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Wolfgang Petersen

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $1,695,068,095 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #66)
Best-known technical roles: The Perfect Storm (Director), The Perfect Storm (Producer), Troy (Director), Air Force One (Director), Air Force One (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, David Benioff, Orlando Bloom, Homer

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesDirector10$776,217,802$918,850,293$1,695,068,095
Producer3$423,398,416$288,404,944$711,803,360
Executive Producer1$102,243,874$85,100,000$187,343,874

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/12/2006 Poseidon Director $60,674,817 $121,000,000 $181,674,817
5/14/2004 Troy Director $133,298,577 $350,862,688 $484,161,265
6/30/2000 The Perfect Storm Director,
Producer 
$182,618,434 $146,093,000 $328,711,434
7/25/1997 Air Force One Director,
Producer 
$172,956,409 $142,311,944 $315,268,353
3/10/1995 Outbreak Director,
Producer 
$67,823,573 $0 $67,823,573
7/9/1993 In the Line of Fire Director,
Executive Producer 
$102,243,874 $85,100,000 $187,343,874
10/11/1991 Shattered Director $11,511,031 $0 $11,511,031
12/20/1985 Enemy Mine Director $12,303,411 $0 $12,303,411
7/20/1984 Die Unendliche Geschichte Director $21,300,000 $0 $21,300,000
2/10/1982 Das Boot Director $11,487,676 $73,482,661 $84,970,337
Movies: 10Totals:$776,217,802$918,850,293$1,695,068,095
  Averages:$77,621,780$91,885,029$169,506,810

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/12/2006 Poseidon $22,155,410 3,555 $60,674,817 $181,674,817 33.4%
5/14/2004 Troy $46,865,412 3,411 $133,298,577 $484,161,265 27.5%
6/30/2000 The Perfect Storm $41,325,042 3,407 $182,618,434 $328,711,434 55.6%
7/25/1997 Air Force One $37,132,505 2,981 $172,956,409 $315,268,353 54.9%
3/10/1995 Outbreak $13,420,387 2,230 $67,823,573 $67,823,573 100.0%
7/9/1993 In the Line of Fire $15,269,388 2,129 $102,243,874 $187,343,874 54.6%
10/11/1991 Shattered $3,098,433 1,288 $11,511,031 $11,511,031 100.0%
12/20/1985 Enemy Mine $1,594,702 713 $12,303,411 $12,303,411 100.0%
7/20/1984 Die Unendliche Geschichte $4,325,823 950 $21,300,000 $21,300,000 100.0%
2/10/1982 Das Boot $26,994 29 $11,487,676 $84,970,337 13.5%
Movies: 10Totals:  $776,217,802$1,695,068,095 
 Averages:$18,521,4102,069$77,621,780$169,506,81063.9%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/30/2000 The Perfect Storm $41,325,042 3,407 $182,618,434 $328,711,434 55.6%
7/25/1997 Air Force One $37,132,505 2,981 $172,956,409 $315,268,353 54.9%
3/10/1995 Outbreak $13,420,387 2,230 $67,823,573 $67,823,573 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $423,398,416$711,803,360 
 Averages:$30,625,9782,873$141,132,805$237,267,78770.1%



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