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John Carpenter

RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Halloween CIP $47,000,000 - n/a - 10/25/78
2 Starman Col. $28,744,356 1,271 $2,872,022 1,261 12/14/84
3 Escape From L.A. Par. $25,477,365 2,312 $8,912,557 2,312 8/9/96
4 Escape from New York Emb $25,244,626 - n/a - 7/10/81
5 The Fog AVCO $21,378,361 - n/a - 2/1/80
6 Christine Col. $21,017,849 1,101 $3,408,904 1,045 12/9/83
7 John Carpenter's Vampires Sony $20,308,772 1,793 $9,106,497 1,793 10/30/98
8 The Thing (1982) Uni. $19,629,760 910 $3,107,897 840 6/25/82
9 Memoirs of an Invisible Man WB $14,358,033 1,753 $4,601,954 1,753 2/28/92
10 Prince of Darkness Uni. $14,182,492 1,239 $4,657,401 1,239 10/23/87
11 They Live Uni. $13,008,928 1,463 $4,827,903 1,463 11/4/88
12 Big Trouble in Little China Fox $11,100,000 1,092 $2,723,211 1,053 7/4/86
13 Village of the Damned Uni. $9,418,365 1,919 $3,222,450 1,890 4/28/95
14 In the Mouth of Madness NL $8,924,549 1,531 $3,441,807 1,510 2/3/95
15 John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars SGem $8,709,640 2,048 $3,804,452 2,048 8/24/01
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (15): $288,503,096
Average: $19,233,540
Opening Gross Average (12): $4,557,255 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Halloween CIP $159,880,300 $47,000,000 10/25/78
2 Escape from New York Emb $72,283,200 $25,244,626 7/10/81
3 Starman Col. $65,597,100 $28,744,356 12/14/84
4 The Fog AVCO $63,260,900 $21,378,361 2/1/80
5 The Thing (1982) Uni. $53,147,200 $19,629,760 6/25/82
6 Christine Col. $51,498,300 $21,017,849 12/9/83
7 Escape From L.A. Par. $45,882,300 $25,477,365 8/9/96
8 John Carpenter's Vampires Sony $34,012,700 $20,308,772 10/30/98
9 Prince of Darkness Uni. $28,872,800 $14,182,492 10/23/87
10 Memoirs of an Invisible Man WB $27,539,700 $14,358,033 2/28/92
11 They Live Uni. $25,194,900 $13,008,928 11/4/88
12 Big Trouble in Little China Fox $23,815,600 $11,100,000 7/4/86
13 Village of the Damned Uni. $17,234,500 $9,418,365 4/28/95
14 In the Mouth of Madness NL $16,330,900 $8,924,549 2/3/95
15 John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars SGem $12,248,900 $8,709,640 8/24/01
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $696,799,500
Average: $46,453,300


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Halloween CIP $47.0 $47.0 100% n/a 0% 1978
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars SGem $14.0 $8.7 62.2% $5.3 37.8% 2001
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $61.0 million



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