Top 5 Highest Grossing Actors in Hollywood in 2010
According to Forbes.com, Leonardo DiCaprio wins out as the top-grossing actor of 2010 thanks to two of his films, Shutter Island and Inception, which were among the 15 highest-earning movies at the global box office. Inception managed to rank third with $825 million all on its own. Even though his high numbers at the box office haven’t turned into any nominations yet, I still think he’s got a lot to celebrate considering he will reportedly earn at least $50 million for his work on Inception alone (not counting DVD sales, which will likely drive that number even higher). Wow, talk about a great year.
Actors on this list were given credit for the entire box for any movie they starred in this year. For instance, if an actor starred in two or three big movies, they got credit for all of them. Animated films weren’t included, though they did earn well this year, because the stars of those films aren’t really the big draw for them.
In second place we have a tie between Johnny Depp and newcomer Mia Wasikowska. Depp’s top earner was of course Alice In Wonderland with a $1.03 box office, along with his other movie this year The Tourist, taking in $29 million. Wasikowska also got credit for Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland’s $1.03 billion as well, and ties with Depp thanks to her work in The Kids Are All Right, which also garnered $29 million at the box office. Wasikowska’s banner year at the box office has also put her on Forbes’ list of Stars to Watch For 2001.
In fourth place is Robert Downey Jr., getting credit for $808 million thanks to Iron Man 2 and the comedy Due Date.
And finally, rounding out the list in fifth place is Daniel Radcliffe. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which only opened a month ago, is already the fourth-highest -grossing film of 2010 with $780 million at the global box office. I’m predicting he may rank even higher next year when the final installment comes out over the summer.