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Denzel Washington


DateTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersRank
9/25/81 Carbon Copy Emb $9,566,593 - n/a - 37
9/14/84 A Soldier's Story Col. $21,821,347 581 $156,383 5 31
1/31/86 Power Fox $3,800,000 770 $1,854,200 770 42
11/6/87 Cry Freedom Uni. $5,899,797 479 $318,723 27 39
2/17/89 The Mighty Quinn MGM $4,557,214 234 $1,429,306 234 40
5/19/89 For Queen and Country Atl $191,051 33 $62,771 33 43
12/14/89 Glory TriS $26,828,365 811 $63,661 3 27
2/2/90 Heart Condition NL $4,134,992 885 $2,149,786 885 41
8/3/90 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $16,153,593 572 $4,387,360 544 35
10/4/91 Ricochet WB $21,756,163 1,560 $4,831,181 1,560 32
2/5/92 Mississippi Masala Gold. $7,308,786 335 $45,831 2 38
11/20/92 Malcolm X WB $48,169,910 1,249 $9,871,125 1,124 22
5/7/93 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $22,549,338 204 $108,617 3 30
12/17/93 The Pelican Brief WB $100,768,056 2,022 $16,864,404 1,993 4
12/24/93 Philadelphia TriS $77,446,440 1,604 $143,433 4 12
5/12/95 Crimson Tide BV $91,387,195 2,514 $18,612,190 2,382 8
8/4/95 Virtuosity Par. $24,047,675 2,012 $8,309,869 2,012 29
9/29/95 Devil in a Blue Dress Sony $16,140,822 1,432 $5,422,385 1,432 36
7/12/96 Courage Under Fire Fox $59,031,057 2,001 $12,501,586 1,986 20
12/13/96 The Preacher's Wife BV $48,102,795 2,008 $7,649,752 1,783 23
1/16/98 Fallen WB $25,232,289 2,448 $10,401,586 2,448 28
5/1/98 He Got Game BV $21,567,853 1,414 $7,610,663 1,319 33
11/6/98 The Siege Fox $40,981,289 2,582 $13,931,285 2,541 25
11/5/99 The Bone Collector Uni. $66,518,655 2,623 $16,712,020 2,587 16
12/29/99 The Hurricane Uni. $50,699,241 2,148 $384,640 11 21
9/29/00 Remember the Titans BV $115,654,751 2,803 $20,905,831 1,865 3
10/5/01 Training Day WB $76,631,907 2,712 $22,550,788 2,712 13
2/15/02 John Q. NL $71,756,802 2,505 $20,275,194 2,466 15
12/19/02 Antwone Fisher FoxS $21,078,145 1,021 $210,013 15 34
10/3/03 Out of Time MGM $41,088,845 3,076 $16,185,316 3,076 24
4/21/04 Man on Fire Fox $77,911,774 2,986 $22,751,490 2,980 11
7/30/04 The Manchurian Candidate Par. $65,955,630 2,867 $20,018,620 2,867 17
3/24/06 Inside Man Uni. $88,513,495 2,867 $28,954,945 2,818 9
11/22/06 Deja Vu BV $64,038,616 3,108 $20,574,802 3,108 19
11/2/07 American Gangster Uni. $130,164,645 3,110 $43,565,115 3,054 1
12/25/07 The Great Debaters MGM/W $30,236,407 1,290 $6,005,180 1,171 26
6/12/09 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Sony $65,452,312 3,077 $23,373,102 3,074 18
1/15/10 The Book of Eli WB $94,835,059 3,111 $32,789,494 3,111 6
11/12/10 Unstoppable Fox $81,562,942 3,261 $22,688,457 3,207 10
2/10/12 Safe House Uni. $126,373,434 3,121 $40,172,720 3,119 2
11/2/12 Flight Par. $93,772,375 2,638 $24,900,566 1,884 7
8/2/13 2 Guns Uni. $75,612,460 3,028 $27,059,130 3,025 14
9/26/14 The Equalizer Sony $99,373,178 3,236 $34,137,828 3,236 5
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Lifetime Gross Total (43): $2,234,673,293
Average: $51,969,146
Opening Gross Average (31): $18,181,633 (Wide Releases Only)


Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossRelease
1 The Pelican Brief WB $196,649,900 $100,768,056 12/17/93
2 Remember the Titans BV $174,061,600 $115,654,751 9/29/00
3 Crimson Tide BV $170,589,400 $91,387,195 5/12/95
4 American Gangster Uni. $153,553,500 $130,164,645 11/2/07
5 Philadelphia TriS $150,453,700 $77,446,440 12/24/93
6 Safe House Uni. $129,482,100 $126,373,434 2/10/12
7 Training Day WB $109,938,400 $76,631,907 10/5/01
8 Inside Man Uni. $109,729,700 $88,513,495 3/24/06
9 Courage Under Fire Fox $108,446,200 $59,031,057 7/12/96
10 The Bone Collector Uni. $106,037,000 $66,518,655 11/5/99
11 Man on Fire Fox $101,875,000 $77,911,774 4/21/04
12 John Q. NL $100,286,600 $71,756,802 2/15/02
13 The Equalizer Sony $99,865,100 $99,373,178 9/26/14
14 The Book of Eli WB $96,863,000 $94,835,059 1/15/10
15 Flight Par. $94,587,800 $93,772,375 11/2/12
16 Malcolm X WB $94,276,300 $48,169,910 11/20/92
17 The Preacher's Wife BV $86,498,200 $48,102,795 12/13/96
18 The Manchurian Candidate Par. $86,241,500 $65,955,630 7/30/04
19 Unstoppable Fox $82,683,000 $81,562,942 11/12/10
20 Deja Vu BV $79,195,600 $64,038,616 11/22/06
21 2 Guns Uni. $78,256,200 $75,612,460 8/2/13
22 The Hurricane Uni. $76,392,500 $50,699,241 12/29/99
23 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Sony $71,243,000 $65,452,312 6/12/09
24 The Siege Fox $70,395,900 $40,981,289 11/6/98
25 Out of Time MGM $55,328,100 $41,088,845 10/3/03
26 A Soldier's Story Col. $52,365,000 $21,821,347 9/14/84
27 Glory TriS $51,529,900 $26,828,365 12/14/89
28 Virtuosity Par. $44,889,000 $24,047,675 8/4/95
29 Much Ado About Nothing Gold. $44,227,200 $22,549,338 5/7/93
30 Fallen WB $43,685,800 $25,232,289 1/16/98
31 Ricochet WB $41,962,000 $21,756,163 10/4/91
32 He Got Game BV $37,341,400 $21,567,853 5/1/98
33 The Great Debaters MGM/W $34,552,500 $30,236,407 12/25/07
34 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $31,008,800 $16,153,593 8/3/90
35 Devil in a Blue Dress Sony $30,129,500 $16,140,822 9/29/95
36 Antwone Fisher FoxS $28,445,000 $21,078,145 12/19/02
37 Carbon Copy Emb $27,942,700 $9,566,593 9/25/81
38 Mississippi Masala Gold. $14,300,600 $7,308,786 2/5/92
39 Cry Freedom Uni. $11,775,300 $5,899,797 11/6/87
40 The Mighty Quinn MGM $9,321,100 $4,557,214 2/17/89
41 Power Fox $8,317,000 $3,800,000 1/31/86
42 Heart Condition NL $7,937,600 $4,134,992 2/2/90
43 For Queen and Country Atl $390,800 $191,051 5/19/89
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.

Adjusted Total: $3,203,050,300
Average: $74,489,500


Worldwide (Unadjusted)
Title (click to view)StudioWorldwideDomestic / %Overseas / %Year
American Gangster Uni. $266.5 $130.2 48.8% $136.3 51.2% 2007
Safe House Uni. $208.1 $126.4 60.7% $81.7 39.3% 2012
Philadelphia TriS $206.7 $77.4 37.5% $129.2 62.5% 1993
The Pelican Brief WB $195.3 $100.8 51.6% $94.5 48.4% 1993
The Equalizer Sony $190.2 $99.4 52.3% $90.8 47.7% 2014
Inside Man Uni. $184.4 $88.5 48% $95.9 52% 2006
Deja Vu BV $180.6 $64.0 35.5% $116.5 64.5% 2006
Unstoppable Fox $167.8 $81.6 48.6% $86.2 51.4% 2010
Flight Par. $161.8 $93.8 58% $68.0 42% 2012
Crimson Tide BV $157.4 $91.4 58.1% $66.0 41.9% 1995
The Book of Eli WB $157.1 $94.8 60.4% $62.3 39.6% 2010
The Bone Collector Uni. $151.5 $66.5 43.9% $85.0 56.1% 1999
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Sony $150.2 $65.5 43.6% $84.7 56.4% 2009
Remember the Titans BV $136.7 $115.7 84.6% $21.1 15.4% 2000
2 Guns Uni. $131.9 $75.6 57.3% $56.3 42.7% 2013
Man on Fire Fox $130.3 $77.9 59.8% $52.4 40.2% 2004
The Siege Fox $116.7 $41.0 35.1% $75.7 64.9% 1998
Training Day WB $104.9 $76.6 73.1% $28.2 26.9% 2001
John Q. NL $102.2 $71.8 70.2% $30.5 29.8% 2002
Courage Under Fire Fox $100.9 $59.0 58.5% $41.8 41.5% 1996
The Manchurian Candidate Par. $96.1 $66.0 68.6% $30.2 31.4% 2004
The Hurricane Uni. $74.0 $50.7 68.6% $23.3 31.4% 1999
Out of Time MGM $55.5 $41.1 74% $14.4 26% 2003
The Great Debaters MGM/W $30.2 $30.2 100% n/a 0% 2007
Antwone Fisher FoxS $23.4 $21.1 90.2% $2.3 9.8% 2002
Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
Total: $3,480.1 million




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