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Mel Brooks

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $1,755,068,808 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,336)
Best-known acting roles: Vlad (Hotel Transylvania 2), Vlad (Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation), Albert Einstein (Mr. Peabody & Sherman), Big Weld (Robots), Luteau (Ballerina)
Best-known technical roles: Blazing Saddles (Director), Young Frankenstein (Director), Young Frankenstein (Screenwriter), Spaceballs (Director), History of the World: Part I (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Elle Fanning, Eric Summer, Ewan McGregor, Carlos Saldanha, Dane DeHaan
Born: June 28th, 1926 (92 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting5$513,653,878$589,168,370$1,102,822,248
Inverviewee4$891,250$213,519$1,104,769
Lead Ensemble Member1$128,200,012$132,500,000$260,700,012
Cameo1$76,657,000$0$76,657,000
Leading1$36,145,695$0$36,145,695
(Unclassified)10$262,456,084$15,183,000$277,639,084
In Technical RolesDirector10$393,104,033$0$393,104,033
Screenwriter1$86,300,000$0$86,300,000

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Hotel Transylvania 2

January 10th, 2016

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania came out a few years ago. It cost $85 million to make, which is a lot of money by nearly every definition, but relatively cheap for a digitally animated film. The reviews were mixed, but it was a big financial hit. It came as no surprise that there was a sequel. Hotel Transylvania 2 did better than its predecessor in nearly every way, but it is still a second-tier digitally animated film. For a second-tier film like this to succeed, all it needs to do is entertain the kids while not making the parents want to flee the room right away. That's not a particularly high bar to set. Does this film manage to get above that bar? More...

2015 Preview: September

September 1st, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Dora the Explorer: Dora in Wonderland

March 1st, 2014

It is been more than six months since I reviewed any Dora the Explorer, but this week Dora in Wonderland comes out on DVD. What episodes are found on the DVD and is it worth the asking price? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Muppet Movie

August 11th, 2013

The Muppet Movie came out 34 years ago, which makes it a little strange they are releasing a 35th Anniversary edition Blu-ray this week. Then again, I'm glad I don't have to wait another year to get this movie on Blu-ray, because I loved it as a kid. Does it still hold up decades later? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up if you are a fan of the movie? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 21st, 2013

May 23rd, 2013

It's an abridged list of DVD and Blu-ray releases report this week due to technical difficulties. The best selling new release of the week is True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray Combo Pack, which is certainly worth owning for fans. However, the best releases are the Hayao Miyazaki Double-Shot, Howl's Moving Castle on Blu-ray Combo Pack and My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Most prefer the former, but I prefer the latter. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/22/2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Vlad  $91,089,268 $54,764,143 $145,853,411
12/31/2017 Blazing Samurai Shogun  $0 $0 $0
11/24/2017 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Himself  $820,300 $213,519 $1,033,819
4/28/2017 Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love … Himself  $0 $0 $0
3/3/2017 The Last Laugh Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/16/2016 Ballerina Luteau  $21,858,070 $75,052,939 $96,911,009
7/8/2016 Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Himself  $70,950 $0 $70,950
9/23/2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 Vlad  $169,700,110 $301,051,288 $470,751,398
2/20/2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Albert Einstein  $111,506,430 $158,300,000 $269,806,430
3/11/2005 Robots Big Weld  $128,200,012 $132,500,000 $260,700,012
12/22/1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It Dr. Abraham Van Helsing  $10,660,264 $0 $10,660,264
8/5/1994 The Little Rascals Mr. Welling  $51,764,950 $15,183,000 $66,947,950
7/28/1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Rabbi Tuckman  $35,699,287 $0 $35,699,287
7/26/1991 Life Stinks Goddard Bolt  $3,832,400 $0 $3,832,400
12/14/1990 Look Who's Talking Too Mr. Toilet Man  $46,614,448 $0 $46,614,448
6/24/1987 Spaceballs President Skroob/Yogurt  $38,119,483 $0 $38,119,483
12/16/1983 To Be or Not to Be Frederick Bronski  $13,030,214 $0 $13,030,214
6/12/1981 History of the World: Part I Various roles  $31,672,000 $0 $31,672,000
6/22/1979 The Muppet Movie Himself  $76,657,000 $0 $76,657,000
12/23/1977 High Anxiety Dr. Richard Harpo Thorndyke  $31,063,038 $0 $31,063,038
6/25/1976 Silent Movie Mel Funn  $36,145,695 $0 $36,145,695
2/7/1974 Blazing Saddles Various roles  $119,500,000 $0 $119,500,000
Movies: 22Totals:$1,018,003,919$737,064,889$1,755,068,808
  Averages:$46,272,905$33,502,950$79,775,855

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/11/2005 Robots $36,045,301 3,776 $128,200,012 $260,700,012 49.2%
6/25/1976 Silent Movie $0 0 $36,145,695 $36,145,695 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $164,345,707$296,845,707 
 Averages:$18,022,6511,888$82,172,854$148,422,85474.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/22/2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $45,352,609 4,267 $91,089,268 $145,853,411 62.5%
12/16/2016 Ballerina $4,730,038 2,705 $21,858,070 $96,911,009 22.6%
9/23/2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 $48,464,322 3,768 $169,700,110 $470,751,398 36.0%
2/20/2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman $32,207,057 3,951 $111,506,430 $269,806,430 41.3%
2/7/1974 Blazing Saddles $0 0 $119,500,000 $119,500,000 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $513,653,878$1,102,822,248 
 Averages:$26,150,8052,938$102,730,776$220,564,45052.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 868 $164,345,707
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,660 $513,653,878
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,740 $418,993,029
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 794 $487,504,460
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 45,901-46,000) 45,992 $891,250
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 588 $76,657,000
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 926 $1,018,003,919
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,057 $132,500,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,342 $589,168,370
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 34,601-34,700) 34,659 $15,396,519
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 943 $563,368,370
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 41,501-41,600) 41,505 $213,519
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,176 $737,064,889
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 959 $296,845,707
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,934 $1,102,822,248
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,101-7,200) 7,183 $434,389,548
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 848 $1,050,872,830
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 47,101-47,200) 47,123 $1,104,769
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 795 $76,657,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,336 $1,755,068,808
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 464 $164,345,707
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 593 $132,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 545 $296,845,707
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,638 $36,145,695
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 207 $128,200,012
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 260 $132,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,075 $36,145,695
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 254 $260,700,012
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 240 $128,200,012
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 307 $132,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 291 $260,700,012
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 450 $128,200,012
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 599 $36,145,695
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 552 $132,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 519 $260,700,012
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 721 $36,145,695
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 384 $128,200,012
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 412 $132,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 403 $260,700,012
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 145 $164,345,707
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 239 $132,500,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 202 $296,845,707

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/7/2002 The Producers Director $111,866 $0 $111,866
12/22/1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It Director $10,660,264 $0 $10,660,264
7/28/1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Director $35,699,287 $0 $35,699,287
7/26/1991 Life Stinks Director $3,832,400 $0 $3,832,400
6/24/1987 Spaceballs Director $38,119,483 $0 $38,119,483
6/12/1981 History of the World: Part I Director $31,672,000 $0 $31,672,000
12/23/1977 High Anxiety Director $31,063,038 $0 $31,063,038
6/25/1976 Silent Movie Director $36,145,695 $0 $36,145,695
12/15/1974 Young Frankenstein Director,
Screenwriter 
$86,300,000 $0 $86,300,000
2/7/1974 Blazing Saddles Director $119,500,000 $0 $119,500,000
Movies: 10Totals:$393,104,033$0$393,104,033
  Averages:$39,310,403$0$39,310,403

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/7/2002 The Producers $6,091 3 $111,866 $111,866 100.0%
12/22/1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It $2,708,298 1,425 $10,660,264 $10,660,264 100.0%
7/28/1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights $6,841,830 1,407 $35,699,287 $35,699,287 100.0%
7/26/1991 Life Stinks $0 0 $3,832,400 $3,832,400 100.0%
6/24/1987 Spaceballs $6,613,837 1,389 $38,119,483 $38,119,483 100.0%
6/12/1981 History of the World: Part I $4,892,731 606 $31,672,000 $31,672,000 100.0%
12/23/1977 High Anxiety $0 0 $31,063,038 $31,063,038 100.0%
6/25/1976 Silent Movie $0 0 $36,145,695 $36,145,695 100.0%
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: 10Totals:  $393,104,033$393,104,033 
 Averages:$2,106,279483$39,310,403$39,310,403100.0%


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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