Given the last decade or so, it’s no surprise that most actors in Hollywood have comic book movies to thank for a bump in their bank accounts, which is definitely the case for anyone appearing in one of the genre’s most revered trilogies ever made. According to The Numbers, “The Dark Knight Rises” is Morgan Freeman’s most successful film to date, earning a comfortable $1.08 billion worldwide at the box office. Coincidentally, the film also happens to be Anne Hathaway’s biggest success after appearing as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s third outing with Batman.
Freeman played Bruce Wayne/Batman’s (Christian Bale) enigmatic equipment designer Lucius Fox, who was present for the entire trilogy. While the Dark Knight’s battle with Bane (Tom Hardy) was the biggest hit on Freeman’s list, “The Dark Knight” was a close runner-up with $998 million, and “Batman Begins” was his eighth most successful film, earning $358 million. There’s no denying that due to the growing success and groundbreaking impact the film has made on comic book adaptations as a whole, it ensured a profitable move for Freeman in the long run. Smart like a fox, indeed.