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John Carpenter

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $305,983,951 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #420)
Best-Known Technical Roles: John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (Director), John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (Screenwriter), They Live (Director), Big Trouble in Little China (Director), The Ward (Director)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Man in Helicopter (Starman), Secret Service #2/Helicopter Pilot/Violin Player (Escape from New York), Helicopter Pilot (Memoirs of an Invisible Man), Worker in Chinatown (Big Trouble in Little China), The Coupe De Villes (The Boy Who Could Fly)
Most productive collaborators: Larry Sulkis, K.C. Colwell, Kurt Russell, Hector Gika, Amber Heard

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  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)6$95,310,079$0$95,310,079
In Technical RolesDirector17$281,738,443$24,245,508$305,983,951
Screenwriter1$8,434,601$0$8,434,601

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 15th, 2012

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and we are getting to the crunch time for gift shopping. After checking out first run releases and franchise box sets in Part I and TV on DVD releases in Part II, this week we look at limited releases, classics, and foreign films. Some are pretty obvious choices, as we had a few limited releases that broke into the mainstream during their theatrical releases, but there are also a few more films that slipped beneath the radar the last time around. The biggest of these is... More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/28/1995 Village of the Damned Man at Gas Station Phone  $8,729,915 $0 $8,729,915
2/28/1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man Helicopter Pilot  $14,358,033 $0 $14,358,033
8/15/1986 The Boy Who Could Fly The Coupe De Villes  $7,177,431 $0 $7,177,431
7/1/1986 Big Trouble in Little China Worker in Chinatown  $11,100,000 $0 $11,100,000
12/14/1984 Starman Man in Helicopter  $28,700,000 $0 $28,700,000
7/10/1981 Escape from New York Secret Service #2/Helicopter Pilot/Violin Player  $25,244,700 $0 $25,244,700
Movies: 6Totals:$95,310,079$0$95,310,079
  Averages:$15,885,013$0$15,885,013
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/8/2011 The Ward Director $7,760 $1,244,254 $1,252,014
3/2/2010 Elvis Director $0 $0 $0
8/24/2001 John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars Director,
Screenwriter 
$8,434,601 $0 $8,434,601
10/30/1998 Vampires Director $20,268,825 $0 $20,268,825
8/9/1996 Escape from L.A. Director $25,426,861 $0 $25,426,861
4/28/1995 Village of the Damned Director $8,729,915 $0 $8,729,915
2/3/1995 In the Mouth of Madness Director $8,924,549 $1,254 $8,925,803
2/28/1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man Director $14,358,033 $0 $14,358,033
11/4/1988 They Live Director $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
10/23/1987 Prince of Darkness Director $14,182,000 $0 $14,182,000
7/1/1986 Big Trouble in Little China Director $11,100,000 $0 $11,100,000
12/14/1984 Starman Director $28,700,000 $0 $28,700,000
12/9/1983 Christine Director $21,200,000 $0 $21,200,000
6/25/1982 The Thing Director $13,782,838 $0 $13,782,838
7/10/1981 Escape from New York Director $25,244,700 $0 $25,244,700
2/1/1980 The Fog Director $21,378,361 $0 $21,378,361
10/17/1978 Halloween Director $47,000,000 $23,000,000 $70,000,000
Movies: 17Totals:$281,738,443$24,245,508$305,983,951
  Averages:$16,572,850$1,426,206$17,999,056