Believe it or not, major movie studios are trying to make money. Lots of money. Smaller studios have room to create passion projects that don’t turn over a great amount of money, but the studios like 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, and more have their eye on the prize.
Since they rely so heavily on these smash successes, the major studios try to avoid box office flops at all costs. They produce movies with an established fan base (like “Harry Potter” or “Hunger Games,” movies adaptations to book series or sequels) and cast Hollywood’s most “bankable” stars that have a successful box office record. Once the actor is signed the studios keep them on for sequels, which means we see the same actors more and more. Based on blockbusters that grossed more than $150 million at the box office and in which the actor played a major role, here are the actors that have been in the most blockbuster hits.
Helena Bonham Carter- 7
Helena Bonham Carter has 7 blockbusters under her belt, and she’s third in line for highest box-office grossing actress, behind Scarlett Johansson and Cameron Diaz. Bonham Carter played Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange in four “Harry Potter” films, although only 3 were counted because her role in “Order of the Phoenix” was too small. She also starred in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella.” Her next probable blockbuster is next year’s “Ocean’s Eight.”