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Dean Devlin

Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $2,293,991,669 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #95)
Best-known technical roles: Independence Day (Screenwriter), Independence Day (Producer), Independence Day: Resurgence (Screenwriter), Independence Day: Resurgence (Story Creator), Independence Day: Resurgence (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Gerard Butler, Roland Emmerich, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Paul Guyot

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesProducer9$812,743,000$1,481,248,669$2,293,991,669
Screenwriter5$650,893,664$1,347,517,329$1,998,410,993
Story Creator2$239,458,580$524,185,706$763,644,286
Director2$37,124,904$187,663,569$224,788,473
Executive Producer2$0$272$272
Second Unit Director1$306,169,255$511,231,623$817,400,878
Character Creator1$103,144,286$284,500,000$387,644,286

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2018 Preview: May

May 1st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

April was all about Avengers: Infinity War, which earned about as much during its opening weekend as the next two biggest films, A Quiet Place and Rampage, will earn in total. However, moving Infinity War to April has left a big gap for the first two weeks of May. It isn’t until Deadpool 2 debuts that we have a potential $100 million movie, while the week after Solo: A Star Wars Story closes the month on a strong note. Fortunately, both of those films are expected to earn more than $100 million during their opening weekends alone and combined could earn over $700 million domestically. Last May, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 helped the month get off to a fast start, but it was the only monster hit of the month. Infinity War opening a week early will mean the month will start slower, in terms of new releases, but Infinity War’s record-breaking debut should help 2018 come out ahead in the end. More...

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...

Geostorm Trailer

August 29th, 2017

Disaster movie starring Gerard Butler, written and directed by Dean Devlin, opens October 20 ... Full Movie Details. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/4/2018 Bad Samaritan Director,
Producer 
$3,424,744 $563,569 $3,988,313
10/20/2017 Geostorm Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$33,700,160 $187,100,000 $220,800,160
6/24/2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Producer,
Screenwriter,
Story by,
Based on Characters … 
$103,144,286 $284,500,000 $387,644,286
12/4/2015 The Wannabe Executive Producer $0 $272 $272
3/9/2012 Shakespeare High Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
9/22/2006 Flyboys Producer $13,090,630 $1,725,749 $14,816,379
9/10/2004 Cellular Producer $32,003,620 $29,472,364 $61,475,984
6/28/2000 The Patriot Producer $113,330,342 $101,969,658 $215,300,000
5/19/1998 Godzilla Producer,
Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$136,314,294 $239,685,706 $376,000,000
7/2/1996 Independence Day Producer,
Screenwriter,
Second Unit Director 
$306,169,255 $511,231,623 $817,400,878
10/28/1994 Stargate Producer,
Screenwriter 
$71,565,669 $125,000,000 $196,565,669
Movies: 11Totals:$812,743,000$1,481,248,941$2,293,991,941
  Averages:$73,885,727$134,658,995$208,544,722

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/4/2018 Bad Samaritan $1,726,868 2,007 $3,424,744 $3,988,313 85.9%
10/20/2017 Geostorm $13,707,376 3,246 $33,700,160 $220,800,160 15.3%
Movies: 2Totals:  $37,124,904$224,788,473 
 Averages:$7,717,1222,627$18,562,452$112,394,23750.6%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/4/2018 Bad Samaritan $1,726,868 2,007 $3,424,744 $3,988,313 85.9%
10/20/2017 Geostorm $13,707,376 3,246 $33,700,160 $220,800,160 15.3%
6/24/2016 Independence Day: Resurgence $41,039,944 4,091 $103,144,286 $387,644,286 26.6%
9/22/2006 Flyboys $6,004,219 2,033 $13,090,630 $14,816,379 88.4%
9/10/2004 Cellular $10,100,571 2,763 $32,003,620 $61,475,984 52.1%
6/28/2000 The Patriot $22,413,710 3,061 $113,330,342 $215,300,000 52.6%
5/19/1998 Godzilla $44,047,541 3,310 $136,314,294 $376,000,000 36.3%
7/2/1996 Independence Day $50,228,264 2,977 $306,169,255 $817,400,878 37.5%
10/28/1994 Stargate $16,651,018 2,033 $71,565,669 $196,565,669 36.4%
Movies: 9Totals:  $812,743,000$2,293,991,669 
 Averages:$22,879,9462,836$90,304,778$254,887,96347.9%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/20/2017 Geostorm $13,707,376 3,246 $33,700,160 $220,800,160 15.3%
6/24/2016 Independence Day: Resurgence $41,039,944 4,091 $103,144,286 $387,644,286 26.6%
5/19/1998 Godzilla $44,047,541 3,310 $136,314,294 $376,000,000 36.3%
7/2/1996 Independence Day $50,228,264 2,977 $306,169,255 $817,400,878 37.5%
10/28/1994 Stargate $16,651,018 2,033 $71,565,669 $196,565,669 36.4%
Movies: 7Totals:  $890,352,244$2,762,055,279 
 Averages:$35,823,0903,294$127,193,178$394,579,32630.7%


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