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Old 05-24-08, 10:55 PM
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Highest total movie gross by any person

What person has the highest total box office (domestic) gross based on the movies they appeared in? Any physical appearence counts regardless if they were the lead actor/actress or not.

My guess is Harrison Ford followed by Stan Lee. Stan Lee will probably overtake Ford with all the appearences he will make in upcoming Marvel movies, assuming he lives long enough. Anyone else come close to them?
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Old 05-24-08, 10:59 PM
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I read awhile ago that voice actor Frank Welker is #1 and Samuel L Jackson is #2 but that may have changed.
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Old 05-24-08, 11:46 PM
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According to BoxOfficeMojo #1 is Eddie Murphy with a filmography gross of $3.47billion @ an average gross of $104million per film.

The highest average per film gross record goes to: Emma Watson @ $282million per film (apparently she's only been in the 5 HP films).
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I thought I remembered hearing Ian McKellen was right up there too (LOTR, X-Men, Da Vinci Code, etc.)

Eddie Murphy? Really???
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If just physically appearing in a movie counts, I'm sure there are some professional extras in NYC that could give Ford a run for his money.
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Old 05-25-08, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by movieguru
What person has the highest total box office (domestic) gross based on the movies they appeared in? Any physical appearence counts regardless if they were the lead actor/actress or not.

My guess is Harrison Ford followed by Stan Lee. Stan Lee will probably overtake Ford with all the appearences he will make in upcoming Marvel movies, assuming he lives long enough. Anyone else come close to them?
According to this site - http://www.the-numbers.com/people/records/
here is the top 20:

LIsted after name is total films, total $ and average per film

1 Frank Welker 90 $4,995,851,225 $55,509,458
2 Samuel L. Jackson 74 $4,271,459,139 $57,722,421
3 Tom Hanks 40 $3,839,689,540 $95,992,239
4 Eddie Murphy 33 $3,439,371,750 $104,223,386
5 Harrison Ford 36 $3,365,004,506 $93,472,347
6 James Earl Jones 46 $3,198,719,471 $69,537,380
7 Tom Cruise 32 $3,076,640,424 $96,145,013
8 Bruce Willis 58 $3,044,221,838 $52,486,583
9 Robin Williams 52 $3,007,088,409 $57,828,623
10 John Ratzenberger 27 $2,791,013,515 $103,370,871
11 Phil Proctor 25 $2,656,300,415 $106,252,017
12 Frank Oz 24 $2,562,233,313 $106,759,721
13 Jack Angel 25 $2,553,026,189 $102,121,048
14 Warwick Davis 15 $2,470,483,291 $164,698,886
15 Morgan Freeman 47 $2,470,304,377 $52,559,668
16 Willem Dafoe 48 $2,441,323,905 $50,860,915
17 Clint Howard 43 $2,432,524,714 $56,570,342
18 Jim Cummings 28 $2,410,668,906 $86,095,318
19 John Cleese 36 $2,397,281,338 $66,591,148
20 Orlando Bloom 13 $2,390,292,364 $183,868,643
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I was pulling for Dave Foley but 'Postal' isn't doing so hot.

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Old 05-25-08, 03:09 AM
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Who is Frank Welker?

That's cool to see Tom Hanks because he's actually the star in all his films unlike most on that list.
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Old 05-25-08, 04:39 AM
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[QUOTE=PopcornTreeCt]Who is Frank Welker?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0919798/
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Who is Frank Welker?

That's cool to see Tom Hanks because he's actually the star in all his films unlike most on that list.
I did'nt know who Frank Welker was either till I looked him up. Seems like he has been in every animated movie and TV series in the last 30 years as a voice actor.

He was Apu the monkey in Aladin, all of the Decepticons in the Transformer series, the Troll in Troll, the Martians in Mars Attacks!, the evil gremlins in Gremlins, and best of all: Jabberjaw!
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I love that John Ratzenberger is on there because he's in every Pixar film.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I love that John Ratzenberger is on there because he's in every Pixar film.
Yep. Kinda cool seeing smaller names on the list. Warwick Davis? Orlando Bloom is funny as well, but I'm sure Pirates & LOTR make up 95% of his total.

I wonder where Hugo Weaving would fall having two of the biggest trilogies of the past decade under his belt.
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Clint Howard is the 17th most bankable star of all time! Suck it, Opie!
Bernard Hill has to be up there with Titanic and 2 of the LOTR.
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Eddie Murphy? Really???
The Shrek movies boosted his already huge 80's numbers.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
Clint Howard is the 17th most bankable star of all time! Suck it, Opie!
Bernard Hill has to be up there with Titanic and 2 of the LOTR.
How? I just looked him up on IMDB and I can't see how that can be.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
The Shrek movies boosted his already huge 80's numbers.
Yeah I think a lot of people forget how popular he was in the 80s.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Who is Frank Welker?
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I love that John Ratzenberger is on there because he's in every Pixar film.

I am sure that being in both The Empire Strikes Back and Superman The Movie doesn't hurt either
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How? I just looked him up on IMDB and I can't see how that can be.
He was in The Grinch ($200 million+), the Austin Powers sequels, and Apollo 13 among several other films directed by his brother.

But yeah, it is surprising to see him on there. It's more of a longevity thing like some of the others but on a smaller scale.
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I believe its Will Smith actually.
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Old 05-25-08, 07:39 PM
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Orlando Bloom's off to a nice start with the LOTR trilogy and the Pirates trilogy. He's barely even done other movies, but can add Troy and Kingdom of Heaven to that total too.
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Originally Posted by Jericho
Orlando Bloom's off to a nice start with the LOTR trilogy and the Pirates trilogy. He's barely even done other movies, but can add Troy and Kingdom of Heaven to that total too.
His average per film almost doubles the next best. If he had had cameos in one other recent trilogy he'd be tops I imagine.
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His average per film almost doubles the next best.
Actually, Warwick Davis's average is only about $20 million behind Bloom's.
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Actually, Warwick Davis's average is only about $20 million behind Bloom's.
Doh! Blind spot I guess. He's the only one on the list I don't recognize actually. Let me look him up. Oh yeah, that guy.
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Yikes, Warwick Davis?

I wonder where Arnold ranks
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