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Ava Duvernay

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $200,047,052 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #605)
Best-known technical roles: A Wrinkle in Time (Director), Selma (Director), Selma (Executive Producer), Middle of Nowhere (Screenwriter), Middle of Nowhere (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Herself (Life Itself), Herself (Half the Picture)
Most productive collaborators: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lee, David Oyelowo, Mindy Kaling
Born: August 24th, 1972 (45 years old)

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee2$817,035$8,791$825,826
In Technical RolesDirector6$152,419,233$47,627,819$200,047,052
Screenwriter2$236,806$0$236,806
Producer2$236,806$0$236,806
Executive Producer1$52,076,908$14,700,000$66,776,908

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...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. 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...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.

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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/8/2018 Half the Picture Herself  $6,581 $0 $6,581
7/4/2014 Life Itself Herself  $810,454 $8,791 $819,245
Movies: 2Totals:$817,035$8,791$825,826
  Averages:$408,518$4,396$412,913


Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2019 The New Gods Director $0 $0 $0
3/9/2018 A Wrinkle in Time Director $100,105,519 $32,927,819 $133,033,338
12/31/2017 Untitled Participant Media Hurr… Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
10/7/2016 13th Director $0 $0 $0
1/9/2015 Selma Director,
Executive Producer 
$52,076,908 $14,700,000 $66,776,908
10/12/2012 Middle of Nowhere Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$236,806 $0 $236,806
Movies: 6Totals:$152,419,233$47,627,819$200,047,052
  Averages:$25,403,206$7,937,970$33,341,175

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2019 The New Gods $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/9/2018 A Wrinkle in Time $33,123,609 3,980 $100,105,519 $133,033,338 75.2%
12/31/2017 Untitled Participant Media Hurri… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/7/2016 13th $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/9/2015 Selma $571,450 2,235 $52,076,908 $66,776,908 78.0%
10/12/2012 Middle of Nowhere $67,909 24 $236,806 $236,806 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $152,419,233$200,047,052 
 Averages:$5,627,1611,040$25,403,206$33,341,17584.4%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Untitled Participant Media Hurri… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/12/2012 Middle of Nowhere $67,909 24 $236,806 $236,806 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $236,806$236,806 
 Averages:$33,95512$118,403$118,403100.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Untitled Participant Media Hurri… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/12/2012 Middle of Nowhere $67,909 24 $236,806 $236,806 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $236,806$236,806 
 Averages:$33,95512$118,403$118,403100.0%


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