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Ossie Davis

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $1,068,296,993 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,741)
Best-known acting roles: Yar (Dinosaur), Archer Dolittle (Doctor Dolittle), Harry Roosevelt (The Client), Chuck (Grumpy Old Men), Himself (Malcolm X)
Most productive collaborators: D.B. Sweeney, Ralph Zondag, Eddie Murphy, Betty Thomas, Alfre Woodard

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting7$485,690,757$393,900,000$879,590,757
Inverviewee1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)15$187,352,524$1,353,712$188,706,236
In Technical RolesDirector1$0$0$0

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,741 $673,043,281
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,882 $395,253,712
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,741 $1,068,296,993

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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/22/2014 The Scalphunters   $0 $0 $0
3/21/2014 American Revolutionary: The Evolution… Himself  $0 $0 $0
9/23/2005 Proud Lorenzo DuFau  $0 $0 $0
7/30/2004 She Hate Me Judge Buchanan  $365,134 $1,100,000 $1,465,134
5/28/2004 How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass Grandad  $365,248 $0 $365,248
9/19/2003 Bubba Ho-Tep Jack Kennedy  $1,239,183 $253,712 $1,492,895
5/19/2000 Dinosaur Yar  $137,748,063 $218,400,000 $356,148,063
6/26/1998 Doctor Dolittle Archer Dolittle  $144,156,605 $150,000,000 $294,156,605
12/25/1996 I'm Not Rappaport Midge Carter  $222,525 $0 $222,525
10/16/1996 Get on the Bus Jeremiah  $5,691,854 $0 $5,691,854
7/20/1994 The Client Harry Roosevelt  $92,115,211 $25,500,000 $117,615,211
12/25/1993 Grumpy Old Men Chuck  $70,172,621 $0 $70,172,621
4/2/1993 Cop and ½ Detective in Squad Room  $31,226,971 $0 $31,226,971
11/18/1992 Malcolm X Himself  $48,169,910 $0 $48,169,910
3/6/1992 Gladiator Noah  $8,205,703 $0 $8,205,703
6/7/1991 Jungle Fever The Good Reverend Doctor Purify  $31,739,045 $0 $31,739,045
3/9/1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Marshall  $39,381,963 $0 $39,381,963
6/30/1989 Do the Right Thing Da Mayor  $26,004,026 $0 $26,004,026
2/12/1988 School Daze Coach Odom  $14,545,844 $0 $14,545,844
1/11/1985 Avenging Angel Captain Harry Moradian  $5,622,787 $0 $5,622,787
3/2/1984 Harry & Son Raymond  $4,900,000 $0 $4,900,000
5/1/1979 Hot Stuff Captain John Geiberger  $0 $0 $0
12/12/1963 The Cardinal Father Gillis  $11,170,588 $0 $11,170,588
Movies: 23Totals:$673,043,281$395,253,712$1,068,296,993
  Averages:$29,262,751$17,184,944$46,447,695


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/19/2000 Dinosaur $38,854,851 3,319 $137,748,063 $356,148,063 38.7%
6/26/1998 Doctor Dolittle $29,014,324 2,874 $144,156,605 $294,156,605 49.0%
7/20/1994 The Client $17,174,262 2,365 $92,115,211 $117,615,211 78.3%
6/7/1991 Jungle Fever $5,332,860 844 $31,739,045 $31,739,045 100.0%
3/9/1990 Joe Versus the Volcano $9,252,232 1,802 $39,381,963 $39,381,963 100.0%
6/30/1989 Do the Right Thing $3,563,535 498 $26,004,026 $26,004,026 100.0%
2/12/1988 School Daze $1,802,656 220 $14,545,844 $14,545,844 100.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $485,690,757$879,590,757 
 Averages:$14,999,2461,703$69,384,394$125,655,82280.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/9/2014 Cotton Comes to Harlem Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0

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