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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.

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Andy Serkis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $9,629,837,438 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6)
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($2,058,662,225 in 2015), Black Panther ($1,346,636,994 in 2018), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($1,318,092,040 in 2017), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1,141,403,341 in 2003), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($1,017,003,568 in 2012), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ($934,699,645 in 2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($887,210,985 in 2001), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($710,644,566 in 2014), King Kong ($550,517,357 in 2005), War for the Planet of the Apes ($490,280,162 in 2017)

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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 51 films, with $8,567,907,863 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #9)
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 ($561,089,941 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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Vin Diesel
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $4,513,210,831 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #25)
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,011,043,406 in 2018), Furious 7 ($1,518,722,794 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,237,466,026 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($862,889,714 in 2017), Fast and Furious 6 ($789,300,444 in 2013), Guardians of the Galaxy ($771,051,335 in 2014), Fast Five ($630,163,454 in 2011), Saving Private Ryan ($485,035,085 in 1998), Fast & Furious ($363,064,265 in 2009), xXx: Return of Xander Cage ($345,053,084 in 2017)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Andy Serkis $11,479,595,958 20 $573,979,798
2 Samuel L. Jackson $10,938,844,972 64 $170,919,453
3 Vin Diesel $10,220,918,080 24 $425,871,587
4 Alan Rickman $10,090,174,701 19 $531,061,826
5 Morgan Freeman $9,777,069,321 49 $199,532,027
6 Johnny Depp $9,742,368,231 53 $183,818,269
7 Robert Downey, Jr. $9,710,561,184 51 $190,403,160
8 Emma Watson $9,478,543,402 16 $592,408,963
9 Scarlett Johansson $9,212,741,127 31 $297,185,198
10 Dwayne Johnson $9,185,543,926 26 $353,290,151
11 Idris Elba $9,082,707,613 23 $394,900,331
12 Harrison Ford $9,013,269,710 33 $273,129,385
13 Tom Cruise $8,901,426,446 38 $234,248,064
14 Stanley Tucci $8,751,660,786 36 $243,101,689
15 Zoe Saldana $8,690,884,186 29 $299,685,662
16 Robbie Coltrane $8,673,316,271 13 $667,178,175
17 Cate Blanchett $8,673,224,836 32 $271,038,276
18 Tom Hanks $8,530,723,991 51 $167,269,098
19 Daniel Radcliffe $8,231,165,051 18 $457,286,947
20 Orlando Bloom $8,230,205,218 19 $433,168,696
21 Ralph Fiennes $8,193,390,245 25 $327,735,610
22 Ian McKellen $8,152,356,363 14 $582,311,169
23 Don Cheadle $8,141,058,629 19 $428,476,770
24 Michelle Rodriguez $8,015,857,381 20 $400,792,869
25 Gary Oldman $7,787,069,874 28 $278,109,638
26 Rupert Grint $7,741,267,319 14 $552,947,666
27 Will Smith $7,726,541,593 29 $266,432,469
28 Hugo Weaving $7,648,526,284 20 $382,426,314
29 Helena Bonham Carter $7,646,701,943 35 $218,477,198
30 Bradley Cooper $7,606,773,168 30 $253,559,106
31 Chris Pratt $7,220,311,990 16 $451,269,499
32 Stellan Skarsgård $7,126,611,261 34 $209,606,214
33 Paul Bettany $7,032,190,840 20 $351,609,542
34 Cameron Diaz $7,022,820,019 27 $260,104,445
35 Woody Harrelson $6,924,258,469 38 $182,217,328
36 Liam Neeson $6,862,314,849 41 $167,373,533
37 Elizabeth Banks $6,804,321,033 35 $194,409,172
38 Michael Gambon $6,703,766,139 13 $515,674,318
39 Chris Hemsworth $6,680,093,369 19 $351,583,862
40 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,631,842,662 29 $228,684,230
41 Matt Damon $6,595,591,851 39 $169,117,740
42 Owen Wilson $6,557,481,780 39 $168,140,558
43 Brad Pitt $6,531,840,249 42 $155,520,006
44 Hugh Jackman $6,494,923,761 31 $209,513,670
45 Tom Felton $6,452,504,262 15 $430,166,951
46 Chris Evans $6,408,518,841 19 $337,290,465
47 Anthony Mackie $6,363,341,406 29 $219,425,566
48 Steve Carell $6,356,342,643 28 $227,012,237
49 Bruce Willis $6,342,018,485 43 $147,488,802
50 Mark Ruffalo $6,335,530,620 24 $263,980,443
51 Michael Caine $6,316,735,742 28 $225,597,705
52 Timothy Spall $6,277,125,222 22 $285,323,874
53 Julie Walters $6,250,064,153 15 $416,670,944
54 Brendan Gleeson $6,231,584,568 29 $214,882,226
55 Maggie Smith $6,221,194,609 23 $270,486,722
56 Christopher Lee $6,191,566,985 14 $442,254,785
57 Anthony Daniels $6,167,371,596 6 $1,027,895,266
58 Tyrese Gibson $6,148,142,703 12 $512,345,225
59 Lupita Nyong'o $5,877,517,168 8 $734,689,646
60 Ewan McGregor $5,856,255,480 31 $188,911,467
61 Jennifer Lawrence $5,769,665,597 21 $274,745,981
62 Mark Wahlberg $5,760,751,398 35 $164,592,897
63 Ben Stiller $5,691,683,502 29 $196,264,948
64 Kristen Wiig $5,690,015,711 24 $237,083,988
65 Jeremy Renner $5,463,053,370 17 $321,356,081
66 John Cleese $5,421,018,419 15 $361,401,228
67 J.K. Simmons $5,376,261,022 33 $162,917,001
68 Carrie Fisher $5,371,486,858 8 $671,435,857
69 Mark Hamill $5,290,755,532 11 $480,977,776
70 John Ratzenberger $5,233,799,258 12 $436,149,938
71 Ben Affleck $5,217,323,420 29 $179,907,704
72 Julie Andrews $5,207,523,952 11 $473,411,268
73 David Thewlis $5,203,338,591 23 $226,232,113
74 Robert De Niro $5,141,266,097 52 $98,870,502
75 Emma Thompson $5,114,590,740 20 $255,729,537
76 Sebastian Stan $5,110,774,449 12 $425,897,871
77 Anthony Hopkins $5,092,010,509 30 $169,733,684
78 Gwyneth Paltrow $5,073,143,341 17 $298,420,197
79 Alan Tudyk $5,050,935,380 16 $315,683,461
80 Anne Hathaway $5,011,923,707 21 $238,663,034
81 Simon Pegg $5,010,374,573 18 $278,354,143
82 Sigourney Weaver $4,978,549,316 22 $226,297,696
83 Antonio Banderas $4,975,779,857 32 $155,493,121
84 Bill Nighy $4,931,324,378 19 $259,543,388
85 Dave Bautista $4,919,100,658 14 $351,364,333
86 Oscar Isaac $4,889,350,152 24 $203,722,923
87 Jeff Goldblum $4,874,162,219 20 $243,708,111
88 Robin Williams $4,866,276,064 28 $173,795,574
89 Ian Holm $4,829,070,400 11 $439,006,400
90 Chadwick Boseman $4,815,307,841 8 $601,913,480
91 Tommy Lee Jones $4,797,891,109 29 $165,444,521
92 Geoffrey Rush $4,786,969,273 17 $281,586,428
93 Giovanni Ribisi $4,785,247,476 20 $239,262,374
94 Angelina Jolie Pitt $4,780,504,146 25 $191,220,166
95 Jason Isaacs $4,770,538,664 14 $340,752,762
96 Karl Urban $4,769,640,237 16 $298,102,515
97 Benedict Cumberbatch $4,759,505,503 14 $339,964,679
98 Warwick Davis $4,757,849,088 7 $679,692,727
99 Willem Dafoe $4,708,628,686 31 $151,891,248
100 Naomie Harris $4,692,459,359 12 $391,038,280

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Andy Serkis: By https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore Gage Skidmore] [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Vin Diesel: Andre Luis [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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