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Karl Urban

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $3,001,437,150 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #317)
Best-known acting roles: Skurge (Thor: Ragnarok), Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Star Trek Into Darkness), Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Star Trek), Eomer (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Doctor Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Star Trek Beyond)
Most productive collaborators: Bryce Dallas Howard, David Lowery, Taika Waititi, Oakes Fegley, Toby Halbrooks

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting10$1,170,333,534$1,831,103,616$3,001,437,150
Lead Ensemble Member5$966,417,993$1,080,053,486$2,046,471,479
Leading5$23,647,523$49,461,599$73,109,122
Inverviewee1$80,141$0$80,141
(Unclassified)6$116,038,579$114,136,393$230,174,972

Career Trend

This graph shows Karl Urban’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...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Pete’s Dragon

December 11th, 2016

Pete’s Dragon

Pete’s Dragon opened in late summer and did well domestically. Had it done as well internationally, then it would have been on pace to break even sometime during its home market run. Sadly, it did much worse internationally. Perhaps this means the movie only did well here due to nostalgia for the original film. Is this the case? Or does the movie work on its own? More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Star Trek Beyond

October 31st, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Long time readers don’t need me to explain how much I love Star Trek in all of its incarnations. ... Okay, most of its incarnations. I haven’t been a fan of the first two installments in the reboot franchise. The third film, Star Trek Beyond, was the weakest of them at the box office. Is it also the weakest of the three in quality? Or was the third the charmed? More...

2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation. More...

2013 Preview: September

September 1st, 2013

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

2013 Preview: May

May 1st, 2013

As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/9/2018 Bent   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Entry Level   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Snowblind   $0 $0 $0
12/22/2017 Hangman Detective Ruiney  $0 $93,224 $93,224
10/27/2017 The Stoic Strode  $0 $140,716 $140,716
10/25/2017 Thor: Ragnarok Skurge  $315,058,289 $535,591,994 $850,650,283
9/9/2016 For the Love of Spock Himself  $80,141 $0 $80,141
8/10/2016 Pete’s Dragon Gavin  $76,233,151 $61,535,824 $137,768,975
7/21/2016 Star Trek Beyond Doctor Leonard "Bones" McCoy  $158,848,340 $177,549,972 $336,398,312
1/30/2015 The Loft Vincent Stevens  $6,002,684 $358,170 $6,360,854
12/20/2013 Walking with Dinosaurs Uncle Zack  $36,076,121 $87,310,201 $123,386,322
9/5/2013 Riddick Vaako  $42,025,135 $52,738,623 $94,763,758
5/16/2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Leonard "Bones" McCoy  $228,778,661 $238,602,923 $467,381,584
9/7/2012 Dredd Judge Dredd  $13,414,714 $28,052,892 $41,467,606
5/13/2011 Priest Black Hat  $29,136,626 $55,017,400 $84,154,026
12/17/2010 And Soon the Darkness Michael  $0 $86,888 $86,888
10/15/2010 Red William Cooper  $90,380,162 $106,059,531 $196,439,693
5/8/2009 Star Trek Leonard "Bones" McCoy  $257,730,019 $127,950,427 $385,680,446
12/31/2008 Black Water Transit Earl Pike  $0 $0 $0
10/19/2007 Out of the Blue Nick Harvey  $728 $731,039 $731,767
4/13/2007 Pathfinder Ghost  $10,232,081 $20,590,780 $30,822,861
10/21/2005 Doom Reaper  $28,212,337 $26,400,000 $54,612,337
7/23/2004 The Bourne Supremacy Kirill  $176,087,450 $112,500,000 $288,587,450
6/11/2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Vaako  $57,712,751 $49,500,000 $107,212,751
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … Eomer  $377,845,905 $763,557,436 $1,141,403,341
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Eomer  $342,548,984 $592,150,661 $934,699,645
10/25/2002 Ghost Ship Munder  $30,113,491 $38,236,393 $68,349,884
Movies: 27Totals:$2,276,517,770$3,074,755,094$5,351,272,864
  Averages:$84,315,473$113,879,818$198,195,291

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/9/2018 Bent $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/25/2017 Thor: Ragnarok $122,744,989 4,080 $315,058,289 $850,650,283 37.0%
7/21/2016 Star Trek Beyond $59,253,211 3,928 $158,848,340 $336,398,312 47.2%
1/30/2015 The Loft $2,747,342 1,841 $6,002,684 $6,360,854 94.4%
5/16/2013 Star Trek Into Darkness $70,165,559 3,907 $228,778,661 $467,381,584 48.9%
9/7/2012 Dredd $6,278,491 2,557 $13,414,714 $41,467,606 32.3%
12/17/2010 And Soon the Darkness $0 0 $0 $86,888 0.0%
5/8/2009 Star Trek $79,204,289 4,053 $257,730,019 $385,680,446 66.8%
10/19/2007 Out of the Blue $728 1 $728 $731,767 0.1%
4/13/2007 Pathfinder $5,001,214 1,756 $10,232,081 $30,822,861 33.2%
Movies: 10Totals:  $990,065,516$2,119,580,601 
 Averages:$34,539,5822,212$99,006,552$211,958,06040.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/22/2017 Hangman $0 0 $0 $93,224 0.0%
10/27/2017 The Stoic $0 0 $0 $140,716 0.0%
8/10/2016 Pete’s Dragon $21,514,095 3,702 $76,233,151 $137,768,975 55.3%
12/20/2013 Walking with Dinosaurs $7,091,938 3,243 $36,076,121 $123,386,322 29.2%
9/5/2013 Riddick $19,030,375 3,117 $42,025,135 $94,763,758 44.3%
5/13/2011 Priest $14,953,664 2,864 $29,136,626 $84,154,026 34.6%
10/15/2010 Red $21,761,408 3,349 $90,380,162 $196,439,693 46.0%
7/23/2004 The Bourne Supremacy $52,521,865 3,304 $176,087,450 $288,587,450 61.0%
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … $72,629,713 3,703 $377,845,905 $1,141,403,341 33.1%
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $62,007,528 3,622 $342,548,984 $934,699,645 36.6%
Movies: 10Totals:  $1,170,333,534$3,001,437,150 
 Averages:$27,151,0592,690$117,033,353$300,143,71534.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 155 $990,065,516
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 341 $1,170,333,534
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 134 $2,240,441,649
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office 87 $2,023,709,958
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 48,501-48,600) 48,531 $80,141
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 204 $2,276,517,770
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 178 $1,129,515,085
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 339 $1,831,103,616
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 $2,987,444,893
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 115 $2,745,927,150
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 205 $3,074,755,094
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 172 $2,119,580,601
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 317 $3,001,437,150
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 132 $5,227,886,542
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office 97 $4,769,637,108
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 50,001-50,100) 50,011 $80,141
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 196 $5,351,272,864
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office 97 94
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 94
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 118 94
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 147 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 149 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 146 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 85
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office 50 178
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 53 178
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 166 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 188 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 165 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 157 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 268 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 58 153
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 64 153
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 122 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 143 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 138 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 203 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 52 167
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 58 167
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,398 $728
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 71 $328,473,003
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 259 $16,234,765
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 10 $645,357,020
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,970 $86,888
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 961 $731,039
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 64 $563,644,886
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $20,948,950
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 11 $544,103,322
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,859 $86,888
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,209 $731,767
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 62 $892,117,889
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 236 $37,183,715
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 10 $1,189,460,342
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $990,065,516
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $1,129,515,085
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $2,119,580,601
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,670 $6,002,684
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 23 $658,771,734
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 489 $10,232,081
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 96 $315,058,289
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 701-800) 772 $728
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,267 $445,058
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 43 $572,156,214
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 415 $20,590,780
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 65 $535,591,994
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 401-500) 484 $731,039
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,128 $6,447,742
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 31 $1,230,927,948
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 490 $30,822,861
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 69 $850,650,283
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 601-700) 610 $731,767
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 64 $645,357,020
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $338,705,084
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,846 $728
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 476 $6,002,684
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 176 $544,103,322
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $584,235,666
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,325 $731,039
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 592 $445,058
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 108 $1,189,460,342
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $922,940,750
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,769 $731,767
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 550 $6,447,742
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 78 $960,415,309
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 875 $29,649,479
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,199 $728
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $1,079,695,316
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 599 $49,088,730
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 601-700) 693 $731,039
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 86 $2,040,110,625
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 739 $78,738,209
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 701-800) 797 $731,767
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 144 $315,058,289
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 558 $10,232,081
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 19 $645,357,020
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 312 $13,414,714
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $535,591,994
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 393 $20,590,780
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 34 $544,103,322
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $28,052,892
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $850,650,283
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 491 $30,822,861
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 28 $1,189,460,342
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 255 $41,467,606


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