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James Mangold

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $1,796,116,152 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #60)
Best-known technical roles: Logan (Director), Logan (Screenwriter), Logan (Story Creator), The Greatest Showman (Executive Producer), The Wolverine (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Movie Director (Kate and Leopold), Dr. Greg (The Sweetest Thing)
Most productive collaborators: Hugh Jackman, Cathy Konrad, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Patrick O'Neill

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo1$47,095,453$23,842,325$70,937,778
Supporting1$24,430,272$38,648,484$63,078,756
In Technical RolesDirector13$782,240,174$1,013,875,978$1,796,116,152
Screenwriter7$518,801,009$530,082,734$1,048,883,743
Story Creator1$226,277,068$389,199,897$615,476,965
Executive Producer1$174,096,152$215,668,098$389,764,250
Producer1$0$0$0

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 Awards Season: Oscars: And the Winner is... The Shape of Water for Best Picture

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. We will announce the winners and have our reactions as they happen, while keeping track of how our readers did in predicting the outcomes. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations: Final Look

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in Italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. For example, I will be happy no matter who wins Best Supporting Actress. One last note: The contest is still going and the leading for Best Picture Switched from The Shape of Water to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to tied over the time I was writing this story. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it. Guessing the best picture correctly will go a long way to winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

February 27th, 2018

Call Me By Your Name

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 look at the two Screenwriting Categories, starting with Best Adapted Screenplay. We haven’t had a single competitive category so far, but that changes today. ... with the Best Original Screenplay. Best Adapted Screenplay is a one-horse race. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations

January 23rd, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at just after 5 am Pacific time. They do this every year and no one has been able to adequately explain why to me. At least there were some interesting results this year. The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, which is one below the current record and nearly as many as the next two films combined. Overall, there were seventeen films that earned two or more nominations. More...

2017 Awards Season: WGA Nominations

January 4th, 2018

The Big Sick

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group to announce award nominees. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards for, but only three of them are for theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, and not a lot of surprises. The Big Sick, Lady Bird, The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Shape of Water… We've seen almost all of these films appear on lists of nominations before. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Logan

June 18th, 2017

Logan

Logan is supposedly Hugh Jackman’s last film as Wolverine. Not every X-Men movie has been worth the price of admission, so if this is the end of the road, does Hugh Jackman get to go out on a high note? Or does he end his run with a whimper. More...

2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/12/2002 The Sweetest Thing Dr. Greg  $24,430,272 $38,648,484 $63,078,756
12/25/2001 Kate and Leopold Movie Director  $47,095,453 $23,842,325 $70,937,778
Movies: 2Totals:$71,525,725$62,490,809$134,016,534
  Averages:$35,762,863$31,245,405$67,008,267


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/12/2002 The Sweetest Thing $9,430,667 2,670 $24,430,272 $63,078,756 38.7%
Movies: 1Totals:  $24,430,272$63,078,756 
 Averages:$9,430,6672,670$24,430,272$63,078,75638.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2019 Star Wars: Boba Fett Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/31/2018 The Force Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2018 Ford vs Ferrari Director $0 $0 $0
12/20/2017 The Greatest Showman Executive Producer $174,096,152 $215,668,098 $389,764,250
3/3/2017 Logan Director,
Screenwriter,
Story by 
$226,277,068 $389,199,897 $615,476,965
7/26/2013 The Wolverine Director $132,556,852 $283,900,000 $416,456,852
6/23/2010 Knight and Day Director $76,423,035 $182,328,335 $258,751,370
9/7/2007 3:10 to Yuma Director $53,606,916 $17,564,909 $71,171,825
11/18/2005 Walk the Line Director,
Screenwriter 
$119,519,402 $68,188,093 $187,707,495
4/25/2003 Identity Director,
Screenwriter 
$52,131,264 $30,052,419 $82,183,683
12/25/2001 Kate and Leopold Director,
Screenwriter 
$47,095,453 $23,842,325 $70,937,778
12/21/1999 Girl, Interrupted Screenwriter,
Director 
$28,871,190 $0 $28,871,190
8/15/1997 Cop Land Screenwriter,
Director 
$44,906,632 $18,800,000 $63,706,632
6/5/1996 Heavy Director $852,362 $0 $852,362
Movies: 14Totals:$956,336,326$1,229,544,076$2,185,880,402
  Averages:$68,309,738$87,824,577$156,134,314

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2019 Star Wars: Boba Fett $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2018 The Force $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2018 Ford vs Ferrari $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/3/2017 Logan $88,411,916 4,071 $226,277,068 $615,476,965 36.8%
7/26/2013 The Wolverine $53,113,752 3,924 $132,556,852 $416,456,852 31.8%
6/23/2010 Knight and Day $20,139,985 3,104 $76,423,035 $258,751,370 29.5%
9/7/2007 3:10 to Yuma $14,035,033 3,006 $53,606,916 $71,171,825 75.3%
11/18/2005 Walk the Line $22,347,341 3,160 $119,519,402 $187,707,495 63.7%
4/25/2003 Identity $16,225,263 2,733 $52,131,264 $82,183,683 63.4%
12/25/2001 Kate and Leopold $9,725,408 2,467 $47,095,453 $70,937,778 66.4%
12/21/1999 Girl, Interrupted $95,399 1,935 $28,871,190 $28,871,190 100.0%
8/15/1997 Cop Land $13,510,482 2,233 $44,906,632 $63,706,632 70.5%
6/5/1996 Heavy $0 87 $852,362 $852,362 100.0%
Movies: 13Totals:  $782,240,174$1,796,116,152 
 Averages:$18,277,2752,055$60,172,321$138,162,78163.7%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2019 Star Wars: Boba Fett $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2019 Star Wars: Boba Fett $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/3/2017 Logan $88,411,916 4,071 $226,277,068 $615,476,965 36.8%
11/18/2005 Walk the Line $22,347,341 3,160 $119,519,402 $187,707,495 63.7%
4/25/2003 Identity $16,225,263 2,733 $52,131,264 $82,183,683 63.4%
12/25/2001 Kate and Leopold $9,725,408 2,467 $47,095,453 $70,937,778 66.4%
12/21/1999 Girl, Interrupted $95,399 1,935 $28,871,190 $28,871,190 100.0%
8/15/1997 Cop Land $13,510,482 2,233 $44,906,632 $63,706,632 70.5%
Movies: 8Totals:  $745,078,077$1,664,360,708 
 Averages:$29,840,9662,584$93,134,760$208,045,08962.5%


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