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Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis
By Cameron Parkins (Zach Galifianakis) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,991,149,347 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #99)
Best-known acting roles: Alan (The Hangover Part II), Alan (The Hangover), Joker (The Lego Batman Movie), Humpty Dumpty (Puss in Boots), The Happy Medium (A Wrinkle in Time)
Best-known technical roles: The Campaign (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Antonio Banderas, Chris Miller, Hoyt H. Yeatman

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading9$907,119,049$1,084,030,298$1,991,149,347
Supporting9$735,900,112$649,514,345$1,385,414,457
Inverviewee3$18,395$0$18,395
Lead Ensemble Member2$154,540,670$310,674,496$465,215,166
(Unclassified)5$29,884,110$5,280,000$35,164,110
In Technical RolesProducer1$86,907,746$18,000,000$104,907,746
Executive Producer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Zach Galifianakis’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: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Reacher Reach the Top?

October 20th, 2016

Ouija: Origin of Evil

It is a busy week as far as wide releases are concerned, although not as busy as we thought it would be at the beginning of the month, as I’m Not Ashamed has dropped to “select cities”. It still has a shot at the top ten, but a slim shot. The biggest release of the week is Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, as it is opening in an estimated 3,800 theaters. However, the buzz is weak and its reviews won’t help either. It will likely struggle to top $20 million. This gives Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween a shot at first place. The best new release of the week is Ouija: Origin of Evil. One would hope a horror film earning 80% positive reviews ten days before Halloween would at least have a shot at first place. We’ll see. Finally there’s Keeping Up with the Joneses. It’s bad and that’s all I need to say about that. There is good news. This weekend last year was a disaster. The biggest wide release was The Last Witch Hunter and it earned less than $11 million. The biggest film was The Martian, which earned under $16 million. We could have two films top $20 million, so 2016 should end the slump it has been in. More...

2016 Preview: October

October 1st, 2016

The Girl on the Train

September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result. More...

Keeping Up with the Joneses Trailer

September 2nd, 2016

Comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot and opens October 21 ... Full Movie Details.

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies. More...

2016 Preview: September

September 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases Served with Drawn Butter

May 13th, 2016

The Lobster

It's a relatively good week for limited releases with several that are earning excellent reviews. Of these, The Lobster is the one I think will do the best at the box office. Kill Zone 2, Love & Friendship, and some others are also earning excellent reviews, but are playing in VOD. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Birdman

March 1st, 2015

Birdman was the big winner at the Oscars this year. It won four times, sharing top spot with The Grand Budapest Hotel; however, it won more prestigious awards, including Best Picture. Did it deserve to win? Or was it carried by hype? More...

2013 Preview: May

May 1st, 2013

As April ends and summer begins, we see the 2013 box office on a losing streak. There is some good news, as May should be much, much, much better than April was. Much better. During the five weekends in May, there are nine films opening wide. Of those film, there are seven that at least have a shot at $100 million. And of those seven films, four at least have a shot at $200 million, two have a shot at $300 million, and we might even have a $400 million hit this month. Iron Man 3 should turn out to be the biggest hit of the month, while there are some who think Star Trek: Into Darkness could be a close competitor for that honor. There's also some bad news. The Avengers opened last May and earned more than $600 million. No film opening this month will come close to that figure. There's a chance the top two films opening this month won't match that combined. On the other hand, last year there was a huge drop-off from the biggest hit of the month to the second biggest hit of the month. There were so many high-profile failures last year, that 2013 might actually start winning some weekends in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/9/2018 A Wrinkle in Time The Happy Medium  $93,718,321 $21,873,263 $115,591,584
2/10/2017 The Lego Batman Movie Joker  $175,750,384 $135,190,613 $310,940,997
10/21/2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses Jeff Gaffney  $14,904,426 $13,900,000 $28,804,426
9/30/2016 Masterminds David Ghantt  $17,356,894 $13,553,478 $30,910,372
5/13/2016 Queen Mimi Himself  $0 $0 $0
10/17/2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of … Jake  $42,340,598 $60,874,496 $103,215,094
8/22/2014 Are You Here Ben Baker  $0 $938,942 $938,942
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted Hobo Joe  $51,178,893 $28,133,408 $79,312,301
5/23/2013 The Hangover 3 Alan  $112,200,072 $249,800,000 $362,000,072
3/18/2013 Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie   $0 $0 $0
2/15/2013 The Bitter Buddha Himself  $0 $0 $0
8/10/2012 The Campaign Marty Huggins  $86,907,746 $18,000,000 $104,907,746
5/18/2012 Mansome Himself  $18,395 $0 $18,395
10/28/2011 Puss in Boots Humpty Dumpty  $149,260,504 $405,726,973 $554,987,477
5/26/2011 The Hangover Part II Alan  $254,464,305 $332,000,000 $586,464,305
11/5/2010 Due Date Ethan Tremblay   $100,539,043 $111,200,000 $211,739,043
10/8/2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story Bobby  $6,363,628 $269,322 $6,632,950
7/30/2010 Dinner for Schmucks Therman  $73,026,337 $13,770,165 $86,796,502
1/8/2010 Youth in Revolt   $15,285,588 $4,400,000 $19,685,588
12/4/2009 Up in the Air Steve  $83,823,381 $83,019,358 $166,842,739
7/24/2009 G-Force Ben  $119,436,770 $173,381,071 $292,817,841
6/5/2009 The Hangover Alan  $277,322,503 $188,441,583 $465,764,086
4/3/2009 Gigantic   $102,704 $0 $102,704
5/9/2008 What Happens in Vegas... Dave the Bear  $80,277,646 $138,258,062 $218,535,708
9/21/2007 Into the Wild Kevin  $18,354,356 $38,468,604 $56,822,960
10/11/2002 Below   $589,424 $0 $589,424
11/21/2001 Out Cold Luke  $13,906,394 $880,000 $14,786,394
3/23/2001 Heartbreakers Bill  $40,334,024 $17,419,801 $57,753,825
Movies: 28Totals:$1,827,462,336$2,049,499,139$3,876,961,475
  Averages:$65,266,512$73,196,398$138,462,910

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/21/2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses $5,461,475 3,022 $14,904,426 $28,804,426 51.7%
9/30/2016 Masterminds $6,541,205 3,042 $17,356,894 $30,910,372 56.2%
10/17/2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of … $424,397 1,213 $42,340,598 $103,215,094 41.0%
8/22/2014 Are You Here $0 0 $0 $938,942 0.0%
5/23/2013 The Hangover 3 $41,671,198 3,565 $112,200,072 $362,000,072 31.0%
8/10/2012 The Campaign $26,588,460 3,302 $86,907,746 $104,907,746 82.8%
10/28/2011 Puss in Boots $34,077,439 3,963 $149,260,504 $554,987,477 26.9%
5/26/2011 The Hangover Part II $85,946,294 3,675 $254,464,305 $586,464,305 43.4%
11/5/2010 Due Date $32,689,406 3,365 $100,539,043 $211,739,043 47.5%
10/8/2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story $2,013,406 757 $6,363,628 $6,632,950 95.9%
6/5/2009 The Hangover $44,979,319 3,545 $277,322,503 $465,764,086 59.5%
Movies: 11Totals:  $1,061,659,719$2,456,364,513 
 Averages:$25,490,2362,677$96,514,520$223,305,86548.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/9/2018 A Wrinkle in Time $33,123,609 3,980 $93,718,321 $115,591,584 81.1%
2/10/2017 The Lego Batman Movie $53,003,468 4,088 $175,750,384 $310,940,997 56.5%
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted $17,005,126 3,194 $51,178,893 $79,312,301 64.5%
7/30/2010 Dinner for Schmucks $23,527,839 3,046 $73,026,337 $86,796,502 84.1%
12/4/2009 Up in the Air $1,181,450 2,218 $83,823,381 $166,842,739 50.2%
7/24/2009 G-Force $31,706,934 3,697 $119,436,770 $292,817,841 40.8%
5/9/2008 What Happens in Vegas... $20,172,474 3,255 $80,277,646 $218,535,708 36.7%
9/21/2007 Into the Wild $212,440 660 $18,354,356 $56,822,960 32.3%
3/23/2001 Heartbreakers $11,801,323 2,751 $40,334,024 $57,753,825 69.8%
Movies: 9Totals:  $735,900,112$1,385,414,457 
 Averages:$21,303,8512,988$81,766,679$153,934,94057.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 134 $1,061,659,719
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 872 $735,900,112
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 328 $1,502,451,448
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 157 $1,549,215,591
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,844 $248,362,635
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 300 $1,827,462,336
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 $1,394,704,794
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,997 $649,514,345
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 537 $1,508,581,553
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 210 $1,901,876,407
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,501-10,600) 10,554 $142,342,732
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 434 $2,049,499,139
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 132 $2,456,364,513
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,290 $1,385,414,457
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 406 $3,011,033,001
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 $3,451,091,998
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,415 $390,705,367
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 351 $3,876,961,475
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office 94 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office 43 167
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office 14 264
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office 20 235
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office 23 234
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office 43 161
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 95
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 466 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 134 84
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office 53 150
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office 15 238
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office 59 154
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office 44 170
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office 79 105
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office 72 105
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 415 23
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 101 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office 55 156
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office 14 249
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office 33 191
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office 31 208
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office 51 146
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office 82 113
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 407 31
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 57 $888,678,693
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 889 $6,363,628
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $17,356,894
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 30 $149,260,504
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 72 $975,155,021
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 967 $269,322
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $13,553,478
Top International Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 23 $405,726,973
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 64 $1,863,833,714
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,008 $6,632,950
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 220 $30,910,372
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Spin-Off Movies 23 $554,987,477
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 116 $912,399,215
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 195 $149,260,504
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 121 $988,977,821
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 96 $405,726,973
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 113 $1,901,377,036
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $554,987,477
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 45 $852,701,723
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 351 $42,340,598
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $149,260,504
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 437 $17,356,894
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 45 $914,549,847
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $60,874,496
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $405,726,973
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 465 $13,553,478
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies 44 $1,767,251,570
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 345 $103,215,094
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 132 $554,987,477
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 488 $30,910,372
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 423 $149,260,504
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 14 $870,058,617
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 45 $42,340,598
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $405,726,973
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 4 $928,103,325
Top International Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 24 $60,874,496
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 283 $554,987,477
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 7 $1,798,161,942
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 25 $103,215,094
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 935 $38,624,948
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies 14 $960,682,013
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 341 $149,260,504
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 897 $27,722,800
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies 16 $979,255,021
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 158 $405,726,973
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 933 $66,347,748
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies 13 $1,939,937,034
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 204 $554,987,477
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 16 $831,433,669
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 521 $14,904,426
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $149,260,504
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 19 $899,441,583
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 411 $13,900,000
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 58 $405,726,973
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 19 $1,730,875,252
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 484 $28,804,426
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 74 $554,987,477

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/10/2012 The Campaign Producer $86,907,746 $18,000,000 $104,907,746
8/2/2012 Craigslist Joe Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
Movies: 2Totals:$86,907,746$18,000,000$104,907,746
  Averages:$43,453,873$9,000,000$52,453,873


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/10/2012 The Campaign $26,588,460 3,302 $86,907,746 $104,907,746 82.8%
Movies: 1Totals:  $86,907,746$104,907,746 
 Averages:$26,588,4603,302$86,907,746$104,907,74682.8%



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