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Patrick Swayze

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,031,396,971 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #209)
Best-known acting roles: Sam Wheat (Ghost), Johnny Castle (Dirty Dancing), Bodhi (Point Break), Miss Vida Boheme (Eugene) (To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar), Dancer/extra (uncredited) (Staying Alive)
Most productive collaborators: Jerry Zucker, Demi Moore, Lisa Weinstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Joel Rubin

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading19$541,113,600$490,283,371$1,031,396,971
Supporting5$15,759,681$16,512,406$32,272,087
Cameo3$85,590,730$69,370,601$154,961,331
Lead Ensemble Member2$27,177,653$6,030,871$33,208,524
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Patrick Swayze’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/26/2009 Powder Blue   $0 $17,835 $17,835
11/9/2007 Christmas in Wonderland Wayne Saunders  $78,566 $0 $78,566
9/15/2006 Keeping Mum Lance  $1,619,466 $16,494,571 $18,114,037
8/12/2005 11:14 Frank  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2004 George and the Dragon Garth  $0 $0 $0
2/27/2004 Dirty Dancing Havana Nights Johnny Castle  $14,140,215 $0 $14,140,215
10/25/2002 Waking Up in Reno Roy  $261,603 $0 $261,603
5/1/2002 Green Dragon Sergeant Jim Lance  $248,379 $0 $248,379
10/26/2001 Donnie Darko Jim Cunningham  $1,480,006 $6,030,871 $7,510,877
9/17/1999 Get Bruce Himself  $43,155 $0 $43,155
12/31/1998 Letters from a Killer   $0 $0 $0
5/1/1998 Black Dog Jack Crews  $12,857,351 $0 $12,857,351
10/27/1995 Three Wishes Jack McCloud  $7,025,496 $0 $7,025,496
9/8/1995 To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Ju… Miss Vida Boheme (Eugene)  $36,466,570 $0 $36,466,570
3/24/1995 Tall Tale Pecos Bill  $8,247,627 $0 $8,247,627
8/27/1993 Father Hood Jack Charles  $3,268,203 $0 $3,268,203
4/15/1992 City of Joy Max Lowe  $14,371,061 $0 $14,371,061
4/10/1992 The Player Himself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
7/12/1991 Point Break Bodhi  $43,218,387 $40,313,571 $83,531,958
7/13/1990 Ghost Sam Wheat  $217,631,306 $299,968,694 $517,600,000
10/20/1989 Next of Kin Truman Gates  $15,942,628 $0 $15,942,628
5/19/1989 Road House Dalton, Head Bouncer Double Deuce Club  $30,050,028 $0 $30,050,028
11/6/1987 Steel Dawn Nomad  $562,187 $0 $562,187
8/21/1987 Dirty Dancing Johnny Castle  $63,892,689 $150,001,106 $213,893,795
1/31/1986 Youngblood Derek Sutton  $15,448,400 $0 $15,448,400
8/10/1984 Red Dawn Jed Eckert  $38,900,000 $0 $38,900,000
8/3/1984 Grandview, U.S.A. Ernie "Slam" Webster  $4,743,119 $0 $4,743,119
12/16/1983 Uncommon Valor Kevin Scott  $27,900,000 $0 $27,900,000
7/15/1983 Staying Alive Dancer/extra (uncredited)  $63,841,474 $62,200,000 $126,041,474
3/25/1983 The Outsiders Darrel Curtis  $25,697,647 $0 $25,697,647
Movies: 30Totals:$669,641,664$582,197,249$1,251,838,913
  Averages:$22,321,389$19,406,575$41,727,964

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/9/2007 Christmas in Wonderland $0 2 $78,566 $78,566 100.0%
10/25/2002 Waking Up in Reno $108,930 197 $261,603 $261,603 100.0%
5/1/2002 Green Dragon $16,007 8 $248,379 $248,379 100.0%
10/26/2001 Donnie Darko $110,494 58 $1,480,006 $7,510,877 19.7%
5/1/1998 Black Dog $4,809,375 2,050 $12,857,351 $12,857,351 100.0%
10/27/1995 Three Wishes $2,601,093 1,538 $7,025,496 $7,025,496 100.0%
9/8/1995 To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Ju… $9,019,180 1,489 $36,466,570 $36,466,570 100.0%
3/24/1995 Tall Tale $3,046,181 2,065 $8,247,627 $8,247,627 100.0%
8/27/1993 Father Hood $0 0 $3,268,203 $3,268,203 100.0%
4/15/1992 City of Joy $3,405,890 919 $14,371,061 $14,371,061 100.0%
7/12/1991 Point Break $8,514,616 1,625 $43,218,387 $83,531,958 51.7%
7/13/1990 Ghost $12,191,373 1,766 $217,631,306 $517,600,000 42.0%
10/20/1989 Next of Kin $4,805,516 1,358 $15,942,628 $15,942,628 100.0%
5/19/1989 Road House $5,957,656 1,935 $30,050,028 $30,050,028 100.0%
11/6/1987 Steel Dawn $311,892 290 $562,187 $562,187 100.0%
8/21/1987 Dirty Dancing $3,900,000 1,012 $63,892,689 $213,893,795 29.9%
1/31/1986 Youngblood $4,183,292 1,354 $15,448,400 $15,448,400 100.0%
8/10/1984 Red Dawn $8,239,381 1,822 $38,900,000 $38,900,000 100.0%
8/3/1984 Grandview, U.S.A. $2,194,293 1,069 $4,743,119 $4,743,119 100.0%
12/16/1983 Uncommon Valor $3,144,367 1,076 $27,900,000 $27,900,000 100.0%
3/25/1983 The Outsiders $5,068,165 1,002 $25,697,647 $25,697,647 100.0%
Movies: 21Totals:  $568,291,253$1,064,605,495 
 Averages:$3,887,0331,078$27,061,488$50,695,50087.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/26/2009 Powder Blue $0 0 $0 $17,835 0.0%
9/15/2006 Keeping Mum $27,112 79 $1,619,466 $18,114,037 8.9%
8/12/2005 11:14 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2004 George and the Dragon $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/27/2004 Dirty Dancing Havana Nights $5,811,325 2,042 $14,140,215 $14,140,215 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $15,759,681$32,272,087 
 Averages:$1,167,687424$3,151,936$6,454,41736.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 300 $568,291,253
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 40,701-40,800) 40,790 $15,759,681
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,790 $584,050,934
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,339 $288,027,346
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 533 $85,590,730
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,752 $669,641,664
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 462 $496,314,242
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 33,901-34,000) 33,925 $16,512,406
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,009 $512,826,648
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,423 $346,313,136
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 556 $69,370,601
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,951 $582,197,249
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 361 $1,064,605,495
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 39,001-39,100) 39,053 $32,272,087
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,226 $1,096,877,582
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,365 $634,340,482
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 541 $154,961,331
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,202 $1,251,838,913
Highest Grossing Stars of 1983 at the Domestic Box Office 15 150
Highest Grossing Stars of 1984 at the Domestic Box Office 6 232
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 12 232
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 34 128
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 38 137
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 39 137
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 20 191
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 23 199
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 12 271
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 26 197
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 64 98
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 165 26
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 124 52
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 116 52
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 126 52
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $524,705,963
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 533 $40,068,708
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $496,314,242
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 151 $1,021,020,205
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 717 $40,068,708
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 213 $564,774,671
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 306 $496,314,242
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 245 $1,061,088,913
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 120 $457,790,453
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 523 $562,187
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 554 $8,505,502
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 548 $8,326,193
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 167 $89,590,336
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $340,282,265
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 581 $6,030,871
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 133 $150,001,106
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 138 $798,072,718
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 594 $562,187
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 629 $14,536,373
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 598 $8,326,193
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $239,591,442
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,045 $78,566
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $169,430,581
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 594 $36,466,570
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies 52 $350,289,724
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 465 $261,603
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 78 $8,247,627
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 510 $40,313,571
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies 22 $456,000,671
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,163 $78,566
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 327 $209,744,152
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 719 $36,466,570
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies 34 $806,290,395
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 533 $261,603
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 80 $8,247,627
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 232 $374,433,206
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 385 $106,401,052
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 801-900) 853 $15,351,689
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 263 $449,969,800
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 618 $46,344,442
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 247 $824,403,006
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 495 $152,745,494
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 937 $15,351,689
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 578 $11,515,830
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $46,383,394
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 341 $49,323,921
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 514 $14,371,061
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 391 $43,218,387
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 71 $245,531,306
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 112 $15,448,400
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $40,313,571
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 80 $299,968,694
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 587 $11,515,830
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 578 $46,383,394
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 417 $49,323,921
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 550 $14,371,061
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 359 $83,531,958
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 76 $545,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $15,448,400


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