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The Numbers Bankability Index™

The Numbers Bankability Index estimates how much someone adds in value to the film industry each year based on analysis of the Hollywood Creative Graph™, a network of over 100,000 people with over 4 million connections that represent all the films they have worked on together. By using an analytical technique called graph analysis, the Bankability Index measures the influence of each person in the Hollywood Creative Graph, which we translate below into an estimate of the annual value added by the 40 biggest players in the industry today. In simple terms, if the film business returned to the studio system that existed in the 1950s, this is how much we would pay everyone each year.

The Numbers Bankability Index Top 250

The complete top 250 people, ranked by worldwide and domestic box office, and by the value they bring to each movie. See our Top 250 Edition page for more details and to manage your subscription.

This chart is based on the worldwide box office earnings for every film a person has worked on, adjusted to reflect their performance over roughly the past decade. It is therefore a reflection of the most consistent performers over time. We have other versions of the Index that reflect more recent performance at the box office. Please contact us research@the-numbers.com for more details.

Does the Index suggest that people are overpaid?

Not exactly. The fundamental goal behind building The Numbers Bankability Index is to assess the value someone would bring to an average non-franchise film — regardless of whether they are in a lead role, or even an acting role. It looks at the value each person brings to a film as part of a team.

This is different from deciding how much they should be paid for a specific role, particularly in established franchises. Johnny Depp, for example, is measured as being worth about $7 million to an average movie (like, for example, The Rum Diary), but is clearly worth far more playing Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. Our Under the Covers article shows how we go about assessing the value of Johnny Depp playing Jack Sparrow.

The system can be applied to any segment of the movie industry: domestic box office, indie films, specific genres and budget ranges, and to individual film projects. For example, we can provide an analysis of the technical people who have the most success in a particular budget range, the "hot" actors and actresses who have been driving domestic box office results over the past 3 years, or screenwriters who specialize in a particular genre. The list is virtually limitless, and we will be happy to discuss the specifics of your project and see how we can help. For more information, see

- Introducing The Numbers Bankability Index
- Analysis: The Numbers Bankability Index Under the Covers
- Bankability Index Top 250 Edition
- Analysis: DiCaprio and Lasseter Big Gainers in February Bankability Index
- Analysis: Sandra Bullock is Hollywood's Top Actress

In the Press:
- CNBC: Why Brad Pitt is 11% of “The Big Short”
- USA Today
- Variety
- TIME

For more information, email us at research@the-numbers.com.

Bankability Index for November, 2016

  1
Steven Spielberg
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 44 films, with $12,172,934,908 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Jurassic World (Executive Producer), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Executive Producer), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Executive Producer), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Director), Transformers: Age of Extinction (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Famous Director (Austin Powers in Goldmember), Popcorn-Eating Man (The Lost World: Jurassic Park), Himself (Paul), Man in electric wheelchair (Gremlins), Cook County Clerk (The Blues Brothers)
Most productive collaborators: Kathleen Kennedy, Tom Hanks, John Williams, Michael Kahn, Tom Cruise
Born: December 18th, 1946 (69 years old)

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$29,356,269

2.7 movies/year
$10,872,692/movie
-0.22% from last month

 
  2
Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 51 films, with $11,864,822,009 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Nick Fury (The Avengers), Nick Fury (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Nick Fury (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Nick Fury (Iron Man 2), Mace Windu (Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Eve's Bayou (Producer), The Caveman's Valentine (Executive Producer), The Samaritan (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Quentin Tarantino, Colin Firth, Matthew Vaughn, Chris Evans, Alexander Skarsgård
Born: December 21st, 1948 (67 years old)

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$27,425,297

4.8 movies/year
$5,713,604/movie
+0.31% from last month

 
  3
Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 38 films, with $18,359,518,474 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Avengers (Story Creator), Avengers: Age of Ultron (Executive Producer), Captain America: Civil War (Executive Producer), Iron Man 3 (Executive Producer), Deadpool (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fed-Ex Driver (Captain America: Civil War), (Iron Man 3), Strip Club DJ (Deadpool), Himself (The Avengers)
Most productive collaborators: Kevin Feige, Robert Downey, Jr., Louis D'Esposito, Chris Evans, Victoria Alonso
Born: December 28th, 1922 (93 years old)

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$25,199,047

3.0 movies/year
$8,399,682/movie
+3.82% from last month

 
  4
Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 39 films, with $8,782,476,819 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Woody (Toy Story 3), Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Sully), Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump), The Conductor/Hero Boy/Father/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Claus (The Polar Express)
Best-Known Technical Roles: My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Producer), Cast Away (Producer), The Polar Express (Executive Producer), Mamma Mia! (Executive Producer), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman, Dan Brown
Born: July 9th, 1956 (60 years old)

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$25,102,488

2.5 movies/year
$10,040,995/movie
+6.06% from last month

 
  5
Brad Pitt
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films, with $4,502,578,776 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #26)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Gerry Lane (World War Z), John Smith (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Metro Man (Megamind), Benjamin Button (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Lt. Aldo Raine (Inglourious Basterds)
Best-Known Technical Roles: World War Z (Producer), The Departed (Producer), Fury (Executive Producer), The Big Short (Producer), Eat Pray Love (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Marc Forster, Mireille Enos, Matthew Michael Carnahan, Dede Gardner, James Badge Dale
Born: December 18th, 1963 (52 years old)

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$23,431,974

2.7 movies/year
$8,678,509/movie
-0.35% from last month

 
  6
Adam Sandler
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $2,970,920,610 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #66)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Count Dracula (Hotel Transylvania 2), Dracula (Hotel Transylvania), Lenny Feder (Grown Ups), Leonard (Grown Ups 2), Paul Crew (The Longest Yard)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Hotel Transylvania 2 (Screenwriter), Grown Ups (Screenwriter), Grown Ups (Producer), Grown Ups 2 (Producer), Grown Ups 2 (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Dennis Dugan, Jack Giarraputo, Kevin James, Tim Herlihy, Allen Covert
Born: September 9th, 1966 (50 years old)

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$23,157,433

2.5 movies/year
$9,262,973/movie
-0.36% from last month

 
  7
Bruce Berman
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 81 films, with $14,563,085,202 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Best-Known Technical Roles: American Sniper (Executive Producer), The Lego Movie (Executive Producer), I am Legend (Executive Producer), The Matrix Reloaded (Executive Producer), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Steven Mnuchin, Johnny Depp, Dana Goldberg
Born: April 25th, 1952 (64 years old)

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$23,081,456

4.4 movies/year
$5,245,785/movie
+0.04% from last month

 
  8
Tom Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $7,293,245,284 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Ethan Hunt (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Ethan Hunt (Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol), Ray Ferier (War of the Worlds), Famous Austin Powers (Austin Powers in Goldmember), Ethan Hunt (Mission: Impossible 2)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Producer), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (Producer), Mission: Impossible 2 (Producer), Mission: Impossible III (Producer), Jack Reacher (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Christopher McQuarrie, Steven Spielberg, Paula Wagner, Doug Liman, Joseph Kosinski
Born: July 3rd, 1962 (54 years old)

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$22,779,786

1.5 movies/year
$15,186,524/movie
+1.94% from last month
+4 places from last month

 
  9
Johnny Depp
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films, with $7,257,879,987 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland), Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Lone Ranger (Executive Producer), Dark Shadows (Producer), Hugo (Producer), The Rum Diary (Producer), Mortdecai (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Tim Burton, Gore Verbinski, Helena Bonham Carter, Linda Woolverton, Mia Wasikowska
Born: June 9th, 1963 (53 years old)

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$22,697,560

3.1 movies/year
$7,321,794/movie
-0.61% from last month
-1 place from last month

 
10
Hans Zimmer
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 93 films, with $26,231,787,506 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Dark Knight (Composer), The Dark Knight Rises (Composer), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Composer), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Composer), Man of Steel (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Michael Caine, Lee Smith, Thomas Tull
Born: September 12th, 1957 (59 years old)

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$22,585,632

4.0 movies/year
$5,646,408/movie
-0.55% from last month
-1 place from last month

 
11
Matt Damon
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films, with $5,291,130,841 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #14)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Mark Watney (The Martian), Jason Bourne (Jason Bourne), Dr. Mann (Interstellar), Jason Bourne (The Bourne Ultimatum), Texas Ranger La Boeuf (True Grit)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Jason Bourne (Screenwriter), Jason Bourne (Producer), Good Will Hunting (Screenwriter), Good Will Hunting (Story Creator), Promised Land (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Paul Greengrass, Ridley Scott, Jessica Chastain, Tommy Lee Jones, Drew Goddard
Born: October 8th, 1970 (46 years old)

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$22,549,573

3.0 movies/year
$7,516,524/movie
-0.35% from last month
-1 place from last month

 
12
Leonardo DiCaprio
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $6,412,361,497 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #9)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jack Dawson (Titanic), Cobb (Inception), Hugh Glass (The Revenant), Calvin Candie (Django Unchained), Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Wolf of Wall Street (Producer), The Ides of March (Executive Producer), Red Riding Hood (Producer), Runner Runner (Producer), Out of the Furnace (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Martin Scorsese, Tom Hardy, Christopher Nolan, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, James Cameron
Born: November 11th, 1974 (42 years old)

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$22,524,405

2.4 movies/year
$9,385,169/movie
-0.34% from last month
-1 place from last month

 
13
Will Smith
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $5,930,641,155 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #11)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Deadshot (Suicide Squad), Robert Neville (I am Legend), John Hancock (Hancock), Agent J (Men in Black 3), Captain Steven Hiller (Independence Day)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Hancock (Producer), Hitch (Producer), The Pursuit of Happyness (Producer), Annie (Producer), I, Robot (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: James Lassiter, David Ayer, Akiva Goldsman, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
Born: September 25th, 1968 (48 years old)

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$21,903,163

1.6 movies/year
$13,689,477/movie
-0.42% from last month

 
14
Thomas Tull
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $10,272,969,273 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #8)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Jurassic World (Executive Producer), The Dark Knight Rises (Executive Producer), Man of Steel (Executive Producer), Inception (Executive Producer), The Hangover Part II (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Jon Jashni, Christopher Nolan, Guillermo Del Toro, Charlie Hunnam, Emma Thomas
Born: 1970

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$21,722,478

3.7 movies/year
$5,870,940/movie
-0.38% from last month

 
15
John Lasseter
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $14,106,078,908 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Finding Dory (Executive Producer), Frozen (Executive Producer), Inside Out (Executive Producer), Zootopia (Executive Producer), Toy Story 3 (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story)
Most productive collaborators: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jennifer Lee, Bob Peterson, Alan Tudyk
Born: January 12th, 1957 (59 years old)

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$21,701,379

2.5 movies/year
$8,680,552/movie
-0.28% from last month

 
16
Morgan Freeman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $2,390,976,031 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #79)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Lucius Fox (The Dark Knight Rises), Lucius Fox (The Dark Knight), Vitruvius (The Lego Movie), God (Bruce Almighty), Narrator (War of the Worlds)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Along Came a Spider (Executive Producer), Invictus (Executive Producer), 5 Flights Up (Executive Producer), Bopha! (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Luc Besson, Scarlett Johansson, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Choi Min-sik
Born: June 1st, 1937 (79 years old)

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$20,679,964

3.4 movies/year
$6,082,342/movie
-0.27% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
17
Harvey Weinstein
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 219 films, with $13,117,839,099 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Executive Producer), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Executive Producer), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Executive Producer), Django Unchained (Executive Producer), Silver Linings Playbook (Executive Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Sam Rizzo (An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn)
Most productive collaborators: Bob Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Elijah Wood
Born: March 19th, 1952 (64 years old)

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$20,514,423

9.3 movies/year
$2,205,852/movie
-0.35% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
18
Bradley Cooper
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $3,402,193,609 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #55)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Chris Kyle (American Sniper), Rocket (Guardians of the Galaxy), Phil (The Hangover Part II), Phil (The Hangover), Richie Dimaso (American Hustle)
Best-Known Technical Roles: American Sniper (Producer), American Hustle (Executive Producer), Silver Linings Playbook (Executive Producer), Limitless (Executive Producer), War Dogs (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Clint Eastwood, Sienna Miller, Todd Phillips, David O. Russell, Luke Grimes
Born: January 5th, 1975 (41 years old)

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$20,175,223

2.9 movies/year
$6,956,973/movie
-0.62% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
19
Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films, with $8,374,439,937 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Tony Stark/Iron Man (The Avengers), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Captain America: Civil War), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Iron Man 3), Tony Stark (Iron Man 2)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Judge (Executive Producer), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (Co-Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Joss Whedon, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth
Born: April 4th, 1965 (51 years old)

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$19,536,006

1.9 movies/year
$10,282,108/movie
-0.52% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
20
Mark Wahlberg
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $2,867,206,056 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #68)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Cade Yeager (Transformers: Age of Extinction), John Bennett (Ted), Dusty (Daddy’s Home), Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor), Terry Hoitz (The Other Guys)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Lone Survivor (Producer), The Fighter (Producer), Deepwater Horizon (Producer), Contraband (Producer), Prisoners (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Seth MacFarlane, Will Ferrell, Mila Kunis, Michael Bay, Alec Sulkin
Born: June 5th, 1971 (45 years old)

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$19,015,096

2.9 movies/year
$6,556,930/movie
+0.61% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
21
Kevin Feige
Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $10,866,429,657 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Avengers (Producer), Avengers: Age of Ultron (Producer), Captain America: Civil War (Producer), Iron Man 3 (Producer), Guardians of the Galaxy (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey, Jr.
Born: June 2nd, 1973 (43 years old)

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$18,429,508

1.9 movies/year
$9,699,741/movie
+7.33% from last month
+6 places from last month

 
22
George Clooney
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $3,397,194,982 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #56)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Matt Kowalski (Gravity), Frank (Tomorrowland), Danny Ocean (Ocean's Eleven), Captain Billy Tyne (The Perfect Storm), Danny Ocean (Ocean's Thirteen)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Argo (Producer), The Monuments Men (Director), The Monuments Men (Producer), The Monuments Men (Screenwriter), Money Monster (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Sandra Bullock, Alfonso Cuarón, Grant Heslov, Matt Damon, Steven Soderbergh
Born: May 6th, 1961 (55 years old)

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$18,299,364

2.3 movies/year
$7,956,245/movie
-0.42% from last month

 
23
Robert De Niro
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 64 films, with $4,141,307,075 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #30)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Jack Byrnes (Meet the Fockers), Jack Byrnes (Little Fockers), Pat Sr. (Silver Linings Playbook), Don Lino (Shark Tale), Jack Byrnes (Meet the Parents)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Meet the Fockers (Producer), Little Fockers (Producer), Meet the Parents (Producer), The Good Shepherd (Director), The Good Shepherd (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Bradley Cooper, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Meyers, Jay Roach, David O. Russell
Born: August 17th, 1943 (73 years old)

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$18,054,420

3.9 movies/year
$4,629,338/movie
-0.22% from last month

 
24
Angelina Jolie Pitt
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $3,106,215,207 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #62)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Maleficent (Maleficent), Tigress (Kung Fu Panda), Tigress (Kung Fu Panda 3), Tigress (Kung Fu Panda 2), Jane Smith (Mr. and Mrs. Smith)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Maleficent (Executive Producer), Unbroken (Director), Unbroken (Producer), By the Sea (Director), By the Sea (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Robert Stromberg, Sharlto Copley, Linda Woolverton, Elle Fanning, Joe Roth
Born: June 4th, 1975 (41 years old)

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$17,932,529

2.1 movies/year
$8,539,300/movie
-0.47% from last month

 
25
Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $4,354,327,564 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #27)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (The Avengers), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (Captain America: Civil War), Kaa (The Jungle Book), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Whale (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Favreau, Chris Evans, Joss Whedon, Luc Besson
Born: November 22nd, 1984 (32 years old)

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$17,483,019

2.4 movies/year
$7,284,591/movie
-0.41% from last month

 
26
Kathleen Kennedy
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 32 films, with $5,240,534,020 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #17)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens (Producer), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Executive Producer), Lincoln (Producer), War of the Worlds (Producer), The Sixth Sense (Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Herself (Contact)
Most productive collaborators: Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, John Williams, Michael Kahn, Rick Carter
Born: June 5th, 1953 (63 years old)

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$17,235,676

1.6 movies/year
$10,772,298/movie
-0.12% from last month

 
27
Sandra Bullock
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 28 films, with $5,100,738,537 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #16)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Scarlet Overkill (Minions), Ryan Stone (Gravity), Leigh Anne Tuohy (The Blind Side), Ashbum (The Heat), Margaret Tate (The Proposal)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Proposal (Executive Producer), Miss Congeniality (Producer), Two Weeks Notice (Producer), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (Producer), Hope Floats (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell, Kyle Balda, Alfonso Cuarón, Jon Hamm
Born: July 26th, 1964 (52 years old)

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$17,022,916

0.9 movies/year
$18,914,351/movie
-0.43% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
28
Denzel Washington
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films, with $3,779,660,495 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #42)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Tobin Frost (Safe House), Chisolm (The Magnificent Seven), Robert McCall (The Equalizer), Frank Lucas (American Gangster), Captain William Whitaker (Flight)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Safe House (Executive Producer), The Equalizer (Producer), The Book of Eli (Producer), The Great Debaters (Director), Antwone Fisher (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Antoine Fuqua, Tony Scott, Todd Black, Daniel Espinosa, Marton Csokas
Born: December 28th, 1954 (61 years old)

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$16,997,561

1.4 movies/year
$12,141,115/movie
+0.26% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
29
Jon Favreau
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $5,777,024,502 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #52)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Pygmy Hog (The Jungle Book), Happy Hogan (Iron Man 3), Happy Hogan (Iron Man 2), Happy Hogan (Iron Man), Harold Cornish (Identity Thief)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Executive Producer), The Jungle Book (Director), The Jungle Book (Producer), Iron Man 3 (Executive Producer), Iron Man 2 (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Justin Marks, Idris Elba, Rudyard Kipling
Born: October 19th, 1966 (50 years old)

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$16,777,831

2.1 movies/year
$7,989,443/movie
-0.56% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
30
James Newton Howard
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 111 films, with $17,005,240,383 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Dark Knight (Composer), The Hunger Games (Composer), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Composer), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (Composer), Maleficent (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Angelina Jolie Pitt, M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer, Joe Roth, Palak Patel
Born: June 9th, 1951 (65 years old)

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$16,672,805

3.4 movies/year
$4,903,766/movie
-0.39% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
31
Liam Neeson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films, with $5,194,880,202 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #15)
Best-Known Acting Roles: (The Dark Knight Rises), Bad Cop/Good Cop (The Lego Movie), Qui-Gon Jinn (Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace), Zeus (Clash of the Titans), Henri Ducard (Batman Begins)
Most productive collaborators: Jaume Collet-Serra, Sam Worthington, Louis Leterrier, Joe Carnahan, Ralph Fiennes
Born: June 7th, 1952 (64 years old)

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$16,381,225

4.2 movies/year
$3,900,292/movie
-0.36% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
32
Danny Elfman
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 87 films, with $14,954,236,472 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Additional Music), Alice in Wonderland (Composer), Spider-Man 3 (Song Writer), Spider-Man (Composer), Oz the Great and Powerful (Composer)
Most productive collaborators: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Chris Lebenzon, Joe Roth
Born: May 29th, 1963 (53 years old)

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$16,058,351

3.1 movies/year
$5,180,113/movie
+1.06% from last month
+3 places from last month

 
33
Steve Carell
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $4,246,413,690 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #28)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Young Gru (Minions), Gru (Despicable Me 2), Gru (Despicable Me), Evan Baxter (Bruce Almighty), Brick Tamland (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Get Smart (Executive Producer), Crazy, Stupid, Love (Producer), The 40 Year-old Virgin (Screenwriter), The 40 Year-old Virgin (Executive Producer), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Meledandri
Born: August 16th, 1962 (54 years old)

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$15,891,054

2.2 movies/year
$7,223,206/movie
-0.33% from last month
+1 place from last month

 
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Seth Rogen
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $1,764,624,635 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #115)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Ship Captain (Shrek the Third), Mantis (Kung Fu Panda), B.O.B. (Monsters vs. Aliens), Mac Radner (Neighbors), Mantis (Kung Fu Panda 3)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Neighbors (Producer), Sausage Party (Screenwriter), Sausage Party (Story Creator), Knocked Up (Executive Producer), Sausage Party (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, Nicholas Stoller, Conrad Vernon, Judd Apatow
Born: April 15th, 1982 (34 years old)

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$15,843,117

3.3 movies/year
$4,800,945/movie
+0.01% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
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Helena Bonham Carter
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,338,540,132 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #153)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II), Red Queen (Alice in Wonderland), Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)
Most productive collaborators: Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Linda Woolverton, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska
Born: May 26th, 1966 (50 years old)

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$15,620,978

2.1 movies/year
$7,438,561/movie
-0.58% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
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Ryan Reynolds
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $2,013,824,504 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #96)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Wade/Deadpool (Deadpool), Guy (The Croods), Wade Wilson / Deadpool (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Andrew Paxton (The Proposal), Matt Weston (Safe House)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Deadpool (Producer), R.I.P.D. (Executive Producer), The Whale (Executive Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Tim Miller, Morena Baccarin, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ed Skrein
Born: October 23rd, 1976 (40 years old)

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$15,580,308

2.7 movies/year
$5,770,484/movie
-0.42% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
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Will Ferrell
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $2,290,733,730 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #85)
Best-Known Acting Roles: President Business (The Lego Movie), Brad (Daddy’s Home), Ron Burgundy (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Megamind (Megamind), Chaz (The Wedding Crashers)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Daddy’s Home (Producer), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Screenwriter), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Character Creator), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Producer), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Adam McKay, Mark Wahlberg, Chris Henchy, Sean Anders, Phil Lord
Born: July 16th, 1967 (49 years old)

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$15,551,971

2.9 movies/year
$5,362,749/movie
-0.51% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
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Ridley Scott
Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $3,239,924,491 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #46)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Martian (Director), The Martian (Producer), Prometheus (Director), Prometheus (Producer), Gladiator (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, Jessica Chastain, Drew Goddard, Kristen Wiig
Born: November 30th, 1937 (79 years old)

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$15,423,914

2.8 movies/year
$5,508,541/movie
-0.66% from last month
+2 places from last month

 
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Hugh Jackman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $4,918,161,575 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #21)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Logan / Wolverine (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Logan/Wolverine (X-Men: The Last Stand), Logan / Wolverine (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Jean Valjean (Les Miserables), Memphis (Happy Feet)
Best-Known Technical Roles: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Angela Morrison, Gavin Hood, Lauren Shuler Donner, Russell Crowe, Liza Chasin
Born: October 12th, 1968 (48 years old)

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$15,129,052

2.1 movies/year
$7,204,310/movie
-0.43% from last month
+3 places from last month

 
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Frank Marshall
Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 31 films, with $7,782,669,002 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Jurassic World (Producer), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Producer), Jason Bourne (Producer), The Bourne Ultimatum (Producer), The Sixth Sense (Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Pilot (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Additional Voices (The Secret World of Arietty)
Most productive collaborators: Kathleen Kennedy, Matt Damon, Steven Spielberg, M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer
Born: September 13th, 1946 (70 years old)

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$14,715,222

1.8 movies/year
$8,175,123/movie
+0.10% from last month
+4 places from last month

 

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