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Joe Swanberg

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $29,261,379 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #39,123)
Best-known acting roles: Drake (You're Next), Angry Car Guy (Drinking Buddies), Sam (V/H/S), Jeff (Happy Christmas), Jake (The Sacrament)
Best-known technical roles: Drinking Buddies (Director), Drinking Buddies (Screenwriter), Drinking Buddies (Producer), Digging for Fire (Director), Digging for Fire (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting8$18,979,830$10,281,549$29,261,379
Lead Ensemble Member1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesDirector8$593,727$1,888,378$2,482,105
Screenwriter7$493,382$63,394$556,776
Producer6$579,998$109,165$689,163
Editor3$119,364$0$119,364
Executive Producer2$48,499$0$48,499
Co-Director1$0$0$0
Cinematographer1$0$0$0

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 41,301-41,400) 41,313 $18,979,830
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 38,301-38,400) 38,356 $10,281,549
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 42,001-42,100) 42,049 $29,261,379
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,181 $593,727
Top Grossing Editor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,684 $119,364
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,641 $48,499
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,657 $579,998
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,116 $493,382
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,171 $1,888,378
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,481 $109,165
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,726 $63,394
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,608 $2,482,105
Top Grossing Editor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,931 $119,364
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,525 $48,499
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,537 $689,163
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,858 $556,776

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


Limited Releases: Most Wanted Limited Releases

July 25th, 2014

A Most Wanted Man poster

There are not a lot of great limited releases on this week's list. There are a few films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews; however, there are just as many films on this list that have no reviews. The best film is arguably A Most Wanted Man, but its high theater count might hurt its changes on the per theater chart. Happy Christmas is earning better than average buzz, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its theatrical numbers are less important. Also... Christmas in July? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: You're Next

January 11th, 2014

You're Next opened in late August, which is a dumping ground for bad movies. This film was actually earning some strong pre-release buzz. Unfortunately, it wasn't able to turn that buzz into box office success. (To be fair, it reportedly only cost $1 million to make, so it made enough to cover that opening day. It will still need to pay off its P&A budget, on the other hand.) Is the film as good as its pre-release buzz? Or is it as bad as its release date suggests? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/26/2016 Uncle Kent 2 Joe  $0 $0 $0
7/25/2014 Happy Christmas Jeff  $30,312 $0 $30,312
6/6/2014 The Sacrament Jake  $9,221 $0 $9,221
4/18/2014 Proxy Patrick Michaels  $0 $0 $0
8/23/2013 You're Next Drake  $18,494,006 $8,393,171 $26,887,177
8/23/2013 Drinking Buddies Angry Car Guy  $343,706 $63,394 $407,100
10/5/2012 V/H/S Sam  $100,345 $1,824,984 $1,925,329
12/31/2011 Uncle Kent Joe  $0 $0 $0
7/22/2011 Autoerotic   $0 $0 $0
12/10/2010 You Won’t Miss Me   $2,240 $0 $2,240
Movies: 10Totals:$18,979,830$10,281,549$29,261,379
  Averages:$1,897,983$1,028,155$2,926,138

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/22/2011 Autoerotic $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/26/2016 Uncle Kent 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/25/2014 Happy Christmas $7,523 9 $30,312 $30,312 100.0%
6/6/2014 The Sacrament $583 5 $9,221 $9,221 100.0%
4/18/2014 Proxy $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/23/2013 You're Next $7,020,196 2,437 $18,494,006 $26,887,177 68.8%
8/23/2013 Drinking Buddies $19,505 33 $343,706 $407,100 84.4%
10/5/2012 V/H/S $36,402 19 $100,345 $1,925,329 5.2%
12/10/2010 You Won’t Miss Me $2,240 1 $2,240 $2,240 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $18,979,830$29,261,379 
 Averages:$885,806313$2,372,479$3,657,67276.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/28/2017 Person to Person Executive Producer $48,499 $0 $48,499
10/14/2016 Little Sister Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
8/26/2015 Queen of Earth Producer $86,616 $45,771 $132,387
8/21/2015 Digging for Fire Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Editor 
$119,364 $0 $119,364
7/25/2014 Happy Christmas Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$30,312 $0 $30,312
1/24/2014 24 Exposures Director,
Screenwriter,
Editor 
$0 $0 $0
12/20/2013 All the Light in the Sky Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter,
Editor,
Director of Photography 
$0 $0 $0
8/23/2013 Drinking Buddies Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter 
$343,706 $63,394 $407,100
10/5/2012 V/H/S Director $100,345 $1,824,984 $1,925,329
12/31/2011 Uncle Kent Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
7/22/2011 Autoerotic Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
10/20/2010 11/4/08 Co-Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 12Totals:$728,842$1,934,149$2,662,991
  Averages:$60,737$161,179$221,916

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/21/2015 Digging for Fire $24,544 30 $119,364 $119,364 100.0%
7/25/2014 Happy Christmas $7,523 9 $30,312 $30,312 100.0%
1/24/2014 24 Exposures $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/20/2013 All the Light in the Sky $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/23/2013 Drinking Buddies $19,505 33 $343,706 $407,100 84.4%
10/5/2012 V/H/S $36,402 19 $100,345 $1,925,329 5.2%
12/31/2011 Uncle Kent $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/22/2011 Autoerotic $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $593,727$2,482,105 
 Averages:$10,99711$74,216$310,26372.4%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/26/2015 Queen of Earth $11,360 12 $86,616 $132,387 65.4%
8/21/2015 Digging for Fire $24,544 30 $119,364 $119,364 100.0%
7/25/2014 Happy Christmas $7,523 9 $30,312 $30,312 100.0%
12/20/2013 All the Light in the Sky $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/23/2013 Drinking Buddies $19,505 33 $343,706 $407,100 84.4%
7/22/2011 Autoerotic $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $579,998$689,163 
 Averages:$10,48914$96,666$114,86187.5%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/21/2015 Digging for Fire $24,544 30 $119,364 $119,364 100.0%
7/25/2014 Happy Christmas $7,523 9 $30,312 $30,312 100.0%
1/24/2014 24 Exposures $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/20/2013 All the Light in the Sky $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/23/2013 Drinking Buddies $19,505 33 $343,706 $407,100 84.4%
12/31/2011 Uncle Kent $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/22/2011 Autoerotic $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $493,382$556,776 
 Averages:$7,36710$70,483$79,53994.8%


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