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John Lasseter

Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $11,458,001,884 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Frozen (Executive Producer), Inside Out (Executive Producer), Toy Story 3 (Executive Producer), Toy Story 3 (Story Creator), Monsters University (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story)
Most productive collaborators: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Jennifer Lee, Tom MacDougall

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Box Office
Box Office
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As an ActorInverviewee1$55,513$0$55,513
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer21$4,359,651,242$7,098,350,642$11,458,001,884
Story Creator7$1,541,090,319$2,009,138,255$3,550,228,574

Featured Blu-ray Review: Studio Ghibli Double-Feature: The Cat Returns and Spirited Away

June 16th, 2015

The Cat Returns

This week we have two Studio Ghibli films making their Blu-ray debuts. The first, Spirited Away, is one of their best-known movies. The other, The Cat Returns, is not. Fans of the studio will obviously want to pick up both of these Blu-rays, but will they have appeal beyond the hardcore fans? More...

2014 Preview: July

July 1st, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.


Analysis: March Bankability and the Top Dramatic Actors

April 1st, 2014

In the March update to our Bankability Index, our list of industry influencers increases to 14 people and we examine the top actors and actresses in dramatic roles in movies.

Overall, March's chart reflects the relatively modest start to the year at the box office. Samuel L. Jackson moves back into second place in the overall chart thanks to his appearance in RoboCop, Hans Zimmer was helped by his composing for Winter's Tale and Son of God (and will be further helped in April's chart through his involvement in Divergent–does the man ever sleep?). Leonardo DiCaprio continues to benefit from his producing roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Out of the Furnace and Runner Runner. Finally, Frozen helps John Lasseter solidify his 11th place in the chart.

This month's new entry is Morgan Freeman, who got a very handy boost from his voice role in The LEGO Movie, and was also helped by some work we did on our archive of credits. That combination takes him to 14th on the Worldwide Chart, up 3 places from February.

All this activity has kept us pretty busy, but it's our new Bankability feature that really kept us burning the midnight oil this month: The Bankability Index Casting and Hiring Guides... More...

Analysis: DiCaprio and Lasseter Big Gainers in February's Bankability Index

February 20th, 2014

Box office powerhouse Frozen has propelled head of Disney Animation (and Pixar) John Lasseter into 11th place in The Numbers Bankability Index for February. The Index measures the value people generate in the industry, and Lasseter certainly deserves his place towards the top of the chart, having built Pixar into an animation powerhouse, and rebuilt Disney's in-house animation studio so effectively that it's close to knocking Pixar off its perch as the industry leader. More...

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5/22/2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Himself  $55,513 $0 $55,513
Movies: 1Totals:$55,513$0$55,513
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6/15/2018 Toy Story 4 Director,
$0 $0 $0
6/16/2017 Cars 3 Director $0 $0 $0
11/25/2015 The Good Dinosaur Executive Producer $9,800,000 $0 $9,800,000
6/19/2015 Inside Out Executive Producer $356,285,830 $495,400,000 $851,685,830
11/7/2014 Big Hero 6 Executive Producer $222,527,828 $429,600,000 $652,127,828
7/18/2014 Planes: Fire and Rescue Executive Producer $59,157,732 $37,500,000 $96,657,732
11/22/2013 Frozen Executive Producer $400,738,009 $873,496,971 $1,274,234,980
8/9/2013 Disney Planes Story Creator,
Executive Producer 
$90,282,580 $129,500,000 $219,782,580
6/21/2013 Monsters University Executive Producer $268,488,329 $475,100,000 $743,588,329
11/2/2012 Wreck-It Ralph Executive Producer $189,412,677 $284,000,000 $473,412,677
6/22/2012 Brave Executive Producer $237,282,182 $317,324,350 $554,606,532
7/15/2011 Winnie the Pooh Executive Producer $26,692,846 $23,452,761 $50,145,607
6/24/2011 Cars 2 Story Creator,
$191,450,875 $368,704,508 $560,155,383
11/24/2010 Tangled Executive Producer $200,821,936 $385,760,000 $586,581,936
6/18/2010 Toy Story 3 Story Creator,
Executive Producer 
$415,004,880 $654,813,349 $1,069,818,229
11/25/2009 The Princess and the Frog Executive Producer $104,400,899 $166,596,479 $270,997,378
8/14/2009 Gake no ue no Ponyo Producer - English Dub,
Director - English Dub 
$15,090,399 $190,222,267 $205,312,666
5/29/2009 Up Executive Producer $293,004,164 $438,538,457 $731,542,621
11/21/2008 Bolt Executive Producer $114,053,759 $213,961,450 $328,015,209
6/27/2008 WALL-E Executive Producer $223,808,164 $308,782,830 $532,590,994
6/29/2007 Ratatouille Executive Producer $206,445,654 $420,104,041 $626,549,695
6/9/2006 Cars Director,
Story Creator,
$244,082,982 $217,568,264 $461,651,246
11/5/2004 The Incredibles Executive Producer $261,441,092 $353,285,660 $614,726,752
5/30/2003 Finding Nemo Executive Producer $380,529,370 $555,900,000 $936,429,370
9/20/2002 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi Executive Producer U… $10,049,886 $264,900,000 $274,949,886
11/2/2001 Monsters, Inc. Executive Producer $289,423,425 $270,334,294 $559,757,719
11/19/1999 Toy Story 2 Story Creator,
$245,823,397 $265,506,097 $511,329,494
11/20/1998 A Bug's Life Story Creator,
$162,792,677 $200,296,754 $363,089,431
11/22/1995 Toy Story Director,
Story Creator 
$191,652,928 $172,749,283 $364,402,211
Movies: 29Totals:$5,410,544,500$8,513,397,815$13,923,942,315