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Richard Attenborough

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $303,289,110 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #465)
Best-known technical roles: Gandhi (Director), Gandhi (Producer), Shadowlands (Director), Shadowlands (Producer), In Love and War (Director)
Best-known acting roles: John Hammond (Jurassic Park), John Hammond (The Lost World: Jurassic Park), Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley (Elizabeth), Lunatic Wearing Glasses (A Bridge Too Far), Kriss Kringle (Miracle on 34th Street)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Jeff Goldblum, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Crichton

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting5$668,378,777$1,087,353,118$1,755,731,895
Leading3$28,940,357$29,100,000$58,040,357
Cameo1$50,800,000$0$50,800,000
Lead Ensemble Member1$30,017,647$0$30,017,647
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesDirector10$197,398,047$105,891,063$303,289,110
Producer7$108,595,148$105,891,063$214,486,211

Career Trend

This graph shows Richard Attenborough’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


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May 28th, 2013

The Great Escape is one of the greatest movies ever made. It recently made its Blu-ray debut on a 50th anniversary disc. However, early reviews were not great. The movie still stands the test of time, but many Blu-ray critics complained about the video quality. Were they being overly snobbish? Or is the video quality really that bad? More...

2013 Preview: April

April 1st, 2013

March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/20/2017 Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab   $0 $0 $0
11/6/1998 Elizabeth Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley  $30,082,699 $52,067,943 $82,150,642
5/22/1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park John Hammond  $229,086,679 $389,552,320 $618,638,999
12/25/1996 Hamlet English Ambassador  $4,501,094 $2,628,576 $7,129,670
11/18/1994 Miracle on 34th Street Kriss Kringle  $17,195,886 $29,100,000 $46,295,886
6/11/1993 Jurassic Park John Hammond  $395,708,305 $643,104,279 $1,038,812,584
12/16/1979 The Human Factor Colonel Daintry  $0 $0 $0
6/15/1977 A Bridge Too Far Lunatic Wearing Glasses  $50,800,000 $0 $50,800,000
12/19/1967 Doctor Dolittle Albert Blossom  $9,000,000 $0 $9,000,000
12/20/1966 The Sand Pebbles Frenchy Burgoyne Machinist Mate 2nd Class  $30,017,647 $0 $30,017,647
8/8/1963 The Great Escape Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett 'Big X'  $11,744,471 $0 $11,744,471
Movies: 11Totals:$778,136,781$1,116,453,118$1,894,589,899
  Averages:$70,739,707$101,495,738$172,235,445

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/18/1994 Miracle on 34th Street $2,753,208 1,255 $17,195,886 $46,295,886 37.1%
12/16/1979 The Human Factor $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/20/1966 The Sand Pebbles $0 0 $30,017,647 $30,017,647 100.0%
8/8/1963 The Great Escape $0 0 $11,744,471 $11,744,471 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $58,958,004$88,058,004 
 Averages:$688,302314$14,739,501$22,014,50179.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/6/1998 Elizabeth $275,131 624 $30,082,699 $82,150,642 36.6%
5/22/1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $72,132,785 3,565 $229,086,679 $618,638,999 37.0%
12/25/1996 Hamlet $90,684 93 $4,501,094 $7,129,670 63.1%
6/11/1993 Jurassic Park $50,159,460 2,778 $395,708,305 $1,038,812,584 38.1%
12/19/1967 Doctor Dolittle $0 0 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $668,378,777$1,755,731,895 
 Averages:$24,531,6121,412$133,675,755$351,146,37955.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,480 $58,958,004
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,036 $668,378,777
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,309 $727,336,781
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 502 $722,835,687
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 22,301-22,400) 22,354 $55,301,094
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 700 $50,800,000
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,399 $778,136,781
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,864 $29,100,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 829 $1,087,353,118
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 871 $1,116,453,118
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 433 $1,113,824,542
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 37,101-37,200) 37,115 $2,628,576
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,131 $1,116,453,118
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,680 $88,058,004
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 863 $1,755,731,895
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 990 $1,843,789,899
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 449 $1,836,660,229
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 29,901-30,000) 29,940 $57,929,670
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 921 $50,800,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,188 $1,894,589,899
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 169 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 21
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 157 21
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 248 $17,195,886
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 245 $11,744,471
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $29,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 211 $46,295,886
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 301-400) 333 $11,744,471
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,736 $28,940,357
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,582 $29,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,725 $58,040,357
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,338 $17,195,886
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 470 $11,744,471
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 981 $29,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,197 $46,295,886
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 632 $11,744,471
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 532 $28,940,357
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 442 $29,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 487 $58,040,357
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,058 $30,017,647
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 801-900) 837 $17,195,886
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 637 $29,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,170 $30,017,647
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 751 $46,295,886
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 516 $17,195,886
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $11,744,471
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 375 $29,100,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 434 $46,295,886
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies (Rank 101-200) 133 $11,744,471

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/14/2007 Closing the Ring Director,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
10/1/1999 Grey Owl Director,
Producer 
$314,505 $0 $314,505
12/18/1996 In Love and War Director,
Producer 
$14,481,231 $10,891,063 $25,372,294
12/29/1993 Shadowlands Director,
Producer 
$25,842,377 $0 $25,842,377
12/25/1992 Chaplin Producer,
Director 
$9,289,349 $0 $9,289,349
11/6/1987 Cry Freedom Director,
Producer 
$5,899,797 $20,000,000 $25,899,797
12/10/1985 A Chorus Line Director $14,202,899 $0 $14,202,899
12/8/1982 Gandhi Director,
Producer 
$52,767,889 $75,000,000 $127,767,889
11/8/1978 Magic Director $23,800,000 $0 $23,800,000
6/15/1977 A Bridge Too Far Director $50,800,000 $0 $50,800,000
Movies: 10Totals:$197,398,047$105,891,063$303,289,110
  Averages:$19,739,805$10,589,106$30,328,911

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/14/2007 Closing the Ring $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/1/1999 Grey Owl $162,360 70 $314,505 $314,505 100.0%
12/18/1996 In Love and War $2,515 1,612 $14,481,231 $25,372,294 57.1%
12/29/1993 Shadowlands $0 1,023 $25,842,377 $25,842,377 100.0%
12/25/1992 Chaplin $0 1,080 $9,289,349 $9,289,349 100.0%
11/6/1987 Cry Freedom $318,723 479 $5,899,797 $25,899,797 22.8%
12/10/1985 A Chorus Line $222,919 1,032 $14,202,899 $14,202,899 100.0%
12/8/1982 Gandhi $131,153 825 $52,767,889 $127,767,889 41.3%
11/8/1978 Magic $0 0 $23,800,000 $23,800,000 100.0%
6/15/1977 A Bridge Too Far $0 0 $50,800,000 $50,800,000 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $197,398,047$303,289,110 
 Averages:$83,767612$19,739,805$30,328,91180.1%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/14/2007 Closing the Ring $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/1/1999 Grey Owl $162,360 70 $314,505 $314,505 100.0%
12/18/1996 In Love and War $2,515 1,612 $14,481,231 $25,372,294 57.1%
12/29/1993 Shadowlands $0 1,023 $25,842,377 $25,842,377 100.0%
12/25/1992 Chaplin $0 1,080 $9,289,349 $9,289,349 100.0%
11/6/1987 Cry Freedom $318,723 479 $5,899,797 $25,899,797 22.8%
12/8/1982 Gandhi $131,153 825 $52,767,889 $127,767,889 41.3%
Movies: 7Totals:  $108,595,148$214,486,211 
 Averages:$87,822727$15,513,593$30,640,88770.2%



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