Harry Potter Stars Named Top-Grossing Actors by Guinness Book
12.17.09 by BJSprecher
Daniel Radcliffe and his Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson have been crowned the top-grossing male and female actors by The Guinness Book of World Records. Radcliffe was added to the latest edition, which debuted in September, as the "Highest-Grossing Actor of the Decade," with a per-movie average of $558 million. Watson won the award for "Highest Average Box-Office Gross for an Actress," with a per-movie average of $753.7 million.
Other notable Hollywood winners include Angelina Jolie as "Most Powerful Actress" for the second year in a row and Johnny Depp as "Most Powerful Actor," supplanting Jolie's husband, Brad Pitt, who won the title last year. Former couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman earned the dubious awards of "Most Overpaid Actor" and "Most Overpaid Actress," respectively.
The pop culture phenomenon Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwick, earned the award for "Highest-Grossing Movie by a Female Director," having raked in more than $380 million worldwide.