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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union
By Nick Step (Gabrielle Union) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $497,355,271 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6,142)
Best-known acting roles: Syd Burnett (Bad Boys II), Kristen (Think Like a Man), Kristen (Think Like a Man Too), Shaun Russell (Breaking In), Rachel (Almost Christmas)
Best-known technical roles: Breaking In (Producer), Almost Christmas (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Will Packer, James McTeigue, Romany Malco, Billy Burke, Ryan Engle
Born: October 29th, 1972 (45 years old)

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting9$312,768,640$184,586,631$497,355,271
Leading6$95,487,289$3,619,024$99,106,313
Lead Ensemble Member5$241,532,050$27,451,595$268,983,645
(Unclassified)9$229,427,057$72,765,738$302,192,795
In Technical RolesProducer1$45,159,605$3,037,182$48,196,787
Executive Producer1$42,065,185$428,321$42,493,506

Career Trend

This graph shows Gabrielle Union’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Weekend Predictions: Infinity War Looks to Complete the Threepeat

May 10th, 2018

Life of the Party

Avengers: Infinity War will have no trouble earning first place for the third time at the box office chart. It’s only competition is the sophomore stint of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, which earned $65 million this weekend last year. Hopefully Infinity War will come within $10 million of that. As for the new releases, Life of the Party should earn more than all three new releases earned last weekend, while Breaking In is on track for an opening in the low to mid teens. If all three films can meet these expectations, then 2018 will have a shot at winning in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2018 Preview: May

May 1st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

April was all about Avengers: Infinity War, which earned about as much during its opening weekend as the next two biggest films, A Quiet Place and Rampage, will earn in total. However, moving Infinity War to April has left a big gap for the first two weeks of May. It isn’t until Deadpool 2 debuts that we have a potential $100 million movie, while the week after Solo: A Star Wars Story closes the month on a strong note. Fortunately, both of those films are expected to earn more than $100 million during their opening weekends alone and combined could earn over $700 million domestically. Last May, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 helped the month get off to a fast start, but it was the only monster hit of the month. Infinity War opening a week early will mean the month will start slower, in terms of new releases, but Infinity War’s record-breaking debut should help 2018 come out ahead in the end. More...

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Top Five

March 16th, 2015

Top Five is the latest film written and directed by Chris Rock. Chris Rock is one of the biggest stand-up comics around; however, his film career has never truly taken off. He has had some missteps with critics, but even films that earned amazing reviews failed to find an audience in theaters. For instance, this film pulled in just $25 million during the holidays. Does it deserve to find a wider audience? Or will critics like this more than the average moviegoer? More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. 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.

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Limited Releases and Me

December 7th, 2012

It is a really, really busy week for limited releases. However, of the more than a dozen films on this week's list, only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, Wagner and Me. That film is a documentary, so even if it does perform well during its opening weekend, it likely won't find any mainstream success. All of the rest are either earning too few reviews to have a Tomatometer Score, or have overall negative reviews. Combined with the previously released Awards Season hopefuls, and there's too much competition for such weak films. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/11/2018 Breaking In Shaun Russell  $45,159,605 $3,037,182 $48,196,787
1/13/2017 Sleepless Dena  $20,783,704 $6,596,667 $27,380,371
11/11/2016 Almost Christmas Rachel  $42,065,185 $428,321 $42,493,506
10/7/2016 The Birth of a Nation Esther  $15,861,566 $986,313 $16,847,879
12/12/2014 Top Five Erica Long  $25,317,379 $197,469 $25,514,848
6/20/2014 Think Like a Man Too Kristen  $65,028,687 $4,999,246 $70,027,933
12/7/2012 In Our Nature Vicky  $6,543 $0 $6,543
4/20/2012 Think Like a Man Kristen  $91,547,205 $21,826,559 $113,373,764
2/24/2012 Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Natalie  $35,025,791 $553,386 $35,579,177
12/5/2008 Cadillac Records Geneva Wade  $8,195,551 $746,965 $8,942,516
7/11/2008 Meet Dave No. 3 – Cultural Officer  $11,803,254 $38,845,552 $50,648,806
12/12/2007 The Perfect Holiday Nancy  $5,812,781 $0 $5,812,781
2/14/2007 Daddy's Little Girls Julia  $31,366,978 $242,265 $31,609,243
2/2/2007 Constellation Carmel Boxer  $306,533 $0 $306,533
10/20/2006 Running With Scissors Dorothy  $6,860,000 $1,846,701 $8,706,701
6/23/2006 Say Uncle Elise Carter  $5,361 $0 $5,361
6/10/2005 The Honeymooners Alice Kramden  $12,834,849 $339,577 $13,174,426
5/14/2004 Breakin' All the Rules Nicky Callas  $12,232,382 $279,935 $12,512,317
7/18/2003 Bad Boys II Syd Burnett  $138,540,870 $134,731,112 $273,271,982
2/28/2003 Cradle 2 the Grave Daria  $34,657,731 $21,777,211 $56,434,942
2/7/2003 Deliver Us From Eva Eva  $17,573,594 $0 $17,573,594
10/18/2002 Abandon Amanda Luttrell  $10,719,367 $1,500,000 $12,219,367
10/4/2002 Welcome to Collinwood Michelle  $378,650 $4,227,634 $4,606,284
9/7/2001 Two Can Play That Game Conny Spalding  $22,235,901 $155,549 $22,391,450
3/23/2001 The Brothers Denise Johnson  $27,457,409 $500,782 $27,958,191
8/25/2000 Bring it On Isis  $68,353,550 $22,100,000 $90,453,550
4/21/2000 Love and Basketball Shawnee  $27,441,122 $268,503 $27,709,625
3/31/1999 10 Things I Hate About You Chastity  $38,177,966 $22,236,059 $60,414,025
1/29/1999 She's All That Katie  $63,465,522 $0 $63,465,522
Movies: 29Totals:$879,215,036$288,422,988$1,167,638,024
  Averages:$30,317,760$9,945,620$40,263,380

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/11/2018 Breaking In $17,630,285 2,537 $45,159,605 $48,196,787 93.7%
11/11/2016 Almost Christmas $15,134,235 2,379 $42,065,185 $42,493,506 99.0%
12/12/2014 Top Five $6,896,593 1,426 $25,317,379 $25,514,848 99.2%
6/20/2014 Think Like a Man Too $29,241,911 3,049 $65,028,687 $70,027,933 92.9%
12/7/2012 In Our Nature $4,378 1 $6,543 $6,543 100.0%
4/20/2012 Think Like a Man $33,636,303 2,052 $91,547,205 $113,373,764 80.7%
12/12/2007 The Perfect Holiday $2,283,360 1,307 $5,812,781 $5,812,781 100.0%
2/14/2007 Daddy's Little Girls $11,210,754 2,111 $31,366,978 $31,609,243 99.2%
2/2/2007 Constellation $215,801 238 $306,533 $306,533 100.0%
6/10/2005 The Honeymooners $5,538,835 1,912 $12,834,849 $13,174,426 97.4%
2/7/2003 Deliver Us From Eva $6,648,374 1,139 $17,573,594 $17,573,594 100.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $337,019,339$368,089,958 
 Averages:$11,676,4391,650$30,638,122$33,462,72396.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/13/2017 Sleepless $8,344,128 1,803 $20,783,704 $27,380,371 75.9%
10/7/2016 The Birth of a Nation $7,004,254 2,105 $15,861,566 $16,847,879 94.1%
2/24/2012 Tyler Perry's Good Deeds $15,583,924 2,132 $35,025,791 $35,579,177 98.4%
12/5/2008 Cadillac Records $3,445,559 701 $8,195,551 $8,942,516 91.6%
7/11/2008 Meet Dave $5,251,918 3,011 $11,803,254 $50,648,806 23.3%
10/20/2006 Running With Scissors $226,108 586 $6,860,000 $8,706,701 78.8%
5/14/2004 Breakin' All the Rules $5,088,577 1,318 $12,232,382 $12,512,317 97.8%
7/18/2003 Bad Boys II $46,522,560 3,202 $138,540,870 $273,271,982 50.7%
1/29/1999 She's All That $16,065,430 2,654 $63,465,522 $63,465,522 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $312,768,640$497,355,271 
 Averages:$11,948,0511,946$34,752,071$55,261,69779.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 490 $337,019,339
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,766 $312,768,640
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 938 $879,215,036
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,128 $352,033,939
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,701-9,800) 9,730 $128,494,209
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,141 $879,215,036
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,841 $31,070,619
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 9,601-9,700) 9,665 $184,586,631
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,970 $288,422,988
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,922 $94,528,595
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 35,701-35,800) 35,728 $4,999,246
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,886 $288,422,988
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 852 $368,089,958
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,142 $497,355,271
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,003 $1,167,638,024
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,774 $446,562,534
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,001-19,100) 19,039 $133,493,455
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,414 $1,167,638,024
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 261 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 313 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 350 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 247 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 238 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office 87 119
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 299 52
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 206 79
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 507 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 123 102
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 400 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 401 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 371 38
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 514 3
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 558 3
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 333 52
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 456 $167,608,598
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 201-300) 205 $12,834,849
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 33 $156,575,892
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,008 $3,905,237
Top International Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $339,577
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 109 $26,825,805
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 747 $171,513,835
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on TV Movies (Rank 201-300) 246 $13,174,426
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 52 $183,401,697
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 357 $337,019,339
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,555 $31,070,619
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 627 $368,089,958
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 167 $337,019,339
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 965 $31,070,619
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 309 $368,089,958
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 553 $38,152,228
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 410 $42,378,261
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 216 $45,159,605
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 24 $211,329,245
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,055 $537,046
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,404 $428,321
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 515 $3,037,182
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 184 $27,068,070
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 682 $38,689,274
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 579 $42,806,582
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 325 $48,196,787
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 68 $238,397,315
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $288,309,042
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 710 $42,890,973
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 984 $5,812,781
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,886 $6,543
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 872 $30,873,150
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,782 $197,469
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 468 $319,182,192
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 954 $43,088,442
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,054 $5,812,781
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,340 $6,543
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 224 $87,224,790
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 119 $156,575,892
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 357 $38,152,228
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 101-200) 195 $31,366,978
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 433 $3,465,503
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 336 $26,825,805
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 424 $537,046
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 414 $242,265
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $90,690,293
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $183,401,697
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 402 $38,689,274
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 283 $31,609,243

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/11/2018 Breaking In Producer $45,159,605 $3,037,182 $48,196,787
11/11/2016 Almost Christmas Executive Producer $42,065,185 $428,321 $42,493,506
Movies: 2Totals:$87,224,790$3,465,503$90,690,293
  Averages:$43,612,395$1,732,752$45,345,147


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/11/2018 Breaking In $17,630,285 2,537 $45,159,605 $48,196,787 93.7%
Movies: 1Totals:  $45,159,605$48,196,787 
 Averages:$17,630,2852,537$45,159,605$48,196,78793.7%



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