Top 20 Highest U.S box office earning actors in Hollywood movie history
The best actors in the world have something that others do not. Even though there are many box office stars working today, The most successful actors in Hollywood movie history stand out from the rest with an outstanding record in terms of US box office earnings. Many people may not be aware that in this arm of the entertainment industry, even with great acting talent and a good blockbuster record, an actor can flop horribly in their very next movie.
That is why you have to take your hat off to the following stars Who have achieved success by combining talent, versatility, and longevity to appear in blockbuster hit after hit over the years. If it were easy to do this, then the list below will be much longer.
In history We've had many one hit actors, or popular A Listers like Marlon Brando and John Travolta, who without a doubt, have had very successful careers, but where hounded by inconsistency during their careers.
But on the other hand some stars have like the irreplaceable Samuel L. Jackson, for instance have quietly crept up on the louder names and become the highest-earning actor in the history of the U.S. box office.
There is no debate that in terms of the acting qualities I mentioned earlier, this veteran Hollywood actor has all three qualities in spades.
Based on actual earning records, I have put together an incredible list that ranks the top 20 actors of all time by their total career earnings at the cinemas. . And trust me, some names on this list will Shock you. While others will be expected—even though their positions on the list might surprise you. Meaning—the most popular names are not always the most successful when the numbers come in.
I must point out that apart from acting skills, some of these stars gained great success by possessing the uncanny ability of chosing movie projects that help them bring out the very best of their super acting. And by infusing their very own acting magic into the project, they power the occasionally mediocre movie into blockbuster status just by being in it.
Like I said, Most are well-known, like Jackson and Tom cruise. But others inconspicuous stars, like the "Star Wars" C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels, are not, though their huge careers earnings speak for themselves.
Okay then! Check out the chart below, and you'll see the list of the 20 best Hollywood actors here:
1. Samuel L. Jackson. Box office total—$5.14billion— Highest grossing movie—Avengers
2. Harrison Ford. Box office total —$4.87B. Highest grossing film—The Force Awakens
3. Tom Hanks. $4.53B. Toy Story 3.
4. Morgan Freeman. $4.52B. The Dark Knight.
5. Robert Downey Jr. $4.28B. The Avengers.
6. Eddie Murphy. $3.81B. Highest grossing movie—Shrek 2.
7. Stanley Tucci. $3.76B. Catching Fire.
8. Tom Cruise. $3.73B. War of the Worlds.
9. Scarlett Johansson. $3.67B. The Avengers.
10. Ian McKellan. $3.65B. Beauty and the Beast.
11. Johnny Depp. $3.54B. Pirates of the Caribbean:Dead Man's Chest.
12. Anthony Daniels. $3.42B. Top earning movie—The Force Awakens.
13. Michael Caine. $3.39B. The Dark Knight.
14. Gary Oldman. $3.36B. The Dark Knight.
15. Robin Williams. $3.28B U.S box office haul. Top film—Night at the Museum.
16. Robert De Niro.$3.23B. Meet the Fockers.
17. Emma Watson. $3.21B. Top earner—Beauty and the Beast.
18. Will Smith—Box office record total—$3.21B. Top earning film—Suicide Squad.
19. Bruce Willis. $3.19Billion. Strangely, action star Willis' highest grossing film was not an action flick but a horror movie—The Sixth Sense.
20. Stellan Skarsgard. $3.18Billion. The Avengers.
Well there they are: The biggest earning actors in U.S Movie history. These are the real Kings an Queens of Hollywood Blockbuster movies.