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James Woods

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 51 films, with $2,255,092,166 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #920)
Best-known acting roles: Martin Walker (White House Down), Colonel Moore (The General's Daughter), Michael Kitz (Contact), Reggie Belafonte (Surf's Up), Hades (Hercules)
Most productive collaborators: Channing Tatum, Roland Emmerich, Jamie Foxx, Bradley J. Fischer, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting18$642,268,873$621,543,695$1,263,812,568
Leading7$52,163,903$41,000,000$93,163,903
Lead Ensemble Member2$75,530,832$24,700,000$100,230,832
(Unclassified)24$511,781,960$286,102,903$797,884,863

Career Trend

This graph shows James Woods’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 Review: Hercules

August 9th, 2014

In 1989, The Little Mermaid ended Disney's slump at the box office. However, the good times didn't last forever. In fact, a decade later when Hercules came out, there were signs the studio was slipping back into a slump. Hercules missed expectations at the box office, but does that mean it was a bad movie? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

Analysis: March Bankability and the Top Dramatic Actors

April 1st, 2014

In the March update to our Bankability Index, our list of industry influencers increases to 14 people and we examine the top actors and actresses in dramatic roles in movies.

Overall, March's chart reflects the relatively modest start to the year at the box office. Samuel L. Jackson moves back into second place in the overall chart thanks to his appearance in RoboCop, Hans Zimmer was helped by his composing for Winter's Tale and Son of God (and will be further helped in April's chart through his involvement in Divergent–does the man ever sleep?). Leonardo DiCaprio continues to benefit from his producing roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Out of the Furnace and Runner Runner. Finally, Frozen helps John Lasseter solidify his 11th place in the chart.

This month's new entry is Morgan Freeman, who got a very handy boost from his voice role in The LEGO Movie, and was also helped by some work we did on our archive of credits. That combination takes him to 14th on the Worldwide Chart, up 3 places from February.

All this activity has kept us pretty busy, but it's our new Bankability feature that really kept us burning the midnight oil this month: The Bankability Index Casting and Hiring Guides... More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/17/2014 Jamesy Boy Lt. Mark Falton  $0 $0 $0
8/16/2013 Jobs Jack Dudman  $16,131,410 $27,271,105 $43,402,515
6/28/2013 White House Down Martin Walker  $73,103,784 $132,336,603 $205,440,387
1/18/2013 Officer Down Capt. Verona  $1,463 $0 $1,463
9/16/2011 Straw Dogs Tom Heddon  $10,324,441 $929,380 $11,253,821
10/3/2008 An American Carol Agent Grosslight  $7,013,191 $8,992 $7,022,183
6/8/2007 Surf's Up Reggie Belafonte  $58,867,694 $86,528,051 $145,395,745
5/2/2006 End Game Vaughn Stevens  $0 $0 $0
8/12/2005 Pretty Persuasion Mr. Joyce  $305,688 $0 $305,688
3/4/2005 Be Cool Tommy Athens  $55,849,401 $39,094,616 $94,944,017
7/11/2003 Northfork Walter O'Brien  $1,420,578 $24,562 $1,445,140
7/19/2002 Stuart Little 2 Falcon  $64,956,806 $101,043,194 $166,000,000
2/15/2002 John Q Dr. Turner  $71,026,631 $31,200,000 $102,226,631
10/19/2001 Riding in Cars with Boys Mr. Donofrio  $29,781,453 $0 $29,781,453
7/11/2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within General Hein  $32,131,830 $53,000,000 $85,131,830
7/4/2001 Scary Movie 2 Priest  $71,277,420 $69,911,681 $141,189,101
2/16/2001 Recess: School's Out Benedict (voice)  $36,696,761 $7,754,709 $44,451,470
4/21/2000 The Virgin Suicides Mr. Lisbon  $4,859,475 $5,760,295 $10,619,770
12/24/1999 Play it to the Bone Himself  $8,427,204 $0 $8,427,204
12/22/1999 Any Given Sunday Dr. Harvey Mandrake  $75,530,832 $24,700,000 $100,230,832
6/18/1999 The General's Daughter Colonel Moore  $102,705,852 $47,000,000 $149,705,852
3/19/1999 True Crime Alan Mann  $16,676,845 $0 $16,676,845
12/30/1998 Another Day in Paradise Mel  $1,036,818 $0 $1,036,818
10/30/1998 Vampires Jack Crow  $20,268,825 $0 $20,268,825
9/26/1997 Kicked in the Head Uncle Sam  $102,739 $0 $102,739
7/11/1997 Contact Michael Kitz  $100,920,329 $64,979,671 $165,900,000
6/13/1997 Hercules Hades  $99,112,101 $151,587,899 $250,700,000
12/20/1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Byron De La Beckwith  $13,052,741 $0 $13,052,741
9/6/1996 Killer: A Journal of Murder Carl Panzram  $65,682 $0 $65,682
1/1/1996 For Better or Worse Reggie Makeshift  $41,628 $0 $41,628
12/20/1995 Nixon H.R. Haldeman  $13,668,249 $21,000,000 $34,668,249
11/22/1995 Casino Lester Diamond  $42,438,300 $67,961,700 $110,400,000
10/7/1994 The Specialist Ned Trent  $57,362,581 $0 $57,362,581
2/11/1994 The Getaway Jack Benyon  $15,545,115 $0 $15,545,115
12/25/1992 Chaplin Joseph Scott  $9,289,349 $0 $9,289,349
8/14/1992 Diggstown Gabriel Caine  $4,495,615 $0 $4,495,615
4/3/1992 Straight Talk Jack Russell  $21,202,099 $0 $21,202,099
3/8/1991 The Hard Way John Moss  $24,525,330 $41,000,000 $65,525,330
10/27/1989 Immediate Family Michael Spector  $5,841,286 $0 $5,841,286
2/17/1989 True Believer Edward 'Eddie' Dodd  $8,742,000 $0 $8,742,000
9/25/1987 Best Seller Cleve  $4,278,150 $0 $4,278,150
4/23/1986 Salvador Richard Boyle  $1,500,000 $0 $1,500,000
9/6/1985 Joshua Then and Now Joshua Shapiro  $542,420 $0 $542,420
4/12/1985 Cat's Eye Richard 'Dick' Morrison  $9,000,000 $0 $9,000,000
6/1/1984 Once Upon a Time in America Maximillian Bercouicz  $5,321,508 $254,140 $5,575,648
3/2/1984 Against All Odds Jake Wise  $25,100,000 $0 $25,100,000
2/4/1983 Videodrome Max Renn  $2,120,439 $0 $2,120,439
10/1/1982 Split Image Charles Pratt  $263,635 $0 $263,635
2/13/1981 Eyewitness Aldo Mercer  $6,400,000 $0 $6,400,000
1/1/1980 The Black Marble The Fiddler  $2,500,000 $0 $2,500,000
10/19/1973 The Way We Were Frankie McVeigh  $49,919,870 $0 $49,919,870
Movies: 51Totals:$1,281,745,568$973,346,598$2,255,092,166
  Averages:$25,132,266$19,085,227$44,217,493

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/17/2014 Jamesy Boy $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/2/2006 End Game $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/22/1999 Any Given Sunday $13,584,625 2,505 $75,530,832 $100,230,832 75.4%
12/20/1996 Ghosts of Mississippi $168,012 1,268 $13,052,741 $13,052,741 100.0%
9/6/1996 Killer: A Journal of Murder $0 0 $65,682 $65,682 100.0%
3/8/1991 The Hard Way $6,301,470 1,629 $24,525,330 $65,525,330 37.4%
2/17/1989 True Believer $3,009,692 897 $8,742,000 $8,742,000 100.0%
9/25/1987 Best Seller $905,399 253 $4,278,150 $4,278,150 100.0%
4/23/1986 Salvador $0 0 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $127,694,735$193,394,735 
 Averages:$2,663,244728$14,188,304$21,488,30487.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/16/2013 Jobs $6,713,900 2,381 $16,131,410 $43,402,515 37.2%
6/28/2013 White House Down $24,852,258 3,222 $73,103,784 $205,440,387 35.6%
1/18/2013 Officer Down $1,061 1 $1,463 $1,463 100.0%
9/16/2011 Straw Dogs $5,123,760 2,408 $10,324,441 $11,253,821 91.7%
10/3/2008 An American Carol $3,656,000 1,639 $7,013,191 $7,022,183 99.9%
6/8/2007 Surf's Up $17,640,249 3,531 $58,867,694 $145,395,745 40.5%
3/4/2005 Be Cool $23,450,212 3,216 $55,849,401 $94,944,017 58.8%
7/11/2003 Northfork $61,481 71 $1,420,578 $1,445,140 98.3%
7/19/2002 Stuart Little 2 $15,115,152 3,282 $64,956,806 $166,000,000 39.1%
2/15/2002 John Q $20,275,194 2,505 $71,026,631 $102,226,631 69.5%
10/19/2001 Riding in Cars with Boys $10,404,652 2,770 $29,781,453 $29,781,453 100.0%
7/4/2001 Scary Movie 2 $20,503,356 3,220 $71,277,420 $141,189,101 50.5%
7/11/1997 Contact $20,584,908 2,314 $100,920,329 $165,900,000 60.8%
11/22/1995 Casino $9,946,480 1,631 $42,438,300 $110,400,000 38.4%
2/11/1994 The Getaway $5,806,515 1,659 $15,545,115 $15,545,115 100.0%
12/25/1992 Chaplin $0 1,080 $9,289,349 $9,289,349 100.0%
4/12/1985 Cat's Eye $3,451,191 1,492 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 100.0%
6/1/1984 Once Upon a Time in America $2,412,014 894 $5,321,508 $5,575,648 95.4%
Movies: 18Totals:  $642,268,873$1,263,812,568 
 Averages:$10,555,4662,073$35,681,604$70,211,80973.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 967 $127,694,735
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,096 $642,268,873
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 550 $1,157,921,068
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,161 $336,369,663
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 601 $1,281,745,568
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,390 $65,700,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,127 $621,543,695
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,560 $785,775,353
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,599 $284,398,788
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,367 $973,346,598
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,166 $193,394,735
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,492 $1,263,812,568
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 887 $1,943,696,421
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,401 $620,768,451
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 920 $2,255,092,166
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 124 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 136 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 108 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 114 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 158 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 140 65
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 143 65
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 595 $114,576,312
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 234 $13,052,741
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 867 $65,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 722 $180,276,312
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 311 $13,052,741
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 755 $127,629,053
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,120 $65,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 922 $193,329,053
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 513 $108,798,162
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 544 $4,278,150
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 296 $13,052,741
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 650 $65,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 573 $174,498,162
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 750 $4,278,150
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 377 $13,052,741
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 692 $24,525,330
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 207 $98,825,573
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 486 $4,278,150
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 391 $41,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 471 $24,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 547 $65,525,330
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $123,525,573
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 556 $4,278,150
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,229 $13,052,741
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $108,863,844
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 505 $65,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,350 $13,052,741
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 429 $174,563,844
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 354 $75,530,832
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 460 $24,525,330
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 456 $21,794,741
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 479 $24,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $41,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 439 $100,230,832
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $65,525,330
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 496 $21,794,741


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