2017 The Measured Circle’s Box Office MVPs

2017 The Measured Circle’s Box Office MVPs

Who are the Most Valuable Players in the movies?

What actors generate the most American domestic gross (dogro)?

There are a lot of ways to measure this, and The Measured Circle has our own (begun with movies released in 2010).

Here are our rules:

1. You must have been first-billed in a movie that makes at least $100 million dogro in the year in question

2. You must have appeared in at least one other movie that dogroed at least $40 million in the year in question (but you do not have to have been first-billed)

3. Voice roles countone of the reasons they cast big names in animated features is that they attract audiences

4. Our winners are ranked by the average of their movies in the given year that earned at least $40 million dogro

5. Since we base it on release year, it may be well into the following year until the standings are final. We do not count re-releases that do not happen in the same year as the initial release

Here are the qualifiers for 2017 (once the first one qualifies) ($100m or more movies are in bold, unreleased movies are in italics):

Projected (we expect that at least one of the movies listed for the actor will break $100m domestically, and that the other will make at least $40m domestically): 

Possible (in these cases, we are not as confident that either of the movies will get to $100m, and that the other one will get to $40m):

Why isn’t…on the list?

Another version of this list will appear at IMDb.com, after someone qualifies. It will put the qualifiers in order, and will include movie domestic box office figures. We may be well into 2015 before that happens…while movies in the summer period may earn $100m in their opening weekends, that’s unlikely in January. Remember that an actor has to be in a $100m movie and a $40m movie…and generally, actors don’t have two movies released in the same month (although it does happen).

A ranked version at IMDb will be linked when available.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.


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