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Nicolas Winding Refn

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $92,116,055 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #889)
Best-known technical roles: Drive (Director), The Neon Demon (Director), The Neon Demon (Screenwriter), The Neon Demon (Story Creator), Only God Forgives (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Himself (Jodorowsky’s Dune)
Most productive collaborators: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, William Lischak, Gary Michael Walters, Bryan Cranston

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee1$646,512$0$646,512
Documentary Subject1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesDirector4$37,274,641$54,841,414$92,116,055
Screenwriter2$2,108,973$5,945,390$8,054,363
Story Creator2$1,338,164$2,414,387$3,752,551
Executive Producer2$5,040$187,708$192,748

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: The Neon Demon

October 10th, 2016

The Neon Demon

When The Neon Demon was first screened at the Cannes Film Festival, it earned a lot of praise including a standing ovation... also people booed the film, while there have been plenty of reports of people walking out of the movie. You rarely see such a divergent opinion on a film and that made me very intrigued. Will I love the film? Will I hate it? Will I be one of the few people who were indifferent? More...

Limited Releases Grab Your Attention

July 19th, 2013

Every week we try and find a limited release with potential to expand significantly. This week there are two such films that appeared to be contenders: Girl Most Likely and Only God Forgives. Then the reviews came in and the chances of limited release success became a lot more limited. There are a few films earning stunning reviews: The Act of Killing, Blackfish, and Ways to Live Forever. I'm not sure any will expand significantly. Grabbers' reviews are not quite as strong, but it is the film I'm looking forward to seeing the most. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/27/2015 My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Himself  $0 $0 $0
3/21/2014 Jodorowsky’s Dune Himself  $646,512 $0 $646,512
Movies: 2Totals:$646,512$0$646,512
  Averages:$323,256$0$323,256


Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/9/2016 The Neon Demon Director,
Screenwriter,
Story by 
$1,333,124 $2,226,679 $3,559,803
12/5/2014 Dying of the Light Executive Producer $0 $0 $0
7/19/2013 Only God Forgives Director,
Screenwriter 
$775,849 $3,718,711 $4,494,560
10/12/2012 Pusher Based on the origina…,
Executive Producer 
$5,040 $187,708 $192,748
9/16/2011 Drive Director $35,060,689 $46,297,241 $81,357,930
3/13/2009 Bronson Director $104,979 $2,598,783 $2,703,762
Movies: 6Totals:$37,279,681$55,029,122$92,308,803
  Averages:$6,213,280$9,171,520$15,384,801

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/9/2016 The Neon Demon $589,014 783 $1,333,124 $3,559,803 37.4%
7/19/2013 Only God Forgives $313,958 81 $775,849 $4,494,560 17.3%
9/16/2011 Drive $11,340,461 2,904 $35,060,689 $81,357,930 43.1%
3/13/2009 Bronson $10,940 8 $104,979 $2,703,762 3.9%
Movies: 4Totals:  $37,274,641$92,116,055 
 Averages:$3,063,593944$9,318,660$23,029,01425.4%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/9/2016 The Neon Demon $589,014 783 $1,333,124 $3,559,803 37.4%
7/19/2013 Only God Forgives $313,958 81 $775,849 $4,494,560 17.3%
10/12/2012 Pusher $5,040 14 $5,040 $192,748 2.6%
Movies: 4Totals:  $3,447,137$11,806,914 
 Averages:$374,257415$861,784$2,951,72923.7%


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