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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 35 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 27 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 35 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 24 $106,654,380
2 Adam Sandler $1,843,536,091 22 $83,797,095
3 Sylvester Stallone $1,797,591,135 33 $54,472,459
4 Julia Roberts $1,751,222,881 24 $72,967,620
5 John Travolta $1,738,854,423 33 $52,692,558
6 Robert De Niro $1,698,895,197 44 $38,611,254
7 Vin Diesel $1,668,191,031 11 $151,653,730
8 Nicolas Cage $1,656,552,079 45 $36,812,268
9 Sandra Bullock $1,612,306,995 21 $76,776,524
10 Matt Damon $1,589,547,852 17 $93,502,815
11 Ben Stiller $1,545,847,106 24 $64,410,296
12 Eddie Murphy $1,543,122,482 21 $73,482,023
13 Bruce Willis $1,532,085,249 38 $40,318,033
14 Denzel Washington $1,426,426,990 25 $57,057,080
15 Tom Hanks $1,366,944,691 20 $68,347,235
16 Harrison Ford $1,363,666,515 20 $68,183,326
17 George Clooney $1,337,180,324 17 $78,657,666
18 Michael Douglas $1,326,828,836 27 $49,141,809
19 Paul Walker $1,307,867,721 10 $130,786,772
20 Mel Gibson $1,289,013,062 20 $64,450,653
21 Dwayne Johnson $1,282,855,949 13 $98,681,227
22 Morgan Freeman $1,257,918,362 22 $57,178,107
23 Robin Williams $1,230,967,157 22 $55,953,053
24 Dustin Hoffman $1,215,064,316 16 $75,941,520
25 Will Ferrell $1,206,457,570 18 $67,025,421
26 Steve Martin $1,195,625,588 26 $45,985,600
27 Channing Tatum $1,186,220,369 15 $79,081,358
28 Bradley Cooper $1,174,617,415 16 $73,413,588
29 Jim Carrey $1,148,606,421 14 $82,043,316
30 Clint Eastwood $1,145,356,772 26 $44,052,184
31 Mark Wahlberg $1,143,251,454 16 $71,453,216
32 Jack Nicholson $1,142,609,930 20 $57,130,497
33 Cameron Diaz $1,103,321,824 19 $58,069,570
34 Brad Pitt $1,096,087,409 18 $60,893,745
35 Ben Affleck $1,095,037,197 23 $47,610,313
36 Samuel L. Jackson $1,083,740,512 36 $30,103,903
37 Vince Vaughn $1,072,079,120 19 $56,425,217
38 Daniel Craig $992,765,674 8 $124,095,709
39 Jason Statham $985,353,889 25 $39,414,156
40 Richard Gere $973,669,176 29 $33,574,799
41 Liam Neeson $969,373,266 18 $53,854,070
42 Meryl Streep $929,211,712 20 $46,460,586
43 Ice Cube $882,770,745 18 $49,042,819
44 Keanu Reeves $862,544,824 23 $37,501,949
45 Zach Galifianakis $852,701,723 8 $106,587,715
46 Jamie Foxx $847,961,096 14 $60,568,650
47 Demi Moore $838,018,506 17 $49,295,206
48 Angelina Jolie Pitt $836,599,986 11 $76,054,544
49 Jackie Chan $825,642,606 18 $45,869,034
50 Dennis Quaid $778,418,391 24 $32,434,100
51 Owen Wilson $771,545,110 17 $45,385,006
52 Melissa McCarthy $765,761,648 8 $95,720,206
53 Al Pacino $756,152,188 23 $32,876,182
54 Ed Helms $740,580,935 9 $82,286,771
55 Kevin Hart $738,022,544 10 $73,802,254
56 Reese Witherspoon $737,596,765 17 $43,388,045
57 Drew Barrymore $737,212,828 17 $43,365,460
58 Michelle Rodriguez $735,594,628 8 $91,949,329
59 Kevin Costner $728,272,920 21 $34,679,663
60 Kevin James $726,534,967 7 $103,790,710
61 Arnold Schwarzenegger $701,079,147 14 $50,077,082
62 Will Smith $689,559,258 11 $62,687,205
63 Pierce Brosnan $681,581,737 16 $42,598,859
64 Diane Keaton $680,351,015 23 $29,580,479
65 Jonah Hill $680,158,678 10 $68,015,868
66 Tyler Perry $673,782,575 12 $56,148,548
67 Seth Rogen $671,381,915 13 $51,644,763
68 Michelle Pfeiffer $670,169,228 19 $35,272,065
69 Jason Bateman $669,352,801 15 $44,623,520
70 Chris Rock $662,071,943 11 $60,188,358
71 Michael Caine $660,613,401 14 $47,186,672
72 Meg Ryan $647,717,078 16 $40,482,317
73 Steve Carell $647,432,015 9 $71,936,891
74 Goldie Hawn $643,729,547 15 $42,915,303
75 Teri Polo $639,056,416 5 $127,811,283
76 John Cusack $615,999,920 35 $17,599,998
77 Jennifer Lopez $614,569,842 17 $36,151,167
78 Woody Harrelson $604,450,217 14 $43,175,016
79 Blythe Danner $601,280,896 5 $120,256,179
80 Catherine Zeta-Jones $601,077,822 12 $50,089,819
81 Chevy Chase $591,365,968 19 $31,124,525
82 Danny Glover $582,241,680 11 $52,931,062
83 Wesley Snipes $580,874,435 19 $30,572,339
84 Anne Hathaway $579,003,631 9 $64,333,737
85 Regina Hall $578,170,409 9 $64,241,157
86 Bette Midler $573,809,761 16 $35,863,110
87 Susan Sarandon $567,545,399 28 $20,269,479
88 Ryan Reynolds $558,622,849 15 $37,241,523
89 Katherine Heigl $554,549,920 14 $39,610,709
90 Jodie Foster $549,777,592 15 $36,651,839
91 Martin Lawrence $541,103,570 8 $67,637,946
92 Jordana Brewster $538,256,425 3 $179,418,808
93 John Candy $529,074,763 12 $44,089,564
94 Jeremy Renner $521,310,180 6 $86,885,030
95 Zac Efron $520,958,913 10 $52,095,891
96 Richard Dreyfuss $519,716,829 5 $103,943,366
97 Jack Black $516,584,434 13 $39,737,264
98 Bill Murray $512,682,463 15 $34,178,831
99 Chris Tucker $507,477,118 3 $169,159,039
100 Whoopi Goldberg $501,879,883 14 $35,848,563

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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