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Luc Besson

Domestic releases only


RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 20 Taxi 3 Christal Films $497,208 37 $288,000 37 5/30/03
2 17 The Big Blue Columbia $3,580,882 967 $1,617,462 967 8/19/88
3 14 Lockout FilmDistrict $14,326,864 2,335 $6,231,836 2,308 4/13/12
4 1 Taken Fox $145,000,989 3,184 $24,717,037 3,183 1/30/09
5 2 Taken 2 Fox $139,854,287 3,706 $49,514,769 3,661 10/5/12
6 5 Transporter 2 Fox $43,095,856 3,320 $16,540,720 3,303 9/2/05
7 7 Kiss of the Dragon Fox $36,845,124 2,100 $13,304,027 2,025 7/6/01
8 10 The Transporter Fox $25,296,447 2,610 $9,107,816 2,573 10/11/02
9 27 Bandidas Fox n/a - n/a - 9/22/06
10 21 Subway Island Alive $390,659 5 $11,332 1 11/6/85
11 19 Taxi 2 Lions Gate $626,164 54 $98,523 54 10/6/00
12 22 Taxi (1998) Lions Gate $268,254 - n/a - 11/20/98
13 18 District B13 Magnolia $1,200,216 151 $411,544 151 6/2/06
14 26 District B13: Ultimatum Magnolia $36,136 9 $11,870 9 2/5/10
15 6 The Family (2013) Relativity $36,918,811 3,091 $14,034,764 3,091 9/13/13
16 9 3 Days to Kill Relativity $30,697,999 2,872 $12,242,218 2,872 2/21/14
17 12 Brick Mansions Relativity $20,396,829 2,647 $9,516,855 2,647 4/25/14
18 11 Unleashed Rogue Pictures $24,537,621 1,962 $10,900,901 1,957 5/13/05
19 16 La Femme Nikita Samuel Goldwyn $5,017,971 118 $44,047 2 3/8/91
20 4 The Fifth Element Sony / Columbia $63,820,180 2,500 $17,031,345 2,500 5/9/97
21 13 The Professional Sony / Columbia $19,501,238 1,220 $5,306,558 1,158 11/18/94
22 15 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony / Columbia $14,276,317 2,147 $6,360,968 2,147 11/12/99
23 23 Angel-A Sony Classics $202,647 18 $29,727 7 5/25/07
24 8 Colombiana TriStar $36,665,854 2,614 $10,408,176 2,614 8/26/11
25 25 Wasabi TriStar $97,220 10 $17,560 5 9/27/02
26 24 Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 (Crimson Rivers 2) TVA $152,148 47 n/a - 8/27/04
27 3 Lucy Universal $126,663,600 3,202 $43,899,340 3,173 7/25/14
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (26): $789,967,521
Average: $30,383,366
Opening Gross Average (16): $15,670,925 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 Taken Fox $163,984,400 $145,000,989 1/30/09
2 Taken 2 Fox $141,070,400 $139,854,287 10/5/12
3 Lucy Uni. $127,290,600 $126,663,600 7/25/14
4 The Fifth Element Sony $112,901,900 $63,820,180 5/9/97
5 Transporter 2 Fox $54,592,600 $43,095,856 9/2/05
6 Kiss of the Dragon Fox $52,859,100 $36,845,124 7/6/01
7 The Professional Sony $37,882,800 $19,501,238 11/18/94
8 The Family (2013) Rela. $37,675,200 $36,918,811 9/13/13
9 Colombiana TriS $37,497,100 $36,665,854 8/26/11
10 The Transporter Fox $35,352,200 $25,296,447 10/11/02
11 3 Days to Kill Rela. $31,284,400 $30,697,999 2/21/14
12 Unleashed Rog. $31,083,500 $24,537,621 5/13/05
13 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Sony $22,802,400 $14,276,317 11/12/99
14 Brick Mansions Rela. $19,882,600 $20,396,829 4/25/14
15 Lockout FD $14,326,900 $14,326,864 4/13/12
16 La Femme Nikita Gold. $9,678,400 $5,017,971 3/8/91
17 The Big Blue Col. $7,036,700 $3,580,882 8/19/88
18 District B13 Magn. $1,487,900 $1,200,216 6/2/06
19 Taxi 2 Lions $943,300 $626,164 10/6/00
20 Subway IsAl $893,600 $390,659 11/6/85
21 Taxi 3 Chri. $669,500 $497,208 5/30/03
22 Taxi (1998) Lions $464,400 $268,254 11/20/98
23 Angel-A SPC $239,200 $202,647 5/25/07
24 Les Rivieres Pourpres 2 (Crimson Rivers 2) TVA $198,900 $152,148 8/27/04
25 Wasabi TriS $135,900 $97,220 9/27/02
26 District B13: Ultimatum Magn. $36,900 $36,136 2/5/10
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $942,270,800
Average: $36,241,200


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
Lucy Uni. $458.9 $126.7 27.6% $332.2 72.4% 2014
Taken 2 Fox $376.1 $139.9 37.2% $236.3 62.8% 2012
The Fifth Element Sony $263.9 $63.8 24.2% $200.1 75.8% 1997
Taken Fox $226.8 $145.0 63.9% $81.8 36.1% 2009
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
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
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
District B13: Ultimatum Magn. $52.3k $36.1k 69.1% $16.2k 30.9% 2010
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $2,145.0 million




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