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Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office


See also: Top Worldwide Leading Stars - Top Worldwide Supporting Stars - Top Domestic Live Action Stars - Top International 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 live action acting role in over their lifetime.

Roles in animated movies are excluded from the calculations in this chart, as are voice-only roles in live action films, and cameos.

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Samuel L. Jackson
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 49 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), Jurassic Park ($1,038,812,584 in 1993), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($1,027,044,677 in 1999), 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), Iron Man 2 ($621,156,389 in 2010), Kong: Skull Island ($561,137,727 in 2017), Django Unchained ($449,948,323 in 2012)

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Warwick Davis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($2,058,662,225 in 2015), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($1,341,511,219 in 2011), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($1,050,988,488 in 2016), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($1,027,044,677 in 1999), 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)

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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), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), 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), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($482,860,185 in 2011)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson $15,228,395,753 99 $153,822,179
2 Warwick Davis $13,847,534,881 22 $629,433,404
3 Andy Serkis $10,810,639,582 26 $415,793,830
4 Cate Blanchett $10,055,544,526 45 $223,456,545
5 Robert Downey, Jr. $10,005,836,069 60 $166,763,934
6 Gary Oldman $9,865,924,056 44 $224,225,547
7 Harrison Ford $9,605,098,001 42 $228,692,810
8 Johnny Depp $9,598,804,352 55 $174,523,715
9 Tom Cruise $9,545,827,469 43 $221,995,988
10 Emma Watson $9,479,290,561 16 $592,455,660
11 Robbie Coltrane $9,422,573,985 34 $277,134,529
12 Orlando Bloom $9,414,204,562 23 $409,313,242
13 Morgan Freeman $9,355,451,869 76 $123,098,051
14 Alan Rickman $9,351,645,118 34 $275,048,386
15 Helena Bonham Carter $9,236,508,502 38 $243,066,013
16 Stellan Skarsgård $9,055,986,760 47 $192,680,569
17 Ian McKellen $8,701,158,601 30 $290,038,620
18 Ralph Fiennes $8,621,980,544 37 $233,026,501
19 Julie Walters $8,589,676,040 23 $373,464,176
20 Tom Felton $8,493,273,080 20 $424,663,654
21 Maggie Smith $8,399,129,627 40 $209,978,241
22 Daniel Radcliffe $8,394,239,802 19 $441,802,095
23 Tyrese Gibson $8,147,431,037 19 $428,812,160
24 Dwayne Johnson $8,130,428,212 30 $271,014,274
25 Michelle Rodriguez $8,094,059,647 23 $351,915,637
26 Luke Evans $8,000,580,743 16 $500,036,296
27 Matthew Lewis $7,932,601,852 9 $881,400,206
28 Stanley Tucci $7,916,635,484 65 $121,794,392
29 Scarlett Johansson $7,904,021,441 39 $202,667,216
30 Michael Gambon $7,848,773,211 43 $182,529,610
31 Hugo Weaving $7,783,009,312 26 $299,346,512
32 Geraldine Somerville $7,768,688,651 11 $706,244,423
33 Devon Murray $7,741,278,705 10 $774,127,871
34 Rupert Grint $7,732,847,259 14 $552,346,233
35 James Phelps $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
36 Oliver Phelps $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
37 Josh Herdman $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
38 Bonnie Wright $7,727,156,777 9 $858,572,975
39 Matt Damon $7,673,226,418 54 $142,096,786
40 Elizabeth Banks $7,626,313,297 46 $165,789,420
41 Tom Hanks $7,565,036,129 51 $148,334,042
42 Mark Williams $7,557,224,358 14 $539,801,740
43 Michael Caine $7,532,975,121 64 $117,702,736
44 Don Cheadle $7,438,240,572 41 $181,420,502
45 Liam Neeson $7,362,943,876 66 $111,559,756
46 Will Smith $7,312,872,961 27 $270,847,147
47 Michael Papajohn $7,281,985,994 36 $202,277,389
48 Martin Klebba $7,185,071,681 40 $179,626,792
49 Zoe Saldana $7,151,312,393 33 $216,706,436
50 Jeremy Renner $7,050,214,556 25 $282,008,582
51 Gwyneth Paltrow $7,022,948,751 44 $159,612,472
52 Jason Isaacs $7,014,273,388 36 $194,840,927
53 David Bradley $6,984,412,201 17 $410,847,777
54 Woody Harrelson $6,977,181,076 65 $107,341,247
55 Paul Bettany $6,964,602,486 27 $257,948,240
56 Timothy Spall $6,956,359,189 43 $161,775,795
57 Brendan Gleeson $6,917,187,152 47 $147,174,195
58 Judi Dench $6,908,845,595 40 $172,721,140
59 Adrian Rawlins $6,865,090,277 14 $490,363,591
60 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,855,451,538 31 $221,143,598
61 Richard Griffiths $6,824,061,553 30 $227,468,718
62 Brad Pitt $6,799,455,133 42 $161,891,789
63 Bruce Willis $6,777,452,599 68 $99,668,421
64 Alfie Enoch $6,766,873,472 7 $966,696,210
65 Vin Diesel $6,639,014,293 22 $301,773,377
66 Jim Broadbent $6,557,988,064 57 $115,052,422
67 Chris Hemsworth $6,494,913,021 18 $360,828,501
68 Chris Evans $6,435,290,823 27 $238,344,105
69 Geoffrey Rush $6,369,585,242 34 $187,340,742
70 J.K. Simmons $6,302,765,535 59 $106,826,534
71 Simon Pegg $6,286,960,847 27 $232,850,402
72 John Hurt $6,270,774,610 67 $93,593,651
73 Keira Knightley $6,221,881,470 28 $222,210,053
74 Toby Jones $6,136,655,803 41 $149,674,532
75 Mark Wahlberg $6,124,620,464 46 $133,143,923
76 Mark Ruffalo $6,105,568,907 40 $152,639,223
77 Anthony Hopkins $6,100,514,956 62 $98,395,403
78 Christopher Lee $6,099,453,941 27 $225,905,702
79 Domhnall Gleeson $6,018,851,982 19 $316,781,683
80 Idris Elba $5,989,141,550 33 $181,489,138
81 Gal Gadot $5,970,483,403 12 $497,540,284
82 Benedict Cumberbatch $5,954,471,582 23 $258,890,069
83 Sigourney Weaver $5,876,932,607 52 $113,017,935
84 Owen Wilson $5,824,500,530 45 $129,433,345
85 Ian Holm $5,821,722,994 40 $145,543,075
86 Jon Favreau $5,788,818,116 31 $186,736,068
87 David Thewlis $5,776,748,186 39 $148,121,748
88 Julia Roberts $5,756,639,394 41 $140,405,839
89 Willem Dafoe $5,709,866,381 73 $78,217,348
90 Kevin McNally $5,708,611,009 21 $271,838,619
91 Sean Bean $5,642,197,556 38 $148,478,883
92 Elijah Wood $5,626,312,754 39 $144,264,430
93 Jennifer Lawrence $5,616,532,858 21 $267,453,946
94 Bill Nighy $5,616,517,018 39 $144,013,257
95 Donald Sutherland $5,588,076,054 66 $84,667,819
96 Chris Ellis $5,565,176,981 36 $154,588,249
97 Tommy Lee Jones $5,548,831,064 50 $110,976,621
98 Laurence Fishburne $5,543,047,212 56 $98,982,986
99 Giovanni Ribisi $5,530,428,289 42 $131,676,864
100 Marton Csokas $5,518,128,568 26 $212,235,714

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Samuel L. Jackson: By pinguino k (originally posted to Flickr as samuel l jackson) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Warwick Davis: By Official Star Wars Blog (2007 Disney Weekends #4: Warwick Davis) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Andy Serkis: By https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore Gage Skidmore] [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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