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Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Science Fiction Stars - Domestic Leading Fantasy Stars - Domestic Leading Kids Fiction Stars - Domestic Leading Historical Fiction Stars - Domestic Leading Super Hero Stars - Domestic Leading Dramatization Stars - Domestic Leading Factual Stars - International Leading Contemporary Fiction Stars - Worldwide Leading Contemporary Fiction Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the Contemporary Fiction movies a star has had a leading role in over their lifetime.

Roles in animated movies and other voice-only roles are included in the calculations in this chart.

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Tom Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 36 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Mission: Impossible 2 ($215,409,889 in 2000), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($209,397,903 in 2011), Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation ($195,042,377 in 2015), Mission: Impossible ($180,981,886 in 1996), Top Gun ($179,800,601 in 1986), Rain Man ($172,825,435 in 1988), The Firm ($158,340,892 in 1993), Jerry Maguire ($153,952,592 in 1996), A Few Good Men ($141,340,178 in 1992), Mission: Impossible III ($133,501,348 in 2006)

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Adam Sandler
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Big Daddy ($163,479,795 in 1999), Grown Ups ($162,001,186 in 2010), The Waterboy ($161,491,646 in 1998), The Longest Yard ($158,119,460 in 2005), Anger Management ($135,560,942 in 2003), Grown Ups 2 ($133,668,525 in 2013), Mr. Deeds ($126,293,452 in 2002), 50 First Dates ($120,776,832 in 2004), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry ($119,725,280 in 2007), Just Go With It ($103,028,109 in 2011)

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Sylvester Stallone
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 39 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Rambo: First Blood Part II ($150,415,432 in 1985), Rocky IV ($127,873,716 in 1985), Rocky III ($125,049,125 in 1982), Rocky ($117,235,147 in 1976), Creed ($109,767,581 in 2015), The Expendables ($103,068,524 in 2010), Rocky 2 ($85,182,160 in 1979), The Expendables 2 ($85,028,192 in 2012), Cliffhanger ($84,049,211 in 1993), Rocky Balboa ($70,269,899 in 2006)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Cruise $2,559,705,112 25 $102,388,204
2 Adam Sandler $1,843,536,091 22 $83,797,095
3 Sylvester Stallone $1,797,591,135 37 $48,583,544
4 Julia Roberts $1,751,222,881 24 $72,967,620
5 John Travolta $1,738,854,423 34 $51,142,777
6 Sandra Bullock $1,712,692,755 22 $77,849,671
7 Robert De Niro $1,698,895,197 43 $39,509,191
8 Vin Diesel $1,670,358,791 12 $139,196,566
9 Nicolas Cage $1,656,552,079 49 $33,807,185
10 Matt Damon $1,589,547,852 17 $93,502,815
11 Bruce Willis $1,566,102,277 40 $39,152,557
12 Ben Stiller $1,545,901,112 24 $64,412,546
13 Eddie Murphy $1,543,221,551 21 $73,486,741
14 Denzel Washington $1,426,660,955 26 $54,871,575
15 Jim Carrey $1,391,311,416 15 $92,754,094
16 Tom Hanks $1,366,933,002 20 $68,346,650
17 Harrison Ford $1,363,666,515 21 $64,936,501
18 George Clooney $1,337,180,324 17 $78,657,666
19 Michael Douglas $1,326,828,836 27 $49,141,809
20 Paul Walker $1,310,035,481 10 $131,003,548
21 Mel Gibson $1,296,462,523 19 $68,234,870
22 Dwayne Johnson $1,283,049,599 14 $91,646,400
23 Morgan Freeman $1,258,523,567 22 $57,205,617
24 Robin Williams $1,230,967,157 22 $55,953,053
25 Dustin Hoffman $1,215,064,316 16 $75,941,520
26 Will Ferrell $1,213,907,031 18 $67,439,280
27 Steve Martin $1,195,625,588 26 $45,985,600
28 Mark Wahlberg $1,194,815,147 19 $62,885,008
29 Channing Tatum $1,186,300,920 16 $74,143,808
30 Bradley Cooper $1,174,617,415 16 $73,413,588
31 Clint Eastwood $1,145,356,772 26 $44,052,184
32 Jack Nicholson $1,142,609,930 20 $57,130,497
33 Jennifer Aniston $1,117,300,420 24 $46,554,184
34 Cameron Diaz $1,103,399,402 20 $55,169,970
35 Brad Pitt $1,096,087,409 18 $60,893,745
36 Ben Affleck $1,095,037,197 23 $47,610,313
37 Samuel L. Jackson $1,083,740,512 38 $28,519,487
38 Vince Vaughn $1,072,079,120 18 $59,559,951
39 Liam Neeson $1,005,717,124 20 $50,285,856
40 Richard Gere $993,579,178 30 $33,119,306
41 Daniel Craig $992,765,674 8 $124,095,709
42 Jason Statham $985,353,889 25 $39,414,156
43 Meryl Streep $929,229,066 21 $44,249,003
44 Ice Cube $882,770,745 19 $46,461,618
45 Zach Galifianakis $852,701,723 8 $106,587,715
46 Jamie Foxx $847,970,213 14 $60,569,301
47 Keanu Reeves $841,321,638 25 $33,652,866
48 Demi Moore $838,018,506 17 $49,295,206
49 Angelina Jolie Pitt $836,599,986 11 $76,054,544
50 Jackie Chan $825,699,843 18 $45,872,214
51 Melissa McCarthy $817,988,094 10 $81,798,809
52 Owen Wilson $789,046,354 17 $46,414,491
53 Ed Helms $788,449,724 11 $71,677,248
54 Diane Keaton $784,957,007 25 $31,398,280
55 Dennis Quaid $778,418,391 25 $31,136,736
56 Al Pacino $756,152,188 23 $32,876,182
57 Jason Bateman $738,515,757 16 $46,157,235
58 Kevin Hart $738,022,544 13 $56,770,965
59 Reese Witherspoon $737,596,765 18 $40,977,598
60 Drew Barrymore $737,212,828 17 $43,365,460
61 Michelle Rodriguez $735,594,628 9 $81,732,736
62 Kevin Costner $728,272,920 21 $34,679,663
63 Kevin James $726,588,371 7 $103,798,339
64 Arnold Schwarzenegger $701,079,147 14 $50,077,082
65 Will Smith $689,559,258 11 $62,687,205
66 Pierce Brosnan $681,638,974 18 $37,868,832
67 Jonah Hill $680,158,678 10 $68,015,868
68 Anne Hathaway $679,389,391 12 $56,615,783
69 Tyler Perry $673,782,575 13 $51,829,429
70 Seth Rogen $671,381,915 13 $51,644,763
71 Michelle Pfeiffer $670,169,228 19 $35,272,065
72 Chris Rock $662,071,943 11 $60,188,358
73 Michael Caine $660,613,401 16 $41,288,338
74 Meg Ryan $647,717,078 16 $40,482,317
75 Steve Carell $647,432,015 10 $64,743,202
76 Goldie Hawn $643,729,547 15 $42,915,303
77 Teri Polo $639,056,416 5 $127,811,283
78 Woody Harrelson $637,589,979 14 $45,542,141
79 John Cusack $615,999,920 36 $17,111,109
80 Jennifer Lopez $615,152,527 18 $34,175,140
81 Blythe Danner $601,280,896 5 $120,256,179
82 Catherine Zeta-Jones $601,077,822 12 $50,089,819
83 Chevy Chase $591,365,968 19 $31,124,525
84 Danny Glover $582,241,680 11 $52,931,062
85 Wesley Snipes $580,874,435 19 $30,572,339
86 Regina Hall $578,170,409 10 $57,817,041
87 Bette Midler $573,827,977 17 $33,754,587
88 Susan Sarandon $570,001,203 29 $19,655,214
89 Ryan Reynolds $558,784,792 16 $34,924,050
90 Katherine Heigl $554,549,920 14 $39,610,709
91 Jeremy Renner $551,677,725 7 $78,811,104
92 Jodie Foster $549,777,592 15 $36,651,839
93 Gerard Butler $541,233,726 13 $41,633,364
94 Martin Lawrence $541,103,570 8 $67,637,946
95 Jordana Brewster $538,256,425 4 $134,564,106
96 Anna Kendrick $530,368,002 14 $37,883,429
97 John Candy $529,074,763 12 $44,089,564
98 Zac Efron $520,958,913 10 $52,095,891
99 Richard Dreyfuss $519,716,829 5 $103,943,366
100 Jack Black $516,638,440 13 $39,741,418

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

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

Adam Sandler: Angela George [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sylvester Stallone: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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