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Michael Rooker

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 32 films, with $3,013,272,351 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #590)
Best-known acting roles: Yondu Udonta (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), Yondu Udonta (Guardians of the Galaxy), William Rice (Jumper), Capt. Howard Cheney (The Bone Collector), Hal Tucker (Cliffhanger)
Most productive collaborators: James Gunn, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting11$828,132,510$1,051,982,670$1,880,115,180
Lead Ensemble Member2$391,921,468$473,075,361$864,996,829
Cameo1$56,505,065$0$56,505,065
(Unclassified)18$149,805,575$61,849,702$211,655,277

Career Trend

This graph shows Michael Rooker’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


2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I - First-Run Releases and Franchise Box Sets

November 23rd, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, and normally franchise box sets as well, but this year none jump out as essential additions to the Holiday Gift guide. Worse still, 2017 has been awful at the box office with potential blockbuster after potential blockbuster getting savaged by critics and struggling at the box office. Additionally, some of the biggest and some of the best have been on the home market for nearly half a year, meaning nearly everyone who would want them, already own them. That doesn’t mean there are no films worth adding to this list, but the list is a little shorter than usual. On a side note, two of the films on this year’s list are from the MCU and it would have been three, but Thor: Ragnarok is still in theaters. If you know someone who loves the MCU, but has all of the movies, then check out this site, which has some more unique gift ideas. I specifically like the Spider-man Drone. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

August 20th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 was the second biggest hit of the summer and the third biggest hit of 2017 so far. It is also part of the MCU and there hasn’t been a truly bad movie in the MCU so far. Spoiler alert: This movie doesn’t break the winning streak. However, it could be a really good movie and still not live up to the original. Is that the case? Or can Vol 2 outshine the first installment? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

December 8th, 2014

At the moment, Guardians of the Galaxy is the highest grossing film released in 2014. (Mockingjay, Part 1 still has a chance of catching it, depending on how well it does over Christmas). It is also one the the best-reviewed wide releases of 2014. As a fan of Marvel Comics in general and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, I had very high hopes for this film. Was the buzz warranted? Or was this a case of too much hype? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Archer: Season Three

January 7th, 2013

I've reviewed the previous two seasons of Archer and quite frankly, I think it's one of the best animated shows on TV at the moment. Can season three live up to the first two seasons? Or will the show finally show signs of leveling off? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/28/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Yondu Udonta  $389,813,101 $473,075,361 $862,888,462
3/17/2017 The Belko Experiment Bud Melks  $10,166,820 $586,579 $10,753,399
7/31/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Yondu Udonta  $333,172,112 $437,879,223 $771,051,335
3/20/2009 Super Capers Judge  $30,955 $0 $30,955
2/14/2008 Jumper William Rice  $80,172,128 $142,468,684 $222,640,812
12/31/2007 Whisper   $0 $0 $0
3/31/2006 Slither Grant Grant  $7,802,450 $5,127,893 $12,930,343
8/23/2002 Undisputed Prison Guard  $12,398,628 $0 $12,398,628
11/17/2000 The 6th Day   $34,543,701 $61,481,197 $96,024,898
3/24/2000 Here on Earth Michael Arnold  $10,494,147 $350,980 $10,845,127
2/25/2000 Brown's Requiem Fritz Brown  $3,077 $0 $3,077
11/5/1999 The Bone Collector Capt. Howard Cheney  $66,488,090 $84,975,000 $151,463,090
2/6/1998 The Replacement Killers Stan Zedkov  $19,035,741 $0 $19,035,741
1/30/1998 Deceiver Kennesaw  $699,062 $0 $699,062
4/11/1997 Keys to Tulsa Keith Michaels  $57,252 $17,525 $74,777
2/21/1997 Rosewood Sheriff Walker  $13,104,494 $0 $13,104,494
1/31/1997 Meet Wally Sparks (uncredited)  $4,073,582 $0 $4,073,582
8/30/1996 The Trigger Effect Gary  $3,608,238 $0 $3,608,238
10/20/1995 Mallrats Mr. Jared Svenning  $2,108,367 $0 $2,108,367
12/25/1993 Tombstone Sherman McMasters  $56,505,065 $0 $56,505,065
5/28/1993 Cliffhanger Hal Tucker  $84,049,211 $170,950,789 $255,000,000
4/23/1993 The Dark Half Sheriff Alan Pangborn  $9,579,068 $0 $9,579,068
12/20/1991 JFK Bill Broussard  $70,405,498 $134,994,502 $205,400,000
6/27/1990 Days of Thunder Rowdy Burns  $82,670,733 $75,000,000 $157,670,733
1/5/1990 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Henry  $609,939 $0 $609,939
12/25/1989 Music Box Karchy Laszlo  $6,263,883 $0 $6,263,883
9/15/1989 Sea of Love Terry  $58,571,513 $0 $58,571,513
12/9/1988 Mississippi Burning Frank Bailey  $34,603,000 $0 $34,603,000
9/1/1988 Eight Men Out Chick Gandil  $5,680,515 $0 $5,680,515
4/8/1988 Above the Law Man in Bar  $18,869,631 $0 $18,869,631
1/1/1988 Rent-A-Cop Joe  $295,000 $0 $295,000
2/6/1987 Light of Day Oogie  $10,489,617 $0 $10,489,617
Movies: 32Totals:$1,426,364,618$1,586,907,733$3,013,272,351
  Averages:$44,573,894$49,590,867$94,164,761

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/28/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 $146,510,104 4,347 $389,813,101 $862,888,462 45.2%
10/20/1995 Mallrats $1,153,838 852 $2,108,367 $2,108,367 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $391,921,468$864,996,829 
 Averages:$73,831,9712,600$195,960,734$432,498,41572.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/17/2017 The Belko Experiment $4,137,230 1,341 $10,166,820 $10,753,399 94.5%
7/31/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $94,320,883 4,088 $333,172,112 $771,051,335 43.2%
3/20/2009 Super Capers $21,463 80 $30,955 $30,955 100.0%
2/14/2008 Jumper $27,354,808 3,430 $80,172,128 $222,640,812 36.0%
3/31/2006 Slither $3,880,270 1,946 $7,802,450 $12,930,343 60.3%
11/5/1999 The Bone Collector $16,712,020 2,623 $66,488,090 $151,463,090 43.9%
5/28/1993 Cliffhanger $20,458,022 2,431 $84,049,211 $255,000,000 33.0%
12/20/1991 JFK $5,223,658 1,395 $70,405,498 $205,400,000 34.3%
6/27/1990 Days of Thunder $15,490,445 2,307 $82,670,733 $157,670,733 52.4%
9/15/1989 Sea of Love $10,017,840 1,439 $58,571,513 $58,571,513 100.0%
12/9/1988 Mississippi Burning $0 1,074 $34,603,000 $34,603,000 100.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $828,132,510$1,880,115,180 
 Averages:$17,965,1492,014$75,284,774$170,919,56263.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 430 $391,921,468
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 711 $828,132,510
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 407 $1,369,859,553
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 398 $879,956,438
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,692 $221,414,374
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 705 $56,505,065
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 527 $1,426,364,618
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 477 $473,075,361
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 878 $1,051,982,670
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 519 $1,586,907,733
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 430 $1,136,638,558
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,919 $217,468,684
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 701 $1,586,907,733
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 449 $864,996,829
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 785 $1,880,115,180
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 443 $2,956,767,286
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 417 $2,016,594,996
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,727 $438,883,058
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 922 $56,505,065
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 590 $3,013,272,351
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 155 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 165 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 94
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 94
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,142 $2,108,367
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 62 $389,813,101
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 81 $473,075,361
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,731 $2,108,367
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 68 $862,888,462
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 303 $391,921,468
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $473,075,361
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 306 $864,996,829
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,918 $2,108,367
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 60 $389,813,101
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 71 $473,075,361
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,481 $2,108,367
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 64 $862,888,462
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 102 $389,813,101
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,105 $2,108,367
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $473,075,361
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $862,888,462
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,284 $2,108,367
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $389,813,101
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,553 $2,108,367
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 252 $473,075,361
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 235 $862,888,462
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,868 $2,108,367
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $389,813,101
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $473,075,361
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $862,888,462


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