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Heath Ledger

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,878,765,159 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,162)
Best-known acting roles: Joker (The Dark Knight), Gabriel Martin (The Patriot), Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain), William (A Knight’s Tale), Jake Grimm (The Brothers Grimm)
Most productive collaborators: Terry Gilliam, Charles Roven, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Mel Gibson

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading4$638,633,365$605,113,880$1,243,747,245
Supporting1$113,330,342$101,969,658$215,300,000
Lead Ensemble Member1$7,689,607$56,663,000$64,352,607
Documentary Subject1$0$491,249$491,249
(Unclassified)9$193,884,775$160,989,283$354,874,058

Career Trend

This graph shows Heath Ledger’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 May 23rd, 2017

May 24th, 2017

My Life as a Zucchini

It is a great week on the home market with two monster hits coming out: Logan and Get Out. However, both have previously been named Pick of the Week. Fortunately there was one other release in competition for Pick of the Week, My Life as a Zucchini on Blu-ray. Thank goodness this film comes out this week. Otherwise, John Wick: Chapter Two would have become the third Video on Demand release in a row to win Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Doctor Strange

February 20th, 2017

Doctor-Strange

Doctor Strange was the first time that magic was really strongly introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and some thought the film was a bit of a risk as a result. Instead, the film became the second biggest introductory film in the MCU, behind only Guardians of the Galaxy. Is it as good as its box office numbers would suggest? Or has the MCU become self-sustaining generating hundreds of million of dollars regardless of quality? More...

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016

Zootopia

It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/23/2017 I am Heath Ledger   $0 $491,249 $491,249
12/25/2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Tony  $7,689,607 $56,663,000 $64,352,607
7/18/2008 The Dark Knight Joker  $533,345,358 $468,275,260 $1,001,620,618
11/21/2007 I'm Not There Bob Dylan  $4,017,609 $8,380,004 $12,397,613
11/17/2006 Candy Dan  $45,128 $0 $45,128
12/25/2005 Casanova Casanova  $11,304,403 $24,900,000 $36,204,403
12/9/2005 Brokeback Mountain Ennis Del Mar  $83,043,761 $93,968,412 $177,012,173
8/26/2005 The Brothers Grimm Jake Grimm  $37,899,638 $67,400,000 $105,299,638
6/3/2005 The Lords of Dogtown Skip  $11,273,517 $2,150,848 $13,424,365
3/26/2004 Ned Kelly Ned Kelly  $86,959 $6,284,940 $6,371,899
9/5/2003 The Order Father Alex Bernier  $7,659,747 $3,900,000 $11,559,747
9/20/2002 The Four Feathers Harry Faversham  $18,306,166 $11,576,479 $29,882,645
12/26/2001 Monster's Ball Sonny Grotowski  $31,273,922 $12,492,541 $43,766,463
5/11/2001 A Knight’s Tale William   $56,083,966 $44,538,620 $100,622,586
6/28/2000 The Patriot Gabriel Martin  $113,330,342 $101,969,658 $215,300,000
3/31/1999 10 Things I Hate About You Patrick Verona  $38,177,966 $22,236,059 $60,414,025
Movies: 16Totals:$953,538,089$925,227,070$1,878,765,159
  Averages:$59,596,131$57,826,692$117,422,822

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/25/2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus $334,183 607 $7,689,607 $64,352,607 11.9%
7/18/2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 4,366 $533,345,358 $1,001,620,618 53.2%
12/25/2005 Casanova $119,276 1,011 $11,304,403 $36,204,403 31.2%
8/26/2005 The Brothers Grimm $15,092,079 3,098 $37,899,638 $105,299,638 36.0%
5/11/2001 A Knight’s Tale $16,511,391 2,980 $56,083,966 $100,622,586 55.7%
Movies: 5Totals:  $646,322,972$1,308,099,852 
 Averages:$38,093,6822,412$129,264,594$261,619,97037.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/28/2000 The Patriot $22,413,710 3,061 $113,330,342 $215,300,000 52.6%
Movies: 1Totals:  $113,330,342$215,300,000 
 Averages:$22,413,7103,061$113,330,342$215,300,00052.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 231 $646,322,972
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,817 $113,330,342
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 792 $953,538,089
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 458 $759,653,314
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 986 $953,538,089
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 315 $661,776,880
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 15,501-15,600) 15,576 $101,969,658
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,179 $925,227,070
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 630 $764,237,787
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,470 $925,227,070
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 268 $1,308,099,852
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,101-14,200) 14,124 $215,300,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 928 $1,878,765,159
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 541 $1,523,891,101
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,162 $1,878,765,159
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 169 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 172 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 266 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 232 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 233 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office 66 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office 78 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office 96 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 149 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office 75 98
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office 43 142
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office 56 142
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 298 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 147 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 177 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 206 55
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 181 55
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 181 55
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office 64 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office 63 111
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office 84 111
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 428 11
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 660 $101,673,211
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 34 $533,345,358
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 88 $11,304,403
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 524 $168,601,620
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 65 $468,275,260
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 91 $24,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 564 $270,274,831
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 43 $1,001,620,618
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 94 $36,204,403
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $646,322,972
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 203 $661,776,880
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 182 $1,308,099,852
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 327 $45,589,245
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 205 $67,388,369
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 32 $533,345,358
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 201-300) 231 $124,063,000
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 237 $69,438,620
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 54 $468,275,260
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 201-300) 261 $169,652,245
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 231 $136,826,989
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 43 $1,001,620,618
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 510 $101,673,211
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies 67 $533,345,358
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 731 $11,304,403
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 477 $168,601,620
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 131 $468,275,260
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 463 $24,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 502 $270,274,831
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies 96 $1,001,620,618
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 623 $36,204,403
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $635,018,569
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,134 $11,304,403
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $636,876,880
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 789 $24,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 138 $1,271,895,449
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 987 $36,204,403
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 29 $533,345,358
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 549 $11,304,403
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $56,083,966
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 58 $468,275,260
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 401 $24,900,000
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $44,538,620
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 41 $1,001,620,618
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 496 $36,204,403
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 299 $100,622,586


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