Welcome to The Top 20 Actors and Top 20 Actresses Lists.
For this section, I collected the Box office statistics for most of the A-List actors and actresses whose movies have
performed well at the Box Office. I used those figures to calculate 6 different lists. You will be able to see how all
actors and actresses compare with each other in each list, not just the top 20. The lists are sorted by Avg. B.O. of movies the actor/actress
starred in, by the Avg. B.O. of all movies the actor/actress has been in, by the Avg. B.O. of films in the 90's, by the
Avg. B.O. of the last 10 films, by the total gross of all movies, and finally by the number of films that have earned over
$100 Million. Also below you will find Profile pages for each of the actors/actresses with more information on each.
To get to the top 20 Actors I got a list of all the movies that have made over 100 Million dollars in domestic gross(US). Over 144 movies. Then I went through the list of these movies and listed each one of the actors that I thought would be in more than one 100 Million movies(The Main actors).
Then I added the total for each actor of all their 100 Million
movies. Then I ordered the list in order of the actors that had
grossed the most in the 100 Million Movies.
I then took the top 40 actors from this list. For each actor,
I calculated the totals, for all the movies they ever made. And
then calculated the averages. For the totals for each movie, I used IMDBas the source for the numbers. Since numbers are less accurate
from before the 80's, actors that had been in the business
for a long time, like James Earl Jones, got "penalized"
when I calculated their all time averages. And I didn't
think that was fair. So I decided to create 3 different lists.
One that listed the top 20 actors according to the total gross
of all their movies. This list is more unfair to the actors that
have not been in the business for too long.
Another list for the top 20 actors according to the average gross
of the movies that actor has made. I said before, I thought this
was a little unfair to the actors that have been in the business
for a long time.
A third list for the top 20 actors according to the average gross
of their top 10 movies. I thought this was more fair than the
other two list.
Some more points: