2014 was another great year at the box office for Black films — from buddy comedies to period dramas to action thrillers, movies with Black leads held the number one spot quite a few times and raked in more than half a billion dollars in ticket sales.
According to a list compiled by IndieWire.com's Shadow & Act, the top ranking Black film at the box office this year was Kevin Hart and Ice Cube's Ride Along. The film grossed $134.9 million and catapulted Hart from cult favorite to A-lister. Hart had a number of other films on the list this year, proving not only that he's the most hardworking man in Hollywood, but one of the most bankable.
Here's the full top ten along with each film's domestic box office gross:
1 - Ride Along, $134,938,200
2 - The Equalizer 2014, $100,915,604
3 - Think Like a Man Too, $65,182,182
4 - No Good Deed, $52,543,632
5 - About Last Night, $48,637,684
6 - Get on Up, $30,703,100
7 - Addicted, $17,390,770
8 - A Haunted House 2, $17,329,486
9 - Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club, $15,973,881
10 - Belle, $10,726,630
Can't wait to see how Black Hollywood brings it in 2015!
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