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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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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,343,460,425 in 2018), Furious 7 ($1,165,715,774 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,011,701,261 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($550,620,594 in 2013), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($473,075,361 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy ($437,879,223 in 2014), Fast Five ($420,132,129 in 2011), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($300,154,671 in 2017), Fast & Furious ($208,000,000 in 2009), xXx ($125,270,000 in 2002)

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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,343,460,425 in 2018), 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 ($546,009,289 in 2017), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($348,815,025 in 2011), Iron Man 2 ($308,723,058 in 2010), Air America ($2,407,668 in 1990)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,343,460,425 in 2018), 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), Iron Man 2 ($308,723,058 in 2010), 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 Vin Diesel $6,319,596,463 18 $351,088,692
2 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,946,448,465 9 $660,716,496
3 Scarlett Johansson $5,282,960,520 9 $586,995,613
4 Chris Evans $4,746,494,988 8 $593,311,874
5 Chris Hemsworth $4,551,505,297 9 $505,722,811
6 Zoe Saldana $4,276,525,071 7 $610,932,153
7 Chris Pratt $3,985,432,850 7 $569,347,550
8 Mark Ruffalo $3,724,465,273 4 $931,116,318
9 Tom Cruise $3,362,040,714 15 $224,136,048
10 Jeremy Renner $3,235,194,568 5 $647,038,914
11 Don Cheadle $3,213,804,611 5 $642,760,922
12 Elizabeth Olsen $3,037,893,425 3 $1,012,631,142
13 Dwayne Johnson $2,888,641,587 15 $192,576,106
14 Samuel L. Jackson $2,806,935,884 11 $255,175,989
15 Sebastian Stan $2,737,250,773 4 $684,312,693
16 Chadwick Boseman $2,735,692,264 3 $911,897,421
17 Paul Walker $2,568,783,441 8 $321,097,930
18 Hugh Jackman $2,447,537,981 11 $222,503,453
19 Daniel Craig $2,410,762,150 5 $482,152,430
20 Bradley Cooper $2,354,434,081 4 $588,608,520
21 Sam Worthington $2,353,759,740 6 $392,293,290
22 Dave Bautista $2,264,997,032 6 $377,499,505
23 Tom Hiddleston $2,138,328,364 4 $534,582,091
24 Arnold Schwarzenegger $2,105,058,537 22 $95,684,479
25 Paul Bettany $2,088,680,571 2 $1,044,340,286
26 Danai Gurira $1,990,472,118 2 $995,236,059
27 Letitia Wright $1,990,472,118 2 $995,236,059
28 Bruce Willis $1,969,257,985 25 $78,770,319
29 Jason Statham $1,954,188,894 20 $97,709,445
30 Tom Holland $1,889,469,714 4 $472,367,429
31 Michelle Rodriguez $1,854,775,401 6 $309,129,234
32 Josh Brolin $1,852,497,946 6 $308,749,658
33 Pom Klementieff $1,816,535,786 2 $908,267,893
34 Karen Gillan $1,816,535,786 2 $908,267,893
35 Will Smith $1,812,874,240 11 $164,806,749
36 Benedict Cumberbatch $1,788,142,158 2 $894,071,079
37 Benedict Wong $1,788,142,158 2 $894,071,079
38 Sylvester Stallone $1,775,193,471 26 $68,276,672
39 Keanu Reeves $1,613,080,649 12 $134,423,387
40 Shia LaBeouf $1,594,834,228 3 $531,611,409
41 Idris Elba $1,566,209,295 6 $261,034,883
42 Christian Bale $1,543,335,046 7 $220,476,435
43 Henry Cavill $1,529,741,569 6 $254,956,928
44 Michael Fassbender $1,500,409,187 8 $187,551,148
45 Anthony Hopkins $1,463,373,159 5 $292,674,632
46 Gal Gadot $1,397,791,717 5 $279,558,343
47 Charlize Theron $1,374,008,946 5 $274,801,789
48 Ben Affleck $1,370,696,831 6 $228,449,472
49 Brad Pitt $1,335,062,743 6 $222,510,457
50 James McAvoy $1,318,149,150 4 $329,537,288
51 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $1,311,946,778 3 $437,315,593
52 Jackie Chan $1,178,714,945 21 $56,129,283
53 Tyrese Gibson $1,120,991,810 2 $560,495,905
54 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,115,123,058 2 $557,561,529
55 Jennifer Lawrence $1,110,241,241 3 $370,080,414
56 Ryan Reynolds $1,086,933,445 5 $217,386,689
57 James Spader $1,074,212,854 3 $358,070,951
58 Patrick Stewart $1,070,338,217 4 $267,584,554
59 Ian McKellen $1,070,338,217 4 $267,584,554
60 Mel Gibson $1,053,789,557 13 $81,060,735
61 Ben Kingsley $1,030,897,107 3 $343,632,369
62 Nathalie Emmanuel $1,011,701,261 1 $1,011,701,261
63 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,011,701,261 1 $1,011,701,261
64 Jai Courtney $1,008,300,000 3 $336,100,000
65 Nicolas Cage $1,004,466,044 19 $52,866,634
66 Andy Serkis $989,723,798 2 $494,861,899
67 Jet Li $941,682,981 9 $104,631,442
68 Liam Neeson $899,451,082 10 $89,945,108
69 Javier Bardem $895,944,449 2 $447,972,225
70 Channing Tatum $874,878,016 7 $124,982,574
71 Paula Patton $871,215,327 2 $435,607,664
72 John Cusack $867,742,176 6 $144,623,696
73 Pierce Brosnan $851,591,121 5 $170,318,224
74 Cate Blanchett $847,839,149 3 $282,613,050
75 Roger Moore $844,000,000 8 $105,500,000
76 Megan Fox $823,909,807 3 $274,636,602
77 Jordana Brewster $820,620,594 4 $205,155,149
78 Jeff Goldblum $820,091,994 2 $410,045,997
79 Guy Pearce $806,400,000 1 $806,400,000
80 Rachel McAdams $793,496,758 2 $396,748,379
81 Tommy Lee Jones $783,472,628 6 $130,578,771
82 Donnie Yen $778,699,684 13 $59,899,976
83 Milla Jovovich $778,389,429 4 $194,597,357
84 Anthony Mackie $776,620,146 2 $388,310,073
85 Natalie Portman $766,239,497 3 $255,413,166
86 Michael B. Jordan $758,871,741 2 $379,435,871
87 Matt Damon $736,539,114 3 $245,513,038
88 Bryce Dallas Howard $711,575,258 2 $355,787,629
89 Kate Beckinsale $679,143,694 7 $97,020,528
90 Mark Wahlberg $665,768,441 9 $73,974,271
91 Forest Whitaker $651,264,924 3 $217,088,308
92 Michael Keaton $649,999,945 2 $324,999,973
93 Lupita Nyong'o $647,011,693 2 $323,505,847
94 Angela Bassett $647,011,693 2 $323,505,847
95 Martin Freeman $647,011,693 1 $647,011,693
96 Daniel Kaluuya $647,011,693 1 $647,011,693
97 Joel Kinnaman $645,874,792 4 $161,468,698
98 Gerard Butler $640,018,232 6 $106,669,705
99 Colin Firth $609,641,922 4 $152,410,481
100 Mickey Rourke $605,353,131 6 $100,892,189

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

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

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

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