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Janelle Monáe

Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $492,846,291 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6,228)
Best-known acting roles: Mary Jackson (Hidden Figures), Dr. Monae (Rio 2), (Moonlight)
Most productive collaborators: Taraji P. Henson, Theodore Melfi, Octavia Spencer, Allison Schroeder, Kevin Costner

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$131,538,435$361,307,856$492,846,291
Lead Ensemble Member1$169,607,287$62,193,569$231,800,856
Inverviewee1$0$0$0
(Unclassified)1$27,854,931$37,475,627$65,330,558

Career Trend

This graph shows Janelle Monáe’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


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...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/21/2018 Welcome to Marwen Julie  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2016 Hidden Figures Mary Jackson  $169,607,287 $62,193,569 $231,800,856
10/21/2016 Moonlight   $27,854,931 $37,475,627 $65,330,558
7/11/2014 Made in America Herself  $0 $0 $0
4/11/2014 Rio 2 Dr. Monae  $131,538,435 $361,307,856 $492,846,291
Movies: 5Totals:$329,000,653$460,977,052$789,977,705
  Averages:$65,800,131$92,195,410$157,995,541

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/25/2016 Hidden Figures $515,499 3,416 $169,607,287 $231,800,856 73.2%
Movies: 1Totals:  $169,607,287$231,800,856 
 Averages:$515,4993,416$169,607,287$231,800,85673.2%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/21/2018 Welcome to Marwen $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/11/2014 Rio 2 $39,327,869 3,975 $131,538,435 $492,846,291 26.7%
Movies: 2Totals:  $131,538,435$492,846,291 
 Averages:$19,663,9351,988$65,769,218$246,423,14626.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 853 $169,607,287
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,180 $131,538,435
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,701-8,800) 8,766 $169,607,287
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,011 $169,607,287
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,501-9,600) 9,580 $131,538,435
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,506 $329,000,653
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,444 $62,193,569
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,733 $361,307,856
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 21,401-21,500) 21,431 $62,193,569
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,382 $62,193,569
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,723 $361,307,856
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,041 $460,977,052
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,085 $231,800,856
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,229 $492,846,291
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,580 $231,800,856
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,589 $231,800,856
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,898 $492,846,291
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,250 $789,977,705
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 212 87
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 456 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 457 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 432 14
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 266 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 282 63
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 298 63
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 28 $169,607,287
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 62 $62,193,569
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Factual Book/Article Movies 37 $231,800,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 601-700) 651 $169,607,287
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,165 $62,193,569
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 835 $231,800,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 42 $169,607,287
Top International Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 101-200) 113 $62,193,569
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies 72 $231,800,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 113 $169,607,287
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 291 $62,193,569
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $231,800,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 301-400) 315 $169,607,287
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 516 $62,193,569
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 432 $231,800,856
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $169,607,287
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 294 $62,193,569
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 252 $231,800,856


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