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Box Office Star Records > Worldwide > Sources > Worldwide Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars

Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies


See also: Domestic Leading Based on Real Life Events Stars - International Leading Based on Real Life Events 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 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 Real Life Events 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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Kate Beckinsale
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 19 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pearl Harbor ($449,239,855 in 2001), The Aviator ($208,370,892 in 2004), The Disappointments Room ($3,144,688 in 2016), Nothing But the Truth ($3,500 in 2008)

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Mel Gibson
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 34 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pocahontas ($347,100,000 in 1995), Braveheart ($209,045,522 in 1995)

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Tom Hanks
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Captain Phillips ($220,648,184 in 2013), The Terminal ($218,673,959 in 2004), Saving Mr. Banks ($114,962,525 in 2013), The Post ($0 in 2017)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Kate Beckinsale $660,758,935 4 $165,189,734
2 Mel Gibson $556,145,522 2 $278,072,761
3 Tom Hanks $554,284,668 4 $138,571,167
4 Ben Affleck $449,239,855 1 $449,239,855
5 Josh Hartnett $449,239,855 2 $224,619,928
6 Mark Wahlberg $444,431,381 5 $88,886,276
7 Denzel Washington $433,803,412 5 $86,760,682
8 Christian Bale $406,576,181 5 $81,315,236
9 Will Smith $395,009,599 2 $197,504,800
10 Liam Neeson $394,255,754 5 $78,851,151
11 Cate Blanchett $365,392,400 4 $91,348,100
12 Jennifer Lawrence $359,012,353 2 $179,506,177
13 Bradley Cooper $359,012,353 2 $179,506,177
14 Tom Cruise $339,481,539 2 $169,740,770
15 Jaden Smith $307,325,633 1 $307,325,633
16 Leonardo DiCaprio $293,316,811 3 $97,772,270
17 Aamir Khan $291,438,236 1 $291,438,236
18 Rachel McAdams $289,835,889 2 $144,917,945
19 Amy Adams $285,196,166 2 $142,598,083
20 Kurt Russell $283,409,344 5 $56,681,869
21 Jeremy Renner $264,534,999 2 $132,267,500
22 Anthony Hopkins $260,215,591 3 $86,738,530
23 Tom Holland $260,011,364 2 $130,005,682
24 Julia Roberts $257,805,243 1 $257,805,243
25 Helen Mirren $233,154,279 4 $58,288,570
26 Donnie Yen $228,671,574 3 $76,223,858
27 Jesse Eisenberg $224,922,135 2 $112,461,068
28 Jason Mitchell $223,577,581 2 $111,788,791
29 Channing Tatum $222,427,754 3 $74,142,585
30 Jason Clarke $221,662,676 2 $110,831,338
31 Sam Worthington $221,662,676 1 $221,662,676
32 Jake Gyllenhaal $221,662,676 1 $221,662,676
33 Chris Pine $218,764,370 2 $109,382,185
34 Robin Williams $212,943,993 2 $106,471,997
35 Robert De Niro $211,885,758 4 $52,971,440
36 Tony Leung Chiu Wai $208,114,346 3 $69,371,449
37 Forest Whitaker $207,286,791 3 $69,095,597
38 Naomi Watts $203,330,494 3 $67,776,831
39 O'Shea Jackson, Jr. $202,043,881 1 $202,043,881
40 Neil Brown, Jr. $202,043,881 1 $202,043,881
41 Corey Hawkins $202,043,881 1 $202,043,881
42 Aldis Hodge $202,043,881 1 $202,043,881
43 Angelina Jolie Pitt $196,168,381 2 $98,084,191
44 Ewan McGregor $192,604,633 2 $96,302,317
45 Chris Hemsworth $188,651,597 2 $94,325,799
46 Joaquin Phoenix $187,707,495 1 $187,707,495
47 Reese Witherspoon $187,707,495 1 $187,707,495
48 Cuba Gooding, Jr. $186,002,913 4 $46,500,728
49 Matthew McConaughey $185,559,422 4 $46,389,856
50 Michelle Pfeiffer $178,919,401 1 $178,919,401
51 Samuel Joslin $169,590,606 1 $169,590,606
52 Michael Peña $168,867,151 2 $84,433,576
53 Val Kilmer $168,797,112 4 $42,199,278
54 Colin Farrell $167,297,191 1 $167,297,191
55 Nicolas Cage $165,211,909 3 $55,070,636
56 Jamie Foxx $163,212,118 2 $81,606,059
57 Andrew Garfield $162,172,698 2 $81,086,349
58 Jackson Nicoll $160,903,019 1 $160,903,019
59 Johnny Knoxville $160,903,019 1 $160,903,019
60 Meryl Streep $159,890,336 5 $31,978,067
61 Kevin Costner $158,885,660 4 $39,721,415
62 Danny Chan $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
63 Patrick Tam $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
64 Mike Tyson $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
65 Lynn Xiong $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
66 Max Zhang $156,835,197 1 $156,835,197
67 Morgan Freeman $154,318,875 2 $77,159,438
68 Takeshi Kaneshiro $150,127,047 2 $75,063,524
69 Zhang Fengyi $150,127,047 2 $75,063,524
70 Chadwick Boseman $140,296,878 3 $46,765,626
71 Jessica Chastain $134,612,435 2 $67,306,218
72 Choi Min-sik $133,450,917 1 $133,450,917
73 Eric Bana $131,492,772 1 $131,492,772
74 Brad Pitt $131,445,884 1 $131,445,884
75 David Oyelowo $128,050,199 3 $42,683,400
76 Ben Kingsley $127,767,889 1 $127,767,889
77 John Malkovich $123,002,404 2 $61,501,202
78 Gina Rodriguez $122,931,214 1 $122,931,214
79 Dylan O’Brien $122,931,214 1 $122,931,214
80 Dwayne Johnson $122,733,125 2 $61,366,563
81 Chang Chen $119,627,047 1 $119,627,047
82 Jim Carrey $117,040,961 4 $29,260,240
83 Emma Thompson $114,962,525 2 $57,481,263
84 Piper Perabo $114,060,256 2 $57,030,128
85 Bridget Moynahan $113,916,474 1 $113,916,474
86 Maria Bello $113,916,474 1 $113,916,474
87 Tyra Banks $113,916,474 1 $113,916,474
88 Izabella Miko $113,916,474 1 $113,916,474
89 Joseph Gordon-Levitt $113,737,134 3 $37,912,378
90 Harrison Ford $113,297,685 2 $56,648,843
91 Michael Keaton $110,519,147 2 $55,259,574
92 Mark Ruffalo $105,798,288 2 $52,899,144
93 Russell Crowe $105,021,488 1 $105,021,488
94 Daniel Bruhl $104,385,011 2 $52,192,506
95 Richard Roxburgh $104,283,753 1 $104,283,753
96 Anthony Mackie $102,808,991 2 $51,404,496
97 Matt Damon $99,908,565 1 $99,908,565
98 Cillian Murphy $98,687,381 3 $32,895,794
99 Joseph Fiennes $96,971,293 1 $96,971,293
100 Jude Law $96,971,293 1 $96,971,293

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Kate Beckinsale: By Gerald Geronimo (Uploaded to Flickr as Kate Beckinsale) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mel Gibson: Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tom Hanks: By Yeoman 1st Class Donna Lou Morgan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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