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Woody Allen

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 47 films, with $1,277,957,111 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #106)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Midnight in Paris (Screenwriter), Midnight in Paris (Director), Blue Jasmine (Director), Blue Jasmine (Screenwriter), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Director)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Z-4195 (Antz), Jerry (To Rome with Love), Mickey Sachs (Hannah and Her Sisters), Ray Winkler (Small Time Crooks), Sid Waterman (Scoop)
Most productive collaborators: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Helen Robin, Kathy Bates, Alec Baldwin
Born: December 1st, 1935 (82 years old)

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting4$108,234,457$123,299,771$231,534,228
Lead Ensemble Member2$23,085,649$77,240,366$100,326,015
In Technical RolesDirector47$600,870,569$677,086,542$1,277,957,111

Limited and VOD Releases: Avoid Disasters and See a Limited Release this Week

December 1st, 2017

The Shape of Water

It’s an incredibly busy week with about 30 films coming out. However, the vast majority of them have too few reviews to be worth talking about. In fact, there would have been more entries in the secondary VOD than the main list, except I bent the rules a little. There are still some releases that are certainly worth checking out, including The Disaster Artist, The Other Side of Hope, A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, and The Shape of Water. If I were to pick just one, it would easily be The Shape of Water. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Getting Personal

March 10th, 2017

Personal Shopper

It is not a particularly busy week for limited releases, but there are a few that are earning good reviews and louder buzz. My Scientology Movie, Personal Shopper, and Raw all fit that description, but Personal Shopper probably has the best shot at box office success. More...

Home Market Releases for October 18th, 2016

October 18th, 2016

Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro

It’s a bad week for the home market. There are only two first-run releases and neither of them are worth picking up. There’s not a lot of limited releases, TV on DVD releases, etc. to make up the gap. However, there is one truly great release, Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro from The Criterion Collection. The Blu-ray costs a lot, but it is a must have for fans of Guillermo Del Toro, especially his earlier Spanish-language work: Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pets Keep Trophy with $50 Million to Ghostbusters’ $46 Million

July 17th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

After a huge amount of speculation on how it would perform at the box office, Ghostbusters is coming in right in the middle of (a very wide range of) expectations. Sony is projecting a $46 million debut for the supernatural comedy, which is far from the disaster many had feared, but some way short of the top tier. It’s also not enough for first place, even though The Secret Life of Pets will be down 52% in its second weekend. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: See a Limited Releases During Your Coffee Break

July 15th, 2016

Café Society

It’s not a grand week for limited releases. Café Society is the only big release of the week and while its reviews and its pedigree suggest it should be a hit, it might be the only hit of the week. More...

Home Market Releases for January 12th, 2016

January 12th, 2016

David Bowie: Blackstar

It is a busy week for first run releases with four of them on this week's list. Of these, The Martian is the biggest and the best. It would have been the Pick of the Week except for two things. One, the screener is late. Two, David Bowie passed away over the weekend. He died after an 18-month battle with cancer and just two days after his last album came out. This is the the most poignant Rock'n'Roll death since Freddie Mercury and it seems fitting to give Blackstar the title of Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Very Little Room at the Top

October 21st, 2015


Room was in a close race for top spot on the per theater with last week's winner, but it came out on top with an average of $29,575 in four theaters. Steve Jobs was right behind with an average of $25,212 in 60. This film is going to expand wide this weekend and could lead the weekend. The Assassin earned an average of $11,973 in four theaters, which is strong for a foreign-language film. Meanwhile, Truth was right behind with an average of $11,039 in six. More...

Per Theater Chart: Irrational has Very Reasonable Debut

July 22nd, 2015

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

The $10,000 club was led by Irrational Man with $175,312 in five theaters for an average of $35,062. While this was the best average of the weekend, it was the weakest opening weekend for a Woody Allen movie since You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The Stanford Prison Experiment was next with an average of $18,757 in two theaters. Its reviews are good, but not great, so its chances to expand significantly are still just 50/50. Up next is a pair of wide releases, Ant-Man and Minions, which earned averages of $14,841 and $11,430 respectively. The final entrant in the $10,000 club was Bajrangi Bhaijaan with an average of $10,239; however, it was playing in 256 theaters and arguably it had the most impressive opening for any limited release this week. This is the second weekend in a row a Bollywood film did this well on the per theater chart. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ant-Man Misses Out, Trainwreck Breaks Out

July 19th, 2015


Perhaps we’re seeing the first signs of multiplex fatigue? In the midst of a buoyant Summer at the movies, Ant-Man will debut with around $58 million, according to Sunday estimates, about 10% below expectations, and well short of the $94 million earned by Guardians of the Galaxy this time last year. It’s a very good opening, to be sure, but the second slightly disappointing debut from the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year, after The Avengers: Age of Ultron’s $191 million opening weekend back in May. We’re talking disappointment of the level of seeing Babe Ruth only hit one home run in a game here, so we need to put things in perspective. It’s the twelfth straight $50 million-plus opening for the franchise in seven years—an unprecedented box office run. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Holmes is on the Case

July 17th, 2015

Mr. Holmes

There are very few films on this week's list that have a real shot at earning mainstream success. I would like to think Court or A Hard Day could do so, but they are both foreign-language films and that's usually too big of an obstacle to overcome. Mr. Holmes has both the cast and the reviews to thrive, but it is playing in more than 300 theaters. That might be too many to thrive. Let's hope I'm being too pessimistic. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 16th, 2014

December 16th, 2014

It is getting very close to Christmas and while this means there are more and more people shopping, it also means the new releases are less likely to stand out in a sea of sales. The biggest release of the week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is coming out on a 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack. However, it is also one of the worst big releases of the year. There are some releases that are contenders for Pick of the week, including Extant: Season 1 on DVD or Blu-ray, Tootsie on Blu-ray, and The Americans: Season 2 on DVD. In the end, I went with The Skeleton Twins on Blu-ray. More...

Per Theater Chart: Yellow Day Opens in the Black

September 24th, 2014

Yellow Day poster

Awards Season might have begun, as there were six new releases in the $10,000 club this past weekend. Leading the way was Yellow Day, with an estimated $31,000 in one theater. 20,000 Days of Earth was close behind with $27,879 over the weekend and $30,969 over five days, also in one theater. Pump! earned an average of $14,059 in three theaters, which is particularly good for a documentary. A fellow documentary, Art and Craft, was next with an average of $11,500 in two theaters. Not Cool debuted with $10,329 on one theater, which is surprisingly strong, given its lack of reviews. Likewise, Hector and the Search for Happiness earned bad reviews, but still managed an average of $10,212 in four theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Lovely and Strange

August 27th, 2014

Love is Strange poster

The only new limited release in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart was Love is Strange, which earned an average of $23,455 in five theaters. There were two holdovers in the $10,000 club with The Trip to Italy earning an average of $10,645 in ten theaters while The Admiral: Roaring Currents was right behind with an average of $10,213 in 47 screens. More...

Per Theater Chart: A Little Magic at the Box Office

July 29th, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight poster

Magic in the Moonlight led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $24,241 in 17 theaters, which is great for most films, but not as strong as some of Woody Allen's more recent releases. Arguably, Boyhood's weekend was much stronger, as it earned an average of $16,466 in 107 theaters. At this point, I'm not sure how long it will last in theaters, but it has already earned at least a measure of mainstream success. The overall number one film, Lucy, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,835. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hercules No Match for Lucy

July 27th, 2014

Lucy poster

This weekend’s boys versus girls box office match-up has proven to be a triumph for the girls, with Lucy enjoying a decisive win over Hercules. The Scarlett Johansson/Luc Besson sci-fi thriller will post an opening around $44 million, according to Universal’s Sunday estimate, which is almost exactly 50% more than the $29 million debut projected for Hercules. The difference in budgets between the two films is even starker with Hercules clocking in at around $100 million, and Lucy reportedly closer to $40 million. More...

Limited Releases: Most Wanted Limited Releases

July 25th, 2014

A Most Wanted Man poster

There are not a lot of great limited releases on this week's list. There are a few films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews; however, there are just as many films on this list that have no reviews. The best film is arguably A Most Wanted Man, but its high theater count might hurt its changes on the per theater chart. Happy Christmas is earning better than average buzz, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its theatrical numbers are less important. Also... Christmas in July? More...

Weekend Estimates: Heaven is for Real Leads Easter Openers

April 20th, 2014

Heaven is for Real poster

Moviegoers are celebrating Easter weekend by turning out in big numbers to see Heaven is for Real. The Christian-themed movie will be the biggest opener this weekend, with a very respectable $21.5 million projected Friday-to-Sunday and a theater average of $8,895. That puts it at nearly twice box office take of the widest opener this weekend, Transcendence, which is set for a very disappointing $11.15 million debut. Also opening this weekend, and similarly posting mediocre numbers is A Haunted House 2, with a projected $9.1 million from 2,310 theaters. But, with a production budget reported at $4 million, compared to $100 million for Transcendence, the horror spoof shouldn't have a hard time earning money. More...

Limited Releases: Fading Chances

April 18th, 2014

Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It poster

It is a busy week for limited releases, but not a good week. Arguably the best film is Gojira, which is getting a re-release for its 60th anniversary. As for new films, The Final Member and Gabrielle are earning the best reviews. However, I'm most interested in seeing Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 25th, 2014

Her poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, starting with Best Original Screenplay. This race is twice as competitive as the Best Adapted Screenplay, by that I mean it is a two-way race for the Oscar and not a runaway race. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 21st, 2014

January 20th, 2014

The home market picks up steam this week, sort of. We are starting to get some of the Awards Season hopefuls coming out, which is great news for fans of great movies. However, there's not a lot of depth to go with the award-worthy movies. The two films that were the main contenders for Pick of the Week were Captain Phillips on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In a World... on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close decision, but in the end, I went with In a World... More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: Nominees Have Stories to Tell

January 5th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs announced their nominations this weekend and there were a couple of surprises to talk about. The top of that list is 12 Years a Slave, which was deemed ineligible because it wasn't written under WGA jurisdiction. This makes using the WGAs as an Oscar guide less reliable. On the other hand, several Oscar favorites showed up as well, including American Hustle, Nebraska, and others that have picked up major nominations this year. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Earns Independence

November 28th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations. More...

Reclusive Per Theater Chart

September 11th, 2013

The buzz surrounding Salinger helped it earn first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $21,739 in four theaters. However, given its reviews, I don't think it will last long. Instructions Not Included remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,366 in more than 700 theaters. It could still expand further, given its per theater average. More...

Weekend Estimates: Wolverine Growls, Doesn't Howl at Top of Chart

July 28th, 2013

The Wolverine will have a very solid, but far from spectacular debut this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Its $55 million total will give it the tenth-biggest weekend of the year, and the best for Fox, but it is falling well behind comparable films like World War Z (which opened with $66 million) and Star Trek Into Darkness ($70 million). Good reviews and lessened competition as the Summer season comes to a close will help it a bit, but it looks like $100 million and out for the franchise, unless its $86.1 million international debut turns into a $400 million global run. More...

Limited Releases: Going to War

July 26th, 2013

There are a huge number of limited releases this week, but the vast majority of them are not earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. There are some, like Extracted, that are earning positive reviews, but there are so few reviews, that it is impossible to judge the movie. Drug War is earning the best reviews and it might find an audience. However, it is Blue Jasmine that has the best shot at earning some measure of mainstream success. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 12th, 2013

March 13th, 2013

There are not many first run releases coming out on the home market this week, but two of them, Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians, rose to Pick of the Week status. For that honor, we have to turn to an older release, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary by coming out on Blu-ray for the first time. Yes, it is shovelware, but it is still the best movie on this week's list. If you don't have the DVD already and really don't like Pan & Scan, you might want to wait till Disney fixes the mix-up with the DVD portion of the Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hannah and Her Sisters

March 7th, 2013

Hannah and Her Sisters made its Blu-ray debut the same week as Sleeper did. While Hannah and Her Sisters earned more critical praise, I was always a bigger fan of Sleeper, but it didn't arrive and Hannah and Her Sisters did. 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...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
4/18/2014 Fading Gigolo Murray  $3,747,833 $22,022,226 $25,770,059
6/22/2012 To Rome with Love Jerry  $16,684,352 $57,641,663 $74,326,015
7/28/2006 Scoop Sid Waterman  $10,525,717 $29,577,545 $40,103,262
9/19/2003 Anything Else David Dobel  $3,203,044 $10,000,000 $13,203,044
5/3/2002 Hollywood Ending Val Waxman  $4,839,383 $10,000,000 $14,839,383
8/24/2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion CW Briggs  $7,496,522 $11,000,000 $18,496,522
3/9/2001 Company Man Lowther  $146,028 $476,245 $622,273
5/19/2000 Small Time Crooks Ray Winkler  $17,266,359 $12,668,118 $29,934,477
12/3/1999 Sweet and Lowdown Himself  $4,196,621 $0 $4,196,621
10/2/1998 Antz Z-4195  $90,757,863 $61,700,000 $152,457,863
10/2/1998 The Imposters Audition Director  $2,197,921 $0 $2,197,921
12/12/1997 Deconstructing Harry Harry Block  $10,686,841 $0 $10,686,841
12/6/1996 Everyone Says I Love You Joe  $9,725,847 $24,874,153 $34,600,000
10/27/1995 Mighty Aphrodite Lenny Weinrib  $6,401,297 $19,598,703 $26,000,000
8/18/1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery Larry Lipton  $11,330,911 $0 $11,330,911
9/18/1992 Husbands and Wives Gabe Roth  $10,555,619 $0 $10,555,619
3/20/1992 Shadows and Fog Max Kleinman  $2,735,731 $0 $2,735,731
2/22/1991 Scenes from a Mall Nick Fifer  $9,563,393 $0 $9,563,393
10/13/1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors Cliff Stern  $18,254,702 $0 $18,254,702
3/1/1989 New York Stories Sheldon  $10,763,469 $0 $10,763,469
1/30/1987 Radio Days Narrator  $14,792,779 $0 $14,792,779
2/7/1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Mickey Sachs  $40,084,041 $0 $40,084,041
1/27/1984 Broadway Danny Rose Danny Rose  $10,600,497 $0 $10,600,497
7/15/1983 Zelig Leonard Zelig  $11,798,616 $0 $11,798,616
7/16/1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Andrew  $9,077,269 $0 $9,077,269
9/26/1980 Stardust Memories Sandy Bates  $10,389,003 $0 $10,389,003
4/25/1979 Manhattan Isaac  $39,946,780 $0 $39,946,780
4/20/1977 Annie Hall Alvy Singer  $38,251,425 $0 $38,251,425
6/10/1975 Love and Death Boris Grushenko  $20,123,742 $0 $20,123,742
12/17/1973 Sleeper Miles Monroe  $18,344,729 $0 $18,344,729
8/11/1972 Everything You Always Wanted to Know Victor Shakapopulis, Fabrizio, The Fool and Sperm  $18,016,290 $0 $18,016,290
4/28/1971 Bananas Fielding Mellish  $0 $0 $0
4/28/1967 Casino Royale Jimmy Bond (Dr. Noah)  $22,744,718 $19,000,000 $41,744,718
6/22/1965 What's New, Pussycat Victor Skakapopulis  $18,820,000 $0 $18,820,000
Movies: 34Totals:$524,069,342$278,558,653$802,627,995
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/1/2017 Wonder Wheel Director,
$321,984 $69,857 $391,841
7/15/2016 Café Society Director,
$11,103,205 $33,256,307 $44,359,512
7/17/2015 Irrational Man Director,
$4,030,360 $23,908,017 $27,938,377
7/25/2014 Magic in the Moonlight Director,
$10,534,510 $23,374,886 $33,909,396
7/26/2013 Blue Jasmine Director,
$33,404,871 $69,508,090 $102,912,961
6/22/2012 To Rome with Love Director,
$16,684,352 $57,641,663 $74,326,015
5/20/2011 Midnight in Paris Screenwriter,
$56,816,662 $106,010,726 $162,827,388
9/22/2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Screenwriter,
$3,247,816 $31,000,000 $34,247,816
6/19/2009 Whatever Works Director $5,306,706 $29,800,000 $35,106,706
8/15/2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Director,
$23,216,709 $81,288,108 $104,504,817
1/18/2008 Cassandra's Dream Director,
$973,018 $21,505,120 $22,478,138
7/28/2006 Scoop Director,
$10,525,717 $29,577,545 $40,103,262
12/28/2005 Match Point Screenwriter,
$23,089,926 $64,883,909 $87,973,835
3/18/2005 Melinda and Melinda Screenwriter,
$3,826,280 $16,000,000 $19,826,280
9/19/2003 Anything Else Director,
$3,203,044 $10,000,000 $13,203,044
5/3/2002 Hollywood Ending Screenwriter,
$4,839,383 $10,000,000 $14,839,383
8/24/2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Director,
$7,496,522 $11,000,000 $18,496,522
5/19/2000 Small Time Crooks Director,
$17,266,359 $12,668,118 $29,934,477
12/3/1999 Sweet and Lowdown Director,
$4,196,621 $0 $4,196,621
11/20/1998 Celebrity Director,
$5,078,660 $1,121,340 $6,200,000
12/12/1997 Deconstructing Harry Director,
$10,686,841 $0 $10,686,841
12/6/1996 Everyone Says I Love You Director,
$9,725,847 $24,874,153 $34,600,000
10/27/1995 Mighty Aphrodite Screenwriter,
$6,401,297 $19,598,703 $26,000,000
10/21/1994 Bullets Over Broadway Director,
$13,383,747 $0 $13,383,747
8/18/1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery Director,
$11,330,911 $0 $11,330,911
9/18/1992 Husbands and Wives Director,
$10,555,619 $0 $10,555,619
3/20/1992 Shadows and Fog Director,
$2,735,731 $0 $2,735,731
12/25/1990 Alice Director,
$7,331,647 $0 $7,331,647
10/13/1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors Screenwriter,
$18,254,702 $0 $18,254,702
3/1/1989 New York Stories Screenwriter,
$10,763,469 $0 $10,763,469
10/14/1988 Another Woman Screenwriter,
$1,562,749 $0 $1,562,749
12/18/1987 September Director,
$486,434 $0 $486,434
1/30/1987 Radio Days Screenwriter,
$14,792,779 $0 $14,792,779
2/7/1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Screenwriter,
$40,084,041 $0 $40,084,041
3/1/1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo Screenwriter,
$10,631,333 $0 $10,631,333
1/27/1984 Broadway Danny Rose Screenwriter,
$10,600,497 $0 $10,600,497
7/15/1983 Zelig Screenwriter,
$11,798,616 $0 $11,798,616
7/16/1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Screenwriter,
$9,077,269 $0 $9,077,269
9/26/1980 Stardust Memories Director,
$10,389,003 $0 $10,389,003
4/25/1979 Manhattan Screenwriter,
$39,946,780 $0 $39,946,780
8/2/1978 Interiors Screenwriter,
$10,432,366 $0 $10,432,366
4/20/1977 Annie Hall Director,
$38,251,425 $0 $38,251,425
6/10/1975 Love and Death Screenwriter,
$20,123,742 $0 $20,123,742
12/17/1973 Sleeper Director,
$18,344,729 $0 $18,344,729
8/11/1972 Everything You Always Wanted to… Screenwriter,
$18,016,290 $0 $18,016,290
4/28/1971 Bananas Director,
$0 $0 $0
8/18/1969 Take The Money And Run Director $0 $0 $0
6/22/1965 What's New, Pussycat Screenwriter $18,820,000 $0 $18,820,000
Movies: 48Totals:$619,690,569$677,086,542$1,296,777,111