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Mads Mikkelsen

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $3,206,790,483 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #507)
Best-known acting roles: Galen Erso (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Kaecilius (Doctor Strange), Draco (Clash of the Titans), Le Chiffre (Casino Royale), Tristan (King Arthur)
Most productive collaborators: Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Chris Weitz, Ben Mendelsohn

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading6$4,003,246$39,174,857$43,178,103
Supporting4$382,457,851$909,055,283$1,291,513,134
Lead Ensemble Member4$785,227,364$1,083,338,756$1,868,566,120
(Unclassified)8$2,045,974$1,487,152$3,533,126
In Technical RolesProducer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Mads Mikkelsen’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...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Doctor Strange

February 20th, 2017

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Doctor Strange was the first time that magic was really strongly introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and some thought the film was a bit of a risk as a result. Instead, the film became the second biggest introductory film in the MCU, behind only Guardians of the Galaxy. Is it as good as its box office numbers would suggest? Or has the MCU become self-sustaining generating hundreds of million of dollars regardless of quality? More...

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

Limited Releases are the Best

May 30th, 2014

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It's a mixed bag for limited releases with a number of movies earning weak reviews or that have almost no chance at the box office. There are also some that are good enough to thrive, like Elena - Reviews or Lucky Them - Reviews. But the best movie according to critics is We are the Best! - Reviews. More...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 19th, 2013

Part III of the Holiday Gift Guide is a little late due to reasons you probably don't want to hear the details about. (I believe I've developed a food allergy to something in Eggnog.) The third installment of our holiday gift guide includes independent films, classics, foreign films, etc. The fastest way to find gifts is to go to the Independent Spirit Awards nominations and find any film that is on that list that is already out on DVD / Blu-ray (Frances Ha, Mud, etc.). Unfortunately, most of the films competing for Awards Season glory are still in theaters and not available as gifts. But there are still many films worth picking up, starting with... More...

Limited Releases come with Terms and Conditions

July 12th, 2013

There are nine films on this week's list, including four that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. It is unlikely that all of them will find success, as the competition is high. Both Terms and Conditions May Apply and The Hunt should do well, but will have trouble expanding. On the other hand, I don't think strong reviews will translate into ticket sales for Crystal Fairy. This leaves Fruitvale Station as the best bet. Then again, predicting limited release success is even harder than predicting box office numbers for wide releases. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/1/2019 Chaos Walking Mayor Prentiss  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2018 Polar   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2018 Arctic   $0 $0 $0
12/16/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Galen Erso  $532,177,324 $518,811,164 $1,050,988,488
11/4/2016 Doctor Strange Kaecilius  $232,641,920 $444,900,000 $677,541,920
4/22/2016 Mænd og Høns Elias  $30,207 $127,592 $157,799
2/27/2015 The Salvation Jon  $43,318 $15,733 $59,051
5/30/2014 Michael Kohlhaas Michael Kohlhaas  $0 $0 $0
11/15/2013 Charlie Countryman Nigel  $0 $0 $0
5/17/2013 Jagten Lucas  $687,185 $17,622,608 $18,309,793
12/31/2012 Dronningen og livlaegen   $0 $0 $0
11/9/2012 En kongelig affære Johann Friedrich Struensee  $1,546,761 $17,436,516 $18,983,277
10/21/2011 The Three Musketeers Rochefort  $20,377,913 $119,500,000 $139,877,913
6/11/2010 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky Igor Stravinsky  $1,725,982 $4,100,000 $5,825,982
4/1/2010 Clash of the Titans Draco  $163,214,888 $330,000,000 $493,214,888
7/31/2009 Flammen og Citronen   $148,089 $1,487,152 $1,635,241
3/30/2007 Efter brylluppet Jacob  $1,526,359 $0 $1,526,359
11/17/2006 Casino Royale Le Chiffre  $167,365,000 $427,055,283 $594,420,283
12/10/2004 The Green Butchers Svend  $2,483 $0 $2,483
7/7/2004 King Arthur Tristan  $51,877,963 $152,000,000 $203,877,963
3/12/2004 Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Horst  $233,053 $0 $233,053
2/21/2003 Open Hearts Niels  $135,990 $0 $135,990
Movies: 22Totals:$1,173,734,435$2,033,056,048$3,206,790,483
  Averages:$53,351,565$92,411,639$145,763,204

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Arctic $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/16/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 4,157 $532,177,324 $1,050,988,488 50.6%
11/4/2016 Doctor Strange $85,058,311 3,882 $232,641,920 $677,541,920 34.3%
4/22/2016 Mænd og Høns $2,654 11 $30,207 $157,799 19.1%
2/27/2015 The Salvation $4,651 13 $43,318 $59,051 73.4%
5/30/2014 Michael Kohlhaas $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/17/2013 Jagten $0 47 $687,185 $18,309,793 3.8%
11/9/2012 En kongelig affære $38,212 56 $1,546,761 $18,983,277 8.1%
10/21/2011 The Three Musketeers $8,674,452 3,017 $20,377,913 $139,877,913 14.6%
6/11/2010 Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky $44,454 74 $1,725,982 $5,825,982 29.6%
Movies: 10Totals:  $789,230,610$1,911,744,223 
 Averages:$24,890,4421,126$78,923,061$191,174,42229.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/15/2013 Charlie Countryman $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/1/2010 Clash of the Titans $61,235,105 3,802 $163,214,888 $493,214,888 33.1%
11/17/2006 Casino Royale $40,833,156 3,443 $167,365,000 $594,420,283 28.2%
7/7/2004 King Arthur $15,193,907 3,086 $51,877,963 $203,877,963 25.4%
Movies: 4Totals:  $382,457,851$1,291,513,134 
 Averages:$29,315,5422,583$95,614,463$322,878,28428.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 203 $789,230,610
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,616 $382,457,851
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 549 $1,173,734,435
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 341 $954,869,628
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,781 $215,092,851
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 716 $1,173,734,435
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 178 $1,122,513,613
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,144 $909,055,283
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 324 $2,033,056,048
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 309 $1,545,468,896
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,331 $482,000,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 455 $2,033,056,048
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 185 $1,911,744,223
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,466 $1,291,513,134
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 378 $3,206,790,483
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 321 $2,500,338,524
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,107 $697,092,851
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 507 $3,206,790,483
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office 27 188
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office 43 188
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 41 188
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 220 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 212 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 233 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office 21 184
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 36 184
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 37 184
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 332 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 352 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 350 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office 21 189
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 38 189
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 38 189
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,393 $760,710
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 701 $22,103,895
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 96 $232,641,920
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 395 $1,546,761
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 5 $532,177,324
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,425 $17,765,933
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 315 $123,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 82 $444,900,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 179 $17,436,516
Top International Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 14 $518,811,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,843 $18,526,643
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 399 $145,703,895
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 93 $677,541,920
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 274 $18,983,277
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 6 $1,050,988,488
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 449 $257,053,286
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 60 $532,177,324
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 236 $603,702,449
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 100 $518,811,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 303 $860,755,735
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 81 $1,050,988,488
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,153 $717,392
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 37 $532,177,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 408 $21,967,992
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 91 $232,641,920
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 401-500) 482 $1,725,982
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,181 $17,750,200
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 63 $518,811,164
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 141 $136,952,249
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 69 $444,900,000
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 348 $4,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,645 $18,467,592
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 42 $1,050,988,488
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 204 $158,920,241
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 84 $677,541,920
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 401-500) 462 $5,825,982
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 85 $552,555,237
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $232,641,920
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 940 $3,959,928
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 99 $43,318
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $30,207
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $638,311,164
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $444,900,000
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 382 $39,159,124
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 81 $15,733
Top International Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 195 $127,592
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $1,190,866,401
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 151 $677,541,920
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 576 $43,119,052
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $59,051
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 217 $157,799
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $785,197,157
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,379 $4,003,246
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,248 $30,207
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 100 $1,083,211,164
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 666 $39,174,857
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 954 $127,592
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 97 $1,868,408,321
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 952 $43,178,103
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,204 $157,799
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 42 $764,819,244
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 47 $963,711,164
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 44 $1,728,530,408

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 At Eternity’s Gate Producer $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0

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