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

Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Drama Stars - International Leading Drama Stars - Worldwide Leading Adventure Stars - Worldwide Leading Comedy Stars - Worldwide Leading Action 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 Drama 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 Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Forrest Gump ($679,850,637 in 1994), Saving Private Ryan ($485,035,085 in 1998), Cast Away ($427,230,516 in 2000), Catch Me if You Can ($355,612,291 in 2002), Apollo 13 ($334,100,000 in 1995), The Green Mile ($290,701,374 in 1999), You've Got Mail ($250,800,000 in 1998), Sully ($238,552,082 in 2016), Captain Phillips ($220,648,184 in 2013), The Terminal ($218,673,959 in 2004)

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Robert Pattinson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($829,724,737 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($706,102,828 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($689,420,051 in 2011), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($687,557,727 in 2009), Twilight ($402,280,159 in 2008), Water for Elephants ($116,809,717 in 2011), Remember Me ($56,506,120 in 2010), Bel Ami ($6,165,119 in 2012), Life ($5,525,295 in 2015), Good Time ($2,447,001 in 2017)

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Kristen Stewart
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($829,724,737 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($706,102,828 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($689,420,051 in 2011), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($687,557,727 in 2009), Twilight ($402,280,159 in 2008), Café Society ($44,359,512 in 2016), On the Road ($9,313,302 in 2012), The Runaways ($5,278,632 in 2010), Clouds of Sils Maria ($2,759,715 in 2014), Equals ($2,134,557 in 2016)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Hanks $4,300,835,400 21 $204,801,686
2 Robert Pattinson $3,502,538,754 10 $350,253,875
3 Kristen Stewart $3,380,454,241 14 $241,461,017
4 Taylor Lautner $3,315,085,502 6 $552,514,250
5 Brad Pitt $1,916,827,490 17 $112,754,558
6 Matt Damon $1,864,702,172 15 $124,313,478
7 Leonardo DiCaprio $1,758,930,055 15 $117,262,004
8 Denzel Washington $1,646,571,121 20 $82,328,556
9 Julia Roberts $1,416,321,520 11 $128,756,502
10 Demi Moore $1,383,476,406 12 $115,289,701
11 Russell Crowe $1,331,246,359 11 $121,022,396
12 Meryl Streep $1,242,396,777 27 $46,014,695
13 Al Pacino $1,200,663,649 23 $52,202,767
14 George Clooney $1,197,407,970 10 $119,740,797
15 Robert Redford $1,114,348,091 15 $74,289,873
16 Robert De Niro $1,102,019,171 28 $39,357,828
17 Johnny Depp $1,088,513,943 15 $72,567,596
18 Dakota Johnson $1,056,526,143 6 $176,087,691
19 Bradley Cooper $983,091,291 9 $109,232,366
20 Sylvester Stallone $958,683,081 8 $119,835,385
21 Jack Nicholson $955,765,388 15 $63,717,693
22 Jamie Dornan $951,979,644 3 $317,326,548
23 Kevin Costner $946,295,013 17 $55,664,413
24 Cate Blanchett $924,261,008 12 $77,021,751
25 Tom Cruise $923,648,205 10 $92,364,821
26 Christian Bale $891,467,400 13 $68,574,415
27 Richard Gere $876,103,117 20 $43,805,156
28 Robin Williams $844,558,611 11 $76,778,056
29 Mel Gibson $827,058,861 13 $63,619,912
30 Clint Eastwood $821,744,471 8 $102,718,059
31 Joel Edgerton $820,098,772 8 $102,512,347
32 Nicole Kidman $817,727,021 24 $34,071,959
33 Patrick Swayze $806,290,395 8 $100,786,299
34 Morgan Freeman $800,592,080 12 $66,716,007
35 Jude Law $799,778,272 10 $79,977,827
36 Henry Thomas $792,987,483 2 $396,493,742
37 Sandra Bullock $789,468,676 7 $112,781,239
38 Michelle Pfeiffer $784,373,062 11 $71,306,642
39 Diane Lane $758,511,015 12 $63,209,251
40 James Caviezel $750,226,616 4 $187,556,654
41 Will Smith $743,215,515 8 $92,901,939
42 John Travolta $706,792,183 11 $64,253,835
43 Willem Dafoe $696,939,350 11 $63,358,123
44 Keira Knightley $695,185,130 11 $63,198,648
45 Susan Sarandon $678,644,859 20 $33,932,243
46 Jim Carrey $664,541,867 4 $166,135,467
47 Meg Ryan $654,841,769 9 $72,760,197
48 Mark Wahlberg $654,538,936 9 $72,726,548
49 Michael Douglas $643,848,414 6 $107,308,069
50 Tobey Maguire $637,032,311 5 $127,406,462
51 Helena Bonham Carter $630,869,005 10 $63,086,901
52 Daniel Day-Lewis $619,207,448 10 $61,920,745
53 Suraj Sharma $607,987,022 1 $607,987,022
54 Matthew McConaughey $577,924,110 10 $57,792,411
55 Sienna Miller $574,005,313 5 $114,801,063
56 Michael Peña $568,863,155 7 $81,266,165
57 Jodie Foster $559,198,711 13 $43,015,285
58 Octavia Spencer $559,194,932 5 $111,838,986
59 Dev Patel $542,603,867 3 $180,867,956
60 Nicolas Cage $540,486,455 13 $41,575,881
61 Kate Winslet $538,475,113 15 $35,898,341
62 Lily James $535,270,876 2 $267,635,438
63 Kristin Scott Thomas $524,458,964 9 $58,273,218
64 Liam Neeson $518,557,006 12 $43,213,084
65 Sean Penn $515,651,591 8 $64,456,449
66 Rachel McAdams $513,578,828 9 $57,064,314
67 Geoffrey Rush $510,679,034 6 $85,113,172
68 Kirsten Dunst $508,347,262 7 $72,621,037
69 Judi Dench $506,512,680 5 $101,302,536
70 Shia LaBeouf $505,784,796 11 $45,980,436
71 Reese Witherspoon $503,851,635 10 $50,385,164
72 Edward Burns $497,297,794 3 $165,765,931
73 Dustin Hoffman $494,008,394 12 $41,167,366
74 Colin Firth $488,755,525 7 $69,822,218
75 Tom Sizemore $486,676,340 3 $162,225,447
76 Josh Gad $481,821,658 3 $160,607,219
77 Channing Tatum $476,806,999 7 $68,115,286
78 Marion Cotillard $472,849,178 7 $67,549,883
79 Cameron Diaz $465,983,931 5 $93,196,786
80 Forest Whitaker $459,990,847 9 $51,110,094
81 Ben Affleck $459,836,070 7 $65,690,867
82 Ralph Fiennes $440,151,390 7 $62,878,770
83 Keanu Reeves $438,874,499 9 $48,763,833
84 Carey Mulligan $435,227,619 6 $72,537,937
85 Juliette Binoche $435,021,353 15 $29,001,424
86 Paul Newman $430,224,215 11 $39,111,292
87 Freida Pinto $421,052,889 6 $70,175,482
88 Jeremy Renner $413,224,987 4 $103,306,247
89 Ewan McGregor $409,647,848 10 $40,964,785
90 Woody Harrelson $405,785,186 8 $50,723,148
91 Amy Adams $399,612,071 6 $66,602,012
92 Clark Gable $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
93 Vivien Leigh $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
94 Joaquin Phoenix $389,284,953 7 $55,612,136
95 Blake Lively $384,871,833 5 $76,974,367
96 Madhur Mittal $384,519,665 1 $384,519,665
97 Ryan Gosling $380,492,459 7 $54,356,066
98 Anthony Hopkins $375,468,310 8 $46,933,539
99 Natalie Portman $372,704,381 13 $28,669,568
100 Penélope Cruz $367,129,031 4 $91,782,258

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Robert Pattinson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kristen Stewart: By lukeford.net [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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