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Mos Def

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $790,558,234 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4,153)
Best-known acting roles: Himself (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby), Left Ear (The Italian Job), Ford Prefect (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Eddie Bunker (16 Blocks), Lazy Boy (Showtime)
Most productive collaborators: Martin Freeman, Bruce Willis, Richard Donner, Mark Wahlberg, F. Gary Gray

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting3$97,163,428$93,474,067$190,637,495
Lead Ensemble Member2$106,391,464$70,136,827$176,528,291
Leading1$36,895,141$28,700,000$65,595,141
(Unclassified)14$268,308,503$89,488,804$357,797,307

Career Trend

This graph shows Mos Def’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Krystal   $0 $0 $0
8/29/2014 Life of Crime Ordell Robbie  $265,452 $0 $265,452
12/31/2011 The Brazilian Job Half Ear  $0 $0 $0
5/8/2009 Next Day Air   $10,027,047 $145,472 $10,172,519
12/5/2008 Cadillac Records Chuck Berry  $8,195,551 $746,965 $8,942,516
2/22/2008 Be Kind Rewind Mike  $11,175,164 $19,719,083 $30,894,247
2/27/2007 Journey to the End of the Night Wemba  $0 $0 $0
8/4/2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky… Himself  $148,213,377 $14,657,148 $162,870,525
3/3/2006 16 Blocks Eddie Bunker  $36,895,141 $28,700,000 $65,595,141
3/3/2006 Dave Chappelle's Block Party Himself  $11,718,595 $333,329 $12,051,924
4/29/2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Ford Prefect  $51,019,112 $51,727,102 $102,746,214
12/24/2004 The Woodsman Detective Lucas  $1,566,812 $0 $1,566,812
8/29/2003 Civil Brand Michael Meadows  $254,293 $0 $254,293
5/30/2003 The Italian Job Left Ear  $106,126,012 $70,136,827 $176,262,839
10/11/2002 Brown Sugar Chris V.  $27,362,712 $952,560 $28,315,272
3/15/2002 Showtime Lazy Boy  $37,948,765 $41,000,000 $78,948,765
12/26/2001 Monster's Ball Ryrus Cooper  $31,273,922 $12,492,541 $43,766,463
10/6/2000 Bamboozled Mau Mau: Big Blak Afrika  $2,185,266 $188,671 $2,373,937
11/12/1999 Where's Marlowe Wilt Crawley  $5,985 $0 $5,985
3/8/1991 The Hard Way Dead Romeos  $24,525,330 $41,000,000 $65,525,330
Movies: 20Totals:$508,758,536$281,799,698$790,558,234
  Averages:$25,437,927$14,089,985$39,527,912

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/29/2014 Life of Crime $104,300 37 $265,452 $265,452 100.0%
3/3/2006 16 Blocks $11,855,260 2,706 $36,895,141 $65,595,141 56.2%
5/30/2003 The Italian Job $19,457,944 2,877 $106,126,012 $176,262,839 60.2%
Movies: 3Totals:  $143,286,605$242,123,432 
 Averages:$10,472,5011,873$47,762,202$80,707,81172.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/5/2008 Cadillac Records $3,445,559 701 $8,195,551 $8,942,516 91.6%
4/29/2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy $21,103,203 3,133 $51,019,112 $102,746,214 49.7%
3/15/2002 Showtime $15,011,430 2,917 $37,948,765 $78,948,765 48.1%
Movies: 3Totals:  $97,163,428$190,637,495 
 Averages:$13,186,7312,250$32,387,809$63,545,83263.1%

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) 906 $143,286,605
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,701-14,800) 14,782 $97,163,428
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,123 $508,758,536
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,205 $143,021,153
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 27,401-27,500) 27,491 $38,214,217
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,451 $508,758,536
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,179 $98,836,827
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 16,501-16,600) 16,507 $93,474,067
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,949 $281,799,698
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,811 $98,836,827
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 23,401-23,500) 23,415 $41,000,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,859 $281,799,698
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,023 $242,123,432
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,701-15,800) 15,785 $190,637,495
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,538 $790,558,234
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,476 $241,857,980
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 25,701-25,800) 25,771 $79,214,217
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,153 $790,558,234
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 147 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 152 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 262 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 266 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 316 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 69
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 158 69
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 158 69
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 151 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 147 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 264 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 263 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 293 14
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,196 $36,895,141
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,101 $265,452
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies 78 $106,126,012
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,178 $28,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies 92 $70,136,827
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,234 $65,595,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,231 $265,452
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies 91 $176,262,839
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 692 $143,286,605
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 910 $98,836,827
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 777 $242,123,432
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 410 $143,286,605
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 522 $98,836,827
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 462 $242,123,432
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 401-500) 496 $106,126,012
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 420 $36,895,141
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,290 $265,452
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 664 $70,136,827
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 503 $28,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 501-600) 594 $176,262,839
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 474 $65,595,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,429 $265,452
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 455 $143,021,153
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,909 $265,452
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 587 $98,836,827
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 515 $241,857,980
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,181 $265,452
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 516 $36,895,141
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 195 $106,126,012
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 458 $28,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 221 $70,136,827
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 494 $65,595,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 205 $176,262,839


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