Robert Downey Jr.’s Highest-Grossing Movies

Robert Downey Jr. had a career revival after appearing in movies for the Iron Man and Avengers franchises. These movies resulted not only in a big pay day for him personally, but also a big pay day overall at the box office. Each film raked in a significant amount of money and established him as a movie superhero forever. Here’s Showbiz Cheat Sheet’s rundown of some of Robert Downey Jr.’s highest-grossing films.

Robert Downey Jr. | MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images
Robert Downey Jr. | MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images

10. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

  • Worldwide box-office earnings: $535,663,443   

Downey played the lead role of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. This movie is a sequel to his 2009 film Sherlock Holmes. The sequel brought in more than $186 million at the domestic box office and more than $348 million internationally.

9. Iron Man (2008)

  • Worldwide box-office earnings: $585,171,547   

Downey played the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in the film Iron Man. This was the movie that helped the star reinvent himself as an actor and take over the superhero genre by storm. Iron Man brought in more than $318 million at the domestic box office and more than $266 million internationally.

8. Iron Man 2 (2010)

  • Worldwide box-office earnings: $585,171,547   

Downey reprised his role as Tony Stark in this 2010 film. Iron Man 2 brought in more than $312 million at the domestic box office and more than $308 million internationally.

7. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Worldwide box-office earnings: $880,166,350

The 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming raked in more than $334 million at the domestic box office and more than $545 million internationally.  

6. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

  • Worldwide box-office earnings: $1,153,284,349

The 2016 Captain America: Civil War brought in more than $408 million at the domestic box office and more than $745 million internationally.

5. Iron Man 3 (2013)

  • Worldwide box-office earnings: $1,215,392,272

Iron Man 2 had impressive worldwide box office earnings of more than $1 billion. That includes earnings of more than $408 million at the domestic box office and more than $806 million internationally.

4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

  • Worldwide box-office earnings: $1,396,099,202

Avengers Age of Ultron also pulled in more than $1 billion in worldwide box office earnings. This number includes earnings of more than $459 million at the domestic box office and more than $937 million internationally.

3. The Avengers (2012)

  • Worldwide box-office earnings: $1,515,100,211

The Avengers was another film of Downey’s that boasted more than $1 billion in worldwide box office earnings. The movie posted domestic earnings of more than $623 million and international earnings or more than $891 million.

2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

  • Worldwide box-office earnings: $2,048,359,754

Avengers: Infinity War was one of two of Downey’s films that had more than $2 billion in worldwide box office earnings. This film had more than $678 million in domestic earnings and more than $1 billion in international earnings.

1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

  • Worldwide box-office earnings: $2,797,800,564

As of this writing, Robert Downey’ Jr.’s highest grossing film is Avengers: Endgame, which boasts more than $2 billion in worldwide earnings. This film had more than $858 million in domestic earnings and more than $1 billion in international earnings.

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