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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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Andy Serkis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225 in 2015), Black Panther ($698,249,242 in 2018), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($620,181,382 in 2017), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868 in 2015), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($377,845,905 in 2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ($342,548,984 in 2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($315,544,750 in 2001), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($303,003,568 in 2012), King Kong ($218,080,025 in 2005), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($208,545,589 in 2014)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson $6,620,365,203 101 $65,548,170
2 Warwick Davis $5,714,129,075 22 $259,733,140
3 Andy Serkis $5,019,268,242 28 $179,259,580
4 Robert Downey, Jr. $4,956,662,453 62 $79,946,169
5 Harrison Ford $4,922,864,073 43 $114,485,211
6 Morgan Freeman $4,464,636,535 77 $57,982,293
7 Elizabeth Banks $3,942,000,575 46 $85,695,665
8 Tom Cruise $3,919,403,587 43 $91,148,921
9 Gary Oldman $3,866,084,742 47 $82,257,122
10 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,829,949,835 45 $85,109,996
11 Don Cheadle $3,809,490,161 42 $90,702,147
12 Tom Hanks $3,718,282,545 54 $68,857,084
13 Scarlett Johansson $3,685,777,212 41 $89,897,005
14 Johnny Depp $3,649,919,441 56 $65,177,133
15 Zoe Saldana $3,581,591,477 37 $96,799,770
16 Stanley Tucci $3,538,689,175 66 $53,616,503
17 Cate Blanchett $3,527,267,354 47 $75,048,242
18 Matt Damon $3,492,654,653 54 $64,678,790
19 Dwayne Johnson $3,407,844,873 33 $103,268,026
20 Michael Caine $3,363,659,597 66 $50,964,539
21 Michael Papajohn $3,359,353,925 36 $93,315,387
22 Stellan Skarsgård $3,348,739,801 50 $66,974,796
23 Carrie Fisher $3,299,733,674 31 $106,443,022
24 Paul Bettany $3,293,606,787 29 $113,572,648
25 Jeremy Renner $3,280,727,218 27 $121,508,415
26 Robin Williams $3,262,941,151 62 $52,628,083
27 Woody Harrelson $3,261,685,472 66 $49,419,477
28 Chris Hemsworth $3,250,207,191 21 $154,771,771
29 Chris Evans $3,152,941,957 29 $108,722,136
30 Helena Bonham Carter $3,131,130,928 39 $80,285,408
31 Liam Neeson $3,130,220,275 67 $46,719,706
32 Robbie Coltrane $3,121,015,963 34 $91,794,587
33 Simon Pegg $3,110,923,916 29 $107,273,238
34 Donald Sutherland $3,110,372,019 69 $45,077,855
35 Orlando Bloom $3,098,652,618 23 $134,724,027
36 Alan Rickman $3,082,253,617 34 $90,654,518
37 Emma Watson $3,054,042,763 16 $190,877,673
38 Will Smith $3,040,834,772 28 $108,601,242
39 Mark Ruffalo $3,028,912,549 41 $73,875,916
40 Ian McKellen $3,024,715,561 30 $100,823,852
41 Maggie Smith $3,020,408,570 41 $73,668,502
42 Peter Mayhew $3,013,589,230 8 $376,698,654
43 Owen Wilson $3,003,048,435 45 $66,734,410
44 Idris Elba $2,987,962,822 34 $87,881,259
45 Bruce Willis $2,971,895,644 70 $42,455,652
46 Robert De Niro $2,926,780,347 88 $33,258,868
47 Martin Klebba $2,906,805,312 39 $74,533,470
48 Mark Wahlberg $2,901,929,493 46 $63,085,424
49 J.K. Simmons $2,835,812,146 60 $47,263,536
50 Paul Rudd $2,831,909,506 45 $62,931,322
51 Domhnall Gleeson $2,829,400,509 19 $148,915,816
52 Mark Hamill $2,827,209,054 17 $166,306,415
53 Tommy Lee Jones $2,819,727,908 51 $55,288,783
54 Forest Whitaker $2,771,518,241 64 $43,304,973
55 Tom Felton $2,760,304,455 21 $131,443,069
56 Julia Roberts $2,755,071,604 41 $67,196,868
57 Jon Favreau $2,733,197,675 31 $88,167,667
58 Julie Walters $2,726,665,085 27 $100,987,596
59 Vin Diesel $2,722,748,355 26 $104,721,091
60 Michael Gambon $2,719,913,457 43 $63,253,801
61 Anthony Mackie $2,715,343,484 41 $66,227,890
62 Laurence Fishburne $2,708,883,787 59 $45,913,285
63 Tyrese Gibson $2,695,595,709 19 $141,873,458
64 Paul Giamatti $2,694,784,311 57 $47,276,918
65 Ralph Fiennes $2,678,075,733 39 $68,668,609
66 Benedict Cumberbatch $2,669,275,574 25 $106,771,023
67 Hugo Weaving $2,667,620,937 27 $98,800,775
68 Daniel Radcliffe $2,647,906,493 21 $126,090,785
69 Brad Pitt $2,642,424,331 43 $61,451,729
70 Chris Pratt $2,615,103,994 21 $124,528,762
71 Ben Affleck $2,595,957,351 43 $60,371,101
72 Philip Seymour Hoffman $2,582,347,120 47 $54,943,556
73 Anthony Hopkins $2,579,349,949 62 $41,602,419
74 William Fichtner $2,565,640,256 43 $59,666,052
75 Dan Aykroyd $2,547,884,024 58 $43,929,035
76 Jennifer Lawrence $2,533,505,478 22 $115,159,340
77 Willem Dafoe $2,522,550,962 74 $34,088,527
78 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,520,547,249 32 $78,767,102
79 Hugh Jackman $2,510,276,545 29 $86,561,260
80 Toby Jones $2,509,204,434 42 $59,742,963
81 Chris Ellis $2,496,013,668 36 $69,333,713
82 Clint Howard $2,495,538,969 49 $50,929,367
83 John Goodman $2,481,469,073 65 $38,176,447
84 Jason Isaacs $2,450,017,510 37 $66,216,689
85 Matthew Lewis $2,446,318,952 10 $244,631,895
86 Sylvester Stallone $2,445,979,998 51 $47,960,392
87 Richard Griffiths $2,441,757,338 30 $81,391,911
88 Geraldine Somerville $2,431,378,982 11 $221,034,453
89 Brendan Gleeson $2,422,254,462 48 $50,463,635
90 William Hurt $2,416,862,120 56 $43,158,252
91 Eddie Murphy $2,416,091,396 35 $69,031,183
92 Lupita Nyong'o $2,412,381,391 8 $301,547,674
93 Sigourney Weaver $2,404,532,152 53 $45,368,531
94 Devon Murray $2,404,195,805 10 $240,419,581
95 Bill Paxton $2,399,694,440 51 $47,052,832
96 Denzel Washington $2,397,118,419 49 $48,920,784
97 Mark Williams $2,395,125,981 14 $171,080,427
98 Rupert Grint $2,390,423,881 14 $170,744,563
99 Oliver Phelps $2,390,073,877 8 $298,759,235
100 Josh Herdman $2,390,073,877 8 $298,759,235

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

Andy Serkis: By https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore Gage Skidmore] [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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