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Jack Lemmon

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films, with $808,916,859 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,063)
Best-known acting roles: John Gustafson (Grumpier Old Men), John (Grumpy Old Men), Jack Martin (JFK), Herb Sullivan (Out to Sea), Russell P. Kramer (My Fellow Americans)
Most productive collaborators: Donald Petrie, Walter Matthau, Alan Silvestri, Ann-Margret, Kenneth Karman

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading9$221,550,524$6,000,000$227,550,524
Supporting3$81,017,571$137,623,078$218,640,649
Cameo1$21,706,101$7,170,601$28,876,702
(Unclassified)22$333,848,984$0$333,848,984

Career Trend

This graph shows Jack Lemmon’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: The Odd Couple: The Complete Collection

June 10th, 2015

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple is a TV show based on the award-winning movie of the same name that was based on the award-winning play of the same. The movie starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, who are inarguably one of the top ten comedy duos of all time. That sets a really high bar, one that is nearly impossible to match. Does it get there? And is The Complete Series worth picking up? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 28th, 2014

January 28th, 2014

There are a large number of first run releases coming out this week on the home market, five in total. This is a huge amount. This week, the latest season of Downton Abby also comes out on the home market, and it is the best selling new release of the week, at least according to Amazon.com. So at the top, it is a really busy week. On the other hand, there's very little depth. Beyond those six releases, there's not a lot to talk about. Out of all of the movies on this week's list, Rush is the best movie, but the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are only good and not great. On the other hand, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Blu-ray or 3D Blu-ray is the best total package. Meanwhile, I finally got a chance to review Carrie (the screener arrived late) and it was better than I thought it would be and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth picking up, especially if you haven't seen the original movie. More...

Featured DVD Review: The April Fools and The War Between Men and Women

January 26th, 2014

Jack Lemmon starred in some of the greatest movies ever made. That is not a hyperbole. Some Like it Hot is arguably the greatest comedy every made. The Odd Couple, The Apartment, Grumpy Old Men, Glengarry Glen Ross, etc. The list of great movies he was in goes on and on and on. This week, two of his lesser known movies come out on DVD for the first time. To give you some perspective, neither The April Fools nor The War Between Men and Women have any reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. They have clearly faded from public memory. Do they deserve to be rediscovered? Or is there a reason they didn't get a DVD release till now? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/28/2014 The War Between Men and Women Peter Edward Wilson  $0 $0 $0
4/10/1998 The Odd Couple II Felix Ungar  $18,912,328 $0 $18,912,328
7/2/1997 Out to Sea Herb Sullivan  $28,985,323 $0 $28,985,323
12/25/1996 Hamlet Marcellus  $4,501,094 $2,628,576 $7,129,670
12/20/1996 My Fellow Americans Russell P. Kramer  $22,331,846 $0 $22,331,846
10/11/1996 The Grass Harp Morris Ritz  $493,007 $0 $493,007
4/12/1996 Getting Away with Murder Max Mueller/Luger  $197,322 $0 $197,322
12/22/1995 Grumpier Old Men John Gustafson  $71,518,503 $0 $71,518,503
12/25/1993 Grumpy Old Men John  $70,172,621 $0 $70,172,621
10/1/1993 Short Cuts Paul Finnigan  $6,110,979 $0 $6,110,979
9/30/1992 Glengarry Glen Ross Shelley Levene  $10,725,228 $0 $10,725,228
4/10/1992 The Player Himself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
12/20/1991 JFK Jack Martin  $70,405,498 $134,994,502 $205,400,000
10/27/1989 Dad Jake Tremont  $19,738,015 $0 $19,738,015
9/26/1986 That's Life! Harvey Fairchild  $4,079,895 $0 $4,079,895
11/11/1985 Maccheroni Robert Traven  $235,383 $0 $235,383
12/14/1984 Mass Appeal Father Tim Farley  $1,900,000 $0 $1,900,000
2/12/1982 Missing Ed Horman  $16,000,000 $0 $16,000,000
12/11/1981 Buddy Buddy Victor Clooney  $5,299,037 $0 $5,299,037
12/19/1980 Tribute Scottie Templeton  $9,000,000 $0 $9,000,000
3/16/1979 The China Syndrome Jack Godell  $35,708,042 $0 $35,708,042
3/11/1977 Airport '77 Don Gallagher  $30,000,000 $0 $30,000,000
12/17/1974 The Front Page Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson  $15,000,000 $0 $15,000,000
12/17/1972 Avanti!   $0 $0 $0
12/31/1969 The April Fools Howard Brubaker  $0 $0 $0
5/2/1968 The Odd Couple Felix Ungar  $44,527,234 $0 $44,527,234
1/1/1966 The Fortune Cookie Harry Hinkle  $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
7/1/1965 The Great Race Professor Fate/Prince Hapnik  $25,333,333 $0 $25,333,333
1/1/1965 How to Murder Your Wife Stanley Ford  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
7/22/1964 Good Neighbor Sam Sam Bissel  $9,072,726 $0 $9,072,726
7/5/1963 Irma La Douce Nestor Patou/Lord X  $25,246,588 $0 $25,246,588
12/26/1962 Days of Wine and Roses Joe Clay  $8,123,077 $0 $8,123,077
6/15/1960 The Apartment Calvin Clifford Baxter  $18,600,000 $6,000,000 $24,600,000
3/29/1959 Some Like it Hot Jerry (Daphne)  $25,000,000 $0 $25,000,000
7/30/1955 Mister Roberts Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver  $21,200,000 $0 $21,200,000
Movies: 35Totals:$658,123,180$150,793,679$808,916,859
  Averages:$18,803,519$4,308,391$23,111,910

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/28/2014 The War Between Men and Women $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/20/1996 My Fellow Americans $2,860,334 1,915 $22,331,846 $22,331,846 100.0%
12/25/1993 Grumpy Old Men $7,488,527 1,725 $70,172,621 $70,172,621 100.0%
10/27/1989 Dad $0 1,188 $19,738,015 $19,738,015 100.0%
3/16/1979 The China Syndrome $0 0 $35,708,042 $35,708,042 100.0%
3/11/1977 Airport '77 $0 0 $30,000,000 $30,000,000 100.0%
12/31/1969 The April Fools $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/15/1960 The Apartment $0 0 $18,600,000 $24,600,000 75.6%
3/29/1959 Some Like it Hot $0 0 $25,000,000 $25,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $221,550,524$227,550,524 
 Averages:$1,149,873536$24,616,725$25,283,39296.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/25/1996 Hamlet $90,684 93 $4,501,094 $7,129,670 63.1%
10/1/1993 Short Cuts $0 0 $6,110,979 $6,110,979 100.0%
12/20/1991 JFK $5,223,658 1,395 $70,405,498 $205,400,000 34.3%
Movies: 3Totals:  $81,017,571$218,640,649 
 Averages:$1,771,447496$27,005,857$72,880,21665.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 668 $221,550,524
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 17,401-17,500) 17,432 $81,017,571
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,588 $636,417,079
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,985 $171,051,618
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 17,701-17,800) 17,787 $70,405,498
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,060 $21,706,101
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,769 $658,123,180
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,730 $6,000,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 12,501-12,600) 12,511 $137,623,078
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 11,801-11,900) 11,897 $143,623,078
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,499 $8,628,576
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 11,001-11,100) 11,090 $134,994,502
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 959 $7,170,601
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 12,701-12,800) 12,785 $150,793,679
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,090 $227,550,524
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,201-14,300) 14,214 $218,640,649
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,678 $780,040,157
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,848 $179,680,194
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,401-13,500) 13,460 $205,400,000
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,083 $28,876,702
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,063 $808,916,859
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 86 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office 64 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 112 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 123 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 1991 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 122 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 82 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 86 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 71 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 152 30
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 188 30
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 500 $146,812,509
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 489 $49,738,015
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,847 $6,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 809 $152,812,509
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 666 $49,738,015
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 563 $196,550,524
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,421 $6,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 905 $202,550,524
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 400 $147,950,524
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 644 $147,950,524
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 264 $112,242,482
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 165 $65,708,042
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 252 $18,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 308 $6,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 379 $112,242,482
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 270 $65,708,042
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 279 $24,600,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 592 $92,504,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 801-900) 821 $19,738,015
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies 6 $43,600,000
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 401-500) 408 $6,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 807 $92,504,467
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 801-900) 888 $19,738,015
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 101-200) 143 $49,600,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $92,504,467
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 334 $49,738,015
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 460 $92,504,467
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 409 $49,738,015


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