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Will Smith's Top 10 money-makers (non-fish)

Judging from disappointing ticket sales and ripping reviews, After Earth doesn't look to be another Will Smith blockbuster. The West Philly rapper was once box-office king with a long string of movies grossing $100 million or more. His latest, with son Jaden as costar and with M. Night Shyamalan directing, is likely to finish its first weekend well back of Fast & Furious 6.

Will Smith's Top 10 money-makers (non-fish)

"Men in Black" (1997) was Will Smith´s third biggest box-office hit, with sequels in 2002 and 2012 also landing in his Top 10. His latest, "After Earth," might fail to make the list, judging from a disappointing start.
"Men in Black" (1997) was Will Smith's third biggest box-office hit, with sequels in 2002 and 2012 also landing in his Top 10. His latest, "After Earth," might fail to make the list, judging from a disappointing start.

Judging from disappointing ticket sales and ripping reviews, After Earth doesn't look to be another Will Smith blockbuster. The West Philly rapper was once box-office king with a long string of movies grossing $100 million or more. His latest, with son Jaden as costar and with M. Night Shyamalan directing, is likely to finish its first weekend well back of Fast & Furious 6.

Here are Smith's 10 biggest money-makers, not counting Shark Tale, in which he's the voice (and face to some degree) of an animated fish. Count that 2004 flick, and it would swim into the ninth position, with a $160.8 million take.

1. Independence Day (7/3/96) $306,169,268
2. I Am Legend (12/14/07) $256,393,010
3. Men in Black (7/2/97) $250,690,539
4. Hancock (7/2/08) $227,946,274
5. Men in Black II (7/3/02) $190,418,803
6. Hitch (2/11/05) $179,495,555
7. MIB 3 (5/25/12) $179,020,854
8. The Pursuit of Happyness (12/15/06) $163,566,459
9. I, Robot (7/16/04) $144,801,023
10. Bad Boys II (7/18/03) $138,608,444

Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com.

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