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Sam Raimi

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $3,308,747,652 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #20)
Best-known technical roles: Spider-Man 3 (Director), Spider-Man 3 (Screenwriter), Spider-Man 2 (Director), Oz the Great and Powerful (Director), Spider-Man (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Cliff Look-a-Like (The Flintstones), Drive-In Security (Spies Like Us), Stick Coder (Indian Summer), Knight in Sweatshirt and Sneakers (Army of Darkness), Roma Meats Man (Innocent Blood)
Most productive collaborators: James Franco, Tobey Maguire, Mila Kunis, Michell Kapner, David Lindsay-Abaire

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo3$19,013,253$22,121,631$41,134,884
Supporting3$145,249,059$227,968,792$373,217,851
(Unclassified)4$72,726,813$27,000,000$99,726,813
In Technical RolesDirector15$1,525,472,659$1,783,274,993$3,308,747,652
Producer6$296,132,950$228,946,003$525,078,953
Screenwriter4$414,390,185$619,739,420$1,034,129,605
Story Creator3$423,712,898$601,868,427$1,025,581,325

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2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I - First-Run Releases and Franchise Box Sets

November 23rd, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, and normally franchise box sets as well, but this year none jump out as essential additions to the Holiday Gift guide. Worse still, 2017 has been awful at the box office with potential blockbuster after potential blockbuster getting savaged by critics and struggling at the box office. Additionally, some of the biggest and some of the best have been on the home market for nearly half a year, meaning nearly everyone who would want them, already own them. That doesn’t mean there are no films worth adding to this list, but the list is a little shorter than usual. On a side note, two of the films on this year’s list are from the MCU and it would have been three, but Thor: Ragnarok is still in theaters. If you know someone who loves the MCU, but has all of the movies, then check out this site, which has some more unique gift ideas. I specifically like the Spider-man Drone. More...

Home Market Releases for June 13th, 2017

June 12th, 2017

John Wick: Chapter Two

It’s a good week, but a shallow weak. The biggest release of the week is The Lego Batman Movie, which is also one of the best. There are a couple of other big releases that are must haves, like Dark Matter: Season Two, but the size and quality quickly drop-off after that. As for the Pick of the Week, the John Wick: Chapter Two Blu-ray Combo Pack claims that title. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Ash vs The Evil Dead: Season 1

August 22nd, 2016

Ash vs The Evil Dead: Season 1

Bruce Campbell returns to Evil Dead, this time in the TV show, Ash vs The Evil Dead. Turning a movie into a TV show, especially a cult classic from 30 years ago, seems like a risky prospect. Does it pay off? Will fans of the show want to pick it up? More...

Don’t Breathe Trailer

July 14th, 2016

Horror movie directed by Fede Alverez, produced by Sam Raimi opens August 26 ... Full Movie Details.

A trio of reckless thieves breaks into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong. More...

2013 Preview: March

March 1st, 2013

February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/22/2013 3 Geezers Director  $0 $0 $0
5/27/1994 The Flintstones Cliff Look-a-Like  $130,531,208 $227,968,792 $358,500,000
3/11/1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Hudsucker Brainstormer  $2,816,518 $12,121,631 $14,938,149
4/23/1993 Indian Summer Stick Coder  $14,717,851 $0 $14,717,851
2/19/1993 Army of Darkness Knight in Sweatshirt and Sneakers  $11,502,976 $10,000,000 $21,502,976
9/25/1992 Innocent Blood Roma Meats Man  $4,877,567 $0 $4,877,567
9/22/1990 Miller's Crossing Snickering Gunman  $4,693,759 $0 $4,693,759
3/13/1987 Evil Dead II Medieval Soldier  $5,923,044 $0 $5,923,044
12/6/1985 Spies Like Us Drive-In Security  $59,526,202 $0 $59,526,202
4/15/1983 The Evil Dead Hitchhiking Fisherman; Voice of Evil Force  $2,400,000 $27,000,000 $29,400,000
Movies: 10Totals:$236,989,125$277,090,423$514,079,548
  Averages:$23,698,913$27,709,042$51,407,955


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/22/2013 3 Geezers $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/27/1994 The Flintstones $37,182,745 2,587 $130,531,208 $358,500,000 36.4%
4/23/1993 Indian Summer $3,368,711 1,401 $14,717,851 $14,717,851 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $145,249,059$373,217,851 
 Averages:$13,517,1521,329$48,416,353$124,405,95068.2%

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All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2019 Crawl Producer $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Love May Fail Director $0 $0 $0
8/26/2016 Don’t Breathe Producer $89,217,875 $69,829,774 $159,047,649
5/22/2015 Poltergeist Producer $47,425,125 $48,400,000 $95,825,125
12/5/2014 Murder of a Cat Producer $0 $0 $0
4/5/2013 Evil Dead Story Creator $54,239,856 $43,538,500 $97,778,356
3/8/2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Director $234,770,996 $255,588,055 $490,359,051
8/31/2012 The Possession Producer $49,130,588 $33,794,476 $82,925,064
5/29/2009 Drag Me To Hell Director,
Screenwriter 
$42,100,625 $49,287,862 $91,388,487
5/4/2007 Spider-Man 3 Director,
Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$336,530,303 $558,329,927 $894,860,230
10/22/2004 The Grudge Producer $110,359,362 $76,921,753 $187,281,115
6/30/2004 Spider-Man 2 Director $373,524,485 $421,586,185 $795,110,670
5/3/2002 Spider-Man Director $403,706,375 $418,000,000 $821,706,375
12/19/2000 The Gift Director $12,008,642 $32,558,964 $44,567,606
9/17/1999 For Love of the Game Director $35,188,640 $10,924,000 $46,112,640
12/11/1998 A Simple Plan Director $16,316,273 $0 $16,316,273
2/10/1995 The Quick and the Dead Director $18,552,460 $0 $18,552,460
3/11/1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Screenwriter $2,816,518 $12,121,631 $14,938,149
2/19/1993 Army of Darkness Director $11,502,976 $10,000,000 $21,502,976
8/24/1990 Darkman Director,
Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$32,942,739 $0 $32,942,739
3/13/1987 Evil Dead II Director $5,923,044 $0 $5,923,044
4/25/1986 Crimewave Director $5,101 $0 $5,101
4/15/1983 The Evil Dead Director $2,400,000 $27,000,000 $29,400,000
Movies: 23Totals:$1,878,661,983$2,067,881,127$3,946,543,110
  Averages:$81,680,956$89,907,875$171,588,831

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Love May Fail $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/8/2013 Oz the Great and Powerful $79,110,453 3,912 $234,770,996 $490,359,051 47.9%
5/29/2009 Drag Me To Hell $15,825,480 2,510 $42,100,625 $91,388,487 46.1%
5/4/2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 4,324 $336,530,303 $894,860,230 37.6%
6/30/2004 Spider-Man 2 $88,156,227 4,166 $373,524,485 $795,110,670 47.0%
5/3/2002 Spider-Man $114,844,116 3,876 $403,706,375 $821,706,375 49.1%
12/19/2000 The Gift $11,827 807 $12,008,642 $44,567,606 26.9%
9/17/1999 For Love of the Game $13,041,685 2,933 $35,188,640 $46,112,640 76.3%
12/11/1998 A Simple Plan $390,563 675 $16,316,273 $16,316,273 100.0%
2/10/1995 The Quick and the Dead $6,515,861 2,158 $18,552,460 $18,552,460 100.0%
2/19/1993 Army of Darkness $4,424,535 1,391 $11,502,976 $21,502,976 53.5%
8/24/1990 Darkman $8,054,860 1,833 $32,942,739 $32,942,739 100.0%
3/13/1987 Evil Dead II $807,260 310 $5,923,044 $5,923,044 100.0%
4/25/1986 Crimewave $3,571 7 $5,101 $5,101 100.0%
4/15/1983 The Evil Dead $0 0 $2,400,000 $29,400,000 8.2%
Movies: 15Totals:  $1,525,472,659$3,308,747,652 
 Averages:$32,153,5301,927$101,698,177$220,583,17763.8%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2019 Crawl $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/26/2016 Don’t Breathe $26,411,706 3,384 $89,217,875 $159,047,649 56.1%
5/22/2015 Poltergeist $22,620,386 3,242 $47,425,125 $95,825,125 49.5%
12/5/2014 Murder of a Cat $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/31/2012 The Possession $17,732,480 2,860 $49,130,588 $82,925,064 59.2%
10/22/2004 The Grudge $39,128,715 3,348 $110,359,362 $187,281,115 58.9%
Movies: 6Totals:  $296,132,950$525,078,953 
 Averages:$17,648,8812,139$49,355,492$87,513,15955.9%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/5/2013 Evil Dead $25,775,847 3,025 $54,239,856 $97,778,356 55.5%
5/29/2009 Drag Me To Hell $15,825,480 2,510 $42,100,625 $91,388,487 46.1%
5/4/2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 4,324 $336,530,303 $894,860,230 37.6%
3/11/1994 The Hudsucker Proxy $0 0 $2,816,518 $14,938,149 18.9%
8/24/1990 Darkman $8,054,860 1,833 $32,942,739 $32,942,739 100.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $838,103,083$2,059,710,930 
 Averages:$51,420,5832,550$119,729,012$294,244,41956.5%


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