Jim Abrahams

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $560,178,008 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #219)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Scary Movie 4 (Screenwriter), Big Business (Director), Cry-Baby (Executive Producer), Airplane! (Director), Hot Shots! (Director)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Religious Zealot #6 (Airplane!), Postman (Oscar), German Soldier in Prop Room (Top Secret!), Technician #1/Announcer (Courtroom)/Other Roles (The Kentucky Fried Movie)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Saxton, Michael Gross, Edward Herrmann, Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic Box OfficeInternational Box OfficeWorldwide Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)3$59,662,716$5,000,000$64,662,716
Cameo1$83,453,539$0$83,453,539
In Technical RolesDirector8$347,048,155$213,129,853$560,178,008
Screenwriter1$90,710,620$88,000,000$178,710,620
Executive Producer1$7,735,790$0$7,735,790
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
4/26/1991 Oscar Postman  $5,091,027 $23,562,716 $23,562,716  
6/22/1984 Top Secret! German Soldier in Prop Room  $4,406,205 $21,100,000 $21,100,000  
7/4/1980 Airplane! Religious Zealot #6    $83,453,539 $83,453,539 $3,500,000
8/10/1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie Technician #1/Announcer (Courtroom)/Other Roles    $15,000,000 $20,000,000 $600,000
Movies: 4Totals: $143,116,255$148,116,255 
  Averages:$2,374,308$35,779,064$37,029,064$1,025,000
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
4/14/2006 Scary Movie 4 Screenwriter $40,222,875 $90,710,620 $178,710,620 $40,000,000
7/24/1998 Jane Austen's Mafia Director $6,577,961 $19,843,795 $30,143,795 $10,000,000
5/21/1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Director $10,250,661 $38,618,836 $133,448,689  
7/31/1991 Hot Shots! Director $10,848,182 $68,267,322 $176,267,322  
10/12/1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Director $1,753,870 $3,989,297 $3,989,297  
4/6/1990 Cry-Baby Executive Producer $3,004,905 $7,735,790 $7,735,790  
6/10/1988 Big Business Director $6,112,577 $40,150,487 $40,150,487  
6/27/1986 Ruthless People Director $5,274,306 $71,624,879 $71,624,879  
6/22/1984 Top Secret! Director $4,406,205 $21,100,000 $21,100,000  
7/4/1980 Airplane! Director   $83,453,539 $83,453,539 $3,500,000