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Mikael Hafstrom

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $405,169,307 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #370)
Best-known technical roles: 1408 (Director), The Rite (Director), Escape Plan (Director), Derailed (Director), Shanghai (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Sylvester Stallone, John Cusack, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Miles Chapman, Samuel L. Jackson

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
In Technical RolesDirector5$166,235,714$238,933,593$405,169,307

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 445 $166,235,714
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 330 $238,933,593
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 370 $405,169,307

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

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Escape Plan

February 1st, 2014

Escape Plan features two of the biggest action stars of the 1980s, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It earned mixed reviews and failed to find an audience here. (It did perform well enough internationally that it could break even early on the home market.) Is the film better than its box office performance? Or did it fail to find an audience for a reason? More...

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
10/10/2013 Escape Plan Director $25,135,965 $78,600,000 $103,735,965
9/7/2012 Shanghai Director $46,425 $15,459,497 $15,505,922
1/28/2011 The Rite Director $33,047,633 $64,096,354 $97,143,987
6/22/2007 1408 Director $71,985,628 $59,277,742 $131,263,370
11/11/2005 Derailed Director $36,020,063 $21,500,000 $57,520,063
Movies: 5Totals:$166,235,714$238,933,593$405,169,307

Director Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
10/10/2013 Escape Plan $9,885,732 2,883 $25,135,965 $103,735,965 24.2%
9/7/2012 Shanghai $26,604 103 $46,425 $15,505,922 0.3%
1/28/2011 The Rite $14,789,393 2,985 $33,047,633 $97,143,987 34.0%
6/22/2007 1408 $20,617,667 2,733 $71,985,628 $131,263,370 54.8%
11/11/2005 Derailed $12,211,986 2,447 $36,020,063 $57,520,063 62.6%
Movies: 5Totals:  $166,235,714$405,169,307