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Ben Mendelsohn

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $907,517,145 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,605)
Best-known acting roles: Director Orson Krennic (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Hegep (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Phil Beckman (Knowing), King George VI (Darkest Hour), Captain Dutton (Australia)
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$306,888,870$600,628,275$907,517,145
Leading3$1,403,674$8,516,979$9,920,653
Lead Ensemble Member2$532,222,755$518,811,164$1,051,033,919
(Unclassified)4$0$909,066$909,066

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


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
9/21/2018 Robin Hood: Origins Sheriff of Nottingham  $0 $0 $0
3/30/2018 Ready Player One Nolan Sorrento  $0 $0 $0
11/22/2017 Darkest Hour King George VI  $36,631,272 $19,900,000 $56,531,272
10/6/2017 Una   $0 $417,817 $417,817
5/23/2017 I am Heath Ledger   $0 $491,249 $491,249
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: 21Totals:$840,515,299$1,128,865,484$1,969,380,783
  Averages:$40,024,538$53,755,499$93,780,037

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
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: 5Totals:  $533,626,429$1,060,954,572 
 Averages:$31,035,382864$106,725,286$212,190,91441.8%

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 $36,631,272 $56,531,272 64.8%
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:  $306,888,870$907,517,145 
 Averages:$6,696,1861,627$25,574,073$75,626,42940.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 306 $533,626,429
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,807 $306,888,870
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 978 $840,515,299
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 528 $673,166,584
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,006 $167,348,715
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,189 $840,515,299
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 404 $527,328,143
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,191 $600,628,275
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 817 $1,127,956,418
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 589 $802,180,560
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,234 $325,775,858
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,060 $1,128,865,484
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 342 $1,060,954,572
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,605 $907,517,145
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 853 $1,968,471,717
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 561 $1,475,347,144
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,730 $493,124,573
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,086 $1,969,380,783
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 115 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 127 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 82 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 122 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 143 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 107 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 84 99
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,169 $1,449,105
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 5 $532,177,324
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,651 $8,516,979
Top International Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 17 $518,811,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,054 $9,966,084
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 8 $1,050,988,488
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,834 $1,449,105
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 43 $532,177,324
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,185 $8,516,979
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 83 $518,811,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,758 $9,966,084
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 66 $1,050,988,488
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,005 $1,174,580
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 34 $532,177,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 701-800) 748 $45,431
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 869 $229,094
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,484 $7,352,744
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 55 $518,811,164
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 673 $1,164,235
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,938 $8,527,324
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 41 $1,050,988,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 801-900) 866 $45,431
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 853 $1,393,329
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 94 $532,177,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,212 $1,174,580
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 701-800) 744 $45,431
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 90 $229,094
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $518,811,164
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 799 $7,352,744
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 68 $1,164,235
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 126 $1,050,988,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,091 $8,527,324
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 801-900) 871 $45,431
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 89 $1,393,329
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 146 $532,177,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,553 $1,449,105
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 218 $518,811,164
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,145 $8,516,979
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 176 $1,050,988,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,414 $9,966,084
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 741 $45,431
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 52 $532,177,324
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 107 $518,811,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 741 $45,431
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 80 $1,050,988,488


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