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Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office


See also: Top International Leading Stars - Top International Supporting Stars - Top Domestic Live Action Stars - Top Worldwide 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 live action acting role in over their lifetime.

Roles in animated movies are excluded from the calculations in this chart, as are voice-only roles in live action films, and cameos.

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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), The Avengers ($896,200,000 in 2012), Jurassic Park ($643,104,279 in 1993), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($552,500,000 in 1999), 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), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($346,018,875 in 2002), Iron Man 2 ($308,723,058 in 2010), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($300,216,520 in 2017)

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Warwick Davis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($1,122,000,000 in 2015), 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), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($552,500,000 in 1999), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($547,149,597 in 2004)

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Andy Serkis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($1,122,000,000 in 2015), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($949,212,854 in 2015), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($763,557,436 in 2003), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($714,000,000 in 2012), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ($592,150,661 in 2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($571,666,235 in 2001), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($502,098,977 in 2014), War for the Planet of the Apes ($343,400,000 in 2017), King Kong ($332,437,332 in 2005), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($306,100,000 in 2011)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson $8,608,030,550 99 $86,949,804
2 Warwick Davis $8,364,340,188 22 $380,197,281
3 Andy Serkis $6,720,554,964 26 $258,482,883
4 Cate Blanchett $6,532,649,595 45 $145,169,991
5 Emma Watson $6,425,247,798 16 $401,577,987
6 Orlando Bloom $6,315,551,944 23 $274,589,215
7 Robbie Coltrane $6,301,558,022 34 $185,339,942
8 Alan Rickman $6,269,391,501 34 $184,393,868
9 Helena Bonham Carter $6,105,377,574 38 $160,667,831
10 Gary Oldman $6,053,709,586 44 $137,584,309
11 Johnny Depp $5,954,490,052 55 $108,263,455
12 Ralph Fiennes $5,943,904,811 37 $160,646,076
13 Julie Walters $5,904,477,273 23 $256,716,403
14 Michelle Rodriguez $5,826,756,865 23 $253,337,255
15 Daniel Radcliffe $5,750,718,333 19 $302,669,386
16 Luke Evans $5,750,543,059 16 $359,408,941
17 Tom Felton $5,732,968,625 20 $286,648,431
18 Stellan Skarsgård $5,710,631,462 47 $121,502,797
19 Ian McKellen $5,676,443,040 30 $189,214,768
20 Robert Downey, Jr. $5,658,813,673 60 $94,313,561
21 Tom Cruise $5,626,507,955 43 $130,849,022
22 Matthew Lewis $5,486,282,900 9 $609,586,989
23 Tyrese Gibson $5,454,003,088 19 $287,052,794
24 Maggie Smith $5,378,721,057 40 $134,468,026
25 Rupert Grint $5,342,423,378 14 $381,601,670
26 Geraldine Somerville $5,337,309,669 11 $485,209,970
27 James Phelps $5,337,082,900 8 $667,135,363
28 Oliver Phelps $5,337,082,900 8 $667,135,363
29 Josh Herdman $5,337,082,900 8 $667,135,363
30 Bonnie Wright $5,337,082,900 9 $593,009,211
31 Devon Murray $5,337,082,900 10 $533,708,290
32 Dwayne Johnson $5,222,506,502 30 $174,083,550
33 Mark Williams $5,162,098,377 14 $368,721,313
34 Michael Gambon $5,128,434,722 43 $119,265,924
35 Hugo Weaving $5,115,388,375 26 $196,745,707
36 Morgan Freeman $4,891,264,520 76 $64,358,744
37 Scarlett Johansson $4,827,652,050 39 $123,785,950
38 David Bradley $4,785,753,642 17 $281,514,920
39 Adrian Rawlins $4,725,551,940 14 $337,539,424
40 Judi Dench $4,688,747,917 40 $117,218,698
41 Timothy Spall $4,683,152,656 43 $108,910,527
42 Alfie Enoch $4,672,782,900 7 $667,540,414
43 Harrison Ford $4,660,634,218 42 $110,967,481
44 Jason Isaacs $4,564,318,191 36 $126,786,616
45 Brendan Gleeson $4,535,374,742 47 $96,497,335
46 Vin Diesel $4,527,883,336 22 $205,812,879
47 Richard Griffiths $4,386,702,431 30 $146,223,414
48 Jeremy Renner $4,378,936,976 25 $175,157,479
49 Stanley Tucci $4,377,986,294 65 $67,353,635
50 Leonardo DiCaprio $4,334,944,149 31 $139,836,908
51 Jim Broadbent $4,332,561,598 57 $76,009,853
52 Paul Bettany $4,316,086,661 27 $159,855,062
53 Will Smith $4,272,048,810 27 $158,224,030
54 Liam Neeson $4,269,255,379 66 $64,685,688
55 Martin Klebba $4,240,032,693 40 $106,000,817
56 Don Cheadle $4,238,344,136 41 $103,374,247
57 Matt Damon $4,205,021,519 54 $77,870,769
58 Zoe Saldana $4,179,170,554 33 $126,641,532
59 Geoffrey Rush $4,169,935,339 34 $122,645,157
60 Michael Caine $4,169,396,075 64 $65,146,814
61 Brad Pitt $4,157,093,115 42 $98,978,408
62 Keira Knightley $4,011,026,830 28 $143,250,958
63 John Hurt $3,924,397,740 67 $58,573,101
64 Gal Gadot $3,922,897,515 12 $326,908,126
65 Michael Papajohn $3,922,704,684 36 $108,964,019
66 Chris Hemsworth $3,903,849,954 18 $216,880,553
67 Benedict Cumberbatch $3,899,446,230 23 $169,541,140
68 Chris Evans $3,891,801,522 27 $144,140,797
69 Kevin McNally $3,866,750,816 21 $184,130,991
70 Bruce Willis $3,839,559,088 68 $56,464,104
71 Christopher Lee $3,819,343,477 27 $141,457,166
72 Tom Hanks $3,808,189,031 51 $74,670,373
73 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,802,451,541 44 $86,419,353
74 Elizabeth Banks $3,789,721,067 46 $82,385,241
75 Woody Harrelson $3,784,276,470 65 $58,219,638
76 Ian Holm $3,754,650,181 40 $93,866,255
77 David Thewlis $3,739,013,583 39 $95,872,143
78 Jamie Waylett $3,712,282,900 6 $618,713,817
79 Mark Ruffalo $3,690,183,733 40 $92,254,593
80 Katie Leung $3,660,316,249 7 $522,902,321
81 Bill Nighy $3,653,914,609 39 $93,690,118
82 Jason Statham $3,648,901,229 37 $98,618,952
83 Idris Elba $3,643,555,281 33 $110,410,766
84 Toby Jones $3,627,626,601 41 $88,478,698
85 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $3,614,945,494 15 $240,996,366
86 Daniel Craig $3,614,052,865 28 $129,073,317
87 Sean Bean $3,606,266,022 38 $94,901,737
88 Emma Thompson $3,556,303,383 39 $91,187,266
89 Simon Pegg $3,542,389,907 27 $131,199,626
90 Domhnall Gleeson $3,535,431,264 19 $186,075,330
91 Anthony Hopkins $3,525,242,744 62 $56,858,754
92 William Melling $3,518,761,728 6 $586,460,288
93 Afshan Azad $3,515,761,728 5 $703,152,346
94 Marton Csokas $3,504,268,469 26 $134,779,557
95 J.K. Simmons $3,482,560,550 59 $59,026,450
96 Sigourney Weaver $3,472,400,455 52 $66,776,932
97 Elijah Wood $3,471,485,024 39 $89,012,437
98 Giovanni Ribisi $3,458,605,346 42 $82,347,746
99 Kelly Kilgour $3,425,411,357 3 $1,141,803,786
100 Kurt Russell $3,348,327,786 39 $85,854,559

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

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

Warwick Davis: By Official Star Wars Blog (2007 Disney Weekends #4: Warwick Davis) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Andy Serkis: By https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore Gage Skidmore] [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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