Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Congratulations Leonardo Di Caprio

Johnny Depp has been replaced by Leonardo DiCaprio as Hollywood’s highest earning actor. The famous Forbes magazine rich list has placed Leonardo in the top acting slot after he earned $77 million in 2010.

It is the first time Leonardo has topped the poll, and comes thanks to successful movies including Inception and Shutter Island, which took over $1.2 billion combined at the global box office.

According to Forbes, the star received a slice of the profits and also earned $15m for each movie. Johnny was the Hollywood victor last year, although this time he only managed to come in at second place with earnings of $50 million. That said, insiders believe next year could see him reclaim the crown as the fourth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, On Stranger Tides, has been a massive international hit.

Third place went to Adam Sandler, primarily due to the success of comedy Grown Ups, which made profits of more than $250 million.

Other names to feature in the top ten were Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg and Tom Cruise, who earned $35 million, $28 million and $22 million respectively.

Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker were in joint first place for the Forbes list of Hollywood’s biggest earning females which was revealed last month. © Cover Media

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