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Patton Oswalt

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $786,520,414 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,545)
Best-known acting roles: Remy (Ratatouille), Techie Guy (Failure to Launch), Todd Maher (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Disco DJ (Starsky & Hutch), Mall Santa (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas)
Most productive collaborators: Brad Bird, Ian Holm, John Lasseter, Lou Romano, Andrew Stanton

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting19$432,467,830$354,052,584$786,520,414
Leading3$206,680,194$420,104,041$626,784,235
Inverviewee3$0$0$0
Lead Ensemble Member2$646$0$646
Cameo1$9,868$385,511$395,379
(Unclassified)9$236,493,792$189,899,201$426,392,993

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Please Stand By

May 1st, 2018

Please Stand By

When Please Stand By opened in limited release, it missed the Mendoza Line by a large margin. However, it was also a Video on Demand, so its box office numbers were essentially immaterial. Now that it is out on DVD or Blu-ray is it worth picking up? Or is it strictly a rental? More...

Featured VOD Review: MST3K: Season 11, Volume 3

November 26th, 2017

MST3K

I haven’t reviewed all of the MST3K revival show and it has been a while since I last reviewed the show. However, this weekend was the perfect weekend to finish season 11 for three reasons. Firstly, I have nothing else to review. Secondly, the Christmas episode is part of the final five episodes. And finally, Netflix announced this week that season two is on its way. Yes! Do the final five episodes of season 11 give us hope for season 12? Does the season end on a high note? Or are we going into season 12 hoping this season was just the creators finding their footing? More...

Featured VOD Review: MST3K: Season 11, Volume 2

May 14th, 2017

MST3K

MST3K revival hit Netflix in April and I reviewed the first four episodes at that time. I only reviewed the first four episodes, partially because it matched the previous MST3K reviews I’ve done, but also because the show was made without binge watching in mind. This time around, I’m reviewing the next five episodes starting with The Beast of Hollow Mountain and ending with Yongary. Are these episodes as good as the first four? Or does the season start to peter out too quickly? More...

Featured VOD Review: MST3K: Season 11

April 17th, 2017

MST3K

There were rumors about MST3K being revived for a while, but it wasn’t until the Kickstarter materialized that I really thought it would make a comeback. I was one of nearly 50,000 backers who have been patiently waiting more than a year for the revival to start airing. On Friday, all 14 episodes of the show debuted on Netflix. I’m going to review the first four episodes of the show for two reasons. Firstly, the creators recommended not binging on the show. Secondly, it matches the old DVD reviews I’ve done. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Confirmation

June 5th, 2016

The Confirmation

The Confirmation opened in limited release, and Video on Demand in March. Like most films that debut on Video on Demand, this one went nowhere at the box office. Will it do better on DVD / Blu-ray? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Veep: Season 4

April 17th, 2016

Veep: Season 4

Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who at the beginning of the show, was the Vice President of the United States. Things have changed. So far during the show's four-year run, it has earned excellent reviews and this past year was one of the biggest winners at the Emmys. Does it deserve this praise? Or am I in the minority here? More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases are Very Special

March 18th, 2016

Midnight Special

Of the seven films on this week's list, five of them are earning excellent reviews and one of the other two is a Bollywood film with no reviews. Midnight Special was supposed to open wide, but that's not happening now. It could still find an audience in theaters. Additionally, Krisha is being released by A24 and that distributor has a very good track record. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Drunk History: Season 3

February 29th, 2016

Drunk History: Season 3

I featured Drunk History on a Holiday Gift Guide and I stand by that recommendation. It's got a really simple set-up and a better than expected execution. On the other hand, I was worried that it's high concept meant a really short shelf life. Would I grow tired of the show after just three seasons? Or is it still entertaining? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Burn Notice: Season Six

August 6th, 2013

The latest season of Burn Notice arrived a little late, and by a little I mean more than a full month. Since it is one of my favorite summer shows, I was eagerly awaiting its arrival. But now that I've seen it, was it worth the wait? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2

November 13th, 2012

When the Pixar Short Film Collection, Volume 1 came out five years ago, I was super excited. Not only do I love Pixar's theatrical release, but I like short films in general and there are so few places to get them. I'm less excited about volume 2, because Pixar has been releasing its short films on DVD and Blu-ray, so if you have been keeping up with their releases, you have this already. But, is there more to this release than just the short films? More...

Emancipation of Limited Releases

November 9th, 2012

There's quite a few limited releases coming out this week, but the list is dominated by Lincoln, which should not only be the biggest hit of the week, but it is virtually guaranteed to expand wide and has a real shot at being the big winner at the Oscars next year. Unfortunately, it is the only limited release with a real shot at mainstream success. Starlet is a long shot, but it deserves to find an audience in theaters. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/7/2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Max  $0 $0 $0
7/27/2018 Teen Titans Go! To The Movies Atom  $0 $0 $0
7/6/2018 Sorry to Bother You Mr. Blank’s “White Voice”  $5,322,952 $0 $5,322,952
1/26/2018 Please Stand By Officer Frank  $9,868 $385,511 $395,379
4/28/2017 The Circle Tom Stenton  $20,497,844 $20,154,020 $40,651,864
12/6/2016 Nerdland Elliot  $0 $0 $0
10/20/2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses Scorpion  $14,904,426 $13,900,000 $28,804,426
10/11/2016 FML   $0 $0 $0
6/3/2016 Out of Print Himself  $0 $0 $0
3/18/2016 The Confirmation Drake  $0 $33,006 $33,006
10/30/2015 Freaks of Nature Stuart Miller  $70,958 $0 $70,958
8/7/2015 Call Me Lucky Himself  $0 $0 $0
2/28/2014 Odd Thomas Oswald "Ozzie" P. Boone  $0 $0 $0
12/19/2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Todd Maher  $58,236,838 $130,038,362 $188,275,200
2/15/2013 The Bitter Buddha Himself  $0 $0 $0
11/9/2012 Nature Calls Scoutmaster Randy Stevens  $646 $0 $646
6/22/2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the W… Roache  $7,078,738 $4,688,221 $11,766,959
12/9/2011 Young Adult Matt Freehauf  $16,311,571 $6,438,785 $22,750,356
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Mall Santa  $35,061,031 $1,204,714 $36,265,745
9/18/2009 The Informant! Ed Herbst  $33,316,821 $8,454,347 $41,771,168
8/28/2009 Big Fan   $234,540 $0 $234,540
9/26/2008 All Roads Lead Home   $43,905 $0 $43,905
4/4/2008 Sex and Death 101 Fred  $23,563 $0 $23,563
8/29/2007 Balls of Fury The Hammer  $32,886,940 $8,893,086 $41,780,026
6/29/2007 Ratatouille Remy  $206,445,654 $420,104,041 $626,549,695
2/23/2007 Reno 911!: Miami Jeff Spoder  $20,342,161 $1,509,201 $21,851,362
3/10/2006 Failure to Launch Techie Guy  $88,715,192 $39,687,709 $128,402,901
12/8/2004 Blade: Trinity Hedges  $52,397,389 $78,955,776 $131,353,165
10/6/2004 Taxi Clerk at Inpound Office  $36,609,966 $31,500,000 $68,109,966
3/5/2004 Starsky & Hutch Disco DJ  $88,200,225 $82,000,000 $170,200,225
12/31/2003 See This Movie Felix  $0 $0 $0
12/19/2003 Calendar Girls Larry  $31,011,616 $62,063,000 $93,074,616
6/21/2002 Zig Zag Shelly  $1,649 $0 $1,649
9/28/2001 Zoolander Monkey Photography  $45,172,250 $15,608,731 $60,780,981
12/22/1999 Man on the Moon Blue Collar Guy  $34,580,635 $12,827,000 $47,407,635
12/17/1999 Magnolia Delmer Darion  $22,450,975 $25,995,827 $48,446,802
3/1/1996 Down Periscope Stingray Radioman  $25,723,977 $0 $25,723,977
Movies: 37Totals:$875,652,330$964,441,337$1,840,093,667
  Averages:$23,666,279$26,065,982$49,732,261

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/7/2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/6/2016 Nerdland $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/9/2012 Nature Calls $382 2 $646 $646 100.0%
8/28/2009 Big Fan $24,266 15 $234,540 $234,540 100.0%
6/29/2007 Ratatouille $47,027,395 3,940 $206,445,654 $626,549,695 32.9%
Movies: 5Totals:  $206,680,840$626,784,881 
 Averages:$9,410,409791$41,336,168$125,356,97677.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/27/2018 Teen Titans Go! To The Movies $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/6/2018 Sorry to Bother You $727,266 805 $5,322,952 $5,322,952 100.0%
4/28/2017 The Circle $9,034,148 3,163 $20,497,844 $40,651,864 50.4%
10/20/2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses $5,461,475 3,022 $14,904,426 $28,804,426 51.7%
10/11/2016 FML $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/18/2016 The Confirmation $0 0 $0 $33,006 0.0%
10/30/2015 Freaks of Nature $0 0 $70,958 $70,958 100.0%
2/28/2014 Odd Thomas $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/19/2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty $12,765,508 2,922 $58,236,838 $188,275,200 30.9%
6/22/2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the W… $3,822,803 1,625 $7,078,738 $11,766,959 60.2%
12/9/2011 Young Adult $310,263 987 $16,311,571 $22,750,356 71.7%
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas $12,954,142 2,875 $35,061,031 $36,265,745 96.7%
9/18/2009 The Informant! $10,464,314 2,505 $33,316,821 $41,771,168 79.8%
9/26/2008 All Roads Lead Home $31,614 46 $43,905 $43,905 100.0%
8/29/2007 Balls of Fury $11,352,123 3,081 $32,886,940 $41,780,026 78.7%
3/10/2006 Failure to Launch $24,411,322 3,202 $88,715,192 $128,402,901 69.1%
12/8/2004 Blade: Trinity $16,061,271 2,912 $52,397,389 $131,353,165 39.9%
9/28/2001 Zoolander $15,525,043 2,522 $45,172,250 $60,780,981 74.3%
12/17/1999 Magnolia $193,604 1,086 $22,450,975 $48,446,802 46.3%
Movies: 19Totals:  $432,467,830$786,520,414 
 Averages:$6,479,7311,619$22,761,465$41,395,81165.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 732 $206,680,840
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,174 $432,467,830
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,504 $663,873,856
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,257 $307,469,644
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,496 $265,441,228
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,553 $9,868
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,158 $875,652,330
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 526 $420,104,041
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,835 $354,052,584
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,692 $543,951,785
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 896 $588,917,650
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,124 $168,277,053
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,210 $385,511
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,410 $964,441,337
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 586 $626,784,881
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,545 $786,520,414
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,925 $1,207,825,641
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,006 $896,387,294
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,766 $433,718,281
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,535 $395,379
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,249 $1,840,093,667
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 368 $206,680,840
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $420,104,041
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 271 $626,784,881
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,684 $235,186
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 146 $206,445,654
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 93 $420,104,041
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,503 $235,186
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 100 $626,549,695
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,531 $235,186
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $206,445,654
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 100 $420,104,041
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,109 $235,186
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 113 $626,549,695
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $206,445,654
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,356 $235,186
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 231 $420,104,041
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 239 $626,549,695
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,525 $235,186
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,991 $235,186
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies 49 $206,445,654
Top International Leading Stars for G Movies 23 $420,104,041
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,281 $235,186
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies 24 $626,549,695
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 220 $206,445,654
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $420,104,041
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $626,549,695


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