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Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder
By Warner Brothers/Tandem Production (eBay) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $584,787,382 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,893)
Best-known acting roles: Skip Donahue (Stir Crazy), Jim, The Waco Kid (Blazing Saddles), David 'Dave' Lyons (See No Evil, Hear No Evil), Dr. Frankenstein (Young Frankenstein), George Caldwell (Silver Streak)
Best-known technical roles: Young Frankenstein (Screenwriter), The Woman in Red (Director), The World's Greatest Lover (Director), The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (Director), Haunted Honeymoon (Director)
Born: June 11th, 1933
Died: August 28th, 2016

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading4$217,800,000$0$217,800,000
(Unclassified)13$366,987,382$0$366,987,382
In Technical RolesDirector5$74,341,544$0$74,341,544
Screenwriter1$86,300,000$0$86,300,000

Career Trend

This graph shows Gene Wilder’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 September 6th, 2016

September 6th, 2016

The Iron Giant

It is a big week with a ton of home market releases, including several that were contenders for Pick of the Week. There were two limited releases in that group, Love and Friendship and Tale of Tales. Love and Friendship got better reviews, but Tale of TalesBlu-ray is more interesting in my mind. Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection is a great Blu-ray box set and would make an amazing gift. As for the Pick of the Week, that was an easy choice: The Iron Giant: Signature Edition on Blu-ray. Although if you are a hardcore fan, then the Ultimate Collector’s Edition might be worth the $75. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/26/1991 Another You George/Abe Fielding  $2,697,777 $0 $2,697,777
9/21/1990 Funny About Love Duffy Bergman  $8,128,773 $0 $8,128,773
5/12/1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil David 'Dave' Lyons  $46,900,000 $0 $46,900,000
7/25/1986 Haunted Honeymoon Larry Abbot  $8,033,397 $0 $8,033,397
8/15/1984 The Woman in Red Theodore Pierce  $25,308,147 $0 $25,308,147
6/4/1982 Hanky Panky Michael Jordon  $9,823,934 $0 $9,823,934
2/13/1981 Sunday Lovers Skippy  $0 $0 $0
12/12/1980 Stir Crazy Skip Donahue  $101,300,000 $0 $101,300,000
7/13/1979 The Frisco Kid Avram Belinski  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
12/18/1977 The World's Greatest Lover Rudy Valentine  $21,000,000 $0 $21,000,000
12/3/1976 Silver Streak George Caldwell  $51,079,064 $0 $51,079,064
1/1/1975 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Sma… Sigerson Holmes Consulting Detective  $20,000,000 $0 $20,000,000
12/15/1974 Young Frankenstein Dr. Frankenstein  $86,300,000 $0 $86,300,000
2/7/1974 Blazing Saddles Jim, The Waco Kid  $119,500,000 $0 $119,500,000
8/11/1972 Everything You Always Wanted to Know Dr. Doug Ross  $18,016,290 $0 $18,016,290
6/30/1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka  $4,000,000 $0 $4,000,000
8/13/1967 Bonnie and Clyde Eugene Grizzard  $50,700,000 $0 $50,700,000
Movies: 17Totals:$584,787,382$0$584,787,382
  Averages:$34,399,258$0$34,399,258

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/13/1981 Sunday Lovers $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/13/1979 The Frisco Kid $160,292 26 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 100.0%
12/15/1974 Young Frankenstein $0 0 $86,300,000 $86,300,000 100.0%
2/7/1974 Blazing Saddles $0 0 $119,500,000 $119,500,000 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $217,800,000$217,800,000 
 Averages:$40,0737$54,450,000$54,450,000100.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 682 $217,800,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,773 $584,787,382
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,650 $98,300,000
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,086 $584,787,382
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,117 $217,800,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,106 $584,787,382
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,556 $98,300,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,893 $584,787,382
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 169 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 125 57
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 541 $131,500,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 348 $86,300,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 878 $131,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 526 $86,300,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 512 $217,800,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 868 $217,800,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $86,300,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $131,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 285 $86,300,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 239 $131,500,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 120 $217,800,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 209 $217,800,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 325 $119,500,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 479 $86,300,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 573 $119,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 636 $86,300,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $131,500,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 258 $86,300,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 383 $131,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $86,300,000

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/25/1986 Haunted Honeymoon Director $8,033,397 $0 $8,033,397
8/15/1984 The Woman in Red Director $25,308,147 $0 $25,308,147
2/13/1981 Sunday Lovers Director $0 $0 $0
12/18/1977 The World's Greatest Lover Director $21,000,000 $0 $21,000,000
1/1/1975 The Adventure of Sherlock Holme… Director $20,000,000 $0 $20,000,000
12/15/1974 Young Frankenstein Screenwriter $86,300,000 $0 $86,300,000
Movies: 6Totals:$160,641,544$0$160,641,544
  Averages:$26,773,591$0$26,773,591

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/25/1986 Haunted Honeymoon $2,768,003 1,046 $8,033,397 $8,033,397 100.0%
8/15/1984 The Woman in Red $3,165,833 1,069 $25,308,147 $25,308,147 100.0%
2/13/1981 Sunday Lovers $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/18/1977 The World's Greatest Lover $0 0 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 100.0%
1/1/1975 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes… $0 0 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $74,341,544$74,341,544 
 Averages:$1,186,767423$14,868,309$14,868,309100.0%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/15/1974 Young Frankenstein $0 0 $86,300,000 $86,300,000 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $86,300,000$86,300,000 
 Averages:$00$86,300,000$86,300,000100.0%


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