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Saturday Night Live - Alumni Debuts

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



RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total GrossRelease
Date
1 Bridesmaids
(Kristen Wiig)
Uni. $26,247,410 15.5% 2,918 $8,995 $169,106,725 5/13/11
2 Old School
(Will Ferrell)
DW $17,453,216 23.1% 2,689 $6,490 $75,585,093 2/21/03
3 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
(Rob Schneider)
BV $12,224,016 18.7% 2,154 $5,675 $65,538,755 12/10/99
4 Taxi
(Jimmy Fallon)
Fox $12,029,832 32.9% 3,001 $4,008 $36,611,066 10/6/04
5 Corky Romano
(Chris Kattan)
BV $9,023,173 37.6% 2,062 $4,375 $23,980,304 10/12/01
6 Tommy Boy
(Chris Farley)
Par. $8,027,843 24.6% 2,165 $3,708 $32,679,899 3/31/95
7 Half Baked
(Jim Breuer)
Uni. $7,722,540 44.2% 1,701 $4,540 $17,460,020 1/16/98
8 Billy Madison
(Adam Sandler)
Uni. $6,639,080 25.9% 1,834 $3,620 $25,588,734 2/10/95
9 Neighbors (1981)
(Dan Aykroyd)
Par. $6,481,386 21.7% 1,387 $4,672 $29,916,207 12/18/81
10 High School High
(Jon Lovitz)
Sony $6,311,786 29.6% 2,146 $2,941 $21,302,121 10/25/96
11 CB4
(Chris Rock)
Uni. $6,122,450 34.1% 1,204 $5,085 $17,953,778 3/12/93
12 Houseguest
(Phil Hartman)
BV $5,831,302 22.2% 1,238 $4,710 $26,325,256 1/6/95
13 Hot Rod
(Andy Samberg)
Par. $5,310,711 38.1% 2,607 $2,037 $13,938,332 8/3/07
14 Running Scared
(Billy Crystal)
MGM $5,227,757 13.6% 1,376 $3,799 $38,500,726 6/27/86
15 Innerspace
(Martin Short)
WB $4,739,913 18.3% 1,603 $2,956 $25,893,810 7/3/87
16 48 HRS.
(Eddie Murphy)
Par. $4,369,868 5.5% 850 $5,141 $78,868,508 12/10/82
17 Casual Sex?
(Victoria Jackson)
Uni. $3,840,032 31.3% 1,264 $3,038 $12,277,096 4/22/88
18 First Family
(Gilda Radner)
WB $3,635,564 23.9% 563 $6,457 $15,198,912 12/25/80
19 Dirty Work
(Norm MacDonald)
MGM $3,634,236 36.3% 1,776 $2,046 $10,023,282 6/12/98
20 Wholly Moses
(Laraine Newman)
Col. $3,625,280 25.6% 608 $5,962 $14,155,617 6/13/80
21 Opportunity Knocks
(Dana Carvey)
Uni. $3,512,625 30.9% 1,275 $2,755 $11,359,129 3/30/90
22 So I Married an Axe Murderer
(Mike Myers)
TriS $3,466,930 29.9% 1,349 $2,570 $11,585,483 7/30/93
23 Lost and Found (1999)
(David Spade)
WB $3,024,709 46.2% 2,469 $1,225 $6,552,255 4/23/99
24 Bordello of Blood
(Dennis Miller)
Uni. $2,634,170 45.6% 1,694 $1,555 $5,781,045 8/16/96
25 National Lampoon's Animal House
(John Belushi)
Uni. $276,538 0.2% 12 $23,045 $120,091,123 7/28/78
26 Meatballs
(Bill Murray)
Par. $77,170 0.2% 7 $11,024 $43,046,003 6/29/79
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 23 Movies):
$7,282,6204,048.8%1,799$4,049$33,521,010-

Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted
Opening
Unadjusted
Opening
TheatersAdjusted
Average
Unadjusted
Average
Release
1 Bridesmaids Uni. $25,921,800 $26,247,410 2,918 $8,900 $8,995 5/13/11
2 Old School DW $23,039,400 $17,453,216 2,689 $8,600 $6,490 2/21/03
3 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo BV $19,154,200 $12,224,016 2,154 $8,900 $5,675 12/10/99
4 Neighbors (1981) Par. $18,558,200 $6,481,386 1,387 $13,400 $4,672 N/A
5 Taxi Fox $15,419,900 $12,029,832 3,001 $5,100 $4,008 10/6/04
6 Tommy Boy Par. $14,690,000 $8,027,843 2,165 $6,800 $3,708 3/31/95
7 Half Baked Uni. $13,106,900 $7,722,540 1,701 $7,700 $4,540 1/16/98
8 Corky Romano BV $12,689,800 $9,023,173 2,062 $6,200 $4,375 10/12/01
9 Billy Madison Uni. $12,148,800 $6,639,080 1,834 $6,600 $3,620 2/10/95
10 48 HRS. Par. $11,831,300 $4,369,868 850 $13,900 $5,141 12/10/82
11 CB4 Uni. $11,771,700 $6,122,450 1,204 $9,800 $5,085 3/12/93
12 High School High Sony $11,366,900 $6,311,786 2,146 $5,300 $2,941 10/25/96
13 Running Scared MGM $11,216,400 $5,227,757 1,376 $8,200 $3,799 6/27/86
14 First Family WB $10,758,000 $3,635,564 563 $19,100 $6,457 12/25/80
15 Wholly Moses Col. $10,727,600 $3,625,280 608 $17,600 $5,962 N/A
16 Houseguest BV $10,670,600 $5,831,302 1,238 $8,600 $4,710 1/6/95
17 Innerspace WB $9,649,500 $4,739,913 1,603 $6,000 $2,956 7/3/87
18 Casual Sex? Uni. $7,437,100 $3,840,032 1,264 $5,900 $3,038 4/22/88
19 So I Married an Axe Murderer TriS $6,665,900 $3,466,930 1,349 $4,900 $2,570 7/30/93
20 Opportunity Knocks Uni. $6,610,000 $3,512,625 1,275 $5,200 $2,755 3/30/90
21 Dirty Work MGM $6,168,100 $3,634,236 1,776 $3,500 $2,046 6/12/98
22 Hot Rod Par. $6,144,400 $5,310,711 2,607 $2,400 $2,037 8/3/07
23 Bordello of Blood Uni. $4,743,900 $2,634,170 1,694 $2,800 $1,555 8/16/96
24 Lost and Found (1999) WB $4,739,500 $3,024,709 2,469 $1,900 $1,225 4/23/99
25 National Lampoon's Animal House Uni. $940,700 $276,538 12 $78,400 $23,045 7/28/78
26 Meatballs Par. $244,700 $77,170 7 $35,000 $11,024 6/29/79
AVERAGE:$11,016,000$6,595,7511,614$6,800$5,093-






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