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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 50 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), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($1,318,123,902 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 ($1,345,003,442 in 2018), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($1,318,123,902 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 $15,228,706,374 100 $152,287,064
2 Warwick Davis $14,715,611,783 22 $668,891,445
3 Andy Serkis $13,023,719,926 28 $465,132,855
4 Robert Downey, Jr. $11,847,656,832 62 $191,091,239
5 Cate Blanchett $10,071,229,248 46 $218,939,766
6 Gary Oldman $10,006,221,756 47 $212,898,335
7 Scarlett Johansson $9,745,013,088 41 $237,683,246
8 Johnny Depp $9,669,600,597 56 $172,671,439
9 Harrison Ford $9,588,748,121 43 $222,994,142
10 Tom Cruise $9,546,931,825 43 $222,021,670
11 Dwayne Johnson $9,500,031,972 33 $287,879,757
12 Emma Watson $9,478,685,969 16 $592,417,873
13 Robbie Coltrane $9,422,573,985 34 $277,134,529
14 Orlando Bloom $9,414,204,562 23 $409,313,242
15 Morgan Freeman $9,359,529,301 77 $121,552,329
16 Alan Rickman $9,352,472,447 34 $275,072,719
17 Don Cheadle $9,279,466,342 42 $220,939,675
18 Helena Bonham Carter $9,236,508,502 39 $236,833,551
19 Stellan Skarsgård $9,063,311,701 50 $181,266,234
20 Zoe Saldana $8,991,639,774 37 $243,017,291
21 Jeremy Renner $8,895,941,525 27 $329,479,316
22 Gwyneth Paltrow $8,864,582,082 45 $196,990,713
23 Paul Bettany $8,805,702,563 29 $303,644,916
24 Julie Walters $8,787,168,822 27 $325,450,697
25 Ian McKellen $8,701,158,601 30 $290,038,620
26 Ralph Fiennes $8,621,979,401 39 $221,076,395
27 Tom Felton $8,494,492,947 21 $404,499,664
28 Vin Diesel $8,483,364,042 25 $339,334,562
29 Chris Hemsworth $8,410,793,573 21 $400,513,980
30 Daniel Radcliffe $8,400,539,389 21 $400,025,685
31 Maggie Smith $8,399,376,297 41 $204,862,837
32 Chris Evans $8,281,658,187 29 $285,574,420
33 Tyrese Gibson $8,150,699,103 19 $428,984,163
34 Michelle Rodriguez $8,096,665,676 24 $337,361,070
35 Luke Evans $8,003,078,707 17 $470,769,336
36 Mark Ruffalo $7,955,473,955 41 $194,035,950
37 Matthew Lewis $7,932,875,645 10 $793,287,565
38 Stanley Tucci $7,916,675,469 66 $119,949,628
39 Idris Elba $7,893,870,716 34 $232,172,668
40 Michael Gambon $7,866,369,365 43 $182,938,822
41 Benedict Cumberbatch $7,805,395,325 25 $312,215,813
42 Hugo Weaving $7,783,009,312 27 $288,259,604
43 Elizabeth Banks $7,781,725,346 46 $169,167,942
44 Geraldine Somerville $7,768,688,651 11 $706,244,423
45 Devon Murray $7,741,278,705 10 $774,127,871
46 Rupert Grint $7,732,847,259 14 $552,346,233
47 Simon Pegg $7,731,378,634 29 $266,599,263
48 Bonnie Wright $7,727,156,777 9 $858,572,975
49 James Phelps $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
50 Oliver Phelps $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
51 Josh Herdman $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
52 Matt Damon $7,714,161,845 54 $142,854,849
53 Tom Hanks $7,618,978,755 54 $141,092,199
54 Mark Williams $7,557,224,358 14 $539,801,740
55 Michael Caine $7,549,114,164 66 $114,380,518
56 Liam Neeson $7,471,290,671 67 $111,511,801
57 Will Smith $7,317,558,421 28 $261,341,372
58 Michael Papajohn $7,282,058,609 36 $202,279,406
59 Domhnall Gleeson $7,222,525,350 19 $380,132,913
60 Brendan Gleeson $7,112,446,605 48 $148,175,971
61 Woody Harrelson $7,109,996,021 66 $107,727,212
62 Martin Klebba $7,100,424,850 39 $182,062,176
63 Anthony Mackie $7,095,687,866 41 $173,065,558
64 Jason Isaacs $7,014,699,421 37 $189,586,471
65 David Bradley $6,984,888,285 18 $388,049,349
66 Judi Dench $6,981,477,186 41 $170,279,931
67 Timothy Spall $6,959,090,456 43 $161,839,313
68 Adrian Rawlins $6,865,090,277 14 $490,363,591
69 Leonardo DiCaprio $6,855,392,483 32 $214,231,015
70 Richard Griffiths $6,828,459,769 30 $227,615,326
71 Bruce Willis $6,826,165,308 70 $97,516,647
72 Brad Pitt $6,799,520,260 43 $158,128,378
73 Alfie Enoch $6,766,873,472 7 $966,696,210
74 Jim Broadbent $6,753,424,266 58 $116,438,349
75 Chris Pratt $6,481,752,060 21 $308,654,860
76 Geoffrey Rush $6,371,080,261 35 $182,030,865
77 Tom Hiddleston $6,352,999,147 17 $373,705,832
78 J.K. Simmons $6,342,567,440 60 $105,709,457
79 John Hurt $6,271,747,678 68 $92,231,584
80 Keira Knightley $6,222,881,619 28 $222,245,772
81 Carrie Fisher $6,210,995,343 31 $200,354,688
82 Mark Wahlberg $6,207,376,367 46 $134,942,965
83 Hugh Jackman $6,179,378,037 29 $213,082,001
84 Paul Rudd $6,170,209,763 45 $137,115,773
85 Toby Jones $6,139,399,066 42 $146,176,168
86 Peter Mayhew $6,135,260,050 8 $766,907,506
87 Anthony Hopkins $6,109,393,248 62 $98,538,601
88 Christopher Lee $6,099,453,941 27 $225,905,702
89 Robin Williams $6,031,375,173 62 $97,280,245
90 Owen Wilson $6,006,134,992 45 $133,469,666
91 Gal Gadot $5,994,648,262 12 $499,554,022
92 Martin Freeman $5,977,742,980 18 $332,096,832
93 Julia Roberts $5,926,329,673 41 $144,544,626
94 Sigourney Weaver $5,876,464,220 53 $110,876,683
95 Ian Holm $5,826,121,210 40 $145,653,030
96 Willem Dafoe $5,811,221,943 74 $78,530,026
97 Jon Favreau $5,790,040,431 31 $186,775,498
98 David Thewlis $5,776,748,186 41 $140,896,297
99 Jennifer Lawrence $5,762,481,165 22 $261,930,962
100 Mark Hamill $5,760,304,006 17 $338,841,412

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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