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Box Office Star Records > International > Lifetime Acting > Top International Above the Line Stars

Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office


See also: Top International Leading Stars - Top International Supporting Stars - Top International Live Action Stars - Top Domestic Above the Line Stars - Top Worldwide Above the Line Stars - Top International Below the Line Stars - Top International Cameo Stars - Top International Stars

The figures in this chart represent the total amount of international revenue generated by all the movies a star has had an above-the-line role in over their lifetime.

Above-the-line credits are the names that appear one by one on the screen during the opening (or sometimes closing) credits for a film.

Roles in animated movies are included in the calculations in this chart.

  1
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Andy Serkis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($1,122,000,000 in 2015), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($763,557,436 in 2003), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($714,000,000 in 2012), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($697,910,658 in 2017), Black Panther ($647,011,693 in 2018), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ($592,150,661 in 2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($571,666,235 in 2001), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($502,098,977 in 2014), War for the Planet of the Apes ($342,712,105 in 2017), King Kong ($332,437,332 in 2005)

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Alan Rickman
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 39 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($960,500,000 in 2011), Alice in Wonderland ($691,300,000 in 2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ($664,300,000 in 2010), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($657,179,821 in 2001), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($650,939,197 in 2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($633,124,489 in 2009), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($616,991,754 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($606,898,042 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($547,149,597 in 2004), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ($225,006,092 in 1991)

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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 ($1,341,933,409 in 2018), Furious 7 ($1,165,715,774 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,010,094,473 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), Saving Private Ryan ($268,700,000 in 1998), Fast & Furious ($208,000,000 in 2009)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Andy Serkis $6,980,959,916 20 $349,047,996
2 Alan Rickman $6,843,948,494 19 $360,207,815
3 Vin Diesel $6,767,539,084 24 $281,980,795
4 Samuel L. Jackson $6,736,028,564 65 $103,631,209
5 Emma Watson $6,422,673,263 16 $401,417,079
6 Dwayne Johnson $6,154,960,399 27 $227,961,496
7 Johnny Depp $6,102,256,968 54 $113,004,759
8 Robbie Coltrane $5,874,673,865 13 $451,897,990
9 Idris Elba $5,845,059,305 23 $254,133,013
10 Scarlett Johansson $5,802,105,370 32 $181,315,793
11 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,763,107,309 51 $113,002,104
12 Michelle Rodriguez $5,728,647,310 20 $286,432,366
13 Daniel Radcliffe $5,707,008,634 18 $317,056,035
14 Ralph Fiennes $5,622,768,523 25 $224,910,741
15 Cate Blanchett $5,621,634,758 32 $175,676,086
16 Orlando Bloom $5,525,726,888 19 $290,827,731
17 Rupert Grint $5,351,085,119 14 $382,220,366
18 Zoe Saldana $5,299,795,169 28 $189,278,399
19 Tom Cruise $5,267,971,389 39 $135,076,189
20 Morgan Freeman $5,247,567,189 49 $107,093,208
21 Ian McKellen $5,181,111,780 15 $345,407,452
22 Don Cheadle $5,063,639,708 19 $266,507,353
23 Stanley Tucci $5,032,011,633 37 $136,000,314
24 Helena Bonham Carter $5,029,819,117 35 $143,709,118
25 Hugo Weaving $4,953,074,988 20 $247,653,749
26 Chris Pratt $4,873,001,988 16 $304,562,624
27 Gary Oldman $4,775,929,770 29 $164,687,233
28 Stellan Skarsgård $4,644,628,965 34 $136,606,734
29 Michael Gambon $4,553,579,283 13 $350,275,329
30 Paul Bettany $4,543,546,182 20 $227,177,309
31 Harrison Ford $4,520,551,144 34 $132,957,387
32 Will Smith $4,499,028,692 32 $140,594,647
33 Tom Felton $4,401,445,772 15 $293,429,718
34 Tom Hanks $4,347,369,682 52 $83,603,263
35 Julie Walters $4,337,324,907 15 $289,154,994
36 Brendan Gleeson $4,274,519,435 29 $147,397,222
37 Timothy Spall $4,272,433,181 22 $194,201,508
38 Chris Hemsworth $4,251,857,778 19 $223,781,988
39 Leonardo DiCaprio $4,193,541,946 29 $144,604,895
40 Tyrese Gibson $4,108,324,865 12 $342,360,405
41 Liam Neeson $4,099,888,254 41 $99,997,274
42 Chris Evans $4,087,802,123 19 $215,147,480
43 Bradley Cooper $4,083,278,901 30 $136,109,297
44 Anthony Mackie $4,079,920,945 29 $140,686,929
45 Cameron Diaz $4,032,210,069 27 $149,341,114
46 Maggie Smith $4,031,812,381 23 $175,296,190
47 Mark Ruffalo $4,016,710,007 24 $167,362,917
48 Brad Pitt $4,009,906,633 43 $93,253,643
49 Woody Harrelson $3,888,274,550 39 $99,699,347
50 Christopher Lee $3,872,413,128 14 $276,600,938
51 Hugh Jackman $3,864,532,483 30 $128,817,749
52 Bruce Willis $3,844,185,515 44 $87,367,853
53 Matt Damon $3,631,815,396 40 $90,795,385
54 Michael Caine $3,631,235,507 29 $125,215,017
55 Steve Carell $3,602,382,197 30 $120,079,407
56 Jeff Goldblum $3,582,625,893 20 $179,131,295
57 Kristen Wiig $3,574,132,373 25 $142,965,295
58 Ewan McGregor $3,461,473,256 32 $108,171,039
59 Jeremy Renner $3,460,734,278 18 $192,263,015
60 Owen Wilson $3,437,174,196 39 $88,132,672
61 David Thewlis $3,424,314,942 24 $142,679,789
62 John Cleese $3,405,184,668 15 $227,012,311
63 Simon Pegg $3,391,786,266 19 $178,515,067
64 Elizabeth Banks $3,339,711,284 36 $92,769,758
65 Emma Thompson $3,300,499,460 20 $165,024,973
66 Jason Statham $3,296,948,813 20 $164,847,441
67 Geoffrey Rush $3,285,816,474 17 $193,283,322
68 Ian Holm $3,276,005,633 11 $297,818,694
69 Bill Nighy $3,249,371,526 20 $162,468,576
70 Sebastian Stan $3,245,578,663 13 $249,659,897
71 Naomie Harris $3,239,420,875 12 $269,951,740
72 Jennifer Lawrence $3,228,413,734 22 $146,746,079
73 Anthony Daniels $3,225,829,533 6 $537,638,256
74 Warwick Davis $3,222,535,261 7 $460,362,180
75 Sigourney Weaver $3,207,523,615 22 $145,796,528
76 Anne Hathaway $3,204,882,872 22 $145,676,494
77 Sam Worthington $3,195,030,683 21 $152,144,318
78 Jason Isaacs $3,193,572,363 14 $228,112,312
79 Lupita Nyong'o $3,191,572,189 9 $354,619,132
80 J.K. Simmons $3,180,659,814 33 $96,383,631
81 Dave Bautista $3,171,220,329 14 $226,515,738
82 Bryce Dallas Howard $3,158,308,022 12 $263,192,335
83 Ben Stiller $3,154,975,431 29 $108,792,256
84 John Ratzenberger $3,148,994,233 12 $262,416,186
85 Kurt Russell $3,148,129,168 18 $174,896,065
86 Mark Wahlberg $3,100,872,517 36 $86,135,348
87 Benedict Cumberbatch $3,097,811,674 14 $221,272,262
88 Alan Tudyk $3,092,410,697 17 $181,906,512
89 Giovanni Ribisi $3,075,132,410 20 $153,756,621
90 Elizabeth Olsen $3,072,017,954 16 $192,001,122
91 Anthony Hopkins $3,071,502,083 30 $102,383,403
92 Tom Hiddleston $3,064,642,527 13 $235,741,733
93 Judi Dench $3,059,279,483 21 $145,679,975
94 Julie Andrews $3,032,065,061 11 $275,642,278
95 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,008,891,979 17 $176,993,646
96 Angelina Jolie Pitt $2,995,344,913 25 $119,813,797
97 Antonio Banderas $2,988,536,950 32 $93,391,780
98 Sean Bean $2,959,421,117 20 $147,971,056
99 Bernard Hill $2,956,669,159 4 $739,167,290
100 John Leguizamo $2,950,626,930 29 $101,745,756

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

Andy Serkis: By https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore Gage Skidmore] [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Alan Rickman: By Marie-Lan Nguyen ([1]) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Vin Diesel: Andre Luis [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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