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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Action Stars - International Leading Action Stars - Worldwide Leading Adventure Stars - Worldwide Leading Comedy Stars - Worldwide Leading Drama Stars - Worldwide Leading Thriller/Suspense Stars - Worldwide Leading Horror Stars - Worldwide Leading Romantic Comedy Stars - Worldwide Leading Musical Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the Action 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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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,018,916,030 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($1,215,392,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880,210,429 in 2017), Iron Man 2 ($621,156,389 in 2010), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($535,663,443 in 2011), Air America ($32,914,515 in 1990)

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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,018,916,030 in 2018), Furious 7 ($1,518,722,794 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,237,466,026 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($862,888,462 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($789,300,444 in 2013), Guardians of the Galaxy ($771,051,335 in 2014), Fast Five ($630,163,454 in 2011), Fast & Furious ($363,064,265 in 2009), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($345,053,084 in 2017), xXx ($267,200,000 in 2002)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,018,916,030 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714,401,889 in 2014), Iron Man 2 ($621,156,389 in 2010), Lucy ($457,507,776 in 2014), Ghost in the Shell ($167,918,847 in 2017), The Island ($163,018,913 in 2005)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Robert Downey, Jr. $9,385,255,842 9 $1,042,806,205
2 Vin Diesel $9,350,350,596 18 $519,463,922
3 Scarlett Johansson $8,223,922,608 9 $913,769,179
4 Chris Evans $7,504,234,990 8 $938,029,374
5 Chris Hemsworth $7,104,507,168 9 $789,389,685
6 Chris Pratt $6,463,782,278 7 $923,397,468
7 Zoe Saldana $6,459,064,946 7 $922,723,564
8 Mark Ruffalo $5,797,264,582 4 $1,449,316,146
9 Tom Cruise $5,137,505,678 15 $342,500,379
10 Don Cheadle $5,047,098,300 5 $1,009,419,660
11 Jeremy Renner $4,990,665,710 5 $998,133,142
12 Samuel L. Jackson $4,618,082,159 11 $419,825,651
13 Elizabeth Olsen $4,580,439,247 3 $1,526,813,082
14 Chadwick Boseman $4,519,136,098 3 $1,506,378,699
15 Sebastian Stan $4,257,192,190 4 $1,064,298,048
16 Dwayne Johnson $4,183,663,276 15 $278,910,885
17 Hugh Jackman $4,133,744,557 11 $375,794,960
18 Bradley Cooper $3,830,096,998 4 $957,524,250
19 Paul Walker $3,817,603,186 8 $477,200,398
20 Dave Bautista $3,679,081,891 6 $613,180,315
21 Tom Hiddleston $3,464,058,964 4 $866,014,741
22 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,455,812,286 22 $157,082,377
23 Danai Gurira $3,365,831,603 2 $1,682,915,802
24 Letitia Wright $3,365,831,603 2 $1,682,915,802
25 Daniel Craig $3,352,298,589 5 $670,459,718
26 Sam Worthington $3,287,990,771 6 $547,998,462
27 Bruce Willis $3,213,392,413 25 $128,535,697
28 Paul Bettany $3,172,220,525 2 $1,586,110,263
29 Will Smith $3,077,400,610 11 $279,763,692
30 Sylvester Stallone $3,063,044,188 26 $117,809,392
31 Josh Brolin $2,988,768,056 6 $498,128,009
32 Christian Bale $2,905,228,169 7 $415,032,596
33 Tom Holland $2,899,126,459 4 $724,781,615
34 Karen Gillan $2,881,804,492 2 $1,440,902,246
35 Pom Klementieff $2,881,804,492 2 $1,440,902,246
36 Benedict Wong $2,696,239,683 2 $1,348,119,842
37 Benedict Cumberbatch $2,696,239,683 2 $1,348,119,842
38 Jason Statham $2,688,384,987 20 $134,419,249
39 Michelle Rodriguez $2,672,170,513 6 $445,361,752
40 Shia LaBeouf $2,668,582,834 3 $889,527,611
41 Keanu Reeves $2,638,263,583 12 $219,855,299
42 Henry Cavill $2,509,149,121 6 $418,191,520
43 Idris Elba $2,394,104,955 6 $399,017,493
44 Gal Gadot $2,384,448,310 5 $476,889,662
45 Ben Affleck $2,372,996,792 6 $395,499,465
46 Anthony Hopkins $2,253,383,963 5 $450,676,793
47 Michael Fassbender $2,211,733,338 8 $276,466,667
48 Brad Pitt $2,107,003,079 6 $351,167,180
49 Ryan Reynolds $2,003,268,923 5 $400,653,785
50 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $2,000,424,700 3 $666,808,233
51 James McAvoy $1,988,430,029 4 $497,107,507
52 Mel Gibson $1,969,819,279 13 $151,524,560
53 Jackie Chan $1,930,776,554 21 $91,941,741
54 Ian McKellen $1,910,871,624 4 $477,717,906
55 Patrick Stewart $1,910,871,624 4 $477,717,906
56 Charlize Theron $1,850,631,846 5 $370,126,369
57 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,836,548,661 2 $918,274,331
58 Andy Serkis $1,836,507,840 2 $918,253,920
59 Nicolas Cage $1,745,923,092 19 $91,890,689
60 Jennifer Lawrence $1,646,013,569 3 $548,671,190
61 James Spader $1,614,153,720 3 $538,051,240
62 Megan Fox $1,555,814,987 3 $518,604,996
63 Ben Kingsley $1,530,649,055 3 $510,216,352
64 Michael B. Jordan $1,514,893,169 2 $757,446,585
65 Jai Courtney $1,490,510,208 3 $496,836,736
66 Tyrese Gibson $1,473,876,633 2 $736,938,317
67 Cate Blanchett $1,424,983,137 3 $474,994,379
68 Tommy Lee Jones $1,418,050,943 6 $236,341,824
69 Forest Whitaker $1,365,110,811 3 $455,036,937
70 Liam Neeson $1,361,636,439 10 $136,163,644
71 Jordana Brewster $1,358,877,019 4 $339,719,255
72 Angela Bassett $1,346,943,992 2 $673,471,996
73 Martin Freeman $1,346,915,573 1 $1,346,915,573
74 Daniel Kaluuya $1,346,915,573 1 $1,346,915,573
75 Lupita Nyong'o $1,346,915,573 2 $673,457,787
76 Channing Tatum $1,337,900,982 7 $191,128,712
77 Pierce Brosnan $1,306,989,116 5 $261,397,823
78 Jet Li $1,297,648,525 9 $144,183,169
79 Javier Bardem $1,274,578,231 2 $637,289,116
80 Jeff Goldblum $1,238,294,569 2 $619,147,285
81 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,237,466,026 1 $1,237,466,026
82 Nathalie Emmanuel $1,237,466,026 1 $1,237,466,026
83 Anthony Mackie $1,234,579,786 2 $617,289,893
84 Natalie Portman $1,224,143,296 3 $408,047,765
85 Guy Pearce $1,215,392,272 1 $1,215,392,272
86 Rachel McAdams $1,212,987,096 2 $606,493,548
87 Kate Beckinsale $1,210,054,095 7 $172,864,871
88 Mark Wahlberg $1,200,767,453 9 $133,418,606
89 Kurt Russell $1,199,257,388 7 $171,322,484
90 Roger Moore $1,190,527,960 8 $148,815,995
91 Michael Keaton $1,147,034,720 2 $573,517,360
92 Bryce Dallas Howard $1,139,213,243 2 $569,606,622
93 John Cusack $1,135,045,986 6 $189,174,331
94 Denzel Washington $1,129,028,597 11 $102,638,963
95 Paula Patton $1,127,838,885 2 $563,919,443
96 Chris Pine $1,118,661,741 3 $372,887,247
97 Eddie Murphy $1,112,945,306 8 $139,118,163
98 Mickey Rourke $1,104,359,003 6 $184,059,834
99 Joel Kinnaman $1,056,043,497 4 $264,010,874
100 Michael Peña $1,048,643,779 4 $262,160,945

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Robert Downey, Jr.: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Scarlett Johansson: Foto: © JCS / , via Wikimedia Commons

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