Follow us on


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
Samuel L. Jackson photo
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)

Full Information...

  2
Andy Serkis photo
Andy Serkis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($2,058,662,225 in 2015), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($1,322,569,625 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), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($482,860,185 in 2011)

Full Information...

  3
Alan Rickman photo
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)

Full Information...

Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson $10,681,065,934 62 $172,275,257
2 Andy Serkis $10,260,244,549 18 $570,013,586
3 Alan Rickman $10,089,347,372 19 $531,018,283
4 Morgan Freeman $9,773,894,454 47 $207,955,201
5 Johnny Depp $9,663,530,914 51 $189,480,998
6 Emma Watson $9,478,685,969 16 $592,417,873
7 Harrison Ford $9,007,824,954 32 $281,494,530
8 Tom Cruise $8,901,426,446 38 $234,248,064
9 Stanley Tucci $8,726,812,079 33 $264,448,851
10 Dwayne Johnson $8,695,087,715 23 $378,047,292
11 Robbie Coltrane $8,673,316,271 13 $667,178,175
12 Cate Blanchett $8,555,062,917 30 $285,168,764
13 Tom Hanks $8,474,189,381 48 $176,545,612
14 Orlando Bloom $8,234,266,206 18 $457,459,234
15 Daniel Radcliffe $8,230,776,317 17 $484,163,313
16 Vin Diesel $8,210,244,553 19 $432,118,134
17 Ralph Fiennes $8,193,391,388 23 $356,234,408
18 Ian McKellen $8,152,498,930 14 $582,321,352
19 Michelle Rodriguez $8,020,269,741 19 $422,119,460
20 Gary Oldman $7,764,328,030 25 $310,573,121
21 Rupert Grint $7,741,267,319 14 $552,947,666
22 Will Smith $7,726,556,133 28 $275,948,433
23 Robert Downey, Jr. $7,699,513,860 49 $157,132,936
24 Hugo Weaving $7,646,986,785 19 $402,472,989
25 Helena Bonham Carter $7,525,927,855 34 $221,350,819
26 Scarlett Johansson $7,142,973,862 28 $255,106,209
27 Stellan Skarsgård $7,126,168,735 34 $209,593,198
28 Idris Elba $7,067,343,487 22 $321,242,886
29 Cameron Diaz $7,055,272,700 27 $261,306,396
30 Liam Neeson $6,844,581,760 38 $180,120,573
31 Elizabeth Banks $6,834,625,863 35 $195,275,025
32 Michael Gambon $6,703,758,776 13 $515,673,752
33 Zoe Saldana $6,684,396,052 23 $290,625,915
34 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,631,939,506 28 $236,854,982
35 Matt Damon $6,588,820,693 38 $173,390,018
36 Owen Wilson $6,541,412,239 38 $172,142,427
37 Brad Pitt $6,531,853,852 41 $159,313,509
38 Woody Harrelson $6,531,133,790 36 $181,420,383
39 Tom Felton $6,451,480,043 15 $430,098,670
40 Hugh Jackman $6,423,336,006 28 $229,404,857
41 Steve Carell $6,356,336,359 26 $244,474,475
42 Michael Caine $6,316,725,977 27 $233,952,814
43 Bruce Willis $6,293,348,859 42 $149,841,640
44 Julie Walters $6,253,072,391 14 $446,648,028
45 Timothy Spall $6,241,722,470 22 $283,714,658
46 Brendan Gleeson $6,236,579,076 29 $215,054,451
47 Maggie Smith $6,221,194,609 23 $270,486,722
48 Christopher Lee $6,191,566,985 14 $442,254,785
49 Anthony Daniels $6,171,849,181 6 $1,028,641,530
50 Tyrese Gibson $6,148,142,703 12 $512,345,225
51 Don Cheadle $6,130,015,223 18 $340,556,401
52 Ewan McGregor $5,855,570,520 29 $201,916,225
53 Mark Wahlberg $5,752,990,447 34 $169,205,601
54 Ben Stiller $5,691,795,479 29 $196,268,810
55 Kristen Wiig $5,683,751,868 23 $247,119,646
56 Jennifer Lawrence $5,623,671,049 20 $281,183,552
57 Bradley Cooper $5,596,037,792 27 $207,260,659
58 Jeremy Renner $5,440,276,280 16 $340,017,268
59 John Cleese $5,419,762,323 14 $387,125,880
60 Carrie Fisher $5,375,964,443 8 $671,995,555
61 J.K. Simmons $5,375,311,528 32 $167,978,485
62 Mark Hamill $5,295,233,117 10 $529,523,312
63 Ben Affleck $5,216,921,076 29 $179,893,830
64 Julie Andrews $5,207,551,291 11 $473,413,754
65 David Thewlis $5,203,331,773 23 $226,231,816
66 John Ratzenberger $5,147,795,044 12 $428,982,920
67 Robert De Niro $5,141,266,097 52 $98,870,502
68 Emma Thompson $5,113,905,978 19 $269,152,946
69 Anthony Hopkins $5,090,614,729 30 $169,687,158
70 Alan Tudyk $5,050,967,940 15 $336,731,196
71 Sigourney Weaver $4,982,961,676 22 $226,498,258
72 Antonio Banderas $4,975,552,610 29 $171,570,780
73 Bill Nighy $4,930,439,513 19 $259,496,816
74 Anne Hathaway $4,894,203,904 18 $271,900,217
75 Robin Williams $4,866,281,543 28 $173,795,769
76 Oscar Isaac $4,847,897,258 21 $230,852,250
77 Ian Holm $4,829,070,400 11 $439,006,400
78 Chris Pratt $4,811,757,884 13 $370,135,222
79 Tommy Lee Jones $4,793,069,760 29 $165,278,268
80 Giovanni Ribisi $4,789,461,283 19 $252,076,910
81 Geoffrey Rush $4,789,442,667 16 $299,340,167
82 Angelina Jolie Pitt $4,780,504,146 23 $207,848,006
83 Jason Isaacs $4,770,538,664 13 $366,964,513
84 Karl Urban $4,768,675,971 15 $317,911,731
85 Warwick Davis $4,757,849,088 7 $679,692,727
86 Willem Dafoe $4,709,180,908 30 $156,972,697
87 Paul Bettany $4,679,909,002 18 $259,994,945
88 John Turturro $4,676,214,330 25 $187,048,573
89 John Goodman $4,661,845,655 32 $145,682,677
90 Lupita Nyong'o $4,658,222,143 6 $776,370,357
91 Chris Hemsworth $4,652,922,610 16 $290,807,663
92 Kurt Russell $4,635,340,738 16 $289,708,796
93 Natalie Portman $4,628,534,484 23 $201,240,630
94 Nicolas Cage $4,597,679,114 46 $99,949,546
95 Sean Bean $4,591,923,957 19 $241,680,208
96 Julia Roberts $4,579,274,462 27 $169,602,758
97 Jack Black $4,575,377,133 24 $190,640,714
98 Sam Worthington $4,559,794,971 19 $239,989,209
99 James Franco $4,543,896,793 50 $90,877,936
100 Bill Hader $4,525,136,941 19 $238,165,102

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

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

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

ProductionNext