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Christoph Waltz

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,614,962,292 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,008)
Best-known acting roles: Oberhauser (Spectre), Dr. King Schultz (Django Unchained), Leon Rom (The Legend of Tarzan), Mandrake (Epic), Col. Hans Landa (Inglourious Basterds)
Best-known technical roles: The Zero Theorem (Co-Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Weinstein, Leonardo DiCaprio

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting7$508,914,455$1,106,047,837$1,614,962,292
Leading5$179,834,212$335,544,137$515,378,349
Lead Ensemble Member4$303,116,546$522,416,429$825,532,975
Cameo1$51,178,893$28,133,408$79,312,301
In Technical RolesCo-Producer1$257,706$765,347$1,023,053
Director1$0$0$0
Producer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Christoph Waltz’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


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Spectre

March 7th, 2016

Spectre

Spectre is the latest Bond film. It is a follow-up to Skyfall, which not only earned stellar reviews, but was also the biggest box office hit in the franchise earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Spectre wasn't as strong at the box office or with critics, but I'm a long time fan of the franchise, so I will still like it, right? More...

Weekend Predictions: Christmas Wishes for Woods and Unbroken

December 23rd, 2014

Into the Woods poster

We have a short prediction column today detailing the three Christmas day wide releases, as well as the two bigger limited releases. Sadly, none of these five films are really living up to potential and Christmas Day could be rather weak at the box office. Then again, why should Christmas be any different than the past several months. 2014 got off to such a great start. Last Christmas was busier, but not particularly strong either, so at least 2014 won't lose too badly. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Epic

September 1st, 2013

Epic was the first big digitally animated film of the summer, but it wasn't able to become a monster hit. In fact, it will need a bit of help on the home market to break even. Will it get that help? Or is it just a middling family film destined to be forgotten? More...

2013 Awards Season: Argo Unites a Divided Night at the Oscars

February 25th, 2013

Argo was the big winner at the Oscars last night, although arguably, there were no big winners, but a lot of films that shared in the glory. There were also some pretty interesting twists and a few events that stand out. Due to ongoing computer difficulties, I was unable to live-blog the Oscars this year. I will still be giving my reactions on a category by category basis, but not in the order they were handed out. More...

Argo Predicted as Best Picture, Awards to Be Spread Far and Wide

February 24th, 2013

Voting is closed in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest, and Argo is the clear favorite to pick up the Best Picture award, based on the opinion of nearly 500 entrants. Ben Affleck's thriller took an impressive 80% of the vote, more than six times the score of Lincoln, which took second place in the poll. Coincidentally, the contest has predicted the winner of the Best Picture Oscar 80% of the time in the 15 years we've been running it. Quite a few other categories have strong favorites, but there are also some really close calls, and it looks as though the awards will be shared by several films tonight.

- Votes in Each Category
- Predicted Winners in Each Category More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Supporting Actor. This category is more competitive than Best Supporting Actress, but even so, it is mostly a two horse race. More...

2013 Awards Season: Les Mis Leads Ways as Surprises Dominate

January 14th, 2013

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out their awards last night, and the trend of surprises continues. Les Miserables led the way with three awards, only one of which I was truly expecting. Meanwhile, Argo won more awards than Lincoln. I don't think anyone was predicting that. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/21/2018 Alita: Battle Angel Dr. Dyson Ido  $0 $0 $0
12/22/2017 Downsizing Dusan Mirkovic  $24,449,754 $14,760,281 $39,210,035
12/31/2016 The Worst Marriage In Georgetown Albrect Muth  $0 $0 $0
7/1/2016 The Legend of Tarzan Leon Rom  $126,643,061 $222,500,000 $349,143,061
11/6/2015 Spectre Oberhauser  $200,074,175 $679,546,748 $879,620,923
12/25/2014 Big Eyes Walter Keane  $14,482,031 $12,835,841 $27,317,872
11/26/2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Rex's Father  $54,445,357 $51,500,000 $105,945,357
9/19/2014 The Zero Theorem Qohen Leth  $257,706 $765,347 $1,023,053
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted Himself  $51,178,893 $28,133,408 $79,312,301
5/24/2013 Epic Mandrake  $107,518,682 $155,275,759 $262,794,441
12/25/2012 Django Unchained Dr. King Schultz  $162,805,434 $287,142,889 $449,948,323
8/10/2012 It is No Dream: The Life of Theodor H… Theodor Herzl (Voice)  $0 $0 $0
12/16/2011 Carnage Alan Cowan  $2,546,747 $35,565,407 $38,112,154
10/21/2011 The Three Musketeers Richelieu  $20,377,913 $119,500,000 $139,877,913
4/22/2011 Water for Elephants August  $58,709,717 $58,100,000 $116,809,717
1/14/2011 The Green Hornet Benjamin Chudnofsky  $98,780,042 $130,375,461 $229,155,503
8/21/2009 Inglourious Basterds Col. Hans Landa  $120,774,594 $196,140,670 $316,915,264
Movies: 17Totals:$1,043,044,106$1,992,141,811$3,035,185,917
  Averages:$61,355,536$117,184,812$178,540,348

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 The Worst Marriage In Georgetown $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/25/2014 Big Eyes $3,001,738 1,408 $14,482,031 $27,317,872 53.0%
11/26/2014 Horrible Bosses 2 $15,457,418 3,400 $54,445,357 $105,945,357 51.4%
5/24/2013 Epic $33,531,068 3,894 $107,518,682 $262,794,441 40.9%
12/25/2012 Django Unchained $30,122,888 3,012 $162,805,434 $449,948,323 36.2%
8/10/2012 It is No Dream: The Life of Theodor H… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/16/2011 Carnage $79,795 494 $2,546,747 $38,112,154 6.7%
10/21/2011 The Three Musketeers $8,674,452 3,017 $20,377,913 $139,877,913 14.6%
8/21/2009 Inglourious Basterds $38,054,676 3,358 $120,774,594 $316,915,264 38.1%
Movies: 9Totals:  $482,950,758$1,340,911,324 
 Averages:$14,324,6712,065$53,661,195$148,990,14734.4%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/21/2018 Alita: Battle Angel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/22/2017 Downsizing $4,954,287 2,668 $24,449,754 $39,210,035 62.4%
7/1/2016 The Legend of Tarzan $38,527,856 3,591 $126,643,061 $349,143,061 36.3%
11/6/2015 Spectre $70,403,148 3,929 $200,074,175 $879,620,923 22.7%
9/19/2014 The Zero Theorem $3,138 63 $257,706 $1,023,053 25.2%
4/22/2011 Water for Elephants $16,842,353 2,820 $58,709,717 $116,809,717 50.3%
1/14/2011 The Green Hornet $33,526,876 3,584 $98,780,042 $229,155,503 43.1%
Movies: 7Totals:  $508,914,455$1,614,962,292 
 Averages:$23,465,3802,379$72,702,065$230,708,89940.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 349 $482,950,758
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,663 $508,914,455
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 926 $884,346,531
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 329 $991,865,213
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 23,501-23,600) 23,556 $51,178,893
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 683 $51,178,893
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 889 $1,043,044,106
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 242 $857,960,566
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 807 $1,106,047,837
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 413 $1,808,732,644
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 211 $1,964,008,403
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 27,401-27,500) 27,409 $28,133,408
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 702 $28,133,408
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 485 $1,992,141,811
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 276 $1,340,911,324
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,008 $1,614,962,292
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 553 $2,693,079,175
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 249 $2,955,873,616
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 26,101-26,200) 26,148 $79,312,301
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 731 $79,312,301
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 568 $3,035,185,917
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 162 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 205 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 161 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 164 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office 72 129
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 347 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 371 43
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 117 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 127 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office 52 157
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office 57 155
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office 53 155
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office 99 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 459 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 485 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 141 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office 81 126
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office 83 128
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office 83 128
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office 75 118
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 367 33
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 404 33
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 223 $338,025,385
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 241 $127,896,595
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 231 $14,482,031
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 101-200) 144 $2,546,747
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 164 $534,783,559
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 151 $274,775,759
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $12,835,841
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 29 $35,565,407
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $872,808,944
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 178 $402,672,354
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $27,317,872
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 71 $38,112,154
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 309 $375,432,076
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 228 $107,518,682
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 196 $702,684,807
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 235 $155,275,759
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 239 $1,078,116,883
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 243 $262,794,441
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 784 $56,992,104
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 269 $107,518,682
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 38 $303,957,941
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $14,482,031
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 553 $87,065,407
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 265 $155,275,759
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 22 $602,783,559
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 253 $12,835,841
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 655 $144,057,511
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $262,794,441
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 25 $906,741,500
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 282 $27,317,872
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 443 $127,896,595
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 256 $120,774,594
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 488 $54,445,357
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 655 $17,028,778
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 9 $162,805,434
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 345 $274,775,759
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 265 $196,140,670
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $51,500,000
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $48,401,248
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 3 $287,142,889
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $402,672,354
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 271 $316,915,264
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 395 $105,945,357
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 454 $65,430,026
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 4 $449,948,323
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 987 $34,859,944
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies 94 $340,572,132
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 429 $107,518,682
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 530 $132,335,841
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies 47 $570,348,966
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $155,275,759
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 639 $167,195,785
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies 64 $910,921,098
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 392 $262,794,441
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 431 $54,445,357
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $107,518,682
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 411 $51,500,000
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 229 $155,275,759
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 419 $105,945,357
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $262,794,441

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2016 The Worst Marriage In Georgetown Director,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
9/19/2014 The Zero Theorem Co-Producer $257,706 $765,347 $1,023,053
Movies: 2Totals:$257,706$765,347$1,023,053
  Averages:$128,853$382,674$511,527

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 The Worst Marriage In Georgetown $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 The Worst Marriage In Georgetown $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%



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