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Ricky Gervais

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,284,243,122 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,474)
Best-known acting roles: Dr. McPhee (Night at the Museum), Dr. McPhee (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Dr. McPhee (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb), Dominic Badguy (Muppets Most Wanted), Solorzano Argonaut (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World)
Best-known technical roles: The Invention of Lying (Director), The Invention of Lying (Screenwriter), The Invention of Lying (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Thomas M. Hammel, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$562,007,119$722,236,003$1,284,243,122
Leading3$31,818,875$30,818,617$62,637,492
Lead Ensemble Member1$113,746,621$242,800,000$356,546,621
(Unclassified)4$20,789,319$146,928,576$167,717,895
In Technical RolesDirector4$18,451,251$19,739,356$38,190,607
Screenwriter3$18,451,251$14,228,013$32,679,264
Producer1$18,451,251$14,228,013$32,679,264
Executive Producer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Ricky Gervais’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


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

April 5th, 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is the third film, and likely final film, in the Night at the Museum franchise. The previous two films were very profitable, but the films have never really won over critics. This film had the weakest run at the box office, but is it also the weakest in terms of quality? More...

2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 26th, 2014

This Thursday is Thanksgiving, which means this is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. In some ways, this is better than last year, as there were a wider number of big releases that would make great gifts. However, in other ways it is much weaker. I can't think of a single big franchise box set that came out this year. There are some smaller ones, like the Halloween Box Set, but while the franchise has lasted ten installments and 30 years, how many can you really say are worth repeated viewing? Fortunately, there were plenty of great films to come out this year, starting with what is currently the biggest hit of the year. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Muppets Most Wanted

August 7th, 2014

The Muppets was the first Muppet movie in more than a decade, but it was a big hit with critics and did very well in theaters for a live action family film. A sequel was inevitable, but as the opening song of Muppets Most Wanted, the sequel is rarely as good as the original. Is this the case here? Is it one of the rare exceptions? If not, is it still good enough to check out? More...

2014 Preview: March

March 1st, 2014

Divergent poster

2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 15th, 2013

January 15th, 2013

It is a rather shallow week on the home market. Taken 2 should come away with an easy win, but after that, there's almost nothing that will reach the top 30 for the week. Also, Taken 2 is not Pick of the Week material. I don't know if there is anything that is truly Pick of the Week material. Wake in Fright comes the closest, but the DVD or Blu-ray is still late, I hate giving this title when I'm still waiting for the screener. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Life's Too Short: Season One

January 13th, 2013

Life's Too Short is the latest show created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who have previously made The Office, Extras, etc. That's a really good pedigree, but it does set up high expectations. Can it live up to these expectations? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Blazing Samurai Ika Chu  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Special Correspondents   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Life on the Road David Brent  $0 $0 $0
2/12/2016 The Little Prince   $1,311,213 $102,218,295 $103,529,508
12/19/2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Dr. McPhee  $113,746,621 $242,800,000 $356,546,621
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted Dominic Badguy  $51,178,893 $28,133,408 $79,312,301
8/19/2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Solorzano Argonaut  $38,536,376 $42,144,807 $80,681,183
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying Mark Bellison  $18,451,251 $14,228,013 $32,679,264
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… Dr. McPhee  $177,243,721 $224,987,342 $402,231,063
9/19/2008 Ghost Town Bertram Pincus  $13,367,624 $16,590,604 $29,958,228
8/10/2007 Stardust Ferdy the Fence  $38,634,938 $98,387,307 $137,022,245
12/22/2006 Night at the Museum Dr. McPhee  $250,863,268 $328,583,139 $579,446,407
11/17/2006 For Your Consideration Martin Gibb  $5,549,923 $0 $5,549,923
8/19/2005 Valiant Bugsy  $19,478,106 $44,710,281 $64,188,387
Movies: 14Totals:$728,361,934$1,142,783,196$1,871,145,130
  Averages:$52,025,852$81,627,371$133,653,224

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 Life on the Road $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/19/2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb $17,100,520 3,914 $113,746,621 $356,546,621 31.9%
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying $7,027,472 1,743 $18,451,251 $32,679,264 56.5%
9/19/2008 Ghost Town $5,012,315 1,512 $13,367,624 $29,958,228 44.6%
Movies: 4Totals:  $145,565,496$419,184,113 
 Averages:$7,285,0771,792$36,391,374$104,796,02844.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted $17,005,126 3,194 $51,178,893 $79,312,301 64.5%
8/19/2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World $11,644,672 3,305 $38,536,376 $80,681,183 47.8%
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… $54,173,286 4,101 $177,243,721 $402,231,063 44.1%
8/10/2007 Stardust $9,169,779 2,565 $38,634,938 $137,022,245 28.2%
12/22/2006 Night at the Museum $30,433,781 3,768 $250,863,268 $579,446,407 43.3%
11/17/2006 For Your Consideration $372,012 625 $5,549,923 $5,549,923 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $562,007,119$1,284,243,122 
 Averages:$20,466,4432,926$93,667,853$214,040,52054.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 913 $145,565,496
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,379 $562,007,119
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,361 $707,572,615
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 651 $574,908,447
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,201-11,300) 11,271 $113,746,621
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,543 $728,361,934
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 711 $273,618,617
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,662 $722,236,003
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,072 $995,854,620
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 689 $736,464,016
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,912 $242,800,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,081 $1,142,783,196
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 777 $419,184,113
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,474 $1,284,243,122
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,111 $1,703,427,235
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 664 $1,311,372,463
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,101-7,200) 7,200 $356,546,621
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,206 $1,871,145,130
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 211 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 227 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 164 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 162 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 182 80
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 176 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 177 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 79
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 505 $145,565,496
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 364 $273,618,617
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 409 $419,184,113
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 700 $145,565,496
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 490 $273,618,617
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 561 $419,184,113
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $145,565,496
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 135 $273,618,617
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 141 $419,184,113
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 478 $113,746,621
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 758 $18,451,251
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $13,367,624
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 371 $242,800,000
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 642 $14,228,013
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 232 $16,590,604
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 415 $356,546,621
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 738 $32,679,264
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 265 $29,958,228
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,038 $31,818,875
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 413 $113,746,621
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 861 $30,818,617
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 260 $242,800,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 963 $62,637,492
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $356,546,621
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 655 $18,451,251
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 209 $113,746,621
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 468 $13,367,624
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 531 $14,228,013
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $242,800,000
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 353 $16,590,604
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 615 $32,679,264
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $356,546,621
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 416 $29,958,228

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2016 Special Correspondents Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Life on the Road Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 The Willoughbys Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 David Brent: Life on the Road Director $0 $5,511,343 $5,511,343
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$18,451,251 $14,228,013 $32,679,264
Movies: 5Totals:$18,451,251$19,739,356$38,190,607
  Averages:$3,690,250$3,947,871$7,638,121

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 Special Correspondents $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2016 Life on the Road $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2016 David Brent: Life on the Road $0 0 $0 $5,511,343 0.0%
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying $7,027,472 1,743 $18,451,251 $32,679,264 56.5%
Movies: 4Totals:  $18,451,251$38,190,607 
 Averages:$1,756,868436$4,612,813$9,547,65228.2%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying $7,027,472 1,743 $18,451,251 $32,679,264 56.5%
Movies: 1Totals:  $18,451,251$32,679,264 
 Averages:$7,027,4721,743$18,451,251$32,679,26456.5%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 Special Correspondents $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2016 Life on the Road $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying $7,027,472 1,743 $18,451,251 $32,679,264 56.5%
Movies: 3Totals:  $18,451,251$32,679,264 
 Averages:$2,342,491581$6,150,417$10,893,08856.5%


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