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Charles S. Dutton

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 38 films, with $1,320,123,228 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,053)
Best-known acting roles: Roger (The Perfect Guy), Sheriff Ozzie Walls (A Time to Kill), Doug Grey (Gothika), Percy (Legion), Ken Karsch (Secret Window)
Best-known technical roles: Peeples (Executive Producer), Against the Ropes (Director), The Obama Effect (Director), The Obama Effect (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, David M. Rosenthal, Halle Berry, Mathieu Kassovitz

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting15$537,730,384$438,838,800$976,569,184
Lead Ensemble Member3$51,191,624$27,479,494$78,671,118
(Unclassified)20$204,833,627$60,049,299$264,882,926
In Technical RolesDirector2$5,984,504$548,361$6,532,865
Executive Producer1$9,177,065$130,101$9,307,166
Screenwriter1$103,000$0$103,000

Career Trend

This graph shows Charles S. Dutton’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


Featured Blu-ray review: Crocodile Dundee / Crocodile Dundee II

May 12th, 2014

Before I say anything about this Blu-ray... Crocodile Dundee is a trilogy. It is a trilogy, but they are releasing just the first two films. That's a big slight. The first Crocodile Dundee cost less than $10 million, but it made more than $300 million worldwide in 1986. Just two years later, Crocodile Dundee 2 came out, and while it made nearly $100 million less worldwide, it was still a huge hit. Nearly 30 years later, these two films are coming out on a two-disc Blu-ray set. Has it aged well? Will fans of the films want to pick it up? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/30/2015 Carter High   $240,214 $0 $240,214
9/9/2015 The Perfect Guy Roger  $57,027,435 $3,250,731 $60,278,166
1/18/2013 LUV Cofield  $156,996 $0 $156,996
10/12/2012 Least Among Saints George  $28,026 $0 $28,026
7/13/2012 The Obama Effect John Thomas  $103,000 $0 $103,000
4/13/2012 Bad Ass Panther  $0 $0 $0
1/22/2010 Legion Percy  $40,168,080 $27,479,494 $67,647,574
9/25/2009 Fame   $22,455,510 $57,772,109 $80,227,619
4/17/2009 American Violet   $554,434 $0 $554,434
10/10/2008 The Express Pops  $9,793,406 $19,903 $9,813,309
12/28/2007 Honeydripper Maceo  $267,880 $0 $267,880
3/12/2004 Secret Window Ken Karsch  $47,958,031 $44,153,520 $92,111,551
2/20/2004 Against the Ropes Felix Reynolds  $5,881,504 $548,361 $6,429,865
11/21/2003 Gothika Doug Grey  $59,588,068 $81,896,744 $141,484,812
9/20/2002 Eye See You Hendricks  $79,161 $1,728,829 $1,807,990
10/8/1999 Random Hearts Truman Trainor  $31,054,924 $32,145,076 $63,200,000
4/2/1999 Cookie's Fortune Willis Richland  $10,920,544 $0 $10,920,544
5/1/1998 Black Dog FBI Agent Allen Ford  $12,857,351 $0 $12,857,351
8/22/1997 Mimic Leonard  $25,514,166 $0 $25,514,166
10/16/1996 Get on the Bus George  $5,691,854 $0 $5,691,854
7/24/1996 A Time to Kill Sheriff Ozzie Walls  $108,766,007 $43,500,000 $152,266,007
5/3/1996 Last Dance John Henry Reese  $5,857,534 $0 $5,857,534
12/31/1995 The Piano Lesson   $0 $0 $0
12/31/1995 Zooman Emmett  $0 $0 $0
12/15/1995 Cry, The Beloved Country John Kumalo  $676,525 $0 $676,525
11/22/1995 Nick of Time Huey  $8,087,783 $0 $8,087,783
11/23/1994 A Low Down Dirty Shame Rothmiller  $29,317,886 $0 $29,317,886
4/15/1994 Surviving the Game Walter Cole  $7,690,013 $0 $7,690,013
10/13/1993 Rudy Fortune  $22,750,363 $0 $22,750,363
5/26/1993 Menace II Society Mr. Butler  $27,731,527 $0 $27,731,527
12/4/1992 The Distinguished Gentleman Elijah Hawkins  $46,434,570 $0 $46,434,570
5/22/1992 Alien 3 Dillon  $54,927,174 $103,572,826 $158,500,000
2/5/1992 Mississippi Masala Tyrone Williams  $7,308,786 $0 $7,308,786
4/27/1990 Q & A Det. Sam 'Chappie' Chapman (Homicide)  $11,207,000 $0 $11,207,000
3/10/1989 Jacknife Jake, Veteran encounter group leader  $2,049,769 $0 $2,049,769
5/25/1988 Crocodile Dundee 2 Leroy  $109,306,210 $130,300,000 $239,606,210
12/19/1986 No Mercy Sergeant Sandy  $12,303,904 $0 $12,303,904
4/12/1985 Cat's Eye Dom  $9,000,000 $0 $9,000,000
Movies: 38Totals:$793,755,635$526,367,593$1,320,123,228
  Averages:$20,888,306$13,851,779$34,740,085

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/13/2012 The Obama Effect $73,000 25 $103,000 $103,000 100.0%
1/22/2010 Legion $17,501,625 2,476 $40,168,080 $67,647,574 59.4%
4/2/1999 Cookie's Fortune $186,828 559 $10,920,544 $10,920,544 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $51,191,624$78,671,118 
 Averages:$5,920,4841,020$17,063,875$26,223,70686.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/9/2015 The Perfect Guy $25,888,154 2,230 $57,027,435 $60,278,166 94.6%
1/18/2013 LUV $83,194 45 $156,996 $156,996 100.0%
10/12/2012 Least Among Saints $15,774 6 $28,026 $28,026 100.0%
4/13/2012 Bad Ass $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/17/2009 American Violet $243,162 61 $554,434 $554,434 100.0%
10/10/2008 The Express $4,562,675 2,810 $9,793,406 $9,813,309 99.8%
3/12/2004 Secret Window $18,237,568 3,018 $47,958,031 $92,111,551 52.1%
11/21/2003 Gothika $19,288,438 2,382 $59,588,068 $141,484,812 42.1%
10/8/1999 Random Hearts $13,012,585 2,697 $31,054,924 $63,200,000 49.1%
7/24/1996 A Time to Kill $14,823,159 2,313 $108,766,007 $152,266,007 71.4%
11/22/1995 Nick of Time $2,781,601 1,849 $8,087,783 $8,087,783 100.0%
10/13/1993 Rudy $0 1,465 $22,750,363 $22,750,363 100.0%
5/26/1993 Menace II Society $3,839,638 581 $27,731,527 $27,731,527 100.0%
5/22/1992 Alien 3 $23,141,188 2,227 $54,927,174 $158,500,000 34.7%
5/25/1988 Crocodile Dundee 2 $24,462,976 2,837 $109,306,210 $239,606,210 45.6%
Movies: 15Totals:  $537,730,384$976,569,184 
 Averages:$10,025,3411,635$35,848,692$65,104,61277.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,615 $51,191,624
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,507 $537,730,384
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,144 $793,515,421
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,732 $206,844,002
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,099 $168,354,075
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,365 $793,755,635
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,925 $27,479,494
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,714 $438,838,800
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,887 $526,367,593
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,163 $74,883,745
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 11,801-11,900) 11,831 $125,396,744
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,484 $526,367,593
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,794 $78,671,118
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,425 $976,569,184
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,700 $1,319,883,014
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,356 $281,727,747
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 9,501-9,600) 9,576 $293,750,819
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,053 $1,320,123,228
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 370 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 406 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 477 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 373 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 422 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 491 14
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,026 $51,191,624
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,240 $27,479,494
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,155 $78,671,118
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,350 $51,191,624
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,639 $27,479,494
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,517 $78,671,118
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,482 $11,023,544
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 362 $40,168,080
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 479 $27,479,494
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,867 $11,023,544
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 433 $67,647,574
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 845 $11,023,544
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 237 $40,168,080
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 303 $27,479,494
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,009 $11,023,544
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 267 $67,647,574
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,280 $11,023,544
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 758 $40,168,080
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 796 $27,479,494
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,396 $11,023,544
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 811 $67,647,574
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 348 $40,168,080
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 332 $27,479,494
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 346 $67,647,574

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/10/2013 Peeples Executive Producer $9,177,065 $130,101 $9,307,166
7/13/2012 The Obama Effect Director,
Screenwriter 
$103,000 $0 $103,000
2/20/2004 Against the Ropes Director $5,881,504 $548,361 $6,429,865
Movies: 3Totals:$15,161,569$678,462$15,840,031
  Averages:$5,053,856$226,154$5,280,010

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/13/2012 The Obama Effect $73,000 25 $103,000 $103,000 100.0%
2/20/2004 Against the Ropes $3,038,546 1,601 $5,881,504 $6,429,865 91.5%
Movies: 2Totals:  $5,984,504$6,532,865 
 Averages:$1,555,773813$2,992,252$3,266,43395.7%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/13/2012 The Obama Effect $73,000 25 $103,000 $103,000 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $103,000$103,000 
 Averages:$73,00025$103,000$103,000100.0%


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