Jack Black is one of the most popular actors of the past several decades, having been part of some classic movies, becoming beloved by audiences all around the world for his wacky personality. While not all of Black's films have been a smash hit, many of them have gone on to become mammoth successes, grossing incredible sums of money.
Anytime Black is involved in a project, people instantly become interested, knowing that there is a high chance it will be both funny and entertaining. His films do very well at the box office. Here are the 10 highest-grossing Jack Black movies of all time.
10 School Of Rock (Box Office: $131 Million)
We kick off this list with what is one of Jack Black's most popular movies, School Of Rock, which was released back in 2003, earning a huge $131 million, which is a fantastic figure.
This movie had the perfect blend of the two major passions in Black's life, with acting and music being brought together in what was a perfect performance as he pretended to be a substitute teacher to create a brilliant rock band. Bringing the class together to form the School Of Rock, the band went to a competition. It's a fun and heartwarming movie.
9 Shallow Hal (Box Office: $141 Million)
Released back in 2001, Shallow Hal is one of the classic Jack Black movies. It's really good, which is why it grossed $141 million at the box office. In this movie, Black plays Hal, who decides to take his father's dying advice, which is to only date females with physical perfection, but when he runs into a self-help guru, things quickly change.
Hal is hypnotized into seeing the beauty that exists inside, which leads him to encounter different types of females, seeing the wrong version of them as he falls in love with inner beauty.
8 Tropic Thunder (Box Office: $188 Million)
Tropic Thunder is an absolutely wild movie that really has to be seen to be believed, with this comedy putting some of Hollywood's biggest actors in situations that you would never expect to see them in. The movie is stacked with an unbelievable cast with Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, and Tom Cruise all being part of the film, which is considered to be one of the best of Black's career.
The film made an incredible $188 million at the box office and rightfully so, with this risk-taking, outside the box thinking movie being tons of fun to watch.
7 The Holiday (Box Office: $205 Million)
When a Christmas movie is done well, it's guaranteed to make a lot of money, simply because so many people want to head to the cinema during the festive period to get into the cozy holiday spirit. The Holiday was just that, with a star-studded cast that saw Jack Black joined by Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Cameron Diaz in what is a truly heartwarming and festive story.
The film is firmly based around romance, with two different storylines that are connected at the same time. It did well at the box office, earning $205 million.
6 Gulliver's Travels (Box Office: $237 Million)
Not only is this undoubtedly the worst movie on this list, but many would argue that Gulliver's Travels is one of the most forgettable movies of Jack Black's entire career. The movie follows the story of the popular book, with a modern twist as Black portrayed Lemuel Gulliver, who is transported to a land of tiny people where he ends up using his size to help defend the land.
Despite the fact that the film was universally panned, with a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie did prove to be popular with audiences, grossing $237 million, making it a financial success.
5 Kung Fu Panda 3 (Box Office: $521 Million)
Jack Black has an incredibly iconic and recognizable voice, which is why he was so well suited to be part of a major animation franchise. He got that opportunity with Kung Fu Panda.
While he certainly suited the character on paper, Black really breathed life into Po and helped create one of the most popular animated characters of all time, which is why even with the third movie, the franchise was still going strong. Kung Fu Panda made $521 million at the box office, proving that people were still very much invested in the franchise and the characters at this point, which is why it is one of the most successful franchises for Dreamworks.
4 King Kong (Box Office: $550 Million)
The story of King Kong is one of the most iconic in the history of cinema, and when the story was retold in 2005, there were a lot of expectations about what the film could achieve with modern technology. While the classic King Kong was always going to be difficult to live up to, this version did just that, becoming a huge success with technology helping to make Kong an even more impressive beast.
The cast was certainly impressive here, and Jack Black played his part perfectly, even if he wasn't the main focus and with the film grossing $550 million, it was also a financial hit.
3 Kung Fu Panda (Box Office: $631 Million)
As we have previously mentioned, Jack Black took a journey into the world of animation movies with the popular Kung Fu Panda franchise, and it was through the popularity and success of this original film that more movies were able to be made.
The original Kung Fu Panda tells the story of Po becoming a Dragon Warrior, despite the world not believing he was good enough due to his size and appearance, yet through training and dedication, he overcame those odds. The film was a smashing success and made $631 million at the box office, which is why it wasn't a surprise to see Dreamworks make the decision to make more movies from this world.
2 Kung Fu Panda 2 (Box Office: $665 Million)
We return, once again to the Kung Fu Panda series for what is the most financially successful of the animated franchise, with Kung Fu Panda 2 grossing $665 million at the box office. This film followed up the original with a more engaging and action-packed story, and it ended up being the most successful of the three films.
Bringing back the cast of characters that everyone loved from the first while adding to it was another great move, with this just being a fun film for all the family to enjoy together.
1 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Box Office: $962 Million)
When it was announced that the classic, Jumanji was being remade there was a lot of worry amongst fans of the original movie starring Robin Williams, with people thinking there was no way it could live up to it. However, not only did Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle live up to those expectations, but it went on to become a monumental success, grossing $962 million at the box office, becoming one of the most popular family-friendly movies of the past decade.
With the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle set for later on this year, there is a chance that this incredible box office number could actually end up being topped.