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Cary Elwes

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $1,815,935,113 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #826)
Best-known acting roles: Various Roles (Disney’s A Christmas Carol), Dr. Jonas Miller (Twister), Jerry (Liar Liar), Dr. Metzner (No Strings Attached), Stan's Doctor (New Year’s Eve)
Best-known technical roles: Elvis & Nixon (Screenwriter), Elvis & Nixon (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Jim Carrey, Robert Zemeckis, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Helen Hunt

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting22$926,810,449$889,124,664$1,815,935,113
Lead Ensemble Member4$2,964,888$2,042,836$5,007,724
Leading3$297,828$0$297,828
(Unclassified)18$403,525,999$304,652,689$708,178,688
In Technical RolesScreenwriter1$1,055,284$388,001$1,443,285
Producer1$1,055,284$388,001$1,443,285

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray Review: Studio Ghibli Double-Feature: The Cat Returns and Spirited Away

June 16th, 2015

The Cat Returns

This week we have two Studio Ghibli films making their Blu-ray debuts. The first, Spirited Away, is one of their best-known movies. The other, The Cat Returns, is not. Fans of the studio will obviously want to pick up both of these Blu-rays, but will they have appeal beyond the hardcore fans? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Leverage: Season Five

September 15th, 2013

Leverage's ended its run after five years, so it is a bittersweet time for fans. Sure, they get to complete their DVD collection of the show, but they also know there will be no more episodes in the future. Did the show at least go out on a high note? Do we get a satisfactory ending? Or does it just sort of fade away? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 30th, 2013

July 29th, 2013

It's a good thing I didn't get Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four on Blu-ray reviewed last week. I was tempted, because there were so few new releases worth considering for Pick of the Week; however, there are even fewer contenders for Pick of the Week this week. Both Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four and Redemption are worth picking up, but the former is better value and it is the Pick of the Week. The only other real contender is Cloudburst on DVD, which is the winner of this week's Puck of the Week, for best new Canadian release. Samurai Pizza Cats: The Complete Series is also worth picking up, but I would wait till the price drops. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Princess Bride

October 25th, 2012

The 25th Anniversary Edition of The Princess Bride came out on Blu-ray at the beginning of the month, and since then three more versions have been released. I'm joking, but I do have a point. This film has been released on the home market more times than I can remember. It's not even the first time it has been released on Blu-ray. So is this edition worth picking up if you didn't grab it the first time? Is it worth the upgrade? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Ella Enchanted

October 13th, 2012

Anne Hathaway played a princess in each of her first three wide releases; however, only Ella Enchanted was a proper fairytale. It also didn't do as well as the other two films did. Granted, live action kids movies, especially those aimed at girls, tend to struggle at the box office. Is this one of the better films in the genre? Should it have performed better? And will fans of the movie want to upgrade to the Blu-ray? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/17/2018 Billionaire Boys Club Andy Warhol  $0 $0 $0
1/6/2017 Lost & Found John Broman  $0 $1,470 $1,470
12/9/2016 Sugar Mountain Jim Huxley  $0 $0 $0
5/6/2016 Being Charlie David  $30,400 $0 $30,400
3/29/2016 A Bit of Bad Luck Brooks Caldwell  $18,089 $0 $18,089
8/14/2015 Teen Lust John  $0 $0 $0
2/10/2015 A Mouse Tale   $0 $0 $0
11/21/2014 Reach Me Kersey  $0 $0 $0
7/10/2014 Behaving Badly Joseph Stevens  $0 $39,952 $39,952
9/20/2013 The Citizen Earl Miller  $24,296 $24,471 $48,767
6/25/2013 Hansel & Gretel Get Baked   $0 $0 $0
4/5/2013 The Story of Luke Paul  $0 $0 $0
12/7/2012 Flying Lessons   $0 $0 $0
12/7/2012 Delhi Safari Sultan  $0 $2,042,836 $2,042,836
9/7/2012 Na pude Sir Handsome  $64,918 $0 $64,918
8/29/2012 The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adv… Bobby Wobbly  $1,065,907 $0 $1,065,907
12/9/2011 New Year’s Eve Stan's Doctor  $54,544,638 $92,305,635 $146,850,273
1/21/2011 No Strings Attached Dr. Metzner  $70,662,220 $78,565,858 $149,228,078
10/29/2010 Saw 3D Dr. Gordon  $45,710,178 $88,025,106 $133,735,284
10/8/2010 As Good as Dead Ethan Belfrage   $2,093 $0 $2,093
11/6/2009 Disney’s A Christmas Carol Various Roles  $137,855,863 $177,853,834 $315,709,697
11/7/2008 The Alphabet Killer Kenneth Shine  $29,784 $60,002 $89,786
5/11/2007 Georgia Rule Arnold  $18,882,880 $1,936,721 $20,819,601
7/18/2006 Edison Force Reigert  $0 $0 $0
2/10/2006 Pucked Norman  $0 $0 $0
10/29/2004 Saw Dr. Gordon  $55,968,727 $47,911,300 $103,880,027
4/9/2004 Ella Enchanted Prince Regent Edgar  $22,913,677 $0 $22,913,677
4/12/2002 The Cat's Meow Thomas Ince  $3,176,936 $0 $3,176,936
12/29/2000 Shadow of the Vampire Fritz Wagner  $8,279,017 $0 $8,279,017
12/8/1999 Cradle Will Rock John Houseman  $2,899,970 $0 $2,899,970
5/15/1998 Quest for Camelot Garrett  $22,772,500 $15,400,000 $38,172,500
10/3/1997 Kiss the Girls Nick Ruskin  $60,527,873 $0 $60,527,873
3/21/1997 Liar Liar Jerry  $181,410,615 $121,300,000 $302,710,615
5/10/1996 Twister Dr. Jonas Miller  $241,688,385 $254,011,615 $495,700,000
12/25/1994 The Jungle Book Captain William Boone  $44,342,956 $0 $44,342,956
3/4/1994 The Chase Steve Horsegroovy  $7,836,488 $0 $7,836,488
7/28/1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Robin Hood  $35,699,287 $0 $35,699,287
4/2/1993 The Crush Nick Eliot  $13,609,396 $0 $13,609,396
11/13/1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Lord Arthur Holmwood  $82,522,790 $133,339,902 $215,862,692
7/31/1991 Hot Shots! Keny Gregory  $68,267,322 $108,000,000 $176,267,322
6/27/1990 Days of Thunder Russ Wheeler  $82,670,733 $75,000,000 $157,670,733
12/13/1989 Glory Major Cabot Forbes  $26,593,580 $0 $26,593,580
9/25/1987 The Princess Bride Westley  $30,857,000 $1,487 $30,858,487
2/7/1986 Lady Jane Guilford Dudley  $277,646 $0 $277,646
8/16/1985 The Bride Capt. Josef Schoden  $3,600,000 $0 $3,600,000
8/24/1984 Oxford Blues Lionel  $8,793,000 $0 $8,793,000
6/29/1984 Another Country James Harcourt  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 47Totals:$1,333,599,164$1,195,820,189$2,529,419,353
  Averages:$28,374,450$25,442,983$53,817,433

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/9/2016 Sugar Mountain $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/29/2016 A Bit of Bad Luck $2,480 6 $18,089 $18,089 100.0%
12/7/2012 Delhi Safari $0 0 $0 $2,042,836 0.0%
9/7/2012 Na pude $19,913 27 $64,918 $64,918 100.0%
10/8/2010 As Good as Dead $1,494 1 $2,093 $2,093 100.0%
12/8/1999 Cradle Will Rock $93,998 498 $2,899,970 $2,899,970 100.0%
2/7/1986 Lady Jane $55,964 14 $277,646 $277,646 100.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $3,262,716$5,305,552 
 Averages:$24,83678$466,102$757,93683.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/17/2018 Billionaire Boys Club $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/6/2017 Lost & Found $0 0 $0 $1,470 0.0%
5/6/2016 Being Charlie $11,872 14 $30,400 $30,400 100.0%
8/14/2015 Teen Lust $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/21/2014 Reach Me $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/10/2014 Behaving Badly $0 0 $0 $39,952 0.0%
9/20/2013 The Citizen $368 6 $24,296 $48,767 49.8%
4/5/2013 The Story of Luke $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/7/2012 Flying Lessons $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/29/2012 The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adv… $443,901 2,160 $1,065,907 $1,065,907 100.0%
12/9/2011 New Year’s Eve $13,019,180 3,505 $54,544,638 $146,850,273 37.1%
1/21/2011 No Strings Attached $19,652,921 3,050 $70,662,220 $149,228,078 47.4%
10/29/2010 Saw 3D $24,230,123 2,808 $45,710,178 $133,735,284 34.2%
11/6/2009 Disney’s A Christmas Carol $30,051,075 3,683 $137,855,863 $315,709,697 43.7%
11/7/2008 The Alphabet Killer $11,000 2 $29,784 $89,786 33.2%
5/11/2007 Georgia Rule $6,773,870 2,531 $18,882,880 $20,819,601 90.7%
4/9/2004 Ella Enchanted $6,169,030 2,149 $22,913,677 $22,913,677 100.0%
10/3/1997 Kiss the Girls $13,215,167 2,406 $60,527,873 $60,527,873 100.0%
3/21/1997 Liar Liar $31,423,025 2,909 $181,410,615 $302,710,615 59.9%
5/10/1996 Twister $41,059,405 2,808 $241,688,385 $495,700,000 48.8%
6/27/1990 Days of Thunder $15,490,445 2,307 $82,670,733 $157,670,733 52.4%
8/24/1984 Oxford Blues $2,486,418 1,075 $8,793,000 $8,793,000 100.0%
Movies: 22Totals:  $926,810,449$1,815,935,113 
 Averages:$9,274,4451,428$42,127,748$82,542,50558.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,940 $3,262,716
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 567 $926,810,449
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 527 $1,195,678,383
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 567 $664,256,822
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,001-13,100) 13,072 $100,254,816
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 587 $1,333,599,164
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,143 $2,042,836
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,221 $889,124,664
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,019 $1,017,966,355
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,011 $530,986,202
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,372 $180,330,741
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,017 $1,195,820,189
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,583 $5,305,552
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 826 $1,815,935,113
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 746 $2,213,644,738
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 748 $1,195,243,024
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 9,901-10,000) 9,941 $280,585,557
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 810 $2,529,419,353
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,053 $2,985,070
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 504 $277,646
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,157 $2,042,836
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,447 $5,027,906
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 591 $277,646
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,654 $3,197,798
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Stop-Motion Animation Movies 58 $64,918
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,812 $2,042,836
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,235 $5,240,634
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Stop-Motion Animation Movies 58 $64,918
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,561 $20,182
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 616 $64,918
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 871 $277,646
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 401-500) 443 $2,899,970
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 616 $2,042,836
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,031 $20,182
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 656 $2,107,754
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,048 $277,646
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 511 $2,899,970
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,053 $64,918
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,728 $18,089
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 994 $3,177,616
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 970 $2,093
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,033 $2,042,836
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,108 $2,107,754
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,875 $18,089
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,375 $3,177,616
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,106 $2,093
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,704 $277,646
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,508 $2,902,063
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,184 $64,918
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,517 $18,089
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 901 $2,042,836
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,800 $277,646
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,805 $2,902,063
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,115 $2,107,754
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,012 $18,089
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 601-700) 633 $2,899,970
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 557 $277,646
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 601-700) 633 $2,899,970
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 557 $277,646

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/21/2016 Elvis & Nixon Screenwriter,
Producer 
$1,055,284 $388,001 $1,443,285
Movies: 1Totals:$1,055,284$388,001$1,443,285
  Averages:$1,055,284$388,001$1,443,285


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