Brad Pitt is one of the most successful actors of all time. He has been in over 50 movies and is a household name since Thelma & Louise (1991). The actor has starred in successful films such as World War Z, Interview With the Vampire, and Ocean’s Eleven. Of course, it also means he has made a lot of money along the way. Pitt is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and has a fortune evaluated on nearly $300 million.
The One Upon a Time in Hollywood stars a versatile actor and, for the studios, his name is a guarantee that the movie will perform well. Here is a list of his highest-grossing film of all times.
10 Ocean’s Thirteen - $311.3 million
Ocean’s Thirteen is the last movie of the trilogy that started with Ocean’s Eleven. While critics and the public praised the first movie, the sequel, Ocean’s Twelve, was considered disappointing.
However, when the last movie was released in 2007, the public was still curious to know what happened to the team. It is difficult to ignore a film that puts together Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Matt Damon. Perhaps, that is what made it one of the highest-grossing movies on Brad Pitt's career.
Like all the movies of the trilogy, Ocean’s Thirteen performed very well and made over $300 million.
9 Inglourious Basterds - $321.5 million
According to many critics, this is the best performance of Brad Pitt. He plays Lt. Aldo Raine, who makes money killing Nazi soldiers. Inglorious Basterds was very successful and made $321 million.
"This thing was a gift. It landed in my lap and six weeks later we were shooting; you don't want to change a thing," Pitt told MTV. "I compare it to working with a Coen brothers script because the dialogue is so spot on."
This was the first time Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino worked together. Their second film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, wad just released and brings other famous names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.
8 Megamind - $321.9
Brad Pitt has six children with his ex-wife Angeline Jolie. There is no surprise that at some point he would get involved with a project for children. He admitted that his kids were the reason he accepted to be the voice of Metro Man, the flawless superhero that defeats the villain Megamind multiple times.
However, he said the hero resembles another A-list actor. “I think he looks a bit like George. Clooney, which is obviously not as good,” Brad told Access. “So I think that answers the question.”
The movie grossed $321.9 million.
7 Seven - $327.3 million
Seven was one of the best thriller movies produced in the '90s. It brought together Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Pitt and Freeman play two detectives that have to find a serial killer committing crimes based on the seven deadly sins. It made over $327 million.
Pitt was injured during the shooting. He had to wear a cast to protect his arm for a few weeks. Therefore, they had to insert it on the script.
David Fincher, who directed the movie, worked with Brad Pitt again on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
6 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - $333.9 million
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was based on a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The history is about Benjamin Button, a baby that is born old and gets younger within the years. Brad Pitt plays the leading role, while Cate Blanchett plays his love interest.
The movie made over $330 million, gave Brad Pitt a Golden Globe nomination, and made him think about his mortality.
"I don't know if I have a day or 10 days or 10 years or 40 years," he told The Telegraph. "Am I halfway or am I close to the end? I don't know, so I have to make sure I don't waste those moments in any kind of pettiness or bitterness or laziness, and that I surround myself with the people who are most important to me."
5 Ocean's Twelve - $362.7 million
Ocean's Twelve is the second movie of the Ocean's Eleven trilogies. It was released in 2004 and the public was looking forward to knowing what happened to Rusty (Brad Pitt), Danny (George Clooney), and Linus (Matt Damon).
This time, the team has to recover the money they spent or they can go to jail. The movie made $362.7 million. Although critics and the public loved the first movie, Ocean's Eleven didn't live up to the expectations and many people were disappointed. But it is still one of the highest-grossing films of that year.
4 Ocean’s Eleven - $450.7 million
When Ocean's Eleven was released, everybody knew it would be one of the highest-grossing movies of that year. The film brought together the highest-paid actors in Hollywood: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts. It made $450.7 movies and became a successful trilogy.
The first movie was released in 2001, the same year of the 9/11 attacks. Originally, there was a scene with George Clooney and Matt Damon watching the New York, New York Hotel and Casino explode. The producers decided to remove it from the final version.
3 Mr. and Mrs. Smith - $478.2 million
This is one of the rarest moments we see Brad Pitt doing a comedy movie. The plot of Mr. and Mrs. Smith is about a couple of spies that spend most of the film trying to kill each other.
It was the first time Pitt worked with Angelina Jolie. As everybody knows, they fell in love on set. It was a scandal because Brad Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston and they were one of the most beloved couples in Hollywood.
The rumors helped promote the movie and it made $478.2 million. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is one of the highest-grossing films on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's career.
2 Troy - $497.41M
Brad Pitt was at the best moment of his career when he was invited to play Achilles, the mythological Greek character known for being indestructible.
The movie is a Hollywood version of the Iliad, written by Homer on 762 B.C. Troy was released in 2004 and had names like Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger. But Brad Pitt was the most important actor on the cast. Although the critics hated it, the public loved the film and it made $497.41 million. Pitt received $17 million for his role.
1 World War Z - Over $500 million
Released in 2013 World War Z is the highest-grossing movie on Brad Pitt’s career. It made $502.67 million. The timing for the film was perfect since there were several productions that used the Zombie apocalypse as the center of their history.
Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a former government employee that had to fight against a zombie apocalypse that even the US Army can’t deal with. There are rumors that producers are planning a sequel, but it was not confirmed yet.
The movie was based on a novel written by Max Brooks.