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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 ($317,101,119 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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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 $4,529,485,468 47 $96,372,031
2 Harrison Ford $4,493,635,947 32 $140,426,123
3 Samuel L. Jackson $4,328,431,016 62 $69,813,403
4 Tom Hanks $4,176,777,319 48 $87,016,194
5 Andy Serkis $4,038,496,483 18 $224,360,916
6 Stanley Tucci $3,718,061,276 33 $112,668,524
7 Tom Cruise $3,633,444,552 38 $95,616,962
8 Johnny Depp $3,606,257,841 51 $70,710,938
9 Elizabeth Banks $3,464,771,233 35 $98,993,464
10 Robert Downey, Jr. $3,278,343,878 49 $66,904,977
11 Alan Rickman $3,245,717,913 19 $170,827,259
12 Will Smith $3,227,512,901 28 $115,268,318
13 Owen Wilson $3,123,568,281 38 $82,199,165
14 Cate Blanchett $3,059,332,612 30 $101,977,754
15 Emma Watson $3,054,042,763 16 $190,877,673
16 Gary Oldman $3,008,282,342 25 $120,331,294
17 Dwayne Johnson $2,997,027,596 23 $130,305,548
18 Cameron Diaz $2,990,609,950 27 $110,763,331
19 Ian McKellen $2,969,417,207 14 $212,101,229
20 Matt Damon $2,965,025,706 38 $78,026,992
21 Anthony Daniels $2,939,560,020 6 $489,926,670
22 Woody Harrelson $2,861,401,843 36 $79,483,385
23 Bradley Cooper $2,854,383,018 27 $105,717,890
24 Robbie Coltrane $2,798,642,406 13 $215,280,185
25 Vin Diesel $2,782,660,959 19 $146,455,840
26 Liam Neeson $2,769,402,401 38 $72,879,011
27 Steve Carell $2,754,392,047 26 $105,938,156
28 Zoe Saldana $2,718,816,341 23 $118,209,406
29 Carrie Fisher $2,716,594,157 8 $339,574,270
30 Scarlett Johansson $2,709,600,530 28 $96,771,448
31 Orlando Bloom $2,704,709,633 18 $150,261,646
32 Hugo Weaving $2,699,980,573 19 $142,104,241
33 Michael Caine $2,685,483,571 27 $99,462,354
34 Mark Wahlberg $2,659,615,660 34 $78,223,990
35 Mark Hamill $2,635,127,375 10 $263,512,738
36 Helena Bonham Carter $2,621,400,444 34 $77,100,013
37 Hugh Jackman $2,612,224,149 28 $93,293,720
38 Ralph Fiennes $2,570,553,914 23 $111,763,214
39 Idris Elba $2,567,660,867 22 $116,711,858
40 Robert De Niro $2,560,467,001 52 $49,239,750
41 Ben Stiller $2,536,906,921 29 $87,479,549
42 Adam Sandler $2,533,359,564 35 $72,381,702
43 Stellan SkarsgÄrd $2,524,308,449 34 $74,244,366
44 Daniel Radcliffe $2,524,155,666 17 $148,479,745
45 Brad Pitt $2,522,098,039 41 $61,514,586
46 Jennifer Lawrence $2,494,369,279 20 $124,718,464
47 Bruce Willis $2,469,437,404 42 $58,796,129
48 Ben Affleck $2,450,086,033 29 $84,485,725
49 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,438,286,290 28 $87,081,653
50 Don Cheadle $2,408,308,924 18 $133,794,940
51 Ewan McGregor $2,392,954,848 29 $82,515,684
52 Rupert Grint $2,390,183,919 14 $170,727,423
53 Robin Williams $2,347,375,218 28 $83,834,829
54 Christopher Lee $2,319,153,857 14 $165,653,847
55 Michelle Rodriguez $2,282,441,940 19 $120,128,523
56 Tommy Lee Jones $2,259,648,678 29 $77,918,920
57 Lupita Nyong'o $2,226,564,749 6 $371,094,125
58 J.K. Simmons $2,198,329,515 32 $68,697,797
59 Maggie Smith $2,189,382,228 23 $95,190,532
60 Julie Andrews $2,175,458,891 11 $197,768,990
61 James Franco $2,173,257,907 50 $43,465,158
62 Michael Gambon $2,150,186,856 13 $165,398,989
63 Sandra Bullock $2,138,319,777 21 $101,824,751
64 Julia Roberts $2,133,144,600 27 $79,005,356
65 Eddie Murphy $2,120,035,382 15 $141,335,692
66 Kristen Wiig $2,115,883,338 23 $91,994,928
67 Donald Sutherland $2,112,223,731 22 $96,010,170
68 Chris Pratt $2,096,165,709 13 $161,243,516
69 John Ratzenberger $2,082,450,373 12 $173,537,531
70 Oscar Isaac $2,074,023,137 21 $98,763,007
71 Denzel Washington $2,054,051,897 32 $64,189,122
72 Tom Felton $2,051,133,871 15 $136,742,258
73 Will Ferrell $2,049,568,863 29 $70,674,788
74 Christian Bale $2,049,153,520 20 $102,457,676
75 John Goodman $2,045,753,843 32 $63,929,808
76 Tyrese Gibson $2,038,211,050 12 $169,850,921
77 Anthony Hopkins $2,024,424,538 30 $67,480,818
78 Willem Dafoe $2,023,569,375 30 $67,452,313
79 Karl Urban $2,023,284,404 15 $134,885,627
80 John Cleese $2,018,056,838 14 $144,146,917
81 Jeremy Renner $2,001,253,058 16 $125,078,316
82 Timothy Spall $2,000,787,465 22 $90,944,885
83 Jim Carrey $1,998,546,363 22 $90,843,017
84 George Clooney $1,997,890,572 28 $71,353,235
85 Nicolas Cage $1,995,855,490 46 $43,388,163
86 Antonio Banderas $1,987,035,955 29 $68,518,481
87 Natalie Portman $1,971,604,215 23 $85,721,922
88 Philip Seymour Hoffman $1,966,825,933 21 $93,658,378
89 Josh Hutcherson $1,961,813,281 15 $130,787,552
90 Alan Tudyk $1,958,342,863 15 $130,556,191
91 Brendan Gleeson $1,955,572,600 29 $67,433,538
92 Julie Walters $1,953,013,444 14 $139,500,960
93 Anna Kendrick $1,947,381,399 29 $67,151,083
94 Jack Black $1,930,814,438 24 $80,450,602
95 John Turturro $1,918,907,344 25 $76,756,294
96 Amy Adams $1,903,100,023 19 $100,163,159
97 Domhnall Gleeson $1,888,296,108 15 $125,886,407
98 Jamie Foxx $1,869,519,353 25 $74,780,774
99 Mike Myers $1,860,012,135 9 $206,668,015
100 Julianne Moore $1,840,039,430 37 $49,730,795

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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