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The 10 Highest-Grossing Woody Harrelson Movies Of All Time

Woody Harrelson has been one of Hollywood's greatest stars for several decades now, constantly reinventing himself to stay relevant and on top of the industry, Harrelson has been part of some amazing movies.

His performances have captured the hearts and imaginations of millions throughout the years, with his first major credit coming in 1986, Harrelson has only risen in the Hollywood world since then.

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From zombie-killing comedies to some of the biggest franchises in movie history, Harrelson's career has been an incredible one, and within this article, we will rank the 10 highest-grossing movies of his career.

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10 Indecent Proposal (Lifetime Gross: $106,614,059)

We kick off this list with Indecent Proposal, which grossed $106,614,059 within its lifetime at the box office and is currently in the top 10 highest-grossing movies of Woody Harrelson's career.

Being released in 1993, this is the oldest movie in Harrelson's top 10, which makes it even more impressive that the film was able to earn as much as it did, but considering it is a fantastic movie, it shouldn't be that surprising.

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The movie only had a $38 million budget and did receive some seriously negative critical reviews, yet the movie made an incredible sum of money regardless.

9 Now You See Me (Lifetime Gross: $117,723,989)

Now You See Me is a heist movie that saw Woody Harrelson play the role of Merritt McKinney, who is a hypnotist and a mentalist who was once incredibly famous and wealthy in his younger days.

However, after his brother absconded and takes all of his money, he is quickly looking for a way back to his wealth, which is how he ends up being involved in the movie's heists, with the four magicians looking to earn as much as possible.

The film has a fantastic and unique story, which is unlike something that has ever been created before and with a star-studded cast putting in some fantastic performances, it isn't a surprise the movie did so well.

8 War For The Planet Of The Apes (Lifetime Gross: $146,880,162)

The Planet Of The Apes franchise isn't anything new, but the remakes certainly breathed new life into the franchise, creating a stunning series of movies that took the series to a totally new level.

Woody Harrelson was part of the War For The Planet Of The Apes movie, which was incredibly well-received both critically and commercially, with the movie earning $146,880,162 at the box office. 

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While it might be Andy Serkis' role as Cesear, the ape, that gets all the headlines in these films, without the human performances the movies wouldn't be anywhere near as good as they were, with Harrelson putting in a stellar performance in this one.

7 2012 (Lifetime Gross: $166,112,167)

2012 is a perfect example of a blockbuster movie where you sit with a bucket of popcorn and just enjoy the madness, knowing full well it is not realistic or believable, but not being bothered either way.

The film is a disaster movie with Earth being destroyed by a variety of natural disasters and the film did very well, becoming the fifth-highest-grossing movie of 2009, showing just how popular it became.

While it isn't going to challenge you to critically think or focus, it is plenty of fun if you're able to not take things too seriously, hence why it did so well after some incredible promotion.

6 Venom (Lifetime Gross: $213,515,506)

Venom took an interesting twist on the popular comic book movie idea, focusing the film on a villain rather than a hero such as Spider-Man, with Tom Hardy playing the role of Venom incredibly well.

For those who didn't watch the post-credits scene, you will not have seen Woody Harrelson's part in the film, but he does appear in what is a tease for the character Carnage, which he is rumored to be playing in the future.

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However, with a sequel on the way where Woody Harrelson is expected to play a major role, there is a chance that it could easily end up cracking the huge sum of money the first made.

5 Solo: A Star Wars Story (Lifetime Gross: $213,767,512)

Anytime you have a movie from the Star Wars universe, it is always going to earn incredible sums of money at the box office, and Solo: A Star Wars Story was no different in that regards.

While the film wasn't technically part of the Star Wars main series, this spin-off focused on one of Star Wars' most popular characters, Han Solo, which is another reason why the movie performed so well at the box office.

In the film, Woody Harrelson played the role of Tobias Beckett who was effectively the mentor of Han Solo, with the character actually being based off Treasure Island's Long John Silver.

4 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Lifetime Gross: $281,723,902)

Woody Harrelson played one of the main roles within the Hunger Games franchise, a series of movies that went on to become one of the highest-grossing franchises in the history of cinema.

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Harrelson portrayed the character, Haymitch Abernathy, having a role in all four of the movies as one of the most popular characters within the entire franchise, bringing the character from the pages of the book to the silver screen.

Surprisingly, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 was the lowest grossing of the entire series, which is quite a shock as the final installment in any major franchise normally does the best, with people wanting to see how things end.

3 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Lifetime Gross: $337,135,885)

The first part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay movies actually performed better than the sequel did, having a lifetime gross of $337,135,885, and many would argue that it was a much better film.

Once again, Woody Harrelson reprised his role as Haymitch Abernathy, and even though he isn't in the film as often as he is during the first two movies in the franchise, he still has an important role to play.

This movie sees a group created around Katniss Everdeen as they head to District 13 with Katniss becoming the face of the rebellion, despite the fact she doesn't initially want the responsibility.

2 The Hunger Games (Lifetime Gross: $408,010,692)

While the final two movies in the franchise did incredibly well at the box office, they were already part of an established world by their release, which is why the success of The Hunger Games' original movie is incredibly impressive.

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This was the first movie in the franchise and had it not been a success, who knows if there would have been anymore. However, the popularity of the books was clear to see here, with the movie becoming an instant hit.

Fans of the books had wondered how the movie would look and feel, wondering what the characters would look like and Woody Harrelson quickly became a fan favorite with his performance.

1 Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lifetime Gross: $424,668,047)

Here we are, not only the highest-grossing movie in The Hunger Games franchise, but also the highest-grossing movie of Woody Harrelson's career, and it earned an enormous $424,668,047, which is going to be incredibly difficult for him to beat.

Harrelson was back as Haymitch Abernathy, which will likely go down as his greatest ever role, as Katniss Everdeen is once again placed back into the Games themselves, despite the fact she didn't expect to be back in that world.

The film is often considered to be the best of the franchise, which is clearly something that was highlighted with it being, financially, the most successful movie of the four.

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