In 1992 Houston made her big screen debut as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, which grossed $16.6 million in its opening weekend. The filmâ€™s total domestic haul was $121.9 million and grossed $410.9 million worldwide. Three years later Houston starred in the adaptation of Terry McMillanâ€™s Waiting to Exhale, which opened at No. 1 at the box office, grossing $14.1 million in its first week. The film grossed $81.5 million worldwide. In 1996 Houston went back to her church roots in The Preacherâ€™s Wife, which earned her three NAACP Image Awards.