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Frank Welker

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 108 films, with $14,824,627,563 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Soundwave / Devastator / Grindor / Ravage (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Shockwave / Soundwave Voice (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Galvatron (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Additional Vocal Effects (Alice in Wonderland), Sonya (Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted)
Most productive collaborators: Raja Gosnell, Linda Woolverton, Neil Patrick Harris, Johnny Depp, Tim Burton

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  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting29$4,086,206,400$5,911,884,203$9,998,090,603
Leading3$126,864,571$133,812,485$260,677,056
Lead Ensemble Member1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)75$2,536,646,200$2,029,213,704$4,565,859,904

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Aladdin

October 12th, 2015

Aladdin

Aladdin first hit theaters in 1992 and was a smash hit with critics and with moviegoers. Because it is so well-known, I don't think I need to concentrate too much on the plot or the quality of the movie. What is more important is the technical presentation and any additionally extras new to this release. Does the Blu-ray shine in that regard? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hercules

August 9th, 2014

In 1989, The Little Mermaid ended Disney's slump at the box office. However, the good times didn't last forever. In fact, a decade later when Hercules came out, there were signs the studio was slipping back into a slump. Hercules missed expectations at the box office, but does that mean it was a bad movie? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

2014 Preview: June

June 1st, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.

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Analysis: Superstars, Side Kicks and Cameo Kings

September 14th, 2013


Top-grossing actors and actresses in leading roles

Over the past two or so years, we've been working on one of the biggest projects we've ever undertaken: building out our database of acting and technical credits to include complete information on every acting role and significant technical credit for movies for which we have box office information. While work on this vast task continues (and will, of course, continue as long as films are being made), we have enough coverage of the industry now to start doing some serious analysis. Over the next month or two, I'll be looking at some of the things we've found and we'll be rolling out new features at The Numbers that take advantage of the dataset. This week, I'll look into how we are categorizing acting roles, and discuss the first charts in our new People Records section. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hayao Miyazaki Double-Shot

June 19th, 2013

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the best animators working today, if not they best. He's created a number of masterpieces and even his weaker efforts are worth watching again and again. Recently two of his films were released on Blu-ray, Howl's Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro. The screeners arrived a little late, but I finally got to the reviews this week. Where do they fit in Hayao Miyazaki's filmography? And are they worth picking up? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Frankenweenie

February 24th, 2013

Tim Burton is one of the most stylish directors around and while admittedly he sometimes lets the style get ahead of the story, he has still made many, many wonderful movies over the years. His latest is also one of his first. Way back in 1984, he made a short film called Frankenweenie. Last year, he remade the short as a feature-length stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie. The film struggled to find an audience, but was that because it didn't deserve an audience? Or has Tim Burton burned up too much of the good-will he generated earlier in his career. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/23/2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle   $0 $658,224 $658,224
2/3/2015 Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness Scooby-Doo / Fred  $0 $0 $0
6/27/2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Galvatron  $245,439,076 $858,600,000 $1,104,039,076
7/31/2013 The Smurfs 2 Azrael  $71,017,784 $277,529,739 $348,547,523
4/30/2013 The Outback Higgens / Bull  $0 $0 $0
6/8/2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Sonya  $216,391,482 $530,529,789 $746,921,271
3/30/2012 Mirror Mirror Special Vocal Effects - Mannequins/Beast  $64,935,167 $108,678,315 $173,613,482
7/29/2011 The Smurfs Azrael  $142,614,158 $421,135,165 $563,749,323
6/29/2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Shockwave / Soundwave Voice  $352,390,543 $771,400,000 $1,123,790,543
6/17/2011 Mr. Poppers's Penguins Bitey the Penguin, Lovey the Penguin, Loudy the Penguin, Stinky the Penguin, Nimrod the Penguin, Captian the Penguin  $68,224,452 $121,400,000 $189,624,452
4/23/2010 The Back-up Plan Nuts  $37,490,007 $37,791,172 $75,281,179
3/5/2010 Alice in Wonderland Additional Vocal Effects  $334,191,110 $691,300,000 $1,025,491,110
3/2/2010 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey George / Cow  $0 $2,281,905 $2,281,905
9/18/2009 The Informant! Mark Whitacre's Father  $33,316,821 $8,454,347 $41,771,168
6/24/2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave / Devastator / Grindor / Ravage  $402,111,870 $434,407,829 $836,519,699
2/6/2007 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Lucifer  $0 $0 $0
9/19/2006 Scooby-Doo in Pirates Ahoy! Scooby-Doo / Fred  $0 $0 $0
7/28/2006 The Ant Bully Spindle the Firefly  $28,142,535 $21,468,363 $49,610,898
2/10/2006 Curious George Curious George  $58,640,119 $12,412,485 $71,052,604
5/7/2004 New York Minute Reinaldo Vocal Effects  $14,018,364 $7,197,518 $21,215,882
11/21/2003 The Cat in the Hat Nevins  $101,018,283 $32,800,000 $133,818,283
11/14/2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Scooby-Doo  $20,950,820 $33,589,842 $54,540,662
7/3/2002 The Powerpuff Girls Whole Lotta Monkeys  $11,411,644 $5,014,057 $16,425,701
6/14/2002 Scooby-Doo Creature voices  $153,294,164 $123,000,000 $276,294,164
2/15/2002 Peter Pan: Return to Neverland Additional Voice  $48,430,258 $61,432,424 $109,862,682
12/21/2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Goddard/ Orthgot/ Worm/ Demon  $80,936,232 $22,056,304 $102,992,536
11/17/2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Max the Dog  $260,044,825 $85,096,578 $345,141,403
3/31/2000 The Road to El Dorado Altivo  $50,802,661 $14,897,339 $65,700,000
2/11/2000 The Tigger Movie Additional voices  $45,542,421 $50,605,267 $96,147,688
3/26/1999 Doug's 1st Movie Herman Melville  $19,421,271 $0 $19,421,271
7/24/1998 Jane Austen's Mafia Special Vocal Effects  $19,843,795 $10,300,000 $30,143,795
6/19/1998 Mulan Khan/Additonal Voices  $120,620,254 $182,879,746 $303,500,000
5/15/1998 Quest for Camelot Ayden  $22,772,500 $15,400,000 $38,172,500
12/25/1997 Mr. Magoo Special Vocal Effects  $21,437,192 $7,500,000 $28,937,192
7/31/1997 Spawn The Devil Malebolgia  $54,979,992 $32,969,867 $87,949,859
7/16/1997 George Of The Jungle Apes, Toucan, Elephant and other vocal effects  $105,263,257 $69,200,000 $174,463,257
6/6/1997 Buddy Buddy  $10,067,104 $0 $10,067,104
4/11/1997 Anaconda Voice of Anaconda  $65,598,907 $71,400,000 $136,998,907
3/26/1997 Cats Don't Dance Farley Wink  $3,588,602 $0 $3,588,602
11/27/1996 101 Dalmatians Special Vocal Effects  $136,189,294 $168,010,706 $304,200,000
11/15/1996 Space Jam Charles the Dog  $90,463,534 $159,736,466 $250,200,000
7/2/1996 Independence Day Special Vocal Effects  $306,169,255 $511,231,623 $817,400,878
6/21/1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Baby Bird  $100,138,851 $225,361,149 $325,500,000
1/12/1996 Dunston Checks In Special Vocal Effects  $9,419,316 $0 $9,419,316
12/31/1995 Adventures of the Yellow Dog Vocal Effects for the Yellow Dog  $0 $0 $0
7/14/1995 The Indian in the Cupboard Special Vocal Effects  $35,627,222 $0 $35,627,222
7/7/1995 Species Alien Sil  $60,054,449 $53,300,000 $113,354,449
6/10/1995 Pocahontas Flit  $141,579,773 $205,520,227 $347,100,000
5/12/1995 Gordy Various  $3,941,146 $0 $3,941,146
4/7/1995 A Goofy Movie Bigfoot  $35,336,439 $0 $35,336,439
3/31/1995 Born to be Wild Special Vocal Effects  $3,730,409 $0 $3,730,409
3/1/1995 Tank Girl Special Vocal Effects  $4,064,333 $0 $4,064,333
12/21/1994 Ri¢hie Ri¢h Special Vocal Effects  $38,087,756 $0 $38,087,756
11/23/1994 The Pagemaster Horror/Dragon  $12,039,526 $0 $12,039,526
11/11/1994 The Santa Clause Reindeers  $144,833,357 $44,966,643 $189,800,000
10/28/1994 Stargate Mastadge  $71,565,669 $125,000,000 $196,565,669
10/14/1994 Little Giants Animation Vocal Sound Effects  $19,306,362 $0 $19,306,362
7/1/1994 The Shadow Phurba  $31,835,600 $0 $31,835,600
6/15/1994 The Lion King Additional voice  $422,780,140 $564,700,000 $987,480,140
3/18/1994 Monkey Trouble Special Vocal Effects  $16,344,520 $0 $16,344,520
1/1/1994 Trading Mom Special Vocal Effects  $319,123 $0 $319,123
11/19/1993 Man's Best Friend Special vocal effects  $12,974,636 $0 $12,974,636
9/24/1993 Warlock: The Armageddon Special vocal effects  $3,902,679 $0 $3,902,679
5/28/1993 Happily Ever After Batso  $3,299,382 $0 $3,299,382
5/28/1993 Super Mario Bros. Creatures  $20,844,907 $0 $20,844,907
2/3/1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Special Vocal Effects  $41,833,324 $0 $41,833,324
11/11/1992 Aladdin Abu  $217,350,219 $286,700,000 $504,050,219
8/21/1992 A Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Scarlett Vocal Fx  $3,591,460 $0 $3,591,460
3/6/1992 Once Upon a Crime… The Itsy Bitsy Spider  $8,669,847 $0 $8,669,847
11/13/1991 Beauty and the Beast Footstool  $218,951,625 $232,470,000 $451,421,625
8/30/1991 Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of … Sharak/ Kodo/ Podo/ Ruh  $773,490 $0 $773,490
8/9/1991 Bingo Special Vocal Effects  $8,011,019 $0 $8,011,019
7/19/1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey The Devil/ Station/ Evil Easter Bunny  $37,537,675 $0 $37,537,675
5/24/1991 Hudson Hawk Bunny the Dog  $17,218,916 $0 $17,218,916
3/22/1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The … Rahzar/Tokka  $78,656,813 $0 $78,656,813
11/16/1990 The Rescuers Down Under Various  $27,931,461 $19,500,000 $47,431,461
8/3/1990 DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of th… Additional Voices  $18,075,331 $0 $18,075,331
7/6/1990 Jetsons: The Movie Additional Voices  $19,543,985 $0 $19,543,985
6/15/1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch Voice of Mohawk  $41,476,097 $0 $41,476,097
11/15/1989 The Little Mermaid Additional Voices/Max  $111,543,479 $110,756,521 $222,300,000
6/23/1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Special Vocal Effects  $130,724,172 $91,975,828 $222,700,000
1/1/1989 Scenes from the Class Struggle in Bev… Special Vocal Effects  $2,156,471 $0 $2,156,471
11/18/1988 Oliver & Company Louie the hotdog man  $49,576,671 $0 $49,576,671
7/22/1988 Caddyshack II The Gopher  $11,798,302 $0 $11,798,302
1/1/1988 The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Mr. Neilson/Alfonso  $3,569,939 $0 $3,569,939
5/22/1987 The Chipmunk Adventure Sophie/Arab Prince/Additional Voices  $6,804,312 $0 $6,804,312
1/1/1987 The Trouble with Spies Perky  $205,507 $0 $205,507
1/1/1987 Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night Igor  $3,261,638 $0 $3,261,638
12/12/1986 The Golden Child The Thing  $79,817,937 $0 $79,817,937
8/8/1986 The Transformers: The Movie Various  $5,849,647 $0 $5,849,647
7/2/1986 The Great Mouse Detective Various  $23,605,534 $0 $23,605,534
6/6/1986 My Little Pony: The Movie Bushwoolie #3/Grundle  $5,958,456 $0 $5,958,456
6/6/1986 SpaceCamp Jinx/NASA Computer  $9,697,739 $0 $9,697,739
1/17/1986 Troll Torok the Troll/Gawain/Other Creatures  $4,542,346 $0 $4,542,346
1/1/1986 GoBots: War of the Rock Lords Various  $1,338,264 $0 $1,338,264
8/9/1985 My Science Project Aliens  $4,100,000 $0 $4,100,000
7/12/1985 Explorers Special Vocal Effects  $9,873,000 $0 $9,873,000
4/12/1985 Cat's Eye Special Vocal Effects  $9,000,000 $0 $9,000,000
6/29/1984 Cannonball Run II Special Vocal Effects  $28,100,000 $0 $28,100,000
6/8/1984 Gremlins Stripe and other Mogwai and Gremlins  $148,168,459 $0 $148,168,459
6/1/1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Spock screaming  $76,471,046 $10,528,954 $87,000,000
4/6/1984 Up the Creek Chuck the Dog  $11,708,269 $0 $11,708,269
11/19/1982 Heidi's Song Schnoddle/Hootie  $4,269,402 $0 $4,269,402
7/24/1981 Zorro, The Gay Blade Narrator  $10,000,000 $0 $10,000,000
6/12/1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Monkey and Special Vocal Effects  $248,159,971 $141,766,000 $389,925,971
12/31/1971 How to Frame a Fig Prentiss Gates  $0 $0 $0
12/31/1969 The Trouble with Girls   $0 $0 $0
12/31/1969 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes   $0 $0 $0
Movies: 108Totals:$6,749,717,171$8,074,910,392$14,824,627,563
  Averages:$62,497,381$74,767,689$137,265,070