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Djimon Hounsou

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $4,789,238,104 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #110)
Best-known acting roles: Jakande (Furious 7), Korath (Guardians of the Galaxy), Drago Bludvist (How to Train Your Dragon 2), Chief Mbonga (The Legend of Tarzan), Juba (Gladiator)
Most productive collaborators: James Gunn, Vin Diesel, Alexander Skarsgård, David Yates, Chris Pratt
Born: April 24th, 1964 (54 years old)
Also credited as: Djimon

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting16$1,516,085,325$3,273,152,779$4,789,238,104
Leading6$108,292,056$128,037,559$236,329,615
Lead Ensemble Member1$21,569,509$1,316,327$22,885,836
(Unclassified)10$261,274,051$184,003,326$445,277,377

Career Trend

This graph shows Djimon Hounsou’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


2017 Preview: October

October 1st, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

September destroyed the previous September monthly record for total box office take, with $800 million or so (we won’t know the exact figure until after the weekend), which tops 2016’s record of $616 million. Granted, this is almost entirely due to It’s record breaking run, and the rest of the month was merely average. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the only other film to come close to $100 million. October doesn’t look any better, as far as depth is concerned. Blade Runner 2049 is widely expected to be the biggest hit of the month, but it is the only film expected to reach $100 million domestically. Boo 2 should be the second biggest hit of the month, while there are only a couple of other films that have a shot at $50 million. Part of the problem is the level of competition, as there are 16 films opening during the four October weekends. (Needless to say, some of the predictions below will be a little short, as there’s not much to say about a film that will barely open in the top ten and disappear two weeks later.) That’s way too many and most will be buried by the competition. Last October was a flop, as no film earned more than $100 million at the box office. There were a few films that came close, including the original Boo! movie. As long as Blade Runner 2049 matches expectations, 2017 should win the year-over-year comparison by a small margin. If we get one surprise hit, then 2017 has a real shot at closing the gap with 2016 by a significant margin. I choose to be cautiously optimistic. More...

Same Kind of Different as Me Trailer

September 21st, 2017

Drama starring Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, and Djimon Hounsou opens October 20 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Vatican Tapes

October 18th, 2015

The Vatican Tapes

The Vatican Tapes is a horror film that includes elements of found footage. (It was actually originally written to be entirely found footage, but that was changed early in the production.) This genre is well off its peak in terms of popularity and even the fact that it had some connection to found footage was enough to kill its buzz. It also opened in "select cities", which is a terrible release strategy in general, and especially bad for horror films. It opened below the Mendoza Line (earning less that $2,000 per theater) before disappearing from theaters. Is it really that bad? Or did it struggle because of genre overload? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Furious 7

September 13th, 2015

Furious 7

Furious 7 is the latest in the Fast and the Furious franchise. The films started out okay, but critical reception fell quickly. It wasn't until Fast Five when the filmmakers realized they were making, in essence, live-action cartoons that they truly found their voices. This focus helped the box office, so much so that Furious 7 became just the third film to earn more than $1 billion internationally and just the fourth film to earn $1.5 billion worldwide. Is the quality up to the same level as its box office? The odds of that are nearly zero. However, is it at least as entertaining as its box office numbers would indicate? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

December 8th, 2014

At the moment, Guardians of the Galaxy is the highest grossing film released in 2014. (Mockingjay, Part 1 still has a chance of catching it, depending on how well it does over Christmas). It is also one the the best-reviewed wide releases of 2014. As a fan of Marvel Comics in general and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, I had very high hopes for this film. Was the buzz warranted? Or was this a case of too much hype? More...

Featured Blu-ray review - Amistad

May 5th, 2014

I don't think it is unfair to call Amistad Oscar-bait. It is a film based on a powerful real life story that came out in theaters in December, right in the heart of Oscar season. However, it didn't live up to expectations, either with critics or at the box office. It did pick up four Oscar nominations, but it failed to convert any of those into wins. Then again, "Not quite good enough for Oscars." is hardly a damning statement. Was the movie hurt by unrealistic expectations? Has it aged well in the years since it came out? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/8/2019 Captain Marvel Korath the Pursuer  $0 $0 $0
10/19/2018 Serenity   $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Blazing Samurai Sumo  $0 $0 $0
10/20/2017 Same Kind of Different as Me Denver Moore  $6,423,605 $0 $6,423,605
5/23/2017 I am Heath Ledger   $0 $495,980 $495,980
5/12/2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Sir Bedivere  $39,175,066 $100,837,542 $140,012,608
7/1/2016 The Legend of Tarzan Chief Mbonga  $126,643,061 $222,500,000 $349,143,061
8/14/2015 Air Cartwright  $0 $0 $0
7/24/2015 The Vatican Tapes Vicar Imani  $1,784,763 $13,214,875 $14,999,638
4/3/2015 Furious 7 Jakande  $353,007,020 $1,165,715,774 $1,518,722,794
2/6/2015 Seventh Son Radu  $17,725,785 $93,400,000 $111,125,785
8/1/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Korath  $333,172,112 $437,879,223 $771,051,335
6/13/2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Drago Bludvist  $177,002,924 $437,583,346 $614,586,270
9/27/2013 Baggage Claim Quniton  $21,569,509 $1,316,327 $22,885,836
10/12/2012 Forces spéciales Kovax  $10,759 $1,324,882 $1,335,641
9/14/2012 Elephant White   $0 $0 $0
12/10/2010 The Tempest Caliban  $277,943 $0 $277,943
2/6/2009 Push Henry Carver  $31,811,527 $12,600,000 $44,411,527
3/14/2008 Never Back Down Jean Roqua  $24,850,922 $14,468,879 $39,319,801
12/15/2006 Eragon Ajihad  $75,030,163 $174,457,952 $249,488,115
12/8/2006 Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy  $57,377,916 $114,000,000 $171,377,916
7/22/2005 The Island Laurent  $35,818,913 $127,200,000 $163,018,913
3/30/2005 Beauty Shop Joe  $36,351,350 $2,000,000 $38,351,350
2/18/2005 Constantine Papa Midnite  $75,976,178 $145,618,733 $221,594,911
11/26/2003 In America Mateo  $15,539,656 $9,843,255 $25,382,911
7/25/2003 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle o… Masai Warrior  $65,653,758 $91,439,185 $157,092,943
1/31/2003 Biker Boyz Motherland  $21,908,034 $0 $21,908,034
9/20/2002 The Four Feathers Abou Fatma  $18,306,166 $11,576,479 $29,882,645
5/5/2000 Gladiator Juba  $187,683,805 $270,000,000 $457,683,805
1/30/1998 Deep Rising Vivo  $11,203,026 $0 $11,203,026
12/12/1997 Amistad Cinque  $44,212,592 $14,037,559 $58,250,151
10/28/1994 Stargate* Horus  $71,565,669 $125,000,000 $196,565,669
6/26/1992 Unlawful Entry Prisoner on Bench  $57,138,719 $0 $57,138,719
Movies: 33Totals:$1,907,220,941$3,586,509,991$5,493,730,932
  Averages:$57,794,574$108,682,121$166,476,695

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/20/2017 Same Kind of Different as Me $2,591,985 1,362 $6,423,605 $6,423,605 100.0%
8/14/2015 Air $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/27/2013 Baggage Claim $9,031,102 2,030 $21,569,509 $22,885,836 94.2%
9/14/2012 Elephant White $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/10/2010 The Tempest $42,436 21 $277,943 $277,943 100.0%
12/8/2006 Blood Diamond $8,648,324 1,920 $57,377,916 $171,377,916 33.5%
12/12/1997 Amistad $4,573,523 1,019 $44,212,592 $58,250,151 75.9%
Movies: 7Totals:  $129,861,565$259,215,451 
 Averages:$3,555,339907$18,551,652$37,030,77980.7%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/8/2019 Captain Marvel $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/19/2018 Serenity $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/12/2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword $15,371,270 3,702 $39,175,066 $140,012,608 28.0%
7/1/2016 The Legend of Tarzan $38,527,856 3,591 $126,643,061 $349,143,061 36.3%
7/24/2015 The Vatican Tapes $832,271 427 $1,784,763 $14,999,638 11.9%
4/3/2015 Furious 7 $147,163,560 4,022 $353,007,020 $1,518,722,794 23.2%
2/6/2015 Seventh Son $7,217,640 2,875 $17,725,785 $111,125,785 16.0%
8/1/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $94,320,883 4,088 $333,172,112 $771,051,335 43.2%
6/13/2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 $49,451,322 4,268 $177,002,924 $614,586,270 28.8%
10/12/2012 Forces spéciales $10,759 5 $10,759 $1,335,641 0.8%
2/6/2009 Push $10,079,109 2,313 $31,811,527 $44,411,527 71.6%
12/15/2006 Eragon $23,239,907 3,030 $75,030,163 $249,488,115 30.1%
7/22/2005 The Island $12,409,070 3,138 $35,818,913 $163,018,913 22.0%
7/25/2003 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle o… $21,783,641 3,222 $65,653,758 $157,092,943 41.8%
5/5/2000 Gladiator $34,819,017 3,188 $187,683,805 $457,683,805 41.0%
10/28/1994 Stargate $16,651,018 2,033 $71,565,669 $196,565,669 36.4%
Movies: 16Totals:  $1,516,085,325$4,789,238,104 
 Averages:$29,492,3332,494$94,755,333$299,327,38230.8%

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) 979 $129,861,565
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 $1,516,085,325
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 251 $1,730,218,017
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 360 $937,529,587
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 631 $601,575,613
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 287 $1,907,220,941
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,073 $129,353,886
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office 88 $3,273,152,779
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 127 $3,148,430,665
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 322 $1,487,149,593
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 $1,728,299,120
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 146 $3,586,509,991
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,021 $259,215,451
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 110 $4,789,238,104
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 $4,878,648,682
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 338 $2,424,679,180
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 210 $2,329,874,733
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 181 $5,493,730,932
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 124 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 140 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 148 54
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 205 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 195 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 237 45
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 114 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 131 78
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 121 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 75
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 935 $57,377,916
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 707 $21,569,509
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 117 $44,212,592
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 174 $6,423,605
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 101-200) 182 $277,943
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 663 $114,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 915 $1,316,327
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 188 $14,037,559
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 749 $171,377,916
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 817 $22,885,836
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $58,250,151
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $6,423,605
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $277,943
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 762 $129,861,565
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 804 $129,353,886
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 773 $259,215,451
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,258 $21,569,509
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 229 $57,655,859
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $50,636,197
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,989 $1,316,327
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 164 $114,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 252 $14,037,559
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,538 $22,885,836
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 187 $171,655,859
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 191 $64,673,756
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 354 $57,377,916
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 364 $50,914,140
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 244 $21,569,509
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 351 $114,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 656 $14,037,559
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 364 $1,316,327
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $171,377,916
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 463 $64,951,699
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $22,885,836
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,069 $28,271,057
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 405 $101,590,508
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,334 $1,316,327
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 324 $128,037,559
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,180 $29,587,384
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $229,628,067
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 420 $57,377,916
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $114,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 329 $171,377,916


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