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Ruby Dee

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $383,372,235 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7,908)
Best-known acting roles: Mama Lucas (American Gangster), Annie McCall (A Thousand Words), Evangeline (Just Cause), Margo (Baby Geniuses), Rachel (Cop and ½)
Most productive collaborators: Denzel Washington, Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Steven Zaillian, Chiwetel Ejiofor

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$243,211,065$140,161,170$383,372,235
Inverviewee2$37,731$0$37,731
(Unclassified)6$74,757,969$14,000,000$88,757,969

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,609 $318,006,765
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 12,301-12,400) 12,360 $154,161,170
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,301-7,400) 7,354 $472,167,935

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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/21/2014 American Revolutionary: The Evolution… Herself  $0 $0 $0
2/1/2013 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary Herself  $37,731 $0 $37,731
3/9/2012 A Thousand Words Annie McCall  $18,450,127 $2,340,359 $20,790,486
8/26/2011 Politics of Love   $0 $0 $0
11/2/2007 American Gangster Mama Lucas  $130,164,645 $137,820,811 $267,985,456
3/12/1999 Baby Geniuses Margo  $27,151,490 $0 $27,151,490
7/11/1997 A Simple Wish Hortense  $8,165,213 $0 $8,165,213
2/17/1995 Just Cause Evangeline  $36,853,222 $0 $36,853,222
4/2/1993 Cop and ½ Rachel  $31,226,971 $0 $31,226,971
6/7/1991 Jungle Fever Lucinda Purify  $31,739,045 $0 $31,739,045
3/9/1990 Love at Large Corrine Dart  $1,214,295 $0 $1,214,295
6/30/1989 Do the Right Thing Mother Sister  $26,004,026 $0 $26,004,026
4/2/1982 Cat People Female  $7,000,000 $14,000,000 $21,000,000
3/24/1970 King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to…   $0 $0 $0
Movies: 14Totals:$318,006,765$154,161,170$472,167,935
  Averages:$22,714,769$11,011,512$33,726,281


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/9/2012 A Thousand Words $6,176,280 1,895 $18,450,127 $20,790,486 88.7%
8/26/2011 Politics of Love $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/2/2007 American Gangster $43,565,135 3,111 $130,164,645 $267,985,456 48.6%
2/17/1995 Just Cause $10,607,932 2,059 $36,853,222 $36,853,222 100.0%
6/7/1991 Jungle Fever $5,332,860 844 $31,739,045 $31,739,045 100.0%
6/30/1989 Do the Right Thing $3,563,535 498 $26,004,026 $26,004,026 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $243,211,065$383,372,235 
 Averages:$11,540,9571,401$40,535,178$63,895,37387.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists




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