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Eric Idle

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $1,491,464,557 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,715)
Best-known acting roles: Merlin (Shrek the Third), Dibs (Casper), Waddlesworth (102 Dalmatians), Dr. Vosknocker (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut), Eunice (Hollywood Homicide)
Best-known technical roles: The Boxtrolls (Song Writer), The Wild (Song Writer)
Most productive collaborators: Christina Ricci, Brad Silberling, Bill Pullman, Colin Wilson, Ben Kingsley

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$596,110,381$686,784,766$1,282,895,147
Lead Ensemble Member1$20,008,693$0$20,008,693
Inverviewee1$30,975$0$30,975
(Unclassified)14$143,203,347$45,326,395$188,529,742
In Technical RolesSong Writer2$88,221,351$122,735,567$210,956,918

Career Trend

This graph shows Eric Idle’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
9/10/2010 Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Ever… Himself  $30,975 $0 $30,975
12/12/2008 Delgo Spig  $915,840 $0 $915,840
5/17/2007 Shrek the Third Merlin  $322,719,944 $484,610,992 $807,330,936
7/29/2005 The Aristocrats Himself  $6,377,461 $325,143 $6,702,604
4/9/2004 Ella Enchanted Narrator  $22,913,677 $0 $22,913,677
6/13/2003 Hollywood Homicide Eunice  $30,207,785 $20,201,968 $50,409,753
12/25/2002 Pinocchio (Voice - US version)  $3,681,811 $28,000,000 $31,681,811
11/22/2000 102 Dalmatians Waddlesworth  $66,941,559 $0 $66,941,559
8/27/1999 Dudley Do-Right Prospector  $9,818,792 $0 $9,818,792
6/30/1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Dr. Vosknocker  $52,037,603 $0 $52,037,603
5/15/1998 Quest for Camelot Devon  $22,772,500 $15,400,000 $38,172,500
2/27/1998 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood … Alan Smithee  $45,779 $0 $45,779
10/31/1997 The Wind in the Willows Rat  $72,844 $0 $72,844
5/26/1995 Casper Dibs  $100,328,194 $181,971,806 $282,300,000
4/30/1993 Splitting Heirs Tommy Butterfly Rainbow Peace Patel  $3,246,063 $0 $3,246,063
3/16/1990 Nuns on the Run Brian Hope  $10,959,015 $0 $10,959,015
3/10/1989 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Desmond/Berthold  $8,040,008 $0 $8,040,008
8/8/1986 The Transformers: The Movie Wreck-Gar  $5,849,647 $0 $5,849,647
7/26/1985 National Lampoon's European Vacation Bike Rider  $49,400,000 $0 $49,400,000
6/24/1983 Yellowbeard Commander Clement  $4,300,000 $0 $4,300,000
3/31/1983 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Various roles  $14,929,552 $0 $14,929,552
6/25/1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Various Roles  $327,958 $0 $327,958
8/17/1979 Life of Brian Various Roles  $20,008,693 $0 $20,008,693
5/10/1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail Various Roles  $3,427,696 $1,601,252 $5,028,948
Movies: 24Totals:$759,353,396$732,111,161$1,491,464,557
  Averages:$31,639,725$30,504,632$62,144,357

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/17/1979 Life of Brian $140,044 28 $20,008,693 $20,008,693 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $20,008,693$20,008,693 
 Averages:$140,04428$20,008,693$20,008,693100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/12/2008 Delgo $511,920 2,160 $915,840 $915,840 100.0%
5/17/2007 Shrek the Third $121,629,270 4,172 $322,719,944 $807,330,936 40.0%
4/9/2004 Ella Enchanted $6,169,030 2,149 $22,913,677 $22,913,677 100.0%
6/13/2003 Hollywood Homicide $11,112,632 2,840 $30,207,785 $50,409,753 59.9%
11/22/2000 102 Dalmatians $19,883,351 2,704 $66,941,559 $66,941,559 100.0%
6/30/1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut $14,774,666 2,128 $52,037,603 $52,037,603 100.0%
2/27/1998 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood … $20,000 0 $45,779 $45,779 100.0%
5/26/1995 Casper $22,091,975 2,757 $100,328,194 $282,300,000 35.5%
Movies: 8Totals:  $596,110,381$1,282,895,147 
 Averages:$24,524,1062,364$74,513,798$160,361,89379.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,193 $20,008,693
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,267 $596,110,381
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,216 $374,148,551
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 804 $476,215,379
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,464 $759,353,396
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,826 $686,784,766
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,047 $219,500,169
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 765 $686,784,766
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,154 $732,111,161
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,743 $20,008,693
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,476 $1,282,895,147
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,061 $593,648,720
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 760 $1,163,000,145
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,715 $1,491,464,557
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 134 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 104 64
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,463 $20,008,693
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,827 $20,008,693
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,929 $20,008,693
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,432 $20,008,693
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 424 $20,008,693
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 556 $20,008,693
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 750 $20,008,693
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 903 $20,008,693
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,011 $20,008,693
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,241 $20,008,693
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 650 $20,008,693
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 694 $20,008,693

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/26/2014 The Boxtrolls Song Writer $50,837,305 $61,108,946 $111,946,251
4/14/2006 The Wild Song "Really Nice Da… $37,384,046 $61,626,621 $99,010,667
Movies: 2Totals:$88,221,351$122,735,567$210,956,918
  Averages:$44,110,676$61,367,784$105,478,459




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