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Box Office Star Records > Domestic > Lifetime Acting > Top Domestic Leading Stars

Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office


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

This chart contains the top 100 box office stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the 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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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($676,120,394 in 2018), The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($408,992,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($408,084,349 in 2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334,201,140 in 2017), Iron Man ($318,604,126 in 2008), Iron Man 2 ($312,433,331 in 2010), Sherlock Holmes ($209,028,679 in 2009), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($186,848,418 in 2011)

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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 44 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Toy Story 3 ($415,004,880 in 2010), Forrest Gump ($330,151,138 in 1994), Toy Story 2 ($245,852,179 in 1999), Cast Away ($233,632,142 in 2000), The Da Vinci Code ($217,536,138 in 2006), Saving Private Ryan ($216,335,085 in 1998), Toy Story ($191,796,233 in 1995), The Polar Express ($186,493,587 in 2004), Apollo 13 ($173,772,767 in 1995), Catch Me if You Can ($164,606,800 in 2002)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($676,120,394 in 2018), The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868 in 2015), Captain America: Civil War ($408,084,349 in 2016), The Jungle Book ($364,001,123 in 2016), Iron Man 2 ($312,433,331 in 2010), Sing ($270,329,045 in 2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259,746,958 in 2014), Lucy ($126,573,960 in 2014), He's Just Not That Into You ($93,953,653 in 2009)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Robert Downey, Jr. $4,535,972,813 42 $107,999,353
2 Tom Hanks $4,523,980,125 49 $92,326,125
3 Scarlett Johansson $4,021,226,710 27 $148,934,323
4 Samuel L. Jackson $3,773,586,185 55 $68,610,658
5 Harrison Ford $3,728,200,434 38 $98,110,538
6 Eddie Murphy $3,583,063,429 39 $91,873,421
7 Johnny Depp $3,525,099,699 49 $71,940,810
8 Tom Cruise $3,483,300,892 39 $89,315,407
9 Bradley Cooper $3,209,844,279 26 $123,455,549
10 Vin Diesel $3,200,624,853 22 $145,482,948
11 Zoe Saldana $3,078,152,190 25 $123,126,088
12 Matt Damon $3,076,618,138 40 $76,915,453
13 Chris Hemsworth $3,000,263,740 19 $157,908,618
14 Chris Evans $2,944,209,426 22 $133,827,701
15 Emma Watson $2,938,245,314 14 $209,874,665
16 Chris Pratt $2,868,856,023 12 $239,071,335
17 Will Smith $2,851,134,822 28 $101,826,244
18 Ben Stiller $2,797,049,842 33 $84,759,086
19 Adam Sandler $2,699,828,067 36 $74,995,224
20 Bruce Willis $2,693,674,753 55 $48,975,905
21 Steve Carell $2,658,037,123 26 $102,232,197
22 Dwayne Johnson $2,611,912,177 26 $100,458,161
23 Robin Williams $2,587,460,319 37 $69,931,360
24 Jim Carrey $2,576,877,356 30 $85,895,912
25 Sandra Bullock $2,559,336,824 29 $88,252,994
26 Jennifer Lawrence $2,528,981,869 19 $133,104,309
27 Daniel Radcliffe $2,524,202,140 19 $132,852,744
28 Robert De Niro $2,516,608,505 68 $37,008,949
29 Nicolas Cage $2,503,790,482 75 $33,383,873
30 Hugh Jackman $2,500,546,010 30 $83,351,534
31 Mark Ruffalo $2,499,234,113 19 $131,538,638
32 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,490,291,307 26 $95,780,435
33 Cameron Diaz $2,466,552,080 27 $91,353,781
34 Ian McKellen $2,416,229,208 14 $172,587,801
35 Rupert Grint $2,390,423,881 13 $183,878,760
36 Liam Neeson $2,380,517,837 44 $54,102,678
37 Julia Roberts $2,358,098,189 33 $71,457,521
38 Ben Affleck $2,357,367,787 33 $71,435,387
39 Denzel Washington $2,348,262,797 44 $53,369,609
40 Jeremy Renner $2,318,348,454 14 $165,596,318
41 Brad Pitt $2,313,194,329 40 $57,829,858
42 Don Cheadle $2,308,027,030 17 $135,766,296
43 John Travolta $2,279,768,233 48 $47,495,172
44 Owen Wilson $2,203,928,252 30 $73,464,275
45 Will Ferrell $2,151,232,760 30 $71,707,759
46 Ewan McGregor $2,142,258,251 29 $73,870,974
47 Mark Wahlberg $2,132,987,411 32 $66,655,857
48 Mel Gibson $2,111,484,427 35 $60,328,126
49 Natalie Portman $2,093,943,922 29 $72,204,963
50 George Clooney $2,066,805,818 31 $66,671,155
51 Morgan Freeman $2,063,833,477 35 $58,966,671
52 Mike Myers $2,057,881,734 13 $158,298,595
53 Christian Bale $1,982,949,688 31 $63,966,119
54 Chadwick Boseman $1,950,902,093 8 $243,862,762
55 Sylvester Stallone $1,929,576,735 43 $44,873,878
56 Shia LaBeouf $1,899,243,590 22 $86,329,254
57 Kevin Costner $1,805,076,368 37 $48,785,848
58 Dustin Hoffman $1,800,861,154 30 $60,028,705
59 Keanu Reeves $1,785,931,296 46 $38,824,593
60 Channing Tatum $1,771,488,797 27 $65,610,696
61 Ryan Reynolds $1,766,365,970 26 $67,937,153
62 Tim Allen $1,729,555,935 19 $91,029,260
63 Josh Brolin $1,726,436,171 18 $95,913,121
64 Meryl Streep $1,721,175,811 45 $38,248,351
65 Michael Douglas $1,714,978,812 33 $51,969,055
66 Mark Hamill $1,707,137,648 10 $170,713,765
67 Clint Eastwood $1,704,959,371 47 $36,275,731
68 Carrie Fisher $1,680,656,428 4 $420,164,107
69 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,676,826,646 30 $55,894,222
70 Daisy Ridley $1,660,123,391 7 $237,160,484
71 Kevin Hart $1,648,378,320 20 $82,418,916
72 Orlando Bloom $1,645,755,256 16 $102,859,704
73 John Boyega $1,633,843,636 6 $272,307,273
74 Adam Driver $1,628,167,090 9 $180,907,454
75 Idris Elba $1,621,309,688 19 $85,332,089
76 Martin Freeman $1,616,522,028 9 $179,613,559
77 Kristen Stewart $1,614,775,505 22 $73,398,887
78 Jack Black $1,611,628,966 24 $67,151,207
79 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,607,471,494 17 $94,557,147
80 Steve Martin $1,603,236,880 34 $47,154,026
81 Elizabeth Olsen $1,597,109,016 13 $122,854,540
82 Reese Witherspoon $1,590,780,292 31 $51,315,493
83 Bill Murray $1,575,764,000 32 $49,242,625
84 Chris Pine $1,570,288,951 14 $112,163,497
85 Sebastian Stan $1,543,970,990 5 $308,794,198
86 Taylor Lautner $1,541,289,602 10 $154,128,960
87 Tommy Lee Jones $1,536,462,833 24 $64,019,285
88 Tom Hiddleston $1,536,268,354 11 $139,660,759
89 Dave Bautista $1,513,538,590 11 $137,594,417
90 Tobey Maguire $1,508,685,905 11 $137,153,264
91 Paul Bettany $1,499,472,619 13 $115,344,048
92 Karen Gillan $1,498,137,657 5 $299,627,531
93 Anthony Hopkins $1,493,926,860 24 $62,246,953
94 Robert Redford $1,479,046,352 30 $49,301,545
95 Keira Knightley $1,449,212,541 21 $69,010,121
96 Robert Pattinson $1,444,818,430 16 $90,301,152
97 Michelle Pfeiffer $1,437,036,029 32 $44,907,376
98 Kurt Russell $1,428,601,489 35 $40,817,185
99 Jack Nicholson $1,421,807,264 30 $47,393,575
100 Benedict Cumberbatch $1,401,996,272 11 $127,454,207

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

Robert Downey, Jr.: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Scarlett Johansson: Foto: © JCS / , via Wikimedia Commons

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