We often hear about the stats and figures surrounding the highest grossing movies and franchises, but far less often do we discuss the combined financial success of an individual actor’s movie catalog. While starring in one or two blockbuster films is certainly commendable, some actors have made a career of acting in box office toppers.
The actors on this list are a varied bunch, but they are certainly some of the biggest stars on earth, leaving no doubt as to why their films have achieved such astronomical earnings.
All of the numbers and stats that appear on this list are from boxofficemojo.com.
10. Gary Oldman
Gross Earnings of Films: $3.279 Billion
Gary Oldman has been a staple in the entertainment industry since the late ’70s and is still going strong today. He is also often cited as one of the best British actors of his generation and has been known for his big presence on screen. The biggest contributor to his success, and the reason why he appears on this list, is for his role as Commissioner James Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. Of the three films in the franchise, The Dark Knight earned the most, grossing a whopping $534.9 million. And the entire trilogy earned an incredible $2.46 billion.