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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 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 ($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 ($349,642,088 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 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), 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 ($880,206,511 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 $9,561,572,451 47 $203,437,712
2 Tom Hanks $9,454,704,247 46 $205,537,049
3 Robert Downey, Jr. $9,319,132,147 40 $232,978,304
4 Emma Watson $9,091,614,332 14 $649,401,024
5 Scarlett Johansson $8,759,025,162 24 $364,959,382
6 Tom Cruise $8,631,647,179 38 $227,148,610
7 Daniel Radcliffe $8,231,922,791 18 $457,329,044
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 $7,611,768,302 17 $447,751,077
11 Harrison Ford $7,141,032,474 37 $193,000,878
12 Dwayne Johnson $6,827,725,843 23 $296,857,645
13 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,824,960,694 25 $272,998,428
14 Will Smith $6,767,146,431 25 $270,685,857
15 Eddie Murphy $6,745,788,578 38 $177,520,752
16 Matt Damon $6,723,278,670 38 $176,928,386
17 Ben Stiller $6,376,440,000 33 $193,225,455
18 Hugh Jackman $6,243,120,801 27 $231,226,696
19 Bruce Willis $6,202,643,836 53 $117,031,016
20 Ian McKellen $6,185,310,931 14 $441,807,924
21 Liam Neeson $6,110,650,999 42 $145,491,690
22 Brad Pitt $6,108,385,182 38 $160,746,978
23 Steve Carell $6,087,733,863 23 $264,684,081
24 Chris Hemsworth $6,073,334,743 16 $379,583,421
25 Zoe Saldana $6,031,083,615 20 $301,554,181
26 Jeremy Renner $5,989,134,582 13 $460,702,660
27 Chris Evans $5,912,101,948 20 $295,605,097
28 Cameron Diaz $5,853,743,693 28 $209,062,275
29 Jennifer Lawrence $5,606,590,296 18 $311,477,239
30 Nicolas Cage $5,359,254,008 70 $76,560,772
31 Ewan McGregor $5,221,098,681 27 $193,374,025
32 Julia Roberts $5,174,674,204 32 $161,708,569
33 Bradley Cooper $5,112,443,330 23 $222,280,145
34 Sandra Bullock $5,083,908,514 29 $175,307,190
35 Mark Ruffalo $4,981,527,114 18 $276,751,506
36 Ben Affleck $4,940,424,281 33 $149,709,827
37 Jim Carrey $4,910,892,651 28 $175,389,023
38 Robert De Niro $4,888,531,573 69 $70,848,284
39 Robin Williams $4,763,558,247 37 $128,744,817
40 Natalie Portman $4,755,790,523 28 $169,849,662
41 Orlando Bloom $4,719,448,820 15 $314,629,921
42 Adam Sandler $4,656,683,834 34 $136,961,289
43 Owen Wilson $4,620,923,360 30 $154,030,779
44 George Clooney $4,547,549,111 31 $146,695,133
45 Christian Bale $4,476,986,192 31 $144,418,909
46 Shia LaBeouf $4,417,686,598 21 $210,366,028
47 Sylvester Stallone $4,318,644,210 39 $110,734,467
48 Mel Gibson $4,292,632,261 36 $119,239,785
49 Ralph Fiennes $4,253,324,647 15 $283,554,976
50 Chris Pratt $4,225,879,900 9 $469,542,211
51 Arnold Schwarzenegger $4,217,271,449 29 $145,423,153
52 Morgan Freeman $4,196,429,245 34 $123,424,390
53 Mark Wahlberg $4,168,012,418 30 $138,933,747
54 Tom Hiddleston $4,133,352,535 11 $375,759,321
55 Idris Elba $4,119,773,912 19 $216,830,206
56 Geoffrey Rush $4,089,842,307 12 $340,820,192
57 Don Cheadle $4,086,978,324 16 $255,436,145
58 Mike Myers $4,085,427,780 12 $340,452,315
59 Keanu Reeves $4,034,491,135 42 $96,059,313
60 Sam Worthington $4,028,859,904 13 $309,912,300
61 Jack Black $4,017,762,413 21 $191,322,020
62 Denzel Washington $4,009,237,214 43 $93,238,075
63 John Travolta $3,990,143,519 45 $88,669,856
64 Paul Walker $3,967,586,509 13 $305,198,962
65 Keira Knightley $3,957,007,155 19 $208,263,534
66 Kristen Stewart $3,896,645,912 19 $205,086,627
67 Anthony Hopkins $3,796,568,922 24 $158,190,372
68 Josh Gad $3,783,335,115 10 $378,333,512
69 Daniel Craig $3,765,662,863 11 $342,332,988
70 Daisy Ridley $3,732,096,911 5 $746,419,382
71 Taylor Lautner $3,691,610,056 10 $369,161,006
72 Channing Tatum $3,629,352,814 25 $145,174,113
73 Martin Freeman $3,598,796,381 9 $399,866,265
74 Meryl Streep $3,550,895,124 45 $78,908,781
75 Robert Pattinson $3,511,118,120 15 $234,074,541
76 Adam Driver $3,489,408,384 7 $498,486,912
77 Kate Winslet $3,429,401,727 23 $149,104,423
78 Jason Statham $3,423,134,199 29 $118,039,110
79 Ben Kingsley $3,411,980,569 14 $243,712,898
80 John Boyega $3,409,944,221 4 $852,486,055
81 Viggo Mortensen $3,392,834,115 20 $169,641,706
82 Gwyneth Paltrow $3,355,153,122 17 $197,361,948
83 Tommy Lee Jones $3,324,869,934 22 $151,130,452
84 Russell Crowe $3,298,804,131 33 $99,963,762
85 Denis Leary $3,267,339,908 9 $363,037,768
86 Kevin Costner $3,243,919,648 37 $87,673,504
87 Mark Hamill $3,243,819,585 9 $360,424,398
88 Ryan Reynolds $3,238,528,183 25 $129,541,127
89 John Leguizamo $3,236,699,885 12 $269,724,990
90 Ray Romano $3,234,536,619 7 $462,076,660
91 Carrie Fisher $3,216,752,327 4 $804,188,082
92 Tobey Maguire $3,199,209,422 11 $290,837,220
93 Jude Law $3,160,714,665 27 $117,063,506
94 Cate Blanchett $3,143,260,010 22 $142,875,455
95 Simon Pegg $3,137,959,827 20 $156,897,991
96 Will Ferrell $3,122,320,193 29 $107,666,214
97 Angelina Jolie Pitt $3,106,360,405 18 $172,575,578
98 Tim Allen $3,080,736,735 18 $171,152,041
99 Alan Tudyk $2,995,633,372 7 $427,947,625
100 Jamie Foxx $2,992,322,802 20 $149,616,140

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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