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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 ($1,518,722,794 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,237,466,026 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($789,300,444 in 2013), Fast Five ($630,163,454 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 $5,628,122,474 11 $511,647,498
3 Sylvester Stallone $3,990,258,610 33 $120,916,928
4 Dwayne Johnson $3,876,113,684 13 $298,162,591
5 Paul Walker $3,865,739,702 10 $386,573,970
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 39 $86,576,971
9 Matt Damon $3,336,664,216 17 $196,274,366
10 Robert De Niro $3,324,665,597 44 $75,560,582
11 Jason Statham $3,262,806,554 25 $130,512,262
12 Nicolas Cage $3,208,652,551 46 $69,753,316
13 Sandra Bullock $3,132,840,451 22 $142,401,839
14 George Clooney $3,132,132,606 17 $184,243,094
15 Tom Hanks $3,085,056,712 20 $154,252,836
16 Brad Pitt $2,981,685,013 18 $165,649,167
17 Ben Stiller $2,930,221,061 24 $122,092,544
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 $2,727,904,482 22 $123,995,658
21 Cameron Diaz $2,650,577,795 19 $139,504,094
22 Jim Carrey $2,646,104,814 15 $176,406,988
23 Harrison Ford $2,631,882,469 20 $131,594,123
24 Mel Gibson $2,630,507,622 20 $131,525,381
25 Liam Neeson $2,513,848,573 19 $132,307,820
26 Channing Tatum $2,502,593,347 15 $166,839,556
27 Denzel Washington $2,496,907,748 25 $99,876,310
28 Michelle Rodriguez $2,460,624,821 8 $307,578,103
29 Bradley Cooper $2,416,114,216 16 $151,007,139
30 Eddie Murphy $2,396,575,075 21 $114,122,623
31 Michael Douglas $2,310,280,045 27 $85,565,928
32 Mark Wahlberg $2,112,155,112 17 $124,244,418
33 Pierce Brosnan $2,089,778,187 17 $122,928,129
34 Angelina Jolie Pitt $2,079,043,121 11 $189,003,920
35 Robin Williams $2,001,560,004 22 $90,980,000
36 Meryl Streep $1,980,513,813 21 $94,310,182
37 Jennifer Aniston $1,976,585,354 24 $82,357,723
38 Colin Firth $1,948,922,238 14 $139,208,731
39 Jack Nicholson $1,947,271,937 20 $97,363,597
40 Dustin Hoffman $1,946,940,194 16 $121,683,762
41 Richard Gere $1,937,929,388 29 $66,825,151
42 Ben Affleck $1,882,096,233 23 $81,830,271
43 Samuel L. Jackson $1,793,333,250 36 $49,814,813
44 Zach Galifianakis $1,767,251,570 8 $220,906,446
45 Jackie Chan $1,693,088,245 18 $94,060,458
46 Keanu Reeves $1,682,171,621 23 $73,137,897
47 Arnold Schwarzenegger $1,671,267,491 14 $119,376,249
48 Jamie Foxx $1,659,473,421 14 $118,533,816
49 Demi Moore $1,636,079,715 17 $96,239,983
50 Will Ferrell $1,616,111,061 18 $89,783,948
51 Vince Vaughn $1,608,778,697 19 $84,672,563
52 Ed Helms $1,590,499,670 10 $159,049,967
53 Tyrese Gibson $1,583,596,006 4 $395,899,002
54 Michael Caine $1,568,874,594 15 $104,591,640
55 Clint Eastwood $1,500,396,355 26 $57,707,552
56 Will Smith $1,499,986,881 11 $136,362,444
57 Steve Martin $1,482,373,996 26 $57,014,384
58 Charlize Theron $1,471,169,515 8 $183,896,189
59 Woody Harrelson $1,437,140,764 14 $102,652,912
60 Jeremy Renner $1,432,832,936 6 $238,805,489
61 Catherine Zeta-Jones $1,409,147,355 12 $117,428,946
62 Drew Barrymore $1,404,090,733 17 $82,593,573
63 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,384,316,299 2 $692,158,150
64 Javier Bardem $1,370,868,592 8 $171,358,574
65 Jordana Brewster $1,358,877,019 3 $452,959,006
66 Al Pacino $1,352,934,174 23 $58,823,225
67 Owen Wilson $1,338,422,070 17 $78,730,710
68 Dakota Johnson $1,326,125,978 8 $165,765,747
69 Kevin Costner $1,258,179,706 21 $59,913,319
70 Andy Garcia $1,245,049,331 10 $124,504,933
71 Nathalie Emmanuel $1,237,466,026 1 $1,237,466,026
72 Jamie Dornan $1,221,309,281 4 $305,327,320
73 Teri Polo $1,211,868,390 5 $242,373,678
74 Reese Witherspoon $1,183,347,853 17 $69,608,697
75 Hugh Grant $1,176,032,028 7 $168,004,575
76 Blythe Danner $1,165,107,954 5 $233,021,591
77 Jennifer Lopez $1,161,812,974 17 $68,341,940
78 Melissa McCarthy $1,157,744,371 9 $128,638,263
79 Dennis Quaid $1,146,051,548 24 $47,752,148
80 Kevin James $1,142,297,219 7 $163,185,317
81 Julianne Moore $1,133,517,577 19 $59,658,820
82 Tom Wilkinson $1,128,893,933 7 $161,270,562
83 Gerard Butler $1,121,806,272 12 $93,483,856
84 Michelle Pfeiffer $1,113,197,084 19 $58,589,320
85 Anne Hathaway $1,108,745,264 10 $110,874,526
86 Ice Cube $1,099,943,574 18 $61,107,976
87 Diane Keaton $1,096,932,165 24 $45,705,507
88 Zac Efron $1,092,584,956 10 $109,258,496
89 Sarah Jessica Parker $1,090,136,239 6 $181,689,373
90 Jodie Foster $1,086,191,843 15 $72,412,790
91 Danny Glover $1,066,717,125 11 $96,974,284
92 Jason Bateman $1,061,705,433 16 $66,356,590
93 Katherine Heigl $1,058,900,549 14 $75,635,754
94 Meg Ryan $1,038,001,045 16 $64,875,065
95 Ryan Reynolds $1,035,028,951 15 $69,001,930
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 Taylor Lautner $1,013,201,416 5 $202,640,283
100 Mark Ruffalo $1,012,673,058 10 $101,267,306

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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