fredag 6 januari 2012

Forbes: #2 Robsten! Hollywood's Top-Earning Screen Couples


Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
$2.5 billion
The Twilight series is centered around the relationship between human Bella and vampire Edward. The couple still has one more film coming (Breaking Dawn Part 2) to goose their earnings.

The last chapter of the Harry Potter saga was mostly focused on the boy wizard’s final showdown with the evil Voldemort. But for fans of the series, there was another moment that was almost as exciting: Ron and Hermione’s first kiss.

Over the years we’ve watched the characters struggle (as teens do) with their feelings for each other. In the heat of battle in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, they finally gave in to their emotions with a big smooch. Later we got to see Ron and Hermione as a middle-aged married couple sending their child off to Hogwarts.

For that, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, the actors who play Ron and Hermione, top our list of Hollywood’s Top-Earning Screen Couples. Their four Harry Potter movies in the past five years have earned a total of $4.2 billion.

In the Golden Age of Hollywood, couples like Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy or Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared in multiple films together. These days actors usually only get more than one turn as a couple if they star in a franchise like Harry Potter.

To compile our list we used data from Box Office Mojo to tally box office earnings for stars who appeared as couples in films over the past five years.

Ranking second behind Grint and Watson is reported real-life couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the stars of the Twilight franchise. All of the Twilight films to date have hit theaters in the last five years, earning $2.5 billion at the global box office. While the Harry Potter series is mostly about Potter’s journey, the Twilight franchise is centered on Stewart and Pattinson’s characters, the human Bella and the vampire Edward. In the most recent movie they got married, with disastrous results. They’ll have a chance to boost their earnings even more when the second part of the last book, Breaking Dawn, is released this coming November.

Full List: Hollywood’s Top-Earning Screen Couples

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