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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 44 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 ($1,198,961 in 2017)

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Kristen Stewart
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 18 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 $2,323,337,381 23 $101,014,669
2 Robert Pattinson $2,059,855,186 10 $205,985,519
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 Dakota Johnson $981,601,756 6 $163,600,293
7 Leonardo DiCaprio $970,795,114 15 $64,719,674
8 Jamie Dornan $941,655,034 3 $313,885,011
9 Matt Damon $887,594,778 15 $59,172,985
10 Julia Roberts $853,061,329 11 $77,551,030
11 Russell Crowe $748,926,941 11 $68,084,267
12 Demi Moore $704,148,416 12 $58,679,035
13 Meryl Streep $670,239,907 27 $24,823,700
14 Johnny Depp $610,109,210 15 $40,673,947
15 Denzel Washington $591,802,066 20 $29,590,103
16 George Clooney $590,071,365 10 $59,007,137
17 Cate Blanchett $586,980,593 12 $48,915,049
18 Robert Redford $562,846,541 15 $37,523,103
19 Christian Bale $534,019,915 13 $41,078,455
20 Suraj Sharma $482,388,369 1 $482,388,369
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 $449,127,233 11 $40,829,748
27 Nicole Kidman $443,277,299 24 $18,469,887
28 Robert De Niro $426,430,783 28 $15,229,671
29 Richard Gere $423,454,365 20 $21,172,718
30 Jude Law $410,218,354 10 $41,021,835
31 Willem Dafoe $403,304,914 11 $36,664,083
32 Judi Dench $397,171,283 5 $79,434,257
33 Bradley Cooper $388,705,864 9 $43,189,540
34 Josh Gad $386,887,958 3 $128,962,653
35 Mel Gibson $385,289,163 13 $29,637,628
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 $351,144,759 7 $50,163,537
41 Michael Peña $350,217,413 8 $43,777,177
42 Will Smith $349,561,827 8 $43,695,228
43 Dev Patel $347,503,937 3 $115,834,646
44 Morgan Freeman $341,252,431 12 $28,437,703
45 Jack Nicholson $341,197,210 15 $22,746,481
46 Jim Carrey $338,691,126 4 $84,672,782
47 Colin Firth $334,772,180 7 $47,824,597
48 Lily James $333,410,551 2 $166,705,276
49 Kristin Scott Thomas $329,854,608 9 $36,650,512
50 Tom Cruise $329,249,075 10 $32,924,908
51 Marion Cotillard $320,000,375 8 $40,000,047
52 James Caviezel $316,980,900 5 $63,396,180
53 Ewan McGregor $303,075,828 10 $30,307,583
54 Liam Neeson $301,508,403 12 $25,125,700
55 Robin Williams $299,983,658 11 $27,271,242
56 Michael Douglas $299,231,079 6 $49,871,847
57 Meg Ryan $297,356,627 9 $33,039,625
58 Penélope Cruz $295,228,932 6 $49,204,822
59 Ralph Fiennes $289,393,925 7 $41,341,989
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 $269,496,316 6 $44,916,053
66 Edward Burns $268,700,000 3 $89,566,667
67 Juliette Binoche $265,157,543 15 $17,677,170
68 Diane Lane $261,423,163 12 $21,785,264
69 Daniel Day-Lewis $258,685,732 10 $25,868,573
70 Kevin Costner $255,582,103 17 $15,034,241
71 Kenneth Branagh $249,015,619 2 $124,507,810
72 Ben Whishaw $247,720,506 4 $61,930,127
73 Daisy Ridley $246,449,119 3 $82,149,706
74 Leslie Odom Jr. $246,387,043 1 $246,387,043
75 Shia LaBeouf $244,438,284 12 $20,369,857
76 Madhur Mittal $243,199,737 1 $243,199,737
77 Susan Sarandon $241,638,946 20 $12,081,947
78 John Travolta $238,340,730 12 $19,861,728
79 Sandra Bullock $235,484,860 7 $33,640,694
80 Cameron Diaz $227,935,957 6 $37,989,326
81 Woody Harrelson $227,429,810 8 $28,428,726
82 Naomi Watts $224,758,174 14 $16,054,155
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 Elizabeth Debicki $206,200,000 1 $206,200,000
88 Isla Fisher $206,200,000 2 $103,100,000
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 4 $50,044,056
93 Amy Adams $198,406,307 6 $33,067,718
94 Reese Witherspoon $198,070,165 10 $19,807,017
95 Shailene Woodley $195,656,493 5 $39,131,299
96 Forest Whitaker $195,003,069 10 $19,500,307
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 Vivien Leigh $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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