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Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Adventure Stars - Domestic Leading Action Stars - Domestic Leading Comedy 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 44 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 18 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 $2,151,908,656 23 $93,561,246
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 $1,058,856,683 20 $52,942,834
6 Matt Damon $977,099,948 15 $65,139,997
7 Leonardo DiCaprio $788,174,801 15 $52,544,987
8 Brad Pitt $787,503,787 17 $46,323,752
9 Meryl Streep $758,334,911 27 $28,086,478
10 Al Pacino $748,690,172 23 $32,551,747
11 Julia Roberts $733,316,330 11 $66,665,121
12 Kevin Costner $690,933,193 17 $40,643,129
13 Demi Moore $679,327,990 12 $56,610,666
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 Johnny Depp $553,642,534 15 $36,909,502
22 Robert Redford $551,501,550 15 $36,766,770
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 12 $39,037,621
27 Morgan Freeman $462,467,885 12 $38,538,990
28 James Caviezel $454,848,006 5 $90,969,601
29 Richard Gere $452,908,537 20 $22,645,427
30 Clint Eastwood $447,804,888 8 $55,975,611
31 Dakota Johnson $445,608,777 6 $74,268,130
32 Mel Gibson $441,769,420 13 $33,982,263
33 Mark Wahlberg $437,112,945 9 $48,568,105
34 Susan Sarandon $437,092,997 20 $21,854,650
35 Henry Thomas $435,132,711 2 $217,566,356
36 Octavia Spencer $418,270,481 5 $83,654,096
37 Michelle Pfeiffer $410,483,630 11 $37,316,694
38 Daniel Day-Lewis $406,298,133 10 $40,629,813
39 Matthew McConaughey $397,381,560 10 $39,738,156
40 Will Smith $393,639,148 8 $49,204,894
41 Jude Law $389,559,918 10 $38,955,992
42 Jamie Dornan $381,009,000 3 $127,003,000
43 Nicole Kidman $374,450,165 24 $15,602,090
44 Willem Dafoe $363,041,351 11 $33,003,759
45 Sienna Miller $362,199,651 5 $72,439,930
46 Meg Ryan $357,485,142 9 $39,720,571
47 Christian Bale $357,447,485 13 $27,495,960
48 Dustin Hoffman $355,800,513 12 $29,650,043
49 Tobey Maguire $353,645,947 5 $70,729,189
50 Paul Newman $350,924,215 11 $31,902,201
51 Patrick Swayze $350,289,724 8 $43,786,216
52 Joel Edgerton $346,736,637 8 $43,342,080
53 Michael Douglas $344,617,335 6 $57,436,223
54 Cate Blanchett $343,793,433 12 $28,649,453
55 Jodie Foster $335,654,733 13 $25,819,595
56 Jim Carrey $325,850,741 4 $81,462,685
57 Rachel McAdams $309,688,517 9 $34,409,835
58 Reese Witherspoon $305,740,472 10 $30,574,047
59 Kirsten Dunst $296,911,367 7 $42,415,910
60 Dennis Quaid $296,322,050 12 $24,693,504
61 Channing Tatum $293,603,371 7 $41,943,339
62 Michael Peña $284,512,047 8 $35,564,006
63 Ben Affleck $282,832,715 7 $40,404,674
64 Nicolas Cage $268,438,924 13 $20,649,148
65 Viola Davis $266,183,778 5 $53,236,756
66 Forest Whitaker $265,011,062 10 $26,501,106
67 Shia LaBeouf $261,853,661 12 $21,821,138
68 Helena Bonham Carter $250,957,859 10 $25,095,786
69 Emma Stone $249,397,046 4 $62,349,262
70 Samuel L. Jackson $246,746,691 14 $17,624,764
71 Keira Knightley $241,618,351 11 $21,965,305
72 Sean Penn $241,135,772 8 $30,141,972
73 Richard Dreyfuss $239,426,234 3 $79,808,745
74 Cameron Diaz $238,544,171 6 $39,757,362
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 $223,199,737 5 $44,639,947
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 Jessica Chastain $202,486,493 11 $18,407,863
85 Don Cheadle $202,317,206 6 $33,719,534
86 Lily James $201,860,325 2 $100,930,163
87 Amy Adams $201,205,764 6 $33,534,294
88 Blake Lively $201,040,866 5 $40,208,173
89 Joaquin Phoenix $200,123,862 8 $25,015,483
90 Vivien Leigh $198,680,470 1 $198,680,470
91 Clark Gable $198,680,470 1 $198,680,470
92 Kristin Scott Thomas $197,294,751 9 $21,921,639
93 Dev Patel $196,948,120 3 $65,649,373
94 Jennifer Lawrence $195,252,084 7 $27,893,155
95 Anthony Hopkins $193,869,986 8 $24,233,748
96 Charlie Sheen $191,796,474 6 $31,966,079
97 Ryan Gosling $189,390,426 7 $27,055,775
98 Judi Dench $187,051,132 5 $37,410,226
99 Natalie Portman $185,716,740 14 $13,265,481
100 Bill Murray $184,009,323 7 $26,287,046

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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