Jul 24

Will Smith Tops List of Highest Paid Actors

Will Smith tops the highest paid actors in Hollywood for the period June 2007 to June 2008. During the covered period, Smith raked in about $80 million from his movies. His nearest rival is Johnny Depp who made a close $72 million.

With Smith’s latest blockbuster, Hancock, he is now considered the first actor to have 8 straight movies earn more than $100 million at the box office. His earnings for the year boosted male actor revenues over the females by almost 100%. The leading men took in an estimated $487 million over the past 12 months while the leading ladies earned only half at $244.5 million.

Third place belongs to comedians Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy with a tie at $55 million despite their recent box-office tank jobs, The Love Guru and Meet Dave. The fourth spot goes to Leonardo DiCaprio at $45 million, followed by Bruce Willis, with the resurrection of John McClane earning him $41 million. Ben Stiller is next with $40 million, despite having one of his worst performing films to date with last year’s The Heartbreak Kid.

On the feminine side, Cameron Diaz is gets the top spot with $50 million followed by Keira Knightley and Jennifer Aniston at $32 million and $27 million, respectively.

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