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Dan Aykroyd

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 62 films, with $4,034,041,335 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #345)
Best-known acting roles: Cabbie (Ghostbusters), Captain Jesse Thurman (Pearl Harbor), Yogi Bear (Yogi Bear), Don (Tammy), Captain Tucker (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry)
Best-known technical roles: Ghostbusters (Executive Producer), Ghostbusters (Screenwriter), Dragnet (Screenwriter), The Blues Brothers (Screenwriter), Coneheads (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Eric Brevig, Adam Sandler, Justin Timberlake, Jeffrey Ventimilia, Allen Covert

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting16$1,282,352,429$918,114,618$2,200,467,047
Leading10$686,968,900$218,228,679$905,197,579
Inverviewee2$0$0$0
Cameo1$16,031,707$0$16,031,707
(Unclassified)33$677,782,905$234,562,097$912,345,002
In Technical RolesScreenwriter4$377,983,043$53,000,000$430,983,043
Executive Producer1$128,350,574$100,683,476$229,034,050
Director1$8,479,793$0$8,479,793

Career Trend

This graph shows Dan Aykroyd’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


2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/15/2016 Ghostbusters Cabbie  $128,350,574 $100,683,476 $229,034,050
8/11/2015 I Am Chris Farley Himself  $0 $0 $0
7/24/2015 Pixels 1982 Championship MC  $78,765,986 $165,378,715 $244,144,701
6/12/2015 Live from New York! Himself  $0 $0 $0
8/1/2014 Get on Up Ben Bart  $30,569,935 $2,769,933 $33,339,868
7/2/2014 Tammy Don  $84,525,432 $11,882,223 $96,407,655
5/9/2014 Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Scarecrow  $8,462,347 $11,645,586 $20,107,933
8/10/2012 The Campaign Wade Motch  $86,907,746 $18,000,000 $104,907,746
12/17/2010 Yogi Bear Yogi Bear  $100,246,011 $104,528,679 $204,774,690
5/23/2008 War, Inc. The Vice President  $580,862 $718,993 $1,299,855
7/20/2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Captain Tucker  $119,725,280 $65,983,182 $185,708,462
7/13/2007 Shortcut to Happiness Julius Jenson  $0 $0 $0
11/24/2004 Christmas with the Kranks Vic Frohmeyer  $73,701,902 $22,767,285 $96,469,187
8/20/2004 Bright Young Things Lord Monomark  $933,637 $1,748,963 $2,682,600
2/13/2004 50 First Dates Dr. Keats  $120,776,832 $75,543,497 $196,320,329
2/15/2002 Crossroads Lucy's Dad  $37,188,667 $19,811,333 $57,000,000
8/24/2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Chris Magruder  $7,496,522 $11,000,000 $18,496,522
6/8/2001 Evolution Governor of Arizona  $38,311,134 $60,030,798 $98,341,932
5/25/2001 Pearl Harbor Captain Jesse Thurman  $198,539,855 $250,700,000 $449,239,855
12/22/2000 The House of Mirth Gus Trenor  $3,041,803 $2,107,328 $5,149,131
10/27/2000 Stardom Barry Levine  $77,527 $0 $77,527
7/21/2000 Loser Mr. Tanneck  $15,464,026 $2,786,080 $18,250,106
12/10/1999 Diamonds Lance  $81,897 $0 $81,897
10/2/1998 Antz Chip  $90,757,863 $61,700,000 $152,457,863
2/6/1998 Blues Brothers 2000 Elwood Blues  $14,089,198 $0 $14,089,198
4/11/1997 Grosse Pointe Blank Grocer  $28,084,357 $2,986,055 $31,070,412
12/20/1996 My Fellow Americans William Haney  $22,331,846 $0 $22,331,846
9/13/1996 Feeling Minnesota Ben Costikyan  $3,124,440 $628,006 $3,752,446
4/19/1996 Celtic Pride Jimmy Flaherty  $9,240,378 $0 $9,240,378
4/12/1996 Getting Away with Murder Jack Lambert  $197,322 $0 $197,322
3/29/1996 Sgt. Bilko Colonel Hall  $30,356,589 $7,600,000 $37,956,589
9/22/1995 Canadian Bacon (uncredited) Highway Patrolman  $178,104 $0 $178,104
3/31/1995 Tommy Boy Zalinsky  $32,648,673 $0 $32,648,673
10/14/1994 Exit to Eden Fred Lavery  $6,813,570 $0 $6,813,570
7/22/1994 North Pa Tex  $6,583,223 $0 $6,583,223
2/11/1994 My Girl 2 Henry Sultenfuss  $16,559,100 $0 $16,559,100
7/23/1993 Coneheads Beldar   $21,153,686 $0 $21,153,686
12/25/1992 Chaplin Mack Sennett  $9,289,349 $0 $9,289,349
9/9/1992 Sneakers Mother  $51,433,000 $0 $51,433,000
1/1/1992 This is My Life Arnold Moss  $2,922,094 $0 $2,922,094
11/27/1991 My Girl Henry Sultenfuss  $58,011,485 $0 $58,011,485
2/15/1991 Nothing But Trouble Judge Alvin 'J.P.' Valkenheiser & Bobo  $8,479,793 $0 $8,479,793
2/9/1990 Loose Cannons Ellis  $4,463,085 $0 $4,463,085
12/13/1989 Driving Miss Daisy Boolie Werthan  $106,593,296 $0 $106,593,296
6/16/1989 Ghostbusters II Doctor Raymond Stantz  $112,494,738 $103,005,262 $215,500,000
12/9/1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien Steven Mills  $13,854,000 $0 $13,854,000
7/22/1988 Caddyshack II Capt. Tom Everett  $11,798,302 $0 $11,798,302
6/17/1988 The Great Outdoors Roman  $41,455,230 $0 $41,455,230
2/5/1988 She's Having a Baby (uncredited) Cameo at end  $16,031,707 $0 $16,031,707
1/15/1988 The Couch Trip John Burns  $11,005,304 $0 $11,005,304
6/26/1987 Dragnet Friday  $57,387,000 $0 $57,387,000
12/6/1985 Spies Like Us Austin Millbarge  $59,526,202 $0 $59,526,202
2/22/1985 Into the Night Herb  $6,720,160 $0 $6,720,160
6/8/1984 Ghostbusters Doctor Raymond Stantz  $242,212,467 $53,000,000 $295,212,467
5/23/1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Weber  $179,880,271 $153,200,000 $333,080,271
6/24/1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie Passenger/Ambulance Driver (Prologue/Segment #4)  $29,500,000 $0 $29,500,000
6/8/1983 Trading Places Louis Winthorpe III  $90,400,000 $0 $90,400,000
5/6/1983 Doctor Detroit Clifford Skridlow  $10,400,000 $0 $10,400,000
10/29/1982 It Came From Hollywood Himself  $2,091,037 $0 $2,091,037
12/18/1981 Neighbors Vic  $29,916,207 $0 $29,916,207
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers Elwood   $57,229,890 $0 $57,229,890
12/14/1979 1941 Sergeant Frank Tree  $34,175,000 $60,700,000 $94,875,000
Movies: 62Totals:$2,663,135,941$1,370,905,394$4,034,041,335
  Averages:$42,953,806$22,111,377$65,065,183

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/17/2010 Yogi Bear $16,411,322 3,515 $100,246,011 $204,774,690 49.0%
12/20/1996 My Fellow Americans $2,860,334 1,915 $22,331,846 $22,331,846 100.0%
7/23/1993 Coneheads $7,100,501 1,978 $21,153,686 $21,153,686 100.0%
9/9/1992 Sneakers $10,031,145 2,062 $51,433,000 $51,433,000 100.0%
6/26/1987 Dragnet $10,542,669 1,343 $57,387,000 $57,387,000 100.0%
6/8/1984 Ghostbusters $13,612,564 1,506 $242,212,467 $295,212,467 82.0%
6/8/1983 Trading Places $7,348,200 1,387 $90,400,000 $90,400,000 100.0%
5/6/1983 Doctor Detroit $3,295,722 1,343 $10,400,000 $10,400,000 100.0%
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers $4,858,152 594 $57,229,890 $57,229,890 100.0%
12/14/1979 1941 $2,701,898 325 $34,175,000 $94,875,000 36.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $686,968,900$905,197,579 
 Averages:$7,876,2511,597$68,696,890$90,519,75886.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/15/2016 Ghostbusters $46,018,755 3,963 $128,350,574 $229,034,050 56.0%
7/24/2015 Pixels $24,011,616 3,723 $78,765,986 $244,144,701 32.3%
8/1/2014 Get on Up $13,585,915 2,469 $30,569,935 $33,339,868 91.7%
7/2/2014 Tammy $21,577,049 3,465 $84,525,432 $96,407,655 87.7%
5/9/2014 Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return $3,747,780 2,658 $8,462,347 $20,107,933 42.1%
8/10/2012 The Campaign $26,588,460 3,302 $86,907,746 $104,907,746 82.8%
7/20/2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry $34,233,750 3,501 $119,725,280 $185,708,462 64.5%
2/13/2004 50 First Dates $39,852,237 3,612 $120,776,832 $196,320,329 61.5%
5/25/2001 Pearl Harbor $59,078,912 3,255 $198,539,855 $449,239,855 44.2%
10/2/1998 Antz $17,195,160 2,929 $90,757,863 $152,457,863 59.5%
9/13/1996 Feeling Minnesota $1,598,051 869 $3,124,440 $3,752,446 83.3%
7/22/1994 North $3,036,050 1,481 $6,583,223 $6,583,223 100.0%
12/25/1992 Chaplin $0 1,080 $9,289,349 $9,289,349 100.0%
12/13/1989 Driving Miss Daisy $0 1,668 $106,593,296 $106,593,296 100.0%
5/23/1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom $25,337,110 1,687 $179,880,271 $333,080,271 54.0%
6/24/1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie $6,614,366 1,288 $29,500,000 $29,500,000 100.0%
Movies: 16Totals:  $1,282,352,429$2,200,467,047 
 Averages:$20,154,7012,559$80,147,027$137,529,19072.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 234 $686,968,900
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 266 $1,282,352,429
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office 78 $2,547,884,024
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 270 $1,135,775,260
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 712 $562,280,126
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,188 $16,031,707
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 128 $2,663,135,941
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 802 $218,228,679
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,135 $918,114,618
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 696 $1,297,559,808
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 912 $576,887,695
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,307 $492,844,414
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 843 $1,370,905,394
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 430 $905,197,579
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 609 $2,200,467,047
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 254 $3,845,443,832
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 487 $1,712,662,955
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,273 $1,055,124,540
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,252 $16,031,707
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 345 $4,034,041,335
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 15 169
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 13 169
Highest Grossing Stars of 1982 at the Domestic Box Office 32 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 1983 at the Domestic Box Office 17 138
Highest Grossing Stars of 1984 at the Domestic Box Office 4 238
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 10 238
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 38 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 87 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 70 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 75 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 105 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 57 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 56 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 147 29
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 145 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 154 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 229 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 243 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 231 71
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 260 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 263 62
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 221 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 251 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 252 63
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 145 $508,182,203
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 42 $178,786,697
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 664 $113,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 93 $104,528,679
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 273 $621,882,203
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 59 $283,315,376
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 205 $586,722,889
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $100,246,011
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 861 $113,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 195 $104,528,679
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 391 $700,422,889
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 189 $204,774,690
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $289,181,736
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 359 $21,153,686
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 79 $242,212,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 289 $100,246,011
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 328 $34,175,000
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 367 $53,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $104,528,679
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $60,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 396 $289,181,736
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 420 $21,153,686
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $295,212,467
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 315 $204,774,690
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 279 $94,875,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $342,458,478
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 374 $51,433,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $235,847,532
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Musical Movies 64 $57,229,890
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 487 $157,528,679
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $60,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $499,987,157
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 527 $51,433,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 145 $296,547,532
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Musical Movies 77 $57,229,890
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 501 $131,151,846
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 270 $147,629,890
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $397,787,164
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 284 $218,228,679
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 734 $131,151,846
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 508 $147,629,890
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $616,015,843
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 247 $122,577,857
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $210,624,890
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 63 $242,212,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 190 $111,553,686
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $104,528,679
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 259 $60,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 265 $53,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $227,106,536
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $271,324,890
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 121 $295,212,467
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 261 $111,553,686

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/15/2016 Ghostbusters Executive Producer $128,350,574 $100,683,476 $229,034,050
7/23/1993 Coneheads Screenwriter $21,153,686 $0 $21,153,686
2/15/1991 Nothing But Trouble Director $8,479,793 $0 $8,479,793
6/26/1987 Dragnet Screenwriter $57,387,000 $0 $57,387,000
6/8/1984 Ghostbusters Screenwriter $242,212,467 $53,000,000 $295,212,467
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers Screenwriter $57,229,890 $0 $57,229,890
Movies: 6Totals:$514,813,410$153,683,476$668,496,886
  Averages:$85,802,235$25,613,913$111,416,148

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/15/1991 Nothing But Trouble $3,966,240 1,671 $8,479,793 $8,479,793 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $8,479,793$8,479,793 
 Averages:$3,966,2401,671$8,479,793$8,479,793100.0%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/23/1993 Coneheads $7,100,501 1,978 $21,153,686 $21,153,686 100.0%
6/26/1987 Dragnet $10,542,669 1,343 $57,387,000 $57,387,000 100.0%
6/8/1984 Ghostbusters $13,612,564 1,506 $242,212,467 $295,212,467 82.0%
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers $4,858,152 594 $57,229,890 $57,229,890 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $377,983,043$430,983,043 
 Averages:$9,028,4721,355$94,495,761$107,745,76195.5%


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