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John Cho

John Cho
By Charlie Nguyen (John Cho) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 36 films, with $3,264,410,591 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #473)
Best-known acting roles: Hikaru Sulu (Star Trek Into Darkness), Sulu (Star Trek), Hikaru Sulu (Star Trek Beyond), Daniel Casey (Identity Thief), John (American Pie 2)
Most productive collaborators: Simon Pegg, J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Justin Lin, Chris Pine
Born: June 16th, 1972 (45 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting10$335,379,363$235,983,154$571,362,517
Leading5$95,197,314$6,455,939$101,653,253
Lead Ensemble Member3$645,357,020$544,103,322$1,189,460,342
Cameo1$66,458,769$32,241,000$98,699,769
(Unclassified)17$675,513,733$627,720,977$1,303,234,710

Career Trend

This graph shows John Cho’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: Wind Of Change

August 4th, 2017

Wind River

It’s not a good week for limited releases. There are too many earning weak reviews or are playing on VOD, both of which will hurt their box office chances. Step could do well for a documentary, while Columbus and Wind River both have a shot at some mainstream success. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Star Trek Beyond

October 31st, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Long time readers don’t need me to explain how much I love Star Trek in all of its incarnations. ... Okay, most of its incarnations. I haven’t been a fan of the first two installments in the reboot franchise. The third film, Star Trek Beyond, was the weakest of them at the box office. Is it also the weakest of the three in quality? Or was the third the charmed? More...

2013 Preview: May

May 1st, 2013

As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/16/2019 Grudge   $0 $0 $0
8/3/2018 Searching David Kim  $0 $0 $0
3/30/2018 Gemini   $180,002 $0 $180,002
12/31/2017 Search   $0 $0 $0
8/4/2017 Columbus   $1,017,107 $5,898 $1,023,005
7/22/2016 Star Trek Beyond Hikaru Sulu  $158,848,340 $177,549,972 $336,398,312
3/25/2016 Get a Job Brian Bender  $0 $0 $0
8/28/2015 Zipper EJ  $0 $0 $0
8/21/2015 Grandma Chau  $6,980,524 $557,085 $7,537,609
5/16/2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Hikaru Sulu  $228,778,661 $238,602,923 $467,381,584
2/8/2013 Identity Thief Daniel Casey  $134,506,920 $40,854,658 $175,361,578
8/3/2012 Total Recall McClane  $58,877,969 $152,978,119 $211,856,088
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Harold Lee  $35,061,031 $1,204,714 $36,265,745
1/29/2010 Saint John of Las Vegas   $102,645 $0 $102,645
5/8/2009 Star Trek Sulu  $257,730,019 $127,950,427 $385,680,446
10/3/2008 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Hype Man  $31,487,293 $2,398,724 $33,886,017
4/25/2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo… Harold Lee  $38,108,728 $5,244,389 $43,353,117
1/25/2008 The Air I Breathe Bart  $25,775 $0 $25,775
11/16/2007 Smiley Face   $9,397 $0 $9,397
4/21/2006 American Dreamz Ittles  $7,314,027 $9,196,944 $16,510,971
12/29/2004 In Good Company Petey  $45,489,752 $18,000,000 $63,489,752
7/30/2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Harold  $18,225,165 $0 $18,225,165
8/1/2003 American Wedding John  $104,354,205 $22,070,910 $126,425,115
4/11/2003 Better Luck Tomorrow Steve Choe  $3,802,390 $6,836 $3,809,226
11/27/2002 Solaris DBA Emissary #1  $14,970,038 $0 $14,970,038
2/8/2002 Big Fat Liar Dustin Wong  $47,811,275 $4,649,742 $52,461,017
8/10/2001 American Pie 2 John  $145,096,820 $141,403,180 $286,500,000
6/8/2001 Evolution Student  $38,311,134 $60,030,798 $98,341,932
5/4/2001 Pavilion of Women Fengmo Wu  $35,938 $41,305 $77,243
2/16/2001 Down to Earth Phil Quon  $64,172,251 $7,000,000 $71,172,251
4/28/2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Parking Valet  $35,231,365 $24,200,000 $59,431,365
9/15/1999 American Beauty Sale House Man #1  $130,058,047 $226,200,000 $356,258,047
8/13/1999 Bowfinger Nightclub Cleaner  $66,458,769 $32,241,000 $98,699,769
7/9/1999 American Pie John, 'MILF' Guy #2  $101,800,948 $132,922,200 $234,723,148
5/8/1998 Shopping for Fangs Clarance  $2,194 $0 $2,194
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog Aide  $43,057,470 $21,194,568 $64,252,038
Movies: 36Totals:$1,817,906,199$1,446,504,392$3,264,410,591
  Averages:$50,497,394$40,180,678$90,678,072

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/3/2018 Searching $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/22/2016 Star Trek Beyond $59,253,211 3,928 $158,848,340 $336,398,312 47.2%
5/16/2013 Star Trek Into Darkness $70,165,559 3,907 $228,778,661 $467,381,584 48.9%
11/4/2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas $12,954,142 2,875 $35,061,031 $36,265,745 96.7%
5/8/2009 Star Trek $79,204,289 4,053 $257,730,019 $385,680,446 66.8%
4/25/2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo… $14,908,404 2,545 $38,108,728 $43,353,117 87.9%
7/30/2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle $5,480,378 2,163 $18,225,165 $18,225,165 100.0%
4/11/2003 Better Luck Tomorrow $360,772 387 $3,802,390 $3,809,226 99.8%
Movies: 8Totals:  $740,554,334$1,291,113,595 
 Averages:$30,290,8442,482$92,569,292$161,389,19978.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/25/2016 Get a Job $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/28/2015 Zipper $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/21/2015 Grandma $115,540 1,061 $6,980,524 $7,537,609 92.6%
2/8/2013 Identity Thief $34,551,025 3,230 $134,506,920 $175,361,578 76.7%
8/3/2012 Total Recall $25,577,758 3,601 $58,877,969 $211,856,088 27.8%
10/3/2008 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist $11,311,751 2,421 $31,487,293 $33,886,017 92.9%
11/16/2007 Smiley Face $5,993 1 $9,397 $9,397 100.0%
12/29/2004 In Good Company $151,750 1,963 $45,489,752 $63,489,752 71.6%
11/27/2002 Solaris $6,752,722 2,406 $14,970,038 $14,970,038 100.0%
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog $92,079 1,752 $43,057,470 $64,252,038 67.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $335,379,363$571,362,517 
 Averages:$7,855,8621,644$33,537,936$57,136,25278.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 206 $740,554,334
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,253 $335,379,363
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 235 $1,750,250,321
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 471 $757,521,185
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,624 $311,463,473
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 583 $66,458,769
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 303 $1,817,906,199
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 402 $550,559,261
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,643 $235,983,154
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 595 $1,414,257,494
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 740 $698,286,155
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,874 $112,847,311
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 658 $32,241,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 761 $1,446,504,392
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 286 $1,291,113,595
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,128 $571,362,517
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 373 $3,164,507,815
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 583 $1,455,807,340
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,843 $424,310,784
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 668 $98,699,769
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 473 $3,264,410,591
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 281 26
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office 61 120
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office 84 120
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office 100 105
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 537 11
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 113 101
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 143 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 183 85
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 193 85
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 85
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 162 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 168 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 76
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 159 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 147 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 149 81
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 265 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 273 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 123 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 132 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 150 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 136 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 199 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 208 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 75
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 687 $95,197,314
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 12 $645,357,020
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,812 $6,455,939
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 13 $544,103,322
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,003 $101,653,253
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 12 $1,189,460,342
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $740,554,334
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 264 $550,559,261
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $1,291,113,595
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 750 $60,136,283
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 27 $645,357,020
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 400 $35,061,031
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,634 $5,251,225
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 54 $544,103,322
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 631 $1,204,714
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,023 $65,387,508
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 35 $1,189,460,342
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 535 $36,265,745
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 71 $645,357,020
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $91,394,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 947 $3,802,390
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $544,103,322
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 761 $6,449,103
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,877 $6,836
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $1,189,460,342
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 414 $97,844,027
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,307 $3,809,226
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $645,357,020
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 413 $95,197,314
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $544,103,322
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,227 $6,455,939
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 101-200) 159 $1,189,460,342
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 618 $101,653,253
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $73,169,759
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 17 $649,159,410
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 562 $6,449,103
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 32 $544,110,158
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $79,618,862
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 26 $1,193,269,568


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