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Big Name Actors with Surprising Top Grossing Films

By Jordan Smith, Hollywood Staff

With piercing cheek bones, alabaster skin, and a thirst for vengeance, Angelina Jolie's revisionist fairy tale, Maleficent won the weekend box office with an assertive $70 Million, defying most expectations, and is well on the road to becoming one of the actress' most successful films to date. The film has given the actress the biggest opening of her career, which is actually a bit odd. Despite her nuclear star power, the actress' box office totals read a bit softer than expected. Besides her work in the Kung Fu Panda films, the actress' biggest live-action film, Mr. and Ms. Smith, didn't even scrape $200 million domestically, and things drop off significantly from there. Fame and box-office dividends don't always correlate positively, and many actor's most successful films aren't what you'd expect. Here's a list of actors and actresses with surprising highest grossing movies.

GALLERY: Actors With Surprising Top Grossing films

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