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Nia Long

Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $1,120,635,097 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,567)
Best-known acting roles: Jordan (The Best Man Holiday), Sherry (Big Momma's House), Suzanne Kingston (Are We There Yet?), Sherry (Big Momma's House 2), Suzanne Persons (Are We Done Yet?)
Most productive collaborators: Sandra Bullock, Mennan Yapo, Ice Cube, Tyler Perry, Julian McMahon

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$226,487,356$163,630,562$390,117,918
Lead Ensemble Member4$103,514,307$14,120,189$117,634,496
Leading1$362,239$10,000$372,239
(Unclassified)14$471,516,909$140,993,535$612,510,444

Career Trend

This graph shows Nia Long’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


2014 Preview: March

March 1st, 2014

Divergent poster

2014 continued its strong run in February with The Lego Movie beating even the high end expectations and will become the first film released in 2014 to reach $200 million. March doesn't look as strong, as no film is on track to hit $200 million, but there are five films that have a chance at $100 million. Granted, not all of them will get there; in fact, there's a chance only one of them will get there. Divergent is the film I think has the best shot at the century club, but it could be joined by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, for instance, which is earning surprisingly strong reviews. Noah is a big-budget Bible epic and the studio has to be hoping for at least $100 million, but the buzz is quite negative and there have been reports of troubles behind-the-scenes. Last March was led by Oz The Great and Powerful, which pulled in more than $200 million domestically. I don't think any film opening this March will match that figure. In addition, The Croods and G.I. Joe: Retaliation also hit the $100 million milestone, while Olympus Has Fallen came very close. Granted, there were also some big bombs last March, like The Host, but even so, I think 2014 will lose ground in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
8/18/2017 Lemon Cleo  $29,258 $0 $29,258
4/29/2016 Keanu Hannah  $20,591,853 $96,288 $20,688,141
3/14/2014 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club May  $15,995,891 $0 $15,995,891
11/15/2013 The Best Man Holiday Jordan  $70,525,195 $2,310,515 $72,835,710
2/11/2011 MOOZ-lum Safiyah Mahdi   $362,239 $10,000 $372,239
10/9/2009 Good Hair   $4,157,223 $0 $4,157,223
4/4/2007 Are We Done Yet? Suzanne Persons  $49,662,533 $8,725,535 $58,388,068
3/16/2007 Premonition Annie  $47,852,604 $33,608,739 $81,461,343
1/27/2006 Big Momma's House 2 Sherry  $70,165,972 $66,881,404 $137,047,376
1/21/2005 Are We There Yet? Suzanne Kingston  $82,674,398 $15,440,073 $98,114,471
11/5/2004 Alfie Lonette  $13,395,939 $21,800,000 $35,195,939
5/28/2004 How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass Sandra  $365,248 $0 $365,248
9/29/2000 The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Co… Leslie  $1,744,858 $277,584 $2,022,442
6/2/2000 Big Momma's House Sherry  $117,559,438 $56,000,000 $173,559,438
5/12/2000 Held Up Rae  $4,714,090 $0 $4,714,090
2/18/2000 Boiler Room Abbie Halpert  $16,963,963 $11,809,674 $28,773,637
10/22/1999 The Best Man Jordan  $34,102,780 $470,000 $34,572,780
9/10/1999 Stigmata Donna Chadway  $50,041,732 $39,400,000 $89,441,732
8/25/1999 In Too Deep Myra  $14,026,509 $1,444,720 $15,471,229
6/19/1998 Hav Plenty Tru  $2,301,777 $0 $2,301,777
9/26/1997 Soul Food Bird  $43,492,389 $0 $43,492,389
3/14/1997 Love Jones Nina Mosley  $12,554,569 $0 $12,554,569
4/26/1995 Friday Debbie  $27,467,564 $469,214 $27,936,778
5/28/1993 Made In America Zora Mathews  $44,942,695 $60,000,000 $104,942,695
7/12/1991 Boyz n the Hood Brandi  $56,190,094 $10,540 $56,200,634
Movies: 25Totals:$801,880,811$318,754,286$1,120,635,097
  Averages:$32,075,232$12,750,171$44,825,404

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/18/2017 Lemon $5,957 13 $29,258 $29,258 100.0%
3/14/2014 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club $8,075,111 1,896 $15,995,891 $15,995,891 100.0%
11/15/2013 The Best Man Holiday $30,107,555 2,041 $70,525,195 $72,835,710 96.8%
2/11/2011 MOOZ-lum $139,832 25 $362,239 $372,239 97.3%
2/18/2000 Boiler Room $6,722,884 1,335 $16,963,963 $28,773,637 59.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $103,876,546$118,006,735 
 Averages:$9,010,2681,062$20,775,309$23,601,34790.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
4/29/2016 Keanu $9,453,224 2,681 $20,591,853 $20,688,141 99.5%
4/4/2007 Are We Done Yet? $14,262,724 2,944 $49,662,533 $58,388,068 85.1%
3/16/2007 Premonition $17,558,689 2,831 $47,852,604 $81,461,343 58.7%
11/5/2004 Alfie $6,218,335 2,215 $13,395,939 $35,195,939 38.1%
9/10/1999 Stigmata $18,309,666 2,901 $50,041,732 $89,441,732 55.9%
5/28/1993 Made In America $11,821,326 2,048 $44,942,695 $104,942,695 42.8%
Movies: 6Totals:  $226,487,356$390,117,918 
 Averages:$12,937,3272,603$37,747,893$65,019,65363.4%

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) 1,132 $103,876,546
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,828 $226,487,356
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,125 $801,880,811
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,543 $235,758,674
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 25,701-25,800) 25,754 $44,942,695
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,345 $801,880,811
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,326 $14,130,189
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 11,001-11,100) 11,081 $163,630,562
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,387 $318,754,286
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,745 $109,035,216
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 20,001-20,100) 20,009 $60,000,000
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,277 $318,754,286
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,493 $118,006,735
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,901-8,000) 7,972 $390,117,918
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,134 $1,120,635,097
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,086 $344,793,890
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 22,301-22,400) 22,393 $104,942,695
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,567 $1,120,635,097
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 323 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 310 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 304 51
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 191 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 220 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 224 15
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 551 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 535 5
Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 495 5
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 663 $103,876,546
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,546 $14,130,189
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 933 $118,006,735
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 801-900) 897 $103,876,546
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,021 $14,130,189
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,228 $118,006,735
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 536 $103,876,546
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,308 $14,130,189
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 701-800) 730 $118,006,735
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 335 $86,550,344
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 649 $17,326,202
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 882 $2,310,515
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 701 $11,819,674
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 467 $88,860,859
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 701-800) 711 $29,145,876
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,213 $16,358,130
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 450 $87,489,158
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,287 $29,258
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,606 $10,000
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,050 $14,120,189
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,334 $16,368,130
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 629 $101,609,347
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,817 $29,258
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 201-300) 256 $70,525,195
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 201-300) 295 $15,995,891
Top International Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 401-500) 443 $2,310,515
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Universal Movies (Rank 301-400) 371 $72,835,710
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 301-400) 356 $15,995,891


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