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Barry Levinson

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $1,363,122,299 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #97)
Best-known technical roles: The Perfect Storm (Executive Producer), Rain Man (Director), Good Morning Vietnam (Director), Disclosure (Director), Disclosure (Producer)
Best-known acting roles: Martin Benson (Bee Movie), Doctor (Rain Man), Dave Garroway (Quiz Show), Column Salesman (History of the World: Part I), Executive (Silent Movie)
Most productive collaborators: Dustin Hoffman, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro, Mark Johnson, Kevin Bacon

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting3$335,602,407$400,937,865$736,540,272
(Unclassified)5$101,707,164$0$101,707,164
In Technical RolesDirector24$809,277,910$553,844,389$1,363,122,299
Producer10$293,502,852$301,660,098$595,162,950
Screenwriter2$74,752,934$112,300,000$187,052,934
Executive Producer2$200,192,028$146,093,000$346,285,028
Story Creator1$30,668$1,514,640$1,545,308

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,932 $437,309,571
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,671 $400,937,865
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,787 $838,247,436
Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office 54 $809,277,910
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 577 $200,192,028
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 383 $293,502,852
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,067 $74,752,934
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,127 $30,668
Top Grossing Director at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 153 $553,844,389
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 908 $146,093,000
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 462 $301,660,098
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 893 $112,300,000
Top Grossing Story Creator at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,614 $1,514,640
Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office 97 $1,363,122,299
Top Grossing Executive Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 742 $346,285,028
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 423 $595,162,950
Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 958 $187,052,934
Top Grossing Story Creator at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,914 $1,545,308

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


2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

Featured DVD Review: The Bay

March 2nd, 2013

The Bay is a documentary about the Hudson Bay Company, a Canadian retail chain that is the oldest company in North America and one of the oldest companies in the world, having been incorporated in 1670. -- No, wait. I'm being told that is incorrect. The Bay is actually a horror film that opened in limited release last year. It earned very good reviews, but completely bombed at the box office. Granted, most horror films struggle in limited release, but this was even worse than most. Were the moviegoers right to stay away? Or should it find a more receptive audience on the home market? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/2/2007 Bee Movie Martin Benson  $126,631,277 $160,963,300 $287,594,577
11/25/1998 Home Fries Producer  $10,513,979 $0 $10,513,979
9/14/1994 Quiz Show Dave Garroway  $24,787,282 $0 $24,787,282
3/30/1994 Jimmy Hollywood Director of Life Story  $3,670,865 $0 $3,670,865
12/16/1988 Rain Man Doctor  $172,825,435 $239,974,565 $412,800,000
6/12/1981 History of the World: Part I Column Salesman  $31,672,000 $0 $31,672,000
12/23/1977 High Anxiety Bellboy at Hyatt Regency  $31,063,038 $0 $31,063,038
6/25/1976 Silent Movie Executive  $36,145,695 $0 $36,145,695
Movies: 8Totals:$437,309,571$400,937,865$838,247,436
  Averages:$54,663,696$50,117,233$104,780,930


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/2/2007 Bee Movie $38,021,044 3,984 $126,631,277 $287,594,577 44.0%
12/16/1988 Rain Man $7,005,719 1,590 $172,825,435 $412,800,000 41.9%
6/25/1976 Silent Movie $0 0 $36,145,695 $36,145,695 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $335,602,407$736,540,272 
 Averages:$15,008,9211,858$111,867,469$245,513,42462.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/11/2017 The Wizard of Lies Director $0 $0 $0
10/23/2015 Rock the Kasbah Director $3,020,665 $336,605 $3,357,270
1/23/2015 The Humbling Director,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
11/2/2012 The Bay Producer,
Story Creator,
Director 
$30,668 $1,514,640 $1,545,308
10/17/2008 What Just Happened Director $1,090,947 $1,321,176 $2,412,123
10/13/2006 Man of the Year Director $37,442,180 $3,900,000 $41,342,180
4/30/2004 Envy Producer,
Director 
$13,548,322 $1,017,924 $14,566,246
2/7/2003 Deliver Us From Eva Executive Producer $17,573,594 $0 $17,573,594
10/12/2001 Bandits Director $41,523,271 $30,000,000 $71,523,271
12/22/2000 An Everlasting Piece Producer,
Director 
$75,078 $0 $75,078
6/30/2000 The Perfect Storm Executive Producer $182,618,434 $146,093,000 $328,711,434
11/17/1999 Liberty Heights Director $3,732,398 $0 $3,732,398
2/13/1998 Sphere Producer,
Director 
$37,068,294 $13,100,000 $50,168,294
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog Producer,
Director 
$43,057,470 $21,194,568 $64,252,038
2/28/1997 Donnie Brasco Producer $41,954,997 $23,348,055 $65,303,052
10/18/1996 Sleepers Producer,
Director,
Screenwriter 
$53,300,852 $112,300,000 $165,600,852
12/9/1994 Disclosure Director,
Producer 
$83,015,089 $129,184,911 $212,200,000
3/30/1994 Jimmy Hollywood Director $3,670,865 $0 $3,670,865
12/18/1992 Toys Producer,
Screenwriter,
Director 
$21,452,082 $0 $21,452,082
12/13/1991 Bugsy Director $49,103,967 $0 $49,103,967
10/5/1990 Avalon Director $15,702,685 $0 $15,702,685
12/16/1988 Rain Man Director $172,825,435 $239,974,565 $412,800,000
12/23/1987 Good Morning Vietnam Director $123,922,370 $0 $123,922,370
3/6/1987 Tin Men Director $25,411,386 $0 $25,411,386
12/4/1985 Young Sherlock Holmes Director $19,739,000 $0 $19,739,000
5/11/1984 The Natural Director $47,951,979 $0 $47,951,979
4/2/1982 Diner Director $12,592,907 $0 $12,592,907
Movies: 27Totals:$1,051,424,935$723,285,444$1,774,710,379
  Averages:$38,941,664$26,788,350$65,730,014

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/11/2017 The Wizard of Lies $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/23/2015 Rock the Kasbah $1,470,592 2,012 $3,020,665 $3,357,270 90.0%
1/23/2015 The Humbling $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/2/2012 The Bay $19,747 23 $30,668 $1,545,308 2.0%
10/17/2008 What Just Happened $192,508 88 $1,090,947 $2,412,123 45.2%
10/13/2006 Man of the Year $12,299,380 2,626 $37,442,180 $41,342,180 90.6%
4/30/2004 Envy $6,160,886 2,445 $13,548,322 $14,566,246 93.0%
10/12/2001 Bandits $13,050,700 3,207 $41,523,271 $71,523,271 58.1%
12/22/2000 An Everlasting Piece $9,128 8 $75,078 $75,078 100.0%
11/17/1999 Liberty Heights $95,247 115 $3,732,398 $3,732,398 100.0%
2/13/1998 Sphere $16,586,765 2,814 $37,068,294 $50,168,294 73.9%
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog $92,079 1,752 $43,057,470 $64,252,038 67.0%
10/18/1996 Sleepers $12,305,745 2,080 $53,300,852 $165,600,852 32.2%
12/9/1994 Disclosure $10,068,126 2,168 $83,015,089 $212,200,000 39.1%
3/30/1994 Jimmy Hollywood $0 0 $3,670,865 $3,670,865 100.0%
12/18/1992 Toys $4,810,027 1,294 $21,452,082 $21,452,082 100.0%
12/13/1991 Bugsy $0 1,253 $49,103,967 $49,103,967 100.0%
10/5/1990 Avalon $0 635 $15,702,685 $15,702,685 100.0%
12/16/1988 Rain Man $7,005,719 1,590 $172,825,435 $412,800,000 41.9%
12/23/1987 Good Morning Vietnam $0 1,598 $123,922,370 $123,922,370 100.0%
3/6/1987 Tin Men $0 798 $25,411,386 $25,411,386 100.0%
12/4/1985 Young Sherlock Holmes $2,528,234 1,502 $19,739,000 $19,739,000 100.0%
5/11/1984 The Natural $5,088,381 1,012 $47,951,979 $47,951,979 100.0%
4/2/1982 Diner $0 266 $12,592,907 $12,592,907 100.0%
Movies: 24Totals:  $809,277,910$1,363,122,299 
 Averages:$3,824,3031,220$33,719,913$56,796,76278.8%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/23/2015 The Humbling $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/2/2012 The Bay $19,747 23 $30,668 $1,545,308 2.0%
4/30/2004 Envy $6,160,886 2,445 $13,548,322 $14,566,246 93.0%
12/22/2000 An Everlasting Piece $9,128 8 $75,078 $75,078 100.0%
2/13/1998 Sphere $16,586,765 2,814 $37,068,294 $50,168,294 73.9%
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog $92,079 1,752 $43,057,470 $64,252,038 67.0%
2/28/1997 Donnie Brasco $11,660,216 1,593 $41,954,997 $65,303,052 64.2%
10/18/1996 Sleepers $12,305,745 2,080 $53,300,852 $165,600,852 32.2%
12/9/1994 Disclosure $10,068,126 2,168 $83,015,089 $212,200,000 39.1%
12/18/1992 Toys $4,810,027 1,294 $21,452,082 $21,452,082 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $293,502,852$595,162,950 
 Averages:$6,171,2721,418$29,350,285$59,516,29563.5%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/2/2012 The Bay $19,747 23 $30,668 $1,545,308 2.0%
10/18/1996 Sleepers $12,305,745 2,080 $53,300,852 $165,600,852 32.2%
12/18/1992 Toys $4,810,027 1,294 $21,452,082 $21,452,082 100.0%
Movies: 3Totals:  $74,783,602$188,598,242 
 Averages:$5,711,8401,132$24,927,867$62,866,08144.7%


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