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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 ($246,387,043 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 17 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 $6,097,329,103 47 $129,730,406
3 Daniel Radcliffe $5,707,720,651 19 $300,406,350
4 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,459,283,646 41 $133,153,260
5 Scarlett Johansson $5,414,722,232 25 $216,588,889
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 18 $282,625,769
9 Tom Hanks $4,970,212,614 48 $103,546,096
10 Dwayne Johnson $4,607,019,105 24 $191,959,129
11 Samuel L. Jackson $4,427,859,808 53 $83,544,525
12 Leonardo DiCaprio $4,334,622,722 25 $173,384,909
13 Will Smith $3,915,997,069 25 $156,639,883
14 Hugh Jackman $3,826,702,417 27 $141,729,719
15 Brad Pitt $3,795,190,853 38 $99,873,444
16 Ian McKellen $3,769,081,723 14 $269,220,123
17 Chris Hemsworth $3,756,326,724 18 $208,684,818
18 Liam Neeson $3,747,869,423 42 $89,234,986
19 Jeremy Renner $3,722,320,728 13 $286,332,364
20 Chris Evans $3,649,295,579 21 $173,775,980
21 Matt Damon $3,646,841,529 38 $95,969,514
22 Zoe Saldana $3,629,041,819 21 $172,811,515
23 Ben Stiller $3,579,284,285 33 $108,463,160
24 Bruce Willis $3,550,497,444 53 $66,990,518
25 Steve Carell $3,429,704,937 24 $142,904,372
26 Harrison Ford $3,414,612,042 38 $89,858,212
27 Cameron Diaz $3,354,738,932 28 $119,812,105
28 Jennifer Lawrence $3,222,845,324 18 $179,046,962
29 Eddie Murphy $3,162,725,149 38 $83,229,609
30 Mark Ruffalo $3,158,824,021 19 $166,253,896
31 Ewan McGregor $3,078,840,430 28 $109,958,587
32 Orlando Bloom $3,073,693,564 15 $204,912,904
33 Ralph Fiennes $2,918,085,034 15 $194,539,002
34 Geoffrey Rush $2,870,586,600 13 $220,814,354
35 Sam Worthington $2,860,134,997 13 $220,010,384
36 Nicolas Cage $2,855,528,828 72 $39,660,123
37 Martin Freeman $2,833,137,735 9 $314,793,082
38 Julia Roberts $2,832,947,880 32 $88,529,621
39 Natalie Portman $2,704,018,902 29 $93,242,031
40 Sandra Bullock $2,657,256,873 29 $91,629,547
41 Daniel Craig $2,628,869,706 11 $238,988,155
42 Paul Walker $2,617,673,460 13 $201,359,497
43 Tom Hiddleston $2,611,382,927 11 $237,398,448
44 Ben Affleck $2,583,289,256 33 $78,281,493
45 Bradley Cooper $2,578,719,445 24 $107,446,644
46 Arnold Schwarzenegger $2,540,449,231 29 $87,601,698
47 Shia LaBeouf $2,518,678,899 21 $119,937,090
48 Keira Knightley $2,508,621,943 19 $132,032,734
49 Christian Bale $2,501,778,104 31 $80,702,519
50 Idris Elba $2,499,167,824 19 $131,535,149
51 George Clooney $2,480,743,293 31 $80,023,977
52 Don Cheadle $2,455,071,688 17 $144,415,982
53 Jack Black $2,453,312,759 22 $111,514,216
54 Josh Gad $2,448,642,947 10 $244,864,295
55 Owen Wilson $2,424,744,710 30 $80,824,824
56 Denis Leary $2,404,247,674 9 $267,138,630
57 John Leguizamo $2,403,681,141 12 $200,306,762
58 Chris Pratt $2,401,946,784 10 $240,194,678
59 Ray Romano $2,397,780,655 7 $342,540,094
60 Sylvester Stallone $2,389,067,475 40 $59,726,687
61 Robert De Niro $2,371,925,482 69 $34,375,732
62 Jason Statham $2,358,193,361 29 $81,317,012
63 Simon Pegg $2,349,205,756 20 $117,460,288
64 Jim Carrey $2,333,904,298 29 $80,479,459
65 Kate Winslet $2,311,591,582 23 $100,503,982
66 Anthony Hopkins $2,303,052,688 24 $95,960,529
67 Kristen Stewart $2,281,870,407 20 $114,093,520
68 Keanu Reeves $2,248,559,839 42 $53,537,139
69 Ben Kingsley $2,189,399,501 15 $145,959,967
70 Mel Gibson $2,181,147,667 35 $62,318,505
71 Robin Williams $2,176,092,449 37 $58,813,309
72 Andy Serkis $2,168,773,220 8 $271,096,653
73 Taylor Lautner $2,150,320,454 10 $215,032,045
74 Morgan Freeman $2,135,724,004 34 $62,815,412
75 Viggo Mortensen $2,131,497,295 20 $106,574,865
76 Daisy Ridley $2,070,479,598 5 $414,095,920
77 Robert Pattinson $2,066,561,270 15 $137,770,751
78 John Boyega $2,061,492,953 5 $412,298,591
79 Mark Wahlberg $2,042,779,283 30 $68,092,643
80 Mike Myers $2,027,546,046 12 $168,962,171
81 Adam Sandler $2,005,953,206 35 $57,312,949
82 Cate Blanchett $1,933,808,856 22 $87,900,403
83 Michelle Rodriguez $1,921,148,036 12 $160,095,670
84 Angelina Jolie Pitt $1,917,709,383 18 $106,539,410
85 Russell Crowe $1,915,217,978 33 $58,036,908
86 Sacha Baron Cohen $1,903,925,590 9 $211,547,288
87 Colin Firth $1,903,070,740 23 $82,742,206
88 Charlize Theron $1,888,992,798 21 $89,952,038
89 Meryl Streep $1,869,264,609 45 $41,539,214
90 Adam Driver $1,860,266,888 7 $265,752,413
91 Channing Tatum $1,857,924,098 25 $74,316,964
92 James McAvoy $1,846,450,573 17 $108,614,740
93 Michael Fassbender $1,829,892,097 21 $87,137,719
94 Jude Law $1,828,353,165 27 $67,716,784
95 Tommy Lee Jones $1,793,181,819 22 $81,508,265
96 Ryan Reynolds $1,788,509,018 25 $71,540,361
97 Alan Tudyk $1,758,129,061 7 $251,161,294
98 Gerard Butler $1,756,083,745 23 $76,351,467
99 Anne Hathaway $1,750,701,667 18 $97,261,204
100 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,747,681,628 17 $102,804,802

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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