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Top grossing actor of all time: Still Samuel L. Jackson!

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction

Apparently, there was some controversy surrounding my comments in the K_Line survey about your top ten films. I said that Samuel L. Jackson was the top grossing actor of all time, and I stand by that remark. And frankly, aside from the near constant stream of profanity in many of his movies, I have to agree he is a pretty talented actor.

The top ten grossing actors of all time are:

10. Robin Williams
9. Will Smith
8. Morgan Freeman
7. Eddie Murphy
6. Bruce Willis
5. Tom Cruise
4. Orlando Bloom
3. Harrison Ford
2. Tom Hanks
1. Samuel L Jackson1

Details on top 10 actors of all time

10. Robin Williams
U.S. Gross – $3,177,675,199
Worldwide Gross – $5,749,935,745

Most Successful Films:

1. Night at the Museum – $574,480,841
2. Aladdin – $504,050,219
3. Mrs. Doubtfire – $441,286,195
4. Happy Feet – $385,000,317


9. Will Smith
U.S. Gross – $2,542,908,988
Worldwide Gross – $5,771,022,176

Most Successful Films:

1. Independence Day – $817,400,878
2. Hancock – $624,346,274
3. Men in Black – $587,790,539
4. I Am Legend – $585,055,701


8. Morgan Freeman
U.S. Gross – $3,138,301,600
Worldwide Gross – $5,851,042,996

Most Successful Films:

1. The Dark Knight – $1,000,245,358
2. The War of the Worlds (Narrator) – $591,745,532
3. Bruce Almighty – $485,004,995
4. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – $390,500,000


7. Eddie Murphy
U.S. Gross – $3,470,799,901
Worldwide Gross – $6,211,397,821

Most Successful Films:

1. Shrek 2 – $919,838,758
2. Shrek the Third – $798,958,162
3. Beverly Hills Cop – $316,300,000
4. Coming to America – $288,800,000


6. Bruce Willis
U.S. Gross – $3,045,317,743
Worldwide Gross – $ 6,432,992,990

Most Successful Films:

1. The Sixth Sense – $672,806,292
2. Armageddon – $554,600,000
3. Live Free or Die Hard – $383,531,464
4. Over the Hedge- $336,002,981


5. Tom Cruise
U.S. Gross – $3,274,294,878
Worldwide Gross – $6,642,337,497

Most Successful Films:

1. The War of the Worlds – $591,745,532
2. Mission Impossible 2 – $546,209,889
3. The Last Samurai – $456,810,575
4. Rain Man – $412,800,000


4. Orlando Bloom
U.S. Gross – $2,390,308,637
Worldwide Gross – $6,554,217,251

Most Successful Films:

1. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King – $1,133,027,325
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $1,065,659,812
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – $926,284,377
4. Troy – $497,398,577


3. Harrison Ford
U.S. Gross – $3,630,449,689
Worldwide Gross – $6,657,454,464

Most Successful Films:

1. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – $797,900,000
2. Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – $786,558,765
3. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – $534,171,960
4. The Fugitive – $368,900,000


2. Tom Hanks
U.S. Gross – $3,985,186,565
World Gross – $8,007,367,700

Most Successful Films:

1. The Da Vinci Code – $757,236,138
2. Forrest Gump – $679,400,525
3. Saving Private Ryan – $481,635,085
4. Cast Away – $427,230,516


1. Samuel L Jackson
U.S. Gross – $4,458,983,764
Worldwide Gross – $8,640,150,950

Most Successful Films:

1. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – $924,288,297
2. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – $848,998,877
3. The Incredibles – $635,564,642
4. Iron Man – $582,313,199

FOOTNOTES:

  1. SOURCE: TopTenz, http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-most-successful-actors-at-the-box-office.php