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Sam Neill

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 45 films, with $3,904,766,746 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #345)
Best-known acting roles: Odin (Thor: Ragnarok), Old Mr. McGregor (Peter Rabbit), Dr. Alan Grant (Jurassic Park), Bill Thornton (The Vow), Dr. Alan Grant (Jurassic Park III)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Laura Dern, Gerald R. Molen, Jeff Goldblum

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting17$1,555,668,033$2,118,984,937$3,674,652,970
Leading7$9,875,695$18,384,055$28,259,750
Lead Ensemble Member1$67,149$1,336,292$1,403,441
(Unclassified)20$182,984,145$17,466,440$200,450,585

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Limited and VOD Releases: Neon Lights Shine Bright on Limited Releases

June 24th, 2016

The Neon Demon

Wow. This is a great week for limited releases. Not only are there a few releases earning a lot of buzz (The Neon Demon, Swiss Army Man, and Wiener Dog). There are also even more movies earning 100% positive reviews. Of those, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is the one that I think will have the best chance of breakout success. More...

2013 Preview: April

April 1st, 2013

March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/9/2018 Peter Rabbit Old Mr. McGregor  $113,993,563 $186,242,093 $300,235,656
1/12/2018 The Commuter Captain Hawthorne  $36,343,858 $65,983,057 $102,326,915
11/3/2017 Thor: Ragnarok Odin  $315,058,289 $535,595,123 $850,653,412
4/14/2017 Tommy’s Honour Alexander Boothby  $569,306 $183,392 $752,698
7/1/2016 The Daughter Walter Finch  $67,149 $1,336,292 $1,403,441
6/24/2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople Uncle Hec  $5,205,471 $18,032,749 $23,238,220
3/11/2016 Backtrack Duncan Steward  $0 $699,082 $699,082
6/5/2015 United Passions Joao Havelange  $918 $167,914 $168,832
7/11/2014 A Long Way Down Chris Crichton  $13,347 $743,933 $757,280
1/10/2014 The Adventurer: The Curse of the Mida… Otto Luger  $0 $0 $0
10/18/2013 Escape Plan Dr. Kyrie  $25,135,965 $78,600,000 $103,735,965
4/6/2012 The Hunter Jack  $176,669 $0 $176,669
2/10/2012 The Vow Bill Thornton  $125,014,030 $72,604,130 $197,618,160
2/11/2011 In Her Skin David Reid  $0 $0 $0
9/24/2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of … Allomere  $55,675,313 $84,041,404 $139,716,717
1/8/2010 Daybreakers Charles Bromley  $30,101,577 $21,343,926 $51,445,503
10/30/2009 Skin   $203,305 $0 $203,305
2/24/2006 Little Fish Brad  $22,453 $3,200,000 $3,222,453
6/24/2005 Yes Anthony  $396,035 $265,186 $661,221
9/17/2004 Wimbledon Dennis Bradbury  $16,862,585 $24,803,891 $41,666,476
7/18/2001 Jurassic Park III Dr. Alan Grant  $181,166,115 $184,733,885 $365,900,000
3/14/2001 The Dish Cliff Buxton  $2,252,970 $14,000,000 $16,252,970
12/31/2000 Sally Hemings: an American Scandal   $0 $0 $0
12/17/1999 Bicentennial Man Sir  $58,220,776 $29,200,000 $87,420,776
5/15/1998 The Horse Whisperer Robert MacLean  $75,383,563 $111,500,000 $186,883,563
10/3/1997 Forgotten Silver Himself  $0 $0 $0
8/24/1997 The Grimm Brothers' Snow White   $5,000 $0 $5,000
8/15/1997 Event Horizon Weir  $26,673,242 $0 $26,673,242
4/30/1997 Children of the Revolution Nine  $845,391 $0 $845,391
12/29/1995 Restoration The King  $4,100,000 $0 $4,100,000
7/28/1995 Country Life Dr. Max Askey  $350,354 $0 $350,354
2/3/1995 In the Mouth of Madness John Trent  $8,924,549 $1,254 $8,925,803
12/25/1994 The Jungle Book Colonel Geoffrey Brydon  $44,342,956 $0 $44,342,956
3/4/1994 Sirens Norman Lindsay  $7,770,731 $0 $7,770,731
11/12/1993 The Piano Alisdair Stewart  $40,157,856 $0 $40,157,856
6/11/1993 Jurassic Park Dr. Alan Grant  $395,708,305 $643,104,279 $1,038,812,584
2/28/1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man David Jenkins  $14,358,033 $0 $14,358,033
3/2/1990 The Hunt for Red October Captain Borodin  $120,709,866 $79,790,134 $200,500,000
4/7/1989 Dead Calm John Ingram  $7,032,915 $0 $7,032,915
11/11/1988 A Cry in the Dark Michael Chamberlain  $6,908,797 $0 $6,908,797
12/31/1987 The Good Wife Neville Gifford  $1,155,020 $0 $1,155,020
9/19/1985 Plenty Lazar  $6,104,212 $0 $6,104,212
10/14/1983 Possession Mark  $1,113,538 $0 $1,113,538
2/28/1982 Sleeping Dogs   $0 $0 $0
3/20/1981 The Final Conflict Damien Thorn  $20,471,000 $0 $20,471,000
Movies: 45Totals:$1,748,595,022$2,156,171,724$3,904,766,746
  Averages:$38,857,667$47,914,927$86,772,594

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/14/2017 Tommy’s Honour $209,190 167 $569,306 $752,698 75.6%
7/1/2016 The Daughter $0 2 $67,149 $1,403,441 4.8%
6/24/2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople $78,439 200 $5,205,471 $23,238,220 22.4%
6/5/2015 United Passions $918 10 $918 $168,832 0.5%
1/10/2014 The Adventurer: The Curse of the Mida… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/11/2011 In Her Skin $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/29/1995 Restoration $75,514 457 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 100.0%
2/28/1982 Sleeping Dogs $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $9,942,844$29,663,191 
 Averages:$45,508105$1,242,856$3,707,89940.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/9/2018 Peter Rabbit $25,010,928 3,725 $113,993,563 $300,235,656 38.0%
1/12/2018 The Commuter $13,701,452 2,892 $36,343,858 $102,326,915 35.5%
11/3/2017 Thor: Ragnarok $122,744,989 4,080 $315,058,289 $850,653,412 37.0%
3/11/2016 Backtrack $0 0 $0 $699,082 0.0%
7/11/2014 A Long Way Down $1,426 5 $13,347 $757,280 1.8%
10/18/2013 Escape Plan $9,885,732 2,883 $25,135,965 $103,735,965 24.2%
4/6/2012 The Hunter $19,032 17 $176,669 $176,669 100.0%
2/10/2012 The Vow $41,202,458 3,038 $125,014,030 $197,618,160 63.3%
9/24/2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of … $16,112,211 3,575 $55,675,313 $139,716,717 39.8%
1/8/2010 Daybreakers $15,146,692 2,523 $30,101,577 $51,445,503 58.5%
9/17/2004 Wimbledon $7,118,985 2,039 $16,862,585 $41,666,476 40.5%
7/18/2001 Jurassic Park III $50,771,645 3,470 $181,166,115 $365,900,000 49.5%
12/17/1999 Bicentennial Man $8,234,926 2,767 $58,220,776 $87,420,776 66.6%
5/15/1998 The Horse Whisperer $13,685,488 2,362 $75,383,563 $186,883,563 40.3%
6/11/1993 Jurassic Park $50,159,460 2,778 $395,708,305 $1,038,812,584 38.1%
3/2/1990 The Hunt for Red October $17,161,835 1,817 $120,709,866 $200,500,000 60.2%
9/19/1985 Plenty $436,266 228 $6,104,212 $6,104,212 100.0%
Movies: 17Totals:  $1,555,668,033$3,674,652,970 
 Averages:$23,023,1492,247$91,509,884$216,156,05746.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,510 $9,942,844
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 154 $1,555,668,033
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 $1,692,914,709
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 287 $1,068,487,621
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,091 $460,917,467
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 335 $1,748,595,022
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,072 $19,720,347
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 214 $2,118,984,937
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 289 $2,072,130,320
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 326 $1,422,632,168
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,129 $694,729,190
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 383 $2,156,171,724
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,427 $29,663,191
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 178 $3,674,652,970
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 252 $3,765,045,029
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 318 $2,491,119,789
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,039 $1,155,646,657
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 345 $3,904,766,746
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,261 $68,067
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 841 $9,305,471
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $569,306
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,214 $1,504,206
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 653 $18,032,749
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $183,392
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,766 $1,572,273
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 780 $27,338,220
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $752,698
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,220 $9,942,844
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,777 $19,720,347
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,135 $29,663,191
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,667 $5,273,538
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 547 $4,100,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 540 $569,306
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,137 $19,536,955
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 525 $183,392
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,479 $24,810,493
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 768 $4,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 599 $752,698
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 950 $5,205,471
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 907 $4,737,373
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 582 $18,032,749
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,105 $1,687,598
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 835 $23,238,220
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,178 $6,424,971
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,382 $5,205,471
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,365 $4,100,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,097 $569,306
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 801-900) 882 $68,067
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 972 $18,032,749
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 974 $183,392
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 501-600) 527 $1,504,206
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,245 $23,238,220
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,698 $4,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,150 $752,698
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 601-700) 620 $1,572,273


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