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Taika Waititi

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $882,494,529 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #175)
Best-known technical roles: Thor: Ragnarok (Director), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Director), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Screenwriter), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Producer), What We Do in the Shadows (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Korg (Thor: Ragnarok), Tom Kalmaku (Green Lantern), Viago (What We Do in the Shadows), Alamein (Boy)
Most productive collaborators: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Stephany Folsom, Cate Blanchett, Craig Kyle

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting3$430,026,687$640,283,758$1,070,310,445
Leading1$3,469,224$5,012,132$8,481,356
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesDirector5$322,100,210$560,394,319$882,494,529
Screenwriter3$8,930,906$23,540,314$32,471,220
Producer2$8,674,695$23,044,881$31,719,576

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films

December 13th, 2015

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki

The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release... More...

Per Theater Chart: Shadow Steals Spotlight in Its Debut

February 18th, 2015

What We Do in the Shadows poster

What We Do in the Shadows dominated the per theater chart earning an average of $41,778 in two theaters. This is high enough to suggest the film will be able to expand significantly. Additionally, its reviews are stunning, so its chances at box office success are even better. However, the comedy stylings of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are not really mainstream and that might hurt its chances. The second place film on the per theater chart was the overall number one film, Fifty Shades of Grey, which earned an average of $23,360. The Last 5 Years was next with an average of $17,158 in three theaters. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem opened with an average of $12,105 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the second wide release of the week, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,300. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Corpse Tub   $0 $0 $0
11/3/2017 Thor: Ragnarok Korg  $313,169,304 $536,854,005 $850,023,309
2/13/2015 What We Do in the Shadows Viago  $3,469,224 $5,012,132 $8,481,356
3/2/2012 Boy Alamein  $256,211 $495,433 $751,644
6/17/2011 Green Lantern Tom Kalmaku  $116,601,172 $102,934,320 $219,535,492
Movies: 5Totals:$433,495,911$645,295,890$1,078,791,801
  Averages:$86,699,182$129,059,178$215,758,360

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/13/2015 What We Do in the Shadows $83,555 144 $3,469,224 $8,481,356 40.9%
Movies: 1Totals:  $3,469,224$8,481,356 
 Averages:$83,555144$3,469,224$8,481,35640.9%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/3/2017 Thor: Ragnarok $122,744,989 4,080 $313,169,304 $850,023,309 36.8%
3/2/2012 Boy $21,244 18 $256,211 $751,644 34.1%
6/17/2011 Green Lantern $53,174,303 3,816 $116,601,172 $219,535,492 53.1%
Movies: 3Totals:  $430,026,687$1,070,310,445 
 Averages:$58,646,8452,638$143,342,229$356,770,14841.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,821 $3,469,224
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,127 $430,026,687
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,563 $433,495,911
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,428 $3,725,435
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,231 $429,770,476
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,963 $433,495,911
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,770 $5,012,132
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,003 $640,283,758
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,033 $645,295,890
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,925 $5,507,565
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,344 $639,788,325
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,512 $645,295,890
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,185 $8,481,356
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,930 $1,070,310,445
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,177 $1,078,791,801
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,342 $9,233,000
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,200 $1,069,558,801
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,606 $1,078,791,801
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 36 $3,469,224
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 30 $5,012,132
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Short Film Movies 36 $8,481,356
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,522 $3,469,224
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,468 $5,012,132
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,861 $8,481,356
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 600 $3,469,224
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 587 $5,012,132
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 639 $8,481,356
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 991 $3,469,224
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 787 $5,012,132
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,034 $8,481,356
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,386 $3,469,224
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,267 $5,012,132
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,492 $8,481,356

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Bubbles Director $0 $0 $0
11/3/2017 Thor: Ragnarok Director $313,169,304 $536,854,005 $850,023,309
6/24/2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$5,205,471 $18,032,749 $23,238,220
2/13/2015 What We Do in the Shadows Producer,
Director,
Screenwriter 
$3,469,224 $5,012,132 $8,481,356
3/2/2012 Boy Director,
Screenwriter 
$256,211 $495,433 $751,644
Movies: 5Totals:$322,100,210$560,394,319$882,494,529
  Averages:$64,420,042$112,078,864$176,498,906

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Bubbles $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/3/2017 Thor: Ragnarok $122,744,989 4,080 $313,169,304 $850,023,309 36.8%
6/24/2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople $78,439 200 $5,205,471 $23,238,220 22.4%
2/13/2015 What We Do in the Shadows $83,555 144 $3,469,224 $8,481,356 40.9%
3/2/2012 Boy $21,244 18 $256,211 $751,644 34.1%
Movies: 5Totals:  $322,100,210$882,494,529 
 Averages:$24,585,645888$64,420,042$176,498,90633.6%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/24/2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople $78,439 200 $5,205,471 $23,238,220 22.4%
2/13/2015 What We Do in the Shadows $83,555 144 $3,469,224 $8,481,356 40.9%
Movies: 2Totals:  $8,674,695$31,719,576 
 Averages:$80,997172$4,337,348$15,859,78831.7%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/24/2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople $78,439 200 $5,205,471 $23,238,220 22.4%
2/13/2015 What We Do in the Shadows $83,555 144 $3,469,224 $8,481,356 40.9%
3/2/2012 Boy $21,244 18 $256,211 $751,644 34.1%
Movies: 3Totals:  $8,930,906$32,471,220 
 Averages:$61,079121$2,976,969$10,823,74032.5%


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