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George Takei

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $774,384,771 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,484)
Best-known acting roles: Himself (You Don't Mess With the Zohan), First Ancestor (voice) (Mulan), S.T.E.V.E. (Free Birds), Hosato (Kubo and the Two Strings), Dr. Matsutani (Larry Crowne)
Most productive collaborators: Jimmy Hayward, Scott Mosier, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$538,947,459$235,437,312$774,384,771
Cameo3$133,132,828$116,904,076$250,036,904
Inverviewee3$274,573$3,209$277,782
Documentary Subject1$51,481$0$51,481
(Unclassified)7$224,769,277$204,890,750$429,660,027

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,072 $897,175,618
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,989 $557,235,347
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,712 $1,454,410,965

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


2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 13th, 2014

The third installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide involves limited releases, including foreign films and documentaries; classics hitting DVD or Blu-ray for the first time; and of course Canadian films. There were better choices for the limited releases than there were for big releases and TV on DVD releases, which is good news, because this Holiday Gift Guide feels that it ahs been lackluster so far. There have been many great limited releases to come out this year, including several foreign-language films to find some measure of mainstream success. On the downside, every year a lot of these movies hit theaters in the fall, so they won't hit the home market for months. That said, there are still some real highlights among the limited releases, classics, and Canadian films. In fact, we start off with the highest of the highlights for the entire year. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 7th, 2014

October 7th, 2014

The biggest release of the week is Edge of Tomorrow, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack. However, while the reviews are excellent, the extras are not quite up to the Pick of the Week level. The same is true of the To Be Takei DVD, but fortunately there is a winner out there. Adventure Time: Season Four is better than the previous seasons and the DVD or Blu-ray have enough extras to be the best release of the week. Meanwhile, The Grand Seduction on DVD earns the Puck of the Week for best Canadian release. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Adventure Time: Season Four

October 5th, 2014

This is going to be a shorter review than normal, the third shorter review in a row. The reason for this is simple. I've previously reviewed the Jake the Dad DVD and many of the shorts on that DVD are included on this Blu-ray. There's no need to repeat myself here, so instead I will concentrate on the few episodes that are new to me and that were highlights or lowlights. Is this Blu-ray better than the mixed DVD release in terms of quality? Is it worth picking even if you already own many of these shorts? More...

Limited Releases are Strange

August 22nd, 2014

Love is Strange poster

It's a short list this week with only a handful of films. Fortunately, there are two films opening in limited release that are earning strong buzz and great reviews: Love is Strange and The One I Love. Both should find audiences in theaters. Another film, To Be Takei, is also earning great reviews and could do better than most documentaries. More...

Featured DVD Review: Strange Frame

March 18th, 2013

Strange Frame is a low-budget animated film with an LGBT twist to it. When I got the chance to review it, it sounded so weird I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Will it appeal to its target demographic? Will it have more mainstream appeal? Or is it just too weird for anyone? 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...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

December 19th, 2012

There are only a few days left till Christmas and we are officially in the panic zone for gift shopping. This week we have our final installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Part I dealt with first run releases, Part II dealt with TV on DVD releases, Part III dealt with limited releases, foreign titles, and classics. This week, we deal with some music, books, games, as well as releases from the first three parts that I forgot the first time around. As always, there are quite a few in that last category. (I also use this time to burn off some releases that arrived late. This way I can get through all of the late reviews quicker than normal and actually have enough time to celebrate Christmas.) More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Blazing Samurai Ohga  $0 $0 $0
9/9/2016 For the Love of Spock Himself  $80,141 $0 $80,141
8/19/2016 Kubo and the Two Strings Hosato  $48,023,088 $29,525,476 $77,548,564
10/15/2015 Tab Hunter Confidential Himself  $85,812 $0 $85,812
7/10/2015 Do I Sound Gay? Himself  $108,620 $3,209 $111,829
6/3/2015 Entourage George Takei  $32,363,404 $13,861,922 $46,225,326
8/22/2014 To Be Takei Himself  $51,481 $0 $51,481
11/1/2013 Free Birds S.T.E.V.E.  $55,750,480 $54,636,592 $110,387,072
3/19/2013 Strange Frame   $0 $0 $0
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne Dr. Matsutani  $35,608,245 $25,840,890 $61,449,135
3/20/2009 The Great Buck Howard Himself  $750,587 $150,000 $900,587
6/6/2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan Himself  $100,018,837 $102,892,154 $202,910,991
6/19/1998 Mulan First Ancestor (voice)  $120,620,254 $182,879,746 $303,500,000
12/6/1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu  $74,888,996 $22,011,004 $96,900,000
1/1/1990 Prisoners of the Sun Vice-Admiral Baron Takahashi  $53,000 $0 $53,000
6/9/1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu  $52,210,049 $17,989,951 $70,200,000
11/26/1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu  $109,713,132 $23,286,868 $133,000,000
6/1/1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu  $76,471,046 $10,528,954 $87,000,000
6/4/1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu  $78,912,963 $16,887,037 $95,800,000
12/7/1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Lieutenant Commander Hikaru Sulu  $82,258,456 $56,741,544 $139,000,000
6/19/1968 The Green Berets Captain Nim  $21,707,027 $0 $21,707,027
1/1/1966 Walk Don't Run Police Captain  $7,500,000 $0 $7,500,000
Movies: 22Totals:$897,175,618$557,235,347$1,454,410,965
  Averages:$40,780,710$25,328,879$66,109,589


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/19/2016 Kubo and the Two Strings $12,608,372 3,279 $48,023,088 $77,548,564 61.9%
11/1/2013 Free Birds $15,805,237 3,736 $55,750,480 $110,387,072 50.5%
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne $13,096,065 2,976 $35,608,245 $61,449,135 57.9%
6/9/1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier $17,375,648 2,202 $52,210,049 $70,200,000 74.4%
11/26/1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home $16,881,888 1,956 $109,713,132 $133,000,000 82.5%
6/1/1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock $16,673,229 1,966 $76,471,046 $87,000,000 87.9%
6/4/1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan $14,347,221 1,621 $78,912,963 $95,800,000 82.4%
12/7/1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture $11,926,421 1,002 $82,258,456 $139,000,000 59.2%
Movies: 8Totals:  $538,947,459$774,384,771 
 Averages:$14,839,2602,342$67,368,432$96,798,09669.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,440 $538,947,459
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,302 $716,019,702
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,701-8,800) 8,723 $160,101
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,291 $272,680,594
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 267 $133,132,828
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,072 $897,175,618
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 7,501-7,600) 7,535 $235,437,312
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,778 $410,805,795
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,601-10,700) 10,605 $3,209
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,409 $226,907,034
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 291 $116,904,076
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,989 $557,235,347
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,484 $774,384,771
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,028 $1,126,825,497
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 10,601-10,700) 10,669 $163,310
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,662 $499,587,628
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 281 $250,036,904
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,712 $1,454,410,965


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