Chris Pine’s 10 Highest-Grossing Movies, According To Box Office Mojo


Chris Pine is one of Hollywood’s greatest stars working today, his work featuring in multiple popular franchises as well as several prestigious films, making his a household name along the way. With a career that spans almost two decades, the actor has more than 60 acting credits to his name and counting.

Like all stars in the filmmaking industry, Pine has had a number of hits as well as misses when it comes to worldwide box office. Nevertheless, he has managed to prove himself a reliably bankable star, with Box Office Mojo showing several of his films to be bona fide hits.

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10 This Means War (2012) – $156,491,279

Available To Rent On Amazon Prime Video


this means war 2012 cast

This Means War is a 2012 romantic comedy with a twist, delving into the high-stakes world of espionage and spycraft. Chris Pine stars alongside Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy as Franklin “FDR” Foster, a CIA agent who falls in love whilst also saving the world from an international criminal who has vowed revenge on Foster and his partner (Hardy).

The film was generally poorly received by critics upon release, though it did make enough at the box office to be considered a success. Nevertheless, despite providing a box office draw, the film inspired no sequels or franchises, remaining content with its modest success.


9 Unstoppable (2010) – $167,805,466

Available To Rent On Amazon Prime Video


unstoppable is a 2010 action thriller and the very last movie in the filmography of director Tony Scott. Based on real-life events, unstoppable tells the story of Will Colson (Chris Pine) and Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington), two railway workers who must stop a runaway train before it can wreak havoc on civilians.

unstoppable proved to be a hit with critics, who praised the film’s action and Scott’s direction. Going on to nearly double its production budget at the box office, the film managed to become the second highest-grossing project in Chris Pine’s filmography at the time of its release.


8 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) – $169,602,006

Available On HBO Max


Wonder Woman 1984 was the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2017 film that told the origin of Gal Gadot’s eponymous superhero. Pine portrays Steve Trevor, Diana Prince’s long-lost lover, who returns mysteriously after Diana unknowingly uses the Wishing Stone to resurrect him.

Wonder Woman 1984 ultimately didn’t live up to the hype set by its predecessor, failing to resonate with critics or fans. Although the film still manages to be one of Chris Pine’s highest-grossing films, it is a steep drop from the box office numbers of the original film, though this can be explained in part due to the sequel’s hybrid release on HBO Max.


7 Into The Woods (2014) – $212,902,372

Available On Disney+


Into The Woods is the cinematic retelling of the classic Broadway musical, which combines multiple well-known fairytales into one fantastical world. In the film, Chris Pine portrays Cinderella’s Prince, who does not turn out to be the marvelous hero she had always expected he would be.

The film garnered decent reviews which, coupled with audience intrigue for the film’s star-studded cast, helped Into The Woods become a modest success at the box office, managing to make a tremendous profit off of its surprisingly low budget of $50 million.


6 Rise Of The Guardians (2012) – $306,941,670

Available On Netflix


Jack Frost stuck in a pit in Rise Of The Guardians

Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 animated action comedy based on the Guardians of Childhood book series. In the film, Chris Pine voices Jack Frost, the Spirit of Winter, who is recruited to join a team of other fantasy creatures, including the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Tooth Faire in a desperate bid to stop the evil Boogeyman.

Rise of the Guardians received positive reviews upon its release and managed to turn a profit at the box office, growing a modest fanbase in the process. Despite the film’s ultimate success, however, no sequel is currently in development, despite creators’ claims to desire have proposed story ideas to Dreamworks Animation.


5 Star Trek: Beyond (2016) – $343,471,816

Available To Rent On Amazon Prime Video


Chris Pine as Jim Kirk in Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek: Beyond is the third movie in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, with much of the main cast returning to their iconic roles. Though not meant to act as the end of the franchise, the film has not yet generated a sequel, with any talks of such a film remaining purely conjecture.

Despite reviews largely on par with the previous two films, beyond made significantly less money at the worldwide box office than its predecessors, stabling the franchise for years. In the time since the film’s release, however, many fans have come to sing the film’s praises, with many calling Star Trek: Beyond one of the most underrated movies in the franchise.


4 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) – $375,540,831

Available To Rent On Amazon Prime Video


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The 2018 animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse explored the concept of the multiverse long before it landed firmly in the cultural zeitgeist, including several variants of the titular superhero, making what is considered by some to be among the greatest superhero films of all time. Chris Pine portrays Peter A. Parker in the film, the version of Spider-Man from Miles Morales’s world who is killed by Kingpin.

Into the Spider-Verse was a tremendous success for all parties involved, garnishing major traction from both fans and critics. The film was so beloved, in fact, that is even earned itself an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film has even spawned its own franchise, with a sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One set to premiere next summer.




3 Star Trek (2009) – $385,680,446

Available On Paramount+


Chris Pine as James T. Kirk in Star Trek (2009)

In 2009, JJ Abrams rebooted the Star Trek series, breathing new life into the franchise. Chris Pine took over the role of Captain James T. Kirk from William Shatner, retelling the story of the iconic character’s origin and adventures on the starship Enterprise.

Though Star Trek divided hardcore fans of the franchise, it generated largely positive reviews and an undeniably successful run at the international box office. The reboot would go on to spawn two sequels which were released in 2013 and 2016, respectively.


2 Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) – $467,365,246

Available On Amazon Prime Video


Kirk - Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek: Into Darkness is the sequel to the hit 2009 film that rebooted the longrunning franchise. With Chris Pine returning as Captain Kirk, the film reintroduces the iconic villain Khan, this time portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, who famously denied playing the character in the months leading up to the film’s release.

Like its predecessor, Into Darkness was generally well-received by critics, though some die-hard fans believe the film ultimately ruined the Star Trek franchise. Regardless of reception, the film remains the highest-grossing film in the Star Trek franchise to this day, spawning a sequel that would be released three years later.


1 Wonder Woman (2017) – $822,854,286

Available On HBO Max


Wonder Woman 2017 Movie Diana Prince and Steve Trevor

Wonder Woman is a 2017 superhero film depicting the events of World War One through the eyes of an Amazon that has never before traveled to the human world. Chris Pine makes his DCEU debut as Steve Trevor, Diana Prince’s love interest who introduces her to the real world, only to die in a heroic sacrifice at the end of the film.

This film proved to be one of the most successful and best entries in the DCEU at the time of its release, earning both critical praise and a healthy profit at the global box office. Wonder Woman‘s success reinvigorated a dying cinematic universe and spawned a sequel, Wonder Woman 1984which would be released in 2020.

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