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Poll: Favorite Top Box Office Black Directors

Each February in the USA, we recognize black achievements during Black History Month. These directors are among the highest career box office earners adjusted for inflation.

Which select and influential top box office* grossing black director is your personal favorite? *USA total box office totals and top film gross are inflation adjusted

Black History Month Companion Polls Celebrated Black-Led Movies : Top Black-Directed Movies : Top Grossing Black Directors :

Discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

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    Tim Story

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    Tyler Perry

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    John Singleton

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    F. Gary Gray

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    Spike Lee

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    Antoine Fuqua

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    Keenen Ivory Wayans

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    Sidney Poitier

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    Michael Schultz

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    Thomas Carter

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    Malcolm D. Lee

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    Allen Hughes

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    Albert Hughes

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    Forest Whitaker

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    Carl Franklin

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    Bill Duke

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    Lee Daniels

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    Gordon Parks

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    Kevin Hooks

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    Ryan Coogler

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    Rick Famuyiwa

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    Ernest R. Dickerson

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    Charles Stone III

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    Jordan Peele

    Top Box Office Film: Get Out (2017)

    Directorial Resume

    Box Office Mojo Totals

    Answer Option Added 28 March 2017

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    Peter Ramsey

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    Gina Prince-Bythewood

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    Chris Rock

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    Melvin Van Peebles

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    Denzel Washington

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    Steve McQueen

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    Ava DuVernay

    Top Box Office Film: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

    Directorial Resume

    Box Office Mojo Totals

    Answer Option Added 23 July 2017

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    Reginald Hudlin

    Top Box Office Film: Boomerang (1992)

    Directorial Resume

    Box Office Mojo Totals

    Answer Option Added 19 February 2018

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    George C. Wolfe

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    Robert Townsend

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