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James Caan

James Caan
By Hans Peters / Anefo (Nationaal Archief) [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 56 films, with $2,341,599,739 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #876)
Best-known acting roles: Tim (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2), Walter (Elf), Tim Lockwood (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Robert Deguerin (Eraser), Spaldoni (Dick Tracy)
Best-known technical roles: Hide in Plain Sight (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Bill Hader, Christopher Miller, Anna Faris, Phil Lord, Jon Favreau

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading9$48,866,913$90,573$48,957,486
Supporting9$527,649,494$389,546,876$917,196,370
Lead Ensemble Member4$121,381,654$162,736,055$284,117,709
Cameo2$166,464,903$96,420,208$262,885,111
(Unclassified)32$666,495,395$161,947,668$828,443,063
In Technical RolesDirector1$3,806,930$0$3,806,930

Career Trend

This graph shows James Caan’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


Limited and VOD Releases: Stories from the City

July 7th, 2017

City of Ghosts

There are only eight announced limited release films this week, and only two of them have more than ten reviews: City of Ghosts and A Ghost Story. Another film, Swim Team, only has seven reviews, but all seven are positive. However, two of those three films are documentaries, which leaves A Ghost Story as the only film with a real shot at box office success. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

March 9th, 2015

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya earned 100% positive reviews and picked up an Oscar nomination. On the other hand, it only managed $1.5 million in limited release, so it wasn't a big enough film to win on Oscar night. Should the film earn a wider audience? Or is the movie aimed more at critics than the average moviegoer? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/6/2018 Con Man   $0 $0 $0
7/7/2017 Undercover Grandpa Grandpa  $0 $0 $0
9/16/2016 The Good Neighbor Harold Grainey  $0 $90,573 $90,573
5/1/2015 Preggoland   $25,294 $0 $25,294
10/17/2014 Kaguyahime no monogatari The Bamboo Cutter  $1,506,975 $17,737,432 $19,244,407
3/21/2014 Blood Ties Leon  $42,472 $2,881,487 $2,923,959
2/7/2014 The Outsider Schuuster  $0 $0 $0
9/27/2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Tim  $119,793,567 $154,599,082 $274,392,649
6/8/2012 For the Love of Money Micky  $0 $0 $0
3/16/2012 Detachment Mr. Charles Seaboldt  $70,740 $3,671,957 $3,742,697
4/8/2011 Henry's Crime Max Saltzman  $102,541 $0 $102,541
8/6/2010 Middle Men Jerry Haggerty  $754,301 $0 $754,301
4/30/2010 Mercy   $6,780 $0 $6,780
10/16/2009 New York, I Love You Mr. Riccoli  $1,588,087 $8,136,973 $9,725,060
9/18/2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Tim Lockwood  $124,870,275 $111,957,402 $236,827,677
6/20/2008 Get Smart The President  $130,319,208 $96,420,208 $226,739,416
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/20/2005 Santa's Slay Darren  $0 $0 $0
3/26/2004 Dogville The Big Man  $1,530,386 $13,321,268 $14,851,654
11/7/2003 Elf Walter  $173,398,518 $46,837,892 $220,236,410
4/25/2003 City of Ghosts Marvin  $325,491 $0 $325,491
4/26/2002 Night at the Golden Eagle Warden  $16,241 $0 $16,241
10/20/2000 The Yards Frank Olchin  $882,710 $1,400,000 $2,282,710
9/8/2000 The Way of the Gun Joe Sarno  $6,047,856 $7,014,079 $13,061,935
8/20/1999 Mickey Blue Eyes Frank Vitale  $33,864,342 $20,000,000 $53,864,342
5/7/1999 This is My Father Kieran Johnson  $1,083,268 $0 $1,083,268
9/6/1996 Bulletproof Frank Colton  $21,195,840 $1,035,000 $22,230,840
6/21/1996 Eraser Robert Deguerin  $101,295,562 $133,104,438 $234,400,000
5/22/1996 A Boy Called Hate Jim  $5,000 $0 $5,000
2/21/1996 Bottle Rocket Mr. Henry  $407,488 $0 $407,488
11/5/1993 Flesh and Bone Roy Sweeney  $9,488,998 $0 $9,488,998
9/24/1993 The Program Coach Winters  $23,042,200 $0 $23,042,200
8/28/1992 Honeymoon in Vegas Tommy Korman  $35,208,854 $0 $35,208,854
11/22/1991 For the Boys Eddie Sparks  $17,684,580 $0 $17,684,580
12/25/1990 The Godfather: Part III Sonny Corleone (uncredited)  $66,520,529 $0 $66,520,529
11/30/1990 Misery Paul Sheldon  $61,158,960 $0 $61,158,960
6/15/1990 Dick Tracy Spaldoni  $103,738,726 $59,000,000 $162,738,726
10/7/1988 Alien Nation Detective Sergeant Matthew Sykes  $25,216,243 $0 $25,216,243
5/8/1987 Gardens of Stone Clell Hazard  $5,262,047 $0 $5,262,047
12/22/1982 Kiss Me Goodbye Jolly Villano  $15,782,759 $0 $15,782,759
3/27/1981 Thief Frank  $4,300,000 $0 $4,300,000
3/21/1980 Hide in Plain Sight Thomas Hacklin  $3,806,930 $0 $3,806,930
1/1/1979 Chapter Two George Schneider  $30,000,000 $0 $30,000,000
10/25/1978 Comes a Horseman Frank 'Buck' Athearn  $0 $0 $0
6/15/1977 A Bridge Too Far Staff Sergeant Eddie Dohun   $50,800,000 $0 $50,800,000
6/25/1976 Silent Movie Himself  $36,145,695 $0 $36,145,695
3/7/1975 Funny Lady Billy Rose  $40,055,897 $0 $40,055,897
1/1/1975 Rollerball Jonathan E.  $30,000,000 $0 $30,000,000
12/31/1974 The Gambler Axel  $0 $0 $0
12/11/1974 The Godfather: Part II Sonny Corleone (uncredited)  $57,300,000 $0 $57,300,000
1/1/1974 Freebie and the Bean Freebie  $30,000,000 $0 $30,000,000
3/15/1972 The Godfather Sonny Corleone  $134,966,411 $133,533,589 $268,500,000
9/17/1967 Games   $0 $0 $0
6/7/1967 El Dorado Alan Bourdillion Traherne 'Mississippi'  $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
11/9/1965 Red Line 7000   $0 $0 $0
7/5/1963 Irma La Douce Soldier with Radio  $25,246,588 $0 $25,246,588
Movies: 56Totals:$1,530,858,359$810,741,380$2,341,599,739
  Averages:$27,336,756$14,477,525$41,814,281

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/7/2017 Undercover Grandpa $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/16/2016 The Good Neighbor $0 0 $0 $90,573 0.0%
2/7/2014 The Outsider $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/27/2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $34,017,930 4,001 $119,793,567 $274,392,649 43.7%
6/8/2012 For the Love of Money $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/8/2011 Henry's Crime $8,726 8 $102,541 $102,541 100.0%
8/6/2010 Middle Men $325,641 252 $754,301 $754,301 100.0%
10/16/2009 New York, I Love You $380,776 119 $1,588,087 $9,725,060 16.3%
4/25/2003 City of Ghosts $30,547 20 $325,491 $325,491 100.0%
11/22/1991 For the Boys $0 1,308 $17,684,580 $17,684,580 100.0%
1/1/1979 Chapter Two $0 0 $30,000,000 $30,000,000 100.0%
10/25/1978 Comes a Horseman $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/1974 The Gambler $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 13Totals:  $170,248,567$333,075,195 
 Averages:$2,674,125439$13,096,044$25,621,16970.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/17/2014 Kaguyahime no monogatari $54,915 29 $1,506,975 $19,244,407 7.8%
3/21/2014 Blood Ties $26,912 28 $42,472 $2,923,959 1.5%
3/16/2012 Detachment $10,739 15 $70,740 $3,742,697 1.9%
9/18/2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $30,304,648 3,119 $124,870,275 $236,827,677 52.7%
3/26/2004 Dogville $88,855 70 $1,530,386 $14,851,654 10.3%
11/7/2003 Elf $31,113,501 3,381 $173,398,518 $220,236,410 78.7%
9/6/1996 Bulletproof $6,014,400 2,242 $21,195,840 $22,230,840 95.3%
6/21/1996 Eraser $24,566,446 2,556 $101,295,562 $234,400,000 43.2%
6/15/1990 Dick Tracy $22,543,911 2,332 $103,738,726 $162,738,726 63.7%
Movies: 9Totals:  $527,649,494$917,196,370 
 Averages:$12,747,1471,530$58,627,722$101,910,70839.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 829 $170,248,567
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,566 $527,649,494
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 596 $1,118,197,345
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 853 $446,260,754
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,101-12,200) 12,154 $105,245,701
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 178 $166,464,903
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 443 $1,530,858,359
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 944 $162,826,628
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,273 $389,546,876
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,667 $430,027,256
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,367 $362,643,670
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 17,001-17,100) 17,027 $76,737,432
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 366 $96,420,208
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,847 $810,741,380
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 892 $333,075,195
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,631 $917,196,370
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,299 $1,548,224,601
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,094 $808,904,424
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,701-14,800) 14,709 $181,983,133
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 269 $262,885,111
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 876 $2,341,599,739
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 91 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 68 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 139 33
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 151 33
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 33
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,438 $20,455,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 264 $119,793,567
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 70 $30,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,691 $8,227,546
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 277 $154,599,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,649 $28,682,546
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 260 $274,392,649
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 88 $30,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,340 $50,455,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 218 $119,793,567
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,223 $8,227,546
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 244 $154,599,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,712 $58,682,546
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $274,392,649
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,104 $32,016,119
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 249 $119,793,567
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 431 $18,438,881
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,444 $8,227,546
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $154,599,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,265 $40,243,665
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 272 $274,392,649
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 580 $18,438,881
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 474 $119,793,567
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 640 $30,856,842
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 616 $19,598,158
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 515 $154,599,082
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 792 $8,136,973
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 601-700) 656 $90,573
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 509 $274,392,649
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 756 $30,856,842
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 716 $27,735,131
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 801-900) 839 $90,573
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 977 $20,455,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 400 $119,793,567
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,182 $8,136,973
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 371 $154,599,082
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,013 $90,573
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,073 $28,591,973
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 386 $274,392,649
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,375 $90,573
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 155 $119,793,567
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 502 $17,684,580
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $325,491
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 122 $154,599,082
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $274,392,649
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 530 $17,684,580
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $325,491

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/21/1980 Hide in Plain Sight Director $3,806,930 $0 $3,806,930
Movies: 1Totals:$3,806,930$0$3,806,930
  Averages:$3,806,930$0$3,806,930

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,626 $3,806,930
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,421 $3,806,930


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