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Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Original Screenplay Stars - Domestic Leading Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Stars - Domestic Leading Remake Stars - Domestic Leading Based on TV Stars - Domestic Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars - Domestic Leading Based on Factual Book/Article Stars - Domestic Leading Based on Play Stars - International Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 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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Daniel Radcliffe
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $6,928,880,614 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #4)
Top films contributed to this record: 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), 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), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($290,013,036 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($261,987,880 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($249,538,952 in 2004), The Woman in Black ($54,333,290 in 2012), Victor Frankenstein ($5,775,076 in 2015)

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Emma Watson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $6,841,341,897 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #5)
Top films contributed to this record: 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), 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), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($290,013,036 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($261,987,880 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($249,538,952 in 2004), The Circle ($20,497,844 in 2017), The Perks of Being a Wallflower ($17,742,948 in 2012)

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Rupert Grint
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $6,752,642,072 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6)
Top films contributed to this record: 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), 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), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($290,013,036 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($261,987,880 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($249,538,952 in 2004)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Daniel Radcliffe $2,451,258,666 13 $188,558,359
2 Emma Watson $2,428,314,669 10 $242,831,467
3 Rupert Grint $2,390,073,877 8 $298,759,235
4 Jennifer Lawrence $1,668,825,799 9 $185,425,089
5 Robert Pattinson $1,423,110,924 8 $177,888,866
6 Mike Myers $1,371,356,272 5 $274,271,254
7 Cameron Diaz $1,367,548,365 8 $170,943,546
8 Kristen Stewart $1,365,325,991 7 $195,046,570
9 Taylor Lautner $1,363,539,109 6 $227,256,518
10 Matt Damon $1,322,823,969 11 $120,256,724
11 Eddie Murphy $1,289,603,291 5 $257,920,658
12 Tom Hanks $1,125,828,321 12 $93,819,027
13 Ralph Fiennes $1,116,981,844 8 $139,622,731
14 Ian McKellen $1,068,992,106 6 $178,165,351
15 Robin Williams $1,067,921,221 10 $106,792,122
16 Viggo Mortensen $1,064,991,467 8 $133,123,933
17 Daniel Craig $943,683,672 5 $188,736,734
18 Martin Freeman $867,509,323 4 $216,877,331
19 Johnny Depp $841,012,342 12 $70,084,362
20 Meryl Streep $784,377,188 18 $43,576,510
21 Jude Law $784,058,943 9 $87,117,660
22 Tom Cruise $738,081,579 9 $82,009,064
23 Jim Carrey $733,483,327 6 $122,247,221
24 Brad Pitt $725,181,718 10 $72,518,172
25 Elijah Wood $688,785,354 5 $137,757,071
26 Liam Neeson $679,514,247 11 $61,774,022
27 Chris Pratt $652,270,625 2 $326,135,313
28 Alan Rickman $651,766,660 3 $217,255,553
29 Leonardo DiCaprio $617,965,108 8 $77,245,639
30 Dustin Hoffman $602,175,734 11 $54,743,249
31 Harrison Ford $601,462,368 10 $60,146,237
32 John Travolta $598,585,780 10 $59,858,578
33 Bruce Willis $590,363,527 10 $59,036,353
34 Scarlett Johansson $562,258,404 6 $93,709,734
35 Ben Kingsley $550,440,126 4 $137,610,032
36 Ben Affleck $542,301,625 7 $77,471,661
37 Georgie Henley $537,726,267 4 $134,431,567
38 Skandar Keynes $537,719,397 3 $179,239,799
39 Kevin Costner $534,141,865 9 $59,349,096
40 Orlando Bloom $531,522,395 3 $177,174,132
41 Robert Downey, Jr. $495,210,415 12 $41,267,535
42 Ben Stiller $487,514,828 4 $121,878,707
43 Robert De Niro $487,111,856 16 $30,444,491
44 Shailene Woodley $479,070,160 6 $79,845,027
45 Robert Redford $474,795,613 9 $52,755,068
46 Julie Andrews $468,908,495 4 $117,227,124
47 Pierce Brosnan $467,629,531 7 $66,804,219
48 Anne Hathaway $466,003,808 6 $77,667,301
49 Bill Murray $464,941,851 6 $77,490,309
50 Idris Elba $455,806,529 5 $91,161,306
51 Morgan Freeman $453,253,819 8 $56,656,727
52 Hugh Jackman $453,202,081 6 $75,533,680
53 Michael J. Fox $452,906,109 8 $56,613,264
54 Maggie Smith $440,305,155 4 $110,076,289
55 William Moseley $433,332,447 2 $216,666,224
56 Anna Popplewell $433,332,447 2 $216,666,224
57 Will Smith $431,889,260 3 $143,963,087
58 Patrick Gallagher $428,106,989 2 $214,053,495
59 Mizuo Peck $428,106,989 2 $214,053,495
60 Dakota Johnson $427,852,513 4 $106,963,128
61 Josh Hutcherson $423,363,021 5 $84,672,604
62 Bill Hader $421,907,563 3 $140,635,854
63 Clint Eastwood $409,153,745 13 $31,473,365
64 Javier Bardem $400,512,688 6 $66,752,115
65 Sylvester Stallone $400,502,857 6 $66,750,476
66 Tilda Swinton $397,836,599 3 $132,612,200
67 Danny De Vito $396,573,254 4 $99,143,314
68 Russell Crowe $395,760,527 7 $56,537,218
69 Julia Roberts $388,540,691 6 $64,756,782
70 Jeff Bridges $386,765,213 5 $77,353,043
71 Christopher Walken $385,030,044 3 $128,343,348
72 Amy Adams $383,299,471 5 $76,659,894
73 Jack Nicholson $383,087,355 10 $38,308,736
74 Jamie Dornan $381,009,000 4 $95,252,250
75 Jennifer Aniston $380,465,642 7 $54,352,235
76 Samuel L. Jackson $379,878,166 10 $37,987,817
77 Glenn Close $377,237,368 6 $62,872,895
78 Robby Benson $376,057,266 1 $376,057,266
79 Paige O'Hara $376,057,266 1 $376,057,266
80 Nicole Kidman $367,325,913 16 $22,957,870
81 Giancarlo Esposito $364,001,123 1 $364,001,123
82 Lupita Nyong'o $364,001,123 1 $364,001,123
83 Neel Sethi $364,001,123 1 $364,001,123
84 Roy Scheider $362,922,376 2 $181,461,188
85 Helena Bonham Carter $353,878,538 9 $39,319,838
86 Anthony Hopkins $350,702,210 6 $58,450,368
87 Jodie Foster $349,989,793 7 $49,998,542
88 Roger Moore $349,521,732 8 $43,690,217
89 Sharon Stone $349,097,345 9 $38,788,594
90 Theo James $347,311,018 4 $86,827,755
91 George Clooney $345,975,831 8 $43,246,979
92 Daniel Day-Lewis $344,104,676 6 $57,350,779
93 Al Pacino $338,416,236 8 $42,302,030
94 Owen Wilson $328,508,447 3 $109,502,816
95 Tobey Maguire $323,296,261 4 $80,824,065
96 Matthew McConaughey $319,074,061 5 $63,814,812
97 Michelle Pfeiffer $317,857,315 10 $31,785,732
98 Richard Harris $317,575,550 1 $317,575,550
99 Robbie Coltrane $317,575,550 1 $317,575,550
100 Bradley Cooper $317,040,843 6 $52,840,141

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

Daniel Radcliffe: DavidDjJohnson at English Wikipedia [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Emma Watson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Rupert Grint: By John Griffiths from London, United Kingdom (Ron Weasley) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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