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Chris Messina

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $605,771,555 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,908)
Best-known acting roles: Malinov (Argo), Eric Powell (Julie & Julia), Det. Bowden (Devil), Doug (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Dion Bartolo (Live by Night)
Most productive collaborators: Ben Affleck, Meryl Streep, Nora Ephron, Logan Marshall-Green, Amy Adams

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting14$313,778,084$291,993,471$605,771,555
Leading5$34,476,310$30,069,344$64,545,654
Lead Ensemble Member2$10,378,555$11,400,000$21,778,555
(Unclassified)6$46,740,925$60,564,635$107,305,560
In Technical RolesDirector1$0$588$588

Career Trend

This graph shows Chris Messina’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 TV on DVD Review: The Newsroom: The Complete First Season

June 11th, 2013

The Newsroom was one of three new shows to debut on HBO last year, and the only drama. It was created by Aaron Sorkin, who has won countless awards including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, numerous Prime Time Emmys, WGAs, PGAs, etc. Needless to say, it had high expectations associated with it. Can it live up to those expectations? Will it appeal to fans of Aaron Sorkin? Will it only appeal to fans of Aaron Sorkin? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ruby Sparks

October 29th, 2012

Paul Dano is an incredibly talented actor; however, his track record at the box office has been spotty. Ruby Sparks had enough buzz going in that some thought it would expand semi-wide. It did start out well, but by the third week of limited release, it was clear it wasn't going to find a mainstream audience. Did it deserve to perform better? Is it too art house? Or is there another reason it failed to live up to some expectations. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/5/2018 Blame Jeremy  $0 $0 $0
4/11/2017 The Sweet Life Kenny Parker  $0 $6,308 $6,308
12/25/2016 Live by Night Dion Bartolo  $10,378,555 $11,400,000 $21,778,555
10/14/2016 Ordinary World Jake  $0 $0 $0
6/19/2015 Manglehorn Jacob  $132,270 $665,169 $797,439
4/17/2015 Alex of Venice George  $0 $588 $588
5/9/2014 Palo Alto Mitch  $767,732 $388,577 $1,156,309
1/11/2013 Fairhaven Dave  $0 $0 $0
11/9/2012 28 Hotel Rooms   $18,869 $0 $18,869
10/12/2012 Argo Malinov  $136,025,503 $91,115,254 $227,140,757
8/3/2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever Paul  $3,103,407 $684,282 $3,787,689
7/25/2012 Ruby Sparks Harry  $2,540,106 $6,242,872 $8,782,978
4/27/2012 The Giant Mechanical Man Tim  $7,396 $0 $7,396
3/23/2012 The Trouble With Bliss NJ  $13,093 $0 $13,093
5/6/2011 An Invisible Sign Ben Smith  $1,279 $0 $1,279
3/11/2011 Monogamy Theo  $21,527 $0 $21,527
9/17/2010 Devil Det. Bowden  $33,679,655 $29,674,459 $63,354,114
3/19/2010 Greenberg Phillip Greenberg  $4,234,170 $3,128,812 $7,362,982
9/25/2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men   $33,745 $0 $33,745
8/7/2009 Julie & Julia Eric Powell  $94,125,426 $32,520,693 $126,646,119
6/5/2009 Away We Go Tom  $9,451,946 $656,070 $10,108,016
9/26/2008 Humboldt County Max  $82,357 $0 $82,357
9/12/2008 Towelhead   $372,124 $28,631 $400,755
8/15/2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Doug  $23,216,709 $81,288,108 $104,504,817
5/2/2008 Made of Honor   $46,012,734 $60,536,004 $106,548,738
9/14/2007 Ira and Abby   $221,096 $0 $221,096
11/6/1998 The Siege Corporal  $40,934,175 $75,691,623 $116,625,798
Movies: 27Totals:$405,373,874$394,027,450$799,401,324
  Averages:$15,013,847$14,593,609$29,607,456

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/11/2017 The Sweet Life $0 0 $0 $6,308 0.0%
12/25/2016 Live by Night $33,336 2,822 $10,378,555 $21,778,555 47.7%
5/9/2014 Palo Alto $63,461 72 $767,732 $1,156,309 66.4%
1/11/2013 Fairhaven $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/27/2012 The Giant Mechanical Man $0 1 $7,396 $7,396 100.0%
3/11/2011 Monogamy $4,476 5 $21,527 $21,527 100.0%
9/17/2010 Devil $12,289,375 2,811 $33,679,655 $63,354,114 53.2%
Movies: 7Totals:  $44,854,865$86,324,209 
 Averages:$1,770,093816$6,407,838$12,332,03061.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/5/2018 Blame $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/14/2016 Ordinary World $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/19/2015 Manglehorn $11,227 27 $132,270 $797,439 16.6%
4/17/2015 Alex of Venice $0 0 $0 $588 0.0%
10/12/2012 Argo $19,458,109 3,247 $136,025,503 $227,140,757 59.9%
8/3/2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever $107,785 586 $3,103,407 $3,787,689 81.9%
7/25/2012 Ruby Sparks $140,822 261 $2,540,106 $8,782,978 28.9%
3/23/2012 The Trouble With Bliss $4,618 4 $13,093 $13,093 100.0%
5/6/2011 An Invisible Sign $0 0 $1,279 $1,279 100.0%
3/19/2010 Greenberg $118,152 186 $4,234,170 $7,362,982 57.5%
8/7/2009 Julie & Julia $20,027,956 2,528 $94,125,426 $126,646,119 74.3%
6/5/2009 Away We Go $130,411 506 $9,451,946 $10,108,016 93.5%
8/15/2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona $3,755,575 726 $23,216,709 $104,504,817 22.2%
11/6/1998 The Siege $13,931,285 2,582 $40,934,175 $116,625,798 35.1%
Movies: 14Totals:  $313,778,084$605,771,555 
 Averages:$4,120,424761$22,412,720$43,269,39755.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,691 $44,854,865
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,735 $313,778,084
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,899 $405,355,005
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,996 $167,987,155
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,247 $181,193,848
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,311 $405,373,874
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,670 $41,469,344
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,058 $291,993,471
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,082 $394,027,450
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,267 $162,871,056
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 8,901-9,000) 8,939 $169,935,689
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,833 $394,027,450
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,698 $86,324,209
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,908 $605,771,555
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,537 $799,382,455
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,112 $330,858,211
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,301-7,400) 7,355 $351,129,537
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,140 $799,401,324
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 398 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 438 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 517 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 394 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 440 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 510 8
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,251 $34,476,310
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 838 $10,378,555
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,164 $30,069,344
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 706 $11,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,258 $64,545,654
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 846 $21,778,555
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,424 $44,854,865
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,391 $41,469,344
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,427 $86,324,209
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,123 $796,655
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 407 $33,679,655
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 485 $10,378,555
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,236 $394,885
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 449 $29,674,459
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 485 $11,400,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,588 $1,191,540
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 455 $63,354,114
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 540 $21,778,555
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 743 $11,167,814
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $33,679,655
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 647 $7,396
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 695 $11,794,885
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 159 $29,674,459
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 779 $22,962,699
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $63,354,114
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 684 $7,396
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,008 $33,687,051
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,159 $11,146,287
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,384 $21,527
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 880 $29,674,459
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,079 $11,788,577
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 952 $63,361,510
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,148 $22,934,864
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,856 $21,527
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 710 $10,378,555
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 421 $33,679,655
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 543 $11,400,000
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 335 $29,674,459
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 672 $21,778,555
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 385 $63,354,114

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/17/2015 Alex of Venice Director $0 $588 $588
Movies: 1Totals:$0$588$588
  Averages:$0$588$588

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,425 $588
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,463 $588


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