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Joe Eszterhas

RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 12 Telling Lies in America Banner Entertainment $318,809 60 $11,470 2 10/17/97
2 13 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Buena Vista $45,779 19 $28,992 19 2/27/98
3 3 Jagged Edge Columbia $40,491,165 1,139 $4,094,091 1,125 10/4/85
4 6 Nowhere to Run Columbia $22,189,039 1,776 $8,203,255 1,745 1/15/93
5 11 Big Shots Fox $3,390,043 932 $1,417,738 932 10/2/87
6 8 Showgirls MGM $20,350,754 1,388 $8,112,627 1,388 9/22/95
7 2 Flashdance Paramount $92,921,203 1,140 $4,076,124 1,140 4/15/83
8 4 Sliver Paramount $36,300,000 2,093 $12,138,283 2,093 5/21/93
9 9 Jade Paramount $9,851,610 2,164 $4,284,246 2,164 10/13/95
10 1 Basic Instinct TriStar $117,727,224 1,884 $15,129,385 1,567 3/20/92
11 10 Music Box TriStar $6,263,883 462 $19,381 3 12/22/89
12 5 Betrayed United Artists $25,816,139 1,101 $5,534,787 1,036 8/26/88
13 7 F.I.S.T. United Artists $20,388,920 - n/a - 4/26/78
14 14 Checking Out Warner Bros. $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. $234,810,400 $92,921,203 4/15/83
2 Basic Instinct TriS $225,809,300 $117,727,224 3/20/92
3 Jagged Edge Col. $90,791,400 $40,491,165 10/4/85
4 Sliver Par. $69,794,200 $36,300,000 5/21/93
5 F.I.S.T. UA $69,357,200 $20,388,920 4/26/78
6 Betrayed UA $49,999,100 $25,816,139 8/26/88
7 Nowhere to Run Col. $42,663,000 $22,189,039 1/15/93
8 Showgirls MGM $37,239,500 $20,350,754 9/22/95
9 Jade Par. $18,027,300 $9,851,610 10/13/95
10 Music Box TriS $11,793,900 $6,263,883 12/22/89
11 Big Shots Fox $6,901,500 $3,390,043 10/2/87
12 Telling Lies in America Ban. $552,900 $318,809 10/17/97
13 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn BV $77,700 $45,779 2/27/98
14 Checking Out WB $61,900 $30,877 4/21/89
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $857,879,400
Average: $61,277,100


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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