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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), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($618,229,777 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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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 ($317,101,119 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 ($225,686,079 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 $5,712,177,470 22 $259,644,430
3 Harrison Ford $4,922,864,073 42 $117,211,049
4 Andy Serkis $4,554,067,395 27 $168,669,163
5 Morgan Freeman $4,464,636,535 76 $58,745,218
6 Robert Downey, Jr. $4,347,212,815 60 $72,453,547
7 Elizabeth Banks $3,941,744,590 46 $85,690,100
8 Tom Cruise $3,919,403,587 43 $91,148,921
9 Gary Oldman $3,862,984,314 45 $85,844,096
10 Tom Hanks $3,713,448,469 51 $72,812,715
11 Johnny Depp $3,649,849,005 55 $66,360,891
12 Stanley Tucci $3,538,649,190 65 $54,440,757
13 Cate Blanchett $3,526,840,189 46 $76,670,439
14 Matt Damon $3,492,654,653 54 $64,678,790
15 Michael Caine $3,363,659,597 65 $51,748,609
16 Michael Papajohn $3,359,353,925 36 $93,315,387
17 Stellan Skarsgård $3,348,508,455 49 $68,336,907
18 Carrie Fisher $3,297,782,069 31 $106,380,067
19 Dwayne Johnson $3,289,768,036 31 $106,121,550
20 Robin Williams $3,238,151,003 62 $52,228,242
21 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,220,500,197 44 $73,193,186
22 Woody Harrelson $3,219,910,238 65 $49,537,081
23 Don Cheadle $3,200,040,523 41 $78,049,769
24 Helena Bonham Carter $3,131,130,928 39 $80,285,408
25 Liam Neeson $3,129,702,915 66 $47,419,741
26 Robbie Coltrane $3,121,015,963 34 $91,794,587
27 Donald Sutherland $3,107,275,536 68 $45,695,228
28 Orlando Bloom $3,098,652,618 23 $134,724,027
29 Alan Rickman $3,082,253,617 34 $90,654,518
30 Scarlett Johansson $3,076,399,265 39 $78,882,032
31 Emma Watson $3,054,042,763 16 $190,877,673
32 Will Smith $3,040,834,772 27 $112,623,510
33 Ian McKellen $3,024,715,561 30 $100,823,852
34 Maggie Smith $3,020,408,570 40 $75,510,214
35 Peter Mayhew $3,011,637,625 8 $376,454,703
36 Owen Wilson $3,002,087,520 45 $66,713,056
37 Simon Pegg $2,973,553,717 27 $110,131,619
38 Zoe Saldana $2,972,141,839 34 $87,415,936
39 Martin Klebba $2,945,038,988 40 $73,625,975
40 Bruce Willis $2,937,893,511 69 $42,578,167
41 Robert De Niro $2,926,940,307 88 $33,260,685
42 Mark Wahlberg $2,901,708,387 46 $63,080,617
43 J.K. Simmons $2,835,404,323 59 $48,057,700
44 Mark Hamill $2,825,257,449 16 $176,578,591
45 Tommy Lee Jones $2,819,699,526 50 $56,393,991
46 Domhnall Gleeson $2,765,496,037 19 $145,552,423
47 Tom Felton $2,760,304,455 21 $131,443,069
48 Julia Roberts $2,754,110,689 41 $67,173,431
49 Jon Favreau $2,733,197,675 31 $88,167,667
50 Julie Walters $2,724,466,515 25 $108,978,661
51 Michael Gambon $2,719,913,457 43 $63,253,801
52 Laurence Fishburne $2,708,883,787 57 $47,524,277
53 Tyrese Gibson $2,695,595,709 19 $141,873,458
54 Paul Giamatti $2,694,784,311 56 $48,121,148
55 Ralph Fiennes $2,678,075,733 37 $72,380,425
56 Jeremy Renner $2,671,277,580 25 $106,851,103
57 Hugo Weaving $2,667,620,937 26 $102,600,805
58 Paul Bettany $2,648,526,149 27 $98,093,561
59 Daniel Radcliffe $2,647,906,493 20 $132,395,325
60 Brad Pitt $2,642,424,331 42 $62,914,865
61 Chris Hemsworth $2,637,978,430 18 $146,554,357
62 Ben Affleck $2,595,549,528 43 $60,361,617
63 Philip Seymour Hoffman $2,582,347,120 47 $54,943,556
64 Anthony Hopkins $2,578,922,784 62 $41,595,529
65 William Fichtner $2,554,187,551 40 $63,854,689
66 Dan Aykroyd $2,547,884,024 58 $43,929,035
67 Chris Evans $2,543,492,319 27 $94,203,419
68 Willem Dafoe $2,521,976,893 73 $34,547,629
69 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,520,547,249 31 $81,307,976
70 Toby Jones $2,509,156,308 41 $61,198,934
71 Chris Ellis $2,496,013,668 36 $69,333,713
72 Richard Griffiths $2,490,462,094 30 $83,015,403
73 Jennifer Lawrence $2,486,674,301 21 $118,413,062
74 John Goodman $2,481,469,073 65 $38,176,447
75 Clint Howard $2,459,907,969 48 $51,248,083
76 Jason Isaacs $2,450,017,510 36 $68,056,042
77 Matthew Lewis $2,446,318,952 9 $271,813,217
78 Sylvester Stallone $2,445,979,998 47 $52,042,128
79 Geraldine Somerville $2,431,378,982 11 $221,034,453
80 Brendan Gleeson $2,420,687,468 48 $50,430,989
81 Mark Ruffalo $2,419,035,746 40 $60,475,894
82 Eddie Murphy $2,416,091,396 35 $69,031,183
83 Sigourney Weaver $2,404,532,152 52 $46,241,003
84 Devon Murray $2,404,195,805 10 $240,419,581
85 Bill Paxton $2,399,694,440 51 $47,052,832
86 Denzel Washington $2,397,116,812 48 $49,939,934
87 Mark Williams $2,395,125,981 14 $171,080,427
88 Rupert Grint $2,390,423,881 14 $170,744,563
89 Oliver Phelps $2,390,073,877 8 $298,759,235
90 Josh Herdman $2,390,073,877 8 $298,759,235
91 Bonnie Wright $2,390,073,877 9 $265,563,764
92 James Phelps $2,390,073,877 8 $298,759,235
93 Christian Bale $2,387,901,250 42 $56,854,792
94 Idris Elba $2,377,459,427 33 $72,044,225
95 Ben Stiller $2,366,902,160 46 $51,454,395
96 Kathy Bates $2,365,937,536 52 $45,498,799
97 Jim Carrey $2,352,231,689 34 $69,183,285
98 John Hurt $2,346,454,138 67 $35,021,704
99 John Turturro $2,343,313,507 64 $36,614,274
100 John Travolta $2,338,917,143 48 $48,727,440

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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