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Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Original Screenplay Stars - Domestic Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 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 - International Leading Based on Play Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Play Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the Based on Play 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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Tyler Perry
Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 20 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Madea Goes To Jail ($90,508,336 in 2009), Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween ($73,206,343 in 2016), Madea's Family Reunion ($63,257,940 in 2006), Why Did I Get Married Too? ($60,095,852 in 2010), Why Did I Get Married? ($55,204,525 in 2007), Madea's Big Happy Family ($53,345,287 in 2011), Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas ($52,543,354 in 2013), I Can Do Bad All By Myself ($51,733,921 in 2009)

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Nia Vardalos
Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 9 films.
Top films contributed to this record: My Big Fat Greek Wedding ($241,438,208 in 2002)

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John Corbett
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films.
Top films contributed to this record: My Big Fat Greek Wedding ($241,438,208 in 2002)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tyler Perry $499,895,558 8 $62,486,945
2 Nia Vardalos $241,438,208 1 $241,438,208
3 John Corbett $241,438,208 1 $241,438,208
4 Demi Moore $190,597,836 3 $63,532,612
5 Jack Nicholson $141,340,178 1 $141,340,178
6 Tom Cruise $141,340,178 1 $141,340,178
7 Meg Ryan $135,828,225 2 $67,914,113
8 Tom Hanks $115,821,495 1 $115,821,495
9 Jessica Tandy $106,593,296 1 $106,593,296
10 Morgan Freeman $106,593,296 1 $106,593,296
11 James McAvoy $99,967,670 1 $99,967,670
12 Warren Beatty $98,800,000 1 $98,800,000
13 Julie Christie $98,800,000 1 $98,800,000
14 Janet Jackson $97,825,550 2 $48,912,775
15 Viola Davis $91,129,374 2 $45,564,687
16 Loretta Devine $91,074,985 2 $45,537,493
17 Kimberly Elise $88,136,044 2 $44,068,022
18 Richard Dreyfuss $62,134,225 1 $62,134,225
19 Bette Midler $62,134,225 1 $62,134,225
20 Nick Nolte $62,134,225 1 $62,134,225
21 Kate Winslet $61,284,229 3 $20,428,076
22 Jill Scott $60,095,852 1 $60,095,852
23 Leonardo DiCaprio $59,142,033 2 $29,571,017
24 Denzel Washington $57,682,904 1 $57,682,904
25 Johnny Depp $56,511,671 2 $28,255,836
26 Meryl Streep $54,715,619 4 $13,678,905
27 Lauren London $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
28 Teyana Taylor $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
29 David Mann $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
30 Isaiah Mustafa $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
31 Natalie Desselle Reid $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
32 Cassi Davis $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
33 Rodney Perry $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
34 Tamela Mann $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
35 Shannon Kane $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
36 Bow Wow $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
37 Jurnee Smollett $51,975,354 1 $51,975,354
38 Joy Bryant $48,637,684 1 $48,637,684
39 Michael Ealy $48,637,684 1 $48,637,684
40 Kevin Hart $48,637,684 1 $48,637,684
41 Regina Hall $48,637,684 1 $48,637,684
42 Whoopi Goldberg $47,667,706 4 $11,916,927
43 Claire Danes $46,338,728 1 $46,338,728
44 Michelle Pfeiffer $42,983,170 3 $14,327,723
45 Ryan Gosling $40,962,534 1 $40,962,534
46 George Clooney $40,962,534 1 $40,962,534
47 Steve Martin $39,148,164 1 $39,148,164
48 Rob Lowe $38,702,310 1 $38,702,310
49 Tessa Thompson $37,729,698 1 $37,729,698
50 Anika Noni Rose $37,729,698 1 $37,729,698
51 Thandie Newton $37,729,698 1 $37,729,698
52 Kerry Washington $37,729,698 1 $37,729,698
53 Jodie Foster $36,139,447 3 $12,046,482
54 Diane Keaton $35,708,305 2 $17,854,153
55 Al Pacino $34,765,180 3 $11,588,393
56 Philip Seymour Hoffman $33,988,462 2 $16,994,231
57 Natalie Portman $33,987,757 1 $33,987,757
58 Jude Law $33,987,757 1 $33,987,757
59 Julia Roberts $33,987,757 1 $33,987,757
60 Clive Owen $33,987,757 1 $33,987,757
61 Alex Breckenridge $33,889,159 1 $33,889,159
62 Amanda Bynes $33,889,159 1 $33,889,159
63 Robert Hoffman $33,889,159 1 $33,889,159
64 Laura Ramsey $33,889,159 1 $33,889,159
65 Channing Tatum $33,889,159 1 $33,889,159
66 Liam Neeson $33,592,700 1 $33,592,700
67 Amy Adams $33,446,470 1 $33,446,470
68 William Hurt $31,853,080 1 $31,853,080
69 Clint Eastwood $31,678,778 1 $31,678,778
70 Marsha Mason $30,000,000 1 $30,000,000
71 James Caan $30,000,000 1 $30,000,000
72 Maggie Smith $28,409,532 2 $14,204,766
73 Robert De Niro $27,795,137 2 $13,897,569
74 Goldie Hawn $25,889,208 1 $25,889,208
75 Sylvester Stallone $23,562,716 1 $23,562,716
76 Glenn Close $20,710,451 1 $20,710,451
77 Mel Gibson $20,710,451 1 $20,710,451
78 Robert Redford $19,994,515 1 $19,994,515
79 Michael Sheen $18,622,031 1 $18,622,031
80 Frank Langella $18,622,031 1 $18,622,031
81 Tom Courtenay $18,388,357 1 $18,388,357
82 Billy Connolly $18,388,357 1 $18,388,357
83 Pauline Collins $18,388,357 1 $18,388,357
84 Shirley MacLaine $17,957,265 1 $17,957,265
85 Melanie Griffith $17,760,754 1 $17,760,754
86 John Goodman $17,760,754 2 $8,880,377
87 Don Johnson $17,760,754 1 $17,760,754
88 Paul Newman $17,570,324 1 $17,570,324
89 Doris Day $15,388,000 2 $7,694,000
90 Nigel Hawthorne $15,122,669 1 $15,122,669
91 Julie Walters $14,688,000 1 $14,688,000
92 Quvenzhané Wallis $12,795,746 1 $12,795,746
93 Humphrey Bogart $10,462,500 1 $10,462,500
94 Ingrid Bergman $10,462,500 1 $10,462,500
95 Alex Jennings $10,021,175 1 $10,021,175
96 Robert Morse $7,988,000 1 $7,988,000
97 Rex Harrison $7,400,000 1 $7,400,000
98 Daniel Day-Lewis $7,352,332 1 $7,352,332
99 Mary J. Blige $7,018,188 1 $7,018,188
100 Angela Bassett $7,018,188 1 $7,018,188

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

Tyler Perry: By 82nd_Academy_Awards,_Tyler_Perry_-_army_mil-66455-2010-03-09-180359.jpg: Sgt. Michael Connors - 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachmentderivative work: Beao [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

John Corbett: Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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