Box Office Hit Actors

Normally, you choose to watch movies according to actors and actresses because it seems easy to remember a movie through the actors and actresses who play the lead roles. My research has led me to identify actors who made hit movies:

Samuel L. Jackson is considered as the world’s top grossing actors where his films made more than $8.5 billion throughout the world and $4.5 billion in USA. He may not have played the key roles in the films he has made and one may argue that he does not deserve to be on top but he has been the busiest Hollywood actor for the last 20 years. Within this period, he has appeared to more than 70 movie productions.  For all the movies he has appeared, it has an average movie gross of about 57 million US dollars. Recently, he has been with the Iron Man 2 and Quantum Quest: Cassini Space Odyssey.

Tom Hanks is recorded to be the most successful lead actor of his time with all his films which grossed to more than 8 billion million dollars throughout the world and more than 3 billion US dollars in USA. His movies are getting an average of more than $94 million for every film. He has played main roles for more than 50 movies where 19 of these films earned more than $100 million worldwide. He also did some animated films such as Cars and The Simpson Movie with little voice roles. His most successful movies are The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, and Cast Away.

Harrison Ford was the top gross lead actor in the past but recently went down to number 3. He was most famous in the 1970’s to 1980’s when box-office sales were not that known. His movies made an average gross of $98 million. His most successful movies were Star Wars Episode IV, Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Star Wars Episode V, and The Fugitive.

Orlando Bloom is an English actor who played lead roles in two of the biggest trilogies of the century as Legolas in the Lord of the Rings, and as Will Turner in Pirates of the Carribean. He made an average movie gross of $183 million for each film. His movies made $6.5 billion all over the world and $2.3 billion within USA. Orlando Bloom’s first lead movie role was in Kingdom of Heaven in 2005 which made $211 million dollars worldwide. His most successful movie tints are The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and Troy.

And who does know of Tom Cruise? He is known to be a true international celebrity whose movies earned a gross of $6.6 billion dollars worldwide and a gross of $3.2 billion dollars in USA. He is famous in Japan, Europe, and in more countries because he often visits these countries. His movies made an average of $96 million dollars. His successful movies are Top Gun, Mission Impossible 2, The Last Samurai, and Rain man.