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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Stars - International Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Stars - Worldwide Leading Original Screenplay Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 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 Fiction Book/Short Story 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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Daniel Radcliffe
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($1,341,511,219 in 2011), 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), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796,688,549 in 2004), The Woman in Black ($128,955,898 in 2012), Victor Frankenstein ($33,175,076 in 2015)

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Emma Watson
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($1,341,511,219 in 2011), 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), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796,688,549 in 2004), The Circle ($40,651,864 in 2017), The Perks of Being a Wallflower ($33,069,303 in 2012)

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Rupert Grint
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($1,341,511,219 in 2011), 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), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796,688,549 in 2004)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Daniel Radcliffe $7,893,791,518 13 $607,214,732
2 Emma Watson $7,800,877,944 10 $780,087,794
3 Rupert Grint $7,727,156,777 8 $965,894,597
4 Ralph Fiennes $3,678,130,438 8 $459,766,305
5 Robert Pattinson $3,444,920,962 8 $430,615,120
6 Daniel Craig $3,415,634,235 5 $683,126,847
7 Jennifer Lawrence $3,402,750,544 9 $378,083,394
8 Kristen Stewart $3,325,529,270 7 $475,075,610
9 Taylor Lautner $3,317,966,403 6 $552,994,401
10 Cameron Diaz $3,198,110,660 8 $399,763,833
11 Mike Myers $3,126,214,818 5 $625,242,964
12 Viggo Mortensen $3,053,686,363 8 $381,710,795
13 Martin Freeman $3,035,236,425 4 $758,809,106
14 Eddie Murphy $3,011,661,837 5 $602,332,367
15 Ian McKellen $3,007,125,774 6 $501,187,629
16 Tom Hanks $2,977,924,803 12 $248,160,400
17 Matt Damon $2,636,428,257 11 $239,675,296
18 Robin Williams $2,232,282,654 10 $223,228,265
19 Johnny Depp $2,143,692,600 12 $178,641,050
20 Chris Pratt $2,126,742,306 2 $1,063,371,153
21 Brad Pitt $2,011,155,371 10 $201,115,537
22 Alan Rickman $2,001,751,712 3 $667,250,571
23 Jude Law $1,913,737,708 9 $212,637,523
24 Liam Neeson $1,875,139,713 11 $170,467,247
25 Elijah Wood $1,870,301,578 5 $374,060,316
26 Orlando Bloom $1,765,442,519 3 $588,480,840
27 Georgie Henley $1,556,074,680 4 $389,018,670
28 Skandar Keynes $1,556,067,810 3 $518,689,270
29 Tom Cruise $1,482,399,145 9 $164,711,016
30 Leonardo DiCaprio $1,480,741,909 8 $185,092,739
31 Dakota Johnson $1,422,203,704 4 $355,550,926
32 Meryl Streep $1,417,620,550 18 $78,756,697
33 Ben Kingsley $1,383,819,118 4 $345,954,780
34 Pierce Brosnan $1,369,012,828 7 $195,573,261
35 Scarlett Johansson $1,351,762,476 6 $225,293,746
36 Jim Carrey $1,345,761,503 6 $224,293,584
37 Bruce Willis $1,341,460,689 10 $134,146,069
38 Javier Bardem $1,330,387,839 6 $221,731,307
39 Jamie Dornan $1,323,100,662 4 $330,775,166
40 Harrison Ford $1,316,946,323 10 $131,694,632
41 Hugh Jackman $1,307,593,423 6 $217,932,237
42 Robert Downey, Jr. $1,202,397,623 12 $100,199,802
43 Maggie Smith $1,202,390,214 4 $300,597,554
44 Roger Moore $1,193,521,732 8 $149,190,217
45 Ben Stiller $1,171,123,671 4 $292,780,918
46 Idris Elba $1,153,423,823 5 $230,684,765
47 Tilda Swinton $1,149,491,805 3 $383,163,935
48 William Moseley $1,137,880,860 2 $568,940,430
49 Anna Popplewell $1,137,880,860 2 $568,940,430
50 Simon Pegg $1,123,554,240 5 $224,710,848
51 Anne Hathaway $1,089,100,011 6 $181,516,669
52 Bill Murray $1,064,782,528 6 $177,463,755
53 Shailene Woodley $1,057,479,292 6 $176,246,549
54 Russell Crowe $1,024,640,618 7 $146,377,231
55 Ben Affleck $1,022,041,404 7 $146,005,915
56 Josh Hutcherson $1,020,651,868 5 $204,130,374
57 Robert De Niro $1,009,323,539 16 $63,082,721
58 Dylan O’Brien $993,206,068 4 $248,301,517
59 Kenneth Branagh $992,612,523 3 $330,870,841
60 Renée Zellweger $990,428,604 7 $141,489,801
61 Christopher Walken $985,202,222 3 $328,400,741
62 Mizuo Peck $981,677,470 2 $490,838,735
63 Patrick Gallagher $981,677,470 2 $490,838,735
64 John Travolta $977,062,968 10 $97,706,297
65 Robert Redford $974,995,546 9 $108,332,838
66 Richard Harris $974,755,371 1 $974,755,371
67 Robbie Coltrane $974,755,371 1 $974,755,371
68 Will Smith $973,397,755 3 $324,465,918
69 Giancarlo Esposito $963,841,800 1 $963,841,800
70 Lupita Nyong'o $963,841,800 1 $963,841,800
71 Neel Sethi $963,841,800 1 $963,841,800
72 Ben Barnes $946,654,023 3 $315,551,341
73 Kevin Costner $933,524,682 9 $103,724,965
74 Dustin Hoffman $931,350,158 11 $84,668,196
75 Kaya Scodelario $927,617,428 4 $231,904,357
76 Thomas Brodie-Sangster $924,929,764 4 $231,232,441
77 Bill Hader $913,451,389 3 $304,483,796
78 Helena Bonham Carter $906,182,758 9 $100,686,973
79 Nicole Kidman $901,397,039 16 $56,337,315
80 Sacha Baron Cohen $899,659,217 3 $299,886,406
81 Rachel McAdams $897,204,059 6 $149,534,010
82 Antonio Banderas $866,765,287 4 $216,691,322
83 Alec Baldwin $841,649,772 3 $280,549,924
84 Sylvester Stallone $832,947,851 6 $138,824,642
85 Glenn Close $831,166,728 6 $138,527,788
86 Michael J. Fox $814,745,561 8 $101,843,195
87 Julia Roberts $807,594,995 6 $134,599,166
88 Mark Rylance $796,755,271 5 $159,351,054
89 Audrey Tautou $781,616,812 4 $195,404,203
90 Morgan Freeman $780,853,180 8 $97,606,648
91 Amy Adams $773,751,421 5 $154,750,284
92 Will Poulter $766,506,811 2 $383,253,406
93 Isla Fisher $766,234,474 4 $191,558,619
94 Anthony Hopkins $746,359,314 6 $124,393,219
95 Theo James $743,405,440 4 $185,851,360
96 George Clooney $731,424,415 8 $91,428,052
97 Samuel L. Jackson $718,632,577 10 $71,863,258
98 Ben Whishaw $717,186,909 5 $143,437,382
99 Noomi Rapace $708,754,875 6 $118,125,813
100 Amanda Seyfried $704,963,493 3 $234,987,831

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Daniel Radcliffe: DavidDjJohnson at English Wikipedia [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Emma Watson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Rupert Grint: By John Griffiths from London, United Kingdom (Ron Weasley) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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