More than 170 million African-Americans went to the movies in 2013, a 13 percent increase from the roughly 150 million who went in 2012.
The Best Picture Oscar winner got a surge in ticket sales after last weekend's win.
Steve McQueen showed his support for the National School Board Association with his “Stand Up 4 Public Schools” wristband while accepting his Academy Award for Best Picture. See more celebs who have rocked statement-making wristbands.
The Oscar winner has made her native country proud.
Things appeared tense between the former collaborators on Oscar night.
Steve McQueen's film takes the night's top prize.