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Laurence Olivier

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $327,752,006 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #10,730)
Best-known acting roles: Doctor Jan Spaander (A Bridge Too Far), Zeus (Clash of the Titans), Cantor Rabinovitch (The Jazz Singer), Christan Szell (Marathon Man), Prof. Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula)
Best-known technical roles: The Prince and the Showgirl (Director)
Born: May 22nd, 1907
Died: July 11th, 1989

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLead Ensemble Member2$38,700,000$0$38,700,000
Leading1$19,000,000$0$19,000,000
(Unclassified)11$225,645,577$44,406,429$270,052,006
In Technical RolesDirector2$1,600,000$0$1,600,000

Career Trend

This graph shows Laurence Olivier’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 September 5th, 2017

September 5th, 2017

Rebecca

There are a few first-run releases coming out this week, but none of them did well enough in theaters and / or with critics to bother with above the fold, so to speak. There is one exception, The Big Sick, but it is only coming out on VOD this week. I’m hoping a Blu-ray screener is on its way. As for the Pick of the Week contenders, they are, in alphabetical order, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas on DVD, Mr. Mom on Blu-ray, and Rebecca: Criterion Collection on Blu-ray. In the end, I went with the Alfred Hitchcock classic as the Pick of the Week. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 2nd, 2014

September 2nd, 2014

It is officially the start of Christmas shopping season, sort of. It is also the first day of school for a lot of children, so there are not a lot of new releases coming out this week. Draft Day is the biggest first-run release of the week and while its reviews were good, it likely won't appeal to most people. There are also a ton of TV on DVD releases coming out this week, but the only two I'm interested in are It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 9 and New Girl: Season 3, and in both cases I'm waiting for the screener. As for Pick of the Week Contenders, only Night Moves - DVD or Blu-ray and Years of Living Dangerously - The Complete Showtime Series - DVD come close. In the end I went with Years of Living Dangerously. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/4/1984 The Bounty Admiral Hood  $8,613,462 $0 $8,613,462
9/17/1982 Inchon General Douglas MacArthur  $4,408,636 $0 $4,408,636
6/12/1981 Clash of the Titans Zeus  $30,000,000 $14,400,000 $44,400,000
5/1/1981 The Jazz Singer Cantor Rabinovitch  $27,118,000 $0 $27,118,000
4/27/1979 A Little Romance Julius  $0 $0 $0
1/1/1979 Dracula Prof. Abraham Van Helsing   $21,000,000 $0 $21,000,000
2/9/1978 The Betsy Loren Hardeman  $17,700,000 $0 $17,700,000
1/1/1978 The Boys from Brazil Ezra Lieberman  $19,000,000 $0 $19,000,000
6/15/1977 A Bridge Too Far Doctor Jan Spaander  $50,800,000 $0 $50,800,000
1/1/1976 Marathon Man Christan Szell  $28,204,261 $0 $28,204,261
10/8/1968 Romeo and Juliet (1968) Narrator/Lord Montague and various characters  $38,901,218 $6,429 $38,907,647
10/7/1960 Spartacus Marcus Licinius Crassus  $30,000,000 $30,000,000 $60,000,000
6/13/1957 The Prince and the Showgirl Charles, the Prince Regent  $1,600,000 $0 $1,600,000
1/1/1940 Rebecca George Fortescu Maximillian "Maxim" de Winter  $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
Movies: 14Totals:$283,345,577$44,406,429$327,752,006
  Averages:$20,238,970$3,171,888$23,410,858

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/1/1979 Dracula $0 0 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 100.0%
2/9/1978 The Betsy $2,425,377 473 $17,700,000 $17,700,000 100.0%
1/1/1978 The Boys from Brazil $0 0 $19,000,000 $19,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $57,700,000$57,700,000 
 Averages:$808,459158$19,233,333$19,233,333100.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,496 $57,700,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,620 $244,444,359
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,803 $36,700,000
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,376 $283,345,577
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 25,101-25,200) 25,134 $44,400,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 26,901-27,000) 26,938 $44,406,429
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,016 $57,700,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,154 $288,844,359
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,839 $36,700,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,701-10,800) 10,730 $327,752,006
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 7 209
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 98 66
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 441 $57,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 630 $57,700,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,236 $57,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,734 $57,700,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 477 $21,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 588 $21,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 645 $17,700,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $19,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $21,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 877 $17,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 451 $19,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 284 $21,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $21,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 508 $19,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 501-600) 511 $21,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 536 $19,000,000

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/22/2003 Three Sisters Director $0 $0 $0
6/13/1957 The Prince and the Showgirl Director $1,600,000 $0 $1,600,000
Movies: 2Totals:$1,600,000$0$1,600,000
  Averages:$800,000$0$800,000

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/22/2003 Three Sisters $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/13/1957 The Prince and the Showgirl $0 0 $1,600,000 $1,600,000 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $1,600,000$1,600,000 
 Averages:$00$800,000$800,000100.0%


Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,935 $1,600,000
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,990 $1,600,000


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