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Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Animation/Live Action Stars - Domestic Leading Digital Animation Stars - Domestic Leading Hand Animation Stars - Domestic Leading Stop-Motion Animation Stars - Domestic Leading Rotoscoping Stars - Domestic Leading Multiple Production Methods Stars - International Leading Live Action Stars - Worldwide Leading Live Action Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the Live Action 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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Harrison Ford
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films.
Top films contributed to this record: 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), What Lies Beneath ($155,464,351 in 2000)

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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 44 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Forrest Gump ($330,151,138 in 1994), Cast Away ($233,632,142 in 2000), The Da Vinci Code ($217,536,138 in 2006), Saving Private Ryan ($216,335,085 in 1998), Apollo 13 ($173,772,767 in 1995), Catch Me if You Can ($164,606,800 in 2002), The Green Mile ($136,801,374 in 1999), Angels & Demons ($133,375,846 in 2009), Sleepless in Seattle ($126,680,884 in 1993), Sully ($125,070,033 in 2016)

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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: Mission: Impossible 2 ($215,409,889 in 2000), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($209,397,903 in 2011), Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation ($195,042,377 in 2015), Mission: Impossible ($180,981,886 in 1996), Top Gun ($179,800,601 in 1986), 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), Mission: Impossible III ($133,501,348 in 2006)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Harrison Ford $3,728,200,434 38 $98,110,538
2 Tom Hanks $3,484,833,246 44 $79,200,756
3 Tom Cruise $3,483,300,892 39 $89,315,407
4 Matt Damon $2,980,650,849 37 $80,558,131
5 Johnny Depp $2,893,786,619 44 $65,767,878
6 Jennifer Lawrence $2,528,981,869 19 $133,104,309
7 Bruce Willis $2,416,132,353 53 $45,587,403
8 Robin Williams $2,409,437,270 35 $68,841,065
9 Robert Downey, Jr. $2,363,073,116 36 $65,640,920
10 Ben Affleck $2,357,281,612 32 $73,665,050
11 Denzel Washington $2,348,262,797 44 $53,369,609
12 Robert De Niro $2,340,946,736 65 $36,014,565
13 Julia Roberts $2,329,955,654 31 $75,159,860
14 Hugh Jackman $2,323,411,121 25 $92,936,445
15 Eddie Murphy $2,312,725,440 35 $66,077,870
16 Jim Carrey $2,284,492,054 27 $84,610,817
17 Brad Pitt $2,272,600,288 38 $59,805,271
18 Adam Sandler $2,230,344,282 29 $76,908,424
19 Dwayne Johnson $2,210,611,787 23 $96,113,556
20 Ben Stiller $2,206,887,959 30 $73,562,932
21 Bradley Cooper $2,200,551,773 24 $91,689,657
22 Leonardo DiCaprio $2,197,715,112 25 $87,908,604
23 Vin Diesel $2,191,332,347 20 $109,566,617
24 Sandra Bullock $2,190,991,631 28 $78,249,701
25 Will Smith $2,175,482,142 23 $94,586,180
26 John Travolta $2,164,512,775 45 $48,100,284
27 Nicolas Cage $2,102,664,079 69 $30,473,392
28 George Clooney $2,044,612,899 29 $70,503,893
29 Christian Bale $1,932,166,990 27 $71,561,740
30 Sylvester Stallone $1,921,576,735 42 $45,751,827
31 Mel Gibson $1,863,058,213 32 $58,220,569
32 Morgan Freeman $1,806,048,759 33 $54,728,750
33 Kevin Costner $1,805,076,368 37 $48,785,848
34 Mark Wahlberg $1,784,152,988 30 $59,471,766
35 Will Ferrell $1,745,026,392 27 $64,630,607
36 Samuel L. Jackson $1,721,480,867 49 $35,132,263
37 Clint Eastwood $1,704,959,371 47 $36,275,731
38 Dustin Hoffman $1,696,312,288 27 $62,826,381
39 Mark Hamill $1,687,862,648 8 $210,982,831
40 Carrie Fisher $1,680,656,428 4 $420,164,107
41 Scarlett Johansson $1,628,490,733 22 $74,022,306
42 Kristen Stewart $1,614,775,505 20 $80,738,775
43 Michael Douglas $1,567,329,202 31 $50,559,007
44 Meryl Streep $1,544,027,985 42 $36,762,571
45 Taylor Lautner $1,541,289,602 10 $154,128,960
46 Owen Wilson $1,526,098,012 25 $61,043,920
47 Tobey Maguire $1,508,685,905 11 $137,153,264
48 Keanu Reeves $1,495,176,155 40 $37,379,404
49 Anthony Hopkins $1,470,126,860 23 $63,918,559
50 Chris Pine $1,466,787,511 13 $112,829,809
51 Keira Knightley $1,449,212,541 21 $69,010,121
52 Robert Pattinson $1,444,556,403 14 $103,182,600
53 Steve Martin $1,425,839,370 33 $43,207,254
54 Jack Nicholson $1,393,925,206 27 $51,626,859
55 Chris Pratt $1,385,735,734 9 $153,970,637
56 Russell Crowe $1,383,006,286 27 $51,222,455
57 Ryan Reynolds $1,367,371,759 23 $59,450,946
58 Kurt Russell $1,366,471,860 31 $44,079,737
59 Paul Walker $1,349,913,049 13 $103,839,465
60 Richard Gere $1,329,155,932 39 $34,080,921
61 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,323,004,245 28 $47,250,152
62 Cate Blanchett $1,310,202,807 22 $59,554,673
63 Robert Redford $1,300,252,761 26 $50,009,722
64 Michelle Pfeiffer $1,298,437,271 31 $41,885,073
65 Chadwick Boseman $1,274,625,088 6 $212,437,515
66 Orlando Bloom $1,267,822,392 14 $90,558,742
67 Jennifer Aniston $1,260,454,171 25 $50,418,167
68 Idris Elba $1,257,308,565 18 $69,850,476
69 Jamie Foxx $1,253,417,928 19 $65,969,365
70 Chris Hemsworth $1,241,857,931 16 $77,616,121
71 Zoe Saldana $1,236,315,409 17 $72,724,436
72 Al Pacino $1,234,900,545 36 $34,302,793
73 Liam Neeson $1,231,521,956 33 $37,318,847
74 Don Cheadle $1,222,838,829 14 $87,345,631
75 Geoffrey Rush $1,220,707,655 12 $101,725,638
76 Nicole Kidman $1,215,092,037 47 $25,853,022
77 Jeremy Renner $1,214,890,322 12 $101,240,860
78 Kevin Hart $1,206,072,990 17 $70,945,470
79 Cameron Diaz $1,196,181,879 22 $54,371,904
80 Channing Tatum $1,190,827,978 22 $54,128,544
81 Chris Evans $1,185,803,617 19 $62,410,717
82 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,160,719,142 15 $77,381,276
83 Vince Vaughn $1,160,279,345 19 $61,067,334
84 Angelina Jolie Pitt $1,150,890,942 18 $63,938,386
85 Tommy Lee Jones $1,148,123,176 20 $57,406,159
86 Daniel Craig $1,136,853,238 11 $103,350,294
87 Steve Carell $1,128,238,904 20 $56,411,945
88 Reese Witherspoon $1,121,794,865 27 $41,547,958
89 Jude Law $1,117,324,155 26 $42,974,006
90 Jackie Chan $1,116,611,733 29 $38,503,853
91 Jeff Bridges $1,091,305,985 18 $60,628,110
92 Forest Whitaker $1,085,599,853 20 $54,279,993
93 Amy Adams $1,078,261,111 13 $82,943,162
94 Bill Murray $1,076,022,503 27 $39,852,685
95 Drew Barrymore $1,065,177,493 27 $39,451,018
96 Jason Statham $1,064,940,838 30 $35,498,028
97 Kate Winslet $1,052,690,736 21 $50,128,130
98 Dennis Quaid $1,051,064,554 37 $28,407,150
99 Ice Cube $1,046,043,103 23 $45,480,135
100 Martin Freeman $1,003,975,882 6 $167,329,314

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

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

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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