Angelina Jolie may be more mom than domme these days, but it's not her maternal instincts that net her $20 million per movie. Instead, it's her status as Hollywood's sultriest sexual omnivore -- a femme fatale whom pretty much everyone (male, female, gay, straight, celibate, whatever) fantasizes about -- that earns her the big bucks. Which is why it's so ironic that there's no surer way to doom a movie at the box office than to have Jolie flash some R-rated flesh. Unclothed, Jolie's best box-office performance to date was Taking Lives, which netted a middling $32 million. Clothed, she has three $100 million plus successes to her credit (Mr. & Mrs. Smith*, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Gone in 60 Seconds). And when she takes things a step further and conceals her pouty-lipped mug completely, she truly shines: her voice-only movies take in a whopping $132 million on average. Reportedly, her naked breasts make an appearance in her latest offering, Wanted -- our condolences in advance to the producers.
Source for box office stats: boxofficemojo.com
Source for nudity confirmation: mrskin.com
* Mr. Skin lists Mr. & Mrs. Smith as a movie in which she appears nude. However, a wardrobe malfunction does not a nude scene make, and the MPAA seems to agree. Mr. & Mrs. Smith is rated PG-13.