If there was ever a question of whether or not Black films can perform well at the box office, these Black directors crushed those stereotypes in the last 12 months alone! In total their respective films “Black Panther”, “Get Out”, “The Fate of the Furious”, and “Girls Trip” amassed an astounding $2.1 billion as of Feb. 22 in global box office numbers. All figures are global box office numbers and are courtesy of Box Office Mojo
Ryan Coogler, the 31-year-old critically acclaimed director is from Oakland, California and although he’s young, he’s isn’t new to hit movies. He directed and co-wrote “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station” which both starred Michael B. Jordan. He graduated from the same school as his parents California State University. His most recent film “Black Panther”, released February 2018, has accumulated $491,301,098 in worldwide box office sales so far, breaking several records along the way. *Update: Since this writing, “Black Panther’s” worldwide box office sales have grown to $704,00,422. This figure is not factored into the total.
Jordan Peele actor, comedian and director is from Manhattan, New York. He attended Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York but dropped out to form the comedian duo “Key & Peele”. His debut film “Get Out”, released February 2017, killed at the box office with $255,017,329 million worldwide.