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James Tolkan

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $1,863,448,810 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,187)
Best-known acting roles: Stinger (Top Gun), Mr. Strickland (Back to the Future Part II), Numbers (Dick Tracy), Marshall Strickland (Back to the Future Part III), Coroner (The Amityville Horror)
Most productive collaborators: Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr., Warren Beatty, Tom Cruise, Tony Scott

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting5$702,304,374$778,848,469$1,481,152,843
(Unclassified)21$382,295,967$0$382,295,967

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 816 $1,084,600,341
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,919 $778,848,469
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,187 $1,863,448,810

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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/16/1993 Boiling Point Levitt  $10,058,318 $0 $10,058,318
7/3/1991 Problem Child 2 Mr. Thorn  $25,104,700 $0 $25,104,700
6/15/1990 Dick Tracy Numbers  $103,738,726 $59,000,000 $162,738,726
5/24/1990 Back to the Future Part III Marshall Strickland  $88,055,283 $156,033,371 $244,088,654
3/30/1990 Opportunity Knocks Sal Nickles  $11,359,129 $0 $11,359,129
12/15/1989 Family Business Judge in 2nd Trial  $11,053,835 $0 $11,053,835
11/22/1989 Back to the Future Part II Mr. Strickland  $118,450,002 $213,549,998 $332,000,000
11/3/1989 Second Sight Coolidge  $5,000,000 $0 $5,000,000
11/6/1987 Made in Heaven Mr. Bjornstead  $4,000,000 $0 $4,000,000
8/7/1987 Masters of the Universe Detective Lubic  $17,336,370 $0 $17,336,370
8/15/1986 Armed and Dangerous Lou Brackman  $15,945,534 $0 $15,945,534
5/16/1986 Top Gun Stinger  $179,800,601 $177,000,000 $356,800,601
4/11/1986 Off Beat Harry  $4,842,778 $0 $4,842,778
7/3/1985 Back to the Future Mr. Strickland  $212,259,762 $173,265,100 $385,524,862
2/15/1985 Turk 182! Hanley  $3,563,635 $0 $3,563,635
12/17/1984 The River Howard Simpson  $8,818,672 $0 $8,818,672
4/13/1984 Iceman Maynard  $7,343,032 $0 $7,343,032
9/2/1983 Nightmares Voice of the Bishop  $6,670,680 $0 $6,670,680
6/3/1983 WarGames FBI Agent Nigan  $74,433,837 $0 $74,433,837
6/18/1982 Author! Author! Lt. Glass  $13,111,101 $0 $13,111,101
6/4/1982 Hanky Panky Conferee  $9,823,934 $0 $9,823,934
8/19/1981 Prince of the City District Attorney Polito  $9,000,000 $0 $9,000,000
7/24/1981 Wolfen Baldy  $11,000,000 $0 $11,000,000
8/3/1979 The Amityville Horror Coroner  $86,432,520 $0 $86,432,520
6/10/1975 Love and Death Napoleon Bonaparte  $20,123,742 $0 $20,123,742
12/5/1973 Serpico Lt. Steiger  $27,274,150 $0 $27,274,150
Movies: 26Totals:$1,084,600,341$778,848,469$1,863,448,810
  Averages:$41,715,398$29,955,710$71,671,108


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/15/1990 Dick Tracy $22,543,911 2,332 $103,738,726 $162,738,726 63.7%
5/24/1990 Back to the Future Part III $23,703,060 2,070 $88,055,283 $244,088,654 36.1%
11/22/1989 Back to the Future Part II $27,835,125 2,107 $118,450,002 $332,000,000 35.7%
5/16/1986 Top Gun $8,193,052 1,531 $179,800,601 $356,800,601 50.4%
7/3/1985 Back to the Future $11,332,134 1,815 $212,259,762 $385,524,862 55.1%
Movies: 5Totals:  $702,304,374$1,481,152,843 
 Averages:$18,721,4561,971$140,460,875$296,230,56948.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists




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