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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Contemporary Fiction Stars - International Leading Contemporary Fiction Stars - Worldwide Leading Science Fiction Stars - Worldwide Leading Fantasy Stars - Worldwide Leading Kids Fiction Stars - Worldwide Leading Historical Fiction Stars - Worldwide Leading Super Hero Stars - Worldwide Leading Dramatization Stars - Worldwide Leading Factual Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the Contemporary Fiction 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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Tom Cruise
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation ($700,868,363 in 2015), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($694,713,230 in 2011), Mission: Impossible 2 ($549,588,516 in 2000), Mission: Impossible ($457,697,994 in 1996), Rain Man ($412,800,000 in 1988), Mission: Impossible III ($397,501,348 in 2006), Top Gun ($356,800,601 in 1986), Jerry Maguire ($274,000,000 in 1996), The Firm ($270,340,892 in 1993), Knight and Day ($258,751,370 in 2010)

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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Furious 7 ($1,516,748,684 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,236,365,720 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($789,300,444 in 2013), Fast Five ($629,969,804 in 2011), Fast & Furious ($363,064,265 in 2009), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($345,114,933 in 2017), xXx ($267,200,000 in 2002), The Fast and the Furious ($206,512,310 in 2001), The Pacifier ($198,006,880 in 2005), A Man Apart ($43,797,731 in 2003)

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Sylvester Stallone
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 35 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Expendables 2 ($311,979,256 in 2012), Rambo: First Blood Part II ($300,400,000 in 1985), Rocky IV ($300,373,716 in 1985), The Expendables ($268,268,174 in 2010), Cliffhanger ($255,000,000 in 1993), Rocky ($225,000,000 in 1976), The Expendables 3 ($209,461,378 in 2014), Rocky 2 ($200,182,160 in 1979), Rambo III ($188,715,611 in 1988), Creed ($173,567,581 in 2015)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Cruise $6,004,806,940 24 $250,200,289
2 Vin Diesel $5,624,854,408 11 $511,350,401
3 Sylvester Stallone $3,990,258,610 33 $120,916,928
4 Dwayne Johnson $3,874,819,728 12 $322,901,644
5 Paul Walker $3,863,571,942 10 $386,357,194
6 Julia Roberts $3,827,650,311 24 $159,485,430
7 Daniel Craig $3,496,489,743 8 $437,061,218
8 Bruce Willis $3,376,501,862 38 $88,855,312
9 Matt Damon $3,334,569,932 17 $196,151,172
10 Robert De Niro $3,319,354,449 44 $75,439,874
11 Jason Statham $3,261,706,248 25 $130,468,250
12 Nicolas Cage $3,208,652,551 45 $71,303,390
13 Sandra Bullock $3,132,840,451 21 $149,182,879
14 George Clooney $3,132,132,606 17 $184,243,094
15 Tom Hanks $3,085,068,401 20 $154,253,420
16 Brad Pitt $2,981,685,013 18 $165,649,167
17 Ben Stiller $2,930,249,557 24 $122,093,732
18 John Travolta $2,919,743,193 33 $88,477,066
19 Adam Sandler $2,877,612,329 22 $130,800,560
20 Morgan Freeman $2,724,549,490 22 $123,843,159
21 Cameron Diaz $2,650,577,795 19 $139,504,094
22 Harrison Ford $2,631,882,469 20 $131,594,123
23 Mel Gibson $2,596,993,036 20 $129,849,652
24 Denzel Washington $2,496,314,369 25 $99,852,575
25 Channing Tatum $2,486,604,929 15 $165,773,662
26 Michelle Rodriguez $2,459,524,515 8 $307,440,564
27 Liam Neeson $2,427,879,846 18 $134,882,214
28 Bradley Cooper $2,416,114,216 16 $151,007,139
29 Eddie Murphy $2,396,476,006 21 $114,117,905
30 Michael Douglas $2,310,280,045 27 $85,565,928
31 Jim Carrey $2,161,636,206 14 $154,402,586
32 Pierce Brosnan $2,088,190,403 16 $130,511,900
33 Angelina Jolie Pitt $2,079,043,121 11 $189,003,920
34 Robin Williams $2,001,561,971 22 $90,980,090
35 Mark Wahlberg $1,983,746,078 16 $123,984,130
36 Meryl Streep $1,980,496,459 20 $99,024,823
37 Jack Nicholson $1,947,275,307 20 $97,363,765
38 Dustin Hoffman $1,946,940,194 16 $121,683,762
39 Richard Gere $1,937,783,561 29 $66,820,123
40 Colin Firth $1,932,935,490 13 $148,687,345
41 Ben Affleck $1,882,098,200 23 $81,830,357
42 Samuel L. Jackson $1,793,333,250 36 $49,814,813
43 Zach Galifianakis $1,767,251,570 8 $220,906,446
44 Keanu Reeves $1,736,362,146 22 $78,925,552
45 Jackie Chan $1,691,500,461 18 $93,972,248
46 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,671,267,491 14 $119,376,249
47 Jamie Foxx $1,658,661,770 14 $118,475,841
48 Demi Moore $1,636,079,715 17 $96,239,983
49 Vince Vaughn $1,608,778,697 19 $84,672,563
50 Lea Seydoux $1,598,374,223 4 $399,593,556
51 Will Ferrell $1,582,596,475 18 $87,922,026
52 Tyrese Gibson $1,582,495,700 4 $395,623,925
53 Ed Helms $1,569,898,507 9 $174,433,167
54 Michael Caine $1,568,874,594 14 $112,062,471
55 Clint Eastwood $1,500,396,355 26 $57,707,552
56 Will Smith $1,495,286,881 11 $135,935,171
57 Steve Martin $1,482,373,996 26 $57,014,384
58 Charlize Theron $1,470,069,209 7 $210,009,887
59 Jeremy Renner $1,432,832,936 6 $238,805,489
60 Catherine Zeta-Jones $1,409,147,355 12 $117,428,946
61 Drew Barrymore $1,404,090,733 17 $82,593,573
62 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,383,215,993 2 $691,607,997
63 Javier Bardem $1,370,868,592 8 $171,358,574
64 Jordana Brewster $1,358,877,019 3 $452,959,006
65 Al Pacino $1,352,934,174 22 $61,497,008
66 Woody Harrelson $1,344,068,359 14 $96,004,883
67 Owen Wilson $1,317,820,907 17 $77,518,877
68 Kevin Costner $1,258,179,706 21 $59,913,319
69 Andy Garcia $1,245,049,331 10 $124,504,933
70 Nathalie Emmanuel $1,236,365,720 1 $1,236,365,720
71 Teri Polo $1,211,868,390 5 $242,373,678
72 Ralph Fiennes $1,196,666,425 5 $239,333,285
73 Reese Witherspoon $1,180,261,308 17 $69,427,136
74 Hugh Grant $1,176,033,698 7 $168,004,814
75 Blythe Danner $1,165,107,954 5 $233,021,591
76 Jennifer Lopez $1,161,230,289 17 $68,307,664
77 Melissa McCarthy $1,157,639,378 8 $144,704,922
78 Dennis Quaid $1,146,051,548 24 $47,752,148
79 Kevin James $1,142,243,815 7 $163,177,688
80 Tom Wilkinson $1,128,893,933 7 $161,270,562
81 Julianne Moore $1,115,432,908 19 $58,706,995
82 Michelle Pfeiffer $1,113,197,084 19 $58,589,320
83 Anne Hathaway $1,108,745,264 9 $123,193,918
84 Ice Cube $1,099,943,574 18 $61,107,976
85 Sarah Jessica Parker $1,090,136,239 6 $181,689,373
86 Zac Efron $1,087,273,808 10 $108,727,381
87 Jodie Foster $1,086,191,843 15 $72,412,790
88 Danny Glover $1,066,717,125 11 $96,974,284
89 Gerard Butler $1,063,431,420 10 $106,343,142
90 Jason Bateman $1,061,543,490 15 $70,769,566
91 Katherine Heigl $1,058,900,549 14 $75,635,754
92 Dakota Johnson $1,057,284,203 8 $132,160,525
93 Diane Keaton $1,056,985,385 23 $45,955,886
94 Meg Ryan $1,038,001,045 16 $64,875,065
95 Ryan Reynolds $1,034,867,008 15 $68,991,134
96 Chris Rock $1,032,291,235 11 $93,844,658
97 Jonah Hill $1,028,641,859 10 $102,864,186
98 Don Cheadle $1,023,873,811 7 $146,267,687
99 Christoph Waltz $1,023,678,434 3 $341,226,145
100 Taylor Lautner $1,013,201,416 5 $202,640,283

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Tom Cruise: Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Vin Diesel: Andre Luis [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sylvester Stallone: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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