Special Report

The Most Bankable Actors of the 21st Century

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5. Sandra Bullock
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $91 million (total: $1.7 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 4 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 18)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.96
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Minions (2015) — $4.54
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) — $0.44
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Minions (2015) — $336,045,770
> Lowest grossing film: Murder by Numbers (2002) — $31,874,869
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.1 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Bird Box (2018)

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4. Tom Cruise
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $94 million (total: $3.5 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 4 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 32)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.28
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Top Gun (1986) — $11.99
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Mummy (2017) — $0.41
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: War of the Worlds (2005) — $234,280,354
> Lowest grossing film: Lions for Lambs (2007) — $14,998,070
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.9 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

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3. Emily Blunt
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $99 million (total: $493 million)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 2 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 5)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.92
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: A Quiet Place (2018) — $11.06
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: The Young Victoria (2009) — $0.31
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: A Quiet Place (2018) — $188,024,361
> Lowest grossing film: The Young Victoria (2009) — $11,001,272
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.1 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: A Quiet Place (2018)

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2. Will Smith
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $122 million (total: $3.3 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 4 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 23)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.46
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Independence Day (1996) — $4.08
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Gemini Man (2019) — $0.35
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Aladdin (2019) — $355,559,216
> Lowest grossing film: The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) — $30,695,227
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 6.7 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Bad Boys for Life (2020)

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1. Leonardo DiCaprio
> Avg. domestic box office per film as lead actor: $129 million (total: $2.4 billion)
> Movies that grossed $100+ million as lead actor: 4 since 2011 (total movies as lead actor: 19)
> Avg. box office return per $1 invested in production: $1.40
> Film with highest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Titanic (1997) — $3.30
> Film with lowest dollar return per dollar spent as lead actor: Revolutionary Road (2008) — $0.51
> Highest grossing film as lead actor: Titanic (1997) — $659,363,944
> Lowest grossing film: The Basketball Diaries (1995) — $2,420,000
> Avg. IMDB rating of movies as lead actor: 7.6 out of 10
> Most recent film as lead actor: Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (2019)