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Ennio Morricone

1977-Present
This is not a complete filmography. Only domestic releases counted. The prolific composer's career started in the '60s and his pre-1977 scores include 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,' and 'Once Upon a Time in the West.'

DateTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersRank
1/18/67 A Fistful of Dollars UA $14,500,000 - n/a - 20
5/10/67 For a Few Dollars More UA $15,000,000 - n/a - 17
9/20/67 The Battle of Algiers Riz. $822,941 - n/a - 37
11/10/67 The Hills Run Red UA n/a - n/a - 48
12/29/67 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly UA $25,100,000 - n/a - 8
6/30/72 Duck, You Sucker UA n/a - n/a - 49
6/17/77 Exorcist II: The Heretic WB $30,749,142 703 $6,735,000 703 7
7/13/77 Orca Par. $14,717,854 - n/a - 18
10/7/77 1900 Par. n/a - n/a - 51
9/13/78 Days of Heaven Par. $3,446,749 - n/a - 30
3/30/79 La Cage aux Folles MGM $20,424,259 - $18,709 5 10
6/29/79 Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline Par. $8,218,695 - n/a - 22
1/18/80 Windows MGM $2,128,395 - $311,796 46 31
6/13/80 The Island (1980) Uni. $15,716,828 - $3,123,267 584 16
2/15/81 La Cage aux Folles 2 MGM $6,950,125 - n/a - 23
6/25/82 The Thing (1982) Uni. $19,629,760 910 $3,107,897 840 11
11/12/82 White Dog Par. $46,509 - n/a - 47
1/21/83 The Treasure of Four Crowns Can. n/a - n/a - 50
3/2/84 Sahara (1984) MGM $1,402,962 344 $550,848 344 34
6/1/84 Once Upon a Time in America WB $5,321,508 894 $2,412,014 894 26
7/5/85 Red Sonja MGM $6,948,633 1,091 $2,263,553 1,091 24
2/14/86 La Cage aux Folles 3 TriS $345,280 49 $196,894 49 42
8/29/86 Code Name: Wild Geese NW $600,000 - n/a - 39
10/31/86 The Mission WB $17,218,023 730 $40,366 1 15
6/5/87 The Untouchables Par. $76,270,454 1,501 $10,023,094 1,012 3
2/26/88 Frantic WB $17,637,950 1,101 $4,359,424 1,101 14
4/22/88 A Time of Destiny Col. $1,212,487 220 $509,397 216 35
8/18/89 Casualties of War Col. $18,671,317 1,487 $5,201,261 1,487 12
10/20/89 Fat Man and Little Boy Par. $3,563,162 843 $1,476,994 843 28
2/2/90 Cinema Paradiso Mira. $12,397,210 124 $16,552 1 21
5/4/90 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $4,087,361 82 $65,299 2 27
9/14/90 State of Grace Orion $1,911,542 335 $179,927 14 32
12/22/90 Hamlet (1990) WB $20,710,451 624 $116,975 4 9
5/31/91 Everybody's Fine (1991) Mira. $1,745,470 48 $18,367 1 33
8/9/91 Crossing the Line (1991) Mira. $59,227 2 $5,248 2 45
12/13/91 Bugsy TriS $49,114,016 1,253 $140,358 4 6
4/17/92 City of Joy TriS $14,683,921 919 $3,405,890 842 19
10/30/92 Rampage Mira. $796,368 172 $322,500 172 38
7/9/93 In the Line of Fire Col. $102,314,823 2,129 $15,269,388 1,903 1
8/13/93 Especially on Sunday Mira. $442,676 15 $51,479 5 40
6/17/94 Wolf Col. $65,002,597 2,117 $17,911,366 2,117 4
10/21/94 Love Affair WB $18,272,894 1,585 $5,438,758 1,585 13
12/9/94 Disclosure WB $83,015,089 2,168 $10,068,126 1,675 2
5/26/95 A Pure Formality SPC $190,749 11 $35,639 7 43
3/8/96 The Star Maker Mira. $371,674 29 $40,915 11 41
10/3/97 U-Turn Sony $6,682,098 1,311 $2,730,440 1,230 25
7/24/98 Lolita (1998) Gold. $1,071,255 1 $19,492 1 36
10/29/99 The Legend of 1900 FL $167,435 58 $39,200 5 44
3/10/00 Mission to Mars BV $60,883,407 3,101 $22,855,247 3,054 5
12/22/00 Malena Mira. $3,448,233 117 $62,282 33 29
12/25/00 Vatel Mira. $51,080 2 $16,032 2 46
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (47): $774,062,609
Average: $16,469,417
Opening Gross Average (15): $7,550,563 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 In the Line of Fire Col. $196,721,300 $102,314,823 7/9/93
2 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly UA $166,496,700 $25,100,000 12/29/67
3 The Untouchables Par. $155,271,800 $76,270,454 6/5/87
4 Disclosure WB $154,880,700 $83,015,089 12/9/94
5 Wolf Col. $123,784,900 $65,002,597 6/17/94
6 Exorcist II: The Heretic WB $109,759,300 $30,749,142 6/17/77
7 For a Few Dollars More UA $99,500,000 $15,000,000 5/10/67
8 A Fistful of Dollars UA $96,183,300 $14,500,000 1/18/67
9 Bugsy TriS $93,957,000 $49,114,016 12/13/91
10 Mission to Mars BV $89,913,100 $60,883,407 3/10/00
11 La Cage aux Folles MGM $64,771,800 $20,424,259 3/30/79
12 The Thing (1982) Uni. $53,147,200 $19,629,760 6/25/82
13 Orca Par. $52,535,500 $14,717,854 7/13/77
14 The Island (1980) Uni. $46,507,800 $15,716,828 6/13/80
15 Hamlet (1990) WB $39,156,100 $20,710,451 12/22/90
16 Casualties of War Col. $37,436,700 $18,671,317 8/18/89
17 The Mission WB $35,200,100 $17,218,023 10/31/86
18 Love Affair WB $34,797,200 $18,272,894 10/21/94
19 Frantic WB $34,160,100 $17,637,950 2/26/88
20 City of Joy TriS $28,164,800 $14,683,921 4/17/92
21 Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline Par. $26,064,100 $8,218,695 6/29/79
22 Cinema Paradiso Mira. $23,120,800 $12,397,210 2/2/90
23 La Cage aux Folles 2 MGM $19,900,400 $6,950,125 2/15/81
24 Red Sonja MGM $15,580,600 $6,948,633 7/5/85
25 Once Upon a Time in America WB $12,606,900 $5,321,508 6/1/84
26 Days of Heaven Par. $11,724,800 $3,446,749 9/13/78
27 U-Turn Sony $11,588,100 $6,682,098 10/3/97
28 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Mira. $7,691,600 $4,087,361 5/4/90
29 Fat Man and Little Boy Par. $7,144,300 $3,563,162 10/20/89
30 Windows MGM $6,298,200 $2,128,395 1/18/80
31 Malena Mira. $4,864,100 $3,448,233 12/22/00
32 State of Grace Orion $3,597,100 $1,911,542 9/14/90
33 Sahara (1984) MGM $3,323,700 $1,402,962 3/2/84
34 Everybody's Fine (1991) Mira. $3,300,200 $1,745,470 5/31/91
35 A Time of Destiny Col. $2,348,300 $1,212,487 4/22/88
36 Lolita (1998) Gold. $1,818,200 $1,071,255 7/24/98
37 Rampage Mira. $1,527,500 $796,368 10/30/92
38 Code Name: Wild Geese NW $1,287,300 $600,000 8/29/86
40 Especially on Sunday Mira. $851,100 $442,676 8/13/93
41 La Cage aux Folles 3 TriS $740,800 $345,280 2/14/86
42 The Star Maker Mira. $669,300 $371,674 3/8/96
43 A Pure Formality SPC $349,000 $190,749 5/26/95
44 The Legend of 1900 FL $262,400 $167,435 10/29/99
45 White Dog Par. $125,900 $46,509 11/12/82
46 Crossing the Line (1991) Mira. $112,000 $59,227 8/9/91
47 Vatel Mira. $72,700 $51,080 12/25/00
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $1,879,314,800
Average: $39,985,400


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Disclosure WB $214.0 $83.0 38.8% $131.0 61.2% 1994
In the Line of Fire Col. $177.0 $102.3 57.8% $74.7 42.2% 1993
Wolf Col. $131.0 $65.0 49.6% $66.0 50.4% 1994
Mission to Mars BV $111.0 $60.9 54.9% $50.1 45.1% 2000
Malena Mira. $14.5 $3.4 23.8% $11.0 76.2% 2000
Vatel Mira. $51.1k $51.1k 100% n/a 0% 2000
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $647.5 million



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