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Robert Elswit

DateTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersRank
3/1/85 The Sure Thing MGM $18,135,531 1,115 $3,124,782 1,115 22
4/19/85 Moving Violations Fox $10,627,754 1,325 $3,469,488 1,322 26
3/7/86 Desert Hearts Gold. $2,492,088 - n/a - 36
10/24/86 Trick or Treat DEG $6,797,218 1,267 $2,912,687 1,267 31
4/10/87 Amazing Grace and Chuck TriS n/a - n/a - 46
1/15/88 Return of the Living Dead 2 Lori $9,205,924 1,467 $3,647,254 1,467 27
5/19/89 How I Got Into College Fox $1,642,239 743 $651,850 743 38
8/25/89 Heart of Dixie Orion $1,097,333 359 $367,091 359 41
3/9/90 Bad Influence Triu $12,626,043 1,300 $3,822,019 1,298 24
1/10/92 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
(director of photography)
BV $88,036,683 1,759 $7,675,016 766 7
10/30/92 Waterland FL $1,100,218 - n/a - 40
11/30/93 A Dangerous Woman Gram. $1,497,222 293 $680,441 293 39
9/30/94 The River Wild
(director of photography)
Uni. $46,816,343 2,153 $10,214,450 2,074 10
5/3/96 The Pallbearer Mira. $5,656,388 829 $2,319,236 829 35
5/10/96 Boys BV $516,349 328 $270,107 328 42
2/28/97 Hard Eight Gold. $222,559 29 $69,486 29 43
10/10/97 Boogie Nights NL $26,400,640 1,003 $50,168 2 18
12/19/97 Tomorrow Never Dies
(director of photography)
MGM $125,304,276 2,807 $25,143,007 2,807 3
2/26/99 8MM Sony $36,663,315 2,370 $14,252,888 2,370 14
7/2/99 Summerspell Marg. $984 - n/a - 45
12/17/99 Magnolia
(director of photography)
NL $22,455,976 1,086 $193,604 7 21
11/17/00 Bounce Mira. $36,805,288 2,028 $11,423,716 1,918 13
11/9/01 Heist WB $23,510,841 1,891 $7,823,521 1,891 20
1/4/02 Impostor Mira. $6,285,176 1,870 $3,022,523 1,870 32
10/11/02 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $17,844,216 1,293 $367,203 5 23
8/1/03 Gigli SonR $6,087,542 2,215 $3,753,518 2,215 33
10/17/03 Runaway Jury Fox $49,443,628 2,815 $11,836,705 2,815 9
10/7/05 Good Night, and Good Luck. WIP $31,558,003 929 $421,446 11 17
11/23/05 Syriana
(director of photography)
WB $50,824,620 1,775 $374,502 5 8
4/21/06 American Dreamz Uni. $7,191,830 1,500 $3,667,420 1,500 30
12/26/07 There Will Be Blood ParV $40,222,514 1,620 $190,739 2 12
5/2/08 Redbelt SPC $2,345,941 1,379 $63,361 6 37
3/20/09 Duplicity Uni. $40,572,825 2,579 $13,965,110 2,574 11
9/18/09 The Burning Plain Magn. $200,730 26 $58,749 21 44
11/6/09 The Men Who Stare at Goats Over. $32,428,195 2,453 $12,706,654 2,443 15
7/23/10 Salt Sony $118,311,368 3,612 $36,011,243 3,612 4
9/17/10 The Town WB $92,186,262 2,935 $23,808,032 2,861 6
12/16/11 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $209,397,903 3,555 $12,785,204 425 1
8/10/12 The Bourne Legacy Uni. $113,203,870 3,753 $38,142,825 3,745 5
10/31/14 Nightcrawler ORF $32,381,217 2,766 $10,441,000 2,766 16
12/12/14 Inherent Vice WB $8,110,975 653 $328,184 5 28
7/31/15 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Par. $195,042,377 3,988 $55,520,089 3,956 2
1/27/17 Gold Wein. $7,227,038 2,166 $3,471,316 2,166 29
10/27/17 Suburbicon Par. $5,775,178 2,046 $2,840,246 2,046 34
11/17/17 Roman J. Israel, Esq. Sony $11,962,778 1,669 $61,999 4 25
7/13/18 Skyscraper Uni. $24,905,015 3,782 $24,905,015 3,782 19
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (45): $1,581,120,413
Average: $35,136,009
Opening Gross Average (27): $12,613,763 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Tomorrow Never Dies MGM $246,506,400 $125,304,276 12/19/97
2 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $243,543,900 $209,397,903 12/16/11
3 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Par. $216,413,200 $195,042,377 7/31/15
4 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle BV $194,317,100 $88,036,683 1/10/92
5 Salt Sony $140,515,800 $118,311,368 7/23/10
6 The Bourne Legacy Uni. $133,193,500 $113,203,870 8/10/12
7 The Town WB $107,838,800 $92,186,262 9/17/10
8 The River Wild Uni. $102,592,800 $46,816,343 9/30/94
9 Runaway Jury Fox $75,080,800 $49,443,628 10/17/03
10 Syriana WB $72,104,300 $50,824,620 11/23/05
11 8MM Sony $66,109,500 $36,663,315 2/26/99
12 Bounce Mira. $62,529,900 $36,805,288 11/17/00
13 Boogie Nights NL $52,686,200 $26,400,640 10/10/97
14 There Will Be Blood ParV $51,321,400 $40,222,514 12/26/07
15 Duplicity Uni. $49,818,600 $40,572,825 3/20/09
16 The Sure Thing MGM $46,794,800 $18,135,531 3/1/85
17 Good Night, and Good Luck. WIP $44,842,100 $31,558,003 10/7/05
18 The Men Who Stare at Goats Over. $39,009,900 $32,428,195 11/6/09
19 Magnolia NL $38,225,600 $22,455,976 12/17/99
20 Heist WB $38,049,300 $23,510,841 11/9/01
21 Nightcrawler ORF $35,754,100 $32,381,217 10/31/14
22 Punch-Drunk Love SonR $28,133,000 $17,844,216 10/11/02
23 Moving Violations Fox $27,422,600 $10,627,754 4/19/85
24 Bad Influence Triu $27,341,500 $12,626,043 3/9/90
25 Skyscraper Uni. $24,905,000 $24,905,015 7/13/18
26 Return of the Living Dead 2 Lori $20,517,300 $9,205,924 1/15/88
27 Trick or Treat DEG $16,782,300 $6,797,218 10/24/86
28 Roman J. Israel, Esq. Sony $11,936,700 $11,962,778 11/17/17
29 The Pallbearer Mira. $11,722,300 $5,656,388 5/3/96
30 American Dreamz Uni. $10,057,600 $7,191,830 4/21/06
31 Impostor Mira. $9,909,200 $6,285,176 1/4/02
32 Gigli SonR $9,247,400 $6,087,542 8/1/03
33 Inherent Vice WB $9,131,100 $8,110,975 12/12/14
34 Gold Wein. $7,488,600 $7,227,038 1/27/17
35 Desert Hearts Gold. $6,153,000 $2,492,088 3/7/86
36 Suburbicon Par. $5,762,600 $5,775,178 10/27/17
37 How I Got Into College Fox $3,789,100 $1,642,239 5/19/89
38 A Dangerous Woman Gram. $3,312,700 $1,497,222 11/30/93
39 Redbelt SPC $2,992,900 $2,345,941 5/2/08
40 Heart of Dixie Orion $2,531,900 $1,097,333 8/25/89
41 Waterland FL $2,428,400 $1,100,218 10/30/92
42 Boys BV $1,070,100 $516,349 5/10/96
43 Hard Eight Gold. $444,200 $222,559 2/28/97
44 The Burning Plain Magn. $243,600 $200,730 9/18/09
45 Summerspell Marg. $1,800 $984 7/2/99
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $2,300,573,000
Average: $51,123,800


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
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Par. $682.7 $195.0 28.6% $487.7 71.4% 2015
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
The Bourne Legacy Uni. $276.1 $113.2 41% $162.9 59% 2012
The Town WB $154.0 $92.2 59.9% $61.8 40.1% 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
Duplicity Uni. $78.1 $40.6 51.9% $37.6 48.1% 2009
There Will Be Blood ParV $76.2 $40.2 52.8% $36.0 47.2% 2007
The Men Who Stare at Goats Over. $69.0 $32.4 47% $36.5 53% 2009
Skyscraper Uni. $64.9 $24.9 38.4% $40.0 61.6% 2018
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
Nightcrawler ORF $38.7 $32.4 83.7% $6.3 16.3% 2014
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
Inherent Vice WB $14.7 $8.1 55.1% $6.6 44.9% 2014
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Sony $13.0 $12.0 91.9% $1.1 8.1% 2017
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
Gold Wein. $7.2 $7.2 100% n/a 0% 2017
Trick or Treat DEG $6.8 $6.8 100% n/a 0% 1986
Suburbicon Par. $5.8 $5.8 100% n/a 0% 2017
The Burning Plain Magn. $5.6 $201k 3.6% $5.4 96.4% 2009
Redbelt SPC $2.7 $2.3 87.7% $328k 12.3% 2008
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $3,466.5 million



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