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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer
Richard Yaussi [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 93 films, with $26,231,660,232 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Dark Knight (Composer), The Dark Knight Rises (Composer), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Composer), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Composer), Man of Steel (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Michael Caine, Lee Smith, Thomas Tull

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesComposer93$10,535,479,066$15,696,181,166$26,231,660,232
Music Producer6$717,580,238$996,219,210$1,713,799,448
Executive Music Producer3$235,187,971$335,409,541$570,597,512
Song Writer3$66,976,290$0$66,976,290
Score Producer2$173,567,484$156,493,313$330,060,797
Additional Music2$94,936,380$86,000,000$180,936,380
Executive Producer1$89,760,956$350,400,000$440,160,956
Line Producer1$34,327,391$0$34,327,391

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Interstellar

March 30th, 2015

Interstellar is the latest film from Christopher Nolan, a director who has performed amazingly well at the box office. He's also never directed a film that earned bad reviews. Is this film as good as his past record? Or are there flaws starting to show in his directing style? More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

Analysis: March Bankability and the Top Dramatic Actors

April 1st, 2014

In the March update to our Bankability Index, our list of industry influencers increases to 14 people and we examine the top actors and actresses in dramatic roles in movies.

Overall, March's chart reflects the relatively modest start to the year at the box office. Samuel L. Jackson moves back into second place in the overall chart thanks to his appearance in RoboCop, Hans Zimmer was helped by his composing for Winter's Tale and Son of God (and will be further helped in April's chart through his involvement in Divergent–does the man ever sleep?). Leonardo DiCaprio continues to benefit from his producing roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Out of the Furnace and Runner Runner. Finally, Frozen helps John Lasseter solidify his 11th place in the chart.

This month's new entry is Morgan Freeman, who got a very handy boost from his voice role in The LEGO Movie, and was also helped by some work we did on our archive of credits. That combination takes him to 14th on the Worldwide Chart, up 3 places from February.

All this activity has kept us pretty busy, but it's our new Bankability feature that really kept us burning the midnight oil this month: The Bankability Index Casting and Hiring Guides... More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

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...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/25/2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Composer $330,360,194 $537,800,000 $868,160,194
1/29/2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Composer $143,528,619 $375,100,000 $518,628,619
1/15/2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers o… Executive Music Prod… $52,853,219 $15,200,000 $68,053,219
10/2/2015 Freeheld Composer $546,201 $1,058,753 $1,604,954
7/1/2015 Terminator: Genisys Executive Producer $89,760,956 $350,400,000 $440,160,956
4/1/2015 Woman in Gold Composer $33,307,793 $23,450,345 $56,758,138
3/6/2015 Chappie Composer $31,569,268 $73,432,788 $105,002,056
11/5/2014 Interstellar Composer $188,017,894 $477,400,000 $665,417,894
5/2/2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Composer $202,853,933 $506,142,403 $708,996,336
3/21/2014 Divergent Executive Score Prod… $150,947,895 $125,067,070 $276,014,965
2/28/2014 Son of God Composer $59,700,064 $11,249,729 $70,949,793
2/14/2014 Winter's Tale Composer $12,600,231 $9,868,389 $22,468,620
11/1/2013 Last Love Composer $0 $0 $0
10/18/2013 12 Years a Slave Composer $56,671,993 $124,353,350 $181,025,343
9/20/2013 Rush Composer $26,947,624 $71,283,215 $98,230,839
7/2/2013 The Lone Ranger Music $89,302,115 $170,700,000 $260,002,115
6/14/2013 Man of Steel Composer $291,045,518 $376,954,000 $667,999,518
2/1/2013 Bullet to the Head Music Producer $9,489,829 $13,108,140 $22,597,969
1/25/2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Executive Music Prod… $55,703,475 $159,246,241 $214,949,716
7/20/2012 The Dark Knight Rises Composer $448,139,099 $636,300,000 $1,084,439,099
6/8/2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Composer $216,391,482 $530,529,789 $746,921,271
12/16/2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Music Producer,
Composer 
$186,848,418 $348,815,025 $535,663,443
5/26/2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Composer $165,249,063 $499,588,484 $664,837,547
5/20/2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On St… Composer $241,063,875 $804,600,000 $1,045,663,875
3/4/2011 Rango Composer $123,257,581 $122,246,993 $245,504,574
1/14/2011 The Dilemma Composer $48,475,290 $22,071,575 $70,546,865
11/5/2010 Megamind Composer $148,415,853 $173,471,355 $321,887,208
7/16/2010 Inception Composer $292,576,195 $540,008,221 $832,584,416
7/9/2010 Despicable Me Music Producer,
Composer 
$251,513,985 $291,981,048 $543,495,033
12/25/2009 It's Complicated Composer $112,735,375 $111,879,369 $224,614,744
12/25/2009 Sherlock Holmes Composer $209,028,679 $289,409,533 $498,438,212
5/15/2009 Angels & Demons Composer $133,375,846 $357,500,000 $490,875,846
12/5/2008 Frost/Nixon Music by $18,622,031 $9,830,914 $28,452,945
11/7/2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Composer $180,010,950 $419,505,894 $599,516,844
7/18/2008 The Dark Knight Composer $533,345,358 $469,546,000 $1,002,891,358
6/6/2008 Kung Fu Panda Composer $215,434,591 $416,475,940 $631,910,531
11/2/2007 Bee Movie Executive Music Prod… $126,631,277 $160,963,300 $287,594,577
7/27/2007 The Simpsons Movie Composer $183,135,014 $343,936,008 $527,071,022
5/24/2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At Wo… Composer $309,420,425 $654,000,000 $963,420,425
12/8/2006 The Holiday Composer $63,280,000 $141,910,324 $205,190,324
7/7/2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead … Composer $423,315,812 $642,900,000 $1,066,215,812
5/19/2006 The Da Vinci Code Composer $217,536,138 $550,284,321 $767,820,459
5/19/2006 Over the Hedge Music Producer $155,019,340 $188,377,907 $343,397,247
2/10/2006 Curious George Music Producer $58,640,119 $12,412,485 $71,052,604
10/28/2005 The Weather Man Composer $12,482,775 $2,984,186 $15,466,961
10/5/2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of … Music Producer $56,068,547 $141,524,605 $197,593,152
6/15/2005 Batman Begins Composer $205,343,774 $153,798,948 $359,142,722
5/27/2005 Madagascar Composer $193,595,521 $362,964,045 $556,559,566
3/18/2005 The Ring Two Additional Music $75,941,727 $86,000,000 $161,941,727
12/17/2004 Spanglish Composer $42,044,321 $12,300,000 $54,344,321
10/1/2004 Shark Tale Composer $161,412,000 $210,505,043 $371,917,043
7/30/2004 Thunderbirds Composer $6,768,055 $21,463,389 $28,231,444
7/7/2004 King Arthur Composer $51,877,963 $152,000,000 $203,877,963
12/12/2003 Something's Gotta Give Composer $124,685,242 $142,000,000 $266,685,242
12/5/2003 The Last Samurai Composer $111,110,575 $345,700,000 $456,810,575
9/12/2003 Matchstick Men Composer $36,873,198 $22,292,102 $59,165,300
3/7/2003 Tears of the Sun Composer $43,632,458 $42,000,000 $85,632,458
10/18/2002 The Ring Composer $129,094,024 $119,124,462 $248,218,486
5/24/2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Composer $73,215,310 $33,300,000 $106,515,310
12/28/2001 Black Hawk Down Composer $108,638,745 $51,052,340 $159,691,085
10/19/2001 Riding in Cars with Boys Composer $29,781,453 $0 $29,781,453
5/25/2001 Pearl Harbor Composer $198,539,855 $250,700,000 $449,239,855
2/9/2001 Hannibal Composer $165,092,266 $185,008,014 $350,100,280
1/19/2001 The Pledge Composer $19,719,930 $9,686,202 $29,406,132
12/22/2000 An Everlasting Piece Composer $75,078 $0 $75,078
5/24/2000 Mission: Impossible 2 Composer $215,409,889 $334,178,627 $549,588,516
5/5/2000 Gladiator Composer $187,683,805 $270,000,000 $457,683,805
3/31/2000 The Road to El Dorado Composer $50,802,661 $14,897,339 $65,700,000
2/5/1999 The Last Days Composer $419,762 $0 $419,762
12/23/1998 The Thin Red Line Composer $36,400,491 $61,308,543 $97,709,034
2/13/1998 The Borrowers Score Producer $22,619,589 $31,426,243 $54,045,832
12/24/1997 As Good as it Gets Composer $148,478,011 $165,633,912 $314,111,923
9/26/1997 The Peacemaker Composer $41,263,140 $21,704,228 $62,967,368
2/28/1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Composer $2,221,994 $0 $2,221,994
12/13/1996 The Preacher's Wife Composer $48,102,795 $0 $48,102,795
8/16/1996 The Fan Song Writer,
Composer 
$18,582,965 $0 $18,582,965
6/7/1996 The Rock Composer $134,069,511 $202,000,000 $336,069,511
2/16/1996 Muppet Treasure Island Composer,
Line Producer 
$34,327,391 $0 $34,327,391
2/9/1996 Broken Arrow Composer $70,645,997 $77,700,000 $148,345,997
8/4/1995 Something to Talk About Composer $50,865,589 $26,441,637 $77,307,226
7/12/1995 Nine Months Composer $69,660,733 $68,825,698 $138,486,431
5/12/1995 Crimson Tide Composer $91,387,195 $68,000,000 $159,387,195
12/9/1994 Drop Zone Composer $28,607,015 $0 $28,607,015
6/15/1994 The Lion King Composer $422,780,140 $564,700,000 $987,480,140
6/3/1994 Renaissance Man Composer $24,172,899 $0 $24,172,899
4/1/1994 The House of the Spirits Composer $6,217,413 $0 $6,217,413
10/1/1993 Cool Runnings Composer $68,856,263 $86,200,000 $155,056,263
9/10/1993 True Romance Composer $12,281,000 $28,980 $12,309,980
9/3/1993 Calendar Girl Composer,
Song Writer 
$2,501,113 $0 $2,501,113
3/19/1993 Point of No Return Composer $30,038,362 $0 $30,038,362
1/29/1993 Sniper Additional Music $18,994,653 $0 $18,994,653
12/18/1992 Toys Composer $21,452,082 $0 $21,452,082
7/1/1992 A League of Their Own Composer $107,533,925 $24,906,141 $132,440,066
2/21/1992 Radio Flyer Composer $4,651,977 $0 $4,651,977
7/10/1991 Regarding Henry Composer $43,001,500 $0 $43,001,500
5/24/1991 Backdraft Composer $77,868,585 $74,500,000 $152,368,585
5/24/1991 Thelma & Louise Composer $45,361,000 $0 $45,361,000
12/25/1990 Green Card Composer $29,804,169 $0 $29,804,169
9/28/1990 Pacific Heights Composer $29,381,956 $0 $29,381,956
6/27/1990 Days of Thunder Composer $82,670,733 $75,000,000 $157,670,733
5/18/1990 Bird on a Wire Composer $70,978,012 $67,719,000 $138,697,012
1/1/1990 Fools of Fortune Composer $83,000 $0 $83,000
12/13/1989 Driving Miss Daisy Composer $106,593,296 $0 $106,593,296
9/22/1989 Black Rain Song Writer,
Composer 
$45,892,212 $0 $45,892,212
12/16/1988 Rain Man Composer $172,825,435 $239,974,565 $412,800,000
Movies: 105Totals:$11,408,149,692$16,979,907,157$28,388,056,849
  Averages:$108,649,045$161,713,401$270,362,446