Liam Neeson is one of the most famous actors in the world, having appeared in nearly 50 movies, with many being major global hits that have brought in tremendous box office revenue around the world.
Neeson traditionally appears in action movies, although there are plenty of other movies that he has been in that have proven what a varied and talented actor Neeson is, which is why he has consistently been in work.
While not every single one of his films has been a major success, throughout his career he has had a lot more hits than misses and within this article we will rank the 10 highest-grossing Liam Neeson films of all time, taking the worldwide box office into account.
10 Taken 3 (Worldwide Box Office: $327,656,424)
The Taken franchise is one that came out of nowhere as a major success, despite the fact that there wasn’t tons of hype around it. However, Liam Neeson’s incredible performances managed to take the franchise to a whole new level.
Taken 3 was the final installment in the trilogy and perfectly wrapped up the storyline that had been interwoven throughout the series, and although it wasn’t the highest-grossing in the franchise, it still brought in a fantastic amount of money.
The Taken movies never had the largest of budgets but they always managed to gross an incredible sum of money, making it one of Neeson’s most successful roles to date.
9 Batman Begins (Worldwide Box Office: $359,142,722)
Batman Begins was the start of the Dark Knight trilogy and was an incredible movie. Regardless of the fact that people may always talk about The Joker or Bane, Liam Neeson’s performance in the original movie was just as impressive.
Without this film being a major hit, it is unlikely that the rest of the trilogy would have even happened, and Neeson was clearly a smart choice to bring in, especially for a role that required a lot of dialogue and calmness while being a badass at the same time.
Neeson and Christian Bale had excellent chemistry together on-screen and helped make this one of the greatest Batman movies ever created.
8 Taken 2 (Worldwide Box Office: $377,807,404)
As we have already mentioned, the Taken franchise was a popular one and it really showcased how popular and talented Liam Neeson is, with the capability of leading an unknown franchise all on his own.
The original movie did well at the box office, and its constant repeats on television helped drum up a lot of interest and popularity for the sequel, with interest clearly being high as the movie brought in $377,807,404 at the box office worldwide.
While the plotline is fairly straightforward in this movie, the action works and grips the audience from start to finish with this being a perfect summer blockbuster to sit and watch with some popcorn.
7 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Worldwide Box Office: $417,341,288)
The Chronicles Of Narnia is one of the most popular series of books ever written, and therefore it was only a matter of time until the series was translated into movies and Liam Neeson managed to land one of the main roles.
Aslan the Lion is one of the main characters throughout the Chronicles Of Narnia franchise, and although Neeson wasn’t physically part of any of the three movies, his voice was certainly a major factor in them.
Prince Caspian was the second of the trilogy and even though this was the lowest-grossing film out of the three, it still managed to be one of Neeson’s top 10, showing just how popular the franchise was.
6 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Worldwide Box Office: $418,186,950)
Speaking of The Chronicles Of Narnia, the third and final installment in the franchise, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, managed to just edge out its predecessor by earning $418,186,950 at the box office worldwide.
Once again Liam Neeson reprised the role of Aslan the Lion, providing the voice for Narnia’s biggest hero and even though this was considered to be a step down from the previous two Narnia films, it was still an entertaining adventure movie.
The characters had already been invested in, especially Neeson’s, and that is one of the reasons why the movie did so well at the box office around the world.
5 The Lego Movie (Worldwide Box Office: $457,729,388)
The Lego Movie was a real unexpected success, with nobody thinking that the animated movie about the popular toy would end up becoming as popular and successful as it did, with the charming movie working perfectly.
The storyline was incredibly gripping and emotional, despite the fact that it was just about Lego characters. With a blend of made-up characters and famous IP’s such as Batman helping to make the film work.
There was tons of humor involved here and the voiceover work was done to perfection, with Liam Neeson’s Bad Cop/Good Cop character being a real scene-stealer with the dual personalities working to perfection.
4 Clash Of The Titans (Worldwide Box Office: $493,214,888)
Within Clash Of The Titans, Liam Neeson portrays the role of Zeus in a movie that is all about a war amongst the gods where he shares the screen with the likes of Sam Worthington and Ralph Fiennes.
Considering the amount of talent within the movie, you would think that it would have been a great movie, however, Clash Of The Titans was universally panned, with critics hating the film.
However, despite the poor reception that the movie received, it remains one of the highest-grossing of Neeson’s career, earning a fantastic, $493,214,888 at the worldwide box office.
3 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Worldwide Box Office: $720,539,572)
The third Chronicles of Narnia movie to make this list, it is clear to see why these movies were brought to the big screen as the audience demand was certainly there, and the original was the one that performed the best at the box office.
Obviously, this classic book is the one that most people are familiar with which is why it wasn’t a surprise so many people went to see it, with the movie grossing an incredible, $720,539,572 worldwide.
The first film had to be a major hit in order for the trilogy to be made, and Neeson’s epic voiceover work as Aslan the Lion was one of the reasons that things worked so well.
2 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Worldwide Box Office: $1,027,044,677)
It might not be the greatest Star Wars movie ever made, in fact, most people are of the opinion that it is actually the worst, that didn’t stop it from making $1,027,044,677 at the box office worldwide.
Within the film, Liam Neeson plays the Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn, who is one of the main characters in the film, although he doesn’t make it out alive by the end of it, despite him becoming a fan favorite in the movie.
With some amazing special effects and groundbreaking CGI, there are certainly some positives to The Phantom Menace, and Neeson’s performance is certainly one of those, despite the fact that the movie wasn’t great.
1 The Dark Knight Rises (Worldwide Box Office:$1,084,439,099)
While it is Batman Begins where Liam Neeson really has a starring role, he does make a return in the trilogies final movie, The Dark Knight Rises, as the full plot is explained in detail to Bruce Wayne.
The main villain in this movie is obviously Bane, but having Neeson return to the franchise was something that many fans of the Dark Knight trilogy really appreciated as it was a clear nod to those who had been with the series from the first movie.
This film did incredibly well both critically and commercially, with the movie-making an unbelievable $1,084,439,099 at the worldwide box office, with this being Neeson’s highest-grossing film worldwide, and domestically.