| || ||Movies||Domestic|
|As an Actor||Lead Ensemble Member||9||$862,155,810||$1,244,369,835||$2,106,525,645|
|In Technical Roles||Director||3||$75,665,378||$1,338,646||$77,004,024|
This graph shows Chris Rock’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
|Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200)
|Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200)
|Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200)
|Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300)
|Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200)
|Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300)
|Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700)
|Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600)
|Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800)
|Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500)
|Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700)
|Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500)
|Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000)
|Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000)
|Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200)
See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.
March 17th, 2015
It's a busy / short week on the home market. There are four first-run releases coming out this week, which is more than most weeks. However, it is also a very shallow week and we run into filler on the first page of Amazon's list of best-selling new releases. The best of the first-run releases is Top Five, but the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack isn't quite Pick of the Week material. For that honor, we have to look to a smaller release, Song of the Sea on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack.
March 16th, 2015
Top Five is the latest film written and directed by Chris Rock. Chris Rock is one of the biggest stand-up comics around; however, his film career has never truly taken off. He has had some missteps with critics, but even films that earned amazing reviews failed to find an audience in theaters. For instance, this film pulled in just $25 million during the holidays. Does it deserve to find a wider audience? Or will critics like this more than the average moviegoer?
December 1st, 2014
November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential.
January 27th, 2013
Madly Madagascar is a Valentine's Day special from the Madagascar franchise. Will fans of the movies be interested in watching it? And is the DVD worth picking up?
October 18th, 2012
The movie business deals with such huge numbers that it is no surprise executives are rather conservative when it comes to making movies. When $100 million is low-budget for a tentpole release, you can't afford to experiment. This is why there are so many franchises out there. Madagascar was extended to a trilogy this summer. But has the original idea been stretched too far? Or is there a lot of life left in these characters?