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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah
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Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 41 films, with $5,181,012,885 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #212)
Best-known acting roles: Ellie (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs), Ellie (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Sasha (Girls Trip), Ellie (Ice Age: The Meltdown), Mama Morton (Chicago)
Best-known technical roles: Bringing Down the House (Executive Producer), Joyful Noise (Executive Producer), The Perfect Match (Executive Producer), Brotherly Love (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Ray Romano, Malcolm D. Lee, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Carlos Saldanha
Born: March 18th, 1970 (48 years old)

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting13$924,134,473$1,254,388,196$2,178,522,669
Leading7$538,778,486$1,145,894,542$1,684,673,028
Lead Ensemble Member4$252,764,338$462,195,431$714,959,769
(Unclassified)17$525,987,057$76,870,362$602,857,419
In Technical RolesExecutive Producer4$173,755,631$32,225,801$205,981,432

Career Trend

This graph shows Queen Latifah’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: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

Girls Trip Trailer

June 15th, 2017

Comedy starring Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah opens July 21 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2016 Preview: July

July 1st, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation. More...

Featured Blu-ray review - Chicago: Diamond Edition

February 15th, 2014

Chicago came out in 2002 and was a surprise hit earning more than $300 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget. It was a surprise hit, in part because movie musicals had not been able to find an audience like that in a long, long time. Musicals have been around for as long as movies have had sound. The first film with spoken dialogue, The Jazz Singer, was also the first movie musical. But the heyday of movie musicals ended about forty years before Chicago hit theaters. Unfortunately for a lot of studios, Chicago wasn't able to reinvigorate the movie musical genre. Has the decline in the genre meant Chicago hasn't aged well? Or have more recent musicals failed to match it at the box office, because they have also failed to match its quality? More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Ice Age: Continental Drift

December 9th, 2012

I've seen all of the Ice Age films. I thought the first film was great and the second film was good, but I thought the third film was only average for a kids film. Will the franchise bounce back with Ice Age: Continental Drift? Or will the fourth film continue the decline? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2018 Hope’s Wish   $0 $0 $0
2/13/2018 Flint   $0 $0 $0
7/20/2017 Girls Trip Sasha  $115,108,515 $25,777,838 $140,886,353
7/1/2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie  $64,063,008 $339,760,264 $403,823,272
3/16/2016 Miracles from Heaven Angela  $61,705,123 $12,093,597 $73,798,720
9/1/2015 Bessie Bessie Smith  $0 $0 $0
5/7/2013 Steel Magnolias   $0 $0 $0
6/27/2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie  $161,321,843 $718,443,294 $879,765,137
1/13/2012 Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill  $30,932,113 $225,801 $31,157,914
1/14/2011 The Dilemma Dana Coleman  $48,475,290 $22,071,575 $70,546,865
5/14/2010 Just Wright   $21,540,363 $327,302 $21,867,665
2/12/2010 Valentine's Day Paula Thomas  $110,485,654 $107,083,674 $217,569,328
7/1/2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie  $196,573,705 $663,128,152 $859,701,857
10/17/2008 The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright  $37,780,486 $2,213,861 $39,994,347
5/9/2008 What Happens in Vegas... Dr. Twitchell  $80,277,646 $138,258,062 $218,535,708
1/18/2008 Mad Money Nina Brewster  $20,668,843 $4,375,214 $25,044,057
12/12/2007 The Perfect Holiday Narrator  $5,812,781 $0 $5,812,781
7/25/2007 Arctic Tale Storyteller  $833,532 $194,090 $1,027,622
7/20/2007 Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle  $118,871,849 $84,163,723 $203,035,572
11/10/2006 Stranger Than Fiction Penny Escher  $40,435,190 $13,137,632 $53,572,822
3/31/2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie  $195,330,621 $456,568,661 $651,899,282
1/13/2006 Last Holiday Georgia Byrd  $38,399,961 $4,943,286 $43,343,247
3/30/2005 Beauty Shop Gina  $36,351,350 $2,000,000 $38,351,350
10/6/2004 Taxi Belle  $36,609,966 $31,500,000 $68,109,966
9/3/2004 The Cookout Security Officer  $11,540,112 $0 $11,540,112
2/6/2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina  $65,070,412 $772,000 $65,842,412
10/24/2003 Scary Movie 3 La'Quisha  $110,000,082 $45,199,918 $155,200,000
3/7/2003 Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton  $132,675,402 $32,000,000 $164,675,402
12/27/2002 Chicago Mama Morton  $170,687,518 $136,083,027 $306,770,545
10/11/2002 Brown Sugar Francine  $27,362,712 $952,560 $28,315,272
11/5/1999 The Bone Collector Thelma  $66,488,090 $84,975,000 $151,463,090
10/22/1999 Bringing Out The Dead Dispatcher Love  $16,640,210 $0 $16,640,210
10/30/1998 Living Out Loud Liz Bailey  $12,905,901 $0 $12,905,901
2/13/1998 Sphere Fletcher  $37,068,294 $13,100,000 $50,168,294
8/27/1997 Hoodlum Sulie  $23,489,997 $0 $23,489,997
11/6/1996 Set It Off Cleo  $36,049,108 $0 $36,049,108
11/12/1993 My Life Theresa  $27,484,464 $0 $27,484,464
4/23/1993 Who's the Man? Herself  $11,299,730 $0 $11,299,730
1/17/1992 Juice Ruffhouse M.C.  $20,146,800 $0 $20,146,800
10/23/1991 House Party 2 Zora  $19,438,638 $0 $19,438,638
6/7/1991 Jungle Fever Lashawn  $31,739,045 $0 $31,739,045
Movies: 41Totals:$2,241,664,354$2,939,348,531$5,181,012,885
  Averages:$54,674,740$71,691,428$126,366,168

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
2/13/2018 Flint $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/20/2017 Girls Trip $31,201,920 2,648 $115,108,515 $140,886,353 81.7%
7/1/2016 Ice Age: Collision Course $21,373,064 3,997 $64,063,008 $403,823,272 15.9%
9/1/2015 Bessie $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
1/13/2012 Joyful Noise $11,225,190 2,735 $30,932,113 $31,157,914 99.3%
2/12/2010 Valentine's Day $56,260,707 3,665 $110,485,654 $217,569,328 50.8%
7/1/2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $41,690,382 4,102 $196,573,705 $859,701,857 22.9%
10/17/2008 The Secret Life of Bees $10,527,799 1,630 $37,780,486 $39,994,347 94.5%
7/25/2007 Arctic Tale $22,607 227 $833,532 $1,027,622 81.1%
11/10/2006 Stranger Than Fiction $13,411,093 2,270 $40,435,190 $53,572,822 75.5%
3/31/2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown $68,033,544 3,969 $195,330,621 $651,899,282 30.0%
Movies: 11Totals:  $791,542,824$2,399,632,797 
 Averages:$23,067,8462,295$71,958,439$218,148,43661.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/16/2016 Miracles from Heaven $14,812,393 3,155 $61,705,123 $73,798,720 83.6%
6/27/2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift $46,629,259 3,886 $161,321,843 $879,765,137 18.3%
1/14/2011 The Dilemma $17,816,230 2,943 $48,475,290 $70,546,865 68.7%
5/9/2008 What Happens in Vegas... $20,172,474 3,255 $80,277,646 $218,535,708 36.7%
12/12/2007 The Perfect Holiday $2,283,360 1,307 $5,812,781 $5,812,781 100.0%
7/20/2007 Hairspray $27,476,745 3,121 $118,871,849 $203,035,572 58.5%
9/3/2004 The Cookout $5,000,900 1,303 $11,540,112 $11,540,112 100.0%
10/24/2003 Scary Movie 3 $48,113,770 3,505 $110,000,082 $155,200,000 70.9%
12/27/2002 Chicago $2,074,929 2,701 $170,687,518 $306,770,545 55.6%
11/5/1999 The Bone Collector $16,712,020 2,623 $66,488,090 $151,463,090 43.9%
2/13/1998 Sphere $16,586,765 2,814 $37,068,294 $50,168,294 73.9%
1/17/1992 Juice $8,085,715 1,100 $20,146,800 $20,146,800 100.0%
6/7/1991 Jungle Fever $5,332,860 844 $31,739,045 $31,739,045 100.0%
Movies: 13Totals:  $924,134,473$2,178,522,669 
 Averages:$17,776,7252,504$71,087,267$167,578,66770.0%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 208 $791,542,824
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 571 $924,134,473
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 $1,617,728,864
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 211 $1,379,664,802
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 21,801-21,900) 21,832 $57,215,094
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 209 $2,241,664,354
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 124 $1,608,089,973
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 650 $1,254,388,196
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,675 $761,254,070
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 117 $2,719,820,438
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 32,601-32,700) 32,601 $13,100,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 224 $2,939,348,531
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 151 $2,399,632,797
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 625 $2,178,522,669
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 661 $2,378,982,934
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 141 $4,099,485,240
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 27,501-27,600) 27,528 $70,315,094
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 212 $5,181,012,885
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 249 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 249 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 232 48
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 321 24
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office 96 101
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 213 77
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 167 85
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 532 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 524 8
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 232 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 263 75
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 213 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 253 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 246 64
Highest Grossing Stars of 2006 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 287 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2007 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 296 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 339 1
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 209 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 2011 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 244 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 243 66
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 388 40
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 399 40
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 82 $752,928,806
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 501-600) 546 $37,780,486
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 442 $833,532
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 33 $1,605,682,022
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 801-900) 893 $2,213,861
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 401-500) 471 $194,090
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies 48 $2,358,610,828
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 719 $39,994,347
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 501-600) 504 $1,027,622
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 360 $335,575,490
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 35 $455,967,334
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 748 $148,632,896
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 8 $1,459,457,077
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 501-600) 516 $484,208,386
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies 12 $1,915,424,411
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $296,961,472
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 43 $455,967,334
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 314 $37,780,486
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Factual Movies 78 $833,532
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 392 $146,224,945
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 9 $1,459,457,077
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 601-700) 647 $2,213,861
Top International Leading Stars for Factual Movies 76 $194,090
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 267 $443,186,417
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies 13 $1,915,424,411
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 441 $39,994,347
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Factual Movies 88 $1,027,622
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 101-200) 119 $455,967,334
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 178 $155,543,705
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 451 $37,780,486
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 69 $110,485,654
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Musical Movies 85 $30,932,113
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Documentary Movies 30 $833,532
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 32 $1,459,457,077
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 404 $38,915,470
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,098 $2,213,861
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 77 $107,083,674
Top International Leading Stars for Musical Movies (Rank 101-200) 128 $225,801
Top International Leading Stars for Documentary Movies 25 $194,090
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies 44 $1,915,424,411
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 233 $194,459,175
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 604 $39,994,347
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 77 $217,569,328
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Musical Movies 92 $31,157,914
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Documentary Movies 33 $1,027,622
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 301-400) 341 $219,633,443
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 349 $115,108,515
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies 87 $455,967,334
Top Domestic Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 188 $833,532
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 558 $122,660,968
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 812 $25,777,838
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies 17 $1,459,457,077
Top International Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 147 $194,090
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 441 $342,294,411
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 525 $140,886,353
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies 24 $1,915,424,411
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for G Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $1,027,622
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 210 $141,417,767
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $115,108,515
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $40,435,190
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 35 $455,967,334
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 290 $107,309,475
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 362 $25,777,838
Top International Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 405 $13,137,632
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 10 $1,459,457,077
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 249 $248,727,242
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $140,886,353
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 301-400) 394 $53,572,822
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies 15 $1,915,424,411

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/11/2016 The Perfect Match Executive Producer $9,669,521 $0 $9,669,521
4/24/2015 Brotherly Love Executive Producer $478,595 $0 $478,595
1/13/2012 Joyful Noise Executive Producer $30,932,113 $225,801 $31,157,914
3/7/2003 Bringing Down the House Executive Producer $132,675,402 $32,000,000 $164,675,402
Movies: 4Totals:$173,755,631$32,225,801$205,981,432
  Averages:$43,438,908$8,056,450$51,495,358





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