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Frank Langella

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 44 films, with $1,870,326,245 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,176)
Best-known acting roles: Perry White (Superman Returns), Azazel (Noah), Rodney Cole (Unknown), Louis Zabel (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps), Beefeater Vicar (Muppets Most Wanted)
Most productive collaborators: Brandon Routh, Bryan Singer, Kate Bosworth, Chris Lee, James Marsden

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting18$756,057,166$768,966,433$1,525,023,599
Leading3$21,944,773$11,447,802$33,392,575
Lead Ensemble Member1$21,000,000$0$21,000,000
Narrator1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)21$144,098,481$146,811,590$290,910,071

Career Trend

This graph shows Frank Langella’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


Limited and VOD Releases: Will Journey Travel a Long Distance?

February 3rd, 2017

Journey to the West 2

A few films on this week’s list could be called the biggest limited release of the week. The Comedian is the biggest in terms of star power. Journey to the West 2 is the biggest in terms of worldwide box office. I Am Not Your Negro is the biggest in terms of Awards Season success. Journey to the West 2 should have the biggest opening, but I’m not sure if it will earn mainstream success. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 2nd, 2014

September 2nd, 2014

It is officially the start of Christmas shopping season, sort of. It is also the first day of school for a lot of children, so there are not a lot of new releases coming out this week. Draft Day is the biggest first-run release of the week and while its reviews were good, it likely won't appeal to most people. There are also a ton of TV on DVD releases coming out this week, but the only two I'm interested in are It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 9 and New Girl: Season 3, and in both cases I'm waiting for the screener. As for Pick of the Week Contenders, only Night Moves - DVD or Blu-ray and Years of Living Dangerously - The Complete Showtime Series - DVD come close. In the end I went with Years of Living Dangerously. More...

2014 Preview: April

April 1st, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month. More...

Limited Releases: Going to War

July 26th, 2013

There are a huge number of limited releases this week, but the vast majority of them are not earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. There are some, like Extracted, that are earning positive reviews, but there are so few reviews, that it is impossible to judge the movie. Drug War is earning the best reviews and it might find an audience. However, it is Blue Jasmine that has the best shot at earning some measure of mainstream success. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 12th, 2013

February 12th, 2013

It's a busy week, not only in terms of big selling DVDs and Blu-ray, but also in terms of quality. Skyfall will be the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray of the week, plus it is a contender for Pick of the Week. It is not the only contender, as The Perks of Being a Wallflower (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); The Sessions (DVD or Blu-ray); Bully (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); Nurse Jackie: Season Four (DVD or Blu-ray) and The Thieves (DVD or Blu-ray) were all contenders. In the end, I went with Skyfall, but it was close. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/8/2016 Captain Fantastic Jack  $5,879,835 $15,463,976 $21,343,811
12/31/2015 The Driftless Area   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Youth in America   $0 $0 $0
12/1/2015 Grace of Monaco   $0 $25,199,891 $25,199,891
8/7/2015 Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet The Pasha  $340,536 $212,542 $553,078
4/3/2015 5 to 7 Sam Bloom  $137,112 $48,560 $185,672
6/3/2014 Parts Per Billion   $0 $0 $0
4/11/2014 Draft Day Anthony Molina  $28,842,237 $1,005,243 $29,847,480
3/28/2014 Noah Azazel  $101,200,044 $251,631,021 $352,831,065
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted Beefeater Vicar  $51,178,893 $28,133,408 $79,312,301
7/26/2013 The Time Being Warner  $5,274 $0 $5,274
3/1/2013 Genius on Hold Narrator  $0 $0 $0
8/17/2012 Robot & Frank Frank  $3,317,468 $1,616,888 $4,934,356
2/18/2011 Unknown Rodney Cole  $63,686,397 $72,436,686 $136,123,083
12/3/2010 All Good Things Sanford Marks  $582,024 $291,593 $873,617
9/24/2010 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps Louis Zabel  $52,474,616 $84,957,003 $137,431,619
11/6/2009 The Box Arlington Steward  $15,051,977 $11,289,919 $26,341,896
12/19/2008 The Tale of Despereaux Mayor  $50,877,145 $39,605,172 $90,482,317
12/5/2008 Frost/Nixon Richard Nixon  $18,622,031 $9,830,914 $28,452,945
11/23/2007 Starting Out in the Evening Leonard Schiller  $902,115 $0 $902,115
6/28/2006 Superman Returns Perry White  $200,120,000 $173,965,065 $374,085,065
10/7/2005 Good Night, and Good Luck William Paley  $31,501,218 $25,085,683 $56,586,901
4/15/2005 House of D Reverend Duncan  $388,532 $77,574 $466,106
6/11/2004 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Lege… Himself  $353,580 $0 $353,580
2/16/2001 Sweet November Edgar Price  $25,288,103 $40,466,125 $65,754,228
10/27/2000 Stardom Blaine de Castillon  $77,527 $0 $77,527
3/10/2000 The Ninth Gate Boris Balkan  $18,653,746 $39,740,562 $58,394,308
7/16/1999 I'm Losing You Perry Needham Krohn  $12,688 $0 $12,688
7/22/1998 Lolita Clare Quilty  $1,147,784 $0 $1,147,784
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers Archer (voice)  $55,143,823 $16,600,000 $71,743,823
5/31/1996 Eddie "Wild Bill" Burgess  $31,369,401 $0 $31,369,401
12/22/1995 Cutthroat Island Dawg Brown  $10,017,322 $8,500,000 $18,517,322
1/20/1995 Bad Company Vic Grimes  $3,523,909 $0 $3,523,909
11/23/1994 Junior Noah Banes  $36,763,355 $71,668,000 $108,431,355
4/22/1994 Brainscan Detective Hayden  $4,000,000 $0 $4,000,000
5/7/1993 Dave Bob Alexander  $63,270,710 $0 $63,270,710
1/15/1993 Body of Evidence Jeffrey Roston  $13,734,039 $0 $13,734,039
10/9/1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise Santangel  $7,099,531 $0 $7,099,531
1/1/1991 True Identity Leland Carver  $4,693,236 $0 $4,693,236
8/7/1987 Masters of the Universe Skeletor  $17,336,370 $0 $17,336,370
9/19/1986 The Men's Club Harold Canterbury, Senior Partner Law Firm  $2,444,076 $0 $2,444,076
2/11/1981 Sphinx Akmed Khazzan  $2,000,000 $9,400,000 $11,400,000
8/15/1980 Those Lips, Those Eyes Harry Crystal  $63,766 $0 $63,766
1/1/1979 Dracula Count Dracula   $21,000,000 $0 $21,000,000
Movies: 44Totals:$943,100,420$927,225,825$1,870,326,245
  Averages:$21,434,100$21,073,314$42,507,415

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/26/2013 The Time Being $0 2 $5,274 $5,274 100.0%
8/17/2012 Robot & Frank $35,539 209 $3,317,468 $4,934,356 67.2%
12/5/2008 Frost/Nixon $180,708 1,105 $18,622,031 $28,452,945 65.4%
1/1/1979 Dracula $0 0 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $42,944,773$54,392,575 
 Averages:$54,062329$10,736,193$13,598,14483.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/8/2016 Captain Fantastic $93,824 550 $5,879,835 $21,343,811 27.5%
8/7/2015 Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet $27,435 37 $340,536 $553,078 61.6%
4/3/2015 5 to 7 $18,006 27 $137,112 $185,672 73.8%
4/11/2014 Draft Day $9,783,603 2,781 $28,842,237 $29,847,480 96.6%
3/28/2014 Noah $43,720,472 3,571 $101,200,044 $352,831,065 28.7%
3/21/2014 Muppets Most Wanted $17,005,126 3,194 $51,178,893 $79,312,301 64.5%
2/18/2011 Unknown $21,856,389 3,043 $63,686,397 $136,123,083 46.8%
12/3/2010 All Good Things $37,172 35 $582,024 $873,617 66.6%
9/24/2010 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps $19,011,188 3,597 $52,474,616 $137,431,619 38.2%
11/6/2009 The Box $7,571,417 2,635 $15,051,977 $26,341,896 57.1%
12/19/2008 The Tale of Despereaux $10,103,675 3,107 $50,877,145 $90,482,317 56.2%
6/28/2006 Superman Returns $52,535,096 4,065 $200,120,000 $374,085,065 53.5%
10/7/2005 Good Night, and Good Luck $421,446 929 $31,501,218 $56,586,901 55.7%
3/10/2000 The Ninth Gate $6,622,518 1,694 $18,653,746 $58,394,308 31.9%
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers $14,047,592 2,613 $55,143,823 $71,743,823 76.9%
12/22/1995 Cutthroat Island $2,371,415 1,619 $10,017,322 $18,517,322 54.1%
5/7/1993 Dave $7,306,755 1,916 $63,270,710 $63,270,710 100.0%
10/9/1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise $2,542,210 1,008 $7,099,531 $7,099,531 100.0%
Movies: 18Totals:  $756,057,166$1,525,023,599 
 Averages:$11,948,6302,023$42,003,176$84,723,53360.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,697 $42,944,773
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 826 $756,057,166
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,135 $785,560,023
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 677 $545,235,439
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,431 $159,478,468
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 1,000 $943,100,420
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,358 $11,447,802
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,499 $768,966,433
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,450 $817,474,812
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,048 $492,149,806
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,011 $279,764,429
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,475 $927,225,825
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,032 $54,392,575
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,067 $1,525,023,599
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,225 $1,603,034,835
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 832 $1,037,385,245
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,568 $439,242,897
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,176 $1,870,326,245
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 125 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 97 66
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,952 $3,322,742
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 712 $21,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 79 $18,622,031
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,172 $1,616,888
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 62 $9,830,914
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,383 $4,939,630
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 837 $21,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 90 $28,452,945
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,434 $42,944,773
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,054 $11,447,802
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,752 $54,392,575
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,939 $5,274
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 443 $3,317,468
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 474 $21,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 261 $18,622,031
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 434 $1,616,888
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $9,830,914
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,328 $5,274
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 459 $4,934,356
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 583 $21,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 274 $28,452,945
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 587 $21,944,773
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 211 $21,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 688 $11,447,802
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 653 $33,392,575
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 273 $21,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,427 $3,317,468
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 995 $18,622,031
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,924 $5,274
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,281 $1,616,888
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,119 $9,830,914
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,489 $4,934,356
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,061 $28,452,945
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,316 $5,274
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 389 $39,622,031
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 389 $9,830,914
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 400 $49,452,945


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