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Box Office Star Records > Worldwide > Lifetime Acting > Top Worldwide Leading Stars

Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office


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

This chart contains the top 100 box office stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the 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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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,010,543,709 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($1,215,392,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880,210,429 in 2017), Iron Man 2 ($621,156,389 in 2010), Iron Man ($585,171,547 in 2008), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($535,663,443 in 2011), Sherlock Holmes ($498,438,212 in 2009)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,010,543,709 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), The Jungle Book ($963,841,800 in 2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714,401,889 in 2014), Sing ($635,162,817 in 2016), Iron Man 2 ($621,156,389 in 2010), Lucy ($457,507,776 in 2014), He's Just Not That Into You ($181,053,657 in 2009)

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Johnny Depp
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 37 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1,066,215,812 in 2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($1,045,663,875 in 2011), Alice in Wonderland ($1,025,491,110 in 2010), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($963,420,425 in 2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($790,697,888 in 2017), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($634,954,103 in 2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ($475,825,484 in 2005), Murder on the Orient Express ($345,924,923 in 2017), The Tourist ($278,731,369 in 2010), Alice Through the Looking Glass ($277,442,381 in 2016)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Robert Downey, Jr. $11,329,679,774 42 $269,754,280
2 Scarlett Johansson $10,770,312,934 27 $398,900,479
3 Johnny Depp $9,640,370,521 49 $196,742,256
4 Vin Diesel $9,621,942,132 22 $437,361,006
5 Tom Hanks $9,496,903,382 49 $193,814,355
6 Emma Watson $9,091,471,765 14 $649,390,840
7 Tom Cruise $8,631,608,300 39 $221,323,290
8 Daniel Radcliffe $8,232,311,525 19 $433,279,554
9 Chris Hemsworth $8,097,777,303 19 $426,198,805
10 Zoe Saldana $8,036,467,818 25 $321,458,713
11 Samuel L. Jackson $7,984,011,633 55 $145,163,848
12 Chris Evans $7,927,928,320 22 $360,360,378
13 Rupert Grint $7,741,371,659 13 $595,490,128
14 Dwayne Johnson $7,302,830,905 25 $292,113,236
15 Harrison Ford $7,146,739,092 38 $188,072,081
16 Bradley Cooper $7,122,679,009 26 $273,949,193
17 Mark Ruffalo $6,992,467,950 19 $368,024,629
18 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,824,914,029 26 $262,496,693
19 Will Smith $6,767,131,891 28 $241,683,282
20 Eddie Murphy $6,745,788,578 39 $172,968,938
21 Matt Damon $6,729,769,972 39 $172,558,204
22 Chris Pratt $6,687,090,363 12 $557,257,530
23 Ben Stiller $6,376,328,023 33 $193,222,061
24 Hugh Jackman $6,290,805,468 30 $209,693,516
25 Bruce Willis $6,251,313,462 55 $113,660,245
26 Ian McKellen $6,185,168,364 14 $441,797,740
27 Liam Neeson $6,128,263,559 44 $139,278,717
28 Brad Pitt $6,108,371,579 40 $152,709,289
29 Don Cheadle $6,097,522,033 17 $358,677,767
30 Steve Carell $6,087,754,996 26 $234,144,423
31 Jeremy Renner $6,017,430,752 14 $429,816,482
32 Cameron Diaz $5,821,291,012 27 $215,603,371
33 Jennifer Lawrence $5,752,575,110 19 $302,767,111
34 Nicolas Cage $5,359,590,330 75 $71,461,204
35 Sandra Bullock $5,230,565,087 29 $180,364,313
36 Ewan McGregor $5,220,988,932 28 $186,463,890
37 Julia Roberts $5,193,287,823 32 $162,290,244
38 Ben Affleck $4,940,657,043 33 $149,716,880
39 Jim Carrey $4,910,726,933 29 $169,335,411
40 Robert De Niro $4,892,335,509 68 $71,946,110
41 Natalie Portman $4,798,717,153 29 $165,473,005
42 Chadwick Boseman $4,785,006,831 7 $683,572,404
43 Robin Williams $4,763,552,768 37 $128,744,669
44 Orlando Bloom $4,719,448,820 16 $294,965,551
45 Elizabeth Olsen $4,659,279,305 13 $358,406,100
46 Adam Sandler $4,656,683,834 35 $133,048,110
47 Owen Wilson $4,631,884,598 30 $154,396,153
48 George Clooney $4,547,549,111 31 $146,695,133
49 Christian Bale $4,487,791,604 31 $144,767,471
50 Martin Freeman $4,454,366,501 9 $494,929,611
51 Shia LaBeouf $4,418,133,503 22 $200,824,250
52 Sylvester Stallone $4,318,644,210 43 $100,433,586
53 Mel Gibson $4,292,631,983 35 $122,646,628
54 Sebastian Stan $4,286,984,653 5 $857,396,931
55 Ralph Fiennes $4,253,324,647 16 $265,832,790
56 Josh Brolin $4,217,888,441 17 $248,111,085
57 Arnold Schwarzenegger $4,217,275,908 30 $140,575,864
58 Morgan Freeman $4,199,604,112 35 $119,988,689
59 Mark Wahlberg $4,175,731,855 32 $130,491,620
60 Tom Hiddleston $4,154,547,257 11 $377,686,114
61 Idris Elba $4,123,497,565 19 $217,026,188
62 Geoffrey Rush $4,087,380,902 13 $314,413,916
63 Mike Myers $4,086,008,460 13 $314,308,343
64 Jack Black $4,071,344,637 23 $177,014,984
65 Keanu Reeves $4,034,501,754 45 $89,655,595
66 Sam Worthington $4,023,851,590 15 $268,256,773
67 Denzel Washington $4,015,626,609 44 $91,264,241
68 Paul Bettany $4,002,350,303 13 $307,873,100
69 John Travolta $3,994,370,616 47 $84,986,609
70 Paul Walker $3,967,586,509 13 $305,198,962
71 Keira Knightley $3,957,834,484 21 $188,468,309
72 Dave Bautista $3,944,703,186 11 $358,609,381
73 Benedict Cumberbatch $3,937,118,398 11 $357,919,854
74 Ryan Reynolds $3,931,147,882 26 $151,197,995
75 Kristen Stewart $3,896,662,839 20 $194,833,142
76 Karen Gillan $3,879,650,280 5 $775,930,056
77 Anthony Hopkins $3,797,751,555 24 $158,239,648
78 Josh Gad $3,778,965,802 12 $314,913,817
79 Daniel Craig $3,767,835,198 11 $342,530,473
80 Daisy Ridley $3,723,194,505 7 $531,884,929
81 Simon Pegg $3,718,137,097 21 $177,054,147
82 John Boyega $3,694,211,447 6 $615,701,908
83 Taylor Lautner $3,691,610,056 10 $369,161,006
84 Channing Tatum $3,631,512,639 27 $134,500,468
85 Meryl Streep $3,593,611,085 45 $79,858,024
86 Andy Serkis $3,541,724,648 8 $442,715,581
87 Robert Pattinson $3,512,036,342 16 $219,502,271
88 Adam Driver $3,487,720,254 9 $387,524,473
89 Kate Winslet $3,432,251,196 23 $149,228,313
90 Jason Statham $3,423,134,199 30 $114,104,473
91 Ben Kingsley $3,411,971,904 16 $213,248,244
92 Viggo Mortensen $3,392,834,115 20 $169,641,706
93 Letitia Wright $3,357,227,988 3 $1,119,075,996
94 Danai Gurira $3,357,226,870 2 $1,678,613,435
95 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,355,153,122 17 $197,361,948
96 Tommy Lee Jones $3,329,691,283 23 $144,769,186
97 Russell Crowe $3,298,804,131 33 $99,963,762
98 Cate Blanchett $3,290,139,049 22 $149,551,775
99 Denis Leary $3,267,339,908 9 $363,037,768
100 Kevin Costner $3,243,919,648 37 $87,673,504

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Robert Downey, Jr.: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Scarlett Johansson: Foto: © JCS / , via Wikimedia Commons

Johnny Depp: By Arnold WellsUploaded by MyCanon (Johnny Depp) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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