Top 10 Highest Grossing Actors of All Time
Hollywood is known for its high ticket movies, which movie lovers worldwide never fail to miss. The most significant movie industry globally, the US money-spinner, has managed to produce some of the famous actors that the world has ever seen. These highest-grossing actors have each contributed to some of the biggest movie titles in the industry. Topteny magazine shows a comprehensive rundown of the top ten actors in Hollywood and the total amount of their box office performances.
1 Samuel Leroy Jackson
Samuel Leroy Jackson is the current all-time highest-grossing actor. He is famously seen as being among the most famous actors in Hollywood. His movie portfolio has grossed more than $27 billion in worldwide sales. The 72-year old actor is not the highest paid in Hollywood. With a strong resume of 112 movies, he has been in films like “A time to kill” and “Pulp fiction.” He proudly sits at the top of the actors generating the most revenue for Hollywood’s blockbuster. His involvement in films such as “Star Wars” and “The Avengers” lifted his tally to about $17.33 billion. This means that if you want your movie to go super stellar, you know who to call.
2 Robert Downey Junior
Get his name right, and you might win yourself an AI-powered iron personal assistant. This is the man who single-handedly brought the Ironman franchise to life. However, before the days of the flying shiny metal suit, Robert Downey Junior languished in obscurity. His movies have had a massive $12.79 billion in box office return globally. Having started his acting career with movies like “Less than zero” and “Weird Science,” the bulk of his box office movie records came later in his career. It is not difficult to see that a substantial amount of his movies’ total box office earnings were due to the Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man franchises. These movies also made him the highest-grossing Hollywood actor of all time. He is also among the richest actors in Hollywood.
3 Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis might not be a popular name in casual Hollywood fans, but to avid movie watchers, he sure is. His films have managed total worldwide gross earnings of about $13 billion. Some of the films that have worked to throw Serkis into this conversation include “Star Wars,” “Planet of the Apes,” “The Hobbit,” and “Lord of the Rings.” These films have been able to earn worldwide sales of about $200 million each.
4 Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is often called the Black widow of the silver screen. She has had a movie career that spans over 20 years and still going strong. She has been in films that have grossed about $12.11 billion in worldwide sales. A bulk of these has come from the movies she has been in the last couple of years. Her performances in “Sing,” “The Jungle Book,” and the MCU franchise have pulled in over $200 million. Johansson, who has a twin sister, is among four of the only Hollywood actors to pass the $12 billion level.
5 Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana trails Johansson as her films have made worldwide sales of about $11.59 billion, nearly 1 million shies of the enviable $12 billion clubs. Zoe has come a long way from starring in simple black entertainment movies to being in a blockbuster like Avatar. Avatar is the second biggest film of all time, which contributed immensely to her being on this list. With her roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and other MCU titles, she has accumulated a lot with just a total movie portfolio of 30.
6 Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt is another MCU actor that has benefited from the box office performance of the franchise. Pratt has acted in three out of the 10 Hollywood movies with the highest box office sales. His roles in “Jurassic World,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame” contributed immensely to him being on this list. Most of these titles have raked in total box office sales of $171 million a movie. His films have had worldwide box office sales of $11.29 billion.
7 Don Cheadle
With appearing in hip-hop videos as a pastime for Cheadle, he has managed to star in movies with a total box office sales of $11.09 billion worldwide. His most critically acclaimed films include “Crash,” “Boogie Nights,” and “Hotel Rwanda,” which all made from the lower level to the middle class of eight figures in worldwide box office sales. Cheadle continues to star in movies with fantastic storylines and earth-shattering suspense.
Cheadle is on this list because he has managed to be in three essential movies, which all did over $400 million in US box office sales – “Avengers: Endgame,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – between 2015 and 2019.
8 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is a former World Wrestling Federation (WWF) star and the son of a former WWF Hall of Famer and former champion – Rocky Johnson. After a stellar career in WWF, the man would later set his searing gaze at Hollywood, making a humble entry and made a slow/fast transition into an Arnold Schwarzenegger-like actor. The Rock currently has over 100 Hollywood movies to his name. Many of these movies have become blockbusters in the history of Hollywood, but this is not such a bad record for a former WWF star. Johnson has been in movies that have garnered global total box office sales of $11.09 billion thanks to his roles in such movies as “San Andreas,” “Moana,” and the Fast and Furious franchise. Johnson has also created a pioneering path for other former WWF champions like John Cena and Dave Bautista.
9 Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper has been in Hollywood movies that have managed global sales of $11.06 billion. He had a breakthrough with the “Wedding Crashers” in 2005. The movie was able to launch him into a movie run of 10 years which saw him get stellar roles with movies like “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “American Hustle,” “American Sniper,” and “The Hangover” films.
10 Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is a legend in filmmaking, and he has been in movies with worldwide box office sales of about $10.44 billion. Ever since his first role on 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” he has had a continuous run in Hollywood, appearing in scores of movies. He is on this list due to the performances of such movies like “Alice in Wonderland” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchises – which are both rated as all-time top-grossing movies.