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Dennis Dugan

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $1,799,313,013 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #56)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Grown Ups (Director), Grown Ups 2 (Director), Just Go With It (Director), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (Director), Big Daddy (Director)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Cab Driver (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry), Homeless Guy (You Don't Mess With the Zohan), Coach Bellows (The Benchwarmers), David Brodsky (Parenthood), All American Dad (Problem Child)
Most productive collaborators: Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo, Kevin James, Allen Covert, Barry Bernardi

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$469,531,905$159,775,622$629,307,527
In Technical RolesDirector14$1,095,764,223$703,548,790$1,799,313,013
Executive Producer1$36,931,089$21,154,146$58,085,235

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
6/6/2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan Homeless Guy  $100,018,837 $102,892,154 $202,910,991
7/20/2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Cab Driver  $119,725,280 $65,983,182 $185,708,462
4/7/2006 The Benchwarmers Coach Bellows  $59,843,754 $5,219,972 $65,063,726
2/9/2001 Saving Silverman Referee  $19,351,569 $6,521,573 $25,873,142
6/25/1999 Big Daddy Reluctant Trick-or-Treat Giver  $163,479,795 $65,161,488 $228,641,283
2/16/1996 Happy Gilmore Doug Thompson  $38,623,460 $2,380,952 $41,004,412
4/17/1992 Brain Donors Stage Hand  $860,365 $0 $860,365
7/27/1990 Problem Child All American Dad  $53,470,891 $18,800,004 $72,270,895
8/2/1989 Parenthood David Brodsky  $100,047,830 $26,250,000 $126,297,830
2/5/1988 She's Having a Baby Bill  $16,031,707 $0 $16,031,707
1/1/1988 The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Mr. Settigren  $3,569,939 $0 $3,569,939
8/14/1987 Can’t Buy Me Love David Miller  $31,623,833 $0 $31,623,833
4/10/1981 The Howling Chris  $17,985,000 $0 $17,985,000
Movies: 13Totals:$724,632,260$293,209,325$1,017,841,585
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/12/2013 Grown Ups 2 Director $133,668,525 $113,355,283 $247,023,808
6/15/2012 That's My Boy Executive Producer $36,931,089 $21,154,146 $58,085,235
11/11/2011 Jack and Jill Director $74,158,157 $76,361,060 $150,519,217
2/11/2011 Just Go With It Director $103,028,109 $111,946,844 $214,974,953
6/25/2010 Grown Ups Director $162,001,186 $110,222,244 $272,223,430
6/6/2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan Director $100,018,837 $102,892,154 $202,910,991
7/20/2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and L… Director $119,725,280 $65,983,182 $185,708,462
4/7/2006 The Benchwarmers Director $59,843,754 $5,219,972 $65,063,726
1/17/2003 National Security Director $36,288,951 $18,310,349 $54,599,300
2/9/2001 Saving Silverman Director $19,351,569 $6,521,573 $25,873,142
6/25/1999 Big Daddy Director $163,479,795 $65,161,488 $228,641,283
1/17/1997 Beverly Hills Ninja Director $31,245,344 $6,393,685 $37,639,029
2/16/1996 Happy Gilmore Director $38,623,460 $2,380,952 $41,004,412
4/17/1992 Brain Donors Director $860,365 $0 $860,365
7/27/1990 Problem Child Director $53,470,891 $18,800,004 $72,270,895
Movies: 15Totals:$1,132,695,312$724,702,936$1,857,398,248