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Top International Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Based on Play Stars - International Leading Original Screenplay Stars - International Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 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 - Worldwide Leading Based on Play Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Based on Play 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.

  1
Shen Teng
Best known as a Leading Actor based on a credit in that role in 1 film.
Top films contributed to this record: Xia Luo Te Fan Nao ($227,290,552 in 2015)

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Meg Ryan
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 26 films.
Top films contributed to this record: You've Got Mail ($134,978,505 in 1998), Prelude to a Kiss ($2,690,961 in 1992)

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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 43 films.
Top films contributed to this record: You've Got Mail ($134,978,505 in 1998)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Shen Teng $227,290,552 1 $227,290,552
2 Meg Ryan $137,669,466 2 $68,834,733
3 Tom Hanks $134,978,505 1 $134,978,505
4 John Corbett $133,451,826 1 $133,451,826
5 Nia Vardalos $133,451,826 1 $133,451,826
6 Chao Deng $106,590,000 1 $106,590,000
7 Mi Yang $106,590,000 1 $106,590,000
8 Kate Winslet $103,596,121 3 $34,532,040
9 Claire Danes $101,203,653 2 $50,601,827
10 Leonardo DiCaprio $101,203,653 2 $50,601,827
11 Tom Cruise $95,159,822 1 $95,159,822
12 Demi Moore $95,159,822 3 $31,719,941
13 Jack Nicholson $95,159,822 1 $95,159,822
14 James McAvoy $93,770,307 1 $93,770,307
15 Jude Law $82,189,938 1 $82,189,938
16 Julia Roberts $82,189,938 1 $82,189,938
17 Clive Owen $82,189,938 1 $82,189,938
18 Natalie Portman $82,189,938 1 $82,189,938
19 Chow Yun-Fat $73,252,248 2 $36,626,124
20 Gong Li $70,337,656 1 $70,337,656
21 Maggie Smith $69,285,848 2 $34,642,924
22 Johnny Depp $67,973,060 2 $33,986,530
23 Tom Courtenay $37,790,578 1 $37,790,578
24 Billy Connolly $37,790,578 1 $37,790,578
25 Pauline Collins $37,790,578 1 $37,790,578
26 George Clooney $36,773,391 1 $36,773,391
27 Ryan Gosling $36,773,391 1 $36,773,391
28 Jodie Foster $35,565,407 3 $11,855,136
29 Christoph Waltz $35,565,407 1 $35,565,407
30 John C. Reilly $35,565,407 1 $35,565,407
31 Karin Viard $32,533,743 1 $32,533,743
32 Catherine Deneuve $32,533,743 1 $32,533,743
33 Jeremie Renier $32,533,743 1 $32,533,743
34 Gerard Depardieu $32,533,743 1 $32,533,743
35 Judith Godreche $32,533,743 1 $32,533,743
36 Fabrice Luchini $32,533,743 1 $32,533,743
37 Alex Jennings $31,495,270 1 $31,495,270
38 Viola Davis $26,344,608 2 $13,172,304
39 Monhamed Fellag $21,448,091 1 $21,448,091
40 Amanda Bynes $21,390,449 1 $21,390,449
41 Robert Hoffman $21,390,449 1 $21,390,449
42 Laura Ramsey $21,390,449 1 $21,390,449
43 Channing Tatum $21,390,449 1 $21,390,449
44 Alex Breckenridge $21,390,449 1 $21,390,449
45 Michael Fassbender $21,138,717 2 $10,569,359
46 Philip Seymour Hoffman $19,744,631 2 $9,872,316
47 Amy Adams $19,744,631 1 $19,744,631
48 Meryl Streep $19,744,631 4 $4,936,158
49 Paresh Rawal $18,602,281 1 $18,602,281
50 Kristin Scott Thomas $17,880,957 1 $17,880,957
51 Ben Barnes $17,880,957 1 $17,880,957
52 Jessica Biel $17,880,957 1 $17,880,957
53 Colin Firth $17,880,957 1 $17,880,957
54 Marion Cotillard $13,323,371 2 $6,661,686
55 Lizzy Caplan $12,130,631 1 $12,130,631
56 Rebel Wilson $12,130,631 1 $12,130,631
57 Kirsten Dunst $12,130,631 2 $6,065,316
58 Isla Fisher $12,130,631 1 $12,130,631
59 Richard Griffiths $10,717,702 1 $10,717,702
60 Frances de la Tour $10,717,702 1 $10,717,702
61 Quvenzhané Wallis $10,469,386 1 $10,469,386
62 Michael Sheen $9,830,914 1 $9,830,914
63 Frank Langella $9,830,914 1 $9,830,914
64 Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin $9,181,247 1 $9,181,247
65 Viggo Mortensen $9,105,448 2 $4,552,724
66 Keira Knightley $9,105,448 1 $9,105,448
67 Michelle Pfeiffer $8,939,655 3 $2,979,885
68 Denzel Washington $6,599,977 1 $6,599,977
69 Samantha Morton $5,477,453 2 $2,738,727
70 Nicole Kidman $3,975,976 1 $3,975,976
71 Aaron Eckhart $3,975,976 2 $1,987,988
72 Johan Heldenbergh $3,810,188 1 $3,810,188
73 Veerle Baetens $3,810,188 1 $3,810,188
74 Matthew McConaughey $3,367,465 1 $3,367,465
75 Rachel Weisz $3,024,529 2 $1,512,265
76 Tom Hiddleston $2,698,430 1 $2,698,430
77 Alive Lowe $2,694,401 1 $2,694,401
78 Steve Oram $2,694,401 1 $2,694,401
79 Kenneth Branagh $2,628,576 1 $2,628,576
80 Henry Hopper $2,608,758 1 $2,608,758
81 Sam Claflin $2,591,267 1 $2,591,267
82 Max Irons $2,591,267 1 $2,591,267
83 Douglas Booth $2,591,267 2 $1,295,634
84 Regina Hall $1,808,176 1 $1,808,176
85 Joy Bryant $1,808,176 1 $1,808,176
86 Michael Ealy $1,808,176 1 $1,808,176
87 Kevin Hart $1,808,176 1 $1,808,176
88 Mel Gibson $1,783,276 1 $1,783,276
89 Glenn Close $1,783,276 1 $1,783,276
90 Tyler Perry $1,527,449 8 $190,931
91 Annette Bening $1,514,430 1 $1,514,430
92 Ian McKellen $1,514,430 1 $1,514,430
93 Robert Downey, Jr. $1,514,430 1 $1,514,430
94 Vincent Cassel $1,290,102 1 $1,290,102
95 Nathalie Baye $1,290,102 1 $1,290,102
96 Gaspard Ulliel $1,290,102 1 $1,290,102
97 Lea Seydoux $1,290,102 1 $1,290,102
98 Jurnee Smollett $1,167,790 1 $1,167,790
99 Janet Jackson $1,023,390 2 $511,695
100 Christopher Plummer $979,004 2 $489,502

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

Meg Ryan: By David Shankbone (David Shankbone) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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