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Joe Dante

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $448,312,621 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #341)
Best-known technical roles: Gremlins (Director), Small Soldiers (Director), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Director), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Director), The `Burbs (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Jailer (Beverly Hills Cop III), Lab Assistant (Sleepwalkers), Face on the Cutting Room Floor (Oscar), Himself (American Grindhouse)
Most productive collaborators: Jerry Goldsmith, Kirsten Dunst, Ken King, Michael Finnell, Zach Galligan

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee2$5,529$0$5,529
Cameo1$42,586,861$76,594,077$119,180,938
(Unclassified)3$54,087,479$0$54,087,479
In Technical RolesDirector16$387,770,535$60,542,086$448,312,621

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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/3/2016 Out of Print Himself  $0 $0 $0
6/18/2010 American Grindhouse Himself  $5,529 $0 $5,529
5/25/1994 Beverly Hills Cop III Jailer  $42,586,861 $76,594,077 $119,180,938
4/10/1992 Sleepwalkers Lab Assistant  $30,524,763 $0 $30,524,763
4/26/1991 Oscar Face on the Cutting Room Floor  $23,562,716 $0 $23,562,716
7/1/1976 Cannonball! Kid  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 6Totals:$96,679,869$76,594,077$173,273,946
  Averages:$16,113,312$12,765,680$28,878,991


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All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Labirintus Director $0 $0 $0
6/16/2015 Burying the Ex Director $0 $604,517 $604,517
9/28/2012 The Hole 3D Director $0 $9,716,671 $9,716,671
11/14/2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Director $20,950,820 $33,589,842 $54,540,662
12/31/1998 The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy Director $0 $0 $0
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers Director $55,143,823 $16,600,000 $71,743,823
12/31/1997 The Second Civil War Director $0 $0 $0
1/29/1993 Matinee Director $8,925,775 $0 $8,925,775
6/15/1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch Director $41,476,097 $0 $41,476,097
2/17/1989 The `Burbs Director $35,382,246 $0 $35,382,246
9/18/1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Director $548,696 $0 $548,696
7/3/1987 Innerspace Director $19,816,619 $0 $19,816,619
7/12/1985 Explorers Director $9,873,000 $0 $9,873,000
6/8/1984 Gremlins Director $148,168,459 $31,056 $148,199,515
6/24/1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie Director $29,500,000 $0 $29,500,000
4/10/1981 The Howling Director $17,985,000 $0 $17,985,000
Movies: 16Totals:$387,770,535$60,542,086$448,312,621
  Averages:$24,235,658$3,783,880$28,019,539

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Labirintus $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/16/2015 Burying the Ex $0 0 $0 $604,517 0.0%
9/28/2012 The Hole 3D $0 0 $0 $9,716,671 0.0%
11/14/2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action $9,317,371 2,903 $20,950,820 $54,540,662 38.4%
12/31/1998 The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/10/1998 Small Soldiers $14,047,592 2,613 $55,143,823 $71,743,823 76.9%
12/31/1997 The Second Civil War $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/29/1993 Matinee $3,601,015 1,144 $8,925,775 $8,925,775 100.0%
6/15/1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch $9,702,804 2,155 $41,476,097 $41,476,097 100.0%
2/17/1989 The `Burbs $11,101,197 1,956 $35,382,246 $35,382,246 100.0%
9/18/1987 Amazon Women on the Moon $0 0 $548,696 $548,696 100.0%
7/3/1987 Innerspace $4,739,913 1,603 $19,816,619 $19,816,619 100.0%
7/12/1985 Explorers $3,607,340 1,750 $9,873,000 $9,873,000 100.0%
6/8/1984 Gremlins $12,511,634 1,537 $148,168,459 $148,199,515 100.0%
6/24/1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie $6,614,366 1,288 $29,500,000 $29,500,000 100.0%
4/10/1981 The Howling $0 0 $17,985,000 $17,985,000 100.0%
Movies: 16Totals:  $387,770,535$448,312,621 
 Averages:$4,702,7021,059$24,235,658$28,019,53978.1%




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