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George A. Romero

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $266,319,662 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #766)
Best-known technical roles: Dawn of the Dead (Screenwriter), The Crazies (Executive Producer), George A. Romero's Land of the Dead (Director), George A. Romero's Land of the Dead (Screenwriter), Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (Screenwriter)
Best-known acting roles: FBI Agent in Memphis (The Silence of the Lambs), Washington reporter (Night of the Living Dead), Zombie with scarf (Day of the Dead), Himself (Birth of the Living Dead)
Born: February 4th, 1940
Died: July 16th, 2017

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee13$0$0$0
Documentary Subject2$9,802$0$9,802
Supporting1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)7$142,366,225$173,200,000$315,566,225
In Technical RolesScreenwriter17$144,164,792$122,154,870$266,319,662
Director15$74,610,698$77,692,760$152,303,458
Editor6$12,087,064$18,000,000$30,087,064
Executive Producer4$54,639,644$17,321,945$71,961,589
Cinematographer3$12,087,064$18,000,000$30,087,064

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,401-11,500) 11,440 $142,376,027
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 11,201-11,300) 11,216 $173,200,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,111 $315,576,027
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 625 $12,087,064
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 697 $74,610,698
Top Grossing Editor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 853 $12,087,064
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,674 $54,639,644
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 664 $144,164,792
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 577 $18,000,000
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 681 $77,692,760
Top Grossing Editor at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 798 $18,000,000
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,494 $17,321,945
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 873 $122,154,870
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 626 $30,087,064
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 692 $152,303,458
Top Grossing Editor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 855 $30,087,064
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,067 $71,961,589
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 766 $266,319,662

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


Home Market Releases for November 14th, 2017

November 13th, 2017

Kedi

It’s a bad week for screeners, as the screeners for both Atomic Blonde and Wind River are late. Both look like they are worth picking up, but not quite Pick of the Week material. There are a trio of contenders for this award: In This Corner of the World, Kedi, and Whose Streets? It was a close call, but in the end, Kedi came out on top. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 7th, 2014

January 5th, 2014

It is a relatively slow week this week. That's not to say there are no releases worth picking up, in fact, there's a close race for Pick of the Week. It's just none of the releases were monster hits at the theaters. This includes a couple of documentaries, The Act of Killing and Inequality for All, as well as a couple of TV on DVD releases, Archer: Season Four and Being Human: Complete Third Season. However, in the end, I went with We Are What We Are on DVD or Blu-ray for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Being Human: Complete Third Season on DVD or Blu-ray earns Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Indep… Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film Himself  $0 $0 $0
4/5/2016 A Fish Story Nick’s Dad  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom S… Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Chronicles of the Living Dead Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2014 Why Horror? Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2014 Doc of the Dead Himself  $0 $0 $0
10/18/2013 Birth of the Living Dead Himself  $9,802 $0 $9,802
12/31/2012 The Rep Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2010 The Walking Dead Girls Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2010 Under the Scares Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2009 Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: Th… Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2008 One for the Fire: The Legacy of the N… Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2008 Dead On: The Life and Cinema of Georg… Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/2006 Dead Eyes Open Wissenschaftler  $0 $0 $0
2/14/1991 The Silence of the Lambs FBI Agent in Memphis  $130,726,716 $145,000,000 $275,726,716
10/19/1990 Night of the Living Dead Washington reporter  $5,835,247 $0 $5,835,247
12/31/1987 Drive-In Madness! Himself  $0 $0 $0
12/31/1985 Flight of the Spruce Goose Gromero  $0 $0 $0
12/31/1985 Document of the Dead Himself  $0 $0 $0
6/30/1985 Day of the Dead Zombie with scarf  $5,804,262 $28,200,000 $34,004,262
12/31/1978 Martin Father Howard  $0 $0 $0
12/31/1971 There’s Always Vanilla Beer Commercial Director  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 23Totals:$142,376,027$173,200,000$315,576,027
  Averages:$6,190,262$7,530,435$13,720,697


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/1971 There’s Always Vanilla $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2013 Night of the Living 3D Dead Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
12/31/2011 Another Night of the Living Dead Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
5/28/2010 George A. Romero's Survival of … Screenwriter,
Director,
Executive Producer 
$101,740 $0 $101,740
2/26/2010 The Crazies Executive Producer $39,123,589 $17,321,945 $56,445,534
2/15/2008 Diary of the Dead Screenwriter,
Director 
$952,620 $4,441,827 $5,394,447
11/10/2006 Night of the Living Dead 3-D Screenwriter $275,000 $0 $275,000
6/24/2005 George A. Romero's Land of the … Screenwriter,
Director 
$20,700,082 $27,050,933 $47,751,015
3/19/2004 Dawn of the Dead Screenwriter $58,990,765 $44,462,110 $103,452,875
12/31/2000 Bruiser Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
4/23/1993 The Dark Half Screenwriter,
Director,
Executive Producer 
$9,579,068 $0 $9,579,068
10/25/1991 Due occhi diabolici Director,
Screenwriter 
$349,618 $0 $349,618
10/19/1990 Night of the Living Dead Executive Producer $5,835,247 $0 $5,835,247
5/4/1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Screenwriter $16,324,573 $0 $16,324,573
1/1/1988 Monkey Shines Screenwriter,
Director 
$5,000,000 $0 $5,000,000
5/1/1987 Creepshow 2 Screenwriter $14,000,000 $0 $14,000,000
6/30/1985 Day of the Dead Screenwriter,
Director 
$5,804,262 $28,200,000 $34,004,262
11/10/1982 Creepshow Director $20,036,244 $0 $20,036,244
4/10/1981 Knightriders Director,
Editor 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/1978 Martin Director,
Screenwriter,
Editor 
$0 $0 $0
3/16/1973 The Crazies Director,
Editor 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/1972 Season of the Witch Director,
Screenwriter,
Editor,
Director of Photography 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/1971 There’s Always Vanilla Director,
Editor,
Director of Photography 
$0 $0 $0
10/1/1968 Night of the Living Dead Director,
Screenwriter,
Director of Photography,
Editor 
$12,087,064 $18,000,000 $30,087,064
Movies: 23Totals:$209,159,872$139,476,815$348,636,687
  Averages:$9,093,907$6,064,209$15,158,117

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/28/2010 George A. Romero's Survival of t… $43,757 20 $101,740 $101,740 100.0%
2/15/2008 Diary of the Dead $232,576 48 $952,620 $5,394,447 17.7%
6/24/2005 George A. Romero's Land of the Dead $10,221,705 2,253 $20,700,082 $47,751,015 43.4%
12/31/2000 Bruiser $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/23/1993 The Dark Half $3,250,883 1,563 $9,579,068 $9,579,068 100.0%
10/25/1991 Due occhi diabolici $0 0 $349,618 $349,618 100.0%
1/1/1988 Monkey Shines $0 0 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 100.0%
6/30/1985 Day of the Dead $0 168 $5,804,262 $34,004,262 17.1%
11/10/1982 Creepshow $5,870,889 1,132 $20,036,244 $20,036,244 100.0%
4/10/1981 Knightriders $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/1978 Martin $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/16/1973 The Crazies $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/1972 Season of the Witch $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/1971 There’s Always Vanilla $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/1/1968 Night of the Living Dead $0 8 $12,087,064 $30,087,064 40.2%
Movies: 15Totals:  $74,610,698$152,303,458 
 Averages:$1,307,987346$4,974,047$10,153,56468.7%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2013 Night of the Living 3D Dead $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2011 Another Night of the Living Dead $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/28/2010 George A. Romero's Survival of t… $43,757 20 $101,740 $101,740 100.0%
2/15/2008 Diary of the Dead $232,576 48 $952,620 $5,394,447 17.7%
11/10/2006 Night of the Living Dead 3-D $215,301 145 $275,000 $275,000 100.0%
6/24/2005 George A. Romero's Land of the Dead $10,221,705 2,253 $20,700,082 $47,751,015 43.4%
3/19/2004 Dawn of the Dead $26,722,575 2,748 $58,990,765 $103,452,875 57.0%
12/31/2000 Bruiser $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/23/1993 The Dark Half $3,250,883 1,563 $9,579,068 $9,579,068 100.0%
10/25/1991 Due occhi diabolici $0 0 $349,618 $349,618 100.0%
5/4/1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie $5,028,096 1,535 $16,324,573 $16,324,573 100.0%
1/1/1988 Monkey Shines $0 0 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 100.0%
5/1/1987 Creepshow 2 $3,584,077 1,012 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 100.0%
6/30/1985 Day of the Dead $0 168 $5,804,262 $34,004,262 17.1%
12/31/1978 Martin $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/1972 Season of the Witch $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/1/1968 Night of the Living Dead $0 8 $12,087,064 $30,087,064 40.2%
Movies: 17Totals:  $144,164,792$266,319,662 
 Averages:$2,899,939559$8,480,282$15,665,86272.9%


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