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Box Office Star Records > Domestic > Lifetime Acting > Top Domestic Above the Line Stars

Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office


See also: Top Domestic Leading Stars - Top Domestic Supporting Stars - Top Domestic Live Action Stars - Top International Above the Line Stars - Top Worldwide Above the Line Stars - Top Domestic Below the Line Stars - Top Domestic Cameo Stars - Top Domestic Stars

The figures in this chart represent the total amount of domestic revenue generated by all the movies a star has had an above-the-line role in over their lifetime.

Above-the-line credits are the names that appear one by one on the screen during the opening (or sometimes closing) credits for a film.

Roles in animated movies are included in the calculations in this chart.

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Morgan Freeman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Dark Knight ($533,345,358 in 2008), The Dark Knight Rises ($448,139,099 in 2012), The Lego Movie ($257,784,718 in 2014), Bruce Almighty ($242,704,995 in 2003), War of the Worlds ($234,280,354 in 2005), Batman Begins ($205,343,774 in 2005), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ($165,493,908 in 1991), Deep Impact ($140,464,664 in 1998), Wanted ($134,508,551 in 2008), Lucy ($126,573,960 in 2014)

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Harrison Ford
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 33 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225 in 2015), Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope ($460,998,007 in 1977), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($317,023,851 in 2008), Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi ($309,205,079 in 1983), Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back ($290,271,960 in 1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark ($248,159,971 in 1981), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ($197,171,806 in 1989), The Fugitive ($183,875,760 in 1993), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ($179,880,271 in 1984), Air Force One ($172,956,409 in 1997)

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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 49 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868 in 2015), Jurassic Park ($395,708,305 in 1993), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($380,270,577 in 2005), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($310,676,740 in 2002), The Incredibles ($261,441,092 in 2004), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259,746,958 in 2014), Kong: Skull Island ($168,052,812 in 2017), Django Unchained ($162,805,434 in 2012), Kingsman: The Secret Service ($128,261,724 in 2015), The Legend of Tarzan ($126,643,061 in 2016)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Morgan Freeman $4,525,480,570 47 $96,286,821
2 Harrison Ford $4,514,838,266 32 $141,088,696
3 Samuel L. Jackson $4,328,431,016 62 $69,813,403
4 Tom Hanks $4,108,197,706 48 $85,587,452
5 Stanley Tucci $3,718,061,276 33 $112,668,524
6 Tom Cruise $3,633,377,951 38 $95,615,209
7 Johnny Depp $3,595,924,334 51 $70,508,320
8 Elizabeth Banks $3,359,603,928 35 $95,988,684
9 Robert Downey, Jr. $3,278,153,459 49 $66,901,091
10 Alan Rickman $3,245,717,913 19 $170,827,259
11 Will Smith $3,227,512,901 27 $119,537,515
12 Andy Serkis $3,178,141,464 17 $186,949,498
13 Owen Wilson $3,074,650,500 38 $80,911,855
14 Emma Watson $3,054,042,763 16 $190,877,673
15 Cate Blanchett $3,045,561,255 29 $105,019,354
16 Cameron Diaz $2,990,609,950 27 $110,763,331
17 Ian McKellen $2,969,417,207 14 $212,101,229
18 Gary Oldman $2,956,119,398 24 $123,171,642
19 Matt Damon $2,940,575,952 38 $77,383,578
20 Woody Harrelson $2,831,322,277 36 $78,647,841
21 Robbie Coltrane $2,798,642,406 13 $215,280,185
22 Vin Diesel $2,780,493,199 19 $146,341,747
23 Bradley Cooper $2,760,429,365 26 $106,170,360
24 Steve Carell $2,754,291,032 26 $105,934,270
25 Liam Neeson $2,733,441,514 37 $73,876,798
26 Zoe Saldana $2,718,816,341 23 $118,209,406
27 Orlando Bloom $2,704,709,633 18 $150,261,646
28 Hugo Weaving $2,699,980,573 19 $142,104,241
29 Michael Caine $2,685,483,571 26 $103,287,830
30 Mark Wahlberg $2,621,588,461 34 $77,105,543
31 Helena Bonham Carter $2,621,400,444 33 $79,436,377
32 Scarlett Johansson $2,615,562,135 27 $96,872,672
33 Dwayne Johnson $2,615,166,364 22 $118,871,198
34 Ralph Fiennes $2,570,553,914 23 $111,763,214
35 Robert De Niro $2,560,467,001 52 $49,239,750
36 Ben Stiller $2,536,852,915 29 $87,477,687
37 Adam Sandler $2,533,341,163 34 $74,510,034
38 Idris Elba $2,525,633,975 22 $114,801,544
39 Brad Pitt $2,522,035,726 41 $61,513,066
40 Stellan SkarsgÄrd $2,521,155,292 32 $78,786,103
41 Daniel Radcliffe $2,519,945,212 16 $157,496,576
42 Jennifer Lawrence $2,494,368,672 19 $131,282,562
43 Bruce Willis $2,469,437,404 41 $60,230,181
44 Hugh Jackman $2,456,318,196 28 $87,725,650
45 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,438,013,276 28 $87,071,903
46 Don Cheadle $2,408,164,837 18 $133,786,935
47 Rupert Grint $2,390,183,919 14 $170,727,423
48 Ewan McGregor $2,389,795,097 28 $85,349,825
49 Robin Williams $2,347,375,218 28 $83,834,829
50 Ben Affleck $2,339,416,216 28 $83,550,579
51 Anthony Daniels $2,321,360,681 6 $386,893,447
52 Christopher Lee $2,319,153,857 14 $165,653,847
53 Michelle Rodriguez $2,280,467,830 19 $120,024,623
54 Tommy Lee Jones $2,256,760,641 29 $77,819,332
55 Maggie Smith $2,189,382,228 23 $95,190,532
56 J.K. Simmons $2,180,255,272 32 $68,132,977
57 Julie Andrews $2,175,378,471 11 $197,761,679
58 James Franco $2,152,085,401 48 $44,835,113
59 Michael Gambon $2,150,067,266 13 $165,389,790
60 Sandra Bullock $2,138,319,777 20 $106,915,989
61 Eddie Murphy $2,120,035,382 15 $141,335,692
62 Donald Sutherland $2,112,223,731 20 $105,611,187
63 Julia Roberts $2,101,728,063 27 $77,841,780
64 Carrie Fisher $2,098,394,818 8 $262,299,352
65 Chris Pratt $2,096,087,680 13 $161,237,514
66 Kristen Wiig $2,091,248,170 23 $90,923,833
67 Denzel Washington $2,053,283,510 32 $64,165,110
68 Tom Felton $2,051,133,871 14 $146,509,562
69 John Goodman $2,045,753,843 32 $63,929,808
70 Tyrese Gibson $2,038,017,400 12 $169,834,783
71 Will Ferrell $2,036,698,879 29 $70,230,996
72 Christian Bale $2,020,672,560 19 $106,351,187
73 John Cleese $2,018,056,838 14 $144,146,917
74 Mark Hamill $2,016,928,036 10 $201,692,804
75 Willem Dafoe $2,012,675,680 30 $67,089,189
76 Anthony Hopkins $2,010,947,867 30 $67,031,596
77 John Ratzenberger $2,010,569,942 12 $167,547,495
78 Karl Urban $2,009,807,733 14 $143,557,695
79 Jeremy Renner $2,001,253,058 16 $125,078,316
80 Jim Carrey $1,998,546,363 22 $90,843,017
81 George Clooney $1,997,890,572 28 $71,353,235
82 Timothy Spall $1,996,482,442 22 $90,749,202
83 Nicolas Cage $1,995,855,490 45 $44,352,344
84 Antonio Banderas $1,987,035,955 29 $68,518,481
85 Natalie Portman $1,971,604,215 22 $89,618,373
86 Philip Seymour Hoffman $1,966,825,933 21 $93,658,378
87 Alan Tudyk $1,958,342,863 15 $130,556,191
88 Josh Hutcherson $1,940,715,487 14 $138,622,535
89 John Turturro $1,918,907,344 25 $76,756,294
90 Brendan Gleeson $1,916,091,429 28 $68,431,837
91 Julie Walters $1,913,139,583 11 $173,921,780
92 Amy Adams $1,903,100,023 19 $100,163,159
93 Jamie Foxx $1,869,376,810 25 $74,775,072
94 Mike Myers $1,860,012,135 9 $206,668,015
95 Anna Kendrick $1,842,214,094 29 $63,524,624
96 Julianne Moore $1,839,382,395 37 $49,713,038
97 Anne Hathaway $1,814,612,738 17 $106,741,926
98 Emma Thompson $1,812,263,904 19 $95,382,311
99 Bonnie Hunt $1,797,322,681 11 $163,392,971
100 David Thewlis $1,787,852,614 23 $77,732,722

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

Morgan Freeman: By David Sifry (David Sifry's flickr account) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Harrison Ford: Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Samuel L. Jackson: By pinguino k (originally posted to Flickr as samuel l jackson) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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