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Saturday Night Live - Alumni Debuts

First starring roles for cast members in non-SNL-based movies.



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioGross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 5 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
(Rob Schneider)
Buena Vista $65,538,755 2,162 $12,224,016 2,154 12/10/99
2 12 Houseguest
(Phil Hartman)
Buena Vista $26,325,256 1,604 $5,831,302 1,238 1/6/95
3 15 Corky Romano
(Chris Kattan)
Buena Vista $23,980,304 2,094 $9,023,173 2,062 10/12/01
4 20 Wholly Moses
(Laraine Newman)
Columbia $14,155,617 - $3,625,280 608 6/13/80
5 4 Old School
(Will Ferrell)
DreamWorks $75,585,093 2,742 $17,453,216 2,689 2/21/03
6 26 How to Beat the High Cost of Living
(Jane Curtin)
Filmways $7,500,000 - n/a - 1/1/80
7 9 Taxi
(Jimmy Fallon)
Fox $36,611,066 3,001 $12,029,832 3,001 10/6/04
8 8 Running Scared
(Billy Crystal)
MGM $38,500,726 1,376 $5,227,757 1,376 6/27/86
9 25 Dirty Work
(Norm MacDonald)
MGM $10,023,282 1,776 $3,634,236 1,776 6/12/98
10 3 48 HRS.
(Eddie Murphy)
Paramount $78,868,508 1,050 $4,369,868 850 12/10/82
11 6 Foul Play
(Chevy Chase)
Paramount $44,999,621 - n/a - 7/19/78
12 7 Meatballs
(Bill Murray)
Paramount $43,046,003 - $77,170 7 6/29/79
13 10 Tommy Boy
(Chris Farley)
Paramount $32,679,899 2,186 $8,027,843 2,165 3/31/95
14 11 Neighbors (1981)
(Dan Aykroyd)
Paramount $29,916,207 1,387 $6,481,386 1,387 12/18/81
15 21 Hot Rod
(Andy Samberg)
Paramount $13,938,332 2,607 $5,310,711 2,607 8/3/07
16 16 High School High
(Jon Lovitz)
Sony / Columbia $21,302,121 2,146 $6,311,786 2,146 10/25/96
17 23 So I Married an Axe Murderer
(Mike Myers)
TriStar $11,585,483 1,355 $3,466,930 1,349 7/30/93
18 1 Bridesmaids
(Kristen Wiig)
Universal $169,106,725 2,958 $26,247,410 2,918 5/13/11
19 2 National Lampoon's Animal House
(John Belushi)
Universal $120,091,123 - $276,538 12 7/28/78
20 14 Billy Madison
(Adam Sandler)
Universal $25,588,734 1,887 $6,639,080 1,834 2/10/95
21 17 CB4
(Chris Rock)
Universal $17,953,778 1,226 $6,122,450 1,204 3/12/93
22 18 Half Baked
(Jim Breuer)
Universal $17,460,020 1,703 $7,722,540 1,701 1/16/98
23 22 Casual Sex?
(Victoria Jackson)
Universal $12,277,096 1,265 $3,840,032 1,264 4/22/88
24 24 Opportunity Knocks
(Dana Carvey)
Universal $11,359,129 1,275 $3,512,625 1,275 3/30/90
25 28 Bordello of Blood
(Dennis Miller)
Universal $5,781,045 1,695 $2,634,170 1,694 8/16/96
26 13 Innerspace
(Martin Short)
Warner Bros. $25,893,810 1,603 $4,739,913 1,603 7/3/87
27 19 First Family
(Gilda Radner)
Warner Bros. $15,198,912 - $3,635,564 563 12/25/80
28 27 Lost and Found (1999)
(David Spade)
Warner Bros. $6,552,255 2,469 $3,024,709 2,469 4/23/99
TOTAL:$1,001,818,900----
AVERAGE:$35,779,2461,485$6,595,7511,614-

Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 National Lampoon's Animal House Uni. $416,726,500 $120,091,123 7/28/78
2 48 HRS. Par. $207,027,600 $78,868,508 12/10/82
3 Bridesmaids Uni. $170,666,000 $169,106,725 5/13/11
4 Foul Play Par. $156,152,500 $44,999,621 7/19/78
5 Meatballs Par. $139,256,400 $43,046,003 6/29/79
6 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo BV $102,483,500 $65,538,755 12/10/99
7 Old School DW $101,782,900 $75,585,093 2/21/03
8 Running Scared MGM $84,265,800 $38,500,726 6/27/86
9 Neighbors (1981) Par. $84,097,500 $29,916,207 12/18/81
10 Tommy Boy Par. $61,002,500 $32,679,899 3/31/95
11 Innerspace WB $53,774,400 $25,893,810 7/3/87
12 Houseguest BV $49,140,500 $26,325,256 1/6/95
13 Taxi Fox $47,858,800 $36,611,066 10/6/04
14 Billy Madison Uni. $47,765,600 $25,588,734 2/10/95
15 First Family WB $45,879,200 $15,198,912 12/25/80
16 Wholly Moses Col. $42,730,000 $14,155,617 6/13/80
17 High School High Sony $39,134,200 $21,302,121 10/25/96
18 CB4 Uni. $35,213,700 $17,953,778 3/12/93
19 Corky Romano BV $34,383,700 $23,980,304 10/12/01
20 Half Baked Uni. $30,229,300 $17,460,020 1/16/98
21 Casual Sex? Uni. $24,255,500 $12,277,096 4/22/88
22 So I Married an Axe Murderer TriS $22,723,200 $11,585,483 7/30/93
23 How to Beat the High Cost of Living Film $22,639,400 $7,500,000 1/1/80
24 Opportunity Knocks Uni. $21,805,200 $11,359,129 3/30/90
25 Dirty Work MGM $17,353,700 $10,023,282 6/12/98
26 Hot Rod Par. $16,450,500 $13,938,332 8/3/07
27 Bordello of Blood Uni. $10,620,400 $5,781,045 8/16/96
28 Lost and Found (1999) WB $10,473,300 $6,552,255 4/23/99
TOTAL:$2,095,891,700$1,001,818,900-
AVERAGE:$74,853,300$35,779,246-

Worldwide (Unadjusted)
RankTitle (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
1 Bridesmaids Uni. $288.4 $169.1 58.6% $119.3 41.4% 2011
2 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo BV $92.9 $65.5 70.5% $27.4 29.5% 1999
3 Old School DW $87.1 $75.6 86.8% $11.5 13.2% 2003
4 Taxi Fox $68.9 $36.6 53.1% $32.3 46.9% 2004
5 Running Scared MGM $38.5 $38.5 100% n/a 0% 1986
6 Billy Madison Uni. $26.5 $25.6 96.6% $900k 3.4% 1995
7 Corky Romano BV $25.3 $24.0 94.9% $1.3 5.1% 2001
8 Hot Rod Par. $14.3 $13.9 97.2% $396k 2.8% 2007
TOTAL:$641.9$448.869.9%$193.030.1%-
AVERAGE:$80.2$56.169.9%$24.130.1%-





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