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Kenya Barris

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $195,093,087 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #923)
Best-known technical roles: Girls Trip (Screenwriter), Girls Trip (Story Creator), Barbershop: The Next Cut (Screenwriter), Barbershop: The Next Cut (Co-Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Malcolm D. Lee, Regina Hall, Tracy Oliver, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish

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Career Summary

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$169,138,566$25,954,521$195,093,087
Story Creator1$115,108,515$25,580,370$140,688,885

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2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

2016 Preview: April

April 1st, 2016

The Jungle Book

March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad. More...

All Technical Credits

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6/14/2019 Son of Shaft Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
7/21/2017 Girls Trip Screenwriter,
Story by 
$115,108,515 $25,580,370 $140,688,885
4/15/2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Screenwriter,
$54,030,051 $374,151 $54,404,202
Movies: 3Totals:$169,138,566$25,954,521$195,093,087

Writer Credits

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6/14/2019 Son of Shaft $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/21/2017 Girls Trip $31,201,920 2,648 $115,108,515 $140,688,885 81.8%
4/15/2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut $20,242,415 2,676 $54,030,051 $54,404,202 99.3%
Movies: 4Totals:  $284,247,081$335,781,972