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Lasse Hallström

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $1,052,780,872 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #151)
Best-known technical roles: A Dog’s Purpose (Director), Safe Haven (Director), Dear John (Director), The Hundred-Foot Journey (Director), Chocolat (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Britt Robertson, Bruce W. Cameron, K.J. Apa, John Ortiz, Cathryn Michon

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Career Summary

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As an ActorInverviewee1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesDirector18$529,512,669$523,268,203$1,052,780,872
Executive Producer1$9,170,214$0$9,170,214

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A Dog’s Purpose Trailer

January 2nd, 2017

Drama starring Josh Gad, directed by Lasse Hallström opens January 27 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

2013 Preview: February

February 1st, 2013

For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part. More...

All Acting Credits

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1/17/2012 Safe Haven Live Cinema Fan Event Himself  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 1Totals:$0$0$0

All Technical Credits

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1/20/2017 A Dog’s Purpose Director $64,321,890 $140,355,905 $204,677,795
12/31/2016 Tom's Dad Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2015 Boy21 Director $0 $0 $0
8/8/2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey Director $54,235,441 $40,035,047 $94,270,488
2/13/2013 Safe Haven Director $71,399,120 $22,651,831 $94,050,951
3/9/2012 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Director $9,041,540 $23,967,116 $33,008,656
3/9/2010 Hachiko: A Dog's Story Director $0 $47,707,417 $47,707,417
2/5/2010 Dear John Director $80,014,842 $62,018,667 $142,033,509
4/6/2007 The Hoax Director $7,164,995 $0 $7,164,995
12/25/2005 Casanova Director $11,304,403 $24,900,000 $36,204,403
9/9/2005 An Unfinished Life Director $8,535,575 $10,000,000 $18,535,575
12/25/2001 The Shipping News Director $11,405,825 $13,000,000 $24,405,825
12/15/2000 Chocolat Director $71,309,760 $81,190,583 $152,500,343
12/10/1999 The Cider House Rules Director $57,547,209 $31,000,000 $88,547,209
8/4/1995 Something to Talk About Director $50,865,589 $26,441,637 $77,307,226
12/25/1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Director,
Executive Producer 
$9,170,214 $0 $9,170,214
1/1/1991 Once Around Director $14,851,000 $0 $14,851,000
5/1/1987 Mitt liv som hund Director $8,345,266 $0 $8,345,266
Movies: 18Totals:$529,512,669$523,268,203$1,052,780,872

Director Credits

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1/20/2017 A Dog’s Purpose $18,222,810 3,178 $64,321,890 $204,677,795 31.4%
12/31/2016 Tom's Dad $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2015 Boy21 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/8/2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey $10,979,290 2,167 $54,235,441 $94,270,488 57.5%
2/13/2013 Safe Haven $21,401,594 3,223 $71,399,120 $94,050,951 75.9%
3/9/2012 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen $225,894 524 $9,041,540 $33,008,656 27.4%
3/9/2010 Hachiko: A Dog's Story $0 0 $0 $47,707,417 0.0%
2/5/2010 Dear John $30,468,614 3,062 $80,014,842 $142,033,509 56.3%
4/6/2007 The Hoax $1,449,320 1,069 $7,164,995 $7,164,995 100.0%
12/25/2005 Casanova $119,276 1,011 $11,304,403 $36,204,403 31.2%
9/9/2005 An Unfinished Life $1,008,308 888 $8,535,575 $18,535,575 46.0%
12/25/2001 The Shipping News $1,205,174 434 $11,405,825 $24,405,825 46.7%
12/15/2000 Chocolat $157,624 1,928 $71,309,760 $152,500,343 46.8%
12/10/1999 The Cider House Rules $110,098 1,738 $57,547,209 $88,547,209 65.0%
8/4/1995 Something to Talk About $11,115,697 1,787 $50,865,589 $77,307,226 65.8%
12/25/1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape $0 0 $9,170,214 $9,170,214 100.0%
1/1/1991 Once Around $0 730 $14,851,000 $14,851,000 100.0%
5/1/1987 Mitt liv som hund $0 67 $8,345,266 $8,345,266 100.0%
Movies: 18Totals:  $529,512,669$1,052,780,872