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10 Highest Earning Movies of Jackie Chan Read on his Birthday

Jackie Chan has has done just about everything that can be done on the silver screen, but most will know him for his action-packed movies (usually involving some form of martial art).

Jackie Chan was born Chan Kong-sang in Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong, on 7 April 1954, and has arguably become one of the best action-comedy actors of all time.

Chan acquired the first part of his stage name in Canberra, Australia where he worked as a construction worker under a man by the name of Jack.

He became known as Little Jack, which was later shortened to Jackie and the name has stuck with him ever since. His career started with small roles in several Chinese movies in the 60s and 70s.

Chans liking for action movies developed after he worked as a stunt double on two Bruce Lee films at the age of 17.
From there on, his career in action-comedies skyrocketed, leading to him starring in franchises such as Rush Hour and Kung Fu Panda.

Chan is not only good with his hands and feet, hes good with his vocal chords as well, being an operatically trained vocalist and a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for films in which he has starred.

In a career that has spanned more than 40 years Chan has starred in many movies, earning over $4 520 million at the worldwide box office. In honour of his career, we have listed his Top 10 highest grossing movies at the worldwide box office

10. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $52,1 million
International earnings: $75,9 million
Total earnings: $128 million

9. The Foreigner (2017)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $34,4 million
International earnings: $111 million
Total earnings: $145,5 million

8. Rush Hour (1998)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $141,2 million
International earnings: $103,2 million
Total earnings: $244,4 million

7. Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $363 000
International earnings: $253,8 million
Total earnings: $254,2 million.

6. Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $140,1 million
International earnings: $117,9 million
Total earnings: $258 million

5. Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $226,2 million
International earnings: $121,2 million
Total earnings: $347,3 million

4. The Karate Kid (2010)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $176,6 million
International earnings: $182,5 million
Total earnings: $359,1 million

3. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $143,5 million
International earnings: $377,6 million
Total earnings: $521,2 million

2. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $215,4 million
International earnings: $416,3 million
Total earnings: $631,7 million

1. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Domestic (USA) earnings: $165,2 million
International earnings: $500,4 million
Total earnings: $665,7 million.

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