Jon Hamm’s 10 Highest-Grossing Movies, Ranked According To Box Office Mojo

Mad Men fans will be delighted to hear that Jon Hamm will be reuniting with John Slattery on the big screen in the upcoming film, Confess, Fletch, currently in post-production. Hamm’s career changed virtually overnight thanks to AMC Mad Men and, while Don Draper showed the actor could portray serious and intense, Hamm’s later theatrical features showed stunning range, particularly when branching out into comedy.

Additionally, the majority of his theatrical endeavors have proven to be financially successful, with Top Gun: Maverick proving to be a particularly stunning success. That said, not all of Hamm’s excellent films have generated positive financial returns, as data from Box Office Mojo reveals.

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ten Beacon (2018) – $54.7 million


Label was perhaps the best major studio comedy of 2018, and while it didn’t flop at the box office, it didn’t break any records either. Released in mid-summer, the film had the spark of energy present in the best star-studded comedies and benefited from chemistry among the cast as strong as The hangover. The plot follows five friends who dedicate one month of each year to a game of tag. However, life goes on, whether they are adults or not, and things have changed dramatically. However, one constant is Jerry Pierce’s (Jeremy Renner) winning streak, which could be cut short when he gets married next.

Even with such a stacked cast, Label had a modest budget of just $28 million. For their investment, Warner Bros. saw the film open to just under $15 million, but it held its own before eventually closing with around $55 million in domestic markets and an impressive $23.4 million in international theaters.


9 We Were Soldiers (2002) – $78.1 million


Captain Dilion receives orders in We Were Soldiers

We were soldiers is perhaps one of Hamm’s finest films, but his role as Captain Matt Dillon is far from substantial and amounts to little more than a cameo.

We were soldiersThe worldwide total of $115 million in 2002 may seem impressive from the outside, but it also cost $75 million, making the Mel Gibson-led Vietnam War film a flop. This is especially true considering both the fact that Gibson’s career was healthy and that she faced no competition in the form of 40 days and 40 nights.


8 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) – $79.4 million


Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm in The Day the Earth Stood Still

While this may not be one of Keanu Reeves’ best films, The day the earth stood still gives the notoriously stoic actor a whole lot more to do than Hamm’s NASA official, Michael Granier. Hamm’s character is effectively tasked with bringing Jennifer Connelly’s character into the narrative to study Reeves’ alien, Klaatu.

by Scott Derrickson (strange doctor) remake of the 1951 classic The day the earth stood still wasn’t quite a blockbuster, nor was it a particularly memorable film, but it still managed to match its $80 million budget in the United States. Add $153 million from international territories and the film was a modest success.


seven Space Cowboys (2000) – $90.4 million


Jon Hamm in Space Cowboys

space cowboys is loaded with stars, including Hamm, but his role is limited to a small cameo. Instead, the film focuses on Clint Eastwood’s Frank Corvin, who enlists his fellow former astronauts to help prevent a hovering satellite from going completely dead.

Eastwood’s astronaut film had a larger budget than much of his filmography ($65 million) and only grossed an international gross of $38 million, but the star’s influence – at alongside those of Donald Sutherland, Tommy Lee Jones and the late James Garner – was enough to earn the film over $90 million in domestic ticket sales.


6 The City (2010) – $92.2 million


Jon Hamm in the city

One of the most important and renowned gangster films of the 2010s, Ben Affleck The city helped solidify his directorial talent as one worth watching after his equally impressive debut of Gone baby gone. In it, Hamm portrays FBI Special Agent Adam Frawley, who trails the far-from-innocent but overall sweet Douglas MacRay (Affleck) and his increasingly unstable friend, James Coughlin (Jeremy renner).

The city was an important film for the careers of almost everyone involved. From Hamm to the future Label co-star Renner, Rebecca Hall and, of course, Affleck. As well as being well-reviewed, the film was a substantial hit, opening to $23.8 million in the US on a budget of $37, which it easily topped to the tune of $154 million. altogether in the world.


5 Baby Driver (2017) – $107.8 million


The thieves in an elevator in the movie Baby Driver.

baby driver allowed Hamm to become a villain, and he doesn’t disappoint in what is easily one of the best films of Hamm’s career. The actor plays career criminal Buddy who, along with his girlfriend, Darling, hopes to earn enough from a quick payout to retire. Unfortunately, Buddy and Baby cross paths in the ugliest way, and the former shows his true personality.

Arguably director Edgar Wright’s greatest hit, baby driver also ranks among the highest-grossing films of Hamm’s career. The film’s cast and high budget make its $34 million budget somewhat surprising, and keeping things cheap helped make it a smash hit with a worldwide total of just under $227 million.


4 Bridesmaids (2011) – $169.1 million


While Hamm was uncredited for his role in Paul Feig Bridesmaidshis jerky, using the boyfriend character, Ted, played an important role in the narrative and in the life of the film’s protagonist, Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig).

Considering the small budget and massive global cume, Bridesmaids is perhaps the biggest financial success of Hamm’s career. In theaters with a production budget of just $32.5 million, Feig’s film grossed $169 million in US theaters. Add to its $119 million international gross and Bridesmaids was successful as a companion to the early summer 2011 film Thor.




3 Shrek Forever After (2010) – $238.7 million


Brogan and Shrek from Shrek Forever After.

Hamm has taken on several voice acting roles over the course of his career, and the first was that of Shrek’s ogre, Brogan, in the franchise’s fourth installment, shrek forever. He looks like Shrek, but bigger, more muscular and resents the villain of the film: Rumpelstiltskin.

shrek forever found the franchise experiencing diminishing returns, but it nonetheless managed to be one of Hamm’s biggest hits. the original Shrek became a pop culture juggernaut fairly quickly, earning a worldwide total of $488 million on a budget of just $60 million. Dreamworks didn’t keep things so cheap for Shrek 2with a production budget of $150 million, but it grossed an incredible $929 million worldwide. Shrek the Third was the first sign of trouble with a slightly higher budget of $160 million and a worldwide tally of $813 million. Hamm’s installment, the fourth and still final, raised the budget again to $165 million and again netted a worldwide drop of nearly $753 million.


2 Minions (2015) – $336 million


Herb (Jon Hamm) and Scarlet (Sandra Bullock) in The Minions - Review

In Minions, Hamm stars Herb Overkill, an evil wick inventor with his wife, Scarlet (Sandra Bullock), the first supervillain. The pair then enlist the yellow gossips to steal Queen Elizabeth II’s crown, but it stands to reason the Overkills won’t appreciate the Minions’ progress.

As a spin-off from Despicable Meone of Steve Carell’s best films, Minions was virtually guaranteed to make money at the box office, but few could have predicted the extent of its success. With a budget of only $74 million, Minions has earned over $330 million in US theaters alone. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, he earned nearly $825 million from international territories.


1 Top Gun: Maverick (2022) – $564 million as of 7/3


An image of Jon Hamm standing behind a podium in Top Gun 2

As the most popular movie of 2022, Top Gun: Maverick is a darling that is as critical as it is commercial. It also stands to reason that this will be the highest-grossing film of Hamm’s career for quite some time, and he even manages to give the Mad Men actor an excellent role along the way. As Commander Beau “Cyclone” Simpson, Hamm gets in the way of Tom Cruise’s Maverick more often than not, but he has to realize that not everything has to be done strictly according to the book.

Even though maverick did not yet earn impressive sums, it would be considered a success beyond the film’s already lofty expectations. After five weekends in theaters, the film still sits in second place and has amassed $1.1 billion worldwide. Most impressive is its $564 million domestic tally, making it arguably the most successful legacy sequel to a classic American film to date.

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