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Christopher Guest

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $937,057,049 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,279)
Best-known acting roles: Ivan the Terrible (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Dr. Stone (A Few Good Men), Slamfist/Scratch-It (Small Soldiers), Nathan Goldfrappe (The Invention of Lying), Mark Shubb (A Mighty Wind)
Best-known technical roles: A Mighty Wind (Director), Almost Heroes (Director), Best in Show (Director), The Big Picture (Director), For Your Consideration (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Amy Adams, Robert Ben Garant

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading5$49,413,830$2,995,235$52,409,065
Supporting4$245,792,252$125,989,322$371,781,574
Lead Ensemble Member1$177,243,721$224,987,342$402,231,063
Cameo1$38,747,385$0$38,747,385
Inverviewee1$62,684$0$62,684
(Unclassified)7$55,025,278$16,800,000$71,825,278
In Technical RolesDirector7$50,970,779$2,995,235$53,966,014

Career Trend

This graph shows Christopher Guest’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


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 29th, 2013

October 28th, 2013

Like last week, the home market is rather slow this week. There are more than 200 new releases, which is a step up from last week when there were only 161, at least according to Amazon.com. But even so, this week is arguably worse, if you only look at the top releases. The number one release is Monsters University, but number two is R.I.P.D., which bombed both in theaters and with critics. There are not even a few limited releases to help fill out the list, like we had last week. In fact, I'm pretty sure the Christmas Releases outnumber the non-Christmas releases by a sizable margin. Fortunately, there are two contenders for Pick of the Week, including Monsters University on Blu-ray Collector's Edition or 3D Combo Pack and Degrassi: Season 12. The former is the Pick of the Week, while the latter takes home the rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2016 Mascots   $0 $0 $0
9/25/2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead The Story… Himself  $62,684 $0 $62,684
10/2/2009 The Invention of Lying Nathan Goldfrappe  $18,451,251 $14,228,013 $32,679,264
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… Ivan the Terrible  $177,243,721 $224,987,342 $402,231,063
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself  $0 $0 $0
11/17/2006 For Your Consideration Jay Berman  $5,549,923 $0 $5,549,923
12/9/2005 Mrs. Henderson Presents Lord Cromer  $11,036,366 $16,800,000 $27,836,366
4/16/2003 A Mighty Wind Mark Shubb  $17,583,468 $921,071 $18,504,539
9/27/2000 Best in Show Harlan Pepper  $18,621,249 $2,074,164 $20,695,413
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers Slamfist/Scratch-It  $55,143,823 $16,600,000 $71,743,823
1/31/1997 Waiting for Guffman Corky St. Clair  $2,922,988 $0 $2,922,988
12/11/1992 A Few Good Men Dr. Stone  $141,340,178 $95,159,822 $236,500,000
9/25/1987 The Princess Bride Count Rugen  $30,857,000 $1,487 $30,858,487
1/1/1987 Beyond Therapy Bob  $790,000 $0 $790,000
12/19/1986 Little Shop of Horrors The First Customer  $38,747,385 $0 $38,747,385
3/2/1984 This is Spinal Tap Nigel Tufnel (Lead Guitar, Vocals)  $4,736,202 $0 $4,736,202
12/18/1981 Heartbeeps Calvin  $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
5/16/1980 The Long Riders Charlie Ford  $15,198,912 $0 $15,198,912
7/1/1974 Death Wish Patrolman Jackson Reilly  $22,000,000 $0 $22,000,000
Movies: 19Totals:$566,285,150$370,771,899$937,057,049
  Averages:$29,804,482$19,514,310$49,318,792

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/22/2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Sm… $54,173,286 4,101 $177,243,721 $402,231,063 44.1%
11/17/2006 For Your Consideration $372,012 625 $5,549,923 $5,549,923 100.0%
4/16/2003 A Mighty Wind $2,112,140 770 $17,583,468 $18,504,539 95.0%
9/27/2000 Best in Show $413,436 497 $18,621,249 $20,695,413 90.0%
1/31/1997 Waiting for Guffman $37,990 64 $2,922,988 $2,922,988 100.0%
3/2/1984 This is Spinal Tap $30,835 206 $4,736,202 $4,736,202 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $226,657,551$454,640,128 
 Averages:$9,523,2831,044$37,776,259$75,773,35588.2%

Supporting Roles


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%
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers $14,047,592 2,613 $55,143,823 $71,743,823 76.9%
12/11/1992 A Few Good Men $15,517,468 2,201 $141,340,178 $236,500,000 59.8%
9/25/1987 The Princess Bride $206,243 788 $30,857,000 $30,858,487 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $245,792,252$371,781,574 
 Averages:$9,199,6941,836$61,448,063$92,945,39473.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 658 $226,657,551
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,146 $245,792,252
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,356 $472,393,942
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,544 $232,387,544
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,458 $159,854,113
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 864 $38,747,385
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,168 $566,285,150
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 776 $227,982,577
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 13,301-13,400) 13,397 $125,989,322
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,614 $354,171,899
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,800 $241,587,342
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 13,201-13,300) 13,207 $109,387,835
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,201 $370,771,899
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 747 $454,640,128
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,307 $371,781,574
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,344 $826,565,841
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,702 $473,974,886
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,296 $269,241,948
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,028 $38,747,385
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,279 $937,057,049
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 104 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 115 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 122 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 112 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 89
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 89
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,033 $49,413,830
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 185 $177,243,721
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,038 $2,995,235
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 184 $224,987,342
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,362 $52,409,065
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $402,231,063
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 496 $226,657,551
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 548 $227,982,577
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 534 $454,640,128
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 882 $49,413,830
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $177,243,721
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,775 $2,995,235
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 161 $224,987,342
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,135 $52,409,065
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 148 $402,231,063
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 355 $177,243,721
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 508 $49,413,830
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 390 $224,987,342
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 847 $2,995,235
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 376 $402,231,063
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 614 $52,409,065
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 908 $41,754,640
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,491 $2,922,988
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 295 $177,243,721
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,249 $2,995,235
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 282 $224,987,342
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,058 $44,749,875
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,773 $2,922,988
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 279 $402,231,063
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 548 $36,204,717
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $177,243,721
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 158 $4,736,202
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 596 $2,995,235
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 164 $224,987,342
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 601 $39,199,952
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $402,231,063
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $4,736,202

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2016 Mascots Director $0 $0 $0
11/17/2006 For Your Consideration Director $5,549,923 $0 $5,549,923
4/16/2003 A Mighty Wind Director $17,583,468 $921,071 $18,504,539
9/27/2000 Best in Show Director $18,621,249 $2,074,164 $20,695,413
5/29/1998 Almost Heroes Director $6,175,688 $0 $6,175,688
1/31/1997 Waiting for Guffman Director $2,922,988 $0 $2,922,988
9/15/1989 The Big Picture Director $117,463 $0 $117,463
Movies: 7Totals:$50,970,779$2,995,235$53,966,014
  Averages:$7,281,540$427,891$7,709,431

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2016 Mascots $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/17/2006 For Your Consideration $372,012 625 $5,549,923 $5,549,923 100.0%
4/16/2003 A Mighty Wind $2,112,140 770 $17,583,468 $18,504,539 95.0%
9/27/2000 Best in Show $413,436 497 $18,621,249 $20,695,413 90.0%
5/29/1998 Almost Heroes $2,837,928 2,048 $6,175,688 $6,175,688 100.0%
1/31/1997 Waiting for Guffman $37,990 64 $2,922,988 $2,922,988 100.0%
9/15/1989 The Big Picture $0 0 $117,463 $117,463 100.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $50,970,779$53,966,014 
 Averages:$824,787572$7,281,540$7,709,43197.5%




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