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Who's Better? Chris Evans vs. Chris Hemsworth vs. Chris Pine vs. Chris Pratt (2020)

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Introduction

When Chris Pine hosted his first Saturday Night Live, his first order of business was to clear the apparent confusion between him and the other Chris’s with a musical number to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” singing repeatedly, “I’m not that Chris…” For the most part, its amusing and crazy how some people mistake one Chris after the other, because they look nothing like each other. Of course, they’re all white and 6 feet tall (and over), but beyond that, maybe its because they make the same kind of movies and play the same kind of roles.

"I'm Chris Pine." Chris Pine hosts SNL.

"I'm Chris Pine." Chris Pine hosts SNL.

In this edition of Who’s Better?, we pit Chris Evans against Chris Hemsworth against Chris Pine against Chris Pratt—in a four way battle to see who is the better actor, or plainly, the better Chris.

Like in previous Who’s Better?, we’ll take a look at their bodies of work separated in several categories: Movies, Roles, Awards, Box-Office, Flops, Other Skills beyond acting and Legacy. Unlike previous Who’s Better? though, where “edges” determine the winner, we rank them from 1 to 4 and assign a corresponding score, and whoever has the highest accumulated score in the end, is the winner. You’ll get how this system of scoring works as we go along. So, let’s begin.

Tale of the Tape

 Chris EvansChris HemsworthChris PineChris Pratt

Birthdate

June 13, 1981

August 11, 1983

August 26, 1980

June 21, 1979

Age

38

36

39

40

Birthplace

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Melbourne, Australia

Los Angeles, California, USA

Virginia, Minnesota, USA

Height

6'0"

6'3"

6'0"

6'2"

Weight

194 lbs.

200 lbs.

172 lbs.

185 lbs.

THE MOVIES

If it weren’t for superhero movies and Star Trek, what would have been the careers of Chris Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt? They make their money out of wearing costumes—spandex, masks, and props—mighty weapons made of plastic, and probably have more time in front of blue or green screens than anybody else. Take them all away and it would’ve been very different for these four new millennium beefcakes. They started their careers in the 2000s and the future definitely looks grand.

In Category 1, we pick out their 7 best movies* as rated by IMDB (The Internet Movie Database) and Rotten Tomatoes, and get the average by combining scores.

*These are movies in which the actor has a leading role or ample screen time.

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Chris Evans' 7 Best Movies

MovieDirectorIMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Scores = Average

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Russo Brothers

84/94=89

Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson

80/97=88.5

The Avengers (2012)

Joss Whedon

81/92=86.5

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Russo Brothers

85/85=85

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Russo Brothers

79/90=84.5

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Russo Brothers

78/89=83.5

Snowpiercer (2013)

Bong Joon-ho

70/95=82.5

Average

85.64

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Chris Hemsworth's 7 Best Movies

MovieDirectorIMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Scores = Average

The Avengers (2012)

Joss Whedon

81/92-86.5

Rush (2013)

Ron Howard

81/89=85

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Drew Goddard

70/92=81

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Joss Whedon

74/75=74.5

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Taika Waititi

79/93=86

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Russo Brothers

85/85=85

Avengers: Engame (2019)

Russo Brothers

84/94=89

 

Average

83.86

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Chris Pine's 7 Best Movies

MovieDirectorIMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Scores = Average

Hell or High Water (2016)

David Mackenzie

77/97=87

Star Trek (2009)

JJ Abrams

80/85=82.5

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

JJ Abrams

78/86=82

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

JJ Abrams

71/85=78

Unstoppable (2010)

Tony Scott

68/87=77.5

Z for Zachariah (2015)

Craig Zobel

60/79=69.5

Wonder Woman (2017)

Patty Jenkins

74/93=83.5

 

Average

80

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Chris Pratt's 7 Best Movies

MovieDirectorIMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Scores = Average

Her (2013)

Spike Jonze

80/95=87.5

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

James Gunn

81/91=86

Moneyball (2011)

Bennett Miller

76/94=85

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Kathryn Bigelow

74/95=84.5

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (2017)

James Gunn

81/81=81

Jurassic World (2015)

Colin Trevorrow

70/71=70.5

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Russo Brothers

84/94=89

 

Average

83.3

In Her (2013), several actors like Chris Cooper and Catherine Keener, who shot scenes were cut in the final edit. Luckily it wasn't this Chris. Her is the highest rated among all of their movies.

In Her (2013), several actors like Chris Cooper and Catherine Keener, who shot scenes were cut in the final edit. Luckily it wasn't this Chris. Her is the highest rated among all of their movies.

Best Movies Recap

The highest rated movie is Avengers: Endgame (2019) with a rating of 89.0 which benefited three Chrises: Evans, Pratt and Hemsworth with their superhero characters sharing the same universe, and left Chris Pine at a terrible disadvantage (unless of course, they make a Star Trek meets Avengers movie, which I highly doubt). To make matters worse, Pine's apocalyptic ho-hum drama Z for Zachariah (2015) is the worst-rated movie of the lot at 69.5.


Best Movies Box Scores

RankChris who?AveragePoints Earned

1st

Evans

85.6

4

2nd

Hemsworth

83.9

3

3rd

Pratt

83.3

2

4th

Pine

80

1

THE ROLES

They play bigger than life characters—superheroes who wield powers and abilities far beyond normal men. Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt all have the physique, personality and more importantly, the skill to turn these characters believable on screen. Not everyone has what they possess. But, it is not limited to these costumed characters, they could also tackle different roles.They are, after all, actors.

In this Category, we pick 5 of their best roles to date, and see whose is the more memorable and resonate well with audiences, fans and critics alike. We pick their best roles through internet lists and score them by appearance and also by popular vote based on awards given by the likes of MTV and People’s Choice Awards.

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5 Best Evans Roles

RoleMovieMTV Awards win / nominationTeen Choice AwardsPeople's Choice AwardsTotal

Captain America / Steve Rogers

Captain America movies (2011, 2014, 2016) & Avengers movies (2012, 2015)

1/5

2/6

1/6

23

Johnny Storm / The Human Torch

Fantastic Four movies (2005 & 2007)

0/1

0/2

0/0

3

Robert Mace

Sunshine (2007)

0/0

0/0

0/0

0

Lucas Lee

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

0/0

0/0

0/0

0

Frank Adler

Gifted (2017)

0/0

0/1

0/0

1

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

27

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5 Best Hemsworth Roles

RoleMovieMTV awards win / nominationTeen Choice AwardsPeople's Choice AwardsTotal

Thor

Thor & Avengers movies

1/3

2/4

1/3

18

The Huntsman

Snow White & the Huntsman (2012), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

0/0

1/2

1/2

8

James Hunt

Rush (2013)

0/0

0/0

0/0

0

Curt Vaughan

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

0/0

0/0

0/0

0

Kevin Beckman

Ghostbusters (2016)

0/1

0/1

0/0

2

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

28

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5 Best Pine Roles

  MTV Awards win / nominationTeen Choice AwardsPeople's Choice AwardsTotal

Captain James T. Kirk

Star Trek movies (2009, 2013 & 2016)

0/2

0/4

0/0

6

Nicholas Devereaux

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

0/0

0/0

0/0

0

Steve Trevor

Wonder Woman (2017)

0/0

1/1

0/0

3

Franklin "FDR" Foster

This Means War (2012)

0/0

0/1

0/0

1

Toby Howard

Hell or High Water (2016)

0/0

0/1

0/0

1

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

11

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5 Best Pratt Roles

RoleMovieMTV Awards win / nominationTeen Choice AwardsPeople's Choice AwardsTotal

Peter Quill / Star-Lord

Guardians of the Galaxy movies and Avengers: Endgame

0/4

1/2

0/2

10

Scott Hatteberg

Moneyball (2011)

0/0

0/0

0/0

0

Justin

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

0/0

0/0

0/0

0

Owen Grady

Jurassic World (2015)

1/2

0/1

0/1

6

Emmett Brickowski

Lego Movie 2 (2019)

0/0

0/0

0/1

1

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

17

Best Roles Recap

Captain America and Thor were the more popular characters and enjoyed a big lead against the two other Chrises. Of course, given that the award-giving bodies were mostly kid-oriented. But hey, who would you rather be, right? That's America's Ass the the God of Thunder!

Super-bromance, Hemsworth and Evans will again do battle beside each other in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Super-bromance, Hemsworth and Evans will again do battle beside each other in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Best Roles Box Scores

RankChris who?Win / Nomination ScoresPoints Earned

1st

Evans

27

3

2nd

Hemsworth

28

4

3rd

Pratt

17

2

4th

Pine

11

1

Man's Poll

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

This is a big uh-oh. This is where we separate them from the Eddie Redmaynes, Casey Afflecks and the Ryan Goslings, our Chris’s are not (at least at the moment) Oscar studs. But, things are looking good with some dramatic turns--Chris Pine in Hell or High Water (2016) and The Finest Hours (2016), Hemsworth in In the Heart of the Sea (2016) and Blackhat (2015), Chris Evans in Gifted (2017), and Pratt in…well, he needs to work on this one, although Passengers (2016) comes close to one.

In this category, we list down their award-winning performances outside of MTV, Teen Choice and People’s Choice Awards and get down to real business—those Critics Societies that hand out awards for acting. Oscars they are not, but they’ll do for now.

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Awards & Nominations Tally

 Chris Evans Win / NominationChris HemsworthChris PineChris Pratt

Critics Choice Movie Awards (Win/Nomination)

0/2

 

 

0/1

Boston Society of Film Critics

 

 

1/1

 

Broadcast Film Critics Association

 

 

0/1

 

Phoenix Film Critics Society

 

 

1/1

0/1

Denver Film Critics Society

 

 

1/1

 

Detroit Film Critics Society

 

 

0/3

1/1

Las Vegas Film Critics Society

 

 

0/2

 

San Diego Film Critics Society

 

 

1/2

 

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association

 

 

0/1

0/1

Saturn Awards

0/2

 

0/1

1/1

Satellite Awards

 

 

2/2

Scream Awards

1/1

 

1/1

 

British Academy Film Awards

 

0/1

 

 

Cinemacon

 

 

 

0/1

TOTAL

1/5

0/1

6/14

2/6

POINTS

7

1

29

10

Awards & Nominations Recap

Pine may not get the chunk of popular votes for his characters unlike Evans and Hemsworth, but he did impress the critics. His 6 wins and 14 nominations are due in part to his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk which together with the rest of the crew of the USS Enterprise got several nominations and wins for best ensemble. But most of all, Pine's dramatic role in director David MacKenzie's Oscar nominated movie Hell or High Water (2016) is a turning point (screams of "this guy could actually act!"), and pushes his score further.

Pine and Ben Foster's formidable duo in Hell or High Water make it one of the best modern Western/crime caper since Mallck's Badlands (1973).

Pine and Ben Foster's formidable duo in Hell or High Water make it one of the best modern Western/crime caper since Mallck's Badlands (1973).

Awards & Nominations Box Scores

RankChris who?Win / Nomination ScoresPoints Earned

1st

Pine

29

4

2nd

Pratt

10

3

3rd

Evans

7

2

4th

Hemsworth

1

1

Woman's Poll

THE BOX OFFICE

In Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt, you have four guys who rule at the box office. The Captain America, Thor, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek franchises were big hits and combined would gross billions. (It Is also interesting to note that Evans and Pratt are two of the “best actors for the buck” according to financial websites. The average return of the Captain America movies is $135.80 at the box office for every $1 Evans is paid. Pratt is second with $125.40 for every buck.)* This means that studios are benefitting a great deal from their low salaries. Quite the heroes they are.

*as of 2016

In this category, we list their 7 best movies from Category 1, add the Adjusted Domestic Box Office takes and add 3 more of their highest grossing movies not on that list for a total of 10 movies each. We add the numbers and get the average. The one who has the highest average wins the category.

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Chris Evans' Box Office Numbers

MovieAdjusted Domestic Box-Office in Millions

The Avengers (2012)

679,629,900

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

413,316,300

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

275,767,300

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

678,815,482

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

858,373,000

Knives Out (2019)

165,363,234

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

196,705,900

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

473,177,900

Fantastic Four (2005)

213,340,600

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

169,504,100

TOTAL

$4,123,993,716

AVERAGE

$412,339,371

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Chris Hemsworth's Box Office Numbers

MovieAdjusted Domestic Box-Office in Millions

The Avengers (2012)

679,629,900

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

678,815,482

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

858,373,000

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

473,177,900

Thor (2011)

198,608,000

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

218,709,200

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

315,058,289

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

169,778,700

Ghostbusters (2016)

133,299,100

Vacation (2015)

63,063,000

TOTAL

3,788,512,571

AVERAGE

378,851,257

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Chris Pine's Box Office Numbers

MovieAdjusted Domestic Box-Office in Millions

Hell or High Water (2016)

27,997,400

Star Trek (2009)

305,404,500

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

241,336,900

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

164,987,300

Unstoppable (2010)

90,014,500

Wonder Woman (2017)

412,563,408

Into the Woods (2014)

138,984,000

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

135,476,200

This Means War (2012)

61,064,100

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

58,106,500

TOTAL

1,635,934,808

AVERAGE

163,593,480

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Chris Pratt's Box Office Numbers

MovieAdjusted Domestic Box-Office in Millions

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

417,719,760

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

364,009,700

Moneyball (2011)

84,940,900

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

344,334,600

Jurassic World (2015)

698,794,900

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

95,483,000

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

106,554,700

Passengers (2016)

100,271,300

Bride Wars (2009)

69,577,100

Delivery Man (2013)

32,522,500

TOTAL

2,314,208,460

AVERAGE

231,420,084

Will Wonder Woman's (2017) box office gross change the course of Pine's in this contest? We await the results.

Will Wonder Woman's (2017) box office gross change the course of Pine's in this contest? We await the results.

The Box Office Recap

Evans lead the box-office with an average of $412M, followed closely by Hemsworth's $378M average. Both the last two Avengers movies were the deciding factors. Alas, Pratt's brief cameo in Endgame is discounted.


Box Office Box Scores

RankChris who?Average Domestic Box-OfficePoints Earned

1st

Evans

$412,339,371

4

2nd

Hemsworth

$378,851,257

3

3rd

Pratt

$231,420,084

2

4th

Pine

$163,593,480

1

Points after 4 categories

Chris who?Category 1: Best MoviesCategory 2: Best RolesCategory 3: AwardsCategory 4: Box OfficeTOTAL POINTS EARNED

Evans

4

3

2

4

13

Pine

1

1

4

1

7

Pratt

2

2

3

2

9

Hemsworth

3

4

1

3

11

Evans is the star of the box office and leads with a comfortable 4.5 points.

Evans is the star of the box office and leads with a comfortable 4.5 points.

So far, Evans leads with a total of 13 points and Pine is severely lagging behind with 7 points. Three more categories remain, can the others catch up?

THE FLOPS

You have great movies and then you have the flops. Gone are the golden years when studios would pick out someone from nowhere and make him or her an overnight star. But those are pretty rare chances. Even guys like Errol Flynn had to start somewhere as do our 4 actors in the same mold—a bit role perhaps? In a TV sitcom? A B-movie destined to bomb in the box-office? In an industry already overflowing with stars, they’d tell you have to fall in line, kid.

We’ve looked at their best rated movies as well as their box-office hits, now, its time to peek at misses. There are 2 sub-categories: Worst rated movies* and Box office bombs**. We pick 5 movies each for the 2 sub-cats for Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt and compare. The least badly rated movies are ranked first as are those with the least loss in their budgets against gross.

*as rated by IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes
** source: boxofficemojo.com

Sub-category 1: Worst Movies

They are either too easily forgotten, or is just so bad it follows the actor around like a lingering joke. For Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt, there are movies they’d surely wish they never made, or maybe a reminder of the learning curves they encountered on the road to superstardom. Everyone has them. No one is exempt. And for guys like these, whose primary sell are their looks, well…

Evans acted with Scarlett Johansson in The Perfect (2004), the first of 6 movies they would make together.

Evans acted with Scarlett Johansson in The Perfect (2004), the first of 6 movies they would make together.

5 Worst Chris Evans Movies

MovieDirectorIMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Scores = Average

The Perfect Score (2004)

Brian Robbins

57/17 = 37

Playing It Cool (2015)

Justin Reardon

60/16 = 38

London (2005)

Hunter Richards

66/14 = 40

The Newcomers (2000)

James Allen Bradley

51/32 = 41.5

What's Your Number? (2011)

Mark Mylod

61/23 = 42

AVERAGE

39.7

Red Dawn (2012) is a remake of a 1984 original starring Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell and Charlie Sheen. The original is decidedly better.

Red Dawn (2012) is a remake of a 1984 original starring Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell and Charlie Sheen. The original is decidedly better.

5 Worst Chris Hemsworth Movies

MovieDirectorIMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Scores = Average

Red Dawn (2012)

Dan Bradley

54/13 = 33.5

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Nicolas/Troyan

61/16 = 38.5

Vacation (2015)

Daley/Goldstein

61/26 = 43.5

Blackhat (2015)

Michael Mann

54/34 = 44

Men in Black: International (2019)

F Gary Gray

56/23 = 39.5

 

AVERAGE

39.8

Pine's pairing with Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck (2006) apparently didn't give the actress luck. Not only did it not make money, Lohan was awarded a Razzie and soon got back to smaller roles.

Pine's pairing with Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck (2006) apparently didn't give the actress luck. Not only did it not make money, Lohan was awarded a Razzie and soon got back to smaller roles.

5 Worst Chris Pine Movies

MovieDirectorIMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Scores = Average

Just My Luck (2006)

Donald Petrie

54/14 = 34

Small Town Saturday Night (2010)

Ryan Craig

54/25 = 39.5

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

Gary Marshall

57/25 = 41

Blind Dating (2006)

James Keach

61/25 = 43

This Means War (2012)

McG

63/26 = 44.5

AVERAGE

40.4

Pratt's first breakthrough movie, Bride Wars (2009) made some money but the critics produced barf bags.

Pratt's first breakthrough movie, Bride Wars (2009) made some money but the critics produced barf bags.

5 Worst Chris Pratt Movies

MovieDirectorIMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Scores = Average

Bride Wars (2009)

Gary Winick

55/10 = 32.5

Deep in the Valley (2009)

Christian Forte

44/25 = 34.5

What's Your Number? (2011)

Mark Mylod

61/23 = 42

Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

Michael Dowse

63/28 = 45.5

Passengers (2016)

Morten Tyldum

70/31 = 50.5

AVERAGE

41

Worst Movies Recap

With their good looks and personalities, they all started as romantic supporting characters, jocks and beefcakes. When Pratt shed fat, he joined the other Chrises as America's most wanted sex symbols. Hemsworth was a gift from down under who came to Hollywood immediately as a major marvel, Thor, the god of thunder, no less. So, its no surprise their movies were not exactly critics choices. The worst movie of its kind? Pratt's Bride Wars (2009) in which he starred as Anne Hathaway's fiance. It didn't get any love from Rotten Tomatoes which gave it only a 10% rating.

Pratt drinks to a narrow victory.

Pratt drinks to a narrow victory.

Sub-category 2: Box Office Bombs

They have box-office smashes as well as splashes. Some are early movies—typical comedies and romcoms, others, very recently while they were at the peak of their popularity with superhero movies. After Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013), Chris Hemsworth did Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea (2015), a $100 million sea adventure that only grossed a quarter of its budget. Why? Maybe, because people didn’t want to see Thor in a Moby Dick movie. Maybe goes the same with Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) which both struggled domestically in the box office. This also applies to the other Chris’s. Somehow people want them where they want them—playing superheroes and nothing else. It’s like, Chris Pratt in a spaceship (Passengers, 2016) and no laser gun? They be like, “thanks, but I’ll just wait for the next Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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5 Chris Evans Box Office Bombs

MovieBudget ($)Domestic Gross ($)Losses ($)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

85,000,000

35,053,400

-49,946,600

Sunshine (2007)

40,000,000

4,722,900

-35,277,100

Snowpiercer (2013)

40,000,000

4,992,500

-35,007,500

The Perfect Score (2004)

40,000,000

14,791,700

-25,208,300

The Iceman (2012)

10,000,000

2,077,300

-7,922,700

 

 

AVERAGE

$30,672,440

In In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Hemsworth channeled a little Matthew McConaughey by losing 33 lbs for the movie.

In In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Hemsworth channeled a little Matthew McConaughey by losing 33 lbs for the movie.

5 Chris Hemsworth Box Office Bombs

MovieBudget ($)Domestic Gross ($)Losses ($)

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

100,000,000

25,451,200

-74,548,800

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

115,000,000

49,005,100

-65,994,900

Blackhat (2015)

70,000,000

8,715,900

-61,284,100

Red Dawn (2012)

65,000,000

49,905,100

-15,094,900

Men in Black: International (2019)

110,000,000

80,001,807

-29,998,193

 

 

AVERAGE

$49,384,178

The Finest Hours (2016) is a true-to-life story of courage and stars Pine with future Hell or High Water buddy, Ben Foster.

The Finest Hours (2016) is a true-to-life story of courage and stars Pine with future Hell or High Water buddy, Ben Foster.

5 Chris Pine Box Office Bombs

MovieBudget ($)Domestic Gross ($)Losses ($)

The Finest Hours (2015)

80,000,000

28,403,800

-51,596,200

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

185,000,000

164,987,300

-20,012,700

Z for Zachariah (2014)

15,000,000

130,100

-14,869,900

Just My Luck (2006)

28,000,000

23,384,400

-4,615,600

This Means War (2012)

65,000,000

61,064,100

-3,935,900

AVERAGE

$19,006,060

IN 10 Years (2011), Pratt plays one of Channing Tatum's married friends. The movie is 10 years worth of bombs.

IN 10 Years (2011), Pratt plays one of Channing Tatum's married friends. The movie is 10 years worth of bombs.

5 Chris Pratt Box Office Bombs

MovieBudget ($)Domestic Gross ($)Losses ($)

10 Years (2011)

20,000,000

228,600

-19,771,400

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

108,000,000

95,483,000

-12,517,000

Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

19,000,000

7,646,000

-11,354,000

Passengers (2016)

110,000,000

100,271,300

-9,728,700

What's Your Number? (2011)

20,000,000

15,599,200

-4,400,800

AVERAGE

$11,554,380

Box Office Bombs Recap

Pratt's average of -$11.5 million is unbelievably low it may make the Guinness Book of World Records. At least, that’s the lowest we’ve seen in the Who’s Better? Series. Yes, my man! With Pratt lording over this category and Evans dropping dead last, moves him closer to the lead.

Pratt guns for a victory by not flopping as much. In The Magnificent Seven, his character is the counterpart of Steve McQueen's in the original 1960 movie.

Pratt guns for a victory by not flopping as much. In The Magnificent Seven, his character is the counterpart of Steve McQueen's in the original 1960 movie.

The Flops Box Scores

RankChris Who?Worst Movies Ave. / rankBox Office Bombs / rank*Points CombinedPOINTS EARNED

1st

Pratt

41 / 1st

$11,554,380 / 1st

4+4=8

4

2nd

Pine

40.4 / 2nd

$19,006,060 / 2nd

3+3=6

3

3rd

Hemsworth

39.8 / 4th

$49,384,178 / 4th

1+1=2

1

4th

Evans

39.7 / 3rd

$30,672,440 / 3rd

2+2=4

2

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OTHER SKILLS

Sure you’ve got the face, sure you’ve got the body. But, for how long? Remember that once upon a time Tom Cruise have those too (though a bit undersize) but now, its like, hey, its okay not to take the shirt off, man. Actors should therefore, invest in other skills other than acting. And by that, we don’t mean ice bucket challenges. We mean acting in front of a live audience, and again, we don’t mean like, hosting Saturday Night Live. We’re talking about theatre. Or maybe, get more creative by directing, or writing.

But, do these actors got what it takes? In this category, we’ll find out if these dudes have the following in their skills department: Directing, Writing, Producing, Voice Talent, Music, TV Acting, and Broadway. These are the 7 sub-categories that need to be filled, and let’s hope they do. Scores are tallied and actors are ranked based on the numbers.

Evans starred with Alice Eve in Before We Go (2014).

Evans starred with Alice Eve in Before We Go (2014).

The Chris Evans Movie

MovieYearIMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Scores = Average

Before We Go

2014

69/22 = 45.5

Other Skills Sub-categories

1) DIRECTING – Chris Evans made a movie and no, it’s not a home movie. Before We Go (2014) is a romantic drama that stars him and Alice Eve, and as expected, critics were harsh, IMDB was a bit favorable. But, at the least, it was a honest effort and Evans should not be discouraged. As for the other Chris’s, let’s just say this is way too much effort.

2) WRITING – None of them have thought of writing anything except fan mails.

3) PRODUCING – Evans also produced his film.

4) VOICE TALENT – All but Hemsworth has lent their voice in animated movies. Pine as Jack Frost in DreamWorks Rise of the Guardians (2012) and in Quantum Quest: A Cassino Space Odyssey; Evans as Casey Jones in TMNT (2007) and Battle for Terra (2007); and Pratt as the lead lego Emmet Brickowski in The Lego Movie (2014)—his role is lauded as well as the movie with numerous awards, as well as performing in Onward (2020) as the older elf.

5) MUSIC – He is not the “singing” Chris for nothing. We don’t expect anything Josh Groban, but Pine can actually carry a tune and he demonstrated this thrice—two of them in song numbers as the handsome prince in Into the Woods (2014). And the thing is, he’s not even the worse singer in the group that include Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep. As for the other Chris’s…well, there’s the shower.

6) TV ACTING – They all have TV credits under their names. Hemsworth was in the long running (dig this: 30 seasons) Australian soap opera Home and Away. He is credited in 189 episodes. Chris Pine appeared in one episode in several TV shows like ER, CSI: Miami and Six Feet Under, while Chris Evans similarly appeared in one-offs, and nothing we’d call a career. Which brings us to Chris Pratt—he is known for his work in Everwood and Parks and Recreation before turning his attention to movies. He has 206 episodes in these two TV series alone, add some appearances in other shows like The O.C. and you have a career man, Pratt is the pro when it comes to TV.

7) BROADWAY – Chris Evans is in the play Lobby Hero with Michael Cera and directed by Manchester By the Sea’s Kenneth Lonegran Chris Pine has 4 previous experiences: The Atheist (2006), Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig (2007), Beau Willimon’s Farragut North (2009) and Martin McDonaugh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2010).

Hemsworth was a matinee idol in the Australian soap Home and Away

Hemsworth was a matinee idol in the Australian soap Home and Away

Other Skills Tally

 Chris EvansChris HemsworthChris PineChris Pratt

Directing

1 movie

0

0

0

Writing

0

0

0

0

Producing

1 movie

0

1 TV

0

Voice Talent

2 animated movies

0

2 animated movies

3 animated movies

Music

0

0

3 musical performances

0

TV Acting

13 episodes

196 episodes

36 episodes

1 TVM 221 episodes

Broadway

1 play

0

3 plays

0

Yes, it really was Pine's voice. In Into the Woods (2014), Pine was just fine singing.

Yes, it really was Pine's voice. In Into the Woods (2014), Pine was just fine singing.

Other Skills Rank Sub-Box Scores

 Chris EvansChris HemsworthChris Pine Chris Pratt

Directing

4*

0

0

0

Writing

0

0

0

0

Producing

3.5

0

3.5

0

Voice Talent

1.5 (tie)

0

1.5 (tie)

4*

Music

0

0

4

0

TV acting

1

3

2

4

Broadway

3

0

4

0

TOTAL

13

3

15

8

 "Hey, guys! I can see you from here!" Evans directs his debut film.

"Hey, guys! I can see you from here!" Evans directs his debut film.

Other Skills Recap

Okay, so who is more "just muscle?" Apparently, its Hemsworth whose only range is acting on TV. Evans directed a movie! Pratt's becoming a staple in animated voice-overs, and Pine could really sing!

In the final tally, Pine emerged victorious.

Other Skills (FINAL) Box Scores

RankChris Who?POINTS EARNED

1st

Evans

3

2nd

Pine

4

3rd

Pratt

2

4th

Hemsworth

1

LEGACY

Simply put, legacy is the actor’s total body of work (no, not the gym thing)—it is a reflection of his entire accomplishment in cinema, the directors he has worked with, along with all the great actors and actresses he has shared the screen with. All of these define his legacy.

Therefore, in this category, we list down all the directors, actors and actresses that Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt have all worked with. Though their careers are not as vast as the veterans, there are some legends as well as future legends among them. Who knows, they might reach greatness themselves in the future.

Tiering is a little difficult and people differ in opinions. Plus, some actors tend to rise and fall in tiers depending on their year, so I do my best to update.

TIER 1: Legends, Major Award Winner/Multiple Winner, A-lister
TIER 2: Minor Legend, Major/MinorAward Winner, Multi-nominee, Superstar/Veteran
TIER 3: Veteran, Nominee/Multi-Nominee, Star/Starring Roles
TIER 4: Veteran, Minor Star, Supporting Roles, Character Actors, Newcomer


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Directors They've Worked With

 Chris EvansChris HemsworthChris PineChris Pratt

TIER 1

 

TIER 2

Bong Joon-ho

Joss Whedon

Rob Marshall

Bennett Miller

 

Kenneth Branagh

Tony Scott

Kathryn Bigelow

 

Ron Howard

 

Michael MANN

 

TIER 3

Rian Johnson

Kenneth Branagh

Gary MARSHALL

Antoine Fuqua

 

Joss Whedon

JJ Abrams

Spike Jonze

TIER 4

David AYER

Drew Goddard

Patty Jenkins

Bennett MILLER

 

Joe Johnston

F Gary Gray

McG

Timur Bekmambetov

 

Paul McGuigan

Marc Webb

Karyn Kusama

 

Tim Story

 

James Gunn

 

Edgar Wright

 

 

Russo brothers

 

POINTS

13

17

12

14

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Actors They've Worked With

 Chris EvansChris HemsworthChris PineChris Pratt

TIER 1

Robert Redford

Anthony Hopkins

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

 

 

Liam Neeson

Jeff Bridges

 

 

 

Jeff Bridges

 

 

TIER 2

Donald Sutherland

Bill Murray

Kevin Spacey

Brad Pitt

 

John Hurt

Robert Downey Jr

Johnny Depp

Sylvester Stallone

 

Keanu Reeves

Samuel L Jackson

Kevin Costner

Philip Seymour Hoffman

 

Robert Downey Jr

Dan Aykroyd

 

Joaquin Phoenix

 

Samuel L Jackson

Chevy Chase

 

Morgan Freeman

 

William Hurt

 

 

 

 

Christopher Plummer

 

 

 

 

Ed Harris

 

 

 

 

Tommy Lee Jones

 

 

 

TIER 3

Jason Statham

Bob Hoskins

Alan Rickman

Dwayne Johnson

 

Idris Elba

Richard Jenkins

Kenneth Branagh

JK Simmons

 

Ray Liotta

Jeff Goldblum

Leonard Nimoy

Kurt Russell

 

Forest Whitaker

Idris Elba

Casey Affleck

Lawrence Fishburne

 

William H Macy

 

Christoph Waltz

Ethan Hawke

 

Paul Giamatti

 

Ben Affleck

 

 

Daniel Craig

 

Idris Elba

 

 

Don Johnson

 

Jamie Foxx

 

 

 

 

Jason Bateman

 

TIER 4

Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle

Bill Pullmann

Dave Bautista

Chris Pratt

Mark Ruffalo

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Evans

Benedict Cumberbatch

Paul Bettany

Tom Hardy

Chris Hemsworth

 

Cillian Murphy

Andy Garcia

Ben Foster

Mark Strong

 

Djimon Hounsou

Tom Hiddleston

Andy Garcia

Vince Vaughn

 

Mark Strong

Stellan Skarsgard

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Vincent D'Onofrio

 

Mark Ruffalo

Sean Bean

Jon Favreau

James McAvoy

 

Hugh Laurie

Brendan Gleeson

Ray Liotta

Kevin Hart

 

Michael Cera

James Spader

Danny Huston

Martin Freeman

 

Michael Shannon

Ray Winstone

David Thewlis

Djimon Hounsou

 

Martin Freeman

Toby Jones

Eric Bana

Peter Sarsgaard

 

Stanley Tucci

Michael Shannon

Ryan Reynolds

John C. Reilly

 

Stephen Dorff

Jon Hamm

Joel Edgerton

Matthew Broderick

 

James Spader

Benedict Cumberbatch

Simon Pegg

James Gandolfini

 

Paul Dano

Chris Pratt

Andy Garcia

 

Paul Bettany

Chris Evans

Toby Jones

 

Cillian Murphy

 

James Cromwell

 

 

Michael Sheen

 

 

 

Channing Tatum

 

 

 

 

Jonah Hill

 

 

 

 

Vin Diesel

 

 

 

 

Oscar Isaac

 

 

 

 

Bradley Cooper

 

 

 

 

Benecio Del Toro

TOTAL

61

52

44

53

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Actresses They've Worked With

 Chris EvansChris HemsworthChris PineChris Pratt

TIER 1

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Julie Andrews

Glenn Close

 

 

Charlize Theron

Meryl Streep

Angelina Jolie

 

 

Natalie Portman

 

 

 

 

Sigourney Weaver

 

 

TIER 2

Ann-Margret

Emma Thompson

Michelle Pfieffer

Amy Adams

 

Kim Basinger

 

Reese Witherspoon

Jennifer Lawrence

 

Ellen Burstyn

 

 

Jessica Chastain

TIER 3

Diane Lane

Jessica Chastain

Jennifer Aniston

Anne Hathaway

 

Tilda SWINTON

Scarlett Johansson

Anne Hathaway

Emily Blunt

 

Brie Larson

Kristen Stewart

Emily BLUNT

Scarlett Johansson

 

Scarlett Johansson

Emily Blunt

Keira Knightley

Bryce Dallas Howard

 

Winona Ryder

 

Robin Wright

Kate Hudson

 

Laura Linney

 

Winona Ryder

Kate Mara

 

Octavia Spencer

 

Octavia Spencer

Megan Fox

 

Kristen Stewart

 

 

Olivia Wilde

 

Blythe DANNER

 

 

Rooney Mara

 

Jamie Lee Curtis

 

 

Teresa Palmer

 

Toni Collette

 

 

Zoe Saldana

 

 

 

 

Blythe Danner

 

 

 

 

Robin Wright

TIER 4

Alicia Keys

Elizabeth Olsen

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

 

Isla Fisher

Kristen Wiig

Anna Kendrick

Amanda Seyfried

 

Jessica Biel

Melissa McCarthy

Lindsay Lohan

Molly Ringwald

 

Jessica Alba

Milla Jovovich

Margot Robbie

Rosario Dawson

 

Elizabeth Olsen

Olivia Wilde

Zoe Saldana

Juliette Lewis

 

Rose Byrne

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Olivia Wilde

Denise Richards

 

Alice Eve

Rene Russo

Alice Eve

Alison Brie

 

Zoe Saldana

Tessa Thompson

Gal Gadot

Dakota Johnson

 

Bryce Dallas Howard

Cynthia Ervo

Angela Bassett

 

 

Anna Kendrick

Dakota Johnson

Eliza Dushku

 

 

Dakota Fanning

 

Connie Nielsen

 

 

Michelle Monaghan

 

Emily Van Camp

 

 

Kerry Washington

 

Heather Matarazzo

 

 

Michelle Yeoh

 

Rosario Dawson

 

 

Sofia Vergara

 

 

 

 

Kate BOSWORTH

 

 

 

TOTAL

51

37

42

48

Legacy Box Scores

RankChris Who?Directors tally / sub-rankActors tally / rankActresses tally / rankCombined PointsPOINTS

1st

Evans

13 / 3rd

61 / 1st

51 / 1st

11 - 1st

4

2nd

Pine

17 / 1st

52 / 2nd

37 / 4th

8 - 3rd

2

3rd

Pratt

12 / 4th

44 / 4th

42 / 3rd

6 - 4th

1

4th

Hemsworth

14 / 2nd

53 / 2nd

48 / 2nd

9 - 2nd

3

By tradition, this is the part where we say, "the envelope, please" and award our winner. We thank Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt for all the wonderful movies they made and still making, and we look forward to all of them (good or bad). Four Chris's and they're all great, but only one gets the prize--the 7 categories say it all, one is better than the other three. Here's the final box score:

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FINAL BOX SCORES

POINTSChris EvansChris HemsworthChris PineChris Pratt

Category 1: The Movies

4*

3

1

2

Category 2: The Roles

3

4*

1

2

Category 3: Awards & Nominations

2

1

4*

3

Category 4: Box Office

4*

3

2

1

Category 5: The Flops

2

1

3

4*

Category 6: Other Skills

3

1

4

2

Category 7: Legacy

4*

3

2

1

TOTAL POINTS

22

16

17

15

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The Finals Recap

CHRIS EVANS WINS!

Evans lead in 3 categories: Best Movies, Box Office and Legacy. This mean, he has the better movies, the bigger money-makers, and so far, the better career. He also placed second with better roles and skills beyond acting. With that, he enjoyed a 4 point lead to his closest rival which is Chris Pine. Evidently, the two are the more experienced actors of the four.

Let’s see how Evans fared against each:

Chris Evans vs. Chris Hemsworth – If the Thor movies had been rated as well as the Captain America’s, or that Hemsworth didn’t have those movie duds, he would have had a better fighting chance. Evans came in the contest the veteran against Hemsworth who didn’t have as much experience, if only he had quit that bloody Aussie soap opera earlier. But, that’s a lot of ifs already.

Chris Evans vs. Chris Pratt – Pratt has less starring roles and seems to be a long ways to go before he could catch up to Evans', though he is the oldest of the bunch, his future is very optimistic.

Chris Evans vs. Chris Pine – Evans closest challenger is Pine. Like Evans, Pine has been in the business just as long. But put their careers side by side, and you’d notice that Evans is somehow a step ahead each time—first to: be in a franchise movie, be used as voice talent in an animation, be in an action ensemble, and more importantly, direct a movie. Pine has Hell or High Water—an Oscar best picture nominee, but Evans has Snowpiercer—an internationally-recognized movie, and more recently, the critically-loved Knives Out. Evans has the edge over Pine at the moment.


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Anonymous on May 04, 2019:

Evans and Hemsworth are the winner for me.

Kevin on May 04, 2019:

Gems worth is Thor, trumps everything else

brian on March 28, 2019:

I was into this list until you have Reese Witherspoon listed as a tier 1 actress and Robin Wright (who is 100's better) as a tier 4 actress so clearly you know literally nothing about acting.

Stardust on August 28, 2018:

I love Pine with all my heart. Evans is fine but for me Pine has that power of gather emotions like REALLY, you cry when he does and with a single expresion he can turn the meaning of a line completly also look at those eyes omg they're the bluest cerulean i have ever seen!

Anne-Sofie on August 07, 2018:

Why is Morgan Freeman listed as a tire 3 actor when he has an Oscar yet Jenifer Aniston is listed as tire 2 whit no Oscar?

I agree with the win though

James Gordon on May 21, 2018:

Some of the point systems are clearly pretty bias, non more so than when you tier list actors.

That being said I suppose I am bias myself as I think that each of these actors has shown to really shine in different roles and with that being that case there's no point in trying to compare them like this.

Still, it was pretty entertaining to read and I have to give you big credit for the length, thought and detail put into drawing a conclusion.

ZION BELISLE on October 25, 2017:

Chris Evans is way better by far, i'd say that Chris pine does deserve to come in second