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Margaret Avery

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $180,152,624 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #18,178)
Best-known acting roles: Mamma Jenkins (Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins), (Proud Mary), Shug Avery (The Color Purple), Annie Mae (Which Way Is Up?), Francine (The Return of Superfly)
Most productive collaborators: Martin Lawrence, Malcolm D. Lee, James Earl Jones, Bonnie Greenberg, Taraji P. Henson

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$63,305,155$2,012,011$65,317,166
Leading1$93,589,701$0$93,589,701
(Unclassified)4$21,245,757$0$21,245,757

Career Trend

This graph shows Margaret Avery’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


All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/10/2018 Proud Mary   $20,868,638 $840,901 $21,709,539
2/8/2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Mamma Jenkins  $42,436,517 $1,171,110 $43,607,627
12/1/1995 White Man's Burden Megan Thomas  $3,622,433 $0 $3,622,433
1/1/1990 The Return of Superfly Francine  $610,402 $0 $610,402
12/18/1985 The Color Purple Shug Avery  $93,589,701 $0 $93,589,701
11/2/1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Toby Millman  $12,922 $0 $12,922
1/1/1977 Which Way Is Up? Annie Mae  $17,000,000 $0 $17,000,000
Movies: 7Totals:$178,140,613$2,012,011$180,152,624
  Averages:$25,448,659$287,430$25,736,089

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/18/1985 The Color Purple $1,710,333 1,109 $93,589,701 $93,589,701 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $93,589,701$93,589,701 
 Averages:$1,710,3331,109$93,589,701$93,589,701100.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/10/2018 Proud Mary $9,959,053 2,125 $20,868,638 $21,709,539 96.1%
2/8/2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins $16,207,730 2,387 $42,436,517 $43,607,627 97.3%
Movies: 2Totals:  $63,305,155$65,317,166 
 Averages:$13,083,3922,256$31,652,578$32,658,58396.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,190 $93,589,701
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 21,801-21,900) 21,866 $63,305,155
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,309 $178,140,613
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,717 $93,589,701
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 35,801-35,900) 35,874 $20,868,638
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,189 $178,140,613
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 42,101-42,200) 42,123 $2,012,011
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 43,101-43,200) 43,183 $2,012,011
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 39,701-39,800) 39,712 $840,901
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 45,501-45,600) 45,559 $2,012,011
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,645 $93,589,701
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 30,901-31,000) 30,906 $65,317,166
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,701-16,800) 16,745 $180,152,624
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,644 $93,589,701
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 39,101-39,200) 39,127 $21,709,539
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,101-18,200) 18,178 $180,152,624
Highest Grossing Stars of 1985 at the Domestic Box Office 48 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 1986 at the Domestic Box Office 54 96
Highest Grossing Stars of 1987 at the Domestic Box Office 56 96
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 319 $93,589,701
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 498 $93,589,701
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 952 $93,589,701
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,371 $93,589,701
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $93,589,701
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 281 $93,589,701
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 222 $93,589,701
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 301-400) 354 $93,589,701
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 600 $93,589,701
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 801-900) 816 $93,589,701
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 315 $93,589,701
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 401-500) 463 $93,589,701


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