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Seth MacFarlane

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $860,009,327 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #189)
Best-known technical roles: Ted (Director), Ted (Screenwriter), Ted (Story Creator), Ted (Producer), Ted 2 (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Mike (Sing), Ted (Ted), Ted (Ted 2), Ziggy (Tooth Fairy), Albert (A Million Ways to Die in The West)
Most productive collaborators: Mark Wahlberg, Alec Sulkin, Mila Kunis, Garth Jennings, Matthew McConaughey

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading2$300,142,125$473,088,645$773,230,770
Supporting2$87,800,898$64,081,891$151,882,789
Lead Ensemble Member2$313,050,010$408,891,364$721,941,374
(Unclassified)1$75,986,503$84,401,560$160,388,063
In Technical RolesDirector3$342,863,090$517,146,237$860,009,327
Screenwriter3$342,863,090$517,146,237$860,009,327
Producer3$342,863,090$517,146,237$860,009,327
Story Creator1$218,665,740$337,350,887$556,016,627
Character Creator1$81,476,385$135,737,758$217,214,143
Executive Producer1$16,692$2,360$19,052

Career Trend

This graph shows Seth MacFarlane’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


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 262 $613,192,135
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,385 $776,979,536
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 226 $881,980,009
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,237 $1,030,463,460
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 241 $1,495,172,144
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,249 $1,807,442,996
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 228 $342,863,090
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,453 $16,692
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 337 $342,863,090
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 $342,863,090
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 192 $218,665,740
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 169 $517,146,237
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,901 $2,360
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 290 $517,146,237
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 230 $517,146,237
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 186 $337,350,887
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 189 $860,009,327
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,217 $19,052
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 303 $860,009,327
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 223 $860,009,327
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 181 $556,016,627

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Sing

March 19th, 2017

Sing

Sing was the last big animated film released in 2016 and it was a good year for animated films. Both Zootopia and Finding Dory earned stunnign reviews and more than $1 billion worldwide. Sing couldn’t compete with those box office numbers, but is it at least close in terms of quality? More...

2016 Preview: December

December 1st, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand. More...

2015 Preview: June

June 1st, 2015

Inside Out

May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month. More...

2014 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II

December 7th, 2014

This week on the Holiday Gift Guide, we tackle TV on DVD releases. As usual, I will only talk about first season and complete series updates, because you don't need me to tell you if Modern Family: Season Five on DVD would be a good gift or not. Do you know someone who owns and likes the first four seasons but doesn't have season five on DVD yet? Buy it. Or maybe not. Maybe they are waiting for it to come out on Blu-ray. Okay, bad example. But you get were I'm coming from. Unfortunately, this year's collection seems rather weak. There were only three new TV shows from last year that I really liked and there are not as many Full-Season Megasets to compensate. Worst still, some of these Megasets that are coming out are like True Blood or How I Met Your Mother and ended on a really weak note. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 7th, 2014

October 7th, 2014

The biggest release of the week is Edge of Tomorrow, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack. However, while the reviews are excellent, the extras are not quite up to the Pick of the Week level. The same is true of the To Be Takei DVD, but fortunately there is a winner out there. Adventure Time: Season Four is better than the previous seasons and the DVD or Blu-ray have enough extras to be the best release of the week. Meanwhile, The Grand Seduction on DVD earns the Puck of the Week for best Canadian release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Million Ways to Die in The West

October 4th, 2014

Seth MacFarlane wrote and directed Ted, a movie about a talking Teddy bear that earned more than half a billion dollars worldwide. For his next film, he was given free rein. He decided to make A Million Ways to Die in The West, which made less than $100 million worldwide. Did this film struggle at the box office because it is a bad movie? Or is it just too much of a Seth MacFarlane movie? Is it only for his hardcore fans? More...

Weekend Estimates: Maleficent Magnificent

June 1st, 2014

Maleficent poster

Disney’s $180 million gamble on Maleficent looks to have paid off this weekend, with Angelina Jolie’s starring role carrying the film to a $70 million opening weekend, in spite of middling reviews. The film is as much a triumph for Jolie as World War Z was for husband Brad Pitt. They truly are Hollywood’s power couple. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Die at the Box Office?

May 29th, 2014

Maleficent poster

The weekend after a long weekend is never the best time of year to release a new movie, but at this point, summer vacation has begun for a lot of people, so both new releases should still have a lot of potential at the box office. Maleficent is the origin story for the villain from Sleeping Beauty. It should earn first place with ease. A Million Ways to Die in the West is the latest from Seth MacFarlane, but it is not earning as much praise as Ted did and its box office chances are not as strong as a result. The box office will certainly be lower than it was last weekend. However, we are more concerned with the comparison with last year. This weekend last year, there were two wide releases, Now You See Me and After Earth, but neither opened with more than $30 million. Granted, Fast and Furious 6 earned $35 million over the weekend, but that's still lower than usual for a number one film during summer weekend. The top three films this weekend should be better than the top three films last weekend, but I think 2014's depth will hurt it in the year-over-year comparison.

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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...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

December 19th, 2012

There are only a few days left till Christmas and we are officially in the panic zone for gift shopping. This week we have our final installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Part I dealt with first run releases, Part II dealt with TV on DVD releases, Part III dealt with limited releases, foreign titles, and classics. This week, we deal with some music, books, games, as well as releases from the first three parts that I forgot the first time around. As always, there are quite a few in that last category. (I also use this time to burn off some releases that arrived late. This way I can get through all of the late reviews quicker than normal and actually have enough time to celebrate Christmas.) More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Family Guy: Volume Ten

October 10th, 2012

Seth MacFarlane recently wrote, directed, starred in, and produced Ted, which was one of the biggest surprise hits of the year. However, it was Family Guy where the writer first became a major success. The show has been around for more than a decade, despite being canceled three times, and was one of TV on DVD's first major hits. This show helped prove TV on DVD was a viable market. Volume Ten hit the home market not too long ago, but has the show started to show its age? Is Seth MacFarlane being stretched too thin? Or is it still going strong? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/18/2017 Logan Lucky Max Chilblain  $27,778,642 $11,493,761 $39,272,403
12/21/2016 Sing Mike  $270,329,045 $364,833,772 $635,162,817
6/26/2015 Ted 2 Ted  $81,476,385 $135,737,758 $217,214,143
5/30/2014 A Million Ways to Die in The West Albert  $42,720,965 $44,057,592 $86,778,557
6/29/2012 Ted Ted  $218,665,740 $337,350,887 $556,016,627
1/22/2010 Tooth Fairy Ziggy  $60,022,256 $52,588,130 $112,610,386
7/11/2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Johann Kraus  $75,986,503 $84,401,560 $160,388,063
Movies: 7Totals:$776,979,536$1,030,463,460$1,807,442,996
  Averages:$110,997,077$147,209,066$258,206,142

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/21/2016 Sing $35,258,145 4,029 $270,329,045 $635,162,817 42.6%
6/26/2015 Ted 2 $33,507,870 3,448 $81,476,385 $217,214,143 37.5%
5/30/2014 A Million Ways to Die in The West $16,797,385 3,160 $42,720,965 $86,778,557 49.2%
6/29/2012 Ted $54,415,205 3,303 $218,665,740 $556,016,627 39.3%
Movies: 4Totals:  $613,192,135$1,495,172,144 
 Averages:$34,994,6513,485$153,298,034$373,793,03642.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/18/2017 Logan Lucky $7,600,036 3,031 $27,778,642 $39,272,403 70.7%
1/22/2010 Tooth Fairy $14,010,409 3,345 $60,022,256 $112,610,386 53.3%
Movies: 2Totals:  $87,800,898$151,882,789 
 Averages:$10,805,2233,188$43,900,449$75,941,39562.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 262 $613,192,135
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 16,301-16,400) 16,367 $87,800,898
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,786 $206,508,366
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 559 $658,272,068
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,385 $776,979,536
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 226 $881,980,009
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 21,101-21,200) 21,158 $64,081,891
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,001-9,100) 9,073 $192,541,043
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 537 $902,004,308
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,237 $1,030,463,460
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 241 $1,495,172,144
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,401-19,500) 19,452 $151,882,789
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,801-7,900) 7,837 $399,049,409
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 539 $1,560,276,376
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,249 $1,807,442,996
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 425 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 406 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 458 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 514 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 477 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 496 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 469 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 421 18
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 453 18
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 108 $613,192,135
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 85 $881,980,009
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 89 $1,495,172,144
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 764 $124,197,350
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 96 $218,665,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 82 $270,329,045
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 659 $179,795,350
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 102 $337,350,887
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $364,833,772
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 692 $303,992,700
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 96 $556,016,627
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 92 $635,162,817
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $218,665,740
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 201-300) 244 $81,476,385
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 90 $270,329,045
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 301 $42,720,965
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $337,350,887
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 201-300) 215 $135,737,758
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $364,833,772
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 309 $44,057,592
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $556,016,627
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 201-300) 220 $217,214,143
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 101 $635,162,817
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $86,778,557
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 113 $488,994,785
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 223 $124,197,350
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $702,184,659
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $179,795,350
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 115 $1,191,179,444
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 135 $303,992,700
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies 92 $342,863,090
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 167 $270,329,045
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies 60 $517,146,237
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $364,833,772
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies 71 $860,009,327
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $635,162,817
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies 13 $613,192,135
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies 18 $881,980,009
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies 13 $1,495,172,144

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/2/2015 This Changes Everything Executive Producer $16,692 $2,360 $19,052
6/26/2015 Ted 2 Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Based on Characters … 
$81,476,385 $135,737,758 $217,214,143
5/30/2014 A Million Ways to Die in The West Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$42,720,965 $44,057,592 $86,778,557
6/29/2012 Ted Director,
Screenwriter,
Story Creator,
Producer 
$218,665,740 $337,350,887 $556,016,627
Movies: 4Totals:$342,879,782$517,148,597$860,028,379
  Averages:$85,719,946$129,287,149$215,007,095

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/26/2015 Ted 2 $33,507,870 3,448 $81,476,385 $217,214,143 37.5%
5/30/2014 A Million Ways to Die in The West $16,797,385 3,160 $42,720,965 $86,778,557 49.2%
6/29/2012 Ted $54,415,205 3,303 $218,665,740 $556,016,627 39.3%
Movies: 3Totals:  $342,863,090$860,009,327 
 Averages:$34,906,8203,304$114,287,697$286,669,77642.0%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/26/2015 Ted 2 $33,507,870 3,448 $81,476,385 $217,214,143 37.5%
5/30/2014 A Million Ways to Die in The West $16,797,385 3,160 $42,720,965 $86,778,557 49.2%
6/29/2012 Ted $54,415,205 3,303 $218,665,740 $556,016,627 39.3%
Movies: 3Totals:  $342,863,090$860,009,327 
 Averages:$34,906,8203,304$114,287,697$286,669,77642.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/26/2015 Ted 2 $33,507,870 3,448 $81,476,385 $217,214,143 37.5%
5/30/2014 A Million Ways to Die in The West $16,797,385 3,160 $42,720,965 $86,778,557 49.2%
6/29/2012 Ted $54,415,205 3,303 $218,665,740 $556,016,627 39.3%
Movies: 4Totals:  $561,528,830$1,416,025,954 
 Averages:$39,783,9163,304$140,382,208$354,006,48941.3%


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