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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 42 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 17 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 Mel Gibson $1,162,333,133 16 $72,645,821
5 Mark Wahlberg $1,154,421,827 20 $57,721,091
6 Eddie Murphy $1,149,114,914 14 $82,079,637
7 Keanu Reeves $1,118,550,103 22 $50,843,187
8 Brad Pitt $1,115,292,072 25 $44,611,683
9 Bruce Willis $1,100,260,485 32 $34,383,140
10 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,081,372,575 17 $63,610,151
11 Robert De Niro $1,026,106,150 38 $27,002,793
12 Leonardo DiCaprio $1,010,145,060 15 $67,343,004
13 Sylvester Stallone $986,177,570 20 $49,308,879
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 Samuel L. Jackson $888,623,483 33 $26,927,984
18 Al Pacino $883,800,812 25 $35,352,032
19 Seth Rogen $881,096,336 15 $58,739,756
20 Matt Damon $857,418,889 14 $61,244,206
21 John Travolta $817,080,587 21 $38,908,599
22 Jonah Hill $792,803,015 12 $66,066,918
23 Julia Roberts $792,214,448 13 $60,939,573
24 Ryan Reynolds $734,605,883 13 $56,508,145
25 Jamie Foxx $729,033,448 11 $66,275,768
26 Jack Nicholson $723,824,593 14 $51,701,757
27 Melissa McCarthy $721,623,936 7 $103,089,134
28 Nicolas Cage $720,882,710 30 $24,029,424
29 Clint Eastwood $714,765,447 15 $47,651,030
30 Ed Helms $714,278,204 8 $89,284,776
31 Wesley Snipes $706,999,634 19 $37,210,507
32 Harrison Ford $691,960,967 11 $62,905,542
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 $665,271,400 9 $73,919,044
37 Will Ferrell $662,242,313 11 $60,203,847
38 Richard Gere $642,541,451 19 $33,817,971
39 Russell Crowe $622,483,894 17 $36,616,700
40 Gerard Butler $594,863,973 11 $54,078,543
41 Robin Williams $592,691,492 14 $42,335,107
42 Jason Statham $588,555,938 21 $28,026,473
43 Kevin Costner $582,522,385 14 $41,608,742
44 Johnny Depp $578,295,694 20 $28,914,785
45 Jude Law $565,370,073 16 $35,335,630
46 Anthony Hopkins $555,403,320 15 $37,026,888
47 Sandra Bullock $552,356,725 8 $69,044,591
48 Kurt Russell $549,753,997 15 $36,650,266
49 Danny Glover $539,976,102 9 $59,997,345
50 Susan Sarandon $535,002,401 19 $28,158,021
51 Jason Bateman $532,388,676 12 $44,365,723
52 Cameron Diaz $527,807,553 11 $47,982,505
53 Steven Seagal $522,997,087 18 $29,055,394
54 Demi Moore $517,070,412 13 $39,774,647
55 Colin Firth $495,775,401 12 $41,314,617
56 Gene Hackman $481,624,582 7 $68,803,512
57 Sharon Stone $479,576,913 14 $34,255,494
58 Owen Wilson $453,327,373 12 $37,777,281
59 Christian Bale $453,049,884 17 $26,649,993
60 John Cusack $449,335,666 34 $13,215,755
61 Jeremy Renner $445,476,778 8 $55,684,597
62 Ben Stiller $442,494,412 11 $40,226,765
63 Rose Byrne $441,297,516 8 $55,162,190
64 Woody Harrelson $430,638,886 17 $25,331,699
65 Dustin Hoffman $429,239,218 10 $42,923,922
66 Michelle Pfeiffer $422,637,847 11 $38,421,622
67 Kevin Spacey $420,506,174 11 $38,227,834
68 Liam Neeson $417,169,691 17 $24,539,394
69 Jason Sudeikis $416,798,483 9 $46,310,943
70 Tom Hardy $414,118,270 9 $46,013,141
71 Paul Rudd $408,024,064 14 $29,144,576
72 James Caviezel $407,349,424 4 $101,837,356
73 Matthew McConaughey $405,041,450 11 $36,821,950
74 Hugh Jackman $402,206,566 8 $50,275,821
75 Natalie Portman $396,420,969 14 $28,315,784
76 Dakota Johnson $392,044,530 8 $49,005,566
77 Ryan Gosling $391,878,681 12 $32,656,557
78 Steve Carell $386,127,950 6 $64,354,658
79 Jodie Foster $386,088,189 6 $64,348,032
80 Robert Downey, Jr. $380,602,096 21 $18,123,909
81 Will Smith $380,596,327 6 $63,432,721
82 Charlie Sheen $377,113,849 12 $31,426,154
83 Zac Efron $375,428,074 8 $46,928,509
84 Jake Gyllenhaal $374,202,398 14 $26,728,743
85 Vince Vaughn $368,739,894 11 $33,521,809
86 Justin Bartha $366,664,377 4 $91,666,094
87 Sienna Miller $362,546,123 6 $60,424,354
88 James Franco $355,335,980 22 $16,151,635
89 Seth MacFarlane $342,671,535 3 $114,223,845
90 Christoph Waltz $340,572,132 4 $85,143,033
91 Meg Ryan $334,550,739 10 $33,455,074
92 Charlize Theron $328,866,121 11 $29,896,920
93 Jaeden Lieberher $327,481,748 1 $327,481,748
94 Bill Skarsgård $327,481,748 2 $163,740,874
95 Vera Farmiga $324,705,449 9 $36,078,383
96 Nicole Kidman $317,845,556 21 $15,135,503
97 Renée Zellweger $314,575,298 9 $34,952,811
98 Sigourney Weaver $314,181,006 14 $22,441,500
99 Gwyneth Paltrow $310,549,083 8 $38,818,635
100 Ethan Hawke $309,330,132 20 $15,466,507

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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