Cillian Murphy’s Highest Grossing Movies

Most Successful Cillian Murphy Movies

Cillian Murphy has become a Hollywood force. From small indie films to blockbuster roles, this Irish actor’s unique talent has helped his films earn over $5.91 billion at the box office. Here’s a breakdown of his most lucrative films:

Key Takeaways

  • Cillian Murphy is a diverse and talented actor, equally adept at playing villains and dramatic leads.
  • His frequent collaborations with Christopher Nolan have led to some of his biggest commercial hits.
  • Murphy’s Batman movies appear often and high on the list.

10. Transcendence (2014)

Global Box Office: $103,039,258

Cillian Murphy joined the star-studded cast of this sci-fi thriller about a sentient AI. While the film featured big names, it was a box-office disappointment, and it was reported that the studio lost at least $35 million.

9. In Time (2011)

Global Box Office: $173,930,596

Murphy played the ruthless Timekeeper in this dystopian sci-fi film where Time is money. Despite mixed reviews, it performed decently at the box office.

8. Cold Mountain (2003)

Global Box Office: $173,013,509

This critically-acclaimed Civil War drama featured Murphy in a supporting role. It was both a critical and commercial success.

7. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

Global Box Office: $297,372,261

Murphy played a key supporting role in this horror sequel. His performance added depth and complexity to this post-apocalyptic thriller, which defied box office expectations during the pandemic.

6. Batman Begins (2005)

Global Box Office: $375,298,946

Murphy’s chilling portrayal of the Scarecrow was a highlight of Christopher Nolan’s Batman reboot. The film was a critical and box office smash, revitalizing the franchise.

5. Dunkirk (2017)

Global Box Office: $530,380,130

Nolan’s WWII drama showcased Murphy’s dramatic ability as he played a shell-shocked British soldier. The immersive film was a critical darling, and a box office hit.

4. Inception (2010)

Global Box Office: $839,030,630

Murphy played the target of an elaborate mind-heist in this twisty Nolan blockbuster. The film wowed audiences with its special effects and innovative storytelling and became a massive hit.

3. Oppenheimer (2023)

Global Box Office: $957,590,370

Murphy took on the title role in Nolan’s latest biographical epic, portraying J. Robert Oppenheimer, the “father of the atomic bomb.” The film’s star-studded cast, stunning cinematography, and Murphy’s powerful performance made it a commercial and critical success. It’s the highest-grossing biographical film of all Time.

2. The Dark Knight (2008)

Global Box Office: $1,029,266,147

Murphy reprised his villainous role in Nolan’s iconic superhero sequel, which is considered one of the greatest superhero films ever made. The film shattered box office records.

1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Global Box Office: $1,114,085,030

The final chapter in Nolan’s Batman trilogy was another box office juggernaut. Murphy’s return as Scarecrow helped provide continuity and was a thrilling conclusion to the beloved series. This is Cillian Murphy’s highest-grossing film to date.

Cillian Murphy has proven throughout his career that he is both a critical darling and a box office draw. His willingness to take on challenging projects and memorable characters has made him a favorite among audiences and filmmakers alike.


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