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John Hughes

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $322,200,741 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #438)
Best-known technical roles: Home Alone (Screenwriter), Home Alone (Producer), Flubber (Producer), Flubber (Screenwriter), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Head of Military (The Fifth Element), 'Girl' in dress with paper bag over head (National Lampoon's Class Reunion), Guy Running Between Cabs (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Most productive collaborators: Macaulay Culkin, Chris Columbus, Joe Pesci, Les Mayfield, Daniel Stern

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting1$63,570,862$200,327,899$263,898,761
Cameo1$70,136,369$0$70,136,369
(Unclassified)1$16,550,727$0$16,550,727
In Technical RolesDirector8$321,958,435$242,306$322,200,741
Screenwriter4$428,715,732$275,923,432$704,639,164
Producer3$412,399,474$275,923,432$688,322,906

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 10th, 2015

March 11th, 2015

It's a short list this week for two reasons. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1's DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack came out on Friday and this scared away the competition. This is also partially due to the fact that I'm dealing with what is clearly an alien disease. Friends came over on Saturday and one of them must have been infectious, because on Sunday my mouth tasted like salt. I Googled reasons why that could happen (never a good idea) and it turns out it could be from an infection. I used some Listerine to get rid of whatever bacteria was causing it, but the salty taste overpowered the flavor of the Listerine. That tells you how strong the salty taste was. The next day, the salty taste wasn't as bad, but my throat was killing me. I figured it was Strep throat. The next day, the salty taste was gone, my throat felt fine, but my sinuses were so clogged that the sinus pressure was making my teeth hurt. The next day, the sinus pressure was down dramatically, but I had sneezing attacks ever few minutes, including while I was trying to sleep. Today, the sneezing isn't as bad, but I have a bad cough and it feels like I broke a rib while sneezing. Clearly this isn't a normal cold, but instead I believe I am the subject of an alien experiment. Regardless, the best new release of the week is The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance and the DVD or Blu-ray is absolutely worth picking up. However, the best release on this week's list is The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. I finally got to the review of the Blu-ray Combo Pack and it is the Pick of the Week. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/9/1997 The Fifth Element Head of Military  $63,570,862 $200,327,899 $263,898,761
6/11/1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Guy Running Between Cabs  $70,136,369 $0 $70,136,369
10/29/1982 National Lampoon's Class Reunion 'Girl' in dress with paper bag over head  $16,550,727 $0 $16,550,727
Movies: 3Totals:$150,257,958$200,327,899$350,585,857
  Averages:$50,085,986$66,775,966$116,861,952


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/9/1997 The Fifth Element $17,031,345 2,500 $63,570,862 $263,898,761 24.1%
Movies: 1Totals:  $63,570,862$263,898,761 
 Averages:$17,031,3452,500$63,570,862$263,898,76124.1%

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All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/26/1997 Flubber Screenwriter,
Producer 
$92,993,801 $85,000,000 $177,993,801
10/25/1991 Curly Sue Screenwriter,
Producer,
Director 
$33,644,430 $0 $33,644,430
11/16/1990 Home Alone Producer,
Screenwriter 
$285,761,243 $190,923,432 $476,684,675
8/16/1989 Uncle Buck Director $66,758,538 $0 $66,758,538
2/5/1988 She's Having a Baby Director $16,031,707 $0 $16,031,707
11/25/1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles Director $49,509,935 $242,306 $49,752,241
6/11/1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Director $70,136,369 $0 $70,136,369
8/2/1985 Weird Science Screenwriter,
Director 
$16,316,258 $0 $16,316,258
2/15/1985 The Breakfast Club Director $45,875,171 $0 $45,875,171
5/4/1984 Sixteen Candles Director $23,686,027 $0 $23,686,027
Movies: 10Totals:$700,713,479$276,165,738$976,879,217
  Averages:$70,071,348$27,616,574$97,687,922

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/25/1991 Curly Sue $4,974,958 1,634 $33,644,430 $33,644,430 100.0%
8/16/1989 Uncle Buck $8,794,501 1,835 $66,758,538 $66,758,538 100.0%
2/5/1988 She's Having a Baby $3,827,520 1,133 $16,031,707 $16,031,707 100.0%
11/25/1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles $7,009,482 1,684 $49,509,935 $49,752,241 99.5%
6/11/1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off $6,275,647 1,330 $70,136,369 $70,136,369 100.0%
8/2/1985 Weird Science $4,895,421 1,172 $16,316,258 $16,316,258 100.0%
2/15/1985 The Breakfast Club $5,107,599 1,118 $45,875,171 $45,875,171 100.0%
5/4/1984 Sixteen Candles $4,461,520 1,245 $23,686,027 $23,686,027 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $321,958,435$322,200,741 
 Averages:$5,668,3311,394$40,244,804$40,275,09399.9%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/26/1997 Flubber $26,725,207 2,679 $92,993,801 $177,993,801 52.2%
10/25/1991 Curly Sue $4,974,958 1,634 $33,644,430 $33,644,430 100.0%
11/16/1990 Home Alone $17,081,997 2,173 $285,761,243 $476,684,675 59.9%
Movies: 3Totals:  $412,399,474$688,322,906 
 Averages:$16,260,7212,162$137,466,491$229,440,96970.7%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/26/1997 Flubber $26,725,207 2,679 $92,993,801 $177,993,801 52.2%
10/25/1991 Curly Sue $4,974,958 1,634 $33,644,430 $33,644,430 100.0%
11/16/1990 Home Alone $17,081,997 2,173 $285,761,243 $476,684,675 59.9%
8/2/1985 Weird Science $4,895,421 1,172 $16,316,258 $16,316,258 100.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $428,715,732$704,639,164 
 Averages:$13,419,3961,915$107,178,933$176,159,79178.0%


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