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Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies


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

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the Drama 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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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Forrest Gump ($330,151,138 in 1994), Cast Away ($233,632,142 in 2000), Saving Private Ryan ($216,335,085 in 1998), Apollo 13 ($172,070,496 in 1995), Catch Me if You Can ($164,606,800 in 2002), The Green Mile ($136,801,374 in 1999), Sully ($125,070,033 in 2016), You've Got Mail ($115,821,495 in 1998), Captain Phillips ($107,136,417 in 2013), Road to Perdition ($104,054,514 in 2002)

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Robert Pattinson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($300,531,751 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($296,623,634 in 2009), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($292,324,737 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($281,287,133 in 2011), Twilight ($192,769,854 in 2008), Water for Elephants ($58,709,717 in 2011), Remember Me ($19,068,240 in 2010), Good Time ($2,026,498 in 2017), Bel Ami ($120,462 in 2012), Life ($0 in 2015)

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Kristen Stewart
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($300,531,751 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($296,623,634 in 2009), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($292,324,737 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($281,287,133 in 2011), Twilight ($192,769,854 in 2008), Café Society ($11,103,205 in 2016), The Runaways ($3,573,673 in 2010), Clouds of Sils Maria ($1,841,555 in 2015), Certain Women ($1,068,054 in 2016), On the Road ($720,828 in 2013)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Hanks $2,070,005,198 21 $98,571,676
2 Robert Pattinson $1,443,462,026 10 $144,346,203
3 Kristen Stewart $1,382,067,175 14 $98,719,084
4 Taylor Lautner $1,363,537,109 6 $227,256,185
5 Denzel Washington $1,058,482,718 20 $52,924,136
6 Matt Damon $977,099,948 15 $65,139,997
7 Leonardo DiCaprio $788,134,941 15 $52,542,329
8 Brad Pitt $787,441,474 17 $46,320,087
9 Al Pacino $748,690,172 23 $32,551,747
10 Julia Roberts $706,230,259 11 $64,202,751
11 Kevin Costner $690,712,910 17 $40,630,171
12 Demi Moore $679,327,990 12 $56,610,666
13 Meryl Streep $676,414,099 27 $25,052,374
14 Robert De Niro $675,605,366 28 $24,128,763
15 Jack Nicholson $614,568,178 15 $40,971,212
16 George Clooney $607,336,605 10 $60,733,661
17 Tom Cruise $594,399,130 10 $59,439,913
18 Bradley Cooper $594,385,427 9 $66,042,825
19 Russell Crowe $582,319,418 11 $52,938,129
20 Sandra Bullock $553,983,816 7 $79,140,545
21 Robert Redford $551,501,550 15 $36,766,770
22 Johnny Depp $546,273,733 15 $36,418,249
23 Robin Williams $544,567,507 11 $49,506,137
24 Sylvester Stallone $505,409,077 8 $63,176,135
25 Diane Lane $497,087,852 12 $41,423,988
26 John Travolta $468,451,453 11 $42,586,496
27 Morgan Freeman $462,467,885 12 $38,538,990
28 Richard Gere $452,908,537 20 $22,645,427
29 Clint Eastwood $447,804,888 8 $55,975,611
30 Mel Gibson $441,769,420 13 $33,982,263
31 James Caviezel $437,348,130 4 $109,337,033
32 Mark Wahlberg $437,112,945 9 $48,568,105
33 Susan Sarandon $437,005,913 20 $21,850,296
34 Henry Thomas $435,132,711 2 $217,566,356
35 Octavia Spencer $418,050,198 5 $83,610,040
36 Michelle Pfeiffer $403,114,829 11 $36,646,803
37 Matthew McConaughey $397,381,560 10 $39,738,156
38 Will Smith $393,639,148 8 $49,204,894
39 Jude Law $389,559,918 10 $38,955,992
40 Daniel Day-Lewis $385,274,858 10 $38,527,486
41 Nicole Kidman $374,449,722 24 $15,602,072
42 Sienna Miller $362,199,651 5 $72,439,930
43 Willem Dafoe $360,748,287 11 $32,795,299
44 Meg Ryan $357,485,142 9 $39,720,571
45 Christian Bale $357,447,485 13 $27,495,960
46 Dustin Hoffman $355,800,513 12 $29,650,043
47 Tobey Maguire $353,645,947 5 $70,729,189
48 Paul Newman $350,924,215 11 $31,902,201
49 Patrick Swayze $350,289,724 8 $43,786,216
50 Joel Edgerton $346,736,637 8 $43,342,080
51 Dakota Johnson $345,201,017 6 $57,533,503
52 Michael Douglas $344,617,335 6 $57,436,223
53 Cate Blanchett $343,793,433 12 $28,649,453
54 Jodie Foster $335,654,733 13 $25,819,595
55 Jim Carrey $325,850,741 4 $81,462,685
56 Rachel McAdams $307,810,165 9 $34,201,129
57 Reese Witherspoon $305,740,472 10 $30,574,047
58 Kirsten Dunst $296,691,084 7 $42,384,441
59 Dennis Quaid $296,322,050 12 $24,693,504
60 Channing Tatum $293,603,371 7 $41,943,339
61 Ben Affleck $282,832,715 7 $40,404,674
62 Jamie Dornan $280,601,240 3 $93,533,747
63 Nicolas Cage $268,438,924 13 $20,649,148
64 Viola Davis $266,183,778 5 $53,236,756
65 Forest Whitaker $265,011,062 9 $29,445,674
66 Shia LaBeouf $261,560,002 11 $23,778,182
67 Helena Bonham Carter $250,957,859 10 $25,095,786
68 Emma Stone $249,388,666 4 $62,347,167
69 Samuel L. Jackson $246,746,691 14 $17,624,764
70 Keira Knightley $241,618,351 11 $21,965,305
71 Sean Penn $241,135,772 8 $30,141,972
72 Richard Dreyfuss $239,426,234 3 $79,808,745
73 Michael Peña $238,949,570 7 $34,135,653
74 Cameron Diaz $238,466,593 5 $47,693,319
75 Keanu Reeves $236,774,537 9 $26,308,282
76 Harrison Ford $236,323,710 8 $29,540,464
77 Edward Burns $228,597,794 3 $76,199,265
78 Kurt Russell $226,125,617 8 $28,265,702
79 Jeff Bridges $222,807,112 5 $44,561,422
80 Liam Neeson $221,528,055 12 $18,460,671
81 Tom Sizemore $216,335,085 3 $72,111,695
82 Bryce Dallas Howard $212,110,546 3 $70,703,515
83 Jeremy Renner $211,763,668 4 $52,940,917
84 Don Cheadle $202,317,206 6 $33,719,534
85 Lily James $201,860,325 2 $100,930,163
86 Amy Adams $201,205,764 6 $33,534,294
87 Blake Lively $201,040,866 5 $40,208,173
88 Joaquin Phoenix $200,123,862 7 $28,589,123
89 Clark Gable $198,680,470 1 $198,680,470
90 Vivien Leigh $198,680,470 1 $198,680,470
91 Dev Patel $196,926,581 3 $65,642,194
92 Kristin Scott Thomas $196,544,924 9 $21,838,325
93 Jennifer Lawrence $195,252,084 6 $32,542,014
94 Anthony Hopkins $193,869,986 8 $24,233,748
95 Charlie Sheen $191,796,474 6 $31,966,079
96 Ryan Gosling $189,390,426 7 $27,055,775
97 Natalie Portman $185,716,740 13 $14,285,903
98 Bill Murray $184,009,323 7 $26,287,046
99 William Fichtner $182,618,434 1 $182,618,434
100 Jamie Foxx $182,556,985 3 $60,852,328

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

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Robert Pattinson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kristen Stewart: By lukeford.net [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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