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River Phoenix

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $637,975,097 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,428)
Best-known acting roles: Young Indy (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Carl Arbegast (Sneakers), Chris Chambers (Stand by Me), Devo Nod (I Love You to Death), Charlie (The Mosquito Coast)
Most productive collaborators: Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Denholm Elliott, Robert Watts, Alison Doody

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading3$75,608,000$0$75,608,000
Supporting1$197,171,806$277,000,000$474,171,806
(Unclassified)10$88,195,291$0$88,195,291

Career Trend

This graph shows River 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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/18/1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Pilgrim  $1,649,796 $0 $1,649,796
3/1/1994 Silent Tongue   $0 $0 $0
7/16/1993 The Thing Called Love James Wright  $1,029,721 $0 $1,029,721
9/9/1992 Sneakers Carl Arbegast  $51,433,000 $0 $51,433,000
9/29/1991 My Own Private Idaho Mike Waters  $6,401,336 $0 $6,401,336
1/1/1991 Dogfight Eddie Birdlace  $394,631 $0 $394,631
4/6/1990 I Love You to Death Devo Nod  $15,600,149 $0 $15,600,149
5/24/1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Young Indy  $197,171,806 $277,000,000 $474,171,806
2/26/1988 A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon Jimmy Reardon  $6,264,058 $0 $6,264,058
1/1/1988 Little Nikita Jeff Grant  $1,733,070 $0 $1,733,070
1/1/1988 Running on Empty Danny Pope  $2,835,116 $0 $2,835,116
12/1/1986 The Mosquito Coast Charlie  $14,302,000 $0 $14,302,000
8/8/1986 Stand by Me Chris Chambers  $52,287,414 $0 $52,287,414
7/12/1985 Explorers Wolfgang Muller  $9,873,000 $0 $9,873,000
Movies: 14Totals:$360,975,097$277,000,000$637,975,097
  Averages:$25,783,936$19,785,714$45,569,650

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/9/1992 Sneakers $10,031,145 2,062 $51,433,000 $51,433,000 100.0%
12/1/1986 The Mosquito Coast $0 451 $14,302,000 $14,302,000 100.0%
7/12/1985 Explorers $3,607,340 1,750 $9,873,000 $9,873,000 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $75,608,000$75,608,000 
 Averages:$4,546,1621,421$25,202,667$25,202,667100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/24/1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $37,031,573 2,327 $197,171,806 $474,171,806 41.6%
Movies: 1Totals:  $197,171,806$474,171,806 
 Averages:$37,031,5732,327$197,171,806$474,171,80641.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,314 $75,608,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,800 $197,171,806
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,345 $360,975,097
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,346 $197,171,806
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,802 $360,975,097
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,246 $277,000,000
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,097 $277,000,000
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,051 $277,000,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,026 $277,000,000
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,797 $75,608,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,410 $474,171,806
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,718 $637,975,097
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,038 $474,171,806
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,428 $637,975,097
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 114 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 112 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 105 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 100 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 105 71
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 883 $61,306,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 792 $14,302,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,285 $61,306,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 910 $14,302,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,064 $75,608,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,527 $75,608,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 709 $65,735,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 398 $9,873,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,012 $65,735,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 438 $9,873,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 903 $9,873,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 364 $51,433,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 700 $14,302,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 988 $9,873,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 514 $51,433,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 961 $14,302,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 816 $51,433,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 905 $9,873,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,007 $51,433,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 966 $9,873,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 677 $14,302,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $51,433,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 475 $9,873,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 700 $14,302,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 396 $51,433,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 489 $9,873,000


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