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Melissa Leo

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,615,498,976 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,018)
Best-known acting roles: Susan Plummer (The Equalizer), Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillian (Olympus Has Fallen), Sally (Oblivion), Ellen Block (Flight), Alice Ward (The Fighter)
Most productive collaborators: Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Antoine Fuqua, Christian Bale, Tom Cruise

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting19$797,095,538$818,403,438$1,615,498,976
Leading9$1,811,554$1,204,382$3,015,936
Lead Ensemble Member2$6,797,696$5,029,284$11,826,980
Narrator1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)14$23,870,109$55,364,367$79,234,476
In Technical RolesProducer1$0$0$0

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Novitiate Trailer

October 12th, 2017

Drama starring Margaret Qualley and Melissa Leo opens October 27 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Limited Releases take on the Oscars

February 28th, 2014

Ernest & Celestine poster

It is Oscar weekend, so it should come as no surprise there are not a lot of limited releases with the usual target audience. Art house aficionados will be paying more attention to the Awards than to new releases. Ernest & Celestine is the lone exception, which is the only Oscar-nominated film on this week's list and the best reviewed as well. Most of the rest of the movies are earning reviews that range from mixed to outright terrible. The Lunchbox could be the break-out hit of the weekend, if there is a break-out hit. More...

Weekend Predictions: Prisoners Free to Capture Top Spot

September 20th, 2013

There might be a close race at the box office this weekend. The buzz surrounding Prisoners is growing enough that it should earn first place, but Insidious Chapter 2 might hold on well enough to challenge the newcomer for top spot. The other new release for the week is Battle of the Year, which is opening in fewer theaters than I thought it would and with much worse reviews. It likely won't be a factor. In fact, there's a slim chance that the 3-D re-release of The Wizard of Oz will earn more this weekend than Battle of the Year will. The best new releases from this week last year was End of Watch, which only managed $13.15 million. This is close to what it cost to make, but it is low for a number one film. On the other hand, last year had much better depth than this year will have, so 2013's winning streak might come to an end. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Oblivion

August 5th, 2013

Oblivion was a spring release, which isn't a great time to release a film, but it is far from a terrible time either. It opened in first place at the box office, but quickly faded away after that. It is hard to get excited by its box office numbers, but it wasn't a real bomb either. It will need help on the home market to recoup its $120 million production budget. Does it deserve to be seen by more on the home market? And is the DVD and / or Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 The Parting Glass Al  $0 $0 $0
7/20/2018 The Equalizer 2 Susan Plummer  $0 $0 $0
4/10/2018 Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer Narrator  $0 $0 $0
3/27/2018 The Ashram   $0 $0 $0
3/16/2018 Furlough   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Run With The Hunted   $0 $0 $0
10/27/2017 Novitiate Reverend Mother  $580,346 $0 $580,346
12/9/2016 Burn Country Gloria  $0 $0 $0
3/2/2016 London Has Fallen DS Ruth McMillan  $62,524,260 $131,333,702 $193,857,962
12/30/2015 Snowden Laura Poitras  $21,587,519 $12,714,431 $34,301,950
12/11/2015 The Big Short Georgia Hale  $70,259,870 $62,902,882 $133,162,752
9/26/2014 The Equalizer Susan Plummer  $101,530,738 $91,372,886 $192,903,624
8/29/2014 Dwegons and Leprechauns Butterfly McDweg/Grandma Fitz  $0 $0 $0
5/23/2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Bette Altmann  $0 $83,153 $83,153
2/28/2014 Bottled Up Fay  $0 $0 $0
11/15/2013 Charlie Countryman Katie  $0 $0 $0
9/19/2013 Prisoners Holly Jones  $61,002,302 $52,400,000 $113,402,302
4/19/2013 Oblivion Sally  $89,107,235 $198,809,398 $287,916,633
3/20/2013 Olympus Has Fallen Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillian  $98,927,592 $51,634,572 $150,562,164
11/2/2012 Flight Ellen Block  $93,772,375 $66,786,063 $160,558,438
9/21/2012 Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Sarah  $8,418 $0 $8,418
9/13/2012 Veronika Decides to Die Mari  $0 $2,243 $2,243
9/12/2012 Francine Francine  $0 $0 $0
8/17/2012 Why Stop Now Penny Bloom  $2,432 $0 $2,432
1/13/2012 Santa Mesa Maggie  $10,490 $0 $10,490
9/23/2011 Red State Sara  $1,065,429 $918,167 $1,983,596
9/2/2011 Seven Days In Utopia Lily  $4,367,448 $0 $4,367,448
3/4/2011 Dear Lemon Lima   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2010 Ball Don't Lie   $0 $0 $0
12/10/2010 The Fighter Alice Ward   $93,617,009 $35,645,379 $129,262,388
10/29/2010 Welcome to the Rileys Lois Riley   $152,857 $203,062 $355,919
10/15/2010 Conviction Nancy Taylor   $6,797,696 $5,029,284 $11,826,980
7/30/2010 The Dry Land   $11,777 $0 $11,777
4/2/2010 Don McKay   $13,722 $0 $13,722
12/11/2009 According to Greta Karen  $0 $0 $0
12/4/2009 Everybody's Fine   $9,208,876 $3,805,627 $13,014,503
2/24/2009 Lullaby   $0 $0 $0
9/12/2008 Righteous Kill Cheryl Brooks  $40,081,410 $38,400,000 $78,481,410
8/1/2008 Frozen River Ray Eddy  $2,511,476 $3,518,653 $6,030,129
10/26/2007 Black Irish   $6,900 $0 $6,900
4/20/2007 Stephanie Daley   $25,751 $0 $25,751
3/22/2006 American Gun   $24,098 $0 $24,098
12/14/2005 Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada   $5,027,684 $8,426,790 $13,454,474
1/28/2005 Hide and Seek Laura  $51,100,486 $72,596,255 $123,696,741
11/21/2003 21 Grams Marianne  $16,248,701 $43,418,924 $59,667,625
Movies: 45Totals:$829,574,897$880,001,471$1,709,576,368
  Averages:$18,434,998$19,555,588$37,990,586

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/27/2017 Novitiate $22,724 163 $580,346 $580,346 100.0%
12/9/2016 Burn Country $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/29/2014 Dwegons and Leprechauns $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/23/2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn $0 0 $0 $83,153 0.0%
2/28/2014 Bottled Up $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/12/2012 Francine $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/17/2012 Why Stop Now $1,641 3 $2,432 $2,432 100.0%
1/13/2012 Santa Mesa $3,846 3 $10,490 $10,490 100.0%
9/23/2011 Red State $102,566 2 $1,065,429 $1,983,596 53.7%
10/29/2010 Welcome to the Rileys $42,145 11 $152,857 $355,919 42.9%
10/15/2010 Conviction $102,351 672 $6,797,696 $11,826,980 57.5%
Movies: 11Totals:  $8,609,250$14,842,916 
 Averages:$25,02578$782,659$1,349,35664.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 The Parting Glass $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/20/2018 The Equalizer 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/2/2016 London Has Fallen $21,635,601 3,492 $62,524,260 $193,857,962 32.3%
12/30/2015 Snowden $8,000,058 2,443 $21,587,519 $34,301,950 62.9%
12/11/2015 The Big Short $705,527 2,529 $70,259,870 $133,162,752 52.8%
9/26/2014 The Equalizer $34,137,828 3,236 $101,530,738 $192,903,624 52.6%
11/15/2013 Charlie Countryman $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/19/2013 Prisoners $20,817,053 3,290 $61,002,302 $113,402,302 53.8%
4/19/2013 Oblivion $37,054,485 3,792 $89,107,235 $287,916,633 30.9%
3/20/2013 Olympus Has Fallen $30,373,794 3,106 $98,927,592 $150,562,164 65.7%
11/2/2012 Flight $24,900,566 2,638 $93,772,375 $160,558,438 58.4%
9/21/2012 Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best $3,850 3 $8,418 $8,418 100.0%
9/13/2012 Veronika Decides to Die $0 0 $0 $2,243 0.0%
9/2/2011 Seven Days In Utopia $1,304,500 561 $4,367,448 $4,367,448 100.0%
12/10/2010 The Fighter $300,010 2,534 $93,617,009 $129,262,388 72.4%
12/11/2009 According to Greta $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/4/2009 Everybody's Fine $3,852,068 2,141 $9,208,876 $13,014,503 70.8%
9/12/2008 Righteous Kill $16,288,361 3,152 $40,081,410 $78,481,410 51.1%
1/28/2005 Hide and Seek $21,959,233 3,005 $51,100,486 $123,696,741 41.3%
Movies: 19Totals:  $797,095,538$1,615,498,976 
 Averages:$11,649,1021,891$41,952,397$85,026,26256.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,599 $8,609,250
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 767 $797,095,538
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,041 $829,574,897
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 541 $686,154,632
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,601-11,700) 11,632 $110,341,280
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,253 $829,574,897
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,752 $6,233,666
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,398 $818,403,438
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,329 $880,001,471
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 718 $719,528,595
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 14,301-14,400) 14,321 $101,302,882
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,650 $880,001,471
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,959 $14,842,916
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,018 $1,615,498,976
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,114 $1,709,576,368
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 632 $1,405,683,227
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,201-13,300) 13,213 $211,644,162
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,368 $1,709,576,368
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,171 $1,811,554
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 293 $6,797,696
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,366 $1,121,229
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 275 $5,029,284
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Movie Movies 37 $83,153
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,621 $2,932,783
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 332 $11,826,980
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Movie Movies 41 $83,153
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,307 $8,609,250
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,432 $6,233,666
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,634 $14,842,916
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,051 $1,231,208
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 797 $580,346
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 362 $6,797,696
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,040 $1,204,382
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 338 $5,029,284
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,422 $2,435,590
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 996 $580,346
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 394 $11,826,980
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,956 $2,432
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 799 $7,541,389
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $1,065,429
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,190 $83,153
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 920 $5,232,346
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 362 $918,167
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,645 $85,585
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 996 $12,773,735
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 393 $1,983,596
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,230 $8,598,760
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,740 $10,490
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,264 $6,233,666
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,368 $14,832,426
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,220 $10,490
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 442 $83,153
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 501-600) 514 $83,153

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/28/2014 Bottled Up Producer $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0

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