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Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Cuba Gooding, Jr.
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Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 44 films, with $3,169,818,401 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #499)
Best-known acting roles: Carter Wilson (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Doris 'Dorie' Miller (Pearl Harbor), Nicky Barnes (American Gangster), Deion Hughes (Norbit), Rod Tidwell (Jerry Maguire)
Most productive collaborators: Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, Eddie Murphy, Terrence Howard
Born: January 2nd, 1968 (50 years old)

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting13$1,248,406,534$1,078,667,903$2,327,074,437
Leading10$114,416,044$40,271,852$154,687,896
Lead Ensemble Member3$106,487,904$30,489,121$136,977,025
Cameo1$45,172,250$15,608,731$60,780,981
(Unclassified)17$397,217,087$93,080,975$490,298,062
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer1$0$812,783$812,783

Career Trend

This graph shows Cuba Gooding, Jr.’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


Limited and VOD Releases: Some Lovely Limited Releases

June 5th, 2015

Love and Mercy

In another improvement to our news this week, the Limited Releases column is expanding to cover both limited and VOD releases. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, “aren't you already talking about VOD on the Home Market Releases column?” Yes. However, those are for VOD releases for films that already played in theaters some time ago. This column will include films that debut on VOD either before, or simultaneously with, their theatrical release. We think this it an important change, as too often the Limited Release column was “Limited Releases Playing in New York City and Possibly Los Angeles.” For people in most of the rest of the country, there were no films on the list playing anywhere near them. This week, there are at least a few films worth checking out, including We Are Still Here, which is playing on VOD and Love and Mercy and Testament of Youth, which are theatrical-only releases that both have a shot at mainstream success. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: The Book of Negroes

April 25th, 2015

The Book of Negroes is an award-winning Canadian novel by Lawrence Hill that came out in 2007. It was turned into a six-part TV mini-series, also called The Book of Negroes that aired in its native Canada early this year. The mini-series earned the best ratings for an original program in 25 years. So it was a popular mini-series, but is it also award-worthy like the book was? Are there enough extras on the three-disc DVD to be worth picking up? More...

Limited Releases: Big Bad Limited Releases

January 17th, 2014

Big Bad Wolves poster

It's the weekend after the Oscar nominations were announced and it is closing in on Sundance, so it is not a good time to release a film in limited release, as art house aficionados are focuses elsewhere. Unfortunately, there are lots of limited releases on this week's list, most of which are earning weak, or really weak reviews. There are a few that are earning good reviews, Big Bad Wolves, G.B.F., Like Father, Like Son, etc., but with the competition, I can practically guarantee that most of them will get lost in the crowd. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/5/2015 Freedom Samuel  $0 $812,783 $812,783
4/7/2015 The Book of Negroes Sam Fraunces  $0 $0 $0
1/9/2015 Selma Fred Gray  $52,076,908 $14,700,000 $66,776,908
1/17/2014 Life of a King Eugene Brown  $4,304 $0 $4,304
10/11/2013 Machete Kills El Camaleon  $8,008,161 $10,264,848 $18,273,009
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Carter Wilson  $116,632,095 $60,393,403 $177,025,498
6/18/2013 Summoned   $0 $0 $0
1/20/2012 Red Tails Major Emmanuel Stance  $49,876,377 $489,121 $50,365,498
5/10/2011 The Hit List   $0 $0 $0
5/26/2009 The Devil's Tomb   $0 $0 $0
10/21/2008 Linewatch Michael Dixon  $0 $0 $0
7/11/2008 Harold Cromer  $13,229 $0 $13,229
4/29/2008 Hero Wanted Liam Case  $0 $0 $0
11/2/2007 American Gangster Nicky Barnes  $130,164,645 $137,820,811 $267,985,456
8/8/2007 Daddy Day Camp Charlie Hinton  $13,235,267 $4,974,605 $18,209,872
3/23/2007 What Love Is Tom  $18,901 $0 $18,901
2/9/2007 Norbit Deion Hughes  $95,673,607 $63,300,000 $158,973,607
7/21/2006 Shadowboxer Mikey  $370,627 $72,324 $442,951
5/2/2006 End Game Alex Thomas  $0 $0 $0
1/20/2006 Dirty   $271,078 $0 $271,078
4/2/2004 Home on the Range Buck  $50,026,353 $26,456,108 $76,482,461
10/24/2003 Radio James Robert 'Radio' Kennedy  $52,333,738 $959,890 $53,293,628
9/19/2003 The Fighting Temptations Darren  $30,238,577 $358,496 $30,597,073
3/21/2003 Boat Trip Jerry  $8,586,376 $6,347,337 $14,933,713
1/18/2002 Snow Dogs Ted Brooks  $81,150,692 $35,747,336 $116,898,028
9/28/2001 Zoolander Himself  $45,172,250 $15,608,731 $60,780,981
8/17/2001 Rat Race Owen Templeton  $56,607,223 $30,000,000 $86,607,223
5/25/2001 Pearl Harbor Doris 'Dorie' Miller  $198,539,855 $250,700,000 $449,239,855
11/10/2000 Men of Honor Carl Brashear  $48,814,909 $33,524,574 $82,339,483
9/1/1999 Chill Factor Arlo  $11,263,966 $0 $11,263,966
6/4/1999 Instinct Theo Caulder  $34,105,207 $0 $34,105,207
10/2/1998 What Dreams May Come Albert  $55,485,043 $16,000,000 $71,485,043
12/24/1997 As Good as it Gets Frank Sachs  $148,478,011 $165,633,912 $314,111,923
12/13/1996 Jerry Maguire Rod Tidwell  $153,952,592 $120,047,408 $274,000,000
3/17/1995 Losing Isaiah Eddie Hughes  $7,564,608 $0 $7,564,608
3/10/1995 Outbreak Major Salt  $67,823,573 $0 $67,823,573
7/1/1994 Blown Away Bomb Squad Class Member  $30,133,002 $0 $30,133,002
3/11/1994 Lightning Jack Ben Doyle  $16,821,273 $0 $16,821,273
10/15/1993 Judgment Night Mike Peterson  $12,108,480 $0 $12,108,480
12/11/1992 A Few Good Men Cpl. Carl Hammaker  $141,340,178 $95,159,822 $236,500,000
3/6/1992 Gladiator Abraham Lincoln Haines  $8,205,703 $0 $8,205,703
7/12/1991 Boyz n the Hood Tre Styles  $56,190,094 $10,540 $56,200,634
3/31/1989 Sing Stanley  $2,260,616 $8,088,834 $10,349,450
6/29/1988 Coming to America Boy Getting Haircut  $128,152,301 $160,647,699 $288,800,000
Movies: 44Totals:$1,911,699,819$1,258,118,582$3,169,818,401
  Averages:$43,447,723$28,593,604$72,041,327

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/5/2015 Freedom $0 0 $0 $812,783 0.0%
1/17/2014 Life of a King $4,304 16 $4,304 $4,304 100.0%
1/20/2012 Red Tails $18,782,154 2,573 $49,876,377 $50,365,498 99.0%
5/26/2009 The Devil's Tomb $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/21/2008 Linewatch $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/11/2008 Harold $10,578 3 $13,229 $13,229 100.0%
4/29/2008 Hero Wanted $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/8/2007 Daddy Day Camp $3,402,678 2,814 $13,235,267 $18,209,872 72.7%
3/23/2007 What Love Is $11,583 42 $18,901 $18,901 100.0%
5/2/2006 End Game $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/24/2003 Radio $13,303,724 3,074 $52,333,738 $53,293,628 98.2%
8/17/2001 Rat Race $11,662,094 2,551 $56,607,223 $86,607,223 65.4%
11/10/2000 Men of Honor $13,339,465 2,190 $48,814,909 $82,339,483 59.3%
Movies: 13Totals:  $220,903,948$291,664,921 
 Averages:$4,655,1221,020$16,992,611$22,435,76377.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/7/2015 The Book of Negroes $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/9/2015 Selma $571,450 2,235 $52,076,908 $66,776,908 78.0%
10/11/2013 Machete Kills $3,837,183 2,538 $8,008,161 $18,273,009 43.8%
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler $24,637,312 3,330 $116,632,095 $177,025,498 65.9%
11/2/2007 American Gangster $43,565,135 3,111 $130,164,645 $267,985,456 48.6%
2/9/2007 Norbit $34,195,434 3,145 $95,673,607 $158,973,607 60.2%
5/25/2001 Pearl Harbor $59,078,912 3,255 $198,539,855 $449,239,855 44.2%
12/24/1997 As Good as it Gets $12,606,928 1,837 $148,478,011 $314,111,923 47.3%
12/13/1996 Jerry Maguire $17,084,296 2,531 $153,952,592 $274,000,000 56.2%
3/17/1995 Losing Isaiah $2,520,972 912 $7,564,608 $7,564,608 100.0%
3/10/1995 Outbreak $13,420,387 2,230 $67,823,573 $67,823,573 100.0%
12/11/1992 A Few Good Men $15,517,468 2,201 $141,340,178 $236,500,000 59.8%
6/29/1988 Coming to America $21,404,420 2,064 $128,152,301 $288,800,000 44.4%
Movies: 13Totals:  $1,248,406,534$2,327,074,437 
 Averages:$19,110,7612,261$96,031,272$179,005,72662.4%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 661 $220,903,948
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 270 $1,248,406,534
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 203 $1,816,501,216
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 358 $907,907,950
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,052 $463,142,740
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 780 $45,172,250
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 272 $1,911,699,819
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,332 $70,760,973
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 808 $1,078,667,903
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 727 $1,216,053,743
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 859 $585,192,027
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,706 $437,050,164
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 814 $15,608,731
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 904 $1,258,118,582
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 937 $291,664,921
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 516 $2,327,074,437
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 393 $3,032,554,959
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 554 $1,493,099,977
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,746 $900,192,904
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 808 $60,780,981
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 499 $3,169,818,401
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office 68 106
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 66 106
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office 80 103
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 222 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 233 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 394 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 395 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 373 35
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 152 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office 58 102
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office 55 102
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 193 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 166 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office 69 106
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 60 106
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 165 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2004 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 281 12
Highest Grossing Stars of 2005 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 297 12
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 813 $69,855,719
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies 22 $151,029,328
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,081 $35,787,388
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 131 $34,973,585
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 960 $105,643,107
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies 54 $186,002,913
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 493 $220,885,047
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,059 $70,760,973
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 700 $291,646,020
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 687 $69,855,719
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 255 $49,876,377
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 82 $101,152,951
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 801-900) 885 $34,974,605
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 663 $1,301,904
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 168 $34,484,464
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 767 $104,830,324
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 381 $51,178,281
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $135,637,415
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 366 $49,876,377
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $69,855,719
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 204 $101,152,951
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 705 $489,121
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 428 $34,974,605
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 396 $35,297,247
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 507 $50,365,498
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 393 $104,830,324
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 261 $136,450,198
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 538 $106,501,133
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 643 $48,833,810
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 559 $65,569,005
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 845 $30,489,121
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 682 $34,337,357
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 701-800) 799 $5,934,495
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 697 $136,990,254
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 688 $83,171,167
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 601-700) 673 $71,503,500
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 268 $65,569,005
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 236 $98,691,286
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 201-300) 289 $56,607,223
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 441 $5,934,495
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 357 $34,013,695
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 310 $30,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 340 $71,503,500
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 301 $132,704,981
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 316 $86,607,223

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/5/2015 Freedom Executive Producer $0 $812,783 $812,783
Movies: 1Totals:$0$812,783$812,783
  Averages:$0$812,783$812,783


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