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Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Adventure Stars - Domestic Leading Comedy Stars - Domestic Leading Drama Stars - Domestic Leading Thriller/Suspense Stars - Domestic Leading Horror Stars - Domestic Leading Romantic Comedy Stars - Domestic Leading Musical Stars - International Leading Action Stars - Worldwide Leading Action Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the Action 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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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($408,992,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($408,084,349 in 2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334,198,153 in 2017), Iron Man ($318,604,126 in 2008), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($186,848,418 in 2011), Air America ($30,506,847 in 1990)

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Chris Evans
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868 in 2015), Captain America: Civil War ($408,084,349 in 2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259,746,958 in 2014), Captain America: The First Avenger ($176,654,505 in 2011), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ($131,921,738 in 2007), The Losers ($23,591,432 in 2010)

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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($389,813,101 in 2017), Furious 7 ($351,032,910 in 2015), Fast and Furious 6 ($238,679,850 in 2013), The Fate of the Furious ($225,764,765 in 2017), Fast Five ($209,837,675 in 2011), Fast & Furious ($155,064,265 in 2009), The Fast and the Furious ($144,512,310 in 2001), xXx ($141,930,000 in 2002), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($44,898,413 in 2017), Riddick ($42,025,135 in 2013)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Robert Downey, Jr. $2,769,519,580 8 $346,189,948
2 Chris Evans $2,082,284,397 7 $297,469,200
3 Vin Diesel $2,019,958,656 13 $155,381,435
4 Scarlett Johansson $1,953,073,152 7 $279,010,450
5 Samuel L. Jackson $1,811,146,275 11 $164,649,661
6 Tom Cruise $1,775,436,545 14 $126,816,896
7 Jeremy Renner $1,755,471,142 5 $351,094,228
8 Hugh Jackman $1,686,206,576 11 $153,291,507
9 Chris Hemsworth $1,660,299,957 6 $276,716,660
10 Mark Ruffalo $1,386,459,535 3 $462,153,178
11 Christian Bale $1,361,893,123 7 $194,556,160
12 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,350,753,749 21 $64,321,607
13 Sylvester Stallone $1,287,850,717 24 $53,660,447
14 Will Smith $1,264,526,370 9 $140,502,930
15 Paul Walker $1,246,651,985 8 $155,831,498
16 Bruce Willis $1,210,107,449 24 $50,421,144
17 Zoe Saldana $1,173,912,158 3 $391,304,053
18 Dwayne Johnson $1,127,044,842 11 $102,458,622
19 Tom Hiddleston $1,108,484,291 3 $369,494,764
20 Shia LaBeouf $1,073,748,606 3 $357,916,202
21 Keanu Reeves $1,046,409,138 13 $80,493,011
22 Chris Pratt $1,042,011,111 3 $347,337,037
23 Ben Affleck $989,622,013 6 $164,937,002
24 Gal Gadot $973,978,645 4 $243,494,661
25 Henry Cavill $966,701,185 5 $193,340,237
26 Daniel Craig $941,408,430 5 $188,281,686
27 Sam Worthington $934,231,031 4 $233,557,758
28 Mel Gibson $916,029,722 14 $65,430,694
29 Elizabeth Olsen $867,090,217 2 $433,545,109
30 Don Cheadle $845,404,753 3 $281,801,584
31 Sebastian Stan $844,485,812 3 $281,495,271
32 Patrick Stewart $840,533,407 4 $210,133,352
33 Ian McKellen $840,533,407 4 $210,133,352
34 Michelle Rodriguez $817,395,112 6 $136,232,519
35 Brad Pitt $771,940,336 6 $128,656,723
36 Jackie Chan $752,004,372 20 $37,600,219
37 Nicolas Cage $741,438,685 18 $41,191,038
38 Jason Statham $734,196,093 18 $40,788,672
39 Eddie Murphy $732,393,022 8 $91,549,128
40 Megan Fox $731,905,180 3 $243,968,393
41 Gwyneth Paltrow $727,596,398 2 $363,798,199
42 Michael Fassbender $711,324,151 7 $101,617,736
43 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $688,477,922 3 $229,492,641
44 James McAvoy $670,280,879 4 $167,570,220
45 Tommy Lee Jones $634,578,315 6 $105,763,053
46 Idris Elba $610,649,351 5 $122,129,870
47 Dave Bautista $605,521,366 5 $121,104,273
48 Denzel Washington $602,097,738 10 $60,209,774
49 Ryan Reynolds $588,759,319 5 $117,751,864
50 Chris Pine $544,703,762 3 $181,567,921
51 James Spader $539,940,866 3 $179,980,289
52 Anthony Hopkins $538,467,304 3 $179,489,101
53 Jordana Brewster $538,256,425 3 $179,418,808
54 Jennifer Lawrence $535,772,328 3 $178,590,776
55 Mark Wahlberg $534,999,012 8 $66,874,877
56 Heath Ledger $533,345,358 1 $533,345,358
57 Kate Beckinsale $530,962,037 7 $75,851,720
58 Chris Tucker $507,477,118 3 $169,159,039
59 Ben Kingsley $499,751,948 3 $166,583,983
60 Michael Keaton $497,031,788 2 $248,515,894
61 Harrison Ford $490,055,723 7 $70,007,960
62 Danny Glover $487,622,466 6 $81,270,411
63 Jai Courtney $482,210,208 3 $160,736,736
64 Charlize Theron $476,622,900 5 $95,324,580
65 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje $475,301,552 2 $237,650,776
66 Wesley Snipes $467,273,936 10 $46,727,394
67 Bradley Cooper $467,035,200 2 $233,517,600
68 Channing Tatum $462,942,415 6 $77,157,069
69 Anthony Mackie $457,959,640 2 $228,979,820
70 Pierce Brosnan $455,340,758 5 $91,068,152
71 John Travolta $447,825,186 9 $49,758,354
72 Clint Eastwood $441,298,325 14 $31,521,309
73 Liam Neeson $425,841,499 9 $47,315,722
74 Steven Seagal $425,206,563 17 $25,012,151
75 Joel Kinnaman $410,168,705 4 $102,542,176
76 Lea Seydoux $409,472,078 2 $204,736,039
77 Cate Blanchett $409,443,850 2 $204,721,925
78 Guy Pearce $408,992,272 1 $408,992,272
79 Chadwick Boseman $408,084,349 2 $204,042,175
80 Paul Bettany $408,084,349 1 $408,084,349
81 Jeff Goldblum $407,318,406 2 $203,659,203
82 Terrence Howard $402,080,031 4 $100,520,008
83 Michael Rooker $389,813,101 1 $389,813,101
84 Karen Gillan $389,813,101 1 $389,813,101
85 Jeff Bridges $379,141,557 3 $126,380,519
86 Javier Bardem $378,633,782 2 $189,316,891
87 Robert Redford $373,542,518 3 $124,514,173
88 Adam Beach $366,014,122 2 $183,007,061
89 Jean-Claude Van Damme $362,101,351 22 $16,459,152
90 Jet Li $355,965,544 9 $39,551,727
91 Tyrese Gibson $352,884,823 2 $176,442,412
92 Roger Moore $346,527,960 8 $43,315,995
93 Colin Farrell $341,777,922 4 $85,444,481
94 Russell Crowe $341,186,556 4 $85,296,639
95 Marisa Tomei $334,198,153 1 $334,198,153
96 Zendaya $334,198,153 1 $334,198,153
97 Jon Favreau $334,198,153 1 $334,198,153
98 Tom Holland $334,198,153 1 $334,198,153
99 Gerard Butler $332,673,377 5 $66,534,675
100 Amy Adams $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194

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

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

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

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