If sheer box office receipts could place a Black director on Hollywood’s A-list, Tim Story could be the one.
Thanks to his helming two relatively successful Fantastic Four movies, along with Black films like Barbershop, Taxi and the less successful, straight-to-DVD Hurricane Season, the director’s projects have grossed, collectively, close to $900 million.
Perry’s films have grossed more than $500 million worldwide.
Will this mean Story, having directed major Hollywood films, will be able to enter Hollywood’s elite class of directors? That will remain to be seen.
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