$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
 UMR SubjectMovies $100 (mil.) HitsAvg B.O.Avg ReviewAA Noms / WinsAvg UMR Score
Adam Sandler3216$ 111.245.7 %001 / 00037.90
Al Pacino4215$ 89.965.5 %058 / 01444.61
Alan Ladd5023$ 114.559.8 %012 / 00244.72
Alec Baldwin6016$ 65.161.1 %040 / 01538.80
Alfred Hitchcock3319$ 147.679.5 %045 / 00655.48
Amy Adams2710$ 90.168.9 %048 / 00546.88
Angela Lansbury4613$ 100.967.1 %048 / 01244.94
Angelina Jolie3514$ 86.455.8 %015 / 00139.17
Ann Sheridan5117$ 90.462.7 %009 / 00042.91
Anna Kendrick254$ 49.964.9 %011 / 00138.46
Anne Hathaway2612$ 107.360.1 %028 / 00943.89
Annette Bening303$ 40.965.9 %033 / 00738.63
Ann-Margret3813$ 71.454.9 %010 / 00037.48
Anthony Hopkins6614$ 55.760.6 %067 / 01637.68
Anthony Perkins337$ 75.564.9 %024 / 00140.79
Anthony Quinn9129$ 84.364.5 %059 / 01742.52
Anton Yelchin246$ 55.064.5 %006 / 00137.87
Arlene Dahl257$ 79.457.5 %006 / 00039.15
Arnold Schwarzenegger3515$ 110.056.3 %011 / 00441.09
Audie Murphy344$ 53.662.0 %000 / 00037.06
Audrey Hepburn2410$ 113.472.3 %058 / 01550.93
Ava Gardner4016$ 110.260.3 %030 / 00343.68
Barbara Stanwyck7928$ 89.464.6 %029 / 00144.29
Barbra Streisand1913$ 211.758.8 %044 / 00853.24
Baseball Movies6016$ 62.960.5 %030 / 00237.59
Basketball Movies473$ 38.551.9 %002 / 00030.40
Ben Affleck4212$ 81.560.0 %040 / 01340.35
Ben Kingsley5811$ 50.662.5 %057 / 02237.35
Ben Stiller4716$ 91.258.9 %009 / 00039.68
Best Actor Winner Movies9064$ 203.583.9 %588 / 26967.60
Best Actress Winner Movies9059$ 184.681.4 %514 / 20263.52
Best Director9080$ 311.385.5 %791 / 44576.19
Best Picture Winner Movies9079$ 321.085.1 %799 / 45377.10
Best Supporting Actor8153$ 190.884.0 %468 / 21165.61
Bette Davis7925$ 76.364.9 %084 / 01443.95
Betty Grable3521$ 136.363.3 %015 / 00248.72
Betty Hutton1912$ 168.964.8 %015 / 00353.00
Bill Murray4914$ 87.766.5 %035 / 00841.67
Bill Paxton5313$ 87.863.1 %036 / 01638.46
Billy Wilder3020$ 142.981.0 %095 / 02062.32
Bing Crosby5530$ 161.767.5 %054 / 01451.37
Bob Hope5330$ 130.563.6 %019 / 00348.42
Boris Karloff688$ 54.963.7 %009 / 00038.08
Boxing Movies7117$ 68.163.2 %072 / 01939.52
Brad Pitt4616$ 90.768.7 %073 / 01247.15
Bradley Cooper3013$ 110.657.5 %027 / 00241.45
Brian Keith478$ 58.158.3 %018 / 00035.84
Bruce Dern589$ 45.463.2 %041 / 01037.31
Bruce Willis7222$ 82.457.3 %028 / 00237.77
Bryan Cranston305$ 64.066.5 %025 / 01040.78
Bud Abbott3614$ 96.066.3 %000 / 00046.14
Burt Lancaster6726$ 100.669.5 %088 / 02047.46
Burt Reynolds6618$ 77.548.2 %014 / 00033.80
Buster Keaton294$ 66.066.6 %003 / 00241.74
Cameron Crowe102$ 84.065.9 %010 / 00243.59
Cameron Diaz3414$ 125.556.7 %020 / 00141.64
Carole Lombard3910$ 79.963.4 %008 / 00042.47
Carrie Fisher309$ 194.562.0 %036 / 01240.50
Cary Grant6439$ 138.672.9 %071 / 00953.38
Cate Blanchett4211$ 88.469.8 %094 / 02944.68
Cecil B. DeMille6732$ 150.660.6 %037 / 00845.85
Channing Tatum317$ 63.960.7 %009 / 00138.71
Charles Bronson6112$ 64.758.3 %009 / 00236.07
Charles Chaplin126$ 203.682.5 %007 / 00158.25
Charles Laughton4619$ 109.270.4 %042 / 00749.70
Charlie Sheen346$ 56.252.8 %012 / 00532.70
Charlize Theron427$ 54.759.1 %027 / 00936.59
Charlton Heston6124$ 133.762.6 %061 / 01643.68
Chevy Chase359$ 68.951.1 %001 / 00034.86
Chris Evans257$ 111.961.4 %002 / 00039.66
Chris Hemsworth167$ 152.765.3 %007 / 00145.95
Chris Pine227$ 86.166.0 %013 / 00142.01
Chris Pratt197$ 128.463.8 %023 / 00243.66
Christian Bale4010$ 75.769.1 %055 / 00841.34
Christopher Nolan96$ 237.684.9 %026 / 00762.56
Christopher Plummer6714$ 68.064.8 %058 / 01438.52
Christopher Walken7116$ 58.758.9 %035 / 01236.41
Chuck Norris220$ 37.952.4 %000 / 00030.26
Clark Gable6445$ 171.167.5 %047 / 01752.56
Claude Rains5428$ 123.068.8 %078 / 02349.81
Claudette Colbert4825$ 125.266.4 %041 / 00848.77
Clifton Webb209$ 131.466.6 %015 / 00551.09
Clint Eastwood5024$ 112.168.6 %026 / 00849.54
Clint Eastwood122$ 71.173.2 %025 / 00545.91
Cyd Charisse3312$ 95.363.6 %017 / 00143.58
Dan Patrick136$ 115.037.4 %000 / 00034.10
Dana Andrews6922$ 88.561.8 %043 / 01141.55
Daniel Craig298$ 68.864.7 %033 / 00740.93
Daniel Day-Lewis164$ 61.079.2 %076 / 02053.13
Daniel Radcliffe2010$ 197.471.5 %011 / 00050.81
Danny Glover5111$ 66.562.0 %044 / 00738.78
Danny Kaye1711$ 166.269.6 %020 / 00153.53
David Bowie150$ 20.466.9 %004 / 00033.89
David Fincher107$ 120.479.5 %030 / 00759.09
David Lean166$ 190.180.0 %056 / 02658.34
David Niven6424$ 104.262.3 %060 / 01344.82
DC Movies2417$ 248.759.3 %020 / 00449.66
Dean Martin5131$ 126.659.2 %027 / 00146.37
Deanna Durbin2111$ 121.267.4 %028 / 00150.49
Debbie Reynolds3916$ 94.863.6 %034 / 00344.06
Deborah Kerr3913$ 116.567.0 %071 / 02247.90
Dennis Quaid639$ 46.956.7 %028 / 01034.12
Denzel Washington5219$ 81.568.3 %034 / 00745.83
Dev Patel82$ 60.958.5 %016 / 00840.40
Diane Keaton4414$ 93.464.2 %067 / 01743.52
Dick Powell6124$ 93.162.1 %027 / 00943.76
Disney Animated Movies5445$ 277.875.6 %059 / 01860.89
Don Ameche5420$ 103.160.9 %030 / 00643.59
Donald Crisp8138$ 111.565.8 %073 / 01547.14
Donald Sutherland8618$ 70.762.2 %046 / 01137.55
Donald Trump123$ 69.751.3 %000 / 00032.38
Donna Reed3918$ 113.764.2 %042 / 01145.70
Doris Day3923$ 120.465.2 %029 / 00448.81
Dorothy Lamour5227$ 128.061.9 %019 / 00346.47
DreamWorks2925$ 206.972.0 %013 / 00259.82
Drew Barrymore4010$ 93.360.6 %014 / 00438.35
Dustin Hoffman5320$ 128.565.7 %088 / 02347.00
Dwayne Johnson2814$ 123.156.1 %002 / 00043.20
Eddie Murphy4024$ 156.751.8 %022 / 00442.71
Edith Head5039$ 241.874.5 %233 / 05963.96
Edward G. Robinson7323$ 96.066.4 %033 / 00244.29
Edward Norton266$ 57.671.4 %024 / 00843.75
Eleanor Parker3513$ 122.163.5 %029 / 00644.24
Eleanor Powell1310$ 159.562.3 %010 / 00252.15
Elia Kazan33$ 233.587.9 %028 / 01385.04
Elia Kazan167$ 102.573.0 %031 / 00852.31
Elizabeth Banks399$ 82.560.2 %008 / 00038.09
Elizabeth Taylor4723$ 139.658.3 %076 / 02346.42
Elvis Presley337$ 70.558.6 %000 / 00038.47
Emilio Estevez233$ 50.554.4 %001 / 00032.58
Emily Blunt264$ 45.667.4 %014 / 00238.97
Emma Stone226$ 82.362.7 %028 / 01143.54
Emma Watson2013$ 231.571.9 %013 / 00054.04
Ernest Borgnine6613$ 77.261.2 %049 / 01439.04
Errol Flynn5033$ 115.463.9 %032 / 00547.63
Esther Williams2316$ 145.960.4 %004 / 00148.44
Ewan McGregor507$ 69.063.1 %027 / 00636.31
Faye Dunaway4311$ 70.660.5 %049 / 01137.90
Football Movies5817$ 76.857.3 %019 / 00338.12
Frances McDormand344$ 45.768.7 %032 / 00539.33
Francis Ford Coppola278$ 98.970.8 %068 / 02146.45
Frank Capra138$ 121.969.5 %003 / 00151.66
Frank Capra118$ 174.783.1 %047 / 01170.06
Frank Marshall7031$ 146.768.8 %094 / 01848.61
Frank Sinatra4828$ 131.563.7 %053 / 01148.66
Fred Astaire3927$ 142.369.7 %059 / 00753.17
Fred MacMurray7728$ 106.160.8 %048 / 00543.76
Fred Zinnemann219$ 121.473.4 %066 / 02453.85
Fredric March5321$ 104.068.1 %065 / 01547.93
Gail Russell259$ 96.460.8 %007 / 00042.90
Garry Marshall2511$ 107.553.5 %007 / 00040.30
Gary Cooper7143$ 147.668.0 %101 / 01852.59
Gary Oldman4617$ 110.164.4 %035 / 00742.78
Gene Hackman7617$ 90.665.9 %092 / 01742.43
Gene Kelly4021$ 121.564.7 %052 / 01348.61
Gene Tierney3719$ 122.565.1 %029 / 00448.77
Gene Wilder229$ 129.866.4 %022 / 00444.58
George Arliss192$ 51.559.2 %004 / 00136.93
George C. Scott3510$ 74.764.6 %040 / 01042.21
George Clooney379$ 87.168.3 %054 / 01046.10
George Cukor4420$ 115.269.2 %068 / 01850.30
George Lucas2112$ 367.568.7 %040 / 01451.51
George Roy Hill146$ 189.572.4 %037 / 00952.68
George Sanders6424$ 110.164.5 %054 / 01344.99
George Stevens2410$ 120.969.1 %065 / 01451.12
Gerard Butler305$ 56.253.8 %006 / 00034.07
Gina Lollobrigida145$ 93.161.4 %000 / 00041.70
Ginger Rogers5526$ 114.764.7 %039 / 00347.98
Glenn Close4010$ 77.462.6 %045 / 00540.48
Glenn Ford7416$ 82.763.7 %027 / 00141.65
Goldie Hawn2911$ 85.756.4 %016 / 00440.52
Golf Movies143$ 53.355.5 %002 / 00034.87
Grace Kelly119$ 211.077.2 %028 / 00863.74
Greer Garson2512$ 149.666.4 %062 / 01053.01
Gregory Peck5328$ 142.967.2 %095 / 02250.88
Greta Garbo245$ 85.271.9 %014 / 00148.57
Halle Berry3713$ 96.054.5 %005 / 00238.40
Harold Ramis249$ 133.261.5 %009 / 00243.16
Harold Ramis43$ 137.365.3 %000 / 00049.97
Harrison Ford5024$ 225.467.4 %080 / 02049.06
Harry Potter Movies99$ 367.379.8 %013 / 00169.16
Hedy Lamarr2616$ 133.059.7 %014 / 00245.09
Henry Fonda8329$ 102.364.4 %058 / 01344.56
Hockey Movies172$ 44.453.8 %000 / 00032.45
Howard Hawks3523$ 154.475.4 %031 / 00555.61
Howard Keel2611$ 88.761.5 %018 / 00341.24
Hugh Grant295$ 51.766.1 %024 / 00339.37
Hugh Jackman2813$ 122.262.8 %016 / 00446.39
Humphrey Bogart7137$ 119.269.4 %052 / 01050.46
Ice Cube369$ 63.457.2 %003 / 00036.62
Ingrid Bergman3216$ 151.372.3 %066 / 01353.01
Irene Dunne3113$ 123.867.9 %042 / 00750.60
Jack Lemmon5219$ 95.268.2 %069 / 01546.73
Jack Nicholson5219$ 102.770.0 %097 / 02248.36
Jake Gyllenhaal303$ 46.870.7 %012 / 00440.36
James Bond Movies2625$ 229.467.6 %015 / 00459.68
James Caan 6415$ 63.460.7 %032 / 00737.28
James Cagney6226$ 105.166.9 %046 / 00846.90
James Cameron107$ 334.978.6 %041 / 02160.61
James Coburn5313$ 67.461.9 %017 / 00338.79
James Dean33$ 316.885.5 %017 / 00278.21
James Garner4812$ 72.463.7 %032 / 00840.87
James Mason7416$ 69.265.1 %054 / 00540.73
James Stewart7644$ 134.670.5 %081 / 01452.17
Jamie Foxx3212$ 83.059.5 %026 / 00641.83
Jane Fonda4216$ 89.162.4 %063 / 01343.62
Jane Powell207$ 100.956.5 %010 / 00141.53
Jane Russell248$ 96.759.8 %003 / 00141.35
Jason Bateman339$ 72.057.4 %011 / 00237.26
Jason Statham326$ 57.157.9 %000 / 00035.17
Jay Mohr223$ 38.851.7 %006 / 00129.89
Jean Arthur2616$ 131.072.7 %050 / 00654.18
Jean Harlow2210$ 121.669.7 %004 / 00049.46
Jean Simmons3711$ 97.368.6 %047 / 01845.47
Jeanette MacDonald2812$ 122.165.2 %024 / 00348.00
Jeff Bridges666$ 47.263.5 %060 / 00537.61
Jennifer Aniston348$ 61.954.6 %000 / 00034.78
Jennifer Jones238$ 141.465.1 %050 / 01248.33
Jennifer Lawrence2011$ 135.967.5 %028 / 00148.76
Jeremy Irons384$ 56.662.7 %022 / 00436.10
Jeremy Renner2510$ 114.971.7 %033 / 00746.38
Jerry Lewis4725$ 101.160.4 %002 / 00044.04
Jessica Chastain195$ 64.972.3 %024 / 00345.18
Jim Carrey3016$ 142.159.6 %019 / 00346.36
Joan Bennett5614$ 74.563.1 %016 / 00241.19
Joan Blondell7514$ 75.162.7 %011 / 00139.45
Joan Crawford7827$ 82.458.8 %032 / 00340.63
Joan Fontaine3917$ 110.065.2 %036 / 00647.33
Jodie Foster3710$ 65.567.4 %025 / 00742.79
Joel Coen181$ 44.879.6 %035 / 00646.83
Joel Hirschhorn215$ 95.462.8 %018 / 00441.07
Joel McCrea6518$ 71.063.1 %020 / 00240.81
John Barrymore4210$ 82.364.7 %016 / 00143.22
John Candy3511$ 87.358.8 %014 / 00238.68
John Carpenter201$ 45.262.8 %001 / 00036.46
John Cusack536$ 39.564.4 %027 / 00136.77
John Ford5729$ 123.371.8 %072 / 02052.74
John Garfield3115$ 122.368.5 %024 / 00550.50
John Goodman7616$ 61.160.8 %039 / 00937.52
John Heard399$ 75.164.9 %016 / 00339.65
John Hughes3315$ 110.459.2 %000 / 00041.45
John Huston5527$ 101.468.0 %087 / 01448.39
John Sturges425$ 57.459.5 %019 / 00236.74
John Travolta4719$ 104.553.2 %021 / 00138.82
John Wayne9450$ 123.564.7 %077 / 01448.12
John Williams10355$ 236.170.5 %235 / 05754.01
Johnny Depp5213$ 91.663.1 %049 / 00941.60
Josef Von Sternberg219$ 92.370.4 %016 / 00447.81
Joseph Cotten4811$ 86.566.1 %062 / 00843.00
Joseph Gordon-Levitt346$ 58.068.0 %025 / 00738.58
Judd Nelson151$ 30.957.2 %000 / 00030.60
Judy Garland3124$ 181.472.5 %039 / 00658.38
Julia Roberts4420$ 108.157.9 %021 / 00143.14
Julianne Moore587$ 56.964.6 %041 / 00337.86
Julie Andrews2210$ 182.963.8 %059 / 01248.21
Justin Timberlake155$ 75.357.6 %011 / 00436.93
Kate Winslet333$ 66.366.4 %054 / 01639.13
Katharine Hepburn4319$ 120.369.3 %063 / 01451.70
Kathleen Kennedy6633$ 187.570.0 %133 / 02551.76
Kathryn Grayson2010$ 145.161.4 %012 / 00148.13
Kay Francis497$ 61.262.7 %004 / 00138.97
Keanu Reeves459$ 71.260.7 %021 / 01238.39
Keira Knightley264$ 107.266.1 %040 / 00540.76
Kevin Costner3811$ 90.762.2 %038 / 01042.33
Kevin Hart297$ 75.651.2 %000 / 00035.67
Kevin Smith161$ 34.159.7 %000 / 00033.30
Kevin Spacey4411$ 61.365.3 %031 / 00840.68
Kirk Douglas7117$ 74.664.1 %048 / 01541.14
Kurt Russell4813$ 81.664.3 %017 / 00141.40
Lana Turner5027$ 124.759.1 %029 / 00744.69
Laurel & Hardy277$ 76.366.7 %003 / 00042.97
Lauren Bacall3613$ 86.368.1 %018 / 00544.52
Laurence Olivier4811$ 76.367.3 %073 / 01745.12
Lee Marvin4810$ 88.367.6 %034 / 00443.81
Leonardo DiCaprio2712$ 132.270.8 %085 / 02951.69
Leslie Caron306$ 51.861.9 %046 / 01838.00
Leslie Howard237$ 149.272.4 %031 / 01147.83
Liam Neeson7013$ 70.361.1 %044 / 00937.87
Lillian Gish3112$ 118.968.6 %006 / 00145.76
Linda Darnell4016$ 93.162.9 %018 / 00543.79
Lionel Barrymore7130$ 113.066.4 %049 / 00746.89
Luc Besson304$ 37.259.9 %001 / 00034.31
Lucille Ball3816$ 114.463.8 %014 / 00146.85
Lyle Talbot377$ 58.658.7 %011 / 00236.53
M. Night Shyamalan116$ 154.654.4 %007 / 00044.16
Mae West129$ 119.960.4 %002 / 00045.26
Margaret Sullavan163$ 76.671.0 %003 / 00045.00
Marilyn Monroe2512$ 122.271.4 %030 / 00750.32
Marines3216$ 128.868.9 %037 / 00449.59
Mario Lanza82$ 96.060.5 %005 / 00143.15
Mark Ruffalo355$ 64.566.5 %023 / 00338.37
Mark Wahlberg3914$ 87.760.9 %023 / 00641.83
Marlene Dietrich3013$ 100.270.5 %034 / 00348.92
Marlon Brando3716$ 144.469.3 %090 / 02351.66
Martin Landau315$ 69.059.9 %028 / 00637.66
Martin Scorsese249$ 75.981.5 %081 / 02054.73
Martin Sheen448$ 50.862.9 %030 / 01636.48
Marvel Movies6955$ 247.364.2 %035 / 00554.35
Marx Brothers187$ 89.968.0 %001 / 00045.79
Mary Pickford3123$ 140.866.3 %001 / 00152.29
Matt Damon4515$ 101.370.0 %063 / 01648.25
Matthew McConaughey4211$ 66.061.9 %027 / 00539.36
Maureen O'Hara5426$ 110.363.7 %035 / 01246.56
Maureen O'Sullivan5015$ 83.366.3 %019 / 00444.05
Meg Ryan328$ 77.356.6 %013 / 00437.54
Mel Brooks199$ 141.366.6 %010 / 00147.59
Mel Gibson4118$ 119.064.3 %038 / 01145.88
Melissa McCarthy218$ 78.658.5 %002 / 00039.79
Melvyn Douglas6717$ 74.264.1 %031 / 00641.73
Merle Oberon367$ 81.760.2 %033 / 00541.12
Meryl Streep5413$ 69.969.5 %105 / 02746.72
Michael Bay1310$ 235.550.4 %017 / 00148.55
Michael Biehn185$ 71.359.7 %012 / 00336.82
Michael Caine9317$ 65.662.6 %072 / 01338.47
Michael Douglas4213$ 82.760.3 %030 / 00741.36
Michael Fassbender276$ 52.071.6 %022 / 00441.75
Michael J. Fox258$ 100.963.8 %007 / 00142.28
Michael Keaton377$ 88.259.8 %021 / 00838.96
Mickey Rooney7736$ 115.762.3 %053 / 01446.09
Mila Kunis197$ 69.256.9 %006 / 00136.24
Milla Jovovich261$ 30.851.9 %004 / 00029.07
Montgomery Clift179$ 140.372.5 %057 / 02154.61
Morgan Freeman6623$ 98.663.0 %061 / 01842.94
Musicals287203$ 174.668.8 %579 / 14754.86
Myrna Loy7029$ 121.865.2 %041 / 01347.63
Natalie Portman296$ 100.564.9 %015 / 00140.74
Natalie Portman52$ 73.172.2 %007 / 00145.03
Natalie Wood4319$ 105.561.8 %051 / 01545.16
Nicolas Cage6816$ 68.458.0 %024 / 00537.04
Nicole Kidman467$ 57.560.2 %044 / 00638.17
Norma Shearer2015$ 117.364.3 %021 / 00251.55
Oliver Stone268$ 75.765.2 %042 / 01244.85
Olivia de Havilland 4824$ 149.265.4 %081 / 02549.62
Olympics Movies194$ 56.665.5 %012 / 00439.80
Orlando Bloom2111$ 195.564.3 %047 / 02047.70
Orson Welles4414$ 70.869.1 %034 / 00943.67
Owen Wilson4315$ 98.357.1 %023 / 00540.18
Paul Giamatti6111$ 63.666.1 %046 / 01040.43
Paul Henreid3713$ 89.061.9 %021 / 00540.58
Paul Muni226$ 86.866.1 %035 / 00846.84
Paul Newman5926$ 119.366.5 %102 / 02247.02
Paul Rudd368$ 67.563.5 %008 / 00239.21
Paulette Goddard3817$ 117.661.6 %029 / 00244.25
Peter Falk457$ 52.861.3 %024 / 00236.59
Peter Lorre5216$ 88.167.9 %018 / 00544.11
Peter O'Toole357$ 76.965.8 %054 / 02143.06
Peter Sellers4810$ 59.065.4 %012 / 00139.70
Philip Seymour Hoffman4812$ 74.572.6 %052 / 00444.01
Pierce Brosnan428$ 60.957.8 %004 / 00134.57
Pixar1818$ 316.084.9 %043 / 01270.94
Pixar vs Dreamworks Movies4743$ 248.677.1 %056 / 01464.08
Priscilla Lane229$ 98.364.5 %004 / 00044.72
Quentin Tarantino115$ 92.282.0 %024 / 00555.03
Racing Movies467$ 62.260.6 %022 / 00638.01
Randolph Scott7222$ 85.561.5 %013 / 00041.94
Ray Harryhausen153$ 68.367.6 %001 / 00042.38
Ray Milland9626$ 87.461.3 %034 / 00641.30
Red Skelton3218$ 123.360.5 %007 / 00246.48
Reese Witherspoon368$ 63.560.9 %013 / 00138.55
Richard Burton4615$ 85.261.1 %073 / 01840.53
Richard Dreyfuss 4610$ 102.362.6 %032 / 00539.15
Richard Gere488$ 60.359.5 %032 / 00936.06
Richard Pryor4214$ 86.059.6 %020 / 00139.52
Richard Widmark6115$ 77.562.0 %046 / 00940.51
Ridley Scott239$ 107.368.8 %039 / 00948.85
Rita Hayworth3516$ 102.664.0 %035 / 00546.09
Rob Reiner2810$ 81.366.7 %028 / 00243.42
Robert Altman353$ 35.868.0 %022 / 00337.54
Robert DeNiro9316$ 57.362.1 %078 / 01738.43
Robert Downey Jr.5615$ 94.664.1 %027 / 00339.88
Robert Duvall7319$ 82.865.9 %090 / 02642.04
Robert Mitchum8326$ 85.262.3 %037 / 00641.32
Robert Montgomery5714$ 81.261.9 %024 / 00542.15
Robert Redford4422$ 138.267.3 %069 / 02748.05
Robert Redford60$ 47.369.9 %008 / 00241.52
Robert Ryan6216$ 81.966.3 %033 / 00443.00
Robert Shaw236$ 131.968.5 %028 / 01242.63
Robert Taylor6830$ 103.660.7 %031 / 00243.97
Robert Young8228$ 88.961.3 %012 / 00242.33
Robert Zemeckis1915$ 220.472.3 %034 / 01158.53
Robin Williams5321$ 102.555.9 %048 / 00741.34
Robin Williams42$ 161.067.9 %007 / 00248.74
Rock Hudson5113$ 94.363.3 %031 / 00342.45
Roddy McDowall6622$ 96.961.2 %066 / 01340.81
Roger Moore339$ 63.354.1 %010 / 00134.29
Ron Howard152$ 105.061.4 %012 / 00138.49
Ron Howard2212$ 147.067.9 %039 / 00952.55
Ronald Colman3620$ 114.166.2 %046 / 00449.57
Ronald Reagan5413$ 82.557.4 %014 / 00138.18
Rosalind Russell5120$ 100.963.6 %034 / 00245.56
Roy Scheider318$ 91.662.7 %031 / 01338.94
Russell Crowe359$ 66.566.4 %064 / 01642.13
Ryan Gosling243$ 41.969.9 %023 / 00740.78
Ryan Reynolds346$ 57.655.2 %001 / 00034.03
Sally Field3314$ 135.860.8 %046 / 01346.00
Sam Peckinpah151$ 56.072.7 %003 / 00042.81
Sam Shepard388$ 48.065.6 %031 / 00738.76
Samuel L. Jackson9926$ 97.263.6 %052 / 01140.53
Sandra Bullock3415$ 107.053.6 %025 / 01441.27
Sandra Dee214$ 68.064.7 %002 / 00040.48
Scarlett Johansson4511$ 94.466.0 %026 / 00340.80
Science Fiction Movies640140$ 85.860.7 %292 / 07238.33
Sean Connery5620$ 116.662.9 %034 / 00742.60
Sean Penn453$ 33.066.7 %036 / 00537.35
Seth Rogen2713$ 113.669.6 %004 / 00048.42
Shelley Winters6013$ 59.063.0 %053 / 01338.97
Shia LaBeouf228$ 116.662.2 %009 / 00041.62
Shirley MacLaine5012$ 84.161.2 %075 / 01742.40
Shirley Temple3723$ 130.967.6 %013 / 00250.41
Sidney Lumet350$ 26.663.1 %011 / 00034.16
Sidney Lumet85$ 141.085.4 %030 / 00663.06
Sidney Poitier4615$ 87.263.6 %054 / 01242.92
Sigourney Weaver5112$ 94.665.0 %040 / 00940.63
Soccer Movies280$ 10.758.8 %001 / 00029.47
Sonja Henie118$ 152.255.1 %005 / 00047.73
Sophia Loren316$ 68.457.8 %017 / 00137.62
Spencer Tracy6032$ 156.368.5 %090 / 01753.36
Stanley Kubrick138$ 144.286.0 %027 / 00961.09
Star Trek Movies1312$ 189.870.3 %016 / 00159.35
Star Wars Movies98$ 739.975.9 %029 / 00865.84
Stephen King417$ 61.459.6 %015 / 00136.70
Steve Carell3112$ 104.864.9 %016 / 00344.83
Steve Martin4516$ 84.760.0 %012 / 00141.26
Steve McQueen2611$ 125.469.7 %030 / 00548.03
Steven Seagal132$ 75.450.3 %002 / 00035.69
Steven Spielberg3121$ 305.777.4 %128 / 03264.22
Susan Hayward5424$ 109.361.9 %045 / 00445.56
Susan Sarandon7013$ 48.761.8 %034 / 00236.83
Sydney Greenstreet2415$ 132.470.4 %016 / 00351.83
Sylvester Stallone4918$ 108.752.6 %017 / 00338.17
Sylvia Sidney356$ 70.664.2 %011 / 00241.30
Tarzan Movies3410$ 71.255.1 %004 / 00136.45
Terry Gilliam152$ 39.071.2 %015 / 00140.10
Thelma Ritter3115$ 129.372.5 %060 / 01752.54
Tim Burton189$ 163.271.0 %017 / 00752.56
Tim Burton30$ 75.970.0 %003 / 00145.95
Tim Conway194$ 64.449.9 %000 / 00033.65
Time Travel Movies11336$ 91.163.6 %055 / 01041.55
Tom Cruise4126$ 157.866.2 %055 / 00952.71
Tom Hanks5226$ 153.369.0 %086 / 01951.84
Tom Hardy216$ 83.973.7 %039 / 01646.00
Tommy Lee Jones5217$ 90.962.9 %054 / 01242.29
Tony Curtis6117$ 88.164.5 %032 / 00841.73
Tony Scott177$ 106.161.4 %009 / 00143.20
True Stories7149$ 231.881.7 %423 / 14565.57
Twilight Movies55$ 305.747.3 %000 / 00053.10
Tyrone Power4733$ 157.264.3 %062 / 01052.37
Van Heflin5016$ 106.664.6 %033 / 00444.36
Van Johnson6327$ 117.863.8 %041 / 00545.31
Victor Mature5115$ 89.559.4 %020 / 00539.53
Video Game Movies394$ 49.137.9 %000 / 00025.57
Vin Diesel2411$ 143.063.7 %013 / 00547.21
Vince Vaughn369$ 69.952.2 %010 / 00234.19
Vincent Minnelli3821$ 127.869.7 %052 / 02351.80
Vincent Price5516$ 102.666.7 %050 / 01243.16
Virginia Mayo4516$ 97.158.0 %023 / 00840.62
Vivien Leigh156$ 206.171.6 %041 / 01551.53
Wallace Beery5327$ 122.864.9 %014 / 00747.80
Walt Disney1917$ 428.479.7 %020 / 00364.98
Walter Brennan6131$ 129.968.8 %066 / 01050.39
Walter Matthau5817$ 73.064.4 %037 / 00942.05
Walter Pidgeon7726$ 96.061.8 %062 / 01842.50
Walter Wanger6118$ 90.063.1 %050 / 00843.16
Warren Beatty237$ 84.763.2 %057 / 01342.81
Warren Oates394$ 41.465.8 %018 / 00537.38
Wes Anderson80$ 37.281.9 %013 / 00447.82
Western Movies265113$ 105.268.3 %191 / 04747.11
Will Ferrell3211$ 82.556.5 %001 / 00038.96
Will Smith2715$ 172.857.0 %012 / 00347.70
William Goldman2510$ 115.862.5 %023 / 01045.48
William Holden6724$ 107.564.6 %088 / 02844.89
William Hurt519$ 54.065.7 %037 / 00439.42
William Powell5322$ 116.867.9 %032 / 00748.55
William Wyler3018$ 172.380.3 %127 / 03961.95
Woody Allen286$ 59.472.5 %026 / 00844.60
Woody Allen261$ 24.570.7 %030 / 00438.66
Woody Harrelson5512$ 71.662.8 %019 / 00438.57
Yul Brynner378$ 88.359.9 %025 / 00737.41
Zac Efron194$ 58.653.2 %000 / 00034.22
Zoe Saldana308$ 116.160.7 %022 / 00439.08
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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  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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