The ‘Top 20 Grossing Black Movies Of 2016’ Revealed

Published: Thursday 29th Dec 2016 by David

With help from data lifted from Box Office Mojo, the movie platform ‘Shadow & Act’ has revealed the official ‘Top 20 Grossing Black Movies of 2016.’

The official definition of a black movie?

One that tells a story about a black person (or black people), regardless of who tells it. It is primarily through his/her/their eyes and experiences that the story unfolds.

With this definition in mind, the movie buffs behind this list have not included each and every project which features actors of colour, only spotlighting the efforts in which characters of colour take centre stage.

Ready to see who came out on top?

Meet us below…

1 – “Central Intelligence” WB (NL) $127,440,871
2 – “Ride Along 2” Uni. $90,862,685
3 – “Boo! A Madea Halloween” LGF $73,206,343
4 – “Barbershop: The Next Cut” WB (NL) $54,030,051
5 – “Almost Christmas” Uni. $41,782,465
6 – “When the Bough Breaks” SGem $29,747,603
7 – “Kevin Hart: What Now?” Uni. $23,574,605
8 – “Race” (2016) Focus $19,115,191
9 – “Collateral Beauty” WB (NL) $17,376,500
10 – “The Birth of a Nation” FoxS $15,861,566
11 – “Moonlight” (2016) A24 $12,048,413
12 -“Fifty Shades of Black” ORF $11,686,940
13 – “The Perfect Match” LGF $9,669,521
14 – “Meet the Blacks” Free $9,097,072
15 – “Queen of Katwe” BV $8,814,329
16 – “Loving” Focus $7,349,687
17 – “Southside with You” RAtt. $6,304,223
18 – “Miles Ahead” SPC $2,610,896
19 – “The Bounce Back” VPD $321,910
20 – “The Fits” Osci. $166,425

Quite interestingly, none of the movies above were directed by black women and only half of them were directed by black men.

There’s more.

Of the 20, ‘Moonlight’ was the only project which sought to tell the stories of LGBTQ African-Americans, while Kevin Hart’s ‘Central Intelligence’ stands as the only release to cross the $100 million barrier.


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  1. Belafontae’s Son December 29, 2016

    I wonder if Kevin will ever be able to play a serious character in a drama?

    • The Wig Snatcher December 29, 2016

      What’s your former screen name(s)?

    • SMH December 29, 2016

      Of course not. He’ll play the same loud, short, predictable buddy comedies until the wheels fall off. He has no depth as an actor.

  2. The Wig Snatcher December 29, 2016

    It’s a damn shame that a Madea movie raked in more than 4x the money than Birth of a Nation. Thank you, queēr feminist pûnk åsses.

    • Lindsay Slowhands December 29, 2016

      How do you mean?

    • SMH December 29, 2016

      Everyone said that movie was terrible and inaccurate. Plus…im sick and tired of slave movies. we get them every year and im tired of being reminded of it.

  3. Suicide Blonde December 29, 2016

    Interesting list.

  4. Keri Qween December 29, 2016

    Almost Christmas


    • HailLegendBeysus December 29, 2016

      As if she had any impact with that grossing. B**** probably got a $200 dollar check lmao!

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