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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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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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Emma Watson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($960,500,000 in 2011), Beauty and the Beast ($759,700,000 in 2017), 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), Noah ($251,631,021 in 2014)

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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 49 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Age of Ultron ($949,212,854 in 2015), Jurassic Park ($643,104,279 in 1993), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($468,728,300 in 2005), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($454,654,931 in 2014), Kong: Skull Island ($393,084,915 in 2017), The Incredibles ($353,285,660 in 2004), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($346,018,875 in 2002), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($300,216,520 in 2017), Django Unchained ($287,142,889 in 2012), Kingsman: The Secret Service ($276,300,000 in 2015)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Alan Rickman $6,843,629,459 19 $360,191,024
2 Emma Watson $6,425,247,798 16 $401,577,987
3 Samuel L. Jackson $6,352,634,918 62 $102,461,854
4 Johnny Depp $5,991,653,737 51 $117,483,407
5 Robbie Coltrane $5,874,673,865 13 $451,897,990
6 Andy Serkis $5,866,725,460 17 $345,101,498
7 Michelle Rodriguez $5,736,727,495 19 $301,933,026
8 Daniel Radcliffe $5,704,707,136 16 $356,544,196
9 Ralph Fiennes $5,622,837,474 23 $244,471,195
10 Orlando Bloom $5,529,556,573 18 $307,197,587
11 Cate Blanchett $5,489,128,426 29 $189,280,291
12 Vin Diesel $5,426,898,645 19 $285,626,244
13 Rupert Grint $5,351,083,400 14 $382,220,243
14 Tom Cruise $5,266,961,611 38 $138,604,253
15 Morgan Freeman $5,243,920,485 47 $111,572,776
16 Dwayne Johnson $5,187,489,301 22 $235,794,968
17 Ian McKellen $5,183,686,315 14 $370,263,308
18 Stanley Tucci $5,009,355,395 33 $151,798,648
19 Hugo Weaving $4,947,006,212 19 $260,368,748
20 Helena Bonham Carter $4,904,527,411 33 $148,622,043
21 Gary Oldman $4,688,357,530 24 $195,348,230
22 Stellan Skarsgård $4,597,986,249 32 $143,687,070
23 Michael Gambon $4,552,025,622 13 $350,155,817
24 Harrison Ford $4,512,884,435 32 $141,027,639
25 Will Smith $4,494,343,232 28 $160,512,258
26 Idris Elba $4,474,085,465 22 $203,367,521
27 Robert Downey, Jr. $4,420,625,239 49 $90,216,842
28 Tom Felton $4,400,041,991 14 $314,288,714
29 Scarlett Johansson $4,346,314,586 27 $160,974,614
30 Tom Hanks $4,251,705,054 48 $88,577,189
31 Timothy Spall $4,233,530,386 22 $192,433,199
32 Leonardo DiCaprio $4,193,655,287 28 $149,773,403
33 Julie Walters $4,139,402,205 11 $376,309,291
34 Brendan Gleeson $4,121,815,323 28 $147,207,690
35 Tyrese Gibson $4,108,831,347 12 $342,402,612
36 Cameron Diaz $4,064,662,750 27 $150,543,065
37 Maggie Smith $4,031,812,381 23 $175,296,190
38 Liam Neeson $4,020,727,279 37 $108,668,305
39 Brad Pitt $4,009,755,813 41 $97,798,922
40 Zoe Saldana $3,961,365,002 23 $172,233,261
41 Christopher Lee $3,872,413,128 14 $276,600,938
42 Bruce Willis $3,823,909,988 41 $93,266,097
43 Don Cheadle $3,721,706,299 18 $206,761,461
44 Hugh Jackman $3,648,984,063 28 $130,320,859
45 Michael Caine $3,631,242,406 26 $139,663,169
46 Woody Harrelson $3,615,959,674 36 $100,443,324
47 Matt Damon $3,607,776,677 38 $94,941,492
48 Steve Carell $3,599,580,541 26 $138,445,405
49 Kristen Wiig $3,551,371,133 23 $154,407,441
50 Ewan McGregor $3,459,490,364 28 $123,553,227
51 Jeremy Renner $3,439,023,222 16 $214,938,951
52 David Thewlis $3,415,479,159 23 $148,499,094
53 John Cleese $3,401,705,485 14 $242,978,963
54 Emma Thompson $3,302,246,666 19 $173,802,456
55 Jason Statham $3,297,455,295 18 $183,191,961
56 Geoffrey Rush $3,289,342,121 16 $205,583,883
57 Elizabeth Banks $3,289,305,632 35 $93,980,161
58 Owen Wilson $3,283,580,277 38 $86,410,007
59 Ian Holm $3,276,005,633 11 $297,818,694
60 Bill Nighy $3,238,471,631 19 $170,445,875
61 Warwick Davis $3,222,535,261 6 $537,089,210
62 Sigourney Weaver $3,215,097,318 22 $146,140,787
63 Jason Isaacs $3,193,572,363 13 $245,659,413
64 Sam Worthington $3,192,510,971 19 $168,026,893
65 J.K. Simmons $3,173,620,227 32 $99,175,632
66 Ben Stiller $3,154,971,060 29 $108,792,106
67 Kurt Russell $3,149,360,289 16 $196,835,018
68 Jennifer Lawrence $3,129,301,770 20 $156,465,089
69 Alan Tudyk $3,092,625,077 15 $206,175,005
70 Giovanni Ribisi $3,082,679,266 19 $162,246,277
71 Anne Hathaway $3,079,591,166 17 $181,152,422
72 Anthony Hopkins $3,066,183,679 30 $102,206,123
73 Mark Wahlberg $3,050,989,243 34 $89,734,978
74 Julie Andrews $3,029,732,781 11 $275,430,253
75 Paul Bettany $3,028,932,793 18 $168,274,044
76 Judi Dench $2,995,823,381 19 $157,674,915
77 Angelina Jolie Pitt $2,995,344,913 23 $130,232,388
78 Antonio Banderas $2,988,516,655 29 $103,052,298
79 Sean Bean $2,959,229,615 19 $155,748,927
80 Bernard Hill $2,956,768,074 4 $739,192,019
81 Simon Pegg $2,949,572,757 16 $184,348,297
82 John Leguizamo $2,944,656,789 27 $109,061,363
83 Daniel Craig $2,909,336,458 12 $242,444,705
84 Ben Kingsley $2,897,995,234 26 $111,461,355
85 Chris Hemsworth $2,884,304,959 16 $180,269,060
86 David Wenham $2,870,826,771 11 $260,984,252
87 John Ratzenberger $2,856,017,807 12 $238,001,484
88 Richard Griffiths $2,806,961,009 6 $467,826,835
89 Michael Sheen $2,805,826,119 17 $165,048,595
90 Imelda Staunton $2,758,142,087 10 $275,814,209
91 Anthony Daniels $2,757,918,875 6 $459,653,146
92 John Turturro $2,757,267,411 25 $110,290,696
93 Bill Hader $2,746,033,352 19 $144,528,071
94 Karl Urban $2,745,385,055 15 $183,025,670
95 Chris Evans $2,740,586,051 17 $161,210,944
96 Jeff Goldblum $2,737,993,645 16 $171,124,603
97 Anthony Mackie $2,735,394,707 26 $105,207,489
98 Queen Latifah $2,718,274,331 15 $181,218,289
99 Chris Pratt $2,716,007,532 13 $208,923,656
100 Jim Broadbent $2,695,841,765 24 $112,326,740

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

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

Emma Watson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Samuel L. Jackson: By pinguino k (originally posted to Flickr as samuel l jackson) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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