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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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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films, with $2,460,365,900 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #78)
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,346,018,308 in 2018), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($949,212,854 in 2015), The Avengers ($896,200,000 in 2012), Iron Man 3 ($806,400,000 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($745,220,146 in 2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($546,009,289 in 2017), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($348,815,025 in 2011), Iron Man 2 ($308,723,058 in 2010), Sherlock Holmes ($289,409,533 in 2009), Iron Man ($266,567,421 in 2008)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $9,354,629,222 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1)
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,346,018,308 in 2018), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($949,212,854 in 2015), The Avengers ($896,200,000 in 2012), Captain America: Civil War ($745,220,146 in 2016), The Jungle Book ($599,840,677 in 2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($454,654,931 in 2014), Sing ($364,833,772 in 2016), Lucy ($330,933,816 in 2014), Iron Man 2 ($308,723,058 in 2010), Ghost in the Shell ($127,355,290 in 2017)

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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $4,513,210,831 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #25)
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,346,018,308 in 2018), Furious 7 ($1,165,715,774 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,011,701,261 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($550,620,594 in 2013), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($473,076,613 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), Fast & Furious ($208,000,000 in 2009), xXx ($125,270,000 in 2002)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Robert Downey, Jr. $6,805,301,954 42 $162,030,999
2 Scarlett Johansson $6,760,681,217 26 $260,026,201
3 Vin Diesel $6,432,912,272 22 $292,405,103
4 Emma Watson $6,153,226,451 14 $439,516,175
5 Johnny Depp $6,115,270,822 49 $124,801,445
6 Daniel Radcliffe $5,708,109,385 19 $300,426,810
7 Rupert Grint $5,350,947,778 13 $411,611,368
8 Tom Cruise $5,148,307,408 38 $135,481,774
9 Chris Hemsworth $5,109,117,057 19 $268,900,898
10 Chris Evans $4,995,313,887 22 $227,059,722
11 Tom Hanks $4,972,928,571 48 $103,602,679
12 Zoe Saldana $4,970,514,855 25 $198,820,594
13 Dwayne Johnson $4,720,939,014 25 $188,837,561
14 Mark Ruffalo $4,504,831,959 19 $237,096,419
15 Samuel L. Jackson $4,479,086,605 54 $82,946,048
16 Leonardo DiCaprio $4,334,622,722 26 $166,716,259
17 Chris Pratt $4,154,116,756 12 $346,176,396
18 Bradley Cooper $3,924,429,723 26 $150,939,605
19 Will Smith $3,915,997,069 26 $150,615,272
20 Don Cheadle $3,801,089,996 17 $223,593,529
21 Brad Pitt $3,795,177,250 40 $94,879,431
22 Hugh Jackman $3,790,475,464 30 $126,349,182
23 Ian McKellen $3,768,939,156 14 $269,209,940
24 Liam Neeson $3,747,745,722 44 $85,176,039
25 Jeremy Renner $3,728,455,015 14 $266,318,215
26 Matt Damon $3,653,145,324 39 $93,670,393
27 Ben Stiller $3,579,278,181 33 $108,462,975
28 Bruce Willis $3,557,638,709 55 $64,684,340
29 Steve Carell $3,429,717,873 25 $137,188,715
30 Harrison Ford $3,418,538,658 38 $89,961,544
31 Cameron Diaz $3,354,738,932 27 $124,249,590
32 Jennifer Lawrence $3,223,593,241 19 $169,662,802
33 Eddie Murphy $3,162,725,149 39 $81,095,517
34 Ewan McGregor $3,078,730,681 28 $109,954,667
35 Elizabeth Olsen $3,073,765,282 13 $236,443,483
36 Orlando Bloom $3,073,693,564 16 $192,105,848
37 Ralph Fiennes $2,918,085,034 16 $182,380,315
38 Geoffrey Rush $2,866,621,140 13 $220,509,318
39 Nicolas Cage $2,855,799,848 75 $38,077,331
40 Sam Worthington $2,855,730,833 15 $190,382,056
41 Chadwick Boseman $2,845,930,342 7 $406,561,477
42 Martin Freeman $2,838,075,084 9 $315,341,676
43 Julia Roberts $2,833,415,351 32 $88,544,230
44 Sebastian Stan $2,754,608,656 5 $550,921,731
45 Sandra Bullock $2,714,472,883 29 $93,602,513
46 Natalie Portman $2,704,773,231 29 $93,268,042
47 Daniel Craig $2,630,981,960 11 $239,180,178
48 Tom Hiddleston $2,618,286,611 11 $238,026,056
49 Paul Walker $2,617,673,460 13 $201,359,497
50 Ben Affleck $2,583,289,256 33 $78,281,493
51 Josh Brolin $2,562,023,800 17 $150,707,282
52 Benedict Cumberbatch $2,546,935,386 11 $231,539,581
53 Arnold Schwarzenegger $2,540,449,262 30 $84,681,642
54 Paul Bettany $2,528,330,176 13 $194,486,937
55 Shia LaBeouf $2,518,890,745 22 $114,495,034
56 Keira Knightley $2,508,621,943 21 $119,458,188
57 Christian Bale $2,504,841,916 31 $80,801,352
58 Idris Elba $2,502,191,006 19 $131,694,263
59 George Clooney $2,480,743,293 31 $80,023,977
60 Jack Black $2,459,799,010 23 $106,947,783
61 Josh Gad $2,445,211,717 11 $222,291,974
62 Dave Bautista $2,442,968,213 11 $222,088,019
63 Owen Wilson $2,426,182,063 30 $80,872,735
64 Denis Leary $2,404,247,674 9 $267,138,630
65 John Leguizamo $2,403,681,141 12 $200,306,762
66 Ray Romano $2,397,780,655 7 $342,540,094
67 Simon Pegg $2,396,849,954 21 $114,135,712
68 Karen Gillan $2,393,107,616 5 $478,621,523
69 Sylvester Stallone $2,389,067,475 43 $55,559,709
70 Robert De Niro $2,375,727,806 68 $34,937,174
71 Jason Statham $2,358,193,361 30 $78,606,445
72 Jim Carrey $2,333,849,577 29 $80,477,572
73 Kate Winslet $2,314,487,716 23 $100,629,901
74 Anthony Hopkins $2,303,827,824 24 $95,992,826
75 Kristen Stewart $2,281,887,334 20 $114,094,367
76 Keanu Reeves $2,248,570,458 45 $49,968,232
77 Ben Kingsley $2,189,390,836 16 $136,836,927
78 Ryan Reynolds $2,182,389,184 26 $83,938,046
79 Mel Gibson $2,181,147,556 35 $62,318,502
80 Robin Williams $2,176,092,449 37 $58,813,309
81 Andy Serkis $2,173,647,316 8 $271,705,915
82 Taylor Lautner $2,150,320,454 10 $215,032,045
83 Morgan Freeman $2,135,770,635 35 $61,022,018
84 Viggo Mortensen $2,131,497,295 20 $106,574,865
85 Tom Holland $2,107,998,321 4 $526,999,580
86 Robert Pattinson $2,067,479,939 16 $129,217,496
87 Daisy Ridley $2,063,071,114 6 $343,845,186
88 John Boyega $2,060,368,412 6 $343,394,735
89 Mark Wahlberg $2,042,744,444 31 $65,894,982
90 Mike Myers $2,028,126,726 13 $156,009,748
91 Adam Sandler $2,005,953,206 35 $57,312,949
92 Letitia Wright $1,993,031,119 3 $664,343,706
93 Danai Gurira $1,993,030,001 2 $996,515,001
94 Cate Blanchett $1,990,897,550 22 $90,495,343
95 Michelle Rodriguez $1,921,148,036 13 $147,780,618
96 Angelina Jolie Pitt $1,917,709,383 20 $95,885,469
97 Russell Crowe $1,915,217,978 33 $58,036,908
98 Sacha Baron Cohen $1,903,925,590 9 $211,547,288
99 Colin Firth $1,903,058,125 24 $79,294,089
100 Charlize Theron $1,891,760,506 24 $78,823,354

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

Robert Downey, Jr.: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Scarlett Johansson: Foto: © JCS / , via Wikimedia Commons

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

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