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Josh Gad

Josh Gad
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Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $3,221,373,243 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #24)
Best-known acting roles: Le Fou (Beauty and the Beast), Olaf (Frozen), Louis (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Speedy Chuck (The Angry Birds Movie), Hector MacQueen (Murder on the Orient Express)
Most productive collaborators: Bill Condon, Emma Watson, Kristen Bell, Chris Buck, Dan Stevens
Born: February 23rd, 1981 (37 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLead Ensemble Member7$1,161,922,829$2,059,450,414$3,221,373,243
Supporting7$253,465,873$877,672,733$1,131,138,606
Leading5$171,831,256$385,761,303$557,592,559
(Unclassified)3$0$0$0
In Technical RolesScreenwriter1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Josh Gad’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


2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

Marshall Trailer

August 28th, 2017

Real-life drama starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Kate Hudson opens October 13 ... Full Movie Details.

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark case that desegregated schools, Thurgood Marshall was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. This is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days—a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman, a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell, accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing, of sexual assault and attempted murder. More...

2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

A Dog’s Purpose Trailer

January 2nd, 2017

Drama starring Josh Gad, directed by Lasse Hallström opens January 27 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015

Minions

June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

2013 Preview: November

November 1st, 2013

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/27/2019 Frozen 2 Olaf  $0 $0 $0
9/20/2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Chuck  $0 $0 $0
8/9/2019 Artemis Fowl Mulch Diggums  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Gorgeous George   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Little Monsters Teddy McGiggle  $0 $0 $0
11/10/2017 Murder on the Orient Express Hector MacQueen  $102,826,543 $243,098,380 $345,924,923
10/13/2017 Marshall Sam Friedman  $10,051,659 $59,774 $10,111,433
3/17/2017 Beauty and the Beast Le Fou  $504,014,165 $758,952,841 $1,262,967,006
1/27/2017 A Dog’s Purpose Bailey/Buddy/Tino/Ellie  $64,321,890 $140,441,141 $204,763,031
12/31/2016 Russ & Roger Go Beyond Roger Ebert  $0 $0 $0
5/20/2016 The Angry Birds Movie Speedy Chuck  $107,509,366 $245,320,162 $352,829,528
7/24/2015 Pixels Ludlow  $78,765,986 $165,378,715 $244,144,701
1/16/2015 The Wedding Ringer Doug Harris  $64,460,211 $15,711,385 $80,171,596
7/18/2014 Wish I Was Here Noah Bloom  $3,591,299 $3,000,066 $6,591,365
11/22/2013 Frozen Olaf  $400,738,009 $873,496,971 $1,274,234,980
9/20/2013 Thanks for Sharing Neil  $1,066,256 $2,752,348 $3,818,604
8/16/2013 Jobs Woz  $16,131,410 $27,271,105 $43,402,515
7/13/2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Louis  $161,321,843 $718,443,294 $879,765,137
9/23/2011 Mardi Gras: Spring Break   $0 $0 $0
11/24/2010 Love and Other Drugs Josh Randall  $32,367,005 $70,349,316 $102,716,321
6/4/2010 Marmaduke Bandana Dog  $33,644,788 $56,251,142 $89,895,930
8/20/2008 The Rocker Matt  $6,409,528 $2,357,810 $8,767,338
Movies: 22Totals:$1,587,219,958$3,322,884,450$4,910,104,408
  Averages:$72,146,362$151,040,202$223,186,564

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/27/2019 Frozen 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/20/2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/10/2017 Murder on the Orient Express $28,681,472 3,354 $102,826,543 $345,924,923 29.7%
10/13/2017 Marshall $3,000,805 821 $10,051,659 $10,111,433 99.4%
3/17/2017 Beauty and the Beast $174,750,616 4,210 $504,014,165 $1,262,967,006 39.9%
1/27/2017 A Dog’s Purpose $18,222,810 3,178 $64,321,890 $204,763,031 31.4%
12/31/2016 Russ & Roger Go Beyond $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/20/2016 The Angry Birds Movie $38,155,177 3,932 $107,509,366 $352,829,528 30.5%
7/24/2015 Pixels $24,011,616 3,723 $78,765,986 $244,144,701 32.3%
1/16/2015 The Wedding Ringer $20,649,306 3,003 $64,460,211 $80,171,596 80.4%
11/22/2013 Frozen $243,390 3,742 $400,738,009 $1,274,234,980 31.4%
9/20/2013 Thanks for Sharing $540,281 269 $1,066,256 $3,818,604 27.9%
Movies: 12Totals:  $1,333,754,085$3,778,965,802 
 Averages:$25,687,9562,186$111,146,174$314,913,81744.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/9/2019 Artemis Fowl $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/18/2014 Wish I Was Here $484,401 753 $3,591,299 $6,591,365 54.5%
8/16/2013 Jobs $6,713,900 2,381 $16,131,410 $43,402,515 37.2%
7/13/2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift $46,629,259 3,886 $161,321,843 $879,765,137 18.3%
11/24/2010 Love and Other Drugs $9,739,161 2,458 $32,367,005 $102,716,321 31.5%
6/4/2010 Marmaduke $11,599,661 3,213 $33,644,788 $89,895,930 37.4%
8/20/2008 The Rocker $2,636,048 2,784 $6,409,528 $8,767,338 73.1%
Movies: 7Totals:  $253,465,873$1,131,138,606 
 Averages:$11,114,6332,211$36,209,410$161,591,22942.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 $1,333,754,085
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,973 $253,465,873
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,067 $819,684,062
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 203 $1,392,253,327
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,542 $194,966,631
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 431 $1,587,219,958
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 61 $2,445,211,717
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,233 $877,672,733
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 699 $1,288,931,740
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 136 $2,548,190,014
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 931 $774,694,436
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 169 $3,322,884,450
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 78 $3,778,965,802
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,811 $1,131,138,606
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 793 $2,108,615,802
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 157 $3,940,443,341
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,582 $969,661,067
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 $4,910,104,408
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office 86 115
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office 95 115
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office 10 284
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 63 169
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 226 70
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 15 238
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 48 168
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 16 249
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 49 174
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 848 $65,526,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 421 $64,321,890
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies 1 $606,840,708
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $10,051,659
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 2 $400,738,009
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 6 $107,509,366
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 7 $78,765,986
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,420 $18,463,733
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $140,441,141
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies 1 $1,002,051,221
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 517 $59,774
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 2 $873,496,971
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 11 $245,320,162
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 6 $165,378,715
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,118 $83,990,200
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 328 $204,763,031
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies 1 $1,608,891,929
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $10,111,433
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale Movies 2 $1,274,234,980
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Game Movies 12 $352,829,528
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 6 $244,144,701
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $242,726,559
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 51 $582,780,151
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 30 $508,247,375
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 372 $402,063,028
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 52 $924,331,556
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 18 $1,118,817,133
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 422 $644,789,587
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 50 $1,507,111,707
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 21 $1,627,064,508
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 445 $129,848,357
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 215 $78,765,986
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 29 $504,014,165
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 36 $508,247,375
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 148 $102,826,543
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $10,051,659
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 364 $158,904,874
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 152 $165,378,715
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 31 $758,952,841
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 19 $1,118,817,133
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 85 $243,098,380
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 501-600) 596 $59,774
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $288,753,231
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 164 $244,144,701
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 31 $1,262,967,006
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 22 $1,627,064,508
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $345,924,923
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 401-500) 415 $10,111,433
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 350 $186,275,352
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 405 $65,526,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $177,200,092
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Musical Movies 1 $904,752,174
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 232 $410,698,877
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 588 $18,463,733
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies 35 $383,599,295
Top International Leading Stars for Musical Movies 1 $1,632,449,812
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $596,974,229
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 489 $83,990,200
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies 60 $560,799,387
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Musical Movies 1 $2,537,201,986
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $191,644,188
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 547 $65,526,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies 12 $1,076,583,430
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 285 $408,536,869
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 930 $18,463,733
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies 9 $2,018,211,115
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 309 $600,181,057
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 698 $83,990,200
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies 12 $3,094,794,545
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 35 $904,752,174
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $64,321,890
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 57 $250,735,563
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 238 $102,826,543
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 32 $1,632,449,812
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 179 $140,441,141
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 43 $426,410,262
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $243,098,380
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 34 $2,537,201,986
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $204,763,031
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 43 $677,145,825
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $345,924,923

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Gorgeous George Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0
  Averages:$0$0$0

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