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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 51 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 ($561,089,941 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), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($1,318,092,040 in 2017), 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)

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Andy Serkis
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 15 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), Black Panther ($1,346,912,686 in 2018), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($1,318,092,040 in 2017), 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)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Samuel L. Jackson $15,230,654,186 103 $147,870,429
2 Warwick Davis $14,715,579,921 22 $668,889,996
3 Andy Serkis $13,024,909,413 28 $465,175,336
4 Robert Downey, Jr. $12,026,027,011 62 $193,968,178
5 Cate Blanchett $10,322,627,902 47 $219,630,381
6 Gary Oldman $10,007,613,904 49 $204,237,018
7 Scarlett Johansson $9,923,383,267 43 $230,776,355
8 Johnny Depp $9,670,753,077 57 $169,662,335
9 Harrison Ford $9,591,165,000 43 $223,050,349
10 Dwayne Johnson $9,586,196,960 35 $273,891,342
11 Tom Cruise $9,546,892,946 44 $216,974,840
12 Helena Bonham Carter $9,486,894,865 39 $243,253,714
13 Emma Watson $9,476,716,026 16 $592,294,752
14 Don Cheadle $9,457,836,521 42 $225,186,584
15 Robbie Coltrane $9,422,573,985 34 $277,134,529
16 Orlando Bloom $9,410,374,877 24 $392,098,953
17 Morgan Freeman $9,359,547,759 78 $119,994,202
18 Paul Bettany $9,357,405,486 29 $322,669,155
19 Alan Rickman $9,352,472,447 34 $275,072,719
20 Zoe Saldana $9,162,641,031 37 $247,638,947
21 Jeremy Renner $9,140,737,000 27 $338,545,815
22 Stellan Skarsgård $9,064,703,519 50 $181,294,070
23 Gwyneth Paltrow $9,042,952,261 44 $205,521,642
24 Julie Walters $8,785,508,765 27 $325,389,214
25 Ian McKellen $8,701,158,601 30 $290,038,620
26 Vin Diesel $8,661,672,372 27 $320,802,680
27 Ralph Fiennes $8,621,998,144 39 $221,076,875
28 Chris Hemsworth $8,593,960,020 21 $409,236,191
29 Tom Felton $8,494,676,861 21 $404,508,422
30 Chris Evans $8,460,028,366 29 $291,725,116
31 Maggie Smith $8,401,218,768 41 $204,907,775
32 Daniel Radcliffe $8,400,926,324 21 $400,044,111
33 Tyrese Gibson $8,150,699,103 19 $428,984,163
34 Mark Ruffalo $8,133,732,123 41 $198,383,710
35 Michelle Rodriguez $8,095,002,969 25 $323,800,119
36 Idris Elba $8,075,462,151 34 $237,513,593
37 Luke Evans $8,001,121,906 19 $421,111,679
38 Benedict Cumberbatch $7,983,548,266 25 $319,341,931
39 Matthew Lewis $7,933,178,422 10 $793,317,842
40 Stanley Tucci $7,916,566,587 67 $118,157,710
41 Michael Gambon $7,866,356,855 43 $182,938,532
42 Chris Pratt $7,794,026,229 21 $371,144,106
43 Hugo Weaving $7,789,078,088 27 $288,484,374
44 Elizabeth Banks $7,782,127,294 47 $165,577,176
45 Geraldine Somerville $7,768,688,651 11 $706,244,423
46 Devon Murray $7,741,278,705 10 $774,127,871
47 Simon Pegg $7,734,204,186 29 $266,696,696
48 Rupert Grint $7,732,848,978 14 $552,346,356
49 Bonnie Wright $7,727,156,777 9 $858,572,975
50 James Phelps $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
51 Oliver Phelps $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
52 Josh Herdman $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
53 Matt Damon $7,721,682,472 56 $137,887,187
54 Tom Hanks $7,621,619,273 53 $143,804,137
55 Mark Williams $7,557,224,358 14 $539,801,740
56 Michael Caine $7,549,094,755 66 $114,380,224
57 Woody Harrelson $7,483,306,652 68 $110,048,627
58 Liam Neeson $7,478,639,101 69 $108,386,074
59 Will Smith $7,317,558,421 29 $252,329,601
60 Michael Papajohn $7,282,058,609 36 $202,279,406
61 Anthony Mackie $7,276,628,296 41 $177,478,739
62 Toby Jones $7,274,170,639 44 $165,322,060
63 Domhnall Gleeson $7,233,273,226 19 $380,698,591
64 Brendan Gleeson $7,110,333,038 48 $148,131,938
65 Martin Klebba $7,095,760,258 39 $181,942,571
66 Jason Isaacs $7,014,699,421 37 $189,586,471
67 David Bradley $6,985,047,434 18 $388,058,191
68 Judi Dench $6,980,030,994 43 $162,326,302
69 Timothy Spall $6,960,691,089 43 $161,876,537
70 Adrian Rawlins $6,865,090,277 14 $490,363,591
71 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,855,392,483 32 $214,231,015
72 Bruce Willis $6,831,735,203 71 $96,221,623
73 Richard Griffiths $6,828,459,769 30 $227,615,326
74 Brad Pitt $6,799,507,904 43 $158,128,091
75 Alfie Enoch $6,766,873,472 7 $966,696,210
76 Jim Broadbent $6,751,782,337 59 $114,436,989
77 Paul Rudd $6,632,630,664 46 $144,187,623
78 Hugh Jackman $6,546,965,045 29 $225,757,415
79 Tom Hiddleston $6,531,150,313 17 $384,185,313
80 Geoffrey Rush $6,366,528,483 35 $181,900,814
81 J.K. Simmons $6,340,871,511 60 $105,681,192
82 John Hurt $6,275,005,187 68 $92,279,488
83 Keira Knightley $6,218,217,027 30 $207,273,901
84 Carrie Fisher $6,210,963,481 31 $200,353,661
85 Mark Wahlberg $6,207,253,178 47 $132,069,217
86 Peter Mayhew $6,135,228,188 8 $766,903,524
87 Anthony Hopkins $6,114,534,344 62 $98,621,522
88 Christopher Lee $6,099,453,941 27 $225,905,702
89 Robin Williams $6,034,328,143 62 $97,327,873
90 Owen Wilson $6,011,074,336 45 $133,579,430
91 Gal Gadot $5,999,198,855 15 $399,946,590
92 Martin Freeman $5,979,652,224 18 $332,202,901
93 Bryce Dallas Howard $5,957,534,550 19 $313,554,450
94 Jeff Goldblum $5,955,821,483 51 $116,780,813
95 Julia Roberts $5,930,410,708 42 $141,200,255
96 Sigourney Weaver $5,869,305,924 53 $110,741,621
97 Laurence Fishburne $5,833,599,902 60 $97,226,665
98 Ian Holm $5,826,121,210 40 $145,653,030
99 Willem Dafoe $5,809,489,654 75 $77,459,862
100 Jon Favreau $5,790,040,431 31 $186,775,498

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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