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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 49 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), 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), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($290,013,036 in 2005)

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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 ($317,023,851 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)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson $6,620,365,203 99 $66,872,376
2 Warwick Davis $5,093,947,693 22 $231,543,077
3 Harrison Ford $4,944,330,919 42 $117,722,165
4 Morgan Freeman $4,461,924,408 76 $58,709,532
5 Robert Downey, Jr. $4,347,022,396 60 $72,450,373
6 Tom Cruise $3,919,304,214 43 $91,146,610
7 Elizabeth Banks $3,836,592,230 46 $83,404,179
8 Gary Oldman $3,810,837,947 44 $86,609,953
9 Andy Serkis $3,700,837,618 26 $142,339,908
10 Tom Hanks $3,644,846,848 51 $71,467,585
11 Johnny Depp $3,639,862,744 55 $66,179,323
12 Stanley Tucci $3,538,649,190 65 $54,440,757
13 Cate Blanchett $3,513,050,817 45 $78,067,796
14 Matt Damon $3,468,204,899 54 $64,226,017
15 Michael Caine $3,363,554,952 64 $52,555,546
16 Michael Papajohn $3,359,281,310 36 $93,313,370
17 Stellan Skarsgård $3,345,355,298 47 $71,177,772
18 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,220,497,210 44 $73,193,118
19 Don Cheadle $3,199,896,436 41 $78,046,255
20 Woody Harrelson $3,189,827,800 65 $49,074,274
21 Helena Bonham Carter $3,131,130,928 38 $82,398,182
22 Robbie Coltrane $3,121,015,963 34 $91,794,587
23 Donald Sutherland $3,107,275,536 66 $47,079,932
24 Orlando Bloom $3,098,652,618 23 $134,724,027
25 Liam Neeson $3,093,684,862 66 $46,874,013
26 Alan Rickman $3,082,253,617 34 $90,654,518
27 Scarlett Johansson $3,076,314,523 39 $78,879,860
28 Emma Watson $3,054,042,763 16 $190,877,673
29 Will Smith $3,040,834,772 26 $116,955,184
30 Ian McKellen $3,024,715,561 30 $100,823,852
31 Maggie Smith $3,020,408,570 40 $75,510,214
32 Zoe Saldana $2,972,141,839 33 $90,064,904
33 Owen Wilson $2,953,425,250 45 $65,631,672
34 Martin Klebba $2,945,038,988 40 $73,625,975
35 Bruce Willis $2,937,893,511 68 $43,204,316
36 Robert De Niro $2,926,940,307 88 $33,260,685
37 Dwayne Johnson $2,907,921,710 30 $96,930,724
38 Mark Wahlberg $2,863,678,867 46 $62,253,888
39 Robin Williams $2,858,472,438 61 $46,860,204
40 Tommy Lee Jones $2,816,831,380 50 $56,336,628
41 J.K. Simmons $2,800,843,276 59 $47,471,920
42 Tom Felton $2,760,304,455 20 $138,015,223
43 Jon Favreau $2,732,621,689 31 $88,149,087
44 Julia Roberts $2,722,949,663 41 $66,413,406
45 Michael Gambon $2,719,693,667 43 $63,248,690
46 Laurence Fishburne $2,708,883,180 56 $48,372,914
47 Paul Giamatti $2,694,645,211 56 $48,118,664
48 Tyrese Gibson $2,693,427,949 19 $141,759,366
49 Julie Walters $2,685,198,767 22 $122,054,489
50 Carrie Fisher $2,679,552,292 31 $86,437,171
51 Ralph Fiennes $2,678,075,733 37 $72,380,425
52 Jeremy Renner $2,671,277,580 25 $106,851,103
53 Hugo Weaving $2,667,620,937 26 $102,600,805
54 Paul Bettany $2,648,515,825 27 $98,093,179
55 Daniel Radcliffe $2,643,521,469 19 $139,132,709
56 Brad Pitt $2,642,362,018 42 $62,913,381
57 Philip Seymour Hoffman $2,582,347,120 47 $54,943,556
58 Chris Hemsworth $2,581,218,953 18 $143,401,053
59 Ben Affleck $2,579,062,724 43 $59,978,203
60 Anthony Hopkins $2,565,428,098 62 $41,377,873
61 Dan Aykroyd $2,547,865,623 58 $43,928,718
62 Chris Evans $2,543,489,301 27 $94,203,307
63 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,520,472,246 31 $81,305,556
64 William Fichtner $2,511,039,345 38 $66,079,983
65 Toby Jones $2,508,909,957 40 $62,722,749
66 Chris Ellis $2,496,013,668 36 $69,333,713
67 Willem Dafoe $2,494,712,227 73 $34,174,140
68 Jennifer Lawrence $2,486,673,694 20 $124,333,685
69 John Goodman $2,481,469,073 65 $38,176,447
70 Clint Howard $2,459,907,969 48 $51,248,083
71 Jason Isaacs $2,449,955,197 36 $68,054,311
72 Matthew Lewis $2,446,318,952 9 $271,813,217
73 Sylvester Stallone $2,445,979,998 47 $52,042,128
74 Richard Griffiths $2,437,359,122 30 $81,245,304
75 Geraldine Somerville $2,431,378,982 11 $221,034,453
76 Eddie Murphy $2,415,992,327 35 $69,028,352
77 Mark Ruffalo $2,405,541,060 40 $60,138,527
78 Sigourney Weaver $2,404,532,152 52 $46,241,003
79 Devon Murray $2,404,195,805 10 $240,419,581
80 Bill Paxton $2,399,659,297 51 $47,052,143
81 Denzel Washington $2,396,360,049 48 $49,924,168
82 Mark Williams $2,395,125,981 14 $171,080,427
83 Peter Mayhew $2,393,407,848 8 $299,175,981
84 Rupert Grint $2,390,423,881 14 $170,744,563
85 James Phelps $2,390,073,877 8 $298,759,235
86 Oliver Phelps $2,390,073,877 8 $298,759,235
87 Josh Herdman $2,390,073,877 8 $298,759,235
88 Bonnie Wright $2,390,073,877 9 $265,563,764
89 Brendan Gleeson $2,381,812,410 47 $50,676,860
90 Ben Stiller $2,366,848,154 46 $51,453,221
91 Kathy Bates $2,365,862,533 52 $45,497,356
92 Christian Bale $2,359,165,425 41 $57,540,620
93 Simon Pegg $2,355,323,940 27 $87,234,220
94 Jim Carrey $2,352,231,689 34 $69,183,285
95 John Hurt $2,346,376,870 67 $35,020,550
96 John Turturro $2,343,313,064 64 $36,614,267
97 John Travolta $2,338,917,143 48 $48,727,440
98 Adam Sandler $2,337,736,740 35 $66,792,478
99 Idris Elba $2,335,644,450 33 $70,777,105
100 George Clooney $2,318,214,128 36 $64,394,837

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

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

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