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Giancarlo Esposito

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 46 films, with $2,413,337,197 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #860)
Best-known acting roles: Akela (The Jungle Book), Jorge (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Jorge (Maze Runner: The Death Cure), Captain Powell (Money Monster), Cassius Clay, Sr (Ali)
Most productive collaborators: Jon Favreau, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Justin Marks, Idris Elba

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting12$360,385,641$532,874,554$893,260,195
Lead Ensemble Member3$378,546,967$599,818,419$978,365,386
Inverviewee2$42,053$0$42,053
Leading1$8,094,616$0$8,094,616
(Unclassified)28$454,954,680$78,620,267$533,574,947
In Technical RolesDirector2$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Giancarlo Esposito’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 / DVD Review: The Jungle Book

August 28th, 2016

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is the latest live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. The film is the third biggest domestic release of the year so far. (It just topped Deadpool this weekend.) It also earned 95% positive reviews. Is it truly one of the best films of 2016? Or am I going to be in the minority when it comes to this movie? More...

Analysis: March Bankability and the Top Dramatic Actors

April 1st, 2014

In the March update to our Bankability Index, our list of industry influencers increases to 14 people and we examine the top actors and actresses in dramatic roles in movies.

Overall, March's chart reflects the relatively modest start to the year at the box office. Samuel L. Jackson moves back into second place in the overall chart thanks to his appearance in RoboCop, Hans Zimmer was helped by his composing for Winter's Tale and Son of God (and will be further helped in April's chart through his involvement in Divergent–does the man ever sleep?). Leonardo DiCaprio continues to benefit from his producing roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Out of the Furnace and Runner Runner. Finally, Frozen helps John Lasseter solidify his 11th place in the chart.

This month's new entry is Morgan Freeman, who got a very handy boost from his voice role in The LEGO Movie, and was also helped by some work we did on our archive of credits. That combination takes him to 14th on the Worldwide Chart, up 3 places from February.

All this activity has kept us pretty busy, but it's our new Bankability feature that really kept us burning the midnight oil this month: The Bankability Index Casting and Hiring Guides... More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/17/2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Jorge  $58,032,443 $207,846,398 $265,878,841
12/31/2017 The Long Home   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Shriver   $0 $0 $0
7/27/2016 On Meditation Himself  $4,322 $0 $4,322
5/12/2016 Money Monster Captain Powell  $41,012,075 $52,457,624 $93,469,699
4/7/2016 The Jungle Book Akela  $364,001,123 $599,818,419 $963,819,542
9/9/2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Jorge  $81,697,192 $229,000,000 $310,697,192
12/20/2014 Poker Night Bernard  $0 $0 $0
2/1/2013 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary Himself  $37,731 $0 $37,731
10/17/2012 Alex Cross Daramus Holiday  $25,888,412 $9,538,347 $35,426,759
12/17/2010 Rabbit Hole Auggie  $2,229,058 $3,975,976 $6,205,034
2/10/2009 Gospel Hill Dr. Palmer  $0 $0 $0
10/5/2007 Feel the Noise Roberto  $5,867,786 $556,209 $6,423,995
9/8/2006 Sherrybaby Officer Hernandez  $199,176 $560,328 $759,504
1/13/2006 Last Holiday Senator Dillings  $38,399,961 $4,943,286 $43,343,247
11/11/2005 Derailed Detective Church  $36,020,063 $21,500,000 $57,520,063
9/27/2005 Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Little Jeff  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2003 Blind Horizon JC Reynolds  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2001 Ali Cassius Clay, Sr  $58,183,966 $29,500,000 $87,683,966
12/14/2001 Pinero Miguel Algarin  $302,325 $0 $302,325
2/23/2001 Monkeybone Hypnos  $5,409,517 $0 $5,409,517
11/12/1999 Where's Marlowe Blind Man  $5,985 $0 $5,985
9/4/1998 Phoenix Louie  $5,000 $486,950 $491,950
3/6/1998 Twilight Reuben  $15,055,091 $0 $15,055,091
7/18/1997 Nothing To Lose Charlie Dunt  $44,480,039 $20,114,022 $64,594,061
12/22/1995 Waiting to Exhale David Matthews  $66,947,948 $14,400,000 $81,347,948
11/17/1995 Reckless Fast Tim Timko  $103,351 $0 $103,351
10/13/1995 Blue in the Face Tommy Finelli  $1,275,000 $0 $1,275,000
8/16/1995 The Usual Suspects Jack Baer, FBI  $23,341,568 $11,107,788 $34,449,356
6/9/1995 Smoke 1st OTB Man Tommy  $8,353,284 $5,500,000 $13,853,284
8/19/1994 Fresh Esteban  $8,094,616 $0 $8,094,616
3/5/1993 Amos & Andrew The Reverend Fenton Brunch  $9,461,630 $0 $9,461,630
11/18/1992 Malcolm X Thomas Hayer  $48,169,910 $0 $48,169,910
9/4/1992 Bob Roberts Bugs Raplin  $4,300,703 $0 $4,300,703
3/1/1992 Night on Earth YoYo  $2,015,000 $7,893 $2,022,893
8/23/1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Jimmy Jiles  $7,018,525 $0 $7,018,525
9/28/1990 King of New York Lance  $2,389,850 $0 $2,389,850
8/3/1990 Mo' Better Blues Left Hand Lacey  $16,153,000 $0 $16,153,000
6/30/1989 Do the Right Thing Buggin Out  $26,004,026 $0 $26,004,026
2/12/1988 School Daze Julian "Big Brother Almighty" Eaves  $14,545,844 $0 $14,545,844
7/25/1986 Maximum Overdrive Videoplayer  $7,433,663 $0 $7,433,663
3/29/1985 Desperately Seeking Susan Street Vendor  $27,400,000 $0 $27,400,000
12/14/1984 The Cotton Club Bumpy Hood  $25,928,721 $0 $25,928,721
6/8/1983 Trading Places Cellmate #2  $90,400,000 $0 $90,400,000
12/9/1981 Taps J.C. Pierce  $35,856,053 $0 $35,856,053
11/2/1979 Running Puerto Rican Teenager  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 46Totals:$1,202,023,957$1,211,313,240$2,413,337,197
  Averages:$26,130,956$26,332,897$52,463,852

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/7/2016 The Jungle Book $103,261,464 4,144 $364,001,123 $963,819,542 37.8%
12/20/2014 Poker Night $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/19/1994 Fresh $0 411 $8,094,616 $8,094,616 100.0%
2/12/1988 School Daze $1,802,656 220 $14,545,844 $14,545,844 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $386,641,583$986,460,002 
 Averages:$26,266,0301,194$96,660,396$246,615,00179.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/17/2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure $24,167,011 3,793 $58,032,443 $265,878,841 21.8%
5/12/2016 Money Monster $14,788,157 3,104 $41,012,075 $93,469,699 43.9%
9/9/2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials $30,316,510 3,792 $81,697,192 $310,697,192 26.3%
10/17/2012 Alex Cross $11,396,768 2,541 $25,888,412 $35,426,759 73.1%
12/17/2010 Rabbit Hole $53,778 131 $2,229,058 $6,205,034 35.9%
10/5/2007 Feel the Noise $3,187,153 1,020 $5,867,786 $6,423,995 91.3%
12/31/2003 Blind Horizon $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/25/2001 Ali $14,710,892 2,521 $58,183,966 $87,683,966 66.4%
3/5/1993 Amos & Andrew $3,612,317 1,233 $9,461,630 $9,461,630 100.0%
8/3/1990 Mo' Better Blues $4,387,360 572 $16,153,000 $16,153,000 100.0%
6/30/1989 Do the Right Thing $3,563,535 498 $26,004,026 $26,004,026 100.0%
12/9/1981 Taps $93,005 792 $35,856,053 $35,856,053 100.0%
Movies: 12Totals:  $360,385,641$893,260,195 
 Averages:$9,189,7071,666$30,032,137$74,438,35069.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 431 $386,641,583
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,952 $360,385,641
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,015 $838,022,834
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 746 $515,564,072
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,007 $211,091,575
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 686 $1,202,023,957
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 374 $599,818,419
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,842 $532,874,554
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,270 $611,494,821
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 579 $864,098,417
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,420 $268,038,347
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 995 $1,211,313,240
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 392 $986,460,002
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,788 $893,260,195
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,478 $1,449,517,655
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 644 $1,379,662,489
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,128 $479,129,922
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 860 $2,413,337,197
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 118 36
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 36
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 36
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,426 $22,640,460
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 84 $364,001,123
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 66 $599,818,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,773 $22,640,460
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 72 $963,819,542
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,861 $22,640,460
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 85 $364,001,123
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 87 $599,818,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,344 $22,640,460
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 92 $963,819,542
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,420 $14,545,844
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 46 $364,001,123
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 56 $599,818,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,763 $14,545,844
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 47 $963,819,542
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $364,001,123
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 585 $22,640,460
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $599,818,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 152 $963,819,542
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 795 $22,640,460
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 965 $22,640,460
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $364,001,123
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $599,818,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,176 $22,640,460
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $963,819,542
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 123 $364,001,123
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 513 $14,545,844
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $599,818,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $963,819,542
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 549 $14,545,844

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/15/2017 The Show Director $0 $0 $0
2/10/2009 Gospel Hill Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 2Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/15/2017 The Show $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/10/2009 Gospel Hill $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%



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