Twilight stars are top of the Box Office!
Forbes has compiled a list of Hollywoods top stars aged 21 or under and then adding up the worldwide box office for every movie they have starred in. Its hardly surprising that the Harry Potter stars, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson come in in first place however our very own Twilight lovelies dominate 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Dakota comes in at number 2, Kristen at number 3 and Taylor at number 4.
Although it probably comes as little surprise that the Harry Potter kids rose to the top of the list, our second-ranked actress is less well-known. Dakota Fanning’s films have earned a whopping $2 billion at the box office.
The 16-year-old actress got her start in 2001’s I Am Sam, which starred Sean Penn as a mentally retarded father trying to gain custody of his 7-year-old daughter (Fanning). Since then the actress has been working almost nonstop. She’s starred in 12 films alongside such heavyweights as Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro and Mike Myers.
Fanning is now trying to shed her good-girl image with The Runaways, a film about the ’70s band led by Joan Jett. The movie premiered at the recent Sundance Festival to good reviews. It hits theaters in limited release this month.
Fanning co-stars in The Runaways with our third-ranked teen: Kristin Stewart. The two also appeared together in the latest Twilight film. Stewart’s films have earned a total $1.5 billion at the box office. Although Stewart, 19, is now best known for the role of Bella in Twilight, she’s actually been acting since 2002 when she co-starred with Jodie Foster in the thriller Panic Room. The film earned $200 million at the box office. Her Twilight films have so far earned $1 billion.
Stewart’s co-star Robert Pattinson doesn’t make our list because he is over 21, but New Moon’s Taylor Lautner does. The 18-year-old ranks fourth with $900 million in box-office earnings. Much of that comes from New Moon, but Lautner also co-starred in the recent romantic hit Valentine’s Day, which has earned $125 million at the box office so far. Lautner is now the hottest thing in Hollywood. He’s been offered a reported $7.5 million to star in Universal’s Stretch Armstrong.