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Luc Besson

Domestic releases only


RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 27 Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 (Crimson Rivers 2) TVA $152,148 47 n/a - 8/27/04
2 8 Colombiana TriStar $36,665,854 2,614 $10,408,176 2,614 8/26/11
3 28 Wasabi TriStar $97,220 10 $17,560 5 9/27/02
4 5 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets STX Entertainment $38,830,728 3,553 $17,007,624 3,553 7/21/17
5 25 Nil by Mouth Sony Classics $266,130 18 $28,367 2 2/6/98
6 26 Angel-A Sony Classics $202,647 18 $29,727 7 5/25/07
7 16 The Professional
(Co-producer)
Sony / Columbia $19,501,238 1,220 $5,306,558 1,158 11/18/94
8 18 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
(Co-producer)
Sony / Columbia $14,276,317 2,147 $6,360,968 2,147 11/12/99
9 19 La Femme Nikita Samuel Goldwyn $5,017,971 118 $44,047 2 3/8/91
10 13 Unleashed Rogue Pictures $24,537,621 1,962 $10,900,901 1,957 5/13/05
11 6 The Family (2013) Relativity $36,918,811 3,091 $14,034,764 3,091 9/13/13
12 11 3 Days to Kill Relativity $30,697,999 2,872 $12,242,218 2,872 2/21/14
13 15 Brick Mansions Relativity $20,396,829 2,647 $9,516,855 2,647 4/25/14
14 20 District B13 Magnolia $1,200,216 151 $411,544 151 6/2/06
15 10 Transporter 3 Lionsgate $31,715,062 2,626 $12,063,452 2,626 11/26/08
16 14 From Paris with Love Lionsgate $24,077,427 2,722 $8,158,860 2,722 2/5/10
17 21 Taxi 2 Lions Gate $626,164 54 $98,523 54 10/6/00
18 24 Taxi (1998) Lions Gate $268,254 - n/a - 11/20/98
19 23 Subway Island Alive $390,659 5 $11,332 1 11/6/85
20 1 Taken Fox $145,000,989 3,184 $24,717,037 3,183 1/30/09
21 2 Taken 2 Fox $139,854,287 3,706 $49,514,769 3,661 10/5/12
22 3 Taken 3 Fox $89,256,424 3,594 $39,201,657 3,594 1/9/15
23 4 Transporter 2 Fox $43,095,856 3,320 $16,540,720 3,303 9/2/05
24 7 Kiss of the Dragon Fox $36,845,124 2,100 $13,304,027 2,025 7/6/01
25 9 Taxi Fox $36,611,066 3,001 $12,029,832 3,001 10/6/04
26 12 The Transporter Fox $25,296,447 2,610 $9,107,816 2,573 10/11/02
27 29 Bandidas Fox n/a - n/a - 9/22/06
28 17 Lockout
(executive)
FilmDistrict $14,326,864 2,335 $6,231,836 2,308 4/13/12
29 22 Taxi 3 Christal Films $497,208 37 $288,000 37 5/30/03
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (28): $816,623,560
Average: $29,165,127
Opening Gross Average (18): $15,369,337 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Taken Fox $172,796,100 $145,000,989 1/30/09
2 Taken 2 Fox $154,466,100 $139,854,287 10/5/12
3 Taken 3 Fox $97,696,400 $89,256,424 1/9/15
4 Transporter 2 Fox $59,769,400 $43,095,856 9/2/05
5 Kiss of the Dragon Fox $57,871,600 $36,845,124 7/6/01
6 Taxi Fox $52,397,100 $36,611,066 10/6/04
7 The Professional Sony $41,475,100 $19,501,238 11/18/94
8 The Family (2013) Rela. $41,247,800 $36,918,811 9/13/13
9 Colombiana TriS $41,052,800 $36,665,854 8/26/11
10 Transporter 3 LGF $39,268,400 $31,715,062 11/26/08
11 The Transporter Fox $38,704,600 $25,296,447 10/11/02
12 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets STX $38,570,400 $38,830,728 7/21/17
13 3 Days to Kill Rela. $34,251,100 $30,697,999 2/21/14
14 Unleashed Rog. $34,031,100 $24,537,621 5/13/05
15 From Paris with Love LGF $28,127,300 $24,077,427 2/5/10
16 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony $24,964,700 $14,276,317 11/12/99
17 Brick Mansions Rela. $21,771,100 $20,396,829 4/25/14
18 Lockout FD $15,685,400 $14,326,864 4/13/12
19 La Femme Nikita Gold. $10,596,100 $5,017,971 3/8/91
20 District B13 Magn. $1,629,000 $1,200,216 6/2/06
21 Taxi 2 Lions $1,032,800 $626,164 10/6/00
22 Subway IsAl $978,300 $390,659 11/6/85
23 Taxi 3 Chri. $733,000 $497,208 5/30/03
24 Taxi (1998) Lions $508,500 $268,254 11/20/98
25 Nil by Mouth SPC $504,500 $266,130 2/6/98
26 Angel-A SPC $261,900 $202,647 5/25/07
27 Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 (Crimson Rivers 2) TVA $217,800 $152,148 8/27/04
28 Wasabi TriS $148,800 $97,220 9/27/02
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $1,010,757,000
Average: $36,098,500


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Taken 2 Fox $376.1 $139.9 37.2% $236.3 62.8% 2012
Taken 3 Fox $326.5 $89.3 27.3% $237.2 72.7% 2015
Taken Fox $226.8 $145.0 63.9% $81.8 36.1% 2009
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets STX $115.3 $38.8 33.7% $76.4 66.3% 2017
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: $2,094.6 million




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