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Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Stars - International Leading Original Screenplay Stars - International Leading Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Stars - International Leading Remake Stars - International Leading Based on TV Stars - International Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars - International Leading Based on Factual Book/Article Stars - International Leading Based on Play Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 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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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), The Woman in Black ($74,622,608 in 2012), Victor Frankenstein ($27,400,000 in 2015)

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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), 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), The Perks of Being a Wallflower ($15,326,355 in 2012)

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Rupert Grint
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 9 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)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Daniel Radcliffe $5,442,145,163 13 $418,626,551
2 Emma Watson $5,372,563,275 10 $537,256,328
3 Rupert Grint $5,337,082,900 8 $667,135,363
4 Ralph Fiennes $2,561,148,594 8 $320,143,574
5 Daniel Craig $2,471,950,563 5 $494,390,113
6 Martin Freeman $2,167,727,102 4 $541,931,776
7 Robert Pattinson $2,021,810,038 8 $252,726,255
8 Viggo Mortensen $1,988,694,896 8 $248,586,862
9 Kristen Stewart $1,960,203,279 7 $280,029,040
10 Taylor Lautner $1,954,427,294 6 $325,737,882
11 Ian McKellen $1,938,133,668 6 $323,022,278
12 Tom Hanks $1,852,556,609 13 $142,504,355
13 Cameron Diaz $1,830,562,295 8 $228,820,287
14 Mike Myers $1,754,858,546 5 $350,971,709
15 Jennifer Lawrence $1,733,998,620 9 $192,666,513
16 Eddie Murphy $1,722,058,546 5 $344,411,709
17 Alan Rickman $1,349,985,052 3 $449,995,017
18 Matt Damon $1,313,604,288 11 $119,418,572
19 Johnny Depp $1,302,680,258 12 $108,556,688
20 Brad Pitt $1,285,973,653 10 $128,597,365
21 Orlando Bloom $1,233,920,124 3 $411,306,708
22 Liam Neeson $1,195,422,542 11 $108,674,777
23 Elijah Wood $1,181,516,224 5 $236,303,245
24 Robin Williams $1,164,361,433 10 $116,436,143
25 Jude Law $1,129,678,765 9 $125,519,863
26 Chris Pratt $1,019,442,583 2 $509,721,292
27 Georgie Henley $1,018,348,413 4 $254,587,103
28 Skandar Keynes $1,018,348,413 3 $339,449,471
29 Javier Bardem $929,665,444 6 $154,944,241
30 Pierce Brosnan $901,383,297 6 $150,230,550
31 Leonardo DiCaprio $862,776,801 8 $107,847,100
32 Hugh Jackman $854,391,342 6 $142,398,557
33 Roger Moore $844,000,000 8 $105,500,000
34 Ben Kingsley $833,438,315 4 $208,359,579
35 Simon Pegg $819,933,273 5 $163,986,655
36 Scarlett Johansson $789,563,395 6 $131,593,899
37 Maggie Smith $762,085,059 4 $190,521,265
38 Tilda Swinton $751,655,206 3 $250,551,735
39 Bruce Willis $751,097,162 10 $75,109,716
40 Tom Cruise $744,317,566 9 $82,701,952
41 Dakota Johnson $724,231,247 3 $241,410,416
42 Dylan O’Brien $723,111,281 4 $180,777,820
43 Harrison Ford $713,299,553 10 $71,329,955
44 Robert Downey, Jr. $707,187,208 12 $58,932,267
45 Kenneth Branagh $706,991,754 3 $235,663,918
46 Anna Popplewell $704,548,413 2 $352,274,207
47 William Moseley $704,548,413 2 $352,274,207
48 Kaya Scodelario $703,321,847 4 $175,830,462
49 Thomas Brodie-Sangster $700,734,491 4 $175,183,623
50 Renée Zellweger $699,046,249 7 $99,863,750
51 Idris Elba $694,570,776 5 $138,914,155
52 Ben Stiller $683,614,947 4 $170,903,737
53 Ben Barnes $682,919,798 3 $227,639,933
54 Jamie Dornan $671,966,690 3 $223,988,897
55 Richard Harris $657,179,821 1 $657,179,821
56 Robbie Coltrane $657,179,821 1 $657,179,821
57 Meryl Streep $633,243,362 18 $35,180,187
58 Russell Crowe $628,880,091 7 $89,840,013
59 Anne Hathaway $623,096,203 6 $103,849,367
60 Jim Carrey $612,278,176 6 $102,046,363
61 Christopher Walken $600,231,501 3 $200,077,167
62 Sacha Baron Cohen $599,942,559 3 $199,980,853
63 Bill Murray $599,900,000 6 $99,983,333
64 Giancarlo Esposito $599,900,000 1 $599,900,000
65 Lupita Nyong'o $599,900,000 1 $599,900,000
66 Neel Sethi $599,900,000 1 $599,900,000
67 Josh Hutcherson $597,288,847 5 $119,457,769
68 Mark Rylance $582,500,913 5 $116,500,183
69 Shailene Woodley $578,409,132 6 $96,401,522
70 Antonio Banderas $575,622,998 4 $143,905,750
71 Ben Whishaw $573,080,583 5 $114,616,117
72 Audrey Tautou $563,550,932 4 $140,887,733
73 Will Poulter $559,691,999 2 $279,846,000
74 Patrick Gallagher $553,570,481 2 $276,785,241
75 Mizuo Peck $553,570,481 2 $276,785,241
76 Helena Bonham Carter $552,304,220 9 $61,367,136
77 Will Smith $541,508,495 3 $180,502,832
78 Alec Baldwin $540,503,057 3 $180,167,686
79 Nicole Kidman $534,071,126 16 $33,379,445
80 Robert De Niro $522,211,683 17 $30,718,334
81 Rachel McAdams $508,816,173 5 $101,763,235
82 Robert Redford $500,199,933 9 $55,577,770
83 Noomi Rapace $491,780,062 6 $81,963,344
84 Bill Hader $491,543,826 3 $163,847,942
85 Suraj Sharma $482,341,855 1 $482,341,855
86 Ben Affleck $479,739,779 7 $68,534,254
87 Isla Fisher $473,438,495 4 $118,359,624
88 T.J. Miller $471,674,916 2 $235,837,458
89 Ki Hong Lee $454,809,229 2 $227,404,615
90 Glenn Close $453,744,538 6 $75,624,090
91 Amanda Seyfried $448,635,041 2 $224,317,521
92 Olivia Cooke $437,607,680 2 $218,803,840
93 Ben Mendelsohn $435,099,916 1 $435,099,916
94 Philip Zhao $435,099,916 1 $435,099,916
95 Tye Sheridan $435,099,916 2 $217,549,958
96 Lena Waithe $435,099,916 1 $435,099,916
97 Tom Hardy $434,152,518 5 $86,830,504
98 Sylvester Stallone $432,444,994 6 $72,074,166
99 Christian Bale $421,045,108 7 $60,149,301
100 Julia Roberts $419,054,304 6 $69,842,384

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

Daniel Radcliffe: DavidDjJohnson at English Wikipedia [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Emma Watson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Rupert Grint: By John Griffiths from London, United Kingdom (Ron Weasley) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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