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Steve James

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $194,797,560 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #17,254)
Best-known acting roles: Himself (The Player), Coach Sanders (Johnny Be Good), Henry (Weekend at Bernie's II), Bobby (The Delta Force), Jeff Rice (To Live and Die in L.A.)
Best-known technical roles: Hoop Dreams (Director), Life Itself (Director), Life Itself (Producer), Life Itself (Editor), The Interrupters (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Martin Scorsese, Anthony Michael Hall, Bud Smith, Robert Downey, Jr., Steve Zacharias

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo2$38,022,359$7,170,601$45,192,960
Supporting2$22,375,835$0$22,375,835
Leading1$97,044$0$97,044
(Unclassified)15$127,131,721$0$127,131,721
In Technical RolesDirector5$8,943,117$4,008,791$12,951,908
Producer3$1,061,467$8,791$1,070,258
Editor2$1,047,411$8,791$1,056,202

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 Awards Season: DGA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

Get Out

Directors Guild of America is one of those awards groups that spread out their nominations, but the last of them were announced today. There are some pleasant surprises and what is possibly the biggest shock of Awards Season so far. The only film to earn two nominations was Get Out. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/28/2003 Stevie Himself  $97,044 $0 $97,044
7/9/1993 Weekend at Bernie's II Henry  $12,741,891 $0 $12,741,891
4/10/1992 The Player Himself  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
1/1/1991 McBain Eastland  $456,000 $0 $456,000
1/1/1989 American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt Curtis Jackson  $902,000 $0 $902,000
12/14/1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Kung Fu Joe  $13,030,057 $0 $13,030,057
3/25/1988 Johnny Be Good Coach Sanders  $17,500,399 $0 $17,500,399
1/1/1988 Hero and the Terror Robinson  $5,000,000 $0 $5,000,000
3/1/1987 Hollywood Shuffle Hood #3  $5,228,617 $0 $5,228,617
1/1/1987 American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Curtis Jackson  $4,000,000 $0 $4,000,000
9/12/1986 Avenging Force Larry Richard  $4,679,650 $0 $4,679,650
2/14/1986 The Delta Force Bobby  $17,005,599 $0 $17,005,599
11/1/1985 To Live and Die in L.A. Jeff Rice  $17,307,019 $0 $17,307,019
8/30/1985 American Ninja Curtis Jackson  $10,499,000 $0 $10,499,000
8/2/1985 Weird Science Guy at Table  $16,316,258 $0 $16,316,258
9/7/1984 The Brother from Another Planet Odell  $3,700,000 $0 $3,700,000
3/4/1983 Vigilante Ptl. Gibbons  $5,091,888 $0 $5,091,888
8/29/1980 He Knows You're Alone Young Man  $4,875,436 $0 $4,875,436
1/1/1980 The Exterminator Michael Jefferson  $5,000,000 $0 $5,000,000
2/9/1979 The Warriors Baseball Fury  $22,490,000 $0 $22,490,000
Movies: 20Totals:$187,626,959$7,170,601$194,797,560
  Averages:$9,381,348$358,530$9,739,878

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/28/2003 Stevie $9,383 13 $97,044 $97,044 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $97,044$97,044 
 Averages:$9,38313$97,044$97,044100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/25/1988 Johnny Be Good $5,249,388 1,194 $17,500,399 $17,500,399 100.0%
8/29/1980 He Knows You're Alone $748,824 279 $4,875,436 $4,875,436 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $22,375,835$22,375,835 
 Averages:$2,999,106737$11,187,918$11,187,918100.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,479 $97,044
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 37,301-37,400) 37,354 $22,375,835
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,901-10,000) 9,952 $149,604,600
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 34,901-35,000) 34,916 $22,375,835
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 864 $38,022,359
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,335 $187,626,959
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 971 $7,170,601
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 40,301-40,400) 40,323 $7,170,601
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,194 $97,044
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 41,501-41,600) 41,503 $22,375,835
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,701-19,800) 19,734 $149,604,600
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 38,401-38,500) 38,424 $22,375,835
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 972 $45,192,960
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,201-17,300) 17,254 $194,797,560
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 563 $97,044
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 601-700) 640 $97,044
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,096 $97,044
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,775 $97,044
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Factual Movies (Rank 101-200) 104 $97,044
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Factual Movies (Rank 101-200) 108 $97,044
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Documentary Movies 52 $97,044
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Documentary Movies 57 $97,044
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,170 $97,044
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,374 $97,044

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/19/2017 Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Director $113,279 $0 $113,279
7/4/2014 Life Itself Director,
Producer,
Editor 
$810,454 $8,791 $819,245
9/21/2012 Head Games Director,
Producer 
$14,056 $0 $14,056
7/29/2011 The Interrupters Director,
Producer,
Editor 
$236,957 $0 $236,957
10/14/1994 Hoop Dreams Director $7,768,371 $4,000,000 $11,768,371
Movies: 5Totals:$8,943,117$4,008,791$12,951,908
  Averages:$1,788,623$801,758$2,590,382

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/19/2017 Abacus: Small Enough to Jail $12,528 8 $113,279 $113,279 100.0%
7/4/2014 Life Itself $131,411 100 $810,454 $819,245 98.9%
9/21/2012 Head Games $0 5 $14,056 $14,056 100.0%
7/29/2011 The Interrupters $0 10 $236,957 $236,957 100.0%
10/14/1994 Hoop Dreams $0 262 $7,768,371 $11,768,371 66.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $8,943,117$12,951,908 
 Averages:$28,78877$1,788,623$2,590,38293.0%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/4/2014 Life Itself $131,411 100 $810,454 $819,245 98.9%
9/21/2012 Head Games $0 5 $14,056 $14,056 100.0%
7/29/2011 The Interrupters $0 10 $236,957 $236,957 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $1,061,467$1,070,258 
 Averages:$43,80438$353,822$356,75399.6%



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