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Robert Elswit

RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 9 8MM Sony $36,663,315 2,370 $14,252,888 2,370 2/26/99
2 32 Amazing Grace and Chuck TriS n/a - n/a - 4/10/87
3 19 American Dreamz Uni. $7,191,830 1,500 $3,667,420 1,500 4/21/06
4 16 Bad Influence Triu $12,626,043 1,300 $3,822,019 1,298 3/9/90
5 11 Boogie Nights NL $26,400,640 1,003 $50,168 2 10/10/97
6 8 Bounce Mira. $36,805,288 2,028 $11,423,716 1,918 11/17/00
7 29 Boys BV $516,349 328 $270,107 328 5/10/96
8 26 A Dangerous Woman Gram. $1,497,222 293 $680,441 293 11/30/93
9 24 Desert Hearts Gold. $2,492,088 - n/a - 3/7/86
10 22 Gigli SonR $6,087,542 2,215 $3,753,518 2,215 8/1/03
11 10 Good Night, and Good Luck. WIP $31,558,003 929 $421,446 11 10/7/05
12 4 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
(director of photography)
BV $88,036,683 1,759 $7,675,016 766 1/10/92
13 30 Hard Eight Gold. $222,559 29 $69,486 29 2/28/97
14 28 Heart of Dixie Orion $1,097,333 359 $367,091 359 8/25/89
15 12 Heist WB $23,510,841 1,891 $7,823,521 1,891 11/9/01
16 25 How I Got Into College Fox $1,642,239 743 $651,850 743 5/19/89
17 21 Impostor Mira. $6,285,176 1,870 $3,022,523 1,870 1/4/02
18 13 Magnolia
(director of photography)
NL $22,455,976 1,086 $193,604 7 12/17/99
19 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $209,397,903 3,555 $12,785,204 425 12/16/11
20 17 Moving Violations Fox $10,627,754 1,325 $3,469,488 1,322 4/19/85
21 23 The Pallbearer Mira. $5,656,388 829 $2,319,236 829 5/3/96
22 15 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $17,844,216 1,293 $367,203 5 10/11/02
23 18 Return of the Living Dead 2 Lori $9,205,924 1,467 $3,647,254 1,467 1/15/88
24 7 The River Wild
(director of photography)
Uni. $46,816,343 2,153 $10,214,450 2,074 9/30/94
25 6 Runaway Jury Fox $49,443,628 2,815 $11,836,705 2,815 10/17/03
26 3 Salt Sony $118,311,368 3,612 $36,011,243 3,612 7/23/10
27 31 Summerspell Marg. $984 - n/a - 7/2/99
28 14 The Sure Thing MGM $18,135,531 1,115 $3,124,782 1,115 3/1/85
29 5 Syriana
(director of photography)
WB $50,824,620 1,775 $374,502 5 11/23/05
30 2 Tomorrow Never Dies
(director of photography)
MGM $125,304,276 2,807 $25,143,007 2,807 12/19/97
31 20 Trick or Treat DEG $6,797,218 1,267 $2,912,687 1,267 10/24/86
32 27 Waterland FL $1,100,218 - n/a - 10/30/92
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (31): $974,555,498
Average: $31,437,274
Opening Gross Average (18): $8,598,407 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Tomorrow Never Dies MGM $219,326,100 $125,304,276 12/19/97
2 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $216,690,300 $209,397,903 12/16/11
3 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle BV $172,891,300 $88,036,683 1/10/92
4 Salt Sony $121,287,800 $118,311,368 7/23/10
5 The River Wild Uni. $91,280,700 $46,816,343 9/30/94
6 Runaway Jury Fox $66,802,200 $49,443,628 10/17/03
7 Syriana WB $64,153,900 $50,824,620 11/23/05
8 8MM Sony $58,820,100 $36,663,315 2/26/99
9 Bounce Mira. $55,635,200 $36,805,288 11/17/00
10 Boogie Nights NL $46,876,900 $26,400,640 10/10/97
11 The Sure Thing MGM $41,635,100 $18,135,531 3/1/85
12 Good Night, and Good Luck. WIP $39,897,700 $31,558,003 10/7/05
13 Magnolia NL $34,010,800 $22,455,976 12/17/99
14 Heist WB $33,854,000 $23,510,841 11/9/01
15 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $25,031,000 $17,844,216 10/11/02
16 Moving Violations Fox $24,398,900 $10,627,754 4/19/85
17 Bad Influence Triu $24,326,800 $12,626,043 3/9/90
18 Return of the Living Dead 2 Lori $18,255,100 $9,205,924 1/15/88
19 Trick or Treat DEG $14,931,900 $6,797,218 10/24/86
20 The Pallbearer Mira. $10,429,800 $5,656,388 5/3/96
21 American Dreamz Uni. $8,948,600 $7,191,830 4/21/06
22 Impostor Mira. $8,816,500 $6,285,176 1/4/02
23 Gigli SonR $8,227,800 $6,087,542 8/1/03
24 Desert Hearts Gold. $5,474,500 $2,492,088 3/7/86
25 How I Got Into College Fox $3,371,300 $1,642,239 5/19/89
26 A Dangerous Woman Gram. $2,947,400 $1,497,222 11/30/93
27 Heart of Dixie Orion $2,252,700 $1,097,333 8/25/89
28 Waterland FL $2,160,700 $1,100,218 10/30/92
29 Boys BV $952,100 $516,349 5/10/96
30 Hard Eight Gold. $395,200 $222,559 2/28/97
31 Summerspell Marg. $1,600 $984 7/2/99
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $1,424,084,000
Average: $45,938,200


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $694.7 $209.4 30.1% $485.3 69.9% 2011
Tomorrow Never Dies MGM $333.0 $125.3 37.6% $207.7 62.4% 1997
Salt Sony $293.5 $118.3 40.3% $175.2 59.7% 2010
8MM Sony $96.6 $36.7 37.9% $60.0 62.1% 1999
The River Wild Uni. $94.2 $46.8 49.7% $47.4 50.3% 1994
Syriana WB $94.0 $50.8 54.1% $43.2 45.9% 2005
Runaway Jury Fox $80.2 $49.4 61.7% $30.7 38.3% 2003
Good Night, and Good Luck. WIP $54.6 $31.6 57.8% $23.1 42.2% 2005
Bounce Mira. $53.4 $36.8 68.9% $16.6 31.1% 2000
Magnolia NL $48.5 $22.5 46.3% $26.0 53.7% 1999
Boogie Nights NL $43.1 $26.4 61.3% $16.7 38.7% 1997
Heist WB $28.5 $23.5 82.5% $5.0 17.5% 2001
Punch-Drunk Love SonR $24.7 $17.8 72.3% $6.8 27.7% 2002
American Dreamz Uni. $16.5 $7.2 43.7% $9.3 56.3% 2006
Impostor Mira. $8.1 $6.3 77.2% $1.9 22.8% 2002
Gigli SonR $7.3 $6.1 83.8% $1.2 16.2% 2003
Trick or Treat DEG $6.8 $6.8 100% n/a 0% 1986
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $1,977.7 million



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