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Highest Grossing Stars of 2015 at the Domestic Box Office

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See also: Top 2015 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: Mockingjay - Part 2 as Katniss Everdeen (No. 7 in 2015), X-Men: Days of Future Past as Raven Darkhölme / Mystique (No. 9 in 2014), American Hustle as Rosalyn Rosenfeld (No. 16 in 2013), Joy as Joy Mangano (No. 52 in 2015)

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Dwayne Johnson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $5,804,477,365 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #12)
Films used in this calculation: Fast and Furious 6 as Hobbs (No. 9 in 2013), San Andreas as Ray (No. 20 in 2015), G.I. Joe: Retaliation as Roadblock (No. 24 in 2013), Hercules as Hercules (No. 46 in 2014), Pain & Gain as Paul Doyle (No. 69 in 2013), Snitch as John Matthews (No. 73 in 2013)

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Channing Tatum
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $1,800,849,478 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #116)
Films used in this calculation: 22 Jump Street as Jenko (No. 14 in 2014), G.I. Joe: Retaliation as Duke (No. 24 in 2013), White House Down as Johnn Cale (No. 45 in 2013), Magic Mike XXL as Magic Mike (No. 46 in 2015), Jupiter Ascending as Caine Wise (No. 58 in 2015), Side Effects as Martin Taylor (No. 86 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 #242)
Films used in this calculation: The Heat as Mullins (No. 14 in 2013), Identity Thief as Diana (No. 19 in 2013), Spy! as Susan Cooper (No. 27 in 2015), Tammy as Tammy (No. 40 in 2014), St. Vincent as Maggie (No. 74 in 2014)

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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $5,749,128,150 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #13)
Films used in this calculation: Guardians of the Galaxy as Groot (No. 3 in 2014), Furious 7 as Dominic Toretto (No. 5 in 2015), Fast and Furious 6 as Dominic Toretto (No. 9 in 2013), Riddick as Riddick (No. 74 in 2013), The Last Witch Hunter as Kaulder (No. 87 in 2015)

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Mark Wahlberg
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $2,929,746,673 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #66)
Films used in this calculation: Daddy’s Home as Dusty (No. 22 in 2015), Lone Survivor as Marcus Luttrell (No. 23 in 2013), Ted 2 as John Bennett (No. 37 in 2015), 2 Guns as Marcus "Stig" Stigman (No. 44 in 2013), Pain & Gain as Danny Lugo (No. 69 in 2013), The Gambler as Jim Bennett (No. 87 in 2014)

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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), The Hangover 3 as Phil (No. 29 in 2013), Joy as Neil Walker (No. 52 in 2015), Aloha as Brian Gilcrest (No. 99 in 2015)

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Kevin Hart
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 36 films, with $3,205,941,465 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #458)
Films used in this calculation: Ride Along as Ben Barber (No. 21 in 2014), Get Hard as Darnell (No. 31 in 2015), The Wedding Ringer as Jimmy Callahan (No. 48 in 2015), Think Like a Man Too as Cedric (No. 49 in 2014), About Last Night as Bernie (No. 68 in 2014), Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain as Himself (No. 85 in 2013)

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Morgan Freeman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $2,469,372,074 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #81)
Films used in this calculation: Now You See Me as Thaddeus Bradley (No. 26 in 2013), Olympus Has Fallen as Speaker Trumbull (No. 35 in 2013), Oblivion as Beech (No. 40 in 2013), Last Vegas as Archie (No. 55 in 2013), Dolphin Tale 2 as Dr. Cameron McCarthy (No. 79 in 2014)

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Hugh Jackman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $5,535,690,251 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #16)
Films used in this calculation: X-Men: Days of Future Past as Logan / Wolverine (No. 9 in 2014), The Wolverine as Logan/Wolverine (No. 21 in 2013), Prisoners as Keller Dover (No. 57 in 2013), Pan as Blackbeard (No. 73 in 2015), Chappie as Vincent Moore (No. 82 in 2015)

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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)
Films used in this calculation: The Revenant as Hugh Glass (No. 13 in 2015), The Great Gatsby as Jay Gatsby (No. 17 in 2013), The Wolf of Wall Street as Jordan Belfort (No. 27 in 2013)

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Shailene Woodley
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $1,091,781,242 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #192)
Films used in this calculation: Divergent as Beatrice "Tris" Prior (No. 19 in 2014), The Divergent Series: Insurgent as Tris (No. 23 in 2015), The Fault in Our Stars as Hazel Grace Lancaster (No. 25 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 $8,374,434,414 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Films used in this calculation: Iron Man 3 as Tony Stark/Iron Man (No. 2 in 2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron as Tony Stark/Iron Man (No. 3 in 2015), The Judge as Hank Palmer (No. 70 in 2014)

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Will Ferrell
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $2,290,733,730 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #87)
Films used in this calculation: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as Ron Burgundy (No. 22 in 2013), Daddy’s Home as Brad (No. 22 in 2015), Get Hard as James (No. 31 in 2015)

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Joel Edgerton
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $449,474,466 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #433)
Films used in this calculation: The Great Gatsby as Tom Buchanan (No. 17 in 2013), Black Mass as John Connolly (No. 49 in 2015), Exodus: Gods and Kings as Ramses (No. 50 in 2014), The Gift as Gordo (No. 64 in 2015)

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George Clooney
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 25 films, with $3,378,695,234 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #56)
Films used in this calculation: Gravity as Matt Kowalski (No. 6 in 2013), Tomorrowland as Frank (No. 30 in 2015), The Monuments Men as Frank Stokes (No. 45 in 2014)

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Jeremy Renner
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $3,834,478,452 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #43)
Films used in this calculation: Avengers: Age of Ultron as Clint Barton/Hawkeye (No. 3 in 2015), American Hustle as Carmine Polito (No. 16 in 2013), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters as Hansel (No. 63 in 2013)

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Tom Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films, with $7,602,703,260 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7)
Films used in this calculation: Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation as Ethan Hunt (No. 11 in 2015), Edge of Tomorrow as Lt. Col. Bill Cage (No. 33 in 2014), Oblivion as Jack (No. 40 in 2013)

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Matt Damon
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 31 films, with $5,321,431,885 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #17)
Films used in this calculation: The Martian as Mark Watney (No. 8 in 2015), Elysium as Max (No. 37 in 2013), The Monuments Men as James Granger (No. 45 in 2014)

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Mark Ruffalo
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 43 films, with $5,268,271,051 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #164)
Films used in this calculation: Avengers: Age of Ultron as Bruce Banner / The Hulk (No. 3 in 2015), Now You See Me as Dylan Rhodes (No. 26 in 2013), Spotlight as Michael Rezendes (No. 62 in 2015)

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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

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

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

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

Vin Diesel: Andre Luis [GFDL or 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

Bradley Cooper: Georges Biard [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

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

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

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

Shailene Woodley: By Mingle Media TV [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Will Ferrell: By Eva Rinaldi Uploaded by WikiCelebs (Will Ferrell) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Joel Edgerton: Eva Rinaldi [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

George Clooney: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Tom Cruise: Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Matt Damon: By nicolas genin from Paris, France [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mark Ruffalo: By Tony Felgueiras from Toronto, Canadaderivative work: MyCanon [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons