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Michael Ealy

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $1,317,364,844 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,988)
Best-known acting roles: Dominic (Think Like a Man), Slap Jack (2 Fast 2 Furious), Dominic (Think Like a Man Too), Carter (The Perfect Guy), Ezra (Last Vegas)
Best-known technical roles: The Perfect Guy (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Tim Story, Jerry Ferrara, Will Packer, Sanaa Lathan, Keith Merryman

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$361,083,971$353,879,226$714,963,197
Leading5$172,058,576$19,696,987$191,755,563
Lead Ensemble Member2$156,575,892$26,825,805$183,401,697
(Unclassified)7$183,871,229$43,373,158$227,244,387
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$57,017,904$3,246,901$60,264,805

Career Trend

This graph shows Michael Ealy’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


2015 Preview: September

September 1st, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy. More...

2014 Preview: June

June 1st, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.

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2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Motivated Seller   $0 $0 $0
9/11/2015 The Perfect Guy Carter  $57,017,904 $3,246,901 $60,264,805
6/20/2014 Think Like a Man Too Dominic  $65,028,687 $4,999,246 $70,027,933
2/14/2014 About Last Night Danny  $48,637,684 $1,808,176 $50,445,860
1/28/2013 Last Vegas Ezra  $63,914,167 $49,000,000 $112,914,167
9/21/2012 Unconditional 'Papa Joe' Bradford  $741,381 $39,752 $781,133
4/20/2012 Think Like a Man Dominic  $91,547,205 $21,826,559 $113,373,764
1/20/2012 Underworld: Awakening Detective Sebastian  $62,321,039 $98,058,891 $160,379,930
9/30/2011 Margaret Dave The Lawyer  $47,185 $576,107 $623,292
11/5/2010 For Colored Girls Beau Willie  $37,729,698 $288,175 $38,017,873
8/27/2010 Takers Jake Attica  $57,744,720 $12,842,548 $70,587,268
12/19/2008 Seven Pounds Ben's Brother  $69,951,824 $96,665,504 $166,617,328
9/26/2008 Miracle at St. Anna Sgt. Bishop Cummings  $7,916,887 $1,759,610 $9,676,497
7/22/2005 November Jesse  $191,862 $0 $191,862
3/26/2004 Never Die Alone Mike  $5,644,575 $0 $5,644,575
2/6/2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Ricky Nash  $65,070,412 $772,000 $65,842,412
6/6/2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Slap Jack  $127,120,058 $109,290,549 $236,410,607
9/13/2002 Barbershop Ricky Nash  $75,781,642 $1,281,819 $77,063,461
6/7/2002 Bad Company G-Mo  $30,157,016 $39,000,000 $69,157,016
3/13/2002 Kissing Jessica Stein Greg  $7,025,722 $2,319,339 $9,345,061
Movies: 20Totals:$873,589,668$443,775,176$1,317,364,844
  Averages:$43,679,483$22,188,759$65,868,242

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/11/2015 The Perfect Guy $25,888,154 2,230 $57,017,904 $60,264,805 94.6%
6/20/2014 Think Like a Man Too $29,241,911 3,049 $65,028,687 $70,027,933 92.9%
2/14/2014 About Last Night $25,649,011 2,253 $48,637,684 $50,445,860 96.4%
9/21/2012 Unconditional $525,192 312 $741,381 $781,133 94.9%
4/20/2012 Think Like a Man $33,636,303 2,052 $91,547,205 $113,373,764 80.7%
8/27/2010 Takers $20,512,304 2,206 $57,744,720 $70,587,268 81.8%
9/26/2008 Miracle at St. Anna $3,477,996 1,185 $7,916,887 $9,676,497 81.8%
Movies: 7Totals:  $328,634,468$375,157,260 
 Averages:$19,847,2671,898$46,947,781$53,593,89489.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/28/2013 Last Vegas $16,334,566 3,237 $63,914,167 $112,914,167 56.6%
1/20/2012 Underworld: Awakening $25,306,725 3,078 $62,321,039 $160,379,930 38.9%
9/30/2011 Margaret $7,525 14 $47,185 $623,292 7.6%
11/5/2010 For Colored Girls $19,497,324 2,127 $37,729,698 $38,017,873 99.2%
12/19/2008 Seven Pounds $14,851,136 2,758 $69,951,824 $166,617,328 42.0%
6/6/2003 2 Fast 2 Furious $50,472,480 3,418 $127,120,058 $236,410,607 53.8%
Movies: 6Totals:  $361,083,971$714,963,197 
 Averages:$21,078,2932,439$60,180,662$119,160,53349.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 476 $328,634,468
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,850 $361,083,971
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 924 $873,589,668
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 896 $425,691,455
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,501-9,600) 9,546 $128,990,039
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,124 $873,589,668
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,589 $46,522,792
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,692 $353,879,226
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,430 $443,775,176
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,809 $234,776,506
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 20,501-20,600) 20,546 $54,575,353
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,099 $443,775,176
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 810 $375,157,260
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,878 $714,963,197
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,653 $1,317,364,844
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,292 $660,467,961
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,301-14,400) 14,363 $183,565,392
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,988 $1,317,364,844
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 313 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 330 41
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office 100 108
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 229 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office 51 153
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office 64 136
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office 63 136
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 376 50
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 351 19
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 396 19
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 310 53
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 399 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 370 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 508 3
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 554 3
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 583 $115,504,005
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 836 $7,916,887
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 35 $156,575,892
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 40 $48,637,684
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,438 $16,129,201
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 858 $1,759,610
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 107 $26,825,805
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 86 $1,808,176
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 865 $131,633,206
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 937 $9,676,497
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 51 $183,401,697
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies 65 $50,445,860
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 347 $328,634,468
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,313 $46,522,792
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 587 $375,157,260
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 175 $320,717,581
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 493 $7,916,887
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 806 $44,763,182
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 647 $1,759,610
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 309 $365,480,763
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 639 $9,676,497
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $66,402,988
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $57,017,904
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 27 $205,213,576
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 625 $14,641,910
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $3,246,901
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $28,633,981
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $81,044,898
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 289 $60,264,805
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 70 $233,847,557
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 269 $272,079,897
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 593 $56,554,571
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 777 $42,955,006
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,327 $3,567,786
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 455 $315,034,903
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 819 $60,122,357
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 584 $7,916,887
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 39 $319,976,200
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 401-500) 469 $1,759,610
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 287 $44,723,430
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 501-600) 579 $9,676,497
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 105 $364,699,630

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/11/2015 The Perfect Guy Executive Producer $57,017,904 $3,246,901 $60,264,805
Movies: 1Totals:$57,017,904$3,246,901$60,264,805
  Averages:$57,017,904$3,246,901$60,264,805


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