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Audra McDonald

Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actress based on credits in that role in 2 films, with $1,261,140,038 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #120)
Best-known acting roles: Madame De Garderobe (Beauty and the Beast), Maureen (Ricki and the Flash), "Joe Worker" Singer (Cradle Will Rock)
Most productive collaborators: Emma Watson, Bill Condon, Dan Stevens, David Hoberman, Luke Evans

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLead Ensemble Member2$504,014,165$757,125,873$1,261,140,038
Supporting2$29,739,468$14,326,535$44,066,003

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

2015 Preview: August

August 1st, 2015

Fantastic Four

It is still a little too soon to tell how July will finish, as we don't have any numbers for the final weekend at the time of writing. We know Minions was a monster hit and that Ant-man will be a financial success. However, until we see how Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation does, it will be impossible to call the month a true success. If Rogue Nation bombed this weekend, then the month is only a partial success. It would also mean the summer of 2015 could be coming to an abrupt end. As for August, only Fantastic Four has a better than 50/50 chance of reaching $100 million; although some people think Straight Outta Compton also has a shot at that milestone. Besides those two, only a couple of other films even have a realistic shot at becoming midlevel hits. Worse still, last August was amazing with Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also did better than expected with a domestic haul of nearly $200 million. No release this August is going to match that figure. There's a good chance the top two releases combined won't do so. Fortunately, 2015 has a sizable lead over 2014, so even a soft month will keep 2015 ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/8/2017 Hello Again   $0 $408 $408
3/16/2017 Beauty and the Beast Madame De Garderobe  $504,014,165 $757,125,465 $1,261,139,630
8/7/2015 Ricki and the Flash Maureen  $26,839,498 $14,326,535 $41,166,033
12/8/1999 Cradle Will Rock "Joe Worker" Singer  $2,899,970 $0 $2,899,970
Movies: 4Totals:$533,753,633$771,452,408$1,305,206,041
  Averages:$133,438,408$192,863,102$326,301,510

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/8/2017 Hello Again $0 0 $0 $408 0.0%
3/16/2017 Beauty and the Beast $174,750,616 4,210 $504,014,165 $1,261,139,630 40.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $504,014,165$1,261,140,038 
 Averages:$87,375,3082,105$252,007,083$630,570,01920.0%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/7/2015 Ricki and the Flash $6,618,610 2,064 $26,839,498 $41,166,033 65.2%
12/8/1999 Cradle Will Rock $93,998 498 $2,899,970 $2,899,970 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $29,739,468$44,066,003 
 Averages:$3,356,3041,281$14,869,734$22,033,00282.6%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 346 $504,014,165
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 34,701-34,800) 34,735 $29,739,468
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 35,301-35,400) 35,338 $29,739,468
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 701-800) 724 $530,853,663
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 44,201-44,300) 44,256 $2,899,970
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,342 $533,753,633
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 286 $757,125,873
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 34,801-34,900) 34,883 $14,326,535
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 35,101-35,200) 35,102 $14,326,943
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 662 $771,452,408
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,022 $771,452,408
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 307 $1,261,140,038
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 35,801-35,900) 35,888 $44,066,003
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 36,501-36,600) 36,504 $44,066,411
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 681 $1,302,306,071
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 45,601-45,700) 45,645 $2,899,970
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,087 $1,305,206,041
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies 11 $504,014,165
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies 12 $757,125,465
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Musical or Opera Movies 57 $408
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies 9 $1,261,139,630
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Musical or Opera Movies 68 $408
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 62 $504,014,165
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,464 $408
Top International Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 61 $757,125,465
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,500 $408
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Animation/Live Action Movies 61 $1,261,139,630
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 29 $504,014,165
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,121 $408
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 32 $757,125,465
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,701 $408
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies 31 $1,261,139,630
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Musical Movies 11 $504,014,165
Top International Leading Stars for Musical Movies 9 $757,125,873
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Musical Movies 8 $1,261,140,038
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies 75 $504,014,165
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies 70 $757,125,465
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,540 $408
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies 72 $1,261,139,630
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,659 $408
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 81 $504,014,165
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 63 $757,125,465
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies 81 $1,261,139,630


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