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Ray Liotta

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 62 films, with $2,193,602,424 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #983)
Best-known acting roles: Jack (Wild Hogs), Paul Krendler (Hannibal), Himself (Bee Movie), (Date Night), Big Papa (Muppets Most Wanted)
Best-known technical roles: Snowmen (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Anthony Hopkins, Ridley Scott, David Mamet, Julianne Moore, Tim Allen

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting18$715,510,767$519,010,977$1,234,521,744
Leading11$95,808,801$19,173,865$114,982,666
Lead Ensemble Member5$35,992,014$23,368,607$59,360,621
(Unclassified)28$523,348,441$261,388,952$784,737,393
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$66,000$0$66,000

Career Trend

This graph shows Ray Liotta’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


2014 Preview: September

September 1st, 2014

The Equalizer poster

August was a great month, it is as simple as that. Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy break records, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit as well. These early gains led to an extended winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2014 is still more than $300 million behind 2013, but this is substantially less than the gap was before the month. Can September maintain this run? I'm not sure. Last September was strong compared to most Septembers with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earning more than $100 million while Insidious Chapter 2 came relatively close. This year, there likely won't be any $100 million hits, but I think The Equalizer should at least come close. Meanwhile, there are some who think The Maze Runner will be the biggest hit of the month, but I'm not among them. There have been too many similar releases that have struggled to think this one will be a hit. I think September will get off to a terrible start, but overall I think it will be close to last year. More...

Analysis: March Bankability and the Top Dramatic Actors

April 1st, 2014

In the March update to our Bankability Index, our list of industry influencers increases to 14 people and we examine the top actors and actresses in dramatic roles in movies.

Overall, March's chart reflects the relatively modest start to the year at the box office. Samuel L. Jackson moves back into second place in the overall chart thanks to his appearance in RoboCop, Hans Zimmer was helped by his composing for Winter's Tale and Son of God (and will be further helped in April's chart through his involvement in Divergent–does the man ever sleep?). Leonardo DiCaprio continues to benefit from his producing roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Out of the Furnace and Runner Runner. Finally, Frozen helps John Lasseter solidify his 11th place in the chart.

This month's new entry is Morgan Freeman, who got a very handy boost from his voice role in The LEGO Movie, and was also helped by some work we did on our archive of credits. That combination takes him to 14th on the Worldwide Chart, up 3 places from February.

All this activity has kept us pretty busy, but it's our new Bankability feature that really kept us burning the midnight oil this month: The Bankability Index Casting and Hiring Guides... More...

2014 Preview: March

March 1st, 2014

Divergent poster

2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2016 Sticky Notes   $0 $0 $0
6/10/2016 Blackway Blackway  $27,079 $322,492 $349,571
10/24/2014 Revenge of the Green Dragons Michael Bloom  $2,500 $0 $2,500
10/10/2014 Kill the Messenger John Cullen  $2,450,846 $4,205,859 $6,656,705
9/5/2014 The Identical Reece Wade  $2,827,666 $0 $2,827,666
8/29/2014 Yellow Afai  $0 $0 $0
8/22/2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Joey  $13,757,804 $26,893,038 $40,650,842
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted Big Papa  $51,178,893 $28,133,408 $79,312,301
3/14/2014 Better Living Through Chemistry Jack Roberts  $72,273 $0 $72,273
5/3/2013 The Iceman Roy Demeo  $1,930,282 $1,693,327 $3,623,609
4/19/2013 Pawn   $2,793 $0 $2,793
3/20/2013 The Place Beyond the Pines Deluca  $21,403,519 $25,607,930 $47,011,449
12/31/2012 Dear Dracula   $0 $0 $0
11/2/2012 The Details Peter Mazzoni  $63,595 $0 $63,595
9/21/2012 Killing Them Softly Markie Trattman  $14,945,541 $24,292,902 $39,238,443
2/14/2012 All Things Fall Apart Dr. Brintall  $0 $0 $0
11/4/2011 The Son of No One Captain Marion Mathers  $30,680 $1,117,898 $1,148,578
10/21/2011 Snowmen Reggie Kirkfield  $66,000 $0 $66,000
9/20/2011 The River Murders   $0 $0 $0
4/19/2011 Street Kings 2: Motor City Marty Kingston  $0 $0 $0
7/30/2010 Charlie St. Cloud Florio Ferrente  $31,206,263 $17,271,821 $48,478,084
4/9/2010 Date Night   $98,711,404 $53,557,629 $152,269,033
1/8/2010 Crazy on the Outside   $88,335 $0 $88,335
1/8/2010 Youth in Revolt   $15,285,588 $4,400,000 $19,685,588
11/10/2009 La Linea   $0 $0 $0
5/26/2009 Powder Blue   $0 $17,835 $17,835
4/10/2009 Observe and Report Det. Harrison  $24,007,324 $3,141,574 $27,148,898
2/27/2009 Crossing Over Cole Frankel  $4,462,332 $152,012 $4,614,344
9/19/2008 Battle in Seattle Mayor Jim Tobin  $223,537 $650,000 $873,537
4/29/2008 Hero Wanted Detective Terry Subcott  $0 $0 $0
1/11/2008 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Si… Gallian  $4,775,656 $8,457,564 $13,233,220
12/7/2007 Revolver Macha  $84,738 $7,795,830 $7,880,568
11/2/2007 Bee Movie Himself  $126,631,277 $160,963,300 $287,594,577
5/18/2007 Even Money Tom Carver  $64,458 $0 $64,458
4/13/2007 Slow Burn Ford Cole  $1,237,615 $0 $1,237,615
3/2/2007 Wild Hogs Jack  $168,213,584 $85,341,799 $253,555,383
1/26/2007 Smokin' Aces Donald Carruthers  $35,662,731 $21,600,709 $57,263,440
4/7/2006 Take the Lead   $34,742,066 $30,648,427 $65,390,493
7/15/2005 Happy Endings   $1,315,701 $133,000 $1,448,701
9/24/2004 The Last Shot Jack Devine  $463,730 $0 $463,730
4/25/2003 Identity Rhodes  $52,131,264 $30,052,419 $82,183,683
12/20/2002 Narc Lt. Henry Oak  $10,465,659 $1,377,601 $11,843,260
2/15/2002 John Q Monroe  $71,026,631 $31,200,000 $102,226,631
2/1/2002 A Rumor of Angels Nathan  $38,247 $0 $38,247
4/6/2001 Blow Fred Jung  $52,990,775 $30,291,521 $83,282,296
3/23/2001 Heartbreakers Dean Cumanno/Vinnie Staggliano  $40,334,024 $17,419,801 $57,753,825
2/9/2001 Hannibal Paul Krendler  $165,092,266 $185,008,014 $350,100,280
7/14/1999 Muppets From Space Gate Guard  $16,304,786 $0 $16,304,786
9/4/1998 Phoenix Harry Collins  $5,000 $486,950 $491,950
8/15/1997 Cop Land Gary "Figgsy" Figgis  $44,906,632 $18,800,000 $63,706,632
1/10/1997 Turbulence Ryan Weaver  $11,532,774 $0 $11,532,774
2/23/1996 Unforgettable Dr. David Krane  $2,483,790 $0 $2,483,790
7/28/1995 Operation Dumbo Drop Capt. T.C. Doyle  $24,670,346 $0 $24,670,346
8/12/1994 Corrina, Corrina Manny Singer  $20,146,496 $0 $20,146,496
4/29/1994 No Escape Robbins  $15,339,030 $1,874,203 $17,213,233
6/26/1992 Unlawful Entry Officer Pete Davis  $57,138,719 $0 $57,138,719
3/13/1992 Article 99 Dr. Richard Sturgess  $6,281,089 $0 $6,281,089
9/19/1990 Goodfellas Henry Hill  $46,743,809 $33,538 $46,777,347
4/21/1989 Field of Dreams Shoeless Joe Jackson  $64,431,625 $0 $64,431,625
1/1/1988 Dominick and Eugene Eugene Luciano  $3,076,031 $0 $3,076,031
10/22/1986 Something Wild Ray Sinclair  $8,362,000 $0 $8,362,000
9/30/1983 The Lonely Lady Joe Heron  $1,223,220 $0 $1,223,220
Movies: 62Totals:$1,370,660,023$822,942,401$2,193,602,424
  Averages:$22,107,420$13,273,265$35,380,684

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/10/2016 Blackway $16,458 11 $27,079 $349,571 7.7%
9/5/2014 The Identical $1,587,137 1,956 $2,827,666 $2,827,666 100.0%
3/14/2014 Better Living Through Chemistry $46,435 61 $72,273 $72,273 100.0%
4/19/2013 Pawn $2,137 1 $2,793 $2,793 100.0%
2/14/2012 All Things Fall Apart $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/4/2011 The Son of No One $18,015 10 $30,680 $1,148,578 2.7%
10/21/2011 Snowmen $66,000 15 $66,000 $66,000 100.0%
4/19/2011 Street Kings 2: Motor City $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/10/2009 La Linea $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/26/2009 Powder Blue $0 0 $0 $17,835 0.0%
9/19/2008 Battle in Seattle $46,903 42 $223,537 $873,537 25.6%
4/29/2008 Hero Wanted $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/13/2007 Slow Burn $778,123 1,163 $1,237,615 $1,237,615 100.0%
1/26/2007 Smokin' Aces $14,638,755 2,219 $35,662,731 $57,263,440 62.3%
8/15/1997 Cop Land $13,510,482 2,233 $44,906,632 $63,706,632 70.5%
9/19/1990 Goodfellas $6,368,901 1,328 $46,743,809 $46,777,347 99.9%
Movies: 16Totals:  $131,800,815$174,343,287 
 Averages:$2,317,459565$8,237,551$10,896,45564.1%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/24/2014 Revenge of the Green Dragons $0 2 $2,500 $2,500 100.0%
10/10/2014 Kill the Messenger $941,809 427 $2,450,846 $6,656,705 36.8%
8/29/2014 Yellow $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/22/2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6,317,683 2,894 $13,757,804 $40,650,842 33.8%
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted $17,005,126 3,194 $51,178,893 $79,312,301 64.5%
5/3/2013 The Iceman $87,946 258 $1,930,282 $3,623,609 53.3%
3/20/2013 The Place Beyond the Pines $279,457 1,584 $21,403,519 $47,011,449 45.5%
11/2/2012 The Details $18,528 73 $63,595 $63,595 100.0%
9/21/2012 Killing Them Softly $6,812,900 2,424 $14,945,541 $39,238,443 38.1%
7/30/2010 Charlie St. Cloud $12,381,585 2,725 $31,206,263 $48,478,084 64.4%
4/10/2009 Observe and Report $11,017,334 2,727 $24,007,324 $27,148,898 88.4%
1/11/2008 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Si… $2,984,524 1,632 $4,775,656 $13,233,220 36.1%
3/2/2007 Wild Hogs $39,699,023 3,401 $168,213,584 $253,555,383 66.3%
4/25/2003 Identity $16,225,263 2,733 $52,131,264 $82,183,683 63.4%
2/15/2002 John Q $20,275,194 2,505 $71,026,631 $102,226,631 69.5%
4/6/2001 Blow $12,443,461 2,249 $52,990,775 $83,282,296 63.6%
3/23/2001 Heartbreakers $11,801,323 2,751 $40,334,024 $57,753,825 69.8%
2/9/2001 Hannibal $58,003,121 3,292 $165,092,266 $350,100,280 47.2%
Movies: 18Totals:  $715,510,767$1,234,521,744 
 Averages:$12,016,3491,937$39,750,598$68,584,54161.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 972 $131,800,815
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 936 $715,510,767
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 486 $1,244,028,746
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 632 $597,898,510
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,733 $219,392,477
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 566 $1,370,660,023
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,687 $42,542,472
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,917 $519,010,977
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,067 $661,979,101
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,200 $436,461,269
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 13,001-13,100) 13,036 $113,475,207
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,847 $822,942,401
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,244 $174,343,287
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,614 $1,234,521,744
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 942 $1,906,007,847
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 868 $1,034,359,779
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,024 $332,867,684
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 983 $2,193,602,424
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 99 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 95 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 91 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 122 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 139 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 146 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 244 26
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 283 26
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 316 26
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 283 4
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 326 4
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 372 4
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 742 $85,029,927
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 514 $46,770,888
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,059 $42,168,607
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 990 $373,865
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 890 $127,198,534
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 678 $47,144,753
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 757 $131,800,815
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,403 $42,542,472
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 995 $174,343,287
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 624 $82,005,803
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 605 $3,051,203
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 161 $46,743,809
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 847 $41,858,934
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 755 $650,000
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 601-700) 619 $33,538
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 713 $123,864,737
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 804 $3,701,203
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $46,777,347
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 604 $35,662,731
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 216 $94,798,324
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 555 $1,267,487
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 188 $72,273
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 560 $21,600,709
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 543 $20,601,436
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 601-700) 613 $340,327
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 595 $57,263,440
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $115,399,760
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 601-700) 669 $1,607,814
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $72,273
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 310 $128,834,876
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,010 $2,893,666
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 801-900) 882 $72,273
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 638 $42,542,472
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 458 $171,377,348
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,084 $2,893,666
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,501 $72,273
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 478 $46,743,809
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 421 $35,662,731
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 424 $1,237,615
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 648 $33,538
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 381 $21,600,709
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 577 $46,777,347
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 402 $57,263,440
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 466 $1,237,615

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/21/2011 Snowmen Executive Producer $66,000 $0 $66,000
Movies: 1Totals:$66,000$0$66,000
  Averages:$66,000$0$66,000

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,656 $66,000
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,640 $66,000


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