Elvis Presley Movies-All 33 of His Movies Ranked Best to Worst-with Box Office Results/Grosses



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Elvis Presley in 1961's Blue Hawaii

Elvis Presley (1935-1977) the singer was the "King of Rock and Roll".  The "King" has sold over 2.5 billion in worldwide records.  Following in the footsteps of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, Presley went from singing to acting in movies.  Elvis Presley appeared in 33 movies from 1956 to 1972.  This page will be ranking his 33 movies from Best to Worst.

Elvis Presley's first number one song, Heartbreak Hotel, was released in January 1956.  By the end of 1957 he had appeared in three movies (Love MeTender, Loving You, and Jailhouse Rock) and they were all box office hits.  After Presley finished filming King Creole  he was drafted.  He would return to movies with G.I. Blues in 1960.  For the rest of the 1960s he averaged nearly three movies a year.

Taking a look at IMDB (Internet Movie Database)shows some pretty interesting Elvis Presley credits.  Presley has 31 acting credits.  His music has been featured in 397 movies and television shows.  And he appeared as himself in 23 projects...including many documentaries.  This movie page will be looking at the 31 acting credits.

There will be three tables of information on this movie page.  The first table will look at his Top Ten box office hits.  The box office hits are ranked by worldwide adjusted for inflation box office dollars.  The second table will look at his Top Ten critical hits.  Critical hits are ranked by the reviews on RottenTomatoes.com, Fandango, IMDB, Yahoo Movies and certain movie critics like the late great Roger Ebert and Leonard Maltin.  The third table will rank all of his movies from Best to Worst using my Cogerson Movie Score equation.  The equation takes a dash of box office, a pinch of reviews, a dab of award recognition and a sliver of box office staying power to give each movie a score.  I have calculated Cogerson Movie Scores on over 10,000 movies.  A perfect score would be 100 while an average score is 40. 


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Elvis Presley in 1957's Jailhouse Rock

 

Elvis Presley's Top Ten Box Office Hits...Ranked By Adjusted for Inflation Box Office Dollars

 

Rank
 Movie (Year)
Adjusted for Inflation Box Office (mil)
Co-Stars
1st
 Love Me Tender (1956)
$133.20 million
Richard Egan
2nd
 Jailhouse Rock (1957)
$121.30 million
Judy Tyler
3rd
Loving You (1957)
$115.00 million
Lizabeth Scott
4th
Blue Hawaii (1961)
$111.00 million
Angela Lansbury
5th
G.I. Blues (1960)
$108.60 million
Juliet Prowse
6th
 Viva Las Vegas (1964)
$96.00 million
Ann-Margret
7th
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
$76.90 million
Stella Stevens
8th
Follow That Dream (1962)
$62.60 million
Arthur O'Connell
9th
Roustabout (1964)
$58.70 million
Barbara Stanwyck
10th
 Kissin' Cousins (1964)
$54.00 million

Arthur O'Connell


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Elvis Presley in 1958's King Creole


 Elvis Presley's Top Ten Movies Based on Critics and Audiences

 

Rank
Movie (Year)
Critics Audience Rating
Co-Stars
1st
King Creole (1958)
80.0%
Walter Matthau
2nd

 Viva Las Vegas (1964)

73.0%
Ann-Margret
3rd
Flaming Star (1960)
73.0%
Barbara Eden
4th
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
72.0%
Judy Tyler
5th
Loving You (1957)
66.2%
Lizabeth Scott
6th
G.I. Blues (1960)
66.1%
Juliet Prowse
7th
 Follow That Dream (1962)
66.0%
Arthur O'Connell
8th
Girl Happy (1965)
65.0%
Shelley Fabares
9th
Kid Galahad (1962)
61.1%
Walter Matthau
10th
Tickle Me (1965)
61.0%
Julie Adams


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Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley in 1964's Viva Las Vegas

 

Elvis Presley's 31 Movies ranked by Cogerson Movie Score. Movie Score is box office results + critical reception + award recognition. Perfect score = 100. Average score = 40.

 

Rank

 Movie (Year)

Box Office Year of Release

Adjusted Inflation Box Office

Critic Audience Rating

Cogerson Movie Score

Variety Box

Office Rank

for Year

Co-Stars

1st

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

$8.58 million

$121.30 million

72%

49.28

#15 in 1957

Judy Tyler

2nd

Loving You (1957)

$8.14 million

$115.00 million

66%

46.10

#19 in 1957

Lizabeth Scott

3rd

Love Me Tender (1956)

$9.24 million

$133.20 million

55%

45.72

#23 in 1956

Richard Egan

4th

G.I. Blues (1960)

$9.46 million

$108.60 million

66%

44.64

#15 in 1960

Juliet Prowse

5th

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

$11.33 million

$96.00 million

73%

44.58

#11 in 1964

Ann-Margret

6th

Blue Hawaii (1961)

$10.34 million

$111.00 million

51%

39.87

#18 in 1961 &

#14 in 1962

Angela Lansbury

7th

Follow That Dream (1962)

$5.94 million

$62.60 million

66%

35.62

#30 in 1962

Arthur O'Connell

8th

Flaming Star (1960)

$4.13 million

$47.60 million

73%

34.90

#48 in 1961

Barbara Eden

9th

King Creole (1958)

$2.64 million

$34.90 million

80%

34.80

Not in Top 93

Walter Matthau

10th

Girl Happy (1965)

$6.98 million

$53.90 million

65%

33.53

#25 in 1965

Shelley Fabares

Rank

Movie (Year)

Box Office Year of Release

Adjusted Inflation Box Office

Critic Audience Rating

Cogerson Movie Score

Variety Box

Office Rank

for Year

Co-Stars

11th

Roustabout (1964)

$6.93 million

$58.70 million

60%

32.74

#29 in 1965

Barbara Stanwyck

12th

Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

$7.26 million

$76.90 million

46%

32.10

#21 in 1962

Stella Stevens

13th

Tickle Me (1965)

$6.60 million

$51.50 million

61%

31.47

#30 in 1965

Julie Adams

14th

Kid Galahad (1962)

$4.67 million

$49.20 million

61%

31.19

#36 in 1962

Charles Bronson

15th

Fun in Acapulco (1963)

$6.16 million

$57.10 million

56%

31.02

#34 in 1963

Ursula Andress

16th

Wild in the Country (1961)

$4.69 million

$50.00 million

56%

29.60

#41 in 1961

Tuesday Weld

17th

Paradise Hawaiian Style (1966)

$6.27 million

$45.20 million

58%

29.16

#40 in 1966

Suzanna Leigh

18th

Speedway (1968)

$6.60 million

$39.60 million

60%

28.74

#40 in 1968

Nancy Sinatra

19th

Kissin' Cousins (1964)

$6.38 million

$54.00 million

50%

28.10

#26 in 1964

Arthur O'Connell

20th

Spinout (1966)

$5.24 million

$38.10 million

59%

28.09

#58 in 1966

Shelley Fabares

Rank

Movie (Year)

Box Office Year of Release

Adjusted Inflation Box Office

Critic Audience Rating

Cogerson Movie Score

Variety Box

Office Rank

for Year

Co-Stars

21st

Frankie and Johnny (1966)

$5.28 million

$38.10 million

54%

26.34

#48 in 1966

Harry Morgan

22nd

Charro! (1969)

$3.02 million

$16.70 million

59%

23.81

#68 in 1969

Victor French

23rd

Live a Little Love a Little (1968)

$2.09 million

$12.70 million

60%

23.54

Not in Top 84

Dick Sargent

24th

Double Trouble (1967)

$3.52 million

$23.00 million

52%

22.80

#60 in 1967

Annette Day

25th

It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

$5.22 million

$48.40 million

38%

22.79

#56 in 1963

Kurt Russell

26th

Clambake (1967)

$1.98 million

$12.70 million

57%

22.49

Not in Top 76

Shelley Fabares

27th

The Trouble with Girls (1969)

$2.11 million

$11.90 million

57%

22.15

Not in Top 94

Marlyn Mason

28th

Easy Come Easy Go (1967)

$4.23 million

$27.80 million

46%

21.48

#51 in 1967

Elsa Lanchester

29th

Stay Away Joe (1968)

$3.30 million

$19.80 million

47%

20.41

#66 in 1968

Burgess Meredith

30th

Harum Scarum (1965)

$3.33 million

$25.40 million

40%

19.08

#44 in 1965

Mary Ann Mobley

31st

Change of Habit (1969)

$1.23 million

$7.10 million

32%

12.44

Not in Top 94

Mary Tyler Moore

 

2 Elvis Presley Documentaries That Were Released In Theaters

 

Rank

 Movie (Year)

Adjusted Inflation Box Office

Critic Audience Rating

Cogerson Movie Score

1st

Elvis: That's The Way It Is (1970)

$11.10 million

89.5%

31.09

2nd

Elvis on Tour (1972)

$9.50 million

64.0%

26.40