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Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office


See also: Top Domestic 2012 Stars - Top International 2012 Stars - Top Worldwide 2014 Stars - Top Worldwide 2015 Stars - Top Worldwide 2016 Stars - Top Worldwide 2017 Stars

This list shows the highest grossing stars of 2012 based on the Worldwide box office of the movies they had a leading role in in 2012 and the two preceeding years (voice-only roles excluded).

The Star Score in this list represent points assigned to each of the leading stars of top 100 (based on worldwide box office) movies in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on. This rewards actors for appearing in a number of hit films over the course of three years more than starring in just one monster hit over the same time period.

Top Worldwide 2011 Stars Top Worldwide 2013 Stars
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Taylor Lautner photo
Taylor Lautner
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($829,724,737 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($706,102,828 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($689,420,051 in 2011), Valentine's Day ($217,569,328 in 2010), Abduction ($86,648,359 in 2011)

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Kristen Stewart
Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 17 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ($829,724,737 in 2012), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($706,102,828 in 2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ($689,420,051 in 2011), Snow White and the Huntsman ($401,021,746 in 2012)

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Robert Downey, Jr.
Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Iron Man 2 ($621,156,389 in 2010), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($535,663,443 in 2011), Due Date ($211,739,043 in 2010)

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Complete List

Rank Name Star
Score
Movies Average
Billing
1 Taylor Lautner 374 5 5.0
2 Kristen Stewart 368 4 1.0
3 Robert Downey, Jr. 348 4 1.0
4 Liam Neeson 346 6 2.2
5 Johnny Depp 341 4 1.0
6 Bradley Cooper 340 5 1.8
7 Robert Pattinson 326 5 1.8
8 Jeremy Renner 323 4 3.8
9 Leonardo DiCaprio 282 4 1.5
10 Chris Hemsworth 275 4 2.5
11 Ralph Fiennes 273 3 6.0
12 Matt Damon 266 6 1.8
13 Jennifer Lawrence 242 3 2.0
14 Helena Bonham Carter 242 3 4.0
15 Daniel Craig 239 3 1.0
16 Daniel Radcliffe 239 3 3.3
17 Mickey Rourke 236 3 6.0
18 Tom Cruise 234 3 1.0
19 Channing Tatum 232 4 1.5
20 Scarlett Johansson 232 3 3.7
21 Denzel Washington 228 4 1.0
22 Mark Wahlberg 221 4 1.3
23 Natalie Portman 220 3 1.3
24 Tommy Lee Jones 218 3 2.0
25 Dwayne Johnson 214 3 1.7
26 Sacha Baron Cohen 208 3 2.7
27 Jude Law 203 4 6.5
28 Adam Sandler 199 3 1.0
29 Emma Watson 198 2 4.0
30 Rupert Grint 198 2 6.5
31 Ashton Kutcher 197 4 11.3
32 Owen Wilson 195 4 3.0
33 Milla Jovovich 191 3 1.3
34 Robert De Niro 190 4 3.5
35 Julia Roberts 190 4 5.5
36 Zach Galifianakis 189 3 2.3
37 Anne Hathaway 189 3 5.3
38 Geoffrey Rush 187 2 2.5
39 Tom Hiddleston 186 2 5.0
40 Cameron Diaz 185 3 1.3
41 Chris Evans 184 2 1.5
42 Russell Crowe 181 3 1.3
43 Nicolas Cage 180 4 2.5
44 Jessica Biel 177 3 6.7
45 Jason Statham 173 4 1.5
46 Will Ferrell 172 3 1.0
47 Amanda Seyfried 172 3 2.0
48 Noomi Rapace 172 2 2.0
49 Christian Bale 171 3 1.3
50 Chloë Grace Moretz 170 3 5.0
51 Justin Timberlake 169 3 1.7
52 Anthony Hopkins 169 3 2.3
53 Jet Li 169 3 2.3
54 Sam Worthington 165 2 1.0
55 Jake Gyllenhaal 164 3 1.0
56 Hugh Jackman 164 2 1.0
57 Jessica Alba 163 3 2.7
58 Josh Brolin 162 2 3.0
59 Taylor Kitsch 161 3 1.0
60 Jeff Bridges 158 2 1.0
61 Freida Pinto 156 2 3.0
62 Kevin James 155 4 1.5
63 Rachel McAdams 154 3 2.0
64 Joseph Gordon-Levitt 154 2 2.0
65 Ryan Reynolds 151 3 1.3
66 Angelina Jolie Pitt 151 2 1.5
67 Jamie Foxx 151 2 4.5
68 Sylvester Stallone 150 2 1.0
69 Dolph Lundgren 150 2 5.0
70 Shia LaBeouf 148 2 1.5
71 Don Cheadle 147 2 3.5
72 Ben Kingsley 145 2 2.0
73 Kate Beckinsale 144 3 1.7
74 Jackie Chan 142 2 1.5
75 Tom Wilkinson 142 2 8.5
76 Emma Stone 141 3 2.0
77 Gwyneth Paltrow 136 2 1.5
78 Ben Stiller 134 3 1.3
79 Colin Farrell 134 2 3.0
80 Steve Carell 131 3 1.0
81 Simon Pegg 131 2 2.5
82 Christoph Waltz 128 2 7.0
83 Seann William Scott 127 2 9.5
84 Bruce Willis 124 4 1.0
85 Sarah Jessica Parker 124 2 17.0
86 Michael Peña 123 2 7.0
87 Katherine Heigl 123 3 8.7
88 Ben Affleck 120 2 1.0
89 Michelle Pfeiffer 116 2 1.5
90 Jackie Earle Haley 113 2 3.0
91 Chris Rock 113 2 6.5
92 Hector Elizondo 113 2 45.0
93 Luke Evans 112 2 4.0
94 Logan Lerman 111 2 1.0
95 Penélope Cruz 109 2 3.0
96 Chris Pine 108 2 2.0
97 Ellen Page 108 2 5.5
98 Colin Firth 107 2 3.0
99 Idris Elba 105 2 7.0
100 Alex Pettyfer 103 2 1.5

The Average Billing column contains the average billing position of this cast/crew member for the selected films.

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

Taylor Lautner: By Taylor_Lautner.jpg: Dalboz17 derivative work: Gage (Taylor_Lautner.jpg) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Kristen Stewart: By lukeford.net [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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