*In October, the Guinness Book of World Records named Samuel L. Jackson the highest-grossing actor in the history of film. With the record-breaking opening of his latest movie “The Avengers,” it looks as if no other actor will come close to his numbers any time soon, notes Entertainment Weekly.
After its record $200.3 million opening, “The Avengers” is on track to surpass “The Titanic” as the top grossing movie of all time.
Meanwhile, Jackson just signed a nine-film commitment with Marvel – which means we can expect him to pop up in the next cycle of “Avenger” movies, not to mention the next individual “Avengers” films, such as “Iron Man 3,” “Captain America 2,” etc.
With all this factored in, Jackson looks likely to bank a career global tally of $10 billion. By comparison, Tom Cruise has only grossed $7 billion.