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Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office

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See also: Top 2016 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 15 films, with $5,305,786,895 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #18)
Films used in this calculation: 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), X-Men: Apocalypse as Raven/Mystique (No. 17 in 2016), Passengers as Aurora Lane (No. 30 in 2016), Joy as Joy Mangano (No. 52 in 2015)

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Kevin Hart
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films, with $3,140,615,799 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #478)
Films used in this calculation: Ride Along as Ben Barber (No. 21 in 2014), Central Intelligence as Calvin Joyner (No. 22 in 2016), Get Hard as Darnell (No. 31 in 2015), Ride Along 2 as Ben Barber (No. 33 in 2016), 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)

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Chris Pratt
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $837,926,797 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,898)
Films used in this calculation: Jurassic World as Owen Grady (No. 2 in 2015), Guardians of the Galaxy as Peter Quill (No. 3 in 2014), Passengers as Jim Preston (No. 30 in 2016), The Magnificent Seven as Josh Faraday (No. 32 in 2016)

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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 #240)
Films used in this calculation: Ghostbusters as Abby Yates (No. 21 in 2016), Spy! as Susan Cooper (No. 27 in 2015), Tammy as Tammy (No. 40 in 2014), The Boss as Michelle Darnell (No. 50 in 2016), St. Vincent as Maggie (No. 74 in 2014)

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Chris Evans
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $5,628,451,018 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #12)
Films used in this calculation: Captain America: Civil War as Steve Rogers/Captain America (No. 3 in 2016), Avengers: Age of Ultron as Steve Rogers / Captain America (No. 3 in 2015), Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Captain America/Steve Rogers (No. 4 in 2014)

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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 #189)
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), The Divergent Series: Allegiant as Beatrice "Tris" Prior (No. 47 in 2016)

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Ben Affleck
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films, with $4,127,957,783 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #32)
Films used in this calculation: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Batman (No. 8 in 2016), Gone Girl as Nick Dunne (No. 18 in 2014), The Accountant as Christian Wolff (No. 36 in 2016)

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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), Jason Bourne as Jason Bourne (No. 15 in 2016), The Monuments Men as James Granger (No. 45 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 $8,374,439,937 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Films used in this calculation: Avengers: Age of Ultron as Tony Stark/Iron Man (No. 3 in 2015), Captain America: Civil War as Tony Stark/Iron Man (No. 3 in 2016), The Judge as Hank Palmer (No. 70 in 2014)

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Mark Wahlberg
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $2,912,113,560 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #67)
Films used in this calculation: Daddy’s Home as Dusty (No. 22 in 2015), Ted 2 as John Bennett (No. 37 in 2015), Deepwater Horizon as Mike Williams (No. 53 in 2016), Patriots Day as Sgt. Tommy Saunders (No. 86 in 2016), 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 $4,840,696,251 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #23)
Films used in this calculation: Avengers: Age of Ultron as Thor (No. 3 in 2015), Ghostbusters as Kevin (No. 21 in 2016), The Huntsman: Winter’s War as The Huntsman/Eric (No. 68 in 2016), In the Heart of the Sea as Owen Chase (No. 95 in 2015)

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Margot Robbie
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $528,780,256 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #389)
Films used in this calculation: Suicide Squad as Harley Quinn (No. 9 in 2016), The Legend of Tarzan as Jane Clayton (No. 23 in 2016), Focus as Jess (No. 55 in 2015)

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Dwayne Johnson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $5,474,849,563 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #15)
Films used in this calculation: San Andreas as Ray (No. 20 in 2015), Central Intelligence as Bob Stone (No. 22 in 2016), Hercules as Hercules (No. 46 in 2014)

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Michael Fassbender
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $2,010,832,069 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #98)
Films used in this calculation: X-Men: Days of Future Past as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (No. 9 in 2014), X-Men: Apocalypse as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (No. 17 in 2016), Assassin’s Creed as Cal Lynch/Aguilar de Nerha (No. 63 in 2016)

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Theo James
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $282,583,786 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #10,792)
Films used in this calculation: Divergent as Tobias "Four" Eaton (No. 19 in 2014), The Divergent Series: Insurgent as Four (No. 23 in 2015), The Divergent Series: Allegiant as Four (No. 47 in 2016)

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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $5,419,483,235 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #16)
Films used in this calculation: Guardians of the Galaxy as Groot (No. 3 in 2014), Furious 7 as Dominic Toretto (No. 5 in 2015), The Last Witch Hunter as Kaulder (No. 87 in 2015)

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Benedict Cumberbatch
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $3,543,238,628 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #185)
Films used in this calculation: Doctor Strange as Doctor Stephen Strange (No. 13 in 2016), The Imitation Game as Alan Turing (No. 36 in 2014), Black Mass as Billy Bulger (No. 49 in 2015)

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Tom Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films, with $7,298,124,587 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6)
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), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back as Jack Reacher (No. 56 in 2016)

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Emily Blunt
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $1,299,362,035 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #158)
Films used in this calculation: Edge of Tomorrow as Rita Vrataski (No. 33 in 2014), The Girl on the Train as Rachel (No. 41 in 2016), Sicario as Kate Macer (No. 60 in 2015), The Huntsman: Winter’s War as Queen Freya (No. 68 in 2016)

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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 #115)
Films used in this calculation: 22 Jump Street as Jenko (No. 14 in 2014), Magic Mike XXL as Magic Mike (No. 46 in 2015), Jupiter Ascending as Caine Wise (No. 58 in 2015), Hail, Caesar! as Burt Gurney (No. 89 in 2016)

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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

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

Chris Pratt: By Mingle Media TV [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

Chris Evans: Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Ben Affleck: By Elen Nivrae from Paris, France (Ben AffleckUploaded by stemoc) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Robert Downey, Jr.: 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

Margot Robbie: Eva Rinaldi [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

Michael Fassbender: By Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Vin Diesel: Andre Luis [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Benedict Cumberbatch: By Benedict_Cumberbatch_filming_Sherlock.jpg: Fat Les from London, UKderivative work: RanZag (Benedict_Cumberbatch_filming_Sherlock.jpg) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Emily Blunt: By gdcgraphics [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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