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Roman Polanski

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $413,952,173 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #350)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Ninth Gate (Director), The Ninth Gate (Producer), The Ninth Gate (Screenwriter), Rosemary's Baby (Director), Carnage (Director)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Man with Knife (Chinatown), Himself (Grosse Fatigue), Detective Jacques (Rush Hour 3)
Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Frank Langella, Enrique Urbizu, James Russo

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Box Office
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As an ActorSupporting1$140,125,968$116,459,914$256,585,882
Documentary Subject1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesDirector15$172,517,380$241,434,793$413,952,173

Limited Releases: Every Third Person Should See a Limited Release

June 20th, 2014

Third Person poster

There are a dozen limited releases on this week's list, including five films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Unfortunately, I don't think any of them will be monster hits. There's a Code Black, documentary, which is a genre that rarely finds breakout success. There's Coherence, a high concept Sci-fi movie that will likely be too out there to find an audience. Norte, the End of History, a four-hour foreign-language film, which will reduce its target demographic and the number of screenings that can be shown. A Summer Tale, a French film from 1996, which is making its theatrical debut. And finally Venus and Fur, which is probably going to be the biggest limited release hit of the weekend, but I really doubt it will expand wide enough to find a measure of mainstream success. More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

Limited Releases: Limited Releases are Frozen Out

November 22nd, 2013

Frozen poster

This week's list of limited releases is kind of mixed. Frozen is coming out this week for a prestige opening before expanding wide on Wednesday and it is virtually guaranteed box office success. On the other hand, most of the rest of the films are documentaries, which almost never have breakout success. Every documentary on this list looks interesting, but of the non-Frozen releases, I think Philomena has the best shot at box office success. More...

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11/22/2013 Weekend of a Champion Himself  $0 $0 $0
8/10/2007 Rush Hour 3 Detective Jacques  $140,125,968 $116,459,914 $256,585,882
7/12/1995 Grosse Fatigue Himself  $142,852 $0 $142,852
6/21/1974 Chinatown Man with Knife  $23,169,837 $0 $23,169,837
Movies: 4Totals:$163,438,657$116,459,914$279,898,571
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9/23/2014 Macbeth Director $0 $0 $0
6/20/2014 La Vénus à la fourrure Director,
$342,183 $7,503,022 $7,845,205
11/22/2013 Weekend of a Champion Producer $0 $0 $0
12/16/2011 Carnage Screenwriter,
$2,546,747 $35,565,407 $38,112,154
2/19/2010 The Ghost Writer Director $15,541,549 $49,990,942 $65,532,491
9/23/2005 Oliver Twist Director $2,070,920 $24,600,000 $26,670,920
12/27/2002 The Pianist Director $32,519,322 $79,334,860 $111,854,182
3/10/2000 The Ninth Gate Director,
$18,653,746 $39,740,562 $58,394,308
9/19/1997 Repulsion Director $5,000 $0 $5,000
12/23/1994 Death and the Maiden Director $3,038,495 $0 $3,038,495
4/1/1994 Bitter Moon Director $1,862,000 $0 $1,862,000
2/26/1988 Frantic Director $17,637,000 $0 $17,637,000
7/1/1986 Pirates Director $1,641,825 $4,700,000 $6,341,825
12/12/1980 Tess Director $20,093,330 $0 $20,093,330
6/21/1974 Chinatown Director $23,169,837 $0 $23,169,837
6/12/1968 Rosemary's Baby Director $33,395,426 $0 $33,395,426
Movies: 16Totals:$172,517,380$241,434,793$413,952,173