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Christine Baranski

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 31 films, with $2,718,332,935 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #744)
Best-known acting roles: Chef (Trolls), Martha May Who-vier (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Stepmother (Into the Woods), Tanya (Mamma Mia!), Mary Sunshine (Chicago)
Most productive collaborators: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting11$936,063,681$604,230,703$1,540,294,384
Lead Ensemble Member3$216,240,722$527,221,920$743,462,642
(Unclassified)17$317,202,939$117,372,970$434,575,909

Career Trend

This graph shows Christine Baranski’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: July

July 1st, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

June was amazing, with two absolute monster hits and a solid $100 million hit. By the end of the month, 2018’s lead over 2017 will be well over $500 million, or close to 10%. Even if 2018 only managed to maintain this lead in terms of raw numbers for the rest of the year, it will be a massive jump at the box office. As for July, there are a couple of potential monster hits, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Mission: Impossible—Fallout, plus four potential $100 million hits. Last July, there was only one monster hit, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and three $100 million hits. I don’t think 2018 will match 2017 at the top, but 2018 appears to have more depth and that should put it a little ahead over the full month. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: A Bad Moms Christmas

February 4th, 2018

A Bad Moms Christmas

Making sequels to comedies rarely works out. If the sequel is too close to the original, then it is not fresh enough to be funny. If it is too much of a departure, then why call it a sequel? There are some films, like Anchorman, that succeeded, because there’s a natural progression for the characters that opens up new comedic possibilities. Is this also true of Bad Moms? Does A Bad Moms Christmas stand out? Or is it just more of the same? More...

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Trailer

December 21st, 2017

Musical starring Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Lily James, Christine Baranski, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Hugh Skinner, and Stellan Skarsgård opens July 20, 2018 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Into the Woods

March 23rd, 2015

Into the Woods first debuted 30 years ago in 1985 starting its Broadway run a year later. The show's original Broadway run earned three Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, while the 2002 revival was nearly as well received with award voters. It is not a surprise that the film was turned into a big budget musical. However, does the theatrical version of Into the Woods live up to the source material? Will fans of musicals who haven't seen the original like it? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/18/2018 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Tanya Chesham-Leigh  $0 $3,211 $3,211
11/1/2017 A Bad Moms Christmas Amy’s Mother  $72,110,659 $55,600,000 $127,710,659
11/25/2016 Miss Sloane Evelyn Sumner  $3,500,605 $3,453,400 $6,954,005
10/12/2016 Trolls Chef  $153,707,064 $190,820,361 $344,527,425
12/25/2014 Into the Woods Stepmother  $128,002,372 $85,114,029 $213,116,401
3/19/2010 The Bounty Hunter Kitty Hurley  $67,061,228 $68,747,609 $135,808,837
7/2/2008 Mamma Mia! Tanya  $144,130,063 $471,618,709 $615,748,772
2/29/2008 Bonneville Francine  $488,393 $0 $488,393
11/14/2006 Relative Strangers Arleen Clayton  $0 $0 $0
8/22/2003 Marci X Sen. Mary Ellen Spinkle  $1,646,664 $0 $1,646,664
1/31/2003 The Guru Chantal  $3,051,221 $21,099,329 $24,150,550
12/27/2002 Chicago Mary Sunshine  $170,687,518 $136,083,027 $306,770,545
11/17/2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Martha May Who-vier  $260,044,825 $85,096,578 $345,141,403
8/13/1999 Bowfinger Carol  $66,458,769 $32,241,000 $98,699,769
3/5/1999 Cruel Intentions Bunny Caldwell  $38,230,075 $37,573,641 $75,803,716
5/15/1998 Bulworth Constance Bulworth  $26,528,684 $2,674,699 $29,203,383
4/10/1998 The Odd Couple II Thelma  $18,912,328 $0 $18,912,328
3/8/1996 The Birdcage Katherine Archer  $124,060,553 $57,700,000 $181,760,553
8/4/1995 Jeffrey Ann Marwood Bartle  $3,487,000 $0 $3,487,000
4/19/1995 New Jersey Drive Prosecutor  $3,540,207 $0 $3,540,207
11/4/1994 The War Miss Strapford, School Teacher  $16,480,770 $0 $16,480,770
3/9/1994 The Ref Connie Chasseur  $11,325,885 $1,000,000 $12,325,885
11/19/1993 Addams Family Values Becky Martin-Granger  $46,293,855 $0 $46,293,855
6/4/1993 Life With Mikey Carol  $12,349,549 $0 $12,349,549
4/30/1993 The Night We Never Met Lucy, Ellen's Pal  $1,884,814 $0 $1,884,814
10/17/1990 Reversal of Fortune Andrea Reynolds, Claus' Girlfriend  $15,445,131 $0 $15,445,131
9/18/1987 The Pick-Up Artist Harriet  $13,290,368 $0 $13,290,368
6/18/1986 Legal Eagles Carol Freeman  $49,851,591 $0 $49,851,591
2/21/1986 Nine 1/2 Weeks Thea  $6,734,844 $0 $6,734,844
2/17/1984 Crackers Maxine  $58,689 $0 $58,689
2/18/1983 Lovesick Nymphomaniac  $10,143,618 $0 $10,143,618
Movies: 31Totals:$1,469,507,342$1,248,825,593$2,718,332,935
  Averages:$47,403,463$40,284,697$87,688,159

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/18/2018 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! $0 0 $0 $3,211 0.0%
11/1/2017 A Bad Moms Christmas $16,759,161 3,615 $72,110,659 $127,710,659 56.5%
7/2/2008 Mamma Mia! $27,751,240 3,194 $144,130,063 $615,748,772 23.4%
Movies: 3Totals:  $216,240,722$743,462,642 
 Averages:$14,836,8002,270$72,080,241$247,820,88126.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/25/2016 Miss Sloane $59,797 1,648 $3,500,605 $6,954,005 50.3%
10/12/2016 Trolls $46,581,142 4,066 $153,707,064 $344,527,425 44.6%
12/25/2014 Into the Woods $31,051,923 2,833 $128,002,372 $213,116,401 60.1%
3/19/2010 The Bounty Hunter $20,686,423 3,118 $67,061,228 $135,808,837 49.4%
2/29/2008 Bonneville $174,571 101 $488,393 $488,393 100.0%
12/27/2002 Chicago $2,074,929 2,701 $170,687,518 $306,770,545 55.6%
11/17/2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $55,820,330 3,256 $260,044,825 $345,141,403 75.3%
8/13/1999 Bowfinger $18,062,550 2,732 $66,458,769 $98,699,769 67.3%
5/15/1998 Bulworth $141,816 2,051 $26,528,684 $29,203,383 90.8%
11/19/1993 Addams Family Values $14,117,545 2,577 $46,293,855 $46,293,855 100.0%
9/18/1987 The Pick-Up Artist $4,455,516 1,132 $13,290,368 $13,290,368 100.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $936,063,681$1,540,294,384 
 Averages:$17,566,0492,383$85,096,698$140,026,76272.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 708 $216,240,722
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 558 $936,063,681
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 438 $1,315,800,278
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 423 $841,434,206
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,629 $224,268,897
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 496 $1,469,507,342
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 433 $527,221,920
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,265 $604,230,703
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 946 $1,058,005,232
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 578 $865,756,554
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,580 $263,021,370
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 963 $1,248,825,593
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 511 $743,462,642
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,084 $1,540,294,384
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 664 $2,373,805,510
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 494 $1,707,190,760
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,038 $487,290,267
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 744 $2,718,332,935
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 118 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 321 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 366 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office 67 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office 82 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office 90 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 477 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 454 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office 86 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office 93 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 107 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 406 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 414 35
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 809 $72,110,659
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Musical or Opera Movies 6 $144,130,063
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 942 $55,603,211
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Musical or Opera Movies 1 $471,618,709
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 888 $127,713,870
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Musical or Opera Movies 4 $615,748,772
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 531 $216,240,722
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 285 $527,221,920
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 361 $743,462,642
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 271 $216,240,722
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 99 $527,221,920
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 154 $743,462,642
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $72,110,659
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Musical Movies 48 $144,130,063
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 305 $55,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Musical Movies 24 $471,621,920
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 347 $127,710,659
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Musical Movies 27 $615,751,983
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 469 $144,130,063
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 514 $72,110,659
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 254 $471,621,920
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 552 $55,600,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 307 $615,751,983
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 549 $127,710,659
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $144,130,063
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies 55 $471,621,920
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies 77 $615,751,983


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