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Do You Know Them All? 11 of the Top-Grossing Black Movie Directors


Tyler Perry

The Atlanta-based filmmaker takes the top spot, with $844 million in gross earnings over 13 films. His biggest money-maker was Madea Goes To Jail in 2009, which grossed $90 million—$41,030,947 the first weekend to rank No. 1 at the box office.



Tim Story

A relative unknown who directed Barbershop blew up with the 2005 No. 1 opening weekend hit, Fantastic Four, which grossed $154,696,080. All told, Story’s films have pulled in $689,942,941.

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