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Mykelti Williamson

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $1,505,385,171 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,145)
Best-known acting roles: Benjamin "Bubba" Bufford-Blue (Forrest Gump), Joe Dixon (The Purge: Election Year), Gabriel (Fences), Mike "Baby-O" O'Dell (Con Air), Don King (Ali)
Most productive collaborators: Frank Grillo, James DeMonaco, Elizabeth Mitchell, Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting11$786,375,614$719,009,557$1,505,385,171
Leading1$79,042,440$39,514,684$118,557,124
Cameo1$23,600,020$0$23,600,020
(Unclassified)11$249,458,818$98,431,275$347,890,093

Career Trend

This graph shows Mykelti Williamson’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


2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/16/2016 Fences Gabriel  $57,682,904 $6,599,977 $64,282,881
7/1/2016 The Purge: Election Year Joe Dixon  $79,042,440 $39,514,684 $118,557,124
6/1/2012 High School Paranoid  $139,034 $109,099 $248,133
4/7/2006 Lucky Number Slevin Sloe  $22,495,466 $33,000,000 $55,495,466
3/31/2006 ATL Uncle George  $21,170,563 $0 $21,170,563
12/29/2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon Harold Mann  $708,776 $431,275 $1,140,051
11/12/2004 After the Sunset Agent Stafford  $28,328,132 $10,000,982 $38,329,114
12/25/2001 Ali Don King  $58,183,966 $29,500,000 $87,683,966
10/1/1999 Three Kings Colonel Horn  $60,652,036 $47,100,000 $107,752,036
4/10/1998 Species 2 Dennis Gamble  $19,217,565 $7,600,000 $26,817,565
3/20/1998 Primary Colors Dewayne Smith  $39,017,984 $0 $39,017,984
6/6/1997 Con Air Mike "Baby-O" O'Dell  $101,117,573 $123,000,000 $224,117,573
5/2/1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M. Marcus Weans  $54,154 $0 $54,154
12/22/1995 Waiting to Exhale Troy  $66,947,948 $14,400,000 $81,347,948
12/15/1995 Heat Sergeant Drucker  $67,436,818 $120,000,000 $187,436,818
10/6/1995 How to Make an American Quilt Winston  $23,600,020 $0 $23,600,020
7/19/1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Dwight Mercer  $30,077,111 $0 $30,077,111
7/6/1994 Forrest Gump Benjamin "Bubba" Bufford-Blue  $330,151,138 $349,699,499 $679,850,637
7/16/1993 Free Willy Dwight Mercer  $77,698,625 $76,000,000 $153,698,625
4/6/1990 The First Power Detective Oliver Franklin  $21,365,321 $0 $21,365,321
5/19/1989 Miracle Mile Wilson  $1,092,822 $0 $1,092,822
1/1/1987 Number One with a Bullet Casey  $410,952 $0 $410,952
2/14/1986 Wildcats Levander "Bird" Williams  $26,285,544 $0 $26,285,544
6/1/1984 Streets of Fire B.J., The Sorels  $5,600,000 $0 $5,600,000
Movies: 24Totals:$1,138,476,892$856,955,516$1,995,432,408
  Averages:$47,436,537$35,706,480$83,143,017

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
7/1/2016 The Purge: Election Year $31,515,110 2,821 $79,042,440 $118,557,124 66.7%
Movies: 1Totals:  $79,042,440$118,557,124 
 Averages:$31,515,1102,821$79,042,440$118,557,12466.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/16/2016 Fences $129,462 2,368 $57,682,904 $64,282,881 89.7%
6/1/2012 High School $82,832 200 $139,034 $248,133 56.0%
4/7/2006 Lucky Number Slevin $7,031,921 1,989 $22,495,466 $55,495,466 40.5%
3/31/2006 ATL $11,554,404 1,602 $21,170,563 $21,170,563 100.0%
11/12/2004 After the Sunset $11,100,392 2,819 $28,328,132 $38,329,114 73.9%
12/25/2001 Ali $14,710,892 2,521 $58,183,966 $87,683,966 66.4%
10/1/1999 Three Kings $15,847,636 2,943 $60,652,036 $107,752,036 56.3%
3/20/1998 Primary Colors $12,045,395 1,976 $39,017,984 $39,017,984 100.0%
6/6/1997 Con Air $24,131,738 2,941 $101,117,573 $224,117,573 45.1%
12/15/1995 Heat $8,445,656 1,704 $67,436,818 $187,436,818 36.0%
7/6/1994 Forrest Gump $24,450,602 2,365 $330,151,138 $679,850,637 48.6%
Movies: 11Totals:  $786,375,614$1,505,385,171 
 Averages:$11,775,5392,130$71,488,692$136,853,19764.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,302 $79,042,440
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 777 $786,375,614
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 609 $1,114,876,872
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 459 $776,901,375
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 23,901-24,000) 23,984 $49,498,695
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,042 $23,600,020
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 759 $1,138,476,892
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,701 $39,514,684
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,672 $719,009,557
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,404 $856,955,516
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 677 $748,523,259
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 33,301-33,400) 33,336 $10,000,982
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,731 $856,955,516
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,477 $118,557,124
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,145 $1,505,385,171
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 877 $1,971,832,388
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 559 $1,525,424,634
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 29,601-29,700) 29,639 $59,499,677
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,162 $23,600,020
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,096 $1,995,432,408
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 271 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 300 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 318 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 423 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 435 27
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 427 27
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 773 $79,042,440
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,068 $39,514,684
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 929 $118,557,124
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,046 $79,042,440
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,421 $39,514,684
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,212 $118,557,124
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 204 $79,042,440
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $39,514,684
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 249 $118,557,124
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies 62 $79,042,440
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $39,514,684
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies 88 $118,557,124
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 484 $79,042,440
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 661 $39,514,684
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 579 $118,557,124
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 236 $79,042,440
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $39,514,684
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 295 $118,557,124


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