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James Mason

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $294,710,486 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #12,135)
Best-known acting roles: Mr. Jordan (Heaven Can Wait), Edward J. Concannon, Chief Defense Attorney (The Verdict), Eduard Seibert (The Boys from Brazil), James Leamington (Georgy Girl), General Count von Klugermann (The Blue Max)
Most productive collaborators: Franklin J. Schaffner, Jerry Goldsmith, Ira Levin, Steve Guttenberg

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading2$19,000,000$0$19,000,000
(Unclassified)16$275,700,544$9,942$275,710,486

Career Trend

This graph shows James Mason’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/24/1983 Yellowbeard Captain Hughes  $4,300,000 $0 $4,300,000
12/8/1982 The Verdict Edward J. Concannon, Chief Defense Attorney  $53,977,250 $0 $53,977,250
3/5/1982 Evil Under the Sun Odell Gardener  $4,659,287 $0 $4,659,287
4/18/1980 North Sea Hijack Admiral Sir Francis Brindsen  $2,993,772 $0 $2,993,772
3/9/1979 The Passage Professor Bergson  $70,461 $0 $70,461
6/28/1978 Heaven Can Wait Mr. Jordan  $98,800,000 $0 $98,800,000
1/1/1978 The Boys from Brazil Eduard Seibert  $19,000,000 $0 $19,000,000
10/17/1966 Georgy Girl James Leamington  $16,873,162 $0 $16,873,162
6/21/1966 The Blue Max General Count von Klugermann  $16,151,612 $0 $16,151,612
1/1/1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire Timonides  $4,750,000 $0 $4,750,000
1/1/1962 Lolita Prof. Humbert Humbert/Narrator  $9,250,000 $0 $9,250,000
1/1/1959 North by Northwest Phillip Vandamm  $13,275,000 $9,942 $13,284,942
1/1/1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth Professor Oliver Lindenbrook  $10,000,000 $0 $10,000,000
1/1/1957 Island in the Sun Maxwell Fleury  $8,000,000 $0 $8,000,000
12/23/1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Captain Nemo  $28,200,000 $0 $28,200,000
9/29/1954 A Star is Born Norman Maine  $4,400,000 $0 $4,400,000
12/31/1951 Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Hendrik van der Zee  $0 $0 $0
4/23/1947 Odd Man Out   $0 $0 $0
Movies: 18Totals:$294,700,544$9,942$294,710,486
  Averages:$16,372,252$552$16,372,805

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/1/1978 The Boys from Brazil $0 0 $19,000,000 $19,000,000 100.0%
12/31/1951 Pandora and the Flying Dutchman $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $19,000,000$19,000,000 
 Averages:$00$9,500,000$9,500,000100.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,226 $19,000,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,506 $294,700,544
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,447 $19,000,000
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,057 $294,700,544
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 51,401-51,500) 51,500 $9,942
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 54,101-54,200) 54,178 $9,942
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,769 $19,000,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,901-11,000) 10,995 $294,710,486
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,635 $19,000,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,101-12,200) 12,135 $294,710,486
Highest Grossing Stars of 1980 at the Domestic Box Office 90 74
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 759 $19,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 883 $19,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,952 $19,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,457 $19,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $19,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 455 $19,000,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 510 $19,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 538 $19,000,000


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