Jump to content
Blankments

If Minorities Made the Most - A Box Office List

Recommended Posts

I made this during my self-imposed exile of the boards. Essentially, this is a top 100 list of films directed by people who DON'T fall under the category of "straight white male." Obviously (and sadly), a vast majority of films are directed by people who fall into that category, so this is a list intended make one think about the diversity behind the camera of blockbusters. I will update this weekly.

 

  1. Black Panther - 700M
  2. Beauty and the Beast – 504M
  3. Frozen II - 477M
  4. Captain Marvel - 427M
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 417M
  6. Wonder Woman - 413M
  7. Frozen – 401M
  8. Despicable Me 2 – 368M
  9. Furious 7 – 353M
  10. Zootopia – 341M
  11. Minions – 336M
  12. Aquaman - 335M
  13. Thor: Ragnarok - 315M
  14. Independence Day – 306M
  15. The Sixth Sense – 294M
  16. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – 292.3M
  17. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – 281.2M
  18. Gravity – 274M
  19. Shrek - 268M
  20. Despicable Me 3 - 265M
  21. Despicable Me – 252M
  22. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – 250M
  23. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – 241M
  24. Fast & Furious 6 – 239M
  25. Brave – 237M
  26. X-Men: Days of Future Past – 234M
  27. Signs – 228M
  28. The Fate of the Furious – 226M
  29. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – 219.6M
  30. How to Train Your Dragon – 217.6M
  31. Bohemian Rhapsody - 216.6M
  32. Mission: Impossible II - 215.4M
  33. X2: X-Men United – 214.9M
  34. Fast Five – 209M
  35. Bad Boys for Life - 204M
  36. Tangled – 200.8M
  37. Superman Returns - 200.1M
  38. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – 196.57M
  39. Ice Age: The Meltdown – 195.3M
  40. Twilight – 193M
  41. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - 190M
  42. Grease – 188.8M
  43. The Day After Tomorrow - 186.7M 
  44. Pitch Perfect 2 – 184.3M
  45. Batman Forever – 184.0M
  46. The Revenant – 183.6M
  47. What Women Want – 182.8M
  48. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – 177.0M
  49. Ice Age – 176.4M
  50. Get Out – 175.5M
  51. Us - 175.0M
  52. Crazy Rich Asians - 174M
  53. Mary Poppins Returns - 172.0M
  54. Chicago – 170.7M
  55. The Help – 169.7M
  56. Fifty Shades of Grey – 166.2M
  57. 2012 – 166.1M
  58. Kung Fu Panda 2 – 165.2M
  59. The Proposal – 164.0M
  60. Straight Outta Compton – 161.2M
  61. Die Another Day – 160.9M
  62. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - 160.8M
  63. Star Trek Beyond – 159M
  64. X-Men – 157.3M
  65. Scary Movie – 157.0M
  66. X-Men: Apocalypse – 155.4M
  67. Fast and Furious – 155.1M
  68. Fantastic Four – 154.7M
  69. Sex and the City – 152.6M
  70. Lilo & Stitch – 145.8M
  71. Doctor Dolittle – 144.2M
  72. Mamma Mia! - 144.1M
  73. Rio – 143.6M
  74. Kung Fu Panda 3 - 143.5M
  75. The Blair Witch Project – 140.54M
  76. Deep Impact - 140.46M
  77. Look Who’s Talking - 140.1M
  78. Good Will Hunting – 138.4M
  79. Split – 138.1M
  80. The Conjuring – 137.4M
  81. Godzilla (1998) – 136.3M
  82. Ride Along – 134.9M
  83. Bringing Down the House - 132.7M
  84. Hulk – 132.2M
  85. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - 131.9M
  86. The Last Airbender – 131.8M
  87. Rio 2 – 131.5M
  88. Robots – 128.2M
  89. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – 128.08M
  90. Into the Woods – 128.00M
  91. 2 Fast 2 Furious – 127.2M
  92. Sleepless in Seattle - 126.7M
  93. Safe House - 126.4M
  94. The Vow – 125.01M
  95. Life of Pi – 124.99M
  96. Something’s Gotta Give – 124.7M
  97. The Good Dinosaur - 123.1M
  98. G.I. Joe: Retaliation - 122.5M
  99. Wayne’s World - 121.7M
  100. Hairspray – 119M
Edited by Blankments
  • Like 12
  • Not Cool 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

46 minutes ago, Tele Came Back said:

It might be more interesting to remove the "straight/gay" qualifier at this point.

I can get that. My biggest thing I noticed while making the list is how many more gay white males are on the list compared to any other qualifier.

 

BTW, fun fact, there are only two directors on this list that fit for more than one section: Lee Daniels (a gay African-American) and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (a Asian-American female).

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, Blankments said:

I can get that. My biggest thing I noticed while making the list is how many more gay white males are on the list compared to any other qualifier.

 

BTW, fun fact, there are only two directors on this list that fit for more than one section: Lee Daniels (a gay African-American) and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (a Asian-American female).

 

If you have this in a spreadsheet form, it'd be interesting to list their respective statuses. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, baumer said:

So if I am to understand this correctly every one of these films was directed by somebody other than hetero white male?

As Tele stated, a few of these are co-directed (mostly animated films, but there might be a couple live-action ones that have a male and female directing team.) I know Frozen, the Despicable Me movies, and Zootopia all fall under "several directors, but at least one isn't a hetero white male."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Tele Came Back said:

 

If you have this in a spreadsheet form, it'd be interesting to list their respective statuses. 

The best way for me to do that is just to link you here. I don't have the grosses listed there but all are labeled under the format of "straight white male" but switching out what makes them fit this list.

 

If a movie is co-directed or not is not listed though.

Edited by Blankments
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Blankments said:

The best way for me to do that is just to link you here. I don't have the grosses listed there but all are labeled under the format of "straight white male" but switching out what makes them fit this list.

 

If a movie is co-directed or not is not listed though.

 

What's also noteworthy is how many are directed by the same people. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, damnitgeorge08 said:

Why I feel like that there were more females directing big films before 2000?

 

It would be probably true:

 

The figures were reported today in the 19th annual Celluloid Ceiling report, released by Dr. Martha Lauzen, executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, and they demonstrated that the opportunities for women working in top behind-the-camera roles haven't improved in nearly 20 years. The percentage of women directors in 2016 — 7 percent — was down by two percentage points from 1998, the first year of the study, and the percentage of women who held various behind-the-camera roles on films — 17 percent — was even with the percentage achieved in 1998.

 

And Studios were making 180-200 movie a year back then (220 in 2002), it is usually below 150 now (only 114 in 2013, 84 by the studios, 30 by their subsidiaries)

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, tribefan695 said:

Sorry I'm that guy again but you forgot The Good Dinosaur (Peter Sohn, Korean-American)

Actually you're good. Surprised I didn't catch that. If it's alright with you, I'll add him in next week at a scheduled update.

 

(I also didn't know if Timur Bekmambetov is considered non-white since he's of European origin, but Kazakh people are considered descendants of Mongols, which is obviously Asian.)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, tribefan695 said:

Sorry I'm that guy again but you forgot The Good Dinosaur (Peter Sohn, Korean-American)

 

Ok, I just have to say...

 

Bob Peterson...

 

Replaced by...

 

Peter Sohn?

 

Coincidence?  Or...fate?

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Guidelines. Feel free to read our Privacy Policy as well.