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Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office

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See also: Top 2017 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 $5,300,350,363 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #16)
Films used in this calculation: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 as Katniss Everdeen (No. 7 in 2015), 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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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 52 films, with $12,210,732,170 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2)
Films used in this calculation: Kong: Skull Island as Preston Packard (No. 6 in 2017), Kingsman: The Secret Service as Valentine (No. 25 in 2015), Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as Barron (No. 35 in 2016), The Hateful Eight as Major Warren (No. 54 in 2015)

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Kevin Hart
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films, with $3,140,615,799 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #472)
Films used in this calculation: 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)

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Matt Damon
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films, with $5,321,431,885 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #15)
Films used in this calculation: The Martian as Mark Watney (No. 8 in 2015), The Great Wall as William Garin (No. 11 in 2017), Jason Bourne as Jason Bourne (No. 15 in 2016)

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Dakota Johnson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,050,465,934 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #195)
Films used in this calculation: Fifty Shades Darker as Anastasia Steele (No. 7 in 2017), Fifty Shades of Grey as Anastasia Steele (No. 17 in 2015), Black Mass as Lindsey Cyr (No. 49 in 2015), How to be Single as Alice (No. 71 in 2016)

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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 #2,845)
Films used in this calculation: Jurassic World as Owen Grady (No. 2 in 2015), Passengers as Jim Preston (No. 30 in 2016), The Magnificent Seven as Josh Faraday (No. 32 in 2016)

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Chris Hemsworth
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $4,840,696,251 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #21)
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 #386)
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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Josh Gad
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,131,138,606 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,621)
Films used in this calculation: Beauty and the Beast as Le Fou (No. 1 in 2017), Pixels as Ludlow (No. 39 in 2015), The Wedding Ringer as Doug Harris (No. 48 in 2015)

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Mark Wahlberg
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films, with $2,912,114,783 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)

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Melissa McCarthy
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 7 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), The Boss as Michelle Darnell (No. 50 in 2016)

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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $4,511,878,995 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #27)
Films used in this calculation: Furious 7 as Dominic Toretto (No. 5 in 2015), xXx: Return of Xander Cage as Xander Cage (No. 10 in 2017), The Last Witch Hunter as Kaulder (No. 87 in 2015)

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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)
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)

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Chris Evans
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $5,617,736,226 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)

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Ice Cube
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 21 films, with $1,271,153,645 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #160)
Films used in this calculation: Fist Fight as Strickland (No. 14 in 2017), Ride Along 2 as James Payton (No. 33 in 2016), Barbershop: The Next Cut as Calvin (No. 64 in 2016)

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Mark Ruffalo
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films, with $5,268,271,051 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #156)
Films used in this calculation: Avengers: Age of Ultron as Bruce Banner / The Hulk (No. 3 in 2015), Now You See Me 2 as Dylan Rhodes (No. 48 in 2016), Spotlight as Michael Rezendes (No. 62 in 2015)

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James McAvoy
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $2,701,186,899 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #73)
Films used in this calculation: Split as Dennis/Patricia/Hedwig/The Beast/Kevin Wendell Crumb/Barry/Orwell/Jade (No. 5 in 2017), X-Men: Apocalypse as Professor Charles Xavier (No. 17 in 2016)

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Jamie Dornan
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $950,579,088 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #221)
Films used in this calculation: Fifty Shades Darker as Christian Grey (No. 7 in 2017), Fifty Shades of Grey as Christian Grey (No. 17 in 2015)

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Will Smith
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 20 films, with $5,930,641,155 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #11)
Films used in this calculation: Suicide Squad as Deadshot (No. 9 in 2016), Focus as Nicky (No. 55 in 2015), Concussion as Dr. Bennet Omalu (No. 75 in 2015), Collateral Beauty as Howard (No. 88 in 2016)

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Octavia Spencer
Best known as a Supporting Actress based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $2,349,713,945 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #490)
Films used in this calculation: The Shack as Papa (No. 12 in 2017), Hidden Figures as Dorothy Vaughan (No. 14 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

Samuel L. Jackson: By pinguino k (originally posted to Flickr as samuel l jackson) [CC-BY-2.0], 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

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

Dakota Johnson: By Nigel Horsley (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Chris Pratt: By Mingle Media TV [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

Josh Gad: By Voice Chasers [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mark Wahlberg: By Eva RinaldiUploaded by MyCanon (Mark Wahlberg) [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

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

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

Ice Cube: By Adam Bielawski (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

James McAvoy: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Will Smith: By Walmart Stores [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Octavia Spencer: