Top Black Actresses of all Time

Published by Clay Cane on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 12:05 am.

We always hear about the success of Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy.  However, who are the top black actresses of all time *according to their box office gross*?  Check out the official list below.

10. Jennifer Hudson (3 films)
To have only been in three films and manage to be one of the top black actresses of all time is amazing for Oscar, Grammy, SAG and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Hudson.  The woman definitely has a long career ahead of her.

Lifetime gross: $293,750,056
#1 movie: Sex and the City $152,647,258

9. Beyonce Knowles (5 films)
abey1The singer turned actresses has only been in five films, but Austin Powers in Goldmember racked in over $200 million, placing Sasha Fierce at number 8.

Lifetime gross: $437.3 (5 films)
#1 movie: Austin Powers in Goldmember $213.3

8. Thandie Newton (22 films)
athandienewton

The UK actress has always been known for her respectable and critically acclaimed roles. From Beloved to Mission Impossible, Newton is a mainstay in cinema from Hollywood to London.

Lifetime gross:$664.9
#1 movie: Mission: Impossible II $215.4

7. Nia Long (22 films)
ania

The Brooklyn born Nia Long has worked with Whoopi Goldberg, Jude Law and Will Smith. She ranks #6.

Lifetime gross: $691,414,242
#1 movie: Big Momma’s House (1999) $117.6

6. Angela Bassett (24 films)
aangela

The Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee has become one of the world’s most highly respected actresses for films like What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Waiting To Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

Lifetime gross: $750,045,528 (24 films)
#1 movie: The Score (2001) $71.1

5. Regina King (18 films)
While she is considered one of the most underrated actresses of this generation, her box office numbers proves she is a draw.  According to http://www.the-numbers.com, Her films have grossed more than Kate Winslet, Terrence Howard and Jodie Foster.

Lifetime gross: $1,050,799,524
#1 movie: Jerry Maguire $274,000,000

4. Jada Pinkett Smith (21 films)
ajada1

Jada Pinkett Smith has a diverse range of films from the hood classic Menace II Society to The Matrix.  She manages to rank at #4.

Lifetime gross: $$1,417,189,353
#1 movie: The Matrix Reloaded $281.6

3. Queen Latifah (28 films)
aqueen

Queen Latifah is an Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner. Credited for 26 films and starring in 13, Latifah’s biggest paycheck was 10 million for Beauty Shop in 2005. At this rate,  the Newark native could easily become the top black actress of all time.

Lifetime gross: $$1,431,366,338
#1 movie: Ice Age 2 $195.3

2. Halle Berry (27 films)
ahalle
It might surprise some people that  Halle Berry isn’t the top grossing black actress of all time.  She’s had six movies that grossed over 100 million and received 14million dollars to star in Catwoman, which was an international bomb.  Nonetheless, she was the first black woman to receive this much for a film.

Lifetime gross: $1,592,734,690
#1 movie: X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) $234.4

1.  Whoopi Goldberg (46 films)
awhoopi

The Oscar-winner for Ghost has been a movie star since 1985. She is credited for 46 films and at the peak of Whoopi’s career she was paid 7 million for her role in 1993’s Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

Lifetime gross: $1,800,253,561
#1 movie: The Lion King (1994) $312,900,000

All numbers are from http://boxofficemojo.com/, http://www.the-movie-times.com and http://www.the-numbers.com/.

* All numbers are approximate.

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious


Comments

Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 [6]

Lon Said on

While all of these women are great at their job I do not knock them. BUT! the list has been mislabled. Please rethink the name of it and give them the apporiate due. In doing so you will be able to credit the correct actors.



qmhpgpwa Said on

T5WrJH yxmwmdemjpky, [url=http://qzecyygngxly.com/]qzecyygngxly[/url], [link=http://ubmdoaditbju.com/]ubmdoaditbju[/link], http://yzkssmypykop.com/



Hello Said on

oyhgqkb nkwgben [url=http://hgyvvvy.com]hgyvvvy[/url] http://myltnun.com



bawpljixzn Said on

LZ5nz9 wapksncjiiho, [url=http://jhdmpubqsxik.com/]jhdmpubqsxik[/url], [link=http://chxgctepcxis.com/]chxgctepcxis[/link], http://bsqtcbvcjmfo.com/



discount zyloprim Said on


buy trazodone Said on

comment, buy allegra online, 895, buy allopurinol, discount allegra, buy altace, ovup, discount amoxil, buy allegra online, buy ampicillin online, honf,



Buy Ginseng Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



Buy Levaquin Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



buy soma online Said on

comment, cheap flomax, 656, buy ginseng online, 2689, order hoodia online, discount flomax, buy hytrin online, buy flomax, buy kamagra online, lkffn,



Buy Phentrimine Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



Buy Proscar Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



Buy Speman Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



Buy Vpxl Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



Buy Zelnorm Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



buy cheap casodex online Said on

comment, order ultram online, 54623, buy cheap prevacid online, 043326, discount cytotec, 208, lexapro online, order ultram online, discount paxil, bbx,



Buy Zyban Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



Buy Xenical Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



Buy Lexapro Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



Buy Wellbutrin Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.



Buy Hoodia Said on

Hello! Nice Site, I’ve really like it.