Zendaya made her debut in 2010 with Disney’s Shake it Up. Since then, she has come a long way starring in more than ten films. She has also released a self-titled studio album and won countless awards including a Golden Globe and two Emmys. Her major roles in Euphoria, Spider-Man, and Dune have positioned her as one of the most in-demand actresses working today. Let’s take a look at how successful Zendaya’s films have been over the years and her net worth.
Zendaya’s films have generated over $5 billion at the box office
Zendaya is only 26. However, her movies have managed to break records generating billions of dollars at the box office. According to The Numbers, five of her films have crossed $1.9 billion worldwide, thus making her one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood.
Zendaya has played various roles including voice roles in Duck Duck Goose (2018), Smallfoot (2018) and
Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021). Surprisingly, Smalpfoot was the most successful film among these 3 generating $214 million at the box office.
Zendaya’s films have also managed to break viewership records. Her 2021 film Dune for example was viewed by 1.9 million U.S. households during its opening weekend, before growing to 3.9 million U.S. households within the first month. Zendaya has been confirmed to reprise her role as Chani in the sequel, Dune: Part Two, which has been scheduled for a late-2023 release.
Zendaya has also showcased her singing and dancing talent in her films. In the Hugh Jackman-led The Greatest Showman, Zendaya played Anne Wheeler, a trapeze artist and acrobat alongside Zac Efron who played playwright and Anne’s love interest Phillip Carlyle. Zendaya’s ‘Rewrite the Stars’ led her to be nominated for several awards. She ended up winning the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress and Teen Choice Award for Choice Drama Movie Actress.
Finally, who can forget her stellar performance in the Spider-Man trilogy? The Spider-Man trilogy featuring Tom Holland and Zendaya is by far one of the most successful, generating over $4 billion alone. Zendaya is reported to have earned at least $10 million from the Spider-Man franchise. This excludes the bonuses which could be a few million dollars.
If we add it all up, the total box office collection of Zendaya’s most successful 8 movies comes out to be more than $5 billion. This is an achievement that can’t be taken lightly.
Zendaya Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Zendaya has a net worth of $20 million as of 2023. She has been the face of several brands such as Madonna’s Material Girl clothing line as well as CoverGirl, Beats Electronics, and Chi Hair Care. She was a spokesmodel for Lancôme in 2019 and Valentino and Bulgari in 2020. That year the CNMI Green Carpet Fashion Awards honored her with a Visionary Award for “her efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in fashion and film.”
Zendaya has a lot more to come her way. It won’t come as a surprise if she ends up being the highest-paid actress in Hollywood a few years down the line.