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Billy Crystal

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $2,668,741,211 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #739)
Best-known acting roles: Mike (Monsters University), Mike Wazowski (Monsters, Inc.), Artie Decker (Parental Guidance), Ben Sobel (Analyze This), Lee Phillips (America's Sweethearts)
Best-known technical roles: Parental Guidance (Producer), America's Sweethearts (Producer), America's Sweethearts (Screenwriter), Analyze This (Executive Producer), Forget Paris (Director)
Most productive collaborators: John Goodman, John Lasseter, Andy Fickman, Darla Anderson, Steve Buscemi

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading6$726,673,004$822,434,294$1,549,107,298
Lead Ensemble Member2$170,874,969$110,605,907$281,480,876
Supporting2$64,523,350$55,216,706$119,740,056
Cameo1$1,658,706$0$1,658,706
(Unclassified)15$460,637,994$256,116,281$716,754,275
In Technical RolesProducer3$204,069,481$110,605,907$314,675,388
Screenwriter2$126,802,185$67,040,820$193,843,005
Director2$46,545,869$0$46,545,869
Executive Producer1$106,885,658$70,000,000$176,885,658

Career Trend

This graph shows Billy Crystal’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


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 164 $897,547,973
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 504 $1,424,368,023
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 215 $933,040,201
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 936 $1,244,373,188
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 $1,830,588,174
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 739 $2,668,741,211
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 862 $46,545,869
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,046 $106,885,658
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 560 $204,069,481
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 743 $126,802,185
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,496 $70,000,000
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 978 $110,605,907
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,192 $67,040,820
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,196 $46,545,869
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,280 $176,885,658
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 740 $314,675,388
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 946 $193,843,005

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 21st, 2014

October 21st, 2014

Like last week, it is not a very busy week on the home market. However, unlike last week, there are not a lot of prime releases. The second to last DVD / Blu-ray release for Mad Men tops the list. Well, it is the second to last release, until the Full Season Megaset comes out. The biggest theatrical release is The Purge: Anarchy, which was a huge hit, given its budget, but not a monster hit. As for the Pick of the Week contenders, it's Mad Men and Snowpiercer on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end I had to flip a coin to decide. I came up heads. Then I realized I should probably decide which movie is heads before I flipped the coin. Let's try that again. Snowpiercer is the Pick of the Week. More...

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 24th, 2013

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and that means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, this year seems weaker than years past. Last year the biggest new release was The Avengers, which was also one of the best reviewed wide releases of the year. This year the biggest release is Iron Man 3, which earned good reviews, but not great reviews. Last year there were a ton of franchise box sets. This year has been pretty barren. In fact, I think the only franchise box set that's truly new and really worth picking up is... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Monsters University

October 26th, 2013

Monsters Inc. was a huge hit in 2001 earning close to $300 million domestically and more than $550 million worldwide. This summer, a prequel, Monsters University, came out and it earned a little less domestically, but more than $700 million worldwide. If you factor in inflation and the growth of international markets, this isn't as strong a run as the predecessor had, but still very profitable. Is the quality similar, i.e., not quite as strong as the original, but still worth checking out? And are any of the four releases worth picking up? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hayao Miyazaki Double-Shot

June 19th, 2013

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the best animators working today, if not they best. He's created a number of masterpieces and even his weaker efforts are worth watching again and again. Recently two of his films were released on Blu-ray, Howl's Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro. The screeners arrived a little late, but I finally got to the reviews this week. Where do they fit in Hayao Miyazaki's filmography? And are they worth picking up? More...

2013 Preview: June

June 2nd, 2013

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/3/2018 Animalympics   $0 $0 $0
2/3/2017 The Comedian Himself  $1,658,706 $0 $1,658,706
6/21/2013 Monsters University Mike  $268,488,329 $475,100,000 $743,588,329
12/25/2012 Parental Guidance Artie Decker  $77,267,296 $43,565,087 $120,832,383
1/22/2010 Tooth Fairy Jerry  $60,022,256 $52,588,130 $112,610,386
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself  $0 $0 $0
6/10/2005 Hauru no ugoku shiro   $4,710,455 $233,103,872 $237,814,327
12/6/2002 Analyze That Dr. Ben Sobol  $32,122,249 $22,872,508 $54,994,757
11/2/2001 Monsters, Inc. Mike Wazowski  $289,423,425 $270,334,294 $559,757,719
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts Lee Phillips  $93,607,673 $67,040,820 $160,648,493
9/17/1999 Get Bruce Himself  $43,155 $0 $43,155
3/5/1999 Analyze This Ben Sobel  $106,885,658 $70,000,000 $176,885,658
4/10/1998 My Giant Sammy  $7,985,929 $0 $7,985,929
12/12/1997 Deconstructing Harry Larry  $10,686,841 $0 $10,686,841
5/9/1997 Father's Day Jack Lawrence  $28,681,080 $7,000,000 $35,681,080
12/25/1996 Hamlet First Gravedigger  $4,501,094 $2,628,576 $7,129,670
5/19/1995 Forget Paris Mickey Gordon  $33,194,512 $0 $33,194,512
6/10/1994 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly… Mitch Robbins  $43,440,947 $0 $43,440,947
9/23/1992 Mr. Saturday Night Buddy Young Jr.  $13,351,357 $0 $13,351,357
6/7/1991 City Slickers Mitch Robbins  $124,033,791 $0 $124,033,791
7/14/1989 When Harry Met Sally… Harry Burns  $92,823,546 $138,414 $92,961,960
9/28/1988 Memories of Me Abbie  $3,965,000 $0 $3,965,000
12/11/1987 Throw Momma From the Train Larry Donner  $53,380,796 $0 $53,380,796
9/25/1987 The Princess Bride Miracle Max  $30,857,000 $1,487 $30,858,487
6/27/1986 Running Scared Danny Costanzo  $38,500,726 $0 $38,500,726
3/2/1984 This is Spinal Tap Morty the Mime  $4,736,202 $0 $4,736,202
Movies: 26Totals:$1,424,368,023$1,244,373,188$2,668,741,211
  Averages:$54,783,386$47,860,507$102,643,893

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/3/2018 Animalympics $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/21/2013 Monsters University $82,429,469 4,004 $268,488,329 $743,588,329 36.1%
12/25/2012 Parental Guidance $14,554,053 3,368 $77,267,296 $120,832,383 63.9%
11/2/2001 Monsters, Inc. $62,577,067 3,649 $289,423,425 $559,757,719 51.7%
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts $30,181,877 3,011 $93,607,673 $160,648,493 58.3%
3/5/1999 Analyze This $18,383,507 2,537 $106,885,658 $176,885,658 60.4%
5/9/1997 Father's Day $8,776,159 2,507 $28,681,080 $35,681,080 80.4%
5/19/1995 Forget Paris $5,812,656 1,609 $33,194,512 $33,194,512 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $897,547,973$1,830,588,174 
 Averages:$27,839,3492,586$112,193,497$228,823,52264.4%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/22/2010 Tooth Fairy $14,010,409 3,345 $60,022,256 $112,610,386 53.3%
12/25/1996 Hamlet $90,684 93 $4,501,094 $7,129,670 63.1%
Movies: 2Totals:  $64,523,350$119,740,056 
 Averages:$7,050,5471,719$32,261,675$59,870,02858.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 164 $897,547,973
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 21,201-21,300) 21,256 $64,523,350
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 553 $1,154,220,988
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 444 $788,935,705
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,371 $270,147,035
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,370 $1,658,706
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 504 $1,424,368,023
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 215 $933,040,201
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 22,901-23,000) 22,902 $55,216,706
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,597 $769,273,188
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,034 $506,156,907
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,346 $475,100,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 936 $1,244,373,188
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 $1,830,588,174
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 22,601-22,700) 22,601 $119,740,056
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 901 $1,923,494,176
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 674 $1,295,092,612
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,793 $745,247,035
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,413 $1,658,706
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 739 $2,668,741,211
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 47
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 90 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 31
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office 58 114
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 83
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office 10 259
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 36 176
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office 37 176
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 277 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 268 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 252 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 101 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office 12 246
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office 33 171
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office 40 171
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 474 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 500 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 491 10
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 106 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office 13 250
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 40 172
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office 37 172
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 378 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 374 39
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 359 39
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 59 $868,866,893
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $28,681,080
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 82 $926,040,201
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 275 $7,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 72 $1,794,907,094
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $35,681,080
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 348 $339,636,219
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 21 $557,911,754
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 638 $187,605,907
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 39 $745,434,294
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 469 $527,242,126
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 30 $1,303,346,048
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 164 $339,636,219
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 27 $557,911,754
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $187,605,907
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 40 $745,434,294
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $527,242,126
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 34 $1,303,346,048
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 73 $635,179,050
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 205 $135,566,738
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 62 $126,802,185
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 98 $788,999,381
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 232 $77,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 119 $67,040,820
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 81 $1,424,178,431
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 211 $212,566,738
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 93 $193,843,005
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 436 $155,483,265
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $106,885,658
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 517 $77,267,296
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies 8 $557,911,754
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 659 $74,040,820
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 484 $70,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 583 $43,565,087
Top International Leading Stars for G Movies 10 $745,434,294
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 542 $229,524,085
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 421 $176,885,658
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 567 $120,832,383
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies 8 $1,303,346,048
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $135,566,738
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 58 $557,911,754
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $126,802,185
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 277 $77,267,296
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 351 $77,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 61 $745,434,294
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 244 $67,040,820
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $43,565,087
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $212,566,738
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 63 $1,303,346,048
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 203 $193,843,005
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $120,832,383

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/25/2012 Parental Guidance Producer $77,267,296 $43,565,087 $120,832,383
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts Producer,
Screenwriter 
$93,607,673 $67,040,820 $160,648,493
3/5/1999 Analyze This Executive Producer $106,885,658 $70,000,000 $176,885,658
5/19/1995 Forget Paris Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter 
$33,194,512 $0 $33,194,512
9/23/1992 Mr. Saturday Night Director $13,351,357 $0 $13,351,357
Movies: 5Totals:$324,306,496$180,605,907$504,912,403
  Averages:$64,861,299$36,121,181$100,982,481

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/19/1995 Forget Paris $5,812,656 1,609 $33,194,512 $33,194,512 100.0%
9/23/1992 Mr. Saturday Night $4,514,027 1,687 $13,351,357 $13,351,357 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $46,545,869$46,545,869 
 Averages:$5,163,3421,648$23,272,935$23,272,935100.0%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/25/2012 Parental Guidance $14,554,053 3,368 $77,267,296 $120,832,383 63.9%
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts $30,181,877 3,011 $93,607,673 $160,648,493 58.3%
5/19/1995 Forget Paris $5,812,656 1,609 $33,194,512 $33,194,512 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $204,069,481$314,675,388 
 Averages:$16,849,5292,663$68,023,160$104,891,79674.1%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts $30,181,877 3,011 $93,607,673 $160,648,493 58.3%
5/19/1995 Forget Paris $5,812,656 1,609 $33,194,512 $33,194,512 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $126,802,185$193,843,005 
 Averages:$17,997,2672,310$63,401,093$96,921,50379.1%


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