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And The Highest Grossing Actors Of The Decade Are…

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We're not surprised with the actress that holds the title!

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Emma Watson is the highest-grossing actress of the 2000s with her six Harry Potter films bringing in about $5.4 billion worldwide!

The Guinness Book names Samuel L. Jackson as the world's Highest Grossing Actor, but Entertainment Weekly disagrees and has put Alan Rickman, who not only starred in HP, but also Love Actually and Sweeney Todd, in the top spot followed by Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, also for their work in Harry Potter.

Dame Maggie Smith is also included in the list above Emma Watson due to her involvement in both Gosford Park and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

Both Johnny Depp and Sir Ian McKellan came close to the title as well for their big films this decade including The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd for Depp and The Lord of the Rings and X-Men trilogies for McKellan.

But Harry Potter has taken the cake this decade!

Those kids seriously never have to work again!

[Image via WENN.]

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67 comments to “And The Highest Grossing Actors Of The Decade Are…”



  1. 1

    I would let Emma do me.



  2. 2

    Well at least Johnny Depp, Ian McKellan and Samuel L. Jackson made the list. If it weren't for Johnny Depp, then John Frusciante would have left us in the 1990's.
    P.S. Sorry to hear you've left the Peppers, John. Take care and God bless!!!!!



  3. 3

    with all the bits of loose change pissed y'er way Perez.. why aint'cha buy y'erself a face-lift.. - start with that big fat ugly bafoon of a chin you got.



  4. 4

    Ummmmm, if she's the highest grossing female, why aren't (at least) Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint the highest grossing males??



  5. 5

    good for her!



  6. 6

    Be interesting to see where Enema goes after finishing university.



  7. 7

    We know she was in a movie franchise that made a lot of money. So what. They would have made similar box office with or with out her. Thanks for bringing it to our attention that she never has to work again. We could not figure that out on our own. By the way there are a lot of actors who do not have to work again and they are not all in big time movies like Emma.



  8. 8

    What is this little tart doing wear'n ' Hooker Heals' …? Oh, yeah ……



  9. 9

    Tarts 'R' Us



  10. 10

    Re: Leslie Cue – Because no female star's movies made more money than the HP movies… but there were male stars whose movies did make more.



  11. 11

    Fabulous!



  12. 12

    again, you have printed this once before-THEIR FILMS GROSSED THIS, NOT THEM. EMMA WATSON DOES NOT HAVE BILLIONS YOU IDIOTS-IDIOTS MEANING MORE THAN ONE PERSON WRITING THIS SITE, CAUSE YOU HAVE WRITTEN THIS A FEW MONTHS AGO, WERE CORRECTED, NEVER READ IT, AND WROTE IT AGAIN. I D I O T S



  13. 13

    why are people interested in talking about her even though these are fake things? you should have known the fake news about her pregnancy and her joining the rich men seeking affairs site called
    …….B B W c h a t s. c o m …….I can not believe any piece of her news.



  14. 14

    wtfff where is leo??



  15. 15

    how come no comments are showing up? is everyone calling mario an idiot?



  16. 16

    She is so lovely. Naturally beautiful.



  17. 17

    She got everything…

    The brain, the beauty and the money.

    Congrats girl!



  18. 18

    talk about magic domination…… haha
    i wasn't expecting alan rickman or maggie smith. but thats awesome. i agree with these records!!



  19. 19

    This news is NOT new. GO EMMA!!!!!!! No surprise there. :D



  20. 20

    Re: Zombie Hitler – this made me LOL



  21. 21

    just so you know, maggie smith was in Harry Potter as well.



  22. 22

    Love Emma. Smart, talent, beautiful, and humble.



  23. 23

    Emma looks gorgeous in the pic, though she needs to get rid of those stripper heels.



  24. 24

    i do not see the appeal in this bobble headed girl, shes not ugly or anything but shes definitely not what i would call hot



  25. 25

    she is a very very lucky girl beauty, big $$$$ and very intelligent…who said you cant have it all



  26. 26

    The boys aren't highest grossing because their other projects did not make money. Emma got highest grossing because of 'Tale of Despereaux' in combination with the Potter films.



  27. 27

    if it's because she's been in the HP films that's she's the highest grossing, then ALL the actors in ALL 6 films should tie with her.

    obviously biased reporting.



  28. 28

    she was in tale of deperaux which was big at the box office to. perez is crying because his boyfriend pattison didnt make the list.

  29. Genn says – reply to this


    29

    She's wonderful. I love her!



  30. 30

    Ridiculous and misleading list. It's not like Emma Watson is responsible for the $5.4 billion on the Harry Potter movies, nor does she make anywhere near what the top ten actresses make per movie.



  31. 31

    CONGRATS i love you dan and emma! you are my idols :D



  32. 32

    Emma broke records by getting 1 billion dollars a film. Z listers like Tom Cruise only make like 20 million……. lol. Why do they insist on making it sound like they are raking in millions, when it's really the films they are talking about.



  33. 33

    i love that dan and emma are so rich and so humble! other celebrities really should learn from them



  34. 34

    so effing jealous. I WISH I WAS IN HARRY POTTER.

  35. ap076 says – reply to this


    35

    Re: Leslie Cue – Because Alan Rickman is in the same 6 movies as the boys as well as two other high grossing films thus making him the highest grossing actor according to EW.

  36. ap076 says – reply to this


    36

    Re: hateliars – It would have been much clearer to write The actors whose films made the highest worldwide grosses of the 2000s were:



  37. 37

    why are people interested in talking about her even though these are fake things? you should have known the fake news about her pregnancy and her joining the rich men seeking affairs site called
    ^^__^^…….B B W c h a t s. c o m ……^^__^^.I can not believe any piece of her news.

  38. ap076 says – reply to this


    38

    Re: MichLuv – Leo was making 9 movies that were not really blockbusters on the level of the Potter films and some barely made any money, Revolutionary Road, Don's plum, The Beach, Body of Lies.



  39. 39

    Whats up with the chicks face in the background wearing a white shirt?!?



  40. 40

    I love Emma's outfit in that picture



  41. 41

    somehow she always looks prettier to me the less dressed-up she is… i don't know. it's like she's a bit too thin for short skirts. But hey she's beautiful! and my gawdness I love Rupert Grint.



  42. 42

    Is she old enough for me to want to fuck her yet?



  43. 43

    She is stunning. :)



  44. 44

    Amazing, seeing that I don't know who most of those highlighted actors are (sorry…not really into Harry Potter).



  45. 45

    Looking Hott!!!!!!!!!!! Wake up Bitches!!!!!!!!!!! :o )

  46. nonit says – reply to this


    46

    i don't understand…
    where is tom cruise,bruce willis and all the rest?



  47. 47

    An old man goes to the Wizard to ask him if he can remove a curse he has been living with for the last 40 years. The Wizard says, "Maybe, but you will have to tell me the exact words that were used to put the curse on you. The old man says without hesitation, "I now pronounce you man and wife."



  48. 48

    beautiful!



  49. 49

    daniel and emma is alright but seriously that ugly redhead?



  50. 50

    sir ian mckellan is in hp too as dumbledores bro!
    6 harry potter i love harry potter
    harry potter makes them the highest grossing actors not them obvs but that doesnt mean they suck theyre very talented!



  51. 51

    Re: Canadiana* – bhaaaaaaaaa…..Hey Hott lips….how about i make those lips wet…………. ♥ Give me a kizz ♥



  52. 52

    Re: Leslie Cue – Because men are paid more than women duh



  53. 53

    shiteous color but man she is looking hawt hawt hawt



  54. 54

    wow!! those kids do bring the bacon home!! they're so lucky!!



  55. 55

    Lucky lucky girl… lets trade places for a day…



  56. 56


  57. 57

    Better yet come see me at Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Madmen and have some of my DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEElicios fried chicken.

  58. JoeyW says – reply to this


    58

    It's Sir Ian McKELLEN you dipstick, not McKellan!



  59. 59

    Hot damn!!! Emma could fail Brown U. like, 400 times and she'd STILL have money left over! Way to go, Em! =D Now if only she and Daniel could be a couple…



  60. 60

    Oh wow, Richard Dawkins is so hot.



  61. 61

    Re: Leslie Cue

    she alos has done over projects besides HP and is the face of burbary the contract worth millions



  62. 62

    Re: Canadiana* – STFU already, you old HAG



  63. 63

    She only earned like 4 mil of it in 2008 and around same for 2009 so how can she be the highest paid actress of the decade based on what the movies have earned?



  64. 64

    well obviously anyone who plays a main character in a huge film (that constantly breaks records) like potter will be top of the list



  65. 65

    I'd be more interested in the lists of the highest and the grossest actors of the decade.



  66. 66

    Emma's film, The Tale of Despereaux also did really well at the box office so that makes up the 6 films. I don't think this total includes Half Blood Prince because the average would be about 6 billion then. When Deathly Hallows part one and two come out her average at the box office is going to be INSANE!



  67. 67

    Now that exams at Brown are probably over, I wonder if Enema will be going back to from whence she came for the Holidays? Or will she flunk out?