John Carpenter

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $305,982,697 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #373)
Best-Known Technical Roles: They Live (Director), Big Trouble in Little China (Director), The Ward (Director), Christine (Director), Escape from L.A. (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: Hector Gika, Amber Heard, Dean Cundey, Mamie Gummer, Doug Mankoff

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic Box OfficeInternational Box OfficeWorldwide Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)6$95,310,079$0$95,310,079
In Technical RolesDirector16$281,738,443$24,244,254$305,982,697
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
4/28/1995 Village of the Damned Man at Gas Station Phone  $3,222,450 $8,729,915 $8,729,915  
2/28/1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man Helicopter Pilot  $4,601,954 $14,358,033 $14,358,033 $40,000,000
8/15/1986 The Boy Who Could Fly The Coupe De Villes  $204,461 $7,177,431 $7,177,431  
7/1/1986 Big Trouble in Little China Worker in Chinatown    $11,100,000 $11,100,000  
12/14/1984 Starman Man in Helicopter  $2,872,022 $28,700,000 $28,700,000  
7/10/1981 Escape from New York Secret Service #2/Helicopter Pilot/Violin Player  $4,162,385 $25,244,700 $25,244,700 $6,000,000
Movies: 6Totals: $95,310,079$95,310,079 
  Averages:$2,510,545$15,885,013$15,885,013$7,666,667
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
7/8/2011 The Ward Director $7,760 $7,760 $1,252,014  
8/24/2001 John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars Director $3,804,452 $8,434,601 $8,434,601 $28,000,000
10/30/1998 Vampires Director $9,106,497 $20,268,825 $20,268,825 $20,000,000
8/9/1996 Escape from L.A. Director $8,912,557 $25,426,861 $25,426,861 $50,000,000
4/28/1995 Village of the Damned Director $3,222,450 $8,729,915 $8,729,915  
2/3/1995 In the Mouth of Madness Director $3,441,807 $8,924,549 $8,924,549  
2/28/1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man Director $4,601,954 $14,358,033 $14,358,033 $40,000,000
11/4/1988 They Live Director $4,827,903 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 $4,000,000
10/23/1987 Prince of Darkness Director $4,657,401 $14,182,000 $14,182,000  
7/1/1986 Big Trouble in Little China Director   $11,100,000 $11,100,000  
12/14/1984 Starman Director $2,872,022 $28,700,000 $28,700,000  
12/9/1983 Christine Director $3,408,904 $21,200,000 $21,200,000  
6/25/1982 The Thing Director $3,107,897 $13,782,838 $13,782,838  
7/10/1981 Escape from New York Director $4,162,385 $25,244,700 $25,244,700 $6,000,000
2/1/1980 The Fog Director   $21,378,361 $21,378,361 $1,000,000
10/17/1978 Halloween Director   $47,000,000 $70,000,000 $325,000