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Lawrence Kasdan

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $406,557,072 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #369)
Best-known technical roles: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Screenwriter), Solo: A Star Wars Story (Screenwriter), Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi (Screenwriter), Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back (Screenwriter), Raiders of the Lost Ark (Screenwriter)
Best-known acting roles: Gambler (Wyatt Earp), Devo's Lawyer (I Love You to Death), Detective #2 (Into the Night)
Most productive collaborators: Harrison Ford, J.J. Abrams, Mark Hamill, Michael Arndt, Adam Driver

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)3$47,372,309$0$47,372,309
In Technical RolesDirector12$296,871,637$109,685,435$406,557,072
Screenwriter10$2,146,222,990$2,275,207,254$4,421,430,244
Producer3$155,630,988$330,954,280$486,585,268

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2018 Preview: May

May 1st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

April was all about Avengers: Infinity War, which earned about as much during its opening weekend as the next two biggest films, A Quiet Place and Rampage, will earn in total. However, moving Infinity War to April has left a big gap for the first two weeks of May. It isn’t until Deadpool 2 debuts that we have a potential $100 million movie, while the week after Solo: A Star Wars Story closes the month on a strong note. Fortunately, both of those films are expected to earn more than $100 million during their opening weekends alone and combined could earn over $700 million domestically. Last May, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 helped the month get off to a fast start, but it was the only monster hit of the month. Infinity War opening a week early will mean the month will start slower, in terms of new releases, but Infinity War’s record-breaking debut should help 2018 come out ahead in the end. More...

2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/24/1994 Wyatt Earp Gambler  $25,052,000 $0 $25,052,000
4/6/1990 I Love You to Death Devo's Lawyer  $15,600,149 $0 $15,600,149
2/22/1985 Into the Night Detective #2  $6,720,160 $0 $6,720,160
Movies: 3Totals:$47,372,309$0$47,372,309
  Averages:$15,790,770$0$15,790,770


Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Anita Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
5/23/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Screenwriter $212,395,307 $172,679,980 $385,075,287
12/16/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Aw… Screenwriter $936,662,225 $1,122,000,000 $2,058,662,225
4/20/2012 Darling Companion Director,
Screenwriter 
$793,352 $406,994 $1,200,346
3/21/2003 Dreamcatcher Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$33,685,268 $42,000,000 $75,685,268
9/24/1999 Mumford Director $4,559,569 $0 $4,559,569
5/5/1995 French Kiss Director $38,863,798 $59,530,132 $98,393,930
6/24/1994 Wyatt Earp Director $25,052,000 $0 $25,052,000
11/25/1992 The Bodyguard Producer,
Screenwriter 
$121,945,720 $288,954,280 $410,900,000
12/25/1991 Grand Canyon Director $32,350,000 $7,748,309 $40,098,309
4/6/1990 I Love You to Death Director $15,600,149 $0 $15,600,149
12/23/1988 The Accidental Tourist Director $32,632,000 $0 $32,632,000
7/10/1985 Silverado Director $33,200,000 $0 $33,200,000
9/28/1983 The Big Chill Director $56,077,501 $0 $56,077,501
5/25/1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the… Screenwriter $309,205,079 $263,500,000 $572,705,079
9/18/1981 Continental Divide Screenwriter $15,578,000 $0 $15,578,000
8/28/1981 Body Heat Director $24,058,000 $0 $24,058,000
6/12/1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Screenwriter $225,686,079 $141,766,000 $367,452,079
5/20/1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Str… Screenwriter $290,271,960 $243,900,000 $534,171,960
Movies: 19Totals:$2,408,616,007$2,342,485,695$4,751,101,702
  Averages:$126,769,264$123,288,721$250,057,984

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Anita $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/20/2012 Darling Companion $39,962 64 $793,352 $1,200,346 66.1%
3/21/2003 Dreamcatcher $15,027,423 2,945 $33,685,268 $75,685,268 44.5%
9/24/1999 Mumford $1,851,291 1,452 $4,559,569 $4,559,569 100.0%
5/5/1995 French Kiss $9,018,022 1,754 $38,863,798 $98,393,930 39.5%
6/24/1994 Wyatt Earp $7,543,504 1,859 $25,052,000 $25,052,000 100.0%
12/25/1991 Grand Canyon $0 1,223 $32,350,000 $40,098,309 80.7%
4/6/1990 I Love You to Death $4,014,640 1,095 $15,600,149 $15,600,149 100.0%
12/23/1988 The Accidental Tourist $0 954 $32,632,000 $32,632,000 100.0%
7/10/1985 Silverado $3,522,897 1,190 $33,200,000 $33,200,000 100.0%
9/28/1983 The Big Chill $3,662,152 832 $56,077,501 $56,077,501 100.0%
8/28/1981 Body Heat $564,593 814 $24,058,000 $24,058,000 100.0%
Movies: 12Totals:  $296,871,637$406,557,072 
 Averages:$3,770,3741,182$24,739,303$33,879,75684.6%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Anita $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/21/2003 Dreamcatcher $15,027,423 2,945 $33,685,268 $75,685,268 44.5%
11/25/1992 The Bodyguard $16,611,793 1,806 $121,945,720 $410,900,000 29.7%
Movies: 3Totals:  $155,630,988$486,585,268 
 Averages:$10,546,4051,584$51,876,996$162,195,08937.1%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 Anita $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/23/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story $84,420,489 4,381 $212,395,307 $385,075,287 55.2%
12/16/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awa… $247,966,675 4,134 $936,662,225 $2,058,662,225 45.5%
4/20/2012 Darling Companion $39,962 64 $793,352 $1,200,346 66.1%
3/21/2003 Dreamcatcher $15,027,423 2,945 $33,685,268 $75,685,268 44.5%
11/25/1992 The Bodyguard $16,611,793 1,806 $121,945,720 $410,900,000 29.7%
5/25/1983 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the … $23,019,618 2,111 $309,205,079 $572,705,079 54.0%
9/18/1981 Continental Divide $3,218,347 864 $15,578,000 $15,578,000 100.0%
6/12/1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $8,305,823 1,400 $225,686,079 $367,452,079 61.4%
5/20/1980 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Stri… $4,910,483 2,322 $290,271,960 $534,171,960 54.3%
Movies: 10Totals:  $2,146,222,990$4,421,430,244 
 Averages:$40,352,0612,003$214,622,299$442,143,02456.7%


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