Follow us on


Box Office Star Records > Domestic > Sources > Domestic Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars

Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events 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 Factual Book/Article Stars - Domestic Leading Based on Play Stars - International Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative domestic box office of all the Based on Real Life Events 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.

  1
Kate Beckinsale photo
Kate Beckinsale
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pearl Harbor ($198,539,855 in 2001), The Aviator ($102,608,827 in 2004), The Disappointments Room ($2,423,467 in 2016), Nothing But the Truth ($3,500 in 2008)

Full Information...

  2
Denzel Washington photo
Denzel Washington
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 42 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Remember the Titans ($115,654,751 in 2000), Unstoppable ($81,562,942 in 2010), The Hurricane ($50,699,241 in 1999), The Great Debaters ($30,226,144 in 2007), Antwone Fisher ($21,078,145 in 2002)

Full Information...

  3
Mark Wahlberg photo
Mark Wahlberg
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 25 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Fighter ($93,617,009 in 2010), Deepwater Horizon ($61,433,527 in 2016), Invincible ($57,806,952 in 2006), Pain & Gain ($49,875,291 in 2013), Patriots Day ($31,886,361 in 2016)

Full Information...

Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Kate Beckinsale $303,575,649 4 $75,893,912
2 Denzel Washington $299,221,223 5 $59,844,245
3 Mark Wahlberg $294,619,140 5 $58,923,828
4 Tom Hanks $267,510,137 4 $66,877,534
5 Christian Bale $253,242,848 5 $50,648,570
6 Will Smith $220,770,002 2 $110,385,001
7 Mel Gibson $217,125,420 2 $108,562,710
8 Kurt Russell $215,338,971 5 $43,067,794
9 Bradley Cooper $206,569,039 2 $103,284,520
10 Jennifer Lawrence $206,569,039 2 $103,284,520
11 Ben Affleck $198,539,855 1 $198,539,855
12 Josh Hartnett $198,539,855 2 $99,269,928
13 Jason Mitchell $177,848,824 2 $88,924,412
14 Rachel McAdams $170,069,806 2 $85,034,903
15 Amy Adams $164,599,838 2 $82,299,919
16 Jaden Smith $162,586,036 1 $162,586,036
17 O'Shea Jackson, Jr. $161,058,685 1 $161,058,685
18 Neil Brown, Jr. $161,058,685 1 $161,058,685
19 Corey Hawkins $161,058,685 1 $161,058,685
20 Aldis Hodge $161,058,685 1 $161,058,685
21 Jeremy Renner $152,568,653 2 $76,284,327
22 Cuba Gooding, Jr. $151,029,328 4 $37,757,332
23 Liam Neeson $149,533,618 5 $29,906,724
24 Cate Blanchett $148,976,766 4 $37,244,192
25 Channing Tatum $148,026,074 3 $49,342,025
26 Forest Whitaker $146,858,239 3 $48,952,746
27 Robin Williams $142,851,361 2 $71,425,681
28 Leonardo DiCaprio $140,254,746 3 $46,751,582
29 Matthew McConaughey $135,866,277 4 $33,966,569
30 Chadwick Boseman $135,016,193 3 $45,005,398
31 Tom Cruise $134,419,762 2 $67,209,881
32 Robert De Niro $133,359,136 4 $33,339,784
33 Kevin Costner $125,670,210 4 $31,417,553
34 Julia Roberts $125,548,685 1 $125,548,685
35 Reese Witherspoon $119,519,402 1 $119,519,402
36 Joaquin Phoenix $119,519,402 1 $119,519,402
37 Morgan Freeman $116,499,371 2 $58,249,686
38 Chris Pine $109,132,500 2 $54,566,250
39 Harrison Ford $107,502,954 2 $53,751,477
40 Jamie Foxx $107,026,153 2 $53,513,077
41 David Oyelowo $105,855,470 3 $35,285,157
42 Johnny Knoxville $102,003,019 1 $102,003,019
43 Jackson Nicoll $102,003,019 1 $102,003,019
44 Jesse Eisenberg $96,962,694 2 $48,481,347
45 Jessica Chastain $95,720,716 2 $47,860,358
46 Helen Mirren $95,448,953 4 $23,862,238
47 Anthony Hopkins $92,178,032 3 $30,726,011
48 Dwayne Johnson $88,308,114 2 $44,154,057
49 Michelle Pfeiffer $84,919,401 1 $84,919,401
50 Emma Thompson $83,299,761 2 $41,649,881
51 Diane Lane $81,983,505 3 $27,327,835
52 Michael Peña $75,850,390 2 $37,925,195
53 Cozi Zuehlsdorff $72,286,779 1 $72,286,779
54 Kris Kristofferson $72,286,779 1 $72,286,779
55 Ashley Judd $72,286,779 1 $72,286,779
56 Nathan Gamble $72,286,779 1 $72,286,779
57 Harry Connick, Jr. $72,286,779 1 $72,286,779
58 Jim Carrey $72,273,645 4 $18,068,411
59 Nicolas Cage $70,553,893 3 $23,517,964
60 Andrew Garfield $67,698,972 2 $33,849,486
61 Anthony Mackie $66,665,430 2 $33,332,715
62 Nate Parker $65,737,943 2 $32,868,972
63 Miley Cyrus $65,281,781 1 $65,281,781
64 Angelina Jolie Pitt $63,168,381 2 $31,584,191
65 Derek Luke $62,221,600 3 $20,740,533
66 Russell Crowe $61,649,911 1 $61,649,911
67 John Malkovich $61,504,717 2 $30,752,359
68 Dylan O’Brien $61,433,527 1 $61,433,527
69 Gina Rodriguez $61,433,527 1 $61,433,527
70 Piper Perabo $60,840,971 2 $30,420,486
71 Bridget Moynahan $60,786,269 1 $60,786,269
72 Maria Bello $60,786,269 1 $60,786,269
73 Tyra Banks $60,786,269 1 $60,786,269
74 Izabella Miko $60,786,269 1 $60,786,269
75 Matt Damon $59,908,565 1 $59,908,565
76 Michael Keaton $57,842,019 2 $28,921,010
77 Meryl Streep $57,373,797 5 $11,474,759
78 Mark Ruffalo $57,152,076 2 $28,576,038
79 Terrence Howard $56,933,977 2 $28,466,989
80 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $56,069,364 3 $18,689,788
81 Kevin Hart $55,835,094 2 $27,917,547
82 Virginia Madsen $55,389,516 1 $55,389,516
83 Kyle Gallner $55,389,516 1 $55,389,516
84 Ben Kingsley $52,767,889 1 $52,767,889
85 Ed Harris $52,689,706 2 $26,344,853
86 Chris Hemsworth $51,968,382 2 $25,984,191
87 Joseph Fiennes $51,396,781 1 $51,396,781
88 Jude Law $51,396,781 1 $51,396,781
89 Drew Barrymore $49,938,753 3 $16,646,251
90 Tristan Wilds $49,876,377 1 $49,876,377
91 Marcus T. Paulk $49,876,377 1 $49,876,377
92 Ne-Yo $49,876,377 1 $49,876,377
93 Leslie Odom Jr. $49,876,377 1 $49,876,377
94 Elijah Kelley $49,876,377 1 $49,876,377
95 Dennis Quaid $47,458,362 2 $23,729,181
96 Eric Bana $47,379,090 1 $47,379,090
97 Michael Lomenda $47,047,013 1 $47,047,013
98 John Lloyd Young $47,047,013 1 $47,047,013
99 Erich Bergen $47,047,013 1 $47,047,013
100 Vincent Piazza $47,047,013 1 $47,047,013

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

Kate Beckinsale: By Gerald Geronimo (Uploaded to Flickr as Kate Beckinsale) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Denzel Washington: Falkenauge at the German language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mark Wahlberg: By Eva RinaldiUploaded by MyCanon (Mark Wahlberg) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

ProductionNext