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Gael Garcia Bernal

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $823,109,203 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #251)
Best-known acting roles: Hector (Coco), Santiago (Babel), Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna (The Motorcycle Diaries), Julio Zapata (Y Tu Mamá También), Onza (Casa de mi Padre)
Best-known technical roles: Cesar Chavez (Executive Producer), Desierto (Executive Producer), Güeros (Associate Producer), Miss Bala (Executive Producer), El Ardor (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Lee Unkrich, Anthony Gonzalez, Adrian Molina, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading14$248,550,727$574,558,476$823,109,203
Supporting2$6,336,171$2,727,358$9,063,529
Narrator1$18,190$0$18,190
(Unclassified)11$102,961,295$131,839,406$234,800,701
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer5$7,614,073$3,325,658$10,939,731
Producer3$36,762$0$36,762
Associate Producer1$60,599$26,393$86,992
Director1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Gael Garcia Bernal’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 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Everybody Loves Some Limited Releases

February 17th, 2017

Everybody Loves Somebody

While there are not a lot of films on this week’s list, there is still a wide selection of limited releases. Most of these films are earning overall positive reviews, if not overwhelmingly positive reviews. Two of these films are aimed at Hispanics, Everybody Loves Somebody and You’re Killing Me Susana, and they could do well in theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Take Off, You Hoser

September 2nd, 2016

Yoga-Hosers

It’s a bad week for limited releases, as the only two films earning any real advance buzz are Skiptrace and Yoga Hosers, neither of which are earning good reviews. Of all of the films on this week’s list, Zoom is the only one I really want to see. It’s just $5 to rent on Video on Demand. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Rosewater

February 9th, 2015

Rosewater is Jon Stewart's directorial debut and it is coming out on the home market the same week John Oliver's show returned to HBO. I wonder if that is a coincidence? As for the movie itself, it opened in a very awkward theater count and it struggled at the box office, but still managed $3 million overall. Is it worth checking out for those interested in Jon Stewart's directorial debut? Is it good regardless of who was behind the camera? More...

Limited Release: Foxy Releases

November 14th, 2014

Foxcatcher poster

It's a long list this week, but you could eliminate nearly all of the films and concentrate on just Foxcatcher and Rosewater. These two films are earning the vast majority of the buzz. They are not the only films worth seeing, Red Army looks particularly good, but I worry no other film will thrive. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 25th, 2013

June 24th, 2013

It's summer time. Long time readers know what that means for the home market. It's bad news. There are a couple of first-run releases to come out: The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The former was a solid midlevel hit earning more than $50 million on a $13 million budget. The latter bombed. Neither one is a contender for Pick of the Week. There are a couple limited releases that might rise to that level, but I think the best release is Todd & the Book of Pure Evil: The Complete Second Season on DVD. Unfortunately, the screener arrived late so I haven't had a chance to review it, and I hate handing out that honor when till after I give the screener a full review. Fortunately, there is a screener that arrived late that is worth that honor: My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray. More...

Limited Releases: Like Limited Releases In Love

February 15th, 2013

There are a trio of limited releases on this week's list earning 80% positive reviews or better. There are also a couple of films earning no reviews. Of the three best-reviewed films, No likely has the best shot at mainstream success, but I'm more interested in seeing Like Someone in Love. More...

Limited Releases: Lonely at the Top

October 26th, 2012

There are not a lot of new limited releases this week and so far only one of them, The Loneliest Planet, is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. There are other films that come really close to the 80% positive level. I was looking forward to Funeral Kings, but earlier in the week, that film was bumped to a November 16th release. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/22/2017 Coco Hector  $198,638,924 $421,960,000 $620,598,924
4/7/2017 Salt And Fire Cavani  $0 $0 $0
2/17/2017 Me Estas Matando Susana Eligio  $0 $1,365,117 $1,365,117
12/16/2016 Neruda Oscar Peluchonneau  $939,099 $1,046,404 $1,985,503
10/14/2016 Desierto Moises  $2,002,036 $2,938,383 $4,940,419
9/2/2016 Zoom Edward  $0 $0 $0
7/14/2015 El Ardor Kai  $18,572 $0 $18,572
11/14/2014 Rosewater Maziar Bahari  $3,128,941 $39,917 $3,168,858
4/25/2014 Who is Dayani Cristal? Narrator  $18,190 $0 $18,190
2/15/2013 No Rene Saavedra  $2,341,226 $2,924,599 $5,265,825
10/26/2012 The Loneliest Planet Alex  $129,579 $115,141 $244,720
5/4/2012 A Little Bit of Heaven Julian Goldstein  $10,011 $1,090,276 $1,100,287
3/16/2012 Casa de mi Padre Onza  $5,909,483 $2,537,469 $8,446,952
5/14/2010 Letters to Juliet   $53,032,453 $29,116,085 $82,148,538
11/20/2009 Mammoth   $9,580 $0 $9,580
5/8/2009 Rudo y Cursi Tato  $1,827,660 $10,160,264 $11,987,924
5/1/2009 The Limits of Control   $426,688 $189,889 $616,577
10/3/2008 Blindness King of Ward 3  $3,073,392 $16,979,566 $20,052,958
10/27/2006 Babel Santiago  $34,302,837 $97,818,375 $132,121,212
9/22/2006 La science des rêves Stéphane Miroux  $4,670,644 $10,467,288 $15,137,932
5/19/2006 The King Elvis  $282,183 $440,927 $723,110
3/11/2005 Dot the I Kit  $306,224 $1,062,712 $1,368,936
11/19/2004 La mala educación Ángel/Juan/Zahara  $5,211,842 $35,100,000 $40,311,842
9/24/2004 The Motorcycle Diaries Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna  $16,756,372 $38,272,828 $55,029,200
8/22/2003 Don't Tempt Me   $77,732 $0 $77,732
11/15/2002 El crimen de padre Amaro Father Amaro  $5,719,000 $0 $5,719,000
3/15/2002 Y Tu Mamá También Julio Zapata  $13,649,881 $20,000,000 $33,649,881
3/30/2001 Amores Perros Octavio  $5,383,834 $15,500,000 $20,883,834
Movies: 28Totals:$357,866,383$709,125,240$1,066,991,623
  Averages:$12,780,942$25,325,901$38,106,844

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/22/2017 Coco $50,802,605 3,987 $198,638,924 $620,598,924 32.0%
4/7/2017 Salt And Fire $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/17/2017 Me Estas Matando Susana $0 0 $0 $1,365,117 0.0%
12/16/2016 Neruda $29,402 46 $939,099 $1,985,503 47.3%
10/14/2016 Desierto $514,282 168 $2,002,036 $4,940,419 40.5%
9/2/2016 Zoom $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/14/2015 El Ardor $13,726 17 $18,572 $18,572 100.0%
11/14/2014 Rosewater $1,154,303 371 $3,128,941 $3,168,858 98.7%
2/15/2013 No $71,742 99 $2,341,226 $5,265,825 44.5%
10/26/2012 The Loneliest Planet $15,689 13 $129,579 $244,720 52.9%
5/4/2012 A Little Bit of Heaven $10,011 11 $10,011 $1,100,287 0.9%
5/8/2009 Rudo y Cursi $211,460 219 $1,827,660 $11,987,924 15.2%
10/27/2006 Babel $389,351 1,251 $34,302,837 $132,121,212 26.0%
11/19/2004 La mala educación $147,370 106 $5,211,842 $40,311,842 12.9%
Movies: 14Totals:  $248,550,727$823,109,203 
 Averages:$3,811,424449$17,753,623$58,793,51539.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/16/2012 Casa de mi Padre $2,287,239 475 $5,909,483 $8,446,952 70.0%
5/1/2009 The Limits of Control $55,820 27 $426,688 $616,577 69.2%
Movies: 2Totals:  $6,336,171$9,063,529 
 Averages:$1,171,530251$3,168,086$4,531,76569.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 593 $248,550,727
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 44,401-44,500) 44,411 $6,336,171
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,201-9,300) 9,214 $159,227,459
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,460 $247,438,898
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,796 $357,866,383
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 365 $574,558,476
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 40,201-40,300) 40,202 $2,727,358
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,860 $287,165,240
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 958 $531,835,681
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,163 $709,125,240
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 445 $823,109,203
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 45,601-45,700) 45,622 $9,063,529
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,849 $446,392,699
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,131 $779,274,579
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,640 $1,066,991,623
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 278 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 285 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 338 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 242 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 245 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office 55 103
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 123 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 139 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 290 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 310 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 163 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 180 61
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,079 $43,502,537
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 333 $3,280,325
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $3,128,941
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 18 $198,638,924
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 555 $147,222,439
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 863 $1,365,117
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $3,971,003
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $39,917
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 8 $421,960,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 693 $190,724,976
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,109 $1,365,117
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 364 $7,251,328
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $3,168,858
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 8 $620,598,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,327 $49,911,803
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 148 $198,638,924
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 709 $152,598,476
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 87 $421,960,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 882 $202,510,279
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 97 $620,598,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 986 $38,290,695
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $198,638,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 515 $5,211,842
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 351 $6,409,266
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 471 $113,487,556
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 89 $421,960,000
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 337 $35,100,000
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $4,010,920
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 635 $151,778,251
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 107 $620,598,924
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 428 $40,311,842
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 389 $10,420,186
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $198,638,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,069 $1,827,660
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $46,053,524
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 516 $2,002,036
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 629 $10,011
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies (Rank 101-200) 107 $18,572
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 226 $421,960,000
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 681 $10,160,264
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $137,044,436
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 492 $2,938,383
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 338 $2,455,393
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 248 $620,598,924
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 953 $11,987,924
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $183,097,960
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 538 $4,940,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 443 $2,465,404
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $18,572
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,918 $10,011
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 674 $44,560,371
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 255 $198,638,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 601-700) 667 $129,579
Top Domestic Leading Stars for NC-17 Movies 5 $5,211,842
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,311 $1,090,276
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 352 $114,927,942
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $421,960,000
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 948 $115,141
Top International Leading Stars for NC-17 Movies 4 $35,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,668 $1,100,287
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 457 $159,488,313
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $620,598,924
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,043 $244,720
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for NC-17 Movies 4 $40,311,842
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $198,638,924
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $421,960,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 141 $620,598,924

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/7/2017 Salt And Fire Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Chicuarotes Director,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
10/14/2016 Desierto Executive Producer $2,002,036 $2,938,383 $4,940,419
7/14/2015 El Ardor Producer $18,572 $0 $18,572
5/20/2015 Güeros Associate Producer $60,599 $26,393 $86,992
4/25/2014 Who is Dayani Cristal? Producer $18,190 $0 $18,190
3/28/2014 Cesar Chavez Executive Producer $5,571,497 $0 $5,571,497
1/20/2012 Miss Bala Executive Producer $40,540 $387,275 $427,815
3/4/2011 Abel Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
Movies: 9Totals:$7,711,434$3,352,051$11,063,485
  Averages:$856,826$372,450$1,229,276

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 Chicuarotes $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 Chicuarotes $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/14/2015 El Ardor $13,726 17 $18,572 $18,572 100.0%
4/25/2014 Who is Dayani Cristal? $5,712 2 $18,190 $18,190 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $36,762$36,762 
 Averages:$6,4796$12,254$12,254100.0%



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