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Jane Lynch

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $2,647,273,738 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #437)
Best-known acting roles: (Shrek Forever After), Calhoun (Wreck-It Ralph), Gayle (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Lucy Bobby (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), Dorothy McWilliams (Julie & Julia)
Most productive collaborators: John C. Reilly, Clark Spencer, John Lasseter, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting16$1,372,685,934$1,274,587,804$2,647,273,738
Lead Ensemble Member3$246,425,654$325,259,980$571,685,634
(Unclassified)12$82,118,784$40,100,447$122,219,231

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Limited Releases: Grace Under Pressure

October 4th, 2013

There are ten limited releases on this week's list, but only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Let the Fire Burn is the standout, with a 92% positive response. The Summit is earning 73% positive reviews, which is good, but not great. Then there's Grace Unplugged, which is opening in more than 500 theaters, but with no reviews. That's a horrible combination. Overall, there's nothing that jumps out as a potential limited release hit. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Wreck-It Ralph

March 4th, 2013

Wreck-It Ralph was one of three Disney animated films that earned Oscar nominations this year. It was considered by many to be the favorite to win; however, it lost out to fellow Disney creation, Brave. I'm a huge video game nerd and I've been playing video games since the Commodore 64 days. MULE, Archon, Impossible Mission, Epyx Summer Games franchise, Defender of the Crown. So many awesome old school games. I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, but I'm a little worried my expectations have grown too high. Is that the case? More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/21/2018 Ralph Breaks The Internet Sergeant Calhoun  $0 $0 $0
4/25/2017 After the Reality   $0 $0 $0
10/7/2016 The Late Bloomer   $0 $0 $0
10/28/2014 Adventure Planet   $0 $0 $0
4/1/2014 Birds of Paradise   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2013 Shou Hu Zhe Sen Lin   $0 $0 $0
10/4/2013 A.C.O.D. Dr. Judith  $157,690 $0 $157,690
8/30/2013 Afternoon Delight Dr. Lenore  $174,496 $0 $174,496
2/15/2013 Escape From Planet Earth Io  $57,012,977 $17,143,633 $74,156,610
12/7/2012 Dino Time Sue  $0 $1,017,503 $1,017,503
11/1/2012 Wreck-It Ralph Calhoun  $189,412,677 $307,098,844 $496,511,521
4/13/2012 The Three Stooges Mother Superior  $44,338,224 $9,714,025 $54,052,249
3/18/2011 Paul Pat Stevens  $37,412,945 $63,749,161 $101,162,106
5/21/2010 Shrek Forever After   $238,736,787 $517,507,886 $756,244,673
12/23/2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel   $219,614,612 $223,868,601 $443,483,213
10/9/2009 Adventures of Power   $17,738 $0 $17,738
8/21/2009 Post Grad   $6,382,178 $181,224 $6,563,402
8/7/2009 Julie & Julia Dorothy McWilliams  $94,125,426 $32,520,693 $126,646,119
6/23/2009 Mr. Troop Mom Ms. Hulka  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2008 Spring Breakdown Senator Kay Bee Hartmann  $0 $0 $0
11/7/2008 Role Models Sweeny  $67,300,955 $27,199,871 $94,500,826
8/20/2008 The Rocker Lisa  $6,409,528 $2,357,810 $8,767,338
7/18/2008 Space Chimps   $30,105,968 $36,923,988 $67,029,956
12/14/2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Gayle  $217,326,974 $145,278,059 $362,605,033
11/17/2006 For Your Consideration Cindy Martin  $5,549,923 $0 $5,549,923
8/4/2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… Lucy Bobby  $148,213,377 $14,657,148 $162,870,525
8/19/2005 The 40 Year-old Virgin Paula  $109,449,237 $67,894,993 $177,344,230
7/9/2004 Sleepover Gabby  $9,408,183 $0 $9,408,183
4/16/2003 A Mighty Wind Laurie Bohner  $17,583,468 $921,071 $18,504,539
9/27/2000 Best in Show Christy Cummings  $18,621,249 $2,074,164 $20,695,413
8/6/1993 The Fugitive Dr. Kathy Wahlund  $183,875,760 $169,839,557 $353,715,317
Movies: 31Totals:$1,701,230,372$1,639,948,231$3,341,178,603
  Averages:$54,878,399$52,901,556$107,779,955

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/15/2013 Escape From Planet Earth $15,891,055 3,353 $57,012,977 $74,156,610 76.9%
12/7/2012 Dino Time $0 0 $0 $1,017,503 0.0%
11/1/2012 Wreck-It Ralph $49,038,712 3,752 $189,412,677 $496,511,521 38.1%
Movies: 3Totals:  $246,425,654$571,685,634 
 Averages:$21,643,2562,368$82,141,885$190,561,87838.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/21/2018 Ralph Breaks The Internet $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/4/2013 A.C.O.D. $19,001 42 $157,690 $157,690 100.0%
8/30/2013 Afternoon Delight $27,352 39 $174,496 $174,496 100.0%
4/13/2012 The Three Stooges $17,010,125 3,482 $44,338,224 $54,052,249 82.0%
3/18/2011 Paul $13,043,310 2,806 $37,412,945 $101,162,106 37.0%
5/21/2010 Shrek Forever After $70,838,207 4,386 $238,736,787 $756,244,673 31.6%
12/23/2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $48,875,415 3,747 $219,614,612 $443,483,213 49.5%
8/7/2009 Julie & Julia $20,027,956 2,528 $94,125,426 $126,646,119 74.3%
6/23/2009 Mr. Troop Mom $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/7/2008 Role Models $19,167,085 2,798 $67,300,955 $94,500,826 71.2%
8/20/2008 The Rocker $2,636,048 2,784 $6,409,528 $8,767,338 73.1%
12/14/2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks $44,307,417 3,499 $217,326,974 $362,605,033 59.9%
11/17/2006 For Your Consideration $372,012 625 $5,549,923 $5,549,923 100.0%
8/4/2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… $47,042,215 3,807 $148,213,377 $162,870,525 91.0%
8/19/2005 The 40 Year-old Virgin $21,422,815 3,006 $109,449,237 $177,344,230 61.7%
8/6/1993 The Fugitive $23,758,855 2,425 $183,875,760 $353,715,317 52.0%
Movies: 16Totals:  $1,372,685,934$2,647,273,738 
 Averages:$20,534,2382,248$85,792,871$165,454,60970.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 623 $246,425,654
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 $1,372,685,934
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 539 $1,185,961,963
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 433 $833,386,607
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 317 $780,175,058
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 374 $1,701,230,372
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 626 $325,259,980
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 634 $1,274,587,804
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,675 $761,273,880
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 896 $590,004,076
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 511 $1,009,843,708
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 654 $1,639,948,231
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 632 $571,685,634
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 437 $2,647,273,738
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 906 $1,947,235,843
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 625 $1,423,390,683
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 387 $1,790,018,766
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 482 $3,341,178,603
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 308 $246,425,654
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 304 $325,259,980
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $571,685,634
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $246,425,654
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 131 $325,259,980
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $571,685,634
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 122 $246,425,654
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $325,259,980
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 128 $571,685,634
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $246,425,654
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $325,259,980
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 263 $571,685,634
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 199 $246,425,654
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $325,259,980
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 199 $571,685,634
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $189,412,677
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $307,098,844
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 195 $496,511,521


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