$100 Million Box Office Movies

Tom Cruise and Eddie Murphy each have 23 $100 million movies...the most of active actors

Tom Cruise and Eddie Murphy each have 25 $100 million movies…the most of active actors

Want to know which actor or actress has the most $100 million box office movies?  How about finding which actor or actress has the highest percentage of $100 million box office movies.  Interested in career box office earnings? Want to know how many Star Trek movies hit the magical $100 million mark?  Well you have come to the right place …. because we have all of that information and lots more.

I have fond memories of the summer of 1995.  But why Cogerson?  Well let me tell you, that was the summer Die Hard With A Vengeance was released. After a blockbuster opening weekend, Die Hard 3 started to fade quickly.  For some unknown reason I really wanted the movie to make it to $100 million. My girlfriend at the time was doing the same thing …except she was rooting for Casper.  All summer the two us seemed in competition as to which movie would reach the goal.  It took all summer but Die Hard 3 (the taste of victory) finally got there. Casper made it at the end of September.

As soon as both movies reached the $100 million mark…they were immediately pulled from theaters.  Today reaching the $100 million mark at the box office is not as pretigious as it once was….but studios still seem very interested in making that plateau. In 2014, Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow seemed to be hanging around in theaters unusually long…but once it reached $100 million it was quickly pulled from theaters.  It seems that there is some marketing value in being able to say…”Edge of Tomorrow is Tom Cruise’s first lead role $100 million non sequel movie since War of the Worlds”.

I have been writing Ultimate Movie Rankings pages on actors/actresses and movie subjects for over four years. When I wrote my Dean Martin page I was shocked (I had dismissed his movie career) that he had so many movies box office hits.  At that point I started to compare Martin to other performers and realized his total of 30 $100 million movies was one the best totals of all actors and actresses that I have written about over those 4 years.  While doing the Martin comparisons I realized that I should do a page that put all of this information into one place….so here you go… my historical look at $100 million movies from 1930-2017. 

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in 1963's Charade. Grant has the most $100 million movies with 29

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in 1963’s Charade. Grant has the most $100 million movies with 29

$100 Million Box Office Movies Can Be Sorted Many Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.  Column index.

  • Column 1 is name and type of performer….like actor, actress, director or subject….use the SEARCH BOX to only look at actors….or only look at actresses….or….I think you get the point.
  • Column 2-4 list how many movies the performer made….how many were $100 million movies….and what  percentage of their movies are $100 million movies
  • Column 5 lists the performer’s very first $100 million movie
  • Column 6 lists the performer’s last $100 million movie
  • Column 7 shows the performer’s career domestic adjusted box office total
Rank When SortingName / CategoryMovies $100 Million MoviesPct% $100 Million Movies1st $100 Million MovieLast $100 Million MovieCareer B.O. Adjusted Domestic (in billions)
Abbott and Costello361438.8%Buck Privates (1941)Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)3.36
Amy Adams (1975-) Actress26 934.6%Catch Me if You Can (2002)Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)2.33
Ben Affleck (1972-) Actor39 1025.6%Good Will Hunting (1997)Batman v Superman (2016)3.08
Woody Allen (1935-)54712.9%What's New Pussycat (1965)Antz (1998)2.16
Robert Altman (1925-2006) Director3538.57%M.A.S.H. (1970)Popeye (1980)1.22
Julie Andrews (1935-) Actress271451.1%Mary Poppins (1964)Despicable Me (2010)5.30
Jennifer Aniston (1969-) Actress31 725.8%Bruce Almighty (2003)We're The Millers (2013)1.88
George Arliss (1868-1946) Actor19210.5%Disraeli (1930)The House of Rothschild(1934)0.93
Ann-Margret (1941-) Actress371335.1%State Fair (1962)The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)2.58
Jean Arthur (1900-1991) Actress261661.5%The Whole Town's Talking (1935)Shane (1953)3.32
Fred Astaire (1899-1987) Actor39 2666.6%Dancing Lady (1933)The Towering Inferno (1974)5.41
Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)361130.5%To Have and Have Not (1944)Murder on the Orient Express (1974)2.93
Christian Bale (1974-) Actor38 1026.3%Shaft (2000)American Hustle (2013)2.94
Lucille Ball (1911-1989) Actress361644.4%Follow the Fleet (1936)Yours Mine and Ours (1968)4.12
Elizabeth Banks (1978-) Actress38923.6%Shaft (2000)The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)3.06
Drew Barrymore (1975-) Actress401025.0%E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)He's Just Not That Into You (2009)3.63
John Barrymore (1882-1942) Actor421023.8%Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)Spawn of the North (1938)3.36
Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954) Actor612947.5%America (1924)Malaya (1949)7.15
Jason Bateman (1969-) Actor30830.0%Starsky and Hutch (2004)Zootopia (2016)1.87
Michael Bay (1965-) Director12975.0%Bad Boys (1995)Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)2.86
Warren Beatty (1937-) Actor22627.2%Splendor in the Grass (1961)Dick Tracy (1990)1.84
Wallace Beery (1885-1949-) Actor532649.0%The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)Rationing (1944)5.86
Annette Bening (1958-) Actress2727.4%The American President (1995)American Beauty (1999)1.11
Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982) Actress321650.0%Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)Murder on the Orient Express (1974)4.63
Halle Berry (1966-) Actress321237.5%Last Boy Scout (1991)X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)3.00
Michael Biehn (1956-) Actor18527.7%The Terminator (1984)The Rock (1996)1.20
Cate Blancett (1969-) Actress34720.5%Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)Cinderella (2015)1.80
Orlando Bloom (1977-) Actor201050.0%The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)3.82
Emily Blunt (1983-) Actress25416.0%The Devil Wears Prada (2006)Into The Woods (2014)1.14
Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) Actor703448.5%Kid Galahad (1937)Left Hand of God (1955)8.05
James Bond 1962-2015262596.1%Dr. No (1963)Spectre (2015)5.81
Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012) Actor651116.9%From Here to Eternity (1953)The Black Hole (1979)5.08
David Bowie (1947-2016) Actor1500.00%NoneNone0.29
Marlon Brando (1924-2004) Actor371745.9%A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)The Score (2001)5.37
Jeff Bridges (1949-) Actor6169.83%The Last Picture Show (1971)True Grit (2010)2.92
Charles Bronson (1921-2003) Actor611219.6%House of Wax (1953)Death Wish (1974)3.82
Mel Brooks (1926-) Actor & Director19947.3%Blazing Saddles (1974)Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)2.48
Yul Brynner (1920-1985) Actor37821.6%The King and I (1956)Westworld (1973)3.15
Sandra Bullock (1964-) Actress331339.3%Demolition Man (1993)Minions (2015)3.33
Richard Burton (1925-1984) Actor461532.6%The Robe (1953)Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)3.81
Tim Burton (1958-) Director18950.0%Beetlejuice (1988)Alice in Wonderland (2010)2.84
James Caan (1940-) Actor621625.8%The Godfather (1972)Get Smart (2008)4.25
Nicolas Cage (1964-) Actor601220.0%Moonstruck (1987)National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)3.87
James Cagney (1899-1986) Actor612540.9%The Public Enemy(1931)Mister Roberts (1955)6.35
Michael Caine (1933-) Actor911718.6%Alfie (1966)Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)5.87
John Candy (1950-1994) Actor341132.3%1941 (1979)Rookie of the Year (1993)2.92
Frank Capra (1897-1991) Director241666.6%Ladies of Leisure (1930)A Hole in the Head (1959)3.34
Steve Carell (1962-) Actor291137.9%Bruce Almighty (2003)Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)2.89
Jim Carrey (1962-) Actor291655.1%Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)A Christmas Carol (2009)4.15
Charlie Chaplin (1897-1991) Director (1899-1977) Actor12650.0%The Kid (1921)The Great Dictator (1940)2.32
Chevy Chase (1943-) Actor34926.4%The Groove Tube (1974)National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)2.29
Jessica Chastain (1977-) Actress16531.2%The Help (2011)The Martian (2015)1.13
Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) Actor17952.9%Red River (1948)Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)2.34
George Clooney (1961-) Actor37924.3%Batman and Robin (1997)Gravity (2013)3.14
Glenn Close (1947-) Actress401025.0%The Big Chill (1983)Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)3.01
James Coburn (1928-2002) Actor531222.6%The Great Escape (1963)Monsters Inc. (2001)3.43
Ethan Coen (1957-) Director1815.5%True Grit (2010)True Grit (2010)0.77
Joel Coen (1954-) Director1815.5%True Grit (2010)True Grit (2010)0.77
Claudette Colbert (1903-1996) Actress482347.9%The Sign of the Cross (1932)Parrish (1961)5.75
Ronald Colman (1891-1958) Actor361952.7%Romola (1924)A Double Life (1947)4.00
Sean Connery (1930-) Actor551934.5%Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)Entrapment (1999)6.36
Bradley Cooper (1975-) Actor281242.8%The Wedding Crashers (2005)American Sniper (2014)2.81
Gary Cooper (1901-1961) Actor714057.1%Wings (1928)Friendly Persuasion (1956)9.94
Frances Ford Coppola (1939-) Director27829.6%Patton (1970)Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)2.60
Kevin Costner (1955-) Actor371027.2%The Untouchables (1987)Man of Steel (2013)3.19
Daniel Craig (1948-) Actor28725.0%Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)Spectre (2015)1.91
Joan Crawford (1905-1977) Actress782734.6%Grand Hotel (1932)The Best of Everything (1959)6.24
Donald-Crisp (1882-1974)813543.2%The Battle of The Sexes (1914)Spencer's Mountain (1963)8.81
Bing Crosby (1903-1977) Actor553054.5%She Loves Me Not (1934)Say One For Me (1959)8.61
Russell Crowe (1964-) Actor33927.7%L.A. Confidential (1997)Noah (2014)2.18
Tom Cruise (1962-) Actor382564.8%Risky Business (1983)Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) 6.19
George Cukor (1899-1983) Director441943.1%Little Women (1933)My Fair Lady (1964)5.05
Ice Cube (1969-) Actor33927.2%Boyz N the Hood (1991)22 Jump Street (2014)2.05
John Cusack (1966-) Actor52611.5%Stand By Me (1986)Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)1.99
Matt Damon (1970-) Actor421638.09%Courage Under Fire (1996)Jason Bourne (2016)4.49
Linda Darnell (1923-1965) Actress401640.0%Hotel For Women (1939)A Letter to Three Wives (1949)3.65
Bette Davis (1908-1989) Actress792531.6%Dark Victory (1939)All About Eve (1950)5.87
Doris Day (1924-) Actress392358.97%I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)Send No Flowers (1964)4.57
Daniel Day-Lewis (1957-) Actor16425.0%Gandhi (1982)Lincoln (2012)0.91
Olivia de Havilland (1916-) Actress482431.9%Anthony Adverse (1936)Airport '77 (1977)6.99
Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959) Director671522.3%Male and Female (1919)The Ten Commandments (1956)6.03
Robert DeNiro (1943-) Actor911617.5%The Godfather: Part II (1974)Silver Linings Playbook (2012)5.19
Johnny Depp (1963-) Actor481225.0%Edward Scissorhands (1990)Into The Woods (2014)4.33
Bruce Dern (1936-) Actor57814.0%The Wild Angels (1966)Django Unchained (2012)2.54
Cameron Diaz (1972-) Actress341441.1%The Mask (1994)Bad Teacher (2011)4.15
Leonardo DiCaprio (1974-) Actor251248.0%Titanic (1997)The Revenant (2015)3.36
Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992)301343.3%The Blue Angel (1930)Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)2.93
Walt Disney (1901-1966)863237.2%Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)The Jungle Book (1967)13.69
Kirk Douglas (1916-) Actor711521.1%The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)Once Is Not Enough (1975)5.20
Michael Douglas (1944-) Actor401127.5%Coma (1978)Traffic (2000)3.07
Robert Downey, Jr. (1965-) Actor551425.4%Back to School (1986)Captain America:
Civil War (2016)
4.73
Richard Dreyfuss (1947-) Actor461021.7%American Graffiti (1973)Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)4.58
Faye Dunaway (1941) Actress411126.8%Bonnie and Clyde (1967)The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)2.95
Irene Dunne(1898-1990) Actress311341.93%Roberta (1935)I Remember Mama (1948)3.74
Deanna Durbin (1921-2013) Actress211247.6%Three Smart Girls (1936)Christmas Holiday (1944)2.48
Robert Duvall (1931-) Actor721318.1%To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)Four Christmases (2008)4.98
Clint Eastwood (1930-) Actor & Director612234.4%The Good the Bad and the Ugly (1966)American Sniper (2014)6.23
Emilio Estevez (1962-) Actor23313.0%The Breakfast Club (1985)The Mighty Ducks (1992)1.13
Chris Evans (1981-) Actor24727.6%Fantastic Four (2005)Captain America: Civil War (2016)2.60
Michael Fassbender (1977-) Actor20525.0%300 (2007)X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)1.07
Will Ferrell (1967-) Actor311135.4%Old School (2003)Daddy's Home (2015)2.54
Sally Field (1946-) Actress331442.4%Smokey and the Bandit (1977)The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)4.36
David Fincher (1962-) Director10770.0%Alien 3 (1992)Gone Girl (2014)1.17
Carrie Fisher (1956-) Actress29931.0%Shampoo (1975)Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)5.55
Errol Flynn (1909-1959) Actor503366.0%The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)Kim (1950)5.68
Henry Fonda (1905-1982) Actor832934.9%The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)On Golden Pond (1981)8.28
Jane Fonda (1937-) Actress421638.0%Cat Ballou (1965)Monster-in-Law (2005)3.64
Joan Fontaine(1917-2013) Actress391743.5%Gunga Din (1939)Island in the Sun (1957)4.18
Glenn Ford (1916-2006) Actor741621.6%Destroyer (1943)Superman (1978)5.98
Harrison Ford (1942-) Actor482347.9%American Graffiti (1973)Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)10.73
John Ford (1894-1973)572729.8%Arrowsmith (1932)How the West Was Won (1963)6.77
Jodie Foster (1962-)361027.7%Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)Inside Man (2006)2.32
Michael J. Fox (1961-) Actor25832.0%Back to the Future (1985)The American President (1995)2.44
Kay Francis (1905-1968) Actress49612.2%The Cocoanuts (1929)Charley's Aunt (1941)2.85
Morgan Freeman (1937-) Actor652335.3%Brubaker (1980)Lucy (2014)6.30
Clark Gable (1901-1960) Actor644468.7%Hell Divers (1931)Mogambo (1953)10.64
Greta Garbo (1909-1990) Actress24520.8%Anna Christie (1930)Ninotchka (1939)2.00
John Garfield (1913-1952)311548.6%Tortilla Flats (1942)Gentleman's Agreement (1947)3.73
Judy Garland (1922-1969) Actress312477.41%Pigskin Parade (1936)Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)5.48
Ava Gardner (1922-1990) Actress401640.0%The Killers (1946)Earthquake (1974)4.30
James Garner (1928-2014) Actor481225.0%Sayonara (1957) The Notebook (2004)3.38
Greer Garson (1904-1996) Actress251248.0%Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)That Forsyte Woman (1949)3.65
Richard Gere (1949-) Actor46817.3%Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)Chicago (2002)2.81
Mel Gibson (1956-) Actor401846.2%Lethal Weapon (1987)The Passion of the Christ (2004)4.72
Lillian Gish (1893-1993) Actress311238.7%Birth of a Nation (1915)Follow Me Boys (1966)3.58
Danny Glover (1946-) Actor511121.5%Witness (1985)2009 (2012)3.33
Paulette Goddard (1910-1990) Actress381744.7%Modern Times (1936)Unconquered (1947)4.35
William Goldman (1931-) Writer25832.0%Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)Maverick (1994)2.37
John Goodman (1952-) Actor701318.5%Revenge of the Nerds (1984)Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)4.10
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981-) Actor31516.1%Angels in the Outfield (1994)The Dark Knight Rises (2012)1.74
Ryan Gosling (1980-) Actor20210.0%Remember the Titans (2000)The Notebook (2004)0.74
Betty Grable (1916-1973)322165.6%Pigskin Parade (1936)How To Marry A Millionaire (1953)4.56
Cary Grant (1904-1986) Actor633961.90%She Done Him Wrong (1933)Father Goose (1964)8.58
Hugh Grant (1960-) Actor28517.8%Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)Two Week Notice (2002)1.43
Sydney Greenstreet (1879-1954) Actor241458.3%The Maltese Falcon (1941)Malaya (1949)3.03
Jake Gyllenhaal (1980-) Actor27311.1%City Slickers (1991)Brokeback Mountain (2005)1.32
Gene Hackman (1930-) Actor761722.4%Hawaii (1966)Enemy of the State (1998)6.57
Tom Hanks (1956-) Actor442352.2%Splash (1984)Captain Phillips (2013)7.05
Tom Hardy (1977-) Actor18418.1%Black Hawk Down (2001)Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)1.30
Jean Harlow (1911-1937)221045.4%Hell's Angels (1930)Saratoga (1937)2.60
Woody Harrelson (1961-)48918.7%Doc Hollywood (1991)The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)3.18
Kevin Hart (1979-) Actor25416.0%Scary Movie 3 (2003)Ride Along (2014)1.55
Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013) Special Effects15320.0%Mighty Joe Young (1949)Clash of the Titans (1981)0.99
Anne Hathaway (1982-) Actress221254.5%The Princess Diaries (2001)Interstellar (2014)2.22
Goldie Hawn (1945-) Actress281139.2%Cactus Flower (1969)The First Wives Club (1996)2.37
Susan Hayward (1917-1975) Actress542444.4%Reap The Wild Wind (1942)Valley Of The Dolls (1967)5.75
Rita Hayworth (1918-1987)351645.7%Only Angels Have Wings (1939)Separate Tables (1958)3.50
Van Heflin (1908-1971) Actor501632.0%Santa Fe Trail (1940)Airport (1970)5.19
Paul Henreid (1908-1992) Actor361336.1%Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)3.20
Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) Actress241041.66%Sabrina (1954)Wait Until Dark (1967)2.65
Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) Actress431841.8%Little Women(1933)On Golden Pond (1981)4.89
Charlton Heston (1923-2008) Actor612337.7%The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)Any Given Sunday (1999)7.77
George Roy Hill(1921-2002) Director14642.8%Hawaii (1966)Slap Shot (1977)3.10
Alfred Hithcock (1899-1980)311961.2%Rebecca (1940)Frenzy (1972)4.82
Dustin Hoffman (1937-) Actor522035.3%The Graduate (1967)Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)6.59
Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) Actor471225.5%Scent of a Woman (1992)The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)3.49
William Holden (1918-1981) Actor662436.6%The Fleet's In (1942)The Towering Inferno (1974)7.00
Bob Hope (1903-2003) Actor533039.6%Road To Singapore (1940)The Facts of Life (1960)6.74
Anthony Hopkins (1937-) Actor621016.1%The Lion in Winter (1968)Noah (2014)2.98
Leslie Howard (1893-1943) Actor23626.0%A Free Soul (1931)Gone With The Wind (1939)3.31
Ron Howard (1954-) Director321443.8%The Music Man (1962)Angels & Demons (2009)3.96
Rock Hudson (1925-1985) Actor511325.4%Bend of the River (1952)Send Me No Flowers (1964)4.68
John Hughes (1950-2009) Director331545.5%National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)Maid in Manhattan (2002)3.54
John Hurt (1940-2017) Actor15*640.0%Alien (1979)Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)2.33*
John Huston (1906-1987)541527.7%Sergeant York (1941)The Man Who Would Be King (1975)4.10
Betty Hutton (1921-2007) Actress191263.1%Fleet's In, The (1942)Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952)3.11
Jeremy Irons (1948-) Actor37410.8%The Lion King (1994)Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)2.04
Hugh Jackman (1968-) Actor251040.0%X-Men (2000)X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)2.69
Samuel L. Jackson (1948-) Actor922325.0%Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)8.61
Scarlett Johansson (1984-) Actress421015.7%The Horse Whisperer (1998)Captain America: Civil War (2016)3.67
Dwayne Johnson (1972-) Actor251144.0%The Mummy Returns (2001)San Andreas (2015)2.74
Van Johnson (1916-2008) Actor632742.8%The Human Comedy (1943)The Caine Mutiny (1954)7.23
Angelina Jolie (1975-) Actress341338.2%The Bone Collector (2000)Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)2.83
Jennifer Jones (1919-2009) Actress23939.1%The Song of Bernadette (1943) The Towering Inferno (1974)3.31
Tommy Lee Jones (1946-)511631.3%Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)Jason Bourne (2016)4.62
Milla Jovovich (1975-) Actress2414.16%The Fifth Element (1997)The Fifth Element (1997)0.72
Danny Kaye (1911-1987) Actor171141.2%Up In Arms (1944)The Five Pennies (1959)2.75
Elia KazanDirector (1909-2003)191052.6%A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)Splendor in the Grass (1961)2.32
Buster Keaton Actor (1898-1966)28414.2%Hollywood Revue (1929)In the Good Old Summertime (1949)1.85
Diane Keaton (1946-) Actress431330.2%Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)Something's Gotta Give (2003)3.53
Michael Keaton (1951-) Actor33515.1%Mr. Mom (1983)The Other Guys (2010)2.46
Gene Kelly (1912-1996) Actor402255.0%For Me and My Gal (1942)Hello Dolly! (1969)4.77
Grace Kelly (1929-1982) Actress11981.8%High Noon (1952)High Society (1956)2.27
Anna Kendrick (1985-) Actress19315.7%Twilight (2008)Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)0.93
Kathleen Kennedy (1953-) Producer663248.8%E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)12.05
Deborah Kerr381434.2%The Hucksters (1947)Casino Royale (1966)4.37
Nicole Kidman (1967-) Actress44715.9%Days of Thunder (1990)Happy Feet (2006)2.53
Stephen King40615.0%The Shining (1980)The Green Mile (1999)2.14
Keira Knightley (1985-) Actress25416.0%The Phantom Menace (1999)Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)2.65
Stanley Kubrick(1928-1999) Director13753.8%Spartacus (1960)The Shining (1980)1.90
Mila Kunis (1983-) Actress18527.7%The Black Swan (2010)Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)1.14
Shia LaBeouf (1986-) Actor20630.0%I, Robot (2004)Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)2.06
Alan Ladd (1913-1964) Actor 502346.0%China (1943)The Carpetbaggers (1964)5.58
Dorothy Lamour (1983-) Actress522650.0%Swing High, Swing Low (1937)The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)6.47
Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) Actor672537.3%The Killers (1946)Field of Dreams (1989)6.70
Jennifer Lawrence (1990-) Actress17952.9%The Hunger Games (2012)X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)2.48
Mario Lanza (1921-1959) Actor8225.0%The Great Caruso (1951)The Student Prince (1954)0.75
David Lean (1908-1991) Director16531.2%In Which We Serve (1942)Ryan's Daughter (1970)2.47
Vivien Leigh (1916-1967)15426.6%Gone With The Wind (1939)A Streetcar Named Desire (!951)2.26
Jack Lemmon (1925-2001) Actor531833.9%Mister Roberts (1955)Grumpier Old Men (1995)4.87
Jerry Lewis (1926-) Actor462554.3%My Friend Irma (1949)Don't Give Up The Ships (1959)4.60
Carole Lombard (1908-1942) Actress3925.1%Now and Forever (1934)My Man Godfrey (1936)2.19
Sophia Loren (1934-)30413.3&The Pride and the Passion (1957)Grumpier Old Men (1995)1.40
Peter Lorre (1904-1964-) Actor391435.8%Strange Cargo (1940)The Big Circus (1959)3.67
Myrna Loy (1905-1993) Actress702941.4%A Connecticut Yankee (1931)Airport 1975 (1974)8.30
George Lucas (1944-) Director221254.4%American Graffiti (1973)Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)8.19
Ma and Pa Kettle (1947-1957)10550.0%The Egg and I (1947)Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)1.13
Jeanette MacDonald (1903-1965) Actress281346.4%The Love Parade (1929)New Moon (1940)3.28
Shirley MacLaine (1934-) Actress491224.4%Artists and Models (1955)Valentine's Day (2010)3.52
Fred MacMurray (1908-1991-) Actor762532.8%Hands Across The Table (1935)Follow Me Boys (1966)7.98
Fredric March (1897-1975) Actor511937.2%The Royal Family of Broadway (1931) The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)5.21
Dean Martin (1917-1995) Actor513058.8%My Friend Irma (1949)Cannonball Run (1981)6.46
Steve Martin (1945-) Actor411434.1%It's Complicated (2009)The Jerk (1979)3.13
Frank Marshall (1946-) Producer703042.2%Paper Moon (1973)Jason Bourne (2016)10.03
Garry Marshall (1934-2016) Director18738.8%Young Doctors In Love (1982)Valentine's Day (2010)1.75
Penny Marshall (1943-) Director7342.8%Big (1988)A League of Their Own (1992)0.82
Lee Marvin (1924-1987)46817.3%The Caine Mutiny (1954)Paint Your Wagon (1969)3.16
Marx Brothers (1887-1979)18741.1%The Cocoanuts (1929)At The Circus (1939)1.50
James Mason (1909-1984) Actor731621.9%A Star Is Born (1954)The Verdict (1982)4.98
Walter Matthau (1920-2000) Actor581831.0%The Kentuckian (1955)Grumpier Old Men (1995)4.12
Victor Mature (1913-1999) Actor511529.4%The Shanghai Gesture (1941)The Big Circus (1959)4.44
Virginia Mayo (1920-2005) Director451635.5%Up In Arms (1944)King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)4.26
Melissa McCarthy (1970-) Actress21733.3%Charlie's Angels (2000)Spy (2015)1.53
Matthew McConaughey (1969-) Actor401127.5%A Time To Kill (1996)Sing (2016)2.60
Joel McCrea (1905-1990) Actor651523.0%Barbary Coast (1935)Wichita (1955)4.45
Frances McDormand (1957-) Actress3239.4%Fargo (1996)Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)1.31
Steve McQueen (1930-1980) Actor261038.4%Never So Few (1959)The Towering Inferno (1974)3.20
Robert Milland (1905-1986) Actor962627.0%Bolero (1934)Love Story (1970)8.16
Vincent Minnelli (1903-1986) Director381950.0%Panama Hattie (1942)The Sandpiper (1965)4.73
Robert Mitchum (1917-1997) Actor822530.4%Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)Cape Fear (1991)6.87
Jay Mohr (1970-) Actor20210.0%Jerry Maguire (1996)Jerry Maguire (1996)0.77
Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) Actress241250.0%All About Eve (1950)The Misfits (1961)2.96
Robert Montgomery (1917-1997) Actor571424.5%The Big House (1930)Lady In The Lake (1947)4.59
Julianne Moore (1960-) Actress56712.5%The Fugitive (1993)The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)3.11
Roger Moore (1927-) Actor33927.2%The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)A View to a Kill (1985)2.02
Audie Murphy (1925-1971) Actor34411.7%Beyond Glory (1948)The Unforgiven (1960)1.77
Eddie Murphy (1961-) Actor392564.1%48 Hrs. (1982)Norbit (2007)6.41
Bill Murray (1950-) Actor481429.1%Caddyshack (1980)The Jungle Book (2016)4.12
Liam Neeson (1952-) Actor701318.5%Excalibur (1981)Taken 3 (2015)4.78
Judd Nelson (1959-) Actor1516.66%The Breakfast Club (1985)The Breakfast Club (1985)0.45
Paul Newman (1925-2008) Actor592542.3%The Long Hot Summer (1958)Road to Perdition (2002)7.42
Jack Nicholson (1937-) Actor491938.7%Easy Rider (1969)The Departed (2006)5.09
Chuck Norris (1940-) Actor2200.00%NoneNone0.81
Edward Norton (1969-) Actor24520.8%Primal Fear (1996)The Bourne Legacy (2012)1.24
Warren Oates (1928-1982) Actor39410.2%In The Heat of the Night (1967)Blue Thunder (1983)1.57
Maureen O'Hara (1920) Actress531426.4%How Green Was My Valley (1941)The Parent Trap (1961)4.13
Gary Oldman (1958-) Actor421535.7%JFK (1991)Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)4.39
Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) Actor481020.8%Wuthering Heights (1939)Clash of the Titans (1981)3.57
Maureen O'Sullivan (1911-1998) Actress501530.0%So This Is London (1930)The Big Clock (1948)4.07
Peter O'Toole (1932-2015-) Actor35720.0%Lawrence of Arabia (1962)Ratatouille (2007)2.79
Al Pacino (1940-) Actor421433.3%The Godfather (1972)Ocean's Thirteen (2007)3.67
Dev Patel (1990-) Actor8225.0%Slumdog Millionaire (2008)The Last Airbender (2010)0.45
Dan Patrick (1956-) Actor13646.1%The Waterboy (1998)Grown Ups 2 (2013)1.40
Gregory Peck (1916-2003) Actor532649.0%The Valley of Decision (1945)Cape Fear (1991)7.18
Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984) Director1516.6%The Getaway (1972)The Getaway (1972)0.81
Anthony Perkins (1932-1962)33721.2%Friendly Persuasion (1956)The Black Hole (1979)1.86
Mary Pickford (1892-1979) Actress312270.9%Tess of the Storm Country (1914)Coquette (1929)4.25
Walter Pidgeon (1897-1984) Actor762634.2%Saratoga (1937)Funny Girl (1968)7.15
Brad Pitt (1963-) Actor421433.3%Interview with a Vampire (1994)World War Z (2013)3.82
Christopher Plummer (1929-) Actor651218.4%The Sound of Music (1965)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)4.31
Sidney Poitier (1927-) Actor461532.6%Blackboard Jungle (1955)The Jackal (1997)3.32
Natalie Portman (1981-) Actress30626.6%Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)Thor: A Dark World (2013)3.22
Dick Powell (1904-1963)612236.0%42nd Street (1933)The Conqueror (1956)5.53
William Powell (1892-1984)361027.7%The Last Command (1928)Mister Roberts (1955)3.28
Tyrone Power (1914-1958)463371.3%Lloyd's of London (1936)Witness for the Prosecution (1957)7.20
Chris Pratt (1979-)17635.2%Wanted (2008)The Magnificent Seven (2016)1.91
Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Actor33721.1%Love Me Tender (1956)Viva Las Vegas (1964)2.26
Richard Pryor (1940-2005) Actor421228.5%Blazing Saddles (1974)See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)3.51
Dennis Quaid (1954-) Actor62711.2%Jaws 3-D (1983)G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)2.81
Anthony Quinn(1915-2001) Actor902730.0%The Plainsman (1936)Last Action Hero (1993)7.67
Daniel Radcliffe (1899-1967) Actor18844.4%Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two (2011)3.14
Claude Rains (1899-1967) Actor522852.8%The Invisible Man (1933)Lawrence of Arabia (1962)6.42
Harold Ramis (1944-2014) Actor281242.9%National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)Knocked Up (2007)3.28
Ronald Reagan (1893-1973) Actor541324.0%Hollywood Hotel (1937)She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)4.29
Robert Redford (1936-) Actor472144.6%Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)6.62
Donna Reed (1921-1986) Actress391846.1%Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)Benny Goodman Story, The (1956)4.28
Keanu Reeves (1964-) Actor43920.9%Parenthood (1989)Something's Gotta Give (2003)3.03
Rob Reiner (1947-) Director271037.0%Stand By Me (1986)The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)2.21
Burt Reynolds (1936-) Actor661827.7%Deliverance (1972)The Longest Yard (2005)4.98
Ryan Reynolds (1976-) Actor32618.7%X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)Deadpool (2016)1.84
Debbie Reynolds (1932-) Actress381539.4%Three Little Words (1950)Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)3.37
Thelma Ritter (1902-1969) Actress311445.1%Miracle on 34th Street (1947)Move Over Darling (1963)3.92
Julia Roberts (1967-) Actress421740.4%Steel Magnolias (1989)Valentine's Day (2010)4.38
Edward G. Robinson (1893-1973) Actor722230.5%Little Caeser (1931)Good Neighbor Sam (1964)6.84
Seth Rogen (1982-) Actor271352.0%Knocked Up (2007Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)2.91
Ginger Rogers (1911-1995) Actress552647.2%Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)Black Widow (1954)6.14
Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) Actor612439.3%Captains Courageous (1937)Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)5.67
Paul Rudd (1969-) Actor35822.8%Clueless (1995)Captain America: Civil War (2016)2.17
Mark Ruffalo (1967-)34514.7%Collateral (2004)Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)2.12
Gail Russell (1924-1961) Actress25936.0%The Uninvited (1944)Wake of the Red Witch (1949)2.34
Kurt Russell (1951-) Actor451124.4%Follow Me Boys (1966)Furious 7 (2015)3.15
Meg Ryan (1961-) Actress32721.8%Top Gun (1986)You've Got Mail (1998)2.30
Robert Ryan (1909-1973) Actor621625.8%North West Mounted Police (1940)The Dirty Dozen (1967)4.94
Zoe Saldana (1978-) Actress28725.0%Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)Star Trek: Beyond (2016)3.01
Adam Sandler (1966-) Actor301550.0%The Wedding Singer (1998)Grown Ups 2 (2013)3.13
Susan Sarandon (1946-) Actress681319.1%The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)Enchanted (2007)3.32
Roy Scheider (1932-2008) Actor30516.6%The French Connection (1971)Blue Thunder (1983)2.20
Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947-) Actor321340.6%Conan the Barbarian (1982)Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)3.32
Martin Scorsese (1942) Director24937.5%The Color of Money (1986)The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)1.73
George C. Scott (1927-1999) Actor341029.4%Anatomy of a Murder (1959)Taps (1981)2.53
Randolph Scott (1898-1987) Actor721926.3%Roberta (1935)Coroner Creek (1948)5.97
Ridley Scott (1937-) Director23834.7%Alien (1979)The Martian (2015)2.20
Tony Scott (1944-2012) Director16743.8%Top Gun (1986)Man on Fire (2004)1.95
Steven Seagal (1952-) Actor13215.3%Under Siege (1992)Executive Decision (1996)0.95
Peter Sellers (1925-1980) Actor481020.8%Lolita (1962)Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)2.76
Norma Shearer (1902-1983) Actress201575.0%Hollywood Revue (1929)The Women (1939)2.28
Charlie Sheen (1965-) Actor34617.6%Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)Scary Movie 3 (2003)1.86
Martin Sheen (1940-) Actor43818.6%Catch-22 (1970)The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)2.17
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) Actor462860.8%Higher and Higher (1943)Von Ryan's Express (1965)6.09
Kevin Smith (1970-) Director1616.2%Live Free or Die Hard (2007)Live Free or Die Hard (2007)0.53
Will Smith (1968-) Actor241460.8%Independence Day (1996)Men in Black III (2012)4.15
Steven Spielberg (1946-) Director302071.4%Jaws (1975)Lincoln (2012)8.96
Sylvester Stallone (1946-) Actor481735.4%Rocky (1976)Creed (2015)4.80
Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) Actress792734.1%Ladies of Leisure (1930)Executive Suite (1954)6.88
Jason Statham (1967-) Actor32515.6%The Italian Job (2003)Furious 7 (2015)1.56
Josef von Sternberg (1904-1975) Director21942.8%The Last Command (1928)The Shanghai Gesture (1941)1.95
George Stevens (1904-1975) Director241041.6%A Damsel in Distress (1937)The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)2.82
James Stewart (1908-1997) Actor734156.1%After The Thin Man (1936)Airport '77 (1977)9.53
Ben Stiller (1965-) Actor461634.7%The Cable Guy (1996)Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)4.15
Emma Stone (1988-)21523.8%Superbad (2007)The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)1.65
Oliver Stone (1946-) Director25832.0%Midnight Express (1978)Natural Born Killers (1994)1.89
Meryl Streep (1949-) Actress531426.4%The Deer Hunter (1978)Into The Woods (2014)3.61
Barbra Streisand (1942-)
Actress
191263.2%Funny Girl (1968)Little Fockers (2010)3.56
Margaret Sullavan (1909-1960)
Actress
16212.7%The Shining Hour (1938)Three Comrades (1938)1.19
Donald Sutherland (1935-) Actor851821.1%The Dirty Dozen (1967)The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 25.77
Lyle Talbot (1902-1996) Actor36616.6%One Night of Love (1934)Up In Arms (1944)2.07
Tarzan (1918-2016)34926.4%Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)Tarzan (1999)2.25
Quentin Tarantino (1963-) Director10330.0%Pulp Fiction (1994)Django Unchained (2012)0.89
Channing Tatum (1980-) Actor29724.1%Public Enemies (2009)22 Jump Street (2014)1.84
Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) Actress472246.8%National Velvet (1945)The Flintstones (1994)6.23
Robert Taylor (1911-1969) Actor683044.1%Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)Knights of the Round Table (1953)6.82
Shirley Temple (1928-2014) Actress372054.0%Bright Eyes (1934)Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)4.68
Charlize Theron (1975-) Actress36616.6%The Devil's Advocate (1997)Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)1.81
Gene Tierney (1920-1991) Actress361850.0%The Return of Frank James (1940)Left Hand of God (1955)4.21
Justin Timberlake (1981-) Actor15426.6%Shrek the Third (2007)The Social Network (2010)1.04
Time Travel1133530.9%A Connecticut Yankee (1931)Edge of Tomorrow (2014)10.03
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967) Actor603151.6%San Francisco (1936)Guess Whose Coming To Dinner (1967)8.98
John Travolta (1954-) Actor471940.4%Carrie (1976)Bolt (2008)4.78
Donald Trump (1946-) Actor12325.0%Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)Two Weeks Notice (2002)0.81
Lana Turner (1921-1995) Actress502346.0%Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)Imitation of Life (1959)5.92
Vince Vaughn (1970-) Actor31926.4%The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)Couples Retreat (2009)2.38
Mark Wahlberg (1971-) Actor361130.5%The Perfect Storm (2000)Daddy's Home (2016)3.11
Christopher Walken (1943-) Actor621422.4%Annie Hall (1977)Hairspray (2007)3.64
Walter Wanger (1894-1968) Producer611829.5%The Cocoanuts (1929)Cleopatra (1963)5.34
Denzel Washington (1954-) Actor441534.0%The Pelican Brief (1993)The Magnificent Seven (2016)3.44
John Wayne (1907-1979) Actor854856.4%Stagecoach (1939)True Grit (1969)11.00
Sigourney Weaver (1949-) Actress501224.0%Alien (1979)Finding Dory (2016)4.51
Clifton Webb (1889-1966) Actor20945.0%Laura (1944)Boy On A Dolphin (1957)2.56
Orson Welles (1915-1985) Actor421433.3%Jane Eyre (1943)The Muppet Movie (1979)3.01
Mae West (1893-1980) Actress12975.0%She Done Him Wrong (1933)My Little Chickadee (1940)1.40
Richard Widmark (1914-2008) Actor611524.5%Kiss of Death (1947)Coma (1978)4.55
Billy Wilder (1906-2002) Director302066.6%Bluebeard's Eigth Wife (1938)The Front Page (1974)4.17
Gene Wilder (1933-2016) Actor22836.3%Bonnie and Clyde (1967)Stir Crazy (1980)2.78
Esther Williams (1921-2013) Actress241770.8%Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)Easy To Love (1953)3.41
John Williams (1951-2014) Actor1045350.9%Diamond Head (1962)StarWars: The Force Awakens (2015)22.36
Robin Williams (1932-) Composer572136.8%Popeye (1980)Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)5.92
Bruce Willis (1955-) Actor621829.0%Die Hard 2 (1990)G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)5.41
Owen Wilson (1968-) Actor411434.1%Anaconda (1997)Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)4.01
Kate Winslet (1975-) Actress3339.0%Titanic (1997)Insurgent (2015)2.11
Shelley Winters (1920-2006) Actress601335.1%A Double Life (1947)Pete's Dragon (1977)3.59
Reese Witherspoon (1976-) Actress33618.1%Legally Blonde (2001)Monsters vs Aliens (2009)1.71
Natalie-Wood (1938-1983) Actress431739.5%Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)4.42
William Wyler (1902-1981) Director301756.6%Dodsworth (1936)Funny Girl (1968)5.08
Anton Yelchin (1989-2016) Actor26620.8%Along Came a Spider (2001)Star Trek: Beyond (2016)1.32
Robert Zemeckis (1952-) Director181372.2%Romancing the Stone (1984)Flight (2012)3.88
Fred Zinnemann (1907-1997) Director21942.8%The Seventh Cross (1944)Julia (1977)2.48
Anne Hathaway is off to a great start with regards to $100 million movies...she already has 12 of them.

Anne Hathaway is off to a great start with regards to $100 million movies…she already has 12 of them.

The rules and logic of the movie stats found in this page

1.  All box office totals are adjusted for inflation figures.  But why?  In an effort to accurately compare different era performers you have to use tickets sold as the common denominator.    A 4 million dollar box office movie in 1940 would have been a monster hit….a 4 million dollar box office movie in 2015 would be a serious failure.

2.  All box office figures are North America totals only.   Oversea box office totals for any movie made before 1990 is almost impossible to find.  Once again to make the comparisons equal…I was forced to only use North America box office totals.

3.  Cameos, direct to DVD movies, and tv movies are not included in the totals.  Also many silent films do not make the tally….this hurts some actors like Gary Cooper and Myrna Loy.  John Wayne’s 70 plus Western B movies also did not make the tally.

4.  Where do I get my box office numbers?  For current movies….boxofficemojo.com is by the far the best place to look.  Things get much more difficult for any movie made before 1980.  Luckily I have 45 years of Variety magazines that provide box office information on movies made from 1935-1980.  I have also been lucky enough to get my hands on the Eddie Mannix MGM ledgers, the William Schaefer Warner Brothers ledgers and the Richard B. Jewell RKO ledgers.

5.   Almost everybody listed on the tables has a Cogerson Movie Score page…for a closer look at their career just check out the site index.  There are three exceptions to that….as I have not done a Jerry Lewis, Samuel L. Jackson or Gary Oldman page.  Jackson and Oldman were added because they are currently listed as the biggest box office winners of all-time.  Lewis is a work in progress…but I had his box office numbers.

6.  There are 1000s of actors and actresses that did not make this page.  I am sure somebody (William Powell and Shirley Temple come to mind) is out there that could crack some of the Top Tens listed on this page.  But I like to think that I have included almost all of the major stars from the last 85 years.

7.  The minimum movies needed to make this page was 10.  So James Cameron will have to wait until 2017 to be included here.

8. The box office numbers are through 04/03/2015.  Obviously current actors make their numbers out of date very fast.

9. Final thoughts:  Well if you actually made it all the way to the bottom of this page….congrats….I had fun putting this together.  Things I will be looking at in the future.  (1) Can Julia Roberts (16 movies) catch Judy Garland (23 movies)?  (2) Anne Hathaway (12 movies) and Jennifer Lawrence (7 movies) are off to awesome starts…can they keep that pace up?  (3) Are Tom Crusie (23 movies) and Eddie Murphy (23 movies) out of gas?…Murphy probably yes…Cruise…probably not.  (4) I wonder which person I will find that I am greatly under appreciating their movie career?  I never would have thought Dean Martin and Judy Garland were such beasts of the box office…but I was wrong then and will be wrong again…..but it is fun finding out!

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77 thoughts on “$100 Million Box Office Movies

  1. So almost a year ago….we decided to update all of these pages…with (1) a new way to calculate adjusted box office (2) a new way to calculate UMR score…reviews meant more in the formula (3) including a co-star column in every page and (4) trying to include as many worldwide box office numbers as possible… Well….almost to 85% done with these updates. So in the above table….if the actor/actress’ name is a highlighted link…then there update is complete…if no link…then they are on the list of updates to do.

    85% done! 85% done! 85% done!

  2. Just fooling around. Currently the top 100 people who have starred in films that made 100 million adjusted box office appeared in 16 such movies or more. Taking some of your numbers and putting them with people in my database comes up with these others who have appeared in 16 or more 100 million adjusted films and don’t have pages on them (not that anybody would do them0. This is incomplete, they may have more, I have not used all films listed over 100 million but for a laugh you can read. First number is how many, followed by their biggest box office film and your adjusted box office number for that film. Yes Arthur Tovey and Bess Flowers have quite a few. There are people who have their biggest hit in the silent era. There are people with outrageous numbers and they probably have more. A few have a bit of trivia listed. Enjoy.

    179 BESS FLOWERS Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80 QUEEN OF THE HOLLYWOOD EXTRAS. YES 179 +
    140 HAROLD MILLER Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    132 SAM HARRIS (II) The Sound of Music (1965) $1,235.60
    85 JEFFREY SAYRE The Sound of Music (1965) $1,235.60
    84 FRANKLYN FARNUM The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    78 JAMES FLAVIN It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) $454.40
    75 JAMES CONATY The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    73 BERT MOORHOUSE Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    70 LEE PHELPS Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    67 JACK MOWER Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    67 LARRY STEERS Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    67 MIKE LALLY The Jolson Story (1946) $494.70
    66 DONALD KERR The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    66 KENNER G. KEMP White Christmas (1954) $628.30
    66 RALPH BROOKS Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    65 CYRIL RING Holiday Inn (1942) $315.70
    64 GINO CORRADO Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    61 IRVING BACON Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    61 STUART HOLMES Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    58 FRANK O’CONNOR Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    57 RAY TEAL The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    57 STANLEY ANDREWS The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    57 WILLIAM H. O’BRIEN Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    56 BERT STEVENS (I) The Sound of Music (1965) $1,235.60
    56 EDMUND MORTIMER Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    56 WILLIAM FORREST The Jolson Story (1946) $494.70
    54 FRANK HAGNEY The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    53 FRANK MILLS Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    51 CHUCK HAMILTON The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    51 ROBERT HOMANS Reap the Wild Wind (1942) $332.20
    50 FRANK MAYO Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    49 CHARLES SULLIVAN San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    49 ERIC WILTON The Jolson Story (1946) $494.70
    49 HARRY HAYDEN Since You Went Away (1944) $418.50
    49 JOSEPH CREHAN Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938) $374.70
    49 LANE CHANDLER Duel in the Sun (1946) $598.50
    49 LESTER DORR Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    49 PAT FLAHERTY The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    49 RUSSELL HICKS The Birth of a Nation (1915) $713.20
    48 BROOKS BENEDICT Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) $392.00
    48 CHARLES IRWIN Mrs. Miniver (1942) $445.00
    48 EDDY CHANDLER Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    48 HARRY WILSON (I) How the West Was Won (1962) $451.00
    47 BOBBY BARBER The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) $338.70
    47 EMORY PARNELL The Outlaw (1943) $407.40
    47 MONTE BLUE The Birth of a Nation (1915) $713.20
    47 RALPH DUNN Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938) $374.70
    46 COLIN KENNY My Fair Lady (1964) $521.20
    46 HARRY CORDING Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    45 ARTHUR TOVEY The Sting (1973) $819.40
    45 BYRON FOULGER Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    45 CHARLES COLEMAN Boom Town (1940) $394.53
    45 GEORGE MAGRILL The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    45 MILTON KIBBEE The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00 GUY KIBBEE’S BROTHER. GUY STARRED IN A NUMBER OF WARNER BROS. FILMS.
    44 FORBES MURRAY The Razor’s Edge (1946) $325.50
    44 FRANK WILCOX The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    44 GARRY OWEN Boom Town (1940) $394.53
    44 HARRY STRANG Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    44 JACK CHEFE Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    44 MARY FIELD The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    43 AL HILL A Star Is Born (1954) $314.20
    43 AMZIE STRICKLAND PRETTY WOMAN (1990) $355.70
    43 EMMETT VOGAN The Jolson Story (1946) $494.70
    43 JIMMIE DUNDEE The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    42 GEORGE CHANDLER Since You Went Away (1944) $418.50
    42 HOWARD M. MITCHELL The Egg and I (1947) $338.70
    42 IAN WOLFE Mrs. Miniver (1942) $445.00
    42 WARD BOND Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    41 EDWARD KEANE The Jolson Story (1946) $494.70
    41 FRED GRAHAM Rear Window (1954) $513.80
    41 JACK GARGAN 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) $418.90
    40 ALPHONSE MARTELL Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    40 EDDIE HALL This Is the Army (1943) $682.40
    40 ETHAN LAIDLAW The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    40 FRANK FAYLEN Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    40 FRANK PUGLIA For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) $439.20
    40 JAMES MILLICAN MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936) $396.20
    40 VICTOR KILIAN Duel in the Sun (1946) $598.50 GRANDFATHER ON MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN
    40 WILLIAM HAADE Sergeant York (1941) $406.30
    39 ADDISON RICHARDS The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    39 BRICK SULLIVAN From Here to Eternity (1953) $519.40
    39 ERVILLE ALDERSON The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    39 EUGENE BORDEN The Jolson Story (1946) $494.70
    39 GEORGE DAVIS The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) $343.80
    39 HARRY SEMELS Hell’s Angels (1930) $312.60
    39 SARAH EDWARDS Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    38 EDGAR DEARING Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    38 HERBERT EVANS Mrs. Miniver (1942) $445.00
    38 PIERRE WATKIN This Is the Army (1943) $682.40 PERRY WHITE IN SUPERMAN SERIALS
    38 SAM MCDANIEL The Egg and I (1947) $338.70 HATTIE MCDANIEL’S BROTHER
    38 SHERRY HALL (I) San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    37 AL FERGUSON Quo Vadis (1951) $536.80
    37 CHARLES SHERLOCK It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) $454.40
    37 CHET BRANDENBURG AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (1956) $779.80
    37 EDWARD EARLE The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    37 JACK PENNICK How the West Was Won (1962) $451.00
    37 LEO WHITE Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) $424.90
    37 NESTOR PAIVA Boom Town (1940) $394.53
    37 WILLIAM TANNEN Boom Town (1940) $394.53
    36 CREIGHTON HALE Way Down East (1920) $421.50
    36 DICK WESSELL Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    36 EDDIE DUNN Boom Town (1940) $394.53
    36 FRED KELSEY Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) $392.00
    36 HARRY TYLER Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938) $374.70
    36 HEINIE CONKLIN The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    36 JOE GRAY Airport (1970) $541.20
    36 THOMAS MITCHELL GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) $1,738.30 OSCAR WINNER FOR STAGECOACH
    35 AL BRIDGE The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    35 CHESTER CLUTE Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) $392.00
    35 FRANK FERGUSON Reap the Wild Wind (1942) $332.20
    35 HAL K. DAWSON The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    35 ROBERT R. STEPHENSON The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    35 RONALD R. RONDELL Holiday Inn (1942) $315.70
    35 SELMER JACKSON Sergeant York (1941) $406.30
    35 WILL WRIGHT Bambi (1942) $528.60
    34 ALBERTO MORIN Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    34 BILLY WAYNE Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) $289.00
    34 CHARLES TROWBRIDGE Sergeant York (1941) $406.30
    34 GEORGE LLOYD Since You Went Away (1944) $418.50
    34 HANK MANN Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) $392.00
    34 OLAF HYTTEN Casablanca (1942) $344.30
    34 SAM ASH Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    34 WADE BOTELER Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) $289.00
    33 EDWARD PIEL Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    33 FRANK DARIEN Anchors Aweigh (1945) $322.30
    33 MARGARET BERT SAN FRANCISCO (1936) $425.50
    33 RUSSELL SIMPSON San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    33 SYD SAYLOR The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    32 CHARLES LANE It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) $454.40
    32 EDWIN STANLEY The Song of Bernadette (1943) $377.30
    32 JOHN HAMILTON Boom Town (1940) $394.53 PERRY WHITE ON SUPERMAN TV SERIES OF THE 50’S
    32 OLIN HOWLAND Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    32 PAUL BRADLEY Funny Girl (1968) $484.00
    32 WILBUR MACK San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    32 WILLIAM NEWELL The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    31 CHARLES TANNEN LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1945) $379.10
    31 FRANK MARLOWE Sergeant York (1941) $406.30
    31 HARRY TENBROOK Mister Roberts (1955) $393.70
    31 KEENAN WYNN Since You Went Away (1944) $418.50
    31 MAX WAGNER The Country Girl (1954) $278.20
    31 RICHARD LOO Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    31 SAYRE DEARING White Christmas (1954) $628.30
    31 WHEATON CHAMBERS Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    30 DEWEY ROBINSON The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) $436.70
    30 EDDIE ACUFF Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) $392.00
    30 HELEN DICKSON Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    30 MITCHELL LEWIS (I) Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) $424.90
    30 PAUL E. BURNS The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    30 PAUL NEWLAN The Harvey Girls (1946) $269.10
    30 TOM DUGAN The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    29 ANN DORAN Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    29 DALE VAN SICKEL Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    29 FRANCES MORRIS Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    29 FRANK WELKER Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) $770.70 DOES CARTOON SOUND EFFECTS IN NUMEROUS FILMS. PLAYED MATT DAMON’S FATHER IN THE INFORMANT.
    29 FRED ALDRICH Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    29 HANK WORDEN Duel in the Sun (1946) $598.50
    29 HENRY ROQUEMORE San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    29 JACK PERRY GUYS AND DOLLS (1955) $301.10
    29 RICHARD ALEXANDER Modern Times (1936) $337.20
    29 WALLIS CLARK Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    29 WILLIAM B. DAVIDSON Since You Went Away (1944) $418.50
    28 ARTHUR SPACE This Is the Army (1943) $682.40
    28 CHARLES MIDDLETON Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30 MING IN FLASH GORDON SERIALS
    28 EDWARD HEARN San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    28 GERTRUDE ASTOR The Sound of Music (1965) $1,235.60
    28 GRADY SUTTON White Christmas (1954) $628.30
    28 HOOPER ATCHLEY Random Harvest (1942) $387.50
    28 JAMES BURKE Anchors Aweigh (1945) $322.30
    28 MAE MARSH The Birth of a Nation (1915) $713.20
    28 MANUEL PARIS Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    28 PAUL FIX Giant (1956) $481.70
    28 SPENCER CHARTERS Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    28 THOMAS MARTIN AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (1956) $779.80
    28 TORBEN MEYER Casablanca (1942) $344.30
    28 WILFRED LUCAS Modern Times (1936) $337.20
    27 ARTHUR LOFT The Jolson Story (1946) $494.70
    27 CAP SOMERS AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (1956) $779.80
    27 DICK ELLIOTT Adventure (1945) $292.70
    27 EDDY WALLER Sergeant York (1941) $406.30
    27 ERIC ALDEN Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    27 GIL PERKINS How the West Was Won (1962) $451.00
    27 GRACE HAYLE The Great Ziegfeld (1936) $337.20
    27 JACK NORTON Going My Way (1944) $376.80 USUALLY PLAYED DRUNKS IN COMEDIES
    27 JAY EATON Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    27 JIM FARLEY San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    27 JOHN CARRADINE The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    27 NOLAN LEARY The Egg and I (1947) $338.70
    27 PAUL HARVEY The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    27 PAUL PANZER Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) $392.00
    27 PETER LAWFORD Mrs. Miniver (1942) $445.00
    27 SHEP HOUGHTON Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    27 WILLIAM MEADER Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    26 BOB PERRY (I) The Egg and I (1947) $338.70
    26 DENNIS O’KEEFE San Francisco (1936) $425.50 WAS AN EXTRA IN ABOUT 100 MOVIES THEN STARTED GETTING LEADING ROLES WHEN HE WAS ABOUT 31. HAD HIS OWN TV SERIES.
    26 EDDIE KANE The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    26 EDWARD GARGAN Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    26 HANK BELL Duel in the Sun (1946) $598.50
    26 J. FARRELL MACDONALD The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) $338.70
    26 JACK MULHALL Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80 PLAYED FIRST DUAL ROLE IN A SOUND FILM
    26 JOHN DILSON The Song of Bernadette (1943) $377.30
    26 JOHN RIDGELY The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    26 PHILIP VAN ZANDT Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    26 RALPH MONTGOMERY The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    26 SUZANNE RIDGEWAY Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    26 TOM WILSON (I) The Birth of a Nation (1915) $713.20
    25 CHARLES WAGENHEIM Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    25 CHUCK HICKS Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    25 CY KENDALL San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    25 DICK WINSLOW Airport (1970) $541.20
    25 EARLE HODGINS The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    25 ED BRADY (III) WHOOPEE! (1930) $350.20
    25 EDMUND COBB Whoopee! (1930) $350.20
    25 FRANK MCCLURE Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    25 JOHN INDRISANO Pillow Talk (1959) $312.30
    25 MINERVA URECAL The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) $436.70
    25 PAT O’MALLEY San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    25 PEDRO DE CORDOVA Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    25 RAY SPIKER AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (1956) $779.80
    25 ROBERT EMMETT KEANE Boom Town (1940) $394.53
    25 SNUB POLLARD Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) $310.00 SILENT COMEDY STAR
    25 STAN LEE The Avengers (2012) $660.20
    25 STANLEY BLYSTONE Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    24 BOB KORTMAN Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    24 CLANCY COOPER The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    24 DICK RUSH Honky Tonk (1941) $257.40
    24 DON BRODIE Pinocchio (1940) $580.14
    24 FRANCIS MACDONALD The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    24 FRANK SULLY Funny Girl (1968) $484.00
    24 GEORGE ZUCCO SARATOGA (1937) $315.40
    24 GUY WILKERSON Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    24 HARRY WOODS The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    24 JACK CARSON Hollywood Canteen (1944) $325.90 STARRED IN A FEW PICS WITH DENNIS MORGAN AS A COMEDY TEAM
    24 JACK GARDNER (II) Since You Went Away (1944) $418.50
    24 MURRAY ALPER This Is the Army (1943) $682.40
    24 PAUL BRYAR Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) $780.90
    24 RALPH PETERS (I) Adventure (1945) $292.70
    24 THURSTON HALL Thrill of a Romance (1945) $298.80
    23 BOYD MORGAN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) $1,091.90
    23 CHARLES STEVENS The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    23 DOROTHY VAUGHAN THE EGG AND I (1947) $338.70
    23 EDWARD ARNOLD Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    23 FRANK LACKTEEN The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    23 JOHN SHEEHAN Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) $392.00
    23 KIT GUARD Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    23 LESLIE DENISON Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    23 MATT MCHUGH The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) $436.70 FRANK MCHUGH’S BROTHER
    23 PAUL KRUGER Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    23 PHILIP AHN Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    23 TREVOR BARDETTE Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    23 WALTER BALDWIN The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    23 WALTER SANDE Sergeant York (1941) $406.30
    22 ANNE O’NEAL UP IN ARMS (1944) $284.20
    22 BOB REEVES Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    22 CARL M. LEVINESS Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    22 CHARLES BICKFORD Duel in the Sun (1946) $598.50 3 TIMES OSCAR NOMINEE
    22 CHARLES C. WILSON Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    22 CHARLES WILLIAMS (I) Since You Went Away (1944) $418.50
    22 DELL HENDERSON INTOLERANCE: LOVE’S STRUGGLE THROUGHOUT THE AGES (1916) $246.90
    22 ERNIE ADAMS She Done Him Wrong (1933) $230.40 PLAYED MILLER HUGGINS IN PRIDE OF THE YANKEES
    22 ERNIE ANDERSON TEST PILOT (1938) $303.60
    22 FRANK REICHER Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    22 JACK CLIFFORD Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    22 JACK PERRIN Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    22 JOEY RAY (I) Two Years Before the Mast (1946) $286.40
    22 JOHN RATZENBERGER Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) $941.60 HAS VOICED IN EVERY PIXAR FEATURE.
    22 JULIAN RIVERO GIANT (1956) $481.70
    22 LEE SHUMWAY The Outlaw (1943) $407.40
    22 LEON AMES Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) $426.30 STARRED IN TV VERSION OF FATHER OF THE BRIDE
    22 LOUIS JEAN HEYDT GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) $1,738.30
    22 ROBERT WILLIAMS (I) Pillow Talk (1959) $312.30
    22 VICTOR POTEL The Egg and I (1947) $338.70
    21 BILLY BENEDICT The Sting (1973) $819.40 COSTARRED IN NUMEROUS BOWERY BOY FILMS, PLAYED TONS OF DELIVERY GUYS IN FILMS.
    21 BLACKIE WHITEFORD Reap the Wild Wind (1942) $332.20
    21 BUDDY ROOSEVELT Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    21 DAN WHITE Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    21 DOUGLAS DUMBRILLE The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    21 FRANCIS FORD Unconquered (1947) $323.30 BROTHER OF JOHN FORD
    21 JACK STONEY Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    21 JOHN DOUCETTE Cleopatra (1963) $576.40
    21 JOHN LITEL Lover Come Back (1961) $276.70 FATHER OF NANCY DREW AND HENRY ALDRICH IN THE MOVIES
    21 KERMIT MAYNARD Duel in the Sun (1946) $598.50 BROTHER OF COWBOY STAR KEN MAYNARD. STARRED IN HIS OWN FILMS TOO.
    21 MARJORIE MAIN Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) $426.30 MA KETTLE, OSCAR NOMINATED FOR THE EGG AND I
    21 MARTIN GARRALAGA For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) $439.20
    21 MARY GORDON How Green Was My Valley (1941) $291.40
    21 MIKE MAZURKI Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    21 RALPH SANFORD The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    21 SI JENKS Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    21 TOM FADDEN California (1947) $253.90
    20 BERT ROACH Duel in the Sun (1946) $598.50
    20 BUD GEARY San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    20 CARLETON YOUNG From Here to Eternity (1953) $519.40
    20 CHARLES COBURN Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80 OSCAR WINNER FOR THE MORE AND THE MERRIER
    20 CLIFF CLARK Destination Tokyo (1943) $262.80
    20 COSMO SARDO Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    20 DOROTHY GRANGER Adventure (1945) $292.70
    20 DOUGLAS FOWLEY Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938) $374.70 SON WAS KIM FOWLEY, ROCK IMPRESARIO IN CALIFORNIA
    20 GENE ROTH How the West Was Won (1962) $451.00
    20 HOWARD C. HICKMAN Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    20 JOHN MILJAN The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90
    20 JONATHAN HALE Since You Went Away (1944) $418.50 MR. DITHERS IN THE BLONDIE FILMS
    20 PHILO MCCULLOUGH Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    20 RALPH MORATZ AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (1956) $779.80
    20 RAY WALKER Test Pilot (1938) $303.60
    20 ROBERT RIETTY DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) $1,015.26
    20 ROLFE SEDAN The Wizard of Oz (1939) $424.10
    20 SAM FLINT Psycho (1960) $391.20
    20 STEVE PENDLETON The Caine Mutiny (1954) $455.50
    20 WALTER KINGSFORD Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    20 WILLIAM BAILEY The Egg and I (1947) $338.70
    19 AKIM TAMIROFF For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) $439.20
    19 BARBARA PEPPER My Fair Lady (1964) $521.20
    19 CHILL WILLS Giant (1956) $481.70 VOICE OF FRANCIS THE TALKING MULE
    19 CONSTANCE PURDY GOING MY WAY (1944) $376.80
    19 GEORGE MEEKER Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    19 GEORGE SANDERS The Jungle Book (1967) $633.10 OSCAR WINNER FOR ALL ABOUT EVE
    19 HOBERT CAVANAUGH SWEET ROSIE O’GRADY (1943) $273.00
    19 J. CARROL NAISH ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (1950) $233.30 CHARLIE CHAN ON TV
    19 JANE WYMAN Hollywood Canteen (1944) $325.90 OSCAR WINNER FOR JOHNNY BELINDA
    19 JOE PLOSKI Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    19 MARCEL DALIO The Song of Bernadette (1943) $377.30
    19 MORRIS ANKRUM Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) $365.20
    19 SIDNEY BRACEY San Francisco (1936) $425.50
    19 STROTHER MARTIN Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) $780.90
    18 AGNES MOOREHEAD How the West Was Won (1962) $451.00 ENDORA ON BEWITCHED
    18 BRIAN DONLEVY Two Years Before the Mast (1946) $286.40
    18 EDWARD J. LESAINT Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) $396.20
    18 FRITZ FELD Hello, Dolly! (1969) $257.80 ALWAYS POPPED HIS MOUTH AND CHEEK IN FILMS
    18 HARRY MORGAN How the West Was Won (1962) $451.00 STARRED IN SOME 11 TV SERIES
    18 HATTIE MCDANIEL GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) $1,738.30 OSCAR WINNER FOR GONE WITH THE WIND
    18 JANE DARWELL Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30 OSCAR WINNER FOR THE GRAPES OF WRATH
    18 KATHLEEN FREEMAN The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00 JERRY LEWIS NEMESIS IN FILMS
    18 MARC LAWRENCE Unconquered (1947) $323.30 ALWAYS PLAYED GANGSTERS
    18 MICHAEL MARK THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) $1,091.90
    18 PAUL HURST Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    18 RODDY MCDOWELL The Poseidon Adventure (1972) $631.10 STAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES FILMS AND LASSIE MOVIES
    18 SPRING BYINGTON Thrill of a Romance (1945) $298.80 STARRED ON DECEMBER BRIDE ON TV. HARRY MORGAN WAS IN SERIES TOO.
    18 WHIT BISSELL Airport (1970) $541.20
    18 WILLIAM J. O’BRIEN Sweet Rosie O’Grady (1943) $273.00
    17 ALAN MOWBRAY Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    17 CHRISTOPHER LEE The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $526.90 ONCE #1 ON ORACLE OF BACON. DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, FU MANCHU ETC.
    17 DUB TAYLOR Bonnie and Clyde (1967) $397.10 SON WAS REGULAR ON GUNSMOKE
    17 EDDIE PARKER Rear Window (1954) $513.80
    17 FRED ‘SNOWFLAKE’ TOONES Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) $289.00
    17 GEORGE DENORMAND FUNNY GIRL (1968) $484.00
    17 HARRY CAREY JR. Mister Roberts (1955) $393.70
    17 HARRY HARVEY Airport (1970) $541.20
    17 IRIS ADRIAN The Odd Couple (1968) $276.10
    17 JACK KENNY (II) Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    17 JIMMY AUBREY Random Harvest (1942) $387.50
    17 JOHN GEORGE (I) Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    17 JOHN MERTON The Ten Commandments (1956) $1,091.90 PLAYED BAD GUYS IN LOTS OF SERIALS
    17 JOYCE COMPTON The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) $569.90
    17 LEO G. CARROLL SPELLBOUND (1945) $336.80 MOTHER ON THE MAN FROM UNCLE
    17 MARY TREEN Babes in Arms (1939) $278.30
    17 RAY MILLAND Love Story (1970) $578.30 OSCAR WINNER FOR THE LOST WEEKEND
    17 TOM KENNEDY It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) $454.40 EDGAR KENNEDY’S BROTHER. EDGAR STARRED IN A LONG RUNNING RKO SERIES OF COMEDY SHORTS.
    17 TOM TYLER Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30 CAPTAIN MARVEL, THE PHANTOM AND LEAD IN B WESTERNS AND 7 OTHER SERIALS
    17 UNA O’CONNOR THE BELLS OF ST. MARY’S (1945) $436.70
    17 WILLIAM BENDIX Two Years Before the Mast (1946) $286.40 PLAYED BABE RUTH, STARRED IN LIFE OF RILEY ON TV
    16 ARTHUR KENNEDY Lawrence of Arabia (1962) $502.40 5 TIME OSCAR NOMINEE
    16 CHARLES HORVATH Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    16 CHESTER CONKLIN Modern Times (1936) $337.20 SILENT COMEDIAN. BROTHER HEINIE ALSO ON THIS LIST
    16 CLEM BEVANS Sergeant York (1941) $406.30
    16 DOROTHY VERNON The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $522.00
    16 EDDIE FETHERSTON The Jolson Story (1946) $494.70
    16 EDUARDO CIANELLI For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) $439.20
    16 EDWARD EVERETT HORTON It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) $454.40 NARRATES FRACTURED FAIRY TALES
    16 ELLEN CORBY The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) $338.70 GRANDMOTHER ON THE WALTONS
    16 FRANK BAKER (I) Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) $779.80
    16 GEORGE ELDREDGE Samson and Delilah (1949) $444.30
    16 GIG YOUNG Rear Window (1954) $513.80 OSCAR WINNER FOR THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY
    16 GREG BRONSON INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996) $584.20
    16 IVAN TRIESAULT Notorious (1946) $312.50
    16 JAMES CROMWELL Spider-Man 3 (2007) $412.30 BABE’S FARMER
    16 JAMES EARL JONES Star Wars (1977) $1,549.90 DARTH VADER
    16 JAMES SEAY Vera Cruz (1954) $239.10
    16 JOE SAWYER How the West Was Won (1962) $451.00
    16 JOHN DAVIDSON AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (1956) $779.80
    16 JOSEPH OLIVEIRA JAWS (1975) $1,106.20
    16 LEE J. COBB The Exorcist (1973) $918.90 OSCAR NOMINEE
    16 LOIS MAXWELL Thunderball (1965) $525.20 MISS MONEYPENNY IN 13 JAMES BOND FILMS
    16 MICHAEL PAPAJOHN Spider-Man (2002) $586.80
    16 PAUL FREES Mary Poppins (1964) $887.80 BORIS ON ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE
    16 REX LEASE Two Years Before the Mast (1946) $286.40
    16 RICHARD FARNSWORTH Gone with the Wind (1939) $1,738.30
    16 ROY JENSON The Caine Mutiny (1954) $455.50
    16 RUTH CLIFFORD FUNNY GIRL (1968) $484.00
    16 TOM LONDON Boom Town (1940) $394.53
    16 TOM RICKETTS THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932) $231.00

  3. I was wondering–doesn’t the concept of a $100 million dollar movie somewhat discriminate against older stars as the potential market is so much smaller due to the smaller population. The census had the population at about 120 million in 1930. It is 330 million today. I would think reaching $100 million became easier decade by decade. Where am I going wrong?

    I noticed you occasionally list top ten or top 20 placement. I think this is much better as the #5 movie is the #5 movie in 1930 or 1960 or 1990.

    Dean Martin and Judy Garland as box office monsters–Years ago I found a list of top ticket sellers for the 20th century & also broken down by decades. Judy Garland was the top female ticket seller of the 1940’s (behind Crosby & Hope). It is not surprising to me that she did so well as besides her own hits, she had cameos in the big Technicolor MGM all-star deals like Thousands Cheer, Ziegfeld Follies, Till the Clouds Roll By, and Words and Music. Martin was in the top ten in both the 1950’s (teamed with Jerry) and the 1960’s. He was the #17 ticket seller of the century overall. Yes, I didn’t realize how successful he was at the box office until I saw those figures. He finished ahead of Fonda, Newman, Lancaster, etc.

    1. Hey John….thanks for a great comment. It is true that the population is bigger….but…..movie attendance is about a third of what it was during the 1930s and 1940s…back in it’s heyday 95 million people a week were going to the movies….now that number is about 20 million a week. My adjusted grosses are based on tickets sold….so actually it was easier to reach $100 million in adjusted back then versus today. If you sort this table by most $100 million hits…the top 20 are all classic stars…will continue y

      1. Fair enough and you are correct. But it hit at first glance that the pre-war movies seemed to do less well at the box office. Fortunately, you printed a year by year list of $100 & $200 million movies that I found gophering through your fantastic research. I added them up by decade and–

        $100 million
        1930’s—107
        1940;s—422
        1950’s—224
        1960’s—154

        $200 million
        1930’s—19
        1940’s—78
        1950’s—48
        1960’s—60

        So I was wrong about the population but right in a way, due I think to the Depression. I still think stars of the thirties (Temple and Harlow) or stars whose careers peaked in the thirties (Gable, Garbo, Powell, Rogers, Loy, Cagney, Colman) to be a touch undervalued as to their impact. That Gable does so well in your lists points, I think, to his exceptional stature at the box office.

        1. Hey John …I agree the early 1930s and before it seems pretty hard to find a $100 million dollar movies. Glad you found that page…earlier this year…we made a big decision to change the way we took rentals to gross to adjusted gross….and that page was done to pretty much prove we needed to change our formula. We actually have not updated all the stars with the new stats. This page is actually on list of pages done and the ones needed to do. If the name in the page is link…then the updated stats have been done for the actor/actress.

          I think you will see that many of the stars you mentioned will see some dramatic improvements in their box office grosses….let’s see…I have done updates on Temple (20 $100 million hits), Harlow (16 $100 million hits – out of 21) and Cagney (24 $100 million hits) and Gable. I have not updated Loy, Powell, Rogers and Colman…I bet their numbers will be more in line with what you are thinking when I update their pages. Speaking of Loy….I bet her $100 million hits will go from 16 to 30 or more when I get her update done..which her update has been on the deck circle for awhile now.

          Thanks for the detailed comment….it is greatly appreciated.

    2. Hey John-Old Movie Fan.
      1. Sorry my return comments are all over the place…I was literally waiting to get on a plane when I started my return comment….when I got called to get on the plan.
      2. It is true that the population is bigger….but…..movie attendance is about a third of what it was during the 1930s and 1940s…back in it’s heyday 95 million people a week were going to the movies….now that number is about 20 million a week. My adjusted grosses are based on tickets sold….so actually it was easier to reach $100 million in adjusted back then versus today. If you sort this table by most $100 million hits…the top 20 are all classic stars.
      3. If you sort by % of $100 million hits…once again the classic stars own the Top 10….with Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Eddie Murphy cracking the Top 25.
      4. I try and include the yearly box office rankings on every page…..my first choice is to use Variety’s Top Grosser rankings….if those are not available…I do the rankings based on database….which causes a little discrepancy ….but they are close.
      5. So far we have written almost 500 movie pages…Dean Martin and Judy Garland both shocked us when we saw how many successful movies they had appeared in….Garland has more $100 million hits than all other actresses besides Joan Crawford…and her % of movies to hits is the best one out there.. (using a mininum of 20 movies)…meanwhile the thought that popped into my mind when I did Dino….was…”He was a beast at the box office”….so I agree with your comment on them.
      6. Glad you commented….if you see a subject you are interested in us writting about….just drop a note on the request line…and we will be sure to get one done.

      1. Well, I was impressed with Garland also when I came across a list of the top ticket-sellers of the 20th century. She was the 6th female star overall, but all the others ahead of her had much longer careers and made many more movies. Considering that her movie career more or less went off the rails when she was only 28 in 1950, one can speculate that had she stayed healthy and active through the fifties and sixties, she would be very close or right at the top.

        1. Hey John….I was shocked when I did her page….almost every movie was a box office smash…not just a hit….but a smash. If your sort this table by actress and career box office she is currently in 5th place….but since some are updated and others are not….thinking she will stay in 5th place…but I she, her staying in the Top 10…thought I know Loy will definetly pass her…..as well as Stanwyck and possible Ginger Rogers. But her movie total is easily the smallest…which makes her overall ranking even more impressive. Thanks for the return visit and the comment.

    1. I understand….lol. Since HubPages…I have now written almost 450 of these pages…..so 7th out of 450 is pretty incredible. Samuel L. Jackson (haven’t updated that yet) passed Bing this weekend with the new Tarzan movie….but 8th place is still stellar. Plus Bing carried his movies while SLJ is more of a supporting player.

      1. The truth is, Bruce, that I gave up going to movies after watching three popular films in 2005 because I couldn’t stand the ultra-fast scene changes and all the gimmicks directors use these days. I’ll take the movies of the ’30s and ’40s any day. I wonder how many movies Sam Jackson made — Bing was in some five dozen movies (and starred in most of them.)

        1. Bing starred in 55…..The Legend of Tarzan is Jackson’s 93rd movie…..so pretty much close to double Bing’s output….an average Bing movie grossed $156.60 million (adjusted) to Jackson’s $94.50 million (adjusted).

          1. It’s a big adjustment, Bruce. In 1939 it cost me $0.12 to see a movie (children’s price.) That would be at the Terrace Theater “The Itch” in Yonkers.

  4. Looks like Joan trumps Bette again…La Crawford with the most $100 Million Movies for an actress. More reinforcement she was the greatest Female Movie Star of all time!

    1. Hey Roaring 20s Rule….yep Joan topped Bette in that category. I have not finished updating all the pages….but pretty sure Joan will end up pretty high on that list. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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