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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 ($759,700,000 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), 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), The Tourist ($211,100,212 in 2010), Alice Through the Looking Glass ($200,400,000 in 2016), Murder on the Orient Express ($181,205,939 in 2017)

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Daniel Radcliffe
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 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 $6,153,973,610 14 $439,569,544
2 Johnny Depp $6,014,106,017 46 $130,741,435
3 Daniel Radcliffe $5,705,807,136 17 $335,635,714
4 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,458,734,985 40 $136,468,375
5 Scarlett Johansson $5,413,835,040 24 $225,576,460
6 Rupert Grint $5,350,947,778 13 $411,611,368
7 Tom Cruise $5,147,338,454 38 $135,456,275
8 Vin Diesel $5,086,578,894 17 $299,210,523
9 Tom Hanks $4,877,705,435 46 $106,037,075
10 Samuel L. Jackson $4,427,561,331 53 $83,538,893
11 Leonardo DiCaprio $4,334,721,637 25 $173,388,865
12 Dwayne Johnson $4,070,051,641 23 $176,958,767
13 Will Smith $3,911,311,609 24 $162,971,317
14 Brad Pitt $3,795,190,853 38 $99,873,444
15 Ian McKellen $3,769,686,315 14 $269,263,308
16 Chris Hemsworth $3,734,191,516 16 $233,386,970
17 Jeremy Renner $3,722,326,390 13 $286,332,799
18 Liam Neeson $3,675,947,442 41 $89,657,255
19 Chris Evans $3,644,012,916 20 $182,200,646
20 Matt Damon $3,629,969,749 38 $95,525,520
21 Zoe Saldana $3,624,837,110 20 $181,241,856
22 Ralph Fiennes $3,597,632,925 16 $224,852,058
23 Ben Stiller $3,579,472,660 33 $108,468,868
24 Hugh Jackman $3,574,907,469 27 $132,403,980
25 Bruce Willis $3,542,984,644 52 $68,134,320
26 Steve Carell $3,427,103,888 23 $149,004,517
27 Harrison Ford $3,411,090,878 37 $92,191,645
28 Cameron Diaz $3,387,191,613 28 $120,971,129
29 Eddie Murphy $3,162,725,149 38 $83,229,609
30 Mark Ruffalo $3,154,087,159 18 $175,227,064
31 Jennifer Lawrence $3,124,481,482 17 $183,793,028
32 Ewan McGregor $3,074,920,413 26 $118,266,170
33 Orlando Bloom $3,073,693,564 15 $204,912,904
34 Geoffrey Rush $2,869,543,404 12 $239,128,617
35 Sam Worthington $2,856,119,544 13 $219,701,503
36 Nicolas Cage $2,855,463,526 69 $41,383,529
37 Natalie Portman $2,692,900,431 27 $99,737,053
38 Julia Roberts $2,686,705,500 32 $83,959,547
39 Sandra Bullock $2,657,256,873 28 $94,902,031
40 Daniel Craig $2,628,809,625 11 $238,982,693
41 Paul Walker $2,617,673,460 13 $201,359,497
42 Bradley Cooper $2,579,134,802 23 $112,136,296
43 Tom Hiddleston $2,577,683,702 11 $234,334,882
44 Ben Affleck $2,557,174,805 33 $77,490,146
45 Arnold Schwarzenegger $2,540,444,803 29 $87,601,545
46 Shia LaBeouf $2,518,524,673 21 $119,929,746
47 Keira Knightley $2,507,797,946 19 $131,989,366
48 Christian Bale $2,493,974,136 30 $83,132,471
49 George Clooney $2,480,743,293 31 $80,023,977
50 Idris Elba $2,468,505,877 19 $129,921,362
51 Don Cheadle $2,455,071,688 16 $153,441,981
52 Denis Leary $2,404,247,674 9 $267,138,630
53 John Leguizamo $2,403,681,141 12 $200,306,762
54 Chris Pratt $2,399,603,693 9 $266,622,633
55 Ray Romano $2,397,780,661 7 $342,540,094
56 Sylvester Stallone $2,389,067,475 39 $61,258,140
57 Josh Gad $2,377,722,034 10 $237,772,203
58 Robert De Niro $2,366,595,784 69 $34,298,490
59 Jason Statham $2,357,093,055 29 $81,279,071
60 Jim Carrey $2,334,179,407 28 $83,363,550
61 Kate Winslet $2,311,745,424 23 $100,510,671
62 Anthony Hopkins $2,298,315,826 24 $95,763,159
63 Kristen Stewart $2,281,870,407 19 $120,098,442
64 Owen Wilson $2,278,735,663 30 $75,957,855
65 Keanu Reeves $2,242,544,048 40 $56,063,601
66 Martin Freeman $2,191,063,391 8 $273,882,924
67 Ben Kingsley $2,189,399,501 14 $156,385,679
68 Robin Williams $2,176,099,895 37 $58,813,511
69 Mel Gibson $2,160,127,360 36 $60,003,538
70 Taylor Lautner $2,150,320,454 10 $215,032,045
71 Morgan Freeman $2,132,108,922 34 $62,709,086
72 Viggo Mortensen $2,125,058,445 20 $106,252,922
73 Robert Pattinson $2,065,782,812 15 $137,718,854
74 Mike Myers $2,027,546,046 12 $168,962,171
75 Adam Sandler $2,005,953,206 33 $60,786,461
76 Mark Wahlberg $1,993,250,985 30 $66,441,700
77 Simon Pegg $1,953,405,756 19 $102,810,829
78 Cate Blanchett $1,922,520,086 21 $91,548,576
79 Michelle Rodriguez $1,920,047,730 12 $160,003,978
80 Angelina Jolie Pitt $1,917,709,383 18 $106,539,410
81 Russell Crowe $1,915,217,978 33 $58,036,908
82 Sacha Baron Cohen $1,903,925,590 9 $211,547,288
83 Jack Black $1,901,913,036 21 $90,567,287
84 Colin Firth $1,886,680,604 22 $85,758,209
85 Charlize Theron $1,882,498,045 19 $99,078,844
86 Channing Tatum $1,842,297,878 25 $73,691,915
87 Michael Fassbender $1,829,428,853 21 $87,115,660
88 Jude Law $1,828,353,165 27 $67,716,784
89 James McAvoy $1,828,263,185 16 $114,266,449
90 Ryan Reynolds $1,788,509,018 24 $74,521,209
91 Tommy Lee Jones $1,787,916,885 22 $81,268,949
92 Dave Bautista $1,770,342,420 9 $196,704,713
93 Meryl Streep $1,765,007,380 44 $40,113,804
94 Alan Tudyk $1,758,129,061 7 $251,161,294
95 Anne Hathaway $1,750,701,667 17 $102,982,451
96 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,747,681,628 17 $102,804,802
97 Javier Bardem $1,732,511,803 14 $123,750,843
98 Elizabeth Olsen $1,722,987,528 11 $156,635,230
99 John Travolta $1,714,661,653 45 $38,103,592
100 Gerard Butler $1,708,522,231 20 $85,426,112

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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