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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: The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), Avengers: Infinity War ($601,381,683 in 2018), 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 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($601,381,683 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 Lead Ensemble Member Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), Avengers: Infinity War ($601,381,683 in 2018), 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. $3,364,733,455 9 $373,859,273
2 Vin Diesel $2,956,680,211 16 $184,792,513
3 Scarlett Johansson $2,866,888,166 9 $318,543,130
4 Chris Evans $2,683,666,080 8 $335,458,260
5 Chris Hemsworth $2,478,927,949 9 $275,436,439
6 Zoe Saldana $2,108,465,953 7 $301,209,422
7 Mark Ruffalo $1,998,725,387 4 $499,681,347
8 Chris Pratt $1,976,637,521 7 $282,376,789
9 Samuel L. Jackson $1,811,146,275 11 $164,649,661
10 Tom Cruise $1,775,436,545 14 $126,816,896
11 Don Cheadle $1,759,219,767 5 $351,843,953
12 Jeremy Renner $1,755,471,142 5 $351,094,228
13 Chadwick Boseman $1,707,457,698 3 $569,152,566
14 Hugh Jackman $1,686,206,576 11 $153,291,507
15 Elizabeth Olsen $1,468,471,900 3 $489,490,633
16 Sebastian Stan $1,445,867,495 4 $361,466,874
17 Bradley Cooper $1,401,588,995 4 $350,397,249
18 Christian Bale $1,361,893,123 7 $194,556,160
19 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,350,753,749 22 $61,397,898
20 Dave Bautista $1,340,000,986 6 $223,333,498
21 Tom Hiddleston $1,325,730,600 4 $331,432,650
22 Danai Gurira $1,299,373,349 2 $649,686,675
23 Letitia Wright $1,299,373,349 2 $649,686,675
24 Sylvester Stallone $1,287,850,717 26 $49,532,720
25 Will Smith $1,264,526,370 10 $126,452,637
26 Paul Walker $1,248,819,745 8 $156,102,468
27 Bruce Willis $1,244,107,550 25 $49,764,302
28 Dwayne Johnson $1,220,090,630 14 $87,149,331
29 Shia LaBeouf $1,073,748,606 3 $357,916,202
30 Keanu Reeves $1,025,182,934 12 $85,431,911
31 Paul Bettany $1,009,466,032 2 $504,733,016
32 Ben Affleck $1,002,299,961 6 $167,049,994
33 Karen Gillan $991,194,784 2 $495,597,392
34 Gal Gadot $986,656,593 4 $246,664,148
35 Henry Cavill $979,379,133 5 $195,875,827
36 Daniel Craig $941,536,439 5 $188,307,288
37 Tom Holland $935,582,823 2 $467,791,412
38 Sam Worthington $934,231,031 6 $155,705,172
39 Mel Gibson $916,029,722 13 $70,463,825
40 Andy Serkis $844,871,828 2 $422,435,914
41 Ian McKellen $840,533,407 4 $210,133,352
42 Patrick Stewart $840,533,407 4 $210,133,352
43 Josh Brolin $838,311,511 6 $139,718,585
44 Benedict Cumberbatch $834,023,603 2 $417,011,802
45 Benedict Wong $834,023,603 2 $417,011,802
46 Idris Elba $827,895,660 6 $137,982,610
47 Michelle Rodriguez $817,395,112 6 $136,232,519
48 Anthony Hopkins $790,010,804 5 $158,002,161
49 Brad Pitt $771,940,336 6 $128,656,723
50 Michael B. Jordan $754,109,214 2 $377,054,607
51 Jackie Chan $752,061,609 20 $37,603,080
52 Nicolas Cage $741,438,685 18 $41,191,038
53 Ryan Reynolds $738,674,867 5 $147,734,973
54 Jason Statham $734,196,093 18 $40,788,672
55 Eddie Murphy $732,393,022 8 $91,549,128
56 Megan Fox $731,905,180 3 $243,968,393
57 Gwyneth Paltrow $721,425,603 2 $360,712,802
58 Forest Whitaker $711,933,673 2 $355,966,837
59 Michael Fassbender $711,324,151 8 $88,915,519
60 Martin Freeman $697,991,666 1 $697,991,666
61 Daniel Kaluuya $697,991,666 1 $697,991,666
62 Lupita Nyong'o $697,991,666 1 $697,991,666
63 Angela Bassett $697,991,666 1 $697,991,666
64 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $688,477,922 3 $229,492,641
65 James McAvoy $670,280,879 4 $167,570,220
66 Tommy Lee Jones $634,578,315 6 $105,763,053
67 Denzel Washington $602,097,738 11 $54,736,158
68 Pom Klementieff $601,381,683 1 $601,381,683
69 Chris Pine $544,703,762 3 $181,567,921
70 James Spader $539,940,866 3 $179,980,289
71 Jordana Brewster $538,256,425 4 $134,564,106
72 Jennifer Lawrence $535,772,328 3 $178,590,776
73 Mark Wahlberg $534,999,012 9 $59,444,335
74 Heath Ledger $533,345,358 1 $533,345,358
75 Kate Beckinsale $530,910,401 7 $75,844,343
76 Chris Tucker $507,477,118 3 $169,159,039
77 Ben Kingsley $499,751,948 3 $166,583,983
78 Mickey Rourke $499,005,872 6 $83,167,645
79 Michael Keaton $497,034,775 2 $248,517,388
80 Harrison Ford $490,055,723 8 $61,256,965
81 Danny Glover $487,622,466 6 $81,270,411
82 Jai Courtney $482,210,208 3 $160,736,736
83 Charlize Theron $476,622,900 5 $95,324,580
84 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje $475,301,552 2 $237,650,776
85 Wesley Snipes $467,273,936 10 $46,727,394
86 Channing Tatum $463,022,966 6 $77,170,494
87 Liam Neeson $462,185,357 10 $46,218,536
88 Anthony Mackie $457,959,640 2 $228,979,820
89 Natalie Portman $457,903,799 3 $152,634,600
90 Pierce Brosnan $455,397,995 5 $91,079,599
91 John Travolta $447,825,186 9 $49,758,354
92 Clint Eastwood $441,298,325 14 $31,521,309
93 Steven Seagal $425,206,563 17 $25,012,151
94 Cate Blanchett $420,545,437 3 $140,181,812
95 Rachel McAdams $419,490,338 2 $209,745,169
96 Jeff Goldblum $418,202,575 2 $209,101,288
97 Joel Kinnaman $410,168,705 4 $102,542,176
98 Guy Pearce $408,992,272 1 $408,992,272
99 Michael Rooker $389,813,101 1 $389,813,101
100 Javier Bardem $378,633,782 2 $189,316,891

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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