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Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office


See also: Top Domestic Leading Stars - Top Domestic Supporting Stars - Top International Live Action Stars - Top Worldwide 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 live action acting role in over their lifetime.

Roles in animated movies are excluded from the calculations in this chart, as are voice-only roles in live action films, and cameos.

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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: The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($474,544,677 in 1999), 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), Iron Man 2 ($312,433,331 in 2010), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($310,676,740 in 2002), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259,746,958 in 2014), Captain America: The First Avenger ($176,654,505 in 2011), Kong: Skull Island ($168,052,812 in 2017)

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Warwick Davis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225 in 2015), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($620,181,382 in 2017), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532,177,324 in 2016), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($474,544,677 in 1999), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($381,011,219 in 2011), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($317,575,550 in 2001), Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi ($309,205,079 in 1983), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($301,959,197 in 2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ($295,983,305 in 2010), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($292,004,738 in 2007)

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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 ($676,024,817 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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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson $6,620,365,203 103 $64,275,390
2 Warwick Davis $5,714,129,075 22 $259,733,140
3 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,023,237,632 62 $81,019,962
4 Andy Serkis $5,020,919,852 28 $179,318,566
5 Harrison Ford $4,922,864,073 43 $114,485,211
6 Morgan Freeman $4,464,636,535 78 $57,238,930
7 Elizabeth Banks $3,942,000,575 47 $83,872,353
8 Tom Cruise $3,919,403,587 44 $89,077,354
9 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,896,525,014 44 $88,557,387
10 Don Cheadle $3,876,065,340 42 $92,287,270
11 Gary Oldman $3,866,084,742 49 $78,899,689
12 Scarlett Johansson $3,752,352,391 42 $89,341,724
13 Tom Hanks $3,718,225,741 53 $70,155,203
14 Cate Blanchett $3,659,955,646 47 $77,871,397
15 Johnny Depp $3,649,919,441 57 $64,033,674
16 Zoe Saldana $3,648,166,656 37 $98,599,099
17 Stanley Tucci $3,538,689,175 67 $52,816,256
18 Paul Bettany $3,536,471,733 29 $121,947,301
19 Matt Damon $3,492,654,653 56 $62,368,833
20 Dwayne Johnson $3,438,637,061 35 $98,246,773
21 Woody Harrelson $3,437,975,239 68 $50,558,459
22 Jeremy Renner $3,398,840,655 27 $125,882,987
23 Michael Caine $3,363,659,597 66 $50,964,539
24 Michael Papajohn $3,359,353,925 36 $93,315,387
25 Stellan Skarsgård $3,348,739,801 50 $66,974,796
26 Chris Hemsworth $3,316,782,370 21 $157,942,018
27 Carrie Fisher $3,299,733,674 31 $106,443,022
28 Helena Bonham Carter $3,263,819,220 39 $83,687,672
29 Robin Williams $3,262,981,354 62 $52,628,732
30 Chris Evans $3,219,517,136 29 $111,017,832
31 Liam Neeson $3,130,220,275 69 $45,365,511
32 Robbie Coltrane $3,121,015,963 34 $91,794,587
33 Simon Pegg $3,112,523,777 29 $107,328,406
34 Donald Sutherland $3,110,499,662 70 $44,435,709
35 Orlando Bloom $3,098,652,618 24 $129,110,526
36 Mark Ruffalo $3,095,487,728 41 $75,499,701
37 Alan Rickman $3,082,253,617 34 $90,654,518
38 Idris Elba $3,054,538,001 34 $89,839,353
39 Emma Watson $3,054,042,763 16 $190,877,673
40 Chris Pratt $3,045,660,818 21 $145,031,468
41 Will Smith $3,040,834,772 29 $104,856,371
42 Paul Rudd $3,032,148,813 46 $65,916,279
43 Ian McKellen $3,024,715,561 30 $100,823,852
44 Maggie Smith $3,020,408,570 41 $73,668,502
45 Peter Mayhew $3,013,589,230 8 $376,698,654
46 Owen Wilson $3,003,048,435 45 $66,734,410
47 Bruce Willis $2,971,910,539 71 $41,857,895
48 Robert De Niro $2,926,780,347 87 $33,641,153
49 Martin Klebba $2,906,805,312 39 $74,533,470
50 Mark Wahlberg $2,901,929,493 47 $61,743,181
51 Toby Jones $2,873,186,079 44 $65,299,684
52 Laurence Fishburne $2,841,966,871 60 $47,366,115
53 J.K. Simmons $2,835,812,146 60 $47,263,536
54 Domhnall Gleeson $2,829,589,193 19 $148,925,747
55 Mark Hamill $2,827,209,054 17 $166,306,415
56 Tommy Lee Jones $2,819,873,777 52 $54,228,342
57 Vin Diesel $2,789,323,534 27 $103,308,279
58 Anthony Mackie $2,781,918,663 41 $67,851,675
59 Forest Whitaker $2,773,169,851 66 $42,017,725
60 Tom Felton $2,760,304,455 21 $131,443,069
61 Julia Roberts $2,755,071,604 42 $65,596,943
62 Benedict Cumberbatch $2,735,854,911 25 $109,434,196
63 Jon Favreau $2,733,197,675 31 $88,167,667
64 Julie Walters $2,726,665,085 27 $100,987,596
65 Michael Gambon $2,719,913,457 43 $63,253,801
66 Tyrese Gibson $2,695,595,709 19 $141,873,458
67 Paul Giamatti $2,695,365,355 57 $47,287,111
68 Ralph Fiennes $2,678,075,733 39 $68,668,609
69 Clint Howard $2,671,771,932 48 $55,661,915
70 Hugo Weaving $2,667,620,937 27 $98,800,775
71 Hugh Jackman $2,650,058,192 29 $91,381,317
72 Daniel Radcliffe $2,647,906,493 21 $126,090,785
73 Brad Pitt $2,642,424,331 43 $61,451,729
74 Ben Affleck $2,595,957,351 44 $58,999,031
75 Philip Seymour Hoffman $2,582,347,120 47 $54,943,556
76 Anthony Hopkins $2,579,367,764 62 $41,602,706
77 William Fichtner $2,565,725,665 43 $59,668,039
78 Dan Aykroyd $2,547,884,024 58 $43,929,035
79 Jennifer Lawrence $2,533,548,806 23 $110,154,296
80 Willem Dafoe $2,522,550,962 75 $33,634,013
81 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,520,547,249 32 $78,767,102
82 Bryce Dallas Howard $2,516,287,137 19 $132,436,165
83 Chris Ellis $2,495,956,864 36 $69,332,135
84 William Hurt $2,483,628,247 56 $44,350,504
85 John Goodman $2,481,469,073 66 $37,598,016
86 Jason Isaacs $2,450,017,510 37 $66,216,689
87 Matthew Lewis $2,446,318,952 10 $244,631,895
88 Sylvester Stallone $2,445,979,998 51 $47,960,392
89 Richard Griffiths $2,441,757,338 30 $81,391,911
90 Jeff Goldblum $2,435,575,401 51 $47,756,380
91 Geraldine Somerville $2,431,378,982 11 $221,034,453
92 Brendan Gleeson $2,422,254,462 48 $50,463,635
93 Eddie Murphy $2,416,091,396 36 $67,113,650
94 James Cromwell $2,414,610,330 42 $57,490,722
95 Lupita Nyong'o $2,414,033,001 9 $268,225,889
96 Sigourney Weaver $2,404,532,152 53 $45,368,531
97 Devon Murray $2,404,195,805 10 $240,419,581
98 Bill Paxton $2,399,637,636 50 $47,992,753
99 Denzel Washington $2,397,118,419 49 $48,920,784
100 Mark Williams $2,395,125,981 14 $171,080,427

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

Warwick Davis: By Official Star Wars Blog (2007 Disney Weekends #4: Warwick Davis) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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