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Liam Neeson named 'biggest Irish box office star of all time'

Liam Neeson has been named as the biggest Irish box office star of all time.

The Ballymena-born film star, ranks 21st on the list of every actor and actress ranked by gross box office ticket sales throughout their careers, with $2.9 billion in ticket sales.

He is the highest ranked Irish actor on the list, which has been compiled by Box Office Mojo.

His highest grossing films include The LEGO Movie, earning over $258 million and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menance, earning $475 million.

Taken, which is one of his most famous roles, earned over $145 million.

Harrison Ford tops the list, just ahead of Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks.

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