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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 Action Stars - Worldwide Leading Comedy 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 ($3,225,906 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 $4,434,744,782 21 $211,178,323
2 Robert Pattinson $3,503,317,659 10 $350,331,766
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 $1,864,700,205 15 $124,313,347
7 Leonardo DiCaprio $1,758,969,915 15 $117,264,661
8 Denzel Washington $1,647,392,095 20 $82,369,605
9 Julia Roberts $1,578,054,363 11 $143,459,488
10 Meryl Streep $1,388,073,563 27 $51,410,132
11 Demi Moore $1,383,476,406 12 $115,289,701
12 Russell Crowe $1,331,246,359 11 $121,022,396
13 Dakota Johnson $1,325,367,918 6 $220,894,653
14 Jamie Dornan $1,220,821,419 3 $406,940,473
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 $1,164,143,089 15 $77,609,539
18 Robert Redford $1,114,348,091 15 $74,289,873
19 Robert De Niro $1,102,035,307 28 $39,358,404
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 $930,857,649 12 $77,571,471
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 $860,002,208 11 $78,182,019
29 Robin Williams $844,556,644 11 $76,777,877
30 Mel Gibson $827,058,861 13 $63,619,912
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 $800,592,080 12 $66,716,007
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 Willem Dafoe $766,738,753 10 $76,673,875
40 Diane Lane $758,511,015 12 $63,209,251
41 James Caviezel $750,226,616 4 $187,556,654
42 Will Smith $743,215,515 8 $92,901,939
43 John Travolta $706,792,183 11 $64,253,835
44 Keira Knightley $695,185,130 11 $63,198,648
45 Susan Sarandon $678,731,943 20 $33,936,597
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 Daniel Day-Lewis $647,030,072 10 $64,703,007
50 Michael Douglas $643,848,414 6 $107,308,069
51 Tobey Maguire $637,032,311 5 $127,406,462
52 Helena Bonham Carter $630,869,005 10 $63,086,901
53 Michael Peña $623,744,312 8 $77,968,039
54 Suraj Sharma $607,987,022 1 $607,987,022
55 Judi Dench $584,606,397 5 $116,921,279
56 Matthew McConaughey $577,924,066 10 $57,792,407
57 Sienna Miller $574,005,313 5 $114,801,063
58 Josh Gad $564,988,976 3 $188,329,659
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 $525,302,470 9 $58,366,941
66 Liam Neeson $522,998,990 12 $43,583,249
67 Sean Penn $515,651,591 8 $64,456,449
68 Rachel McAdams $513,578,828 9 $57,064,314
69 Geoffrey Rush $510,679,034 6 $85,113,172
70 Kirsten Dunst $508,567,545 7 $72,652,506
71 Shia LaBeouf $505,992,744 11 $45,999,340
72 Reese Witherspoon $503,851,635 10 $50,385,164
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 $465,983,931 5 $93,196,786
80 Forest Whitaker $459,990,847 9 $51,110,094
81 Ben Affleck $459,834,103 7 $65,690,586
82 Penélope Cruz $442,758,177 4 $110,689,544
83 Ralph Fiennes $440,151,390 7 $62,878,770
84 Keanu Reeves $438,874,499 9 $48,763,833
85 Carey Mulligan $435,263,630 6 $72,543,938
86 Juliette Binoche $435,021,353 15 $29,001,424
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 $389,243,695 7 $55,606,242
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 13 $28,737,549

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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