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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 43 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 ($3,225,459 in 2017)

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Kristen Stewart
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 18 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 $4,475,272,712 23 $194,577,074
2 Robert Pattinson $3,503,317,212 10 $350,331,721
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 $1,916,889,803 17 $112,758,224
6 Matt Damon $1,864,694,726 15 $124,312,982
7 Leonardo DiCaprio $1,758,969,915 15 $117,264,661
8 Denzel Washington $1,647,531,424 20 $82,376,571
9 Julia Roberts $1,586,098,687 11 $144,190,790
10 Meryl Streep $1,428,601,493 27 $52,911,166
11 Dakota Johnson $1,427,223,379 6 $237,870,563
12 Demi Moore $1,383,476,406 12 $115,289,701
13 Russell Crowe $1,331,246,359 11 $121,022,396
14 Jamie Dornan $1,322,676,880 3 $440,892,293
15 Al Pacino $1,200,663,649 23 $52,202,767
16 George Clooney $1,197,407,970 10 $119,740,797
17 Johnny Depp $1,163,751,744 15 $77,583,450
18 Robert Redford $1,114,348,091 15 $74,289,873
19 Robert De Niro $1,102,037,721 28 $39,358,490
20 Bradley Cooper $983,091,291 9 $109,232,366
21 Sylvester Stallone $958,683,081 8 $119,835,385
22 Jack Nicholson $955,765,388 15 $63,717,693
23 Kevin Costner $946,515,296 17 $55,677,370
24 Cate Blanchett $930,825,655 12 $77,568,805
25 Tom Cruise $923,648,205 10 $92,364,821
26 Christian Bale $891,467,400 13 $68,574,415
27 Richard Gere $876,362,902 20 $43,818,145
28 Michelle Pfeiffer $859,610,863 11 $78,146,442
29 Robin Williams $844,551,165 11 $76,777,379
30 Mel Gibson $827,058,757 13 $63,619,904
31 Clint Eastwood $821,744,471 8 $102,718,059
32 Joel Edgerton $820,119,505 8 $102,514,938
33 Nicole Kidman $817,727,464 24 $34,071,978
34 Patrick Swayze $806,290,395 8 $100,786,299
35 Morgan Freeman $803,720,316 12 $66,976,693
36 Jude Law $799,778,272 10 $79,977,827
37 Henry Thomas $792,987,483 2 $396,493,742
38 Sandra Bullock $789,468,676 7 $112,781,239
39 James Caviezel $768,493,518 5 $153,698,704
40 Willem Dafoe $766,346,265 10 $76,634,627
41 Diane Lane $758,511,015 12 $63,209,251
42 Will Smith $743,200,975 8 $92,900,122
43 John Travolta $706,792,183 12 $58,899,349
44 Keira Knightley $695,185,130 11 $63,198,648
45 Susan Sarandon $678,731,943 20 $33,936,597
46 Daniel Day-Lewis $664,763,513 10 $66,476,351
47 Jim Carrey $664,541,867 4 $166,135,467
48 Meg Ryan $654,841,769 9 $72,760,197
49 Mark Wahlberg $654,538,936 9 $72,726,548
50 Michael Douglas $643,848,414 6 $107,308,069
51 Tobey Maguire $637,032,311 5 $127,406,462
52 Michael Peña $631,840,401 8 $78,980,050
53 Helena Bonham Carter $630,869,005 10 $63,086,901
54 Suraj Sharma $607,832,959 1 $607,832,959
55 Judi Dench $584,222,415 5 $116,844,483
56 Matthew McConaughey $577,923,965 10 $57,792,397
57 Sienna Miller $574,005,313 5 $114,801,063
58 Josh Gad $564,088,050 3 $188,029,350
59 Octavia Spencer $563,430,668 5 $112,686,134
60 Jodie Foster $559,198,711 13 $43,015,285
61 Dev Patel $544,452,057 3 $181,484,019
62 Nicolas Cage $540,486,455 13 $41,575,881
63 Kate Winslet $538,514,973 15 $35,900,998
64 Lily James $535,270,876 2 $267,635,438
65 Kristin Scott Thomas $526,801,664 9 $58,533,518
66 Liam Neeson $523,036,458 12 $43,586,372
67 Sean Penn $515,651,591 8 $64,456,449
68 Rachel McAdams $513,578,828 9 $57,064,314
69 Geoffrey Rush $511,923,596 7 $73,131,942
70 Kirsten Dunst $508,567,545 7 $72,652,506
71 Shia LaBeouf $506,081,708 11 $46,007,428
72 Reese Witherspoon $503,813,075 10 $50,381,308
73 Edward Burns $497,297,794 3 $165,765,931
74 Dustin Hoffman $494,008,394 12 $41,167,366
75 Colin Firth $488,755,525 7 $69,822,218
76 Tom Sizemore $486,676,340 3 $162,225,447
77 Channing Tatum $476,806,999 7 $68,115,286
78 Marion Cotillard $472,849,178 7 $67,549,883
79 Cameron Diaz $466,480,128 6 $77,746,688
80 Forest Whitaker $459,990,847 10 $45,999,085
81 Ben Affleck $459,828,624 7 $65,689,803
82 Penélope Cruz $444,528,956 5 $88,905,791
83 Ralph Fiennes $440,150,247 7 $62,878,607
84 Keanu Reeves $438,874,499 9 $48,763,833
85 Carey Mulligan $435,277,948 6 $72,546,325
86 Juliette Binoche $435,020,210 15 $29,001,347
87 Paul Newman $430,224,215 11 $39,111,292
88 Freida Pinto $421,063,664 6 $70,177,277
89 Jeremy Renner $413,224,987 4 $103,306,247
90 Ewan McGregor $409,654,442 10 $40,965,444
91 Woody Harrelson $405,810,511 8 $50,726,314
92 Amy Adams $399,612,071 6 $66,602,012
93 Clark Gable $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
94 Vivien Leigh $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
95 Joaquin Phoenix $389,213,811 7 $55,601,973
96 Blake Lively $384,871,833 5 $76,974,367
97 Madhur Mittal $384,530,440 1 $384,530,440
98 Ryan Gosling $380,492,459 7 $54,356,066
99 Anthony Hopkins $375,468,310 8 $46,933,539
100 Natalie Portman $373,588,143 14 $26,684,867

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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