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The Preacher’s Wife

The Preacher's Wife movie poster
Theater Box Office Totals:
$48,102,795 (domestic)

“There’s a joy in singing gospel and in church. There’s a joy that I remember most, and it all came back to me, and it was fun.”

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston co-starred in The Preacher’s Wife with Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington. The film, based on the Christmas classic The Bishop’s Wife starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young, was directed by Penny Marshall and grossed nearly $50 million at the U.S. box office. Whitney co-produced the movie soundtrack, which has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling gospel album of all time. Whitney earned $10 million for her role in the film, making her one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.

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