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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 29 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 25 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), Daddy’s Home 2 ($104,029,443 in 2017), Step Brothers ($100,468,793 in 2008), 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 28 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 $1,568,915,743 25 $62,756,630
3 Jim Carrey $1,275,336,953 14 $91,095,497
4 Ben Stiller $1,190,577,035 18 $66,143,169
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 14 $69,032,415
10 Melissa McCarthy $925,132,572 11 $84,102,961
11 Steve Carell $918,647,096 12 $76,553,925
12 Robin Williams $889,718,555 13 $68,439,889
13 Owen Wilson $882,438,244 15 $58,829,216
14 Zach Galifianakis $870,058,617 9 $96,673,180
15 Jonah Hill $854,743,628 13 $65,749,510
16 Ed Helms $758,082,179 11 $68,916,562
17 John Travolta $710,528,726 11 $64,593,521
18 Ice Cube $707,829,339 14 $50,559,239
19 Tom Hanks $692,625,109 14 $49,473,222
20 Mike Myers $674,939,979 6 $112,489,997
21 Bradley Cooper $671,388,126 5 $134,277,625
22 Jason Bateman $665,370,923 13 $51,182,379
23 Seth Rogen $646,368,103 13 $49,720,623
24 Jennifer Aniston $608,347,753 11 $55,304,341
25 Diane Keaton $605,965,208 19 $31,892,906
26 Teri Polo $593,849,304 4 $148,462,326
27 Blythe Danner $593,831,215 4 $148,457,804
28 Chevy Chase $589,550,816 21 $28,073,848
29 Chris Rock $582,556,705 7 $83,222,386
30 Channing Tatum $567,760,499 6 $94,626,750
31 John Candy $553,706,356 14 $39,550,454
32 Goldie Hawn $552,522,902 12 $46,043,575
33 Paul Rudd $534,815,448 15 $35,654,363
34 Kevin Hart $532,695,164 8 $66,586,896
35 Steve Guttenberg $522,881,175 10 $52,288,118
36 Barbra Streisand $521,883,130 4 $130,470,783
37 Bill Murray $518,137,165 15 $34,542,478
38 Reese Witherspoon $509,952,741 7 $72,850,392
39 Kevin James $509,160,599 5 $101,832,120
40 Sandra Bullock $468,339,877 6 $78,056,646
41 Mark Wahlberg $467,867,656 5 $93,573,531
42 Brittany Snow $467,201,733 5 $93,440,347
43 Bette Midler $466,514,574 13 $35,885,736
44 Whoopi Goldberg $445,535,104 11 $40,503,191
45 Tyler Perry $444,222,708 7 $63,460,387
46 Kristen Bell $430,034,445 9 $47,781,605
47 Tim Allen $424,678,029 9 $47,186,448
48 Anna Faris $421,745,780 7 $60,249,397
49 Jack Black $416,654,934 11 $37,877,721
50 Rose Byrne $413,307,595 6 $68,884,599
51 Zac Efron $409,257,571 6 $68,209,595
52 Anna Kendrick $403,849,734 7 $57,692,819
53 Meryl Streep $392,631,507 8 $49,078,938
54 Jason Sudeikis $384,950,267 7 $54,992,895
55 Johnny Knoxville $381,122,749 7 $54,446,107
56 Michael Caine $376,067,612 9 $41,785,290
57 Seann William Scott $372,887,177 9 $41,431,909
58 Justin Bartha $366,664,377 2 $183,332,189
59 Rebel Wilson $361,505,639 6 $60,250,940
60 Kristin Davis $357,200,610 3 $119,066,870
61 Kristen Wiig $356,595,355 7 $50,942,194
62 Jack Nicholson $355,862,705 5 $71,172,541
63 Maya Rudolph $354,621,824 6 $59,103,637
64 Anna Camp $354,208,958 4 $88,552,240
65 Ester Dean $354,194,853 3 $118,064,951
66 Alexis Knapp $354,194,853 3 $118,064,951
67 Regina Hall $343,209,230 5 $68,641,846
68 Bruce Willis $342,870,559 10 $34,287,056
69 Anne Hathaway $337,242,331 6 $56,207,055
70 David Spade $328,000,065 4 $82,000,016
71 Heather Graham $318,240,157 5 $63,648,031
72 Catherine O'Hara $309,932,415 3 $103,310,805
73 Alyson Hannigan $306,209,860 3 $102,069,953
74 Tina Fey $303,629,915 5 $60,725,983
75 Sarah Jessica Parker $302,842,981 5 $60,568,596
76 Leslie Mann $299,592,216 5 $59,918,443
77 James Franco $297,957,604 6 $49,659,601
78 Emilio Estevez $297,379,155 9 $33,042,128
79 Macaulay Culkin $294,647,403 2 $147,323,702
80 Martin Lawrence $291,304,862 4 $72,826,216
81 Robert Downey, Jr. $290,046,915 8 $36,255,864
82 Joe Pesci $289,432,108 2 $144,716,054
83 John Goodman $286,532,815 4 $71,633,204
84 John Heard $285,801,171 5 $57,160,234
85 Daniel Stern $285,761,243 1 $285,761,243
86 Marlon Wayans $285,444,833 6 $47,574,139
87 Sally Field $276,763,544 4 $69,190,886
88 Dwayne Johnson $276,149,259 3 $92,049,753
89 David Koechner $275,704,384 5 $55,140,877
90 Charlie Sheen $265,341,673 9 $29,482,408
91 Téa Leoni $264,360,655 3 $88,120,218
92 Jeff Daniels $259,938,690 5 $51,987,738
93 Maggie Smith $257,281,478 8 $32,160,185
94 Christina Applegate $256,278,394 3 $85,426,131
95 Danny De Vito $256,110,564 6 $42,685,094
96 Jada Pinkett Smith $255,267,887 3 $85,089,296
97 Sacha Baron Cohen $255,074,726 4 $63,768,682
98 Rob Schneider $253,072,969 4 $63,268,242
99 Kevin Kline $252,903,604 8 $31,612,951
100 Sigourney Weaver $252,467,075 6 $42,077,846

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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