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Jean-Claude Van Damme

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $557,864,896 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #373)
Best-known acting roles: Master Croc (Kung Fu Panda 2), Master Croc (Kung Fu Panda 3), Vilain (The Expendables 2), Cameo (uncredited) (Last Action Hero), Max Walker (Timecop)
Best-known technical roles: The Quest (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Jack Black, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Melissa Cobb, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Dustin Hoffman
Born: October 18th, 1960 (57 years old)

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading26$362,572,042$195,292,854$557,864,896
Supporting4$393,805,874$1,101,625,312$1,495,431,186
Cameo3$86,116,394$258,014,362$344,130,756
Lead Ensemble Member1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)7$4,537$155,372$159,909
In Technical RolesDirector1$21,607,190$0$21,607,190
Screenwriter1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Jean-Claude Van Damme’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


Home Market Releases for April 24th, 2018

April 25th, 2018

Paddington 2

Paddington 2 is the biggest release of the week and clearly at least one of the best. However, it isn’t the only film that’s a Pick of the Week contender. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and others were all in contention for that honor. In the end, the Paddington 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack earned that title. More...

Home Market Releases for April 17th, 2018

April 17th, 2018

MST3K

It’s a slow week on the home market, which is common for this time of year. The biggest release of the week, The Post, is also one of the best and one of only three contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end, I went with MST3K: Season 11 and awarded it the honor. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Black Eagle

April 16th, 2018

Black Eagle

Black Eagle is one of Jean-Claude Van Damme earliest roles. It is so early that he’s not the good guy. He’s not even the main villain. He’s the main villain’s muscle. Is this film worth checking out for fans of the Muscles from Brussels? Will fans of 1980s actions films be entertained? More...

Home Market Releases for November 8th, 2016

November 8th, 2016

Bubba Ho-Tep

It’s not a particularly deep week for new releases. A lot of releases on this week’s list were good, but not good enough to be a contender for Pick of the Week, like Daredevil: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray. I reviewed Finding Dory this weekend, but I have already named it Pick of the Week. So the only real contender was Bubba Ho-Tep: Collector’s Edition. More...

Home Market Releases for March 15th, 2016

March 15th, 2016

Game of Thrones: Season Five

There are several top-notch releases coming out this week, including a trio of Awards Season contenders: The Big Short, Brooklyn, and Carol. All three are Pick of the Week contenders. However, the winner of that title is Game of Thrones: Season Five on Blu-ray. More...

Home Market Releases for October 13th, 2015

October 13th, 2015

Aladdin

There are two $100 million movies on this week's list of Home Market Releases: Spy, which earned more than $100 million domestically, and Tomorrowland, which merely cost more than $100 million to make. Spy is arguably the best release on this week's list, but the Blu-ray was already named Pick of the Week, so that honor is going to Aladdin's Blu-ray debut this week. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 25th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

It is a good, but very shallow week on the home market. The Wolf of Wall Street is leading the pack, with the Blu-ray Combo Pack earning first place and DVD earning second. This is a $100 million hit and a multi-Oscar nominee, so it is not surprising it is earning the top two spots. On the other hand, third place currently belongs to Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! on DVD. That's a real sign that it is a shallow week. That's not to say some of the smaller releases are not worth picking up. Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIX is certainly a contender for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with The Wolf of Wall Street. On a side note, Continuum: Season 2 on Blu-ray earned the Puck of the Week, for Best Canadian Release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Welcome to the Jungle

March 24th, 2014

Welcome to the Jungle is a comedy that opened in limited release with weak reviews. When it hit theaters, it failed to find an audience. Now it is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. Does it deserve a second chance on the home market? Or is there a reason it failed to entice moviegoers? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 11th, 2014

March 10th, 2014

If you look over at Amazon.com, the best-selling new release of the week is The Book Thief. This film made just over $20 million at the box office, which is amazing for a limited release. However, it is still a limited release on top of the new releases. That tells you how slow this week is on the home market. Fortunately, last Friday The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and I'm including it on this week's list as well. There are a number of other releases that are worth picking up, including The Patience Stone on DVD, In Fear on DVD, and Inside Llewyn Davis on Blu-ray. However, while there is some competition, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Limited Releases: Cash for Limited Releases

February 7th, 2014

Kids for Cash poster

It's another busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen of them on this week's list. This does mean I'm not going to be as talkative about each individual film, because there are just so many of them. Fortunately, there are also a few that are worth checking out, like Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Alphaville, etc. If I were to chose just one film, it would be Kids for Cash, but the subject matter will enrage you. More...

Limited Releases: Shelter From the Storm

January 24th, 2014

Gimme Shelter poster

There are a number of releases on this week's list that are worth checking out. This includes Gloria, the official Oscar selection from Chile; Stranger by the Lake, an erotic thriller with a gay protagonist; and Our Man in Tehran, a Canadian documentary that tells the story of what happened in Argo. There are also some less serious films that I think I will like more than the average critic: 3 Night Stand and Knights of Badassdom. On the other hand, the widest release is Gimme Shelter, which might do well if it can tap into the churchgoing demographic; however, it could also miss the Mendoza Line. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: The Expendables 2

November 18th, 2012

The Expendables cost $82 million, which is not an insignificant amount of money, especially for a mini-major like Lionsgate. However, the risk paid off when it became the distributor's biggest hit of all time. (That record has since been broken by The Hunger Games.) It was obvious that they would make a sequel, but is it any good? Granted, in my review, I called the original, "a pretty mindless action film that takes itself a little too seriously at times." So I'm not expecting a lot here. If the movie can provide mindless action like before, then I will assume it is worth checking out for fans. Can it deliver? Can it surpass expectations? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 2nd, 2012

October 2nd, 2012

It's the first week of the month and there is a wide variety of releases worth checking out, but not exactly a strong selection of best sellers. The biggest first-run release is Dark Shadows and while I'm looking forward to possibly reviewing the Blu-ray Combo Pack, I don't think it will be a huge hit. New Girl: Season One and The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray look great, but I'm waiting for the screeners to make final decisions. I won't get a chance to review Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, but it is a contender for Pick of the Week. The winner of that honor is Cinderella Blu-ray, which is a classic, even if it is a little old-fashioned. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/29/2018 Black Water Wheeler  $0 $0 $0
1/26/2018 Kickboxer: Retaliation   $4,537 $32,381 $36,918
6/6/2017 Kill ’em All   $0 $0 $0
9/2/2016 Kickboxer: Vengeance Master Chow  $0 $78,794 $78,794
1/29/2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Master Croc  $143,528,619 $375,085,764 $518,614,383
7/24/2015 Jian Bing Man Himself  $0 $170,732,267 $170,732,267
5/15/2015 Pound of Flesh Deacon  $0 $0 $0
8/12/2014 Swelter   $0 $44,197 $44,197
2/7/2014 Welcome to the Jungle Storm Rothchild  $0 $0 $0
1/24/2014 Enemies Closer Xander  $0 $0 $0
6/21/2013 Alien Uprising George  $0 $0 $0
11/30/2012 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Luc Deveraux  $5,460 $1,539,728 $1,545,188
9/11/2012 6 Bullets Samson Gaul  $0 $99,861 $99,861
8/17/2012 The Expendables 2 Vilain  $85,028,192 $226,951,064 $311,979,256
5/11/2012 After Dark Action   $0 $0 $0
5/11/2012 Dragon Eyes   $0 $0 $0
7/29/2011 Assassination Games Vincent Brazil  $0 $744,012 $744,012
5/26/2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Master Croc  $165,249,063 $499,588,484 $664,837,547
11/7/2008 JCVD J.C.V.D.  $470,691 $1,839,253 $2,309,944
8/20/1999 Universal Soldier II: The Return Luc Deveraux  $10,447,421 $270,000 $10,717,421
12/31/1998 Legionnaire   $0 $0 $0
9/4/1998 Knock Off Marcus Ray  $10,319,915 $0 $10,319,915
4/4/1997 Double Team Jack Quinn  $11,328,565 $0 $11,328,565
9/13/1996 Maximum Risk Alain/Mikhail  $14,102,929 $37,600,000 $51,702,929
4/26/1996 The Quest Christopher Dubois  $21,607,190 $0 $21,607,190
12/22/1995 Sudden Death Darren McCord  $20,214,270 $0 $20,214,270
12/23/1994 Street Fighter Colonel Guile  $33,423,000 $66,000,000 $99,423,000
9/16/1994 Timecop Max Walker  $44,853,581 $57,200,000 $102,053,581
8/20/1993 Hard Target Chance Boudreaux  $31,636,358 $0 $31,636,358
6/18/1993 Last Action Hero Cameo (uncredited)  $50,016,394 $87,282,095 $137,298,489
1/15/1993 Nowhere to Run Sam Gillen  $22,189,039 $30,000,000 $52,189,039
7/10/1992 Universal Soldier Luc  $36,299,898 $0 $36,299,898
8/9/1991 Double Impact Alex/Chad  $29,090,445 $0 $29,090,445
1/11/1991 Lionheart Lyon  $22,545,360 $0 $22,545,360
9/14/1990 Death Warrant Louis Burke  $15,394,200 $0 $15,394,200
9/8/1989 Kickboxer Kurt Sloane  $14,533,681 $0 $14,533,681
4/7/1989 Cyborg Gibson Rickenbacker  $10,030,875 $0 $10,030,875
5/31/1988 Black Eagle Andrei  $0 $0 $0
2/26/1988 Bloodsport Frank Dux  $11,806,119 $0 $11,806,119
5/2/1986 No Retreat, No Surrender Ivan  $2,273,045 $0 $2,273,045
5/4/1984 Breakin' Passerby in first dance sequence  $36,100,000 $0 $36,100,000
Movies: 41Totals:$842,498,847$1,555,087,900$2,397,586,747
  Averages:$20,548,752$37,928,973$58,477,726

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/29/2018 Black Water $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/15/2015 Pound of Flesh $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/7/2014 Welcome to the Jungle $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/24/2014 Enemies Closer $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/30/2012 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning $3,181 3 $5,460 $1,545,188 0.4%
9/11/2012 6 Bullets $0 0 $0 $99,861 0.0%
7/29/2011 Assassination Games $0 0 $0 $744,012 0.0%
11/7/2008 JCVD $20,119 28 $470,691 $2,309,944 20.4%
8/20/1999 Universal Soldier II: The Return $4,605,167 1,639 $10,447,421 $10,717,421 97.5%
9/4/1998 Knock Off $5,516,231 1,800 $10,319,915 $10,319,915 100.0%
4/4/1997 Double Team $5,034,914 2,203 $11,328,565 $11,328,565 100.0%
9/13/1996 Maximum Risk $5,612,707 2,358 $14,102,929 $51,702,929 27.3%
4/26/1996 The Quest $7,029,120 2,098 $21,607,190 $21,607,190 100.0%
12/22/1995 Sudden Death $4,782,445 1,687 $20,214,270 $20,214,270 100.0%
12/23/1994 Street Fighter $9,508,030 1,738 $33,423,000 $99,423,000 33.6%
9/16/1994 Timecop $12,064,625 2,274 $44,853,581 $102,053,581 44.0%
8/20/1993 Hard Target $10,106,500 1,999 $31,636,358 $31,636,358 100.0%
1/15/1993 Nowhere to Run $8,203,255 1,776 $22,189,039 $52,189,039 42.5%
7/10/1992 Universal Soldier $10,057,084 1,925 $36,299,898 $36,299,898 100.0%
8/9/1991 Double Impact $7,574,703 1,747 $29,090,445 $29,090,445 100.0%
1/11/1991 Lionheart $7,094,552 1,485 $22,545,360 $22,545,360 100.0%
9/14/1990 Death Warrant $5,019,902 1,090 $15,394,200 $15,394,200 100.0%
9/8/1989 Kickboxer $4,134,098 973 $14,533,681 $14,533,681 100.0%
4/7/1989 Cyborg $3,179,811 830 $10,030,875 $10,030,875 100.0%
5/31/1988 Black Eagle $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/26/1988 Bloodsport $0 784 $11,806,119 $11,806,119 100.0%
5/2/1986 No Retreat, No Surrender $793,723 371 $2,273,045 $2,273,045 100.0%
Movies: 27Totals:  $362,572,042$557,864,896 
 Averages:$4,086,6731,067$13,428,594$20,661,66371.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/29/2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 $41,282,042 3,987 $143,528,619 $518,614,383 27.7%
6/21/2013 Alien Uprising $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/17/2012 The Expendables 2 $28,591,370 3,355 $85,028,192 $311,979,256 27.3%
5/26/2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 $47,656,302 3,952 $165,249,063 $664,837,547 24.9%
Movies: 4Totals:  $393,805,874$1,495,431,186 
 Averages:$29,382,4292,824$98,451,469$373,857,79726.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 450 $362,572,042
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,532 $393,805,874
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,516 $447,600,234
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,469 $116,671,717
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,401-8,500) 8,478 $143,528,619
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 482 $86,116,394
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,212 $842,498,847
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 866 $195,292,854
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 812 $1,101,625,312
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,806 $422,243,918
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,273 $400,066,932
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,508 $375,085,764
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 117 $258,014,362
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 710 $1,555,087,900
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 628 $557,864,896
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,157 $1,495,431,186
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,061 $869,844,152
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,584 $516,738,649
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,592 $518,614,383
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 164 $344,130,756
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 859 $2,397,586,747
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 126 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 89 72
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 60 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 29 170
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 31 182
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 13 241
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 11 273
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 16 231
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 35 175
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 46
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 192 27
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 262 $284,295,461
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 201-300) 202 $44,853,581
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 25 $33,423,000
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 837 $72,092,854
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $57,200,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 23 $66,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 477 $356,388,315
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $102,053,581
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 24 $99,423,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $362,572,042
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 620 $195,292,854
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 449 $557,864,896
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $260,934,807
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $101,637,235
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 406 $136,283,126
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 259 $59,009,728
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 283 $397,217,933
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $160,646,963
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $362,101,351
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,239 $470,691
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 269 $193,453,601
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 888 $1,839,253
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $555,554,952
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,240 $2,309,944
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 787 $55,030,190
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 109 $305,268,807
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 687 $66,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 318 $129,292,854
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 751 $121,030,190
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $434,561,661
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 579 $31,636,358
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 155 $142,643,401
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $133,778,212
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 113 $15,394,200
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 182 $123,200,000
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $67,870,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 616 $31,636,358
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $265,843,401
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 196 $201,648,212
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $15,394,200

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/1998 Legionnaire Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
4/26/1996 The Quest Director $21,607,190 $0 $21,607,190
Movies: 2Totals:$21,607,190$0$21,607,190
  Averages:$10,803,595$0$10,803,595

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/26/1996 The Quest $7,029,120 2,098 $21,607,190 $21,607,190 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $21,607,190$21,607,190 
 Averages:$7,029,1202,098$21,607,190$21,607,190100.0%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/1998 Legionnaire $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,148 $21,607,190
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,582 $21,607,190


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