Actor Chris Pratt essentially went from a big-screen nobody to a multi-billion dollar box-office star in just a few years.
His skyrocketed journey to Hollywood stardom in the global box-office was primarily thanks to the massive success of three blockbuster movies – The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World.
— めでる (@m_e_d_e_r_u) July 4, 2015
Here are the worldwide box-office totals (as of right now) for each of those three films, according to Box Office Mojo:
- The Lego Movie: $468.76 million
- Guardians of the Galaxy: $774.18 million
- Jurassic World: $1.47 billion
Several years ago, the concept of Chris Pratt becoming a box-office star on the big-screen might have seemed like a pipe dream of fans of the hit NBC series, Parks and Recreation. Along with his supporting yet mostly forgettable roles on the big-screen, Chris really did not receive an attention-grabbing lead role until he starred as Peter Quill/Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, that role (in particular) did seem to be the one that shifted Chris Pratt from unforgettably supporting to hard-to-forget leading star.
— A m e l i a ™ (@xPrattinator_) June 25, 2015
In addition, the box-office success of each of those three key films has apparently cemented that Chris Pratt is a potential blockbuster franchise star as well.
Outside of reprising his leading roles in follow-up sequels, Chris Pratt is also starting to fill up his acting schedule with other roles in highly-anticipated films featuring ensemble casts.
For example, Chris will star in the Antoine Fuqua-directed film, The Magnificent Seven, alongside Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
But anyway………..chris pratt so fine
— Bitter Chocolate Man (@ILLCapitano94) July 12, 2015
“As soon as I heard about Chris Pratt, I was so excited. I’m drying to work with him!” – Jennifer Lawrence on Passengers @prattprattpratt
— Jennifer Lawrence (@JenniferUpdates) July 10, 2015
i’ve never met chris pratt but i trust him
— k (@ughposts) July 8, 2015
Only time will tell just how much more money is added to the growing box-office total for Chris Pratt. One thing is clear – He’s come a long way from shining shoes as Andy Dwyer.
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