His filmography includes Be Cool, the 2005 sequel to Get Shorty that starred John Travolta, and The Italian Job, the 2003 film with Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron that was budgeted at $60 million and grossed $175.8 million worldwide.
Through his production company, Cube Vision, he's created blockbuster franchises: His trilogy of Friday movies collectively grossed roughly $118 million; his two Barbershop films and the spin-off, Beauty Shop, grossed more than $177 million; and the movie Are We There Yet?
In fact, his films, which include Coach Carter, and The Incredibles, have grossed a whopping $2.1 billion.
In fact, Lawrence's franchise, Big Momma's House and Big Momma's House 2, for which he served as executive producer--grossed $312 million worldwide, while his other popular series, the two Bad Boys films, collectively grossed $414 million worldwide.
Why he's powerful: Over the past two decades, Singleton has created an impressive body of work and substantial box-office sales: his eight films, including the updated Shaft and 2 fast 2 furious, have grossed more than $437 million.