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Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson
 
Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $1,197,319,738 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,622)
Best-known acting roles: Katherine Johnson (Hidden Figures), (The Karate Kid), Queenie (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Lauren (Think Like a Man), Detective Arroyo (Date Night)
Best-known technical roles: No Good Deed (Executive Producer), Proud Mary (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Theodore Melfi, Octavia Spencer, Allison Schroeder, Janelle Monae, Jaden Smith
Born: September 11th, 1970 (47 years old)

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting14$690,187,906$507,131,832$1,197,319,738
Leading4$65,128,380$1,857,472$66,985,852
Lead Ensemble Member3$325,962,896$89,019,374$414,982,270
Cameo1$25,317,379$197,469$25,514,848
(Unclassified)8$51,078,852$175,268$51,254,120
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer2$64,978,380$1,857,472$66,835,852

Career Trend

This graph shows Taraji P. Henson’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


2018 Preview: January

January 1st, 2018

Paddington 2

2017 wasn’t a good year. It started out well and ended on a high note, but the summer was a disaster and that proved to be too much for the rest of the year to overcome. Fortunately, The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are still doing very well and will help January get off to a fast start. Unfortunately, the biggest new release of January is Paddington 2 and it isn’t expected to match its predecessor at the box office; it certainly won’t top $100 million domestically. It is unlikely any of the Oscar contenders will hit the century mark in January either. This is really bad news, as last January, we had a new release, Split and an Oscar contender, Hidden Figures, which both topped that milestone with ease. 2018 should get off to a faster start in the first two weeks, but overall, this month will end with a loss. More...

Proud Mary Trailer

November 17th, 2017

Action movie starring Taraji P. Henson opens January 12 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured VOD Review: Hidden Figures

April 10th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is an Oscar-bait movie, there’s no getting around that. It is an inspirational movie based on real life events that opened in limited release in December. Clearly they were going for Awards Season glory. It did earn a number of nominations, but was only able to pick up one award. On the other hand, the film earned nearly $170 million and is the biggest limited release hit of 2016. Is the film just a little too mainstream for Awards Season success? Did it deserve better on Oscar-night? More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Estimates: No Good Deed Enjoys Surprise Win

September 14th, 2014

No Good Deed poster

Movie fans are ignoring the critics this weekend and turning out in big numbers to see No Good Deed. The thriller, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson will easily win the weekend with an estimated $24.5 million, in spite of earning only 17% positive reviews from critics. Audiences are giving the film a 71% positive score so far, which represents a huge difference of opinion. Dolphin Tale 2, which was considered the more likely weekend winner, and is enjoying excellent reviews from critics and moviegoers alike, is under-performing at the box office and should make about $16.5 million according to Warner Bros., down from the $19.2 million opening for the first film in the franchise. More...

2014 Preview: September

September 1st, 2014

The Equalizer poster

August was a great month, it is as simple as that. Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy break records, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit as well. These early gains led to an extended winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2014 is still more than $300 million behind 2013, but this is substantially less than the gap was before the month. Can September maintain this run? I'm not sure. Last September was strong compared to most Septembers with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earning more than $100 million while Insidious Chapter 2 came relatively close. This year, there likely won't be any $100 million hits, but I think The Equalizer should at least come close. Meanwhile, there are some who think The Maze Runner will be the biggest hit of the month, but I'm not among them. There have been too many similar releases that have struggled to think this one will be a hit. I think September will get off to a terrible start, but overall I think it will be close to last year. 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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Featured DVD Review: Madly Madagascar

January 27th, 2013

Madly Madagascar is a Valentine's Day special from the Madagascar franchise. Will fans of the movies be interested in watching it? And is the DVD worth picking up? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/11/2019 What Men Want   $0 $0 $0
3/30/2018 Acrimony Melinda  $0 $0 $0
1/12/2018 Proud Mary Mary Goodwin  $12,434,748 $77,894 $12,512,642
12/31/2017 Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 The Best of Enemies Ann Atwater  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2016 Hidden Figures Katherine Johnson  $169,387,004 $62,193,569 $231,580,573
4/29/2016 Term Life Samantha Thurman  $21,256 $68,290 $89,546
12/12/2014 Top Five Herself  $25,317,379 $197,469 $25,514,848
9/12/2014 No Good Deed Terri  $52,543,632 $1,779,578 $54,323,210
6/20/2014 Think Like a Man Too Lauren  $65,028,687 $4,999,246 $70,027,933
4/23/2014 From the Rough Catana Sparks  $150,000 $0 $150,000
8/31/2012 The Good Doctor Nurse Theresa  $5,206 $11,242 $16,448
4/20/2012 Think Like a Man Lauren  $91,547,205 $21,826,559 $113,373,764
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne Bella  $35,608,245 $25,840,890 $61,449,135
3/25/2011 Peep World Mary  $14,351 $0 $14,351
6/11/2010 The Karate Kid   $176,591,618 $175,183,320 $351,774,938
4/9/2010 Date Night Detective Arroyo  $98,711,404 $53,557,629 $152,269,033
2/9/2010 Hurricane Season Dayna Collins  $0 $0 $0
9/11/2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself April  $51,733,921 $0 $51,733,921
1/9/2009 Not Easily Broken Clarice Clark  $10,572,742 $160,167 $10,732,909
12/25/2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Queenie  $127,509,326 $202,122,632 $329,631,958
9/12/2008 The Family That Preys Pam  $37,105,289 $0 $37,105,289
7/13/2007 Talk to Me Vernell Watson  $4,526,759 $229,146 $4,755,905
1/26/2007 Smokin' Aces Sharice Watters  $35,662,731 $21,600,709 $57,263,440
2/3/2006 Something New   $11,468,568 $15,101 $11,483,669
8/12/2005 Four Brothers Camille Mercer  $74,494,381 $18,000,000 $92,494,381
7/22/2005 Hustle & Flow Shug  $22,202,809 $1,388,974 $23,591,783
10/15/2004 Hair Show   $302,990 $0 $302,990
6/27/2001 Baby Boy Yvette  $28,734,552 $0 $28,734,552
6/30/2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Left-wing Student  $26,000,610 $9,129,000 $35,129,610
Movies: 30Totals:$1,157,675,413$598,381,415$1,756,056,828
  Averages:$38,589,180$19,946,047$58,535,228

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/30/2018 Acrimony $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/12/2018 Proud Mary $9,959,053 2,125 $12,434,748 $12,512,642 99.4%
12/25/2016 Hidden Figures $515,499 3,416 $169,387,004 $231,580,573 73.1%
9/12/2014 No Good Deed $24,250,283 2,175 $52,543,632 $54,323,210 96.7%
6/20/2014 Think Like a Man Too $29,241,911 3,049 $65,028,687 $70,027,933 92.9%
4/23/2014 From the Rough $150,000 195 $150,000 $150,000 100.0%
4/20/2012 Think Like a Man $33,636,303 2,052 $91,547,205 $113,373,764 80.7%
Movies: 7Totals:  $391,091,276$481,968,122 
 Averages:$13,964,7211,859$55,870,182$68,852,58990.5%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/29/2016 Term Life $13,040 50 $21,256 $89,546 23.7%
8/31/2012 The Good Doctor $3,180 2 $5,206 $16,448 31.7%
7/1/2011 Larry Crowne $13,096,065 2,976 $35,608,245 $61,449,135 57.9%
3/25/2011 Peep World $6,702 5 $14,351 $14,351 100.0%
6/11/2010 The Karate Kid $55,665,805 3,740 $176,591,618 $351,774,938 50.2%
4/9/2010 Date Night $25,207,599 3,380 $98,711,404 $152,269,033 64.8%
9/11/2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself $23,446,785 2,255 $51,733,921 $51,733,921 100.0%
12/25/2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button $26,853,816 2,988 $127,509,326 $329,631,958 38.7%
9/12/2008 The Family That Preys $17,381,218 2,070 $37,105,289 $37,105,289 100.0%
7/13/2007 Talk to Me $402,000 193 $4,526,759 $4,755,905 95.2%
1/26/2007 Smokin' Aces $14,638,755 2,219 $35,662,731 $57,263,440 62.3%
8/12/2005 Four Brothers $21,176,925 2,649 $74,494,381 $92,494,381 80.5%
7/22/2005 Hustle & Flow $8,017,808 1,016 $22,202,809 $23,591,783 94.1%
6/30/2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle $6,814,270 2,482 $26,000,610 $35,129,610 74.0%
Movies: 14Totals:  $690,187,906$1,197,319,738 
 Averages:$15,194,5691,859$49,299,136$85,522,83869.5%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 407 $391,091,276
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 950 $690,187,906
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 571 $1,132,358,034
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 767 $482,625,860
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,396 $226,503,788
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,005 $25,317,379
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 712 $1,157,675,413
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,223 $90,876,846
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,921 $507,131,832
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,252 $598,183,946
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,188 $166,744,625
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 20,601-20,700) 20,624 $53,926,424
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,151 $197,469
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,748 $598,381,415
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 688 $481,968,122
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,622 $1,197,319,738
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,057 $1,730,541,980
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,303 $649,370,485
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 9,601-9,700) 9,638 $280,430,212
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,119 $25,514,848
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,279 $1,756,056,828
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 243 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 234 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office 44 160
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 126 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office 35 180
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 190 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office 17 184
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 459 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 458 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 346 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 404 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 405 34
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 374 37
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 514 3
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 268 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 279 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office 33 160
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 840 $64,978,380
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 536 $150,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 16 $325,962,896
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,132 $1,857,472
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 45 $89,019,374
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,228 $66,835,852
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 601-700) 602 $150,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 20 $414,982,270
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 290 $391,091,276
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 954 $90,876,846
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 494 $481,968,122
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 261 $221,554,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 35 $169,537,004
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 965 $28,683,277
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 111 $62,193,569
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 442 $250,237,549
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 66 $231,730,573
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 503 $12,434,748
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 110 $169,537,004
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $52,543,632
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 45 $156,575,892
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 751 $77,894
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 285 $62,193,569
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 511 $1,779,578
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $26,825,805
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 644 $12,512,642
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $231,730,573
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 301-400) 304 $54,323,210
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 97 $183,401,697
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 336 $209,119,524
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,112 $12,434,748
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 308 $169,537,004
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 869 $28,605,383
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,803 $77,894
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 511 $62,193,569
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 525 $237,724,907
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,363 $12,512,642
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 418 $231,730,573
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies 74 $221,554,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 125 $169,387,004
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 322 $28,683,277
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 282 $62,193,569
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 101-200) 151 $250,237,549
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 232 $231,580,573

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/12/2018 Proud Mary Executive Producer $12,434,748 $77,894 $12,512,642
9/12/2014 No Good Deed Executive Producer $52,543,632 $1,779,578 $54,323,210
Movies: 2Totals:$64,978,380$1,857,472$66,835,852
  Averages:$32,489,190$928,736$33,417,926





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