Follow us on

William Fichtner

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $4,897,224,222 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #99)
Best-known acting roles: Bank Manager (The Dark Knight), Eric Sachs (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), General Adams (Independence Day: Resurgence), Captain Knauer (The Longest Yard), David "Sully" Sullivan (The Perfect Storm)
Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer, Armie Hammer, Justin Haythe

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting23$2,306,032,552$2,591,191,670$4,897,224,222
Leading2$182,618,434$146,093,000$328,711,434
Lead Ensemble Member1$89,302,115$170,700,000$260,002,115
Narrator1$516,719$16,173$532,892
(Unclassified)17$173,490,240$34,851,548$208,341,788

Career Trend

This graph shows William Fichtner’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


2016 Preview: June

June 1st, 2016

Finding Dory

May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand. More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Lone Ranger

December 15th, 2013

Before The Lone Ranger even hit theaters, there was a lot of bad buzz preceding it. Part of the reason was the film's budget. With a combined production and P&A budget of around $400 million, the film would need to make more than $600 million worldwide to have a hope of breaking even sometime during its home market run. However, previous to this film's release, the biggest western was Dances with Wolves, which barely cracked $400 million. On the other hand, Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski helped revitalize the Pirate genre, so perhaps lightning can strike twice. Nope. The film bombed. But is it as bad as its box office numbers? Or was it unfairly overlooked by moviegoers? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 9th, 2013

July 8th, 2013

It is a very busy week on the home market with four wide releases, five if you count Spring Breakers, which expanded semi-wide during its second weekend of release. None of these films were big hits at the box office. In fact, the five of them combined made $122 million. Additionally, only one of them earned good reviews. Fortunately, not only did Spring Breakers earn good reviews, its DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are loaded, enough to be a contender for Pick of the Week. The other main contender is The Legend of Korra - Book One: Air. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the screener for both of those releases, and I hate handing out the Pick of the Week when the screener is on its way. Because of that, I'm going with a late review, Wilfred: Season Two on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/27/2018 Hot Summer Nights Shep  $0 $0 $0
4/27/2018 Armed Richard  $0 $0 $0
4/20/2018 Traffik Mr. Waynewright  $9,084,272 $145,225 $9,229,497
1/26/2018 The Neighbor Mike  $0 $0 $0
1/19/2018 12 Strong Colonel Mulholland  $45,500,164 $20,303,828 $65,803,992
6/24/2016 Independence Day: Resurgence General Adams  $103,144,286 $284,500,000 $387,644,286
8/8/2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Eric Sachs  $191,204,754 $293,800,000 $485,004,754
8/9/2013 Elysium John Carlyle  $93,050,117 $193,141,974 $286,192,091
7/2/2013 The Lone Ranger Butch Cavendish  $89,302,115 $170,700,000 $260,002,115
5/3/2013 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's Narrator  $516,719 $16,173 $532,892
3/29/2013 Wrong Master Chang  $46,021 $54,678 $100,699
3/1/2013 Phantom Alex  $1,034,589 $164,921 $1,199,510
5/13/2011 The Big Bang Detective Poley  $0 $7,300 $7,300
2/25/2011 Drive Angry The Accountant  $10,721,033 $30,321,550 $41,042,583
4/9/2010 Date Night D.A. Frank Crenshaw  $98,711,404 $53,557,629 $152,269,033
7/18/2008 The Dark Knight Bank Manager  $533,345,358 $468,275,260 $1,001,620,618
12/7/2007 The Amateurs Otis  $16,334 $0 $16,334
3/30/2007 Blades of Glory Darren MacElroy  $118,594,548 $27,000,000 $145,594,548
3/23/2007 First Snow Ed  $214,864 $0 $214,864
3/3/2006 Ultraviolet Garth  $18,522,064 $12,440,048 $30,962,112
10/14/2005 Nine Lives Andrew  $478,830 $1,100,000 $1,578,830
8/5/2005 The Chumscrubber Dr. Bill Stiffle  $49,526 $0 $49,526
6/10/2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Dr. Wexler, marriage counselor  $186,336,279 $299,787,811 $486,124,090
5/27/2005 The Longest Yard Captain Knauer  $158,119,460 $33,439,045 $191,558,505
5/6/2005 Crash Flanagan  $55,334,418 $45,838,620 $101,173,038
12/6/2002 Equilibrium   $1,190,018 $4,155,851 $5,345,869
12/28/2001 Black Hawk Down Master Sgt. Paul Howe  $108,638,745 $51,052,340 $159,691,085
6/1/2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? Detective Alex Tardio  $32,267,774 $6,194,297 $38,462,071
5/25/2001 Pearl Harbor Danny's Father  $198,539,855 $250,700,000 $449,239,855
6/30/2000 The Perfect Storm David "Sully" Sullivan  $182,618,434 $146,093,000 $328,711,434
5/26/2000 Passion of Mind Aaron  $769,009 $0 $769,009
3/3/2000 Drowning Mona Phil Dearly  $15,427,192 $553,184 $15,980,376
4/9/1999 Go! Burke  $16,875,273 $11,508,168 $28,383,441
7/1/1998 Armageddon Colonel William Sharp  $201,578,182 $353,021,818 $554,600,000
10/31/1997 Switchback Chief Jack McGinnis  $6,504,442 $0 $6,504,442
7/11/1997 Contact Dr. Kent Clark  $100,920,329 $64,979,671 $165,900,000
1/17/1997 Albino Alligator Law  $353,480 $0 $353,480
12/15/1995 Heat Roger Van Zant  $67,436,818 $120,000,000 $187,436,818
11/17/1995 Reckless Rachel's Father  $103,351 $0 $103,351
10/6/1995 Strange Days Dwayne Engelman  $7,918,562 $0 $7,918,562
8/4/1995 Virtuosity Wallace  $23,998,226 $0 $23,998,226
4/28/1995 The Underneath Tommy Dundee  $536,023 $0 $536,023
9/14/1994 Quiz Show Stage Manager  $24,787,282 $0 $24,787,282
11/18/1992 Malcolm X Cop at Harlem Station  $48,169,910 $0 $48,169,910
Movies: 44Totals:$2,751,960,060$2,942,852,391$5,694,812,451
  Averages:$62,544,547$66,883,009$129,427,556

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/26/2018 The Neighbor $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/2/2013 The Lone Ranger $29,210,849 3,904 $89,302,115 $260,002,115 34.3%
6/30/2000 The Perfect Storm $41,325,042 3,407 $182,618,434 $328,711,434 55.6%
Movies: 3Totals:  $271,920,549$588,713,549 
 Averages:$23,511,9642,437$90,640,183$196,237,85045.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/20/2018 Traffik $3,941,338 1,046 $9,084,272 $9,229,497 98.4%
1/19/2018 12 Strong $15,815,025 3,018 $45,500,164 $65,803,992 69.1%
6/24/2016 Independence Day: Resurgence $41,039,944 4,091 $103,144,286 $387,644,286 26.6%
8/8/2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65,575,105 3,980 $191,204,754 $485,004,754 39.4%
8/9/2013 Elysium $29,807,393 3,284 $93,050,117 $286,192,091 32.5%
3/29/2013 Wrong $20,424 19 $46,021 $100,699 45.7%
3/1/2013 Phantom $508,000 1,118 $1,034,589 $1,199,510 86.3%
5/13/2011 The Big Bang $0 0 $0 $7,300 0.0%
2/25/2011 Drive Angry $5,187,625 2,290 $10,721,033 $41,042,583 26.1%
4/9/2010 Date Night $25,207,599 3,380 $98,711,404 $152,269,033 64.8%
7/18/2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 4,366 $533,345,358 $1,001,620,618 53.2%
3/30/2007 Blades of Glory $33,014,202 3,467 $118,594,548 $145,594,548 81.5%
3/23/2007 First Snow $15,189 33 $214,864 $214,864 100.0%
10/14/2005 Nine Lives $28,387 33 $478,830 $1,578,830 30.3%
6/10/2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith $50,342,878 3,451 $186,336,279 $486,124,090 38.3%
5/27/2005 The Longest Yard $47,606,480 3,654 $158,119,460 $191,558,505 82.5%
5/6/2005 Crash $9,107,071 1,905 $55,334,418 $101,173,038 54.7%
12/28/2001 Black Hawk Down $179,823 3,143 $108,638,745 $159,691,085 68.0%
5/25/2001 Pearl Harbor $59,078,912 3,255 $198,539,855 $449,239,855 44.2%
7/1/1998 Armageddon $36,089,972 3,184 $201,578,182 $554,600,000 36.3%
7/11/1997 Contact $20,584,908 2,314 $100,920,329 $165,900,000 60.8%
12/15/1995 Heat $8,445,656 1,704 $67,436,818 $187,436,818 36.0%
8/4/1995 Virtuosity $8,309,869 2,012 $23,998,226 $23,998,226 100.0%
Movies: 23Totals:  $2,306,032,552$4,897,224,222 
 Averages:$26,883,3602,380$100,262,285$212,922,79255.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 569 $271,920,549
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office 60 $2,306,032,552
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office 74 $2,565,623,781
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 282 $1,096,985,772
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office 84 $1,205,941,059
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 $2,751,960,060
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 623 $316,793,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 142 $2,591,191,670
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 179 $2,643,064,580
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 312 $1,533,476,608
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 276 $1,235,605,944
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 $2,942,852,391
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 604 $588,713,549
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 99 $4,897,224,222
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 129 $5,208,688,361
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 289 $2,630,462,380
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 $2,441,547,003
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 163 $5,694,812,451
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office 74 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office 91 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 83 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 271 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 255 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 250 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office 65 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office 83 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office 77 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 230 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 209 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 196 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office 74 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office 93 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 84 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 221 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 206 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 203 70
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 109 $89,302,115
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 24 $182,618,434
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 54 $170,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 28 $146,093,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 71 $260,002,115
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 24 $328,711,434
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 434 $271,920,549
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 438 $316,793,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 437 $588,713,549
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $89,302,115
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 34 $182,618,434
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $170,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 64 $146,093,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 136 $260,002,115
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 43 $328,711,434
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 102 $182,618,434
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 31 $89,302,115
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 138 $146,093,000
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 10 $170,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $328,711,434
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 13 $260,002,115
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 283 $271,920,549
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 319 $316,793,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $588,713,549
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $182,618,434
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 341 $89,302,115
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 227 $146,093,000
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 260 $170,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 202 $328,711,434
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 279 $260,002,115


ProductionNext