Special Report

The Most Bankable Actors of the 21st Century

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35. Anna Kendrick
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $46 million (total: $693 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 4 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 8)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $2.04
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) — $6.36
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Table 19 (2017) — $0.72
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) — $184,296,230
> Lowest grossing film: Mr. Right (2015) — $30,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.3 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: A Simple Favor (2018)

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34. Matthew McConaughey
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $47 million (total: $1.3 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 2 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 22)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.09
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Dallas Buyers Club (2013) — $5.46
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Paperboy (2012) — $0.05
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Sing (2016) — $270,329,045
> Lowest grossing film: The Paperboy (2012) — $677,200
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.7 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: The Gentlemen (2019)

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33. Ben Stiller
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $48 million (total: $2.2 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 2 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 23)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.35
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Meet the Fockers (2004) — $4.65
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Duplex (2003) — $0.24
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Meet the Fockers (2004) — $279,167,575
> Lowest grossing film: Greenberg (2010) — $4,220,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.2 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Zoolander 2 (2016)

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32. Jack Black
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $50 million (total: $1.0 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 2 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 13)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.17
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: School of Rock (2003) — $4.06
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Gulliver’s Travels (2010) — $0.38
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Kung Fu Panda (2008) — $215,434,591
> Lowest grossing film: Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006) — $8,320,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.4 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

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31. Jason Bateman
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $52 million (total: $571 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 2 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 11)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.81
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Gift (2015) — $8.76
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Change-Up (2011) — $0.72
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Identity Thief (2013) — $134,506,920
> Lowest grossing film: Disconnect (2012) — $7,440,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.5 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Game Night (2018)