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James Marsden

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $2,798,687,352 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #378)
Best-known acting roles: Scott Summers, AKA Cyclops (X-Men: The Last Stand), Richard White (Superman Returns), Cyclops (X2), Jack Lime (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), John F. Kennedy (Lee Daniels' The Butler)
Most productive collaborators: Tim Hill, Bryan Singer, Kevin Lima, Russell Brand, Cinco Paul

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting21$1,566,924,932$1,231,762,420$2,798,687,352
Leading15$274,521,760$322,540,078$597,061,838
Lead Ensemble Member4$49,367,758$6,735,651$56,103,409
(Unclassified)2$16,273$0$16,273

Career Trend

This graph shows James Marsden’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 Preview: March

March 1st, 2015

Cinderella poster

February was strong thanks to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which beat expectations. This March could actually be even better, as there are three or four films that have a decent shot at earning $100 million or more. The top film will likely be Cinderella, which has a real shot at $200 million. Insurgent will almost assuredly get beyond the $100 million mark, while Get Hard, Home, and perhaps Chappie will also get to the century mark. Last March, there were four $100 million hits, led by Divergent, which pulled in $150 million. While this March should be better than February, I'm not sure it will be better than last March. I don't think March 2015 will be much worse than last year, but I think its percentage lead will be chipped away at by the end of the month. More...

2014 Preview: October

September 30th, 2014

Fury poster

September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Anchorman: The Legend Continues

March 30th, 2014

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy came out in theaters nearly a decade ago. It earned good reviews and did well at the box office managing nearly $90 million worldwide on a $25 million budget. However, it became a classic on the home market and many think it is among Will Ferrell's best movies. Rumors of a sequel persisted for quite a while before Anchorman: The Legend Continues finally came out. It earned better reviews and nearly doubled the first film's numbers at the worldwide box office. Is this because the quality is also better? Or did it unduly benefit from nearly ten years of demand? More...

Limited Release: Much Ado About Limited Releases

June 7th, 2013

There are not a ton of new releases this week, but there are a few earning good reviews, and even a couple that are earning excellent reviews. Hopefully several will do well enough at the box office to thrive, but the only one I'm really bullish about is Much Ado About Nothing. It has excellent reviews, lots of buzz, and plenty of name recognition on both sides of the camera. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Bachelorette

March 17th, 2013

Before Bachelorette opened in theaters, there were some reports it was going to open wide. In the end, it opened in only a few dozen theaters and struggled to find an audience in limited release. Granted, given its genre, it was always going to struggle in limited release, but is the film worth checking out on the home market? Or is it a misfire that was dumped to limited release, because the studio knew it was a flop? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/15/2019 Sonic The Hedgehog   $0 $0 $0
8/9/2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood   $0 $0 $0
7/13/2018 Shock and Awe Warren Strobel  $0 $0 $0
2/9/2018 The Female Brain   $16,273 $0 $16,273
12/31/2015 Henchmen   $0 $0 $0
5/19/2015 Into the Grizzly Maze Rowan  $0 $0 $0
5/8/2015 The D Train Lawless  $669,688 $102,678 $772,366
5/1/2015 Welcome to Me Rich  $625,727 $4,159 $629,886
3/17/2015 Accidental Love Scott  $0 $135,436 $135,436
3/5/2015 Unfinished Business Jim Spinch  $10,219,501 $2,600,000 $12,819,501
1/30/2015 The Loft Chris Vanowen  $6,002,684 $358,170 $6,360,854
10/17/2014 The Best of Me Dawson  $26,766,213 $14,293,205 $41,059,418
5/2/2014 Walk of Shame Gordon  $59,209 $5,506,050 $5,565,259
12/18/2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Jack Lime  $127,352,707 $44,833,047 $172,185,754
11/23/2013 Kaguyahime no monogatari Prince Ishitsukuri  $1,506,975 $17,737,432 $19,244,407
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler John F. Kennedy  $116,632,095 $60,393,403 $177,025,498
8/2/2013 2 Guns Quince  $75,612,460 $56,880,555 $132,493,015
6/7/2013 As Cool As I Am Chuck  $0 $0 $0
9/6/2012 Bachelorette Trevor  $446,770 $12,130,631 $12,577,401
8/17/2012 Robot & Frank Hunter  $3,317,468 $1,616,888 $4,934,356
9/16/2011 Straw Dogs David Sumner  $10,324,441 $929,380 $11,253,821
4/1/2011 Hop Fred O'Hare  $108,085,305 $80,572,288 $188,657,593
7/30/2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Diggs  $43,585,753 $69,440,630 $113,026,383
4/16/2010 Death at a Funeral Oscar  $42,739,347 $6,237,886 $48,977,233
11/6/2009 The Box Arthur Lewis  $15,051,977 $11,289,919 $26,341,896
10/17/2008 Sex Drive Rex  $8,402,485 $2,010,000 $10,412,485
1/18/2008 27 Dresses Kevin  $76,808,654 $83,439,151 $160,247,805
11/21/2007 Enchanted Prince Edward  $127,706,877 $212,677,264 $340,384,141
7/20/2007 Hairspray Corny Collins  $118,871,849 $84,163,723 $203,035,572
10/31/2006 The Alibi Wendell Hatch  $0 $0 $0
8/18/2006 10th & Wolf Tommy  $54,702 $89,080 $143,782
6/28/2006 Superman Returns Richard White  $200,120,000 $173,965,065 $374,085,065
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Scott Summers, AKA Cyclops  $234,362,462 $224,898,484 $459,260,946
6/17/2005 Heights Jonathan  $1,158,405 $10,000 $1,168,405
6/25/2004 The Notebook Lon Hammond  $81,001,787 $35,023,236 $116,025,023
5/14/2004 The 24th Day Dan  $14,107 $0 $14,107
5/2/2003 X2 Cyclops  $214,949,694 $191,925,842 $406,875,536
9/28/2001 Zoolander John Wilkes Booth  $45,172,250 $15,608,731 $60,780,981
1/26/2001 Sugar and Spice Jack Bartlett  $13,276,953 $3,603,846 $16,880,799
7/14/2000 X-Men Cyclops  $157,299,717 $139,572,650 $296,872,367
4/21/2000 Gossip Derrick Webb  $5,108,820 $7,482,450 $12,591,270
7/24/1998 Disturbing Behavior Steve Clark  $17,507,368 $1,506,870 $19,014,238
Movies: 42Totals:$1,890,830,723$1,561,038,149$3,451,868,872
  Averages:$45,019,779$37,167,575$82,187,354

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/15/2019 Sonic The Hedgehog $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/13/2018 Shock and Awe $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/19/2015 Into the Grizzly Maze $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/8/2015 The D Train $447,661 1,009 $669,688 $772,366 86.7%
5/1/2015 Welcome to Me $38,168 133 $625,727 $629,886 99.3%
3/17/2015 Accidental Love $0 0 $0 $135,436 0.0%
1/30/2015 The Loft $2,747,342 1,841 $6,002,684 $6,360,854 94.4%
10/17/2014 The Best of Me $10,003,827 2,936 $26,766,213 $41,059,418 65.2%
6/7/2013 As Cool As I Am $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/16/2011 Straw Dogs $5,123,760 2,408 $10,324,441 $11,253,821 91.7%
4/16/2010 Death at a Funeral $16,217,540 2,459 $42,739,347 $48,977,233 87.3%
10/17/2008 Sex Drive $3,607,164 2,421 $8,402,485 $10,412,485 80.7%
1/18/2008 27 Dresses $23,007,725 3,074 $76,808,654 $160,247,805 47.9%
11/21/2007 Enchanted $34,440,317 3,730 $127,706,877 $340,384,141 37.5%
8/18/2006 10th & Wolf $20,774 6 $54,702 $143,782 38.0%
6/17/2005 Heights $52,885 66 $1,158,405 $1,168,405 99.1%
5/14/2004 The 24th Day $2,001 1 $14,107 $14,107 100.0%
4/21/2000 Gossip $2,321,729 1,525 $5,108,820 $12,591,270 40.6%
7/24/1998 Disturbing Behavior $7,007,714 1,842 $17,507,368 $19,014,238 92.1%
Movies: 19Totals:  $323,889,518$653,165,247 
 Averages:$5,528,3481,234$17,046,817$34,377,11870.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/9/2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/5/2015 Unfinished Business $4,772,613 2,777 $10,219,501 $12,819,501 79.7%
5/2/2014 Walk of Shame $39,751 51 $59,209 $5,565,259 1.1%
12/18/2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $26,232,425 3,507 $127,352,707 $172,185,754 74.0%
11/23/2013 Kaguyahime no monogatari $54,915 29 $1,506,975 $19,244,407 7.8%
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler $24,637,312 3,330 $116,632,095 $177,025,498 65.9%
8/2/2013 2 Guns $27,059,130 3,028 $75,612,460 $132,493,015 57.1%
9/6/2012 Bachelorette $181,494 60 $446,770 $12,577,401 3.6%
8/17/2012 Robot & Frank $35,539 209 $3,317,468 $4,934,356 67.2%
4/1/2011 Hop $37,543,710 3,616 $108,085,305 $188,657,593 57.3%
7/30/2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $12,279,363 3,705 $43,585,753 $113,026,383 38.6%
11/6/2009 The Box $7,571,417 2,635 $15,051,977 $26,341,896 57.1%
7/20/2007 Hairspray $27,476,745 3,121 $118,871,849 $203,035,572 58.5%
10/31/2006 The Alibi $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/28/2006 Superman Returns $52,535,096 4,065 $200,120,000 $374,085,065 53.5%
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand $102,750,665 3,714 $234,362,462 $459,260,946 51.0%
6/25/2004 The Notebook $13,464,745 2,323 $81,001,787 $116,025,023 69.8%
5/2/2003 X2 $85,558,731 3,749 $214,949,694 $406,875,536 52.8%
9/28/2001 Zoolander $15,525,043 2,522 $45,172,250 $60,780,981 74.3%
1/26/2001 Sugar and Spice $5,891,176 2,150 $13,276,953 $16,880,799 78.7%
7/14/2000 X-Men $54,471,475 3,112 $157,299,717 $296,872,367 53.0%
Movies: 21Totals:  $1,566,924,932$2,798,687,352 
 Averages:$23,718,1592,272$74,615,473$133,270,82652.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 515 $323,889,518
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 162 $1,566,924,932
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 216 $1,845,721,722
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 175 $1,509,960,481
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,744 $174,031,932
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 293 $1,890,830,723
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 623 $329,275,729
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 666 $1,231,762,420
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 581 $1,473,860,087
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 371 $1,314,562,340
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 17,001-17,100) 17,066 $78,179,210
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 716 $1,561,038,149
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 569 $653,165,247
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 378 $2,798,687,352
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 355 $3,319,581,809
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 272 $2,824,522,821
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,901-11,000) 10,931 $252,211,142
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 444 $3,451,868,872
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 210 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 240 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 122 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office 43 141
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office 46 141
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 141 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 390 26
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 453 26
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 536 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 512 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 575 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office 88 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office 31 145
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office 38 145
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 234 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 245 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office 96 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office 40 143
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office 43 143
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 260 57
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 336 $229,585,539
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 572 $35,168,698
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 136 $59,066,472
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 601-700) 615 $54,702
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 201-300) 245 $14,107
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $305,358,008
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 678 $16,303,205
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 282 $7,525,436
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 501 $89,080
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 327 $534,943,547
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 651 $51,471,903
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 176 $66,591,908
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 601-700) 646 $143,782
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 201-300) 263 $14,107
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 581 $196,182,641
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $127,706,877
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 854 $116,598,465
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $212,677,264
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 694 $312,781,106
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 148 $340,384,141
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $196,113,832
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $127,706,877
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 601-700) 682 $54,702
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 466 $116,509,385
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $212,677,264
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 575 $89,080
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $312,623,217
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 166 $340,384,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 701-800) 713 $143,782
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 504 $52,437,247
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 494 $33,102,247
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 257 $33,834,493
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 29 $204,515,531
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 731 $8,490,159
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 527 $21,874,735
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 529 $2,794,420
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 22 $296,116,415
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 574 $60,927,406
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 509 $54,976,982
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 366 $36,628,913
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 25 $500,631,946
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 508 $130,341,080
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 432 $92,553,072
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 388 $127,706,877
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,004 $54,702
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 574 $112,160,997
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 941 $18,641,593
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 293 $212,677,264
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,097 $89,080
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 533 $242,502,077
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 591 $111,194,665
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 335 $340,384,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,295 $143,782
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $127,706,877
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 737 $5,108,820
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $53,063,788
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 290 $76,808,654
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $17,507,368
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 243 $212,677,264
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 559 $7,482,450
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 427 $7,167,266
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 273 $83,439,151
Top International Leading Stars for MGM Movies 84 $1,506,870
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 257 $340,384,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 721 $12,591,270
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 372 $60,231,054
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 296 $160,247,805
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $19,014,238


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