Special Report

The Most Bankable Actors of the 21st Century

Source: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

15. Jamie Foxx
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $68 million (total: $338 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 1 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 7)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.12
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Ray (2004) — $1.88
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Soloist (2009) — $0.53
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Django Unchained (2012) — $162,805,434
> Lowest grossing film: Sleepless (2017) — $20,783,704
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.1 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Soul (2020)

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14. Daniel Craig
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $70 million (total: $1.3 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: $1.02
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Knives Out (2019) — $4.13
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Layer Cake (2004) — $0.36
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Skyfall (2012) — $304,360,277
> Lowest grossing film: Layer Cake (2004) — $2,339,957
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.1 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Knives Out (2019)

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

13. Brad Pitt
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $72 million (total: $1.5 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 1 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 23)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $0.96
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Legends of the Fall (1994) — $2.22
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) — $0.13
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: World War Z (2013) — $202,359,711
> Lowest grossing film: Kalifornia (1993) — $2,400,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.1 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Ad Astra (2019)

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12. Owen Wilson
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $72 million (total: $1.1 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 2 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 10)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.36
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Wedding Crashers (2005) — $5.23
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Big Year (2011) — $0.18
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Cars (2006) — $244,082,982
> Lowest grossing film: The Big Year (2011) — $7,204,138
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.7 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Cars 3 (2017)

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11. Will Ferrell
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $73 million (total: $1.7 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 3 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 21)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.45
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Elf (2003) — $5.48
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Land of the Lost (2009) — $0.49
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Elf (2003) — $175,501,840
> Lowest grossing film: Everything Must Go (2010) — $2,712,131
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.3 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

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