Forbes’ Most Bankable: Miley Makes It, Aniston Drags
Sure, the Academy Awards are a fine indicator of what success looks like in Hollywood. Forbes Magazine, however, does it all by the numbers studios and fans can’t deny.
The finance mag has released a list of our most bankable box office stars, topped off by the sultan of summer moviegoing, Will Smith.
“To get a sense of Will Smith’s impact, his live-action films have generated more than $5.2 billion in global box-office,” said Forbes Special Projects head John Burman of the Smith archive, from Men in Black to Hancock.
Not that number one was an easy get for Smith—no less than four stars tied for the number two slot, including domestic partners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp.
Following at number six is actor/producer Tom Hanks, heartthrob George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson.
Other notable entries include bad boy Shia LaBeouf at No. 33, and the entrance of Miley Cyrus at No. 177.
Cyrus is the only member of the reigning teen ilk to grace the list, and if the Jonas Brothers’ opening weekend is any indication, she’s got the market cornered.
Last but not least, Jennifer Aniston pops up at No. 57, a far cry from Team Brangelina. But, according to the actress, there are no bad guys.