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Luc Besson

Domestic releases only


RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Lucy Uni. $126,663,600 3,202 $43,899,340 3,173 7/25/14
2 The Fifth Element Sony $63,820,180 2,500 $17,031,345 2,500 5/9/97
3 The Family (2013) Rela. $36,918,811 3,091 $14,034,764 3,091 9/13/13
4 The Professional Sony $19,501,238 1,220 $5,306,558 1,158 11/18/94
5 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets STX $17,020,000 3,553 $17,020,000 3,553 7/21/17
6 Arthur and the Invisibles MGM/W $15,132,763 2,248 n/a 1 12/29/06
7 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony $14,276,317 2,147 $6,360,968 2,147 11/12/99
8 La Femme Nikita Gold. $5,017,971 118 $44,047 2 3/8/91
9 The Big Blue Col. $3,580,882 967 $1,617,462 967 8/19/88
10 Subway IsAl $390,659 5 $11,332 1 11/6/85
11 The Lady Cohen $355,391 19 n/a 19 4/13/12
12 Angel-A SPC $202,647 18 $29,727 7 5/25/07
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (12): $302,880,459
Average: $25,240,038
Opening Gross Average (7): $15,038,634 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Lucy Uni. $139,316,000 $126,663,600 7/25/14
2 The Fifth Element Sony $123,608,100 $63,820,180 5/9/97
3 The Professional Sony $41,475,100 $19,501,238 11/18/94
4 The Family (2013) Rela. $41,247,800 $36,918,811 9/13/13
5 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony $24,964,700 $14,276,317 11/12/99
6 Arthur and the Invisibles MGM/W $19,553,800 $15,132,763 12/29/06
7 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets STX $16,905,900 $17,020,000 7/21/17
8 La Femme Nikita Gold. $10,596,100 $5,017,971 3/8/91
9 The Big Blue Col. $7,704,000 $3,580,882 8/19/88
10 Subway IsAl $978,300 $390,659 11/6/85
11 The Lady Cohen $389,100 $355,391 4/13/12
12 Angel-A SPC $261,900 $202,647 5/25/07
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $427,000,800
Average: $35,583,400


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Lucy Uni. $463.4 $126.7 27.3% $336.7 72.7% 2014
The Fifth Element Sony $263.9 $63.8 24.2% $200.1 75.8% 1997
Arthur and the Invisibles MGM/W $107.9 $15.1 14% $92.8 86% 2006
The Family (2013) Rela. $78.4 $36.9 47.1% $41.5 52.9% 2013
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony $67.0 $14.3 21.3% $52.7 78.7% 1999
Angel-A SPC $10.0 $203k 2% $9.8 98% 2007
The Lady Cohen $3.8 $355k 9.5% $3.4 90.5% 2012
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $994.4 million




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