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James Gandolfini

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 37 films, with $1,284,083,810 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,092)
Best-known acting roles: Leon Panetta (Zero Dark Thirty), Carol (Where the Wild Things Are), Mayor (The Taking of Pelham 123), Leroy (The Mexican), Lieutenant Bobby Dougherty (Crimson Tide)
Most productive collaborators: Brad Pitt, Tony Scott, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Catherine Keener

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting13$533,657,068$325,600,211$859,257,279
Leading6$46,642,754$18,937,374$65,580,128
Cameo1$7,916,887$1,759,610$9,676,497
Inverviewee1$330,083$0$330,083
(Unclassified)16$217,604,386$131,635,437$349,239,823

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II

December 7th, 2014

This week on the Holiday Gift Guide, we tackle TV on DVD releases. As usual, I will only talk about first season and complete series updates, because you don't need me to tell you if Modern Family: Season Five on DVD would be a good gift or not. Do you know someone who owns and likes the first four seasons but doesn't have season five on DVD yet? Buy it. Or maybe not. Maybe they are waiting for it to come out on Blu-ray. Okay, bad example. But you get were I'm coming from. Unfortunately, this year's collection seems rather weak. There were only three new TV shows from last year that I really liked and there are not as many Full-Season Megasets to compensate. Worst still, some of these Megasets that are coming out are like True Blood or How I Met Your Mother and ended on a really weak note. More...

Limited Releases: Skeleton Key to Box Office Success

September 12th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There's a large number of limited releases, including a few that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. One of these is The Drop, but it is opening in too many theaters and I think that will hurt it at the box office. If I were to guess, The Skeleton Twins will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Earns Independence

November 28th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations. More...

Weekend Estimates: Prisoners Starts Awards Season

September 22nd, 2013

Ever since Argo won the Oscar for Best Picture, the industry has been talking and thinking about the strategy of releasing a film ahead of all the other award hopefuls and building buzz through the season. The first test of this theory comes this weekend with one wide release and one platform release. The wide release, Prisoners, will comfortably top the chart with a very respectable $21.4 million from 3,260 theaters. While hardly in record-setting territory, it is very close to Argo's $19.5 million from 3,232 venues. Audience responses have been good (with 90% audience positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, for example), but next week's drop will be a big indicator of whether the film will have the chops for an awards run: Argo declined just 15% in its second weekend. Prisoners will need to do something similar before there's real talk of nominations to come. More...

Rush Out to See Limited Releases this Weekend

September 20th, 2013

There are a few films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, including the The Wizard of Oz 3D re-release. This film might do well enough to reach the top ten. Rush opens in two theaters before expanding wide next weekend, so its per theater average is not as important, but could still do well. Enough Said is the big limited release hit of the week. The film has a lot of buzz, a sad real world story, and amazing reviews. It will likely come out on top. More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/12/2014 The Drop Cousin Marv  $10,724,389 $8,330,145 $19,054,534
2/21/2014 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Himself  $330,083 $0 $330,083
9/18/2013 Enough Said Albert  $17,550,872 $8,070,577 $25,621,449
7/2/2013 Nicky Deuce Bobby Eggs  $0 $0 $0
6/7/2013 Violet and Daisy Michael  $17,186 $0 $17,186
4/5/2013 Down the Shore Bailey  $6,558 $0 $6,558
3/15/2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Doug Munny  $22,537,881 $4,854,728 $27,392,609
12/21/2012 Not Fade Away Pat  $610,792 $0 $610,792
12/19/2012 Zero Dark Thirty Leon Panetta  $95,720,716 $38,891,719 $134,612,435
11/30/2012 Killing Them Softly Mickey  $14,945,541 $24,292,902 $39,238,443
10/29/2010 Welcome to the Rileys Doug Riley   $152,857 $203,062 $355,919
10/16/2009 Where the Wild Things Are Carol  $77,233,467 $21,890,189 $99,123,656
7/24/2009 In the Loop   $2,388,804 $5,400,000 $7,788,804
6/12/2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Mayor  $65,452,312 $86,912,058 $152,364,370
9/26/2008 Miracle at St. Anna   $7,916,887 $1,759,610 $9,676,497
9/7/2007 Romance and Cigarettes Nick Murder  $551,002 $2,680,249 $3,231,251
4/13/2007 Lonely Hearts Charles Hildebrandt  $188,565 $0 $188,565
9/22/2006 All the King's Men Tiny Duffy  $7,221,458 $2,300,000 $9,521,458
10/22/2004 Surviving Christmas Tom Valco  $11,198,345 $3,130,468 $14,328,813
10/31/2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Big Dave Brewster  $7,494,849 $14,000,000 $21,494,849
10/19/2001 The Last Castle Colonel Winter  $18,208,078 $2,333,590 $20,541,668
3/2/2001 The Mexican Leroy  $66,808,615 $78,429,635 $145,238,250
2/26/1999 8MM Eddie Poole  $36,443,442 $59,955,384 $96,398,826
12/25/1998 A Civil Action Al Love  $56,709,981 $0 $56,709,981
10/9/1998 The Mighty Kenny Kane  $2,652,246 $3,469,336 $6,121,582
1/16/1998 Fallen Lou  $25,310,938 $0 $25,310,938
8/29/1997 She's So Lovely Kiefer  $7,281,450 $0 $7,281,450
5/16/1997 Night Falls On Manhattan Joey Allegretto  $9,889,670 $0 $9,889,670
2/2/1996 The Juror Eddie  $22,730,924 $0 $22,730,924
10/20/1995 Get Shorty Bear  $72,021,008 $43,000,000 $115,021,008
5/12/1995 Crimson Tide Lieutenant Bobby Dougherty  $91,387,195 $68,000,000 $159,387,195
9/23/1994 Terminal Velocity Ben Pinkwater  $16,478,900 $0 $16,478,900
3/4/1994 Angie Vinnie  $9,252,349 $0 $9,252,349
10/1/1993 Mr. Wonderful Mike  $3,125,000 $0 $3,125,000
9/10/1993 Money for Nothing Billy Coyle  $1,044,824 $0 $1,044,824
9/10/1993 True Romance Virgil  $12,281,000 $28,980 $12,309,980
7/17/1992 A Stranger Among Us Tony Baldessari  $12,282,994 $0 $12,282,994
Movies: 37Totals:$806,151,178$477,932,632$1,284,083,810
  Averages:$21,787,870$12,917,098$34,704,968

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/12/2014 The Drop $4,104,552 1,192 $10,724,389 $19,054,534 56.3%
9/18/2013 Enough Said $232,800 835 $17,550,872 $25,621,449 68.5%
7/2/2013 Nicky Deuce $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/5/2013 Down the Shore $4,808 2 $6,558 $6,558 100.0%
10/29/2010 Welcome to the Rileys $42,145 11 $152,857 $355,919 42.9%
10/19/2001 The Last Castle $7,088,213 2,270 $18,208,078 $20,541,668 88.6%
Movies: 6Totals:  $46,642,754$65,580,128 
 Averages:$1,912,086718$7,773,792$10,930,02171.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/7/2013 Violet and Daisy $9,982 17 $17,186 $17,186 100.0%
3/15/2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone $10,177,257 3,160 $22,537,881 $27,392,609 82.3%
12/21/2012 Not Fade Away $19,182 565 $610,792 $610,792 100.0%
12/19/2012 Zero Dark Thirty $417,150 2,946 $95,720,716 $134,612,435 71.1%
11/30/2012 Killing Them Softly $6,812,900 2,424 $14,945,541 $39,238,443 38.1%
10/16/2009 Where the Wild Things Are $32,695,407 3,735 $77,233,467 $99,123,656 77.9%
6/12/2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 $23,373,102 3,077 $65,452,312 $152,364,370 43.0%
9/22/2006 All the King's Men $3,672,366 1,520 $7,221,458 $9,521,458 75.8%
3/2/2001 The Mexican $20,108,829 3,162 $66,808,615 $145,238,250 46.0%
12/25/1998 A Civil Action $70,079 2,069 $56,709,981 $56,709,981 100.0%
2/2/1996 The Juror $8,411,178 2,205 $22,730,924 $22,730,924 100.0%
5/12/1995 Crimson Tide $18,612,190 2,514 $91,387,195 $159,387,195 57.3%
9/10/1993 True Romance $4,023,420 1,254 $12,281,000 $12,309,980 99.8%
Movies: 13Totals:  $533,657,068$859,257,279 
 Averages:$9,877,1572,204$41,050,544$66,096,71476.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,656 $46,642,754
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,496 $533,657,068
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,320 $721,000,824
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,017 $390,753,278
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,818 $185,235,183
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,253 $7,916,887
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,315 $806,151,178
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,119 $18,937,374
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,466 $325,600,211
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,425 $454,282,833
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,613 $281,426,697
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 19,701-19,800) 19,738 $60,810,888
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,081 $1,759,610
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,823 $477,932,632
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,923 $65,580,128
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,023 $859,257,279
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,982 $1,175,283,657
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,306 $672,179,975
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,191 $246,046,071
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,281 $9,676,497
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,092 $1,284,083,810
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,229 $35,918,365
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 836 $10,724,389
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,615 $10,607,229
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 749 $8,330,145
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,408 $46,525,594
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 877 $19,054,534
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,389 $46,642,754
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,821 $18,937,374
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,641 $65,580,128
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 901 $46,642,754
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,157 $18,937,374
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,029 $65,580,128
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 768 $17,550,872
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 531 $29,091,882
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 725 $8,070,577
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 717 $10,866,797
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 812 $25,621,449
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 605 $39,958,679
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,175 $17,550,872
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 868 $29,091,882
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,095 $8,070,577
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,098 $10,866,797
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,204 $25,621,449
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 980 $39,958,679


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