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Joseph Kosinski

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $712,177,951 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #232)
Best-known technical roles: Tron: Legacy (Director), Oblivion (Director), Oblivion (Story Creator), Oblivion (Producer), Only the Brave (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Karl Gajdusek, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Debruyn

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesDirector5$279,510,049$432,667,902$712,177,951
Story Creator1$89,107,235$198,809,398$287,916,633
Producer1$89,107,235$198,809,398$287,916,633

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 Preview: October

October 1st, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

September destroyed the previous September monthly record for total box office take, with $800 million or so (we won’t know the exact figure until after the weekend), which tops 2016’s record of $616 million. Granted, this is almost entirely due to It’s record breaking run, and the rest of the month was merely average. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the only other film to come close to $100 million. October doesn’t look any better, as far as depth is concerned. Blade Runner 2049 is widely expected to be the biggest hit of the month, but it is the only film expected to reach $100 million domestically. Boo 2 should be the second biggest hit of the month, while there are only a couple of other films that have a shot at $50 million. Part of the problem is the level of competition, as there are 16 films opening during the four October weekends. (Needless to say, some of the predictions below will be a little short, as there’s not much to say about a film that will barely open in the top ten and disappear two weeks later.) That’s way too many and most will be buried by the competition. Last October was a flop, as no film earned more than $100 million at the box office. There were a few films that came close, including the original Boo! movie. As long as Blade Runner 2049 matches expectations, 2017 should win the year-over-year comparison by a small margin. If we get one surprise hit, then 2017 has a real shot at closing the gap with 2016 by a significant margin. I choose to be cautiously optimistic. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Oblivion

August 5th, 2013

Oblivion was a spring release, which isn't a great time to release a film, but it is far from a terrible time either. It opened in first place at the box office, but quickly faded away after that. It is hard to get excited by its box office numbers, but it wasn't a real bomb either. It will need help on the home market to recoup its $120 million production budget. Does it deserve to be seen by more on the home market? And is the DVD and / or Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

2013 Preview: April

April 1st, 2013

March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/12/2019 Top Gun: Maverick Director $0 $0 $0
10/20/2017 Only the Brave Director $18,340,051 $5,858,504 $24,198,555
12/31/2016 The Trials of White Boy Rick Director $0 $0 $0
4/19/2013 Oblivion Director,
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Producer 
$89,107,235 $198,809,398 $287,916,633
12/17/2010 Tron: Legacy Director $172,062,763 $228,000,000 $400,062,763
Movies: 5Totals:$279,510,049$432,667,902$712,177,951
  Averages:$55,902,010$86,533,580$142,435,590

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/12/2019 Top Gun: Maverick $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/20/2017 Only the Brave $6,002,665 2,577 $18,340,051 $24,198,555 75.8%
12/31/2016 The Trials of White Boy Rick $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/19/2013 Oblivion $37,054,485 3,792 $89,107,235 $287,916,633 30.9%
12/17/2010 Tron: Legacy $44,026,211 3,451 $172,062,763 $400,062,763 43.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $279,510,049$712,177,951 
 Averages:$17,416,6721,964$55,902,010$142,435,59049.9%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/19/2013 Oblivion $37,054,485 3,792 $89,107,235 $287,916,633 30.9%
Movies: 1Totals:  $89,107,235$287,916,633 
 Averages:$37,054,4853,792$89,107,235$287,916,63330.9%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/19/2013 Oblivion $37,054,485 3,792 $89,107,235 $287,916,633 30.9%
Movies: 1Totals:  $89,107,235$287,916,633 
 Averages:$37,054,4853,792$89,107,235$287,916,63330.9%


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