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AFRICAN AMERICAN ROMANTIC COMEDIES

STATS: The average African American ROMANTIC COMEDY from 1995 to 2008 had budgets from
$6-10 million on the low end and $20-30 million on the high end. They generated TOTAL
DOMESTIC REVENUES of $1.06 BILLION DOLLARS and average domestic revenues of $46 MILLION
DOLLARS.1

FILM NAME DOMESTIC GROSS
Coming to America
$128,152,301
Boomerang
$70,052,444
Waiting to Exhale
$66,947,948
Madea's Family Reunion
$63,257,940
This Christmas
$49,121,934
Soul Food
$43,492,389
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins $39,519,690
How Stella Got Her Groove Back $37,672,944
Beauty Shop
$36,351,350
A Thin Line Between Love Hate $9,310,414
The Best Man
$34,102,780
Daddy's Little Girls
$31,366,978
Brown Sugar
$27,362,712
Kingdom Come
$23,247,539
Booty Call
$20,066,917
Phat Girlz
$7,061,128
Why Did I Get Married?
$55,204,525
The Brothers
$30,145,765
Deliver Us From Eva
$21,223,341
The Wood
$25,059,640
Diary of Mad Black Woman
$50,633,099
Two Can Play
$22,235,901
Breakin all The Rules
$12,264,319
Hitch
$177,784,257
TOTAL:
$1,060,788,839
AVERAGE:
$46,121,253
1 SOURCE:

The Numbers and Box Office Mojo .

AFRICAN AMERICAN COMEDIES
STATS: The average African American ROMANTIC COMEDY from 1995 to 2008 had budgets from
$6-10 million on the low end and $20-30 million on the high end. They generated TOTAL
DOMESTIC REVENUES of $1.3 BILLION DOLLARS and average domestic revenues of $52 MILLION
DOLLARS.2

FILM NAME DOMESTIC GROSS
Coming to America
$128,152,301
Big Momma's House
$117,559,438
Are We There Yet?
$82,674,398
Big Momma's 2
$70,165,972

Boomerang
Barbershop 2:
Life
Madea's Family
Harlem Nights
Little Man
Are We Done Yet?
Welcome Home
Undercover Brother
Beauty Shop
Johnson Family
Hitch
Booty Call
Don't Be a Menace
I'm Gonna Git You
The Cookout
Phat Girlz
Friday
Next Friday
First Sunday
Friday After Next
TOTAL:
AVERAGE:
2 SOURCE:

$70,052,444
$24,241,612
$20,414,775
$63,257,940
$60,857,262
$58,636,047
$49,662,533
$39,519,690
$38,230,435
$36,351,350
$31,203,964
$177,784,257
$20,066,917
$19,674,813
$13,030,057
$16,000,000
$7,061,128
$27,467,564
$57,328,603
$37,931,869
$33,253,609
$1,300,578,978
$52,023,159

The Numbers and Box Office Mojo

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