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Bill Condon

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $3,009,199,534 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #25)
Best-known technical roles: Beauty and the Beast (Director), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (Director), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (Director), The Greatest Showman (Screenwriter), Chicago (Screenwriter)
Best-known acting roles: National Informer Man in Doorway (Strange Invaders), Priest (Sister, Sister)
Most productive collaborators: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, David Hoberman, Luke Evans, Todd Lieberman
Also credited as: William Condon

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$2,105,748$0$2,105,748
In Technical RolesDirector12$1,233,310,194$1,775,889,340$3,009,199,534
Screenwriter8$467,139,001$411,322,746$878,461,747
Producer2$33,833$0$33,833
Story Creator1$1,362,303$0$1,362,303

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga Box Set

November 5th, 2013

Twilight came out in 2008 to a mixture of high buzz and abject horror. There were a lot of people who were major fans of the book series by Stephenie Meyer, while others consider Stephenie Meyer the worst author of all time. That might be a bit harsh. The first movie opened with mixed reviews, but smashed through all expectations with nearly $200 million domestically. A year later, New Moon came out and despite earning just 27% positive reviews. That's awful any way you look at it, but even so, it earned nearly $300 million at the box office. Clearly this franchise is critic-proof and I'm under no delusion that any of my criticisms will stop anyone from buying this 10-disc Blu-ray box set. I'm so convinced that no one will change their minds over my opinion of the movie that I'm going to keep that portion of the review to a minimum and concentrate on the extras instead. After all, anyone interested in this box set has already made up their mind about the movie and just want to know if this box set has enough extras to be worth the price. More...

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/9/1988 Sister, Sister Priest  $743,445 $0 $743,445
9/16/1983 Strange Invaders National Informer Man in Doorway  $1,362,303 $0 $1,362,303
Movies: 2Totals:$2,105,748$0$2,105,748
  Averages:$1,052,874$0$1,052,874


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/9/1988 Sister, Sister $0 0 $743,445 $743,445 100.0%
9/16/1983 Strange Invaders $655,461 274 $1,362,303 $1,362,303 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $2,105,748$2,105,748 
 Averages:$327,731137$1,052,874$1,052,874100.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2019 Bride of Frankenstein Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2019 The Good Liar Director,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Richard Pryor: Is It Something … Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
12/11/2017 The Greatest Showman Screenwriter $174,313,504 $215,668,098 $389,981,602
3/16/2017 Beauty and the Beast Director $504,014,165 $757,125,465 $1,261,139,630
6/19/2015 Mr. Holmes Director $17,737,646 $10,759,336 $28,496,982
10/18/2013 The Fifth Estate Director $3,254,172 $2,900,000 $6,154,172
11/14/2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Daw… Director $292,324,737 $537,400,000 $829,724,737
11/18/2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Daw… Director $281,287,133 $408,132,918 $689,420,051
3/11/2011 Making the Boys Producer $33,833 $0 $33,833
12/15/2006 Dreamgirls Director,
Screenwriter 
$103,365,956 $52,342,739 $155,708,695
11/12/2004 Kinsey Director,
Screenwriter 
$10,214,647 $7,228,882 $17,443,529
12/27/2002 Chicago Screenwriter $170,687,518 $136,083,027 $306,770,545
11/6/1998 Gods and Monsters Director,
Screenwriter 
$6,451,628 $0 $6,451,628
3/17/1995 Candyman: Farewell to Flesh Director $13,916,665 $0 $13,916,665
2/9/1988 Sister, Sister Director,
Screenwriter 
$743,445 $0 $743,445
9/16/1983 Strange Invaders* Screenwriter,
Story by 
$1,362,303 $0 $1,362,303
Movies: 17Totals:$1,579,707,352$2,127,640,465$3,707,347,817
  Averages:$92,923,962$125,155,321$218,079,283

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2019 The Good Liar $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2019 Bride of Frankenstein $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/16/2017 Beauty and the Beast $174,750,616 4,210 $504,014,165 $1,261,139,630 40.0%
6/19/2015 Mr. Holmes $2,434,908 898 $17,737,646 $28,496,982 62.2%
10/18/2013 The Fifth Estate $1,673,351 1,769 $3,254,172 $6,154,172 52.9%
11/14/2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn… $141,067,634 4,070 $292,324,737 $829,724,737 35.2%
11/18/2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn… $138,122,261 4,066 $281,287,133 $689,420,051 40.8%
12/15/2006 Dreamgirls $378,950 2,797 $103,365,956 $155,708,695 66.4%
11/12/2004 Kinsey $169,038 588 $10,214,647 $17,443,529 58.6%
11/6/1998 Gods and Monsters $75,508 149 $6,451,628 $6,451,628 100.0%
3/17/1995 Candyman: Farewell to Flesh $6,046,825 1,605 $13,916,665 $13,916,665 100.0%
2/9/1988 Sister, Sister $0 0 $743,445 $743,445 100.0%
Movies: 12Totals:  $1,233,310,194$3,009,199,534 
 Averages:$38,726,5911,679$102,775,850$250,766,62865.6%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2019 The Good Liar $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/11/2011 Making the Boys $7,513 3 $33,833 $33,833 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $33,833$33,833 
 Averages:$3,7572$16,917$16,917100.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Richard Pryor: Is It Something I… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/11/2017 The Greatest Showman $8,805,843 3,342 $174,313,504 $389,981,602 44.7%
12/15/2006 Dreamgirls $378,950 2,797 $103,365,956 $155,708,695 66.4%
11/12/2004 Kinsey $169,038 588 $10,214,647 $17,443,529 58.6%
12/27/2002 Chicago $2,074,929 2,701 $170,687,518 $306,770,545 55.6%
11/6/1998 Gods and Monsters $75,508 149 $6,451,628 $6,451,628 100.0%
2/9/1988 Sister, Sister $0 0 $743,445 $743,445 100.0%
9/16/1983 Strange Invaders $655,461 274 $1,362,303 $1,362,303 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $468,501,304$879,824,050 
 Averages:$1,423,9101,125$52,055,700$97,758,22878.2%


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