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Gary Rydstrom

Best known as a Sound Designer based on credits in that role in 27 films, with $11,226,363,257 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Sound Designer), Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Re-recording Mixer), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace (Re-recording Mixer), Finding Nemo (Sound Designer), Brave (Sound Designer)
Most productive collaborators: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, Steven Spielberg, John Ratzenberger

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  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesSound Designer27$4,861,596,105$6,364,767,152$11,226,363,257
Re-recording Mixer20$3,672,430,199$4,867,411,187$8,539,841,386
Director3$32,622,971$178,691,290$211,314,261
Sound Effects Editor1$77,868,585$74,500,000$152,368,585
Screenwriter1$12,429,583$948,356$13,377,939

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Winners... And the Oscar Goes to Spotlight for Best Picture

February 28th, 2016

Spotlight

Itís Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (weíll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but donít think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I donít have a real opinion on.

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2015 Awards Season: Oscar Preview

February 28th, 2016

The Revenant

Itís Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (weíll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but donít think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I donít have a real opinion on.

If you havenít done so already, itís not too late to enter our Oscar competition, and win all Best Picture nominees on Blu-ray or DVD. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in. More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/18/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Aw… Sound Designer,
Re-recording Mixer 
$936,121,508 $1,122,000,000 $2,058,121,508
10/16/2015 Bridge of Spies Re-recording Mixer $72,313,754 $89,200,000 $161,513,754
5/22/2015 Tomorrowland Re-recording Mixer $93,436,322 $111,900,000 $205,336,322
1/23/2015 Strange Magic Director,
Screenwriter 
$12,429,583 $948,356 $13,377,939
7/2/2013 The Lone Ranger Sound Designer $89,289,910 $170,700,000 $259,989,910
3/15/2013 Kokuriko-zaka Kara Director (English La… $1,000,878 $48,742,934 $49,743,812
11/2/2012 Wreck-It Ralph Sound Designer $189,412,677 $307,098,844 $496,511,521
6/22/2012 Brave Re-recording Mixer,
Sound Designer 
$237,282,182 $317,324,350 $554,606,532
2/17/2012 The Secret World of Arietty Director U.S. Produc… $19,192,510 $129,000,000 $148,192,510
12/16/2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Pro… Re-recording Mixer,
Sound Designer 
$209,397,903 $485,315,327 $694,713,230
12/25/2003 Peter Pan Sound Designer,
Re-recording Mixer 
$48,417,850 $46,837,635 $95,255,485
6/20/2003 Hulk Sound Designer $132,177,234 $113,052,000 $245,229,234
5/30/2003 Finding Nemo Sound Designer $380,529,370 $555,900,000 $936,429,370
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love Re-recording Mixer $17,791,031 $6,800,000 $24,591,031
6/21/2002 Minority Report Sound Designer $132,024,714 $226,800,000 $358,824,714
5/16/2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the… Re-recording Mixer $302,181,125 $346,018,875 $648,200,000
11/2/2001 Monsters, Inc. Sound Designer $289,423,425 $270,334,294 $559,757,719
6/29/2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI Sound Designer $78,616,689 $157,283,311 $235,900,000
6/8/2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Re-recording Mixer,
Sound Designer 
$84,052,762 $101,996,258 $186,049,020
3/2/2001 The Mexican Re-recording Mixer $66,808,615 $78,429,635 $145,238,250
11/3/2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance Sound Designer,
Re-recording Mixer 
$30,695,227 $8,540,259 $39,235,486
11/19/1999 Toy Story 2 Sound Designer $245,823,397 $265,506,097 $511,329,494
7/23/1999 The Haunting Sound Designer $91,188,905 $89,000,000 $180,188,905
5/19/1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Me… Re-recording Mixer $474,544,677 $552,500,000 $1,027,044,677
11/20/1998 A Bug's Life Sound Designer $162,792,677 $200,296,754 $363,089,431
7/24/1998 Saving Private Ryan Sound Designer $216,119,491 $268,700,000 $484,819,491
5/15/1998 The Horse Whisperer Sound Designer $75,370,763 $111,500,000 $186,870,763
10/18/1996 Sleepers Re-recording Mixer $53,300,852 $112,300,000 $165,600,852
5/21/1996 Mission: Impossible Re-recording Mixer $180,891,004 $276,716,108 $457,607,112
12/15/1995 Jumanji Sound Designer $100,109,938 $162,300,000 $262,409,938
11/22/1995 Toy Story Sound Designer $191,652,928 $172,749,283 $364,402,211
5/26/1995 Casper Sound Designer,
Re-recording Mixer 
$100,237,375 $181,971,806 $282,209,181
6/11/1993 Jurassic Park Re-recording Mixer,
Sound Designer 
$395,708,305 $643,104,279 $1,038,812,584
10/9/1992 A River Runs Through It Sound Designer,
Re-recording Mixer 
$41,504,974 $0 $41,504,974
8/14/1992 Single White Female Sound Designer,
Re-recording Mixer 
$48,017,402 $0 $48,017,402
7/2/1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Sound Designer,
Re-recording Mixer 
$201,858,746 $311,956,655 $513,815,401
5/24/1991 Backdraft Sound Designer,
Sound Effects Editor,
Re-recording Mixer 
$77,868,585 $74,500,000 $152,368,585
6/21/1985 Cocoon Sound Designer $75,901,168 $0 $75,901,168
Movies: 38Totals:$6,155,486,456$8,117,323,060$14,272,809,516
  Averages:$161,986,486$213,613,765$375,600,250