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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Romantic Comedy Stars - International Leading Romantic Comedy Stars - Worldwide Leading Adventure Stars - Worldwide Leading Comedy Stars - Worldwide Leading Action Stars - Worldwide Leading Drama Stars - Worldwide Leading Thriller/Suspense Stars - Worldwide Leading Horror Stars - Worldwide Leading Musical Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the Romantic 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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Julia Roberts
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 25 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pretty Woman ($432,645,872 in 1990), Notting Hill ($363,728,226 in 1999), Runaway Bride ($310,138,178 in 1999), Valentine's Day ($217,569,328 in 2010), America's Sweethearts ($160,648,493 in 2001), I Love Trouble ($61,947,267 in 1994), Larry Crowne ($61,449,135 in 2011), Mother’s Day ($43,792,859 in 2016)

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Hugh Grant
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 32 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Notting Hill ($363,728,226 in 1999), Love Actually ($247,950,247 in 2003), Two Weeks Notice ($199,043,309 in 2002), Music and Lyrics ($146,196,885 in 2007), Did You Hear About the Morgans? ($80,480,566 in 2009), The Rewrite ($149,696 in 2015)

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Cameron Diaz
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 25 films.
Top films contributed to this record: There's Something About Mary ($369,884,651 in 1998), What Happens in Vegas... ($218,535,708 in 2008), The Holiday ($205,190,324 in 2006), What to Expect When You're Expecting ($120,925,697 in 2012), The Sweetest Thing ($63,078,756 in 2002)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Julia Roberts $1,651,919,358 8 $206,489,920
2 Hugh Grant $1,037,548,929 6 $172,924,822
3 Cameron Diaz $977,615,136 5 $195,523,027
4 Renée Zellweger $892,603,140 7 $127,514,734
5 Katherine Heigl $886,021,446 7 $126,574,492
6 Richard Gere $883,678,743 4 $220,919,686
7 Drew Barrymore $873,986,084 7 $124,855,155
8 Sandra Bullock $841,143,706 7 $120,163,387
9 Patrick Dempsey $793,232,869 5 $158,646,574
10 Ashton Kutcher $747,733,089 5 $149,546,618
11 Ben Stiller $743,477,087 6 $123,912,848
12 Adam Sandler $662,631,748 4 $165,657,937
13 Jack Nicholson $630,425,342 3 $210,141,781
14 Jennifer Lopez $579,997,506 6 $96,666,251
15 Meg Ryan $573,828,899 7 $81,975,557
16 Show Luo $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
17 Zhang Yuqi $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
18 Chao Deng $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
19 Lin Yun $552,198,479 1 $552,198,479
20 Gerard Butler $524,683,054 4 $131,170,764
21 Will Smith $521,147,220 2 $260,573,610
22 Colin Firth $513,115,871 5 $102,623,174
23 Susan Sarandon $506,907,994 3 $168,969,331
24 James Marsden $500,631,946 2 $250,315,973
25 Bradley Cooper $438,750,244 3 $146,250,081
26 Meryl Streep $425,227,192 3 $141,742,397
27 Catherine Zeta-Jones $420,500,317 5 $84,100,063
28 Jessica Biel $412,762,974 4 $103,190,744
29 Helen Hunt $381,268,043 2 $190,634,022
30 Anne Hathaway $379,021,639 3 $126,340,546
31 John Corbett $374,901,038 2 $187,450,519
32 Nia Vardalos $374,901,038 2 $187,450,519
33 Mel Gibson $374,105,123 1 $374,105,123
34 Amy Adams $373,003,061 2 $186,501,531
35 Ryan Reynolds $370,327,583 2 $185,163,792
36 Hector Elizondo $364,419,601 2 $182,209,801
37 Sarah Jessica Parker $355,733,740 3 $118,577,913
38 Gwyneth Paltrow $350,358,737 3 $116,786,246
39 Reese Witherspoon $341,540,333 4 $85,385,083
40 Diane Keaton $325,475,982 3 $108,491,994
41 Hilary Swank $302,619,951 2 $151,309,976
42 Alec Baldwin $298,940,759 2 $149,470,380
43 Ben Affleck $297,292,554 4 $74,323,139
44 John Cusack $296,531,103 3 $98,843,701
45 Tom Hanks $289,348,461 2 $144,674,231
46 Joseph Fiennes $279,500,000 1 $279,500,000
47 Jessica Alba $277,202,559 3 $92,400,853
48 Jack Black $276,026,620 2 $138,013,310
49 Tom Cruise $274,000,000 1 $274,000,000
50 Amanda Peet $270,423,864 2 $135,211,932
51 Keanu Reeves $266,685,242 1 $266,685,242
52 Topher Grace $265,995,299 2 $132,997,650
53 Scarlett Johansson $262,425,498 3 $87,475,166
54 Bill Nighy $260,227,099 2 $130,113,550
55 Josh Duhamel $252,738,110 2 $126,369,055
56 Harrison Ford $251,900,000 2 $125,950,000
57 Keira Knightley $250,212,683 2 $125,106,342
58 Laura Linney $247,950,247 1 $247,950,247
59 Alan Rickman $247,950,247 1 $247,950,247
60 Martine McCutcheon $247,950,247 1 $247,950,247
61 Liam Neeson $247,950,247 1 $247,950,247
62 Emma Thompson $247,950,247 1 $247,950,247
63 Rowan Atkinson $247,950,247 1 $247,950,247
64 Ginnifer Goodwin $246,137,773 2 $123,068,887
65 Meagan Good $239,247,696 5 $47,849,539
66 Gabrielle Union $238,397,315 5 $47,679,463
67 Kevin Hart $233,961,361 4 $58,490,340
68 Regina Hall $233,847,557 3 $77,949,186
69 Michael Ealy $233,847,557 3 $77,949,186
70 Jamie Foxx $230,081,645 2 $115,040,823
71 Justin Long $224,664,841 4 $56,166,210
72 Michelle Pfeiffer $220,119,966 3 $73,373,322
73 Seth Rogen $219,265,952 1 $219,265,952
74 George Lopez $217,569,328 1 $217,569,328
75 Queen Latifah $217,569,328 1 $217,569,328
76 Kathy Bates $217,569,328 2 $108,784,664
77 Bryce Robinson $217,569,328 1 $217,569,328
78 Shirley MacLaine $217,569,328 1 $217,569,328
79 Eric Dane $217,569,328 1 $217,569,328
80 Taylor Swift $217,569,328 1 $217,569,328
81 Taylor Lautner $217,569,328 1 $217,569,328
82 Carter Jenkins $217,569,328 2 $108,784,664
83 Jennifer Garner $217,569,328 1 $217,569,328
84 Owen Wilson $212,455,565 2 $106,227,783
85 George Clooney $208,845,919 3 $69,615,306
86 Vince Vaughn $205,727,307 1 $205,727,307
87 Jude Law $205,190,324 1 $205,190,324
88 Kate Winslet $205,190,324 1 $205,190,324
89 Zac Efron $199,919,228 2 $99,959,614
90 Bill Pullman $197,960,677 3 $65,986,892
91 Robert De Niro $195,276,244 2 $97,638,122
92 Billy Crystal $193,843,005 2 $96,921,503
93 Terrence J $193,071,218 3 $64,357,073
94 Edward Burns $189,054,146 3 $63,018,049
95 Taraji P. Henson $183,401,697 2 $91,700,849
96 Jerry Ferrara $183,401,697 2 $91,700,849
97 Romany Malco $183,401,697 2 $91,700,849
98 Kevin Connolly $181,053,657 1 $181,053,657
99 Jennifer Connelly $181,053,657 1 $181,053,657
100 Elizabeth Banks $176,543,563 2 $88,271,782

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Julia Roberts: By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Cameron Diaz: Caroline Renouard [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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