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Rodney Dangerfield

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $580,954,873 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,981)
Best-known acting roles: Himself (Casper), Thornton Melon (Back to School), Mallory's Dad (Natural Born Killers), Lucifer (Little Nicky), Al Czervik (Caddyshack)
Best-known technical roles: Back to School (Story Creator)
Most productive collaborators: Alan Metter, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Greg Fields, Robert Downey, Jr.

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$89,725,637$18,827,520$108,553,157
Cameo1$100,328,194$181,971,806$282,300,000
Leading1$91,258,000$0$91,258,000
(Unclassified)6$98,843,716$0$98,843,716
In Technical RolesStory Creator1$91,258,000$0$91,258,000

Career Trend

This graph shows Rodney Dangerfield’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/22/2002 The 4th Tenor Lupo  $2,152 $0 $2,152
11/10/2000 Little Nicky Lucifer  $39,442,871 $18,827,520 $58,270,391
1/31/1997 Meet Wally Sparks Wally Sparks  $4,073,582 $0 $4,073,582
5/26/1995 Casper Himself  $100,328,194 $181,971,806 $282,300,000
8/26/1994 Natural Born Killers Mallory's Dad  $50,282,766 $0 $50,282,766
3/27/1992 Ladybugs Chester Lee  $14,796,494 $0 $14,796,494
3/4/1988 Moving Loan broker  $10,815,378 $0 $10,815,378
6/13/1986 Back to School Thornton Melon  $91,258,000 $0 $91,258,000
8/19/1983 Easy Money Monty Capuletti  $29,309,766 $0 $29,309,766
7/25/1980 Caddyshack Al Czervik  $39,846,344 $0 $39,846,344
Movies: 10Totals:$380,155,547$200,799,326$580,954,873
  Averages:$38,015,555$20,079,933$58,095,487

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/13/1986 Back to School $8,881,035 1,751 $91,258,000 $91,258,000 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $91,258,000$91,258,000 
 Averages:$8,881,0351,751$91,258,000$91,258,000100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/10/2000 Little Nicky $16,063,904 2,910 $39,442,871 $58,270,391 67.7%
8/26/1994 Natural Born Killers $11,166,687 1,904 $50,282,766 $50,282,766 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $89,725,637$108,553,157 
 Averages:$13,615,2962,407$44,862,819$54,276,57983.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,205 $91,258,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 16,101-16,200) 16,182 $89,725,637
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,940 $279,827,353
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,743 $91,258,000
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,201-8,300) 8,216 $150,610,960
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 471 $100,328,194
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,641 $380,155,547
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 33,101-33,200) 33,134 $18,827,520
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 33,201-33,300) 33,275 $18,827,520
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,318 $181,971,806
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 184 $181,971,806
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,801-9,900) 9,816 $200,799,326
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,673 $91,258,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 23,801-23,900) 23,870 $108,553,157
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,701-10,800) 10,793 $298,654,873
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,668 $91,258,000
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,022 $332,582,766
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 243 $282,300,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,981 $580,954,873
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 55 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 58 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 54 95
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 708 $91,258,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,063 $91,258,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 964 $91,258,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,402 $91,258,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 580 $91,258,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 867 $91,258,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $91,258,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 460 $91,258,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 613 $91,258,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 837 $91,258,000

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/13/1986 Back to School Story Creator $91,258,000 $0 $91,258,000
Movies: 1Totals:$91,258,000$0$91,258,000
  Averages:$91,258,000$0$91,258,000

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 619 $91,258,000
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 979 $91,258,000


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