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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 30 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($676,024,817 in 2018), 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 ($334,201,140 in 2017), Iron Man 2 ($312,433,331 in 2010), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($186,848,418 in 2011), Air America ($30,506,847 in 1990)

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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($676,024,817 in 2018), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($389,813,101 in 2017), Furious 7 ($353,007,020 in 2015), Guardians of the Galaxy ($333,172,112 in 2014), Fast and Furious 6 ($238,679,850 in 2013), The Fate of the Furious ($225,764,765 in 2017), Fast Five ($210,031,325 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)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($676,024,817 in 2018), 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), Iron Man 2 ($312,433,331 in 2010), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259,746,958 in 2014), Lucy ($126,573,960 in 2014), Ghost in the Shell ($40,563,557 in 2017), The Island ($35,818,913 in 2005)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Robert Downey, Jr. $3,439,376,589 9 $382,152,954
2 Vin Diesel $3,031,323,345 18 $168,406,853
3 Scarlett Johansson $2,941,531,300 9 $326,836,811
4 Chris Evans $2,758,309,214 8 $344,788,652
5 Chris Hemsworth $2,553,571,083 9 $283,730,120
6 Chris Pratt $2,415,262,300 7 $345,037,471
7 Zoe Saldana $2,183,109,087 7 $311,872,727
8 Mark Ruffalo $2,073,368,521 4 $518,342,130
9 Don Cheadle $1,833,862,901 5 $366,772,580
10 Samuel L. Jackson $1,811,146,275 11 $164,649,661
11 Chadwick Boseman $1,784,010,018 3 $594,670,006
12 Tom Cruise $1,775,436,545 15 $118,362,436
13 Jeremy Renner $1,755,471,142 5 $351,094,228
14 Hugh Jackman $1,686,206,576 11 $153,291,507
15 Elizabeth Olsen $1,543,115,034 3 $514,371,678
16 Sebastian Stan $1,520,510,629 4 $380,127,657
17 Bradley Cooper $1,476,232,129 4 $369,058,032
18 Dave Bautista $1,414,644,120 6 $235,774,020
19 Danai Gurira $1,375,925,669 2 $687,962,835
20 Letitia Wright $1,375,925,669 2 $687,962,835
21 Christian Bale $1,361,893,123 7 $194,556,160
22 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,350,753,749 22 $61,397,898
23 Tom Hiddleston $1,325,730,600 4 $331,432,650
24 Sylvester Stallone $1,287,850,717 26 $49,532,720
25 Will Smith $1,264,526,370 11 $114,956,943
26 Dwayne Johnson $1,251,277,166 15 $83,418,478
27 Paul Walker $1,248,819,745 8 $156,102,468
28 Bruce Willis $1,244,124,477 25 $49,764,979
29 Josh Brolin $1,122,512,899 6 $187,085,483
30 Paul Bettany $1,084,109,166 2 $542,054,583
31 Shia LaBeouf $1,073,748,606 3 $357,916,202
32 Karen Gillan $1,065,837,918 2 $532,918,959
33 Pom Klementieff $1,065,837,918 2 $532,918,959
34 Keanu Reeves $1,025,182,934 12 $85,431,911
35 Tom Holland $1,010,225,957 4 $252,556,489
36 Ben Affleck $1,002,299,961 6 $167,049,994
37 Gal Gadot $986,656,593 5 $197,331,319
38 Henry Cavill $979,379,133 6 $163,229,856
39 Daniel Craig $941,536,439 5 $188,307,288
40 Sam Worthington $934,231,031 6 $155,705,172
41 Mel Gibson $916,029,722 13 $70,463,825
42 Benedict Wong $908,666,737 2 $454,333,369
43 Benedict Cumberbatch $908,666,737 2 $454,333,369
44 Ryan Reynolds $905,001,726 5 $181,000,345
45 Andy Serkis $846,781,014 2 $423,390,507
46 Patrick Stewart $840,533,407 4 $210,133,352
47 Ian McKellen $840,533,407 4 $210,133,352
48 Idris Elba $827,895,660 6 $137,982,610
49 Michelle Rodriguez $817,395,112 6 $136,232,519
50 Anthony Hopkins $790,010,804 5 $158,002,161
51 Brad Pitt $771,940,336 6 $128,656,723
52 Michael B. Jordan $756,018,400 2 $378,009,200
53 Jackie Chan $752,061,609 21 $35,812,458
54 Nicolas Cage $741,438,685 19 $39,023,089
55 Jason Statham $734,196,093 20 $36,709,805
56 Eddie Murphy $732,393,022 8 $91,549,128
57 Megan Fox $731,905,180 3 $243,968,393
58 Gwyneth Paltrow $721,425,603 2 $360,712,802
59 Forest Whitaker $713,842,859 3 $237,947,620
60 Michael Fassbender $711,324,151 8 $88,915,519
61 Lupita Nyong'o $699,900,852 2 $349,950,426
62 Angela Bassett $699,900,852 2 $349,950,426
63 Martin Freeman $699,900,852 1 $699,900,852
64 Daniel Kaluuya $699,900,852 1 $699,900,852
65 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $688,477,922 3 $229,492,641
66 James McAvoy $670,280,879 4 $167,570,220
67 Tommy Lee Jones $634,578,315 6 $105,763,053
68 Denzel Washington $602,097,738 11 $54,736,158
69 Kurt Russell $601,182,027 7 $85,883,147
70 Cate Blanchett $553,233,729 3 $184,411,243
71 Chris Pine $544,703,762 3 $181,567,921
72 James Spader $539,940,866 3 $179,980,289
73 Jordana Brewster $538,256,425 4 $134,564,106
74 Jennifer Lawrence $535,772,328 3 $178,590,776
75 Mark Wahlberg $534,999,012 9 $59,444,335
76 Heath Ledger $533,345,358 1 $533,345,358
77 Kate Beckinsale $530,910,401 7 $75,844,343
78 Chris Tucker $507,477,118 3 $169,159,039
79 Ben Kingsley $499,751,948 3 $166,583,983
80 Mickey Rourke $499,005,872 6 $83,167,645
81 Michael Keaton $497,034,775 2 $248,517,388
82 Harrison Ford $490,055,723 8 $61,256,965
83 Danny Glover $487,622,466 6 $81,270,411
84 Jai Courtney $482,210,208 3 $160,736,736
85 Charlize Theron $476,622,900 5 $95,324,580
86 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje $475,301,552 2 $237,650,776
87 Wesley Snipes $467,273,936 10 $46,727,394
88 Channing Tatum $463,022,966 7 $66,146,138
89 Liam Neeson $462,185,357 10 $46,218,536
90 Anthony Mackie $457,959,640 2 $228,979,820
91 Natalie Portman $457,903,799 3 $152,634,600
92 Pierce Brosnan $455,397,995 5 $91,079,599
93 John Travolta $447,825,186 10 $44,782,519
94 Clint Eastwood $441,298,325 14 $31,521,309
95 Steven Seagal $425,206,563 17 $25,012,151
96 Rachel McAdams $419,490,338 2 $209,745,169
97 Jeff Goldblum $418,202,575 2 $209,101,288
98 Michael Peña $415,437,828 4 $103,859,457
99 Joel Kinnaman $410,168,705 4 $102,542,176
100 Guy Pearce $408,992,272 1 $408,992,272

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

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

Scarlett Johansson: Foto: © JCS / , via Wikimedia Commons

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