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Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Contemporary Fiction Stars - International Leading Science Fiction Stars - International Leading Fantasy Stars - International Leading Kids Fiction Stars - International Leading Historical Fiction Stars - International Leading Super Hero Stars - International Leading Dramatization Stars - International Leading Factual Stars - Worldwide Leading Contemporary Fiction Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Contemporary Fiction 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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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Furious 7 ($1,165,715,774 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,010,600,955 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($550,620,594 in 2013), Fast Five ($420,132,129 in 2011), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($300,216,520 in 2017), Fast & Furious ($208,000,000 in 2009), xXx ($125,270,000 in 2002), The Pacifier ($85,000,000 in 2005), The Fast and the Furious ($62,000,000 in 2001), A Man Apart ($17,297,731 in 2003)

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Tom Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation ($505,825,986 in 2015), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($485,315,327 in 2011), Mission: Impossible 2 ($334,178,627 in 2000), Mission: Impossible ($276,716,108 in 1996), Mission: Impossible III ($264,000,000 in 2006), Rain Man ($239,974,565 in 1988), Knight and Day ($182,328,335 in 2010), Top Gun ($177,000,000 in 1986), Jack Reacher ($137,300,000 in 2012), Jerry Maguire ($120,047,408 in 1996)

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Dwayne Johnson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Fate of the Furious ($1,010,600,955 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($550,620,594 in 2013), Fast Five ($420,132,129 in 2011), G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($253,217,645 in 2013), Baywatch ($118,473,384 in 2017), Central Intelligence ($89,755,940 in 2016), The Game Plan ($55,942,785 in 2007), The Rundown ($33,190,150 in 2003), Pain & Gain ($31,400,000 in 2013), Snitch ($14,977,272 in 2013)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Vin Diesel $3,956,663,377 11 $359,696,671
2 Tom Cruise $3,445,101,828 24 $143,545,910
3 Dwayne Johnson $2,591,963,779 13 $199,381,829
4 Paul Walker $2,555,704,221 10 $255,570,422
5 Daniel Craig $2,503,724,069 8 $312,965,509
6 Jason Statham $2,276,352,359 25 $91,054,094
7 Sylvester Stallone $2,192,667,475 33 $66,444,469
8 Julia Roberts $2,076,427,430 24 $86,517,810
9 Brad Pitt $1,885,597,604 18 $104,755,422
10 Bruce Willis $1,844,416,613 38 $48,537,279
11 George Clooney $1,794,952,282 17 $105,585,428
12 Matt Damon $1,745,385,493 17 $102,669,735
13 Michelle Rodriguez $1,723,929,887 8 $215,491,236
14 Tom Hanks $1,718,123,710 20 $85,906,186
15 Robert De Niro $1,620,459,252 44 $36,828,619
16 Nicolas Cage $1,552,100,472 45 $34,491,122
17 Cameron Diaz $1,547,255,971 19 $81,434,525
18 Sandra Bullock $1,520,533,456 21 $72,406,355
19 Morgan Freeman $1,468,894,069 22 $66,767,912
20 Liam Neeson $1,458,506,580 18 $81,028,143
21 Colin Firth $1,433,610,521 13 $110,277,732
22 Pierce Brosnan $1,406,621,740 16 $87,913,859
23 Ben Stiller $1,384,402,451 24 $57,683,435
24 Mel Gibson $1,312,512,254 20 $65,625,613
25 Channing Tatum $1,300,396,840 15 $86,693,123
26 Harrison Ford $1,268,215,954 20 $63,410,798
27 Angelina Jolie Pitt $1,242,443,135 11 $112,949,376
28 Bradley Cooper $1,241,496,801 16 $77,593,550
29 Lea Seydoux $1,186,451,641 4 $296,612,910
30 John Travolta $1,180,888,770 33 $35,784,508
31 Tyrese Gibson $1,137,988,504 4 $284,497,126
32 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,102,906,590 2 $551,453,295
33 Charlize Theron $1,093,018,104 7 $156,145,443
34 Denzel Washington $1,070,179,382 25 $42,807,175
35 Meryl Streep $1,051,284,747 20 $52,564,237
36 Adam Sandler $1,034,076,238 22 $47,003,465
37 Jim Carrey $1,013,029,785 14 $72,359,270
38 Nathalie Emmanuel $1,010,600,955 1 $1,010,600,955
39 Javier Bardem $989,792,606 8 $123,724,076
40 Michael Douglas $983,451,209 27 $36,424,119
41 Arnold Schwarzenegger $970,188,344 14 $69,299,167
42 Richard Gere $964,114,385 29 $33,245,324
43 Zach Galifianakis $914,549,847 8 $114,318,731
44 Jeremy Renner $911,522,756 6 $151,920,459
45 Michael Caine $908,261,193 14 $64,875,800
46 Keanu Reeves $873,817,322 23 $37,992,057
47 Jackie Chan $865,870,929 18 $48,103,941
48 Ralph Fiennes $858,640,023 5 $171,728,005
49 Eddie Murphy $853,353,524 21 $40,635,882
50 Mark Wahlberg $845,026,904 16 $52,814,182
51 Ed Helms $829,317,572 9 $92,146,397
52 Jordana Brewster $820,620,594 3 $273,540,198
53 Tom Wilkinson $811,242,142 7 $115,891,735
54 Jamie Foxx $810,700,674 14 $57,907,191
55 Catherine Zeta-Jones $808,069,533 12 $67,339,128
56 Will Smith $805,727,623 11 $73,247,966
57 Jack Nicholson $804,665,377 20 $40,233,269
58 Rowan Atkinson $804,123,702 6 $134,020,617
59 Demi Moore $798,061,209 17 $46,944,777
60 Ben Affleck $787,061,003 23 $34,220,044
61 Robin Williams $770,594,814 22 $35,027,037
62 Christoph Waltz $766,612,155 3 $255,537,385
63 Hugh Grant $757,303,415 7 $108,186,202
64 Andy Garcia $744,031,301 10 $74,403,130
65 Woody Harrelson $741,895,019 14 $52,992,501
66 Dustin Hoffman $731,875,878 16 $45,742,242
67 Dakota Johnson $727,815,351 8 $90,976,919
68 Monica Bellucci $721,546,748 2 $360,773,374
69 Samuel L. Jackson $709,592,738 36 $19,710,909
70 Dave Bautista $693,359,840 6 $115,559,973
71 Omar Sy $688,342,214 5 $137,668,443
72 Andrew Scott $679,685,172 4 $169,921,293
73 Naomi Harris $679,546,748 1 $679,546,748
74 Ben Whishaw $679,546,748 2 $339,773,374
75 Mark Ruffalo $678,669,732 10 $67,866,973
76 Jamie Dornan $671,866,266 4 $167,966,567
77 Drew Barrymore $666,877,905 17 $39,228,112
78 Sarah Jessica Parker $659,642,298 6 $109,940,383
79 Renée Zellweger $652,722,210 9 $72,524,690
80 Roger Moore $641,000,000 7 $91,571,429
81 Julianne Moore $637,519,042 19 $33,553,634
82 Michael Nyqvist $617,739,222 3 $205,913,074
83 Mark Strong $611,382,995 5 $122,276,599
84 Justin Bartha $600,663,405 4 $150,165,851
85 Jesse Eisenberg $597,133,714 10 $59,713,371
86 Al Pacino $596,781,986 23 $25,947,043
87 Audrey Tautou $584,340,417 6 $97,390,070
88 Simon Pegg $583,869,521 8 $72,983,690
89 Jet Li $580,489,548 4 $145,122,387
90 Don Cheadle $574,872,182 7 $82,124,597
91 Taylor Lautner $574,094,856 5 $114,818,971
92 Teri Polo $572,811,974 5 $114,562,395
93 Taron Egerton $569,004,413 2 $284,502,207
94 Gerard Butler $567,145,316 10 $56,714,532
95 Zac Efron $566,314,895 10 $56,631,490
96 Blythe Danner $563,827,058 5 $112,765,412
97 Dolph Lundgren $562,289,548 9 $62,476,616
98 Jennifer Lopez $546,660,447 17 $32,156,497
99 Owen Wilson $546,275,797 17 $32,133,870
100 Byung-hun Lee $539,808,559 4 $134,952,140

The International Market is defined as all territories excluding 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

Vin Diesel: Andre Luis [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tom Cruise: Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Dwayne Johnson: By English: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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