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Robert Rodriguez

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $1,181,782,080 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #126)
Best-known technical roles: Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (Director), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (Screenwriter), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (Producer), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (Editor), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (Composer)
Best-known acting roles: Himself (Side by Side)
Most productive collaborators: Elizabeth Avellan, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Bob Weinstein, Carla Gugino
Born: June 20th, 1968 (49 years old)

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee1$58,825$8,229$67,054
In Technical RolesDirector22$710,643,930$471,138,150$1,181,782,080
Screenwriter12$410,122,093$307,875,991$717,998,084
Producer11$505,991,878$419,931,890$925,923,768
Composer9$507,069,776$445,337,821$952,407,597
Editor9$467,455,502$377,787,083$845,242,585
Re-recording Mixer8$452,833,013$332,272,239$785,105,252
Cinematographer7$328,169,794$273,009,759$601,179,553
Visual Effects Supervisor2$138,354,277$75,868,688$214,222,965
Music Producer1$111,760,631$56,091,364$167,851,995
Production Designer1$56,330,657$41,082,870$97,413,527
Sound Effects Editor1$56,330,657$41,082,870$97,413,527
Executive Producer1$25,728,961$4,025$25,732,986
Supervising Film Editor1$25,728,961$4,025$25,732,986
Story Creator1$8,008,161$10,264,848$18,273,009

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 61,801-61,900) 61,872 $58,825
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 53,901-54,000) 53,973 $8,229
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 64,301-64,400) 64,378 $67,054
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 152 $328,169,794
Top Grossing Composer at the Domestic Box Office 79 $507,069,776
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office 79 $710,643,930
Top Grossing Editor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 154 $467,455,502
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,365 $25,728,961
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 $505,991,878
Top Grossing Production Designer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 430 $56,330,657
Top Grossing Re-recording Mixer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 $452,833,013
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 196 $410,122,093
Top Grossing Sound Effects Editor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 548 $56,330,657
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,539 $8,008,161
Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 274 $138,354,277
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 182 $273,009,759
Top Grossing Composer at the International Box Office 93 $445,337,821
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 184 $471,138,150
Top Grossing Editor at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 221 $377,787,083
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,884 $4,025
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 355 $419,931,890
Top Grossing Production Designer at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 484 $41,082,870
Top Grossing Re-recording Mixer at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 153 $332,272,239
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 416 $307,875,991
Top Grossing Sound Effects Editor at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 532 $41,082,870
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,372 $10,264,848
Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 418 $75,868,688
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 $601,179,553
Top Grossing Composer at the Worldwide Box Office 84 $952,407,597
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 126 $1,181,782,080
Top Grossing Editor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 $845,242,585
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,879 $25,732,986
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 280 $925,923,768
Top Grossing Production Designer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 466 $97,413,527
Top Grossing Re-recording Mixer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 $785,105,252
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 $717,998,084
Top Grossing Sound Effects Editor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 542 $97,413,527
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,560 $18,273,009
Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 354 $214,222,965

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 16th, 2014

September 16th, 2014

The Christmas Shopping Season is kicking into high gear with a great mix of first-run releases, as well as TV on DVD releases. The biggest release of the week is Godzilla and while it is worth picking up on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack, it isn't quite Pick of the Week material. For that, we turn to The Fault in Our Stars on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and Eraserhead on Blu-ray (Criterion Collection). It was a close call, but in the end, I went with The Fault in Our Stars. More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/17/2012 Side by Side Himself  $58,825 $8,229 $67,054
Movies: 1Totals:$58,825$8,229$67,054
  Averages:$58,825$8,229$67,054

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Jonny Quest Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2018 Hypnotic Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/21/2018 Alita: Battle Angel Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
8/22/2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Director,
Producer,
Editor,
Composer,
Director of Photography 
$13,757,804 $25,741,545 $39,499,349
10/11/2013 Machete Kills Story Creator,
Director of Photography,
Editor,
Composer,
Re-recording Mixer,
Director,
Producer 
$8,008,161 $10,264,848 $18,273,009
12/31/2011 Barbarella Director $0 $0 $0
8/19/2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the W… Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter 
$38,536,376 $42,144,807 $80,681,183
9/3/2010 Machete Producer,
Director,
Screenwriter,
Editor,
Visual Effects Super… 
$26,593,646 $19,777,324 $46,370,970
8/21/2009 Shorts Director $20,919,166 $8,951,635 $29,870,801
12/31/2007 Planet Terror Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $8,374,592 $8,374,592
4/6/2007 Grindhouse Screenwriter (Segmen…,
Editor (Segment "Pla…,
Composer (Segment "P…,
Director of Photogra…,
Producer,
Director (Segment "P…,
Re-recording Mixer (… 
$25,031,037 $25,156,752 $50,187,789
12/31/2005 Curandero Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
6/10/2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and … Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Editor,
Composer,
Director of Photography,
Re-recording Mixer 
$39,177,684 $30,248,282 $69,425,966
4/1/2005 Sin City Producer,
Director,
Editor,
Composer,
Director of Photography,
Re-recording Mixer 
$74,103,820 $84,424,098 $158,527,918
4/16/2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 Composer $66,207,920 $87,328,062 $153,535,982
9/12/2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico Producer,
Production Designer,
Editor,
Composer,
Cinematographer,
Re-recording Mixer,
Sound Effects Editor,
Director,
Screenwriter 
$56,330,657 $41,082,870 $97,413,527
7/25/2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Producer,
Editor,
Composer,
Director of Photography,
Visual Effects Super…,
Re-recording Mixer,
Music Producer,
Director,
Screenwriter 
$111,760,631 $56,091,364 $167,851,995
8/7/2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost … Director $85,846,296 $33,875,000 $119,721,296
3/30/2001 Spy Kids Screenwriter,
Producer,
Editor,
Composer,
Re-recording Mixer,
Director 
$112,692,062 $85,000,000 $197,692,062
12/25/1998 The Faculty Director $40,283,321 $0 $40,283,321
1/19/1996 From Dusk Till Dawn Executive Producer,
Supervising Film Editor,
Re-recording Mixer,
Director 
$25,728,961 $4,025 $25,732,986
12/25/1995 Four Rooms Director $4,301,000 $0 $4,301,000
8/25/1995 Desperado Director $25,532,388 $0 $25,532,388
2/26/1993 El Mariachi Director $2,040,920 $1,008 $2,041,928
Movies: 24Totals:$776,851,850$558,466,212$1,335,318,062
  Averages:$32,368,827$23,269,426$55,638,253

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Jonny Quest $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2018 Hypnotic $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/21/2018 Alita: Battle Angel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/22/2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6,317,683 2,894 $13,757,804 $39,499,349 34.8%
10/11/2013 Machete Kills $3,837,183 2,538 $8,008,161 $18,273,009 43.8%
12/31/2011 Barbarella $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/19/2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World $11,644,672 3,305 $38,536,376 $80,681,183 47.8%
9/3/2010 Machete $11,416,164 2,678 $26,593,646 $46,370,970 57.3%
8/21/2009 Shorts $6,410,339 3,105 $20,919,166 $29,870,801 70.0%
12/31/2007 Planet Terror $0 0 $0 $8,374,592 0.0%
4/6/2007 Grindhouse $11,596,613 2,629 $25,031,037 $50,187,789 49.9%
6/10/2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and L… $12,582,088 2,655 $39,177,684 $69,425,966 56.4%
4/1/2005 Sin City $29,120,273 3,230 $74,103,820 $158,527,918 46.7%
9/12/2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico $23,424,118 3,289 $56,330,657 $97,413,527 57.8%
7/25/2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over $33,417,739 3,388 $111,760,631 $167,851,995 66.6%
8/7/2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost D… $16,711,716 3,307 $85,846,296 $119,721,296 71.7%
3/30/2001 Spy Kids $26,546,881 3,191 $112,692,062 $197,692,062 57.0%
12/25/1998 The Faculty $11,633,495 2,365 $40,283,321 $40,283,321 100.0%
1/19/1996 From Dusk Till Dawn $10,240,805 2,007 $25,728,961 $25,732,986 100.0%
12/25/1995 Four Rooms $1,275,953 322 $4,301,000 $4,301,000 100.0%
8/25/1995 Desperado $7,910,446 2,027 $25,532,388 $25,532,388 100.0%
2/26/1993 El Mariachi $0 0 $2,040,920 $2,041,928 100.0%
Movies: 22Totals:  $710,643,930$1,181,782,080 
 Averages:$10,185,7351,951$32,301,997$53,717,36764.4%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/21/2018 Alita: Battle Angel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/22/2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6,317,683 2,894 $13,757,804 $39,499,349 34.8%
10/11/2013 Machete Kills $3,837,183 2,538 $8,008,161 $18,273,009 43.8%
8/19/2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World $11,644,672 3,305 $38,536,376 $80,681,183 47.8%
9/3/2010 Machete $11,416,164 2,678 $26,593,646 $46,370,970 57.3%
4/6/2007 Grindhouse $11,596,613 2,629 $25,031,037 $50,187,789 49.9%
6/10/2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and L… $12,582,088 2,655 $39,177,684 $69,425,966 56.4%
4/1/2005 Sin City $29,120,273 3,230 $74,103,820 $158,527,918 46.7%
9/12/2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico $23,424,118 3,289 $56,330,657 $97,413,527 57.8%
7/25/2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over $33,417,739 3,388 $111,760,631 $167,851,995 66.6%
3/30/2001 Spy Kids $26,546,881 3,191 $112,692,062 $197,692,062 57.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $505,991,878$925,923,768 
 Averages:$15,445,7652,709$45,999,262$84,174,88851.8%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Jonny Quest $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2018 Hypnotic $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/21/2018 Alita: Battle Angel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/11/2013 Machete Kills $3,837,183 2,538 $8,008,161 $18,273,009 43.8%
8/19/2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World $11,644,672 3,305 $38,536,376 $80,681,183 47.8%
9/3/2010 Machete $11,416,164 2,678 $26,593,646 $46,370,970 57.3%
12/31/2007 Planet Terror $0 0 $0 $8,374,592 0.0%
4/6/2007 Grindhouse $11,596,613 2,629 $25,031,037 $50,187,789 49.9%
12/31/2005 Curandero $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/10/2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and L… $12,582,088 2,655 $39,177,684 $69,425,966 56.4%
9/12/2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico $23,424,118 3,289 $56,330,657 $97,413,527 57.8%
7/25/2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over $33,417,739 3,388 $111,760,631 $167,851,995 66.6%
3/30/2001 Spy Kids $26,546,881 3,191 $112,692,062 $197,692,062 57.0%
Movies: 13Totals:  $418,130,254$736,271,093 
 Averages:$10,343,4971,821$32,163,866$56,636,23848.5%

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 152 $328,169,794
Top Grossing Composer at the Domestic Box Office 79 $507,069,776
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office 79 $710,643,930
Top Grossing Editor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 154 $467,455,502
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,365 $25,728,961
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 218 $505,991,878
Top Grossing Production Designer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 430 $56,330,657
Top Grossing Re-recording Mixer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 $452,833,013
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 196 $410,122,093
Top Grossing Sound Effects Editor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 548 $56,330,657
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,539 $8,008,161
Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 274 $138,354,277
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 182 $273,009,759
Top Grossing Composer at the International Box Office 93 $445,337,821
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 184 $471,138,150
Top Grossing Editor at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 221 $377,787,083
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,884 $4,025
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 355 $419,931,890
Top Grossing Production Designer at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 484 $41,082,870
Top Grossing Re-recording Mixer at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 153 $332,272,239
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 416 $307,875,991
Top Grossing Sound Effects Editor at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 532 $41,082,870
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,372 $10,264,848
Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 418 $75,868,688
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 $601,179,553
Top Grossing Composer at the Worldwide Box Office 84 $952,407,597
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 126 $1,181,782,080
Top Grossing Editor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 $845,242,585
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,879 $25,732,986
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 280 $925,923,768
Top Grossing Production Designer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 466 $97,413,527
Top Grossing Re-recording Mixer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 $785,105,252
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 $717,998,084
Top Grossing Sound Effects Editor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 542 $97,413,527
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,560 $18,273,009
Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 354 $214,222,965


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