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David Lynch

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $35,415,631 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #40,896)
Best-known acting roles: Spice Worker (Dune), Howard (Lucky), Himself (Pearl Jam Twenty), Himself (David Lynch: The Art Life), Painter (Heart Beat)
Best-known technical roles: Dune (Director), The Elephant Man (Director), Eraserhead (Director), Eraserhead (Screenwriter), Inland Empire (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Jane Jenkins, John Carroll Lynch, Logan Sparks, Laura Dern, Ron Livingston

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee4$534,481$8,229$542,710
Supporting1$955,925$589,293$1,545,218
Documentary Subject1$171,419$127,122$298,541
(Unclassified)4$33,009,302$19,860$33,029,162
In Technical RolesDirector10$105,793,612$4,813,201$110,606,813
Screenwriter1$7,000,000$12,524$7,012,524

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured DVD Review: Lucky

January 1st, 2018

Lucky

Lucky is the directorial debut for John Carroll Lynch and the second last performance by its star, Harry Dean Stanton, who sadly passed away just before the film was released. Does the film celebrate the acting talents of Harry Dean Stanton? Does John Carroll Lynch show he’s got the talent to be a director in his first film? More...

Home Market Releases for December 5th, 2017

December 5th, 2017

The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running

The week is deceptively strong. At first glance, Despicable Me 3 appears to have scared off all of the competition, but when you look deeper, there are a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week. These include Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, Better Watch Out, Princess Cyd, and others. In the end, I went with Long Time Running, which came out on DVD and Blu-ray last Friday. More...

Home Market Releases for October 17th, 2017

October 18th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

It is one of those weeks. There’s a massive release coming out, which has scared away nearly all of the competition, so it is a really shallow week. Fortunately, that huge release is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is not only one of the biggest hits of the year, it is also one of the reviewed. It isn’t the only contender for Pick of the Week, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack wins that honor. More...

Home Market Releases for September 26th, 2017

September 27th, 2017

HYOUKA: Part Two

Transformers: The Last Knight is the biggest release of the week and it has scared away a lot of the competition, but it’s garbage and should be avoided. There are no big releases that are pick of the week contenders, but some smaller ones fit the bill, including David Lynch: The Art Life: The Criterion Collection, HYOUKA: Part Two, and Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season. All are amazing and worth checking out, but none have many extras, so it is up to the role of the dice to determine the Pick of the Week. ... And it’s HYOUKA. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Zookeeper and Others are Having a Wild Time

March 31st, 2017

The Blackcoat’s Daughter

It’s one of those weeks. There are a number of films earning good reviews, and some are earning great reviews. However, none of them are earning loud enough buzz to suggest they will escape the art house circuit. Worse still, there are many like The Blackcoat’s Daughter that are opening simultaneously on Video on Demand, which will all but kill their box office chances. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Twin Peaks

September 18th, 2016

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks came out more than 25 years ago and it was instantly a smash hit on TV an a cultural phenomenon. A year later it was gone. There was an attempt at a prequel movie, but the less said about that film’s box office numbers, the better. Despite its short and bumpy run, the show’s never really faded out of the minds of its fans and a box set makes perfect sense. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time such a box set has been released. I previously reviewed the Definitive Gold Edition when it came out on DVD in 2007, while a Blu-ray edition, The Entire Mystery came out in 2014. Is this one worth upgrading to if you own the previous one? Is it at least worth buying if you missed the previous one? More...

Home Market Releases for October 27th, 2015

October 26th, 2015

Mad Men: Season 7, Part 2

It's the week of double-dips, as there are five double-dips for films that would normally be Pick of the Week contenders, but only if you don't have them already. Army Of Darkness has been released so many times, it is hard to keep track of them all. Same with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you don't own either of these movies, you need to buy them. However, most fans will already have them. Because of this, I'm giving the Pick of the Week to Mad Men. I reviewed Season Seven, Part Two, but the Complete Series Megaset is the better deal. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/29/2017 Lucky Howard  $955,925 $589,293 $1,545,218
3/24/2017 David Lynch: The Art Life Himself  $171,419 $127,122 $298,541
7/27/2016 On Meditation Himself  $4,322 $0 $4,322
9/13/2013 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction Himself  $0 $0 $0
8/17/2012 Side by Side Himself  $58,825 $8,229 $67,054
9/20/2011 Pearl Jam Twenty Himself  $471,334 $0 $471,334
8/25/1995 Nadja Morgue Receptionist  $446,934 $0 $446,934
8/28/1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Gordon Cole  $4,160,851 $19,860 $4,180,711
12/14/1984 Dune Spice Worker  $27,447,471 $0 $27,447,471
1/18/1980 Heart Beat Painter  $954,046 $0 $954,046
Movies: 10Totals:$34,671,127$744,504$35,415,631
  Averages:$3,467,113$74,450$3,541,563


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/29/2017 Lucky $43,293 111 $955,925 $1,545,218 61.9%
Movies: 1Totals:  $955,925$1,545,218 
 Averages:$43,293111$955,925$1,545,21861.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/6/2006 Inland Empire Director $849,055 $0 $849,055
10/8/2001 Mulholland Drive Director $7,219,578 $4,700,000 $11,919,578
10/15/1999 The Straight Story Director $6,197,866 $0 $6,197,866
2/21/1997 Lost Highway Director $3,796,699 $19,607 $3,816,306
8/28/1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Director $4,160,851 $19,860 $4,180,711
8/17/1990 Wild at Heart Director $14,560,000 $0 $14,560,000
9/19/1986 Blue Velvet Director $8,551,228 $61,210 $8,612,438
12/14/1984 Dune Director $27,447,471 $0 $27,447,471
10/3/1980 The Elephant Man Director $26,010,864 $0 $26,010,864
1/1/1977 Eraserhead Director,
Screenwriter 
$7,000,000 $12,524 $7,012,524
Movies: 10Totals:$105,793,612$4,813,201$110,606,813
  Averages:$10,579,361$481,320$11,060,681

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/6/2006 Inland Empire $27,508 15 $849,055 $849,055 100.0%
10/8/2001 Mulholland Drive $587,591 247 $7,219,578 $11,919,578 60.6%
10/15/1999 The Straight Story $92,312 186 $6,197,866 $6,197,866 100.0%
2/21/1997 Lost Highway $212,710 337 $3,796,699 $3,816,306 99.5%
8/28/1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me $1,813,559 691 $4,160,851 $4,180,711 99.5%
8/17/1990 Wild at Heart $2,913,764 532 $14,560,000 $14,560,000 100.0%
9/19/1986 Blue Velvet $0 0 $8,551,228 $8,612,438 99.3%
12/14/1984 Dune $6,025,091 975 $27,447,471 $27,447,471 100.0%
10/3/1980 The Elephant Man $0 0 $26,010,864 $26,010,864 100.0%
1/1/1977 Eraserhead $0 0 $7,000,000 $7,012,524 99.8%
Movies: 10Totals:  $105,793,612$110,606,813 
 Averages:$1,167,254298$10,579,361$11,060,68195.9%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/1/1977 Eraserhead $0 0 $7,000,000 $7,012,524 99.8%
Movies: 1Totals:  $7,000,000$7,012,524 
 Averages:$00$7,000,000$7,012,52499.8%


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