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Jonathan Demme

RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
23 Fighting Mad Fox n/a - n/a - 1976
22 Caged Heat NW n/a - n/a - 9/5/74
21 Crazy Mama NW n/a - n/a - Jul 1975
20 Storefront Hitchcock Mira. $12,355 1 $1,803 1 11/20/98
19 A Master Builder Abr. $46,874 4 $7,017 1 7/23/14
18 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains SPC $108,807 21 $10,413 7 10/26/07
17 Neil Young Journeys SPC $215,026 23 $12,025 3 6/29/12
16 The Agronomist Think $226,189 21 $30,855 7 4/23/04
15 Citizens Band Par. $815,530 - n/a - 5/18/77
14 Swimming to Cambodia Cinc $1,092,911 21 n/a - 3/13/87
13 Last Embrace MGM $1,537,125 - $376,896 266 5/2/79
12 Melvin and Howard Uni. $4,309,490 - n/a - 10/24/80
11 Stop Making Sense Cinc $5,095,592 41 $41,666 7 10/19/84
10 The Truth About Charlie Uni. $5,350,371 755 $2,270,290 753 10/25/02
9 Swing Shift WB $6,650,206 814 $2,270,136 710 4/13/84
8 Something Wild Orion $8,362,969 916 $1,825,717 914 11/7/86
7 Rachel Getting Married SPC $12,796,841 391 $293,369 9 10/3/08
6 Married to the Mob Orion $21,486,757 828 $3,231,056 824 8/19/88
5 Beloved BV $22,852,487 1,571 $8,165,551 1,501 10/16/98
4 Ricki and the Flash TriS $24,118,366 2,064 $6,610,961 1,603 8/7/15
3 The Manchurian Candidate Par. $65,955,630 2,867 $20,018,620 2,867 7/30/04
2 Philadelphia TriS $77,446,440 1,604 $143,433 4 12/24/93
1 The Silence of the Lambs Orion $130,742,922 1,642 $13,766,814 1,497 2/14/91
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (20): $389,222,888
Average: $19,461,144
Opening Gross Average (8): $7,269,893 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 The Silence of the Lambs Orion $260,554,200 $130,742,922 2/14/91
2 Philadelphia TriS $155,456,500 $77,446,440 12/24/93
3 The Manchurian Candidate Par. $89,109,100 $65,955,630 7/30/04
4 Married to the Mob Orion $43,862,300 $21,486,757 8/19/88
5 Beloved BV $40,442,500 $22,852,487 10/16/98
6 Ricki and the Flash TriS $23,502,100 $24,118,366 8/7/15
7 Something Wild Orion $18,912,500 $8,362,969 11/7/86
8 Swing Shift WB $16,605,700 $6,650,206 4/13/84
9 Rachel Getting Married SPC $14,953,400 $12,796,841 10/3/08
10 Melvin and Howard Uni. $13,441,100 $4,309,490 10/24/80
11 Stop Making Sense Cinc $12,600,200 $5,095,592 10/19/84
12 The Truth About Charlie Uni. $7,726,300 $5,350,371 10/25/02
13 Last Embrace MGM $5,138,000 $1,537,125 5/2/79
14 Citizens Band Par. $3,068,300 $815,530 5/18/77
15 Swimming to Cambodia Cinc $2,345,100 $1,092,911 3/13/87
16 The Agronomist Think $305,600 $226,189 4/23/04
17 Neil Young Journeys SPC $231,600 $215,026 6/29/12
18 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains SPC $131,200 $108,807 10/26/07
19 A Master Builder Abr. $48,700 $46,874 7/23/14
20 Storefront Hitchcock Mira. $22,100 $12,355 11/20/98
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $708,456,600
Average: $35,422,800


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
The Silence of the Lambs Orion $272.7 $130.7 47.9% $142.0 52.1% 1991
Philadelphia TriS $206.7 $77.4 37.5% $129.2 62.5% 1993
The Manchurian Candidate Par. $96.1 $66.0 68.6% $30.2 31.4% 2004
Rachel Getting Married SPC $16.6 $12.8 77% $3.8 23% 2008
The Truth About Charlie Uni. $7.1 $5.4 75.4% $1.7 24.6% 2002
Neil Young Journeys SPC $215k $215k 100% n/a 0% 2012
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains SPC $119k $109k 91.2% $10.5k 8.8% 2007
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $599.6 million



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