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Ian McKellen

DateTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersRank
5/23/14 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $230,695,150 4,001 $90,823,660 3,996 7
12/13/13 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB $258,366,855 3,928 $73,645,197 3,903 5
12/14/12 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $303,003,568 4,100 $84,617,303 4,045 4
12/7/07 The Golden Compass
(Voice)
NL $70,107,728 3,528 $25,783,232 3,528 11
8/10/07 Stardust
(Narrator)
Par. $38,634,938 2,565 $9,169,779 2,540 -
11/3/06 Flushed Away
(Voice)
P/DW $64,665,672 3,707 $18,814,323 3,707 12
5/26/06 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox $234,362,462 3,714 $102,750,665 3,690 6
5/19/06 The Da Vinci Code Sony $217,536,138 3,757 $77,073,388 3,735 8
2/24/06 Doogal
(Voice)
Wein. $7,417,319 2,319 $3,605,899 2,318 -
8/12/05 Asylum ParC $375,403 55 $36,272 5 26
2/4/05 Emile Castle $5,799 1 $1,529 1 29
12/17/03 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $377,845,905 3,703 $72,629,713 3,703 1
5/2/03 X2: X-Men United Fox $214,949,694 3,749 $85,558,731 3,741 9
12/18/02 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $342,551,365 3,622 $62,007,528 3,622 2
12/19/01 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $315,544,750 3,381 $47,211,490 3,359 3
7/14/00 X-Men Fox $157,299,717 3,112 $54,471,475 3,025 10
5/5/00 Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (IMAX)
(Narrator)
SPC $15,627,434 22 $49,837 7 -
11/6/98 Gods and Monsters Lions $6,451,628 149 $75,508 6 16
10/23/98 Apt Pupil Sony $8,863,193 1,448 $3,583,151 1,448 14
1/23/98 Swept from the Sea Sony $397,020 55 $163,289 55 25
11/26/97 Bent Gold. $496,059 12 $109,243 12 24
5/10/96 Cold Comfort Farm Gram. $5,682,429 6 $66,427 6 19
3/22/96 Jack and Sarah Gram. $218,626 29 $59,098 22 27
12/29/95 Restoration Mira. $4,005,941 457 $75,514 5 21
12/29/95 Richard III UA $2,684,904 130 $91,915 4 22
6/23/95 To Die For (1995) FRun $27,455 - n/a - 28
7/1/94 The Shadow Uni. $32,063,435 1,769 $11,713,845 1,677 13
2/4/94 I'll Do Anything Col. $10,424,645 1,205 $4,702,625 1,205 -
12/10/93 Six Degrees of Separation MGM $6,405,918 201 $53,058 2 17
8/20/93 The Ballad of Little Jo FL $543,091 40 $20,773 3 23
6/18/93 Last Action Hero Col. $50,016,394 2,339 $15,338,241 2,306 -
4/28/89 Scandal Mira. $8,800,000 371 $658,660 94 15
9/19/85 Plenty Fox $6,148,000 228 $436,266 24 18
12/16/83 The Keep Par. $4,218,594 508 $1,032,295 508 20
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (29): $2,874,316,499
Average: $99,114,362
Opening Gross Average (14): $57,905,979 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $502,363,500 $377,845,905 12/17/03
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $470,461,000 $342,551,365 12/18/02
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $446,614,100 $315,544,750 12/19/01
4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $308,356,800 $303,003,568 12/14/12
5 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox $291,611,300 $234,362,462 5/26/06
6 X2: X-Men United Fox $290,520,700 $214,949,694 5/2/03
7 The Da Vinci Code Sony $270,674,800 $217,536,138 5/19/06
8 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB $256,860,000 $258,366,855 12/13/13
9 X-Men Fox $237,846,500 $157,299,717 7/14/00
10 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $225,710,100 $230,695,150 5/23/14
- Last Action Hero Col. $98,462,200 $50,016,394 6/18/93
11 The Golden Compass NL $82,256,400 $70,107,728 12/7/07
12 Flushed Away P/DW $80,286,800 $64,665,672 11/3/06
13 The Shadow Uni. $62,516,000 $32,063,435 7/1/94
- Stardust Par. $45,766,700 $38,634,938 8/10/07
- Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (IMAX) SPC $22,809,300 $15,627,434 5/5/00
- I'll Do Anything Col. $20,325,600 $10,424,645 2/4/94
14 Scandal Mira. $18,065,500 $8,800,000 4/28/89
15 Apt Pupil Sony $15,401,900 $8,863,193 10/23/98
16 Plenty Fox $14,114,400 $6,148,000 9/19/85
17 Six Degrees of Separation MGM $12,500,600 $6,405,918 12/10/93
18 The Keep Par. $10,914,800 $4,218,594 12/16/83
19 Cold Comfort Farm Gram. $10,477,800 $5,682,429 5/10/96
20 Gods and Monsters Lions $10,353,700 $6,451,628 11/6/98
- Doogal Wein. $9,229,200 $7,417,319 2/24/06
21 Restoration Mira. $7,386,500 $4,005,941 12/29/95
22 Richard III UA $4,950,700 $2,684,904 12/29/95
23 The Ballad of Little Jo FL $1,069,100 $543,091 8/20/93
24 Bent Gold. $880,800 $496,059 11/26/97
25 Swept from the Sea Sony $689,900 $397,020 1/23/98
26 Asylum ParC $477,300 $375,403 8/12/05
27 Jack and Sarah Gram. $403,100 $218,626 3/22/96
28 To Die For (1995) FRun $51,400 $27,455 6/23/95
29 Emile Castle $7,400 $5,799 2/4/05
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $3,633,823,200
Average: $125,304,200


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $1,119.1 $377.0 33.7% $742.1 66.3% 2003
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $1,017.0 $303.0 29.8% $714.0 70.2% 2012
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB $958.4 $258.4 27% $700.0 73% 2013
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $923.3 $339.8 36.8% $583.5 63.2% 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $869.3 $313.4 36% $556.0 64% 2001
The Da Vinci Code Sony $758.2 $217.5 28.7% $540.7 71.3% 2006
X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $736.8 $230.7 31.3% $506.1 68.7% 2014
X-Men: The Last Stand Fox $459.4 $234.4 51% $225.0 49% 2006
X2: X-Men United Fox $407.7 $214.9 52.7% $192.8 47.3% 2003
The Golden Compass NL $372.2 $70.1 18.8% $302.1 81.2% 2007
X-Men Fox $296.3 $157.3 53.1% $139.0 46.9% 2000
Flushed Away P/DW $178.1 $64.7 36.3% $113.5 63.7% 2006
Last Action Hero Col. $137.3 $50.0 36.4% $87.3 63.6% 1993
Stardust Par. $135.6 $38.6 28.5% $96.9 71.5% 2007
The Shadow Uni. $48.1 $32.1 66.7% $16.0 33.3% 1994
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (IMAX) SPC $27.5 $15.6 56.7% $11.9 43.3% 2000
Doogal Wein. $26.7 $7.4 27.8% $19.3 72.2% 2006
Gods and Monsters Lions $6.5 $6.5 100% n/a 0% 1998
Asylum ParC $1.6 $375k 22.8% $1.3 77.2% 2005
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $8,152.1 million



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