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Luc Besson

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $1,937,792,094 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #43)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Lucy (Director), Lucy (Screenwriter), Taken (Screenwriter), Taken (Producer), Taken 2 (Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Blond driver (Le grand bleu), The Subway Driver (Subway)
Most productive collaborators: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Virginie Besson-Silla, Choi Min-sik, Hugues Tissander

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  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)2$3,390,659$1,272,637$4,663,296
In Technical RolesScreenwriter17$728,499,503$1,209,292,591$1,937,792,094
Director13$284,468,640$665,487,731$949,956,371
Producer8$437,745,164$618,443,898$1,056,189,062
Story Creator5$159,000,075$252,709,740$411,709,815
Executive Producer1$2,037,459$20,976,568$23,014,027
Character Creator1$0$0$0

2015 Preview: September

September 1st, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/22/1988 Le grand bleu Blond driver  $3,000,000 $0 $3,000,000
11/6/1985 Subway The Subway Driver  $390,659 $1,272,637 $1,663,296
Movies: 2Totals:$3,390,659$1,272,637$4,663,296
  Averages:$1,695,330$636,319$2,331,648
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/21/2017 Valerian and the City of a Thou… Director,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
7/15/2016 The Lake Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
9/4/2015 The Transporter Refueled Character Creator,
Producer,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
1/9/2015 Taken 3 Producer,
Screenwriter 
$89,256,424 $238,400,000 $327,656,424
11/14/2014 The Homesman Producer $2,429,989 $20,777 $2,450,766
7/25/2014 Lucy Screenwriter,
Director 
$126,573,960 $324,000,000 $450,573,960
4/25/2014 Brick Mansions Story Creator,
Screenwriter 
$20,396,829 $29,840,000 $50,236,829
2/21/2014 3 Days to Kill Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$30,697,999 $2,924,418 $33,622,417
9/13/2013 The Family Screenwriter,
Director 
$36,918,811 $14,159,730 $51,078,541
8/13/2013 Les aventures extraordinaires d… Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
10/5/2012 Taken 2 Screenwriter,
Producer 
$139,854,287 $237,953,117 $377,807,404
4/13/2012 Lockout From the original id…,
Screenwriter 
$14,326,865 $19,616,184 $33,943,049
4/11/2012 The Lady Director $135,985 $1,533,246 $1,669,231
8/26/2011 Colombiana Screenwriter,
Producer 
$36,665,854 $35,629,408 $72,295,262
12/3/2010 I Love You, Phillip Morris Executive Producer $2,037,459 $20,976,568 $23,014,027
1/30/2009 Taken Producer,
Screenwriter 
$145,000,989 $81,940,596 $226,941,585
5/25/2007 Angel-A Director $202,200 $0 $202,200
12/15/2006 Arthur et les Minimoys Director $15,132,763 $98,192,980 $113,325,743
5/13/2005 Danny the Dog Screenwriter,
Producer 
$24,537,621 $24,500,000 $49,037,621
12/31/2003 Taxi 3 Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
10/6/2000 Taxi 2 Screenwriter $729,844 $0 $729,844
11/12/1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joa… Director $14,271,297 $0 $14,271,297
11/20/1998 Taxi Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
5/9/1997 The Fifth Element Based on a Story By,
Screenwriter,
Director 
$63,540,020 $200,329,138 $263,869,158
11/18/1994 Léon Director $19,284,974 $26,000,000 $45,284,974
3/19/1993 Point of No Return Story Creator $30,038,362 $0 $30,038,362
3/8/1991 Nikita Director $5,017,971 $0 $5,017,971
8/22/1988 Le grand bleu Director $3,000,000 $0 $3,000,000
11/6/1985 Subway Director $390,659 $1,272,637 $1,663,296
Movies: 45Totals:$1,611,750,841$2,766,910,528$4,378,661,369
  Averages:$35,816,685$61,486,901$97,303,586