Special Report

The Most Bankable Actors of the 21st Century

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40. Amy Adams
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $43 million (total: $474 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 1 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 9)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.67
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Sunshine Cleaning (2008) — $2.41
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Nocturnal Animals (2016) — $0.47
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Enchanted (2007) — $127,706,877
> Lowest grossing film: Nocturnal Animals (2016) — $10,663,357
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.1 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

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39. Jennifer Lawrence
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $43 million (total: $1.7 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 5 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 10)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $2.00
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Hunger Games (2012) — $5.10
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Mother! (2017) — $0.59
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) — $424,668,047
> Lowest grossing film: Winter’s Bone (2010) — $6,530,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.7 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Red Sparrow (2018)

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38. Idris Elba
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $44 million (total: $184 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 1 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 5)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $0.48
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Losers (2010) — $0.94
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) — $0.24
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Pacific Rim (2013) — $101,802,906
> Lowest grossing film: Bastille Day (2016) — $40,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.4 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: The Dark Tower (2017)

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

37. Clint Eastwood
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $44 million (total: $1.2 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 1 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 28)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.51
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Unforgiven (1992) — $7.02
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Blood Work (2002) — $0.52
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Gran Torino (2008) — $148,095,302
> Lowest grossing film: Kelly’s Heroes (1970) — $1,380,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.2 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: The Mule (2018)

Source: Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures

36. Daniel Day-Lewis
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $45 million (total: $406 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 1 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 9)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $0.93
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Lincoln (2012) — $2.80
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Nine (2009) — $0.25
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Lincoln (2012) — $182,207,973
> Lowest grossing film: The Crucible (1996) — $7,340,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.4 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Lincoln (2012)