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Taraji P. Henson

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $1,197,395,307 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,195)
Best-Known Acting Roles: (The Karate Kid), Queenie (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Lauren (Think Like a Man), Detective Arroyo (Date Night), Lauren (Think Like a Man Too)
Best-Known Technical Roles: No Good Deed (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Jaden Smith, Harald Zwart, Jackie Chan, Joel Negron, Brad Pitt

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Box Office
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As an ActorSupporting13$690,165,639$507,229,668$1,197,395,307
Lead Ensemble Member2$156,575,892$9,607,165$166,183,057
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$52,543,632$1,779,578$54,323,210

Weekend Estimates: No Good Deed Enjoys Surprise Win

September 14th, 2014

No Good Deed poster

Movie fans are ignoring the critics this weekend and turning out in big numbers to see No Good Deed. The thriller, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson will easily win the weekend with an estimated $24.5 million, in spite of earning only 17% positive reviews from critics. Audiences are giving the film a 71% positive score so far, which represents a huge difference of opinion. Dolphin Tale 2, which was considered the more likely weekend winner, and is enjoying excellent reviews from critics and moviegoers alike, is under-performing at the box office and should make about $16.5 million according to Warner Bros., down from the $19.2 million opening for the first film in the franchise. More...

2014 Preview: September

September 1st, 2014

The Equalizer poster

August was a great month, it is as simple as that. Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy break records, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit as well. These early gains led to an extended winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2014 is still more than $300 million behind 2013, but this is substantially less than the gap was before the month. Can September maintain this run? I'm not sure. Last September was strong compared to most Septembers with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earning more than $100 million while Insidious Chapter 2 came relatively close. This year, there likely won't be any $100 million hits, but I think The Equalizer should at least come close. Meanwhile, there are some who think The Maze Runner will be the biggest hit of the month, but I'm not among them. There have been too many similar releases that have struggled to think this one will be a hit. I think September will get off to a terrible start, but overall I think it will be close to last year. More...

2014 Preview: June

June 1st, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.


Featured DVD Review: Madly Madagascar

January 27th, 2013

Madly Madagascar is a Valentine's Day special from the Madagascar franchise. Will fans of the movies be interested in watching it? And is the DVD worth picking up? More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/12/2014 Top Five Herself  $25,317,379 $197,469 $25,514,848
9/12/2014 No Good Deed Terri  $52,543,632 $1,779,578 $54,323,210
6/20/2014 Think Like a Man Too Lauren  $65,028,687 $4,999,246 $70,027,933
4/23/2014 From the Rough Catana Sparks  $150,000 $0 $150,000
8/31/2012 The Good Doctor Nurse Theresa  $5,206 $0 $5,206
4/20/2012 Think Like a Man Lauren  $91,547,205 $4,607,919 $96,155,124
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne Bella  $35,608,245 $25,840,890 $61,449,135
3/25/2011 Peep World Mary  $14,351 $0 $14,351
6/11/2010 The Karate Kid   $176,591,618 $175,183,320 $351,774,938
4/9/2010 Date Night Detective Arroyo  $98,711,404 $53,557,629 $152,269,033
2/9/2010 Hurricane Season Dayna Collins  $0 $0 $0
9/11/2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself April  $51,733,921 $0 $51,733,921
1/9/2009 Not Easily Broken Clarice Clark  $10,572,742 $160,167 $10,732,909
12/25/2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Queenie  $127,509,326 $202,300,000 $329,809,326
9/12/2008 The Family That Preys Pam  $37,105,289 $0 $37,105,289
7/13/2007 Talk to Me Vernell Watson  $4,526,759 $229,146 $4,755,905
1/26/2007 Smokin' Aces Sharice Watters  $35,662,731 $21,600,709 $57,263,440
2/3/2006 Something New   $11,468,568 $15,101 $11,483,669
8/12/2005 Four Brothers Camille Mercer  $74,494,381 $18,000,000 $92,494,381
7/22/2005 Hustle & Flow Shug  $22,201,798 $1,388,974 $23,590,772
10/15/2004 Hair Show   $302,990 $0 $302,990
6/27/2001 Baby Boy Yvette  $28,734,552 $0 $28,734,552
6/30/2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Left-wing Student  $26,000,610 $9,129,000 $35,129,610
Movies: 23Totals:$975,831,394$518,989,148$1,494,820,542
Box Office
Box Office
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9/12/2014 No Good Deed Executive Producer $52,543,632 $1,779,578 $54,323,210
Movies: 1Totals:$52,543,632$1,779,578$54,323,210