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Joe Eszterhas

RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Basic Instinct TriS $117,727,224 1,884 $15,129,385 1,567 3/20/92
2 Flashdance Par. $92,921,203 1,140 $4,076,124 1,140 4/15/83
3 Jagged Edge Col. $40,491,165 1,139 $4,094,091 1,125 10/4/85
4 Sliver Par. $36,300,000 2,093 $12,138,283 2,093 5/21/93
5 Betrayed UA $25,816,139 1,101 $5,534,787 1,036 8/26/88
6 Nowhere to Run Col. $22,189,039 1,776 $8,203,255 1,745 1/15/93
7 F.I.S.T. UA $20,388,920 - n/a - 4/26/78
8 Showgirls MGM $20,350,754 1,388 $8,112,627 1,388 9/22/95
9 Jade Par. $9,851,610 2,164 $4,284,246 2,164 10/13/95
10 Music Box TriS $6,263,883 462 $19,381 3 12/22/89
11 Big Shots Fox $3,390,043 932 $1,417,738 932 10/2/87
12 Telling Lies in America Ban. $318,809 60 $11,470 2 10/17/97
13 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn BV $45,779 19 $28,992 19 2/27/98
14 Checking Out WB $30,877 8 $12,730 1 4/21/89
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (14): $396,085,445
Average: $28,291,818
Opening Gross Average (9): $6,998,948 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Flashdance Par. $240,415,200 $92,921,203 4/15/83
2 Basic Instinct TriS $231,199,200 $117,727,224 3/20/92
3 Jagged Edge Col. $92,958,600 $40,491,165 10/4/85
4 Sliver Par. $71,460,100 $36,300,000 5/21/93
5 F.I.S.T. UA $71,012,700 $20,388,920 4/26/78
6 Betrayed UA $51,192,600 $25,816,139 8/26/88
7 Nowhere to Run Col. $43,681,300 $22,189,039 1/15/93
8 Showgirls MGM $38,128,400 $20,350,754 9/22/95
9 Jade Par. $18,457,600 $9,851,610 10/13/95
10 Music Box TriS $12,075,400 $6,263,883 12/22/89
11 Big Shots Fox $7,066,200 $3,390,043 10/2/87
12 Telling Lies in America Ban. $566,100 $318,809 10/17/97
13 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn BV $79,600 $45,779 2/27/98
14 Checking Out WB $63,400 $30,877 4/21/89
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $878,356,400
Average: $62,739,700


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Basic Instinct TriS $352.9 $117.7 33.4% $235.2 66.6% 1992
Sliver Par. $116.3 $36.3 31.2% $80.0 68.8% 1993
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn BV $52.9k $45.8k 86.6% $7.1k 13.4% 1998
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $469.3 million



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