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Top International Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Based on Real Life Events 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 Factual Book/Article Stars - International Leading Based on Play Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative international box office of all the Based on Real Life Events 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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Kate Beckinsale
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pearl Harbor ($250,700,000 in 2001), The Aviator ($105,762,065 in 2004), The Disappointments Room ($721,221 in 2016), Nothing But the Truth ($0 in 2008)

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Mel Gibson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pocahontas ($205,520,227 in 1995), Braveheart ($133,499,875 in 1995)

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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Terminal ($141,600,000 in 2004), Captain Phillips ($113,511,767 in 2013), Saving Mr. Banks ($31,662,764 in 2013), The Post ($0 in 2017)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Kate Beckinsale $357,183,286 4 $89,295,822
2 Mel Gibson $339,020,102 2 $169,510,051
3 Tom Hanks $286,774,531 4 $71,693,633
4 Aamir Khan $279,046,475 1 $279,046,475
5 Josh Hartnett $250,700,000 2 $125,350,000
6 Ben Affleck $250,700,000 1 $250,700,000
7 Liam Neeson $244,722,136 5 $48,944,427
8 Donnie Yen $225,786,462 3 $75,262,154
9 Cate Blanchett $216,415,634 4 $54,103,909
10 Tom Holland $215,970,724 2 $107,985,362
11 Tom Cruise $205,074,227 2 $102,537,114
12 Tony Leung Chiu Wai $200,892,340 3 $66,964,113
13 Sam Worthington $178,353,226 1 $178,353,226
14 Jake Gyllenhaal $178,353,226 1 $178,353,226
15 Jason Clarke $178,353,226 2 $89,176,613
16 Naomi Watts $174,434,561 3 $58,144,854
17 Will Smith $174,239,597 2 $87,119,799
18 Ewan McGregor $171,547,292 2 $85,773,646
19 Anthony Hopkins $168,037,559 3 $56,012,520
20 Mike Tyson $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
21 Lynn Xiong $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
22 Max Zhang $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
23 Danny Chan $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
24 Patrick Tam $154,155,760 1 $154,155,760
25 Christian Bale $153,333,333 5 $30,666,667
26 Leonardo DiCaprio $153,062,065 3 $51,020,688
27 Jennifer Lawrence $152,443,314 2 $76,221,657
28 Bradley Cooper $152,443,314 2 $76,221,657
29 Samuel Joslin $150,570,724 1 $150,570,724
30 Mark Wahlberg $149,812,241 5 $29,962,448
31 Zhang Fengyi $149,500,000 2 $74,750,000
32 Takeshi Kaneshiro $149,500,000 2 $74,750,000
33 Jaden Smith $144,739,597 1 $144,739,597
34 Helen Mirren $137,705,326 4 $34,426,332
35 Chris Hemsworth $136,683,215 2 $68,341,608
36 Denzel Washington $134,582,189 5 $26,916,438
37 Val Kilmer $134,427,740 4 $33,606,935
38 Angelina Jolie Pitt $133,000,000 2 $66,500,000
39 Colin Farrell $133,000,000 1 $133,000,000
40 Julia Roberts $132,256,558 1 $132,256,558
41 Choi Min-sik $130,619,928 1 $130,619,928
42 Jesse Eisenberg $127,959,441 2 $63,979,721
43 Amy Adams $120,596,328 2 $60,298,164
44 Rachel McAdams $119,766,083 2 $59,883,042
45 Chang Chen $119,000,000 1 $119,000,000
46 Jeremy Renner $111,966,346 2 $55,983,173
47 Chris Pine $109,631,870 2 $54,815,935
48 Meryl Streep $102,516,539 5 $20,503,308
49 Nicolas Cage $94,658,016 3 $31,552,672
50 Andrew Garfield $94,473,726 2 $47,236,863
51 Michelle Pfeiffer $94,000,000 1 $94,000,000
52 Brad Pitt $93,500,000 1 $93,500,000
53 Michael Peña $93,016,761 2 $46,508,381
54 Eric Bana $84,113,682 1 $84,113,682
55 Richard Roxburgh $81,074,443 1 $81,074,443
56 Robert De Niro $78,526,622 4 $19,631,656
57 Marion Cotillard $78,312,055 1 $78,312,055
58 Ben Kingsley $75,000,000 1 $75,000,000
59 Channing Tatum $74,401,680 3 $24,800,560
60 Daniel Bruhl $74,183,215 2 $37,091,608
61 Cillian Murphy $70,669,733 3 $23,556,578
62 Robin Williams $70,092,632 2 $35,046,316
63 Reese Witherspoon $68,188,093 1 $68,188,093
64 Joaquin Phoenix $68,188,093 1 $68,188,093
65 Kurt Russell $68,070,373 5 $13,614,075
66 Oleg Volku $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
67 Sergey Bondarchuk $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
68 Mariya Smolnikova $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
69 Dmitry Lisenkov $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
70 Yanina Studilina $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
71 Andrey Smolyakov $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
72 Petr Fedorov $67,693,174 1 $67,693,174
73 Thomas Kretschmann $67,693,174 2 $33,846,587
74 Benjamin Walker $65,400,000 1 $65,400,000
75 Julie Walters $63,210,011 2 $31,605,006
76 Dylan O’Brien $61,497,687 1 $61,497,687
77 Gina Rodriguez $61,497,687 1 $61,497,687
78 John Malkovich $61,497,687 2 $30,748,844
79 Forest Whitaker $60,428,552 3 $20,142,851
80 Johnny Knoxville $58,900,000 1 $58,900,000
81 Jackson Nicoll $58,900,000 1 $58,900,000
82 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $57,667,770 3 $19,222,590
83 Jamie Foxx $56,185,965 2 $28,092,983
84 Ken Watanabe $54,111,916 1 $54,111,916
85 Piper Perabo $53,219,285 2 $26,609,643
86 Izabella Miko $53,130,205 1 $53,130,205
87 Bridget Moynahan $53,130,205 1 $53,130,205
88 Maria Bello $53,130,205 1 $53,130,205
89 Tyra Banks $53,130,205 1 $53,130,205
90 Michael Keaton $52,677,128 2 $26,338,564
91 Song Hye-kyo $51,392,340 1 $51,392,340
92 Hwang Jung-min $51,009,970 1 $51,009,970
93 Jung Woo $51,009,970 1 $51,009,970
94 Matthew McConaughey $49,693,145 4 $12,423,286
95 Kate Maberly $49,406,714 1 $49,406,714
96 Omar Sharif $49,406,714 1 $49,406,714
97 Mark Ruffalo $48,646,212 2 $24,323,106
98 Liev Schreiber $47,209,071 2 $23,604,536
99 Stanley Tucci $47,161,953 1 $47,161,953
100 J.J. Johnson $46,067,901 1 $46,067,901

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

Kate Beckinsale: By Gerald Geronimo (Uploaded to Flickr as Kate Beckinsale) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mel Gibson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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