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Here's The Top Grossing George Clooney Films

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire November 18, 2011 at 12:36PM

In honor of the release of Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" this weekend, Indiewire is taking a look at the top-grossing films star George Clooney.
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"The Descendants"
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In honor of the release of Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" this weekend, Indiewire is taking a look at the top-grossing films star George Clooney.

It's been 15 years since Clooney's breakthrough film role in Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn." Since then he's managed a remarkable range in large part due to working with filmmakers like the Coen Brothers, Steven Soderbergh, and, well, himself.

However, it may come as a surprise that despite his status as a full-fledged movie star, Clooney has only starred in five $100 million+ grossers, three of which are the "Ocean's" trilogy and another his lone superhero outing, "Batman & Robin" (a movie that Clooney himself has all but disavowed).

Pursuing film work based on quality rather than box-office potential is a fairly rare quality in movie stars these days. "The Descendants" falls in line with that notion as well, but its considerable awards buzz could help it become a box-office hit nonetheless.

Check back with Indiewire Sunday afternoon to see how "Descendants" starts off (it's already pulled it some good numbers since opening Wednesday); until then, check out Clooney's 10 best results in North America.

The 10 Highest Grossing George Clooney Films

  • Warner Brothers
    1 of 10

    1. Ocean's Eleven

    Release Date: December 7, 2001
    Domestic Gross: $183,417,150
    Adjusted For Inflation: $255,315,000
  • Warner Brothers.
    2 of 10

    The Perfect Storm

    Release Date: June 30, 2000
    Domestic Gross: $182,618,434
    Adjusted For Inflation: $269,692,500
  • Warner Brothers
    3 of 10

    Ocean's Twelve

    Release Date: December 10, 2004
    Domestic Gross: $125,544,280
    Adjusted For Inflation: $159,804,400
  • Warner Brothers
    4 of 10

    Ocean's Thirteen

    Release Date: June 8, 2007
    Domestic Gross: $117,154,724
    Adjusted For Inflation: $135,545,300
  • Warner Brothers
    5 of 10

    Batman & Robin

    Release Date: June 20, 1997
    Domestic Gross: $107,325,195
    Adjusted For Inflation: $186,123,900
  • Paramount
    6 of 10

    Up In The Air

    Release Date: December 4, 2009
    Domestic Gross: $83,823,381
    Adjusted For Inflation: $85,434,400
  • Warner Brothers
    7 of 10

    Three Kings

    Release Date: October 1, 1999
    Domestic Gross: $60,652,036
    Adjusted For Inflation: $94,878,000
  • Focus Features
    8 of 10

    Burn After Reading

    Release Date: September 12, 2008
    Domestic Gross: $60,355,347
    Adjusted For Inflation: $85,434,400
  • Warner Brothers
    9 of 10

    Syriana

    Release Date: November 23, 2005
    Domestic Gross: $50,824,620
    Adjusted For Inflation: $62,658,300
  • Warner Brothers
    10 of 10

    Michael Clayton

    Release Date: October 5, 2007
    Domestic Gross: $49,033,882
    Adjusted For Inflation: $56,249,500

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