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

Updated on June 29, 2017

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
35
33
36
37
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
The Avengers (2012)
Joss Whedon
81/92=86.5
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Russo Brothers
79/90=84.5
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Russo Brothers
78/89=83.5
Snowpiercer (2013)
Bong Joon-ho
70/95=82.5
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Edgar Wright
75/81=78
Sunshine (2007)
Danny Boyle
73/76=74.5
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Joe Johnston
69/80=74.5
 
Average
80.6

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 (2011)
Kenneth Branagh
70/77=73.5
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Alan Taylor
70/66=68
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
David Twohy
65/61=63
 
Average
75.9

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
Into the Woods (2014)
Rob Marshall
60/71=65.5
 
Average
77.4

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
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Antoine Fuqua
69/63=66
 
Average
80.0
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 Pratt’s Her (2013), the sci-fi movie directed by Spike Jonze with a 87.5 rating (the IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes average), followed closely by Pine’s Oscar nominated Hell or High Water (2016) with 87.0 (that’s just half a point difference) while both Evans and Hemsworth are in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers (2012) which has a 86.5 rating. Chris Evan’s lowest rated is 74.5 (Sunshine and Captain America: The First Avenger), the others have movies that dropped below the 70-mark: Hemsworth with A Perfect Getaway (2009) at 63.0, Pine with Into the Woods (2014) at 65.5, and Pratt with The Magnificent Seven (2016) at 66.0.

Of the four, Evans’ 7 movies are better rated (at 80.6 average) and wins this category by only the smallest of margins, against Pratt’s (80.0 average). How good are these MCU movies? The 9 movies in the list average 79.0—which is a good benchmark for movie franchises. For their “solo” movies, Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy is better rated (2 movies at 83.5) than Evans’ Captain America (3 movies at 80.8) and Hemsworth’s Thor (2 movies at 70.7).

Best Movies Box Scores

Rank
Chris who?
Average
Points Earned
1st
Evans
80.6
4
2nd
Pratt
80
3
3rd
Pine
77.4
2
4th
Hemsworth
75.9
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
Curtis Everett
Snowpiercer (2013)
0/0
0/0
0/0
0
TOTAL
 
 
 
 
26
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 movies (2011 & 2013) & Avengers movies (2012 & 2015)
1/2
2/4
1/2
16
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
 
 
 
 
26
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
Will Colson
Unstoppable (2010)
0/0
0/0
0/0
0
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
 
 
 
 
8
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 (2014 & 2017)
0/4
0/0
0/0
4
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
Joshua Faraday
The Magnificent Seven (2015)
0/0
0/0
0/0
0
TOTAL
 
 
 
 
10
WIN = 2 POINTS / NOMINATION = 1 POINT

Best Roles Recap

Captain America and Thor lead Evans and Hemsworth to a win in this category. They tie for 3.5 points each. Their 26 points from their win / nominations are far ahead of Pratt and Pine which could only muster 10 and 8 respectively. Pratt gets 2 points while Pine gets 1 point.

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
26
3.5
2nd
Hemsworth
26
3.5
3rd
Pratt
10
2
4th
Pine
8
1

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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
 
 
1/1
Satellite Awards
 
 
1/1
 
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
26
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
26
4
2nd
Pratt
10
3
3rd
Evans
7
2
4th
Hemsworth
1
1

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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.

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
Snowpiercer (2013)
4,992,500
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
35,053,400
Sunshine (2007)
4,722,900
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
$2,466,210,800
AVERAGE
$246,621,080

Chris Hemsworth's Box Office Numbers

Movie
Adjusted Domestic Box-Office in Millions
The Avengers (2012)
679,629,900
Rush (2013)
28,547,000
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
45,813,700
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
473,177,900
Thor (2011)
198,608,000
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
218,709,200
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
18,385,600
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
169,778,700
Ghostbusters (2016)
133,299,100
Vacation (2015)
63,063,000
TOTAL
2,029,012,100
AVERAGE
202,901,210

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
Z for Zachariah (2015)
130,100
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
1,223,501,500
AVERAGE
122,350,150

Chris Pratt's Box Office Numbers

Movie
Adjusted Domestic Box-Office in Millions
Her (2013)
28,340,800
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
1,924,829,500
AVERAGE
192,482,950
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

Once again, Captain America prevails. Chris Evans’ Average Domestic Gross of $246 million beat his closest competitor by $44 million (Hemsworth’s $202 million). Pratt is just below the $200 million mark with $192 while Pine is in the gutter with only $122 million. Thanks to Evans’ superhero movies (all of his 10 movies were based on comic books except Sunshine, 2007) he is in a comfortable spot to maintain this category.

With Pine’s Wonder Woman (2017) still pending box office results, he may be able to close the gap a bit. Of course, until the upcoming Marvel movies namely Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.

Box Office Box Scores

Rank
Chris who?
Average Domestic Box-Office
Points Earned
1st
Evans
$246,621,080
4
2nd
Hemsworth
$202,901,210
3
3rd
Pratt
$192,482,950
2
4th
Pine
$122,350,150
1

Who's leading?

Points after 4 categories

Chris who?
Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4
TOTAL POINTS EARNED
Evans
4
3.5
2
4
13.5
Pine
2
1
4
2
9 (tie)
Pratt
3
2
3
1
9 (tie)
Hemsworth
1
3.5
1
3
8.5
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 13.5 points. He wins in 3 categories, one of which he shares with Hemsworth. With 4.5 points behind, will Pine, Pratt and Hemsworth catch up? There are 3 more categories in the offing: The Flops, Other Skills and Legacy, anything can still happen.

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
Ca$h (2010)
Stephen M. Anderson
60/19 = 44.5
 
AVERAGE
40.8
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 average ratings 39.7, 40.8, 40.4 and 41, the four Chris’s look like 4 identical jocks vying for roles as well, jocks, sidekicks and the hunk boyfriend. It is no surprise that their early foray into movies were as eye candies. This typically applies to Pine, Evans and Hemsworth, who is luckier than the rest since the role of Thor landed early on his lap. Pratt is somewhat of a different case with his start in TV as just a lovable guy before making a try at it in the movies by shedding fat and turning himself into, uhrm, Chris Evans. It’s a close fight with Pratt winning by just a fraction.

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
Ghostbusters (2016)
144,000,000
133,299,100
-10,700,900
 
 
AVERAGE
$45,524,720
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

Somebody stole Chris Hemsworth’s thunder. The biggest money-loser is his sea epic In the Heart of the Sea (2015) with -$74.5 million. It is followed immediately by The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) with -$65 million and Blackhat (2015) with -$61 million. The top three box office failures (of all the Chris’s movies) attributed to this guy. Add Ghostbusters (2016) which too, lost domestically, Hemsworth’s 2015-2016 outing was bad (with the lone exception of Avengers: Age of Ultron,2015).

Guess who avoided this mishap? Pratt. His 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
Combined
POINTS EARNED
1st
Pratt
41 / 1st
$11,554,380 / 1st
8 - 1st
4
2nd
Pine
40.4 / 3rd
$19,006,060 / 2nd
5 - 2nd
3
3rd
Hemsworth
40.8 / 2nd
$45,524,720 / 4th
4 - 3rd
2
4th
Evans
39.7 / 4th
$30,672,440 / 3rd
3 - 4th
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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.

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 – Only two have known to have climb the stage: Chris Evans is in a play called 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
0
0
Voice Talent
2 animated movies
0
2 animated movies
1 animated movie
Music
0
0
3 musical performances
0
TV Acting
13 episodes
196 episodes
30 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
4
0
0
0
Voice Talent
3.5 (tie)
0
3.5 (tie)
2
Music
0
0
4
0
TV acting
1
3
2
4
Broadway
3
0
4
0
TOTAL
15.5
3
13.5
6
* as the only one with directing skills, Evans gets the full 4 points, the others are not ranked (usually down from 3 to 1) and gets 0 points since they have no experience .
 "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

Evans proves that he has artistic sensibilities as the only one among the Chris’s to venture into directing. He also shows flexibility in providing his voice to animated characters, moreover, he doesn't fall short in TV and Broadway credits. Pine comes a close second with his talent for singing and in showcasing his acting on Broadway. Though popular on TV, both Pratt and Hemsworth lack range of skills.

Other Skills (FINAL) Box Scores

Rank
Chris Who?
POINTS EARNED
1st
Evans
4
2nd
Pine
3
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.

Directors They've Worked With

 
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pine
Chris Pratt
TIER 1
 
Ron Howard
Gary Marshall
Kathryn Bigelow
 
 
Michael Mann
Tony Scott
 
TIER 2
Danny Boyle
Joss Whedon
Rob Marshall
Bennett Miller
 
David Ayer
Kenneth Branagh
Donald Petrie
Spike Jonze
 
Joe Johnston
 
JJ Abrams
 
 
Joss Whedon
 
Joe Carnahan
 
TIER 3
Alan Taylor
David Twohy
Alex Kutrzman
Antoine Fuqua
 
Bong Joon-ho
Marc Webb
Craig Gillespie
James Gunn
 
David Ayer
Paul Fieg
McG
Karyn Kusama
 
Edgar Wright
Rupert Sanders
Patty Jenkins
Morten Tyldum
 
Russo brothers
 
 
Nicholas Stoller
TIER 4
Brian Robbins
Drew Goddard
David Mackenzie
Colin Trevorrow
 
Davd R Ellis
 
Alex and David Pastor
Timur Bekmambetov
 
Shari Springer Berman / Robert Pulcini
 
Craig Zobel
Steve Carr
 
Joel Gallen
 
Randall Miller
Michael Dowse
 
Paul McGuigan
 
 
Ken Scott
 
Sylvain White
 
 
Jamie Linded
 
Tim Story
 
 
Gary Winick
POINTS
29
23
32
27
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
 
 
 
Jeff Bridges
 
TIER 2
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Evans
 
Chris Pratt
Robert Downey Jr
Johnny Depp
Dwayne Johnson
 
Jason Statham
Samuel L Jackson
Ben Affleck
Philip Seymour Hoffman
 
James Franco
Bill Murray
Kevin Costner
Sylvester Stallone
 
Keanu Reeves
Dan Aykroyd
Kevin Spacey
Brad Pitt
 
Robert Downey Jr
Chevy Chase
Ryan Reynolds
 
 
Samuel L Jackson
 
 
 
 
William Hurt
 
 
 
TIER 3
Donald Sutherland
Don Cheadle
Alan Rickman
Channing Tatum
 
Ed Harris
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Anton Yelchin
James McAvoy
 
Anton Yelchin
Tom Hiddleston
Benedict Cumberbatch
JK Simmons
 
Don Cheadle
Paul Bettany
Casey Affleck
Joaquin Phoenux
 
Idris Elba
Mark Ruffalo
Christoph Waltz
Michael Sheen
 
Cillian Murphy
Jeremy Renner
Eric Bana
Kurt Russell
 
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Idris Elba
Idris Elba
Jonah Hill
 
Jeremy Renner
Cillian Murphy
Jamie Foxx
Vin Diesel
 
Mark Ruffalo
 
Jason Bateman
Ethan Hawke
 
Hugh Laurie
 
Joel Edgerton
Morgan Freeman
 
Michael Cera
 
Kenneth Branagh
Oscar Isaac
 
Michael Shannon
 
Leonard Nimoy
Bradley Cooper
 
Paul Bettany
 
Simon Pegg
Joel Edgerton
 
Paul Dano
 
Tom Hardy
Byung-hun Lee
 
Paul Giamatti
 
 
Benecio Del Toro
 
Paul Rudd
 
 
 
 
Tommy Lee Jones
 
 
 
TIER 4
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Bill Pullmann
Dave Bautista
 
John Hurt
Andy Garcia
Ben Foster
Mark Strong
 
Daniel Bruhl
Daniel Bruhl
Andy Garcia
Vince Vaughn
 
Djimon Hounsou
Bob Hoskins
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Vincent D'Onofrio
 
Forest Whitaker
Stellan Skarsgard
Jon Favreau
Lawrence Fishburne
 
Jamie Bell
Richard Jenkins
Ray Liotta
Kevin Hart
 
Jason Patric
Sean Bean
 
Martin Freeman
 
Jason Schwartzman
Brendan Gleeson
 
Djimon Hounsou
 
Mark Strong
James Spader
 
Peter Sarsgaard
 
Martin Freeman
Ray Winstone
 
John C. Reilly
 
James Spader
Norman Reedus
 
Matthew Broderick
 
Ray Liotta
Toby Jones
 
James Gandolfini
 
Stanley Tucci
 
 
Andy Garcia
 
Stephen Dorff
 
 
 
 
William H Macy
 
 
 
 
Brandon Routh
 
 
 
TOTAL
78
50
60
62
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
 
Ellen Burstyn
Charlize Theron
Meryl Streep
 
 
Ann-Margret
Natalie Portman
Reese Witherspoon
 
 
 
Sigourney Weaver
 
 
TIER 2
Brie Larson
Jessica Chastain
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
 
Tilda Swinton
Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
Angelina Jolie
 
Scarlett Johansson
Kristen Stewart
Jennifer Aniston
Amy Adams
 
Laura Linney
Scarlett Johansson
Keira Knightley
Emily Blunt
 
Kristen Stewart
 
Michelle Pfieffer
Jennifer Lawrence
 
Kim Basinger
 
 
Jessica Chastain
 
 
 
 
Scarlett Johansson
TIER 3
Diane Lane
Christina Applegate
Anna Kendrick
Amanda Seyfried
 
Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Banks
Bryce Dallas Howard
 
Winona Ryder
Kristen Wiig
Gal Gadot
Kate Hudson
 
Isla Fisher
Melissa McCarthy
Winona Ryder
Kate Mara
 
Octavia Spencer
Milla Jovovich
Lindsay Lohan
Megan Fox
 
Jessica Biel
Olivia Wilde
Margot Robbie
Olivia Wilde
 
Jessica Alba
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Octavia Spencer
Rooney Mara
 
Zoe Sldana
 
Olivia Wilde
Teresa Palmer
 
Rose Byrne
 
Tracey Ullman
Zoe Saldana
 
Michelle Monaghan
 
Zoe Saldana
 
 
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
 
 
 
 
Dakota Fanning
 
 
 
 
Anna Kendrick
 
 
 
 
Bryce Dallas Howard
 
 
 
 
Kate Bosworth
 
 
 
TIER 4
Alicia Keys
Leslie Mann
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
 
Alice Eve
Rene Russo
Alice Eve
Alison Brie
 
Emily VanCamp
 
Angela Bassett
Anna Faris
 
Anna Faris
 
Eliza Dushku
Dakota Johnson
 
Blythe Danner
 
Robin Wright
Denise Richards
 
Camilla Belle
 
Emily Van Camp
Juliette Lewis
 
Kerry Washington
 
Heather Matarazzo
Rosario Dawson
 
Michelle Yeoh
 
Rosario Dawson
Blythe Danner
 
Sofia Vergara
 
 
Molly Ringwald
 
 
 
 
Robin Wright
TOTAL
69
44
55
33
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 Recap

It is understandable as to why Hemsworth had little chance of winning this category given that among the four, he is practically the new kid having only made his first Hollywood movie in 2009 with J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, incidentally as George Kirk which is dad to James T. Kirk played by the movie’s main star Chris Pine. At that time, Chris Evans was already a popular star after the Fantastic Four movies and with a solo starrer in Push (2009).

Like Hemsworth, the same can be said with Pratt, who even though has already gained ground on TV, only made his presence felt in Bride Wars (2009). So, really, the legacy category is a contest between Evans and Pine which the former wins by having worked with more actors and actresses and placing second in directors.

Legacy Box Scores

Rank
Chris Who?
Directors tally / sub-rank
Actors tally / rank
Actresses tally / rank
Combined Points
POINTS
1st
Evans
29 / 2nd
78 / 1st
69 / 1st
11 - 1st
4
2nd
Pine
32 / 1st
60 / 3rd
55 / 2nd
9 - 2nd
3
3rd
Pratt
27 / 3rd
62 / 2nd
53 / 3rd
7 - 3rd
2
4th
Hemsworth
23 / 4th
50 / 4th
44 / 4th
3 - 4th
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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*
1
2
3
Category 2: The Roles
3.5* (tie)
3.5* (tie)
1
2
Category 3: Awards & Nominations
2
1
4*
3
Category 4: Box Office
4*
3
2
1
Category 5: The Flops
1
2
3
4*
Category 6: Other Skills
4*
1
3
2
Category 7: Legacy
4*
1
3
2
TOTAL POINTS
22.5
12.5
18
17
* category leader

WINNER: Chris Evans

The Finals Recap

CHRIS EVANS WINS!

In five of seven categories, Evans shows up the leader: Movies, Roles (tied with Hemsworth), Box Office, Other Skills and Legacy. Pine leads the Awards & Nominations category while Pratt leads the Flops (means he has less). Evans has a 22.5 total points—a big 5.5 lead over closest competitor Chris Pine with 18. Pratt is just behind by a point with 17. Hemsworth is in last place with a mere 12.5 points.

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’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise fares better than Hemsworth’s Thor, but again it comes down to experience. If you look at Pratt’s filmography, he has only about 5 movies we could call his: 2 Guardians, Jurassic World, Passengers and the Magnificent Seven. He has a long ways to go, though he is the oldest of the bunch, it 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, 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 international movie. However, Evans looked to be in a quandary of whether to continue acting or pursue directing, while Pine is enjoying the momentum given by Hell or High Water. Against each other, Evans seems to be in the lead, for now, at least.

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