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Spike Jonze

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $212,547,666 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #564)
Best-known technical roles: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Screenwriter), Jackass 3D (Producer), Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Story Creator), Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Producer), Where the Wild Things Are (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Dwayne (The Wolf of Wall Street), (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa), Himself (Jackass 3D), Vig (Three Kings), Airbag EMT Beltran (The Game)
Most productive collaborators: Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jackson Nicoll, Georgina Kates

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting4$444,648,015$563,977,734$1,008,625,749
Lead Ensemble Member1$117,229,692$54,456,101$171,685,793
Cameo1$22,498,520$10,033,239$32,531,759
(Unclassified)3$71,124,507$41,627,844$112,752,351
In Technical RolesDirector5$148,159,164$64,388,502$212,547,666
Screenwriter4$204,804,737$103,731,808$308,536,545
Producer4$244,800,962$136,297,720$381,098,682
Story Creator1$102,003,019$58,900,000$160,903,019

Career Trend

This graph shows Spike Jonze’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,012 $117,229,692
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,745 $655,500,734
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,491 $54,456,101
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,405 $670,094,918
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,226 $171,685,793
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,970 $1,325,595,652
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 471 $148,159,164
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 458 $244,800,962
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 461 $204,804,737
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 529 $102,003,019
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 704 $64,388,502
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 832 $136,297,720
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 933 $103,731,808
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 844 $58,900,000
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 564 $212,547,666
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 622 $381,098,682
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 659 $308,536,545
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 713 $160,903,019

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


2014 Awards Season: Oscar Ceremony Live Blog - And the Oscar goes to... 12 Years a Slave

March 2nd, 2014

The Oscars are being handed out this evening and as usual, we will be live-blogging the event. Here's the last look at the nominations with those chosen by our contest entrants as the likely winners in Bold. If I disagree with the consensus, they are in italics, and sharp-eyed readers will note there are no categories where that's true. Finally, if I am rooting for an underdog, they are underlined. There are only two categories where that is true. I want Chiwetel Ejiofor to win Best Lead Actor for his performance in 12 Years a Slave. I also want Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa to win for Best Hair and Make-up, because Dallas Buyers Club had a hair and make-up budget of $250. Yes it was effective, but the special effects make-up used in Bad Grandpa was just more difficult to pull off, even if the movie wasn't Oscar-bait. Regardless, I don't expect there to be many surprises at this year's awards. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 25th, 2014

Her poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, starting with Best Original Screenplay. This race is twice as competitive as the Best Adapted Screenplay, by that I mean it is a two-way race for the Oscar and not a runaway race. More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: A.I. and Pirates Told the Right Stories

February 1st, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs handed out their awards on Saturday and depending on who you talk to, there were a couple of major upsets. There was certainly at least one upset, but the other awards are less surprising. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: DGA: Telling Stories about Documentaries

January 14th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

The Directors Guild of America finished its theatrical nominations yesterday with the Documentary category. I'm of two minds with the list of nominees. On the one hand, I feel like I should be surprised, because a number of documentaries thought to be Oscar favorites were left off the list. On the other hand, they've been left off the list a number of times. I think it is time to rethink who is and is not an Oscar favorite. More...

2014 Awards Season: Golden Globes: All American Night

January 13th, 2014

American Hustle poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out the Golden Globe awards last night, and there were a few surprises in the mix. American Hustle led the way with three wins, which isn't a real surprise, but I think many thought another film would lead with three or more wins. The only other film to earn more than one award was Dallas Buyers Club at just two. That might give you a hint at what the big surprise was. More...

2014 Awards Season: DGA Dips into Nominations

January 7th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

The Directors Guild of America handed out their nominations for Feature Films today and will do the same for Documentaries next week. I have no idea why they do this, but it makes my job harder. Usually, I just wait till the Documentary nominations are announced, but this year I will do two stories. Next week will be mostly cut and paste job. More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: Nominees Have Stories to Tell

January 5th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs announced their nominations this weekend and there were a couple of surprises to talk about. The top of that list is 12 Years a Slave, which was deemed ineligible because it wasn't written under WGA jurisdiction. This makes using the WGAs as an Oscar guide less reliable. On the other hand, several Oscar favorites showed up as well, including American Hustle, Nebraska, and others that have picked up major nominations this year. More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Limited Releases: Her and Now

December 20th, 2013

Her poster

There are not a huge number of limited releases on this week's list, but all of the ones that have more than a few reviews on Rotten Tomatoes have outstanding reviews. Her isn't earning the best reviews, but it does have the best combined reviews and buzz and has the best shot at mainstream success. The Past could also expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success, if it can translate its reviews into Awards Season glory. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/8/2014 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5   $0 $0 $0
12/25/2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Dwayne  $116,900,694 $272,969,720 $389,870,414
10/25/2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa   $102,003,019 $58,900,000 $160,903,019
10/15/2010 Jackass 3D Himself  $117,229,692 $54,456,101 $171,685,793
12/6/2002 Adaptation Himself (cameo)  $22,498,520 $10,033,239 $32,531,759
2/9/2001 Hannibal Donnie Barber  $165,092,266 $185,008,014 $350,100,280
10/29/1999 Being John Malkovich Derek Mantini's Assistant for Emily Dickinson Puppet  $22,858,926 $9,523,455 $32,382,381
10/1/1999 Three Kings Vig  $60,652,036 $47,100,000 $107,752,036
9/12/1997 The Game Airbag EMT Beltran  $48,265,581 $32,104,389 $80,369,970
Movies: 9Totals:$655,500,734$670,094,918$1,325,595,652
  Averages:$72,833,415$74,454,991$147,288,406

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/15/2010 Jackass 3D $50,353,641 3,139 $117,229,692 $171,685,793 68.3%
Movies: 1Totals:  $117,229,692$171,685,793 
 Averages:$50,353,6413,139$117,229,692$171,685,79368.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/25/2013 The Wolf of Wall Street $18,361,578 2,557 $116,900,694 $389,870,414 30.0%
10/25/2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $32,055,177 3,345 $102,003,019 $160,903,019 63.4%
2/9/2001 Hannibal $58,003,121 3,292 $165,092,266 $350,100,280 47.2%
10/1/1999 Three Kings $15,847,636 2,943 $60,652,036 $107,752,036 56.3%
Movies: 4Totals:  $444,648,015$1,008,625,749 
 Averages:$31,066,8783,034$111,162,004$252,156,43749.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,012 $117,229,692
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,036 $444,648,015
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,567 $633,002,214
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,914 $177,881,728
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,560 $383,995,979
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,039 $22,498,520
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,745 $655,500,734
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,491 $54,456,101
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,385 $563,977,734
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,990 $660,061,679
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,781 $101,556,101
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,066 $516,877,734
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 902 $10,033,239
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,405 $670,094,918
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,226 $171,685,793
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,188 $1,008,625,749
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,679 $1,293,063,893
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,304 $279,437,829
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,743 $900,873,713
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,043 $32,531,759
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,970 $1,325,595,652
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 185 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 202 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 197 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 306 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 345 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 378 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 253 59
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 277 59
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 282 59
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies 80 $117,229,692
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 151 $54,456,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 101-200) 118 $171,685,793
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 796 $117,229,692
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,215 $54,456,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 979 $171,685,793
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Factual Movies 10 $117,229,692
Top International Leading Stars for Factual Movies 19 $54,456,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Factual Movies 10 $171,685,793
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 242 $117,229,692
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 306 $54,456,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $171,685,793
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 325 $117,229,692
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 551 $54,456,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 442 $171,685,793
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $117,229,692
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 251 $54,456,101
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $171,685,793

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/17/2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond Producer $0 $0 $0
7/8/2014 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
1/10/2014 Her Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$25,568,251 $22,941,619 $48,509,870
10/25/2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Screenwriter,
Story Creator,
Producer 
$102,003,019 $58,900,000 $160,903,019
12/31/2011 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Director $0 $0 $0
10/15/2010 Jackass 3D Producer $117,229,692 $54,456,101 $171,685,793
10/16/2009 Where the Wild Things Are Director,
Screenwriter 
$77,233,467 $21,890,189 $99,123,656
12/6/2002 Adaptation Director $22,498,520 $10,033,239 $32,531,759
10/29/1999 Being John Malkovich Director $22,858,926 $9,523,455 $32,382,381
Movies: 9Totals:$367,391,875$177,744,603$545,136,478
  Averages:$40,821,319$19,749,400$60,570,720

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/10/2014 Her $260,382 2,005 $25,568,251 $48,509,870 52.7%
12/31/2011 Ripley's Believe It or Not! $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/16/2009 Where the Wild Things Are $32,695,407 3,735 $77,233,467 $99,123,656 77.9%
12/6/2002 Adaptation $384,478 672 $22,498,520 $32,531,759 69.2%
10/29/1999 Being John Malkovich $637,721 630 $22,858,926 $32,382,381 70.6%
Movies: 5Totals:  $148,159,164$212,547,666 
 Averages:$6,795,5981,408$29,631,833$42,509,53367.6%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/17/2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/10/2014 Her $260,382 2,005 $25,568,251 $48,509,870 52.7%
10/25/2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $32,055,177 3,345 $102,003,019 $160,903,019 63.4%
10/15/2010 Jackass 3D $50,353,641 3,139 $117,229,692 $171,685,793 68.3%
Movies: 4Totals:  $244,800,962$381,098,682 
 Averages:$20,667,3002,122$61,200,241$95,274,67161.5%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/8/2014 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/10/2014 Her $260,382 2,005 $25,568,251 $48,509,870 52.7%
10/25/2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $32,055,177 3,345 $102,003,019 $160,903,019 63.4%
10/16/2009 Where the Wild Things Are $32,695,407 3,735 $77,233,467 $99,123,656 77.9%
Movies: 5Totals:  $306,807,756$469,439,564 
 Averages:$19,413,2292,486$61,361,551$93,887,91364.4%


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