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Harold Ramis

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,460,274,237 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,768)
Best-known acting roles: Ben's Dad (Knocked Up), Dr. Bettes (As Good as it Gets), Dr. Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters), Dr. Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters II), Adam (Year One)
Best-known technical roles: Ghostbusters (Screenwriter), Analyze This (Director), Analyze This (Screenwriter), Year One (Director), Year One (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Billy Crystal, Jack Black, Robert De Niro, Peter Tolan, Dan Aykroyd

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting4$212,876,746$170,171,805$383,048,551
Leading1$242,212,467$53,000,000$295,212,467
Cameo1$43,337,279$14,267,444$57,604,723
(Unclassified)10$550,899,047$173,509,449$724,408,496
In Technical RolesDirector11$434,748,438$160,776,366$595,524,804
Screenwriter4$483,693,404$137,267,444$620,960,848
Executive Producer2$91,258,000$0$91,258,000
Story Creator1$43,337,279$14,267,444$57,604,723
Producer1$43,337,279$14,267,444$57,604,723

Career Trend

This graph shows Harold Ramis’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


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 639 $242,212,467
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 892 $1,049,325,539
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,547 $53,000,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,693 $410,948,698
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 961 $295,212,467
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,768 $1,460,274,237
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 183 $434,748,438
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,201 $91,258,000
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,528 $43,337,279
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 $483,693,404
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,024 $43,337,279
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 463 $160,776,366
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,250 $14,267,444
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 805 $137,267,444
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,313 $14,267,444
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 261 $595,524,804
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,868 $91,258,000
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,851 $57,604,723
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 365 $620,960,848
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,200 $57,604,723

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/19/2009 Year One Adam  $43,337,279 $14,267,444 $57,604,723
12/21/2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story L'Chai'm  $18,317,151 $2,288,902 $20,606,053
6/1/2007 Knocked Up Ben's Dad  $148,761,765 $70,504,187 $219,265,952
11/7/2003 American Storytellers Himself  $24,082 $0 $24,082
1/11/2002 Orange County Don Durkett  $41,059,716 $2,248,991 $43,308,707
12/24/1997 As Good as it Gets Dr. Bettes  $148,478,011 $165,633,912 $314,111,923
10/21/1994 Love Affair Sheldon Blumenthal  $18,272,894 $0 $18,272,894
8/5/1994 Airheads Chris Moore  $5,021,868 $0 $5,021,868
2/12/1993 Groundhog Day Neurologist  $70,906,973 $0 $70,906,973
6/16/1989 Ghostbusters II Dr. Egon Spengler  $112,494,738 $103,005,262 $215,500,000
8/26/1988 Stealing Home Alan Appleby  $7,467,504 $0 $7,467,504
10/7/1987 Baby Boom Steven Bochner  $26,700,000 $0 $26,700,000
6/8/1984 Ghostbusters Dr. Egon Spengler  $242,212,467 $53,000,000 $295,212,467
7/29/1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation Cop at Wally World  $61,400,000 $0 $61,400,000
8/7/1981 Heavy Metal Zeke  $19,571,091 $0 $19,571,091
6/26/1981 Stripes Russell Zisky  $85,300,000 $0 $85,300,000
Movies: 16Totals:$1,049,325,539$410,948,698$1,460,274,237
  Averages:$65,582,846$25,684,294$91,267,140

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/8/1984 Ghostbusters $13,612,564 1,506 $242,212,467 $295,212,467 82.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $242,212,467$295,212,467 
 Averages:$13,612,5641,506$242,212,467$295,212,46782.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/21/2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story $4,174,383 2,650 $18,317,151 $20,606,053 88.9%
1/11/2002 Orange County $15,053,226 2,317 $41,059,716 $43,308,707 94.8%
12/24/1997 As Good as it Gets $12,606,928 1,837 $148,478,011 $314,111,923 47.3%
8/5/1994 Airheads $1,911,739 1,228 $5,021,868 $5,021,868 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $212,876,746$383,048,551 
 Averages:$8,436,5692,008$53,219,187$95,762,13882.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 639 $242,212,467
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,320 $212,876,746
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 748 $1,005,988,260
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,513 $242,212,467
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,787 $189,537,727
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 867 $43,337,279
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 892 $1,049,325,539
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,547 $53,000,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 10,501-10,600) 10,553 $170,171,805
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,108 $396,681,254
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,531 $53,000,000
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,153 $167,882,903
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 906 $14,267,444
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,693 $410,948,698
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 961 $295,212,467
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,099 $383,048,551
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,566 $1,402,669,514
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,278 $295,212,467
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,242 $357,420,630
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 906 $57,604,723
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,768 $1,460,274,237
Highest Grossing Stars of 1984 at the Domestic Box Office 33 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 39 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 40 100
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 321 $242,212,467
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 965 $53,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 546 $295,212,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 485 $242,212,467
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,264 $53,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 724 $295,212,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 80 $242,212,467
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 369 $53,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $295,212,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 254 $242,212,467
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 725 $53,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $295,212,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 205 $242,212,467
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 545 $53,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 364 $295,212,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 65 $242,212,467
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $53,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 122 $295,212,467

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/10/2010 Archie's Final Project Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
6/19/2009 Year One Director,
Screenwriter,
Story Creator,
Producer 
$43,337,279 $14,267,444 $57,604,723
11/23/2005 The Ice Harvest Director $9,016,782 $1,140,186 $10,156,968
12/6/2002 Analyze That Director $32,122,249 $22,872,508 $54,994,757
10/20/2000 Bedazzled Director $37,879,996 $52,496,228 $90,376,224
3/5/1999 Analyze This Director,
Screenwriter 
$106,885,658 $70,000,000 $176,885,658
7/17/1996 Multiplicity Director $20,133,326 $0 $20,133,326
4/12/1995 Stuart Saves His Family Director $911,310 $0 $911,310
2/12/1993 Groundhog Day Director $70,906,973 $0 $70,906,973
7/11/1986 Club Paradise Director $12,308,521 $0 $12,308,521
6/13/1986 Back to School Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$91,258,000 $0 $91,258,000
6/8/1984 Ghostbusters Screenwriter $242,212,467 $53,000,000 $295,212,467
7/29/1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation Director $61,400,000 $0 $61,400,000
7/25/1980 Caddyshack Director $39,846,344 $0 $39,846,344
Movies: 14Totals:$768,218,905$213,776,366$981,995,271
  Averages:$54,872,779$15,269,740$70,142,519

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/19/2009 Year One $19,610,304 3,024 $43,337,279 $57,604,723 75.2%
11/23/2005 The Ice Harvest $3,740,799 1,555 $9,016,782 $10,156,968 88.8%
12/6/2002 Analyze That $11,034,422 2,635 $32,122,249 $54,994,757 58.4%
10/20/2000 Bedazzled $13,106,526 2,571 $37,879,996 $90,376,224 41.9%
3/5/1999 Analyze This $18,383,507 2,537 $106,885,658 $176,885,658 60.4%
7/17/1996 Multiplicity $5,075,340 2,134 $20,133,326 $20,133,326 100.0%
4/12/1995 Stuart Saves His Family $371,898 400 $911,310 $911,310 100.0%
2/12/1993 Groundhog Day $14,652,108 1,742 $70,906,973 $70,906,973 100.0%
7/11/1986 Club Paradise $4,152,296 1,186 $12,308,521 $12,308,521 100.0%
7/29/1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation $8,333,358 1,253 $61,400,000 $61,400,000 100.0%
7/25/1980 Caddyshack $3,142,689 656 $39,846,344 $39,846,344 100.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $434,748,438$595,524,804 
 Averages:$9,236,6591,790$39,522,585$54,138,61984.1%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/19/2009 Year One $19,610,304 3,024 $43,337,279 $57,604,723 75.2%
Movies: 1Totals:  $43,337,279$57,604,723 
 Averages:$19,610,3043,024$43,337,279$57,604,72375.2%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/19/2009 Year One $19,610,304 3,024 $43,337,279 $57,604,723 75.2%
3/5/1999 Analyze This $18,383,507 2,537 $106,885,658 $176,885,658 60.4%
6/13/1986 Back to School $8,881,035 1,751 $91,258,000 $91,258,000 100.0%
6/8/1984 Ghostbusters $13,612,564 1,506 $242,212,467 $295,212,467 82.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $527,030,683$678,565,571 
 Averages:$16,019,5432,368$105,406,137$135,713,11478.6%


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