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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 44 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 ($335,802,271 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 16 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 ($4,144,128 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 ($2,776,642 in 2014), Equals ($2,134,557 in 2016)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tom Hanks $4,477,899,876 22 $203,540,903
2 Robert Pattinson $3,504,235,881 10 $350,423,588
3 Kristen Stewart $3,380,471,168 14 $241,462,226
4 Taylor Lautner $3,315,085,502 6 $552,514,250
5 Brad Pitt $1,916,876,200 17 $112,757,424
6 Matt Damon $1,864,694,726 16 $116,543,420
7 Leonardo DiCaprio $1,758,969,915 15 $117,264,661
8 Denzel Washington $1,651,028,012 20 $82,551,401
9 Julia Roberts $1,588,340,441 11 $144,394,586
10 Meryl Streep $1,431,745,588 27 $53,027,614
11 Dakota Johnson $1,427,154,271 6 $237,859,045
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 $1,322,607,772 3 $440,869,257
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 $1,160,463,081 16 $72,528,943
18 Robert Redford $1,114,348,091 15 $74,289,873
19 Robert De Niro $1,105,839,243 28 $39,494,259
20 Bradley Cooper $983,091,291 10 $98,309,129
21 Sylvester Stallone $958,683,081 9 $106,520,342
22 Jack Nicholson $955,765,388 15 $63,717,693
23 Kevin Costner $946,515,296 17 $55,677,370
24 Cate Blanchett $930,672,618 12 $77,556,052
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 $856,322,200 11 $77,847,473
29 Robin Williams $844,551,165 11 $76,777,379
30 Mel Gibson $827,058,583 13 $63,619,891
31 Clint Eastwood $821,744,471 8 $102,718,059
32 Joel Edgerton $820,119,505 8 $102,514,938
33 Nicole Kidman $817,799,447 24 $34,074,977
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 11 $72,707,116
37 Henry Thomas $792,987,483 2 $396,493,742
38 Sandra Bullock $789,468,676 7 $112,781,239
39 James Caviezel $773,558,144 5 $154,711,629
40 Willem Dafoe $763,057,602 11 $69,368,873
41 Diane Lane $758,511,015 12 $63,209,251
42 Will Smith $743,200,975 8 $92,900,122
43 John Travolta $710,045,874 12 $59,170,490
44 Keira Knightley $695,185,130 12 $57,932,094
45 Susan Sarandon $678,735,049 21 $32,320,717
46 Daniel Day-Lewis $665,580,372 10 $66,558,037
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 Michael Peña $638,639,193 8 $79,829,899
52 Tobey Maguire $637,032,311 5 $127,406,462
53 Rachel McAdams $633,349,361 10 $63,334,936
54 Helena Bonham Carter $630,869,005 10 $63,086,901
55 Suraj Sharma $607,258,634 1 $607,258,634
56 Judi Dench $580,933,752 5 $116,186,750
57 Matthew McConaughey $577,988,528 11 $52,544,412
58 Sienna Miller $574,005,313 5 $114,801,063
59 Octavia Spencer $563,430,668 5 $112,686,134
60 Josh Gad $560,799,387 3 $186,933,129
61 Jodie Foster $559,198,711 13 $43,015,285
62 Dev Patel $546,788,238 3 $182,262,746
63 Nicolas Cage $540,486,455 13 $41,575,881
64 Kate Winslet $538,514,973 15 $35,900,998
65 Lily James $535,286,971 2 $267,643,486
66 Kristin Scott Thomas $527,252,688 9 $58,583,632
67 Liam Neeson $523,239,382 13 $40,249,183
68 Sean Penn $515,651,591 8 $64,456,449
69 Geoffrey Rush $512,278,617 7 $73,182,660
70 Kirsten Dunst $508,567,545 7 $72,652,506
71 Shia LaBeouf $506,439,649 12 $42,203,304
72 Reese Witherspoon $503,810,637 10 $50,381,064
73 Edward Burns $497,297,794 3 $165,765,931
74 Ryan Gosling $496,564,218 9 $55,173,802
75 Dustin Hoffman $494,008,394 12 $41,167,366
76 Colin Firth $488,755,525 7 $69,822,218
77 Tom Sizemore $486,676,340 3 $162,225,447
78 Channing Tatum $476,806,999 7 $68,115,286
79 Marion Cotillard $474,175,007 8 $59,271,876
80 Cameron Diaz $466,480,128 6 $77,746,688
81 Forest Whitaker $459,997,470 11 $41,817,952
82 Ben Affleck $459,828,624 7 $65,689,803
83 Penélope Cruz $456,009,139 6 $76,001,523
84 Ralph Fiennes $440,150,247 7 $62,878,607
85 Keanu Reeves $438,885,118 10 $43,888,512
86 Carey Mulligan $435,281,178 6 $72,546,863
87 Juliette Binoche $435,037,137 15 $29,002,476
88 Paul Newman $430,224,215 11 $39,111,292
89 Freida Pinto $421,063,664 6 $70,177,277
90 Jeremy Renner $413,208,326 4 $103,302,082
91 Ewan McGregor $409,654,442 10 $40,965,444
92 Woody Harrelson $405,849,009 9 $45,094,334
93 Amy Adams $399,595,410 6 $66,599,235
94 Clark Gable $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
95 Vivien Leigh $390,525,192 1 $390,525,192
96 Joaquin Phoenix $389,487,308 8 $48,685,914
97 Blake Lively $384,871,833 5 $76,974,367
98 Madhur Mittal $384,530,440 1 $384,530,440
99 Shailene Woodley $379,586,089 5 $75,917,218
100 Anthony Hopkins $375,468,310 8 $46,933,539

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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