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Danny Elfman

Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 87 films, with $14,951,350,926 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Additional Music), Alice in Wonderland (Composer), Spider-Man 3 (Song Writer), Spider-Man (Composer), Oz the Great and Powerful (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Chris Lebenzon, Joe Roth
Born: May 29th, 1963 (53 years old)

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  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
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Worldwide
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In Technical RolesComposer87$7,258,565,683$7,692,785,243$14,951,350,926
Song Writer3$612,659,118$983,281,008$1,595,940,126
Additional Music3$461,031,106$949,488,880$1,410,519,986
Music Producer2$64,440,230$55,614,146$120,054,376
Music Director1$36,843,682$8,161,469$45,005,151

Analysis: That Music You Hear? It's Probably By Hans Zimmer

September 22nd, 2013


Top-grossing people in technical roles

Last week I unveiled our new People Records section and talked about some of top performers across different types of acting, from the blockbusting superstars to the unsung heroes, to the cameo kings and queens. We've added some more charts to the record section this week, this time covering technical roles, and once more there's a lot of data to be mined. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Hitchcock

March 11th, 2013

Hitchcock opened in limited release earning an per theater average of nearly $17,000 in 17 theaters. It went on to make more than $6 million in total, including more than $1 million during its biggest weekend. This is an impressive run compared to most limited releases. However, Hitchcock was expected to be a player during Awards Season and many thought it would be able to expand wide, or at least semi-wide. Granted, there were a lot of Oscar hopefuls that opened during the same time period. Did this one just get lost in the crowd? Or was there a reason it missed admittedly high expectations? More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/7/2016 The Girl on the Train Composer $74,954,114 $92,641,735 $167,595,849
9/9/2016 Before I Wake Additional Music $0 $3,291,190 $3,291,190
5/27/2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Composer $77,042,381 $200,400,000 $277,442,381
10/16/2015 Goosebumps Composer $80,069,458 $78,093,330 $158,162,788
7/31/2015 The End of the Tour Composer $3,002,883 $111,460 $3,114,343
5/1/2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Additional Music $459,005,868 $945,700,000 $1,404,705,868
2/13/2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Composer $166,167,230 $404,811,240 $570,978,470
12/25/2014 Big Eyes Composer $14,482,031 $1,393,287 $15,875,318
3/7/2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Composer $111,506,430 $158,300,000 $269,806,430
12/13/2013 American Hustle Composer $150,117,807 $107,760,487 $257,878,294
5/24/2013 Epic Music $107,518,682 $155,275,759 $262,794,441
3/8/2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Composer $234,770,996 $255,588,055 $490,359,051
12/28/2012 Promised Land Composer $7,597,898 $1,702,438 $9,300,336
11/16/2012 Silver Linings Playbook Composer $132,092,958 $104,319,495 $236,412,453
10/5/2012 Frankenweenie Composer $35,287,788 $45,863,000 $81,150,788
5/25/2012 Men in Black 3 Composer $179,020,854 $475,192,631 $654,213,485
5/11/2012 Dark Shadows Composer $79,727,149 $158,475,519 $238,202,668
10/7/2011 Real Steel Composer $85,463,309 $178,417,032 $263,880,341
9/16/2011 Restless Composer $163,753 $2,654,641 $2,818,394
3/5/2010 Alice in Wonderland Composer $334,191,110 $691,300,000 $1,025,491,110
2/12/2010 The Wolfman Composer $62,189,884 $80,444,474 $142,634,358
5/21/2009 Terminator Salvation Composer $125,322,469 $240,169,323 $365,491,792
1/16/2009 Notorious Music Director $36,843,682 $8,161,469 $45,005,151
11/26/2008 Milk Music Producer,
Composer 
$31,841,299 $25,452,072 $57,293,371
7/11/2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Composer $75,986,503 $84,401,560 $160,388,063
6/27/2008 Wanted Composer $134,508,551 $207,907,909 $342,416,460
9/28/2007 The Kingdom Composer $47,467,250 $39,042,352 $86,509,602
7/27/2007 The Simpsons Movie Song Writer $183,135,014 $343,936,008 $527,071,022
5/4/2007 Spider-Man 3 Original Music Themes $336,530,303 $554,345,000 $890,875,303
3/30/2007 Meet the Robinsons Composer $97,822,171 $72,730,548 $170,552,719
12/15/2006 Charlotte's Web Composer $82,985,708 $61,000,000 $143,985,708
6/16/2006 Nacho Libre Composer $80,197,993 $19,098,469 $99,296,462
3/3/2006 Deep Sea 3D Composer $46,227,455 $41,778,182 $88,005,637
9/16/2005 The Corpse Bride Composer $53,359,111 $61,411,543 $114,770,654
7/15/2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Composer $206,459,076 $269,366,408 $475,825,484
6/30/2004 Spider-Man 2 Composer $373,524,485 $410,180,516 $783,705,001
12/10/2003 Big Fish Composer $66,432,867 $57,521,456 $123,954,323
6/20/2003 Hulk Composer $132,177,234 $113,052,000 $245,229,234
12/27/2002 Chicago Composer $170,687,518 $136,089,214 $306,776,732
10/4/2002 Red Dragon Composer $92,955,420 $113,500,000 $206,455,420
7/3/2002 Men in Black 2 Composer $190,418,803 $251,349,000 $441,767,803
5/3/2002 Spider-Man Composer $403,706,375 $418,000,000 $821,706,375
11/16/2001 Novocaine Additional Music $2,025,238 $497,690 $2,522,928
7/27/2001 Planet of the Apes Composer $180,011,740 $182,200,000 $362,211,740
3/30/2001 Spy Kids Composer $112,692,062 $85,000,000 $197,692,062
12/22/2000 The Family Man Composer $75,764,085 $48,951,778 $124,715,863
12/8/2000 Proof of Life Music Producer,
Composer 
$32,598,931 $30,162,074 $62,761,005
11/19/1999 Sleepy Hollow Composer $101,068,340 $106,000,000 $207,068,340
11/12/1999 Anywhere But Here Composer $18,653,615 $0 $18,653,615
6/4/1999 Instinct Composer $34,105,207 $0 $34,105,207
2/12/1999 My Favorite Martian Composer $36,850,101 $0 $36,850,101
12/25/1998 A Civil Action Composer $56,709,981 $0 $56,709,981
12/11/1998 A Simple Plan Composer $16,316,273 $0 $16,316,273
12/12/1997 Scream 2 Composer $101,363,301 $0 $101,363,301
12/5/1997 Good Will Hunting Composer $138,433,435 $87,500,000 $225,933,435
11/26/1997 Flubber Song Writer,
Composer 
$92,993,801 $85,000,000 $177,993,801
7/1/1997 Men in Black Composer $250,690,539 $337,100,000 $587,790,539
12/13/1996 Mars Attacks! Composer $37,771,017 $63,600,000 $101,371,017
9/27/1996 Extreme Measures Composer $17,378,193 $0 $17,378,193
8/23/1996 Freeway Composer $295,493 $0 $295,493
7/19/1996 The Frighteners Composer $16,553,635 $0 $16,553,635
5/21/1996 Mission: Impossible Composer $180,981,886 $276,716,108 $457,697,994
10/4/1995 Dead Presidents Composer $24,120,194 $0 $24,120,194
9/27/1995 To Die For Composer $21,284,514 $6,404,230 $27,688,744
3/24/1995 Dolores Claiborne Composer $24,262,193 $0 $24,262,193
1/13/1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight Composer $21,089,146 $0 $21,089,146
7/29/1994 Black Beauty Composer $4,428,830 $0 $4,428,830
10/13/1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Composer $50,408,318 $0 $50,408,318
2/19/1993 Army of Darkness Composer $11,502,976 $10,000,000 $21,502,976
2/5/1993 Sommersby Composer $50,081,992 $90,000,000 $140,081,992
7/31/1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Composer $14,231,669 $0 $14,231,669
6/18/1992 Batman Returns Composer $162,833,635 $103,990,656 $266,824,291
3/13/1992 Article 99 Composer $6,281,089 $0 $6,281,089
8/9/1991 Pure Luck Composer $22,641,969 $0 $22,641,969
12/7/1990 Edward Scissorhands Composer $53,976,987 $0 $53,976,987
8/24/1990 Darkman Composer $32,942,739 $0 $32,942,739
6/15/1990 Dick Tracy Composer $103,738,726 $59,000,000 $162,738,726
2/16/1990 Nightbreed Composer $8,000,000 $0 $8,000,000
1/12/1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Mas… Composer $5,697,588 $0 $5,697,588
6/23/1989 Batman Composer $251,188,924 $160,160,000 $411,348,924
6/16/1989 Ghostbusters II Composer $112,494,738 $103,005,262 $215,500,000
11/23/1988 Scrooged Composer $59,450,353 $0 $59,450,353
7/22/1988 Big Top Pee-Wee Composer $15,122,324 $0 $15,122,324
7/20/1988 Midnight Run Composer $38,413,606 $43,200,000 $81,613,606
3/30/1988 Beetle Juice Composer $73,326,666 $0 $73,326,666
11/20/1987 Teen Wolf Too Composer $7,888,000 $0 $7,888,000
7/22/1987 Summer School Composer $35,114,428 $0 $35,114,428
10/22/1986 Something Wild Composer $8,362,000 $0 $8,362,000
8/22/1986 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Composer $8,025,872 $0 $8,025,872
6/13/1986 Back to School Composer $91,258,000 $0 $91,258,000
7/26/1985 Pee Wee's Big Adventure Composer $40,940,662 $0 $40,940,662
5/4/1984 Sixteen Candles Composer $23,686,027 $0 $23,686,027
8/13/1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Composer $27,092,880 $0 $27,092,880
Movies: 93Totals:$8,276,105,788$9,548,716,600$17,824,822,388
  Averages:$88,990,385$102,674,372$191,664,757