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Ben Mendelsohn

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $999,603,232 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,296)
Best-known acting roles: Director Orson Krennic (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Nolan Sorrento (Ready Player One), King George VI (Darkest Hour), Hegep (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Phil Beckman (Knowing)
Most productive collaborators: Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting12$326,700,718$672,902,514$999,603,232
Leading3$1,403,674$8,516,979$9,920,653
Lead Ensemble Member3$650,904,081$878,821,171$1,529,725,252
(Unclassified)4$0$913,797$913,797

Career Trend

This graph shows Ben Mendelsohn’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


2018 Preview: March

March 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

February was an amazing month, thanks mainly to Black Panther, but Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit were also significant hits and overall the month was a massive improvement over last February. Looking forward, there’s nothing opening in March that will earn as much in total as Black Panther did during its opening weekend. That said, A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One should have no trouble getting to $100 million, while Tomb Raider has a 50/50 chance of getting there. Unfortunately, compared to last March, this is still a pittance. There’s a chance that no film opening this March will earn as much in total as Beauty and the Beast opened with last march. We will need Black Panther to have good legs to keep 2018 ahead of 2017 by the end of the month. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

March 27th, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in a series of standalone movies movies Disney is planning for the Star Wars franchise. There were some who questioned whether or not audiences would show up to a Star Wars movie if it wasn’t directly part of the overall story. Turns out the answer to that question is yes, to the tune of over $1 billion worldwide. This was nearly 50% less than The Force Awakens earned, but is it also much weaker in terms of quality? More...

2016 Preview: December

December 1st, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand. More...

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films

December 13th, 2015

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release... More...

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015

Carol

Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)

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Limited and VOD Releases: Taking a Gamble on Limited Releases

September 25th, 2015

Mississippi Grind

While it isn't a quiet week for limited releases, nearly all of the buzz is directed towards two films, 99 Homes and Mississippi Grind. The former will likely be the biggest box office hit, but the later is a gambling movie, so it is the one I most want to see. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/8/2019 Captain Marvel   $0 $0 $0
11/21/2018 Robin Hood: Origins Sheriff of Nottingham  $0 $0 $0
3/29/2018 Ready Player One Nolan Sorrento  $118,681,326 $360,010,007 $478,691,333
11/22/2017 Darkest Hour King George VI  $56,443,120 $92,174,239 $148,617,359
10/6/2017 Una   $0 $417,817 $417,817
5/23/2017 I am Heath Ledger   $0 $495,980 $495,980
12/16/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Director Orson Krennic  $532,177,324 $518,811,164 $1,050,988,488
9/25/2015 Mississippi Grind Gerry  $130,541 $318,100 $448,641
5/15/2015 Slow West Payne  $229,094 $1,164,235 $1,393,329
4/7/2015 Lost River Dave  $45,431 $0 $45,431
1/23/2015 Black Sea Fraser  $1,171,559 $383,774 $1,555,333
12/12/2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Hegep  $65,014,513 $203,300,000 $268,314,513
8/27/2014 Starred Up Neville Love  $54,915 $63,081 $117,996
9/6/2013 Adore Harold  $302,020 $535,014 $837,034
3/29/2013 The Place Beyond the Pines Robin  $21,403,519 $25,607,930 $47,011,449
11/30/2012 Killing Them Softly Russell  $14,945,541 $24,292,902 $39,238,443
10/14/2011 Trespass Elias  $16,816 $769,716 $786,532
9/23/2011 Killer Elite Martin  $25,124,986 $40,284,060 $65,409,046
8/13/2010 Animal Kingdom Andrew "Pope" Cody  $1,044,039 $7,034,644 $8,078,683
3/20/2009 Knowing Phil Beckman  $79,957,634 $106,492,683 $186,450,317
11/26/2008 Australia Captain Dutton  $49,554,002 $165,526,808 $215,080,810
12/25/2005 The New World Ben  $12,712,093 $13,472,307 $26,184,400
Movies: 22Totals:$979,008,473$1,561,154,461$2,540,162,934
  Averages:$44,500,385$70,961,566$115,461,952

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/29/2018 Ready Player One $41,769,050 4,234 $118,681,326 $478,691,333 24.8%
12/16/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 4,157 $532,177,324 $1,050,988,488 50.6%
9/25/2015 Mississippi Grind $12,434 46 $130,541 $448,641 29.1%
5/15/2015 Slow West $0 54 $229,094 $1,393,329 16.4%
4/7/2015 Lost River $20,828 3 $45,431 $45,431 100.0%
8/13/2010 Animal Kingdom $61,968 61 $1,044,039 $8,078,683 12.9%
Movies: 6Totals:  $652,307,755$1,539,645,905 
 Averages:$32,824,3271,426$108,717,959$256,607,65139.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/22/2017 Darkest Hour $175,006 1,733 $56,443,120 $148,617,359 38.0%
1/23/2015 Black Sea $37,675 353 $1,171,559 $1,555,333 75.3%
12/12/2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings $24,115,934 3,503 $65,014,513 $268,314,513 24.2%
8/27/2014 Starred Up $13,561 7 $54,915 $117,996 46.5%
9/6/2013 Adore $125,400 57 $302,020 $837,034 36.1%
3/29/2013 The Place Beyond the Pines $279,457 1,584 $21,403,519 $47,011,449 45.5%
11/30/2012 Killing Them Softly $6,812,900 2,424 $14,945,541 $39,238,443 38.1%
10/14/2011 Trespass $16,816 10 $16,816 $786,532 2.1%
9/23/2011 Killer Elite $9,352,008 2,986 $25,124,986 $65,409,046 38.4%
3/20/2009 Knowing $24,604,751 3,337 $79,957,634 $186,450,317 42.9%
11/26/2008 Australia $14,800,723 2,721 $49,554,002 $215,080,810 23.0%
12/25/2005 The New World $20,000 811 $12,712,093 $26,184,400 48.5%
Movies: 12Totals:  $326,700,718$999,603,232 
 Averages:$6,696,1861,627$27,225,060$83,300,26938.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 237 $652,307,755
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,549 $326,700,718
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 760 $979,008,473
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 432 $811,659,758
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,070 $167,348,715
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 954 $979,008,473
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 225 $887,338,150
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,900 $672,902,514
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 511 $1,560,240,664
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 382 $1,234,464,806
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,331 $325,775,858
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 689 $1,561,154,461
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 225 $1,539,645,905
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,296 $999,603,232
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 583 $2,539,249,137
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 394 $2,046,124,564
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,781 $493,124,573
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 780 $2,540,162,934
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 112 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 124 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 17 199
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 114 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 15 190
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 105 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 15 196
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,201 $1,449,105
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 263 $118,681,326
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 1 $532,177,324
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,677 $8,516,979
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 116 $360,010,007
Top International Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 13 $518,811,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,087 $9,966,084
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $478,691,333
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 4 $1,050,988,488
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,880 $1,449,105
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 31 $650,858,650
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,212 $8,516,979
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 38 $878,821,171
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,801 $9,966,084
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 31 $1,529,679,821
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,028 $1,174,580
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 23 $650,858,650
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 701-800) 759 $45,431
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 884 $229,094
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,501 $7,352,744
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 21 $878,821,171
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 685 $1,164,235
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,961 $8,527,324
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 21 $1,529,679,821
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 801-900) 873 $45,431
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 871 $1,393,329
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 69 $650,858,650
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,232 $1,174,580
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 701-800) 763 $45,431
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 91 $229,094
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 84 $878,821,171
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 813 $7,352,744
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 73 $1,164,235
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 76 $1,529,679,821
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,107 $8,527,324
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 801-900) 892 $45,431
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 90 $1,393,329
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 119 $650,858,650
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,578 $1,449,105
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $878,821,171
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,165 $8,516,979
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 112 $1,529,679,821
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,437 $9,966,084
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 245 $118,726,757
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 63 $532,177,324
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 99 $360,010,007
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $518,811,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $478,736,764
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 89 $1,050,988,488


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