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Marlon Wayans

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $1,782,395,844 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,302)
Best-known acting roles: Levy (The Heat), Ripcord (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Shorty (Scary Movie), Buster (Norbit), Malcolm Johnson (A Haunted House)
Best-known technical roles: Scary Movie (Screenwriter), A Haunted House (Screenwriter), A Haunted House (Producer), Scary Movie V (Character Creator), A Haunted House 2 (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Michel Tiddes, Sandra Bullock, Paul Feig

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLead Ensemble Member5$265,770,020$191,103,857$456,873,877
Supporting5$464,895,498$348,395,454$813,290,952
Leading1$19,674,813$0$19,674,813
(Unclassified)10$315,004,046$177,552,156$492,556,202
In Technical RolesScreenwriter4$226,077,881$153,403,857$379,481,738
Producer3$69,058,110$33,223,628$102,281,738
Character Creator1$32,015,787$46,598,194$78,613,981

Career Trend

This graph shows Marlon Wayans’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: Kung Fu vs. Sniper

January 28th, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

There are three, three and a half, wide releases coming out this week. (I've seen reports that Jane Got a Gun is opening in 600 to 1,200 theaters. Even the high end will likely keep it out of the top ten.) Of the three truly wide releases, only Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to be a significant hit. In fact, it will likely earn more than the rest of the top five combined. On the other hand, The Finest Hours will likely bomb compared to its $85 million production budget, while Fifty Shades of Black will be a financial hit only because its production budget is very low. This means for Kung Fu Panda 3 the only real competition is from last year, when American Sniper earned $30.66 million. Kung Fu Panda 3 should top that by about $20 million. Additionally, no other film earned more than $10 million last year, while this year there could be five films in the top five reaching that mark. 2016 should bounce back in the year-over-year comparison after two soft weeks. More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

2014 Preview: April

April 1st, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month. More...

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/28/2016 Fifty Shades of Black Mr. Black  $11,686,940 $9,465,379 $21,152,319
4/18/2014 A Haunted House 2 Malcolm  $17,329,487 $3,877,374 $21,206,861
6/28/2013 The Heat Levy  $159,581,587 $70,146,187 $229,727,774
1/11/2013 A Haunted House Malcolm Johnson  $40,041,683 $19,880,875 $59,922,558
6/4/2010 Marmaduke Lightning  $33,644,788 $56,251,142 $89,895,930
8/7/2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Ripcord  $150,201,498 $152,267,519 $302,469,017
5/22/2009 Dance Flick   $25,794,018 $6,430,606 $32,224,624
2/9/2007 Norbit Buster  $95,673,607 $63,300,000 $158,973,607
7/14/2006 Little Man Calvin  $58,636,047 $43,000,000 $101,636,047
6/23/2004 White Chicks Marcus Copeland  $69,148,997 $42,300,000 $111,448,997
3/26/2004 The Ladykillers Gawain McSam  $39,692,139 $37,700,000 $77,392,139
7/4/2001 Scary Movie 2 Shorty Meeks  $71,277,420 $69,911,681 $141,189,101
12/8/2000 Dungeons and Dragons Snails  $15,185,241 $18,586,724 $33,771,965
10/6/2000 Requiem for a Dream Tyrone C. Love  $3,635,482 $3,753,751 $7,389,233
7/7/2000 Scary Movie Shorty  $157,019,771 $120,180,229 $277,200,000
2/20/1998 Senseless Darryl Witherspoon  $13,109,234 $0 $13,109,234
3/28/1997 The Sixth Man Kenny Tyler  $14,765,099 $0 $14,765,099
1/12/1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central Wh… Loc Dog  $19,674,813 $0 $19,674,813
3/23/1994 Above the Rim Bugaloo  $16,026,469 $0 $16,026,469
7/24/1992 Mo' Money Seymour Stewart  $40,190,000 $0 $40,190,000
12/14/1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Pedestrian  $13,030,057 $0 $13,030,057
Movies: 21Totals:$1,065,344,377$717,051,467$1,782,395,844
  Averages:$50,730,685$34,145,308$84,875,993

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/28/2016 Fifty Shades of Black $5,900,528 2,075 $11,686,940 $21,152,319 55.3%
4/18/2014 A Haunted House 2 $8,843,875 2,310 $17,329,487 $21,206,861 81.7%
1/11/2013 A Haunted House $18,101,682 2,160 $40,041,683 $59,922,558 66.8%
3/26/2004 The Ladykillers $12,634,563 1,589 $39,692,139 $77,392,139 51.3%
7/7/2000 Scary Movie $42,346,669 3,301 $157,019,771 $277,200,000 56.6%
1/12/1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central Wh… $9,632,409 1,010 $19,674,813 $19,674,813 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $285,444,833$476,548,690 
 Averages:$16,243,2882,074$47,574,139$79,424,78268.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/28/2013 The Heat $39,115,043 3,184 $159,581,587 $229,727,774 69.5%
6/4/2010 Marmaduke $11,599,661 3,213 $33,644,788 $89,895,930 37.4%
8/7/2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra $54,713,046 4,007 $150,201,498 $302,469,017 49.7%
5/22/2009 Dance Flick $10,643,536 2,459 $25,794,018 $32,224,624 80.0%
2/9/2007 Norbit $34,195,434 3,145 $95,673,607 $158,973,607 60.2%
Movies: 5Totals:  $464,895,498$813,290,952 
 Averages:$30,053,3443,202$92,979,100$162,658,19059.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 571 $285,444,833
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,948 $464,895,498
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 719 $1,031,699,589
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 850 $458,996,395
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,983 $245,875,105
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 867 $1,065,344,377
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 891 $191,103,857
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,057 $348,395,454
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,070 $660,800,325
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,506 $317,501,186
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,002 $215,567,519
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,237 $717,051,467
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 723 $476,548,690
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,346 $813,290,952
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,132 $1,692,499,914
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,175 $776,497,581
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,407 $461,442,624
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,302 $1,782,395,844
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 165 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 178 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 207 16
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office 87 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office 100 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 94 92
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 265 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 275 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 242 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 456 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 427 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 407 25
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office 77 85
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office 93 85
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office 92 85
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 230 32
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 233 32
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 200 32
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office 84 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office 98 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 92 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 244 33
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 255 33
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 227 33
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 331 $234,065,754
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $39,692,139
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Movie Movies 7 $11,686,940
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 569 $143,938,478
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 150 $37,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Movie Movies 10 $9,465,379
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 401-500) 444 $378,004,232
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $77,392,139
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Movie Movies 10 $21,152,319
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 430 $285,444,833
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 646 $191,103,857
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 524 $476,548,690
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 258 $228,073,663
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 2 $57,371,170
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 347 $167,345,608
Top International Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 15 $23,758,249
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $395,419,271
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 15 $81,129,419
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 86 $285,444,833
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 92 $191,103,857
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies 95 $476,548,690
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 126 $285,444,833
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 227 $191,103,857
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 163 $476,548,690
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 475 $39,692,139
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 405 $37,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 453 $77,392,139

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/28/2016 Fifty Shades of Black Screenwriter,
Producer 
$11,686,940 $9,465,379 $21,152,319
4/18/2014 A Haunted House 2 Screenwriter,
Producer 
$17,329,487 $3,877,374 $21,206,861
4/11/2013 Scary Movie V Character Creator $32,015,787 $46,598,194 $78,613,981
1/11/2013 A Haunted House Producer,
Screenwriter 
$40,041,683 $19,880,875 $59,922,558
7/7/2000 Scary Movie Screenwriter $157,019,771 $120,180,229 $277,200,000
Movies: 5Totals:$258,093,668$200,002,051$458,095,719
  Averages:$51,618,734$40,000,410$91,619,144


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/28/2016 Fifty Shades of Black $5,900,528 2,075 $11,686,940 $21,152,319 55.3%
4/18/2014 A Haunted House 2 $8,843,875 2,310 $17,329,487 $21,206,861 81.7%
1/11/2013 A Haunted House $18,101,682 2,160 $40,041,683 $59,922,558 66.8%
Movies: 3Totals:  $69,058,110$102,281,738 
 Averages:$10,948,6952,182$23,019,370$34,093,91367.9%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/28/2016 Fifty Shades of Black $5,900,528 2,075 $11,686,940 $21,152,319 55.3%
4/18/2014 A Haunted House 2 $8,843,875 2,310 $17,329,487 $21,206,861 81.7%
1/11/2013 A Haunted House $18,101,682 2,160 $40,041,683 $59,922,558 66.8%
7/7/2000 Scary Movie $42,346,669 3,301 $157,019,771 $277,200,000 56.6%
Movies: 4Totals:  $226,077,881$379,481,738 
 Averages:$18,798,1892,462$56,519,470$94,870,43565.1%


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