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Taika Waititi

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $29,528,670 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,276)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Director), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Screenwriter), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Producer), What We Do in the Shadows (Director), What We Do in the Shadows (Screenwriter)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Tom Kalmaku (Green Lantern), Viago (What We Do in the Shadows), Alamein (Boy)
Most productive collaborators: Ryan Reynolds, Martin Campbell, Blake Lively, Greg Berlanti, Peter Sarsgaard

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$116,857,383$115,092,081$231,949,464
Leading1$3,469,224$2,654,987$6,124,211
In Technical RolesDirector4$8,930,906$20,597,764$29,528,670
Screenwriter3$8,930,906$20,597,764$29,528,670
Producer2$8,674,695$20,105,683$28,780,378

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films

December 13th, 2015

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release... More...

Per Theater Chart: Shadow Steals Spotlight in Its Debut

February 18th, 2015

What We Do in the Shadows poster

What We Do in the Shadows dominated the per theater chart earning an average of $41,778 in two theaters. This is high enough to suggest the film will be able to expand significantly. Additionally, its reviews are stunning, so its chances at box office success are even better. However, the comedy stylings of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are not really mainstream and that might hurt its chances. The second place film on the per theater chart was the overall number one film, Fifty Shades of Grey, which earned an average of $23,360. The Last 5 Years was next with an average of $17,158 in three theaters. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem opened with an average of $12,105 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the second wide release of the week, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,300. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/13/2015 What We Do in the Shadows Viago  $3,469,224 $2,654,987 $6,124,211
3/2/2012 Boy Alamein  $256,211 $492,081 $748,292
6/17/2011 Green Lantern Tom Kalmaku  $116,601,172 $114,600,000 $231,201,172
Movies: 3Totals:$120,326,607$117,747,068$238,073,675
  Averages:$40,108,869$39,249,023$79,357,892
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/3/2017 Thor: Ragnarok Director $0 $0 $0
6/24/2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople Screenwriter,
Director,
Producer 
$5,205,471 $17,450,696 $22,656,167
2/13/2015 What We Do in the Shadows Producer,
Screenwriter,
Director 
$3,469,224 $2,654,987 $6,124,211
3/2/2012 Boy Screenwriter,
Director 
$256,211 $492,081 $748,292
Movies: 4Totals:$8,930,906$20,597,764$29,528,670
  Averages:$2,232,727$5,149,441$7,382,168