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Hollywood's Ten Most Profitable Stars

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Revenue cut-off
by R D on Dec 09, 2011 09:47 AM

You cant compare a star that takes a mil bucks and returns 50 mil on the movie to someone who takes 10 mil and returns 500 mil. You can't put profitability in a bank, you put dollars. So if you have to compare returns, compare like-to-like. For ex. compare the A-listers like Will Smith, Clooney, Pitt, Cruise, DiCaprio. Then compare the next rung like LaBouf, Pattinson, Law etc. Similarly with the ladies - Jolie and Cameron Diaz, Hathway, Charlize Theron and Halle Berry are clearly A-listers while Anniston, Stewart, Megan Fox, Emma Watson are the 2nd/3rd rungers. Also someone made a good point that stars who get returns on powerful franchises like Harry Potter and Pirates etc cannot claim that the return was on account of their star power alone.

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saif ahmad
Who made this list?
by saif ahmad on Dec 08, 2011 03:32 PM  | Hide replies

Kristen Stewart at number 1, wat a joke, Shia LaBeouf at 5 even a bigger joke, where are real stars like Leo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Will Smith etc?

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I myself
Re: Who made this list?
by I myself on Dec 08, 2011 04:37 PM
the list is about the profitability of the stars in the list...for every dollar that the producers pay them, the producers rake in 55$ (in case of kristen stewart)..this has got nothing to do with real stars/actors..but the fact that the 'real' stars are paid bucketloads of money..tom cruise is paid 15 million on an average,so if his movies make 300 million, the producers have earned 20 dollars per every dollar paid to cruise...but in the same context if kristen stewart is paid 5million and her movie makes 300million...the producers earn 60 dollars against every dollar paid to her..so its the fact that most of these stars are young and belong to franchises and had contracts for 'x' amount of movies..hence, their profitability is higher..hope that clears the concept..

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I myself
Re: Who made this list?
by I myself on Dec 08, 2011 04:41 PM
if u look at robert downey jr., matt damon, johnny depp...all made big money thru franchises...iron man, bourne, POTC...and all these made huge money so even if the stars made 20million, the movies grossed billions worldwide...tom cruise hasnt had a single movie cross 500million mark in his last 4-5 releases...same with will smith..leo dicaprio does great critically aclaimed work, but hsnt really set the box office ringing post-departed..

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rajashi ghosh
Re: Re: Who made this list?
by rajashi ghosh on Dec 08, 2011 04:49 PM
For your information, Inception crossed the 800million mark worldwide.

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Rekhi Salim
Johny Depp in Sherlock Holmes ?
by Rekhi Salim on Dec 08, 2011 12:53 PM  | Hide replies

Its Jude Law who acts in Sherlock Holmes.

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ashok shinde
Re: Johny Depp in Sherlock Holmes ?
by ashok shinde on Dec 08, 2011 04:21 PM

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