15 Highest Grossing Actors of All Time

Every have their fair share of flops and no one becomes a star over night, so actors have their fair share of everything, you be shocked to know about those facts and the numbers below.

We should note for the time being, these totals account for domestic box office returns only and do not factor in inflation. Only major roles for the actors are being counted, cameos are not a factor, and given the climate of blockbuster box office totals these days, we will update the numbers when new movies come out over the years and figures change, Yeah both figures psychically and mathematically.

Ian McKellen

15. Ian McKellen

Box Office Total: $3.15 billion
Highest-grossing film: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $377.8 million
Lowest-grossing film: Emile (2005) $5,799
Other notable films: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $303 million; X-Men: The Last Stand – $234 million

 

Anthony Daniels

14. Anthony Daniels

Box Office Total: $3.162 billion
Highest-grossing film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $936 million
Lowest-grossing film: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – $290 million
Other notable films: Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace – $474 million

 

Stellan Skarsgard

13. Stellan Skarsgard

Box Office Total: $3.171 billion
Highest-grossing film: Marvel’s The Avengers – $623.3 million
Lowest-grossing film: Boogie Woogie – $2,618
Other notable films: Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459 million; Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $$423 million

 

Bruce Willis

12. Bruce Willis

Box Office Total: $3.189 billion
Highest-grossing film: The Sixth Sense – $293.5 million
Lowest-grossing film: Extraction – $16,775
Other notable films: Armageddon – $201.5 million; Over the Hedge – $155 million

 

Robin Williams

11. Robin Williams

Box Office Total: $3.279 billion
Highest-grossing film: Night at the Museum – $250.8 million
Lowest-grossing film: The Secret Agent – $106,606
Other notable films: Mrs. Doubtfire – $219.1 million; Aladdin – $217.3 million

 

Michael Caine

10. Michael Caine

Box Office Total: $3.286 billion
Highest-grossing film: The Dark Knight – $534.9 million
Lowest-grossing film: Around the Bend – $193,637
Other notable films: Inception – $292.5 million; Austin Powers in Goldmember – $213.3 million

 

Gary Oldman

9. Gary Oldman

Box Office Total: $3.290 billion
Highest-grossing film: The Dark Knight – $534.9 million
Lowest-grossing film: We Think the World of You – $20,998
Other notable films: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – $292 million; Air Force One – $172.9 million

 

Johnny Depp

8. Johnny Depp

Box Office Total: $3.291 billion
Highest-grossing film: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $423.3 million
Lowest-grossing film: Arizona Dream – $112,547
Other notable films: Alice in Wonderland – $334.1 million; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – $206.4

 

Robert Downey, Jr.

7. Robert Downey, Jr.

Box Office Total: $3,539.3 billion
Highest-grossing film: The Avengers – $623.4 million
Lowest-grossing film: Hugo Pool – $13,330
Other notable films: Iron Man 3 – $409 million; Sherlock Holmes – $209 million

 

Tom Cruise

6. Tom Cruise

Box Office Total: $3.587 billion
Highest-grossing film: War of the Worlds – $234.3 million
Lowest-grossing film: Losin’ It – $1,246,141
Other notable films: Mission: Impossible II – $215,409,889 million; Top Gun – $179.8 million

 

Eddie Murphy

5. Eddie Murphy

Box Office Total: $3.810 billion
Highest-grossing film: Shrek 2 – $441.2 million
Lowest-grossing film: The Adventures of Pluto Nash – $4.4 million
Other notable films: Beverly Hills Cop – $234.7 million; Doctor Dolittle – $144.1 million

 

 Tom Hanks

4. Tom Hanks

Box Office Total: $4.337 billion
Highest-grossing film: Toy Story 3 – $415 million
Lowest-grossing film: Every Time We Say Goodbye – $278,623
Other notable films: Forrest Gump – $330.2 million; Cast Away – $233.6 million

Morgan Freeman

3. Morgan Freeman

Box Office Total: $4.378 billion
Highest-grossing film: The Dark Knight – $534.9 million
Lowest-grossing film: 10 Items or Less – $83,291
Other notable films: The LEGO Movie – $257.7 million; Bruce Almighty – $242.8 million

 

Harrison Ford

2. Harrison Ford

Box Office Total: $5.069 billion
Highest-grossing film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $936 million
Lowest-grossing film: Crossing Over – $455,654
Other notable films: Raiders of the Lost Ark – $248 million; The Fugitive – $183.8 million

 

 Samuel L. Jackson

1. Samuel L. Jackson

Box Office Total: $5.832 billion
Highest-grossing film: The Avengers – $623.4 million
Lowest-grossing film: Meeting Evil – $525
Other notable films: Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace – $474.5 million; Jurassic Park – $402.4 million

Surprised not to see any female actors making on to this list? Yeah me too.

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