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Box Office Star Records > Worldwide > Lifetime Acting > Top Worldwide Above the Line Stars

Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office


See also: Top Worldwide Leading Stars - Top Worldwide Supporting Stars - Top Worldwide Live Action Stars - Top Domestic Above the Line Stars - Top International Above the Line Stars - Top Worldwide Below the Line Stars - Top Worldwide Cameo Stars - Top Worldwide Stars

The figures in this chart represent the total amount of worldwide revenue generated by all the movies a star has had an above-the-line role in over their lifetime.

Above-the-line credits are the names that appear one by one on the screen during the opening (or sometimes closing) credits for a film.

Roles in animated movies are included in the calculations in this chart.

  1
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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 49 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Jurassic Park ($1,038,812,584 in 1993), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($848,998,877 in 2005), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714,401,889 in 2014), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($656,695,615 in 2002), The Incredibles ($614,726,752 in 2004), Kong: Skull Island ($561,137,727 in 2017), Django Unchained ($449,948,323 in 2012), Kingsman: The Secret Service ($404,561,724 in 2015), Die Hard: With a Vengeance ($366,101,666 in 1995)

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Alan Rickman
Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 39 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($1,341,511,219 in 2011), Alice in Wonderland ($1,025,491,110 in 2010), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($974,755,371 in 2001), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ($960,283,305 in 2010), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($942,943,935 in 2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($935,083,686 in 2009), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($896,911,078 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($878,979,634 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796,688,549 in 2004), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ($390,500,000 in 1991)

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Morgan Freeman
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Dark Knight Rises ($1,084,439,099 in 2012), The Dark Knight ($1,001,620,618 in 2008), War of the Worlds ($606,836,535 in 2005), Bruce Almighty ($484,468,608 in 2003), The Lego Movie ($457,729,388 in 2014), Lucy ($457,507,776 in 2014), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ($390,500,000 in 1991), Batman Begins ($359,142,722 in 2005), Deep Impact ($349,464,664 in 1998), Now You See Me ($342,769,200 in 2013)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson $10,681,065,934 62 $172,275,257
2 Alan Rickman $10,089,350,704 19 $531,018,458
3 Morgan Freeman $9,769,252,710 47 $207,856,441
4 Johnny Depp $9,558,469,119 51 $187,420,963
5 Emma Watson $9,479,290,561 16 $592,455,660
6 Harrison Ford $9,027,329,536 32 $282,104,048
7 Tom Cruise $8,900,352,012 38 $234,219,790
8 Andy Serkis $8,814,866,924 17 $518,521,584
9 Stanley Tucci $8,727,416,671 33 $264,467,172
10 Robbie Coltrane $8,673,316,271 13 $667,178,175
11 Cate Blanchett $8,531,288,407 29 $294,182,359
12 Tom Hanks $8,359,902,760 48 $174,164,641
13 Orlando Bloom $8,234,266,206 18 $457,459,234
14 Daniel Radcliffe $8,224,652,348 16 $514,040,772
15 Vin Diesel $8,207,391,844 19 $431,967,992
16 Ralph Fiennes $8,193,391,388 23 $356,234,408
17 Ian McKellen $8,153,103,522 14 $582,364,537
18 Michelle Rodriguez $8,017,195,325 19 $421,957,649
19 Dwayne Johnson $7,802,655,665 22 $354,666,167
20 Rupert Grint $7,741,267,319 14 $552,947,666
21 Will Smith $7,721,856,133 27 $285,994,672
22 Robert Downey, Jr. $7,698,778,698 49 $157,117,933
23 Hugo Weaving $7,646,986,785 19 $402,472,989
24 Gary Oldman $7,643,976,928 24 $318,499,039
25 Helena Bonham Carter $7,525,927,855 33 $228,058,420
26 Stellan Skarsgård $7,119,024,281 32 $222,469,509
27 Cameron Diaz $7,055,272,700 27 $261,306,396
28 Idris Elba $6,993,946,196 22 $317,906,645
29 Scarlett Johansson $6,961,864,606 27 $257,846,837
30 Liam Neeson $6,754,172,711 37 $182,545,208
31 Michael Gambon $6,701,384,628 13 $515,491,125
32 Zoe Saldana $6,680,199,256 23 $290,443,446
33 Elizabeth Banks $6,648,909,560 35 $189,968,845
34 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,631,698,837 28 $236,846,387
35 Matt Damon $6,547,358,628 38 $172,298,911
36 Brad Pitt $6,531,791,539 41 $159,311,989
37 Tom Felton $6,451,175,862 14 $460,798,276
38 Woody Harrelson $6,447,281,951 36 $179,091,165
39 Owen Wilson $6,341,201,803 38 $166,873,732
40 Steve Carell $6,334,584,762 26 $243,637,875
41 Michael Caine $6,316,725,977 26 $242,950,999
42 Bruce Willis $6,293,347,392 41 $153,496,278
43 Timothy Spall $6,229,988,775 22 $283,181,308
44 Maggie Smith $6,221,194,609 23 $270,486,722
45 Christopher Lee $6,191,566,985 14 $442,254,785
46 Tyrese Gibson $6,146,848,747 12 $512,237,396
47 Don Cheadle $6,129,871,136 18 $340,548,396
48 Hugh Jackman $6,105,282,684 28 $218,045,810
49 Julie Walters $6,052,541,788 11 $550,231,072
50 Brendan Gleeson $6,037,906,752 28 $215,639,527
51 Ewan McGregor $5,849,285,461 28 $208,903,052
52 Ben Stiller $5,691,823,975 29 $196,269,792
53 Mark Wahlberg $5,655,984,438 34 $166,352,483
54 Kristen Wiig $5,642,635,125 23 $245,331,962
55 Jennifer Lawrence $5,623,670,442 19 $295,982,655
56 Jeremy Renner $5,440,276,280 16 $340,017,268
57 John Cleese $5,419,762,323 14 $387,125,880
58 Bradley Cooper $5,415,399,492 26 $208,284,596
59 J.K. Simmons $5,353,575,499 32 $167,299,234
60 Julie Andrews $5,205,127,074 11 $473,193,370
61 David Thewlis $5,203,331,773 23 $226,231,816
62 Robert De Niro $5,135,954,949 52 $98,768,364
63 Emma Thompson $5,114,513,902 19 $269,184,942
64 Anthony Hopkins $5,073,731,546 30 $169,124,385
65 Alan Tudyk $5,050,967,940 15 $336,731,196
66 Ben Affleck $4,993,684,134 28 $178,345,862
67 Sigourney Weaver $4,982,962,262 22 $226,498,285
68 Antonio Banderas $4,975,435,497 29 $171,566,741
69 Bill Nighy $4,930,222,819 19 $259,485,412
70 Anne Hathaway $4,894,203,904 17 $287,894,347
71 Robin Williams $4,866,283,510 28 $173,795,840
72 Anthony Daniels $4,849,279,556 6 $808,213,259
73 Ian Holm $4,829,070,400 11 $439,006,400
74 John Ratzenberger $4,823,187,749 12 $401,932,312
75 Chris Pratt $4,812,095,212 13 $370,161,170
76 Tommy Lee Jones $4,789,541,507 29 $165,156,604
77 Giovanni Ribisi $4,789,461,283 19 $252,076,910
78 Geoffrey Rush $4,789,442,667 16 $299,340,167
79 Angelina Jolie Pitt $4,780,504,146 23 $207,848,006
80 Jason Isaacs $4,770,476,351 13 $366,959,719
81 Karl Urban $4,751,675,675 14 $339,405,405
82 Warwick Davis $4,749,315,794 6 $791,552,632
83 Paul Bettany $4,679,909,002 18 $259,994,945
84 John Turturro $4,676,174,755 25 $187,046,990
85 John Goodman $4,660,151,208 32 $145,629,725
86 Kurt Russell $4,632,681,679 16 $289,542,605
87 Natalie Portman $4,627,650,722 22 $210,347,760
88 Willem Dafoe $4,602,900,828 30 $153,430,028
89 Nicolas Cage $4,597,679,114 45 $102,170,647
90 Sean Bean $4,591,923,957 19 $241,680,208
91 Chris Hemsworth $4,581,133,972 16 $286,320,873
92 Sam Worthington $4,555,606,943 19 $239,768,786
93 Bill Hader $4,523,389,106 19 $238,073,111
94 James Franco $4,517,769,918 48 $94,120,207
95 Jason Statham $4,511,105,981 18 $250,616,999
96 Eddie Murphy $4,511,103,121 15 $300,740,208
97 Michael Sheen $4,498,445,262 17 $264,614,427
98 Ben Kingsley $4,478,159,218 26 $172,236,893
99 Adam Sandler $4,474,311,187 34 $131,597,388
100 Sandra Bullock $4,439,807,302 20 $221,990,365

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Samuel L. Jackson: By pinguino k (originally posted to Flickr as samuel l jackson) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Alan Rickman: By Marie-Lan Nguyen ([1]) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Morgan Freeman: By David Sifry (David Sifry's flickr account) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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