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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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Andy Serkis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225 in 2015), Black Panther ($697,903,462 in 2018), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($620,181,382 in 2017), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($377,845,905 in 2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ($342,548,984 in 2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($315,544,750 in 2001), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($303,003,568 in 2012), King Kong ($218,080,025 in 2005), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($208,545,589 in 2014), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($176,760,185 in 2011)

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Harrison Ford
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 34 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 ($317,101,119 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 ($225,686,079 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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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Morgan Freeman $4,529,485,468 48 $94,364,281
2 Andy Serkis $4,496,226,308 20 $224,811,315
3 Harrison Ford $4,493,635,947 33 $136,170,786
4 Samuel L. Jackson $4,328,431,016 63 $68,705,254
5 Tom Hanks $4,181,633,403 51 $81,992,812
6 Robert Downey, Jr. $3,876,865,834 51 $76,016,977
7 Stanley Tucci $3,724,585,334 35 $106,416,724
8 Johnny Depp $3,648,544,983 53 $68,840,471
9 Tom Cruise $3,633,444,552 38 $95,616,962
10 Elizabeth Banks $3,465,012,273 35 $99,000,351
11 Bradley Cooper $3,452,904,974 28 $123,318,035
12 Vin Diesel $3,381,182,915 22 $153,690,133
13 Scarlett Johansson $3,338,838,716 31 $107,704,475
14 Zoe Saldana $3,317,338,297 29 $114,390,976
15 Alan Rickman $3,245,717,913 19 $170,827,259
16 Will Smith $3,227,512,901 29 $111,293,548
17 Idris Elba $3,166,989,868 23 $137,695,212
18 Owen Wilson $3,124,271,447 39 $80,109,524
19 Dwayne Johnson $3,114,460,703 26 $119,786,950
20 Cate Blanchett $3,059,758,166 31 $98,701,876
21 Emma Watson $3,054,042,763 16 $190,877,673
22 Gary Oldman $3,011,330,610 27 $111,530,763
23 Don Cheadle $3,006,830,880 19 $158,254,257
24 Cameron Diaz $2,990,609,950 27 $110,763,331
25 Ian McKellen $2,969,417,207 14 $212,101,229
26 Matt Damon $2,965,025,706 38 $78,026,992
27 Anthony Daniels $2,941,542,063 6 $490,257,011
28 Woody Harrelson $2,867,551,058 37 $77,501,380
29 Robbie Coltrane $2,798,642,406 13 $215,280,185
30 Liam Neeson $2,769,785,372 39 $71,020,138
31 Steve Carell $2,754,392,047 27 $102,014,520
32 Carrie Fisher $2,718,576,200 8 $339,822,025
33 Orlando Bloom $2,704,709,633 18 $150,261,646
34 Hugo Weaving $2,699,980,573 20 $134,999,029
35 Chris Pratt $2,694,687,665 16 $168,417,979
36 Michael Caine $2,685,483,571 28 $95,910,128
37 Lupita Nyong'o $2,684,294,574 8 $335,536,822
38 Mark Wahlberg $2,659,756,325 35 $75,993,038
39 Mark Hamill $2,637,109,418 11 $239,737,220
40 Hugh Jackman $2,630,269,341 31 $84,847,398
41 Helena Bonham Carter $2,624,454,729 35 $74,984,421
42 Ralph Fiennes $2,570,553,914 25 $102,822,157
43 Robert De Niro $2,560,467,001 52 $49,239,750
44 Jennifer Lawrence $2,541,195,724 21 $121,009,320
45 Ben Stiller $2,536,906,921 29 $87,479,549
46 Adam Sandler $2,533,359,564 36 $70,371,099
47 Stellan Skarsgård $2,524,539,795 34 $74,251,170
48 Daniel Radcliffe $2,524,155,666 18 $140,230,870
49 Brad Pitt $2,522,098,039 42 $60,049,953
50 Bruce Willis $2,503,436,296 43 $58,219,449
51 Ben Affleck $2,450,333,793 29 $84,494,269
52 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,438,286,290 29 $84,078,838
53 Ewan McGregor $2,392,954,848 30 $79,765,162
54 Rupert Grint $2,390,183,919 14 $170,727,423
55 Chris Hemsworth $2,358,269,943 19 $124,119,471
56 Robin Williams $2,347,375,218 28 $83,834,829
57 Christopher Lee $2,319,153,857 14 $165,653,847
58 Michelle Rodriguez $2,282,441,940 19 $120,128,523
59 Tommy Lee Jones $2,259,648,678 29 $77,918,920
60 Chris Evans $2,250,128,677 19 $118,427,825
61 Paul Bettany $2,249,498,165 20 $112,474,908
62 Mark Ruffalo $2,248,130,931 24 $93,672,122
63 Anthony Mackie $2,215,213,537 29 $76,386,674
64 J.K. Simmons $2,198,329,515 33 $66,616,046
65 Maggie Smith $2,189,382,228 23 $95,190,532
66 Julie Andrews $2,175,458,891 11 $197,768,990
67 James Franco $2,173,280,729 52 $41,793,860
68 Michael Gambon $2,150,186,856 13 $165,398,989
69 Sandra Bullock $2,138,319,777 21 $101,824,751
70 Julia Roberts $2,133,847,766 27 $79,031,399
71 Eddie Murphy $2,120,035,382 15 $141,335,692
72 Kristen Wiig $2,115,883,338 23 $91,994,928
73 Donald Sutherland $2,115,320,214 23 $91,970,444
74 Oscar Isaac $2,108,737,481 22 $95,851,704
75 John Ratzenberger $2,084,787,267 12 $173,732,272
76 Denzel Washington $2,054,053,504 33 $62,244,046
77 Tom Felton $2,051,133,871 15 $136,742,258
78 Christian Bale $2,050,491,674 21 $97,642,461
79 Will Ferrell $2,049,568,863 30 $68,318,962
80 John Goodman $2,045,753,843 32 $63,929,808
81 Tyrese Gibson $2,038,211,050 12 $169,850,921
82 Anthony Hopkins $2,024,850,092 30 $67,495,003
83 Karl Urban $2,023,709,958 16 $126,481,872
84 Willem Dafoe $2,023,675,461 31 $65,279,854
85 John Cleese $2,018,056,838 15 $134,537,123
86 Timothy Spall $2,005,499,813 22 $91,159,082
87 Natalie Portman $2,004,336,516 24 $83,514,022
88 Jeremy Renner $2,001,253,058 17 $117,720,768
89 Jim Carrey $1,998,546,363 23 $86,893,320
90 George Clooney $1,997,890,572 28 $71,353,235
91 Nicolas Cage $1,995,855,490 51 $39,134,421
92 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,993,663,321 17 $117,274,313
93 Antonio Banderas $1,987,242,907 31 $64,104,610
94 Philip Seymour Hoffman $1,966,825,933 21 $93,658,378
95 Josh Hutcherson $1,961,836,103 16 $122,614,756
96 Alan Tudyk $1,958,342,863 16 $122,396,429
97 Brendan Gleeson $1,956,533,481 29 $67,466,672
98 Jack Black $1,955,589,680 26 $75,214,988
99 Julie Walters $1,954,605,901 15 $130,307,060
100 Domhnall Gleeson $1,950,968,087 15 $130,064,539

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

Andy Serkis: By https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore Gage Skidmore] [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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