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Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Adventure Stars - Domestic Leading Action 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 Comedy Stars - Worldwide Leading Comedy Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the Comedy 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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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), Click ($137,355,633 in 2006), Anger Management ($135,560,942 in 2003), Grown Ups 2 ($133,668,525 in 2013), Mr. Deeds ($126,293,452 in 2002), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry ($119,725,280 in 2007), You Don't Mess With the Zohan ($100,018,837 in 2008)

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Will Ferrell
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Daddy’s Home ($150,357,137 in 2015), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ($148,213,377 in 2006), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ($127,352,707 in 2013), The Other Guys ($119,219,978 in 2010), Blades of Glory ($118,594,548 in 2007), Step Brothers ($100,468,793 in 2008), Daddy’s Home 2 ($91,159,459 in 2017), Get Hard ($90,411,453 in 2015), The Campaign ($86,907,746 in 2012), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy ($84,136,909 in 2004)

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Jim Carrey
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 27 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Bruce Almighty ($242,704,995 in 2003), Liar Liar ($181,410,615 in 1997), Dumb & Dumber ($127,175,374 in 1994), The Mask ($119,920,129 in 1994), Fun With Dick And Jane ($110,550,000 in 2005), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls ($108,360,063 in 1995), Yes Man ($97,690,976 in 2008), Dumb and Dumber To ($86,208,010 in 2014), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ($72,217,396 in 1994), The Cable Guy ($60,240,295 in 1996)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Adam Sandler $1,729,043,073 22 $78,592,867
2 Will Ferrell $1,556,045,759 24 $64,835,240
3 Jim Carrey $1,275,336,953 14 $91,095,497
4 Ben Stiller $1,190,523,029 18 $66,140,168
5 Eddie Murphy $1,148,553,870 17 $67,561,992
6 Steve Martin $1,123,969,868 24 $46,832,078
7 Dustin Hoffman $1,012,226,359 11 $92,020,578
8 Robert De Niro $1,002,396,832 16 $62,649,802
9 Vince Vaughn $966,453,807 15 $64,430,254
10 Steve Carell $918,647,096 12 $76,553,925
11 Melissa McCarthy $894,112,222 9 $99,345,802
12 Robin Williams $889,718,555 13 $68,439,889
13 Zach Galifianakis $870,058,617 9 $96,673,180
14 Owen Wilson $864,937,000 15 $57,662,467
15 Jonah Hill $854,743,628 13 $65,749,510
16 Ed Helms $740,580,935 9 $82,286,771
17 John Travolta $710,528,726 11 $64,593,521
18 Ice Cube $707,829,339 13 $54,448,411
19 Tom Hanks $692,625,109 14 $49,473,222
20 Mike Myers $674,904,308 6 $112,484,051
21 Bradley Cooper $671,388,126 5 $134,277,625
22 Seth Rogen $625,247,487 12 $52,103,957
23 Jason Bateman $596,370,209 12 $49,697,517
24 Teri Polo $593,849,304 4 $148,462,326
25 Blythe Danner $593,831,215 4 $148,457,804
26 Diane Keaton $592,382,977 18 $32,910,165
27 Chevy Chase $589,550,816 21 $28,073,848
28 Chris Rock $582,556,705 7 $83,222,386
29 Channing Tatum $567,760,499 6 $94,626,750
30 John Candy $553,706,356 14 $39,550,454
31 Goldie Hawn $552,522,902 12 $46,043,575
32 Paul Rudd $534,242,449 15 $35,616,163
33 Kevin Hart $532,695,164 6 $88,782,527
34 Steve Guttenberg $522,881,175 10 $52,288,118
35 Barbra Streisand $521,883,130 4 $130,470,783
36 Reese Witherspoon $509,952,741 7 $72,850,392
37 Kevin James $509,160,599 5 $101,832,120
38 Bill Murray $487,394,022 14 $34,813,859
39 Sandra Bullock $468,339,877 6 $78,056,646
40 Bette Midler $466,496,358 12 $38,874,697
41 Mark Wahlberg $454,806,117 5 $90,961,223
42 Whoopi Goldberg $445,535,104 11 $40,503,191
43 Tyler Perry $444,192,765 7 $63,456,109
44 Kristen Bell $426,684,392 9 $47,409,377
45 Tim Allen $424,678,029 9 $47,186,448
46 Anna Faris $421,745,780 7 $60,249,397
47 Jack Black $416,600,928 11 $37,872,812
48 Rose Byrne $413,202,602 6 $68,867,100
49 Zac Efron $409,257,571 6 $68,209,595
50 Meryl Streep $392,631,507 8 $49,078,938
51 Jason Sudeikis $384,950,267 7 $54,992,895
52 Johnny Knoxville $381,122,749 6 $63,520,458
53 Michael Caine $376,067,612 8 $47,008,452
54 Seann William Scott $372,887,177 9 $41,431,909
55 Justin Bartha $366,664,377 2 $183,332,189
56 Brittany Snow $361,793,388 5 $72,358,678
57 Kristin Davis $357,200,610 3 $119,066,870
58 Kristen Wiig $356,490,362 7 $50,927,195
59 Jack Nicholson $355,862,705 5 $71,172,541
60 Maya Rudolph $354,516,831 6 $59,086,139
61 Regina Hall $343,209,230 5 $68,641,846
62 Bruce Willis $342,870,559 10 $34,287,056
63 Anne Hathaway $337,242,331 4 $84,310,583
64 David Spade $328,000,065 4 $82,000,016
65 Heather Graham $318,240,157 4 $79,560,039
66 Catherine O'Hara $309,932,415 3 $103,310,805
67 Alyson Hannigan $306,209,860 3 $102,069,953
68 Tina Fey $303,629,915 5 $60,725,983
69 Sarah Jessica Parker $302,842,981 5 $60,568,596
70 Anna Kendrick $298,441,389 7 $42,634,484
71 Emilio Estevez $297,379,155 9 $33,042,128
72 Macaulay Culkin $294,647,403 2 $147,323,702
73 Martin Lawrence $291,304,862 4 $72,826,216
74 Robert Downey, Jr. $289,992,909 8 $36,249,114
75 Joe Pesci $289,432,108 2 $144,716,054
76 John Goodman $286,532,815 4 $71,633,204
77 John Heard $285,801,171 5 $57,160,234
78 Daniel Stern $285,761,243 1 $285,761,243
79 Marlon Wayans $285,444,833 6 $47,574,139
80 James Franco $276,836,988 5 $55,367,398
81 Sally Field $276,763,544 4 $69,190,886
82 Dwayne Johnson $276,149,259 3 $92,049,753
83 David Koechner $275,704,384 5 $55,140,877
84 Charlie Sheen $265,341,673 9 $29,482,408
85 Téa Leoni $264,360,655 3 $88,120,218
86 Jeff Daniels $259,938,690 5 $51,987,738
87 Maggie Smith $257,281,478 8 $32,160,185
88 Christina Applegate $256,278,394 3 $85,426,131
89 Danny De Vito $256,110,564 6 $42,685,094
90 Rebel Wilson $256,097,294 5 $51,219,459
91 Jada Pinkett Smith $255,267,887 3 $85,089,296
92 Sacha Baron Cohen $255,074,726 4 $63,768,682
93 Rob Schneider $253,072,969 4 $63,268,242
94 Kevin Kline $252,903,604 8 $31,612,951
95 Sigourney Weaver $252,467,075 6 $42,077,846
96 Elizabeth Banks $248,957,853 5 $49,791,571
97 Anna Camp $248,800,613 4 $62,200,153
98 Alexis Knapp $248,786,508 3 $82,928,836
99 Ester Dean $248,786,508 3 $82,928,836
100 Kim Cattrall $248,027,992 3 $82,675,997

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

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

Will Ferrell: By Eva Rinaldi Uploaded by WikiCelebs (Will Ferrell) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jim Carrey: By Ian Smith from London, England (Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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