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Peter Falk

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $795,456,542 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,165)
Best-known acting roles: Don Brizzi (Shark Tale), Irv (Next), Pops Romano (Corky Romano), Grandpa (The Princess Bride), Himself (The Player)
Most productive collaborators: Will Smith, Vicky Jenson, Robert De Niro, Bibo Bergeron, Renée Zellweger

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting3$181,506,824$265,885,530$447,392,354
Leading3$66,421,552$0$66,421,552
Cameo1$21,706,101$7,170,601$28,876,702
(Unclassified)16$237,759,393$15,006,541$252,765,934

Career Trend

This graph shows Peter Falk’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


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October 25th, 2012

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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/27/2007 Next Irv  $18,211,013 $55,380,487 $73,591,500
9/30/2005 3 Days of Rain Waldo  $2,841 $0 $2,841
9/16/2005 The Thing About My Folks Sam Kleinman  $815,101 $0 $815,101
10/1/2004 Shark Tale Don Brizzi  $161,412,000 $210,505,043 $371,917,043
8/23/2002 Undisputed Emmanuel 'Mendy' Ripstein  $12,398,628 $0 $12,398,628
10/12/2001 Corky Romano Pops Romano  $23,978,402 $1,137,701 $25,116,103
7/13/2001 Made Max  $5,308,707 $167,353 $5,476,060
4/13/2001 Lakeboat The Pierman  $5,159 $0 $5,159
3/3/1995 Roommates Rocky Holzcek  $12,076,989 $0 $12,076,989
12/21/1993 In weiter Ferne, so nah! Himself  $810,455 $0 $810,455
4/10/1992 The Player Himself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
8/23/1989 Cookie Dominick 'Dino' Capisco  $1,755,480 $0 $1,755,480
8/5/1988 Vibes Harry Buscafusco  $1,883,811 $0 $1,883,811
9/25/1987 The Princess Bride Grandpa  $30,857,000 $1,487 $30,858,487
6/26/1981 The Great Muppet Caper Vincent J. Ricardo  $31,206,251 $0 $31,206,251
6/15/1979 The In-Laws Vincent J. Ricardo  $38,200,000 $0 $38,200,000
6/9/1978 The Cheap Detective Lou Peckinpaugh  $28,221,552 $0 $28,221,552
1/1/1978 The Brink's Job Tony Pino  $9,400,000 $0 $9,400,000
1/1/1976 Murder by Death Sam Diamond/J.J. Loomis  $32,511,047 $0 $32,511,047
12/31/1969 Rosolino Paternò, soldato   $0 $0 $0
7/1/1965 The Great Race Maximillian 'Max' Meen  $25,333,333 $0 $25,333,333
11/7/1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Third cab driver  $46,300,000 $13,700,000 $60,000,000
1/1/1961 Pocketful of Miracles Joy Boy/Narrator  $5,000,000 $0 $5,000,000
Movies: 23Totals:$507,393,870$288,062,672$795,456,542
  Averages:$22,060,603$12,524,464$34,585,067

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/15/1979 The In-Laws $0 0 $38,200,000 $38,200,000 100.0%
6/9/1978 The Cheap Detective $0 0 $28,221,552 $28,221,552 100.0%
12/31/1969 Rosolino Paternò, soldato $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $66,421,552$66,421,552 
 Averages:$00$22,140,517$22,140,517100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/27/2007 Next $7,133,049 2,733 $18,211,013 $73,591,500 24.7%
10/1/2004 Shark Tale $47,604,606 4,070 $161,412,000 $371,917,043 43.4%
8/5/1988 Vibes $0 0 $1,883,811 $1,883,811 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $181,506,824$447,392,354 
 Averages:$18,245,8852,268$60,502,275$149,130,78556.0%

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) 1,383 $66,421,552
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,666 $181,506,824
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,038 $324,275,769
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,779 $199,612,000
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,054 $21,706,101
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,485 $507,393,870
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,654 $265,885,530
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 19,701-19,800) 19,755 $70,387,028
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,956 $210,505,043
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 945 $7,170,601
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,848 $288,062,672
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,902 $66,421,552
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,916 $447,392,354
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,801-7,900) 7,898 $394,662,797
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,860 $410,117,043
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,070 $28,876,702
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,165 $795,456,542
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 17 167
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 45 84
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,329 $28,221,552
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,655 $28,221,552
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,727 $28,221,552
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,167 $28,221,552
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 357 $28,221,552
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 507 $28,221,552
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 654 $28,221,552
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 771 $28,221,552
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 529 $38,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 602 $38,200,000


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