It’s no secret that Samuel L. Jackson is one of Hollywood’s most popular and successful actors today. His list of top 10 grossing movies shows just that. From the D.C. Extended Universe to blockbusters like Jurassic World and Avengers: Infinity War, these films have all made him a lot of money. So, if you’re curious about which films have made him the most money, read on!
1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
As the final battle between superheroes and the demons of hell looms, the fate of Earth and all life in the universe hangs in the balance. Against impossible odds, a small group of heroes fights to stop Thanos from collecting all six Infinity Stones and wiping out humanity.
The Avengers must reunite to stop Thanos from attaining ultimate power. Still, they’ve been brought together on opposite sides of a galaxy far away by a powerful being known as The Supreme Leader. To save Earth, The Avengers must first join up with their former enemy Captain America (Chris Evans), and journey into outer space to collect the remaining four Infinity Stones before Thanos can use them to inflict his terrible will on all creation.
Along the way, they’ll face off against The Black Order, led by Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), and Thanos’ children Maw and Quill. With time running out, The Avengers must find a way to work together if they’re going to save not just Earth but existence itself.
2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an epic battle between the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the powerful Thanos. The film features Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Though the movie was originally supposed to be released in May of 2018, it was delayed due to several script changes and rewrites. It finally hit theatres on April 27 this year and quickly became one of the most popular movies of all time!
According to Box Office Mojo, Avengers: Infinity War has grossed over $2 billion worldwide! This makes it the third-highest-grossing movie ever, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Titanic (1997).
3. The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the first theatrical release of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the eighth installment in the MCU. The film was directed by Joss Whedon and written by Zak Penn, with Peter Jackson as co-producer. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Hugo Weaving.
The plot follows superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Evans), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and War Machine (Don Cheadle) as they unite to stop Loki from destroying Earth with an iridescent stone known as The Tesseract. Other cast members who make significant appearances include Josh Brolin as Thanos, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts/Black Widow 2.0, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig/The Scientist, and Rebecca
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to The Avengers (2012) and the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was written and directed by Joss Whedon. It starred Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and Anthony Mackie.
The movie tells the story of the team turning against one another while trying to stop Ultron, a powerful artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark that went on a destructive rampage. Iron Man must first retrieve his fallen friend Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, from Asgard to prevent destruction. The hostilities among the heroes lead to civil war as they fight for control of Earth.
5. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
Spider-Man: Far from Home is the seventeenth installment in the Spider-Man film series and was released on July 5, 2019. It is a superhero film directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, and Tony To. The story follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland), who has been missing since the events of Avengers: Endgame and is believed to have died in the battle against Thanos. Upon his return, Peter finds that he has become a celebrity and is constantly pursued by reporters. He also learns that his identity as Spider-Man has been leaked online, so he must take on new villains to protect his secret.
The cast includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man; Zendaya as M.J.; Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds; Laura Harrier as Liz Allan; Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson; Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz/Shocker; Tyne Daly as May Parker; Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio; Michael Keaton as J. Jonah Jameson; Angourie Rice as Gwen Stacy/Ghost Rider 2099; Marisa Tomei as Aunt May
6. Captain Marvel (2019)
Captain Marvel is a superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and was released in theatres on March 8, 2019.
The film stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who becomes a superhero known as Captain Marvel after gaining super strength and flying abilities due to exposure to an alien energy field. Along with her team of friends led by Nick Fury, she battles bad guys led by Skrulls and their leader, Kreeemar Quinjet.
The movie was a box office success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide despite receiving mixed reviews from critics. It was praised for its action sequences and characterization of Larson’s character but was criticized for its lack of development and inconsistent pacing.
7. Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park is a 1993 movie based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. The film follows Dr. Alan Grant (Samuel L. Jackson) and his team of scientists as they are forced to save the employees of a theme park from a genetically modified dinosaur called Indominus rex.
The cast includes Laura Dern, Richard Attenborough, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins, and Bob Peck. The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. It became one of the highest-grossing movies and is still considered one of the greatest science fiction movies ever made.
8. Star Wars: Episode l – The Phantom Menace (1999)
“Star Wars: Episode l – The Phantom Menace,” tells the story of young Anakin Skywalker, destined to become the powerful Jedi Knight known as Darth Vader. When a new threat from outer space threatens peace and order, the evil Sith Lord, Darth Maul, Anakin, is called upon to join Obi-Wan Kenobi and other Jedi in a daring mission to stop him. Along the way, they must confront dangers and challenges never before encountered by the galaxy’s defenders.
The film was successful at the box office, becoming one of the highest-grossing movies. It has since been followed by two more sequels (“Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith”) and a prequel trilogy (“Star Wars: Episodes 1-3”). All five films have collectively grossed over $2 billion at the worldwide box office.
9. Star Wars: Episode lll – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
In Revenge of the Sith, Luke Skywalker joins forces with the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker to stop the evil Darth Sidious and his droid army. Along the way, they face off against Count Dooku, who uses thousands of Kaminoan clones to attack various planets. In the end, Luke destroys Sidious’ Death Star, and Anakin becomes a powerful Jedi Knight in his own right.
This blockbuster movie was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $2 billion worldwide. It also received rave reviews from critics and fans, earning an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s Captain America and 2012’s The Avengers and is the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Tom Hiddleston. It is set in 2013 after the events of The Avengers. It deals with Steve Rogers’ struggle to rebalance his life while living as an international fugitive following his role in the team’s destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The story follows Rogers as he attempts to uncover how deep Hydra goes within S.H.I.E.L.D. and comes into conflict with Nick Fury over his efforts to bring them down completely. In addition to directing and co-writing the screenplay, Anthony Russo also produces alongside Kevin Feige, who also serves as executive producer along with Susan Eisenberg from Marvel Studios Story Group & Janet Lawrence from Phase 4 Films production company Little White Lies Productions.