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Kal Penn

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $782,576,275 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,342)
Best-known acting roles: Stanford (Superman Returns), Kumar Patel (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), Edward (Epic Movie), Kumar Patel (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), Hadji (Malibu's Most Wanted)
Most productive collaborators: Aaron Seltzer, Brandon Routh, Bryan Singer, Kate Bosworth, Chris Lee

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading6$149,006,162$60,246,567$209,252,729
Supporting3$234,435,771$174,155,368$408,591,139
Lead Ensemble Member1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)12$82,975,981$81,756,426$164,732,407

Career Trend

This graph shows Kal Penn’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/27/2018 The Ashram   $0 $0 $0
9/1/2017 The Layover   $0 $0 $0
6/6/2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice   $0 $331,310 $331,310
10/7/2016 Better Off Single Brice  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 The Girl in the Photographs   $0 $0 $0
4/10/2015 The Sisterhood of Night Gordy Gambhir  $6,870 $0 $6,870
11/7/2014 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain   $12,111 $0 $12,111
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Kumar Patel  $35,061,031 $1,204,714 $36,265,745
4/25/2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo… Kumar Patel  $38,108,728 $5,244,389 $43,353,117
3/9/2007 The Namesake Gogol  $13,610,521 $6,678,253 $20,288,774
2/13/2007 Man About Town Alan Fineberg  $0 $0 $0
1/26/2007 Epic Movie Edward  $39,739,367 $47,119,211 $86,858,578
12/1/2006 Van Wilder Deux: The Rise of Taj Taj Badalandabad  $4,261,350 $0 $4,261,350
6/28/2006 Superman Returns Stanford  $200,120,000 $173,965,065 $374,085,065
9/30/2005 Sueño Raj  $4,181 $0 $4,181
4/22/2005 A Lot Like Love Jeeter  $21,835,784 $20,085,806 $41,921,590
2/18/2005 Son of the Mask Jorge  $17,018,422 $42,900,000 $59,918,422
7/30/2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Kumar  $18,225,165 $0 $18,225,165
12/12/2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing   $21,897,389 $39,846 $21,937,235
4/18/2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Hadji  $34,308,901 $190,303 $34,499,204
4/5/2002 National Lampoon's Van Wilder Taj  $21,305,259 $17,936,064 $39,241,323
3/16/2001 American Desi Ajay Pandya  $902,835 $463,400 $1,366,235
Movies: 22Totals:$466,417,914$316,158,361$782,576,275
  Averages:$21,200,814$14,370,835$35,571,649

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/7/2016 Better Off Single $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas $12,954,142 2,875 $35,061,031 $36,265,745 96.7%
4/25/2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo… $14,908,404 2,545 $38,108,728 $43,353,117 87.9%
3/9/2007 The Namesake $248,552 335 $13,610,521 $20,288,774 67.1%
1/26/2007 Epic Movie $18,612,544 2,840 $39,739,367 $86,858,578 45.8%
12/1/2006 Van Wilder Deux: The Rise of Taj $2,313,372 1,979 $4,261,350 $4,261,350 100.0%
7/30/2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle $5,480,378 2,163 $18,225,165 $18,225,165 100.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $149,006,162$209,252,729 
 Averages:$7,788,1991,820$21,286,595$29,893,24782.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/10/2015 The Sisterhood of Night $5,264 10 $6,870 $6,870 100.0%
6/28/2006 Superman Returns $52,535,096 4,065 $200,120,000 $374,085,065 53.5%
4/18/2003 Malibu's Most Wanted $12,618,159 2,503 $34,308,901 $34,499,204 99.4%
Movies: 3Totals:  $234,435,771$408,591,139 
 Averages:$21,719,5062,193$78,145,257$136,197,04684.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 912 $149,006,162
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,583 $234,435,771
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,395 $466,405,803
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,465 $253,413,066
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 30,001-30,100) 30,039 $34,308,901
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,791 $466,417,914
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,469 $60,246,567
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,243 $174,155,368
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,416 $315,827,051
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,186 $175,169,779
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 41,601-41,700) 41,649 $190,303
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,286 $316,158,361
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,151 $209,252,729
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,677 $408,591,139
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,702 $782,232,854
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,838 $428,582,845
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 35,601-35,700) 35,687 $34,499,204
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,342 $782,576,275
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 220 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 191 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 231 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 350 26
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 449 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 538 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 529 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 221 28
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 254 28
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 295 28
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 212 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 275 39
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 533 $135,395,641
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 816 $13,610,521
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 955 $53,568,314
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 789 $6,678,253
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 710 $188,963,955
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 859 $20,288,774
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 701 $149,006,162
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,187 $60,246,567
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 906 $209,252,729
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 502 $113,945,131
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 396 $35,061,031
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 693 $59,041,853
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 643 $1,204,714
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 583 $172,986,984
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 539 $36,265,745
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $135,395,641
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 716 $13,610,521
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 323 $53,568,314
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 859 $6,678,253
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $188,963,955
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 846 $20,288,774
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 815 $53,349,888
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 421 $95,656,274
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 740 $53,797,464
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,255 $6,449,103
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 791 $107,147,352
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 621 $102,105,377
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 365 $73,169,759
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $39,739,367
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $4,261,350
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 571 $6,449,103
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 345 $47,119,211
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 486 $79,618,862
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 355 $86,858,578
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $4,261,350


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