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John Waters

John Waters
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Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $127,857,333 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #23,618)
Best-known acting roles: Black Ops Doctor (Stealth), Sleazy Reporter (Seed of Chucky), Used car guy (Something Wild), Mr. Haynes (Sweet and Lowdown), Reporter (Cecil B. Demented)
Best-known technical roles: Hairspray (Story Creator), Cry-Baby (Director), Hairspray (Director), Cry-Baby (Screenwriter), Multiple Maniacs (Director)
Most productive collaborators: John Travolta, Adam Shankman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Leslie Dixon

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee6$297,954$1,461$299,415
Supporting2$32,117,168$47,988,954$80,106,122
(Unclassified)7$39,039,975$8,411,821$47,451,796
In Technical RolesDirector9$27,633,484$3,176,898$30,810,382
Screenwriter3$7,768,826$0$7,768,826
Story Creator1$118,871,849$84,163,723$203,035,572
Composer1$33,036$0$33,036
Cinematographer1$33,036$0$33,036
Producer1$33,036$0$33,036
Editor1$33,036$0$33,036

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 21,201-21,300) 21,266 $71,455,097
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 24,401-24,500) 24,461 $56,402,236
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 23,601-23,700) 23,618 $127,857,333
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,784 $33,036
Top Grossing Composer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,606 $33,036
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,068 $27,633,484
Top Grossing Editor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,148 $33,036
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,045 $33,036
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,269 $7,768,826
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 456 $118,871,849
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,169 $3,176,898
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 719 $84,163,723
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,047 $33,036
Top Grossing Composer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,876 $33,036
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,443 $30,810,382
Top Grossing Editor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,429 $33,036
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,101-7,200) 7,132 $33,036
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,873 $7,768,826
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 595 $203,035,572

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 June 26th, 2018

June 26th, 2018

My Hero Academia: Season Two, Volume Two

As long time readers know, summer is the worst time of the year for the home market. Summer blockbusters are taking up everyone’s attention and it is still too soon for the rush of TV on DVD releases. The biggest first-run release of the week is Acrimony, which is only for Tyler Perry fans. As for the best of the rest, there are a handful of Pick of the Week contenders, including two Anime titles. To be more accurate, only one of them came out this week, as it took a couple of weeks for my screener of My Hero Academia: Season Two, Volume Two: Limited Edition Combo Pack to arrive. It is the Pick of the Week. More...

Home Market Releases for May 9th, 2017

May 10th, 2017

Get Out

It’s not a good week for top-notch releases. Fifty Shades Darker is the biggest new DVD / Blu-ray release of the week, but it is far from the best. Get Out is clearly the best new release on this week’s list, but while it is the Pick of the Week, it is only coming out on Video on Demand and I would wait for the Blu-ray. Meanwhile we have another Puck of the Week, for best Canadian release. Those are usually rare, but we’ve have a streak of them recently. This week it’s The Void, which is great, but only coming out on DVD. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Little Men leads Big List of Limited Releases

August 5th, 2016

The Little Prince

There are quite a few limited releases on this week’s list that are earning good reviews. Little Men is the biggest new release, but there are many that should be seen. This includes The Little Prince, which is on Netflix starting today. More...

Featured Review: Suburban Gothic

January 30th, 2015

Suburban Gothic is the second film from Richard Bates, Jr.. His first movie was Excision, which was excellent, but extreme enough that even fans of body horror might not enjoy it. Is Suburban Gothic as good as his first film? Does it have a wider appeal? Is it at least worth checking out on Video on Demand? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 8th, 2014

April 6th, 2014

It is a busy week on the home market with five wide releases / films that expanded wide among the new releases. This includes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is dominating the chart with four of the top six new releases. Of those four releases, the 3D Combo Pack is the best deal. August: Osage County earned a couple of Oscar nominations, which should help it sell well, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack isn't quite Pick of the Week material. There are some other releases that are definitely worth picking up, for smaller target audiences. I Am Divine on DVD should please fans of the character, but I'm not sure there's enough of them out there to give it Pick of the Week. Finally, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace on DVD is a must have for young girls, and quite a few young boys, but the appeal isn't wide enough justify being a Pick of the Week. In the end, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on 3D Combo Pack is the safest choice. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
10/27/2017 Mansfield 66/67 Himself  $17,930 $1,461 $19,391
6/30/2017 2:22   $422 $3,688,954 $3,689,376
10/15/2015 Tab Hunter Confidential Himself  $85,812 $0 $85,812
1/31/2015 Suburban Gothic   $0 $0 $0
5/18/2012 Mansome Himself  $18,395 $0 $18,395
4/22/2011 Beautiful Darling Himself  $13,400 $0 $13,400
4/6/2011 Blank City Himself  $116,037 $0 $116,037
11/17/2010 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Himself  $46,380 $0 $46,380
9/1/2006 This Film is Not Yet Rated Himself  $306,845 $34,923 $341,768
7/29/2005 Stealth Black Ops Doctor  $32,116,746 $44,300,000 $76,416,746
11/12/2004 Seed of Chucky Sleazy Reporter  $17,016,190 $7,700,000 $24,716,190
8/11/2000 Cecil B. Demented Reporter  $1,276,984 $676,898 $1,953,882
12/3/1999 Sweet and Lowdown Mr. Haynes  $4,196,621 $0 $4,196,621
4/13/1994 Serial Mom Ted Bundy  $7,881,335 $0 $7,881,335
10/22/1986 Something Wild Used car guy  $8,362,000 $0 $8,362,000
Movies: 15Totals:$71,455,097$56,402,236$127,857,333
  Averages:$4,763,673$3,760,149$8,523,822


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/30/2017 2:22 $294 3 $422 $3,689,376 0.0%
7/29/2005 Stealth $13,251,545 3,495 $32,116,746 $76,416,746 42.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $32,117,168$80,106,122 
 Averages:$6,625,9201,749$16,058,584$40,053,06121.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/20/2007 Hairspray Story Creator $118,871,849 $84,163,723 $203,035,572
9/17/2004 A Dirty Shame Director $1,339,668 $0 $1,339,668
8/11/2000 Cecil B. Demented Director $1,276,984 $676,898 $1,953,882
9/25/1998 Pecker Director $2,281,761 $0 $2,281,761
4/11/1997 Pink Flamingos Director $413,802 $0 $413,802
4/13/1994 Serial Mom Director $7,881,335 $0 $7,881,335
4/6/1990 Cry-Baby Director,
Screenwriter 
$7,735,790 $0 $7,735,790
2/26/1988 Hairspray Director $6,671,108 $2,500,000 $9,171,108
10/4/1974 Female Trouble Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
4/10/1970 Multiple Maniacs Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Editor,
Composer,
Cinematographer 
$33,036 $0 $33,036
Movies: 10Totals:$146,505,333$87,340,621$233,845,954
  Averages:$14,650,533$8,734,062$23,384,595

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/17/2004 A Dirty Shame $29,384 133 $1,339,668 $1,339,668 100.0%
8/11/2000 Cecil B. Demented $127,141 82 $1,276,984 $1,953,882 65.4%
9/25/1998 Pecker $541,646 184 $2,281,761 $2,281,761 100.0%
4/11/1997 Pink Flamingos $70,188 13 $413,802 $413,802 100.0%
4/13/1994 Serial Mom $2,040,450 502 $7,881,335 $7,881,335 100.0%
4/6/1990 Cry-Baby $3,004,905 1,236 $7,735,790 $7,735,790 100.0%
2/26/1988 Hairspray $0 0 $6,671,108 $9,171,108 72.7%
10/4/1974 Female Trouble $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/10/1970 Multiple Maniacs $0 5 $33,036 $33,036 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $27,633,484$30,810,382 
 Averages:$645,968239$3,070,387$3,423,37692.3%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/10/1970 Multiple Maniacs $0 5 $33,036 $33,036 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $33,036$33,036 
 Averages:$05$33,036$33,036100.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/20/2007 Hairspray $27,476,745 3,121 $118,871,849 $203,035,572 58.5%
4/6/1990 Cry-Baby $3,004,905 1,236 $7,735,790 $7,735,790 100.0%
10/4/1974 Female Trouble $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/10/1970 Multiple Maniacs $0 5 $33,036 $33,036 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $126,640,675$210,804,398 
 Averages:$7,620,4131,091$31,660,169$52,701,10086.2%


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