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Will Arnett

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $3,621,366,105 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #197)
Best-known acting roles: Batman (The Lego Movie), Batman/Bruce Wayne (The Lego Batman Movie), Mr. Perkins (Despicable Me), Vern Fenwick (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), The Missing Link (Monsters vs. Aliens)
Best-known technical roles: Mansome (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Chris Renaud

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting17$1,542,486,554$2,078,879,551$3,621,366,105
Leading6$525,936,020$540,290,591$1,066,226,611
Lead Ensemble Member4$303,827,617$242,126,147$545,953,764
Inverviewee1$18,395$0$18,395
(Unclassified)5$801,530$27,604$829,134
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$18,395$0$18,395
Producer1$0$0$0

Career Trend

This graph shows Will Arnett’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


2018 Preview: July

July 1st, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

June was amazing, with two absolute monster hits and a solid $100 million hit. By the end of the month, 2018’s lead over 2017 will be well over $500 million, or close to 10%. Even if 2018 only managed to maintain this lead in terms of raw numbers for the rest of the year, it will be a massive jump at the box office. As for July, there are a couple of potential monster hits, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Mission: Impossible—Fallout, plus four potential $100 million hits. Last July, there was only one monster hit, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and three $100 million hits. I don’t think 2018 will match 2017 at the top, but 2018 appears to have more depth and that should put it a little ahead over the full month. More...

2018 Preview: May

May 1st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

April was all about Avengers: Infinity War, which earned about as much during its opening weekend as the next two biggest films, A Quiet Place and Rampage, will earn in total. However, moving Infinity War to April has left a big gap for the first two weeks of May. It isn’t until Deadpool 2 debuts that we have a potential $100 million movie, while the week after Solo: A Star Wars Story closes the month on a strong note. Fortunately, both of those films are expected to earn more than $100 million during their opening weekends alone and combined could earn over $700 million domestically. Last May, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 helped the month get off to a fast start, but it was the only monster hit of the month. Infinity War opening a week early will mean the month will start slower, in terms of new releases, but Infinity War’s record-breaking debut should help 2018 come out ahead in the end. More...

2017 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

2016 Preview: June

June 1st, 2016

Finding Dory

May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 19th, 2014

August 19th, 2014

There are a number of big releases on this week's list, especially if you like TV on DVD. However, there are not a lot of releases in total. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the biggest release by a wide margin, but it is not the best. For that honor, I would have to chose Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 on Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Nut Job

April 13th, 2014

The Nut Job opened earlier this year and was a surprise hit more than doubling its production budget domestically. It did so well that a sequel is already in the works. Is this a good movie? Is it merely good enough for a kids movie? Or did it thrive because there wasn't a lot of competition when it opened? More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/27/2018 Teen Titans Go! To The Movies Slade Wilson/Deathstroke  $0 $0 $0
5/11/2018 Show Dogs Frank  $17,672,377 $13,071,561 $30,743,938
8/11/2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Surly  $28,370,522 $29,109,916 $57,480,438
2/2/2017 The Lego Batman Movie Batman/Bruce Wayne  $175,750,384 $135,104,062 $310,854,446
6/3/2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Main CMZ Reporter  $9,496,130 $40,990 $9,537,120
6/2/2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of … Vern Fenwick  $82,051,601 $163,572,247 $245,623,848
8/8/2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vern Fenwick  $191,204,754 $293,800,000 $485,004,754
2/6/2014 The Lego Movie Batman  $257,784,718 $199,944,670 $457,729,388
1/17/2014 The Nut Job Surly Squirrel  $64,251,538 $58,278,428 $122,529,966
5/18/2012 Mansome Himself  $18,395 $0 $18,395
2/17/2012 Kari gurashi no Arietti Pod  $19,192,510 $132,303,587 $151,496,097
7/9/2010 Despicable Me Mr. Perkins  $251,513,985 $291,981,048 $543,495,033
6/18/2010 Jonah Hex Lieutenant Grass  $10,547,117 $475,579 $11,022,696
1/29/2010 When in Rome   $32,680,633 $11,116,304 $43,796,937
9/25/2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men   $33,745 $0 $33,745
7/24/2009 G-Force Kip Killian  $119,436,770 $173,381,071 $292,817,841
3/27/2009 Monsters vs. Aliens The Missing Link  $198,351,526 $183,335,854 $381,687,380
12/31/2008 Spring Breakdown Ted  $0 $0 $0
8/20/2008 The Rocker Lex  $6,409,528 $2,357,810 $8,767,338
3/14/2008 Horton Hears a Who Vlad Vladikoff  $154,529,439 $144,948,447 $299,477,886
2/29/2008 Semi-Pro Lou Redwood  $33,479,698 $10,500,665 $43,980,363
10/19/2007 Wristcutters: A Love Story Messiah  $446,165 $27,604 $473,769
9/7/2007 The Brothers Solomon John Solomon  $900,926 $0 $900,926
8/3/2007 Hot Rod Jonathan  $13,938,332 $396,069 $14,334,401
6/29/2007 Ratatouille Horst  $206,445,654 $420,104,041 $626,549,695
4/6/2007 Grindhouse Announcer (segement "Don't")  $25,031,037 $25,156,752 $50,187,789
3/30/2007 Blades of Glory Stranz Van Waldenberg  $118,594,548 $27,000,000 $145,594,548
11/17/2006 Let's Go to Prison Nelson Biederman IV  $4,630,045 $0 $4,630,045
6/23/2006 The Great New Wonderful Danny  $150,142 $0 $150,142
4/28/2006 R.V. Todd  $71,724,497 $15,748,527 $87,473,024
3/31/2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Lone Gunslinger Vulture  $195,330,621 $456,568,661 $651,899,282
5/13/2005 Monster-in-Law Kit  $82,931,301 $73,000,000 $155,931,301
3/2/2001 Series 7: The Contenders Narrator  $171,478 $0 $171,478
Movies: 33Totals:$2,373,070,116$2,861,323,893$5,234,394,009
  Averages:$71,911,216$86,706,785$158,618,000

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/27/2018 Teen Titans Go! To The Movies $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/11/2018 Show Dogs $6,023,972 3,212 $17,672,377 $30,743,938 57.5%
8/11/2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature $8,342,311 4,003 $28,370,522 $57,480,438 49.4%
2/2/2017 The Lego Batman Movie $53,003,468 4,088 $175,750,384 $310,854,446 56.5%
6/2/2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of … $35,316,382 4,071 $82,051,601 $245,623,848 33.4%
2/6/2014 The Lego Movie $69,050,279 3,890 $257,784,718 $457,729,388 56.3%
1/17/2014 The Nut Job $19,405,000 3,472 $64,251,538 $122,529,966 52.4%
3/27/2009 Monsters vs. Aliens $59,321,095 4,136 $198,351,526 $381,687,380 52.0%
9/7/2007 The Brothers Solomon $508,601 700 $900,926 $900,926 100.0%
11/17/2006 Let's Go to Prison $2,220,050 1,495 $4,630,045 $4,630,045 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $829,763,637$1,612,180,375 
 Averages:$25,319,1162,907$82,976,364$161,218,03861.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/3/2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping $4,698,715 2,313 $9,496,130 $9,537,120 99.6%
8/8/2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65,575,105 3,980 $191,204,754 $485,004,754 39.4%
2/17/2012 Kari gurashi no Arietti $6,446,395 2,958 $19,192,510 $151,496,097 12.7%
7/9/2010 Despicable Me $56,397,125 3,602 $251,513,985 $543,495,033 46.3%
6/18/2010 Jonah Hex $5,379,365 2,825 $10,547,117 $11,022,696 95.7%
1/29/2010 When in Rome $12,350,041 2,456 $32,680,633 $43,796,937 74.6%
7/24/2009 G-Force $31,706,934 3,697 $119,436,770 $292,817,841 40.8%
8/20/2008 The Rocker $2,636,048 2,784 $6,409,528 $8,767,338 73.1%
3/14/2008 Horton Hears a Who $45,012,998 3,961 $154,529,439 $299,477,886 51.6%
2/29/2008 Semi-Pro $15,075,114 3,121 $33,479,698 $43,980,363 76.1%
8/3/2007 Hot Rod $5,310,711 2,607 $13,938,332 $14,334,401 97.2%
6/29/2007 Ratatouille $47,027,395 3,940 $206,445,654 $626,549,695 32.9%
4/6/2007 Grindhouse $11,596,613 2,629 $25,031,037 $50,187,789 49.9%
3/30/2007 Blades of Glory $33,014,202 3,467 $118,594,548 $145,594,548 81.5%
4/28/2006 R.V. $16,414,767 3,651 $71,724,497 $87,473,024 82.0%
3/31/2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $68,033,544 3,969 $195,330,621 $651,899,282 30.0%
5/13/2005 Monster-in-Law $23,105,133 3,424 $82,931,301 $155,931,301 53.2%
Movies: 17Totals:  $1,542,486,554$3,621,366,105 
 Averages:$26,457,6593,258$90,734,503$213,021,53661.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 202 $829,763,637
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 $1,542,486,554
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,138 $796,518,182
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 $1,732,581,600
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,684 $314,413,063
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 183 $2,373,070,116
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 273 $782,416,738
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 248 $2,078,879,551
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,596 $784,488,427
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 160 $2,340,255,811
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,134 $337,579,658
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 236 $2,861,323,893
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 227 $1,612,180,375
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 197 $3,621,366,105
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,284 $1,581,006,609
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 $4,072,837,411
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,544 $651,992,721
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 206 $5,234,394,009
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 264 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 293 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 116 112
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 277 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 290 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 275 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 260 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 275 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 160 92
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,420 $23,203,348
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 618 $28,370,522
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 102 $280,403,127
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 2 $433,535,102
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 17 $64,251,538
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,578 $13,071,561
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 582 $29,109,916
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $346,908,101
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 3 $335,048,732
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 16 $58,278,428
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,543 $36,274,909
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 628 $57,480,438
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $627,311,228
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Toy Movies 2 $768,583,834
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 21 $122,529,966
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,853 $23,203,348
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 184 $82,051,601
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 17 $724,508,688
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,069 $13,071,561
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $163,572,247
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 57 $605,772,930
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,069 $36,274,909
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 179 $245,623,848
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 33 $1,330,281,618
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,238 $23,203,348
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 14 $724,508,688
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 158 $82,051,601
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,348 $13,071,561
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 58 $605,772,930
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 129 $163,572,247
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,340 $36,274,909
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 37 $1,330,281,618
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 138 $245,623,848
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 39 $806,560,289
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 719 $23,203,348
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 92 $769,345,177
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 671 $13,071,561
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 63 $1,575,905,466
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 720 $36,274,909
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 646 $82,051,601
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,336 $5,530,971
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies 33 $742,181,065
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 484 $163,572,247
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies 96 $618,844,491
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 531 $245,623,848
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,651 $5,530,971
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies 57 $1,361,025,556
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 44 $433,535,102
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 501-600) 585 $4,630,045
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 584 $900,926
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 62 $280,403,127
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 119 $335,048,732
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 70 $346,908,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies 70 $768,583,834
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 501-600) 588 $4,630,045
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 601-700) 602 $900,926
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 64 $627,311,228

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/27/2018 Teen Titans Go! To The Movies Producer $0 $0 $0
5/18/2012 Mansome Executive Producer $18,395 $0 $18,395
Movies: 2Totals:$18,395$0$18,395
  Averages:$9,198$0$9,198


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/27/2018 Teen Titans Go! To The Movies $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,502 $18,395
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,455 $18,395


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