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Stephen Tobolowsky

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 63 films, with $2,982,813,665 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #567)
Best-known acting roles: Uncle Ubb (Doctor Seuss' The Lorax), Charley (Wild Hogs), Principal Purdy (Mr. Peabody & Sherman), Mr. Bates (Freaky Friday), Bud (Failure to Launch)
Most productive collaborators: Rob Minkoff, Chris Renaud, Ty Burrell, Alex Schwartz, Max Charles

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting25$1,168,305,801$1,023,315,677$2,191,621,478
Cameo1$3,275,585$0$3,275,585
(Unclassified)37$646,870,089$141,046,513$787,916,602

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 $1,818,451,475
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,021 $1,164,362,190
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 567 $2,982,813,665

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 / DVD Review: The Confirmation

June 5th, 2016

The Confirmation

The Confirmation opened in limited release, and Video on Demand in March. Like most films that debut on Video on Demand, this one went nowhere at the box office. Will it do better on DVD / Blu-ray? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Barber

May 2nd, 2015

The Barber came out at the end of March and failed to find an audience in theaters. It was the wrong genre for limited release, but the reviews didn't help. Now that it is out on the home market, is it worth checking out? Were the critics unjustly harsh? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Grifters

May 7th, 2013

There are a flood of Blu-rays from Echo Bridge coming out this week. This includes The Hoax (Buy from Amazon), which I previously reviewed; Dragon Lord (Buy from Amazon), a Jackie Chan film from 1982; Fortress (Buy from Amazon) a middling sci-fi action film; and many others. I was able to get screeners for three of these films, starting with The Grifters. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Ritual

January 13th, 2013

Tales from the Crypt was a fun anthology horror TV series that ran for seven seasons on HBO starting in 1989. Because it was on HBO and not a basic cable channel, it had the full freedom to show as much gore and nudity as they want. In 1995, the show made the leap to the big screen with a trilogy. Demon Knight started things off and while it earned weak reviews, it still did well enough to justify a sequel. That sequel was Bordello of Blood, which was eviscerated by critics and bombed at the box office. As a result, the final film, Ritual, wasn't released for five years, and then it was dumped direct-to-DVD. Is it as bad as that sounds? Or was it punished for the previous film's box office struggles? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/27/2015 The Barber Chief Hardaway  $0 $0 $0
10/10/2014 Christian Mingle, The Movie Douglas McCarver  $19,836 $0 $19,836
9/12/2014 Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Hugh Akston  $851,690 $0 $851,690
3/7/2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Principal Purdy  $111,506,430 $158,300,000 $269,806,430
3/2/2012 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax Uncle Ubb  $214,030,500 $136,946,253 $350,976,753
12/31/2011 Hail Mary   $0 $0 $0
10/21/2011 The Last Ride Ray  $22,157 $0 $22,157
9/24/2010 Buried Alen Davenport  $1,044,143 $20,226,147 $21,270,290
8/14/2009 The Time Traveler's Wife Dr. Kendrick  $63,414,846 $38,917,289 $102,332,135
11/30/2007 The Sasquatch Gang Ernie Dalrymple  $9,458 $0 $9,458
5/11/2007 Blind Dating Dr. Perkins  $87,416 $0 $87,416
3/2/2007 Wild Hogs Charley  $168,213,584 $85,341,799 $253,555,383
3/10/2006 Failure to Launch Bud  $88,715,192 $39,687,709 $128,402,901
3/24/2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Tom Abernathy  $48,478,006 $52,904,390 $101,382,396
8/6/2004 Little Black Book Carl  $20,422,207 $1,336,164 $21,758,371
6/11/2004 Garfield: The Movie Happy Chapman  $75,367,693 $132,726,857 $208,094,550
5/28/2004 Frankie & Johnny Are Married Murray Mintz  $22,900 $0 $22,900
1/23/2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! George Ruddy  $16,980,098 $0 $16,980,098
8/6/2003 Freaky Friday Mr. Bates  $110,222,438 $50,600,000 $160,822,438
1/17/2003 National Security Billy Narthax  $36,288,951 $18,310,349 $54,599,300
12/30/2002 Love Lisa Tom Bailey  $213,137 $0 $213,137
12/6/2002 Adaptation Ranger Steve Neely  $22,498,520 $10,033,239 $32,531,759
7/26/2002 The Country Bears Mr. Barrison  $16,988,996 $0 $16,988,996
4/20/2001 Freddy Got Fingered Uncle Neil  $14,249,005 $0 $14,249,005
3/16/2001 Memento Sammy Jankis  $25,544,867 $14,178,229 $39,723,096
4/28/2000 Bossa Nova Trevor  $1,816,792 $0 $1,816,792
11/5/1999 The Insider Eric Kluster  $28,965,197 $31,300,000 $60,265,197
9/24/1999 One Man's Hero Captain Gaine  $229,311 $0 $229,311
5/1/1998 Black Dog Agent McClaren  $12,857,351 $0 $12,857,351
2/27/1998 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood … Bill Bardo  $45,779 $0 $45,779
12/25/1997 Mr. Magoo Chuck  $21,437,192 $7,500,000 $28,937,192
3/7/1997 Boys Life 2 Father Joe  $479,504 $0 $479,504
10/4/1996 The Glimmer Man Christopher Maynard  $20,404,841 $16,000,000 $36,404,841
3/8/1996 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Bando  $32,709,423 $0 $32,709,423
8/25/1995 Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde Oliver Mintz  $2,739,002 $0 $2,739,002
1/20/1995 Murder in the First Mr. Henkin  $17,300,238 $0 $17,300,238
12/23/1994 Nobody's Fool Kirk  $39,453,238 $0 $39,453,238
10/21/1994 Radioland Murders Max Applewhite, Sound Engineer  $1,299,060 $0 $1,299,060
2/4/1994 My Father the Hero Mike  $25,479,558 $0 $25,479,558
2/4/1994 Romeo Is Bleeding District Attorney  $3,275,585 $0 $3,275,585
11/24/1993 Josh and S.A.M. Thom Whitney  $1,484,404 $0 $1,484,404
9/3/1993 Calendar Girl Antonio Gallo  $2,501,113 $0 $2,501,113
2/12/1993 Groundhog Day Ned Ryerson  $70,906,973 $0 $70,906,973
10/2/1992 Hero Wallace  $19,487,173 $47,300,000 $66,787,173
9/11/1992 Where the Day Takes You Charles  $390,152 $0 $390,152
9/9/1992 Sneakers Doctor Werner Brandes  $51,433,000 $0 $51,433,000
8/14/1992 Single White Female Mitchell Myerson  $48,017,402 $0 $48,017,402
3/20/1992 Basic Instinct Doctor Lamott  $117,727,224 $234,972,776 $352,700,000
2/28/1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man Warren Singleton  $14,358,033 $0 $14,358,033
5/24/1991 Thelma & Louise Max  $45,361,000 $61,989 $45,422,989
12/7/1990 The Grifters Jeweler  $12,850,000 $0 $12,850,000
10/12/1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Mayor Bill Klepler  $3,989,297 $0 $3,989,297
9/21/1990 Funny About Love Hugo  $8,128,773 $0 $8,128,773
5/18/1990 Bird on a Wire Joe Weyburn  $70,978,012 $67,719,000 $138,697,012
10/13/1989 Breaking In District Attorney  $1,811,086 $0 $1,811,086
9/15/1989 In Country Pete  $3,531,971 $0 $3,531,971
6/30/1989 Great Balls of Fire! Jud Phillips  $13,691,550 $0 $13,691,550
4/21/1989 Checking Out Pharmacist  $31,000 $0 $31,000
12/9/1988 Mississippi Burning Townley  $34,603,000 $0 $34,603,000
6/24/1987 Spaceballs Captain of the Guard  $38,119,483 $0 $38,119,483
11/1/1986 Nobody's Fool Kirk  $563,358 $0 $563,358
8/3/1984 The Philadelphia Experiment Barney  $8,103,330 $0 $8,103,330
4/13/1984 Swing Shift French de Mille/Documentary Narrator  $6,700,000 $0 $6,700,000
Movies: 63Totals:$1,818,451,475$1,164,362,190$2,982,813,665
  Averages:$28,864,309$18,481,940$47,346,249


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/27/2015 The Barber $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/10/2014 Christian Mingle, The Movie $19,836 15 $19,836 $19,836 100.0%
9/12/2014 Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? $461,179 242 $851,690 $851,690 100.0%
3/7/2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman $32,207,057 3,951 $111,506,430 $269,806,430 41.3%
3/2/2012 Doctor Seuss' The Lorax $70,217,070 3,769 $214,030,500 $350,976,753 61.0%
12/31/2011 Hail Mary $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/21/2011 The Last Ride $16,270 7 $22,157 $22,157 100.0%
9/24/2010 Buried $100,268 107 $1,044,143 $21,270,290 4.9%
8/14/2009 The Time Traveler's Wife $18,623,171 2,988 $63,414,846 $102,332,135 62.0%
11/30/2007 The Sasquatch Gang $9,458 9 $9,458 $9,458 100.0%
3/2/2007 Wild Hogs $39,699,023 3,401 $168,213,584 $253,555,383 66.3%
3/10/2006 Failure to Launch $24,411,322 3,202 $88,715,192 $128,402,901 69.1%
3/24/2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous $14,043,215 3,233 $48,478,006 $101,382,396 47.8%
6/11/2004 Garfield: The Movie $21,727,611 3,150 $75,367,693 $208,094,550 36.2%
12/6/2002 Adaptation $384,478 672 $22,498,520 $32,531,759 69.2%
3/16/2001 Memento $235,488 531 $25,544,867 $39,723,096 64.3%
11/5/1999 The Insider $6,712,361 1,846 $28,965,197 $60,265,197 48.1%
2/27/1998 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood … $20,000 0 $45,779 $45,779 100.0%
9/3/1993 Calendar Girl $0 0 $2,501,113 $2,501,113 100.0%
9/11/1992 Where the Day Takes You $0 0 $390,152 $390,152 100.0%
8/14/1992 Single White Female $10,212,401 1,744 $48,017,402 $48,017,402 100.0%
3/20/1992 Basic Instinct $15,129,385 1,884 $117,727,224 $352,700,000 33.4%
5/24/1991 Thelma & Louise $6,101,297 1,180 $45,361,000 $45,422,989 99.9%
5/18/1990 Bird on a Wire $15,338,160 2,008 $70,978,012 $138,697,012 51.2%
12/9/1988 Mississippi Burning $0 1,074 $34,603,000 $34,603,000 100.0%
Movies: 25Totals:  $1,168,305,801$2,191,621,478 
 Averages:$11,026,7621,401$46,732,232$87,664,85971.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 321 $1,168,305,801
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 327 $1,488,594,817
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,338 $125,322,921
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 386 $708,160,242
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,329 $3,275,585
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 $1,818,451,475
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 875 $1,023,315,677
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,383 $848,889,790
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,293 $152,953,004
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,947 $414,152,268
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,021 $1,164,362,190
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 593 $2,191,621,478
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 654 $2,337,484,607
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,307 $278,275,925
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,070 $1,122,312,510
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,383 $3,275,585
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 567 $2,982,813,665


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