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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 15 films.
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.
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.
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 $1,621,951,294 9 $180,216,810
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 $1,367,470,787 7 $195,352,970
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 Ralph Fiennes $1,317,056,019 9 $146,339,558
12 Eddie Murphy $1,289,603,291 5 $257,920,658
13 Tom Hanks $1,248,055,407 12 $104,004,617
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 10 $67,951,425
27 Chris Pratt $652,198,010 1 $652,198,010
28 Alan Rickman $651,766,660 3 $217,255,553
29 Leonardo DiCaprio $617,925,248 8 $77,240,656
30 Dustin Hoffman $602,175,734 11 $54,743,249
31 Harrison Ford $600,793,463 10 $60,079,346
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 11 $45,019,129
42 Ben Stiller $487,514,828 4 $121,878,707
43 Robert De Niro $487,111,856 17 $28,653,639
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 $467,572,294 6 $77,928,716
48 Anne Hathaway $466,003,808 6 $77,667,301
49 Bill Murray $464,941,851 6 $77,490,309
50 Idris Elba $455,738,095 5 $91,147,619
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 Josh Hutcherson $423,363,021 5 $84,672,604
61 Bill Hader $421,907,563 3 $140,635,854
62 Clint Eastwood $409,153,745 13 $31,473,365
63 Javier Bardem $400,512,688 6 $66,752,115
64 Sylvester Stallone $400,502,857 6 $66,750,476
65 Tilda Swinton $397,836,599 3 $132,612,200
66 Danny De Vito $396,573,254 4 $99,143,314
67 Russell Crowe $395,760,527 7 $56,537,218
68 Julia Roberts $388,540,691 6 $64,756,782
69 Jeff Bridges $386,262,693 5 $77,252,539
70 Christopher Walken $385,030,044 3 $128,343,348
71 Amy Adams $383,299,471 5 $76,659,894
72 Jack Nicholson $383,087,355 10 $38,308,736
73 Samuel L. Jackson $379,878,166 10 $37,987,817
74 Glenn Close $377,237,368 6 $62,872,895
75 Nicole Kidman $367,325,913 16 $22,957,870
76 Giancarlo Esposito $364,001,123 1 $364,001,123
77 Lupita Nyong'o $364,001,123 1 $364,001,123
78 Neel Sethi $364,001,123 1 $364,001,123
79 Roy Scheider $362,922,376 2 $181,461,188
80 Helena Bonham Carter $353,878,538 9 $39,319,838
81 Anthony Hopkins $350,702,210 6 $58,450,368
82 Jodie Foster $349,989,793 7 $49,998,542
83 Roger Moore $349,521,732 8 $43,690,217
84 Sharon Stone $349,097,345 9 $38,788,594
85 Theo James $347,311,018 4 $86,827,755
86 George Clooney $345,975,831 8 $43,246,979
87 Daniel Day-Lewis $344,104,676 6 $57,350,779
88 Al Pacino $338,416,236 8 $42,302,030
89 Owen Wilson $328,508,447 3 $109,502,816
90 Christoph Waltz $327,970,770 3 $109,323,590
91 Dakota Johnson $327,444,753 3 $109,148,251
92 Tobey Maguire $323,296,261 4 $80,824,065
93 Matthew McConaughey $319,065,357 5 $63,813,071
94 Michelle Pfeiffer $317,857,315 10 $31,785,732
95 Robbie Coltrane $317,575,550 1 $317,575,550
96 Richard Harris $317,575,550 1 $317,575,550
97 Bradley Cooper $317,040,843 6 $52,840,141
98 Denzel Washington $316,044,744 8 $39,505,593
99 Zac Efron $307,561,104 5 $61,512,221
100 Jeremy Renner $305,936,271 3 $101,978,757

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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