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Luc Besson

Domestic releases only


RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Taken Fox $145,000,989 3,184 $24,717,037 3,183 1/30/09
2 Taken 2 Fox $139,854,287 3,706 $49,514,769 3,661 10/5/12
3 Transporter 2 Fox $43,095,856 3,320 $16,540,720 3,303 9/2/05
4 The Family (2013) Rela. $36,918,811 3,091 $14,034,764 3,091 9/13/13
5 Kiss of the Dragon Fox $36,845,124 2,100 $13,304,027 2,025 7/6/01
6 Colombiana TriS $36,665,854 2,614 $10,408,176 2,614 8/26/11
7 Taxi Fox $36,611,066 3,001 $12,029,832 3,001 10/6/04
8 Transporter 3 LGF $31,715,062 2,626 $12,063,452 2,626 11/26/08
9 3 Days to Kill Rela. $30,697,999 2,872 $12,242,218 2,872 2/21/14
10 The Transporter Fox $25,296,447 2,610 $9,107,816 2,573 10/11/02
11 Unleashed Rog. $24,537,621 1,962 $10,900,901 1,957 5/13/05
12 From Paris with Love LGF $24,077,427 2,722 $8,158,860 2,722 2/5/10
13 Brick Mansions Rela. $20,396,829 2,647 $9,516,855 2,647 4/25/14
14 The Professional
(Co-producer)
Sony $19,501,238 1,220 $5,306,558 1,158 11/18/94
15 Lockout
(executive)
FD $14,326,864 2,335 $6,231,836 2,308 4/13/12
16 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
(Co-producer)
Sony $14,276,317 2,147 $6,360,968 2,147 11/12/99
17 La Femme Nikita Gold. $5,017,971 118 $44,047 2 3/8/91
18 District B13 Magn. $1,200,216 151 $411,544 151 6/2/06
19 Taxi 2 Lions $626,164 54 $98,523 54 10/6/00
20 Taxi 3 Chri. $497,208 37 $288,000 37 5/30/03
21 Subway IsAl $390,659 5 $11,332 1 11/6/85
22 Taxi (1998) Lions $268,254 - n/a - 11/20/98
23 Nil by Mouth SPC $266,130 18 $28,367 2 2/6/98
24 Angel-A SPC $202,647 18 $29,727 7 5/25/07
25 Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 (Crimson Rivers 2) TVA $152,148 47 n/a - 8/27/04
26 Wasabi TriS $97,220 10 $17,560 5 9/27/02
27 Bandidas Fox n/a - n/a - 9/22/06
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (26): $688,536,408
Average: $26,482,170
Opening Gross Average (16): $13,777,424 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Taken Fox $164,590,300 $145,000,989 1/30/09
2 Taken 2 Fox $141,591,600 $139,854,287 10/5/12
3 Transporter 2 Fox $54,794,300 $43,095,856 9/2/05
4 Kiss of the Dragon Fox $53,054,400 $36,845,124 7/6/01
5 Taxi Fox $48,035,600 $36,611,066 10/6/04
6 The Professional Sony $38,022,700 $19,501,238 11/18/94
7 The Family (2013) Rela. $37,814,300 $36,918,811 9/13/13
8 Colombiana TriS $37,635,600 $36,665,854 8/26/11
9 Transporter 3 LGF $35,999,700 $31,715,062 11/26/08
10 The Transporter Fox $35,482,800 $25,296,447 10/11/02
11 3 Days to Kill Rela. $31,400,000 $30,697,999 2/21/14
12 Unleashed Rog. $31,198,400 $24,537,621 5/13/05
13 From Paris with Love LGF $25,786,000 $24,077,427 2/5/10
14 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony $22,886,600 $14,276,317 11/12/99
15 Brick Mansions Rela. $19,956,100 $20,396,829 4/25/14
16 Lockout FD $14,379,800 $14,326,864 4/13/12
17 La Femme Nikita Gold. $9,714,100 $5,017,971 3/8/91
18 District B13 Magn. $1,493,400 $1,200,216 6/2/06
19 Taxi 2 Lions $946,800 $626,164 10/6/00
20 Subway IsAl $896,900 $390,659 11/6/85
21 Taxi 3 Chri. $672,000 $497,208 5/30/03
22 Taxi (1998) Lions $466,200 $268,254 11/20/98
23 Nil by Mouth SPC $462,500 $266,130 2/6/98
24 Angel-A SPC $240,100 $202,647 5/25/07
25 Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 (Crimson Rivers 2) TVA $199,700 $152,148 8/27/04
26 Wasabi TriS $136,400 $97,220 9/27/02
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $807,856,100
Average: $31,071,400


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Taken 2 Fox $376.1 $139.9 37.2% $236.3 62.8% 2012
Taken Fox $226.8 $145.0 63.9% $81.8 36.1% 2009
Transporter 3 LGF $109.0 $31.7 29.1% $77.3 70.9% 2008
Transporter 2 Fox $85.2 $43.1 50.6% $42.1 49.4% 2005
The Family (2013) Rela. $78.4 $36.9 47.1% $41.5 52.9% 2013
Brick Mansions Rela. $68.9 $20.4 29.6% $48.5 70.4% 2014
Taxi Fox $68.9 $36.6 53.1% $32.3 46.9% 2004
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
From Paris with Love LGF $52.8 $24.1 45.6% $28.7 54.4% 2010
3 Days to Kill Rela. $52.6 $30.7 58.4% $21.9 41.6% 2014
Unleashed Rog. $50.9 $24.5 48.2% $26.3 51.8% 2005
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
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
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $1,652.8 million




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