Top Five is a 2014 American comedy film written and directed by Chris Rock. Produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, the film stars Rock, Rosario Dawson, and Gabrielle Union, and follows New York City comedian and film star Andre Allen (Rock), who has to confront his past and comedic career while doing an interview with journalist Chelsea Brown (Dawson). Principal photography began on June 24, 2013 in New York City. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in the United States on December 12, 2014 by Paramount Pictures. It received positive reviews, with praise directed at the performances of the cast, and Rock’s screenplay and direction, as well as comparisons to Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories (1980). Nevertheless, it was a moderate commercial success at the box office, grossing $26.1 million worldwide against a $12 million budget.
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