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Box Office Star Records > International > Lifetime Acting > Top International Leading Stars

Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office


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

This chart contains the top 100 box office stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the 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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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 ($759,095,408 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), The Circle ($20,154,020 in 2017)

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Johnny Depp
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 36 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($804,600,000 in 2011), Alice in Wonderland ($691,300,000 in 2010), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($654,000,000 in 2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($642,900,000 in 2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($622,200,000 in 2017), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($329,542,879 in 2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ($269,366,408 in 2005), Murder on the Orient Express ($246,848,824 in 2017), The Tourist ($211,100,212 in 2010), Alice Through the Looking Glass ($200,400,000 in 2016)

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Daniel Radcliffe
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($960,500,000 in 2011), 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), Now You See Me 2 ($263,600,000 in 2016), The Woman in Black ($74,622,608 in 2012)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Emma Watson $6,153,369,018 14 $439,526,358
2 Johnny Depp $6,079,748,902 46 $132,168,454
3 Daniel Radcliffe $5,707,720,651 18 $317,095,592
4 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,459,279,728 40 $136,481,993
5 Scarlett Johansson $5,413,847,155 24 $225,576,965
6 Rupert Grint $5,350,947,778 13 $411,611,368
7 Tom Cruise $5,148,346,287 38 $135,482,797
8 Vin Diesel $5,087,263,843 17 $299,250,814
9 Tom Hanks $4,925,385,435 46 $107,073,596
10 Samuel L. Jackson $4,427,561,331 53 $83,538,893
11 Dwayne Johnson $4,365,114,224 23 $189,787,575
12 Leonardo DiCaprio $4,334,719,566 25 $173,388,783
13 Will Smith $3,916,011,609 25 $156,640,464
14 Brad Pitt $3,795,190,853 38 $99,873,444
15 Ian McKellen $3,769,081,723 14 $269,220,123
16 Chris Hemsworth $3,750,577,111 16 $234,411,069
17 Hugh Jackman $3,742,252,435 27 $138,601,942
18 Liam Neeson $3,730,529,993 42 $88,822,143
19 Jeremy Renner $3,722,326,390 13 $286,332,799
20 Matt Damon $3,646,374,166 38 $95,957,215
21 Chris Evans $3,644,012,916 20 $182,200,646
22 Zoe Saldana $3,629,051,819 20 $181,452,591
23 Ben Stiller $3,579,390,158 33 $108,466,368
24 Bruce Willis $3,542,986,111 53 $66,848,795
25 Steve Carell $3,429,711,589 23 $149,117,895
26 Harrison Ford $3,412,841,387 37 $92,238,956
27 Cameron Diaz $3,387,191,613 28 $120,971,129
28 Eddie Murphy $3,162,725,149 38 $83,229,609
29 Mark Ruffalo $3,158,824,021 18 $175,490,223
30 Jennifer Lawrence $3,124,481,482 18 $173,582,305
31 Ewan McGregor $3,078,045,721 27 $114,001,693
32 Orlando Bloom $3,073,693,564 15 $204,912,904
33 Ralph Fiennes $2,918,086,177 15 $194,539,078
34 Geoffrey Rush $2,869,543,404 12 $239,128,617
35 Sam Worthington $2,860,134,997 13 $220,010,384
36 Nicolas Cage $2,855,463,526 70 $40,792,336
37 Julia Roberts $2,812,844,230 32 $87,901,382
38 Natalie Portman $2,693,784,193 28 $96,206,578
39 Sandra Bullock $2,657,256,873 29 $91,629,547
40 Daniel Craig $2,628,809,625 11 $238,982,693
41 Paul Walker $2,617,673,460 13 $201,359,497
42 Tom Hiddleston $2,592,662,061 11 $235,696,551
43 Ben Affleck $2,583,294,735 33 $78,281,659
44 Bradley Cooper $2,578,719,445 23 $112,118,237
45 Arnold Schwarzenegger $2,540,444,803 29 $87,601,545
46 Shia LaBeouf $2,518,673,981 21 $119,936,856
47 Keira Knightley $2,507,794,614 19 $131,989,190
48 Idris Elba $2,499,078,483 19 $131,530,446
49 Christian Bale $2,495,029,235 31 $80,484,814
50 George Clooney $2,480,743,293 31 $80,023,977
51 Don Cheadle $2,455,071,688 16 $153,441,981
52 Josh Gad $2,449,614,309 10 $244,961,431
53 Jack Black $2,428,907,878 21 $115,662,280
54 Owen Wilson $2,413,263,323 30 $80,442,111
55 Denis Leary $2,404,247,674 9 $267,138,630
56 John Leguizamo $2,403,681,141 12 $200,306,762
57 Chris Pratt $2,399,188,336 9 $266,576,482
58 Ray Romano $2,397,780,661 7 $342,540,094
59 Sylvester Stallone $2,389,067,475 39 $61,258,140
60 Robert De Niro $2,371,923,068 69 $34,375,697
61 Martin Freeman $2,360,063,391 9 $262,229,266
62 Jason Statham $2,358,193,361 29 $81,317,012
63 Jim Carrey $2,334,015,295 28 $83,357,689
64 Kate Winslet $2,311,688,426 23 $100,508,192
65 Anthony Hopkins $2,303,052,688 24 $95,960,529
66 Kristen Stewart $2,281,870,407 19 $120,098,442
67 Keanu Reeves $2,248,559,839 42 $53,537,139
68 Ben Kingsley $2,189,399,501 14 $156,385,679
69 Mel Gibson $2,181,147,834 36 $60,587,440
70 Robin Williams $2,176,097,928 37 $58,813,458
71 Taylor Lautner $2,150,320,454 10 $215,032,045
72 Morgan Freeman $2,132,595,768 34 $62,723,405
73 Viggo Mortensen $2,131,497,295 20 $106,574,865
74 Daisy Ridley $2,073,923,748 5 $414,784,750
75 Robert Pattinson $2,066,561,717 15 $137,770,781
76 Mark Wahlberg $2,035,204,599 30 $67,840,153
77 Mike Myers $2,027,546,046 12 $168,962,171
78 Adam Sandler $2,005,953,206 34 $58,998,624
79 Simon Pegg $1,953,405,756 19 $102,810,829
80 Cate Blanchett $1,933,853,589 22 $87,902,436
81 Michelle Rodriguez $1,921,148,036 12 $160,095,670
82 Angelina Jolie Pitt $1,917,709,383 18 $106,539,410
83 Russell Crowe $1,915,217,978 33 $58,036,908
84 Sacha Baron Cohen $1,903,925,590 9 $211,547,288
85 Colin Firth $1,902,243,411 23 $82,706,235
86 Charlize Theron $1,885,292,798 20 $94,264,640
87 Adam Driver $1,863,162,567 7 $266,166,081
88 Channing Tatum $1,857,864,017 25 $74,314,561
89 John Boyega $1,837,203,249 4 $459,300,812
90 Michael Fassbender $1,829,891,880 21 $87,137,709
91 James McAvoy $1,828,408,591 16 $114,275,537
92 Jude Law $1,828,353,165 27 $67,716,784
93 Meryl Streep $1,824,437,430 45 $40,543,054
94 Ryan Reynolds $1,788,509,018 25 $71,540,361
95 Tommy Lee Jones $1,788,407,101 22 $81,291,232
96 Alan Tudyk $1,758,129,061 7 $251,161,294
97 Anne Hathaway $1,750,701,667 18 $97,261,204
98 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,747,681,628 17 $102,804,802
99 Gerard Butler $1,736,496,046 22 $78,931,638
100 Javier Bardem $1,732,511,803 14 $123,750,843

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

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

Johnny Depp: By Arnold WellsUploaded by MyCanon (Johnny Depp) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Daniel Radcliffe: DavidDjJohnson at English Wikipedia [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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