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Janusz Kaminski

Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $6,220,515,150 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4)
Best-known technical roles: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Cinematographer), Lincoln (Cinematographer), Ready Player One (Cinematographer), War of the Worlds (Cinematographer), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Cinematographer)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Spielberg, Michael Kahn, John Williams, Kathleen Kennedy, Kristie Macosko Krieger

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
In Technical RolesCinematographer22$2,534,724,749$3,685,790,401$6,220,515,150

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box Office 7 $2,534,724,749
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the International Box Office 4 $3,685,790,401
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Worldwide Box Office 4 $6,220,515,150

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

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

Weekend Estimates: Goosebumps Set to Win Tight Race

October 18th, 2015


A slightly-softer-than-expected (but still good) opening for Goosebumps will be enough to take the film to the top of the box office chart this weekend, according to studio projections released on Sunday morning. Sony expects the family horror adventure to come in with $23.5 million on opening weekend, which is a solid enough start, and sets the film up for a good run, helped by strong reviews and Halloween coming up in a couple of weeks. The Martian will land in second with a projected $21.5 million as of this morning, a slightly steeper-than-expected 42% decline from last weekend, and a total to date around $144 million. In general, we’re looking at quite a few steep drops from last weekend thanks to an unfavorable comparison with the Columbus Day long weekend and a batch of new releases. More...

Analysis: The Numbers Bankability Index Under the Covers

November 13th, 2013

On Tuesday we launched The Numbers Bankability Index, a new service to help assess the value that different people bring to the industry, from actors and actresses to directors, screenwriters, producers, and anyone else involved in the creative process of making a movie. In this article, I'll look more deeply into how the Index is compiled, and how we use the tools behind it to analyze questions about people in movies.

If you haven't already, now's a good time to look at our announcement video, and the November Edition of the Worldwide Bankability Index. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2018 The Postcard Killings Director $0 $0 $0
3/20/2018 Ready Player One Director of Photography $137,018,455 $441,603,274 $578,621,729
12/22/2017 The Post Director of Photography $81,903,458 $95,664,628 $177,568,086
6/30/2016 The BFG Director of Photography $55,483,770 $144,421,454 $199,905,224
10/14/2015 Bridge of Spies Director of Photography $72,313,754 $90,296,719 $162,610,473
10/10/2014 The Judge Director of Photography $47,119,388 $29,000,000 $76,119,388
11/9/2012 Lincoln Director of Photography $182,207,973 $91,138,308 $273,346,281
12/25/2011 War Horse Director of Photography $79,883,359 $76,932,170 $156,815,529
12/17/2010 How Do You Know? Cinematographer $30,212,620 $19,415,557 $49,628,177
7/31/2009 Funny People Cinematographer $51,855,045 $20,025,260 $71,880,305
5/22/2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom o… Cinematographer $317,101,119 $469,534,294 $786,635,413
11/30/2007 Le Scaphandre et le Papillon Director of Photography $5,990,075 $16,764,397 $22,754,472
12/23/2005 Munich Cinematographer $47,379,090 $84,113,682 $131,492,772
6/29/2005 War of the Worlds Cinematographer $234,280,354 $372,556,181 $606,836,535
6/18/2004 The Terminal Cinematographer $77,073,959 $141,600,000 $218,673,959
12/25/2002 Catch Me if You Can Cinematographer $164,606,800 $191,005,491 $355,612,291
6/21/2002 Minority Report Cinematographer $132,024,714 $226,800,000 $358,824,714
6/29/2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI Cinematographer $78,616,689 $157,283,311 $235,900,000
7/24/1998 Saving Private Ryan Cinematographer $216,335,085 $268,700,000 $485,035,085
12/12/1997 Amistad Director of Photography $44,212,592 $14,037,559 $58,250,151
5/22/1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Cinematographer $229,086,679 $389,552,320 $618,638,999
12/13/1996 Jerry Maguire Director of Photography $153,952,592 $120,047,408 $274,000,000
12/15/1993 Schindler's List Director of Photography $96,067,179 $225,298,388 $321,365,567
Movies: 23Totals:$2,534,724,749$3,685,790,401$6,220,515,150

Director Credits

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12/31/2018 The Postcard Killings $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists

Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box Office 7 $2,534,724,749
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the International Box Office 4 $3,685,790,401
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Worldwide Box Office 4 $6,220,515,150