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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 ($1,811,476,229 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 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,811,476,229 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 ($863,197,744 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 ($345,114,933 in 2017), xXx ($267,200,000 in 2002)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,811,476,229 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. $9,177,816,041 9 $1,019,757,338
2 Vin Diesel $9,143,281,926 16 $571,455,120
3 Scarlett Johansson $8,016,482,807 9 $890,720,312
4 Chris Evans $7,296,795,189 8 $912,099,399
5 Chris Hemsworth $6,897,070,496 9 $766,341,166
6 Zoe Saldana $6,259,039,743 7 $894,148,535
7 Mark Ruffalo $5,589,827,910 4 $1,397,456,978
8 Tom Cruise $5,137,477,259 14 $366,962,661
9 Chris Pratt $5,117,438,516 7 $731,062,645
10 Jeremy Renner $4,990,665,710 5 $998,133,142
11 Don Cheadle $4,839,658,499 5 $967,931,700
12 Samuel L. Jackson $4,617,977,355 11 $419,816,123
13 Elizabeth Olsen $4,372,999,446 3 $1,457,666,482
14 Chadwick Boseman $4,309,614,727 3 $1,436,538,242
15 Hugh Jackman $4,133,844,660 11 $375,804,060
16 Dwayne Johnson $4,094,124,208 14 $292,437,443
17 Sebastian Stan $4,049,752,389 4 $1,012,438,097
18 Paul Walker $3,817,603,186 8 $477,200,398
19 Bradley Cooper $3,622,966,479 4 $905,741,620
20 Dave Bautista $3,471,898,400 6 $578,649,733
21 Tom Hiddleston $3,464,062,093 4 $866,015,523
22 Arnold Schwarzenegger $3,455,812,286 22 $157,082,377
23 Daniel Craig $3,352,298,589 5 $670,459,718
24 Sam Worthington $3,295,087,891 6 $549,181,315
25 Bruce Willis $3,208,961,882 25 $128,358,475
26 Danai Gurira $3,156,310,232 2 $1,578,155,116
27 Letitia Wright $3,156,310,232 2 $1,578,155,116
28 Will Smith $3,077,400,610 10 $307,740,061
29 Sylvester Stallone $3,063,044,188 25 $122,521,768
30 Paul Bettany $2,964,780,724 2 $1,482,390,362
31 Christian Bale $2,905,228,169 7 $415,032,596
32 Tom Holland $2,691,686,658 2 $1,345,843,329
33 Jason Statham $2,688,384,987 18 $149,354,722
34 Karen Gillan $2,674,673,973 2 $1,337,336,987
35 Michelle Rodriguez $2,672,170,513 6 $445,361,752
36 Shia LaBeouf $2,668,582,834 3 $889,527,611
37 Keanu Reeves $2,638,263,583 12 $219,855,299
38 Henry Cavill $2,509,120,702 5 $501,824,140
39 Benedict Cumberbatch $2,489,018,149 2 $1,244,509,075
40 Benedict Wong $2,489,018,149 2 $1,244,509,075
41 Idris Elba $2,393,934,155 6 $398,989,026
42 Gal Gadot $2,379,897,717 4 $594,974,429
43 Ben Affleck $2,372,996,792 6 $395,499,465
44 Josh Brolin $2,290,956,474 6 $381,826,079
45 Anthony Hopkins $2,249,042,297 5 $449,808,459
46 Michael Fassbender $2,211,733,338 8 $276,466,667
47 Brad Pitt $2,107,003,079 6 $351,167,180
48 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $2,000,424,700 3 $666,808,233
49 James McAvoy $1,988,430,029 4 $497,107,507
50 Mel Gibson $1,969,819,279 13 $151,524,560
51 Ian McKellen $1,910,871,624 4 $477,717,906
52 Patrick Stewart $1,910,871,624 4 $477,717,906
53 Jackie Chan $1,882,496,972 20 $94,124,849
54 Charlize Theron $1,850,631,846 5 $370,126,369
55 Gwyneth Paltrow $1,836,548,661 2 $918,274,331
56 Andy Serkis $1,835,114,165 2 $917,557,083
57 Pom Klementieff $1,811,476,229 1 $1,811,476,229
58 Nicolas Cage $1,745,345,150 18 $96,963,619
59 Jennifer Lawrence $1,646,013,569 3 $548,671,190
60 James Spader $1,614,153,720 3 $538,051,240
61 Ryan Reynolds $1,573,483,443 5 $314,696,689
62 Megan Fox $1,555,814,987 3 $518,604,996
63 Ben Kingsley $1,530,598,397 3 $510,199,466
64 Michael B. Jordan $1,512,811,599 2 $756,405,800
65 Jai Courtney $1,490,510,208 3 $496,836,736
66 Tyrese Gibson $1,473,876,633 2 $736,938,317
67 Tommy Lee Jones $1,418,050,943 6 $236,341,824
68 Forest Whitaker $1,363,029,241 2 $681,514,621
69 Liam Neeson $1,361,846,838 10 $136,184,684
70 Jordana Brewster $1,358,877,019 4 $339,719,255
71 Martin Freeman $1,344,834,003 1 $1,344,834,003
72 Daniel Kaluuya $1,344,834,003 1 $1,344,834,003
73 Lupita Nyong'o $1,344,834,003 1 $1,344,834,003
74 Angela Bassett $1,344,834,003 1 $1,344,834,003
75 Channing Tatum $1,337,913,492 6 $222,985,582
76 Pierce Brosnan $1,306,989,116 5 $261,397,823
77 Jet Li $1,297,648,525 9 $144,183,169
78 Javier Bardem $1,274,578,231 2 $637,289,116
79 Jeff Goldblum $1,238,297,698 2 $619,148,849
80 Nathalie Emmanuel $1,237,466,026 1 $1,237,466,026
81 Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges $1,237,466,026 1 $1,237,466,026
82 Anthony Mackie $1,234,579,786 2 $617,289,893
83 Natalie Portman $1,224,143,296 3 $408,047,765
84 Guy Pearce $1,215,392,272 1 $1,215,392,272
85 Rachel McAdams $1,213,205,363 2 $606,602,682
86 Kate Beckinsale $1,210,054,095 7 $172,864,871
87 Mark Wahlberg $1,200,767,453 9 $133,418,606
88 Roger Moore $1,190,527,960 8 $148,815,995
89 Cate Blanchett $1,173,112,418 3 $391,037,473
90 Michael Keaton $1,147,034,720 2 $573,517,360
91 John Cusack $1,135,045,986 6 $189,174,331
92 Denzel Washington $1,129,028,597 11 $102,638,963
93 Paula Patton $1,127,838,885 2 $563,919,443
94 Chris Pine $1,114,111,148 3 $371,370,383
95 Eddie Murphy $1,112,945,306 8 $139,118,163
96 Mickey Rourke $1,104,359,003 6 $184,059,834
97 Joel Kinnaman $1,056,043,497 4 $264,010,874
98 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje $1,048,569,071 2 $524,284,536
99 Matt Damon $1,036,939,256 3 $345,646,419
100 Harrison Ford $1,033,555,610 8 $129,194,451

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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