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Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Based on Play Stars - International Leading Based on Play Stars - Worldwide Leading Original Screenplay Stars - Worldwide Leading Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 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

This chart contains the top 100 stars based on the cumulative worldwide box office of all the Based on Play 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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Tyler Perry
Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 20 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Madea Goes To Jail ($90,508,336 in 2009), Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween ($73,206,343 in 2016), Madea's Family Reunion ($63,320,521 in 2006), Why Did I Get Married Too? ($60,831,067 in 2010), Why Did I Get Married? ($55,934,178 in 2007), Madea's Big Happy Family ($53,345,287 in 2011), Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas ($52,543,354 in 2013), I Can Do Bad All By Myself ($51,733,921 in 2009)

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John Corbett
Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films.
Top films contributed to this record: My Big Fat Greek Wedding ($374,890,034 in 2002)

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Nia Vardalos
Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 9 films.
Top films contributed to this record: My Big Fat Greek Wedding ($374,890,034 in 2002)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Tyler Perry $501,423,007 8 $62,677,876
2 John Corbett $374,890,034 1 $374,890,034
3 Nia Vardalos $374,890,034 1 $374,890,034
4 Demi Moore $285,757,658 3 $95,252,553
5 Meg Ryan $273,497,691 2 $136,748,846
6 Tom Hanks $250,800,000 1 $250,800,000
7 Jack Nicholson $236,500,000 1 $236,500,000
8 Tom Cruise $236,500,000 1 $236,500,000
9 Shen Teng $228,579,747 1 $228,579,747
10 James McAvoy $193,737,977 1 $193,737,977
11 Kate Winslet $164,880,350 3 $54,960,117
12 Leonardo DiCaprio $160,345,686 2 $80,172,843
13 Claire Danes $147,542,381 1 $147,542,381
14 Johnny Depp $124,484,731 2 $62,242,366
15 Clive Owen $116,177,695 1 $116,177,695
16 Natalie Portman $116,177,695 1 $116,177,695
17 Jude Law $116,177,695 1 $116,177,695
18 Julia Roberts $116,177,695 1 $116,177,695
19 Viola Davis $114,755,625 2 $57,377,813
20 Chao Deng $106,798,959 1 $106,798,959
21 Mi Yang $106,798,959 1 $106,798,959
22 Morgan Freeman $106,593,296 1 $106,593,296
23 Jessica Tandy $106,593,296 1 $106,593,296
24 Janet Jackson $98,848,940 2 $49,424,470
25 Julie Christie $98,800,000 1 $98,800,000
26 Warren Beatty $98,800,000 1 $98,800,000
27 Maggie Smith $97,695,380 2 $48,847,690
28 Loretta Devine $91,363,160 2 $45,681,580
29 Kimberly Elise $88,476,229 2 $44,238,115
30 Chow Yun-Fat $79,853,165 2 $39,926,583
31 George Clooney $77,735,925 1 $77,735,925
32 Ryan Gosling $77,735,925 1 $77,735,925
33 Gong Li $76,904,429 1 $76,904,429
34 Meryl Streep $74,460,250 4 $18,615,063
35 Jodie Foster $71,704,854 3 $23,901,618
36 Nick Nolte $62,134,225 1 $62,134,225
37 Richard Dreyfuss $62,134,225 1 $62,134,225
38 Bette Midler $62,134,225 1 $62,134,225
39 Denzel Washington $61,564,524 1 $61,564,524
40 Jill Scott $60,831,067 1 $60,831,067
41 Tom Courtenay $56,178,935 1 $56,178,935
42 Billy Connolly $56,178,935 1 $56,178,935
43 Pauline Collins $56,178,935 1 $56,178,935
44 Channing Tatum $55,279,608 1 $55,279,608
45 Alex Breckenridge $55,279,608 1 $55,279,608
46 Amanda Bynes $55,279,608 1 $55,279,608
47 Robert Hoffman $55,279,608 1 $55,279,608
48 Laura Ramsey $55,279,608 1 $55,279,608
49 Philip Seymour Hoffman $53,733,093 2 $26,866,547
50 Tamela Mann $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
51 Shannon Kane $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
52 Bow Wow $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
53 Lauren London $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
54 Teyana Taylor $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
55 David Mann $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
56 Isaiah Mustafa $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
57 Natalie Desselle Reid $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
58 Cassi Davis $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
59 Rodney Perry $53,345,287 1 $53,345,287
60 Amy Adams $53,191,101 1 $53,191,101
61 Jurnee Smollett $51,975,354 1 $51,975,354
62 Michelle Pfeiffer $51,922,825 3 $17,307,608
63 Regina Hall $50,445,860 1 $50,445,860
64 Joy Bryant $50,445,860 1 $50,445,860
65 Michael Ealy $50,445,860 1 $50,445,860
66 Kevin Hart $50,445,860 1 $50,445,860
67 Whoopi Goldberg $47,976,199 4 $11,994,050
68 Alex Jennings $41,516,445 1 $41,516,445
69 Steve Martin $39,148,164 1 $39,148,164
70 Rob Lowe $38,702,310 1 $38,702,310
71 Christoph Waltz $38,112,154 1 $38,112,154
72 John C. Reilly $38,112,154 1 $38,112,154
73 Thandie Newton $38,017,873 1 $38,017,873
74 Kerry Washington $38,017,873 1 $38,017,873
75 Tessa Thompson $38,017,873 1 $38,017,873
76 Anika Noni Rose $38,017,873 1 $38,017,873
77 Diane Keaton $35,708,305 2 $17,854,153
78 Al Pacino $34,765,180 3 $11,588,393
79 Gerard Depardieu $34,152,587 1 $34,152,587
80 Judith Godreche $34,152,587 1 $34,152,587
81 Fabrice Luchini $34,152,587 1 $34,152,587
82 Karin Viard $34,152,587 1 $34,152,587
83 Catherine Deneuve $34,152,587 1 $34,152,587
84 Jeremie Renier $34,152,587 1 $34,152,587
85 Liam Neeson $33,592,700 1 $33,592,700
86 William Hurt $31,853,080 1 $31,853,080
87 Clint Eastwood $31,678,778 1 $31,678,778
88 James Caan $30,000,000 1 $30,000,000
89 Marsha Mason $30,000,000 1 $30,000,000
90 Frank Langella $28,452,945 1 $28,452,945
91 Michael Sheen $28,452,945 1 $28,452,945
92 Michael Fassbender $27,951,507 2 $13,975,754
93 Robert De Niro $27,795,137 2 $13,897,569
94 Goldie Hawn $25,889,208 1 $25,889,208
95 Monhamed Fellag $24,819,901 1 $24,819,901
96 Sylvester Stallone $23,562,716 1 $23,562,716
97 Quvenzhané Wallis $23,265,132 1 $23,265,132
98 Mel Gibson $22,493,727 1 $22,493,727
99 Glenn Close $22,493,727 1 $22,493,727
100 Colin Firth $20,537,741 1 $20,537,741

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Tyler Perry: By 82nd_Academy_Awards,_Tyler_Perry_-_army_mil-66455-2010-03-09-180359.jpg: Sgt. Michael Connors - 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachmentderivative work: Beao [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

John Corbett: Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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