When did they last have a $100m box office hit?

Sylvester Stallone. Michael Douglas. Kevin Costner. Robin Williams. All once upon a time big stars. And not one of them has had a $100m hit at the US box office in ages...

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Several major American actors seem to be struggling to recover their past box office glories, and strive for the day when they last steered a film to over $100m at the US box office. Here’s the last time that the following managed to do it…

Kevin CostnerAmazingly, it was The Bodyguard back in 1992 that last crossed the $100m for Costner, raking in $121m. Waterworld came close a few years’ later (and did make a fair sum overseas), but since then the nearest Mr Costner has come is the $58m brought in by his really good western, Open Range, in 2003. His latest, Swing Vote, has just bombed at the US box office, and now – surprise, surprise – there’s talk of a Bodyguard sequel..Arnold SchwarzeneggerTerminator 3, his last major film, did score over $150m at the US box office, so that has to count. But if you want to go back to the time before that, then you need to head to 1997, when Batman & Robin scraped its way to $107m. The last new film that soared over $100m off the back of the Austrian Oak’s name alone though was 1996’s Eraser. Which, er, we’ve got a bit of a soft spot for. He’ll never make $100m again at the US box office though, outside of a sequel. Mark our words….

Wesley SnipesSnipes is an actor who’s never managed to taste the $100m box office number at all, the closest he came being the $82m brought in by Blade II in 2002. Given that he’s got other things on his mind right now, he won’t even be trying to beat that for a little while yet…Steven SeagalAnother one to never have broken $100m, with 1992’s Under Siege getting him nearest, thanks to its $83m US take. These days, he struggles to even get a film at eye level on the shelves of Blockbuster. Although his Orange advert was thoroughly fab. “Cynara, Seagal”…Michael DouglasMuch of the last decade has seen lean times for Mr Douglas at the US box office, and it was in the year 2000 that he last tasted a $100m success. The film was Traffic, an ensemble piece that did have his name above the title, and major Oscar buzz to fuel it. Prior to that, 1992’s Basic Instinct was the last time he crossed the magic barrier. And that was naughty.Harrison FordIf you cut Indiana Jones out of the equation, then Harrison Ford outside of his most popular franchise hasn’t had much success for some time. The last time he crossed $100m while not holding a whip in his hand was in 2000, with What Lies Beneath, that made $155m. No film he made between that and Indy 4 even made it to $50m. And we defy anyone to say that they’ve ever been looking for a good, easy movie to relax to, and suggested they watch Firewall again…Hugh GrantGiven that the man seems to pop up in every romantic comedy under the sun – although given his tepid thriller Extreme Measures that’s probably where he’s best kept – he’s only actually notched up one single $100m film at the US box office. That was Notting Hill, and he was co-starring with the small matter of Julia Roberts. The man lives in the $50-60m area at best.Nicole KidmanHappy Feet doesn’t count, given that it was an animated film not sold off her name. Scrub that, though, and Nicole Kidman has only had one film that crossed the $100m barrier, namely 1995’s Batman Forever. And, to be fair, we didn’t turn up to see her. She has come close to breaking the magic barrier off her own back, though, most notably with the terrific 2001 chiller, The Others, and you’d have wagered that Golden Compass would have broken her duck. Had it, er, not flopped.Sylvester StalloneGet this. For a supposed action megastar, Stallone has not powered a $100m hit at the US box office for over two decades and counting (his brief appearance in Spy Kids 3D blatantly doesn’t count). The last film that did break the magic number was the majestic Rocky IV, which grabbed $127m in 1985. The nearest since then was Cliffhanger’s $84m. Most films, however, have been fighting to bring in even $50m (although Rocky Balboa brought in a tidy sum).Mark WahlbergAmerica’s most charismatic leading man was part of the ensemble that floated over $100m with The Departed, but he has crossed the barrier a few times in the last decade. The Italian Job grabbed $103m in 2003, and Planet Of The Apes managed $180m back in 2001. Blimey. The man’s a bit of a banker contrasted with the company he’s keeping in this article…Robin WilliamsWilliams the leading man is simply not the draw he once was, and outside of animated films and cameos, you need to go back to 1998 for his last major hit under his own leading name. Patch Adams was the film, picking up $135m, just falling a little short of the previous year’s Good Will Hunting. That Mrs Doubtfire sequel must be looking tempting. To him, anyway.Mel GibsonA bumpy few years – to say the least – have kept Gibson away from the front of the camera. So it’s now six years since he last scored a megahit, namely 2002’s Signs, which grabbed $227m. What Women Want notched up $182m in 2000, while rumours are he’s now eyeing a Lethal Weapon 5 script. If he wants his name back on the billboards, he might not have much choice…