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10 Actors Who Have Starred in the Most Number of $100 Million Movies

July 9, 2017
6 min read

Hollywood for the most part is driven by money. And as much as you might want to dismiss the Oscars, the truth is that whatever few good movies that are made in Hollywood is due to the fact they still hold some meaning to the film industry. Oscars are still to a large part driving production of good, meaningful cinema in Hollywood. That’s not to say box-office is not important. In fact, it is the success of big movies that is allowing studios to invest in small movies.

In any case, today, we are going to look at 15 actors who have done tremendously well at the box office. There are many names that you would expect. But there are also names that you would be completely surprised by. So, without further delay, here are the 10 actors who have starred in the most number of $100 million movies (at the US box office).

Note: Voice performances are included in the list, but cameos aren’t.

10. Ian McKellen – 12

Beauty and the Beast (2017) – $503,976,432
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $377,845,905
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – $342,551,365
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – $315,544,750
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $303,003,568
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $258,366,855
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $255,119,788
X-Men: The Last Stand – $234,362,462
X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233,921,534
The Da Vinci Code – $217,536,138
X2: X-Men United – $214,949,694
X-Men – $157,299,717

9. Jim Carrey – 12

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – $260,044,825
Bruce Almighty – $242,829,261
Batman Forever – $184,031,112
Liar Liar – $181,410,615
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (Voice) – $154,529,439
A Christmas Carol (2009) – $137,855,863
Dumb and Dumber – $127,175,374
The Truman Show – $125,618,201
The Mask – $119,938,730
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – $118,634,549
Fun with Dick and Jane – $110,332,737
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls – $108,385,533

8. Will Smith – 14

Suicide Squad – $325,100,054
Independence Day – $306,169,268
I Am Legend – $256,393,010
Men in Black – $250,690,539
Hancock – $227,946,274
Men in Black II – $190,418,803
Hitch – $179,495,555
MIB 3 – $179,020,854
The Pursuit of Happyness – $163,566,459
Shark Tale (Voice) – $160,861,908
I, Robot – $144,801,023
Bad Boys II – $138,608,444
Wild Wild West – $113,804,681
Enemy of the State – $111,549,836

7. Harrison Ford – 14

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $936,662,225
Star Wars – $460,998,007
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – $317,101,119
Return of the Jedi – $309,306,177
The Empire Strikes Back – $290,475,067
Raiders of the Lost Ark – $248,159,971
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – $197,171,806
The Fugitive – $183,875,760
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – $179,870,271
Air Force One – $172,956,409
What Lies Beneath – $155,464,351
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – $127,352,707
Clear and Present Danger – $122,187,717
Cowboys & Aliens – $100,240,551

6. Robin Williams – 14

Night at the Museum –  $250,863,268
Mrs. Doubtfire – $219,195,243
Aladdin (Voice) – $217,350,219
Happy Feet (Voice) – $198,000,317
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – $177,243,721
Good Will Hunting – $138,433,435
Patch Adams – $135,026,902
Robots (Voice) – $128,200,012
The Birdcage – $124,060,553
Good Morning, Vietnam – $123,922,370
Hook – $119,654,823
Lee Daniels’ The Butler –  $116,632,095
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – $113,746,621
Jumanji – $100,475,249

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