Harrison Ford is highest-grossing actor in US box office history
MANILA, Philippines – With the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harrison Ford found himself topping the list of highest-grossing actors in US box office history, according to Box Office Mojo.
Harrison, who reprised his role as Han Solo in the movie, led the list with $4.7 billion. He was followed by Samuel L Jackson, who also appeared on the Star Wars prequels before moving on to play Nick Fury in Marvel's The Avengers movies. The actor's figures were at $4.63 billion.
Rounding up the top 5 are Tom Hanks ($4.33 billion), Morgan Freeman ($4.32 billion), and Eddie Murphy ($3.81 billion).
Actress Cameron Diaz, meanwhile, was the only female actress in the Top 20, which included names such as Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr, Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, and Matt Damon.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens became one of the highest selling films in history, overtaking Jurassic World last December. It also beat the previous Christmas Day record of $24.6 million, set by Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes starred Robert Downey Jr and opened on December 25, 2009.
The 7th installment of Star Wars sees Harrison reunited with Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, this time joined by a new generation of stars led by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver. – with reports from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com