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Kumail Nanjiani

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $471,947,081 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6,534)
Best-known acting roles: Jared The Airport Security Guard (Central Intelligence), Jay (The Lego Ninjago Movie), Kumail (The Big Sick), Keanu (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Mehar (Fist Fight)
Best-known technical roles: The Big Sick (Screenwriter), The Big Sick (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Michael Showalter, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Emily V. Gordon, Ray Romano

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting10$256,527,155$215,419,926$471,947,081
Lead Ensemble Member2$102,154,022$73,631,670$175,785,692
Leading1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)2$0$0$0
In Technical RolesScreenwriter1$42,872,467$10,132,981$53,005,448
Executive Producer1$42,872,467$10,132,981$53,005,448

Career Trend

This graph shows Kumail Nanjiani’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 Awards Season: Oscars: And the Winner is... The Shape of Water for Best Picture

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. We will announce the winners and have our reactions as they happen, while keeping track of how our readers did in predicting the outcomes. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations: Final Look

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in Italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. For example, I will be happy no matter who wins Best Supporting Actress. One last note: The contest is still going and the leading for Best Picture Switched from The Shape of Water to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to tied over the time I was writing this story. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it. Guessing the best picture correctly will go a long way to winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards Winners

March 3rd, 2018

Get Out

The Independent Spirit Awards were handed out tonight, and Get Out was the big winner, sort of. It earned two Awards, including the two most prestigious, awards. However, it wasn’t the only film to pick up two awards tonight. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 27th, 2018

Get Out

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try to figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two Screenwriting Categories, ending with with Best Original Screenplay. This category is actually competitive, which is the first time I’ve been able to say that so far this year. In fact, there are three nominees that have a reasonable shot at winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations

January 23rd, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at just after 5 am Pacific time. They do this every year and no one has been able to adequately explain why to me. At least there were some interesting results this year. The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, which is one below the current record and nearly as many as the next two films combined. Overall, there were seventeen films that earned two or more nominations. More...

2017 Awards Season: WGA Nominations

January 4th, 2018

The Big Sick

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group to announce award nominees. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards for, but only three of them are for theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, and not a lot of surprises. The Big Sick, Lady Bird, The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Shape of Water… We've seen almost all of these films appear on lists of nominations before. More...

2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Classics, Foreign Imports

December 16th, 2017

The Big Sick

Both the first installment First-run Releases and the second installment, TV on DVD releases, were shorter than I would have liked, as this hasn’t been a great year for either wide releases or TV on DVD releases. That said, the third installment of our Holiday Gift Guide deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports and this list can get out of hand rather quickly. There will more releases on this list than the previous two, starting with... More...

2017 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 22nd, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced yesterday and thus the 2017 Awards Season begins. The movie with the most nominations is Call Me by Your Name, which opens on Friday. This is amazingly good timing. It’s not the only film that should get a financial boost. More...

Home Market Releases for September 19th, 2017

September 20th, 2017

The Big Sick

I think it is a really good week on the home market. The biggest release of the week is Wonder Woman, which is also one of the best wide releases of the year. The extras are strong and the Blu-ray Combo Pack / 3D Combo Pack are Pick of the Week contenders. It isn’t the winner, as The Big Sick is one of the best movies I’ve seen all year and the DVD / Blu-ray Combo Pack is loaded with extras. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: The Big Sick

September 17th, 2017

The Big Sick

The Big Sick is the biggest limited release of the year earning over $40 million. This puts it ahead of many wide releases, including Ghost in the Shell, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and King Arthur Legend of the Sword, all of which cost more than $100 million to make. Is this film as good as its box office numbers? Or did it benefit from an historically weak summer? More...

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Sick and Tired

June 23rd, 2017

The Big Sick

Not many limited releases are earning any real buzz this week. The Beguiled has the best pedigree and its reviews might be good enough to help it thrive in theaters. The Bad Batch is the biggest in terms of theaters, but its box office potential is close to zero. This leaves The Big Sick as the best new release. That said, if you are not near one of the five theaters it is playing, you could always stay home and binge GLOW on Netflix. I reviewed it this week and it is worth the praise. More...

The Big Sick Trailer

June 12th, 2017

Romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano, directed by Judd Apatow opens June 23 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Silicon Valley: Season 2

April 16th, 2016

Silicon Valley: Season 2

Silicon Valley started in 2014 with an eight-episode first season. I didn't get a chance to review the first season, but I did see a few of the episodes and liked what I saw. Does it get better in season two? And is the DVD or Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Stuber Stu  $0 $0 $0
4/27/2018 Duck Butter Jake  $6,877 $0 $6,877
9/22/2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie Jay  $59,281,555 $63,498,689 $122,780,244
6/23/2017 The Big Sick Kumail  $42,872,467 $10,132,981 $53,005,448
2/17/2017 Fist Fight Mehar  $32,187,017 $8,100,000 $40,287,017
10/7/2016 The Late Bloomer   $0 $0 $0
9/30/2016 Flock of Dudes   $0 $0 $0
9/9/2016 Brother Nature Riggleman  $0 $0 $0
7/8/2016 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Keanu  $46,009,673 $29,900,000 $75,909,673
6/17/2016 Central Intelligence Jared The Airport Security Guard  $127,440,871 $89,755,940 $217,196,811
3/25/2015 Loaded   $0 $0 $0
2/20/2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Brad  $12,314,651 $137,950 $12,452,601
7/18/2014 Sex Tape Punit  $38,543,473 $87,526,036 $126,069,509
10/4/2013 Bad Milo Bobbi  $19,613 $0 $19,613
9/6/2013 Hell Baby Cable Guy  $4,980 $0 $4,980
Movies: 15Totals:$358,681,177$289,051,596$647,732,773
  Averages:$23,912,078$19,270,106$43,182,185

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Stuber $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/22/2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie $20,433,071 4,047 $59,281,555 $122,780,244 48.3%
6/23/2017 The Big Sick $421,577 2,597 $42,872,467 $53,005,448 80.9%
Movies: 3Totals:  $102,154,022$175,785,692 
 Averages:$6,951,5492,215$34,051,341$58,595,23164.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/27/2018 Duck Butter $2,797 2 $6,877 $6,877 100.0%
2/17/2017 Fist Fight $12,201,873 3,185 $32,187,017 $40,287,017 79.9%
9/30/2016 Flock of Dudes $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/9/2016 Brother Nature $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/8/2016 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates $16,628,170 3,008 $46,009,673 $75,909,673 60.6%
6/17/2016 Central Intelligence $35,535,250 3,508 $127,440,871 $217,196,811 58.7%
2/20/2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 $5,963,324 2,901 $12,314,651 $12,452,601 98.9%
7/18/2014 Sex Tape $14,608,152 3,062 $38,543,473 $126,069,509 30.6%
10/4/2013 Bad Milo $4,503 11 $19,613 $19,613 100.0%
9/6/2013 Hell Baby $4,980 10 $4,980 $4,980 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $256,527,155$471,947,081 
 Averages:$8,494,9051,569$25,652,716$47,194,70878.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,137 $102,154,022
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,872 $256,527,155
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,412 $299,399,622
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,610 $102,159,002
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,639 $256,522,175
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,851 $358,681,177
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,338 $73,631,670
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,321 $215,419,926
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,789 $225,552,907
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,157 $73,631,670
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,958 $215,419,926
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,845 $289,051,596
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,229 $175,785,692
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,534 $471,947,081
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,896 $524,952,529
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,877 $175,790,672
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,163 $471,942,101
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,409 $647,732,773
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 455 36
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 440 36
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $42,872,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 34 $59,281,555
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 218 $10,132,981
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 39 $63,498,689
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 161 $53,005,448
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 34 $122,780,244
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,467 $42,872,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 291 $59,281,555
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,142 $10,132,981
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 313 $63,498,689
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,811 $53,005,448
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 308 $122,780,244
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 381 $59,281,555
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 186 $42,872,467
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 375 $63,498,689
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 273 $10,132,981
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 383 $122,780,244
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $53,005,448
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 676 $59,281,555
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 176 $42,872,467
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 687 $63,498,689
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 259 $10,132,981
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 683 $122,780,244
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 213 $53,005,448
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 712 $42,872,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 609 $59,281,555
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,122 $10,132,981
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 509 $63,498,689
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 889 $53,005,448
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 563 $122,780,244
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 408 $59,281,555
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 101-200) 133 $42,872,467
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 371 $63,498,689
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $10,132,981
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 400 $122,780,244
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 223 $53,005,448

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/23/2017 The Big Sick Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$42,872,467 $10,132,981 $53,005,448
Movies: 1Totals:$42,872,467$10,132,981$53,005,448
  Averages:$42,872,467$10,132,981$53,005,448


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