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Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Comedy Stars - International Leading Adventure Stars - International Leading Action 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 Comedy Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Comedy 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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Jim Carrey
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films, with $4,574,197,789 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #21)
Top films contributed to this record: Bruce Almighty ($241,763,613 in 2003), The Mask ($231,700,000 in 1994), Yes Man ($128,300,000 in 2008), Liar Liar ($121,300,000 in 1997), Dumb & Dumber ($119,224,626 in 1994), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls ($104,039,937 in 1995), Fun With Dick And Jane ($92,468,919 in 2005), Dumb and Dumber To ($70,345,582 in 2014), The Cable Guy ($42,585,501 in 1996), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ($38,204,244 in 2004)

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Robert De Niro
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 63 films, with $4,178,695,742 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #27)
Top films contributed to this record: Meet the Fockers ($237,400,000 in 2004), Meet the Parents ($164,200,000 in 2000), Little Fockers ($162,211,974 in 2010), The Intern ($121,468,062 in 2015), Analyze This ($70,000,000 in 1999), Dirty Grandpa ($69,648,297 in 2016), Last Vegas ($49,000,000 in 2013), Showtime ($41,000,000 in 2002), Grudge Match ($40,000,000 in 2013), Analyze That ($22,872,508 in 2002)

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Ben Stiller
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films, with $3,515,303,501 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #49)
Top films contributed to this record: Meet the Fockers ($237,400,000 in 2004), Meet the Parents ($164,200,000 in 2000), Little Fockers ($162,211,974 in 2010), Starsky & Hutch ($82,000,000 in 2004), Tropic Thunder ($80,629,943 in 2008), Tower Heist ($72,376,376 in 2011), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ($53,464,968 in 2004), The Watch ($32,777,045 in 2012), Zoolander 2 ($26,500,000 in 2016), Zoolander ($15,608,731 in 2001)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Jim Carrey $1,250,763,718 14 $89,340,266
2 Robert De Niro $979,122,017 16 $61,195,126
3 Ben Stiller $940,011,122 18 $52,222,840
4 Zach Galifianakis $928,103,325 9 $103,122,592
5 Adam Sandler $884,218,138 22 $40,191,734
6 Ed Helms $834,893,636 11 $75,899,421
7 Bradley Cooper $792,689,960 5 $158,537,992
8 Dustin Hoffman $743,441,100 11 $67,585,555
9 Eddie Murphy $728,185,133 17 $42,834,420
10 Owen Wilson $646,667,168 15 $43,111,145
11 Justin Bartha $581,800,000 2 $290,900,000
12 Teri Polo $563,811,974 4 $140,952,994
13 Blythe Danner $563,811,974 4 $140,952,994
14 Will Ferrell $550,724,637 25 $22,028,985
15 Kristin Davis $525,177,849 3 $175,059,283
16 John Goodman $522,324,111 4 $130,581,028
17 François Cluzet $520,016,146 2 $260,008,073
18 Vince Vaughn $506,922,255 14 $36,208,733
19 Omar Sy $502,395,122 3 $167,465,041
20 Melissa McCarthy $501,861,206 11 $45,623,746
21 Robin Williams $488,544,381 13 $37,580,337
22 Sarah Jessica Parker $476,748,475 5 $95,349,695
23 Steve Carell $474,093,492 12 $39,507,791
24 Jennifer Aniston $468,035,021 10 $46,803,502
25 Zac Efron $467,604,937 6 $77,934,156
26 Kim Cattrall $461,933,086 3 $153,977,695
27 Cynthia Nixon $461,933,086 2 $230,966,543
28 Jonah Hill $447,643,290 13 $34,434,099
29 Xu Zheng $441,639,868 2 $220,819,934
30 Barbra Streisand $403,772,433 4 $100,943,108
31 Jason Bateman $403,028,853 13 $31,002,219
32 John Travolta $394,459,846 11 $35,859,986
33 Seann William Scott $376,553,734 9 $41,839,304
34 Channing Tatum $366,057,285 7 $52,293,898
35 Mark Wahlberg $359,228,944 5 $71,845,789
36 Heather Graham $356,183,354 5 $71,236,671
37 Sacha Baron Cohen $353,947,348 4 $88,486,837
38 Alyson Hannigan $343,514,466 3 $114,504,822
39 Kevin James $339,581,224 5 $67,916,245
40 Elizabeth Perkins $335,293,641 2 $167,646,821
41 Seth Rogen $331,839,597 13 $25,526,123
42 Meryl Streep $330,826,727 8 $41,353,341
43 Cameron Diaz $324,816,715 5 $64,963,343
44 Brittany Snow $320,228,098 5 $64,045,620
45 Jason Sudeikis $319,467,418 7 $45,638,203
46 Tom Wilkinson $306,155,402 3 $102,051,801
47 Rose Byrne $302,955,447 6 $50,492,575
48 Anna Faris $299,506,189 7 $42,786,598
49 Kad Merad $296,157,293 2 $148,078,647
50 Arnold Schwarzenegger $286,873,924 4 $71,718,481
51 Chris Rock $280,452,384 7 $40,064,626
52 Sandra Bullock $280,418,981 6 $46,736,497
53 Anne Hathaway $274,978,270 6 $45,829,712
54 Mike Myers $272,687,500 6 $45,447,917
55 Kristen Bell $270,442,798 9 $30,049,200
56 Rebel Wilson $269,216,121 6 $44,869,354
57 Anna Kendrick $266,133,601 7 $38,019,086
58 Dwayne Johnson $264,172,109 3 $88,057,370
59 Kristen Wiig $262,380,568 7 $37,482,938
60 Ken Jeong $259,298,291 2 $129,649,146
61 Rowan Atkinson $257,734,530 4 $64,433,633
62 Rick Moranis $254,218,792 3 $84,739,597
63 Charlie Sheen $249,428,047 9 $27,714,227
64 Maya Rudolph $246,212,320 6 $41,035,387
65 Tom Cruise $239,974,565 3 $79,991,522
66 Julianne Moore $239,544,247 8 $29,943,031
67 Alexis Knapp $235,228,098 3 $78,409,366
68 Ester Dean $235,228,098 3 $78,409,366
69 Anna Camp $235,228,098 4 $58,807,025
70 Rosie O'Donnell $227,968,792 1 $227,968,792
71 Shen Teng $227,290,552 1 $227,290,552
72 Leslie Mann $225,555,586 5 $45,111,117
73 David Spade $223,577,527 4 $55,894,382
74 Goldie Hawn $222,760,936 12 $18,563,411
75 Sally Field $222,090,952 4 $55,522,738
76 Lisa Jakob $222,090,952 1 $222,090,952
77 Mark Addy $215,299,261 1 $215,299,261
78 Robert Carlyle $215,299,261 1 $215,299,261
79 Téa Leoni $213,797,073 3 $71,265,691
80 Diane Keaton $209,286,870 19 $11,015,098
81 Maggie Smith $207,603,256 8 $25,950,407
82 Robert Downey, Jr. $205,957,476 8 $25,744,685
83 Jack Nicholson $205,040,943 5 $41,008,189
84 Simon Pegg $204,131,045 7 $29,161,578
85 Reese Witherspoon $203,653,410 8 $25,456,676
86 Jason Biggs $202,174,099 5 $40,434,820
87 Jack Black $199,870,427 11 $18,170,039
88 Julia Roberts $198,551,903 3 $66,183,968
89 Catherine O'Hara $192,997,596 3 $64,332,532
90 Macaulay Culkin $192,243,823 2 $96,121,912
91 John Candy $191,165,738 14 $13,654,696
92 Marlon Wayans $191,103,857 6 $31,850,643
93 Daniel Stern $190,923,432 1 $190,923,432
94 Joe Pesci $190,923,432 2 $95,461,716
95 John Heard $190,923,432 5 $38,184,686
96 Jeff Daniels $189,570,208 5 $37,914,042
97 Huang Bo $187,970,000 1 $187,970,000
98 Steve Martin $187,308,951 24 $7,804,540
99 Eugene Levy $184,322,068 6 $30,720,345
100 Whoopi Goldberg $181,994,850 11 $16,544,986

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

Jim Carrey: By Ian Smith from London, England (Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Robert De Niro: By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ben Stiller: By Jiyang ChenUploaded by MyCanon (This file was derived from:Benstillernyc2.jpg) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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