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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 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 ($1,322,211,861 in 2017), Black Panther ($1,320,072,936 in 2018), 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 50 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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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Andy Serkis $11,453,736,721 18 $636,318,707
2 Samuel L. Jackson $10,681,364,411 62 $172,280,071
3 Alan Rickman $10,090,174,701 19 $531,061,826
4 Morgan Freeman $9,777,022,690 48 $203,687,973
5 Johnny Depp $9,716,490,597 52 $186,855,588
6 Emma Watson $9,478,685,969 16 $592,417,873
7 Harrison Ford $9,009,595,609 33 $273,018,049
8 Dwayne Johnson $8,975,650,834 24 $373,985,451
9 Tom Cruise $8,901,426,446 38 $234,248,064
10 Stanley Tucci $8,726,852,064 35 $249,338,630
11 Robbie Coltrane $8,673,316,271 13 $667,178,175
12 Cate Blanchett $8,555,645,088 30 $285,188,170
13 Tom Hanks $8,525,872,311 50 $170,517,446
14 Orlando Bloom $8,234,266,206 18 $457,459,234
15 Daniel Radcliffe $8,230,776,317 18 $457,265,351
16 Vin Diesel $8,210,244,553 20 $410,512,228
17 Ralph Fiennes $8,193,390,245 23 $356,234,358
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 $7,786,666,425 25 $311,466,657
21 Rupert Grint $7,741,267,319 14 $552,947,666
22 Will Smith $7,726,541,593 28 $275,947,914
23 Robert Downey, Jr. $7,699,517,778 50 $153,990,356
24 Hugo Weaving $7,646,986,785 19 $402,472,989
25 Helena Bonham Carter $7,525,927,855 35 $215,026,510
26 Scarlett Johansson $7,174,718,884 30 $239,157,296
27 Stellan Skarsgård $7,126,252,593 34 $209,595,665
28 Idris Elba $7,068,674,215 23 $307,333,662
29 Cameron Diaz $7,022,820,019 27 $260,104,445
30 Liam Neeson $6,862,318,667 38 $180,587,333
31 Elizabeth Banks $6,803,301,403 35 $194,380,040
32 Michael Gambon $6,703,766,139 13 $515,674,318
33 Zoe Saldana $6,684,514,569 25 $267,380,583
34 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,631,842,662 28 $236,851,524
35 Matt Damon $6,589,288,056 38 $173,402,317
36 Woody Harrelson $6,584,438,132 37 $177,957,787
37 Owen Wilson $6,553,878,828 39 $168,048,175
38 Brad Pitt $6,531,853,852 41 $159,313,509
39 Hugh Jackman $6,530,067,296 28 $233,216,689
40 Tom Felton $6,451,511,012 15 $430,100,734
41 Steve Carell $6,356,325,841 26 $244,474,071
42 Bruce Willis $6,334,683,580 42 $150,825,800
43 Michael Caine $6,316,725,977 28 $225,597,356
44 Timothy Spall $6,269,624,586 22 $284,982,936
45 Julie Walters $6,254,179,432 14 $446,727,102
46 Brendan Gleeson $6,236,234,191 29 $215,042,558
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 $6,171,491,417 6 $1,028,581,903
50 Tyrese Gibson $6,148,142,703 12 $512,345,225
51 Don Cheadle $6,130,015,223 19 $322,632,380
52 Ewan McGregor $5,856,365,229 30 $195,212,174
53 Lupita Nyong'o $5,851,714,315 6 $975,285,719
54 Jennifer Lawrence $5,766,447,586 20 $288,322,379
55 Mark Wahlberg $5,760,786,237 34 $169,434,889
56 Ben Stiller $5,691,689,606 29 $196,265,159
57 Kristen Wiig $5,684,103,988 23 $247,134,956
58 Bradley Cooper $5,596,037,792 28 $199,858,493
59 Jeremy Renner $5,440,274,629 16 $340,017,164
60 John Cleese $5,419,762,323 14 $387,125,880
61 Carrie Fisher $5,375,606,679 8 $671,950,835
62 J.K. Simmons $5,375,405,351 32 $167,981,417
63 Mark Hamill $5,294,875,353 10 $529,487,535
64 John Ratzenberger $5,228,303,820 12 $435,691,985
65 Ben Affleck $5,217,323,420 29 $179,907,704
66 Julie Andrews $5,207,536,442 11 $473,412,404
67 David Thewlis $5,203,331,773 23 $226,231,816
68 Robert De Niro $5,141,266,097 52 $98,870,502
69 Emma Thompson $5,114,733,307 19 $269,196,490
70 Anthony Hopkins $5,091,228,894 30 $169,707,630
71 Alan Tudyk $5,050,967,940 15 $336,731,196
72 Sigourney Weaver $4,982,961,676 22 $226,498,258
73 Antonio Banderas $4,975,780,777 31 $160,509,057
74 Bill Nighy $4,931,266,842 19 $259,540,360
75 Simon Pegg $4,909,576,423 17 $288,798,613
76 Anne Hathaway $4,894,203,904 18 $271,900,217
77 Oscar Isaac $4,888,891,795 21 $232,804,371
78 Robin Williams $4,866,276,064 28 $173,795,574
79 Ian Holm $4,829,070,400 11 $439,006,400
80 Chris Pratt $4,814,516,332 14 $343,894,024
81 Tommy Lee Jones $4,797,844,478 29 $165,442,913
82 Geoffrey Rush $4,790,687,229 17 $281,805,131
83 Giovanni Ribisi $4,789,461,283 19 $252,076,910
84 Angelina Jolie Pitt $4,780,504,146 23 $207,848,006
85 Jason Isaacs $4,770,538,664 13 $366,964,513
86 Karl Urban $4,769,311,351 15 $317,954,090
87 Warwick Davis $4,757,849,088 7 $679,692,727
88 Willem Dafoe $4,710,422,987 30 $157,014,100
89 Paul Bettany $4,679,909,002 20 $233,995,450
90 John Turturro $4,676,214,330 25 $187,048,573
91 Natalie Portman $4,670,681,494 24 $194,611,729
92 John Goodman $4,661,845,655 32 $145,682,677
93 Chris Hemsworth $4,661,662,838 18 $258,981,269
94 Jack Black $4,640,405,147 24 $193,350,214
95 Kurt Russell $4,635,340,738 16 $289,708,796
96 Julia Roberts $4,600,345,257 27 $170,383,158
97 Nicolas Cage $4,597,744,416 48 $95,786,342
98 Sean Bean $4,591,923,957 19 $241,680,208
99 Sam Worthington $4,559,794,971 19 $239,989,209
100 James Franco $4,543,917,119 50 $90,878,342

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

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

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