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Jim Abrahams

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $560,178,008 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #275)
Best-known technical roles: Scary Movie 4 (Screenwriter), Big Business (Director), Cry-Baby (Executive Producer), Airplane! (Director), Hot Shots! (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Religious Zealot #6 (Airplane!), Postman (Oscar), German Soldier in Prop Room (Top Secret!), Technician #1/Announcer (Courtroom)/Other Roles (The Kentucky Fried Movie)
Most productive collaborators: David Zucker, Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Craig Mazin, Craig Bierko

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo1$83,453,539$0$83,453,539
(Unclassified)3$59,662,716$5,000,000$64,662,716
In Technical RolesDirector8$347,048,155$213,129,853$560,178,008
Screenwriter1$90,710,620$88,000,000$178,710,620
Executive Producer1$7,735,790$0$7,735,790

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/26/1991 Oscar Postman  $23,562,716 $0 $23,562,716
6/22/1984 Top Secret! German Soldier in Prop Room  $21,100,000 $0 $21,100,000
7/4/1980 Airplane! Religious Zealot #6  $83,453,539 $0 $83,453,539
8/10/1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie Technician #1/Announcer (Courtroom)/Other Roles  $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000
Movies: 4Totals:$143,116,255$5,000,000$148,116,255
  Averages:$35,779,064$1,250,000$37,029,064


Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/14/2006 Scary Movie 4 Screenwriter $90,710,620 $88,000,000 $178,710,620
7/24/1998 Jane Austen's Mafia Director $19,843,795 $10,300,000 $30,143,795
5/21/1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Director $38,618,836 $94,829,853 $133,448,689
7/31/1991 Hot Shots! Director $68,267,322 $108,000,000 $176,267,322
10/12/1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Director $3,989,297 $0 $3,989,297
4/6/1990 Cry-Baby Executive Producer $7,735,790 $0 $7,735,790
6/10/1988 Big Business Director $40,150,487 $0 $40,150,487
6/27/1986 Ruthless People Director $71,624,879 $0 $71,624,879
6/22/1984 Top Secret! Director $21,100,000 $0 $21,100,000
7/4/1980 Airplane! Director $83,453,539 $0 $83,453,539
Movies: 10Totals:$445,494,565$301,129,853$746,624,418
  Averages:$44,549,457$30,112,985$74,662,442

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/24/1998 Jane Austen's Mafia $6,577,961 1,944 $19,843,795 $30,143,795 65.8%
5/21/1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux $10,250,661 2,140 $38,618,836 $133,448,689 28.9%
7/31/1991 Hot Shots! $10,848,182 1,999 $68,267,322 $176,267,322 38.7%
10/12/1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael $1,753,870 635 $3,989,297 $3,989,297 100.0%
6/10/1988 Big Business $6,112,577 1,232 $40,150,487 $40,150,487 100.0%
6/27/1986 Ruthless People $5,274,306 1,114 $71,624,879 $71,624,879 100.0%
6/22/1984 Top Secret! $4,406,205 1,100 $21,100,000 $21,100,000 100.0%
7/4/1980 Airplane! $0 0 $83,453,539 $83,453,539 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $347,048,155$560,178,008 
 Averages:$5,652,9701,271$43,381,019$70,022,25179.2%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/14/2006 Scary Movie 4 $40,222,875 3,673 $90,710,620 $178,710,620 50.8%
Movies: 1Totals:  $90,710,620$178,710,620 
 Averages:$40,222,8753,673$90,710,620$178,710,62050.8%


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