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Terrence Howard

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,259,813,513 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,513)
Best-known acting roles: Rhodey (Iron Man), Howard (Lee Daniels' The Butler), James (The Princess and the Frog), Quentin (The Best Man Holiday), Franklin Birch (Prisoners)
Most productive collaborators: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Fergus, Jeff Bridges, Hawk Ostby
Also credited as: Terence Dashon Howard

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting16$725,720,513$534,093,000$1,259,813,513
Leading7$371,894,063$284,587,023$656,481,086
Lead Ensemble Member5$130,919,306$10,995,121$141,914,427
Narrator1$68,598$0$68,598
(Unclassified)14$312,033,619$110,249,928$422,283,547

Career Trend

This graph shows Terrence Howard’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


2013 Preview: November

November 1st, 2013

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

Weekend Predictions: Prisoners Free to Capture Top Spot

September 20th, 2013

There might be a close race at the box office this weekend. The buzz surrounding Prisoners is growing enough that it should earn first place, but Insidious Chapter 2 might hold on well enough to challenge the newcomer for top spot. The other new release for the week is Battle of the Year, which is opening in fewer theaters than I thought it would and with much worse reviews. It likely won't be a factor. In fact, there's a slim chance that the 3-D re-release of The Wizard of Oz will earn more this weekend than Battle of the Year will. The best new releases from this week last year was End of Watch, which only managed $13.15 million. This is close to what it cost to make, but it is low for a number one film. On the other hand, last year had much better depth than this year will have, so 2013's winning streak might come to an end. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Movie 43

June 17th, 2013

Movie 43 earned some of the worst reviews of the year so far, with many critics calling it the worst movie they've ever seen. When I got the chance to review the movie, I jumped at it. I had to know if it was really as bad as its reviews. It couldn't possible be, right? More...

2013 Preview: March

March 1st, 2013

February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/16/2016 Cardboard Boxer Pope  $0 $0 $0
4/29/2016 Term Life Sheriff Braydon  $21,256 $68,290 $89,546
10/10/2014 St. Vincent Zucko  $44,137,712 $10,699,522 $54,837,234
9/12/2014 Take Me to the River Narrator  $68,598 $0 $68,598
6/13/2014 Lullaby Physician  $0 $0 $0
3/28/2014 Sabotage Julius "Sugar" Edmonds  $10,508,518 $7,867,925 $18,376,443
11/15/2013 The Best Man Holiday Quentin  $70,525,195 $2,310,515 $72,835,710
9/20/2013 Prisoners Franklin Birch  $61,002,302 $52,400,000 $113,402,302
9/6/2013 Winnie Mandela Nelson Mandela  $61,847 $0 $61,847
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Howard  $116,632,095 $60,393,403 $177,025,498
4/5/2013 The Company You Keep FBI Agent Cornelius  $5,132,442 $8,500,007 $13,632,449
3/8/2013 Dead Man Down Alphonse  $10,895,295 $8,704,679 $19,599,974
1/25/2013 Movie 43 Coach Jackson  $8,840,453 $22,324,294 $31,164,747
1/20/2012 Red Tails Colonel A.J. Bullard  $49,876,377 $489,121 $50,365,498
12/31/2011 Luke Cage DiamondBack  $0 $0 $0
7/8/2011 The Ledge Hollis Lucetti  $9,216 $327,560 $336,776
11/25/2009 The Princess and the Frog James  $104,400,899 $166,596,479 $270,997,378
4/24/2009 Fighting Harvey Boarden  $23,091,010 $9,740,697 $32,831,707
5/2/2008 Iron Man Rhodey  $318,604,126 $266,567,421 $585,171,547
12/12/2007 The Perfect Holiday Mr. Bah Humbug  $5,812,781 $0 $5,812,781
11/30/2007 Awake Dr. Jack Harper  $14,373,825 $18,594,823 $32,968,648
11/21/2007 August Rush Richard Jeffries  $31,664,162 $34,351,707 $66,015,869
9/14/2007 The Brave One Detective Sean Mercer  $36,793,804 $32,998,900 $69,792,704
9/7/2007 The Hunting Party Duck  $876,671 $6,852,881 $7,729,552
5/11/2007 The Salon Patrick  $139,084 $0 $139,084
3/23/2007 Pride Jim Ellis  $7,057,600 $37,050 $7,094,650
8/25/2006 Idlewild Trumpy  $12,669,914 $0 $12,669,914
11/9/2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Bama  $30,981,850 $15,685,105 $46,666,955
8/12/2005 Four Brothers Lt. Green  $74,494,381 $18,000,000 $92,494,381
7/22/2005 Hustle & Flow Djay  $22,202,809 $1,388,974 $23,591,783
5/6/2005 Crash Cameron  $55,334,418 $45,838,620 $101,173,038
10/29/2004 Ray* Gossie McGee  $75,305,995 $49,517,099 $124,823,094
1/31/2003 Biker Boyz Chu Chu  $21,908,034 $0 $21,908,034
2/15/2002 Hart's War Lieutenant Lincoln Scott  $19,076,815 $14,000,000 $33,076,815
9/21/2001 Glitter   $4,273,372 $0 $4,273,372
5/18/2001 Angel Eyes Robby  $24,044,532 $5,500,000 $29,544,532
6/2/2000 Big Momma's House Lester  $117,559,438 $56,000,000 $173,559,438
10/22/1999 The Best Man Quentin  $34,102,780 $470,000 $34,572,780
9/10/1999 Best Laid Plans Jimmy  $25,651 $0 $25,651
4/26/1996 Sunset Park Spaceman  $10,128,314 $0 $10,128,314
12/29/1995 Mr. Holland’s Opus Louis Russ  $82,582,604 $23,700,000 $106,282,604
10/4/1995 Dead Presidents Howard  $24,120,194 $0 $24,120,194
4/23/1993 Who's the Man? Customer  $11,299,730 $0 $11,299,730
Movies: 43Totals:$1,540,636,099$939,925,072$2,480,561,171
  Averages:$35,828,746$21,858,723$57,687,469

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/16/2016 Cardboard Boxer $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/13/2014 Lullaby $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
3/28/2014 Sabotage $5,272,444 2,486 $10,508,518 $18,376,443 57.2%
11/15/2013 The Best Man Holiday $30,107,555 2,041 $70,525,195 $72,835,710 96.8%
9/6/2013 Winnie Mandela $61,847 32 $61,847 $61,847 100.0%
1/20/2012 Red Tails $18,782,154 2,573 $49,876,377 $50,365,498 99.0%
7/8/2011 The Ledge $5,176 2 $9,216 $336,776 2.7%
4/24/2009 Fighting $11,024,370 2,312 $23,091,010 $32,831,707 70.3%
5/2/2008 Iron Man $102,118,668 4,154 $318,604,126 $585,171,547 54.4%
9/7/2007 The Hunting Party $39,609 329 $876,671 $7,729,552 11.3%
3/23/2007 Pride $3,533,300 1,518 $7,057,600 $7,094,650 99.5%
7/22/2005 Hustle & Flow $8,017,808 1,016 $22,202,809 $23,591,783 94.1%
Movies: 12Totals:  $502,813,369$798,395,513 
 Averages:$14,913,5781,372$41,901,114$66,532,95968.5%

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%
10/10/2014 St. Vincent $109,878 2,552 $44,137,712 $54,837,234 80.5%
9/20/2013 Prisoners $20,817,053 3,290 $61,002,302 $113,402,302 53.8%
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler $24,637,312 3,330 $116,632,095 $177,025,498 65.9%
4/5/2013 The Company You Keep $131,718 807 $5,132,442 $13,632,449 37.6%
3/8/2013 Dead Man Down $5,345,250 2,188 $10,895,295 $19,599,974 55.6%
1/25/2013 Movie 43 $4,805,878 2,023 $8,840,453 $31,164,747 28.4%
11/25/2009 The Princess and the Frog $786,190 3,475 $104,400,899 $270,997,378 38.5%
12/12/2007 The Perfect Holiday $2,283,360 1,307 $5,812,781 $5,812,781 100.0%
11/21/2007 August Rush $9,421,369 2,310 $31,664,162 $66,015,869 48.0%
9/14/2007 The Brave One $13,471,488 2,837 $36,793,804 $69,792,704 52.7%
8/25/2006 Idlewild $5,745,780 975 $12,669,914 $12,669,914 100.0%
8/12/2005 Four Brothers $21,176,925 2,649 $74,494,381 $92,494,381 80.5%
5/6/2005 Crash $9,107,071 1,905 $55,334,418 $101,173,038 54.7%
10/29/2004 Ray $20,039,730 2,474 $75,305,995 $124,823,094 60.3%
12/29/1995 Mr. Holland’s Opus $14,466 1,659 $82,582,604 $106,282,604 77.7%
Movies: 16Totals:  $725,720,513$1,259,813,513 
 Averages:$8,619,1572,114$45,357,532$78,738,34559.9%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 336 $502,813,369
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 897 $725,720,513
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 363 $1,436,235,200
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 349 $928,134,833
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 48,301-48,400) 48,302 $68,598
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 437 $1,540,636,099
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 655 $295,582,144
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,787 $534,093,000
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,580 $773,328,593
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 945 $552,298,407
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,477 $939,925,072
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 471 $798,395,513
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,513 $1,259,813,513
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 731 $2,209,563,793
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 575 $1,480,433,240
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 49,601-49,700) 49,606 $68,598
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 807 $2,480,561,171
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office 69 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office 80 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office 100 99
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 101-200) 165 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 159 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 303 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office 94 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 101 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office 91 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office 95 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 109 93
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 547 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 532 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 493 5
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 501-600) 554 $126,336,748
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 77 $318,604,126
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies 84 $56,933,977
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 201-300) 222 $938,518
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,338 $21,635,671
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 125 $266,567,421
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 422 $526,171
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 157 $6,852,881
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 801-900) 828 $147,972,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies (Rank 101-200) 106 $585,171,547
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 149 $57,460,148
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies (Rank 101-200) 182 $7,791,399
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 241 $502,813,369
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 455 $295,582,144
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 330 $798,395,513
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 451 $126,336,748
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 257 $49,876,377
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 74 $318,604,126
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 336 $7,996,118
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,099 $21,635,671
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 756 $489,121
Top International Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies (Rank 101-200) 109 $266,567,421
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 297 $6,889,931
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 643 $147,972,419
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 394 $50,365,498
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Super Hero Movies 98 $585,171,547
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $14,886,049
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 987 $876,671
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $70,525,195
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies 87 $402,080,031
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 528 $29,331,472
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 940 $6,852,881
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 866 $2,310,515
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 211 $284,665,164
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,097 $1,753,584
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,031 $7,729,552
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 527 $72,835,710
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 141 $686,745,195
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 686 $31,085,056
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 214 $391,571,513
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 380 $104,184,256
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 965 $7,057,600
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $276,797,239
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 913 $18,747,855
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,002 $37,050
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $668,368,752
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 553 $122,932,111
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,021 $7,094,650
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 215 $93,616,205
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 301-400) 357 $49,876,377
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 50 $318,604,126
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $7,057,600
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 385 $12,051,212
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 501-600) 501 $489,121
Top International Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 97 $266,567,421
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 401-500) 439 $37,050
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $105,667,417
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 401-500) 419 $50,365,498
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Paramount Pictures Movies 71 $585,171,547
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 395 $7,094,650


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