Special Report

The Most Bankable Actors of the 21st Century

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

30. James Franco
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $52 million (total: $591 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 3 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 9)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.01
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: This Is the End (2013) — $3.17
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Interview (2014) — $0.14
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) — $234,770,996
> Lowest grossing film: True Story (2015) — $4,720,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.8 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: The Disaster Artist (2017)

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29. Shailene Woodley
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $52 million (total: $504 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 3 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 6)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.39
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Fault in Our Stars (2014) — $10.41
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Adrift (2018) — $0.90
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Divergent (2014) — $150,947,895
> Lowest grossing film: White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) — $30,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.5 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Adrift (2018)

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28. Channing Tatum
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $54 million (total: $791 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: $1.33
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Magic Mike (2012) — $16.25
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Jupiter Ascending (2015) — $0.27
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: 22 Jump Street (2014) — $191,719,337
> Lowest grossing film: The Eagle (2011) — $19,490,041
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.2 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Smallfoot (2018)

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

27. Ice Cube
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $55 million (total: $560 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: $2.73
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Friday (1995) — $7.85
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: xXx: State of the Union (2005) — $0.45
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Ride Along (2014) — $134,202,565
> Lowest grossing film: xXx: State of the Union (2005) — $26,873,932
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 5.8 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Fist Fight (2017)

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26. Russell Crowe
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $56 million (total: $955 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 1 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 17)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $0.79
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: A Beautiful Mind (2001) — $2.19
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Water Diviner (2014) — $0.19
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Gladiator (2000) — $187,683,805
> Lowest grossing film: Romper Stomper (1992) — $180,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.1 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Unhinged (2020)