Ben Stiller has made 30 movies to date counting Little Fockers. Twelve of them have made over $100 million dollars worldwide at the box office.
Stiller stars in the new movie Little Fockers with Robert De Niro who has also starred in a dozen movies that have made over $100 million dollars but De Niro has been in 62 movies in his career. Stiller is a much bigger box office draw today than Robert De Niro is or ever was.
The first Ben Stiller movie to make over $100 million was the hilarious There’s Something About Mary with Cameron Diaz which was released in 1998. Before There’s Something About Mary Ben Stiller was in five movies that did not do well at the box office and his next five movies after Mary were also not box office hits.
His next big movie was Meet the Parents in 2000 with Robert De Niro and since that movie Ben Stiller movies have made as much money at the box office as any actor in Hollywood.
These are all the Ben Stiller movies that made over $100 million worldwide at the box office.
1) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) – $604 million
Starred with Chris Rock.
2) Night at the Museum (2006) – $575 million
Starred with Owen Wilson, Robin Williams and the beautiful Carla Gugino.
3) Madagascar (2005) – $533 million
Starred with Chris Rock again.
4) Meet the Fockers (2004) – $517 million
Starred with Robert De Niro.
5) Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) – $413 million
Starred with Owen Wilson and Robin Williams again with Amy Adams as the love interest.
6) There’s Something About Mary (1998) – $370 million
Starred with Cameron Diaz and Brett Favre made a cameo playing himself. Directed by the Farrelly Brothers.
7) Meet the Parents (2000) – $330 million
Starred with De Niro again.
8) Tropic Thunder (2008) – $188 million
Starred with Jack Black and Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.
9)Starsky and Hutch (2004) – $174 million
Starred with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.
10) Along Came Polly (2004) – $172 million
Starred with Jennifer Aniston.
11) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) – $168 million
Starred with Vince Vaughn again. Stiller produced the movie.
12) The Heartbreak Kid (2007) – $128 million
Starred with Carlos Mencia and Michelle Monaghan. Directed by Farrelly Brothers.
Many of Ben Stiller’s biggest money making movies are series including the two Madagascar movies, the two Night at the Museum movies and the three Fockers movies.
While Ben Stiller hooked up with Jack Black to make the successful Tropic Thunder the duo also made the forgettable Envy which cost $40 million to make and only earned $14.6 million at the box office. Envy was so bad Jack Black apologized for making the movie.
As all these movies show from a money standpoint Ben Stiller is as big a star as there is in Hollywood today. Be interesting to see how much money Little Fockers makes.
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