$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 six 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. 

John Wayne has the most $100 million box office hits. During his career he had 50.

$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 of the actor or actress
  • Column 2 – is how many movies the actor/actress made
  • Column 3 – how many $100 adjusted million grossing movies
  • Column 4 – average adjusted box office gross per movie
  • Column 5 – total career box office (domestic totals only)
  • Column 6 – average critic/audience rating per movie
  • Column 7 – total Oscar nominations and wins for career (all categories)
  • Column 8 – average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score per movie
RankUMR Star LinkMovies$100 mil moviesB.O. AVGTotal B.O. (billions)AVG ReviewOscar Noms / WinsAVG UMR Score
John Wayne9150$ 125.811.4464.7 %077 / 1448.62
Clark Gable6445$ 171.110.9567.5 %047 / 1752.56
Gary Cooper7143$ 147.110.4467.6 %101 / 1852.41
James Stewart7443$ 132.99.8370.3 %079 / 1451.97
Cary Grant6439$ 139.18.9071.9 %071 / 0952.98
Donald Crisp8138$ 111.39.0165.8 %073 / 1547.09
Mickey Rooney7736$ 115.78.9062.1 %053 / 1445.98
Humphrey Bogart7036$ 118.28.2768.9 %052 / 1050.18
Tyrone Power4633$ 160.77.3964.2 %062 / 1052.81
Errol Flynn5033$ 115.45.7763.6 %032 / 0547.55
Spencer Tracy6032$ 155.29.3168.5 %090 / 1753.33
Walter Brennan5432$ 139.67.5369.6 %067 / 1052.46
Dean Martin5131$ 130.16.6359.6 %027 / 0146.47
Bing Crosby5530$ 162.88.9567.5 %054 / 1451.37
Lionel Barrymore6930$ 116.38.0266.2 %049 / 0747.33
Robert Taylor6830$ 103.67.0460.7 %031 / 0243.92
Bob Hope5330$ 130.56.9163.6 %019 / 0348.42
Myrna Loy7029$ 121.88.5265.2 %041 / 1347.63
Henry Fonda8329$ 101.58.4264.3 %058 / 1344.52
Anthony Quinn9029$ 85.37.6764.4 %059 / 1742.65
John Ford5729$ 122.16.9571.8 %072 / 2052.73
Fred MacMurray7628$ 107.28.1460.4 %048 / 0543.71
Robert Young8228$ 88.97.2861.4 %012 / 0242.32
Barbara Stanwyck7928$ 89.47.0664.6 %029 / 0144.29
Claude Rains5428$ 123.06.6467.5 %078 / 2349.50
Frank Sinatra4628$ 134.66.1963.5 %051 / 1149.09
Van Johnson6327$ 117.87.4263.6 %041 / 0545.34
Dorothy Lamour5227$ 127.86.6462.2 %019 / 0346.38
Wallace Beery5327$ 122.86.5065.0 %014 / 0747.72
Joan Crawford7827$ 82.46.4258.3 %032 / 0340.63
Lana Turner5027$ 125.16.2559.1 %029 / 0744.74
Fred Astaire3927$ 143.05.5769.7 %059 / 0753.18
Ray Milland9626$ 87.38.3861.0 %034 / 0641.20
Paul Newman5926$ 128.97.6065.5 %102 / 2246.91
Walter Pidgeon7726$ 96.07.3961.4 %062 / 1842.39
Gregory Peck5326$ 135.67.1867.3 %093 / 2249.71
Robert Mitchum8226$ 86.17.0662.1 %037 / 0641.52
James Cagney6126$ 106.86.5166.9 %046 / 0847.70
Tom Cruise4026$ 160.86.4366.1 %055 / 0953.00
Ginger Rogers5526$ 114.76.3064.7 %039 / 0347.98
Maureen O''Hara5326$ 112.45.9563.6 %035 / 1246.83
Samuel L. Jackson9625$ 97.49.3563.4 %052 / 1139.96
Burt Lancaster6725$ 102.66.8769.3 %088 / 2047.40
Eddie Murphy3925$ 168.96.5851.0 %022 / 0443.88
Bette Davis7925$ 76.36.0264.9 %084 / 1443.95
Claudette Colbert4825$ 125.26.0066.7 %041 / 0848.74
Jerry Lewis4625$ 103.34.7560.7 %002 / 0044.45
Harrison Ford4824$ 229.110.9966.6 %080 / 2048.93
Charlton Heston6124$ 137.68.3962.3 %061 / 1643.61
Tom Hanks4724$ 157.87.4167.4 %086 / 1951.87
William Holden6624$ 109.37.2164.1 %088 / 2845.50
Olivia de Havilland 4824$ 149.27.1664.7 %081 / 2549.56
David Niven6324$ 104.56.5862.3 %060 / 1344.82
Susan Hayward5424$ 109.35.9061.9 %045 / 0445.56
Dick Powell6124$ 93.15.6762.1 %027 / 0943.69
Judy Garland3124$ 181.45.6272.1 %039 / 0658.32
Clint Eastwood5024$ 112.15.6067.6 %026 / 0849.29
Edward G. Robinson7223$ 97.47.0166.4 %033 / 0244.43
Elizabeth Taylor4723$ 139.66.5658.4 %076 / 2346.34
Morgan Freeman6623$ 98.66.5063.0 %061 / 1842.91
Alan Ladd5023$ 114.55.7259.8 %012 / 0244.72
Shirley Temple3723$ 130.94.8467.7 %013 / 0250.44
Doris Day3923$ 120.44.6965.2 %029 / 0448.81
Mary Pickford3123$ 140.84.3666.4 %001 / 0152.34
Robert Redford4322$ 153.96.6166.5 %069 / 2749.01
William Powell5422$ 116.06.2667.5 %032 / 0748.26
Dana Andrews6922$ 88.56.1062.0 %043 / 1141.31
Randolph Scott7221$ 85.16.1261.5 %013 / 0041.88
Fredric March5221$ 105.35.4767.7 %065 / 1547.97
Robin Williams5321$ 102.55.4355.4 %048 / 0741.33
Gene Kelly4021$ 122.24.8864.5 %052 / 1348.72
Vincent Minnelli3821$ 127.84.8569.7 %052 / 2351.56
Betty Grable3321$ 142.84.7163.2 %015 / 0249.56
Dustin Hoffman5220$ 130.26.7765.7 %088 / 2347.31
Sean Connery5520$ 118.76.5262.9 %034 / 0743.10
Don Ameche5320$ 105.05.5660.5 %030 / 0643.88
Rosalind Russell5120$ 100.95.1463.4 %034 / 0245.47
Ronald Colman3620$ 114.14.1066.4 %046 / 0449.57
Robert Duvall7319$ 82.86.0465.0 %090 / 2641.86
Bruce Willis6319$ 85.65.3956.6 %028 / 0238.01
Jack Nicholson5019$ 104.95.2469.3 %097 / 2248.97
Katharine Hepburn4319$ 120.35.1769.2 %063 / 1451.70
Jack Lemmon5219$ 95.24.9568.2 %069 / 1546.29
Charles Laughton4519$ 110.04.9569.6 %042 / 0749.69
John Travolta4719$ 104.54.9151.8 %022 / 0138.57
Natalie Wood4319$ 105.54.5361.8 %051 / 1545.13
Julia Roberts4219$ 107.24.5057.0 %021 / 0142.67
Donald Sutherland8518$ 71.36.0661.8 %046 / 1137.52
Sylvester Stallone4918$ 108.45.3152.0 %017 / 0338.16
Burt Reynolds6618$ 77.55.1148.3 %014 / 0033.71
Mel Gibson4118$ 119.84.9163.8 %038 / 1145.94
Joel McCrea6518$ 70.74.5963.1 %020 / 0240.79
Donna Reed3918$ 113.74.4363.9 %042 / 1145.60
Gene Tierney3618$ 120.64.3465.4 %029 / 0448.57
Red Skelton3218$ 123.33.94 60.5 %007 / 0246.49
Gene Hackman7617$ 93.17.0764.5 %092 / 1742.21
Michael Caine9217$ 66.36.0962.2 %072 / 1338.56
Tony Curtis6117$ 88.15.3763.6 %032 / 0841.52
Kirk Douglas7117$ 75.05.3264.0 %048 / 1541.18
Tommy Lee Jones5217$ 90.94.7261.4 %054 / 1241.62
Paulette Goddard3817$ 117.64.4661.0 %029 / 0244.17
Joan Fontaine3917$ 110.04.2964.9 %036 / 0647.25
Walter Matthau5817$ 72.94.2264.1 %037 / 0941.72
Alec Baldwin6017$ 67.94.0760.1 %040 / 1539.05
Esther Williams2417$ 145.93.5060.2 %004 / 0148.37
Glenn Ford7416$ 83.26.1563.4 %027 / 0141.54
Vincent Price5416$ 103.55.5866.2 %050 / 1243.14
Van Heflin5016$ 110.25.5164.7 %033 / 0444.34
Marlon Brando3716$ 145.35.3767.9 %090 / 2351.44
Robert DeNiro9216$ 57.95.3262.2 %078 / 1738.37
James Mason7316$ 70.15.1165.3 %054 / 0540.92
Robert Ryan6216$ 81.95.0766.3 %033 / 0443.00
Ingrid Bergman3216$ 153.54.9171.9 %066 / 1353.03
Gary Oldman4316$ 113.54.8865.3 %035 / 0742.19
Matt Damon4416$ 105.04.6268.3 %063 / 1648.26
Peter Lorre5016$ 90.34.5167.7 %018 / 0544.45
Ava Gardner4016$ 110.34.4160.3 %030 / 0343.67
Virginia Mayo4516$ 97.24.3758.5 %023 / 0840.70
Ben Stiller4616$ 93.04.2757.2 %009 / 0039.43
Jim Carrey2916$ 147.04.2659.8 %019 / 0347.24
Lucille Ball3616$ 116.94.2063.6 %014 / 0147.14
Christopher Walken6616$ 62.54.1258.7 %035 / 1236.81
Steve Martin4516$ 84.73.8159.6 %012 / 0140.93
Linda Darnell4116$ 91.83.7662.9 %018 / 0543.58
Jane Fonda4216$ 89.13.7463.1 %063 / 1343.78
Rita Hayworth3516$ 102.63.5964.0 %035 / 0546.00
Denzel Washington4516$ 79.63.5867.7 %034 / 0745.75
Adam Sandler3216$ 111.23.5546.1 %001 / 0038.11
Jean Arthur2616$ 131.03.4072.9 %050 / 0653.86
Robert Downey Jr.5615$ 93.25.2162.7 %027 / 0339.69
Richard Widmark6115$ 76.44.6662.0 %046 / 0940.56
Victor Mature5115$ 91.04.6459.1 %020 / 0539.48
Will Smith2615$ 177.54.6157.0 %012 / 0347.83
Owen Wilson4315$ 97.54.1955.2 %023 / 0539.43
Maureen O''Sullivan5015$ 83.34.1666.0 %019 / 0443.99
James Caan 6315$ 63.94.0260.4 %032 / 0737.43
Sidney Poitier4615$ 87.24.0163.8 %054 / 1242.94
Thelma Ritter3115$ 127.53.9572.5 %060 / 1752.55
Richard Burton4715$ 83.33.9161.0 %073 / 1840.32
Brad Pitt4215$ 93.23.9168.8 %073 / 1248.03
Arnold Schwarzenegger3515$ 110.03.8555.6 %011 / 0441.20
John Garfield3115$ 122.33.7968.4 %024 / 0550.49
Al Pacino4215$ 89.93.7764.7 %058 / 1444.35
Debbie Reynolds3815$ 91.63.4863.5 %027 / 0343.74
Sydney Greenstreet2415$ 132.43.1769.8 %016 / 0351.82
Norma Shearer2015$ 117.32.3464.3 %021 / 0251.54
Joan Blondell7514$ 75.15.6362.7 %011 / 0139.42
Robert Montgomery5714$ 81.24.6261.9 %024 / 0542.13
Sally Field3314$ 135.84.4862.0 %046 / 1346.03
Bill Murray4914$ 87.44.2864.3 %035 / 0841.33
Cameron Diaz3414$ 125.54.2656.7 %020 / 0141.47
John Goodman7014$ 60.14.2061.2 %039 / 0937.53
Richard Pryor4214$ 86.03.6159.2 %020 / 0139.53
Mark Wahlberg3914$ 89.03.4760.0 %023 / 0641.63
Bud Abbott & Lou Costello3614$ 96.03.4566.0 %000 / 0045.78
Sandra Bullock3314$ 104.63.4552.0 %023 / 1340.16
Dwayne Johnson2714$ 125.33.3856.2 %002 / 0043.85
Orson Welles7814$ 41.23.2165.2 %038 / 0937.27
Ernest Borgnine6613$ 79.65.2561.4 %049 / 1439.06
Liam Neeson7013$ 70.24.9160.7 %044 / 0937.79
Rock Hudson5113$ 94.34.8063.3 %031 / 0342.45
Johnny Depp5013$ 94.64.7363.3 %049 / 0941.84
Angela Lansbury4613$ 102.54.7166.4 %048 / 1244.80
Bill Paxton5213$ 88.94.6262.1 %036 / 1638.30
Deborah Kerr3913$ 116.54.5467.0 %071 / 2247.90
Christopher Plummer6513$ 68.14.4264.5 %058 / 1438.38
Ronald Reagan5413$ 81.64.4057.4 %014 / 0137.96
Joan Bennett5713$ 73.14.1663.0 %016 / 0240.96
Barbra Streisand1913$ 211.64.0258.4 %044 / 0853.05
Nicolas Cage6013$ 66.13.9657.3 %024 / 0537.09
Kurt Russell4813$ 81.23.8963.4 %017 / 0141.53
Irene Dunne3113$ 123.93.8468.0 %042 / 0750.54
Meryl Streep5313$ 69.53.6868.6 %105 / 2746.49
Shelley Winters6013$ 61.23.6763.0 %053 / 1338.75
Diane Keaton4313$ 84.33.6263.5 %067 / 1742.43
James Coburn5313$ 67.43.5762.5 %017 / 0338.78
Anthony Hopkins6513$ 54.63.5460.4 %067 / 1637.60
Dan Aykroyd3913$ 90.83.5452.9 %022 / 0536.79
Michael Douglas4213$ 82.63.4659.8 %030 / 0741.23
Susan Sarandon6813$ 50.13.4061.7 %034 / 0237.03
Bradley Cooper3013$ 110.13.3055.3 %027 / 0241.01
Paul Henreid3613$ 91.53.2960.7 %021 / 0541.39
Danny DeVito3213$ 98.63.1561.8 %027 / 0742.64
Lauren Bacall3613$ 86.33.1068.3 %018 / 0544.14
Seth Rogen2713$ 112.03.0269.2 %004 / 0048.35
Marlene Dietrich3013$ 100.23.0070.0 %034 / 0348.84
Angelina Jolie3413$ 85.52.9053.7 %015 / 0138.44
Ann-Margret3813$ 71.42.7155.5 %010 / 0037.41
Sigourney Weaver5012$ 96.54.8263.8 %040 / 0940.48
Shirley MacLaine4912$ 85.84.2061.5 %075 / 1742.69
Charles Bronson6112$ 64.73.9458.0 %009 / 0236.09
Woody Harrelson5412$ 73.03.9460.9 %019 / 0436.61
Greer Garson2512$ 150.13.7566.7 %062 / 1053.10
Lillian Gish3112$ 118.93.6868.0 %006 / 0145.60
Philip Seymour Hoffman4712$ 76.13.5770.7 %052 / 0443.43
James Garner4812$ 72.43.4763.7 %032 / 0840.20
Leonardo DiCaprio2512$ 138.73.4669.8 %085 / 2952.39
Jeanette MacDonald2812$ 122.13.4165.2 %024 / 0347.99
Betty Hutton1912$ 168.43.1964.0 %015 / 0352.83
Cyd Charisse3312$ 95.33.1463.3 %017 / 0143.47
Hugh Jackman2712$ 115.33.1163.2 %016 / 0446.01
Halle Berry3212$ 95.73.0652.5 %005 / 0237.88
Marilyn Monroe2512$ 122.23.0570.9 %030 / 0750.26
Anne Hathaway2512$ 111.42.7859.1 %028 / 0943.77
Joseph Cotten4811$ 86.54.1565.7 %062 / 0842.92
Orlando Bloom2111$ 196.34.1262.2 %047 / 2047.97
Emma Watson1811$ 217.23.9071.8 %013 / 0052.03
Paul Giamatti6111$ 63.63.8765.4 %046 / 1040.05
Laurence Olivier4811$ 76.33.6667.2 %073 / 1745.13
Danny Glover5111$ 67.13.4261.9 %044 / 0738.76
Vin Diesel2311$ 146.73.3763.3 %013 / 0546.62
Steve McQueen2611$ 126.53.2869.3 %030 / 0547.98
Ben Affleck4011$ 81.13.2459.5 %040 / 1339.92
John Candy3511$ 87.33.0557.4 %014 / 0238.80
Faye Dunaway4111$ 73.83.0259.8 %049 / 1138.27
Steve Carell2911$ 102.52.9763.4 %016 / 0344.19
Ben Kingsley5711$ 51.52.9363.5 %057 / 2237.47
Danny Kaye1711$ 166.22.8269.6 %020 / 0153.52
Matthew McConaughey4111$ 66.32.7161.0 %027 / 0539.30
Jamie Foxx3211$ 82.62.6458.7 %026 / 0641.06
Will Ferrell3111$ 84.22.6156.6 %001 / 0039.27
Deanna Durbin2111$ 121.22.5467.4 %028 / 0150.52
Goldie Hawn2911$ 85.82.4856.6 %016 / 0440.45
Howard Keel2611$ 88.62.3060.9 %018 / 0341.11
Marie Dressler1411$ 125.81.7664.4 %005 / 0146.28
Richard Dreyfuss 4610$ 102.34.7061.9 %032 / 0538.97
Lee Marvin4810$ 88.34.2367.5 %034 / 0443.81
Scarlett Johansson4210$ 93.33.9164.7 %026 / 0340.48
Drew Barrymore4010$ 93.33.7359.7 %014 / 0437.90
John Barrymore4210$ 82.33.4564.7 %016 / 0143.21
Kevin Costner3710$ 88.53.2762.0 %035 / 1041.74
Carole Lombard3910$ 79.93.1163.4 %008 / 0042.47
Glenn Close4010$ 77.43.0962.4 %045 / 0540.29
Christian Bale3910$ 77.63.0268.7 %055 / 0842.20
Kathryn Grayson2010$ 145.12.9061.4 %012 / 0148.11
Kevin Spacey4310$ 66.72.8666.0 %031 / 0841.14
Peter Sellers4810$ 59.02.8365.1 %012 / 0139.70
Audrey Hepburn2410$ 113.42.7271.6 %058 / 1550.91
Christopher Lloyd2610$ 103.82.6961.6 %016 / 0439.99
Jean Harlow2210$ 121.62.6769.6 %004 / 0049.41
George C. Scott3510$ 74.72.6164.3 %040 / 1042.20
Amy Adams2710$ 89.92.4267.8 %048 / 0546.38
Jodie Foster3610$ 67.02.4165.8 %025 / 0742.49
Janet Gaynor1610$ 125.62.0068.7 %024 / 0853.68
Carrie Fisher299$ 196.75.7062.3 %036 / 1240.51
Julie Andrews219$ 189.43.9764.2 %059 / 1247.64
Racing Movies489$ 74.03.5561.1 %029 / 0739.82
George Clooney379$ 87.13.2265.4 %054 / 1045.17
Keanu Reeves459$ 71.23.2060.0 %021 / 1238.33
Elizabeth Banks389$ 82.43.1360.1 %008 / 0037.85
Tim Burton199$ 158.13.0071.4 %020 / 0852.59
Dennis Quaid639$ 46.92.9555.9 %028 / 1033.92
Gene Wilder229$ 129.82.8564.9 %022 / 0444.53
Michelle Pfeiffer389$ 74.42.8262.6 %025 / 0540.45
William Hurt519$ 54.02.7565.6 %037 / 0439.26
Mel Brooks199$ 141.32.6865.6 %010 / 0147.66
Bruce Dern589$ 45.42.6362.9 %041 / 1037.19
Clifton Webb209$ 131.42.6266.6 %015 / 0551.08
James Earl Jones269$ 99.32.5864.5 %017 / 0341.26
Vince Vaughn369$ 69.92.5151.5 %010 / 0234.01
Jennifer Lawrence179$ 147.12.5066.6 %024 / 0149.72
Ridley Scott239$ 107.32.4667.4 %039 / 0948.43
Chevy Chase359$ 68.92.4150.9 %001 / 0034.94
Gail Russell259$ 96.42.4160.8 %007 / 0042.88
Montgomery Clift179$ 140.32.3872.5 %057 / 2154.63
Grace Kelly119$ 212.02.3376.4 %028 / 0863.57
Russell Crowe349$ 68.52.3265.7 %061 / 1642.24
Jason Bateman329$ 72.62.3257.6 %011 / 0237.49
Priscilla Lane229$ 98.32.1664.6 %004 / 0044.69
Ice Cube339$ 64.02.1159.3 %003 / 0036.79
Roger Moore339$ 63.32.0854.0 %010 / 0134.35
Mae West129$ 119.91.4360.3 %002 / 0045.24
Zoe Saldana308$ 115.63.4660.2 %022 / 0438.53
Jennifer Jones238$ 142.63.2765.1 %050 / 1248.32
Yul Brynner378$ 88.33.2659.5 %025 / 0737.35
Daniel Radcliffe188$ 179.33.2270.9 %011 / 0048.33
Richard Gere468$ 62.82.8859.1 %032 / 0936.30
Shia LaBeouf228$ 116.62.5662.0 %009 / 0041.58
Michael J. Fox258$ 100.92.5262.6 %007 / 0142.22
Meg Ryan328$ 77.32.4756.0 %013 / 0437.31
Paul Rudd358$ 66.62.3361.9 %008 / 0238.36
Martin Sheen448$ 50.82.2361.4 %030 / 1636.32
Harvey Keitel478$ 47.22.2165.8 %043 / 0937.84
Pierce Brosnan188$ 117.92.1258.5 %003 / 0142.41
Jennifer Aniston338$ 61.42.0253.4 %000 / 0034.00
Daniel Craig288$ 70.31.9663.5 %033 / 0740.27
Jamie Lee Curtis278$ 63.41.7158.6 %005 / 0136.54
Sonja Henie118$ 152.21.6755.1 %005 / 0047.76
Melissa McCarthy218$ 78.61.6559.0 %002 / 0039.23
Bette Midler158$ 94.41.4162.2 %007 / 0044.07
Ewan McGregor507$ 69.03.4563.3 %027 / 0636.25
Leslie Howard237$ 149.23.4370.0 %031 / 1147.00
Julianne Moore577$ 56.23.2062.1 %041 / 0337.20
Kay Francis497$ 60.92.9862.6 %004 / 0138.90
Whoopi Goldberg307$ 98.52.9559.1 %026 / 0538.78
Merle Oberon367$ 81.72.9460.2 %033 / 0541.12
Julie Christie277$ 106.02.8667.6 %052 / 1241.76
Chris Evans247$ 115.62.7760.8 %002 / 0039.27
Peter O''Toole357$ 76.92.6964.5 %054 / 2142.99
Nicole Kidman457$ 58.52.6357.8 %044 / 0637.24
Roy Scheider307$ 85.12.5561.9 %031 / 1338.30
Anthony Perkins337$ 75.52.4964.3 %024 / 0140.64
Chris Pratt197$ 127.62.4262.8 %023 / 0243.53
George Segal337$ 72.52.3962.1 %034 / 1039.79
Roddy McDowall227$ 106.92.3561.2 %028 / 0640.18
Rick Moranis197$ 123.32.3458.2 %007 / 0041.21
Elvis Presley337$ 70.52.3258.6 %000 / 0038.49
John Heard247$ 93.72.2465.1 %014 / 0240.33
Lee Van Cleef327$ 70.22.2463.0 %013 / 0440.52
Teresa Wright107$ 223.62.2378.3 %044 / 1464.75
Billy Crystal217$ 104.32.1965.1 %014 / 0244.21
Lyle Talbot377$ 58.62.1659.0 %011 / 0236.52
Albert Finney227$ 97.02.1365.8 %053 / 0645.28
Charlize Theron387$ 55.92.1257.5 %027 / 0936.12
Kevin Hart277$ 77.52.0948.9 %000 / 0034.96
Reese Witherspoon347$ 59.72.0260.1 %013 / 0137.70
Kevin Bacon287$ 72.02.0161.7 %028 / 0437.01
Arlene Dahl257$ 79.41.9857.3 %006 / 0038.95
Val Kilmer207$ 97.51.9560.7 %012 / 0340.21
Warren Beatty237$ 84.71.9462.8 %057 / 1342.44
John Lithgow287$ 68.91.9263.3 %036 / 1040.36
Cate Blanchett387$ 50.41.9166.2 %062 / 1240.00
Channing Tatum297$ 64.01.8558.6 %009 / 0137.68
Tim Allen87$ 227.91.8267.3 %004 / 0056.31
Marx Brothers187$ 88.51.5968.0 %001 / 0045.57
Janet Leigh147$ 101.71.4267.1 %017 / 0042.32
David Fincher107$ 120.41.2079.2 %030 / 0759.33
Will Rogers87$ 132.61.0663.3 %002 / 0050.96
Robert Shaw236$ 147.73.3967.1 %028 / 1242.45
Vivien Leigh156$ 206.13.0970.7 %041 / 1551.41
David Lean166$ 189.73.0379.3 %056 / 2658.17
Jeff Bridges626$ 48.63.0163.0 %060 / 0537.76
Anne Bancroft336$ 89.12.9466.9 %044 / 0343.49
Natalie Portman286$ 100.82.8264.8 %015 / 0140.68
Michael Keaton356$ 80.12.8058.2 %021 / 0838.42
Jeff Goldblum166$ 160.72.5757.2 %013 / 0540.39
Sylvia Sidney356$ 70.62.4763.8 %011 / 0241.22
Charles Chaplin126$ 199.92.3981.8 %007 / 0157.58
Joe Pesci176$ 129.52.2068.6 %024 / 0646.75
Teri Garr206$ 109.72.1965.0 %028 / 0240.69
Sophia Loren316$ 69.12.1457.8 %017 / 0137.43
Ed Harris 286$ 76.12.1368.7 %051 / 1143.88
Ryan O'Neal146$ 151.62.1260.4 %011 / 0543.85
Demi Moore226$ 94.82.0851.7 %011 / 0237.24
John Cusack526$ 39.22.0363.4 %027 / 0136.29
Joseph Gordon-Levitt346$ 58.01.9766.2 %025 / 0738.49
Dennis Hopper346$ 57.41.9565.4 %021 / 0638.20
Charlie Sheen346$ 56.21.9150.7 %012 / 0532.52
Paul Muni226$ 86.81.9066.1 %035 / 0846.84
Jean Simmons156$ 126.41.8970.6 %024 / 1346.77
Ryan Reynolds336$ 57.11.8855.0 %001 / 0034.04
Jason Statham336$ 55.51.8357.5 %000 / 0034.58
James Woods376$ 48.61.7963.9 %021 / 0237.09
Emma Stone216$ 85.61.7961.4 %028 / 1143.39
Steve Guttenberg236$ 73.91.6949.6 %005 / 0232.58
Cary Elwes116$ 146.01.6062.8 %005 / 0346.62
Wesley Snipes246$ 65.31.5655.3 %000 / 0035.68
Kevin Kline256$ 62.01.5564.2 %022 / 0240.22
Jon Voight 136$ 118.71.5466.4 %021 / 0646.79
Edward Norton266$ 57.61.4971.1 %024 / 0843.51
Dan Patrick136$ 115.01.4937.2 %000 / 0033.97
Michael Fassbender266$ 53.81.3971.0 %022 / 0442.15
Anton Yelchin256$ 54.11.3563.8 %007 / 0137.80
Daryl Hannah226$ 61.31.3459.9 %007 / 0137.72
Mila Kunis186$ 67.31.2154.3 %006 / 0135.73
Tony Randall126$ 85.21.0265.3 %003 / 0042.24
Mark Ruffalo355$ 64.52.2565.7 %023 / 0337.92
Martin Landau315$ 69.02.1359.9 %028 / 0637.75
Willem Dafoe305$ 68.42.0565.3 %045 / 1736.69
Greta Garbo245$ 85.22.0471.9 %014 / 0148.58
Daniel Stern235$ 88.32.0360.0 %015 / 0637.15
Judge Reinhold125$ 167.52.0161.3 %002 / 0043.26
Dick Van Dyke125$ 163.61.9663.4 %019 / 0546.80
Julie Andrews55$ 343.71.7171.4 %005 / 0063.78
Tom Hardy205$ 78.51.5772.8 %039 / 1644.20
M. Night Shyamalan105$ 156.31.5652.5 %007 / 0042.99
Nick Nolte345$ 45.81.5560.8 %022 / 0135.99
Kim Basinger215$ 71.11.4953.6 %014 / 0334.30
George Peppard145$ 105.21.4765.8 %014 / 0543.47
Hugh Grant285$ 52.41.4665.8 %025 / 0340.01
Woody Allen245$ 60.91.4673.2 %034 / 0845.98
Tom Berenger245$ 58.41.4066.3 %022 / 0639.79
Gina Lollobrigida145$ 93.11.3061.4 %000 / 0041.68
Winona Ryder255$ 51.71.2964.3 %017 / 0638.75
Michael Biehn185$ 71.31.2858.0 %012 / 0336.79
Jessica Chastain185$ 67.61.2171.9 %024 / 0345.09
Alan Arkin195$ 63.41.2069.8 %016 / 0542.16
Marjorie Main105$ 117.01.1769.4 %001 / 0048.55
Justin Timberlake155$ 75.21.1255.6 %011 / 0436.45
Gabriel Byrne265$ 40.31.0458.6 %007 / 0033.86
Keira Knightley264$ 107.22.7866.5 %040 / 0540.02
Jeremy Irons384$ 56.62.1562.1 %022 / 0435.59
Video Game Movies404$ 48.11.9237.2 %000 / 0024.83
Buster Keaton294$ 66.01.9166.6 %003 / 0241.74
Audie Murphy344$ 53.61.8262.0 %000 / 0037.08
Warren Oates394$ 41.41.6165.1 %018 / 0537.10
Frances McDormand344$ 46.11.5667.3 %032 / 0539.18
Twilight Movies54$ 302.71.5143.1 %000 / 0051.27
Macaulay Culkin104$ 150.71.5059.0 %000 / 0041.94
Sharon Stone294$ 51.91.5051.0 %005 / 0031.19
Kathleen Turner244$ 62.41.4963.2 %022 / 0538.90
Hayley Mills94$ 150.61.3573.8 %002 / 0053.26
Woody Allen384$ 35.41.3471.3 %037 / 0840.60
Debra Winger164$ 81.51.3064.8 %019 / 0741.31
Brendan Fraser194$ 65.81.2554.0 %009 / 0432.50
Anna Kendrick254$ 49.91.2463.3 %011 / 0138.08
Tim Conway194$ 64.41.2248.9 %000 / 0033.38
Alan Alda214$ 57.51.2062.1 %017 / 0638.54
Tom Selleck154$ 80.41.2050.0 %005 / 0035.68
Emily Blunt254$ 46.71.1668.6 %014 / 0238.66
Zac Efron194$ 60.31.1451.9 %000 / 0034.01
Liza Minnelli104$ 109.11.0960.8 %014 / 1040.81
Joanne Woodward164$ 66.31.0661.2 %012 / 0141.54
Daniel Day-Lewis164$ 61.00.9777.0 %076 / 2052.11
Andie MacDowell174$ 55.40.9459.9 %009 / 0037.27
Kate Winslet333$ 65.62.1666.3 %054 / 1638.87
Sean Penn453$ 33.01.4865.8 %036 / 0537.07
Jake Gyllenhaal293$ 48.21.3968.6 %012 / 0440.01
Ted Danson153$ 90.31.3561.1 %012 / 0538.85
Jessica Lange213$ 63.51.3367.5 %032 / 0641.98
Christian Slater243$ 55.11.3260.5 %009 / 0036.18
John Malkovich303$ 43.51.3065.5 %040 / 0838.55
Jason Robards213$ 62.11.3070.4 %033 / 1041.01
Matt Dillon303$ 42.21.2663.8 %007 / 0336.14
Margaret Sullavan163$ 76.61.2271.0 %003 / 0045.00
Holly Hunter183$ 66.71.2068.3 %020 / 0339.69
Dudley Moore153$ 78.81.1853.8 %007 / 0235.68
Emilio Estevez233$ 50.51.1652.5 %001 / 0032.67
Annette Bening293$ 39.81.1564.3 %033 / 0738.25
Ally Sheedy183$ 61.61.1057.3 %004 / 0035.07
Mickey Rourke233$ 41.70.9564.2 %008 / 0034.18
James Dean33$ 316.80.9585.5 %017 / 0278.23
Ryan Gosling223$ 42.20.9269.5 %023 / 0740.82
Jay Mohr213$ 40.30.8452.1 %006 / 0130.64
Donald Trump123$ 69.70.8349.8 %000 / 0032.00
Candice Bergen123$ 67.60.8156.9 %007 / 0038.00
Anjelica Huston213$ 38.20.8071.3 %020 / 0136.82
Golf Movies133$ 57.30.7456.8 %002 / 0035.70
Harold Ramis43$ 137.30.5464.8 %000 / 0051.27
Ron Howard142$ 110.61.5461.4 %012 / 0139.45
Patrick Swayze182$ 69.01.2457.5 %005 / 0234.29
Steven Seagal132$ 75.40.9847.1 %002 / 0033.88
George Arliss192$ 51.50.9759.2 %004 / 0136.93
Clint Eastwood122$ 71.10.8571.0 %025 / 0544.89
Cameron Crowe102$ 84.00.8465.2 %010 / 0243.03
Sissy Spacek182$ 43.20.7769.5 %025 / 0340.08
Mario Lanza82$ 96.00.7660.5 %005 / 0143.12
Sandra Dee122$ 59.90.7161.6 %000 / 0037.87
Terry Gilliam152$ 43.00.6471.9 %015 / 0141.16
Dev Patel82$ 60.90.4859.1 %016 / 0840.49
Rodney Dangerfield42$ 110.10.4459.6 %000 / 0044.30
Timothy Hutton122$ 36.20.4359.8 %006 / 0435.60
The Beatles32$ 114.30.3481.2 %002 / 0055.97
Milla Jovovich261$ 30.80.8051.3 %004 / 0029.14
Melanie Griffith231$ 31.40.7261.0 %009 / 0232.73
Kevin Smith161$ 34.10.5460.2 %000 / 0033.53
Judd Nelson151$ 30.90.4654.6 %000 / 0030.90
Glenda Jackson111$ 29.70.3267.6 %018 / 0337.01
Chuck Norris220$ 37.90.8351.7 %000 / 0030.21
Jean-Claude Van Damme150$ 45.00.6744.0 %000 / 0027.52
Andrew McCarthy170$ 37.40.6359.5 %001 / 0034.08
Orson Welles90$ 39.10.3583.1 %013 / 0146.58
David Bowie150$ 20.40.3065.3 %004 / 0033.61
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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102 thoughts on “$100 Million Box Office Movies

  1. This page has changed a lot. I remember a year or two ago Wayne was listed in first with around 30 pictures having grossed 100m and now it’s showing 50 movies.

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