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Danai Gurira

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $71,604,325 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #29,575)
Best-known acting roles: Okoye (Black Panther), Okoye (Avengers: Infinity War), Afeni Shakur (All Eyez on Me), Jeanne-Baptiste (My Soul to Take), (Mother of George)
Most productive collaborators: Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Joe Robert Cole, Lupita Nyong'o
Born: February 14th, 1978 (40 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting3$59,666,737$11,937,588$71,604,325
Lead Ensemble Member2$1,366,655,917$1,989,700,953$3,356,356,870
(Unclassified)1$157,937$0$157,937

Career Trend

This graph shows Danai Gurira’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


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Black Panther

May 7th, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther was expected to be a hit; after all, it’s part of the MCU. However, almost no one was expecting it to become the biggest hit in the MCU. It is also considered the best film in the MCU by a lot of people. Am I one of them? If not, where does it fit? More...

2018 Preview: April

April 1st, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Well, March has ended and it was a very disappointing month. Black Panther made more than any of the new releases did. The only potential big hit that didn’t miss expectations was Ready Player One. Because of this, 2018 lost its lead over 2017 and is now over $100 million behind last year’s pace. April is usually a terrible month, because it is a dumping ground, especially late in the month. No studio wants to compete with the first monster hit of the Summer. This year, the first monster hit of the summer, Avengers: Infinity War, opens in April. It will make more during its opening weekend than any other April release will make in total. It might make more opening day than any other April release will make in total. The only film that has a real chance to earn more than $100 million is Rampage, a video game adaptation. Last April, The Fate of the Furious earned more than $1.2 billion worldwide, but “only” earned $225.76 million of that domestically. Infinity War should earn more than that opening weekend. The second biggest hit of last April was Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style, both of which earned $45.02 million. If 2018 doesn’t retake the lead by the end of the month, then 2018 is in trouble at the box office. More...

2018 Preview: February

February 1st, 2018

Black Panther

2018 got off to a good start and January more or less held its ground when compared to 2017. There were some misses, but surprise holdovers made up the difference. Looking forward, February will be dominated by Black Panther. In fact, it will very likely make more during its opening weekend than the second place film, Fifty Shades Freed, will likely make in total. Black Panther likely won’t break records, but it could come close, while Fifty Shade Freed and Peter Rabbit both have a 50/50 shot at $100 million. Last February, The Lego Batman Movie both earned $175 million, while Fifty Shades Darker earned over $100 million. Black Panther will easily beat any film from last February; in fact, it could earn more than the top two films earned combined. As long as the rest of the box office isn’t a complete disaster, February should help 2018 earn a significant edge over 2017 in the year-over-year comparisons. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
4/27/2018 Avengers: Infinity War Okoye  $666,984,449 $1,342,689,260 $2,009,673,709
2/16/2018 Black Panther Okoye  $699,671,468 $647,011,693 $1,346,683,161
6/16/2017 All Eyez on Me Afeni Shakur  $44,922,302 $9,954,553 $54,876,855
9/13/2013 Mother of George   $157,937 $0 $157,937
4/27/2012 Restless City Sisi  $0 $0 $0
10/8/2010 My Soul to Take Jeanne-Baptiste  $14,744,435 $1,983,035 $16,727,470
Movies: 6Totals:$1,426,480,591$2,001,638,541$3,428,119,132
  Averages:$237,746,765$333,606,424$571,353,189

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/27/2018 Avengers: Infinity War $257,698,183 4,474 $666,984,449 $2,009,673,709 33.2%
2/16/2018 Black Panther $202,003,951 4,084 $699,671,468 $1,346,683,161 52.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $1,366,655,917$3,356,356,870 
 Averages:$229,851,0674,279$683,327,959$1,678,178,43542.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/16/2017 All Eyez on Me $26,435,354 2,471 $44,922,302 $54,876,855 81.9%
4/27/2012 Restless City $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/8/2010 My Soul to Take $6,842,220 2,572 $14,744,435 $16,727,470 88.1%
Movies: 3Totals:  $59,666,737$71,604,325 
 Averages:$11,092,5251,681$19,888,912$23,868,10885.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 105 $1,366,655,917
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 22,801-22,900) 22,894 $59,666,737
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 379 $1,426,322,654
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 198 $1,411,578,219
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 38,501-38,600) 38,536 $14,744,435
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 519 $1,426,480,591
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office 94 $1,989,700,953
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 35,501-35,600) 35,556 $11,937,588
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 353 $2,001,638,541
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 209 $1,999,655,506
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 38,001-38,100) 38,063 $1,983,035
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 486 $2,001,638,541
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office 94 $3,356,356,870
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 29,501-29,600) 29,575 $71,604,325
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 324 $3,427,961,195
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 210 $3,411,233,725
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 40,501-40,600) 40,503 $16,727,470
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 451 $3,428,119,132
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 32 199
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office 27 199
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 29 199
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 17 $1,366,655,917
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 20 $1,989,700,953
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 19 $3,356,356,870
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $699,671,468
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 42 $666,984,449
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 223 $647,011,693
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 37 $1,342,689,260
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $1,346,683,161
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 39 $2,009,673,709
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 18 $1,366,655,917
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 19 $1,989,700,953
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 18 $3,356,356,870
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies 19 $1,366,655,917
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies 26 $1,989,700,953
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies 23 $3,356,356,870
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 47 $1,366,655,917
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 50 $1,989,700,953
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies 51 $3,356,356,870
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 22 $1,366,655,917
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 20 $1,989,700,953
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 23 $3,356,356,870


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