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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Stars - International Leading Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Stars - Worldwide Leading Original Screenplay Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Stars - Worldwide Leading Remake Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on TV Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Factual Book/Article Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Play Stars

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 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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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 30 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,842,983,178 in 2018), 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 ($880,210,429 in 2017), Iron Man 2 ($621,156,389 in 2010), Iron Man ($585,171,547 in 2008)

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Scarlett Johansson
Best known as a Lead Ensemble Member Actress based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,842,983,178 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714,401,889 in 2014), Iron Man 2 ($621,156,389 in 2010), Ghost in the Shell ($167,918,847 in 2017)

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Chris Evans
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,842,983,178 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714,401,889 in 2014), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370,569,776 in 2011), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ($289,480,691 in 2007), Snowpiercer ($88,069,880 in 2013), The Losers ($29,863,840 in 2010)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Robert Downey, Jr. $9,225,916,579 8 $1,153,239,572
2 Scarlett Johansson $7,427,463,067 7 $1,061,066,152
3 Chris Evans $7,416,372,018 9 $824,041,335
4 Chris Hemsworth $6,715,263,993 6 $1,119,210,666
5 Mark Ruffalo $5,621,334,859 4 $1,405,333,715
6 Don Cheadle $4,832,836,334 4 $1,208,209,084
7 Elizabeth Olsen $4,404,506,395 3 $1,468,168,798
8 Chadwick Boseman $4,341,369,737 3 $1,447,123,246
9 Sebastian Stan $4,119,424,122 5 $823,884,824
10 Jeremy Renner $4,081,002,764 3 $1,360,334,255
11 Samuel L. Jackson $4,046,661,882 4 $1,011,665,471
12 Zoe Saldana $3,507,225,536 5 $701,445,107
13 Bradley Cooper $3,477,232,257 3 $1,159,077,419
14 Chris Pratt $3,477,232,257 4 $869,308,064
15 Dave Bautista $3,477,232,257 3 $1,159,077,419
16 Vin Diesel $3,477,232,257 4 $869,308,064
17 Tom Hiddleston $3,464,062,093 4 $866,015,523
18 Danai Gurira $3,188,065,242 2 $1,594,032,621
19 Letitia Wright $3,188,065,242 2 $1,594,032,621
20 Paul Bettany $3,080,441,699 3 $1,026,813,900
21 Hugh Jackman $2,942,905,544 6 $490,484,257
22 Josh Brolin $2,844,162,216 5 $568,832,443
23 Tom Holland $2,723,193,607 2 $1,361,596,804
24 Karen Gillan $2,706,180,922 2 $1,353,090,461
25 Benedict Wong $2,520,525,098 2 $1,260,262,549
26 Benedict Cumberbatch $2,520,525,098 2 $1,260,262,549
27 Tobey Maguire $2,511,677,275 3 $837,225,758
28 Christian Bale $2,445,202,439 3 $815,067,480
29 Will Smith $2,429,871,881 5 $485,974,376
30 Gwyneth Paltrow $2,421,720,208 3 $807,240,069
31 Gal Gadot $2,341,126,455 3 $780,375,485
32 Henry Cavill $2,192,113,158 3 $730,704,386
33 Anthony Hopkins $2,081,745,106 4 $520,436,277
34 Tommy Lee Jones $2,054,341,603 4 $513,585,401
35 James McAvoy $1,988,430,029 4 $497,107,507
36 Idris Elba $1,974,446,386 4 $493,611,597
37 Patrick Stewart $1,910,871,624 4 $477,717,906
38 Ian McKellen $1,910,871,624 4 $477,717,906
39 Pom Klementieff $1,842,983,178 1 $1,842,983,178
40 Andy Serkis $1,719,076,015 2 $859,538,008
41 Ben Affleck $1,706,896,158 3 $568,965,386
42 Michael Fassbender $1,646,013,569 3 $548,671,190
43 Jennifer Lawrence $1,646,013,569 3 $548,671,190
44 Aaron Taylor-Johnson $1,568,879,765 3 $522,959,922
45 Michael B. Jordan $1,513,059,660 2 $756,529,830
46 Andrew Garfield $1,466,886,603 2 $733,443,302
47 Ryan Reynolds $1,432,240,709 4 $358,060,177
48 James Spader $1,408,218,722 1 $1,408,218,722
49 Forest Whitaker $1,345,082,064 1 $1,345,082,064
50 Martin Freeman $1,345,082,064 1 $1,345,082,064
51 Daniel Kaluuya $1,345,082,064 1 $1,345,082,064
52 Lupita Nyong'o $1,345,082,064 1 $1,345,082,064
53 Angela Bassett $1,345,082,064 1 $1,345,082,064
54 Natalie Portman $1,224,143,296 3 $408,047,765
55 Guy Pearce $1,215,392,272 1 $1,215,392,272
56 Ben Kingsley $1,215,392,272 1 $1,215,392,272
57 Anthony Mackie $1,153,304,495 1 $1,153,304,495
58 Heath Ledger $1,001,620,618 1 $1,001,620,618
59 Cara Delevingne $961,216,198 2 $480,608,099
60 Jonathan Winters $912,296,846 2 $456,148,423
61 Katy Perry $912,296,846 2 $456,148,423
62 Karl Urban $892,121,018 2 $446,060,509
63 Michael Keaton $880,210,429 1 $880,210,429
64 Zendaya $880,210,429 1 $880,210,429
65 Jon Favreau $880,210,429 1 $880,210,429
66 Marisa Tomei $880,210,429 1 $880,210,429
67 Amy Adams $868,160,194 1 $868,160,194
68 Michael Rooker $863,197,744 1 $863,197,744
69 Tessa Thompson $850,653,412 1 $850,653,412
70 Cate Blanchett $850,653,412 1 $850,653,412
71 Jeff Goldblum $850,653,412 1 $850,653,412
72 Chris Pine $817,012,815 1 $817,012,815
73 Mark Strong $813,396,562 2 $406,698,281
74 Colin Firth $813,396,562 3 $271,132,187
75 Taron Egerton $813,396,562 2 $406,698,281
76 Bruce Willis $796,667,850 4 $199,166,963
77 Tilda Swinton $765,611,800 2 $382,805,900
78 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
79 Margot Robbie $746,100,054 2 $373,050,027
80 Adam Beach $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
81 Viola Davis $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
82 Ike Barinholtz $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
83 Jared Leto $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
84 Scott Eastwood $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
85 Jai Courtney $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
86 Jay Hernandez $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
87 Karen Fukuhara $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
88 Joel Kinnaman $746,100,054 1 $746,100,054
89 Robert Redford $714,401,889 1 $714,401,889
90 Jason Momoa $678,551,415 3 $226,183,805
91 Mads Mikkelsen $677,541,920 1 $677,541,920
92 Rachel McAdams $677,541,920 1 $677,541,920
93 Chiwetel Ejiofor $677,541,920 1 $677,541,920
94 Michael Shannon $667,999,518 1 $667,999,518
95 Jeff Bridges $664,248,225 2 $332,124,113
96 Tom Cruise $658,457,889 2 $329,228,945
97 Ezra Miller $655,953,446 2 $327,976,723
98 Ray Fisher $655,953,446 2 $327,976,723
99 Christopher Eccleston $644,602,516 1 $644,602,516
100 Jaimie Alexander $644,602,516 1 $644,602,516

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Robert Downey, Jr.: Georges Biard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Scarlett Johansson: Foto: ¬© JCS / , via Wikimedia Commons

Chris Evans: Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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