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Denis Leary

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 39 films, with $4,215,008,935 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #290)
Best-known acting roles: Diego (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs), Diego (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Diego the Sabertooth (Ice Age: The Meltdown), Diego the Sabertooth (Ice Age), Diego (Ice Age: Collision Course)
Best-known technical roles: Blow (Producer), Burn (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge, Michael Berg

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading6$743,814,445$2,047,869,045$2,791,683,490
Supporting6$328,416,706$323,496,565$651,913,271
Lead Ensemble Member3$119,206,831$356,378,629$475,585,460
Cameo1$50,282,766$0$50,282,766
(Unclassified)23$188,662,239$56,881,709$245,543,948
In Technical RolesProducer1$52,990,775$30,291,521$83,282,296
Executive Producer1$1,109,276$0$1,109,276

Career Trend

This graph shows Denis Leary’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


2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation. More...

2014 Preview: April

April 1st, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month. More...

Featured Blu-ray: The Sandlot: 20th Anniversary Edition

March 25th, 2013

The Sandlot opened in 1993 and only earned good reviews, but not great reviews, and went on to become a midlevel hit, but no more. On the other hand, it became a bit of a cult classic on the home market. Does its appeal depend on nostalgia? Or is it a good film in its own regard? More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Ice Age: Continental Drift

December 9th, 2012

I've seen all of the Ice Age films. I thought the first film was great and the second film was good, but I thought the third film was only average for a kids film. Will the franchise bounce back with Ice Age: Continental Drift? Or will the fourth film continue the decline? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/22/2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Diego  $64,063,008 $339,778,629 $403,841,637
10/30/2015 Freaks of Nature Rick Wilson  $0 $0 $0
4/11/2014 Draft Day Coach Penn  $28,842,237 $1,005,243 $29,847,480
7/13/2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Diego  $161,321,843 $718,443,294 $879,765,137
7/1/2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Diego  $196,573,705 $663,128,152 $859,701,857
3/31/2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Diego the Sabertooth  $195,330,621 $456,568,661 $651,899,282
8/1/2003 The Secret Lives of Dentists Slater  $3,707,201 $0 $3,707,201
12/31/2002 Dawg   $0 $0 $0
3/15/2002 Ice Age Diego the Sabertooth  $176,387,405 $209,728,938 $386,116,343
12/31/2001 Double Whammy   $0 $0 $0
12/7/2001 Final Bill Scott  $8,693 $0 $8,693
4/13/2001 Lakeboat The Fireman  $5,159 $0 $5,159
3/9/2001 Company Man Officer Fry  $146,028 $476,245 $622,273
6/16/2000 Jesus' Son Wayne  $1,282,084 $405,464 $1,687,548
8/6/1999 The Thomas Crown Affair Michael McCann  $69,304,264 $55,000,000 $124,304,264
3/19/1999 True Crime Bob Findley  $16,676,845 $0 $16,676,845
11/20/1998 A Bug's Life Francis  $162,798,565 $200,296,754 $363,095,319
9/25/1998 Monument Avenue Bobby O'Grady  $332,388 $0 $332,388
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers Gil Mars  $55,143,823 $16,600,000 $71,743,823
4/17/1998 Suicide Kings Lono Vaccio  $1,692,872 $0 $1,692,872
3/20/1998 Wide Awake Mr. Beal  $305,704 $0 $305,704
2/27/1998 The Real Blonde Doug  $247,745 $0 $247,745
2/20/1998 Love Walked In Jack Morrisey  $5,000 $0 $5,000
12/31/1997 The Second Civil War Vinnie Franko   $0 $0 $0
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog Fad King  $43,057,470 $21,194,568 $64,252,038
10/3/1997 The MatchMaker Nick  $3,398,083 $0 $3,398,083
5/9/1997 Underworld Johnny Crown/Johnny Alt  $5,000 $0 $5,000
3/1/1996 The Neon Bible Frank  $5,000 $0 $5,000
1/12/1996 Two if by Sea Frank  $10,493,670 $0 $10,493,670
7/28/1995 Operation Dumbo Drop David Poole  $24,670,346 $0 $24,670,346
8/26/1994 Natural Born Killers Prison inmate (uncredited)  $50,282,766 $0 $50,282,766
3/9/1994 The Ref Gus  $11,325,885 $1,000,000 $12,325,885
2/4/1994 Gunmen Armor O'Malley  $3,426,347 $0 $3,426,347
10/15/1993 Judgment Night Fallon  $12,108,480 $0 $12,108,480
10/8/1993 Demolition Man Edgar Friendly  $58,055,768 $101,000,000 $159,055,768
4/23/1993 Who's the Man? Sergeant Cooper  $11,299,730 $0 $11,299,730
4/7/1993 The Sandlot Bill  $32,416,586 $0 $32,416,586
2/5/1993 Loaded Weapon 1 Mike McCracken  $27,979,399 $0 $27,979,399
11/8/1991 Strictly Business Jake  $7,683,267 $0 $7,683,267
Movies: 39Totals:$1,430,382,987$2,784,625,948$4,215,008,935
  Averages:$36,676,487$71,400,665$108,077,152

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/22/2016 Ice Age: Collision Course $21,373,064 3,997 $64,063,008 $403,841,637 15.9%
10/30/2015 Freaks of Nature $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/13/2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift $46,629,259 3,886 $161,321,843 $879,765,137 18.3%
7/1/2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $41,690,382 4,102 $196,573,705 $859,701,857 22.9%
3/31/2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $68,033,544 3,969 $195,330,621 $651,899,282 30.0%
8/1/2003 The Secret Lives of Dentists $121,769 181 $3,707,201 $3,707,201 100.0%
3/15/2002 Ice Age $46,312,454 3,345 $176,387,405 $386,116,343 45.7%
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers $14,047,592 2,613 $55,143,823 $71,743,823 76.9%
1/12/1996 Two if by Sea $5,222,573 1,796 $10,493,670 $10,493,670 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $863,021,276$3,267,268,950 
 Averages:$27,047,8492,654$95,891,253$363,029,88351.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/11/2014 Draft Day $9,783,603 2,781 $28,842,237 $29,847,480 96.6%
11/20/1998 A Bug's Life $291,121 2,773 $162,798,565 $363,095,319 44.8%
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog $92,079 1,752 $43,057,470 $64,252,038 67.0%
10/8/1993 Demolition Man $14,262,432 2,258 $58,055,768 $159,055,768 36.5%
2/5/1993 Loaded Weapon 1 $9,202,722 2,015 $27,979,399 $27,979,399 100.0%
11/8/1991 Strictly Business $2,456,772 881 $7,683,267 $7,683,267 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $328,416,706$651,913,271 
 Averages:$6,014,7882,077$54,736,118$108,652,21274.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 168 $863,021,276
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,452 $328,416,706
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,639 $423,625,074
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 298 $1,028,374,854
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,901-14,000) 13,936 $90,806,489
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 690 $50,282,766
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 491 $1,430,382,987
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 53 $2,404,247,674
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,387 $323,496,565
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 8,701-8,800) 8,739 $196,681,520
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 $2,610,144,239
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 30,401-30,500) 30,430 $16,600,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 228 $2,784,625,948
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 84 $3,267,268,950
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,477 $651,913,271
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,826 $620,306,594
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 $3,638,519,093
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 21,501-21,600) 21,567 $107,406,489
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 909 $50,282,766
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 290 $4,215,008,935
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 127 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 137 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 176 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 154 59
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 61 $859,314,075
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 897 $3,707,201
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 5 $2,404,247,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 18 $3,263,561,749
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,037 $3,707,201
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,089 $69,344,694
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 9 $793,676,582
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,868 $16,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 3 $2,387,647,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,417 $85,944,694
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 3 $3,181,324,256
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,384 $14,200,871
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 146 $161,321,843
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 11 $687,498,562
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 40 $718,443,294
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 5 $1,685,804,380
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,733 $14,200,871
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 57 $879,765,137
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 8 $2,373,302,942
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 39 $848,820,405
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 932 $3,707,201
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $10,493,670
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 9 $2,404,247,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 12 $3,253,068,079
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,292 $3,707,201
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 349 $10,493,670
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 769 $55,143,823
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,089 $14,200,871
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies 24 $793,676,582
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 982 $16,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies 7 $2,387,647,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 895 $71,743,823
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,334 $14,200,871
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies 10 $3,181,324,256
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 691 $10,493,670
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 13 $793,676,582
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 1 $2,387,647,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 710 $10,493,670
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 2 $3,181,324,256

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/20/2012 Burn Executive Producer $1,109,276 $0 $1,109,276
4/6/2001 Blow Producer $52,990,775 $30,291,521 $83,282,296
Movies: 2Totals:$54,100,051$30,291,521$84,391,572
  Averages:$27,050,026$15,145,761$42,195,786


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/6/2001 Blow $12,443,461 2,249 $52,990,775 $83,282,296 63.6%
Movies: 1Totals:  $52,990,775$83,282,296 
 Averages:$12,443,4612,249$52,990,775$83,282,29663.6%



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