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Stan Lee

Stan Lee
By Edward Liu (Stan "The Man" Lee) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 38 films, with $18,359,717,026 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Avengers (Story Creator), Avengers: Age of Ultron (Executive Producer), Captain America: Civil War (Executive Producer), Iron Man 3 (Executive Producer), Deadpool (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fed-Ex Driver (Captain America: Civil War), (Iron Man 3), Strip Club DJ (Deadpool), Himself (The Avengers)
Most productive collaborators: Kevin Feige, Robert Downey, Jr., Louis D'Esposito, Chris Evans, Victoria Alonso
Born: December 28th, 1922 (93 years old)

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo25$6,471,370,109$9,552,215,769$16,023,585,878
Supporting2$543,272,872$759,100,000$1,302,372,872
Inverviewee2$343,240$118$343,358
Documentary Subject1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer38$7,561,725,927$10,797,991,099$18,359,717,026
Story Creator15$3,724,895,069$4,839,169,098$8,564,064,167

2015 Preview: August

August 1st, 2015

Fantastic Four

It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Preview: May

May 1st, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013. More...

Analysis: That Music You Hear? It's Probably By Hans Zimmer

September 22nd, 2013


Top-grossing people in technical roles

Last week I unveiled our new People Records section and talked about some of top performers across different types of acting, from the blockbusting superstars to the unsung heroes, to the cameo kings and queens. We've added some more charts to the record section this week, this time covering technical roles, and once more there's a lot of data to be mined. More...

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...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/27/2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Himself  $155,442,489 $387,300,000 $542,742,489
5/6/2016 Captain America: Civil War Fed-Ex Driver  $408,084,349 $743,600,000 $1,151,684,349
2/12/2016 Deadpool Strip Club DJ  $363,070,709 $420,700,000 $783,770,709
7/17/2015 Ant-Man Bartender  $180,202,163 $338,400,000 $518,602,163
5/1/2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Himself  $459,005,868 $945,700,000 $1,404,705,868
8/1/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Xandarian Ladie's Man  $333,172,112 $438,000,000 $771,172,112
5/2/2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Graduation Guest  $202,853,933 $506,142,403 $708,996,336
4/4/2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Smithsonian Guard  $259,746,958 $454,654,931 $714,401,889
11/8/2013 Thor: The Dark World   $206,362,140 $438,240,376 $644,602,516
5/3/2013 Iron Man 3   $408,992,272 $806,400,000 $1,215,392,272
11/6/2012 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself  $0 $0 $0
7/3/2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Himself  $262,030,663 $495,859,604 $757,890,267
5/4/2012 The Avengers Himself  $623,279,547 $896,200,000 $1,519,479,547
4/6/2012 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Himself  $34,665 $0 $34,665
7/22/2011 Captain America: The First Avenger General  $176,654,505 $193,915,271 $370,569,776
5/6/2011 Thor Stan the Man  $181,030,624 $268,295,994 $449,326,618
5/7/2010 Iron Man 2 Himself  $312,433,331 $311,128,000 $623,561,331
6/13/2008 The Incredible Hulk Milwaukee Man Drinking From Bottle  $134,806,913 $128,611,000 $263,417,913
5/30/2008 Bigger, Stronger, Faster* Himself  $308,575 $118 $308,693
5/2/2008 Iron Man Himself  $318,604,126 $266,000,000 $584,604,126
6/15/2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Su… Rejected Wedding Guest  $131,921,738 $156,293,581 $288,215,319
5/4/2007 Spider-Man 3 Man in the Street  $336,530,303 $554,345,000 $890,875,303
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Waterhose Man  $234,362,462 $224,997,093 $459,359,555
7/8/2005 Fantastic Four Willie Lumpkin  $154,696,080 $176,021,000 $330,717,080
6/30/2004 Spider-Man 2 Man Dodging Debris  $373,524,485 $410,180,516 $783,705,001
6/20/2003 Hulk Security Guard  $132,177,234 $113,052,000 $245,229,234
2/14/2003 Daredevil Old Man at Crossing  $102,543,518 $80,239,000 $182,782,518
5/3/2002 Spider-Man Man in Times Square  $403,706,375 $418,000,000 $821,706,375
7/14/2000 X-Men Hot Dog Vendor  $157,299,717 $139,040,000 $296,339,717
10/20/1995 Mallrats Himself  $2,108,367 $0 $2,108,367
Movies: 30Totals:$7,014,986,221$10,311,315,887$17,326,302,108
  Averages:$233,832,874$343,710,530$577,543,404
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/16/2018 Black Panther Based on the comic by $0 $0 $0
11/4/2016 Doctor Strange Executive Producer $215,507,729 $419,600,000 $635,107,729
5/27/2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Executive Producer $155,442,489 $387,300,000 $542,742,489
5/6/2016 Captain America: Civil War Executive Producer $408,084,349 $743,600,000 $1,151,684,349
2/12/2016 Deadpool Executive Producer $363,070,709 $420,700,000 $783,770,709
8/7/2015 Fantastic Four Executive Producer $56,117,548 $111,000,000 $167,117,548
7/17/2015 Ant-Man Executive Producer $180,202,163 $338,400,000 $518,602,163
5/1/2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Executive Producer $459,005,868 $945,700,000 $1,404,705,868
8/1/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Executive Producer $333,172,112 $438,000,000 $771,172,112
5/2/2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Story Creator $202,853,933 $506,142,403 $708,996,336
4/4/2014 Captain America: The Winter Sol… Executive Producer $259,746,958 $454,654,931 $714,401,889
11/8/2013 Thor: The Dark World Executive Producer $206,362,140 $438,240,376 $644,602,516
7/26/2013 The Wolverine Executive Producer $132,556,852 $283,900,000 $416,456,852
5/3/2013 Iron Man 3 Executive Producer $408,992,272 $806,400,000 $1,215,392,272
7/3/2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Based on the comicbo…,
Executive Producer 
$262,030,663 $495,859,604 $757,890,267
5/4/2012 The Avengers Based on the Marvel … $623,279,547 $896,200,000 $1,519,479,547
4/6/2012 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Executive Producer $34,665 $0 $34,665
2/17/2012 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Executive Producer $51,774,002 $97,443,353 $149,217,355
7/22/2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Executive Producer $176,654,505 $193,915,271 $370,569,776
6/3/2011 X-Men: First Class Executive Producer $146,408,305 $209,000,000 $355,408,305
5/6/2011 Thor Story Creator,
Executive Producer 
$181,030,624 $268,295,994 $449,326,618
5/7/2010 Iron Man 2 Executive Producer,
Based on the Marvel … 
$312,433,331 $311,128,000 $623,561,331
5/1/2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Executive Producer $179,883,157 $194,942,603 $374,825,760
6/13/2008 The Incredible Hulk Executive Producer,
Story Creator 
$134,806,913 $128,611,000 $263,417,913
5/2/2008 Iron Man Story Creator,
Executive Producer 
$318,604,126 $266,000,000 $584,604,126
6/15/2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Sil… Story Creator,
Executive Producer 
$131,921,738 $156,293,581 $288,215,319
5/4/2007 Spider-Man 3 Executive Producer,
Story Creator 
$336,530,303 $554,345,000 $890,875,303
2/16/2007 Ghost Rider Executive Producer $115,802,596 $113,742,993 $229,545,589
5/26/2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Executive Producer $234,362,462 $224,997,093 $459,359,555
7/8/2005 Fantastic Four Executive Producer,
Story Creator 
$154,696,080 $176,021,000 $330,717,080
1/14/2005 Elektra Executive Producer $24,409,722 $32,000,000 $56,409,722
12/8/2004 Blade: Trinity Executive Producer $52,397,389 $80,000,000 $132,397,389
6/30/2004 Spider-Man 2 Story Creator,
Executive Producer 
$373,524,485 $410,180,516 $783,705,001
4/16/2004 The Punisher Executive Producer $33,664,370 $20,869,404 $54,533,774
6/20/2003 Hulk Executive Producer,
Based on the comicbo… 
$132,177,234 $113,052,000 $245,229,234
5/2/2003 X2 Executive Producer $214,949,694 $192,761,855 $407,711,549
2/14/2003 Daredevil Executive Producer $102,543,518 $80,239,000 $182,782,518
5/3/2002 Spider-Man Executive Producer,
Story Creator 
$403,706,375 $418,000,000 $821,706,375
3/22/2002 Blade 2 Executive Producer $81,676,888 $72,661,713 $154,338,601
7/14/2000 X-Men Executive Producer,
Based on the Marvel … 
$157,299,717 $139,040,000 $296,339,717
8/21/1998 Blade Executive Producer $70,141,876 $61,095,812 $131,237,688
Movies: 41Totals:$8,387,859,407$12,200,333,502$20,588,192,909
  Averages:$204,581,937$297,569,110$502,151,047