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Luc Besson

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DateTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersRank
4/25/14 Brick Mansions Rela. $20,396,829 2,647 $9,516,855 2,647 11
2/21/14 3 Days to Kill Rela. $30,697,999 2,872 $12,242,218 2,872 8
9/13/13 The Family (2013) Rela. $36,918,811 3,091 $14,034,764 3,091 5
10/5/12 Taken 2 Fox $139,854,287 3,706 $49,514,769 3,661 2
4/13/12 Lockout FD $14,326,864 2,335 $6,231,836 2,308 13
8/26/11 Colombiana TriS $36,665,854 2,614 $10,408,176 2,614 7
2/5/10 District B13: Ultimatum Magn. $36,136 9 $11,870 9 25
1/30/09 Taken Fox $145,000,989 3,184 $24,717,037 3,183 1
5/25/07 Angel-A SPC $202,647 18 $29,727 7 22
9/22/06 Bandidas Fox n/a - n/a - 26
6/2/06 District B13 Magn. $1,200,216 151 $411,544 151 17
9/2/05 Transporter 2 Fox $43,095,856 3,320 $16,540,720 3,303 4
5/13/05 Unleashed Rog. $24,537,621 1,962 $10,900,901 1,957 10
8/27/04 Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 (Crimson Rivers 2) TVA $152,148 47 n/a - 23
5/30/03 Taxi 3 Chri. $497,208 37 $288,000 37 19
10/11/02 The Transporter Fox $25,296,447 2,610 $9,107,816 2,573 9
9/27/02 Wasabi TriS $97,220 10 $17,560 5 24
7/6/01 Kiss of the Dragon Fox $36,845,124 2,100 $13,304,027 2,025 6
10/6/00 Taxi 2 Lions $626,164 54 $98,523 54 18
11/12/99 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony $14,276,317 2,147 $6,360,968 2,147 14
11/20/98 Taxi (1998) Lions $268,254 - n/a - 21
5/9/97 The Fifth Element Sony $63,820,180 2,500 $17,031,345 2,500 3
11/18/94 The Professional Sony $19,501,238 1,220 $5,306,558 1,158 12
3/8/91 La Femme Nikita Gold. $5,017,971 118 $44,047 2 15
8/19/88 The Big Blue Col. $3,580,882 967 $1,617,462 967 16
11/6/85 Subway IsAl $390,659 5 $11,332 1 20
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (25): $663,303,921
Average: $26,532,157
Opening Gross Average (15): $13,789,030 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Taken Fox $160,753,200 $145,000,989 1/30/09
2 Taken 2 Fox $138,290,700 $139,854,287 10/5/12
3 The Fifth Element Sony $110,677,300 $63,820,180 5/9/97
4 Transporter 2 Fox $53,516,800 $43,095,856 9/2/05
5 Kiss of the Dragon Fox $51,817,500 $36,845,124 7/6/01
6 The Professional Sony $37,136,300 $19,501,238 11/18/94
7 The Family (2013) Rela. $36,932,200 $36,918,811 9/13/13
8 Colombiana TriS $36,758,200 $36,665,854 8/26/11
9 The Transporter Fox $34,655,600 $25,296,447 10/11/02
10 3 Days to Kill Rela. $30,698,000 $30,697,999 2/21/14
11 Unleashed Rog. $30,471,100 $24,537,621 5/13/05
12 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony $22,353,100 $14,276,317 11/12/99
13 Brick Mansions Rela. $20,396,800 $20,396,829 4/25/14
14 Lockout FD $14,044,600 $14,326,864 4/13/12
15 La Femme Nikita Gold. $9,487,700 $5,017,971 3/8/91
16 The Big Blue Col. $6,898,000 $3,580,882 8/19/88
17 District B13 Magn. $1,458,600 $1,200,216 6/2/06
18 Taxi 2 Lions $924,700 $626,164 10/6/00
19 Subway IsAl $876,000 $390,659 11/6/85
20 Taxi 3 Chri. $656,300 $497,208 5/30/03
21 Taxi (1998) Lions $455,300 $268,254 11/20/98
22 Angel-A SPC $234,500 $202,647 5/25/07
23 Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 (Crimson Rivers 2) TVA $195,000 $152,148 8/27/04
24 Wasabi TriS $133,200 $97,220 9/27/02
25 District B13: Ultimatum Magn. $36,200 $36,136 2/5/10
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $799,856,900
Average: $31,994,300


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Taken 2 Fox $376.1 $139.9 37.2% $236.3 62.8% 2012
The Fifth Element Sony $263.9 $63.8 24.2% $200.1 75.8% 1997
Taken Fox $226.8 $145.0 63.9% $81.8 36.1% 2009
Transporter 2 Fox $85.2 $43.1 50.6% $42.1 49.4% 2005
The Family (2013) Rela. $68.2 $36.9 54.1% $31.3 45.9% 2013
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony $67.0 $14.3 21.3% $52.7 78.7% 1999
Taxi 3 Chri. $65.5 $497k 0.8% $65.0 99.2% 2003
Kiss of the Dragon Fox $64.4 $36.8 57.2% $27.6 42.8% 2001
Colombiana TriS $61.0 $36.7 60.1% $24.3 39.9% 2011
Taxi 2 Lions $60.7 $626k 1% $60.1 99% 2000
Unleashed Rog. $50.9 $24.5 48.2% $26.3 51.8% 2005
3 Days to Kill Rela. $44.5 $30.7 69% $13.8 31% 2014
The Transporter Fox $43.9 $25.3 57.6% $18.6 42.4% 2002
Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 (Crimson Rivers 2) TVA $40.2 $152k 0.4% $40.0 99.6% 2004
Lockout FD $32.2 $14.3 44.5% $17.9 55.5% 2012
Brick Mansions Rela. $32.2 $20.4 63.4% $11.8 36.6% 2014
Bandidas Fox $18.4 n/a 0% $18.4 100% 2006
Wasabi TriS $10.4 $97.2k 0.9% $10.3 99.1% 2002
Angel-A SPC $10.0 $203k 2% $9.8 98% 2007
District B13 Magn. $9.6 $1.2 12.5% $8.4 87.5% 2006
District B13: Ultimatum Magn. $52.3k $36.1k 69.1% $16.2k 30.9% 2010
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $1,631.1 million




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