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David Cronenberg

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $235,635,015 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #553)
Best-known technical roles: A History of Violence (Director), A Dangerous Method (Director), The Dead Zone (Director), Cosmopolis (Director), Cosmopolis (Screenwriter)
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: Viggo Mortensen, Howard Shore, Maria Bello, William Hurt, John Stoneham, Jr.

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting1$7,502,560$1,343,015$8,845,575
Lead Ensemble Member1$591,165$0$591,165
(Unclassified)7$102,817,739$10,234,473$113,052,212
In Technical RolesDirector18$151,157,003$84,478,012$235,635,015
Screenwriter3$743,636$6,116,988$6,860,624

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Classics, Foreign Imports

December 16th, 2017

The Big Sick

Both the first installment First-run Releases and the second installment, TV on DVD releases, were shorter than I would have liked, as this hasn’t been a great year for either wide releases or TV on DVD releases. That said, the third installment of our Holiday Gift Guide deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports and this list can get out of hand rather quickly. There will more releases on this list than the previous two, starting with... More...

Home Market Releases for October 13th, 2015

October 13th, 2015

Aladdin

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 Amazon.com, 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...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
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
  Averages:$12,323,496$1,286,388$13,609,884

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/23/1998 Last Night $48,634 28 $591,165 $591,165 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $591,165$591,165 
 Averages:$48,63428$591,165$591,165100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/14/2011 Barney's Version $362,524 322 $7,502,560 $8,845,575 84.8%
Movies: 1Totals:  $7,502,560$8,845,575 
 Averages:$362,524322$7,502,560$8,845,57584.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,581 $591,165
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 44,601-44,700) 44,636 $7,502,560
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,401-13,500) 13,478 $110,911,464
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,291 $591,165
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 41,801-41,900) 41,882 $7,502,560
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,701-14,800) 14,723 $110,911,464
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 42,901-43,000) 42,918 $1,343,015
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 36,201-36,300) 36,223 $11,577,488
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 38,901-39,000) 38,918 $1,343,015
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 38,401-38,500) 38,407 $11,577,488
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,499 $591,165
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 46,701-46,800) 46,745 $8,845,575
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 22,601-22,700) 22,646 $122,488,952
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 9,501-9,600) 9,547 $591,165
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 43,001-43,100) 43,100 $8,845,575
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 24,301-24,400) 24,326 $122,488,952
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,499 $591,165
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,165 $591,165
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,272 $591,165
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,115 $591,165
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 508 $591,165
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 572 $591,165
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,410 $591,165
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,813 $591,165
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,790 $591,165
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,105 $591,165
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 435 $591,165
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 476 $591,165

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/27/2015 Maps to the Stars Director $350,741 $375,738 $726,479
5/23/2012 Cosmopolis Director,
Screenwriter 
$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,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/1975 Shivers Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
Movies: 18Totals:$151,157,003$84,478,012$235,635,015
  Averages:$8,397,611$4,693,223$13,090,834

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/27/2015 Maps to the Stars $143,422 66 $350,741 $726,479 48.3%
5/23/2012 Cosmopolis $56,566 65 $743,636 $6,860,624 10.8%
11/23/2011 A Dangerous Method $167,953 365 $5,702,083 $14,807,531 38.5%
9/14/2007 Eastern Promises $547,092 1,408 $17,181,265 $56,077,088 30.6%
9/23/2005 A History of Violence $515,992 1,348 $31,493,782 $61,477,797 51.2%
6/1/2004 Rabid $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/28/2003 Spider $189,350 54 $1,641,788 $1,641,788 100.0%
4/23/1999 eXistenZ $810,262 256 $2,840,417 $2,840,417 100.0%
10/4/1996 Crash $738,339 339 $3,357,324 $3,357,324 100.0%
10/1/1993 M. Butterfly $0 0 $1,498,795 $1,498,795 100.0%
12/1/1991 Naked Lunch $0 0 $2,541,000 $2,541,000 100.0%
9/23/1988 Dead Ringers $3,012,180 1,048 $9,134,733 $9,134,733 100.0%
8/15/1986 The Fly $7,000,423 1,201 $37,585,000 $37,585,000 100.0%
10/21/1983 The Dead Zone $4,556,083 1,293 $20,766,000 $20,766,000 100.0%
2/4/1983 Videodrome $1,194,175 600 $2,120,439 $2,120,439 100.0%
1/1/1981 Scanners $0 0 $14,200,000 $14,200,000 100.0%
5/31/1979 The Brood $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/1975 Shivers $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 18Totals:  $151,157,003$235,635,015 
 Averages:$1,051,769447$8,397,611$13,090,83478.6%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/23/2012 Cosmopolis $56,566 65 $743,636 $6,860,624 10.8%
5/31/1979 The Brood $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/1975 Shivers $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $743,636$6,860,624 
 Averages:$18,85522$247,879$2,286,87510.8%


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