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John Boyega

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $2,370,272,247 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #81)
Best-known acting roles: Finn (Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens), Finn (Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi), Jake Pentecost (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Kiaden (The Circle), Melvin Dismukes (Detroit)
Best-known technical roles: Pacific Rim: Uprising (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Kathleen Kennedy, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac
Born: March 17th, 1992 (26 years old)

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading3$1,012,638,079$1,357,634,168$2,370,272,247
Lead Ensemble Member3$621,205,557$703,377,528$1,324,583,085
Supporting2$20,552,373$20,191,890$40,744,263
In Technical RolesProducer1$59,185,715$230,875,582$290,061,297

Career Trend

This graph shows John Boyega’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


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office 70 $1,633,843,636
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 389 $1,654,396,009
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 86 $2,061,011,696
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 436 $2,081,203,586
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 80 $3,694,855,332
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 385 $3,735,599,595
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office 35 200
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 42 187
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office 82 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office 87 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 32 195
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 34 188
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office 95 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office 97 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 32 200
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 37 189
Top Grossing Producer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,280 $59,185,715
Top Grossing Producer at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 605 $230,875,582
Top Grossing Producer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 784 $290,061,297

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

March 26th, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the biggest box office hit of 2016, both domestically and worldwide. It also earned 91% positive reviews and a solid A from CinemaScore. It is also hated by a minority of very loud, very aggressive people. Are the majority right? Do the minority have a legitimate case to make? More...

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...

Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer

January 25th, 2018

Sci-fi action movie starring John Boyega opens March 23 ... Full Movie Details.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse. More...

2017 Preview: December

December 1st, 2017

The Last Jedi

The box office was mostly as expected during November. Granted, Thor: Ragnarok over-performed and Justice League underperformed, but overall there were no real surprises. This means the month started slow, but we got a couple of wins in the end and that bodes well going into the final month of the year. That said, December is a weird month. There are five weekends, but only seven films that I’m sure are opening truly wide. Additionally, five of those seven films are opening Christmas weekend. I’ve never seen a month this lop-sided. There are no real wide releases the first two weeks of the month, so we will likely start slow again, but when The Last Jedi debuts, we should see explosive growth at the box office. It will open with more than any film last December made and that should help 2017 cut into 2016’s lead. 2017 won’t be able to close the gap entirely, but the month could do well enough to cut 2016’s lead to under $250 million. That’s my goal. If that happens, I will be happy. More...

Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer

October 19th, 2017

Sci-fi action movie starring John Boyega opens on March 23 ... Full Movie Details.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse. More...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

October 10th, 2017

Sci-fi adventure starring Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Adam Driver opens December 15 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. More...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

April 18th, 2017

Sci-fi adventure starring Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega, directed by Rian Johnson, opens December 15 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Detroit Trailer

April 13th, 2017

Historical dramatization starring John Boyega, directed by Kathryn Bigelow opens August 4 ... Full Movie Details. More...

The Circle Trailer

February 9th, 2017

Tech thriller starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega, based on the book by Dave Eggers, opens April 28 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

April 4th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

After ranking Star Wars: The Force Awakens for those who still haven't seen it, we can do a full featured review. The film smashed box office records here and earned 92% positive reviews. Is it as good as its box office / Tomatometer Score? Or did people just get caught up in the hype? More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners - Revenant and Mad Max Lead the Way

February 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The BAFTA awards were handed out over the weekend. There were two main winners, The Revenant, which won most of its five awards in the high-prestige categories, and Mad Max: Fury Road, which earn all four of its awards in technical categories. It appears the Oscars will be very similar in that breakdown. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/20/2019 Star Wars: Ep. IX Finn  $0 $0 $0
3/23/2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising Jake Pentecost  $59,185,715 $230,875,582 $290,061,297
12/15/2017 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi Finn  $620,181,382 $697,942,520 $1,318,123,902
7/28/2017 Detroit Melvin Dismukes  $16,790,139 $4,758,586 $21,548,725
4/28/2017 The Circle Kiaden  $20,497,844 $20,154,020 $40,651,864
12/18/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Finn  $936,662,225 $1,122,000,000 $2,058,662,225
5/16/2014 Half of a Yellow Sun Ugwu  $54,529 $37,870 $92,399
7/29/2011 Attack the Block Moses  $1,024,175 $5,435,008 $6,459,183
Movies: 8Totals:$1,654,396,009$2,081,203,586$3,735,599,595
  Averages:$206,799,501$260,150,448$466,949,949

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/20/2019 Star Wars: Ep. IX $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/23/2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising $28,116,535 3,708 $59,185,715 $290,061,297 20.4%
12/15/2017 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $220,009,584 4,232 $620,181,382 $1,318,123,902 47.1%
7/28/2017 Detroit $350,190 3,007 $16,790,139 $21,548,725 77.9%
12/18/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $247,966,675 4,134 $936,662,225 $2,058,662,225 45.5%
7/29/2011 Attack the Block $139,506 66 $1,024,175 $6,459,183 15.9%
Movies: 6Totals:  $1,633,843,636$3,694,855,332 
 Averages:$82,763,7482,525$272,307,273$615,809,22241.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/28/2017 The Circle $9,034,148 3,163 $20,497,844 $40,651,864 50.4%
5/16/2014 Half of a Yellow Sun $4,843 7 $54,529 $92,399 59.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $20,552,373$40,744,263 
 Averages:$4,519,4961,585$10,276,187$20,372,13254.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office 70 $1,633,843,636
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 38,101-38,200) 38,134 $20,552,373
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 282 $1,653,371,834
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 143 $1,654,396,009
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 389 $1,654,396,009
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 86 $2,061,011,696
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 32,401-32,500) 32,491 $20,191,890
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 302 $2,075,768,578
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 193 $2,081,203,586
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 436 $2,081,203,586
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 80 $3,694,855,332
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 36,601-36,700) 36,622 $40,744,263
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 271 $3,729,140,412
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 174 $3,735,599,595
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 385 $3,735,599,595
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 116 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office 35 200
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 42 187
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the International Box Office 82 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office 87 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office 32 195
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 34 188
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office 95 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office 97 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office 32 200
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 37 189
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 12 $1,617,053,497
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 216 $16,790,139
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 13 $2,056,253,110
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 274 $4,758,586
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 9 $3,673,306,607
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 264 $21,548,725
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 167 $697,181,411
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 26 $936,662,225
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 130 $939,011,696
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 43 $1,122,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 142 $1,636,193,107
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 30 $2,058,662,225
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 3 $1,616,029,322
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 626 $1,024,175
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 277 $16,790,139
Top International Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 2 $2,050,818,102
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 586 $5,435,008
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 334 $4,758,586
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies 2 $3,666,847,424
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 601-700) 681 $6,459,183
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 321 $21,548,725
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 12 $1,556,843,607
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 345 $60,209,890
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 663 $16,790,139
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 21 $1,819,942,520
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 250 $236,310,590
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 925 $4,758,586
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 12 $3,376,786,127
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 283 $296,520,480
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 801-900) 805 $21,548,725
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 27 $1,616,029,322
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,038 $17,814,314
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 47 $2,050,818,102
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,119 $10,193,594
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 40 $3,666,847,424
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,089 $28,007,908
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 9 $1,556,843,607
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 304 $59,185,715
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 577 $1,024,175
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 23 $1,819,942,520
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 127 $230,875,582
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 442 $5,435,008
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 21 $3,376,786,127
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $290,061,297
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 575 $6,459,183

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/23/2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising Producer $59,185,715 $230,875,582 $290,061,297
Movies: 1Totals:$59,185,715$230,875,582$290,061,297
  Averages:$59,185,715$230,875,582$290,061,297


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