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Babak Najafi

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $215,567,501 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #570)
Best-known technical roles: London Has Fallen (Director), Proud Mary (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Creighton Rothenberger, Morgan Freeman, Katrin Benedikt

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesDirector3$83,392,898$132,174,603$215,567,501
Screenwriter1$0$0$0

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 650 $83,392,898
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 500 $132,174,603
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 570 $215,567,501

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


2018 Preview: January

January 1st, 2018

Paddington 2

2017 wasn’t a good year. It started out well and ended on a high note, but the summer was a disaster and that proved to be too much for the rest of the year to overcome. Fortunately, The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are still doing very well and will help January get off to a fast start. Unfortunately, the biggest new release of January is Paddington 2 and it isn’t expected to match its predecessor at the box office; it certainly won’t top $100 million domestically. It is unlikely any of the Oscar contenders will hit the century mark in January either. This is really bad news, as last January, we had a new release, Split and an Oscar contender, Hidden Figures, which both topped that milestone with ease. 2018 should get off to a faster start in the first two weeks, but overall, this month will end with a loss. More...

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016

Zootopia

It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/12/2018 Proud Mary Director $20,868,638 $840,901 $21,709,539
3/4/2016 London Has Fallen Director $62,524,260 $131,333,702 $193,857,962
2/14/2014 Snabba cash II Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
Movies: 3Totals:$83,392,898$132,174,603$215,567,501
  Averages:$27,797,633$44,058,201$71,855,834

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/12/2018 Proud Mary $9,959,053 2,125 $20,868,638 $21,709,539 96.1%
3/4/2016 London Has Fallen $21,635,601 3,492 $62,524,260 $193,857,962 32.3%
2/14/2014 Snabba cash II $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $83,392,898$215,567,501 
 Averages:$10,531,5511,872$27,797,633$71,855,83464.2%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/14/2014 Snabba cash II $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%


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