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Donald Pleasance

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $427,192,944 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #8,234)
Best-known acting roles: Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis (Halloween), Doctor Harmon (Oh, God!), Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis (Halloween II), President of the United States (Escape from New York)
Most productive collaborators: Jamie Lee Curtis, Frank Langella, John Badham, John Williams, Kate Nelligan

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$108,511,962$68,500,000$177,011,962
Leading3$61,187,000$23,000,000$84,187,000
Lead Ensemble Member1$21,000,000$0$21,000,000
(Unclassified)12$144,993,982$0$144,993,982

Career Trend

This graph shows Donald Pleasance’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


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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/5/2012 Wake in Fright Doc Tydon  $49,458 $0 $49,458
9/29/1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis  $15,126,948 $0 $15,126,948
8/25/1995 The Thief and the Cobbler Phido the Vulture  $669,276 $0 $669,276
3/20/1992 Shadows and Fog Doctor  $2,735,731 $0 $2,735,731
10/13/1989 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael M… Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis  $11,642,254 $0 $11,642,254
11/23/1988 Hanna's War Captain Thomas Rosza  $139,796 $0 $139,796
10/1/1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Loomis  $17,768,757 $0 $17,768,757
10/23/1987 Prince of Darkness Father Loomis  $14,182,000 $0 $14,182,000
10/26/1984 Terror in the Aisles Host  $8,316,206 $0 $8,316,206
12/31/1982 Alone in the Dark   $0 $0 $0
10/30/1981 Halloween II Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis  $25,533,818 $0 $25,533,818
7/10/1981 Escape from New York President of the United States  $25,244,700 $0 $25,244,700
1/1/1979 Dracula Dr. Jack Seward  $21,000,000 $0 $21,000,000
10/17/1978 Halloween Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis  $47,000,000 $23,000,000 $70,000,000
1/1/1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band B.D. Brockhurst  $12,900,000 $0 $12,900,000
10/7/1977 Oh, God! Doctor Harmon  $51,061,196 $0 $51,061,196
3/11/1970 THX 1138 SEN 5241  $5,000 $0 $5,000
6/13/1967 You Only Live Twice Blofeld  $43,100,000 $68,500,000 $111,600,000
1/1/1966 Fantastic Voyage Dr. Michaels, CMDF Chief of Medical Section  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
2/15/1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told The Dark Hermit/Satan  $15,473,333 $0 $15,473,333
12/31/1964 The Hallelujah Trail   $0 $0 $0
8/8/1963 The Great Escape Flight Lieutenant Colin Blythe  $11,744,471 $0 $11,744,471
Movies: 22Totals:$335,692,944$91,500,000$427,192,944
  Averages:$15,258,770$4,159,091$19,417,861

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/23/1987 Prince of Darkness $4,657,401 1,239 $14,182,000 $14,182,000 100.0%
1/1/1979 Dracula $0 0 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 100.0%
10/17/1978 Halloween $0 0 $47,000,000 $70,000,000 67.1%
3/11/1970 THX 1138 $0 0 $5,000 $5,000 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $82,187,000$105,187,000 
 Averages:$1,164,350310$20,546,750$26,296,75091.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/5/2012 Wake in Fright $0 5 $49,458 $49,458 100.0%
7/10/1981 Escape from New York $4,162,385 579 $25,244,700 $25,244,700 100.0%
1/1/1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band $0 0 $12,900,000 $12,900,000 100.0%
6/13/1967 You Only Live Twice $0 0 $43,100,000 $111,600,000 38.6%
2/15/1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told $0 0 $15,473,333 $15,473,333 100.0%
8/8/1963 The Great Escape $0 0 $11,744,471 $11,744,471 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $108,511,962$177,011,962 
 Averages:$693,73197$18,085,327$29,501,99489.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,276 $82,187,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,301-13,400) 13,352 $108,511,962
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,706 $335,023,668
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,814 $11,793,929
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,211 $335,692,944
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,004 $23,000,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 20,501-20,600) 20,504 $68,500,000
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 16,701-16,800) 16,743 $91,500,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 18,201-18,300) 18,251 $91,500,000
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,536 $105,187,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,701-16,800) 16,703 $177,011,962
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,301-7,400) 7,308 $426,523,668
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,162 $11,793,929
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,201-8,300) 8,234 $427,192,944
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 23 159
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 99 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 120 31
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 124 31
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 136 31
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 892 $61,182,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 723 $21,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 59 $5,000
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,320 $23,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,106 $84,182,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 848 $21,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 62 $5,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,014 $82,182,000
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,717 $23,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,272 $105,182,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 651 $5,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $82,182,000
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 479 $23,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 726 $5,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 337 $105,182,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies 53 $82,182,000
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 183 $23,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies 95 $105,182,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 577 $61,187,000
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 853 $23,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 697 $84,187,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 759 $5,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 421 $35,182,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 701-800) 759 $5,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 455 $35,182,000


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