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Thursday, February 9, 2012

List | Top 20 Highest Grossing Rappers Turned Actors

TheVerdict: 
I was listening to an interview with Bow Wow sometime last week. Definitely, one of the most arrogant interviews I have ever heard. During it, he stated that "When Hollywood needs young black actors, they come to me". This all came from him muttering about how he turned down a role in the tragic debacle of a black action film, Red Tails. That's probably the smartest thing Chad has ever done in his life. Either way, this got me thinking. There are so many rappers who decide to become actors and really never come back to rap. When they do come back, we usually wish they hadn't. I decided to do some digging around on the net just to see how much money films with rappers casted in them end up grossing. You wouldn't believe what I found...


These grossings are not 100% accurate --that's an impossible task--, but they're close enough...

20. Q-TIP & Tupac  (TIED)
Q-TIP
Grossed Approximately: 63,000,000
Average Per Film: 15,750,000
Highest Grossing Film: Brown Sugar



Tupac
Grossed Approximately: $63,000,000
Average Per Film: $21,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: Poetic Justice




19. Kid'n Play
Grossed Approximately: $77,000,000
Average Per Film: $19,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: House Party



18. 50 Cent
Grossed Approx.: $122,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $62,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: Righteous Kill



17. DMX
Grossed Approx.: $226,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $75,300,000
Highest Grossing Film: Romeo Must Die



16. Eminem
Grossed Approx.: $242,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $242,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: 8 Mile



15. T.I.
Grossed Approx.: $357,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $119,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: American Gangster



14. Ice-T
Grossed Approx.: $360,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $45,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: The Other Guys



13. Bow Wow
Grossed Approx.: $371,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $53,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: Fast N Furious: Tokyo Drift



12. Mos Def
Grossed Approx.: $542,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $60,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: The Italian Job



11. Eve
Grossed Approx.: $566,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $188,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: xXx (not to be confused w/ her porn tape)



10. Snoop Dogg
Grossed Approx.: $582,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $64,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: Arthur And The Invisibles



09. Andre 3000
Grossed Approx.: $703,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $87,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: Scary Movie 4



08. LL Cool J
Grossed Approx.: $733,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $61,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: SWAT



07. Ice Cube
Grossed Approx.: $940,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $52,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: Anaconda



06. Will I Am
Grossed Approx.: $1,460,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $486,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: Madagascar 2



05. Ludacris
Grossed Approx.: $1,520,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $152,000,000
Highest Grossing FIlm: Fast Five



04. Common
Grossed Approx.: $1,560,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $173,000,000
Highest Grossing FIlm: Terminator Salvation



03. Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg)
Grossed Approx.: $2,590,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $112,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: Planet Of The Apes



02. Queen Latifah
Grossed Approx.: $3,550,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $118,000,000
Highest Grossing Film: Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs



01. Will Smith
Grossed Approx.: $5,700,000,000
Avg. Per Film: $203,000,000
Highest Grossing FIlm: Independence Day




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1 comment:

Big Simba said...

I just want to make it known, as it was brought to my attention, that this list has nothing to do with whether the rapper had a major role or not. This is more about inquirying upon how much money films with rappers casted in them tend to make. And how these rappers get these parts over established actors.

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