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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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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), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($697,910,658 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), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($552,500,000 in 1999)

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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 51 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 ($393,037,129 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 ($300,154,671 in 2017)

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Andy Serkis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 15 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), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($697,910,658 in 2017), Black Panther ($647,011,693 in 2018), 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 ($343,336,747 in 2017)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Warwick Davis $9,001,450,846 22 $409,156,857
2 Samuel L. Jackson $8,610,288,983 103 $83,595,039
3 Andy Serkis $8,004,614,062 28 $285,879,074
4 Robert Downey, Jr. $7,020,562,334 62 $113,234,876
5 Cate Blanchett $6,614,504,093 47 $140,734,130
6 Emma Watson $6,424,500,639 16 $401,531,290
7 Orlando Bloom $6,311,490,956 24 $262,978,790
8 Robbie Coltrane $6,301,558,022 34 $185,339,942
9 Alan Rickman $6,270,218,830 34 $184,418,201
10 Scarlett Johansson $6,188,803,831 42 $147,352,472
11 Helena Bonham Carter $6,175,977,574 39 $158,358,399
12 Gary Oldman $6,141,321,320 48 $127,944,194
13 Dwayne Johnson $6,106,594,285 34 $179,605,714
14 Julie Walters $6,059,057,731 27 $224,409,546
15 Johnny Depp $6,012,331,505 57 $105,479,500
16 Ralph Fiennes $5,943,903,668 39 $152,407,786
17 Vin Diesel $5,890,121,793 27 $218,152,659
18 Paul Bettany $5,828,586,661 29 $200,985,747
19 Michelle Rodriguez $5,822,840,661 25 $232,913,626
20 Daniel Radcliffe $5,753,020,582 21 $273,953,361
21 Luke Evans $5,750,937,488 17 $338,290,440
22 Jeremy Renner $5,746,265,601 27 $212,824,652
23 Tom Felton $5,734,297,025 21 $273,061,763
24 Stellan Skarsgård $5,715,791,540 50 $114,315,831
25 Ian McKellen $5,676,443,040 30 $189,214,768
26 Tom Cruise $5,627,489,359 44 $127,897,485
27 Don Cheadle $5,599,544,136 42 $133,322,479
28 Zoe Saldana $5,534,805,775 37 $149,589,345
29 Matthew Lewis $5,486,863,580 10 $548,686,358
30 Tyrese Gibson $5,455,103,394 19 $287,110,705
31 Maggie Smith $5,380,025,176 41 $131,220,126
32 Rupert Grint $5,342,425,097 14 $381,601,793
33 Geraldine Somerville $5,337,309,669 11 $485,209,970
34 Devon Murray $5,337,082,900 10 $533,708,290
35 Oliver Phelps $5,337,082,900 8 $667,135,363
36 Josh Herdman $5,337,082,900 8 $667,135,363
37 Bonnie Wright $5,337,082,900 9 $593,009,211
38 James Phelps $5,337,082,900 8 $667,135,363
39 Chris Hemsworth $5,294,643,902 21 $252,125,900
40 Benedict Cumberbatch $5,265,466,310 25 $210,618,652
41 Chris Evans $5,258,284,185 29 $181,320,144
42 Gwyneth Paltrow $5,164,200,202 44 $117,368,186
43 Mark Williams $5,162,098,377 14 $368,721,313
44 Michael Gambon $5,146,443,398 43 $119,684,730
45 Hugo Weaving $5,116,927,874 27 $189,515,847
46 Mark Ruffalo $5,056,115,862 41 $123,319,899
47 Idris Elba $5,038,560,297 34 $148,192,950
48 Morgan Freeman $4,894,927,888 78 $62,755,486
49 David Bradley $4,786,381,513 18 $265,910,084
50 Judi Dench $4,754,080,076 42 $113,192,383
51 Adrian Rawlins $4,725,551,940 14 $337,539,424
52 Brendan Gleeson $4,688,292,627 48 $97,672,763
53 Timothy Spall $4,685,216,997 43 $108,958,535
54 Alfie Enoch $4,672,782,900 7 $667,540,414
55 Harrison Ford $4,667,636,061 43 $108,549,676
56 Simon Pegg $4,622,944,763 29 $159,411,888
57 Jason Isaacs $4,564,681,911 37 $123,369,781
58 Chris Pratt $4,557,435,229 21 $217,020,725
59 Anthony Mackie $4,510,102,940 41 $110,002,511
60 Jim Broadbent $4,486,050,602 58 $77,345,700
61 Domhnall Gleeson $4,401,430,255 19 $231,654,224
62 Richard Griffiths $4,386,702,431 30 $146,223,414
63 Stanley Tucci $4,377,975,924 67 $65,342,924
64 Liam Neeson $4,341,060,388 69 $62,913,919
65 Leonardo DiCaprio $4,334,845,234 32 $135,463,914
66 Will Smith $4,276,723,649 29 $147,473,229
67 Matt Damon $4,227,820,352 55 $76,869,461
68 Toby Jones $4,191,692,919 43 $97,481,231
69 Martin Klebba $4,189,558,550 39 $107,424,578
70 Michael Caine $4,185,451,822 66 $63,415,937
71 Geoffrey Rush $4,167,021,673 35 $119,057,762
72 Brad Pitt $4,157,083,573 43 $96,676,362
73 Tom Hiddleston $4,155,263,635 17 $244,427,273
74 Woody Harrelson $4,034,504,128 67 $60,216,480
75 Keira Knightley $4,007,793,171 30 $133,593,106
76 Gal Gadot $3,947,242,451 15 $263,149,497
77 John Hurt $3,925,346,050 68 $57,725,677
78 Michael Papajohn $3,922,704,684 36 $108,964,019
79 Tom Hanks $3,903,406,853 53 $73,649,186
80 Hugh Jackman $3,875,775,123 29 $133,647,418
81 Kevin McNally $3,862,485,766 21 $183,927,894
82 Martin Freeman $3,856,585,316 18 $214,254,740
83 Bruce Willis $3,854,213,153 71 $54,284,692
84 Elizabeth Banks $3,839,724,195 47 $81,696,259
85 Christopher Lee $3,819,343,477 27 $141,457,166
86 Ian Holm $3,754,650,181 40 $93,866,255
87 David Thewlis $3,739,013,583 41 $91,195,453
88 Jamie Waylett $3,712,282,900 6 $618,713,817
89 Katie Leung $3,661,823,887 7 $523,117,698
90 Bill Nighy $3,654,799,474 39 $93,712,807
91 Jason Statham $3,650,001,535 37 $98,648,690
92 Daniel Craig $3,616,776,185 29 $124,716,420
93 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $3,616,045,800 15 $241,069,720
94 Sean Bean $3,600,056,022 37 $97,298,811
95 Emma Thompson $3,557,130,712 39 $91,208,480
96 Anthony Hopkins $3,530,821,785 62 $56,948,738
97 William Melling $3,518,761,728 6 $586,460,288
98 Afshan Azad $3,515,761,728 5 $703,152,346
99 J.K. Simmons $3,505,758,640 60 $58,429,311
100 Marton Csokas $3,504,289,202 27 $129,788,489

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

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

Samuel L. Jackson: By pinguino k (originally posted to Flickr as samuel l jackson) [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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