| || ||Movies||Domestic|
|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$124,069,514||$149,819,418||$273,888,932|
|Lead Ensemble Member||5||$250,236,296||$125,419,551||$375,655,847|
|In Technical Roles||Screenwriter||1||$0||$0||$0|
This graph shows Wendi McLendon-Covey’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
|Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600)
|Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500)
|Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100)
|Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,001-7,100)
|Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800)
|Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200)
See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.
March 1st, 2014
2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison.
February 14th, 2014
There are lots of films on this week's list of limited releases, but only one of them, The New Black, is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. The Returned is earning overall positive reviews, but that's not enough to thrive in limited release. In fact, given the competition, it is unlikely there is any film that will earn breakout success.