With a blockbuster catalogue that includesand , Neeson, 64, is ranked at No 21 on the list of the biggest box office draws.
Top of the charts is 73-year-old Harrison Ford with a gross total of almost $5bn thanks mainly to his role in last year’s super-hit.
Ford is closely followed by Samuel L Jackson ($4.6bn) and Morgan Freeman ($4.4bn), according to figures from Box Office Mojo.
Jackson’s role inand Freeman’s turn in helped catapult the veteran actors into the top rankings.
Scarlett Johansson, with ticket sales of $3.3bn, is the highest-grossing female star and the only woman to feature in the top 10.
This is partly due to the 31-year old’s recent hitsand
Meanwhile, Neeson’s highest grossing movie is, raking in a cool $475m since its release in 1999. This is followed by his voiceover work on ($258m).
His 2009 hit thrillerhad ticket sales of $145m while spin-offs and grossed $140m and $89m, respectively.
Neeson’s homespun biopichas raked in over $11m since its 1996 release, while , for which the Ballymena man got an Oscar nomination, grossed over $96m.
Other notable Irish stars on the list include 61-year old Brendan Gleeson. At No 123, his gross box office takings are $1.7bn thanks mainly to his appearance in.
This puts Gleeson slightly ahead of A-listers Russell Crowe (No 134) and Clint Eastwood (No 135).
Michael Fassbender, 39, is at No 257 in the rankings with box office earnings of $1.13bn thanks partly to the success of the X-Men franchise.
Colin Farrell ($1.10bn) can be found at No 267 — withthe 40-year old actor’s highest grossing flick to date.
Meanwhile, double Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, 22, is at No 608.is her highest grossing film so far in American cinemas ($270m).