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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), The Tourist ($278,731,369 in 2010), Alice Through the Looking Glass ($277,442,381 in 2016), Murder on the Orient Express ($275,123,666 in 2017)

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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 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), The Polar Express ($431,090,491 in 2004), Cast Away ($427,230,516 in 2000), Toy Story ($364,545,516 in 1995), Catch Me if You Can ($355,612,291 in 2002)

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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 ($879,658,781 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 $9,486,834,003 46 $206,235,522
2 Tom Hanks $9,440,306,917 46 $205,224,063
3 Robert Downey, Jr. $9,318,396,985 40 $232,959,925
4 Emma Watson $9,092,218,924 14 $649,444,209
5 Scarlett Johansson $8,758,885,552 24 $364,953,565
6 Tom Cruise $8,630,601,699 38 $227,121,097
7 Daniel Radcliffe $8,225,798,822 17 $483,870,519
8 Rupert Grint $7,741,371,659 13 $595,490,128
9 Samuel L. Jackson $7,663,039,669 53 $144,585,654
10 Vin Diesel $7,608,915,593 17 $447,583,270
11 Harrison Ford $7,160,951,523 37 $193,539,230
12 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,824,955,752 25 $272,998,230
13 Will Smith $6,762,446,431 24 $281,768,601
14 Eddie Murphy $6,745,689,509 38 $177,518,145
15 Matt Damon $6,682,160,827 38 $175,846,338
16 Ben Stiller $6,376,304,566 33 $193,221,350
17 Dwayne Johnson $6,352,659,426 23 $276,202,584
18 Bruce Willis $6,202,642,369 52 $119,281,584
19 Ian McKellen $6,185,915,523 14 $441,851,109
20 Brad Pitt $6,108,322,869 38 $160,745,339
21 Steve Carell $6,085,300,687 23 $264,578,291
22 Zoe Saldana $6,026,868,906 20 $301,343,445
23 Liam Neeson $6,020,119,173 41 $146,832,175
24 Chris Hemsworth $6,000,021,215 16 $375,001,326
25 Jeremy Renner $5,989,134,582 13 $460,702,660
26 Chris Evans $5,912,098,930 20 $295,604,947
27 Hugh Jackman $5,901,149,649 27 $218,561,098
28 Cameron Diaz $5,853,743,693 28 $209,062,275
29 Jennifer Lawrence $5,606,588,239 18 $311,477,124
30 Nicolas Cage $5,359,254,008 69 $77,670,348
31 Ewan McGregor $5,214,018,913 26 $200,539,189
32 Ralph Fiennes $5,132,946,713 16 $320,809,170
33 Bradley Cooper $5,112,858,687 23 $222,298,204
34 Sandra Bullock $5,083,908,514 28 $181,568,161
35 Julia Roberts $5,014,552,628 32 $156,704,770
36 Mark Ruffalo $4,964,503,980 18 $275,805,777
37 Jim Carrey $4,911,039,748 28 $175,394,277
38 Ben Affleck $4,901,274,953 33 $148,523,483
39 Robert De Niro $4,883,204,289 69 $70,771,077
40 Robin Williams $4,763,560,214 37 $128,744,871
41 Natalie Portman $4,754,112,052 27 $176,078,224
42 Orlando Bloom $4,719,448,820 15 $314,629,921
43 Adam Sandler $4,656,665,433 33 $141,111,074
44 George Clooney $4,547,549,111 31 $146,695,133
45 Christian Bale $4,447,104,710 30 $148,236,824
46 Owen Wilson $4,434,911,610 30 $147,830,387
47 Shia LaBeouf $4,417,397,336 21 $210,352,254
48 Sylvester Stallone $4,318,644,210 39 $110,734,467
49 Mel Gibson $4,259,117,675 36 $118,308,824
50 Chris Pratt $4,226,217,228 9 $469,579,692
51 Arnold Schwarzenegger $4,217,271,449 29 $145,423,153
52 Morgan Freeman $4,193,074,253 34 $123,325,713
53 Tom Hiddleston $4,092,987,614 11 $372,089,783
54 Geoffrey Rush $4,089,842,307 12 $340,820,192
55 Mark Wahlberg $4,088,446,404 30 $136,281,547
56 Don Cheadle $4,086,978,324 16 $255,436,145
57 Mike Myers $4,085,392,109 12 $340,449,342
58 Idris Elba $4,048,231,158 19 $213,064,798
59 Keanu Reeves $4,028,472,326 40 $100,711,808
60 Sam Worthington $4,024,671,137 13 $309,590,087
61 Denzel Washington $4,012,424,746 43 $93,312,203
62 John Travolta $3,990,143,519 45 $88,669,856
63 Paul Walker $3,965,418,749 13 $305,032,211
64 Keira Knightley $3,957,008,825 19 $208,263,622
65 Kristen Stewart $3,896,645,912 19 $205,086,627
66 Anthony Hopkins $3,779,545,788 24 $157,481,075
67 Daniel Craig $3,765,534,854 11 $342,321,350
68 Josh Gad $3,701,889,808 10 $370,188,981
69 Taylor Lautner $3,691,610,056 10 $369,161,006
70 Channing Tatum $3,613,364,396 25 $144,534,576
71 Robert Pattinson $3,510,339,215 15 $234,022,614
72 Kate Winslet $3,429,353,651 23 $149,102,333
73 Jason Statham $3,422,033,893 29 $118,001,169
74 Ben Kingsley $3,411,980,569 14 $243,712,898
75 Meryl Streep $3,404,262,379 44 $77,369,600
76 Viggo Mortensen $3,386,395,265 20 $169,319,763
77 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,355,153,122 17 $197,361,948
78 Tommy Lee Jones $3,321,511,572 22 $150,977,799
79 Russell Crowe $3,298,586,713 33 $99,957,173
80 Denis Leary $3,267,268,950 9 $363,029,883
81 Kevin Costner $3,243,699,365 37 $87,667,550
82 Ryan Reynolds $3,238,356,190 24 $134,931,508
83 John Leguizamo $3,236,699,885 12 $269,724,990
84 Ray Romano $3,234,536,619 7 $462,076,660
85 Tobey Maguire $3,199,209,422 11 $290,837,220
86 Jude Law $3,160,714,665 27 $117,063,506
87 Simon Pegg $3,137,959,827 19 $165,155,780
88 Cate Blanchett $3,119,346,823 21 $148,540,325
89 Jack Black $3,108,895,741 21 $148,042,654
90 Martin Freeman $3,107,683,340 8 $388,460,418
91 Angelina Jolie Pitt $3,106,360,405 18 $172,575,578
92 Will Ferrell $3,088,805,607 29 $106,510,538
93 Tim Allen $3,080,736,735 18 $171,152,041
94 Alan Tudyk $2,995,633,372 7 $427,947,625
95 Jamie Foxx $2,991,467,461 20 $149,573,373
96 Chris Pine $2,976,898,126 13 $228,992,164
97 John Goodman $2,940,171,014 16 $183,760,688
98 Chris Rock $2,939,446,139 15 $195,963,076
99 Dustin Hoffman $2,935,810,135 30 $97,860,338
100 Charlize Theron $2,908,518,224 19 $153,079,907

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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