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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 27 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 27 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 ($191,091,250 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 $2,526,155,598 14 $180,439,686
3 Ben Stiller $2,130,466,992 18 $118,359,277
4 Will Ferrell $2,086,548,468 24 $86,939,520
5 Robert De Niro $1,976,207,701 16 $123,512,981
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 $1,569,898,507 9 $174,433,167
10 Owen Wilson $1,507,481,206 15 $100,498,747
11 Vince Vaughn $1,473,376,062 15 $98,225,071
12 Bradley Cooper $1,464,078,086 5 $292,815,617
13 Steve Carell $1,392,740,588 12 $116,061,716
14 Melissa McCarthy $1,386,673,428 9 $154,074,825
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 Seth Rogen $963,317,718 13 $74,101,363
22 Jason Bateman $951,199,062 12 $79,266,589
23 Justin Bartha $948,464,377 2 $474,232,189
24 Mike Myers $947,591,808 6 $157,931,968
25 Channing Tatum $931,789,259 6 $155,298,210
26 Barbra Streisand $925,655,563 4 $231,413,891
27 Kristin Davis $882,378,459 3 $294,126,153
28 Zac Efron $871,551,360 6 $145,258,560
29 Chris Rock $863,009,089 7 $123,287,013
30 Kevin James $848,741,823 5 $169,748,365
31 John Goodman $808,856,926 4 $202,214,232
32 Diane Keaton $795,403,556 18 $44,189,086
33 Mark Wahlberg $793,813,133 5 $158,762,627
34 Tom Hanks $791,931,250 14 $56,566,518
35 Ice Cube $784,391,628 13 $60,337,818
36 Sarah Jessica Parker $779,591,456 5 $155,918,291
37 Goldie Hawn $775,283,838 12 $64,606,987
38 Seann William Scott $749,440,911 9 $83,271,212
39 Sandra Bullock $748,758,858 6 $124,793,143
40 John Candy $744,872,094 14 $53,205,150
41 Meryl Streep $723,458,234 8 $90,432,279
42 Anna Faris $721,251,969 7 $103,035,996
43 Rose Byrne $716,061,079 6 $119,343,513
44 Reese Witherspoon $713,606,151 7 $101,943,736
45 Kim Cattrall $709,961,078 3 $236,653,693
46 Cynthia Nixon $709,928,036 2 $354,964,018
47 Kevin Hart $707,955,824 6 $117,992,637
48 Jason Sudeikis $704,417,685 7 $100,631,098
49 Kristen Bell $682,644,217 9 $75,849,357
50 Paul Rudd $676,944,958 15 $45,129,664
51 Heather Graham $674,423,511 4 $168,605,878
52 Alyson Hannigan $649,724,326 3 $216,574,775
53 Whoopi Goldberg $627,529,954 11 $57,048,178
54 Kristen Wiig $618,870,930 7 $88,410,133
55 Jack Black $616,471,545 11 $56,042,868
56 Bill Murray $612,235,411 14 $43,731,101
57 Anne Hathaway $612,220,601 4 $153,055,150
58 Sacha Baron Cohen $609,022,074 4 $152,255,519
59 Brittany Snow $601,182,028 5 $120,236,406
60 Maya Rudolph $600,729,151 6 $100,121,525
61 Chevy Chase $589,550,816 21 $28,073,848
62 Bette Midler $579,795,890 12 $48,316,324
63 Tim Allen $561,758,822 9 $62,417,647
64 Jack Nicholson $560,907,018 5 $112,181,404
65 Elizabeth Perkins $559,200,000 2 $279,600,000
66 Johnny Knoxville $558,881,378 6 $93,146,896
67 Cameron Diaz $552,311,581 6 $92,051,930
68 David Spade $551,577,592 4 $137,894,398
69 Dwayne Johnson $540,321,368 3 $180,107,123
70 François Cluzet $533,403,932 2 $266,701,966
71 Arnold Schwarzenegger $527,031,355 4 $131,757,839
72 Steve Guttenberg $522,881,175 10 $52,288,118
73 Omar Sy $515,478,666 3 $171,826,222
74 Charlie Sheen $514,769,720 9 $57,196,636
75 Bruce Willis $513,843,885 10 $51,384,389
76 Catherine O'Hara $502,930,011 3 $167,643,337
77 Sally Field $498,854,496 4 $124,713,624
78 Robert Downey, Jr. $495,950,385 8 $61,993,798
79 Michael Caine $492,984,156 8 $61,623,020
80 Macaulay Culkin $486,891,226 2 $243,445,613
81 Rick Moranis $486,840,360 3 $162,280,120
82 Julianne Moore $484,509,925 8 $60,563,741
83 Anna Kendrick $483,638,742 7 $69,091,249
84 Joe Pesci $480,355,540 2 $240,177,770
85 Téa Leoni $478,157,728 3 $159,385,909
86 Tom Cruise $477,587,918 3 $159,195,973
87 John Heard $476,724,603 5 $95,344,921
88 Daniel Stern $476,684,675 1 $476,684,675
89 Marlon Wayans $476,161,724 6 $79,360,287
90 Maggie Smith $464,884,734 8 $58,110,592
91 Regina Hall $458,373,532 5 $91,674,706
92 Jeff Daniels $449,508,898 5 $89,901,780
93 Tyler Perry $446,137,073 7 $63,733,868
94 Rebel Wilson $444,473,957 5 $88,894,791
95 Xu Zheng $443,717,110 2 $221,858,555
96 Lisa Jakob $441,286,003 1 $441,286,003
97 Leslie Mann $433,047,804 4 $108,261,951
98 Martin Lawrence $428,472,693 4 $107,118,173
99 Ken Jeong $405,528,706 2 $202,764,353
100 Tom Wilkinson $405,397,930 3 $135,132,643

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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