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Charles Grodin

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 27 films, with $746,126,255 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,549)
Best-known acting roles: Murray Blum (Dave), George Newton (Beethoven), George Newton (Beethoven's 2nd), Tony Abbott (Heaven Can Wait), Jonathan “The Duke” Mardukas (Midnight Run)
Most productive collaborators: Brian Levant, Bonnie Hunt, Joe Medjuck, Noah Baumbach, Ben Stiller

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$87,188,886$6,487,811$93,676,697
Lead Ensemble Member2$73,459,163$0$73,459,163
Leading2$91,050,546$43,200,000$134,250,546
(Unclassified)17$406,739,849$38,000,000$444,739,849

Career Trend

This graph shows Charles Grodin’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: While We're Young

June 29th, 2015

While We're Young

While We're Young is the latest film from writer / director Noah Baumbach. He has a great streak going by his Tomatometer Scores and this film earned 84% positive reviews. However, the audience score is only 58% positive. That dichotomy is a bit troubling. Is this film designed to wow critics, but will leave the average moviegoer cold? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/3/2017 The Comedian Dick D’Angelo  $1,658,706 $0 $1,658,706
3/27/2015 While We're Young Leslie  $7,582,065 $5,841,111 $13,423,176
1/23/2015 The Humbling Jerry  $0 $0 $0
5/11/2007 The Ex Bob Kowalski  $3,091,922 $646,700 $3,738,622
4/1/1994 Clifford Martin Daniels  $7,347,669 $0 $7,347,669
12/17/1993 Beethoven's 2nd George Newton  $52,636,940 $0 $52,636,940
8/13/1993 Heart and Souls Harrison Winslow  $16,479,685 $0 $16,479,685
7/30/1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer Commandeered Driver  $11,585,483 $0 $11,585,483
5/7/1993 Dave Murray Blum  $63,270,710 $0 $63,270,710
4/3/1992 Beethoven George Newton  $56,979,478 $0 $56,979,478
8/17/1990 Taking Care of Business Spencer Barnes  $20,005,435 $0 $20,005,435
7/20/1988 Midnight Run Jonathan “The Duke” Mardukas  $38,413,606 $43,200,000 $81,613,606
1/15/1988 The Couch Trip George Maitlin  $11,005,304 $0 $11,005,304
5/15/1987 Ishtar Jim Harrison  $14,375,181 $0 $14,375,181
5/3/1985 Movers and Shakers Herb Derman  $311,321 $0 $311,321
8/15/1984 The Woman in Red Buddy  $25,308,147 $0 $25,308,147
1/27/1984 The Lonely Guy Warren Evans  $4,800,000 $0 $4,800,000
6/26/1981 The Great Muppet Caper Nicky Holiday  $31,206,251 $0 $31,206,251
1/30/1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman Vance Kramer  $20,259,000 $0 $20,259,000
12/19/1980 Seems Like Old Times District Attorney Ira J. Parks  $23,200,000 $0 $23,200,000
1/1/1980 It's My Turn Homer  $11,000,000 $0 $11,000,000
3/2/1979 Real Life Warren Yeager  $0 $0 $0
6/28/1978 Heaven Can Wait Tony Abbott  $98,800,000 $0 $98,800,000
12/17/1976 King Kong Fred Wilson  $52,614,445 $38,000,000 $90,614,445
6/24/1970 Catch-22 Capatin Aarfy Aardvark  $24,911,670 $0 $24,911,670
6/12/1968 Rosemary's Baby Dr. Hill  $33,395,426 $0 $33,395,426
12/23/1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Drummer  $28,200,000 $0 $28,200,000
Movies: 27Totals:$658,438,444$87,687,811$746,126,255
  Averages:$24,386,609$3,247,697$27,634,306

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/17/1993 Beethoven's 2nd $6,017,225 2,048 $52,636,940 $52,636,940 100.0%
8/13/1993 Heart and Souls $4,322,250 1,301 $16,479,685 $16,479,685 100.0%
4/3/1992 Beethoven $7,587,565 1,938 $56,979,478 $56,979,478 100.0%
7/20/1988 Midnight Run $5,506,290 1,161 $38,413,606 $81,613,606 47.1%
Movies: 4Totals:  $164,509,709$207,709,709 
 Averages:$5,858,3331,612$41,127,427$51,927,42786.8%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/3/2017 The Comedian $1,100,000 848 $1,658,706 $1,658,706 100.0%
3/27/2015 While We're Young $227,688 762 $7,582,065 $13,423,176 56.5%
1/23/2015 The Humbling $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/11/2007 The Ex $1,394,229 1,009 $3,091,922 $3,738,622 82.7%
7/30/1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer $3,466,930 1,349 $11,585,483 $11,585,483 100.0%
5/7/1993 Dave $7,306,755 1,916 $63,270,710 $63,270,710 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $87,188,886$93,676,697 
 Averages:$2,249,267981$14,531,481$15,612,78387.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 850 $164,509,709
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 16,401-16,500) 16,440 $87,188,886
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,516 $658,438,444
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,850 $82,699,934
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,769 $658,438,444
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,651 $43,200,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 38,001-38,100) 38,005 $6,487,811
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 17,501-17,600) 17,566 $87,687,811
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,970 $5,841,111
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 19,001-19,100) 19,077 $87,687,811
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,143 $207,709,709
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 26,301-26,400) 26,379 $93,676,697
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,914 $746,126,255
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,688 $88,541,045
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,549 $746,126,255
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 87 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 88 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 102 73
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 93 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 30 169
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 34 169
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 64 94
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 497 $148,030,024
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 29 $16,479,685
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,038 $43,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 698 $191,230,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 29 $16,479,685
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 652 $164,509,709
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,371 $43,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 897 $207,709,709
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 399 $148,030,024
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 515 $16,479,685
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 818 $43,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 544 $191,230,024
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 604 $16,479,685
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 430 $38,413,606
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 219 $126,096,103
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 474 $43,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 466 $81,613,606
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $126,096,103
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,193 $16,479,685
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 770 $38,413,606
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 423 $109,616,418
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 626 $43,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,310 $16,479,685
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 715 $81,613,606
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 586 $109,616,418
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 129 $164,509,709
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 291 $43,200,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $207,709,709


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