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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 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,218,700,000 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 ($473,384,643 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy ($437,879,223 in 2014), 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)

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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 ($1,218,700,000 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 Lead Ensemble Member Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,218,700,000 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 $6,195,207,169 16 $387,200,448
2 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,821,688,040 9 $646,854,227
3 Scarlett Johansson $5,158,200,095 9 $573,133,344
4 Chris Evans $4,621,734,563 8 $577,716,820
5 Chris Hemsworth $4,426,748,001 9 $491,860,889
6 Zoe Saldana $4,159,540,845 7 $594,220,121
7 Mark Ruffalo $3,599,707,977 4 $899,926,994
8 Tom Cruise $3,362,040,714 14 $240,145,765
9 Jeremy Renner $3,235,194,568 5 $647,038,914
10 Chris Pratt $3,149,406,449 7 $449,915,207
11 Don Cheadle $3,089,044,186 5 $617,808,837
12 Elizabeth Olsen $2,913,133,000 3 $971,044,333
13 Dwayne Johnson $2,874,425,338 14 $205,316,096
14 Samuel L. Jackson $2,806,831,080 11 $255,166,462
15 Sebastian Stan $2,612,490,348 4 $653,122,587
16 Chadwick Boseman $2,611,107,146 3 $870,369,049
17 Paul Walker $2,568,783,441 8 $321,097,930
18 Hugh Jackman $2,447,638,084 11 $222,512,553
19 Daniel Craig $2,410,762,150 5 $482,152,430
20 Sam Worthington $2,361,218,461 6 $393,536,410
21 Bradley Cooper $2,229,982,938 4 $557,495,735
22 Dave Bautista $2,140,502,868 6 $356,750,478
23 Tom Hiddleston $2,138,331,493 4 $534,582,873
24 Arnold Schwarzenegger $2,105,058,537 22 $95,684,479
25 Bruce Willis $1,964,856,571 25 $78,594,263
26 Paul Bettany $1,963,920,146 2 $981,960,073
27 Jason Statham $1,954,188,894 18 $108,566,050
28 Danai Gurira $1,865,887,000 2 $932,943,500
29 Letitia Wright $1,865,887,000 2 $932,943,500
30 Michelle Rodriguez $1,854,775,401 6 $309,129,234
31 Will Smith $1,812,874,240 10 $181,287,424
32 Sylvester Stallone $1,775,193,471 25 $71,007,739
33 Tom Holland $1,764,709,289 2 $882,354,645
34 Karen Gillan $1,692,084,643 2 $846,042,322
35 Benedict Cumberbatch $1,663,600,000 2 $831,800,000
36 Benedict Wong $1,663,600,000 2 $831,800,000
37 Keanu Reeves $1,613,080,649 12 $134,423,387
38 Shia LaBeouf $1,594,834,228 3 $531,611,409
39 Idris Elba $1,566,038,495 6 $261,006,416
40 Christian Bale $1,543,335,046 7 $220,476,435
41 Henry Cavill $1,529,741,569 5 $305,948,314
42 Michael Fassbender $1,500,409,187 8 $187,551,148
43 Josh Brolin $1,486,103,233 6 $247,683,872
44 Anthony Hopkins $1,459,031,493 5 $291,806,299
45 Gal Gadot $1,393,241,124 4 $348,310,281
46 Charlize Theron $1,374,008,946 5 $274,801,789
47 Ben Affleck $1,370,696,831 6 $228,449,472
48 Brad Pitt $1,335,062,743 6 $222,510,457
49 James McAvoy $1,318,149,150 4 $329,537,288
50 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $1,311,946,778 3 $437,315,593
51 Pom Klementieff $1,218,700,000 1 $1,218,700,000
52 Jackie Chan $1,130,435,363 20 $56,521,768
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 James Spader $1,074,212,854 3 $358,070,951
57 Ian McKellen $1,070,338,217 4 $267,584,554
58 Patrick Stewart $1,070,338,217 4 $267,584,554
59 Mel Gibson $1,053,789,557 13 $81,060,735
60 Ben Kingsley $1,030,846,449 3 $343,615,483
61 Nathalie Emmanuel $1,011,701,261 1 $1,011,701,261
62 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,011,701,261 1 $1,011,701,261
63 Jai Courtney $1,008,300,000 3 $336,100,000
64 Nicolas Cage $1,003,906,465 18 $55,772,581
65 Andy Serkis $990,587,000 2 $495,293,500
66 Jet Li $941,682,981 9 $104,631,442
67 Liam Neeson $899,668,100 10 $89,966,810
68 Javier Bardem $895,944,449 2 $447,972,225
69 Channing Tatum $874,890,526 6 $145,815,088
70 Paula Patton $871,215,327 2 $435,607,664
71 John Cusack $867,742,176 6 $144,623,696
72 Ryan Reynolds $859,661,392 5 $171,932,278
73 Pierce Brosnan $851,591,121 5 $170,318,224
74 Roger Moore $844,000,000 8 $105,500,000
75 Megan Fox $823,909,807 3 $274,636,602
76 Jordana Brewster $820,620,594 4 $205,155,149
77 Jeff Goldblum $820,095,123 2 $410,047,562
78 Guy Pearce $806,400,000 1 $806,400,000
79 Rachel McAdams $793,715,025 2 $396,857,513
80 Tommy Lee Jones $783,472,628 6 $130,578,771
81 Donnie Yen $778,761,533 13 $59,904,733
82 Anthony Mackie $776,620,146 2 $388,310,073
83 Milla Jovovich $772,946,820 4 $193,236,705
84 Natalie Portman $766,239,497 3 $255,413,166
85 Michael B. Jordan $759,047,048 2 $379,523,524
86 Cate Blanchett $752,566,981 3 $250,855,660
87 Matt Damon $736,539,114 3 $245,513,038
88 Kate Beckinsale $679,143,694 7 $97,020,528
89 Mark Wahlberg $665,768,441 9 $73,974,271
90 Forest Whitaker $651,440,231 2 $325,720,116
91 Michael Keaton $649,999,945 2 $324,999,973
92 Daniel Kaluuya $647,187,000 1 $647,187,000
93 Lupita Nyong'o $647,187,000 1 $647,187,000
94 Angela Bassett $647,187,000 1 $647,187,000
95 Martin Freeman $647,187,000 1 $647,187,000
96 Joel Kinnaman $645,874,792 4 $161,468,698
97 Gerard Butler $640,018,232 6 $106,669,705
98 Colin Firth $609,654,432 4 $152,413,608
99 Mickey Rourke $605,353,131 6 $100,892,189
100 Christopher Eccleston $590,507,895 2 $295,253,948

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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