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William Friedkin

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $693,815,400 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #240)
Best-known technical roles: Rules of Engagement (Director), The Exorcist (Director), The Hunted (Director), Bug (Director), Jade (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Himself (Making the Boys), Himself (A Decade Under the Influence), Himself (Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells)
Most productive collaborators: Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Tyler, Samuel L. Jackson, Ellen Burstyn, Guy Pearce

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee2$49,361$4,977$54,338
(Unclassified)1$34,514$0$34,514
In Technical RolesDirector17$467,902,388$225,913,012$693,815,400
Screenwriter1$20,449$0$20,449

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Limited and VOD Releases: Ghost of a Chance

April 20th, 2018

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It is not a particularly good week for limited releases, as there are a number of them with reviews that are good, but not good enough for limited release. There are some that I’m interested in seeing, Ghost Stories, Little Pink House, and Imitation Girl among them. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Killer Joe

December 31st, 2012

Killer Joe came out in limited release in July. It earned good buzz initially and it started really well, but as it expanded, it struggled. Granted, it still managed to hit $1 million, but it didn't come close to expanding wide. Was it as good as its opening couple weekends? Or was there a reason it only thrived in very limited release? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Filmmakers Signature Series

October 10th, 2012

A few weeks ago, there a number of films were released on Blu-ray as part of the Filmmakers Signature Series, including Hoffa on Blu-ray. I received The French Connection, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses, the first of which I previously reviewed. Are any of the three worth picking up? More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/20/2018 The Devil and Father Amorth Director,
Screenwriter 
$20,449 $0 $20,449
7/27/2012 Killer Joe Director $1,291,645 $3,367,465 $4,659,110
5/25/2007 Bug Director $7,006,708 $1,296,287 $8,302,995
3/14/2003 The Hunted Director $34,234,008 $12,979,087 $47,213,095
4/7/2000 Rules of Engagement Director $61,322,858 $10,397,073 $71,719,931
10/13/1995 Jade Director $9,812,870 $0 $9,812,870
2/18/1994 Blue Chips Director $22,359,041 $0 $22,359,041
10/30/1992 Rampage Director $796,368 $0 $796,368
4/27/1990 The Guardian Director $16,140,440 $0 $16,140,440
11/1/1985 To Live and Die in L.A. Director $17,307,019 $0 $17,307,019
11/4/1983 Deal of the Century Director $10,400,000 $0 $10,400,000
1/1/1980 Cruising Director $19,784,223 $0 $19,784,223
1/1/1978 The Brink's Job Director $9,400,000 $0 $9,400,000
6/24/1977 Sorcerer Director $12,000,000 $5,968 $12,005,968
12/26/1973 The Exorcist Director $204,868,002 $197,867,132 $402,735,134
10/9/1971 The French Connection Director $41,158,757 $0 $41,158,757
3/17/1970 The Boys in the Band Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 17Totals:$467,902,388$225,913,012$693,815,400
  Averages:$27,523,670$13,289,001$40,812,671

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/20/2018 The Devil and Father Amorth $7,814 8 $20,449 $20,449 100.0%
7/27/2012 Killer Joe $37,864 73 $1,291,645 $4,659,110 27.7%
5/25/2007 Bug $3,245,556 1,661 $7,006,708 $8,302,995 84.4%
3/14/2003 The Hunted $13,482,638 2,517 $34,234,008 $47,213,095 72.5%
4/7/2000 Rules of Engagement $15,011,181 3,220 $61,322,858 $71,719,931 85.5%
10/13/1995 Jade $4,284,246 2,164 $9,812,870 $9,812,870 100.0%
2/18/1994 Blue Chips $10,123,605 1,980 $22,359,041 $22,359,041 100.0%
10/30/1992 Rampage $0 0 $796,368 $796,368 100.0%
4/27/1990 The Guardian $5,565,620 1,736 $16,140,440 $16,140,440 100.0%
11/1/1985 To Live and Die in L.A. $3,551,761 1,130 $17,307,019 $17,307,019 100.0%
11/4/1983 Deal of the Century $3,520,605 1,226 $10,400,000 $10,400,000 100.0%
1/1/1980 Cruising $0 0 $19,784,223 $19,784,223 100.0%
1/1/1978 The Brink's Job $0 0 $9,400,000 $9,400,000 100.0%
6/24/1977 Sorcerer $0 0 $12,000,000 $12,005,968 100.0%
12/26/1973 The Exorcist $0 1,708 $204,868,002 $402,735,134 50.9%
10/9/1971 The French Connection $0 0 $41,158,757 $41,158,757 100.0%
3/17/1970 The Boys in the Band $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 17Totals:  $467,902,388$693,815,400 
 Averages:$3,460,6411,025$27,523,670$40,812,67188.8%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/20/2018 The Devil and Father Amorth $7,814 8 $20,449 $20,449 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $20,449$20,449 
 Averages:$7,8148$20,449$20,449100.0%


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