상단, 맨 위로 Box-Office Teens
Forbes - March 12, 2010 9:18 PM PS
Daniel Radcliffe was just 11 years old when he played Harry Potter for the first time in 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." It was the young actor's first major role, and for better 또는 worse, it has come to define him. When the series ends in a few years, it will be difficult to see Radcliffe as anything but a grown-up Potter.
He's making grown-up money for the last two installments of Warner Bros.' huge franchise: $20 million per film. The studio was happy to pay him -- the "Harry Potter" films have earned a total $4.3 billion at the box office so far.
That makes Radcliffe and his co-stars Emma Watson (Hermione) and Rupert Grint (Ron) the teens with the biggest hauls at the box office.
Studios 사랑 finding teen talent. Young actors (except Radcliffe) always earn far less than an adult would. Kids 사랑 to see 영화 featuring teens, and those kids will go see 영화 더 많이 than once and stock up on film merchandise.
To compile our list, we looked at Hollywood's 상단, 맨 위로 stars 21 and under and then added up the worldwide box office for every movie they starred in.
Although it probably comes as little surprise that the "Harry Potter" kids rose to the 상단, 맨 위로 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 의해 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: Kristen Stewart. The two also appeared together in the latest "Twilight" film. Stewart's 영화 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 연기 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 별, 스타 in Universal's "Stretch Armstrong."