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Charlize Theron's Highest-Grossing Movie Might Surprise You

With over 50 acting credits to her name, Charlize Theron has solidified herself as one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The actress kicked off her career in the early '90s with roles in famous films like "That Thing You Do!" and "The Devil's Advocate." Her talents were recognized quickly, and Theron soon became an Academy Award winner for her role in 2003's "Monster." In 2006 and 2020, she was nominated for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "North Country" and "Bombshell," respectively.

While her resume includes critically acclaimed hits like the films mentioned above, Theron's catalog also boasts some action-heavy blockbusters. According to The Numbers, all of her movies combined have brought in over $5.3 billion at the worldwide box office. The actress's highest-grossing film of all time features her in a supporting role, and it might be one you forgot about since she isn't the lead.

Charlize Theron's highest-grossing movie is in the Fast franchise

When you think of the "Fast & Furious" franchise of films, you probably think of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez. Charlize Theron is not entirely synonymous with the "Fast" films just yet, as she's only appeared in two out of the nine films in a supporting role. Theron's villain Cipher entered the film saga in "The Fate of the Furious" in 2017, which currently stands as the actress's highest-grossing film ever. According to Box Office Mojo, the blockbuster earned over $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office, making it the 19th highest-grossing film of all time. "The Fate of the Furious" earned over $225 million domestically, meaning most of its take came from the international market.

According to The Numbers, other top earners for Theron include "F9" ($716 million), "Hancock" ($624 million), "Prometheus" ($402 million), and "Snow White and the Huntsman" ($401 million). The actress shows no sign of slowing down, and since Cipher is still alive and well in the "Fast" universe, it's possible one of the next two films in the franchise tops "The Fate of the Furious" at the box office.