Early last month Forbes published their annual list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood, the performers that get paid way too much for the small box office results that their films get. But the magazine isn't all about negativity. They also use another issue every year to celebrate those actors that make a bundle at the box office and don't ask for too much when receiving a paycheck. Now that list has been announced and the results are far from surprising.
According to the report in Forbes, Kristen Stewart is the most bankable star in Hollywood. The statistics state that for every dollar that Stewart makes, her movies make $55.83. While some might be surprised that she isn't joined at the top spot by her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson - who makes the same amount of money on each film as the actress - he ranks lower because, as the site says, " he has branched out more so only one of his Twilight films is eligible for this list." Earning second place on the list is Anne Hathaway, who earns $45.67 for every dollar that's spent on her paycheck (thanks to the great success of Alice in Wonderland), and number three is Pattinson. The rest of the list goes as follows:
If you've ever wondered why Hollywood loves a franchise, look no further than this list. Of the top 10 bankable stars in the movie industry, six are the stars of their own respective series of films (Damon is excluded because he's now done with the Bourne movies. The question is who among these stars will maintain their high numbers in the years to come. Will Stewart and Pattinson continue making bank at the box office once Twilight is over? Can The Lone Ranger keep Johnny Depp from falling off the list or possible cause him to move up it? Is Shia LaBeouf making the right decision by not returning for Transformers 4? Only time will tell.
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