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Eric Darnell

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $2,423,270,385 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #37)
Best-known technical roles: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (Director), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (Screenwriter), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Director), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Screenwriter), Madagascar (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Comandante/Zoo Official/Zoo Announcer (Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted), Joe the Witch Doctor, Poacher (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa)
Most productive collaborators: Tom McGrath, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Simon J. Smith, David Schwimmer

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$396,566,362$950,035,683$1,346,602,045
In Technical RolesDirector5$764,270,657$1,658,999,728$2,423,270,385
Screenwriter3$590,161,883$1,312,999,728$1,903,161,611
Executive Producer1$83,350,911$284,300,000$367,650,911

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/8/2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Comandante/Zoo Official/Zoo Announcer  $216,391,482 $530,529,789 $746,921,271
11/7/2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Joe the Witch Doctor, Poacher  $180,174,880 $419,505,894 $599,680,774
Movies: 2Totals:$396,566,362$950,035,683$1,346,602,045
  Averages:$198,283,181$475,017,842$673,301,023


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/8/2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $60,316,738 4,263 $216,391,482 $746,921,271 29.0%
11/7/2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $63,106,589 4,065 $180,174,880 $599,680,774 30.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $396,566,362$1,346,602,045 
 Averages:$61,711,6644,164$198,283,181$673,301,02329.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/26/2014 Penguins of Madagascar Director,
Executive Producer 
$83,350,911 $284,300,000 $367,650,911
6/8/2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Director,
Screenwriter 
$216,391,482 $530,529,789 $746,921,271
11/7/2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Director,
Screenwriter 
$180,174,880 $419,505,894 $599,680,774
5/27/2005 Madagascar Screenwriter,
Director 
$193,595,521 $362,964,045 $556,559,566
10/2/1998 Antz Director $90,757,863 $61,700,000 $152,457,863
Movies: 5Totals:$764,270,657$1,658,999,728$2,423,270,385
  Averages:$152,854,131$331,799,946$484,654,077

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/26/2014 Penguins of Madagascar $25,447,444 3,775 $83,350,911 $367,650,911 22.7%
6/8/2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $60,316,738 4,263 $216,391,482 $746,921,271 29.0%
11/7/2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $63,106,589 4,065 $180,174,880 $599,680,774 30.0%
5/27/2005 Madagascar $47,224,594 4,142 $193,595,521 $556,559,566 34.8%
10/2/1998 Antz $17,195,160 2,929 $90,757,863 $152,457,863 59.5%
Movies: 5Totals:  $764,270,657$2,423,270,385 
 Averages:$42,658,1053,835$152,854,131$484,654,07735.2%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/8/2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $60,316,738 4,263 $216,391,482 $746,921,271 29.0%
11/7/2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $63,106,589 4,065 $180,174,880 $599,680,774 30.0%
5/27/2005 Madagascar $47,224,594 4,142 $193,595,521 $556,559,566 34.8%
Movies: 3Totals:  $590,161,883$1,903,161,611 
 Averages:$56,882,6404,157$196,720,628$634,387,20431.3%


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