The Force Awakens Helps Harrison Ford Reclaim "Highest Grossing Actor Of All Time" Record

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Thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens record-shattering performance, Harrison Ford was able to unseat Samuel L. Jackson from this throne to once again become the highest grossing actor of all time at the domestic box office.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Harrison Ford was the highest-grossing movie actor of all time, but in 2005 he was surpassed by Samuel L. Jackson, who has held that title for 11 years. Funny enough, one of the major reasons Jackson was able to climb past Ford was his involvement in George Lucas' Star Wars prequels.

According to Box Office Mojo, The forty-one films that Ford has been featured in have grossed $4.699 billion at the North American box office. The Force Awakens makes up $764.4 million of that total. As for Jackson, his sixty-eight films have pulled in $4.626 billion at the U.S. box office. $623.4 million of that figure comes from Marvel's The Avengers.

Several days ago, Jackson appeared on Seth Meyers' talk show and the 67-year-old actor recalled the moment he learned that he was approaching the box office record and which film put him over-the-top. Hint: not Star Wars.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now playing at your local cinema.

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    • DSniner
    • 1240 Posts in 25 Months

    Cool.The original movie blockbuster icon is back on top.......until the next Marvel movie with Samuel L.Jackson comes out and puts Sam back on top.Until then,it's nice to see Ford back on top.

    • CB87544
    • 171 Posts in 11 Months

    Snakes on a Plane made all the difference.

    • Zulith
    • 1 Posts in 7 Months

    If they stick to the plan and make another Indy film, he's going to stay on top all the longer.

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