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Highest Grossing Stars of 1981 at the Domestic Box Office


See also: Top Domestic 2013 Stars - Top Domestic 2014 Stars - Top Domestic 2015 Stars - Top Domestic 2016 Stars - Top Domestic 2017 Stars - Top Domestic 2018 Stars

This list shows the highest grossing stars of 1981 based on the domestic box office of the movies they had a leading role in in 1981 and the two preceeding years (voice-only roles excluded).

The Star Score in this list represent points assigned to each of the leading stars of top 100 (based on domestic box office) movies in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on. This rewards actors for appearing in a number of hit films over the course of three years more than starring in just one monster hit over the same time period.

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  1
Chevy Chase
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 23 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Caddyshack ($39,846,344 in 1980), Modern Problems ($24,474,312 in 1981), Seems Like Old Times ($23,200,000 in 1980)

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Clint Eastwood
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 46 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Any Which Way You Can ($70,687,344 in 1980), Escape from Alcatraz ($43,000,000 in 1979), Bronco Billy ($24,265,659 in 1980)

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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. V: The Empire Strikes Back ($290,271,960 in 1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark ($225,686,079 in 1981)

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Complete List

Rank Name Star
Score
Movies Average
Billing
1 Chevy Chase 289 4 10.0
2 Clint Eastwood 262 3 0.3
3 Harrison Ford 257 3 1.7
4 Meryl Streep 228 3 2.0
5 John Belushi 218 3 1.3
6 Robert De Niro 205 3 0.3
7 Roger Moore 185 2 1.0
8 Bill Murray 184 2 5.5
9 Sylvester Stallone 179 3 7.0
10 Diane Keaton 177 2 3.0
11 Goldie Hawn 170 2 10.0
12 Robert Redford 169 2 1.0
13 Dan Aykroyd 169 2 1.5
14 Jane Fonda 164 2 1.5
15 Paul Newman 159 2 10.0
16 Martin Sheen 154 2 5.5
17 Al Pacino 142 2 5.5
18 William Hurt 136 2 10.0
19 John Travolta 132 2 10.0
20 Chuck Norris 130 2 1.5
21 Jack Nicholson 127 2 10.0
22 Woody Allen 122 2 5.5
23 Michael Douglas 119 2 6.5
24 Dennis Quaid 113 2 6.0
25 Dustin Hoffman 100 1 1.0
26 Mark Hamill 100 1 1.0
27 Karen Allen 100 1 3.0
28 Carrie Fisher 100 1 3.0
29 James Brolin 99 1 1.0
30 Margot Kidder 99 1 2.0
31 Rod Steiger 99 1 3.0
32 Christopher Reeve 98 1 1.0
33 William Shatner 97 1 1.0
34 Julie Hagerty 97 1 10.0
35 Robert Hays 97 1 10.0
36 Tom Skerritt 96 1 1.0
37 Sigourney Weaver 96 1 2.0
38 Steve Martin 93 1 1.0
39 Dudley Moore 91 1 1.0
40 Bo Derek 91 1 2.0
41 Robin Williams 90 1 10.0
42 George Hamilton 89 1 1.0
43 Susan Saint James 89 1 2.0
44 George C. Scott 86 1 1.0
45 Peter Falk 84 1 1.0
46 Alan Arkin 84 1 2.0
47 Burt Reynolds 83 1 1.0
48 Brooke Shields 83 1 1.0
49 Jill Clayburgh 83 1 2.0
50 Martin Hewitt 83 1 2.0
51 Candice Bergen 83 1 3.0
52 Roy Scheider 82 1 1.0
53 Kelly Reno 81 1 1.0
54 Mickey Rooney 81 1 2.0
55 Sam J. Jones 80 1 1.0
56 Barbra Streisand 80 1 1.0
57 Ryan O'Neal 80 1 2.0
58 Maximilian Schell 79 1 1.0
59 Anthony Perkins 79 1 2.0
60 Robert Forster 79 1 3.0
61 Joseph Bottoms 79 1 4.0
62 Yvette Mimieux 79 1 5.0
63 Ernest Borgnine 79 1 6.0
64 Jack Lemmon 78 1 2.0
65 Jon Voight 75 1 1.0
66 Faye Dunaway 75 1 2.0
67 Peter Sellers 74 1 1.0
68 James Caan 73 1 1.0
69 Marsha Mason 73 1 2.0
70 Richard Gere 73 1 10.0
71 George Burns 72 1 1.0
72 Art Carney 72 1 2.0
73 Lee Strasberg 72 1 3.0
74 Bette Midler 71 1 1.0
75 Kurt Russell 71 1 1.0
76 Robert Foxworth 70 1 1.0
77 Talia Shire 70 1 2.0
78 Michael Beck 69 1 1.0
79 James Remar 69 1 2.0
80 Dorsey Wright 69 1 3.0
81 Brian Tyler 69 1 4.0
82 David Harris 69 1 5.0
83 Tom McKitterick 69 1 6.0
84 Thomas G. Waites 69 1 7.0
85 Terry Michos 69 1 8.0
86 Marcelino Sanchez 69 1 9.0
87 Deborah Van Valkenburgh 69 1 10.0
88 Kathleen Turner 69 1 10.0
89 Roger Hill 69 1 11.0
90 David Patrick Kelly 69 1 12.0
91 Sally Field 68 1 1.0
92 Christopher George 68 1 1.0
93 John Huston 67 1 1.0
94 Jeremy Irons 67 1 2.0
95 Andres Garcia 67 1 2.0
96 Hugo Stiglitz 67 1 3.0
97 Frank Langella 66 1 1.0
98 Laurence Olivier 66 1 2.0
99 Donald Pleasance 66 1 3.0
100 Kate Nelligan 66 1 4.0

The Average Billing column contains the average billing position of this cast/crew member for the selected films.

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

Clint Eastwood: gdcgraphics [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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