Hollywood's most bankable stars

Oscar-winner Natalie Portman  and Kristen Stewart are Hollywood's most bankable stars. Here is a list from Forbes of the most bankable stars.
Oscar-winner Natalie Portman and Kristen Stewart are Hollywood's most bankable stars. Here is a list from Forbes of the most bankable stars.
Natalie Portman lands on our list mostly thanks to Black Swan, the 2010 movie about a ballerina losing her mind that grossed $330 million on an estimated budget of $13 million. Until she starts earning Angelina Jolie-sized paydays, Portman will continue to be a good investment. Returns $42.70 for every $1 paid.
Natalie Portman lands on our list mostly thanks to Black Swan, the 2010 movie about a ballerina losing her mind that grossed $330 million on an estimated budget of $13 million. Until she starts earning Angelina Jolie-sized paydays, Portman will continue to be a good investment. Returns $42.70 for every $1 paid.
Kristen Stewart performed an unusual feat this year: She topped our highest-paid actress list and almost ranked as the actress who offers the best return for her pay. Even though Stewart earned $25 million to appear in the last two Twilight films, she still offers a good return on investment. Returns $40.60 for every $1 paid.
Kristen Stewart performed an unusual feat this year: She topped our highest-paid actress list and almost ranked as the actress who offers the best return for her pay. Even though Stewart earned $25 million to appear in the last two Twilight films, she still offers a good return on investment. Returns $40.60 for every $1 paid.
Amy Adams has become one of Hollywood's most respected actresses but her payday has yet to catch up to her reputation. That makes her a great return on investment in movies like Disney's recent The Muppet , which earned $158 million on a budget of $45 million. Returns $22.60 for every $1 paid.
Amy Adams has become one of Hollywood's most respected actresses but her payday has yet to catch up to her reputation. That makes her a great return on investment in movies like Disney's recent The Muppet , which earned $158 million on a budget of $45 million. Returns $22.60 for every $1 paid.
Robert Pattinson is the second Twilight star to appear on our list this year. He falls below co-star Kristen Stewart because his one non-Twilight movie that we counted (Water for Elephants) wasn't as big a hit as Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman. Returns $31.70 for every $1 paid.
Robert Pattinson is the second Twilight star to appear on our list this year. He falls below co-star Kristen Stewart because his one non-Twilight movie that we counted (Water for Elephants) wasn't as big a hit as Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman. Returns $31.70 for every $1 paid.
The Harry Potter franchise is the top grossing of all time with $7.7 billion at the global box office. That helped land Daniel Radcliffe on our list. With the series ending, it will be tough for the young actor to keep offering such a good return on investment.
The Harry Potter franchise is the top grossing of all time with $7.7 billion at the global box office. That helped land Daniel Radcliffe on our list. With the series ending, it will be tough for the young actor to keep offering such a good return on investment.
Not only is Bradley Cooper the sexiest man alive (according to People magazine) but he also offers studios a pretty good return on investment. As long as The Hangover movies keep raking in hundreds of millions of dollars, expect him to hold on to a place on our list.  Returns $25 for every $1 paid.
Not only is Bradley Cooper the sexiest man alive (according to People magazine) but he also offers studios a pretty good return on investment. As long as The Hangover movies keep raking in hundreds of millions of dollars, expect him to hold on to a place on our list. Returns $25 for every $1 paid.

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