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Sean Astin

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 40 films, with $3,860,857,643 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #372)
Best-known acting roles: Sam (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Sam (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Bill (Click), Doug Whitmore (50 First Dates)
Most productive collaborators: Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Barrie M. Osborne, Liv Tyler

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting10$1,393,998,269$2,147,761,351$3,541,759,620
Lead Ensemble Member7$100,301,269$1,427,484$101,728,753
Leading6$23,928,955$0$23,928,955
Narrator1$23,043$0$23,043
(Unclassified)16$193,042,145$375,127$193,417,272

Career Trend

This graph shows Sean Astin’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


Featured TV on DVD Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete First Season

October 4th, 2014

This is the fourth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series and the third animated series. Season three has already started airing on TV and the first season was previously released on three separate volumes, while I reviewed the first DVD release from Season Two. Yeah, it's a bit of a mess. Since this DVD has been released previously, the real question is whether or not it is worth the double-dip? Or if it is worth picking up for those who missed it the first time. More...

2014 Preview: May

May 1st, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutagen Mayhem

March 9th, 2014

The latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series started in 2012. After the 1987 cartoon ended in 1996, there have been a number of attempts to reboot the franchise on TV as well as in theaters. Not all of them worked. (The less said about the Saban series, the better.) Can the latest series thrive where some of the others have failed? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/25/2017 Unleashed Carl  $0 $0 $0
1/13/2017 Bad Kids of Crestview Academy   $0 $0 $0
11/1/2016 Swing State Bob Bernard  $0 $0 $0
10/16/2015 Woodlawn Hank  $14,394,097 $9,606 $14,403,703
9/8/2015 Checkmate   $0 $0 $0
5/15/2015 The Surface   $0 $0 $0
3/20/2015 Do You Believe? Dr. Farell  $12,985,600 $1,319,850 $14,305,450
10/3/2014 The Hero of Color City Horatio (The Bee)  $32,188 $0 $32,188
8/1/2014 Cabin Fever: Patient Zero Porter  $0 $0 $0
7/15/2014 Video Games: The Movie Narrator  $23,043 $0 $23,043
5/9/2014 Moms’ Night Out Sean  $10,429,707 $107,634 $10,537,341
3/28/2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib Tanner  $0 $0 $0
10/28/2011 And They're Off Dusty Sanders  $0 $0 $0
9/16/2011 Stay Cool Big Girl  $0 $0 $0
9/26/2008 Forever Strong Marcus  $719,556 $0 $719,556
10/12/2007 The Final Season Kent Stock  $1,159,691 $0 $1,159,691
3/23/2007 What Love Is George  $18,901 $0 $18,901
6/23/2006 Click Bill  $137,355,633 $100,329,456 $237,685,089
3/31/2006 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing a… Joe Buco  $349,132 $148,063 $497,195
8/2/2005 Elvis Has Left the Building Aaron  $0 $0 $0
4/8/2005 Smile   $32,833 $0 $32,833
2/18/2005 Bigger Than the Sky Ken Zorbell  $20,149 $0 $20,149
2/13/2004 50 First Dates Doug Whitmore  $120,776,832 $75,543,497 $196,320,329
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … Sam  $377,845,905 $763,557,436 $1,141,403,341
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Sam  $342,548,984 $592,150,661 $934,699,645
12/19/2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee  $315,544,750 $571,666,235 $887,210,985
3/10/2000 Deterrence Ralphie  $144,583 $227,064 $371,647
5/15/1998 Bulworth Gary  $26,528,684 $2,674,699 $29,203,383
7/12/1996 Courage Under Fire Patella  $59,003,384 $41,829,761 $100,833,145
12/23/1994 Safe Passage Izzy Singer  $1,607,000 $0 $1,607,000
10/13/1993 Rudy Rudy Reuttiger  $22,750,363 $0 $22,750,363
9/11/1992 Where the Day Takes You Greg Burtis  $390,152 $0 $390,152
5/22/1992 Encino Man Dave Morgan  $40,057,130 $0 $40,057,130
4/26/1991 Toy Soldiers Billy Tepper  $15,073,942 $0 $15,073,942
10/12/1990 Memphis Belle Sgt. Richard 'Rascal' Moore, Ball turret  $27,385,582 $0 $27,385,582
12/8/1989 The War of the Roses Josh at 17  $83,699,711 $0 $83,699,711
11/10/1989 Staying Together Duncan McDermott  $4,348,025 $0 $4,348,025
10/2/1987 Like Father Like Son Trigger  $34,377,585 $0 $34,377,585
1/1/1987 White Water Summer Alan  $300,859 $0 $300,859
6/7/1985 The Goonies Mikey  $61,389,680 $0 $61,389,680
Movies: 40Totals:$1,711,293,681$2,149,563,962$3,860,857,643
  Averages:$42,782,342$53,739,099$96,521,441

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/25/2017 Unleashed $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/1/2016 Swing State $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/20/2015 Do You Believe? $3,591,282 1,356 $12,985,600 $14,305,450 90.8%
10/3/2014 The Hero of Color City $24,260 69 $32,188 $32,188 100.0%
5/9/2014 Moms’ Night Out $4,311,083 1,046 $10,429,707 $10,537,341 99.0%
10/28/2011 And They're Off $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/16/2011 Stay Cool $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/12/2007 The Final Season $664,351 1,011 $1,159,691 $1,159,691 100.0%
3/23/2007 What Love Is $11,583 42 $18,901 $18,901 100.0%
10/13/1993 Rudy $0 1,465 $22,750,363 $22,750,363 100.0%
9/11/1992 Where the Day Takes You $0 0 $390,152 $390,152 100.0%
4/26/1991 Toy Soldiers $4,182,300 1,358 $15,073,942 $15,073,942 100.0%
6/7/1985 The Goonies $9,105,913 1,705 $61,389,680 $61,389,680 100.0%
Movies: 13Totals:  $124,230,224$125,657,708 
 Averages:$1,683,906619$9,556,171$9,665,97898.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/16/2015 Woodlawn $4,002,226 1,553 $14,394,097 $14,403,703 99.9%
8/1/2014 Cabin Fever: Patient Zero $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/28/2014 Boys of Abu Ghraib $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/23/2006 Click $40,011,365 3,764 $137,355,633 $237,685,089 57.8%
2/13/2004 50 First Dates $39,852,237 3,612 $120,776,832 $196,320,329 61.5%
12/17/2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of … $72,629,713 3,703 $377,845,905 $1,141,403,341 33.1%
12/18/2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $62,007,528 3,622 $342,548,984 $934,699,645 36.6%
12/19/2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship… $47,211,490 3,381 $315,544,750 $887,210,985 35.6%
5/15/1998 Bulworth $141,816 2,051 $26,528,684 $29,203,383 90.8%
7/12/1996 Courage Under Fire $12,501,586 2,001 $59,003,384 $100,833,145 58.5%
Movies: 10Totals:  $1,393,998,269$3,541,759,620 
 Averages:$27,835,7962,369$139,399,827$354,175,96259.2%

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) 1,004 $124,230,224
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 228 $1,393,998,269
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 263 $1,711,261,493
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 213 $1,370,128,153
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,701-10,800) 10,717 $120,416,107
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 369 $1,711,293,681
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,296 $1,427,484
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 216 $2,147,761,351
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 274 $2,149,563,962
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 191 $2,104,684,375
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 23,701-23,800) 23,790 $41,829,761
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 404 $2,149,563,962
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,457 $125,657,708
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 209 $3,541,759,620
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 250 $3,860,825,455
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 203 $3,474,812,528
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,601-16,700) 16,652 $162,245,868
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 372 $3,860,857,643
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 60 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 70 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 73 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 154 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 112 61
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 155 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 34
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 739 $85,227,327
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 794 $15,073,942
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 179 $23,910,054
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,288 $1,427,484
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,101 $86,654,811
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 913 $15,073,942
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 258 $23,910,054
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 789 $124,179,135
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 401-500) 447 $32,188
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,965 $1,427,484
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,192 $125,606,619
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 501-600) 505 $32,188
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 548 $100,269,081
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 636 $32,188
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $23,910,054
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,979 $1,427,484
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 797 $101,696,565
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 709 $32,188
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 315 $23,910,054
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 618 $71,851,575
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 520 $15,073,942
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 458 $37,285,806
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,069 $107,634
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,198 $1,319,850
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 799 $71,959,209
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 660 $15,073,942
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 617 $38,605,656
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,256 $12,985,600
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,098 $15,482,995
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 460 $95,729,441
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $32,188
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,342 $1,319,850
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,003 $107,634
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,359 $14,305,450
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,353 $15,482,995
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 616 $95,837,075
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 201-300) 208 $32,188
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 403 $61,389,680
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 311 $48,254,012
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 517 $107,634
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 530 $61,389,680
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 407 $48,361,646


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