Number Ones: Black Films That Debuted at the Top of the Box Office

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Waiting to Exhale (1995)

This non-comedic predecessor of Think Like a Man was called a "social phenomenon" for opening at No. 1 with an all-Black cast. It grossed $88 million worldwide and boasted a soundtrack album with four top 10 hits. Reportedly, a sequel is in the works. 


(Photo: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Pictures)

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