Follow us on

D.J. Caruso

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $886,397,567 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #181)
Best-known technical roles: Eagle Eye (Director), Disturbia (Director), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Director), I am Number Four (Director), Taking Lives (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Alex Pettyfer, Shia LaBeouf, Vin Diesel, Michael Gough, Timothy Olyphant

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesDirector11$341,032,453$545,365,114$886,397,567
Second Unit Director2$58,645,377$0$58,645,377
Associate Producer1$30,038,362$0$30,038,362
Producer1$28,607,015$0$28,607,015
Executive Producer1$8,087,783$0$8,087,783
Screenwriter1$2,423,467$721,221$3,144,688

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

The Disappointments Room Trailer

August 25th, 2016

Supernatural horror starring Kate Beckinsale, directed by D.J. Caruso opens September 9 ... Full Movie Details. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/27/2020 Untitled G.I. Joe Film Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2018 XXX 4 Director $0 $0 $0
1/19/2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage Director $44,898,413 $300,154,671 $345,053,084
9/9/2016 The Disappointments Room Director,
Screenwriter 
$2,423,467 $721,221 $3,144,688
12/31/2014 Invertigo Director $0 $0 $0
2/18/2011 I am Number Four Director $55,100,437 $91,094,722 $146,195,159
9/26/2008 Eagle Eye Director $101,440,743 $76,625,826 $178,066,569
4/13/2007 Disturbia Director $80,818,974 $37,718,653 $118,537,627
10/7/2005 2 For the Money Director $22,991,379 $7,500,000 $30,491,379
3/19/2004 Taking Lives Director $32,682,342 $31,550,021 $64,232,363
4/26/2002 The Salton Sea Director $676,698 $0 $676,698
11/22/1995 Nick of Time Executive Producer $8,087,783 $0 $8,087,783
12/9/1994 Drop Zone Producer,
Second Unit Director 
$28,607,015 $0 $28,607,015
3/19/1993 Point of No Return Associate Producer,
Second Unit Director 
$30,038,362 $0 $30,038,362
Movies: 14Totals:$407,765,613$545,365,114$953,130,727
  Averages:$29,126,115$38,954,651$68,080,766

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/27/2020 Untitled G.I. Joe Film $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2018 XXX 4 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/19/2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage $20,130,142 3,651 $44,898,413 $345,053,084 13.0%
9/9/2016 The Disappointments Room $1,402,822 1,554 $2,423,467 $3,144,688 77.1%
12/31/2014 Invertigo $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/18/2011 I am Number Four $19,449,893 3,156 $55,100,437 $146,195,159 37.7%
9/26/2008 Eagle Eye $29,150,721 3,614 $101,440,743 $178,066,569 57.0%
4/13/2007 Disturbia $22,224,982 3,132 $80,818,974 $118,537,627 68.2%
10/7/2005 2 For the Money $8,703,240 2,397 $22,991,379 $30,491,379 75.4%
3/19/2004 Taking Lives $11,458,465 2,705 $32,682,342 $64,232,363 50.9%
4/26/2002 The Salton Sea $166,309 30 $676,698 $676,698 100.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $341,032,453$886,397,567 
 Averages:$10,244,2341,840$31,002,950$80,581,59759.9%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/9/1994 Drop Zone $6,143,566 2,055 $28,607,015 $28,607,015 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $28,607,015$28,607,015 
 Averages:$6,143,5662,055$28,607,015$28,607,015100.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/9/2016 The Disappointments Room $1,402,822 1,554 $2,423,467 $3,144,688 77.1%
Movies: 1Totals:  $2,423,467$3,144,688 
 Averages:$1,402,8221,554$2,423,467$3,144,68877.1%


ProductionNext