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Laura Linney

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,475,221,730 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,145)
Best-known acting roles: Lorraine Sullenberger (Sully), Rebecca Vincent (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows), Meryl (The Truman Show), Annabeth Markum (Mystic River), Erin Bruner (The Exorcism of Emily Rose)
Most productive collaborators: Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting19$812,327,867$662,893,863$1,475,221,730
Leading6$15,751,208$14,328,577$30,079,785
Lead Ensemble Member1$59,472,278$188,474,637$247,946,915
(Unclassified)12$168,130,857$109,927,799$278,058,656

Career Trend

This graph shows Laura Linney’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


2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films

December 13th, 2015

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Mr. Holmes

November 3rd, 2015

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes opened in select cities, which is usually a terrible release strategy. It did well enough to earn a significant measure of mainstream success. There has also been a lot of critical praise and even some Awards Season buzz, specifically for Ian McKellen. Do I agree with the majority here? Or am I going to be one of the few who were disappointed in the movie? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/5/2017 The Dinner Claire  $1,323,312 $1,151,212 $2,474,524
11/18/2016 Nocturnal Animals Anne Sutton  $10,663,357 $20,424,669 $31,088,026
9/9/2016 Sully Lorraine Sullenberger  $125,070,033 $113,482,049 $238,552,082
6/10/2016 Genius Louise Perkins  $1,361,045 $4,292,131 $5,653,176
6/3/2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of … Rebecca Vincent  $82,051,601 $163,572,247 $245,623,848
7/17/2015 Mr. Holmes Mrs. Munro  $17,737,646 $10,759,336 $28,496,982
10/18/2013 The Fifth Estate Sarah Shaw  $3,254,172 $2,900,000 $6,154,172
9/27/2013 Morning Dr. Goodman  $4,029 $0 $4,029
12/7/2012 Hyde Park on Hudson Daisy  $6,376,145 $4,866,293 $11,242,438
11/2/2012 The Details Lila  $63,595 $0 $63,595
4/29/2011 Sympathy for Delicious Nina Hogue  $13,826 $0 $13,826
4/16/2010 The City of Your Final Destination Caroline  $493,296 $860,000 $1,353,296
9/11/2009 The Other Man   $149,530 $0 $149,530
11/28/2007 The Savages Wendy Savage  $6,623,082 $4,018,941 $10,642,023
8/24/2007 The Nanny Diaries Mrs. X  $25,926,673 $20,064,522 $45,991,195
8/24/2007 The Hottest State Jesse  $31,216 $0 $31,216
4/27/2007 Jindabyne Claire  $399,879 $2,462,665 $2,862,544
2/16/2007 Breach Kate Burroughs  $33,000,880 $1,457,899 $34,458,779
10/13/2006 Man of the Year Eleanor  $37,442,180 $3,900,000 $41,342,180
10/13/2006 Driving Lessons Laura  $239,962 $0 $239,962
10/5/2005 The Squid and the Whale Joan Berkman  $7,372,734 $3,818,689 $11,191,423
9/9/2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Erin Bruner  $75,072,454 $69,456,624 $144,529,078
11/12/2004 Kinsey Clara Kinsey  $10,214,647 $2,786,312 $13,000,959
10/15/2004 P.S. Louise Harrington  $175,408 $0 $175,408
11/7/2003 Love Actually Sarah  $59,472,278 $188,474,637 $247,946,915
10/8/2003 Mystic River Annabeth Markum  $90,135,191 $66,686,829 $156,822,020
2/21/2003 The Life of David Gale Constance Harraway  $19,694,635 $9,225,553 $28,920,188
1/25/2002 The Mothman Prophecies Sgt. Connie Parker  $35,228,696 $21,209,859 $56,438,555
12/22/2000 The House of Mirth Bertha Dorset  $3,041,803 $2,107,328 $5,149,131
11/10/2000 You Can Count on Me Sammy Prescott  $9,180,275 $1,647,081 $10,827,356
6/5/1998 The Truman Show Meryl  $125,618,201 $138,500,000 $264,118,201
2/14/1997 Absolute Power Kate Whitney  $50,068,310 $0 $50,068,310
4/5/1996 Primal Fear Janet Venable  $56,073,633 $46,500,000 $102,573,633
6/9/1995 Congo Karen Ross  $81,022,333 $71,000,000 $152,022,333
9/2/1994 A Simple Twist of Fate Nancy Newland  $3,404,935 $0 $3,404,935
8/11/1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer School Teacher  $7,266,393 $0 $7,266,393
5/7/1993 Dave Randi  $63,270,710 $0 $63,270,710
12/30/1992 Lorenzo’s Oil Young Teacher  $7,144,115 $0 $7,144,115
Movies: 38Totals:$1,055,682,210$975,624,876$2,031,307,086
  Averages:$27,781,111$25,674,339$53,455,450

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/5/2017 The Dinner $653,944 505 $1,323,312 $2,474,524 53.5%
6/10/2016 Genius $98,274 152 $1,361,045 $5,653,176 24.1%
9/27/2013 Morning $2,876 4 $4,029 $4,029 100.0%
12/7/2012 Hyde Park on Hudson $81,362 246 $6,376,145 $11,242,438 56.7%
11/2/2012 The Details $18,528 73 $63,595 $63,595 100.0%
11/28/2007 The Savages $151,859 201 $6,623,082 $10,642,023 62.2%
11/7/2003 Love Actually $6,886,080 1,870 $59,472,278 $247,946,915 24.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $75,223,486$278,026,700 
 Averages:$1,127,560436$10,746,212$39,718,10060.1%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/18/2016 Nocturnal Animals $492,648 1,262 $10,663,357 $31,088,026 34.3%
9/9/2016 Sully $35,028,301 3,955 $125,070,033 $238,552,082 52.4%
6/3/2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of … $35,316,382 4,071 $82,051,601 $245,623,848 33.4%
7/17/2015 Mr. Holmes $2,434,908 898 $17,737,646 $28,496,982 62.2%
10/18/2013 The Fifth Estate $1,673,351 1,769 $3,254,172 $6,154,172 52.9%
4/29/2011 Sympathy for Delicious $9,448 2 $13,826 $13,826 100.0%
4/16/2010 The City of Your Final Destination $24,401 25 $493,296 $1,353,296 36.5%
8/24/2007 The Hottest State $8,545 5 $31,216 $31,216 100.0%
8/24/2007 The Nanny Diaries $7,480,927 2,636 $25,926,673 $45,991,195 56.4%
2/16/2007 Breach $10,504,990 1,505 $33,000,880 $34,458,779 95.8%
10/13/2006 Driving Lessons $22,603 21 $239,962 $239,962 100.0%
10/13/2006 Man of the Year $12,299,380 2,626 $37,442,180 $41,342,180 90.6%
11/12/2004 Kinsey $169,038 588 $10,214,647 $13,000,959 78.6%
10/8/2003 Mystic River $640,815 1,581 $90,135,191 $156,822,020 57.5%
6/5/1998 The Truman Show $31,542,121 2,911 $125,618,201 $264,118,201 47.6%
2/14/1997 Absolute Power $16,770,220 2,568 $50,068,310 $50,068,310 100.0%
4/5/1996 Primal Fear $9,871,222 1,983 $56,073,633 $102,573,633 54.7%
6/9/1995 Congo $24,642,539 2,676 $81,022,333 $152,022,333 53.3%
5/7/1993 Dave $7,306,755 1,916 $63,270,710 $63,270,710 100.0%
Movies: 19Totals:  $812,327,867$1,475,221,730 
 Averages:$10,328,3471,737$42,754,098$77,643,24968.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,309 $75,223,486
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 718 $812,327,867
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 676 $1,055,682,210
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 593 $604,696,027
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 20,201-20,300) 20,256 $60,731,667
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 859 $1,055,682,210
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 829 $202,803,214
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,907 $662,893,863
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,072 $975,624,876
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 630 $764,035,568
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 29,301-29,400) 29,346 $20,424,669
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,340 $975,624,876
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 950 $278,026,700
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,145 $1,475,221,730
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 814 $2,031,307,086
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 612 $1,368,731,595
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 25,601-25,700) 25,609 $81,156,336
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,047 $2,031,307,086
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 208 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 208 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office 92 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office 97 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office 100 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 111 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 111 88
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 826 $66,162,984
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 967 $1,323,312
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $6,376,145
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 208 $1,361,045
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 477 $192,493,578
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 879 $1,151,212
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 267 $4,866,293
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 164 $4,292,131
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 574 $258,656,562
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,061 $2,474,524
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 330 $11,242,438
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 193 $5,653,176
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,062 $75,223,486
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 587 $202,803,214
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 714 $278,026,700
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 695 $67,486,296
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 328 $7,737,190
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $193,644,790
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $9,158,424
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 426 $261,131,086
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 335 $16,895,614
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 668 $15,687,613
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 125 $59,472,278
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 186 $63,595
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 632 $14,328,577
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 39 $188,474,637
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 687 $30,016,190
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 60 $247,946,915
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $63,595
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,515 $1,361,045
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 490 $73,862,441
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,170 $4,292,131
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 208 $198,511,083
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,462 $5,653,176
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 285 $272,373,524
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $59,472,278
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 144 $188,474,637
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 180 $247,946,915


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