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Hollywood Mega Stars Who Have Been In The Most Billion Dollar Franchises, Ranked

These Hollywood Mega Stars are literally everywhere. from magic and fantasy to sci-fi and action thrillers, these Hollywood Mega Stars have covered it all. And the film industry as well as the fans just can’t get enough of them

Their mere presence can drive up the box office sales for a movie. These billion dollar franchises are proof that as long as studios have these stars in the cast, they will never miss.

Vin Diesel – Fast & Furious, MCU, Avatar

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Vin Diesel Dominic Toretto

Love him or hate him but the guy makes for some real good guilty pleasure entertainment. Vin Diesel obviously is not the sharpest tool in the film industry shed. But he still manages to attract flocks of viewers to watch his movies in theaters.

Diesel’s career started with Riddick and xXx movies. And then he made his way into the billion dollar club with hit franchises like Fast & Furious and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he plays Dominic Toretto and Groot respectively. He is also confirmed to star in Avatar 2.

Dwayne Johnson – Jumanji, DCEU, Fast & Furious

Black Adam Dwayne Johnson
Black Adam Dwayne Johnson

Once a professional wrestler known for his eyebrow raising antics (no pun intended), Dwayne Johnson has come a long way since. This pro-wrestler has successfully transitioned into becoming one of the greatest, most bankable Hollywood Mega stars. Dwayne Johnson’s winning streak has refused to slow down.

The Rock has been a part of billion dollar franchises like Jumanji, the Fast & Furious Movies, and he will now star as Black Adam in the titular DCEU movie of the same name. All three franchises have crossed the coveted 1 Billion US dollar mark in net ticket sales alone.

Sigourney Weaver – Alien, Ghostbusters, Avatar, MCU

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Sigourney Weaver

The actor shot to fame when she starred as Hollywood’s first female badass – Ripley in 1979’s Alien. Her career skyrocketed since then, having appeared as Dana barrett in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Weaver is also a part of the MCU via Netflix’s The defenders, which is now considered MCU canon. She was also a part of James Cameron’s Avatar and will be seen again in Avatar 2.

Johnny Depp – Wizarding World, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Alice In Wonderland

Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow

As of now, Depp’s career is in the wane. The controversies have more or less killed his career. But back then, the guy was a force of nature. His single greatest contribution to Hollywood is Captain Jack Sparrow, the lead character in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Johnny Depp also has other billion dollar franchises under his belt. He played Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts movies. His quirkiness outshone the other lead actors in Alice in Wonderland.

Cate Blanchett – Indiana Jones, MCU, LOTR, Ocean’s Movies

Cate Blanchett Movies
Cate Blanchett

Once a theater actress, Cate Blanchett has blossomed into one of the most talented Hollywood Mega Stars. Her film career started with blockbusters like Talented Mr. Ripley and Elizabeth. She then starred as what would be her breakout role in the industry – Galadriel in The Lord Of The Rings.

Blanchett’s star power has got her into many other billion dollar franchise platforms. She was there in Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. She was also there in MCU as Hela. Blanchett played a major role in Ocean’s 8, where he played Lou.

Samuel L. Jackson – MonsterVerse, MCU, Die Hard, Star Wars

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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is second only to Dwayne Johnson as pure unadulterated box office viagra. but he still has more hits than him at the moment. The guy has been in multiple billion dollar franchises. with a long and sordid career in the industry, it is quite easy to see this guy on this list. He will probably be in a lot more franchises in the future because Samuel L. Jackson is just that good.

His foray into the MonsterVerse came with Kong: Skull Island. He was also a part of the Die Hard franchise and also star wars, where he played Mace Windu in the prequel trilogy. The actor is best known for his role of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.