Black Films Score Big Box Office in 2013

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    Weinstein Company

    Lee Daniels' The Butler

    Director: Lee Daniels
    Starring: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Jane Fonda, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Minka Kelly, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer
    U.S. release date: Aug. 16, 2013
    Domestic box office total: $115,577,562 

     

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    Universal

    The Best Man Holiday

    Director: Malcolm D. Lee
    Starring: Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau
    U.S. release date: Nov. 15, 2013
    Domestic box office total: $52,309,455

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    Lionsgate

    Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

    Director: Tyler Perry
    Starring: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, Lance Gross, Brandy Norwood, Kim Kardashian, Robbie Jones
    U.S. release date: March 29, 2013
    Domestic box office total: $51,975,354

     

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    Fox Searchlight

    Black Nativity

    Director: Kasi Lemmons
    Starring: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson
    U.S. release date: Nov. 27, 2013
    Domestic box office total: n/a

     

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    Fox Searchlight

    Baggage Claim

    Director: David E. Talbert
    Starring: Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Jill Scott
    U.S. release date: Sept. 27, 2013
    Domestic box office total: $21,508,061

     

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    Weinstein Company

    Fruitvale Station

    Director: Ryan Coogler
    Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz
    U.S. release date: July 12, 2013
    Domestic box office total: $16,101,339

     

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    Weinstein Company

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Director: Justin Chadwick
    Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto
    U.S. release date: Nov. 29, 2013
    Domestic box office total: n/a

     

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    Fox Searchlight

    12 Years a Slave

    Director: Steve McQueen
    Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Micahel K. Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti 
    U.S. release date: Nov. 8, 2013
    Domestic box office total: $30,118,146

     

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    Lionsgate

    Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

    Director: Tyler Perry
    Starring: Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray, Tika Sumpter
    U.S. release date: Dec. 13, 2013
    Domestic box office total: n/a

     

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    Lionsgate/Summit

    Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

    Director: Leslie Small, Tim Story
    Starring: Kevin Hart, Karry Ratchford, Will “Spank” Horton
    U.S. release date: July 3, 2013
    Domestic box office total: $32,244,051

     

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    Warner Brothers

    42

    Director: Brian Helgeland
    Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni, Lucas Black, John C. McGinley, T.R. Knight
    U.S. release date: April 12, 2013
    Domestic box office total: $95,020,213 

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