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Chris Sanders

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $1,313,739,417 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #102)
Best-known technical roles: The Croods (Director), How to Train Your Dragon (Director), How to Train Your Dragon (Screenwriter), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Executive Producer), The Croods (Screenwriter)
Best-known acting roles: Belt (The Croods), Voice of Daultay Dofine (Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace), Stitch (Lilo & Stitch), Antarctic Penguin (Penguins of Madagascar)
Most productive collaborators: Nicolas Cage, Kristine Belson, Emma Stone, Kirk De Micco, Jay Baruchel

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$557,895,588$836,800,000$1,394,695,588
Lead Ensemble Member1$187,168,425$385,900,000$573,068,425
(Unclassified)1$145,771,527$100,028,473$245,800,000
In Technical RolesDirector5$550,521,184$763,218,233$1,313,739,417
Screenwriter3$550,521,184$763,218,233$1,313,739,417
Story Creator2$332,939,952$485,928,473$818,868,425
Production Designer1$422,780,140$564,633,077$987,413,217
Executive Producer1$177,002,924$437,583,346$614,586,270

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 770 $187,168,425
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,094 $890,835,540
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 545 $385,900,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 865 $1,322,728,473
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 613 $573,068,425
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 946 $2,213,564,013
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 $550,521,184
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 657 $177,002,924
Top Grossing Production Designer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 $422,780,140
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 133 $550,521,184
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 104 $332,939,952
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 104 $763,218,233
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 310 $437,583,346
Top Grossing Production Designer at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 $564,633,077
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 $763,218,233
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office 100 $485,928,473
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 102 $1,313,739,417
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 413 $614,586,270
Top Grossing Production Designer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 125 $987,413,217
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 128 $1,313,739,417
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office 94 $818,868,425

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


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Croods

October 16th, 2013

The Croods opened in March with more than $40 million and lasted long enough to pull in more than $180 million domestically and $570 million worldwide. That's a very impressive run for a spring release. Did it deserve this box office success? Or did it thrive because of the lack of direct competition? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Lilo and Stitch Double-Shot

June 24th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, Disney released three of their more recent animated films on Blu-ray for the first time, each of which included the direct-to-DVD sequel. This included The Emperor's New Groove Double-Shot and Atlantis: The Lost Empire Double-Shot. I was only able to get Lilo and Stitch Double-Shot. Are the two films worth checking out? And is the Blu-ray worth the money? 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
11/26/2014 Penguins of Madagascar Antarctic Penguin  $83,350,911 $284,300,000 $367,650,911
3/22/2013 The Croods Belt  $187,168,425 $385,900,000 $573,068,425
6/21/2002 Lilo & Stitch Stitch  $145,771,527 $100,028,473 $245,800,000
5/19/1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace Voice of Daultay Dofine  $474,544,677 $552,500,000 $1,027,044,677
Movies: 4Totals:$890,835,540$1,322,728,473$2,213,564,013
  Averages:$222,708,885$330,682,118$553,391,003

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/22/2013 The Croods $43,639,736 4,065 $187,168,425 $573,068,425 32.7%
Movies: 1Totals:  $187,168,425$573,068,425 
 Averages:$43,639,7364,065$187,168,425$573,068,42532.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/26/2014 Penguins of Madagascar $25,447,444 3,775 $83,350,911 $367,650,911 22.7%
5/19/1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace $64,810,970 3,126 $474,544,677 $1,027,044,677 46.2%
Movies: 2Totals:  $557,895,588$1,394,695,588 
 Averages:$45,129,2073,451$278,947,794$697,347,79434.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 770 $187,168,425
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,390 $557,895,588
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,101-10,200) 10,156 $145,771,527
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,837 $187,168,425
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 710 $557,895,588
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,094 $890,835,540
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 545 $385,900,000
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,322 $836,800,000
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 15,801-15,900) 15,868 $100,028,473
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,309 $385,900,000
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 771 $836,800,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 865 $1,322,728,473
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 613 $573,068,425
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,281 $1,394,695,588
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,848 $245,800,000
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,476 $573,068,425
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 682 $1,394,695,588
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 946 $2,213,564,013
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 404 $187,168,425
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $385,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $573,068,425
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $187,168,425
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 102 $385,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 114 $573,068,425
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 186 $187,168,425
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $385,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 125 $573,068,425
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 301-400) 354 $187,168,425
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 258 $385,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 201-300) 270 $573,068,425
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 201-300) 274 $187,168,425
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 167 $385,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $573,068,425
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 100 $187,168,425
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 66 $385,900,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 85 $573,068,425

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/18/2020 The Croods 2 Director $0 $0 $0
12/25/2019 Call of the Wild Director $0 $0 $0
6/13/2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Executive Producer $177,002,924 $437,583,346 $614,586,270
3/22/2013 The Croods Director,
Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$187,168,425 $385,900,000 $573,068,425
3/26/2010 How to Train Your Dragon Director,
Screenwriter 
$217,581,232 $277,289,760 $494,870,992
6/21/2002 Lilo & Stitch Director,
Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$145,771,527 $100,028,473 $245,800,000
6/15/1994 The Lion King Production Designer $422,780,140 $564,633,077 $987,413,217
Movies: 7Totals:$1,150,304,248$1,765,434,656$2,915,738,904
  Averages:$164,329,178$252,204,951$416,534,129

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/18/2020 The Croods 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/25/2019 Call of the Wild $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/22/2013 The Croods $43,639,736 4,065 $187,168,425 $573,068,425 32.7%
3/26/2010 How to Train Your Dragon $43,732,319 4,060 $217,581,232 $494,870,992 44.0%
6/21/2002 Lilo & Stitch $35,260,212 3,222 $145,771,527 $245,800,000 59.3%
Movies: 5Totals:  $550,521,184$1,313,739,417 
 Averages:$24,526,4532,269$110,104,237$262,747,88345.3%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/22/2013 The Croods $43,639,736 4,065 $187,168,425 $573,068,425 32.7%
3/26/2010 How to Train Your Dragon $43,732,319 4,060 $217,581,232 $494,870,992 44.0%
6/21/2002 Lilo & Stitch $35,260,212 3,222 $145,771,527 $245,800,000 59.3%
Movies: 5Totals:  $883,461,136$2,132,607,842 
 Averages:$40,306,4433,727$176,692,227$426,521,56845.6%


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