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James Cameron

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $6,488,929,418 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Avatar (Director), Avatar (Screenwriter), Avatar (Producer), Titanic (Director), Titanic (Screenwriter)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (The Muse), Himself (The Muse), Himself (James Cameronís Deepsea Challenge 3D), Himself (Side by Side)
Most productive collaborators: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Jon Landau, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo2$23,229,908$0$23,229,908
Documentary Subject1$149,879$0$149,879
Inverviewee1$58,825$8,229$67,054
In Technical RolesScreenwriter12$2,097,459,676$4,391,469,742$6,488,929,418
Director12$1,965,198,977$4,256,969,174$6,222,168,151
Producer9$1,808,345,013$4,118,812,967$5,927,157,980
Executive Producer4$79,090,438$136,888,014$215,978,452
Editor1$760,507,625$2,023,411,357$2,783,918,982
Cinematographer1$658,672,302$1,548,943,366$2,207,615,668
Story Creator1$201,858,746$311,956,655$513,815,401

2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Mythbusters: Collection 13

August 10th, 2015

Mythbusters

Mythbusters has been on the air for roughly thirteen seasons. (It depends on whether you consider the three first specials as a separate season or not.) It has been a while since I watched the show consistently, but when I do catch the occasional episode, I'm usually entertained. Collection 13 has eight episodes on two discs. What episodes are they? And where do they rank on the show's average? More...

Ask About Our Limited Releases

August 8th, 2014

What If poster

Last week, there was only one limited release that I thought would do well, Calvary. This week might be even weaker. There is only one film earning a good amount of buzz, What If. Unfortunately, its reviews are likely not as good as they need to be. Again like last week, there are also a couple of documentaries that could find audiences in limited release: Fifi Howls from Happiness and The Dog. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey

June 19th, 2014

Cosmos debuted on TV in 1980 and featured Carl Sagan, who was arguably the most famous science communicator ever. When it was announced that the show was being re-booted as a mini-series, I was super excited, even more so when it was announced Neil deGrasse Tyson was the host, my anticipation grew even more. But did it grow too much? Could the show possibly live up to my expectations? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away

March 11th, 2013

I requested Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away for the same reason I requested Samsara. After reading numerous reviews, I had really no idea what the movie was about, which made it difficult to come up with keywords. Unfortunately with Samsara that didn't work out so well. I loved the movie, but there was no plot to describe. Is this movie going to be the same? More...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 23rd, 2012

This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. Unlike most years, I'm only halfway done with my Christmas shopping. So what recent, and not so recent releases are prime candidates for the perfect gift this year? Over the next month, we will go over several dozen possibilities with our annual Holiday Gift Guide, which is divided into into four sections. This week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on... More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/8/2014 James Cameronís Deepsea Challenge 3D Himself  $149,879 $0 $149,879
8/17/2012 Side by Side Himself  $58,825 $8,229 $67,054
8/27/1999 The Muse Himself  $11,614,954 $0 $11,614,954
8/27/1999 The Muse Himself  $11,614,954 $0 $11,614,954
Movies: 4Totals:$23,438,612$8,229$23,446,841
  Averages:$5,859,653$2,057$5,861,710
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2020 Avatar 3 Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2018 Avatar 4 Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Avatar 2 Screenwriter,
Director 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Fantastic Voyage Producer $0 $0 $0
8/8/2014 James Cameronís Deepsea Challen… Executive Producer $149,879 $0 $149,879
6/6/2013 Swan Lake Mariinsky Live Producer $0 $0 $0
12/21/2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Executive Producer $12,512,862 $15,500,000 $28,012,862
2/4/2011 Sanctum Executive Producer $23,209,310 $81,074,443 $104,283,753
12/18/2009 Avatar Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Editor 
$760,507,625 $2,023,411,357 $2,783,918,982
1/28/2005 Aliens of the Deep Producer,
Director 
$8,968,684 $3,797,000 $12,765,684
4/11/2003 Ghosts of the Abyss Director,
Producer 
$17,093,668 $11,687,000 $28,780,668
11/27/2002 Solaris Producer $14,970,038 $0 $14,970,038
12/19/1997 Titanic Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Director 
$658,672,302 $1,548,943,366 $2,207,615,668
10/6/1995 Strange Days Screenwriter $7,907,619 $0 $7,907,619
7/15/1994 True Lies Producer,
Screenwriter,
Director 
$146,273,950 $219,017,589 $365,291,539
7/12/1991 Point Break Executive Producer $43,218,387 $40,313,571 $83,531,958
7/2/1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Director,
Producer,
Story Creator,
Screenwriter 
$201,858,746 $311,956,655 $513,815,401
8/9/1989 The Abyss Director,
Screenwriter 
$49,710,458 $0 $49,710,458
7/18/1986 Aliens Screenwriter,
Director 
$85,160,248 $98,156,207 $183,316,455
5/22/1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II Screenwriter $150,415,432 $149,984,568 $300,400,000
10/26/1984 The Terminator Screenwriter,
Director 
$36,953,296 $40,000,000 $76,953,296
Movies: 21Totals:$2,217,582,504$4,543,841,756$6,761,424,260
  Averages:$105,599,167$216,373,417$321,972,584