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Harrison Ford eclipses Samuel Jackson as top-grossing actor in US box office

/ 02:44 PM January 12, 2016
Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

Harrison Ford is now the highest-grossing actor in US box office history, according to Box Office Mojo.

Ford, who reprised his role as Han Solo in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has eclipsed “The Avengers” star Samuel Jackson in the list, with a total gross of $4.7 billion.

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Jackson previously appeared in Star Wars prequels as Jedi Master Mace Windu before starring as Nick Fury in the Marvel superhero film.

Ford was also known for his work in “Indiana Jones.”

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Tom Hanks ($4.3 billion), Morgan Freeman ($4.3 billion), Eddie Murphy ($3.8 billion), Tom Cruise ($3.58 billion), Robert Downey Jr. ($3.53 billion), and Johnny Depp ($3.29 billion) also made it to the top 10.

Other actors who cracked the top 20 were Robin Williams ($3.27 billion), Bruce Willis ($3.18 billion), Robert De Niro ($3.03 billion), and Matt Damon ($3.94 billion).

Cameron Diaz, who figured at 15th place, was the only female in the top 20 with a total gross of $3.03 billion.

The latest installment of Star Wars has easily become one of the highest-grossing films in history just a few weeks after its opening. It overtook “Jurassic World” in global sales, just behind James Cameron’s “Avatar” and “Titanic.” YG/CDG

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