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Don Ameche

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $620,999,208 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5,690)
Best-known acting roles: Mortimer Duke (Coming to America), Art Selwyn (Cocoon), Mortimer Duke (Trading Places), Shadow (Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey), Dr. Wallace Wrightwood (Harry and the Hendersons)
Most productive collaborators: Ron Howard, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, David Brown, Eddie Murphy

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$218,552,301$160,647,699$379,200,000
Lead Ensemble Member1$76,257,348$0$76,257,348
(Unclassified)8$162,741,860$2,800,000$165,541,860

Career Trend

This graph shows Don Ameche’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
8/12/1994 Corrina, Corrina Grandpa Harry  $20,146,496 $0 $20,146,496
2/3/1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Shadow  $41,833,324 $0 $41,833,324
5/1/1992 Folks! Harry Aldrich  $5,906,300 $0 $5,906,300
4/26/1991 Oscar Father Clemente  $23,562,716 $0 $23,562,716
11/23/1988 Cocoon: The Return Arthur 'Art' Selwyn  $18,924,919 $0 $18,924,919
6/29/1988 Coming to America Mortimer Duke  $128,152,301 $160,647,699 $288,800,000
6/5/1987 Harry and the Hendersons Dr. Wallace Wrightwood  $29,760,613 $2,800,000 $32,560,613
6/21/1985 Cocoon Art Selwyn  $76,257,348 $0 $76,257,348
6/8/1983 Trading Places Mortimer Duke  $90,400,000 $0 $90,400,000
7/1/1970 The Boatniks Commander Taylor  $18,607,492 $0 $18,607,492
1/1/1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band Charlie Dwyer  $4,000,000 $0 $4,000,000
Movies: 11Totals:$457,551,509$163,447,699$620,999,208
  Averages:$41,595,592$14,858,882$56,454,473

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/21/1985 Cocoon $7,936,427 1,163 $76,257,348 $76,257,348 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $76,257,348$76,257,348 
 Averages:$7,936,4271,163$76,257,348$76,257,348100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/29/1988 Coming to America $21,404,420 2,064 $128,152,301 $288,800,000 44.4%
6/8/1983 Trading Places $7,348,200 1,387 $90,400,000 $90,400,000 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $218,552,301$379,200,000 
 Averages:$14,376,3101,726$109,276,151$189,600,00072.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,333 $76,257,348
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,111 $218,552,301
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,756 $415,718,185
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,949 $76,257,348
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,801-9,900) 9,888 $128,152,301
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,884 $457,551,509
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 11,201-11,300) 11,240 $160,647,699
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,901-11,000) 10,902 $163,447,699
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,601-9,700) 9,699 $160,647,699
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,093 $163,447,699
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,834 $76,257,348
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,101-8,200) 8,173 $379,200,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,171 $579,165,884
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,941 $76,257,348
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 9,601-9,700) 9,695 $288,800,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,690 $620,999,208
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 49 94
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 56 94
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 59 94
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 385 $76,257,348
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 556 $76,257,348
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,081 $76,257,348
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,560 $76,257,348
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $76,257,348
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 306 $76,257,348
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 593 $76,257,348
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 787 $76,257,348
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 679 $76,257,348
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 896 $76,257,348
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 292 $76,257,348
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 377 $76,257,348


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