Vin Diesel is a legitimate top name in Hollywood thanks to an incredible body of work making him a superstar. The various blockbuster franchises he's appeared in include the Fast and Furious world, Avengers super team, and MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Diesel has seen his career skyrocket over the past decade. Fans now are willing to give a film a chance solely if Diesel has one of the lead roles.
We will look at which movies had the highest level of success at the box office internationally. Vin has a fan base of viewers all over the world that loves the work he delivers enough to seek it out. The unexpected range allows Diesel to have roles in all kinds of films that connected with the audience. Find out just which ones connected the most with the top ten highest-grossing movies of Vin Diesel’s career.
10 Fast & Furious: $363 million
Fast & Furious was the fourth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. It started a huge reset after Vin Diesel and Paul Walker were not included in the third film Tokyo Drift. The story of Fast & Furious gave fans of the original movies a chance to get back into the franchise.
Box office results confirmed that viewers wanted more of the movies since it raked in an impressive $363 million. The success of Fast & Furious convinced the studios to invest more money into as the next few years were worth the project.
9 Saving Private Ryan: $485 million
The hit film Saving Private Ryan was arguably the most popular movie in 1998. Tom Hanks had the lead role with Vin Diesel also having a breakout performance in the war film. It featured the soldiers trying to invade enemy lines to find a missing soldier.
Saving Private Ryan did well in all aspects from financial success to award nominations to positive critical reception. The movie made $485 million internationally as a smash hit. Diesel started to become known as one of the next big Hollywood stars after his performance here.
8 Fast Five: $630 million
The success of Fast & Furious convinced the studios that Fast Five needed to become an even bigger hit to extend the franchise further. Regular lead actors Vin Diesel, Pau Walker, Tyrese and Michelle Rodriguez all returned for their characters in the series.
The biggest addition was The Rock joining the cast as the perfect new person to add to the mix. Fast Five found massive success with $630 million at the box office internationally. This was the most important Fast and Furious film to make Hollywood realize just how strong the potential was for a longer franchise.
7 Guardians of the Galaxy: $770 million
Critics were unsure about the casting of the Guardians of the Galaxy film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Pratt jumped from a sitcom to a leading star along with Zoe Saldana playing a non-human character and wrestler Batista playing Drax.
The stranger dynamic here featured Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Racoon and Vin Diesel voicing Groot. Diesel says nothing but “I am Groot” in the entire film as the tree-like humanoid. The role still found massive success as the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie made $770 million at the box office as another MCU hit.
6 Fast & Furious 6: $789 million
The sixth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise reached theaters with the name of Fast & Furious 6. Vin Diesel returned along with Paul Walker and The Rock as the three main cast members with the rest of the star-studded cast coming back as well.
Fans were not only looking for more Fast and Furious films, but they broke the record of the prior five movies as well. Fast & Furious 6 made $789 million despite expectations of the movie failing to follow in the incredible success of Fast Five.
5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: $862 million
The release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 proved that Vin Diesel had a second booming franchise with a lot more potential left in it. MCU fans continued to have fun enjoying the follow-up of the first Guardians movie with Peter’s dad coming into play here.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made $862 million surpassing the first one and showing that viewers wanted more from the unlikely super team. Despite on and off issues, the third Guardians movie expected to be released in the next few years.
4 The Fate of the Furious: $1.2 billion
Vin Diesel found more success with The Fate of the Furious providing more positive results for the franchise. This one required more acting range as Charlize Theron joined the cast turning Diesel against his former friends by dropping a bombshell on him.
The Fate of the Furious made $1.2 billion internationally with fans all over the world wanting to keep up with the story. Diesel had the biggest role in this one considering it was the first movie filmed after Paul Walker passed away.
3 Furious 7: $1.5 billion
The most successful film of the Fast and the Furious franchise was Furious 7 back in 2015. Paul Walker passed away while the movie was still being produced which meant he was involved in most of it but edited in for a final farewell scene with Vin Diesel.
The emotional film touched the heart of any fans of the franchise. Furious 7 was the first one to make over a billion with $1.5 billion at the box office. Many fans view this as the peak of the series before things got convoluted in the Fate of the Furious.
2 Avengers: Infinity War: $2.0 billion
Vin Diesel reprised the role of Groot as the Guardians of the Galaxy team joined the rest of the superheroes in the MCU for Avengers: Infinity War. The first half of the two-series installment of the Avengers tale trying to overcome Thanos was an emotional movie.
Viewers were surprised at how deep the film went with some of the twists and turns. The Guardians interacting with the Avengers created amazing entertainment and was among the top appeals of the movie. Avengers: Infinity War made over $2 billion at the box office for a huge success.
1 Avengers: Endgame: $2.7 billion
The second half of the Infinity War movie featured Avengers: Endgame coming to the big screen a year later in early 2019. Fans of the MCU were excited to see how things could pick up from the prior cliffhanger and how the phase of the story would culminate.
Vin Diesel played Groot in a smaller role here. The Guardians of the Galaxy once again joined the Avengers to help combat Thanos and company. Avengers: Endgame set the all-time box office record raking in $2.7 billion internationally. Despite the smaller role, it was the highest-grossing movie Diesel’s career.