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James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard
By JNH et HZ.jpg: Yann de la marnederivative work: Butko [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 111 films, with $17,013,108,883 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Dark Knight (Composer), The Hunger Games (Composer), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Composer), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (Composer), Maleficent (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Angelina Jolie Pitt, M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer, Joe Roth, Palak Patel
Born: June 9th, 1951 (65 years old)

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  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesComposer111$8,114,274,280$8,898,834,603$17,013,108,883
Song Writer1$84,052,762$101,996,258$186,049,020
Editor1$36,853,222$0$36,853,222

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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
11/18/2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to F… Composer $191,375,903 $424,400,000 $615,775,903
4/22/2016 The Huntsman: Winter’s War Composer $48,003,015 $116,599,148 $164,602,163
12/25/2015 Concussion Composer $34,531,832 $15,831,958 $50,363,790
11/20/2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - … Composer $281,723,902 $368,799,525 $650,523,427
9/16/2015 Pawn Sacrifice Composer $2,436,308 $1,249,163 $3,685,471
4/3/2015 Cut Bank Composer $0 $137,642 $137,642
11/21/2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - … Composer $337,135,885 $429,516,403 $766,652,288
10/31/2014 Nightcrawler Composer $32,381,218 $17,953,200 $50,334,418
5/30/2014 Maleficent Composer $241,407,328 $517,129,407 $758,536,735
10/4/2013 Parkland Composer $641,439 $536,709 $1,178,148
5/31/2013 After Earth Composer $60,522,097 $190,977,568 $251,499,665
8/10/2012 The Bourne Legacy Composer $113,203,870 $167,152,050 $280,355,920
6/1/2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Composer $155,136,755 $245,880,169 $401,016,924
3/23/2012 The Hunger Games Composer $408,010,692 $269,912,687 $677,923,379
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne Composer $35,608,245 $25,840,890 $61,449,135
6/17/2011 Green Lantern Composer $116,601,172 $114,600,000 $231,201,172
2/11/2011 Gnomeo and Juliet Composer $99,967,670 $93,770,307 $193,737,977
1/14/2011 The Green Hornet Composer $98,780,042 $130,375,461 $229,155,503
12/10/2010 The Tourist Composer $67,631,157 $211,100,212 $278,731,369
8/20/2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Composer $29,197,642 $68,602,223 $97,799,865
7/23/2010 Salt Composer $118,311,368 $172,339,126 $290,650,494
7/1/2010 The Last Airbender Composer $131,772,187 $187,941,694 $319,713,881
2/13/2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Composer $44,277,350 $63,750,351 $108,027,701
12/31/2008 Defiance Composer $28,644,813 $24,342,941 $52,987,754
7/18/2008 The Dark Knight Composer $533,345,358 $469,546,000 $1,002,891,358
6/13/2008 The Happening Composer $64,506,874 $98,271,510 $162,778,384
1/18/2008 Mad Money Composer $20,668,843 $4,375,214 $25,044,057
12/25/2007 The Water Horse: Legend of the … Composer $40,412,817 $62,125,082 $102,537,899
12/25/2007 The Great Debaters Composer $30,226,144 $35,149 $30,261,293
12/21/2007 Charlie Wilson's War Composer $66,661,095 $52,851,676 $119,512,771
12/14/2007 I am Legend Composer $256,393,010 $329,139,674 $585,532,684
10/5/2007 Michael Clayton Composer $49,033,882 $43,953,769 $92,987,651
3/30/2007 The Lookout Composer $4,600,585 $954,433 $5,555,018
12/8/2006 Blood Diamond Composer $57,377,916 $114,000,000 $171,377,916
7/21/2006 Lady in the Water Composer $42,285,169 $30,500,000 $72,785,169
4/28/2006 R.V. Composer $71,724,497 $15,800,000 $87,524,497
2/17/2006 Freedomland Composer $12,512,886 $2,138,330 $14,651,216
12/14/2005 King Kong Composer $218,080,025 $332,437,332 $550,517,357
6/15/2005 Batman Begins Composer $205,343,774 $153,798,948 $359,142,722
4/22/2005 The Interpreter Composer $72,708,161 $90,045,676 $162,753,837
8/6/2004 Collateral Composer $100,170,152 $117,500,000 $217,670,152
7/30/2004 The Village Composer $114,197,520 $143,444,114 $257,641,634
3/5/2004 Hidalgo Composer $67,286,731 $40,800,000 $108,086,731
12/25/2003 Peter Pan Composer $48,417,850 $46,837,635 $95,255,485
3/21/2003 Dreamcatcher Composer $33,685,268 $42,000,000 $75,685,268
12/31/2002 Unconditional Love Composer $0 $0 $0
11/27/2002 Treasure Planet Composer $38,120,554 $53,679,446 $91,800,000
11/22/2002 The Emperor's Club Composer $14,060,950 $2,132,763 $16,193,713
8/2/2002 Signs Composer $227,965,690 $180,300,000 $408,265,690
4/5/2002 Big Trouble Composer $7,262,288 $1,226,583 $8,488,871
7/20/2001 America's Sweethearts Composer $93,607,673 $67,040,820 $160,648,493
6/8/2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Song Writer,
Composer 
$84,052,762 $101,996,258 $186,049,020
12/8/2000 Vertical Limit Composer $68,473,360 $145,026,640 $213,500,000
11/22/2000 Unbreakable Composer $94,999,143 $153,100,000 $248,099,143
5/19/2000 Dinosaur Composer $137,748,063 $218,400,000 $356,148,063
12/24/1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Composer $14,378,353 $0 $14,378,353
9/24/1999 Mumford Composer $4,559,569 $0 $4,559,569
9/10/1999 A Stir of Echoes Composer $21,133,087 $0 $21,133,087
8/6/1999 The Sixth Sense Composer $293,506,292 $379,300,000 $672,806,292
7/30/1999 Runaway Bride Composer $152,257,509 $157,880,669 $310,138,178
6/5/1998 A Perfect Murder Composer $67,658,331 $0 $67,658,331
12/25/1997 The Postman Composer $17,650,704 $3,190,419 $20,841,123
10/17/1997 Devil's Advocate Composer $61,007,424 $92,000,000 $153,007,424
6/20/1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Composer $126,813,153 $172,110,266 $298,923,419
5/9/1997 Father's Day Composer $28,681,080 $7,000,000 $35,681,080
4/25/1997 Romy and Michele's High School … Composer $29,235,353 $0 $29,235,353
3/21/1997 Liar Liar Composer $181,410,615 $121,300,000 $302,710,615
11/15/1996 Space Jam Composer $90,463,534 $159,736,466 $250,200,000
8/30/1996 The Trigger Effect Composer $3,608,238 $0 $3,608,238
4/5/1996 Primal Fear Composer $56,073,633 $46,500,000 $102,573,633
2/2/1996 The Juror Composer $22,730,924 $0 $22,730,924
1/12/1996 Eye for an Eye Composer $26,792,700 $0 $26,792,700
12/29/1995 Restoration Composer $4,100,000 $0 $4,100,000
7/28/1995 Waterworld Composer $88,246,220 $176,000,000 $264,246,220
5/5/1995 French Kiss Composer $38,863,798 $59,530,132 $98,393,930
3/10/1995 Outbreak Composer $67,823,573 $0 $67,823,573
2/17/1995 Just Cause Editor $36,853,222 $0 $36,853,222
11/23/1994 Junior Composer $36,763,355 $71,668,000 $108,431,355
6/24/1994 Wyatt Earp Composer $25,052,000 $0 $25,052,000
3/30/1994 Major League II Composer $30,626,182 $0 $30,626,182
1/21/1994 Intersection Composer $20,643,034 $0 $20,643,034
8/6/1993 The Fugitive Composer $183,875,760 $169,839,557 $353,715,317
5/7/1993 Dave Composer $63,270,710 $0 $63,270,710
2/26/1993 Falling Down Composer $40,903,593 $0 $40,903,593
1/15/1993 Alive Composer $36,299,670 $0 $36,299,670
1/1/1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Composer $57,115 $0 $57,115
10/16/1992 Night and the City Composer $6,202,756 $0 $6,202,756
9/30/1992 Glengarry Glen Ross Composer $10,725,228 $0 $10,725,228
8/14/1992 Diggstown Composer $4,495,615 $0 $4,495,615
12/25/1991 The Prince of Tides Composer $74,787,599 $0 $74,787,599
12/25/1991 Grand Canyon Composer $32,350,000 $7,748,309 $40,098,309
11/27/1991 My Girl Composer $58,011,485 $0 $58,011,485
10/4/1991 The Man in the Moon Composer $2,853,801 $0 $2,853,801
6/21/1991 Dying Young Composer $32,669,178 $48,595,295 $81,264,473
3/15/1991 Guilty by Suspicion Composer $9,445,090 $0 $9,445,090
2/15/1991 King Ralph Composer $33,512,735 $0 $33,512,735
11/21/1990 3 Men and a Little Lady Composer $71,609,321 $0 $71,609,321
8/10/1990 Flatliners Composer $61,308,153 $0 $61,308,153
4/18/1990 Marked for Death Composer $43,224,499 $0 $43,224,499
3/23/1990 Pretty Woman Composer $178,406,268 $254,239,604 $432,645,872
3/9/1990 Coupe De Ville Composer $592,089 $0 $592,089
8/25/1989 The Package Composer $10,647,219 $0 $10,647,219
4/7/1989 Major League Composer $49,793,054 $0 $49,793,054
11/4/1988 Everybody’s All-American Composer $12,638,294 $0 $12,638,294
9/9/1988 Some Girls Composer $401,421 $0 $401,421
3/11/1988 Off Limits Composer $7,242,035 $0 $7,242,035
1/22/1988 Five Corners Composer $969,000 $0 $969,000
1/1/1988 Promised Land Composer $316,199 $0 $316,199
11/6/1987 Russkies Composer $1,030,101 $0 $1,030,101
11/1/1986 Nobody's Fool Composer $563,358 $0 $563,358
10/3/1986 Tough Guys Composer $21,458,229 $0 $21,458,229
10/1/1986 8 Million Ways to Die Composer $1,305,114 $0 $1,305,114
Movies: 112Totals:$8,151,127,502$8,898,834,603$17,049,962,105
  Averages:$72,777,924$79,453,880$152,231,805