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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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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Toy Story 3 ($415,004,880 in 2010), Forrest Gump ($330,151,138 in 1994), The Polar Express ($306,949,909 in 2004), 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), Apollo 13 ($172,070,496 in 1995), Catch Me if You Can ($164,606,800 in 2002)

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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: 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 ($334,198,153 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), Tropic Thunder ($110,461,307 in 2008)

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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. 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), What Lies Beneath ($155,464,351 in 2000)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Hanks $4,593,933,398 46 $99,868,117
2 Robert Downey, Jr. $3,859,662,000 40 $96,491,550
3 Harrison Ford $3,750,488,409 37 $101,364,552
4 Eddie Murphy $3,582,964,360 38 $94,288,536
5 Tom Cruise $3,483,270,825 38 $91,665,022
6 Johnny Depp $3,480,906,773 46 $75,671,886
7 Scarlett Johansson $3,345,178,007 24 $139,382,417
8 Samuel L. Jackson $3,235,478,338 53 $61,046,761
9 Matt Damon $3,076,386,999 38 $80,957,553
10 Emma Watson $2,938,245,314 14 $209,874,665
11 Will Smith $2,851,134,822 25 $114,045,393
12 Ben Stiller $2,796,831,906 33 $84,752,482
13 Bruce Willis $2,659,657,725 53 $50,182,221
14 Steve Carell $2,658,037,123 23 $115,566,831
15 Adam Sandler $2,650,712,227 33 $80,324,613
16 Robin Williams $2,587,460,319 37 $69,931,360
17 Jim Carrey $2,576,860,341 28 $92,030,726
18 Bradley Cooper $2,533,723,885 23 $110,161,908
19 Daniel Radcliffe $2,524,202,140 18 $140,233,452
20 Vin Diesel $2,522,336,699 17 $148,372,747
21 Robert De Niro $2,516,608,505 69 $36,472,587
22 Nicolas Cage $2,503,790,482 69 $36,286,819
23 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,490,251,447 25 $99,610,058
24 Jennifer Lawrence $2,482,106,757 18 $137,894,820
25 Cameron Diaz $2,466,552,080 28 $88,091,146
26 Hugh Jackman $2,427,611,198 27 $89,911,526
27 Sandra Bullock $2,426,651,641 29 $83,677,643
28 Ian McKellen $2,416,229,208 14 $172,587,801
29 Zoe Saldana $2,402,031,796 20 $120,101,590
30 Rupert Grint $2,390,423,881 13 $183,878,760
31 Dwayne Johnson $2,375,972,024 22 $107,998,728
32 Liam Neeson $2,361,388,606 42 $56,223,538
33 Ben Affleck $2,355,904,665 33 $71,391,050
34 Julia Roberts $2,354,814,537 32 $73,587,954
35 Denzel Washington $2,348,212,859 43 $54,609,601
36 Brad Pitt $2,313,132,016 38 $60,871,895
37 Chris Hemsworth $2,276,606,154 16 $142,287,885
38 John Travolta $2,275,481,866 45 $50,566,264
39 Chris Evans $2,268,086,014 20 $113,404,301
40 Jeremy Renner $2,266,808,192 13 $174,369,861
41 Owen Wilson $2,200,487,309 30 $73,349,577
42 Will Ferrell $2,150,522,446 29 $74,155,946
43 Ewan McGregor $2,142,251,657 27 $79,342,654
44 Mark Wahlberg $2,130,579,959 30 $71,019,332
45 Mel Gibson $2,110,774,113 36 $58,632,614
46 George Clooney $2,066,805,818 31 $66,671,155
47 Morgan Freeman $2,063,737,302 34 $60,698,156
48 Natalie Portman $2,061,211,621 27 $76,341,171
49 Mike Myers $2,057,846,063 12 $171,487,172
50 Christian Bale $1,954,080,173 31 $63,034,844
51 Sylvester Stallone $1,929,576,735 39 $49,476,327
52 Shia LaBeouf $1,898,872,663 21 $90,422,508
53 Chris Pratt $1,826,613,535 9 $202,957,059
54 Mark Ruffalo $1,821,193,276 18 $101,177,404
55 Kevin Costner $1,804,856,085 37 $48,779,894
56 Dustin Hoffman $1,800,861,154 30 $60,028,705
57 Keanu Reeves $1,785,928,278 42 $42,522,102
58 Channing Tatum $1,771,488,797 25 $70,859,552
59 Tim Allen $1,729,555,935 18 $96,086,441
60 Clint Eastwood $1,704,959,371 46 $37,064,334
61 Mark Hamill $1,682,962,424 9 $186,995,825
62 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,676,826,646 29 $57,821,608
63 Meryl Streep $1,670,586,915 45 $37,124,154
64 Carrie Fisher $1,656,481,204 4 $414,120,301
65 Orlando Bloom $1,645,755,256 15 $109,717,017
66 Daisy Ridley $1,635,218,138 5 $327,043,628
67 Don Cheadle $1,631,906,636 16 $101,994,165
68 Kristen Stewart $1,614,775,505 19 $84,988,184
69 Idris Elba $1,612,920,678 19 $84,890,562
70 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,607,471,494 17 $94,557,147
71 Adam Driver $1,603,991,866 7 $229,141,695
72 Steve Martin $1,603,236,880 34 $47,154,026
73 Michael Douglas $1,578,329,202 32 $49,322,788
74 John Boyega $1,550,482,697 4 $387,620,674
75 Bill Murray $1,543,818,066 30 $51,460,602
76 Taylor Lautner $1,541,289,602 10 $154,128,960
77 Kevin Hart $1,539,241,283 17 $90,543,605
78 Tommy Lee Jones $1,536,366,658 22 $69,834,848
79 Ralph Fiennes $1,535,313,788 16 $95,957,112
80 Tom Hiddleston $1,526,080,367 11 $138,734,579
81 Tobey Maguire $1,508,685,905 11 $137,153,264
82 Jack Black $1,502,354,584 21 $71,540,694
83 Anthony Hopkins $1,492,006,417 24 $62,166,934
84 Reese Witherspoon $1,490,301,684 29 $51,389,713
85 Robert Redford $1,479,046,352 30 $49,301,545
86 Chris Pine $1,469,810,343 13 $113,062,334
87 Ryan Reynolds $1,449,847,172 24 $60,410,299
88 Keira Knightley $1,449,212,541 19 $76,274,344
89 Robert Pattinson $1,444,556,403 15 $96,303,760
90 Jack Nicholson $1,421,807,264 30 $47,393,575
91 Jamie Foxx $1,396,895,194 20 $69,844,760
92 Al Pacino $1,386,051,746 42 $33,001,232
93 Russell Crowe $1,383,368,735 33 $41,920,265
94 Paul Walker $1,347,745,289 13 $103,672,715
95 Richard Gere $1,338,185,349 42 $31,861,556
96 Josh Gad $1,333,005,277 10 $133,300,528
97 Jude Law $1,332,361,500 27 $49,346,722
98 John Goodman $1,302,248,979 16 $81,390,561
99 Michelle Pfeiffer $1,299,656,390 31 $41,924,400
100 Jonah Hill $1,294,250,965 17 $76,132,410

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

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

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

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

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