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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 36 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 18 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 25 $58,541,230
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 $1,134,277,513 33 $34,372,046
8 Keanu Reeves $1,118,553,121 25 $44,742,125
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 Ryan Reynolds $1,051,033,496 14 $75,073,821
13 Leonardo DiCaprio $1,010,184,920 15 $67,345,661
14 Sylvester Stallone $986,177,570 21 $46,960,837
15 Zach Galifianakis $960,682,013 8 $120,085,252
16 Ben Affleck $958,043,202 19 $50,423,326
17 Michael Douglas $946,494,038 16 $59,155,877
18 Seth Rogen $891,921,821 15 $59,461,455
19 Samuel L. Jackson $888,623,483 33 $26,927,984
20 Al Pacino $883,800,812 25 $35,352,032
21 Matt Damon $881,868,643 14 $62,990,617
22 John Travolta $821,366,954 22 $37,334,862
23 Jonah Hill $792,886,135 13 $60,991,241
24 Julia Roberts $792,214,448 13 $60,939,573
25 Ed Helms $783,126,405 10 $78,312,641
26 Jack Nicholson $750,524,593 15 $50,034,973
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 35 $20,604,506
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 $601,551,632 13 $46,273,202
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 $545,299,054 10 $54,529,905
52 Josh Brolin $540,172,115 8 $67,521,514
53 Cameron Diaz $527,807,553 11 $47,982,505
54 Steven Seagal $522,997,087 18 $29,055,394
55 Jennifer Aniston $516,729,764 16 $32,295,610
56 Jeremy Renner $496,823,735 9 $55,202,637
57 Colin Firth $495,855,952 12 $41,321,329
58 Dakota Johnson $492,452,290 9 $54,716,921
59 Woody Harrelson $485,162,730 19 $25,534,881
60 Christian Bale $482,868,998 17 $28,404,059
61 Gene Hackman $481,624,582 7 $68,803,512
62 Sharon Stone $479,576,913 14 $34,255,494
63 Owen Wilson $470,828,617 12 $39,235,718
64 John Cusack $449,335,666 35 $12,838,162
65 Ben Stiller $442,548,418 11 $40,231,674
66 Rose Byrne $441,402,509 10 $44,140,251
67 Paul Rudd $437,742,987 15 $29,182,866
68 Dustin Hoffman $429,239,218 10 $42,923,922
69 Natalie Portman $429,153,270 15 $28,610,218
70 Michelle Pfeiffer $422,637,847 11 $38,421,622
71 Kevin Spacey $420,515,291 11 $38,228,663
72 Liam Neeson $417,169,691 17 $24,539,394
73 Jason Sudeikis $416,798,483 9 $46,310,943
74 Tom Hardy $414,118,270 9 $46,013,141
75 Susan Sarandon $408,515,949 20 $20,425,797
76 James Caviezel $407,349,424 4 $101,837,356
77 Matthew McConaughey $405,041,450 11 $36,821,950
78 Hugh Jackman $402,206,566 8 $50,275,821
79 Jodie Foster $392,776,374 7 $56,110,911
80 Ryan Gosling $392,547,586 12 $32,712,299
81 Steve Carell $386,127,950 7 $55,161,136
82 Jamie Dornan $383,972,630 5 $76,794,526
83 Robert Downey, Jr. $380,656,102 21 $18,126,481
84 Will Smith $380,596,327 6 $63,432,721
85 Charlie Sheen $377,113,849 12 $31,426,154
86 Zac Efron $375,428,074 8 $46,928,509
87 Karan Soni $375,034,071 3 $125,011,357
88 Jake Gyllenhaal $374,212,448 14 $26,729,461
89 T.J. Miller $371,185,453 4 $92,796,363
90 Vince Vaughn $368,739,894 11 $33,521,809
91 Justin Bartha $366,664,377 4 $91,666,094
92 James Franco $366,161,465 23 $15,920,064
93 Sienna Miller $362,546,123 6 $60,424,354
94 Jon Hamm $355,901,943 7 $50,843,135
95 Jennifer Lawrence $353,593,168 7 $50,513,310
96 Charlize Theron $343,063,104 13 $26,389,470
97 Seth MacFarlane $342,863,090 3 $114,287,697
98 Christoph Waltz $340,572,132 4 $85,143,033
99 Meg Ryan $334,550,739 10 $33,455,074
100 Jaeden Lieberher $327,481,748 1 $327,481,748

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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