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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 - Top Worldwide 2018 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.

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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 18 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 30 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 276 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 227 4 1.0
22 Mark Wahlberg 223 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 204 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 Milla Jovovich 191 3 1.3
33 Zach Galifianakis 191 3 2.3
34 Jennifer Aniston 191 3 2.3
35 Robert De Niro 190 4 3.5
36 Julia Roberts 190 4 5.5
37 Anne Hathaway 189 3 5.3
38 Geoffrey Rush 187 2 2.5
39 Tom Hiddleston 186 2 5.0
40 Chris Evans 184 2 1.5
41 Russell Crowe 181 3 1.3
42 Nicolas Cage 180 4 2.5
43 Jessica Biel 177 3 6.7
44 Will Ferrell 174 3 1.0
45 Christian Bale 173 3 1.3
46 Jason Statham 173 4 1.5
47 Noomi Rapace 172 2 2.0
48 Amanda Seyfried 172 3 2.0
49 Cameron Diaz 171 3 1.3
50 Jet Li 170 3 2.3
51 Chloë Grace Moretz 170 3 5.0
52 Justin Timberlake 169 3 1.7
53 Anthony Hopkins 169 3 2.3
54 Taylor Kitsch 165 3 1.0
55 Sam Worthington 165 2 1.0
56 Jake Gyllenhaal 164 3 1.0
57 Hugh Jackman 164 2 1.0
58 Jessica Alba 163 3 2.7
59 Josh Brolin 162 2 3.0
60 Owen Wilson 162 3 3.7
61 Jeff Bridges 158 2 1.0
62 Kevin James 156 4 1.5
63 Freida Pinto 156 2 3.0
64 Rachel McAdams 154 3 2.0
65 Joseph Gordon-Levitt 154 2 2.0
66 Ryan Reynolds 151 3 1.3
67 Angelina Jolie Pitt 151 2 1.5
68 Jamie Foxx 151 2 4.5
69 Sylvester Stallone 150 2 1.0
70 Dolph Lundgren 150 2 5.0
71 Shia LaBeouf 148 2 1.5
72 Don Cheadle 147 2 3.5
73 Kate Beckinsale 146 3 1.7
74 Ben Kingsley 145 2 2.0
75 Jackie Chan 142 2 1.5
76 Emma Stone 142 3 2.0
77 Tom Wilkinson 142 2 8.5
78 Gwyneth Paltrow 136 2 1.5
79 Ben Stiller 135 3 1.3
80 Colin Farrell 134 2 3.0
81 Steve Carell 131 3 1.0
82 Simon Pegg 131 2 2.5
83 Christoph Waltz 128 2 7.0
84 Seann William Scott 127 2 9.5
85 Bruce Willis 125 4 1.0
86 Sarah Jessica Parker 124 2 17.0
87 Michael Peña 123 2 7.0
88 Katherine Heigl 123 3 8.7
89 Ben Affleck 120 2 1.0
90 Michelle Pfeiffer 116 2 1.5
91 Jackie Earle Haley 113 2 3.0
92 Hector Elizondo 113 2 45.0
93 Luke Evans 112 2 4.0
94 Logan Lerman 111 2 1.0
95 Penélope Cruz 110 2 3.0
96 Ellen Page 109 2 5.5
97 Chris Pine 107 2 2.0
98 Colin Firth 107 2 3.0
99 Idris Elba 106 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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