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Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office

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See also: Top 2014 Stars at the Worldwide Box Office

Notes

  1. The Star Score in this list represent points assigned to each of the leading stars of top 100 (based on domestic box office) movies in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on. This rewards actors for appearing in a number of hit films over the course of three years more than starring in just one monster hit over the same time period.
  2. Voice-only roles are not considered for this list.
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Jennifer Lawrence
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $5,306,150,389 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #18)
Films used in this calculation: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Katniss Everdeen (No. 1 in 2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 as Katniss Everdeen (No. 2 in 2014), The Hunger Games as Katniss Everdeen (No. 3 in 2012), X-Men: Days of Future Past as Raven Darkhölme / Mystique (No. 9 in 2014), American Hustle as Rosalyn Rosenfeld (No. 16 in 2013), Silver Linings Playbook as Tiffany (No. 24 in 2012), House at the End of the Street as Elissa (No. 92 in 2012)

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Channing Tatum
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $1,800,849,478 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #119)
Films used in this calculation: 22 Jump Street as Jenko (No. 14 in 2014), 21 Jump Street as Jenko (No. 22 in 2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation as Duke (No. 23 in 2013), The Vow as Leo (No. 27 in 2012), Magic Mike as Magic Mike (No. 29 in 2012), White House Down as Johnn Cale (No. 44 in 2013), Side Effects as Martin Taylor (No. 85 in 2013)

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Dwayne Johnson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $5,803,898,597 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #12)
Films used in this calculation: Fast and Furious 6 as Hobbs (No. 9 in 2013), G.I. Joe: Retaliation as Roadblock (No. 23 in 2013), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island as Hank (No. 31 in 2012), Hercules as Hercules (No. 47 in 2014), Pain & Gain as Paul Doyle (No. 68 in 2013), Snitch as John Matthews (No. 72 in 2013)

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Bradley Cooper
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $2,631,021,497 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #76)
Films used in this calculation: American Sniper as Chris Kyle (No. 1 in 2014), American Hustle as Richie Dimaso (No. 16 in 2013), Silver Linings Playbook as Pat (No. 24 in 2012), The Hangover 3 as Phil (No. 28 in 2013)

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Mark Wahlberg
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $3,505,957,118 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #55)
Films used in this calculation: Ted as John Bennett (No. 9 in 2012), Lone Survivor as Marcus Luttrell (No. 25 in 2014), 2 Guns as Marcus "Stig" Stigman (No. 43 in 2013), Contraband as Chris Farraday (No. 45 in 2012), Pain & Gain as Danny Lugo (No. 68 in 2013), The Gambler as Jim Bennett (No. 87 in 2014)

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Chris Hemsworth
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $4,844,209,105 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #24)
Films used in this calculation: The Avengers as Thor (No. 1 in 2012), Thor: The Dark World as Thor (No. 12 in 2013), Snow White and the Huntsman as Huntsman (No. 18 in 2012), Red Dawn as Jed Eckert (No. 75 in 2012), The Cabin in the Woods as Curt (No. 78 in 2012), Rush as James Hunt (No. 93 in 2013)

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Liam Neeson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 38 films, with $5,264,949,333 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #19)
Films used in this calculation: Taken 2 as Bryan Mills (No. 21 in 2012), Non-Stop as Bill Marks (No. 35 in 2014), Wrath of the Titans as Zeus (No. 38 in 2012), Battleship as Admiral Shane (No. 48 in 2012), The Grey as John Ottway (No. 66 in 2012), A Million Ways to Die in The West as Clinch (No. 77 in 2014), A Walk Among the Tombstones as Matt Scudder (No. 99 in 2014)

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Hugh Jackman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $5,535,308,430 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #16)
Films used in this calculation: X-Men: Days of Future Past as Logan / Wolverine (No. 9 in 2014), Les Miserables as Jean Valjean (No. 19 in 2012), The Wolverine as Logan/Wolverine (No. 21 in 2013), Prisoners as Keller Dover (No. 56 in 2013)

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Jeremy Renner
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $3,844,589,823 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #43)
Films used in this calculation: The Avengers as Clint Barton / Hawkeye (No. 1 in 2012), American Hustle as Carmine Polito (No. 16 in 2013), The Bourne Legacy as Aaron Cross (No. 30 in 2012), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters as Hansel (No. 62 in 2013)

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Martin Freeman
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,650,326,383 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #931)
Films used in this calculation: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Bilbo (No. 5 in 2012), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as Bilbo (No. 6 in 2014), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Bilbo Baggins (No. 8 in 2013), The World's End as Oliver Chamberlain (No. 95 in 2013)

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Morgan Freeman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $2,470,928,452 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #81)
Films used in this calculation: Now You See Me as Thaddeus Bradley (No. 25 in 2013), Olympus Has Fallen as Speaker Trumbull (No. 34 in 2013), Oblivion as Beech (No. 39 in 2013), Last Vegas as Archie (No. 54 in 2013), Dolphin Tale 2 as Dr. Cameron McCarthy (No. 79 in 2014)

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Denzel Washington
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films, with $3,841,225,019 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #44)
Films used in this calculation: Safe House as Tobin Frost (No. 26 in 2012), The Equalizer as Robert McCall (No. 32 in 2014), Flight as Captain William Whitaker (No. 34 in 2012), 2 Guns as Robert "Bobby" Trench (No. 43 in 2013)

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Melissa McCarthy
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $865,636,053 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #244)
Films used in this calculation: The Heat as Mullins (No. 14 in 2013), Identity Thief as Diana (No. 19 in 2013), Tammy as Tammy (No. 41 in 2014), St. Vincent as Maggie (No. 74 in 2014)

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Bruce Willis
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 47 films, with $5,081,277,356 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #21)
Films used in this calculation: G.I. Joe: Retaliation as General Joe Colton (No. 23 in 2013), Looper as Old Joe (No. 46 in 2012), A Good Day to Die Hard as John McClane (No. 50 in 2013), RED 2 as Frank Moses (No. 64 in 2013), Moonrise Kingdom as Captain Sharp (No. 73 in 2012)

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Kevin Hart
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 36 films, with $3,235,086,572 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #463)
Films used in this calculation: Ride Along as Ben Barber (No. 21 in 2014), Think Like a Man as Cedric (No. 35 in 2012), Think Like a Man Too as Cedric (No. 50 in 2014), About Last Night as Bernie (No. 68 in 2014), Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain as Himself (No. 84 in 2013)

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Jamie Foxx
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $1,852,785,762 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #112)
Films used in this calculation: Django Unchained as Django (No. 16 in 2012), Annie as Will Stacks (No. 39 in 2014), White House Down as President James Sawyer (No. 44 in 2013), Horrible Bosses 2 as Dean Jones (No. 59 in 2014)

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Jonah Hill
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $3,169,459,972 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #255)
Films used in this calculation: 22 Jump Street as Schmidt (No. 14 in 2014), 21 Jump Street as Schmidt (No. 22 in 2012), This is the End as Jonah Hill (No. 33 in 2013), The Watch as Franklin (No. 90 in 2012)

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Leonardo DiCaprio
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 22 films, with $6,410,255,188 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #9)
Films used in this calculation: Django Unchained as Calvin Candie (No. 16 in 2012), The Great Gatsby as Jay Gatsby (No. 17 in 2013), The Wolf of Wall Street as Jordan Belfort (No. 26 in 2013)

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Christian Bale
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films, with $4,189,064,051 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #30)
Films used in this calculation: The Dark Knight Rises as Bruce Wayne/Batman (No. 2 in 2012), American Hustle as Irving Rosenfeld (No. 16 in 2013), Exodus: Gods and Kings as Moses (No. 51 in 2014)

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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films, with $8,377,729,893 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Films used in this calculation: The Avengers as Tony Stark/Iron Man (No. 1 in 2012), Iron Man 3 as Tony Stark/Iron Man (No. 2 in 2013), The Judge as Hank Palmer (No. 70 in 2014)

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Image attributions

Jennifer Lawrence: By Jennifer_Lawrence_at_the_83rd_Academy_Awards.jpg: Mingle MediaTV derivative work: Tabercil (Jennifer_Lawrence_at_the_83rd_Academy_Awards.jpg) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (creativecommons.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

Channing Tatum: By Gage Skidmore (Channing Tatum) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Dwayne Johnson: By English: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Bradley Cooper: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mark Wahlberg: By Eva RinaldiUploaded by MyCanon (Mark Wahlberg) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Chris Hemsworth: Image by Benjamin Ellis licensed under Creative Commons. Original

Liam Neeson: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Hugh Jackman: By Eva RinaldiUploaded by MyCanon (Hugh Jackman) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jeremy Renner: By Sgt. Michael Connors - 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Martin Freeman: By Martin_Freeman_filming_Sherlock.jpg: Fat Les (bellaphon) from London, UK derivative work: RanZag (Martin_Freeman_filming_Sherlock.jpg) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Morgan Freeman: By David Sifry (David Sifry's flickr account) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Denzel Washington: Falkenauge at the German language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Melissa McCarthy: By Mingle MediaTV (Melissa McCarthy - DSC_0107) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Bruce Willis: Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kevin Hart: By Kevin-Hart_Chicago_2012-04-11_photoby_Adam-Bielawski.jpg: DAIJHNAI RAGGUETTE derivative work: Jorgebarrios [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jamie Foxx: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jonah Hill: By Paul Bird Uploaded by MyCanon (Jonah Hill) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Leonardo DiCaprio: By Siebbi (Leonardo DiCaprio) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Christian Bale: Asim Bharwani [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Robert Downey, Jr.: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons