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David Cronenberg

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $235,635,015 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #531)
Best-Known Technical Roles: A Dangerous Method (Director), The Dead Zone (Director), Cosmopolis (Director), Cosmopolis (Screenwriter), Maps to the Stars (Director)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Gynecologist (The Fly), Man at Lake (To Die For), Dr. Wimmer (Jason X), (Barney's Version), Obstetrician (Dead Ringers)
Most productive collaborators: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Thomas, Marco Mehlitz

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Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting1$7,502,560$1,343,015$8,845,575
Lead Ensemble Member1$591,165$0$591,165
In Technical RolesDirector17$151,157,003$84,478,012$235,635,015

Home Market Releases for October 13th, 2015

October 13th, 2015


There are two $100 million movies on this week's list of Home Market Releases: Spy, which earned more than $100 million domestically, and Tomorrowland, which merely cost more than $100 million to make. Spy is arguably the best release on this week's list, but the Blu-ray was already named Pick of the Week, so that honor is going to Aladdin's Blu-ray debut this week. More...

Limited Releases: Summer of '71

February 27th, 2015

'71 poster

There are a number of limited releases that are earning excellent reviews, including '71, which might be the biggest hit of the week. Or there might not be any limited release that will become a hit. Maps to the Stars has a great cast, but its reviews are only good. Plus is is playong on Video on Demand. Likewise, Wild Canaries is earning excellent reviews, but it is also playing on Video on Demand. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 15th, 2014

July 14th, 2014

There is actually a $100 million hit on this week's list of new releases, which puts it miles ahead of most of recent weeks. Unfortunately, that new release is Rio 2, which isn't terrible, but it certainly isn't Pick of the Week material either. Worse still, there is practically no depth this week and almost none of the new DVDs / Blu-rays are Pick of the Week contenders. Fortunately, "Weird Al" Yankovic comes to the rescue with Mandatory Fun, which is a CD, which I normally don't talk about. As far as DVDs and Blu-rays are concerned, Orphan Black: Season 2 on Blu-ray is clearly the best. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 9th, 2013

April 8th, 2013

It's another bad week on the home market. According to, the biggest release of the week is the fifth season of Merlin, which is a British TV show. Gabriel Iglesias' latest Stand-Up Concert DVD is right behind. The rest of the top five is filled with a canceled cable show and a poorly reviewed limited release. The best release of the week is Naked Lunch Criterion Collection Blu-ray, which is great, but not quite Pick of the Week material. (It is just too bizarre for most people.) Fortunately, Lincoln on Four-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack finally arrived and I was able to review it. Despite it not coming out this week, or this month, it is still the Pick of the Week material. It towers that high above this week's releases. I do hope more people check out Sexy Evil Genius on DVD than its sales ranking indicates. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 15th, 2013

January 15th, 2013

It is a rather shallow week on the home market. Taken 2 should come away with an easy win, but after that, there's almost nothing that will reach the top 30 for the week. Also, Taken 2 is not Pick of the Week material. I don't know if there is anything that is truly Pick of the Week material. Wake in Fright comes the closest, but the DVD or Blu-ray is still late, I hate giving this title when I'm still waiting for the screener. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: eXistenZ

January 10th, 2013

eXistenZ is a Canadian movie that cost more than $30 million Canadian dollars to make, but made less than $3 million at the domestic box office. There's never been a time when the exchange rate was great enough to cover that difference. Is it a bad movie? Is that why it failed to find an audience? Or is it, like so many David Cronenberg movies, just too weird for a mainstream audience? More...

Limited Releases: Smashing Success

October 12th, 2012

It's a very busy week for limited releases with a dozen films on this week's list. There are few that are earning good buzz or strong reviews, and even a couple earning both. Smashed is probably the film with the best chance at earning mainstream success. The Big Picture, Middle of Nowhere, and Gaybe are also earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
1/14/2011 Barney's Version   $7,502,560 $1,343,015 $8,845,575
4/26/2002 Jason X Dr. Wimmer  $13,121,555 $3,830,243 $16,951,798
10/23/1998 Last Night Duncan  $591,165 $0 $591,165
9/27/1995 To Die For Man at Lake  $21,284,514 $6,404,230 $27,688,744
9/9/1994 Trial by Jury Director  $6,971,777 $0 $6,971,777
2/16/1990 Nightbreed Dr. Philip K. Decker  $8,000,000 $0 $8,000,000
9/23/1988 Dead Ringers Obstetrician  $9,134,733 $0 $9,134,733
8/15/1986 The Fly Gynecologist  $37,585,000 $0 $37,585,000
2/22/1985 Into the Night Group Supervisor  $6,720,160 $0 $6,720,160
Movies: 9Totals:$110,911,464$11,577,488$122,488,952
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
2/27/2015 Maps to the Stars Director $350,741 $375,738 $726,479
8/17/2012 Cosmopolis Director,
$743,636 $6,116,988 $6,860,624
11/23/2011 A Dangerous Method Director $5,702,083 $9,105,448 $14,807,531
9/14/2007 Eastern Promises Director $17,181,265 $38,895,823 $56,077,088
9/23/2005 A History of Violence Director $31,493,782 $29,984,015 $61,477,797
6/1/2004 Rabid Director $0 $0 $0
2/28/2003 Spider Director $1,641,788 $0 $1,641,788
4/23/1999 eXistenZ Director $2,840,417 $0 $2,840,417
10/4/1996 Crash Director $3,357,324 $0 $3,357,324
10/1/1993 M. Butterfly Director $1,498,795 $0 $1,498,795
12/1/1991 Naked Lunch Director $2,541,000 $0 $2,541,000
9/23/1988 Dead Ringers Director $9,134,733 $0 $9,134,733
8/15/1986 The Fly Director $37,585,000 $0 $37,585,000
10/21/1983 The Dead Zone Director $20,766,000 $0 $20,766,000
2/4/1983 Videodrome Director $2,120,439 $0 $2,120,439
1/1/1981 Scanners Director $14,200,000 $0 $14,200,000
5/31/1979 The Brood Director,
$0 $0 $0
Movies: 17Totals:$151,157,003$84,478,012$235,635,015