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Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies


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

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the Romantic 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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Julia Roberts
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 25 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pretty Woman ($178,406,268 in 1990), Runaway Bride ($152,257,509 in 1999), Notting Hill ($116,089,678 in 1999), Valentine's Day ($110,485,654 in 2010), America's Sweethearts ($93,607,673 in 2001), Larry Crowne ($35,608,245 in 2011), Mother’s Day ($32,492,859 in 2016), I Love Trouble ($30,806,194 in 1994)

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Drew Barrymore
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: 50 First Dates ($120,776,832 in 2004), He's Just Not That Into You ($93,953,653 in 2009), The Wedding Singer ($80,245,725 in 1998), Never Been Kissed ($55,474,757 in 1999), Music and Lyrics ($50,572,589 in 2007), Blended ($46,290,741 in 2014), Going the Distance ($17,804,299 in 2010)

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Katherine Heigl
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Knocked Up ($148,761,765 in 2007), The Ugly Truth ($88,915,214 in 2009), 27 Dresses ($76,808,654 in 2008), New Year’s Eve ($54,544,638 in 2011), Life as We Know It ($53,374,681 in 2010), The Big Wedding ($21,819,348 in 2013), Side Effects ($44,701 in 2005)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Julia Roberts $749,754,080 8 $93,719,260
2 Drew Barrymore $465,118,596 7 $66,445,514
3 Katherine Heigl $444,269,001 7 $63,467,000
4 Sandra Bullock $436,439,273 7 $62,348,468
5 Richard Gere $401,617,220 4 $100,404,305
6 Meg Ryan $386,408,625 7 $55,201,232
7 Cameron Diaz $385,624,772 5 $77,124,954
8 Ben Stiller $362,695,839 6 $60,449,307
9 Adam Sandler $350,341,407 4 $87,585,352
10 Hugh Grant $349,069,550 6 $58,178,258
11 Ashton Kutcher $331,519,860 5 $66,303,972
12 Jack Nicholson $303,375,873 3 $101,125,291
13 Jennifer Lopez $296,951,386 6 $49,491,898
14 Patrick Dempsey $294,056,169 5 $58,811,234
15 John Corbett $241,449,212 2 $120,724,606
16 Nia Vardalos $241,449,212 2 $120,724,606
17 Bradley Cooper $238,302,210 3 $79,434,070
18 Will Smith $231,647,220 2 $115,823,610
19 Renée Zellweger $225,987,854 7 $32,283,979
20 Anne Hathaway $224,299,000 3 $74,766,333
21 Gerard Butler $222,775,522 4 $55,693,881
22 Meagan Good $211,558,684 5 $42,311,737
23 Gabrielle Union $211,329,245 5 $42,265,849
24 Susan Sarandon $207,414,107 3 $69,138,036
25 Kevin Hart $205,327,380 4 $51,331,845
26 Michael Ealy $205,213,576 3 $68,404,525
27 Regina Hall $205,213,576 3 $68,404,525
28 James Marsden $204,515,531 2 $102,257,766
29 Meryl Streep $199,098,539 3 $66,366,180
30 Ryan Reynolds $196,199,680 2 $98,099,840
31 John Cusack $187,757,846 3 $62,585,949
32 Helen Hunt $186,540,840 2 $93,270,420
33 Catherine Zeta-Jones $185,146,552 5 $37,029,310
34 Mel Gibson $182,805,123 1 $182,805,123
35 Jessica Biel $180,790,348 4 $45,197,587
36 Sarah Jessica Parker $172,839,917 3 $57,613,306
37 Gwyneth Paltrow $171,176,531 3 $57,058,844
38 Terrence J $166,245,413 3 $55,415,138
39 Hector Elizondo $165,030,292 2 $82,515,146
40 Ben Affleck $165,005,509 4 $41,251,377
41 Tom Hanks $162,289,129 2 $81,144,565
42 Reese Witherspoon $160,311,825 4 $40,077,956
43 Taraji P. Henson $156,575,892 2 $78,287,946
44 Jerry Ferrara $156,575,892 2 $78,287,946
45 Romany Malco $156,575,892 2 $78,287,946
46 Tom Cruise $153,952,592 1 $153,952,592
47 Nicolas Cage $153,633,751 3 $51,211,250
48 Amy Adams $153,625,797 2 $76,812,899
49 Diane Keaton $153,217,041 3 $51,072,347
50 Seth Rogen $148,761,765 1 $148,761,765
51 Jessica Alba $145,502,951 3 $48,500,984
52 Jack Black $134,116,296 2 $67,058,148
53 Ginnifer Goodwin $133,000,142 2 $66,500,071
54 Topher Grace $132,305,002 2 $66,152,501
55 Alec Baldwin $129,419,727 2 $64,709,864
56 Scarlett Johansson $128,957,074 3 $42,985,691
57 Michelle Pfeiffer $127,814,331 3 $42,604,777
58 Harrison Ford $127,797,613 2 $63,898,807
59 Amanda Peet $127,777,164 2 $63,888,582
60 Billy Crystal $126,802,185 2 $63,401,093
61 Keanu Reeves $124,685,242 1 $124,685,242
62 Jamie Foxx $122,718,036 2 $61,359,018
63 Vince Vaughn $118,703,275 1 $118,703,275
64 George Clooney $112,871,229 3 $37,623,743
65 Justin Long $111,765,146 4 $27,941,287
66 Kathy Bates $110,485,654 2 $55,242,827
67 Bryce Robinson $110,485,654 1 $110,485,654
68 Shirley MacLaine $110,485,654 1 $110,485,654
69 Eric Dane $110,485,654 1 $110,485,654
70 Taylor Swift $110,485,654 1 $110,485,654
71 Taylor Lautner $110,485,654 1 $110,485,654
72 Carter Jenkins $110,485,654 2 $55,242,827
73 Jennifer Garner $110,485,654 1 $110,485,654
74 George Lopez $110,485,654 1 $110,485,654
75 Queen Latifah $110,485,654 1 $110,485,654
76 Hilary Swank $108,240,446 2 $54,120,223
77 Josh Duhamel $107,919,319 2 $53,959,660
78 Colin Firth $100,539,094 5 $20,107,819
79 Joseph Fiennes $100,317,794 1 $100,317,794
80 Edward Burns $98,508,316 3 $32,836,105
81 Bill Pullman $96,960,677 3 $32,320,226
82 Julie Andrews $95,149,435 1 $95,149,435
83 Kevin Connolly $93,953,653 1 $93,953,653
84 Jennifer Connelly $93,953,653 1 $93,953,653
85 Ralph Fiennes $93,932,896 1 $93,932,896
86 Jim Carrey $90,570,999 1 $90,570,999
87 Matthew McConaughey $88,715,192 1 $88,715,192
88 Owen Wilson $87,029,282 2 $43,514,641
89 La La Anthony $86,598,196 2 $43,299,098
90 Hugh Jackman $84,959,203 3 $28,319,734
91 Bill Murray $84,651,933 2 $42,325,967
92 John Krasinski $82,846,307 2 $41,423,154
93 Ice Cube $82,674,398 1 $82,674,398
94 Cher $80,640,528 1 $80,640,528
95 Zac Efron $80,613,593 2 $40,306,797
96 Kevin James $80,360,866 1 $80,360,866
97 Judy Greer $76,808,654 1 $76,808,654
98 Malin Ackerman $76,808,654 1 $76,808,654
99 Isla Fisher $76,518,999 2 $38,259,500
100 Robert De Niro $76,363,986 2 $38,181,993

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

Julia Roberts: By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Drew Barrymore: David Shankbone [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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