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Tom Waits

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $676,131,329 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,132)
Best-known acting roles: Engineer (The Book of Eli), R.M. Renfield (Bram Stoker's Dracula), Zachariah (Seven Psychopaths), Disabled veteran (The Fisher King), Wanderer (Domino)
Most productive collaborators: Denzel Washington, Albert Hughes, Gary Oldman, Allen Hughes, Mila Kunis

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting4$126,653,852$63,915,758$190,569,610
Lead Ensemble Member2$22,713,656$74,674,687$97,388,343
(Unclassified)19$236,547,101$151,626,275$388,173,376

Career Trend

This graph shows Tom Waits’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


2012 Preview: October

October 1st, 2012

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/5/2018 The Old Man and the Gun   $0 $0 $0
10/12/2012 Seven Psychopaths Zachariah  $15,024,049 $18,011,687 $33,035,736
1/15/2010 The Book of Eli Engineer  $94,835,059 $63,915,758 $158,750,817
12/25/2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Mr. Nick  $7,689,607 $56,663,000 $64,352,607
10/19/2007 Wristcutters: A Love Story Kneller  $446,165 $27,604 $473,769
12/29/2006 La Tigre e la neve American Singer  $10,167 $0 $10,167
10/14/2005 Domino Wanderer  $10,169,202 $12,800,000 $22,969,202
5/14/2004 Coffee and Cigarettes Tom  $1,971,135 $1,758,671 $3,729,806
8/6/1999 Mystery Men Dr. Heller  $29,762,011 $3,700,000 $33,462,011
10/1/1993 Short Cuts Earl Piggot  $6,110,979 $0 $6,110,979
11/13/1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula R.M. Renfield  $82,522,790 $133,339,902 $215,862,692
12/6/1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord Wolf  $1,342,903 $0 $1,342,903
9/20/1991 The Fisher King Disabled veteran  $41,798,224 $0 $41,798,224
1/1/1991 Queen's Logic Monte  $612,781 $0 $612,781
8/10/1990 The Two Jakes Plainclothes Policeman  $10,005,969 $0 $10,005,969
11/17/1989 Mystery Train Radio D.J  $367,879 $0 $367,879
5/19/1989 Cold Feet Kenny  $289,975 $0 $289,975
12/18/1987 Ironweed Rudy  $7,393,346 $0 $7,393,346
9/26/1986 Down by Law Zack  $1,436,000 $0 $1,436,000
12/14/1984 The Cotton Club Irving Stark  $25,928,721 $0 $25,928,721
10/7/1983 Rumble Fish Benny  $2,500,000 $98 $2,500,098
3/25/1983 The Outsiders Buck Merrill  $25,697,647 $0 $25,697,647
2/12/1982 One From the Heart Trumpet player  $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000
7/24/1981 Wolfen Drunken Bar Owner  $11,000,000 $0 $11,000,000
11/10/1978 Paradise Alley Mumbles  $8,000,000 $0 $8,000,000
Movies: 25Totals:$385,914,609$290,216,720$676,131,329
  Averages:$15,436,584$11,608,669$27,045,253

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/12/2012 Seven Psychopaths $4,174,915 1,480 $15,024,049 $33,035,736 45.5%
12/25/2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus $334,183 607 $7,689,607 $64,352,607 11.9%
Movies: 2Totals:  $22,713,656$97,388,343 
 Averages:$2,254,5491,044$11,356,828$48,694,17228.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/15/2010 The Book of Eli $32,789,494 3,111 $94,835,059 $158,750,817 59.7%
12/29/2006 La Tigre e la neve $4,000 4 $10,167 $10,167 100.0%
10/1/1993 Short Cuts $0 0 $6,110,979 $6,110,979 100.0%
3/25/1983 The Outsiders $5,068,165 1,002 $25,697,647 $25,697,647 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $126,653,852$190,569,610 
 Averages:$9,465,4151,029$31,663,463$47,642,40389.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,091 $22,713,656
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,501-11,600) 11,561 $126,653,852
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,042 $385,914,609
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,059 $28,824,635
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,501-10,600) 10,536 $120,532,706
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,470 $385,914,609
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,323 $74,674,687
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 21,101-21,200) 21,176 $63,915,758
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,906 $290,216,720
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,141 $74,674,687
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 18,901-19,000) 18,955 $63,915,758
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,819 $290,216,720
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,594 $97,388,343
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,001-16,100) 16,055 $190,569,610
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,485 $676,131,329
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,465 $103,499,322
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,501-14,600) 14,600 $184,448,464
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,132 $676,131,329
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 272 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 304 44
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 352 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 389 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 438 11
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,408 $22,713,656
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 826 $74,674,687
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,025 $97,388,343
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,825 $22,713,656
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,052 $74,674,687
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,328 $97,388,343
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,378 $15,024,049
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 573 $7,689,607
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,170 $18,011,687
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 348 $56,663,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,355 $33,035,736
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 443 $64,352,607
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 954 $7,689,607
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 791 $15,024,049
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 717 $56,663,000
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 589 $18,011,687
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 801-900) 819 $64,352,607
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 730 $33,035,736
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,323 $7,689,607
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,094 $15,024,049
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 719 $56,663,000
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 932 $18,011,687
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 945 $64,352,607
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,023 $33,035,736


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