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Joaquin Phoenix

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $2,246,271,942 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #916)
Best-known acting roles: Merrill Hess (Signs), Commodus (Gladiator), Johnny Cash (Walk the Line), Lucius Hunt (The Village), Kenai (Brother Bear)
Best-known technical roles: We Own the Night (Producer), I'm Still Here (Producer), I'm Still Here (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: M. Night Shyamalan, Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott, James Mangold

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading8$282,031,331$323,098,250$605,129,581
Supporting4$522,391,004$476,550,000$998,941,004
Lead Ensemble Member2$36,674,154$33,406,049$70,080,203
Documentary Subject1$408,983$0$408,983
(Unclassified)19$279,023,186$292,688,985$571,712,171
In Technical RolesProducer2$28,972,162$26,744,678$55,716,840
Screenwriter1$408,983$0$408,983

Career Trend

This graph shows Joaquin Phoenix’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


2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

Limited Release: Vice as Nice

December 12th, 2014

Inherent Vice poster

We are deep into Awards season with three major awards nominations already handed out. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of limited releases coming out this week that will be part of Awards Season. Inherent Vice is the biggest release of the week, but its reviews are only good and not great, while there are a lot of great films in theaters at the moment. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

Limited Releases: New Arrivals

May 16th, 2014

The Immigrant poster

There are a number of films on this week's list that could find audience in theaters, including Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, Chinese Puzzle, The Discoverers, Horses of God, etc. However, if I were to pick just one, it would be The Immigrant. It has amazing reviews and strong buzz. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Limited Releases: Her and Now

December 20th, 2013

Her poster

There are not a huge number of limited releases on this week's list, but all of the ones that have more than a few reviews on Rotten Tomatoes have outstanding reviews. Her isn't earning the best reviews, but it does have the best combined reviews and buzz and has the best shot at mainstream success. The Past could also expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success, if it can translate its reviews into Awards Season glory. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Disney Double-Shot Triple-Shot

March 10th, 2013

This week there are three Disney Blu-ray Double-Shots coming out. This includes one that I've previously reviewed on DVD, but two that I missed the first time around. Each film includes a major theatrical release, plus the direct-to-DVD sequels. How many of the theatrical releases are worth owning? Are any of the direct-to-DVD sequels worth picking up? Are the double-shots worth the money? More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actor

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. This category is not truly competitive, but I'm supporting an underdog. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/11/2018 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on …   $0 $0 $0
4/6/2018 You Were Never Really Here Joe  $0 $740,155 $740,155
3/30/2018 Mary Magdalene Jesus Christ  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Far Bright Star   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Sisters Brothers   $0 $0 $0
7/17/2015 Irrational Man Abe  $4,030,360 $23,908,017 $27,938,377
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice Larry "Doc" Sportello  $8,110,975 $6,661,371 $14,772,346
5/16/2014 The Immigrant Bruno Weiss  $2,013,456 $5,571,555 $7,585,011
1/10/2014 Her Theodore  $25,568,251 $22,941,619 $48,509,870
9/14/2012 The Master Freddie Quell  $16,247,159 $42,544,852 $58,792,011
9/10/2010 I'm Still Here   $408,983 $0 $408,983
2/13/2009 Two Lovers Leonard  $3,149,034 $13,200,000 $16,349,034
10/19/2007 Reservation Road Ethan Learner  $101,440 $16,500,000 $16,601,440
10/12/2007 We Own the Night Bobby Green  $28,563,179 $26,744,678 $55,307,857
11/18/2005 Walk the Line Johnny Cash  $119,519,402 $68,188,093 $187,707,495
12/22/2004 Hotel Rwanda Jack  $23,519,128 $13,002,095 $36,521,223
10/29/2004 It's All About Love John  $5,494 $0 $5,494
10/1/2004 Ladder 49 Jack Morrison  $74,541,707 $27,791,141 $102,332,848
7/30/2004 The Village Lucius Hunt  $114,197,520 $143,444,114 $257,641,634
10/24/2003 Brother Bear Kenai  $85,336,277 $165,061,521 $250,397,798
7/25/2003 Buffalo Soldiers Ray Elwood  $353,743 $0 $353,743
8/2/2002 Signs Merrill Hess  $227,969,295 $180,300,000 $408,269,295
11/22/2000 Quills Coulmier  $7,060,876 $4,671,212 $11,732,088
10/20/2000 The Yards Willie Gutierrez  $882,710 $1,400,000 $2,282,710
5/5/2000 Gladiator Commodus  $187,683,805 $270,000,000 $457,683,805
2/26/1999 8MM Max  $36,443,442 $59,955,384 $96,398,826
9/25/1998 Clay Pigeons Clay Bidwell  $1,793,359 $463,247 $2,256,606
8/14/1998 Return to Paradise Lewis  $8,352,677 $0 $8,352,677
10/3/1997 U-Turn Toby N. Tucker  $6,690,074 $0 $6,690,074
4/4/1997 Inventing the Abbotts Doug Holt  $5,926,128 $0 $5,926,128
9/27/1995 To Die For Jimmy Emmett  $21,284,514 $6,404,230 $27,688,744
8/2/1989 Parenthood Garry Buckman-Lampkin  $100,047,830 $26,250,000 $126,297,830
11/6/1987 Russkies Danny  $1,030,101 $0 $1,030,101
6/6/1986 SpaceCamp Max  $9,697,739 $0 $9,697,739
Movies: 34Totals:$1,120,528,658$1,125,743,284$2,246,271,942
  Averages:$32,956,725$33,110,097$66,066,822

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/17/2015 Irrational Man $175,312 925 $4,030,360 $27,938,377 14.4%
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice $328,184 653 $8,110,975 $14,772,346 54.9%
5/16/2014 The Immigrant $44,064 150 $2,013,456 $7,585,011 26.5%
1/10/2014 Her $260,382 2,005 $25,568,251 $48,509,870 52.7%
9/14/2012 The Master $736,311 864 $16,247,159 $58,792,011 27.6%
10/19/2007 Reservation Road $36,269 39 $101,440 $16,601,440 0.6%
10/12/2007 We Own the Night $10,826,287 2,402 $28,563,179 $55,307,857 51.6%
11/18/2005 Walk the Line $22,347,341 3,160 $119,519,402 $187,707,495 63.7%
7/30/2004 The Village $50,746,142 3,733 $114,197,520 $257,641,634 44.3%
7/25/2003 Buffalo Soldiers $30,977 24 $353,743 $353,743 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $318,705,485$675,209,784 
 Averages:$8,553,1271,396$31,870,549$67,520,97843.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/2/2002 Signs $60,116,619 3,453 $227,969,295 $408,269,295 55.8%
5/5/2000 Gladiator $34,819,017 3,188 $187,683,805 $457,683,805 41.0%
10/3/1997 U-Turn $2,730,440 1,311 $6,690,074 $6,690,074 100.0%
8/2/1989 Parenthood $10,506,450 1,399 $100,047,830 $126,297,830 79.2%
Movies: 4Totals:  $522,391,004$998,941,004 
 Averages:$27,043,1322,338$130,597,751$249,735,25169.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 490 $318,705,485
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,568 $522,391,004
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 691 $1,035,192,381
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 479 $732,298,929
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,850 $100,047,830
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 763 $1,120,528,658
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 562 $356,504,299
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,136 $476,550,000
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,115 $959,941,608
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 601 $784,732,744
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 27,401-27,500) 27,444 $26,250,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,069 $1,125,743,284
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 528 $675,209,784
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,263 $998,941,004
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 834 $1,995,133,989
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 548 $1,517,031,673
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,701-19,800) 19,721 $126,297,830
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 916 $2,246,271,942
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 135 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office 34 166
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office 29 166
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office 72 98
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 321 13
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 356 13
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 556 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 533 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 590 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 113 85
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office 42 149
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office 41 149
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 150 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 480 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 512 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 506 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 124 84
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office 39 162
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office 35 162
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 119 78
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 387 $190,619,925
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 829 $8,566,158
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies 38 $119,519,402
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $265,154,835
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 610 $23,161,371
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies 69 $68,188,093
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 387 $455,774,760
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 743 $31,727,529
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies 53 $187,707,495
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 363 $318,705,485
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 393 $356,504,299
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 386 $675,209,784
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 405 $146,892,499
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 323 $25,568,251
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 349 $26,725,333
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 73 $119,519,402
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $210,596,809
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 331 $22,941,619
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 291 $54,777,778
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 99 $68,188,093
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $357,489,308
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 331 $48,509,870
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 304 $81,503,111
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 90 $187,707,495
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 956 $4,384,103
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies 88 $200,123,862
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 94 $114,197,520
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 516 $23,908,017
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $189,152,168
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 92 $143,444,114
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 749 $28,292,120
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies 95 $389,276,030
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies 93 $257,641,634
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 304 $233,716,922
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 448 $84,988,563
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 411 $211,632,207
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 282 $144,872,092
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 366 $445,349,129
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $229,860,655
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 548 $33,679,226
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $114,197,520
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 423 $28,563,179
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $119,519,402
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 451 $29,602,990
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $143,444,114
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 343 $26,744,678
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 275 $68,188,093
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 506 $63,282,216
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 269 $257,641,634
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 391 $55,307,857
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 261 $187,707,495

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/10/2010 I'm Still Here Producer,
Screenwriter 
$408,983 $0 $408,983
10/12/2007 We Own the Night Producer $28,563,179 $26,744,678 $55,307,857
Movies: 2Totals:$28,972,162$26,744,678$55,716,840
  Averages:$14,486,081$13,372,339$27,858,420


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/10/2010 I'm Still Here $96,658 120 $408,983 $408,983 100.0%
10/12/2007 We Own the Night $10,826,287 2,402 $28,563,179 $55,307,857 51.6%
Movies: 2Totals:  $28,972,162$55,716,840 
 Averages:$5,461,4731,261$14,486,081$27,858,42075.8%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/10/2010 I'm Still Here $96,658 120 $408,983 $408,983 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $408,983$408,983 
 Averages:$96,658120$408,983$408,983100.0%


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