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Sam Elliott

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $1,439,978,293 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,233)
Best-known acting roles: Butch (The Good Dinosaur), Caretaker (Ghost Rider), General "Thunderbolt" Ross (Hulk), Maynard Finch (Up in the Air), Lee Scoresby (The Golden Compass)
Most productive collaborators: Peter Sohn, Raymond Ochoa, Lucas Neff, Meg LeFauve, Jack Bright

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting17$735,270,439$704,707,854$1,439,978,293
Lead Ensemble Member1$7,449,681$15,084$7,464,765
Leading1$4,077,333$35,036$4,112,369
(Unclassified)16$421,259,858$371,650,438$792,910,296

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Home Market Releases for September 19th, 2017

September 20th, 2017

The Big Sick

I think it is a really good week on the home market. The biggest release of the week is Wonder Woman, which is also one of the best wide releases of the year. The extras are strong and the Blu-ray Combo Pack / 3D Combo Pack are Pick of the Week contenders. It isn’t the winner, as The Big Sick is one of the best movies I’ve seen all year and the DVD / Blu-ray Combo Pack is loaded with extras. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: The Hero

September 18th, 2017

The Hero

The Hero is one of several limited releases that were able to earn some measure of mainstream success, but was never able to expand even semi-wide. Is it a film that could only thrive in the art house circuit? Or does it have more mainstream appeal? Or was it too mainstream, which is why it didn’t do amazing business in art house theaters? More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Dinner and a Movie

June 9th, 2017

My Cousin Rachel

It is not a particularly busy week as far as limited releases are concerned. However, there are a few that have a shot at earning some mainstream success: Beatriz at Dinner, I, Daniel Blake, and My Cousin Rachel. There’s a chance none of them will do well this weekend, but hopefully they can all find an audience. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Good Dinosaur

February 22nd, 2016

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur looks like it will be the first Pixar film to lose money. It cost nearly $200 million to make, while there were reports that the advertising budget was $150 million worldwide. It needed to make over $500 million worldwide to have a shot at breaking even any time soon. It made barely more than $300 million, which wasn't enough to pay for its reported advertising budget. Is it as bad as its box office numbers would suggest? Or is there a reason this film failed to connect with audiences besides quality? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Grandma

February 7th, 2016

Grandma

Grandma was Lily Tomlin's first starring role in nearly 30 years. She clearly wasn't rusty and there was even some Oscar-buzz for her performance. That didn't pan out. Is it as good as its reviews? Or was nostalgia at play here? Were critics just so happy Lily Tomlin was back that their judgment was clouded? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/5/2018 A Star is Born Bobby  $0 $0 $0
6/9/2017 The Hero Lee Hayden  $4,077,333 $35,036 $4,112,369
7/2/2016 Rock Dog Fleetwood Yak  $9,420,546 $14,801,521 $24,222,067
11/25/2015 The Good Dinosaur Butch  $123,087,120 $211,263,307 $334,350,427
8/21/2015 Grandma Karl  $6,980,524 $557,085 $7,537,609
8/21/2015 Digging for Fire Pop Pop  $119,364 $0 $119,364
5/15/2015 I'll See You in My Dreams Bill  $7,449,681 $15,084 $7,464,765
4/11/2014 Draft Day Coach Moore  $28,842,237 $1,005,243 $29,847,480
12/20/2012 The Company You Keep Mac Mcleod  $5,132,442 $8,500,007 $13,632,449
5/13/2011 The Big Bang Simon Kestral  $0 $7,300 $7,300
6/4/2010 Marmaduke Chupadogra  $33,644,788 $56,251,142 $89,895,930
12/18/2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans?   $29,580,087 $50,900,479 $80,480,566
12/4/2009 Up in the Air Maynard Finch  $83,823,381 $83,019,358 $166,842,739
12/7/2007 The Golden Compass Lee Scoresby  $70,107,728 $297,154,830 $367,262,558
2/16/2007 Ghost Rider Caretaker  $115,802,596 $113,742,993 $229,545,589
10/31/2006 The Alibi The Mormon  $0 $0 $0
8/4/2006 Barnyard: The Original Party Animals Ben the cow  $72,779,000 $45,804,844 $118,583,844
3/17/2006 Thank You For Smoking Lorne Lutch  $24,793,509 $15,223,153 $40,016,662
3/11/2005 Off the Map Charley Groden  $1,310,368 $0 $1,310,368
6/20/2003 Hulk General "Thunderbolt" Ross  $132,177,234 $112,898,200 $245,075,434
3/1/2002 We Were Soldiers Sgt-Maj. Basil Plumley  $78,120,196 $36,538,066 $114,658,262
10/13/2000 The Contender Kermit Newman  $17,804,273 $0 $17,804,273
12/30/1998 The Hi-Lo Country Jim Ed Love  $166,082 $0 $166,082
3/6/1998 The Big Lebowski The Stranger  $17,498,804 $28,690,764 $46,189,568
12/31/1995 Blue River   $0 $0 $0
12/25/1993 Tombstone Virgil Earp  $56,505,065 $0 $56,505,065
10/8/1993 Gettysburg Brigadier General John Buford  $10,731,997 $0 $10,731,997
12/22/1991 Rush Dodd  $7,241,350 $0 $7,241,350
10/26/1990 Sibling Rivalry Charles Turner Jr.  $17,854,933 $0 $17,854,933
11/17/1989 Prancer John Riggs  $16,115,398 $0 $16,115,398
5/19/1989 Road House Wade Garrett  $30,050,028 $0 $30,050,028
5/6/1988 Shakedown Richie Marks  $10,068,039 $0 $10,068,039
10/30/1987 Fatal Beauty Mike Marshak  $12,046,526 $0 $12,046,526
3/8/1985 Mask Gar  $42,417,782 $0 $42,417,782
10/24/1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Card Player #2  $102,308,900 $0 $102,308,900
Movies: 35Totals:$1,168,057,311$1,076,408,412$2,244,465,723
  Averages:$33,373,066$30,754,526$64,127,592

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/9/2017 The Hero $45,317 447 $4,077,333 $4,112,369 99.1%
5/15/2015 I'll See You in My Dreams $52,091 290 $7,449,681 $7,464,765 99.8%
Movies: 2Totals:  $11,527,014$11,577,134 
 Averages:$48,704369$5,763,507$5,788,56799.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/5/2018 A Star is Born $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/2/2016 Rock Dog $3,704,749 2,077 $9,420,546 $24,222,067 38.9%
11/25/2015 The Good Dinosaur $39,155,217 3,749 $123,087,120 $334,350,427 36.8%
8/21/2015 Grandma $115,540 1,061 $6,980,524 $7,537,609 92.6%
8/21/2015 Digging for Fire $24,544 30 $119,364 $119,364 100.0%
4/11/2014 Draft Day $9,783,603 2,781 $28,842,237 $29,847,480 96.6%
12/20/2012 The Company You Keep $131,718 807 $5,132,442 $13,632,449 37.6%
5/13/2011 The Big Bang $0 0 $0 $7,300 0.0%
6/4/2010 Marmaduke $11,599,661 3,213 $33,644,788 $89,895,930 37.4%
12/18/2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? $6,616,571 2,718 $29,580,087 $80,480,566 36.8%
12/4/2009 Up in the Air $1,181,450 2,218 $83,823,381 $166,842,739 50.2%
2/16/2007 Ghost Rider $45,388,836 3,620 $115,802,596 $229,545,589 50.4%
3/17/2006 Thank You For Smoking $262,923 1,020 $24,793,509 $40,016,662 62.0%
6/20/2003 Hulk $62,128,420 3,674 $132,177,234 $245,075,434 53.9%
3/1/2002 We Were Soldiers $20,212,543 3,143 $78,120,196 $114,658,262 68.1%
12/25/1993 Tombstone $8,720,255 1,955 $56,505,065 $56,505,065 100.0%
12/22/1991 Rush $0 0 $7,241,350 $7,241,350 100.0%
Movies: 17Totals:  $735,270,439$1,439,978,293 
 Averages:$12,295,6491,886$43,251,202$84,704,60560.1%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,487 $11,527,014
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 898 $735,270,439
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 874 $929,125,857
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 872 $446,441,086
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,120 $207,029,865
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 742 $1,168,057,311
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,261 $50,120
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,750 $704,707,854
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,729 $748,287,598
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,384 $359,574,830
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,867 $294,282,665
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,197 $1,076,408,412
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,100 $11,577,134
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,233 $1,439,978,293
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,158 $1,677,413,455
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,119 $806,015,916
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,804 $501,312,530
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 956 $2,244,465,723
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,646 $11,527,014
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,079 $50,120
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,042 $11,577,134
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,199 $11,527,014
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,911 $50,120
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,760 $11,577,134
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,479 $11,527,014
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,688 $50,120
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,857 $11,577,134
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 940 $4,077,333
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $7,449,681
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,821 $35,036
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 479 $15,084
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,301 $4,112,369
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $7,464,765
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,362 $7,449,681
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,396 $4,077,333
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,595 $15,084
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,965 $35,036
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,472 $7,464,765
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,736 $4,112,369


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