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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.

  1
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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 51 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Incredibles 2 ($543,721,773 in 2018), 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)

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Morgan Freeman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 27 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 ($699,905,389 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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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson $4,872,152,789 65 $74,956,197
2 Morgan Freeman $4,529,485,468 49 $92,438,479
3 Andy Serkis $4,498,228,235 20 $224,911,412
4 Harrison Ford $4,493,635,947 34 $132,165,763
5 Tom Hanks $4,183,335,674 52 $80,448,763
6 Robert Downey, Jr. $3,954,685,958 51 $77,542,862
7 Stanley Tucci $3,751,845,628 37 $101,401,233
8 Johnny Depp $3,649,537,599 54 $67,584,030
9 Tom Cruise $3,633,444,552 39 $93,165,245
10 Bradley Cooper $3,530,725,098 30 $117,690,837
11 Elizabeth Banks $3,465,012,273 36 $96,250,341
12 Vin Diesel $3,459,003,039 24 $144,125,127
13 Scarlett Johansson $3,417,816,853 32 $106,806,777
14 Zoe Saldana $3,395,158,421 29 $117,074,428
15 Alan Rickman $3,245,717,913 19 $170,827,259
16 Idris Elba $3,244,809,992 23 $141,078,695
17 Will Smith $3,227,512,901 32 $100,859,778
18 Cate Blanchett $3,193,511,126 32 $99,797,223
19 Dwayne Johnson $3,154,884,196 27 $116,847,563
20 Chris Pratt $3,143,548,664 16 $196,471,792
21 Owen Wilson $3,124,271,447 39 $80,109,524
22 Don Cheadle $3,084,651,004 19 $162,350,053
23 Woody Harrelson $3,079,668,720 39 $78,965,865
24 Emma Watson $3,054,042,763 16 $190,877,673
25 Gary Oldman $3,011,330,610 29 $103,838,987
26 Cameron Diaz $2,990,609,950 27 $110,763,331
27 Ian McKellen $2,969,417,207 14 $212,101,229
28 Matt Damon $2,965,025,706 40 $74,125,643
29 Anthony Daniels $2,941,542,063 6 $490,257,011
30 Robbie Coltrane $2,798,642,406 13 $215,280,185
31 Liam Neeson $2,769,785,372 41 $67,555,741
32 Helena Bonham Carter $2,758,207,689 35 $78,805,934
33 Steve Carell $2,754,392,047 30 $91,813,068
34 Carrie Fisher $2,718,576,200 8 $339,822,025
35 Orlando Bloom $2,704,709,633 19 $142,353,139
36 Hugo Weaving $2,699,980,573 20 $134,999,029
37 Lupita Nyong'o $2,686,296,501 9 $298,477,389
38 Michael Caine $2,685,483,571 29 $92,602,882
39 Mark Wahlberg $2,659,756,325 36 $73,882,120
40 Mark Hamill $2,637,109,418 11 $239,737,220
41 Hugh Jackman $2,630,630,354 31 $84,859,044
42 Adam Sandler $2,596,965,394 37 $70,188,254
43 Ralph Fiennes $2,570,553,914 25 $102,822,157
44 Robert De Niro $2,560,467,001 52 $49,239,750
45 Jennifer Lawrence $2,541,243,784 22 $115,511,081
46 Paul Bettany $2,539,435,951 20 $126,971,798
47 Ben Stiller $2,536,906,921 29 $87,479,549
48 Stellan Skarsgård $2,524,539,795 34 $74,251,170
49 Daniel Radcliffe $2,524,155,666 18 $140,230,870
50 Brad Pitt $2,522,098,039 43 $58,653,443
51 Bruce Willis $2,503,454,432 44 $56,896,692
52 Ben Affleck $2,450,333,793 30 $81,677,793
53 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,438,286,290 29 $84,078,838
54 Chris Hemsworth $2,436,090,067 19 $128,215,267
55 Ewan McGregor $2,392,954,848 32 $74,779,839
56 Rupert Grint $2,390,183,919 14 $170,727,423
57 Robin Williams $2,347,375,218 28 $83,834,829
58 Chris Evans $2,327,948,801 19 $122,523,621
59 Mark Ruffalo $2,325,951,055 24 $96,914,627
60 Christopher Lee $2,319,153,857 14 $165,653,847
61 Anthony Mackie $2,293,033,661 29 $79,070,126
62 Michelle Rodriguez $2,282,441,940 20 $114,122,097
63 Sandra Bullock $2,272,072,737 21 $108,193,940
64 Tommy Lee Jones $2,259,648,678 31 $72,891,893
65 J.K. Simmons $2,198,329,515 33 $66,616,046
66 Maggie Smith $2,189,382,228 23 $95,190,532
67 Julie Andrews $2,175,458,891 11 $197,768,990
68 James Franco $2,173,280,729 52 $41,793,860
69 Michael Gambon $2,150,186,856 13 $165,398,989
70 Bryce Dallas Howard $2,137,785,078 12 $178,148,757
71 Julia Roberts $2,133,847,766 28 $76,208,849
72 Eddie Murphy $2,120,035,382 16 $132,502,211
73 Kristen Wiig $2,115,883,338 25 $84,635,334
74 Donald Sutherland $2,115,447,857 24 $88,143,661
75 Oscar Isaac $2,108,737,481 24 $87,864,062
76 John Ratzenberger $2,084,787,267 12 $173,732,272
77 Jeff Goldblum $2,081,716,601 20 $104,085,830
78 Gwyneth Paltrow $2,071,483,445 17 $121,851,967
79 Denzel Washington $2,054,053,504 33 $62,244,046
80 Jeremy Renner $2,053,260,571 17 $120,780,034
81 Tom Felton $2,051,133,871 15 $136,742,258
82 Christian Bale $2,050,491,674 22 $93,204,167
83 Will Ferrell $2,049,568,863 30 $68,318,962
84 John Goodman $2,045,753,843 33 $61,992,541
85 Tyrese Gibson $2,038,211,050 12 $169,850,921
86 Anthony Hopkins $2,024,850,092 30 $67,495,003
87 Karl Urban $2,023,709,958 16 $126,481,872
88 Willem Dafoe $2,023,675,461 32 $63,239,858
89 John Cleese $2,018,056,838 15 $134,537,123
90 Timothy Spall $2,005,499,813 22 $91,159,082
91 Natalie Portman $2,004,336,516 24 $83,514,022
92 Jim Carrey $1,998,546,363 24 $83,272,765
93 George Clooney $1,997,890,572 28 $71,353,235
94 Nicolas Cage $1,995,855,490 52 $38,381,836
95 Antonio Banderas $1,987,242,907 32 $62,101,341
96 Chadwick Boseman $1,979,969,326 9 $219,996,592
97 Philip Seymour Hoffman $1,966,825,933 21 $93,658,378
98 Josh Hutcherson $1,961,836,103 16 $122,614,756
99 Ryan Reynolds $1,961,708,276 28 $70,061,010
100 Alan Tudyk $1,958,342,863 17 $115,196,639

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

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

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

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