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Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Action Stars - International Leading Adventure Stars - International Leading Comedy Stars - International Leading Drama Stars - International Leading Thriller/Suspense Stars - International Leading Horror Stars - International Leading Romantic Comedy Stars - International Leading Musical Stars - Worldwide Leading Action Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Action 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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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Age of Ultron ($949,212,854 in 2015), The Avengers ($896,200,000 in 2012), Iron Man 3 ($806,400,000 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($745,220,146 in 2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($545,460,628 in 2017), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($348,815,025 in 2011), Iron Man ($266,567,421 in 2008), Air America ($2,407,668 in 1990)

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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), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($473,800,000 in 2017), 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 Last Witch Hunter ($103,866,746 in 2015), The Fast and the Furious ($62,000,000 in 2001)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Age of Ultron ($949,212,854 in 2015), The Avengers ($896,200,000 in 2012), Captain America: Civil War ($745,220,146 in 2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($454,654,931 in 2014), Lucy ($330,933,816 in 2014), Ghost in the Shell ($127,355,290 in 2017), The Island ($127,200,000 in 2005)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Robert Downey, Jr. $4,560,283,742 8 $570,035,468
2 Vin Diesel $4,537,942,997 13 $349,072,538
3 Scarlett Johansson $3,630,777,037 7 $518,682,434
4 Chris Evans $3,403,034,563 7 $486,147,795
5 Tom Cruise $3,362,040,714 14 $240,145,765
6 Jeremy Renner $3,235,194,568 5 $647,038,914
7 Samuel L. Jackson $2,806,831,080 11 $255,166,462
8 Chris Hemsworth $2,769,612,502 6 $461,602,084
9 Paul Walker $2,568,783,441 8 $321,097,930
10 Dwayne Johnson $2,558,825,032 11 $232,620,457
11 Zoe Saldana $2,503,483,765 3 $834,494,588
12 Hugh Jackman $2,447,638,084 11 $222,512,553
13 Daniel Craig $2,410,762,150 5 $482,152,430
14 Mark Ruffalo $2,380,812,854 3 $793,604,285
15 Sam Worthington $2,361,325,247 4 $590,331,312
16 Arnold Schwarzenegger $2,105,058,537 21 $100,240,883
17 Jason Statham $1,953,088,588 18 $108,504,922
18 Bruce Willis $1,950,143,902 24 $81,255,996
19 Michelle Rodriguez $1,853,675,095 6 $308,945,849
20 Will Smith $1,812,874,240 9 $201,430,471
21 Sylvester Stallone $1,775,193,471 24 $73,966,395
22 Tom Hiddleston $1,699,895,994 3 $566,631,998
23 Elizabeth Olsen $1,694,433,000 2 $847,216,500
24 Keanu Reeves $1,647,428,585 13 $126,725,276
25 Shia LaBeouf $1,594,834,228 3 $531,611,409
26 Don Cheadle $1,561,621,128 3 $520,540,376
27 Christian Bale $1,543,335,046 7 $220,476,435
28 Henry Cavill $1,517,312,418 5 $303,462,484
29 Michael Fassbender $1,500,409,187 7 $214,344,170
30 Chris Pratt $1,493,242,583 3 $497,747,528
31 Sebastian Stan $1,393,790,348 3 $464,596,783
32 Gal Gadot $1,380,811,973 4 $345,202,993
33 Charlize Theron $1,372,908,640 5 $274,581,728
34 Ben Affleck $1,358,267,680 6 $226,377,947
35 Brad Pitt $1,335,062,743 6 $222,510,457
36 James McAvoy $1,318,149,150 4 $329,537,288
37 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $1,311,946,778 3 $437,315,593
38 Lea Seydoux $1,164,862,075 2 $582,431,038
39 Dave Bautista $1,163,885,750 5 $232,777,150
40 Jackie Chan $1,128,927,725 20 $56,446,386
41 Idris Elba $1,127,602,996 5 $225,520,599
42 Tyrese Gibson $1,119,891,504 2 $559,945,752
43 Jennifer Lawrence $1,110,241,241 3 $370,080,414
44 James Spader $1,074,212,854 3 $358,070,951
45 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,072,967,421 2 $536,483,711
46 Ian McKellen $1,070,338,217 4 $267,584,554
47 Patrick Stewart $1,070,338,217 4 $267,584,554
48 Mel Gibson $1,053,789,557 14 $75,270,683
49 Ben Kingsley $1,030,846,449 3 $343,615,483
50 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,010,600,955 1 $1,010,600,955
51 Nathalie Emmanuel $1,010,600,955 1 $1,010,600,955
52 Jai Courtney $1,008,300,000 3 $336,100,000
53 Nicolas Cage $1,003,906,465 18 $55,772,581
54 Jet Li $941,682,981 9 $104,631,442
55 Javier Bardem $895,944,449 2 $447,972,225
56 Anthony Hopkins $887,595,994 3 $295,865,331
57 Christoph Waltz $875,687,418 2 $437,843,709
58 Paula Patton $871,215,327 2 $435,607,664
59 John Cusack $867,742,176 6 $144,623,696
60 Channing Tatum $858,994,939 6 $143,165,823
61 Pierce Brosnan $850,083,483 5 $170,016,697
62 Roger Moore $844,000,000 8 $105,500,000
63 Liam Neeson $833,809,509 9 $92,645,501
64 Megan Fox $823,909,807 3 $274,636,602
65 Jordana Brewster $820,620,594 3 $273,540,198
66 Jeff Goldblum $819,900,000 2 $409,950,000
67 Guy Pearce $806,400,000 1 $806,400,000
68 Tommy Lee Jones $783,472,628 6 $130,578,771
69 Donnie Yen $778,761,533 13 $59,904,733
70 Anthony Mackie $776,620,146 2 $388,310,073
71 Milla Jovovich $772,946,820 4 $193,236,705
72 Cate Blanchett $752,371,858 2 $376,185,929
73 Chadwick Boseman $745,220,146 2 $372,610,073
74 Paul Bettany $745,220,146 1 $745,220,146
75 Matt Damon $736,539,114 3 $245,513,038
76 Monica Bellucci $721,546,748 2 $360,773,374
77 Ryan Reynolds $683,661,392 5 $136,732,278
78 Ralph Fiennes $679,546,748 1 $679,546,748
79 Andrew Scott $679,546,748 1 $679,546,748
80 Ben Whishaw $679,546,748 1 $679,546,748
81 Naomi Harris $679,546,748 1 $679,546,748
82 Kate Beckinsale $679,143,694 7 $97,020,528
83 Mark Wahlberg $665,768,441 8 $83,221,055
84 Michael Keaton $649,451,284 2 $324,725,642
85 Joel Kinnaman $645,874,792 4 $161,468,698
86 Colin Firth $593,758,845 4 $148,439,711
87 Gerard Butler $592,441,072 5 $118,488,214
88 Karl Urban $584,043,672 3 $194,681,224
89 Bradley Cooper $573,819,072 2 $286,909,536
90 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje $573,267,519 2 $286,633,760
91 Chris Pine $573,198,074 3 $191,066,025
92 Mark Strong $569,085,300 3 $189,695,100
93 Taron Egerton $569,004,413 3 $189,668,138
94 Dolph Lundgren $563,883,619 11 $51,262,147
95 Diane Kruger $548,328,240 3 $182,776,080
96 Zendaya $545,460,628 1 $545,460,628
97 Tom Holland $545,460,628 1 $545,460,628
98 Jon Favreau $545,460,628 1 $545,460,628
99 Marisa Tomei $545,460,628 1 $545,460,628
100 Harrison Ford $543,499,887 7 $77,642,841

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

Robert Downey, Jr.: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Scarlett Johansson: Foto: © JCS / , via Wikimedia Commons

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