Special Report

The Most Bankable Actors of the 21st Century

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10. Seth Rogen
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $78 million (total: $693 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 1 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 8)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $2.50
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Neighbors (2014) — $8.34
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Green Hornet (2011) — $0.90
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Neighbors (2014) — $150,086,800
> Lowest grossing film: Observe and Report (2009) — $24,007,324
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.3 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Sausage Party (2016)

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9. Adam Sandler
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $86 million (total: $2.7 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 5 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 34)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.49
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Waterboy (1998) — $7.02
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Little Nicky (2000) — $0.49
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) — $169,700,110
> Lowest grossing film: Punch-Drunk Love (2002) — $17,791,031
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.1 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Hubie Halloween (2020)

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8. Hugh Jackman
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $86 million (total: $1.3 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 5 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 13)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.07
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Les Misérables (2012) — $2.29
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Deception (2008) — $0.18
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Logan (2017) — $226,277,068
> Lowest grossing film: Deception (2008) — $4,598,506
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.1 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Bad Education (2019)

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7. Bradley Cooper
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $87 million (total: $975 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 4 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 9)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $2.46
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Silver Linings Playbook (2012) — $6.29
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Aloha (2015) — $0.57
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: American Sniper (2014) — $350,126,372
> Lowest grossing film: Serena (2014) — $180,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.6 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Burnt (2015)

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6. Tom Hanks
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $91 million (total: $4.5 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 3 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 38)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.74
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: That Thing You Do! (1996) — $10.34
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: A Hologram for the King (2016) — $0.12
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Toy Story 4 (2019) — $434,038,008
> Lowest grossing film: A Hologram for the King (2016) — $4,212,494
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.2 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Greyhound (2020)

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