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James Cameron

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $6,496,843,292 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4)
Best-known technical roles: Avatar (Director), Avatar (Screenwriter), Avatar (Producer), Titanic (Director), Titanic (Producer)
Best-known acting roles: Himself (The Muse), Himself (The Muse), Himself (James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D), Himself (Side by Side)
Most productive collaborators: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Jon Landau, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo2$23,229,908$0$23,229,908
Inverviewee2$58,825$90,486$149,311
Documentary Subject1$149,879$0$149,879
In Technical RolesScreenwriter13$2,105,374,483$4,391,468,809$6,496,843,292
Director13$1,973,102,841$4,256,968,241$6,230,071,082
Producer10$1,810,650,475$4,118,812,034$5,929,462,509
Executive Producer4$79,090,438$136,888,014$215,978,452
Editor1$760,507,625$2,023,411,357$2,783,918,982
Cinematographer1$659,363,944$1,548,943,366$2,208,307,310
Story Creator1$203,464,105$311,955,722$515,419,827

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 38,801-38,900) 38,895 $23,438,612
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 50,401-50,500) 50,426 $90,486
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 43,601-43,700) 43,672 $23,529,098
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box Office 82 $659,363,944
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office 6 $1,973,102,841
Top Grossing Editor at the Domestic Box Office 87 $760,507,625
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,312 $79,090,438
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office 27 $1,810,650,475
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office 5 $2,105,374,483
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 211 $203,464,105
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the International Box Office 40 $1,548,943,366
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office 3 $4,256,968,241
Top Grossing Editor at the International Box Office 27 $2,023,411,357
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 947 $136,888,014
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office 12 $4,118,812,034
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office 4 $4,391,468,809
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 $311,955,722
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Worldwide Box Office 46 $2,208,307,310
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office 4 $6,230,071,082
Top Grossing Editor at the Worldwide Box Office 47 $2,783,918,982
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,077 $215,978,452
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office 16 $5,929,462,509
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office 4 $6,496,843,292
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 207 $515,419,827

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 Review: Aliens: 30th Anniversary

October 17th, 2016

Aliens: 30th Anniversary

The original Alien movie can be described as a haunted house movie set in space, only with an alien instead of a supernatural entity attacking the cast. Aliens, on the other hand, loses nearly all of its tension and instead goes for an action-oriented approach. Does it work? Oh hell yeah. This is one of the best films from the 1980s and it is a must have. Is this 30th Anniversary Blu-ray worth picking up if you have the box set? That’s an interesting question. More...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - A Spoiler-Free, and Detail-Free, Review

April 3rd, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Despite what the box office numbers would indicate, there are some people who have never seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. [Copy Ed: Some of us have never seen any Star Wars movie]. Because of that, we are going to have two reviews. The first is going to contain absolutely no spoilers... okay, just one spoiler. The big boat sinks in the end. ... On the one hand, I feel the need to apologize for that joke. On the other hand, I will never not find that joke funny. So how do you do a review without a single spoiler? Simple, nothing but lists. I will rank The Force Awakens in a trio of lists. How does this film compare to others in the Star Wars Franchise? How does it compare to the biggest hits of 2015? And finally, how does it compare to the biggest all-time hits? More...

2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Mythbusters: Collection 13

August 10th, 2015

Mythbusters

Mythbusters has been on the air for roughly thirteen seasons. (It depends on whether you consider the three first specials as a separate season or not.) It has been a while since I watched the show consistently, but when I do catch the occasional episode, I'm usually entertained. Collection 13 has eight episodes on two discs. What episodes are they? And where do they rank on the show's average? More...

Ask About Our Limited Releases

August 8th, 2014

What If poster

Last week, there was only one limited release that I thought would do well, Calvary. This week might be even weaker. There is only one film earning a good amount of buzz, What If. Unfortunately, its reviews are likely not as good as they need to be. Again like last week, there are also a couple of documentaries that could find audiences in limited release: Fifi Howls from Happiness and The Dog. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey

June 19th, 2014

Cosmos debuted on TV in 1980 and featured Carl Sagan, who was arguably the most famous science communicator ever. When it was announced that the show was being re-booted as a mini-series, I was super excited, even more so when it was announced Neil deGrasse Tyson was the host, my anticipation grew even more. But did it grow too much? Could the show possibly live up to my expectations? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away

March 11th, 2013

I requested Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away for the same reason I requested Samsara. After reading numerous reviews, I had really no idea what the movie was about, which made it difficult to come up with keywords. Unfortunately with Samsara that didn't work out so well. I loved the movie, but there was no plot to describe. Is this movie going to be the same? More...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 23rd, 2012

This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. Unlike most years, I'm only halfway done with my Christmas shopping. So what recent, and not so recent releases are prime candidates for the perfect gift this year? Over the next month, we will go over several dozen possibilities with our annual Holiday Gift Guide, which is divided into into four sections. This week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on... More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/16/2017 Score: A Film Music Documentary Himself  $0 $82,257 $82,257
8/8/2014 James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D Himself  $149,879 $0 $149,879
8/17/2012 Side by Side Himself  $58,825 $8,229 $67,054
8/27/1999 The Muse Himself  $11,614,954 $0 $11,614,954
8/27/1999 The Muse Himself  $11,614,954 $0 $11,614,954
Movies: 5Totals:$23,438,612$90,486$23,529,098
  Averages:$4,687,722$18,097$4,705,820


Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/19/2025 Avatar 5 Director $0 $0 $0
12/20/2024 Avatar 4 Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/17/2021 Avatar 3 Screenwriter,
Director 
$0 $0 $0
12/18/2020 Avatar 2 Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
7/20/2018 Alita: Battle Angel Screenwriter,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Fantastic Voyage Producer $0 $0 $0
8/8/2014 James Cameron’s Deepsea Chall… Executive Producer $149,879 $0 $149,879
6/6/2013 Swan Lake Mariinsky Live Producer $0 $0 $0
12/21/2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Executive Producer $12,512,862 $15,500,000 $28,012,862
2/4/2011 Sanctum Executive Producer $23,209,310 $81,074,443 $104,283,753
12/18/2009 Avatar Producer,
Director,
Screenwriter,
Editor 
$760,507,625 $2,023,411,357 $2,783,918,982
1/28/2005 Aliens of the Deep Director,
Producer 
$8,968,684 $3,797,000 $12,765,684
4/11/2003 Ghosts of the Abyss Producer,
Director 
$17,093,668 $11,687,000 $28,780,668
11/27/2002 Solaris Producer $14,970,038 $0 $14,970,038
12/19/1997 Titanic Cinematographer,
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$659,363,944 $1,548,943,366 $2,208,307,310
10/6/1995 Strange Days Screenwriter $7,918,562 $0 $7,918,562
7/15/1994 True Lies Screenwriter,
Producer,
Director 
$146,282,411 $219,017,589 $365,300,000
7/12/1991 Point Break Executive Producer $43,218,387 $40,313,571 $83,531,958
7/2/1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Director,
Story Creator,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$203,464,105 $311,955,722 $515,419,827
8/9/1989 The Abyss Screenwriter,
Director 
$54,243,125 $0 $54,243,125
7/18/1986 Aliens Screenwriter,
Director 
$85,160,248 $98,156,207 $183,316,455
5/22/1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II Screenwriter $150,415,432 $149,984,568 $300,400,000
10/26/1984 The Terminator Director,
Screenwriter 
$38,019,031 $40,000,000 $78,019,031
Movies: 23Totals:$2,225,497,311$4,543,840,823$6,769,338,134
  Averages:$96,760,753$197,558,297$294,319,049

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/19/2025 Avatar 5 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/20/2024 Avatar 4 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/17/2021 Avatar 3 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/18/2020 Avatar 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/18/2009 Avatar $77,025,481 3,461 $760,507,625 $2,783,918,982 27.3%
1/28/2005 Aliens of the Deep $479,368 27 $8,968,684 $12,765,684 70.3%
4/11/2003 Ghosts of the Abyss $1,408,474 97 $17,093,668 $28,780,668 59.4%
12/19/1997 Titanic $28,638,131 3,265 $659,363,944 $2,208,307,310 29.9%
7/15/1994 True Lies $25,869,770 2,561 $146,282,411 $365,300,000 40.0%
7/2/1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $31,765,506 2,495 $203,464,105 $515,419,827 39.5%
8/9/1989 The Abyss $9,319,797 1,538 $54,243,125 $54,243,125 100.0%
7/18/1986 Aliens $10,052,042 1,454 $85,160,248 $183,316,455 46.5%
10/26/1984 The Terminator $4,020,663 1,112 $38,019,031 $78,019,031 48.7%
Movies: 13Totals:  $1,973,102,841$6,230,071,082 
 Averages:$14,506,0951,232$151,777,142$479,236,23751.3%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/20/2018 Alita: Battle Angel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2017 Fantastic Voyage $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/6/2013 Swan Lake Mariinsky Live $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/18/2009 Avatar $77,025,481 3,461 $760,507,625 $2,783,918,982 27.3%
1/28/2005 Aliens of the Deep $479,368 27 $8,968,684 $12,765,684 70.3%
4/11/2003 Ghosts of the Abyss $1,408,474 97 $17,093,668 $28,780,668 59.4%
11/27/2002 Solaris $6,752,722 2,406 $14,970,038 $14,970,038 100.0%
12/19/1997 Titanic $28,638,131 3,265 $659,363,944 $2,208,307,310 29.9%
7/15/1994 True Lies $25,869,770 2,561 $146,282,411 $365,300,000 40.0%
7/2/1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $31,765,506 2,495 $203,464,105 $515,419,827 39.5%
Movies: 10Totals:  $1,810,650,475$5,929,462,509 
 Averages:$17,193,9451,431$181,065,048$592,946,25152.3%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/20/2024 Avatar 4 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/17/2021 Avatar 3 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/18/2020 Avatar 2 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/20/2018 Alita: Battle Angel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/18/2009 Avatar $77,025,481 3,461 $760,507,625 $2,783,918,982 27.3%
12/19/1997 Titanic $28,638,131 3,265 $659,363,944 $2,208,307,310 29.9%
10/6/1995 Strange Days $0 1,691 $7,918,562 $7,918,562 100.0%
7/15/1994 True Lies $25,869,770 2,561 $146,282,411 $365,300,000 40.0%
7/2/1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day $31,765,506 2,495 $203,464,105 $515,419,827 39.5%
8/9/1989 The Abyss $9,319,797 1,538 $54,243,125 $54,243,125 100.0%
7/18/1986 Aliens $10,052,042 1,454 $85,160,248 $183,316,455 46.5%
5/22/1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II $25,520,843 2,074 $150,415,432 $300,400,000 50.1%
10/26/1984 The Terminator $4,020,663 1,112 $38,019,031 $78,019,031 48.7%
Movies: 14Totals:  $2,308,838,588$7,012,263,119 
 Averages:$17,426,9811,582$164,917,042$500,875,93752.1%

Latest Ranking on All Technical Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box Office 82 $659,363,944
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office 6 $1,973,102,841
Top Grossing Editor at the Domestic Box Office 87 $760,507,625
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,312 $79,090,438
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office 27 $1,810,650,475
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office 5 $2,105,374,483
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 211 $203,464,105
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the International Box Office 40 $1,548,943,366
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office 3 $4,256,968,241
Top Grossing Editor at the International Box Office 27 $2,023,411,357
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 947 $136,888,014
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office 12 $4,118,812,034
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office 4 $4,391,468,809
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 $311,955,722
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Worldwide Box Office 46 $2,208,307,310
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office 4 $6,230,071,082
Top Grossing Editor at the Worldwide Box Office 47 $2,783,918,982
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,077 $215,978,452
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office 16 $5,929,462,509
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office 4 $6,496,843,292
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 207 $515,419,827


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