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C. Thomas Howell

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $1,710,604,837 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #865)
Best-known acting roles: Ray (The Amazing Spider-Man), Tyler (ET: The Extra-Terrestrial), Preston Webb (Hidalgo), George "Shorty" White (Woodlawn), Robert (Red Dawn)
Best-known technical roles: The Genesis Code (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Andrew Garfield, Marc Webb, Emma Stone, James Vanderbilt, Rhys Ifans

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting9$816,039,853$894,564,984$1,710,604,837
Leading7$85,462,630$0$85,462,630
Lead Ensemble Member2$28,284,719$0$28,284,719
(Unclassified)3$0$0$0
In Technical RolesDirector2$20,300$0$20,300

Career Trend

This graph shows C. Thomas Howell’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/17/2017 Attack of the Killer Donuts Officer Roberts  $0 $0 $0
11/3/2017 LBJ Walter Jenkins  $2,468,683 $0 $2,468,683
9/29/2017 A Question of Faith John Danielson  $2,587,072 $0 $2,587,072
10/16/2015 Woodlawn George "Shorty" White  $14,394,097 $9,606 $14,403,703
12/31/2014 Dirty Dealing   $0 $0 $0
1/15/2013 Wedding Day Russ DiMario  $0 $0 $0
7/3/2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Ray  $262,030,663 $495,859,604 $757,890,267
3/27/2012 Camel Spiders   $0 $0 $0
10/28/2011 Restitution   $2,664 $0 $2,664
4/6/2007 Fighting Words David Settles  $35,688 $0 $35,688
3/5/2004 Hidalgo Preston Webb  $67,286,731 $40,800,000 $108,086,731
2/21/2003 Gods and Generals Tom Chamberlain  $12,882,934 $41,002 $12,923,936
10/8/1993 Gettysburg Lieutenant Thomas D. Chamberlain  $10,731,997 $0 $10,731,997
10/24/1986 Soul Man Mark Watson  $27,316,198 $0 $27,316,198
2/21/1986 The Hitcher Jim Halsey  $5,844,868 $0 $5,844,868
6/14/1985 Secret Admirer Michael Ryan  $8,622,757 $0 $8,622,757
8/10/1984 Red Dawn Robert  $38,900,000 $0 $38,900,000
8/3/1984 Grandview, U.S.A. Tim Pearson  $4,743,119 $0 $4,743,119
3/16/1984 Tank William Carey  $11,131,530 $0 $11,131,530
3/25/1983 The Outsiders Ponyboy Curtis  $25,697,647 $0 $25,697,647
6/11/1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial Tyler  $435,110,554 $357,854,772 $792,965,326
Movies: 21Totals:$929,787,202$894,564,984$1,824,352,186
  Averages:$44,275,581$42,598,333$86,873,914

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/29/2017 A Question of Faith $1,025,489 661 $2,587,072 $2,587,072 100.0%
1/15/2013 Wedding Day $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/6/2007 Fighting Words $9,753 3 $35,688 $35,688 100.0%
10/24/1986 Soul Man $4,422,179 1,320 $27,316,198 $27,316,198 100.0%
2/21/1986 The Hitcher $2,134,214 794 $5,844,868 $5,844,868 100.0%
6/14/1985 Secret Admirer $2,414,984 1,300 $8,622,757 $8,622,757 100.0%
8/10/1984 Red Dawn $8,239,381 1,822 $38,900,000 $38,900,000 100.0%
8/3/1984 Grandview, U.S.A. $2,194,293 1,069 $4,743,119 $4,743,119 100.0%
3/25/1983 The Outsiders $5,068,165 1,002 $25,697,647 $25,697,647 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $113,747,349$113,747,349 
 Averages:$2,834,273886$12,638,594$12,638,594100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/3/2017 LBJ $1,110,565 659 $2,468,683 $2,468,683 100.0%
10/16/2015 Woodlawn $4,002,226 1,553 $14,394,097 $14,403,703 99.9%
7/3/2012 The Amazing Spider-Man $62,004,688 4,318 $262,030,663 $757,890,267 34.6%
10/28/2011 Restitution $1,779 1 $2,664 $2,664 100.0%
3/5/2004 Hidalgo $18,829,435 3,065 $67,286,731 $108,086,731 62.3%
2/21/2003 Gods and Generals $4,675,246 1,533 $12,882,934 $12,923,936 99.7%
10/8/1993 Gettysburg $0 0 $10,731,997 $10,731,997 100.0%
3/16/1984 Tank $4,035,960 1,332 $11,131,530 $11,131,530 100.0%
6/11/1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $11,911,430 3,010 $435,110,554 $792,965,326 54.9%
Movies: 9Totals:  $816,039,853$1,710,604,837 
 Averages:$11,841,2591,719$90,671,095$190,067,20483.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,035 $113,747,349
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 711 $816,039,853
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 834 $929,787,202
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,298 $290,318,046
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 838 $519,260,065
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,020 $929,787,202
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,168 $894,564,984
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,255 $894,564,984
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,027 $495,859,604
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,102 $398,664,378
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,557 $894,564,984
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,474 $113,747,349
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 865 $1,710,604,837
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 973 $1,824,352,186
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,121 $786,177,650
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,698 $917,924,443
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,214 $1,824,352,186
Highest Grossing Stars of 1983 at the Domestic Box Office 45 74
Highest Grossing Stars of 1984 at the Domestic Box Office 17 156
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 29 156
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 29 149
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 95 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 90 67
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 708 $88,049,702
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 630 $25,697,647
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,063 $88,049,702
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 764 $25,697,647
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 820 $113,747,349
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,212 $113,747,349
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 585 $88,049,702
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 365 $25,697,647
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 870 $88,049,702
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 499 $25,697,647
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 417 $38,900,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 640 $27,316,198
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 488 $33,063,526
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 301 $5,844,868
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 305 $8,622,757
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 537 $38,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 751 $27,316,198
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 654 $33,063,526
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 335 $5,844,868
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 363 $8,622,757
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,063 $25,697,647
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,265 $5,880,556
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 985 $2,587,072
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,181 $25,697,647
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,570 $5,880,556
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,049 $2,587,072
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 566 $30,440,766
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 607 $30,440,766

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/25/2010 The Genesis Code Director $20,300 $0 $20,300
12/31/1996 Pure Danger Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 2Totals:$20,300$0$20,300
  Averages:$10,150$0$10,150

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/25/2010 The Genesis Code $0 17 $20,300 $20,300 100.0%
12/31/1996 Pure Danger $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $20,300$20,300 
 Averages:$09$10,150$10,150100.0%


Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,742 $20,300
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,668 $20,300


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