The 10 Highest-Grossing Bruce Willis Films, Ranked

American actor Bruce Willis has recently announced his retirement from the entertainment industry due to his aphasia diagnosis. The actor’s family announced through Instagram that he will be retiring from the profession after being diagnosed with a language disorder which was caused by the brain damage affecting his ability to communicate. He began acting in 1978 and after four decades in the show business and amassing $250 millions of net worth; he will be stepping away from the Hollywood. Over the years, he has done numerous box office films and has become among the highest paid actors through the years. Take a look back at the highest grossing films Bruce Willis has made in his career.

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10 The Fifth Element

The film The Fifth Element was released on May 9, 1997 and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. The action movie directed by Luc Besson has grossed about $63,570,862 on domestic gross and resulted in $263,893,838 worldwide box office. The movie is about a New York City cabbie named Korben played by Bruce Willis who holds the fate of the world in his hands when passenger Leeloo played by Milla Jovovich has boarded his cab. The movie is about the embodiment of the fifth element when Leeloo needed to combine with the other four elements to keep the Great Evil from tearing down the world.

9 Look Who’s Talking

The film Look Who’s Talking was released on October 13, 1989 and was distributed by TriStar Pictures. The movie directed by Amy Heckerling has grossed about $140,088,813 domestically and made $297,100,000 on the worldwide box office. The romantic comedy film is about is about the ups of and downs in life of accountant Mollie Jensen played by Kirstie Alley. She became pregnant with her affair with a married man played by George Segal, and was surprised to give birth to a talking baby named Mikey played by Bruce Willis. With the stress going on with her life, Mollie developed a close friendship with a taxi driver named James played by John Travolta.

8 A Good Day to Die Hard

The film A Good Day to Die Hard was released on February 14, 2013 and was distributed by 20th Century Pictures. The movie directed by John Moore has grossed $67,349,198 on domestic box office and made $304,249,198 on the worldwide box office. The action movie is about the New York City cop John McClane played by Bruce Willis who flew to Moscow to track down his estranged son, Jack played by Jai Courtney. He thinks that his son is a criminal however he soon finds out that his son is an undercover agent working to protect the Russian government whistleblower named Komarov.

7 The Expendables 2

The film The Expendables 2 was released on August 17, 2012 and was distributed by Lionsgate Films. The movie directed by Simon West has grossed $85,028,192 on domestic box office and made $311,979,256 on the worldwide box office. The action movie is about the Expendables team consisting of mercenary leader Barney Ross played by Sylvester Stallone, Lee Christmas played by Jason Statham and others who reunited when Mr. Church played by Bruce Willis has hired them a seemingly easy job.

6 Over the Hedge

The film Over the Hedge was released on May 19, 2006 and was distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. The movie directed by Tim Johnson has grossed $155,019,340 on domestic box office and made $343,397,247 on worldwide box office. The action movie is about Verne played by Garry Shandling and his woodland friends who suddenly woke up from the winter’s hibernation. They realized that they had new neighbors, some humans and an opportunistic raccoon named RJ played by Bruce Willis.

5 Die Hard: With a Vengeance

The film Die Hard: With a Vengeance was released on May 19, 1995 and was distributed by 20th Century Studios. The movie directed by John McTiernan has grossed $100,012,499 on domestic box office and made $366,101,666 on worldwide box office. The movie is about Detective John McClane played by Bruce Willis who was recently divorced and jobless after he got fired for his behavior and bad attitude. He was called back into the action when cryptic terrorist played by Jeremy Irons takes New York City into hostage and refuses to speak to anyone other than McClane.

4 G.I. Joe: Retaliation

The film G.I. Joe: Retaliation was released on March 27, 2013 and was distributed by Paramount Pictures Studios. The movie directed by Jon M. Chu has grossed $122,523,060 on domestic box office and made $375,740,705 on the worldwide box office. The action movie is about the continuing adventures of the G.I. Joe team consisting of Roadblock played by Dwayne Johnson, Duke played by Channing Tatum and the rest of the Joes. The Joes forms a plan with General Joseph Colton played by Bruce Willis, to overthrow Cobra Commander and his allies.

3 Live Free or Die Hard

The film Live Free or Die Hard was released on June 27, 2007 and was distributed by 20th Century Studios. The movie directed by Len Wiserman has grossed $134,529,403 on domestic box office and made $382,288,147 on the worldwide box office. The movie is the the fourth installment in the Die Hard film series based on the 1997 article A Farewell to Arms. The film centers on NYPD Detective John McClane who attempts to stop the cyber-terrorist who hacked into the commercial computers in the United States.

2 Armageddon

The film Armageddon was released on July 1, 1998 and was distributed by TouchStone Pictures. The movie directed by Michael By has grossed $201,578,182 on domestic box office and $554,600,000 on the worldwide box office. The movie is about an asteroid on the verge of colliding with the Earth and the NASA honcho Dan Truman played by Billy Bob Thornton is determined to stop it. The only way to stop it is by drilling into the surface and detonating a nuclear bomb. The renowned driller Harry played by Bruce Willis agrees to do the job for him.

1 The Sixth Sense

The film The Sixth Sense was released on August 6, 1999 and was distributed by Hollywood Pictures. The movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan has grossed $293,506,292 on domestic box office and made $672,806,292 on the worldwide box office. The movie is about the boy named Cole played Haley Joel Osment who is often visited by ghosts. He is frightened by the visitations from the ghosts with unresolved problems. He is too afraid to tell anyone but his child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe played by Bruce Willis.

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