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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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Johnny Depp
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 36 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 ($794,758,876 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 ($349,213,586 in 2017), The Tourist ($278,731,369 in 2010), Alice Through the Looking Glass ($277,442,381 in 2016)

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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 43 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Toy Story 3 ($1,069,666,004 in 2010), The Da Vinci Code ($767,820,459 in 2006), Forrest Gump ($679,850,637 in 1994), Toy Story 2 ($511,358,276 in 1999), Angels & Demons ($490,875,846 in 2009), Saving Private Ryan ($485,035,085 in 1998), Cast Away ($427,230,516 in 2000), Toy Story ($364,545,516 in 1995), Catch Me if You Can ($355,612,291 in 2002), Apollo 13 ($334,100,000 in 1995)

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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: 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), Due Date ($211,739,043 in 2010)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Johnny Depp $9,614,494,977 47 $204,563,723
2 Tom Hanks $9,494,276,218 48 $197,797,421
3 Robert Downey, Jr. $9,319,136,065 41 $227,296,002
4 Emma Watson $9,091,614,332 14 $649,401,024
5 Scarlett Johansson $8,759,828,548 25 $350,393,142
6 Tom Cruise $8,631,647,179 38 $227,148,610
7 Daniel Radcliffe $8,231,922,791 19 $433,259,094
8 Rupert Grint $7,741,371,659 13 $595,490,128
9 Samuel L. Jackson $7,663,338,146 53 $144,591,286
10 Vin Diesel $7,611,768,302 18 $422,876,017
11 Harrison Ford $7,142,812,476 38 $187,968,749
12 Dwayne Johnson $7,071,598,794 24 $294,649,950
13 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,824,914,029 25 $272,996,561
14 Will Smith $6,767,131,891 25 $270,685,276
15 Eddie Murphy $6,745,788,578 38 $177,520,752
16 Matt Damon $6,723,459,667 38 $176,933,149
17 Ben Stiller $6,376,334,127 33 $193,222,246
18 Hugh Jackman $6,325,785,933 27 $234,288,368
19 Bruce Willis $6,243,970,245 53 $117,810,759
20 Ian McKellen $6,185,310,931 14 $441,807,924
21 Liam Neeson $6,128,267,377 42 $145,911,128
22 Brad Pitt $6,108,385,182 38 $160,746,978
23 Steve Carell $6,087,738,194 24 $253,655,758
24 Chris Hemsworth $6,080,486,493 18 $337,804,805
25 Zoe Saldana $6,031,073,615 21 $287,193,982
26 Jeremy Renner $5,989,132,931 13 $460,702,533
27 Chris Evans $5,917,384,611 21 $281,780,220
28 Cameron Diaz $5,821,291,012 28 $207,903,250
29 Jennifer Lawrence $5,749,354,712 18 $319,408,595
30 Nicolas Cage $5,359,319,310 72 $74,434,990
31 Ewan McGregor $5,221,098,681 28 $186,467,810
32 Julia Roberts $5,191,046,069 32 $162,220,190
33 Bradley Cooper $5,112,443,330 24 $213,018,472
34 Sandra Bullock $5,083,908,514 29 $175,307,190
35 Mark Ruffalo $4,981,937,740 19 $262,207,249
36 Ben Affleck $4,940,657,043 33 $149,716,880
37 Jim Carrey $4,910,781,654 29 $169,337,298
38 Robert De Niro $4,888,533,987 69 $70,848,319
39 Natalie Portman $4,796,412,824 29 $165,393,546
40 Robin Williams $4,763,552,768 37 $128,744,669
41 Orlando Bloom $4,719,448,820 15 $314,629,921
42 Adam Sandler $4,656,683,834 35 $133,048,110
43 Owen Wilson $4,628,704,707 30 $154,290,157
44 George Clooney $4,547,549,111 31 $146,695,133
45 Christian Bale $4,484,588,779 31 $144,664,154
46 Martin Freeman $4,423,114,276 9 $491,457,142
47 Shia LaBeouf $4,417,775,562 21 $210,370,265
48 Sylvester Stallone $4,318,644,210 40 $107,966,105
49 Mel Gibson $4,292,632,157 35 $122,646,633
50 Ralph Fiennes $4,253,324,647 15 $283,554,976
51 Chris Pratt $4,228,638,348 10 $422,863,835
52 Arnold Schwarzenegger $4,217,272,626 29 $145,423,194
53 Morgan Freeman $4,199,557,481 34 $123,516,397
54 Mark Wahlberg $4,175,766,694 30 $139,192,223
55 Tom Hiddleston $4,147,669,988 11 $377,060,908
56 Idris Elba $4,120,478,142 19 $216,867,271
57 Geoffrey Rush $4,091,086,869 13 $314,698,990
58 Don Cheadle $4,086,978,324 17 $240,410,490
59 Mike Myers $4,085,427,780 12 $340,452,315
60 Jack Black $4,063,141,554 21 $193,482,931
61 Keanu Reeves $4,034,491,135 42 $96,059,313
62 Sam Worthington $4,028,859,904 13 $309,912,300
63 Denzel Washington $4,012,130,021 43 $93,305,349
64 John Travolta $3,992,062,149 46 $86,783,960
65 Paul Walker $3,967,586,509 13 $305,198,962
66 Keira Knightley $3,957,834,484 19 $208,307,078
67 Kristen Stewart $3,896,645,912 20 $194,832,296
68 Anthony Hopkins $3,796,979,548 24 $158,207,481
69 Josh Gad $3,782,397,032 10 $378,239,703
70 Daniel Craig $3,765,722,944 11 $342,338,449
71 Daisy Ridley $3,730,602,989 5 $746,120,598
72 Taylor Lautner $3,691,610,056 10 $369,161,006
73 John Boyega $3,691,546,413 5 $738,309,283
74 Channing Tatum $3,629,412,895 25 $145,176,516
75 Simon Pegg $3,616,651,160 20 $180,832,558
76 Meryl Streep $3,590,467,095 45 $79,788,158
77 Robert Pattinson $3,511,117,673 15 $234,074,512
78 Andy Serkis $3,510,535,676 8 $438,816,960
79 Adam Driver $3,488,433,978 7 $498,347,711
80 Kate Winslet $3,429,355,062 23 $149,102,394
81 Jason Statham $3,423,134,199 29 $118,039,110
82 Ben Kingsley $3,411,980,569 14 $243,712,898
83 Viggo Mortensen $3,392,834,115 20 $169,641,706
84 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,355,153,122 17 $197,361,948
85 Tommy Lee Jones $3,329,644,652 22 $151,347,484
86 Russell Crowe $3,298,804,131 33 $99,963,762
87 Denis Leary $3,267,339,908 9 $363,037,768
88 Kevin Costner $3,243,919,648 37 $87,673,504
89 Mark Hamill $3,242,754,165 9 $360,306,018
90 Ryan Reynolds $3,238,528,183 25 $129,541,127
91 John Leguizamo $3,236,699,885 12 $269,724,990
92 Ray Romano $3,234,536,613 7 $462,076,659
93 Carrie Fisher $3,215,686,907 4 $803,921,727
94 Tobey Maguire $3,199,209,422 11 $290,837,220
95 Jude Law $3,160,714,665 27 $117,063,506
96 Cate Blanchett $3,143,638,642 22 $142,892,666
97 Will Ferrell $3,122,320,193 29 $107,666,214
98 Angelina Jolie Pitt $3,106,360,405 18 $172,575,578
99 Chris Pine $3,087,342,830 14 $220,524,488
100 Tim Allen $3,080,736,735 18 $171,152,041

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

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

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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