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John Candy

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $940,993,605 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,579)
Best-known acting roles: Gus Polinski (Home Alone), Irv (Cool Runnings), Dean Andrews (JFK), Buck Russell (Uncle Buck), Announcer (Rookie of the Year)
Most productive collaborators: John Hughes, Chris Columbus, Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting16$634,599,103$306,394,502$940,993,605
Leading14$272,304,053$242,306$272,546,359
Cameo4$82,688,658$0$82,688,658
Lead Ensemble Member1$285,761,243$190,923,432$476,684,675

Career Trend

This graph shows John Candy’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 February 2nd, 2016

February 2nd, 2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

This week the home market is led by a Blu-ray double-dip, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, while there is also an Oscar contender, Bridge of Spies, on the top. After that, the list is filled with bombs and weaker limited releases. It was an easy choice to select Snow White as Pick of the Week. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/22/1995 Canadian Bacon Bud B. Boomer  $178,104 $0 $178,104
9/9/1994 Wagons East James H. Harlow  $4,358,940 $0 $4,358,940
10/1/1993 Cool Runnings Irv  $68,856,263 $86,200,000 $155,056,263
7/7/1993 Rookie of the Year Announcer  $53,579,269 $0 $53,579,269
3/6/1992 Once Upon a Crime… Augie Morosco  $8,669,847 $0 $8,669,847
12/20/1991 JFK Dean Andrews  $70,405,498 $134,994,502 $205,400,000
8/7/1991 Delirious Jack Gable  $4,755,853 $0 $4,755,853
5/24/1991 Only the Lonely Danny  $21,830,957 $0 $21,830,957
3/29/1991 Career Opportunities C.D. Marsh  $10,986,645 $0 $10,986,645
2/15/1991 Nothing But Trouble Dennis & Eldona  $8,479,793 $0 $8,479,793
11/16/1990 Home Alone Gus Polinski  $285,761,243 $190,923,432 $476,684,675
11/16/1990 The Rescuers Down Under Wilbur the Albatros  $27,931,461 $19,500,000 $47,431,461
8/16/1989 Uncle Buck Buck Russell  $66,758,538 $0 $66,758,538
4/21/1989 Speed Zone! Charlie  $3,077,061 $0 $3,077,061
2/3/1989 Who's Harry Crumb? Harry Crumb  $10,982,364 $0 $10,982,364
8/26/1988 Hot to Trot Don  $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
6/17/1988 The Great Outdoors Chet  $41,455,230 $0 $41,455,230
2/5/1988 She's Having a Baby Cameo Appearance  $16,031,707 $0 $16,031,707
11/25/1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles Del Griffith  $49,509,935 $242,306 $49,752,241
6/24/1987 Spaceballs Barf the mog, Copilot  $38,119,483 $0 $38,119,483
12/19/1986 Little Shop of Horrors Wink Winkilson  $38,747,385 $0 $38,747,385
8/15/1986 Armed and Dangerous Frank Dooley  $15,945,534 $0 $15,945,534
8/16/1985 Volunteers Tom Tuttle from Tacoma  $19,875,740 $0 $19,875,740
8/9/1985 Summer Rental Jack Chester  $24,671,000 $0 $24,671,000
8/2/1985 Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird State Trooper  $13,961,370 $0 $13,961,370
5/22/1985 Brewster's Millions Spike Nolan  $40,800,000 $5,000,000 $45,800,000
3/9/1984 Splash Freddie Bauer  $62,599,495 $0 $62,599,495
10/28/1983 Going Berserk John Bourgignon  $234,950 $0 $234,950
7/29/1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation Guard at Walleyworld  $61,400,000 $0 $61,400,000
10/29/1982 It Came From Hollywood Himself  $2,091,037 $0 $2,091,037
8/7/1981 Heavy Metal Desk Sergeant  $19,571,091 $0 $19,571,091
6/26/1981 Stripes Dewey "Ox" Oxburger  $85,300,000 $0 $85,300,000
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers Burton Mercer  $57,229,890 $0 $57,229,890
12/14/1979 1941 Private Foley  $34,175,000 $60,700,000 $94,875,000
6/22/1979 Lost and Found Carpentier  $1,022,374 $0 $1,022,374
Movies: 35Totals:$1,275,353,057$497,560,240$1,772,913,297
  Averages:$36,438,659$14,216,007$50,654,666

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/22/1995 Canadian Bacon $0 14 $178,104 $178,104 100.0%
9/9/1994 Wagons East $0 0 $4,358,940 $4,358,940 100.0%
3/6/1992 Once Upon a Crime… $3,520,427 1,101 $8,669,847 $8,669,847 100.0%
8/7/1991 Delirious $0 0 $4,755,853 $4,755,853 100.0%
5/24/1991 Only the Lonely $5,997,993 1,553 $21,830,957 $21,830,957 100.0%
11/16/1990 Home Alone $17,081,997 2,173 $285,761,243 $476,684,675 59.9%
8/16/1989 Uncle Buck $8,794,501 1,835 $66,758,538 $66,758,538 100.0%
4/21/1989 Speed Zone! $0 0 $3,077,061 $3,077,061 100.0%
2/3/1989 Who's Harry Crumb? $3,862,719 1,198 $10,982,364 $10,982,364 100.0%
6/17/1988 The Great Outdoors $6,121,115 1,430 $41,455,230 $41,455,230 100.0%
11/25/1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles $7,009,482 1,684 $49,509,935 $49,752,241 99.5%
8/15/1986 Armed and Dangerous $4,348,276 1,615 $15,945,534 $15,945,534 100.0%
8/16/1985 Volunteers $5,184,360 1,560 $19,875,740 $19,875,740 100.0%
8/9/1985 Summer Rental $5,754,289 1,595 $24,671,000 $24,671,000 100.0%
10/28/1983 Going Berserk $234,950 127 $234,950 $234,950 100.0%
Movies: 15Totals:  $558,065,296$749,231,034 
 Averages:$4,527,3411,059$37,204,353$49,948,73697.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/1/1993 Cool Runnings $7,046,648 1,832 $68,856,263 $155,056,263 44.4%
12/20/1991 JFK $5,223,658 1,395 $70,405,498 $205,400,000 34.3%
2/15/1991 Nothing But Trouble $3,966,240 1,671 $8,479,793 $8,479,793 100.0%
11/16/1990 The Rescuers Down Under $3,499,819 1,237 $27,931,461 $47,431,461 58.9%
8/26/1988 Hot to Trot $2,206,218 1,156 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 100.0%
6/24/1987 Spaceballs $6,613,837 1,389 $38,119,483 $38,119,483 100.0%
12/19/1986 Little Shop of Horrors $3,659,884 1,183 $38,747,385 $38,747,385 100.0%
8/2/1985 Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird $2,415,626 1,129 $13,961,370 $13,961,370 100.0%
5/22/1985 Brewster's Millions $9,858,905 1,521 $40,800,000 $45,800,000 89.1%
3/9/1984 Splash $6,174,059 1,186 $62,599,495 $62,599,495 100.0%
7/29/1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation $8,333,358 1,253 $61,400,000 $61,400,000 100.0%
8/7/1981 Heavy Metal $3,261,186 752 $19,571,091 $19,571,091 100.0%
6/26/1981 Stripes $6,152,166 1,117 $85,300,000 $85,300,000 100.0%
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers $4,858,152 594 $57,229,890 $57,229,890 100.0%
12/14/1979 1941 $2,701,898 325 $34,175,000 $94,875,000 36.0%
6/22/1979 Lost and Found $1,022,374 382 $1,022,374 $1,022,374 100.0%
Movies: 16Totals:  $634,599,103$940,993,605 
 Averages:$4,812,1271,133$39,662,444$58,812,10085.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 306 $558,065,296
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,149 $634,599,103
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 570 $1,158,732,938
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,106 $368,236,478
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,427 $161,810,388
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 545 $82,688,658
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 633 $1,275,353,057
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 887 $191,165,738
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,808 $306,394,502
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,210 $478,060,240
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,097 $190,923,432
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,767 $195,694,502
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,744 $497,560,240
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 505 $749,231,034
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,579 $940,993,605
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,205 $1,636,793,178
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,525 $559,159,910
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,231 $357,504,890
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 772 $82,688,658
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,315 $1,772,913,297
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 34 125
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 24 173
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 13 253
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 16 204
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 11 259
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office 10 279
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office 18 244
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 45 141
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 41
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 138 $525,160,769
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 743 $19,875,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 290 $8,669,847
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 485 $191,165,738
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $716,326,507
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 869 $19,875,740
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 301-400) 347 $8,669,847
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 217 $558,065,296
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 642 $191,165,738
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $749,231,034
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 97 $529,074,763
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 583 $4,755,853
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 392 $24,234,680
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 307 $191,165,738
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 164 $720,240,501
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 701-800) 701 $4,755,853
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 531 $24,234,680
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 31 $553,706,356
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 83 $4,358,940
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 91 $191,165,738
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 43 $744,872,094
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 88 $4,358,940
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 970 $37,172,261
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 530 $69,385,675
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies 95 $427,315,858
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies 77 $4,755,853
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,781 $242,306
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $190,923,432
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,140 $37,172,261
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 786 $69,627,981
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 180 $618,239,290
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 401-500) 499 $4,755,853
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $108,448,718
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 460 $20,304,474
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 53 $307,592,200
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 249 $74,180,935
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $13,425,700
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 203 $190,923,432
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 430 $242,306
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $108,448,718
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 514 $20,304,474
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $498,515,632
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 342 $74,423,241
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $13,425,700


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