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Michael Showalter

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $15,031,077 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,495)
Best-known technical roles: The Big Sick (Director), Hello, My Name is Doris (Director), Hello, My Name is Doris (Screenwriter), Hello, My Name is Doris (Executive Producer), Wet Hot American Summer (Screenwriter)
Best-known acting roles: Himself (Wanderlust), Coop/Alan Shemper (Wet Hot American Summer), Elliot Sherman (The Baxter)
Most productive collaborators: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Emily V. Gordon, Ray Romano

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo1$17,288,155$6,871,779$24,159,934
Lead Ensemble Member1$292,102$0$292,102
(Unclassified)1$181,872$0$181,872
In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$14,737,101$293,976$15,031,077
Director2$57,317,466$10,344,177$67,661,643
Executive Producer1$14,444,999$211,196$14,656,195
Co-Producer1$292,102$0$292,102
Producer1$0$82,780$82,780

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,872 $292,102
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 42,201-42,300) 42,279 $17,762,129
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 40,601-40,700) 40,619 $6,871,779
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,694 $292,102
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 43,801-43,900) 43,882 $24,633,908
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,875 $292,102
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 784 $57,317,466
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,791 $14,444,999
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,983 $14,737,101
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,477 $10,344,177
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,813 $211,196
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,727 $82,780
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,427 $293,976
Top Grossing Co-Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,166 $292,102
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,021 $67,661,643
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,257 $14,656,195
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,204 $82,780
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,495 $15,031,077

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 and DVD Review: The Big Sick

September 17th, 2017

The Big Sick

The Big Sick is the biggest limited release of the year earning over $40 million. This puts it ahead of many wide releases, including Ghost in the Shell, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and King Arthur Legend of the Sword, all of which cost more than $100 million to make. Is this film as good as its box office numbers? Or did it benefit from an historically weak summer? More...

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/24/2012 Wanderlust Himself  $17,288,155 $6,871,779 $24,159,934
8/26/2005 The Baxter Elliot Sherman  $181,872 $0 $181,872
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer Coop/Alan Shemper  $292,102 $0 $292,102
Movies: 3Totals:$17,762,129$6,871,779$24,633,908
  Averages:$5,920,710$2,290,593$8,211,303

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer $17,481 12 $292,102 $292,102 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $292,102$292,102 
 Averages:$17,48112$292,102$292,102100.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,872 $292,102
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 53,601-53,700) 53,699 $473,974
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,030 $292,102
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 37,201-37,300) 37,272 $17,288,155
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,138 $17,288,155
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 42,201-42,300) 42,279 $17,762,129
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 34,501-34,600) 34,581 $6,871,779
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 988 $6,871,779
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 40,601-40,700) 40,619 $6,871,779
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,694 $292,102
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 56,701-56,800) 56,732 $473,974
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 10,101-10,200) 10,133 $292,102
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 37,901-38,000) 37,952 $24,159,934
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,158 $24,159,934
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 43,801-43,900) 43,882 $24,633,908
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,719 $292,102
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,324 $292,102
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,532 $292,102
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,304 $292,102
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,433 $292,102
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,971 $292,102
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,301 $292,102
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,458 $292,102
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,913 $292,102
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,194 $292,102

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/23/2017 The Big Sick Director $42,872,467 $10,132,981 $53,005,448
3/11/2016 Hello, My Name is Doris Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$14,444,999 $211,196 $14,656,195
6/27/2014 They Came Together Screenwriter,
Producer 
$0 $82,780 $82,780
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer Screenwriter,
Co-Producer 
$292,102 $0 $292,102
Movies: 4Totals:$57,609,568$10,426,957$68,036,525
  Averages:$14,402,392$2,606,739$17,009,131

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/23/2017 The Big Sick $421,577 2,597 $42,872,467 $53,005,448 80.9%
3/11/2016 Hello, My Name is Doris $84,986 979 $14,444,999 $14,656,195 98.6%
Movies: 2Totals:  $57,317,466$67,661,643 
 Averages:$253,2821,788$28,658,733$33,830,82289.7%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/27/2014 They Came Together $0 0 $0 $82,780 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$82,780 
 Averages:$00$0$82,7800.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/11/2016 Hello, My Name is Doris $84,986 979 $14,444,999 $14,656,195 98.6%
6/27/2014 They Came Together $0 0 $0 $82,780 0.0%
7/27/2001 Wet Hot American Summer $17,481 12 $292,102 $292,102 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $14,737,101$15,031,077 
 Averages:$34,156330$4,912,367$5,010,35966.2%


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