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Box Office Star Records > Worldwide > Genres > Worldwide Leading Comedy Stars

Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Comedy Stars - International Leading Comedy Stars - Worldwide Leading Adventure Stars - Worldwide Leading Action 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 Comedy 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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Adam Sandler
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Grown Ups ($272,223,430 in 2010), Grown Ups 2 ($247,023,808 in 2013), Click ($237,685,089 in 2006), Big Daddy ($228,641,283 in 1999), You Don't Mess With the Zohan ($202,910,991 in 2008), Anger Management ($195,660,942 in 2003), The Longest Yard ($191,558,505 in 2005), The Waterboy ($190,191,646 in 1998), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry ($185,708,462 in 2007), Mr. Deeds ($171,269,535 in 2002)

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Jim Carrey
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 28 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Bruce Almighty ($484,468,608 in 2003), The Mask ($351,620,129 in 1994), Liar Liar ($302,710,615 in 1997), Dumb & Dumber ($246,400,000 in 1994), Yes Man ($225,990,976 in 2008), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls ($212,400,000 in 1995), Fun With Dick And Jane ($203,018,919 in 2005), Dumb and Dumber To ($156,553,592 in 2014), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ($107,217,396 in 1994), The Cable Guy ($102,825,796 in 1996)

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Ben Stiller
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 24 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Meet the Fockers ($516,567,575 in 2004), Meet the Parents ($330,425,040 in 2000), Little Fockers ($310,650,574 in 2010), Tropic Thunder ($191,145,256 in 2008), Starsky & Hutch ($170,200,225 in 2004), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ($167,791,704 in 2004), Tower Heist ($150,422,946 in 2011), The Watch ($67,130,045 in 2012), Zoolander ($60,780,981 in 2001), Zoolander 2 ($55,348,693 in 2016)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Adam Sandler $2,613,261,211 22 $118,784,601
2 Jim Carrey $2,526,100,671 14 $180,435,762
3 Ben Stiller $2,130,588,157 18 $118,366,009
4 Will Ferrell $2,119,640,380 25 $84,785,615
5 Robert De Niro $1,981,518,849 16 $123,844,928
6 Eddie Murphy $1,876,739,003 17 $110,396,412
7 Zach Galifianakis $1,798,161,942 9 $199,795,771
8 Dustin Hoffman $1,755,667,459 11 $159,606,133
9 Ed Helms $1,617,673,360 11 $147,061,215
10 Owen Wilson $1,529,105,412 15 $101,940,361
11 Vince Vaughn $1,473,376,062 14 $105,241,147
12 Bradley Cooper $1,464,078,086 5 $292,815,617
13 Melissa McCarthy $1,448,599,874 11 $131,690,898
14 Steve Carell $1,392,740,588 12 $116,061,716
15 Robin Williams $1,378,262,936 13 $106,020,226
16 Steve Martin $1,311,278,819 24 $54,636,617
17 Jonah Hill $1,302,386,918 13 $100,183,609
18 Teri Polo $1,157,661,278 4 $289,415,320
19 Blythe Danner $1,157,643,189 4 $289,410,797
20 John Travolta $1,104,988,572 11 $100,453,507
21 Jason Bateman $1,068,562,018 13 $82,197,078
22 Jennifer Aniston $1,062,364,478 10 $106,236,448
23 Seth Rogen $978,207,700 14 $69,871,979
24 Justin Bartha $948,464,377 2 $474,232,189
25 Mike Myers $947,627,479 6 $157,937,913
26 Channing Tatum $933,961,594 7 $133,423,085
27 Barbra Streisand $925,655,563 4 $231,413,891
28 Kristin Davis $882,378,459 3 $294,126,153
29 Zac Efron $876,862,508 6 $146,143,751
30 Diane Keaton $867,486,305 19 $45,657,174
31 Chris Rock $863,009,089 7 $123,287,013
32 Kevin James $848,741,823 5 $169,748,365
33 Mark Wahlberg $827,096,600 6 $137,849,433
34 John Goodman $808,856,926 4 $202,214,232
35 Tom Hanks $791,931,250 14 $56,566,518
36 Brittany Snow $787,429,255 5 $157,485,851
37 Ice Cube $784,391,628 14 $56,027,973
38 Sarah Jessica Parker $779,591,456 5 $155,918,291
39 Goldie Hawn $775,283,838 12 $64,606,987
40 Seann William Scott $749,440,911 9 $83,271,212
41 Sandra Bullock $748,758,858 6 $124,793,143
42 John Candy $744,872,094 14 $53,205,150
43 Meryl Streep $723,458,234 8 $90,432,279
44 Anna Faris $721,251,969 7 $103,035,996
45 Rose Byrne $716,263,042 7 $102,323,292
46 Reese Witherspoon $713,606,151 8 $89,200,769
47 Kim Cattrall $709,961,078 3 $236,653,693
48 Cynthia Nixon $709,928,036 2 $354,964,018
49 Kevin Hart $707,955,824 9 $78,661,758
50 Jason Sudeikis $704,417,685 7 $100,631,098
51 Kristen Bell $700,477,243 10 $70,047,724
52 Paul Rudd $677,517,957 15 $45,167,864
53 Heather Graham $674,423,511 5 $134,884,702
54 Bill Murray $670,277,842 15 $44,685,189
55 Anna Kendrick $669,982,759 7 $95,711,823
56 Alyson Hannigan $649,724,326 3 $216,574,775
57 Rebel Wilson $630,721,184 7 $90,103,026
58 Whoopi Goldberg $627,529,954 11 $57,048,178
59 Kristen Wiig $618,975,923 7 $88,425,132
60 Jack Black $616,525,361 11 $56,047,760
61 Anne Hathaway $612,220,601 6 $102,036,767
62 Sacha Baron Cohen $609,022,074 4 $152,255,519
63 Maya Rudolph $600,834,144 6 $100,139,024
64 Chevy Chase $589,550,816 21 $28,073,848
65 Anna Camp $589,436,480 4 $147,359,120
66 Alexis Knapp $589,422,375 3 $196,474,125
67 Ester Dean $589,422,375 3 $196,474,125
68 Bette Midler $579,814,106 13 $44,601,085
69 Johnny Knoxville $563,940,986 7 $80,562,998
70 Tim Allen $561,758,822 9 $62,417,647
71 Jack Nicholson $560,903,648 5 $112,180,730
72 Elizabeth Perkins $559,200,000 2 $279,600,000
73 Cameron Diaz $552,311,581 5 $110,462,316
74 David Spade $551,577,592 4 $137,894,398
75 Dwayne Johnson $540,321,368 3 $180,107,123
76 François Cluzet $533,403,932 2 $266,701,966
77 Arnold Schwarzenegger $527,031,355 4 $131,757,839
78 Leslie Mann $525,946,118 5 $105,189,224
79 Steve Guttenberg $522,881,175 10 $52,288,118
80 Omar Sy $515,737,622 3 $171,912,541
81 Charlie Sheen $514,769,720 9 $57,196,636
82 Bruce Willis $513,843,885 10 $51,384,389
83 Catherine O'Hara $502,930,011 3 $167,643,337
84 Sally Field $498,854,496 4 $124,713,624
85 Robert Downey, Jr. $496,004,391 8 $62,000,549
86 Michael Caine $493,205,332 9 $54,800,592
87 Macaulay Culkin $486,891,226 2 $243,445,613
88 Rick Moranis $486,840,360 3 $162,280,120
89 Julianne Moore $484,509,925 8 $60,563,741
90 Joe Pesci $480,355,540 2 $240,177,770
91 Téa Leoni $478,157,728 3 $159,385,909
92 Tom Cruise $477,587,918 3 $159,195,973
93 John Heard $476,724,603 5 $95,344,921
94 Daniel Stern $476,684,675 1 $476,684,675
95 Marlon Wayans $476,548,690 6 $79,424,782
96 Maggie Smith $464,884,734 8 $58,110,592
97 Regina Hall $460,011,311 6 $76,668,552
98 Jeff Daniels $449,508,898 5 $89,901,780
99 Tyler Perry $446,142,934 8 $55,767,867
100 Xu Zheng $443,717,110 2 $221,858,555

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Adam Sandler: Angela George [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jim Carrey: By Ian Smith from London, England (Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ben Stiller: By Jiyang ChenUploaded by MyCanon (This file was derived from:Benstillernyc2.jpg) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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