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Box Office Star Records > International > Genres > International Leading Drama Stars

Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies


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

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Drama 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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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Forrest Gump ($349,699,499 in 1994), Saving Private Ryan ($268,700,000 in 1998), Cast Away ($193,598,374 in 2000), Catch Me if You Can ($191,005,491 in 2002), Apollo 13 ($162,029,504 in 1995), The Green Mile ($153,900,000 in 1999), The Terminal ($141,600,000 in 2004), You've Got Mail ($134,978,505 in 1998), Philadelphia ($124,000,000 in 1993), Captain Phillips ($113,511,767 in 2013)

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Robert Pattinson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($537,400,000 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($408,132,918 in 2011), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($405,571,077 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($390,934,093 in 2009), Twilight ($209,510,305 in 2008), Water for Elephants ($58,100,000 in 2011), Remember Me ($37,437,880 in 2010), Bel Ami ($6,044,657 in 2012), Life ($5,525,295 in 2015), Good Time ($1,199,408 in 2017)

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Kristen Stewart
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($537,400,000 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($408,132,918 in 2011), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($405,571,077 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($390,934,093 in 2009), Twilight ($209,510,305 in 2008), Café Society ($33,256,307 in 2016), On the Road ($8,592,474 in 2012), Equals ($2,101,299 in 2016), The Runaways ($1,704,959 in 2010), Clouds of Sils Maria ($918,160 in 2014)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Hanks $2,278,510,202 21 $108,500,486
2 Robert Pattinson $2,059,855,633 10 $205,985,563
3 Kristen Stewart $1,998,387,066 14 $142,741,933
4 Taylor Lautner $1,951,548,393 6 $325,258,066
5 Brad Pitt $1,129,386,016 17 $66,434,472
6 Leonardo DiCaprio $970,795,114 15 $64,719,674
7 Matt Damon $887,600,257 15 $59,173,350
8 Julia Roberts $841,259,631 11 $76,478,148
9 Dakota Johnson $832,711,176 6 $138,785,196
10 Jamie Dornan $792,764,454 3 $264,254,818
11 Russell Crowe $748,926,941 11 $68,084,267
12 Demi Moore $704,148,416 12 $58,679,035
13 Meryl Streep $625,412,728 27 $23,163,434
14 Johnny Depp $610,570,991 15 $40,704,733
15 George Clooney $590,071,365 10 $59,007,137
16 Denzel Washington $588,537,019 20 $29,426,851
17 Cate Blanchett $587,064,216 12 $48,922,018
18 Robert Redford $562,846,541 15 $37,523,103
19 Christian Bale $534,019,915 13 $41,078,455
20 Suraj Sharma $483,000,000 1 $483,000,000
21 Joel Edgerton $473,382,868 8 $59,172,859
22 Patrick Swayze $456,000,671 8 $57,000,084
23 Keira Knightley $453,566,779 11 $41,233,344
24 Sylvester Stallone $453,274,004 8 $56,659,251
25 Al Pacino $451,973,477 23 $19,651,021
26 Michelle Pfeiffer $449,589,014 11 $40,871,729
27 Nicole Kidman $443,277,299 24 $18,469,887
28 Robert De Niro $426,429,941 28 $15,229,641
29 Richard Gere $423,454,365 20 $21,172,718
30 Jude Law $410,218,354 10 $41,021,835
31 Willem Dafoe $403,767,838 10 $40,376,784
32 Judi Dench $397,625,701 5 $79,525,140
33 Bradley Cooper $388,705,864 9 $43,189,540
34 Josh Gad $387,859,320 3 $129,286,440
35 Mel Gibson $385,289,441 13 $29,637,649
36 Helena Bonham Carter $379,911,146 10 $37,991,115
37 Clint Eastwood $373,939,583 8 $46,742,448
38 Kate Winslet $361,480,648 15 $24,098,710
39 Henry Thomas $357,854,772 2 $178,927,386
40 Geoffrey Rush $350,101,563 6 $58,350,261
41 Will Smith $349,576,367 8 $43,697,046
42 Dev Patel $347,503,937 3 $115,834,646
43 Michael Peña $341,554,249 8 $42,694,281
44 Jack Nicholson $341,197,210 15 $22,746,481
45 Jim Carrey $338,691,126 4 $84,672,782
46 Morgan Freeman $338,124,195 12 $28,177,016
47 Colin Firth $334,772,180 7 $47,824,597
48 Lily James $333,410,551 2 $166,705,276
49 Tom Cruise $329,249,075 10 $32,924,908
50 Kristin Scott Thomas $328,514,167 9 $36,501,574
51 Marion Cotillard $318,737,548 7 $45,533,935
52 James Caviezel $312,878,486 4 $78,219,622
53 Ewan McGregor $303,075,828 10 $30,307,583
54 Liam Neeson $301,470,935 12 $25,122,578
55 Robin Williams $299,989,137 11 $27,271,740
56 Michael Douglas $299,231,079 6 $49,871,847
57 Meg Ryan $297,356,627 9 $33,039,625
58 Ralph Fiennes $289,395,068 7 $41,342,153
59 Penélope Cruz $286,964,037 4 $71,741,009
60 Tobey Maguire $283,386,364 5 $56,677,273
61 Freida Pinto $275,712,479 6 $45,952,080
62 Sean Penn $274,515,819 8 $34,314,477
63 Nicolas Cage $272,047,531 13 $20,926,733
64 Tom Sizemore $270,341,255 3 $90,113,752
65 Carey Mulligan $269,481,998 6 $44,913,666
66 Edward Burns $268,700,000 3 $89,566,667
67 Juliette Binoche $265,158,686 15 $17,677,246
68 Diane Lane $261,423,163 12 $21,785,264
69 Kevin Costner $255,582,103 17 $15,034,241
70 Kenneth Branagh $249,477,400 2 $124,738,700
71 Ben Whishaw $247,720,506 4 $61,930,127
72 Daisy Ridley $246,910,900 3 $82,303,633
73 Leslie Odom Jr. $246,848,824 1 $246,848,824
74 Shia LaBeouf $244,370,056 11 $22,215,460
75 Madhur Mittal $243,199,737 1 $243,199,737
76 Susan Sarandon $241,638,946 20 $12,081,947
77 Daniel Day-Lewis $241,257,521 10 $24,125,752
78 John Travolta $238,340,730 11 $21,667,339
79 Sandra Bullock $235,484,860 7 $33,640,694
80 Cameron Diaz $227,517,338 5 $45,503,468
81 Woody Harrelson $227,429,810 8 $28,428,726
82 Naomi Watts $224,706,791 13 $17,285,138
83 Jodie Foster $223,543,978 13 $17,195,691
84 Mark Wahlberg $217,425,991 9 $24,158,443
85 Sienna Miller $211,805,662 5 $42,361,132
86 Kirsten Dunst $211,656,178 7 $30,236,597
87 Isla Fisher $206,200,000 2 $103,100,000
88 Elizabeth Debicki $206,200,000 1 $206,200,000
89 Rachel McAdams $205,768,663 9 $22,863,185
90 Keanu Reeves $202,099,962 9 $22,455,551
91 Jeremy Renner $201,461,319 4 $50,365,330
92 Hugh Jackman $200,176,224 3 $66,725,408
93 Amy Adams $198,406,307 6 $33,067,718
94 Reese Witherspoon $198,111,163 10 $19,811,116
95 Shailene Woodley $195,656,493 4 $48,914,123
96 Forest Whitaker $194,979,785 9 $21,664,421
97 Ryan Guzman $193,377,613 2 $96,688,807
98 Stephen 'Twitch' Boss $193,377,613 2 $96,688,807
99 Misha Gabriel $193,377,613 2 $96,688,807
100 Clark Gable $191,844,722 1 $191,844,722

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

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Robert Pattinson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kristen Stewart: By lukeford.net [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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