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Andrew Adamson

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $2,595,639,083 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #33)
Best-known technical roles: Shrek 2 (Director), Shrek 2 (Screenwriter), Shrek the Third (Executive Producer), Shrek Forever After (Executive Producer), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Captain of the Guards (Shrek 2)
Most productive collaborators: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Mike Myers, C.S. Lewis, Eddie Murphy

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting1$441,226,247$495,781,885$937,008,132
In Technical RolesDirector6$1,154,728,281$1,440,910,802$2,595,639,083
Screenwriter5$887,073,270$1,216,753,019$2,103,826,289
Executive Producer4$1,002,428,192$1,836,674,466$2,839,102,658
Producer4$258,523,016$605,942,519$864,465,535
Visual Effects Supervisor2$292,797,119$195,998,032$488,795,151

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,948 $441,226,247
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,723 $495,781,885
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,280 $937,008,132
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office 28 $1,154,728,281
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office 84 $1,002,428,192
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 439 $258,523,016
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office 48 $887,073,270
Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 $292,797,119
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office 35 $1,440,910,802
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office 59 $1,836,674,466
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 236 $605,942,519
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office 59 $1,216,753,019
Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 275 $195,998,032
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office 33 $2,595,639,083
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office 69 $2,839,102,658
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 305 $864,465,535
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office 50 $2,103,826,289
Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 203 $488,795,151

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


2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/19/2004 Shrek 2 Captain of the Guards  $441,226,247 $495,781,885 $937,008,132
Movies: 1Totals:$441,226,247$495,781,885$937,008,132
  Averages:$441,226,247$495,781,885$937,008,132

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/7/2014 Mr. Pip Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter 
$1,714 $922,721 $924,435
12/21/2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Producer,
Screenwriter,
Director 
$12,512,862 $15,500,000 $28,012,862
10/28/2011 Puss in Boots Executive Producer $149,260,504 $405,726,973 $554,987,477
12/10/2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The V… Producer $104,386,950 $313,800,000 $418,186,950
5/21/2010 Shrek Forever After Executive Producer $238,736,787 $517,507,886 $756,244,673
5/16/2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Princ… Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$141,621,490 $275,719,798 $417,341,288
5/17/2007 Shrek the Third Executive Producer $322,719,944 $484,610,992 $807,330,936
12/9/2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The L… Director,
Executive Producer,
Screenwriter 
$291,710,957 $428,828,615 $720,539,572
5/19/2004 Shrek 2 Director,
Screenwriter 
$441,226,247 $495,781,885 $937,008,132
5/18/2001 Shrek Director $267,655,011 $224,157,783 $491,812,794
7/24/1996 A Time to Kill Visual Effects Super… $108,766,007 $43,500,000 $152,266,007
6/16/1995 Batman Forever Visual Effects Super… $184,031,112 $152,498,032 $336,529,144
Movies: 12Totals:$2,262,629,585$3,358,554,685$5,621,184,270
  Averages:$188,552,465$279,879,557$468,432,023

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/7/2014 Mr. Pip $1,714 10 $1,714 $924,435 0.2%
12/21/2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away $2,282,368 840 $12,512,862 $28,012,862 44.7%
5/16/2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince… $55,034,805 3,929 $141,621,490 $417,341,288 33.9%
12/9/2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Li… $65,556,312 3,853 $291,710,957 $720,539,572 40.5%
5/19/2004 Shrek 2 $108,037,878 4,223 $441,226,247 $937,008,132 47.1%
5/18/2001 Shrek $42,347,760 3,715 $267,655,011 $491,812,794 54.4%
Movies: 6Totals:  $1,154,728,281$2,595,639,083 
 Averages:$45,543,4732,762$192,454,714$432,606,51436.8%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/7/2014 Mr. Pip $1,714 10 $1,714 $924,435 0.2%
12/21/2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away $2,282,368 840 $12,512,862 $28,012,862 44.7%
12/10/2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Vo… $24,005,069 3,555 $104,386,950 $418,186,950 25.0%
5/16/2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince… $55,034,805 3,929 $141,621,490 $417,341,288 33.9%
Movies: 4Totals:  $258,523,016$864,465,535 
 Averages:$20,330,9892,084$64,630,754$216,116,38425.9%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/7/2014 Mr. Pip $1,714 10 $1,714 $924,435 0.2%
12/21/2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away $2,282,368 840 $12,512,862 $28,012,862 44.7%
5/16/2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince… $55,034,805 3,929 $141,621,490 $417,341,288 33.9%
12/9/2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Li… $65,556,312 3,853 $291,710,957 $720,539,572 40.5%
5/19/2004 Shrek 2 $108,037,878 4,223 $441,226,247 $937,008,132 47.1%
Movies: 5Totals:  $887,073,270$2,103,826,289 
 Averages:$46,182,6152,571$177,414,654$420,765,25833.3%


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