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Renny Harlin

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,158,745,957 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #122)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Die Hard 2 (Director), Deep Blue Sea (Director), Cliffhanger (Director), Exorcist: The Beginning (Director), The Legend of Hercules (Director)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Replacement Driver (Driven), Student in classroom (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master), Pirate with rifle (Cutthroat Island), Kuuluttajan ääni laivalla (Born American)
Most productive collaborators: Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Jay Longino, Fan Bingbing, BenDavid Grabinski

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorCameo3$46,035,567$30,500,000$76,535,567
In Technical RolesDirector19$525,410,873$633,335,084$1,158,745,957

Weekend Predictions: Will Survivor Be Lonely At the Top?

January 10th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

There is only one truly new wide release this weekend: The Legend of Hercules. This film is earning zero positive reviews and most analysts think it will miss the top five. Fortunately, there are a couple of limited releases expanding wide this weekend that should help compensate. Lone Survivor is the most obviously mainstream hit and it has been doing surprisingly well in limited release. Meanwhile, Her is probably too out there to be a mainstream hit, but its reviews suggest it should at least do well with those looking for Oscar-quality films. This weekend last year was the weekend Zero Dark Thirty expanded wide. It pulled in $24.44 million over the weekend, which is a figure Lone Survivor might match. Unfortunately for 2014, 2013 had much better depth at the box office, so even if the Lone Survivor does get to $25 million or beyond, it still looks like the year will continue lower than last year. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
4/27/2001 Driven Replacement Driver  $32,616,869 $22,000,000 $54,616,869
12/22/1995 Cutthroat Island Pirate with rifle  $10,017,322 $8,500,000 $18,517,322
8/19/1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Drea… Student in classroom  $49,369,899 $0 $49,369,899
8/29/1986 Born American Kuuluttajan ääni laivalla  $3,401,376 $0 $3,401,376
Movies: 4Totals:$95,405,466$30,500,000$125,905,466
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Box Office
Box Office
9/2/2016 Skiptrace Director $1,792 $134,673,667 $134,675,459
1/10/2014 The Legend of Hercules Producer,
$18,848,538 $40,104,781 $58,953,319
8/23/2013 Devil's Pass Producer,
$0 $5,272,302 $5,272,302
8/19/2011 5 Days of War Director $17,479 $70,314 $87,793
3/27/2009 12 Rounds Director $12,234,694 $5,071,954 $17,306,648
5/27/2008 Cleaner Director $0 $3,768,452 $3,768,452
9/8/2006 The Covenant Director $23,364,784 $14,800,000 $38,164,784
5/13/2005 Mindhunters Director $4,476,235 $12,090,000 $16,566,235
8/20/2004 Exorcist: The Beginning Director $41,814,863 $2,142,678 $43,957,541
4/27/2001 Driven Director $32,616,869 $22,000,000 $54,616,869
7/28/1999 Deep Blue Sea Director $73,648,228 $91,400,000 $165,048,228
10/11/1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Director,
$33,447,612 $0 $33,447,612
12/22/1995 Cutthroat Island Director $10,017,322 $8,500,000 $18,517,322
5/28/1993 Cliffhanger Director $84,049,211 $170,950,789 $255,000,000
7/11/1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Director $20,423,389 $0 $20,423,389
7/3/1990 Die Hard 2 Director $117,323,878 $122,490,147 $239,814,025
8/19/1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Th… Director $49,369,899 $0 $49,369,899
3/4/1988 Prison Director $354,704 $0 $354,704
8/29/1986 Born American Director $3,401,376 $0 $3,401,376
Movies: 19Totals:$525,410,873$633,335,084$1,158,745,957