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RZA

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,078,608,041 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,912)
Best-known acting roles: Thaddeus (Django Unchained), Blind Master (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Moses Jones (American Gangster), Airport Screener (Due Date), Chuck (Funny People)
Best-known technical roles: Blade: Trinity (Composer), The Man with the Iron Fists (Director), The Man with the Iron Fists (Story Creator), The Man with the Iron Fists (Screenwriter), The Man with the Iron Fists (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Russell Crowe, Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Todd Phillips, Camille Delamarre

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting9$514,079,175$564,528,866$1,078,608,041
Lead Ensemble Member2$138,157,150$259,602,543$397,759,693
Leading1$20,396,829$53,024,395$73,421,224
Cameo1$9,496,130$40,990$9,537,120
(Unclassified)5$41,321,428$30,600,933$71,922,361
In Technical RolesDirector3$15,634,090$6,384,898$22,018,988
Composer3$68,031,479$85,340,674$153,372,153
Story Creator1$15,634,090$6,384,898$22,018,988
Screenwriter1$15,634,090$6,384,898$22,018,988
Executive Producer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows RZA’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 801-900) 861 $158,553,979
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,521 $723,450,712
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 611 $312,626,938
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,509 $907,797,727
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 705 $471,180,917
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,444 $1,631,248,439
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office 94 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office 95 96
Top Grossing Composer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 305 $68,031,479
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,243 $15,634,090
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,922 $15,634,090
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,396 $15,634,090
Top Grossing Composer at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 266 $85,340,674
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,628 $6,384,898
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,337 $6,384,898
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,413 $6,384,898
Top Grossing Composer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 272 $153,372,153
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,532 $22,018,988
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,248 $22,018,988
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,483 $22,018,988

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


Featured Blu-ray Review: Ong-Bak Trilogy

July 27th, 2014

The first Ong-Bak film looked like it would propel Tony Jaa to super stardom. That hasn't worked out just yet, but there were two other films made in the franchise, which is being released this week. It is just the previous Blu-rays being released in a box set, but I only reviewed one of these films previously, so I jumped at the chance to see the other two. Are they worth picking up if you don't have them already? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Protector 2

July 27th, 2014

The Protector 2 is the latest martial arts movie starring Tony Jaa. Tony Jaa was thought to be the next big thing when it comes to martial arts movies, but that hasn't panned out, at least not here. The reviews might be taking a toll on his career as only Ong Bak has earned overall positive reviews. Can The Protector 2 win over this critic? Or is the martial arts at least worth checking out, if the movie itself isn't? More...

2014 Preview: April

April 1st, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month. More...

Weekend Predictions: Ralph Set to Wreck the Box Office Competition

November 2nd, 2012

There's only one truly wide release this week, Wreck-It-Ralph, but it is opening in more than 3,700 theaters and with reviews that match its pre-release buzz. There are also two films opening in a little under 2,000 theaters, Flight and The Man with the Iron Fists, but both are earning good reviews and could have some impact at the box office by earning places in the top five. Last year the box office was led by Puss in Boots with $33.05 million during its sophomore stint. I think Wreck-It-Ralph will easily top that. The new releases were Tower Heist and A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, which combined pulled in $36.98 million. I really doubt Flight and Iron Fists will do the same. So unless Wreck-It-Ralph has close to a $50 million opening, November will start off on a losing note 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
6/3/2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Himself  $9,496,130 $40,990 $9,537,120
4/8/2016 Mr. Right Shotgun Steve  $34,694 $797,187 $831,881
12/31/2015 AWOL-72   $0 $0 $0
4/14/2015 The Man with the Iron Fists 2   $0 $0 $0
5/2/2014 Tom yum goong 2 LC  $2,463 $2,084,774 $2,087,237
4/25/2014 Brick Mansions Tremaine Alexander  $20,396,829 $53,024,395 $73,421,224
3/27/2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blind Master  $122,523,060 $253,217,645 $375,740,705
12/25/2012 Django Unchained Thaddeus  $162,805,434 $287,142,889 $449,948,323
11/2/2012 The Man with the Iron Fists Blacksmith  $15,634,090 $6,384,898 $22,018,988
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Lamar  $35,061,031 $1,204,714 $36,265,745
11/5/2010 Due Date Airport Screener  $100,539,043 $111,200,000 $211,739,043
3/19/2010 Repo Men T-Bone  $13,942,007 $4,253,231 $18,195,238
7/31/2009 Funny People Chuck  $51,855,045 $20,025,260 $71,880,305
11/2/2007 American Gangster Moses Jones  $130,164,645 $137,820,811 $267,985,456
11/11/2005 Derailed Winston Boyko  $36,020,063 $21,500,000 $57,520,063
5/14/2004 Coffee and Cigarettes RZA (segment "Delirium")  $1,971,135 $1,758,671 $3,729,806
3/3/2000 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Samurai in Camouflage  $3,330,230 $7,342,262 $10,672,492
1/12/1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central Wh…   $19,674,813 $0 $19,674,813
Movies: 18Totals:$723,450,712$907,797,727$1,631,248,439
  Averages:$40,191,706$50,433,207$90,624,913

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/25/2014 Brick Mansions $9,516,855 2,647 $20,396,829 $73,421,224 27.8%
3/27/2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation $40,501,814 3,734 $122,523,060 $375,740,705 32.6%
11/2/2012 The Man with the Iron Fists $7,910,980 1,872 $15,634,090 $22,018,988 71.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $158,553,979$471,180,917 
 Averages:$19,309,8832,751$52,851,326$157,060,30643.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/8/2016 Mr. Right $25,369 35 $34,694 $831,881 4.2%
5/2/2014 Tom yum goong 2 $270 1 $2,463 $2,087,237 0.1%
12/25/2012 Django Unchained $30,122,888 3,012 $162,805,434 $449,948,323 36.2%
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas $12,954,142 2,875 $35,061,031 $36,265,745 96.7%
11/5/2010 Due Date $32,689,406 3,365 $100,539,043 $211,739,043 47.5%
3/19/2010 Repo Men $6,126,170 2,521 $13,942,007 $18,195,238 76.6%
7/31/2009 Funny People $22,657,780 3,008 $51,855,045 $71,880,305 72.1%
11/2/2007 American Gangster $43,565,135 3,111 $130,164,645 $267,985,456 48.6%
1/12/1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central Wh… $9,632,409 1,010 $19,674,813 $19,674,813 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $514,079,175$1,078,608,041 
 Averages:$17,530,3972,104$57,119,908$119,845,33853.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 861 $158,553,979
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,603 $514,079,175
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,311 $713,954,582
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,404 $259,127,716
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,285 $273,162,110
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,210 $9,496,130
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,521 $723,450,712
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 611 $312,626,938
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,384 $564,528,866
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,205 $907,756,737
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,188 $424,624,125
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,347 $314,751,858
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,189 $40,990
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,509 $907,797,727
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 705 $471,180,917
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,912 $1,078,608,041
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,185 $1,621,711,319
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,254 $683,751,841
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,796 $587,913,968
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,275 $9,537,120
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,444 $1,631,248,439
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 200 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 188 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 208 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 152 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office 94 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office 95 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 469 13
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 170 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 122 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 135 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 546 6
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,214 $36,030,919
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 30 $122,523,060
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 903 $59,409,293
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 9 $253,217,645
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,020 $95,440,212
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 17 $375,740,705
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,583 $36,030,919
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 135 $122,523,060
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,166 $59,409,293
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 121 $253,217,645
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,327 $95,440,212
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 121 $375,740,705
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 430 $138,157,150
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 346 $20,396,829
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 229 $259,602,543
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 256 $53,024,395
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $397,759,693
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 300 $73,421,224
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 216 $158,553,979
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $312,626,938
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $471,180,917
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 456 $142,919,889
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,053 $15,634,090
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $306,242,040
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,207 $6,384,898
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 364 $449,161,929
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,148 $22,018,988
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 501-600) 508 $15,634,090
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $122,523,060
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 409 $6,384,898
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $253,217,645
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 496 $22,018,988
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $375,740,705

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/1/2017 Love Beats Rhymes Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Breakout Director $0 $0 $0
4/14/2015 The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Executive Producer,
Music By 
$0 $0 $0
11/2/2012 The Man with the Iron Fists Director,
Story Creator,
Screenwriter,
Composer 
$15,634,090 $6,384,898 $22,018,988
12/8/2004 Blade: Trinity Composer $52,397,389 $78,955,776 $131,353,165
Movies: 5Totals:$68,031,479$85,340,674$153,372,153
  Averages:$13,606,296$17,068,135$30,674,431

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/1/2017 Love Beats Rhymes $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2016 Breakout $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/2/2012 The Man with the Iron Fists $7,910,980 1,872 $15,634,090 $22,018,988 71.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $15,634,090$22,018,988 
 Averages:$2,636,993624$5,211,363$7,339,66371.0%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/2/2012 The Man with the Iron Fists $7,910,980 1,872 $15,634,090 $22,018,988 71.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $31,268,180$44,037,976 
 Averages:$7,910,9801,872$15,634,090$22,018,98871.0%


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