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Janusz Kaminski

Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $5,186,661,348 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Cinematographer), Lincoln (Cinematographer), War of the Worlds (Cinematographer), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Cinematographer), Saving Private Ryan (Cinematographer)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Kahn, John Williams, Tom Cruise

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In Technical RolesCinematographer19$2,252,457,022$2,934,204,326$5,186,661,348

Weekend Estimates: Goosebumps Set to Win Tight Race

October 18th, 2015


A slightly-softer-than-expected (but still good) opening for Goosebumps will be enough to take the film to the top of the box office chart this weekend, according to studio projections released on Sunday morning. Sony expects the family horror adventure to come in with $23.5 million on opening weekend, which is a solid enough start, and sets the film up for a good run, helped by strong reviews and Halloween coming up in a couple of weeks. The Martian will land in second with a projected $21.5 million as of this morning, a slightly steeper-than-expected 42% decline from last weekend, and a total to date around $144 million. In general, we’re looking at quite a few steep drops from last weekend thanks to an unfavorable comparison with the Columbus Day long weekend and a batch of new releases. More...

Analysis: The Numbers Bankability Index Under the Covers

November 13th, 2013

On Tuesday we launched The Numbers Bankability Index, a new service to help assess the value that different people bring to the industry, from actors and actresses to directors, screenwriters, producers, and anyone else involved in the creative process of making a movie. In this article, I'll look more deeply into how the Index is compiled, and how we use the tools behind it to analyze questions about people in movies.

If you haven't already, now's a good time to look at our announcement video, and the November Edition of the Worldwide Bankability Index. More...

Box Office
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Box Office
10/16/2015 Bridge of Spies Director of Photography $65,698,276 $20,400,000 $86,098,276
10/10/2014 The Judge Director of Photography $47,119,388 $29,000,000 $76,119,388
11/9/2012 Lincoln Director of Photography $182,207,973 $91,138,308 $273,346,281
12/25/2011 War Horse Director of Photography $79,883,359 $76,932,170 $156,815,529
12/17/2010 How Do You Know? Cinematographer $30,212,620 $19,415,557 $49,628,177
7/31/2009 Funny People Cinematographer $51,855,045 $20,025,260 $71,880,305
5/22/2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom o… Cinematographer $317,023,851 $469,534,294 $786,558,145
11/30/2007 Le Scaphandre et le Papillon Director of Photography $5,990,075 $16,764,397 $22,754,472
12/23/2005 Munich Cinematographer $47,379,090 $84,113,682 $131,492,772
6/29/2005 War of the Worlds Cinematographer $234,280,354 $372,556,181 $606,836,535
6/18/2004 The Terminal Cinematographer $77,073,959 $141,600,000 $218,673,959
12/25/2002 Catch Me if You Can Cinematographer $164,606,800 $191,005,491 $355,612,291
6/21/2002 Minority Report Cinematographer $132,024,714 $226,800,000 $358,824,714
6/29/2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI Cinematographer $78,616,689 $157,283,311 $235,900,000
7/24/1998 Saving Private Ryan Cinematographer $216,119,491 $268,700,000 $484,819,491
12/12/1997 Amistad Director of Photography $44,175,394 $14,037,559 $58,212,953
5/22/1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Cinematographer $229,074,524 $389,552,320 $618,626,844
12/13/1996 Jerry Maguire Director of Photography $153,620,822 $120,047,408 $273,668,230
12/15/1993 Schindler's List Director of Photography $95,494,598 $225,298,388 $320,792,986
Movies: 19Totals:$2,252,457,022$2,934,204,326$5,186,661,348