Live Poll: Biggest Black Directed Box Office Movies Ever

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Each February in the USA, we recognize black achievements during Black History Month. As of February 2018, times are good for black-led movies with the three top domestic grossing black directed movies of all-time (Black Panther (2018), The Fate of the Furious (2017) and Get Out (2017)) all premiering since February 2017.

Which top-grossing* domestic box office black-directed movie is your favorite, so far? Source: Box Office Mojo * 2018 inflation adjusted totals

Black History Month Polls: Best Celebrated Black-Led Movie or Favorite Top Grossing Black Director

See the list of top  domestic box office grossing inflation adjusted black-led movies of all-time here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021802179/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ww4VONiCoHA/
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The Hughes brothers films, “Dead Presidents”, “Menace II Society” and “From Hell”
Director Ozzie Davis, “Cotton Comes To Harlem”
Spike Lee - “Do The Right Thing”
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Thanks, always worth checking out movies to see if any thing slipped by. Perception and reality are a tricky business when it comes to box office. It always surprising to see the unexpected movies that did better than you thought, as well as, the expected ones that didn't do as well as you thought. (i.e. 12 Years a Slave  $63,320,000 adj $56,671,993) Some of each directors best work isn't their most successful, especially if it is an early film in their career. All you suggestions did well at the box office, they just didn't make the top tier. The cut-off to be in the discussion for a Top 35 black-directed box office movie was north of $100 million in adjusted domestic box office.

Menace II Society $61,892,000 adj $27,912,072 5/28/93
From Hell $51,251,100 adj $31,602,566 10/19/01
Dead Presidents $50,958,900 adj $24,147,179 10/6/95
Do the Right Thing $63,694,500 adj $27,545,445 6/30/89
Cotton Comes to Harlem $33.39m adj (rentals) $5.20m (rentals) 5/26/70

Some movies that were on the cusp of inclusion on this list were:

Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Tyler Perry, Org. Gross: $90,508,336 Adj. Gross: $115,719,600

Scary Movie 2 (2001), Keenan Ivory Wayans, Org. Gross: $71,308,997, Adj. Gross: $115,656,600

The Equalizer (2014), Antoine Fuqua, Orig. Gross: $101,530,738, Adj. Gross: $112,312,300

The Book of Eli (2010), Hughes Brothers, Orig. Gross: $94,835,059, Adj. Gross: $109,507,700

Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Antoine Fuqua, Orig. Gross: $98,925,640, Adj. Gross: $106,737,600

Malcolm X'(1992), Spike Lee, Orig. Gross: $48,169,910, Adj. Gross: $106,583,300

White Chicks (2004), Keenan Ivory Wayans, Orig. Gross: $70,831,760, Adj. Gross: $104,707,800

Four Brothers (2005), John Singleton, Orig. Gross: $74,494,381, Adj. Gross: $102,734,900

New Jack City (1991), Mario Van Peebles, Orig. Gross: $47,624,353, Adj. Gross: $103,846,00

Think Like a Man, Tim Story,  Orig. Gross: $91,547,205, Adj. Gross: $103,515,400

Magnificent Seven (2016), Antoine Fuqua, Orig. Gross:$93,432,655, Adj. Gross: $99,155,400

Passenger 57 Kevin Hooks, Orig. Gross:$44,065,653 , Adj. Gross $97,475,400

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Never knew New Jack City (1991) was that succesful! 
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The top tier of black-directed movies will likely add a fourth member when

A Wrinkle in Time (2018) debuts March 8th.

Box Office Mojo Totals Director: Ava DuVernay
Original Gross: $200m-$250m projection (Release 3/8)
Adjusted Gross: $200m-$250m projection (Release 3/8)

Notable black directorial movie firsts in the past year  F. Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious (2017) (1st $1B Worldwide Box Office, 1st $250M Budget), Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017) (1st $100M Domestic Box Office Debut), Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time (2018) (1st Female $100M Budget) and Malcolm D. Lee's Girls Trip (1st $100M Black Produced, Black Directed, Black Written and Black Starring) and others.
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Is ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Bound for Second Place in Box Office Debut?
LATEST TRACKING ESTIMATES $35 MILLION/$105 DOMESTIC/$210 WORLDWIDE
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2018 honorable mention 
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Box Office Mojo Totals Director: Antoine Fuqua
Original Gross: $102,084,362  Adjusted Gross: $102,084,362 

2018 honorable mention
A Wrinkle in Time
Box Office Mojo Totals Director: Ava DuVernay
Original Gross: $100,478,608 Adjusted Gross: $100,478,608

Next Potential 2018 Blockbuster:
Creed II 
(2018) Drama , Sport | 21 November 2018 (USA)
Director: Steven Caple Jr.

Michael B Jordan and Steven Caple Jr in Creed II 2018
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Creed II (2018) Drama , Sport | 21 November 2018 (USA)
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic:  $112,167,276    79.9%
Foreign:  $28,300,000    20.1%
Worldwide:  $140,467,276 


Next Potential 2019 Blockbuster:
Us (2019) Horror, Thriller | 15 March 2019 (USA)

A mother and father take their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends, but their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some visitors arrive uninvited.

Director: Jordan Peele
Writer: Jordan Peele
Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop | See full cast & crew »
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