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Melanie Lynskey

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $635,773,078 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,652)
Best-known acting roles: Lurlynn (Sweet Home Alabama), Julie Bingham (Up in the Air), Jacqueline de Ghent (Ever After: A Cinderella Story), Gloria (Coyote Ugly), Ginger Whitacre (The Informant!)
Most productive collaborators: George Clooney, Jason Reitman, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Sheldon Turner

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting14$383,519,347$252,253,731$635,773,078
Leading7$3,183,107$2,392,034$5,575,141
Lead Ensemble Member4$49,401$0$49,401
(Unclassified)9$85,131,283$6,446,681$91,577,964

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Sadie   $0 $0 $0
5/12/2017 Folk Hero & Funny Guy Becky  $0 $0 $0
4/14/2017 Little Boxes Gina  $0 $0 $0
4/7/2017 1 Mile to You Coach Rowan  $0 $0 $0
11/1/2016 Rainbow Time Lindsay  $0 $0 $0
8/26/2016 The Intervention Annie  $32,919 $0 $32,919
8/21/2015 Digging for Fire Squiggy  $119,364 $0 $119,364
1/23/2015 We'll Never Have Paris Devon  $0 $0 $0
12/17/2014 Goodbye to All That Annie Wall  $13,790 $0 $13,790
7/25/2014 Happy Christmas Kelly  $30,312 $0 $30,312
6/27/2014 They Came Together Brenda  $0 $82,780 $82,780
5/20/2014 The Big Ask Hannah  $0 $0 $0
9/21/2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Aunt Helen  $17,742,948 $15,326,355 $33,069,303
9/7/2012 Hello I Must Be Going Amy  $106,709 $0 $106,709
6/22/2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the W… Karen  $7,078,738 $4,688,221 $11,766,959
4/13/2012 Touchback Macy  $204,157 $0 $204,157
3/18/2011 Win Win Cindy Timmons  $10,179,275 $1,689,788 $11,869,063
11/12/2010 Helena From the Wedding Alice  $2,692 $0 $2,692
4/2/2010 Leaves of Grass   $70,066 $15,461 $85,527
12/4/2009 Up in the Air Julie Bingham  $83,823,381 $83,019,358 $166,842,739
9/18/2009 The Informant! Ginger Whitacre  $33,316,821 $8,454,347 $41,771,168
6/5/2009 Away We Go Munch  $9,451,946 $656,070 $10,108,016
3/24/2009 Big Stan   $0 $1,770,677 $1,770,677
11/2/2007 Park Sheryl  $0 $0 $0
10/20/2006 Flags of Our Fathers Pauline Harnois  $33,602,376 $30,055,565 $63,657,941
6/23/2006 Say Uncle Susan  $5,361 $0 $5,361
10/31/2003 Shattered Glass Amy Brand  $2,207,975 $1,248,627 $3,456,602
10/18/2002 Abandon Mousy Julie  $10,719,367 $1,500,000 $12,219,367
9/27/2002 Sweet Home Alabama Lurlynn  $127,214,072 $55,151,042 $182,365,114
8/4/2000 Coyote Ugly Gloria  $60,786,269 $53,130,205 $113,916,474
7/7/2000 But I'm a Cheerleader Hillary  $2,205,627 $303,717 $2,509,344
8/13/1999 Detroit Rock City Beth Bumstein  $4,217,115 $1,608,199 $5,825,314
7/31/1998 Ever After: A Cinderella Story Jacqueline de Ghent  $65,705,772 $0 $65,705,772
11/16/1994 Heavenly Creatures Pauline Yvonne (Parker) Rieper  $3,046,086 $2,392,034 $5,438,120
Movies: 34Totals:$471,883,138$261,092,446$732,975,584
  Averages:$13,878,916$7,679,190$21,558,105

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/14/2017 Little Boxes $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/1/2016 Rainbow Time $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/26/2016 The Intervention $23,316 17 $32,919 $32,919 100.0%
1/23/2015 We'll Never Have Paris $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/17/2014 Goodbye to All That $0 3 $13,790 $13,790 100.0%
7/25/2014 Happy Christmas $7,523 9 $30,312 $30,312 100.0%
5/20/2014 The Big Ask $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/7/2012 Hello I Must Be Going $23,904 15 $106,709 $106,709 100.0%
11/12/2010 Helena From the Wedding $2,692 1 $2,692 $2,692 100.0%
11/2/2007 Park $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/16/1994 Heavenly Creatures $0 57 $3,046,086 $5,438,120 56.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $3,232,508$5,624,542 
 Averages:$5,2219$293,864$511,32292.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/12/2017 Folk Hero & Funny Guy $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/7/2017 1 Mile to You $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/21/2015 Digging for Fire $24,544 30 $119,364 $119,364 100.0%
6/27/2014 They Came Together $0 0 $0 $82,780 0.0%
9/21/2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower $228,359 745 $17,742,948 $33,069,303 53.7%
6/22/2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the W… $3,822,803 1,625 $7,078,738 $11,766,959 60.2%
4/13/2012 Touchback $66,998 69 $204,157 $204,157 100.0%
3/18/2011 Win Win $150,362 388 $10,179,275 $11,869,063 85.8%
12/4/2009 Up in the Air $1,181,450 2,218 $83,823,381 $166,842,739 50.2%
9/18/2009 The Informant! $10,464,314 2,505 $33,316,821 $41,771,168 79.8%
6/5/2009 Away We Go $130,411 506 $9,451,946 $10,108,016 93.5%
10/20/2006 Flags of Our Fathers $10,245,190 2,375 $33,602,376 $63,657,941 52.8%
9/27/2002 Sweet Home Alabama $35,648,740 3,313 $127,214,072 $182,365,114 69.8%
8/4/2000 Coyote Ugly $17,319,282 2,664 $60,786,269 $113,916,474 53.4%
Movies: 14Totals:  $383,519,347$635,773,078 
 Averages:$5,663,0321,174$27,394,239$45,412,36366.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,926 $3,232,508
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,605 $383,519,347
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,360 $471,883,138
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,681 $96,177,809
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,951 $244,759,193
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,738 $471,883,138
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,049 $2,392,034
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,983 $252,253,731
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,630 $261,092,446
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,143 $74,917,349
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,001-9,100) 9,054 $168,225,965
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,501-7,600) 7,576 $261,092,446
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,490 $5,624,542
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,652 $635,773,078
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,988 $732,975,584
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,916 $171,095,158
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,031 $412,985,158
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,630 $732,975,584
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,909 $186,422
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 347 $3,046,086
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 337 $2,392,034
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,500 $186,422
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 394 $5,438,120
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,617 $3,232,508
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,730 $2,392,034
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,149 $5,624,542
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,618 $186,422
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 401-500) 433 $3,046,086
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 399 $2,392,034
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,137 $186,422
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 401-500) 467 $5,438,120
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,586 $30,312
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 989 $3,202,196
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,060 $2,392,034
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,737 $30,312
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,221 $5,594,230
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,456 $3,216,026
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,536 $16,482
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,420 $2,392,034
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,622 $5,608,060
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,015 $16,482


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