Follow us on

Bette Midler

Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $631,964,850 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #330)
Best-known acting roles: Dr. J.M. Perkins (What Women Want), Diane Decker (Parental Guidance), Brenda Morelli Cushman (The First Wives Club), Bobbie Markowitz (The Stepford Wives), Kitty Galore (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore)
Most productive collaborators: Billy Crystal, Andy Fickman, Marisa Tomei, Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading17$551,153,779$80,811,071$631,964,850
Supporting7$385,944,441$257,501,733$643,446,174
Lead Ensemble Member5$229,923,559$149,752,065$379,675,624

Career Trend

This graph shows Bette Midler’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


2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/12/2018 Freak Show Muv  $18,216 $0 $18,216
12/25/2012 Parental Guidance Diane Decker  $77,267,296 $43,565,087 $120,832,383
7/30/2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Kitty Galore  $43,585,753 $69,440,630 $113,026,383
9/12/2008 The Women Leah Miller  $26,902,075 $23,201,733 $50,103,808
4/25/2008 Then She Found Me Bernice Graves  $3,735,717 $3,427,203 $7,162,920
6/11/2004 The Stepford Wives Bobbie Markowitz  $59,475,623 $36,746,348 $96,221,971
12/15/2000 What Women Want Dr. J.M. Perkins  $182,805,123 $191,300,000 $374,105,123
6/16/2000 Fantasia 2000 (Theatrical Release) Hostess (segment "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102)   $9,103,630 $0 $9,103,630
3/3/2000 Drowning Mona Mona Dearly  $15,427,192 $553,184 $15,980,376
1/28/2000 Isn't She Great Jacqueline Susann  $2,954,405 $0 $2,954,405
1/1/2000 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) Hostess  $60,507,228 $0 $60,507,228
9/17/1999 Get Bruce Herself  $43,155 $0 $43,155
4/4/1997 That Old Feeling Lilly Leonard  $16,408,534 $830,684 $17,239,218
9/20/1996 The First Wives Club Brenda Morelli Cushman  $105,489,203 $76,000,000 $181,489,203
10/20/1995 Get Shorty Doris  $72,021,008 $43,000,000 $115,021,008
7/16/1993 Hocus Pocus Winifred Sanderson  $39,360,491 $0 $39,360,491
11/22/1991 For the Boys Dixie Leonard  $17,684,580 $0 $17,684,580
2/22/1991 Scenes from a Mall Deborah Fifer  $9,563,393 $0 $9,563,393
2/2/1990 Stella Stella Claire  $20,062,347 $0 $20,062,347
12/21/1988 Beaches Cecilia 'CC' Carol Bloom  $57,041,866 $0 $57,041,866
11/18/1988 Oliver & Company Georgette (voice)  $49,576,671 $0 $49,576,671
6/10/1988 Big Business Sadie Ratliff/Sadie Shelton  $40,150,487 $0 $40,150,487
1/30/1987 Outrageous Fortune Sandy  $52,864,741 $0 $52,864,741
6/27/1986 Ruthless People Barbara Stone  $71,624,879 $0 $71,624,879
1/31/1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Barbara Whiteman  $62,134,225 $0 $62,134,225
10/22/1982 Jinxed! Bonita Friml  $2,133,621 $0 $2,133,621
9/26/1980 Divine Madness! Herself/The Divine Miss M  $5,318,098 $0 $5,318,098
11/7/1979 The Rose Rose  $29,200,000 $0 $29,200,000
10/10/1966 Hawaii Passenger  $34,562,222 $0 $34,562,222
Movies: 29Totals:$1,167,021,779$488,064,869$1,655,086,648
  Averages:$40,242,130$16,829,823$57,071,953

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/12/2018 Freak Show $4,809 9 $18,216 $18,216 100.0%
12/25/2012 Parental Guidance $14,554,053 3,368 $77,267,296 $120,832,383 63.9%
7/30/2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $12,279,363 3,705 $43,585,753 $113,026,383 38.6%
4/25/2008 Then She Found Me $72,594 153 $3,735,717 $7,162,920 52.2%
6/11/2004 The Stepford Wives $21,406,781 3,057 $59,475,623 $96,221,971 61.8%
3/3/2000 Drowning Mona $5,802,229 1,981 $15,427,192 $15,980,376 96.5%
1/28/2000 Isn't She Great $1,368,705 750 $2,954,405 $2,954,405 100.0%
4/4/1997 That Old Feeling $5,103,075 1,599 $16,408,534 $17,239,218 95.2%
9/20/1996 The First Wives Club $18,913,411 2,406 $105,489,203 $181,489,203 58.1%
7/16/1993 Hocus Pocus $8,125,471 1,472 $39,360,491 $39,360,491 100.0%
11/22/1991 For the Boys $0 1,308 $17,684,580 $17,684,580 100.0%
2/22/1991 Scenes from a Mall $3,825,068 1,039 $9,563,393 $9,563,393 100.0%
2/2/1990 Stella $4,311,656 1,393 $20,062,347 $20,062,347 100.0%
12/21/1988 Beaches $0 1,122 $57,041,866 $57,041,866 100.0%
11/18/1988 Oliver & Company $4,022,752 2,189 $49,576,671 $49,576,671 100.0%
6/10/1988 Big Business $6,112,577 1,232 $40,150,487 $40,150,487 100.0%
1/30/1987 Outrageous Fortune $6,404,783 1,316 $52,864,741 $52,864,741 100.0%
6/27/1986 Ruthless People $5,274,306 1,114 $71,624,879 $71,624,879 100.0%
1/31/1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills $5,726,495 1,082 $62,134,225 $62,134,225 100.0%
10/22/1982 Jinxed! $1,209,311 877 $2,133,621 $2,133,621 100.0%
9/26/1980 Divine Madness! $769,787 127 $5,318,098 $5,318,098 100.0%
11/7/1979 The Rose $793,063 44 $29,200,000 $29,200,000 100.0%
Movies: 22Totals:  $781,077,338$1,011,640,474 
 Averages:$5,730,9221,425$35,503,515$45,983,65889.4%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/12/2008 The Women $10,155,121 2,995 $26,902,075 $50,103,808 53.7%
12/15/2000 What Women Want $33,614,543 3,092 $182,805,123 $374,105,123 48.9%
6/16/2000 Fantasia 2000 (Theatrical Release) $2,911,485 1,313 $9,103,630 $9,103,630 100.0%
1/1/2000 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) $2,290,525 54 $60,507,228 $60,507,228 100.0%
9/17/1999 Get Bruce $19,736 4 $43,155 $43,155 100.0%
10/20/1995 Get Shorty $12,700,007 2,130 $72,021,008 $115,021,008 62.6%
10/10/1966 Hawaii $0 0 $34,562,222 $34,562,222 100.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $385,944,441$643,446,174 
 Averages:$8,813,0601,370$55,134,920$91,920,88280.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 205 $781,077,338
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,586 $385,944,441
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 668 $1,073,859,355
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 536 $682,596,816
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,465 $263,972,916
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 727 $1,167,021,779
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 767 $230,563,136
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,803 $257,501,733
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,863 $418,624,239
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,278 $161,122,506
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,354 $234,300,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,771 $488,064,869
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 375 $1,011,640,474
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,611 $643,446,174
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,412 $1,492,483,594
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,061 $843,719,322
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,784 $498,272,916
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,450 $1,655,086,648
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 97 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 74 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 22 182
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 11 266
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 2 427
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 13 245
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 22 202
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 98 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 98 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 66 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 99 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 73 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 64 101
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 63 101
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 214 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 208 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 188 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 280 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 270 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 253 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 236 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 209 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 475 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 501 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 492 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 220 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 232 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 204 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 379 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 376 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 361 39
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 179 $424,342,998
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 150 $212,107,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 109 $79,537,970
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 193 $2,954,405
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 19 $62,134,225
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 655 $117,816,788
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 400 $76,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 152 $36,746,348
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 318 $542,159,786
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $288,107,740
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $116,284,318
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 207 $2,954,405
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 38 $62,134,225
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 154 $731,500,667
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 46 $49,576,671
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 543 $230,563,136
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 269 $962,063,803
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Hand Animation Movies 69 $49,576,671
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 87 $573,827,977
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 365 $39,360,491
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $93,162,424
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 196 $74,726,446
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 359 $161,122,506
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 365 $69,440,630
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 156 $734,950,483
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 519 $39,360,491
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $162,603,054
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $74,726,446
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $170,429,720
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 43 $466,514,574
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $123,988,793
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 249 $20,144,251
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 576 $113,005,717
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $113,299,532
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 326 $4,257,887
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 483 $283,435,437
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 68 $579,814,106
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $123,988,793
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $24,402,138
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 412 $168,415,562
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 169 $220,561,940
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $305,853,230
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $49,576,671
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,475 $18,216
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 815 $38,130,216
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,369 $3,427,203
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $189,005,717
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 587 $206,545,778
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 369 $223,989,143
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $494,858,947
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $49,576,671
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,954 $18,216
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 456 $48,903,851
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $402,379,100
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 487 $19,362,939
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 189 $124,151,876
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 128 $164,964,826
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $2,133,621
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $69,440,630
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 462 $830,684
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 353 $43,565,087
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $112,746,348
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 407 $118,344,481
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 230 $402,379,100
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 501-600) 519 $20,193,623
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $167,716,963
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $277,711,174
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 179 $2,133,621


ProductionNext