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Ving Rhames

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 52 films, with $5,099,656,643 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #218)
Best-known acting roles: Charlie-27 (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), Luther Stickell (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Luther Stickell (Mission: Impossible 2), Luther Stickell (Mission: Impossible III), Duncan (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, Dennis Dugan, Bruce Geller, Christopher McQuarrie

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting17$1,596,081,313$2,233,206,345$3,829,287,658
Lead Ensemble Member3$17,501,244$3,566,001$21,067,245
Leading3$101,117,573$123,000,000$224,117,573
(Unclassified)29$576,956,259$448,227,908$1,025,184,167

Career Trend

This graph shows Ving Rhames’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


2018 Preview: July

July 1st, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

June was amazing, with two absolute monster hits and a solid $100 million hit. By the end of the month, 2018’s lead over 2017 will be well over $500 million, or close to 10%. Even if 2018 only managed to maintain this lead in terms of raw numbers for the rest of the year, it will be a massive jump at the box office. As for July, there are a couple of potential monster hits, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Mission: Impossible—Fallout, plus four potential $100 million hits. Last July, there was only one monster hit, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and three $100 million hits. I don’t think 2018 will match 2017 at the top, but 2018 appears to have more depth and that should put it a little ahead over the full month. More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015

Minions

June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Lilo and Stitch Double-Shot

June 24th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, Disney released three of their more recent animated films on Blu-ray for the first time, each of which included the direct-to-DVD sequel. This included The Emperor's New Groove Double-Shot and Atlantis: The Lost Empire Double-Shot. I was only able to get Lilo and Stitch Double-Shot. Are the two films worth checking out? And is the Blu-ray worth the money? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/16/2018 Mission: Impossible—Fallout Luther Stickell  $0 $28,419 $28,419
12/22/2017 Father Figures Rod Hamilton  $17,501,244 $3,537,582 $21,038,826
11/15/2017 The Star Thaddeus the dog  $40,847,995 $21,910,015 $62,758,010
5/16/2017 Extortion   $0 $8,602 $8,602
4/28/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Charlie-27  $389,813,101 $473,075,361 $862,888,462
12/31/2016 Operator Call   $0 $0 $0
7/29/2015 Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation Luther Stickell  $195,042,377 $505,825,986 $700,868,363
1/17/2014 Jamesy Boy Conrad  $0 $0 $0
9/28/2012 Won't Back Down Principal Thompson  $5,310,554 $434,949 $5,745,503
6/14/2012 Soldiers of Fortune   $38,898 $1,511,524 $1,550,422
5/17/2012 Piranha 3DD Deputy Fallon  $370,904 $6,159,892 $6,530,796
9/20/2011 The River Murders   $0 $0 $0
8/20/2010 Piranha 3D Deputy Fallon  $25,003,155 $58,657,005 $83,660,160
7/16/2010 Operation: Endgame   $0 $0 $0
1/26/2010 Give Em Hell Malone   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2009 Phantom Punch Sonny Liston  $0 $0 $0
9/25/2009 Surrogates The Prophet  $38,577,772 $81,090,578 $119,668,350
8/18/2009 The Bridge to Nowhere   $0 $0 $0
8/14/2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Jibby Newsome  $15,122,676 $174,642 $15,297,318
2/27/2009 Echelon Conspiracy   $796,716 $0 $796,716
4/8/2008 Day of the Dead Captain Rhodes  $0 $0 $0
7/20/2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Duncan  $119,725,280 $65,983,182 $185,708,462
8/25/2006 Idlewild   $12,669,914 $0 $12,669,914
5/5/2006 Mission: Impossible III Luther Stickell  $133,501,348 $264,000,000 $397,501,348
3/19/2004 Dawn of the Dead Kenneth  $58,990,765 $44,462,110 $103,452,875
2/21/2003 Dark Blue Deputy Chief Arthur Holland  $9,237,470 $3,024,595 $12,262,065
8/23/2002 Undisputed James 'Iceman' Chambers  $12,398,628 $0 $12,398,628
6/21/2002 Lilo & Stitch Cobra Bubbles  $145,771,527 $100,028,473 $245,800,000
7/11/2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Ryan  $32,131,830 $53,000,000 $85,131,830
6/27/2001 Baby Boy Melvin  $28,734,552 $0 $28,734,552
5/24/2000 Mission: Impossible 2 Luther Stickell  $215,409,889 $334,178,627 $549,588,516
10/22/1999 Bringing Out The Dead Marcus  $16,640,210 $0 $16,640,210
4/30/1999 Entrapment Thibadeaux  $87,707,396 $123,992,604 $211,700,000
6/26/1998 Out of Sight Buddy Bragg  $37,562,568 $40,000,000 $77,562,568
6/6/1997 Con Air Nathan 'Diamond Dog' Jones  $101,117,573 $123,000,000 $224,117,573
2/21/1997 Rosewood Mann  $13,104,494 $0 $13,104,494
2/12/1997 Dangerous Ground Muki  $5,102,151 $0 $5,102,151
6/28/1996 Striptease Shad  $33,109,743 $80,200,000 $113,309,743
5/21/1996 Mission: Impossible Luther Stickell  $180,981,886 $276,716,108 $457,697,994
4/21/1995 Kiss of Death Omar  $14,942,422 $0 $14,942,422
10/28/1994 Drop Squad Garvey  $348,192 $0 $348,192
10/14/1994 Pulp Fiction Marsellus Wallace  $107,928,762 $105,000,000 $212,928,762
5/7/1993 Dave Duane Stevenson  $63,270,710 $0 $63,270,710
4/16/1993 Bound by Honor Ivan  $4,496,583 $0 $4,496,583
1/1/1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Little Leroy  $57,115 $0 $57,115
2/1/1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Mr. Stereo  $28,411,000 $42,000,000 $70,411,000
11/1/1991 The People Under the Stairs Leroy  $24,204,000 $0 $24,204,000
10/9/1991 Homicide Randolph  $2,971,661 $0 $2,971,661
1/18/1991 Flight of the Intruder C.P.O. Frank McRae  $14,471,440 $0 $14,471,440
12/21/1990 The Long Walk Home Herbert Cotter  $13,798,030 $0 $13,798,030
11/2/1990 Jacob's Ladder George  $25,965,144 $0 $25,965,144
8/18/1989 Casualties of War Lr. Reilly  $18,468,714 $0 $18,468,714
Movies: 52Totals:$2,291,656,389$2,808,000,254$5,099,656,643
  Averages:$44,070,315$54,000,005$98,070,320

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/16/2018 Mission: Impossible—Fallout $0 0 $0 $28,419 0.0%
12/22/2017 Father Figures $3,287,451 2,902 $17,501,244 $21,038,826 83.2%
1/17/2014 Jamesy Boy $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2009 Phantom Punch $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/18/2009 The Bridge to Nowhere $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/6/1997 Con Air $24,131,738 2,941 $101,117,573 $224,117,573 45.1%
Movies: 6Totals:  $118,618,817$245,184,818 
 Averages:$4,569,865974$19,769,803$40,864,13642.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/15/2017 The Star $9,812,674 2,976 $40,847,995 $62,758,010 65.1%
4/28/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 $146,510,104 4,347 $389,813,101 $862,888,462 45.2%
7/29/2015 Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation $55,520,089 3,988 $195,042,377 $700,868,363 27.8%
9/28/2012 Won't Back Down $2,603,370 2,517 $5,310,554 $5,745,503 92.4%
5/17/2012 Piranha 3DD $182,237 86 $370,904 $6,530,796 5.7%
8/20/2010 Piranha 3D $10,106,872 2,491 $25,003,155 $83,660,160 29.9%
9/25/2009 Surrogates $14,902,692 2,992 $38,577,772 $119,668,350 32.2%
8/14/2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard $5,642,137 1,849 $15,122,676 $15,297,318 98.9%
7/20/2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry $34,233,750 3,501 $119,725,280 $185,708,462 64.5%
8/25/2006 Idlewild $5,745,780 975 $12,669,914 $12,669,914 100.0%
5/5/2006 Mission: Impossible III $47,743,273 4,059 $133,501,348 $397,501,348 33.6%
5/24/2000 Mission: Impossible 2 $57,845,297 3,669 $215,409,889 $549,588,516 39.2%
6/26/1998 Out of Sight $12,020,435 2,112 $37,562,568 $77,562,568 48.4%
5/21/1996 Mission: Impossible $45,436,830 3,012 $180,981,886 $457,697,994 39.5%
4/21/1995 Kiss of Death $5,317,066 1,627 $14,942,422 $14,942,422 100.0%
10/14/1994 Pulp Fiction $9,311,882 1,494 $107,928,762 $212,928,762 50.7%
5/7/1993 Dave $7,306,755 1,916 $63,270,710 $63,270,710 100.0%
Movies: 17Totals:  $1,596,081,313$3,829,287,658 
 Averages:$27,661,2502,565$93,887,136$225,252,21557.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,032 $118,618,817
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 153 $1,596,081,313
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 132 $2,250,769,496
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 386 $901,171,334
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,294 $430,661,096
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 199 $2,291,656,389
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,085 $126,566,001
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 197 $2,233,206,345
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 168 $2,784,570,113
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 332 $1,453,538,568
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,315 $494,985,376
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 248 $2,808,000,254
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,055 $245,184,818
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 169 $3,829,287,658
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 $5,035,339,609
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 350 $2,354,709,902
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,779 $925,646,472
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 $5,099,656,643
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 76 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 81 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office 94 87
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 586 $118,618,817
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 615 $126,537,582
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 201-300) 271 $28,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 604 $245,156,399
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $28,419
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 813 $118,618,817
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 816 $126,566,001
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 805 $245,184,818
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $118,618,817
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 435 $126,566,001
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 460 $245,184,818
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 293 $101,117,573
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 789 $17,501,244
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 346 $123,028,419
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 845 $3,537,582
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 314 $224,145,992
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 899 $21,038,826
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 330 $118,618,817
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 327 $126,537,582
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 334 $245,156,399
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 333 $101,117,573
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 676 $17,501,244
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $123,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 598 $3,537,582
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 451 $28,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 306 $224,117,573
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 687 $21,038,826
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 558 $28,419


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