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Karen Black

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $198,649,408 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #17,040)
Best-known acting roles: Mother Firefly (House of 1,000 Corpses), Herself (The Player), Nancy Pryor (Airport 1975), Karen (Easy Rider), Myrtle Wilson (The Great Gatsby)
Most productive collaborators: Jeanne Carmen, Erin Daniels, Sid Haig, Chris Hardwick, Jennifer Jostyn

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading3$60,339,542$4,370,504$64,710,046
Supporting2$110,175$0$110,175
Cameo1$21,706,101$7,170,601$28,876,702
(Unclassified)13$104,852,485$100,000$104,952,485

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/30/2014 Killer Fish   $0 $0 $0
6/19/2009 Irene in Time   $110,175 $0 $110,175
5/18/2007 Hollywood Dreams Luna  $171,255 $0 $171,255
12/31/2005 My Suicidal Sweetheart Grace's Mom  $0 $0 $0
4/16/2004 Gypsy 83 Bambi LeBleau  $29,367 $0 $29,367
8/22/2003 Teknolust Dirty Dick  $28,811 $0 $28,811
4/11/2003 House of 1,000 Corpses Mother Firefly  $12,634,962 $4,370,504 $17,005,466
4/10/1992 The Player Herself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
10/19/1990 Night Angel   $0 $0 $0
12/31/1989 Out of the Dark Ruth Wilson  $419,428 $0 $419,428
6/6/1986 Invaders from Mars Linda Magnusson  $4,884,663 $100,000 $4,984,663
12/31/1985 Flight of the Spruce Goose   $0 $0 $0
11/12/1982 Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy… Joanne  $177,500 $0 $177,500
12/31/1979 The Last Word Paula Herbert  $0 $0 $0
4/9/1976 Family Plot Fran  $13,200,000 $0 $13,200,000
10/18/1974 Airport 1975 Nancy Pryor  $47,285,152 $0 $47,285,152
3/29/1974 The Great Gatsby Myrtle Wilson  $26,533,200 $0 $26,533,200
9/12/1970 Five Easy Pieces Rayette  $18,099,091 $0 $18,099,091
7/14/1969 Easy Rider Karen  $41,728,598 $0 $41,728,598
Movies: 19Totals:$187,008,303$11,641,105$198,649,408
  Averages:$9,842,542$612,690$10,455,232

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/11/2003 House of 1,000 Corpses $3,460,666 847 $12,634,962 $17,005,466 74.3%
12/31/1989 Out of the Dark $0 0 $419,428 $419,428 100.0%
10/18/1974 Airport 1975 $0 0 $47,285,152 $47,285,152 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $60,339,542$64,710,046 
 Averages:$1,153,555282$20,113,181$21,570,01591.4%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/19/2009 Irene in Time $0 3 $110,175 $110,175 100.0%
12/31/1979 The Last Word $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $110,175$110,175 
 Averages:$02$55,088$55,088100.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,447 $60,339,542
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 52,401-52,500) 52,451 $110,175
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,901-9,000) 8,960 $165,302,202
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,058 $21,706,101
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,354 $187,008,303
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,842 $4,370,504
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 40,101-40,200) 40,101 $4,470,504
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 959 $7,170,601
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 37,901-38,000) 37,927 $11,641,105
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,922 $64,710,046
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 54,601-54,700) 54,694 $110,175
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,301-17,400) 17,337 $169,772,706
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,091 $28,876,702
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,001-17,100) 17,040 $198,649,408
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,610 $12,634,962
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 508 $47,285,152
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,940 $4,370,504
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,868 $17,005,466
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 676 $47,285,152
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,197 $59,920,114
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,534 $4,370,504
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,652 $64,290,618
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,428 $12,634,962
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,676 $4,370,504
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,665 $17,005,466
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 214 $47,285,152
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $12,634,962
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 272 $4,370,504
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 330 $47,285,152
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $17,005,466
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,136 $12,634,962
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,312 $4,370,504
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,282 $17,005,466
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 342 $47,285,152
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $12,634,962
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 339 $4,370,504
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 413 $47,285,152
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $17,005,466


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