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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
photo by Alan Light [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,623,592,553 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,499)
Best-known acting roles: Mrs. Which (A Wrinkle in Time), Gloria Gaines (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Eudora (The Princess and the Frog), Judge Bumbleden (Bee Movie), Annie Lee Cooper (Selma)
Best-known technical roles: Selma (Producer), The Hundred-Foot Journey (Producer), Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) (Executive Producer), The Great Debaters (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Ava Duvernay, Lee Daniels, Forest Whitaker, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lee
Born: January 29th, 1954 (64 years old)

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting5$449,685,311$302,689,882$752,375,193
Lead Ensemble Member2$140,754,919$54,091,579$194,846,498
Cameo1$117,144,465$194,600,000$311,744,465
Inverviewee1$9,050$0$9,050
(Unclassified)7$203,654,047$160,963,300$364,617,347
In Technical RolesProducer3$136,538,493$54,770,196$191,308,689
Executive Producer1$47,566,524$21,156,324$68,722,848

Career Trend

This graph shows Oprah Winfrey’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


2018 Preview: March

March 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

February was an amazing month, thanks mainly to Black Panther, but Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit were also significant hits and overall the month was a massive improvement over last February. Looking forward, there’s nothing opening in March that will earn as much in total as Black Panther did during its opening weekend. That said, A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One should have no trouble getting to $100 million, while Tomb Raider has a 50/50 chance of getting there. Unfortunately, compared to last March, this is still a pittance. There’s a chance that no film opening this March will earn as much in total as Beauty and the Beast opened with last march. We will need Black Panther to have good legs to keep 2018 ahead of 2017 by the end of the month. More...

A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

July 17th, 2017

Fantasy adventure starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling directed by Ava Duvernay opens March 9, 2018 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Selma

May 4th, 2015

Selma Selma is the latest film about African-American history that I've reviewed in the past few years. Twelve Years a Slave and The Book of Negroes where both about slavery, while Selma is about the civil rights movement. The change of setting will be nice and I'm hoping the film will be just as good without being as difficult to watch. More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

December 1st, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey came out in August and was counter-programming, to be generous. It opened in barely more than 2,000 theaters and only managed fourth place during its opening weekend. On the other hand, its multiplier was 4.94, which is incredible compared to the average wide release, while it ended up a solid midlevel hit. Obviously the word-of-mouth was strong, but now that it is on the home market, will those who missed it in theaters want to check it out? And will those who saw it in theaters want to pick it up? More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/9/2018 A Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Which  $99,906,924 $32,927,819 $132,834,743
12/31/2017 Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said   $0 $0 $0
11/17/2017 The Star Deborah the camel  $40,847,995 $21,163,760 $62,011,755
9/22/2015 Harper Lee From Mockingbird to Watchman   $0 $0 $0
1/9/2015 Selma Annie Lee Cooper  $52,076,908 $14,700,000 $66,776,908
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Gloria Gaines  $116,632,095 $60,393,403 $177,025,498
10/5/2012 Decoding Deepak Herself  $9,050 $0 $9,050
11/25/2009 The Princess and the Frog Eudora  $104,400,899 $166,596,479 $270,997,378
11/2/2007 Bee Movie Judge Bumbleden  $126,631,277 $160,963,300 $287,594,577
6/8/2007 Ocean's Thirteen Herself  $117,144,465 $194,600,000 $311,744,465
12/15/2006 Charlotte's Web Gussy the Goose  $82,985,708 $61,000,000 $143,985,708
10/21/2005 Emmanuel's Gift Narrator  $23,578 $0 $23,578
10/16/1998 Beloved Sethe  $22,852,487 $0 $22,852,487
10/5/1990 Listen Up: Quincy Jones Herself  $765,909 $0 $765,909
12/11/1987 Throw Momma From the Train Herself  $53,380,796 $0 $53,380,796
12/18/1985 The Color Purple Sofia  $93,589,701 $0 $93,589,701
Movies: 16Totals:$911,247,792$712,344,761$1,623,592,553
  Averages:$56,952,987$44,521,548$101,474,535

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/9/2018 A Wrinkle in Time $33,123,609 3,980 $99,906,924 $132,834,743 75.2%
11/17/2017 The Star $9,812,674 2,976 $40,847,995 $62,011,755 65.9%
Movies: 2Totals:  $140,754,919$194,846,498 
 Averages:$21,468,1423,478$70,377,460$97,423,24970.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/9/2015 Selma $571,450 2,235 $52,076,908 $66,776,908 78.0%
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler $24,637,312 3,330 $116,632,095 $177,025,498 65.9%
11/25/2009 The Princess and the Frog $786,190 3,475 $104,400,899 $270,997,378 38.5%
12/15/2006 Charlotte's Web $11,457,353 3,745 $82,985,708 $143,985,708 57.6%
12/18/1985 The Color Purple $1,710,333 1,109 $93,589,701 $93,589,701 100.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $449,685,311$752,375,193 
 Averages:$7,832,5282,779$89,937,062$150,475,03968.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 940 $140,754,919
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,041 $449,685,311
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,558 $439,213,870
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,018 $392,458,680
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,963 $210,734,166
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 323 $117,144,465
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,085 $911,247,792
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,526 $54,091,579
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,864 $302,689,882
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 14,701-14,800) 14,764 $108,021,222
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,092 $190,184,982
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,773 $194,600,000
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 168 $194,600,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,223 $712,344,761
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,176 $194,846,498
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,720 $752,375,193
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,561 $547,235,092
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,479 $582,643,662
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,257 $405,334,166
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 201 $311,744,465
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,499 $1,623,592,553
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 180 91
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 288 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 211 79
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 301 $99,906,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Religious Text Movies 10 $40,847,995
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 561 $32,927,819
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Religious Text Movies 9 $21,163,760
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 426 $132,834,743
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Religious Text Movies 10 $62,011,755
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 923 $99,906,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $40,847,995
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,515 $32,927,819
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $21,163,760
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,160 $132,834,743
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 301-400) 345 $62,011,755
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $99,906,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 448 $40,847,995
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 441 $32,927,819
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 468 $21,163,760
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $132,834,743
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 460 $62,011,755
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 427 $140,754,919
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 701-800) 722 $54,091,579
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 587 $194,846,498
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 361 $140,754,919
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 541 $54,091,579
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 466 $194,846,498
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 335 $99,906,924
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 339 $40,847,995
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 413 $32,927,819
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $21,163,760
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $132,834,743
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 366 $62,011,755

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/9/2015 Selma Producer $52,076,908 $14,700,000 $66,776,908
8/8/2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey Producer $54,235,441 $40,035,047 $94,270,488
11/6/2009 Precious (Based on the Novel Pu… Executive Producer $47,566,524 $21,156,324 $68,722,848
12/25/2007 The Great Debaters Producer $30,226,144 $35,149 $30,261,293
Movies: 4Totals:$184,105,017$75,926,520$260,031,537
  Averages:$46,026,254$18,981,630$65,007,884


Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/9/2015 Selma $571,450 2,235 $52,076,908 $66,776,908 78.0%
8/8/2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey $10,979,290 2,167 $54,235,441 $94,270,488 57.5%
12/25/2007 The Great Debaters $6,005,180 1,290 $30,226,144 $30,261,293 99.9%
Movies: 3Totals:  $136,538,493$191,308,689 
 Averages:$5,851,9731,897$45,512,831$63,769,56378.5%



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