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Kathy Bates

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 63 films, with $5,743,780,676 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #164)
Best-known acting roles: Molly Brown (Titanic), Miss Sue (The Blind Side), Susan (Valentine's Day), Janet Benson (Bee Movie), Lenore (Tammy)
Most productive collaborators: Leonardo DiCaprio, James Cameron, Kate Winslet, Melissa McCarthy, Billy Zane
Born: June 28th, 1948 (70 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting24$2,056,048,189$2,429,867,165$4,485,915,354
Cameo3$137,321,363$78,000,000$215,321,363
Leading3$488,393$67,054$555,447
Lead Ensemble Member2$110,485,654$107,083,674$217,569,328
(Unclassified)31$479,205,055$345,214,129$824,419,184

Career Trend

This graph shows Kathy Bates’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: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 A Patriot   $0 $0 $0
12/25/2018 On the Basis of Sex Dorothy Kenyon  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan   $0 $0 $0
11/23/2016 Bad Santa 2 Sunny Soke  $17,782,176 $5,516,319 $23,298,495
8/26/2016 Complete Unknown Nina  $187,145 $0 $187,145
4/7/2016 The Boss Ida Marquette  $63,077,560 $15,574,835 $78,652,395
2/24/2016 The Great Gilly Hopkins Maime Trotter  $0 $67,054 $67,054
5/14/2015 Omoide no Mani Mrs. Kadoya  $565,042 $457,058 $1,022,100
3/12/2015 Boychoir Headmistress  $366,474 $3,370,298 $3,736,772
7/2/2014 Tammy Lenore  $84,525,432 $11,882,223 $96,407,655
9/21/2012 You May Not Kiss the Bride   $0 $0 $0
2/9/2012 A Little Bit of Heaven Beverly Corbett  $10,011 $1,090,276 $1,100,287
5/20/2011 Midnight in Paris Gert  $56,816,662 $105,776,166 $162,592,828
2/12/2010 Valentine's Day Susan  $110,485,654 $107,083,674 $217,569,328
11/20/2009 The Blind Side Miss Sue  $255,959,475 $49,746,319 $305,705,794
6/26/2009 Chéri   $2,715,657 $0 $2,715,657
12/26/2008 Revolutionary Road Mrs. Givings  $22,951,340 $56,653,480 $79,604,820
12/12/2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Regina Jackson  $79,366,978 $153,700,000 $233,066,978
9/12/2008 The Family That Preys Charlotte Cartwright  $37,105,289 $0 $37,105,289
2/29/2008 Bonneville Margene  $488,393 $0 $488,393
12/21/2007 P.S. I Love You Patricia  $53,695,808 $102,073,870 $155,769,678
12/7/2007 The Golden Compass Hester  $70,107,728 $297,154,830 $367,262,558
11/9/2007 Fred Claus Mother Claus  $72,006,777 $25,830,861 $97,837,638
11/2/2007 Bee Movie Janet Benson  $126,631,277 $160,963,300 $287,594,577
12/15/2006 Charlotte's Web Bitsy the Cow  $82,985,708 $61,000,000 $143,985,708
11/14/2006 Relative Strangers Agnes Menure  $0 $0 $0
3/10/2006 Failure to Launch Sue  $88,715,192 $39,687,709 $128,402,901
6/10/2005 The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Marquesa  $49,981 $1,646,784 $1,696,765
8/6/2004 Little Black Book Kippie Kann  $20,422,207 $1,336,164 $21,758,371
6/16/2004 Around the World in 80 Days Queen Victoria  $24,004,159 $48,000,000 $72,004,159
12/31/2002 Unconditional Love   $0 $0 $0
12/30/2002 Love Liza Mary Ann Bankhead  $213,137 $0 $213,137
12/13/2002 About Schmidt Roberta  $65,005,217 $42,049,267 $107,054,484
2/22/2002 Dragonfly Mrs. Belmont  $30,063,805 $0 $30,063,805
8/17/2001 American Outlaws Ma James  $13,264,986 $336,123 $13,601,109
8/17/2001 Rat Race* Squirrel Lady  $56,607,223 $30,000,000 $86,607,223
12/25/1998 A Civil Action Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)  $56,709,981 $0 $56,709,981
11/6/1998 The Waterboy Moma Boucher  $161,491,646 $28,700,000 $190,191,646
3/20/1998 Primary Colors Libby Holden  $39,017,984 $0 $39,017,984
1/23/1998 Swept From The Sea Miss Swaffer  $283,081 $0 $283,081
12/19/1997 Titanic Molly Brown  $659,363,944 $1,548,844,451 $2,208,208,395
11/20/1996 The War at Home Maurine Collier  $34,368 $0 $34,368
3/22/1996 Diabolique Detective  $17,100,266 $0 $17,100,266
9/15/1995 Angus Meg  $4,812,891 $0 $4,812,891
3/24/1995 Dolores Claiborne Dolores Claiborne  $24,262,193 $0 $24,262,193
7/22/1994 North Alaskan Mom  $6,583,223 $0 $6,583,223
1/1/1993 A Home of Our Own Frances Lacey  $1,703,282 $0 $1,703,282
12/16/1992 Used People Bibby Berman  $17,957,265 $0 $17,957,265
7/10/1992 Prelude to a Kiss Leah Blier  $20,006,730 $2,690,961 $22,697,691
3/20/1992 Shadows and Fog Prostitute  $2,735,731 $0 $2,735,731
12/27/1991 Fried Green Tomatoes Evelyn Couch  $81,204,830 $0 $81,204,830
12/6/1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord Hazel Quarrier  $1,342,903 $0 $1,342,903
11/30/1990 Misery Annie Wilkes  $61,158,960 $0 $61,158,960
10/19/1990 White Palace Rosemary  $17,487,531 $0 $17,487,531
6/15/1990 Dick Tracy Mrs. Green  $103,738,726 $59,000,000 $162,738,726
2/2/1990 Men Don't Leave Lisa Coleman  $6,050,018 $0 $6,050,018
1/1/1989 Signs of Life Mary Beth Alder  $96,000 $0 $96,000
7/8/1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks Mrs. Canby  $14,681,192 $0 $14,681,192
5/31/1988 My Best Friend Is a Vampire Helen Blake  $174,380 $0 $174,380
1/1/1987 Summer Heat Ruth  $350,481 $0 $350,481
12/25/1986 The Morning After Woman on Mateo Street  $25,147,055 $0 $25,147,055
12/16/1983 Two of a Kind Furniture Man's Wife  $23,700,000 $0 $23,700,000
11/12/1982 Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy… Stella Mae  $177,500 $0 $177,500
Movies: 63Totals:$2,783,548,654$2,960,232,022$5,743,780,676
  Averages:$44,183,312$46,987,810$91,171,122

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 A Patriot $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/24/2016 The Great Gilly Hopkins $0 0 $0 $67,054 0.0%
9/21/2012 You May Not Kiss the Bride $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/12/2010 Valentine's Day $56,260,707 3,665 $110,485,654 $217,569,328 50.8%
2/29/2008 Bonneville $174,571 101 $488,393 $488,393 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $110,974,047$218,124,775 
 Averages:$11,287,056753$22,194,809$43,624,95550.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/23/2016 Bad Santa 2 $6,176,680 2,945 $17,782,176 $23,298,495 76.3%
8/26/2016 Complete Unknown $14,149 63 $187,145 $187,145 100.0%
4/7/2016 The Boss $23,586,645 3,495 $63,077,560 $78,652,395 80.2%
5/14/2015 Omoide no Mani $27,389 57 $565,042 $1,022,100 55.3%
3/12/2015 Boychoir $0 24 $366,474 $3,736,772 9.8%
7/2/2014 Tammy $21,577,049 3,465 $84,525,432 $96,407,655 87.7%
2/9/2012 A Little Bit of Heaven $10,011 11 $10,011 $1,100,287 0.9%
5/20/2011 Midnight in Paris $599,003 1,038 $56,816,662 $162,592,828 34.9%
11/20/2009 The Blind Side $34,119,372 3,407 $255,959,475 $305,705,794 83.7%
12/26/2008 Revolutionary Road $189,911 1,077 $22,951,340 $79,604,820 28.8%
12/12/2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still $30,480,153 3,560 $79,366,978 $233,066,978 34.1%
9/12/2008 The Family That Preys $17,381,218 2,070 $37,105,289 $37,105,289 100.0%
12/21/2007 P.S. I Love You $6,481,221 2,471 $53,695,808 $155,769,678 34.5%
11/9/2007 Fred Claus $18,515,473 3,603 $72,006,777 $97,837,638 73.6%
11/2/2007 Bee Movie $38,021,044 3,984 $126,631,277 $287,594,577 44.0%
12/15/2006 Charlotte's Web $11,457,353 3,745 $82,985,708 $143,985,708 57.6%
3/10/2006 Failure to Launch $24,411,322 3,202 $88,715,192 $128,402,901 69.1%
11/6/1998 The Waterboy $39,414,071 2,782 $161,491,646 $190,191,646 84.9%
3/20/1998 Primary Colors $12,045,395 1,976 $39,017,984 $39,017,984 100.0%
12/19/1997 Titanic $28,638,131 3,265 $659,363,944 $2,208,208,395 29.9%
7/22/1994 North $3,036,050 1,481 $6,583,223 $6,583,223 100.0%
12/16/1992 Used People $0 915 $17,957,265 $17,957,265 100.0%
6/15/1990 Dick Tracy $22,543,911 2,332 $103,738,726 $162,738,726 63.7%
12/25/1986 The Morning After $5,069,926 955 $25,147,055 $25,147,055 100.0%
Movies: 24Totals:  $2,056,048,189$4,485,915,354 
 Averages:$14,324,8122,163$85,668,675$186,913,14064.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,087 $110,974,047
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office 84 $2,056,048,189
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 $2,365,937,536
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 $1,653,255,773
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,518 $326,150,563
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 277 $137,321,363
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 $2,783,548,654
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,165 $107,150,728
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 168 $2,429,867,165
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 229 $2,362,656,834
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 170 $2,278,884,451
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,401-10,500) 10,435 $149,339,281
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 486 $78,000,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 221 $2,960,232,022
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,129 $218,124,775
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 $4,485,915,354
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 166 $4,728,594,370
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 160 $3,932,140,224
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,180 $475,489,844
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 397 $215,321,363
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 164 $5,743,780,676
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 192 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 208 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 202 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 205 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 247 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 240 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 198 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 234 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 235 66
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 631 $110,974,047
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 694 $107,083,674
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,048 $67,054
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 647 $218,057,721
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,349 $67,054
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 860 $110,974,047
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 901 $107,150,728
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 882 $218,124,775
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 510 $110,974,047
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 492 $107,150,728
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 503 $218,124,775
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,464 $488,393
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 68 $110,485,654
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,082 $67,054
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 76 $107,083,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,167 $67,054
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,871 $488,393
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 76 $217,569,328
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 551 $110,485,654
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,109 $488,393
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 593 $107,083,674
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,015 $67,054
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 574 $217,569,328
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,178 $555,447
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 278 $110,485,654
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $107,083,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $217,569,328


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