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

Updated on July 6, 2020

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 Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pine
Chris 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.

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CATEGORY 1:

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.

Chris Evans' 7 Best Movies

Movie
Director
IMDB/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

Chris Hemsworth's 7 Best Movies

Movie
Director
IMDB/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

Chris Pine's 7 Best Movies

Movie
Director
IMDB/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

Chris Pratt's 7 Best Movies

Movie
Director
IMDB/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

Rank
Chris who?
Average
Points Earned
1st
Evans
85.6
4
2nd
Hemsworth
83.9
3
3rd
Pratt
83.3
2
4th
Pine
80
1

CATEGORY 2:

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.

5 Best Evans Roles

Role
Movie
MTV Awards win / nomination
Teen Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
Total
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
WIN = 2 POINTS / NOMINATION = 1 POINT

5 Best Hemsworth Roles

Role
Movie
MTV awards win / nomination
Teen Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
Total
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
WIN = 2 POINTS / NOMINATION = 1 POINT

5 Best Pine Roles

 
 
MTV Awards win / nomination
Teen Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
Total
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
WIN = 2 POINTS / NOMINATION = 1 POINT

5 Best Pratt Roles

Role
Movie
MTV Awards win / nomination
Teen Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
Total
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
WIN = 2 POINTS / NOMINATION = 1 POINT

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

Rank
Chris who?
Win / Nomination Scores
Points Earned
1st
Evans
27
3
2nd
Hemsworth
28
4
3rd
Pratt
17
2
4th
Pine
11
1

Man's Poll

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CATEGORY 3:

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.

Awards & Nominations Tally

 
Chris Evans Win / Nomination
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pine
Chris 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
WIN = 2 Points / NOMINATION = 1 Point

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

Rank
Chris who?
Win / Nomination Scores
Points Earned
1st
Pine
29
4
2nd
Pratt
10
3
3rd
Evans
7
2
4th
Hemsworth
1
1

Woman's Poll

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CATEGORY 4:

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.

Chris Evans' Box Office Numbers

Movie
Adjusted 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

Chris Hemsworth's Box Office Numbers

Movie
Adjusted 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

Chris Pine's Box Office Numbers

Movie
Adjusted 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

Chris Pratt's Box Office Numbers

Movie
Adjusted 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

Rank
Chris who?
Average Domestic Box-Office
Points 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

Who's leading?

Points after 4 categories

Chris who?
Category 1: Best Movies
Category 2: Best Roles
Category 3: Awards
Category 4: Box Office
TOTAL 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?

CATEGORY 5:

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

Movie
Director
IMDB/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

Movie
Director
IMDB/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

Movie
Director
IMDB/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

Movie
Director
IMDB/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.”

5 Chris Evans Box Office Bombs

Movie
Budget ($)
Domestic Gross ($)
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

Movie
Budget ($)
Domestic Gross ($)
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

Movie
Budget ($)
Domestic Gross ($)
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

Movie
Budget ($)
Domestic Gross ($)
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

Rank
Chris Who?
Worst Movies Ave. / rank
Box Office Bombs / rank*
Points Combined
POINTS 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
*The lower the average in Box Office Bombs category gets a higher point

CATEGORY 6:

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

Movie
Year
IMDB/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 Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pine
Chris 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 Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris 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

Rank
Chris Who?
POINTS EARNED
1st
Evans
3
2nd
Pine
4
3rd
Pratt
2
4th
Hemsworth
1

CATEGORY 7:

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


Directors They've Worked With

 
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pine
Chris 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
TIER 1 = 4 POINTS, TIER 2 = 3 POINTS, TIER 3 = 2 POINTS, TIER 4 = 1 POINT TIER 1: Legends/Award Winners, TIER 2: Established, TIER 3: Rising, TIER 4: Obscure

Actors They've Worked With

 
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pine
Chris 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
TIER 1 = 4 POINTS, TIER 2 = 3 POINTS, TIER 3 = 2 POINTS, TIER 4 = 1 POINT TIER 1: Legends/Oscar Winners, TIER 2: Superstars/Oscar Winners TIER 3: Stars TIER 4: Minor Stars

Actresses They've Worked With

 
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pine
Chris 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
TIER 1 = 4 POINTS, TIER 2 = 3 POINTS, TIER 3 = 2 POINTS, TIER 4 = 1 POINT TIER 1: Legends/Oscar Winners, TIER 2: Superstars/Oscar Winners TIER 3: Stars TIER 4: Minor Stars

Legacy Box Scores

Rank
Chris Who?
Directors tally / sub-rank
Actors tally / rank
Actresses tally / rank
Combined Points
POINTS
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

THE FINALS

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:

FINAL BOX SCORES

POINTS
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pine
Chris 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
* category leader

WINNER: Chris Evans

RUNNER-UP: Chris Pine

3rd: Chris Hemsworth

4th: Chris Pratt

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 

      14 months ago

      Evans and Hemsworth are the winner for me.

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      Kevin 

      14 months ago

      Gems worth is Thor, trumps everything else

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      brian 

      15 months ago

      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.

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      Stardust 

      22 months ago

      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!

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      Anne-Sofie 

      23 months ago

      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

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      James Gordon 

      2 years ago

      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.

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      ZION BELISLE 

      2 years ago

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

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