Harrison Ford named highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history
The 73-year-old actor’s 41 movies have grossed a total of $4.7 billion, with Harrison’s latest movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, pulling in a whopping $770 million.hollywood Updated: Jan 10, 2016 15:15 IST
Harrison Ford can officially be crowned the box office king. Thanks to the unprecedented box office success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harrison Ford is the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood history.
The 73-year-old actor’s 41 movies have grossed a total of $4.7 billion, with Harrison’s latest movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, pulling in a whopping $770 million, according to BoxOffice Mojo.
Ford has ousted Samuel L Jackson from the top spot, with the 67-year-old actor falling to second place. His 68 movies have taken in a total of $4.6 billion.
Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman and Eddie Murphy round out the top five.
Star Wars has been breaking records since its release, starting with its opening weekend when it made a staggering $248 million at the box office.
Ford gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in the 1982 neo-noir dystopian science fiction film Blade Runner, John Book in the 1985 thriller Witness, and Jack Ryan in the 1992 action-suspense film Patriot Games and the 1994 spy action thriller film Clear and Present Danger. Ford reprised his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).