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David Mamet

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $72,217,505 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,002)
Best-known technical roles: Hannibal (Screenwriter), About Last Night (Story Creator), Wag the Dog (Screenwriter), Hoffa (Screenwriter), Hoffa (Associate Producer)
Best-known acting roles: Herb (Black Widow), Himself (Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), Himself (Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia)
Most productive collaborators: Anthony Hopkins, Ridley Scott, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta, Thomas Harris

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee2$285,745$0$285,745
(Unclassified)1$25,205,460$0$25,205,460
In Technical RolesDirector10$60,536,904$11,680,601$72,217,505
Screenwriter4$231,515,594$211,228,197$442,743,791
Story Creator1$48,637,684$1,808,176$50,445,860
Associate Producer1$23,365,858$5,025,615$28,391,473

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/23/2014 Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia Himself  $133,296 $0 $133,296
4/17/2013 Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and… Himself  $152,449 $0 $152,449
2/6/1987 Black Widow Herb  $25,205,460 $0 $25,205,460
Movies: 3Totals:$25,491,205$0$25,491,205
  Averages:$8,497,068$0$8,497,068


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 The Force Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
2/14/2014 About Last Night Story Creator $48,637,684 $1,808,176 $50,445,860
5/2/2008 Redbelt Director $2,344,847 $322,237 $2,667,084
3/12/2004 Spartan Director $4,357,745 $0 $4,357,745
11/9/2001 Heist Director $23,483,357 $5,423,460 $28,906,817
2/9/2001 Hannibal Screenwriter $165,092,266 $185,008,014 $350,100,280
12/22/2000 State and Main Director $6,920,692 $2,261,808 $9,182,500
4/30/1999 The Winslow Boy Director $4,058,350 $0 $4,058,350
4/3/1998 The Spanish Prisoner Director $10,162,034 $3,673,096 $13,835,130
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog Screenwriter $43,057,470 $21,194,568 $64,252,038
8/3/1995 Oleanna Director $124,693 $0 $124,693
12/25/1992 Hoffa Screenwriter,
Associate Producer 
$23,365,858 $5,025,615 $28,391,473
10/9/1991 Homicide Director $2,971,661 $0 $2,971,661
10/1/1988 Things Change Director $3,527,886 $0 $3,527,886
10/1/1987 House of Games Director $2,585,639 $0 $2,585,639
Movies: 15Totals:$340,690,182$224,716,974$565,407,156
  Averages:$22,712,679$14,981,132$37,693,810

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/2/2008 Redbelt $63,361 1,379 $2,344,847 $2,667,084 87.9%
3/12/2004 Spartan $2,011,435 832 $4,357,745 $4,357,745 100.0%
11/9/2001 Heist $7,823,521 1,891 $23,483,357 $28,906,817 81.2%
12/22/2000 State and Main $580,163 462 $6,920,692 $9,182,500 75.4%
4/30/1999 The Winslow Boy $80,553 145 $4,058,350 $4,058,350 100.0%
4/3/1998 The Spanish Prisoner $124,011 340 $10,162,034 $13,835,130 73.5%
8/3/1995 Oleanna $0 0 $124,693 $124,693 100.0%
10/9/1991 Homicide $0 238 $2,971,661 $2,971,661 100.0%
10/1/1988 Things Change $0 0 $3,527,886 $3,527,886 100.0%
10/1/1987 House of Games $0 25 $2,585,639 $2,585,639 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $60,536,904$72,217,505 
 Averages:$1,068,304531$6,053,690$7,221,75191.8%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2018 The Force $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/14/2014 About Last Night $25,649,011 2,253 $48,637,684 $50,445,860 96.4%
2/9/2001 Hannibal $58,003,121 3,292 $165,092,266 $350,100,280 47.2%
12/25/1997 Wag the Dog $92,079 1,752 $43,057,470 $64,252,038 67.0%
12/25/1992 Hoffa $6,406,012 1,103 $23,365,858 $28,391,473 82.3%
Movies: 5Totals:  $280,153,278$493,189,651 
 Averages:$18,030,0451,680$56,030,656$98,637,93073.2%


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