 798 $73,246,011
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,393 $1,714
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $198,351,526
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 569 $143,870,591
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 949 $922,721
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $183,335,854
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 655 $217,116,602
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,195 $924,435
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 138 $381,687,380
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,792 $26,785,256
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $244,813,995
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,422 $41,538,657
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $286,590,509
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,642 $68,323,913
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 138 $531,404,504
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,185 $26,785,256
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $244,813,995
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 850 $41,538,657
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $286,590,509
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,032 $68,323,913
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 146 $531,404,504
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $244,813,995
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,293 $364,875
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,821 $1,714
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 305 $26,418,667
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 328 $286,590,509
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 927 $1,576,792
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,287 $922,721
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 227 $39,039,144
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 289 $531,404,504
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,295 $1,941,667
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,713 $924,435
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 275 $65,457,811
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,017 $1,714
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 913 $26,783,542
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $244,813,995
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,383 $922,721
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 659 $40,615,936
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 229 $286,590,509
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,744 $924,435
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 812 $67,399,478
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 220 $531,404,504
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 315 $46,462,469
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 93 $198,351,526
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 182 $103,254,655
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $183,335,854
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $149,717,124
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $381,687,380


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