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Box Office Star Records > Domestic > MPAA Ratings > Domestic Leading R Stars

Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies


See also: Domestic Leading PG-13 Stars - Domestic Leading PG Stars - Domestic Leading G Stars - Domestic Leading Not Rated Stars - Domestic Leading GP Stars - Domestic Leading M/PG Stars - Domestic Leading NC-17 Stars - International Leading R Stars - Worldwide Leading R Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the R 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 Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Rain Man ($172,825,435 in 1988), The Firm ($158,340,892 in 1993), Jerry Maguire ($153,952,592 in 1996), A Few Good Men ($141,340,178 in 1992), The Last Samurai ($111,110,575 in 2003), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles ($105,264,608 in 1994), Vanilla Sky ($100,614,858 in 2001), Collateral ($100,170,152 in 2004), Cocktail ($78,222,753 in 1988), Born on the Fourth of July ($70,001,698 in 1989)

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Denzel Washington
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 43 films.
Top films contributed to this record: American Gangster ($130,164,645 in 2007), Safe House ($126,181,630 in 2012), The Equalizer ($101,530,738 in 2014), The Book of Eli ($94,835,059 in 2010), Flight ($93,772,375 in 2012), Crimson Tide ($91,387,195 in 1995), Inside Man ($88,634,237 in 2006), Man on Fire ($77,906,816 in 2004), Training Day ($76,261,036 in 2001), 2 Guns ($75,612,460 in 2013)

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Bradley Cooper
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films.
Top films contributed to this record: American Sniper ($350,126,372 in 2014), The Hangover ($277,322,503 in 2009), The Hangover Part II ($254,464,305 in 2011), American Hustle ($150,117,807 in 2013), Silver Linings Playbook ($132,092,958 in 2012), The Hangover 3 ($112,200,072 in 2013), The Place Beyond the Pines ($21,403,519 in 2013), Hit & Run ($13,749,300 in 2012), Burnt ($13,651,946 in 2015), New York, I Love You ($1,588,087 in 2009)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Cruise $1,486,674,550 18 $82,593,031
2 Denzel Washington $1,463,530,746 24 $60,980,448
3 Bradley Cooper $1,326,966,808 13 $102,074,370
4 Mark Wahlberg $1,179,719,707 20 $58,985,985
5 Mel Gibson $1,162,333,133 16 $72,645,821
6 Eddie Murphy $1,149,114,914 14 $82,079,637
7 Bruce Willis $1,134,243,304 33 $34,371,009
8 Keanu Reeves $1,118,553,121 24 $46,606,380
9 Brad Pitt $1,115,354,385 25 $44,614,175
10 Robert De Niro $1,104,368,724 40 $27,609,218
11 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,081,372,575 17 $63,610,151
12 Leonardo DiCaprio $1,010,184,920 15 $67,345,661
13 Sylvester Stallone $986,177,570 21 $46,960,837
14 Zach Galifianakis $960,682,013 8 $120,085,252
15 Ben Affleck $958,043,202 19 $50,423,326
16 Michael Douglas $946,494,038 16 $59,155,877
17 Seth Rogen $891,921,821 15 $59,461,455
18 Samuel L. Jackson $888,623,483 33 $26,927,984
19 Al Pacino $883,800,812 25 $35,352,032
20 Matt Damon $881,868,643 14 $62,990,617
21 Ryan Reynolds $859,777,876 14 $61,412,705
22 John Travolta $817,080,587 22 $37,140,027
23 Jonah Hill $792,803,015 13 $60,984,847
24 Julia Roberts $792,214,448 13 $60,939,573
25 Jack Nicholson $750,524,593 15 $50,034,973
26 Ed Helms $731,779,448 10 $73,177,945
27 Jamie Foxx $729,042,565 11 $66,276,597
28 Melissa McCarthy $721,728,929 8 $90,216,116
29 Nicolas Cage $721,157,710 34 $21,210,521
30 Clint Eastwood $714,765,447 15 $47,651,030
31 Wesley Snipes $706,999,634 20 $35,349,982
32 Harrison Ford $692,629,872 11 $62,966,352
33 Tom Hanks $689,640,974 11 $62,694,634
34 Morgan Freeman $688,856,530 14 $49,204,038
35 George Clooney $679,587,263 15 $45,305,818
36 Channing Tatum $665,351,951 9 $73,927,995
37 Will Ferrell $662,242,313 11 $60,203,847
38 Richard Gere $646,341,451 20 $32,317,073
39 Gerard Butler $639,811,595 13 $49,216,277
40 Russell Crowe $622,483,894 17 $36,616,700
41 Jason Bateman $601,329,112 13 $46,256,086
42 Robin Williams $592,691,492 14 $42,335,107
43 Jason Statham $588,555,938 22 $26,752,543
44 Kevin Costner $582,522,385 14 $41,608,742
45 Johnny Depp $578,295,694 20 $28,914,785
46 Jude Law $565,370,073 16 $35,335,630
47 Anthony Hopkins $555,403,320 15 $37,026,888
48 Demi Moore $554,870,412 14 $39,633,601
49 Sandra Bullock $552,356,725 8 $69,044,591
50 Kurt Russell $549,753,997 15 $36,650,266
51 Danny Glover $539,976,102 9 $59,997,345
52 Cameron Diaz $527,807,553 11 $47,982,505
53 Steven Seagal $522,997,087 18 $29,055,394
54 Jennifer Aniston $516,729,764 16 $32,295,610
55 Colin Firth $495,855,952 12 $41,321,329
56 Dakota Johnson $492,452,290 8 $61,556,536
57 Woody Harrelson $485,162,730 18 $26,953,485
58 Christian Bale $482,868,998 17 $28,404,059
59 Gene Hackman $481,624,582 7 $68,803,512
60 Sharon Stone $479,576,913 14 $34,255,494
61 Owen Wilson $470,828,617 12 $39,235,718
62 John Cusack $449,335,666 35 $12,838,162
63 Jeremy Renner $445,476,778 9 $49,497,420
64 Ben Stiller $442,548,418 11 $40,231,674
65 Rose Byrne $441,402,509 9 $49,044,723
66 Paul Rudd $437,742,987 15 $29,182,866
67 Dustin Hoffman $429,239,218 10 $42,923,922
68 Natalie Portman $429,153,270 15 $28,610,218
69 Michelle Pfeiffer $422,637,847 11 $38,421,622
70 Kevin Spacey $420,515,291 11 $38,228,663
71 Liam Neeson $417,169,691 17 $24,539,394
72 Jason Sudeikis $416,798,483 9 $46,310,943
73 Tom Hardy $414,118,270 9 $46,013,141
74 Susan Sarandon $408,515,949 20 $20,425,797
75 James Caviezel $407,349,424 4 $101,837,356
76 Matthew McConaughey $405,041,450 11 $36,821,950
77 Hugh Jackman $402,206,566 8 $50,275,821
78 Ryan Gosling $392,547,586 12 $32,712,299
79 Steve Carell $386,127,950 7 $55,161,136
80 Jodie Foster $386,088,189 6 $64,348,032
81 Jamie Dornan $383,972,630 5 $76,794,526
82 Robert Downey, Jr. $380,656,102 21 $18,126,481
83 Will Smith $380,596,327 6 $63,432,721
84 Charlie Sheen $377,113,849 12 $31,426,154
85 Zac Efron $375,428,074 8 $46,928,509
86 Jake Gyllenhaal $374,212,448 14 $26,729,461
87 Vince Vaughn $368,739,894 11 $33,521,809
88 Justin Bartha $366,664,377 4 $91,666,094
89 James Franco $366,161,465 23 $15,920,064
90 Sienna Miller $362,546,123 6 $60,424,354
91 Jennifer Lawrence $353,508,276 7 $50,501,182
92 Seth MacFarlane $342,863,090 3 $114,287,697
93 Charlize Theron $342,276,499 13 $26,328,961
94 Christoph Waltz $340,572,132 4 $85,143,033
95 Meg Ryan $334,550,739 10 $33,455,074
96 Bill Skarsgård $327,481,748 2 $163,740,874
97 Jaeden Lieberher $327,481,748 1 $327,481,748
98 Vera Farmiga $324,705,449 10 $32,470,545
99 Nicole Kidman $317,845,999 21 $15,135,524
100 Renée Zellweger $314,575,298 9 $34,952,811

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

Denzel Washington: Falkenauge at the German language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Bradley Cooper: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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