Sandra Bullock is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. She has starred in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time. And her movies have grossed billions of dollars at the box office. Not to mention, Bullock has also won over over 75 awards for her work, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and numerous People’s Choice Awards.
Bullock made her mark in Hollywood by portraying a lot of diverse roles with impeccable skill and conviction. We have loved her as the ultimate sweetheart in films like Practical Magic in 1999, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood in 2002 and The Proposal in 2009.
She has made our hearts race in thrillers like Murder by Numbers and Netflix’s recent 2019 hit Bird Box. She also has appeared in legal dramas like A Time to Kill and sci-fi action films like Demolition Man.
Most of the Sandra Bullock’s movies have been extremely well-received by the public and critics alike. Read on to discover the top 10 highest grossing Sandra Bullock movies of all time, ranked according to how well the performed at the worldwide box office.
Top 10 Grossing Sandra Bullock Movies (Ranked)
10. Two Weeks’ Notice ($199 million)
In this romantic comedy, Sandra Bullock stars opposite Hugh Grant. She plays, Lucy, a successful lawyer who submits her two weeks’ notice of resignation. However, her departure isn’t as easy as she hoped. The film was a box office hit, grossing $199 million worldwide on a $60 million budget. Bullock was also a producer of the film.
9. Miss Congeniality ($212.8 million)
With a relatively small budget of only $45 million, producers weren’t expecting Miss Congeniality to be such as smash hit. In this comedy flick, Bullock portrays Agent Gracie Hart who goes undercover as a beauty pageant contestant to solve a crime. Again, Bullock is one of the producers of this movie, as well as its sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.
8. The Prince of Egypt ($218.6 million)
Sandra Bullock has had several massively successful voice acting roles. And the 1998 film The Price of Egypt is one of them. She lent her voice to the role of Miriam, the sister of Moses, in the film. This DreamWorks animated Exodus story went on to make over $218 million at the worldwide box office.
7. The Heat ($229.9 million)
Starring alongside fellow comedic actress Melissa McCarthy, Bullock once again solves a crime and captures a gangster amidst a lot of amusing ineptitude. The two actresses have great on-screen chemistry, which is one of the main reasons why the movie was such a success.
The 2013 film became Bullock’s one of highest grossing live-action movie when it first came out. Not to mention, it was also one of McCarthy’s highest grossing films as well. It would end up grossing nearly $230 million at the box office off of a $43 million budget.
6. Ocean’s Eight ($297.8 million)
In Ocean’s Eight, Bullock takes on the role of Debbie Ocean, the sister of Danny Ocean (played by George Clooney) in the Ocean’s Eleven movie. Bullock leads a star-studded cast of female criminals to pull off big-time heists, similar to what her brother did in the earlier movie.
Among the other big names that also starred in the film were Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett. The 2018 film cost $70 million to make and ended grossing nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office.
5. The Blind Side ($309.2 million)
In 2009, Bullock won her very first Best Actress Oscar for playing the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. The film was based on the real-life story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who is taken in by a wealthy family, the Tuohys. They end up helping him develop his skills in football and he eventually goes on to play for the NFL.
The film, which is based on the 2006 book of the same name, authored by Michael Lewis, was well-received by critics and audiences alike. And with a budget of just $29 million, the film went on to gross over $300 million worldwide.
4. The Proposal ($317.4 million)
Sandra Bullock has appeared in several romantic comedies in her career. But The Proposal tops them all in terms of box office gross numbers.
The plot is simple enough, with the two lead characters played by Bullock and Ryan Reynolds pretend to be a couple and then eventual fall in love for real. The undeniable chemistry between the two actors certainly helped bring the film’s gross earnings to more than $317 million, an impressive number considering the $40 million budget. Bullock also served as an executive producer of the film.
3. Speed ($350.4 million)
One of the most loved action movies of its time, Speed is a fast-paced action thriller that starred Bullock and Keanu Reeves. The movie, which many would argue was Bullock’s big break, follows the story of a bus that is rigged with a bomb that will go off if it ever drops below 50 miles per hour. Reeves played the role of Jack Traven, an LAPD SWAT officer who tries to stop the bus and save the day, while Bullock played Annie Porter, one of the passengers on the bus.
Speed was a critical and commercial success with fans and critics alike. It went on to gross over $350 million at the worldwide box office off of a $30 million budget. Not to mention it was fifth-highest-grossing film of 1994, with The Lion King and Forrest Gump, True Lies and The Mask coming in ahead of the film in overall earnings.
Speed also won Bullock her Best Actress awards at the Saturn Awards, the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, the Bravo Otto Awards, and the Jupiter Awards. The film’s success was so notable that Bullock was cast for the sequel three years later, this time opposite Jason Patric. The second movie essentially broke even, bringing around $164.5 million on a $160 million budget.
2. Gravity ($723.2 million)
The 2013 film Gravity, starring Bullock and George Clooney, is Bullock’s second highest-grossing film to date. The sci-fi thriller, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, grossed a massive $723 million at the box office off of a $100 million budget.
The film follows the story of two American astronauts who are stranded in space after their space shuttle is destroyed. They must find a way to get back to Earth before they run out of oxygen.
The film was a critical darling, with many calling it one of the best films of the year. Bullock’s performance was praised by critics. And she went on to win several awards for her role. She even received her second Academy Award nomination for the role.
At the time, this film was Bullock’s highest grossing film ever. But that would change just two years later.
1. Minions ($1.159 billion)
This brings us to the number one highest grossing of all Sandra Bullock movies to date, Minions, where Bullock lent her voice to the protagonist of the movie, Scarlet Overkill.
The 2015 spin-off of the hit Despicable Me franchise, Minions grossed an impressive $1.159 billion at the worldwide box office off of a $74 million budget.
The film follows the adventures of three minions who travel to New York City in search of a new villain to serve. The film also starred Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and Allison Janney.
Sandra Bullock Movies
Sandra Bullock is still very active in the film industry, despite taking the occasional hiatus. Her most recent release is Bullet Train. And earlier in 2022, The Lost City with Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, and Brad Pitt debuted. She received a salary of $20 million for her performance, and the movie has grossed $190.8 million so far at the box office.
Bullock currently has several projects in early development stages, including Vigilance, Let Her Speak, and Brownie Wise. However, none of these upcoming films have a release date yet.