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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Top Forbes Romantic Couples List

According to Forbes

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, when movie lovers’ thoughts turn to romance films. Older folks might think of putting on Casablanca; Gen X’ers, Say Anything. What does it say about the millennial generation that the most popular love story of their time involves a young lady, a vampire and a werewolf?

That’s why Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson land at the top of our list of Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Romantic Couples. We looked at the top-grossing romantic movies of the last three years. Twilight was by far the biggest box office winner over that period, earning $1.17 billion.

Forbes Lists Kristen, Rob, and Taylor as Best Actors for the Buck

Forbes always comes out with interesting lists!  Once again, they have a list of the best actors in Hollywood for the buck.  Here’s how they came up with the list: 

We looked at the last three films each actor starred in over the last three years that opened in more than 2,000 theaters, calculating the return on investment for the studios who pay his (or her) salary. We didn’t count movies where the actor was in a supporting or large ensemble role and we didn’t count animated movies. The actors who score well on this list tend to have small paydays and star in highly profitable movies.

Topping the list was Natalie Portman with Kristen Stewart coming in at number two.  Studios make over $40 for ever $1 they spent on Kristen this last year.  Rob Pattenson came in at number four earning $31.70 for every $1 of his paycheck, and  Taylor Lautner came it at number six making $29.50 for every $1 paid.  Other celebs on the list include Daniel Radcliffe, Shia LaBeouf, and Bradley Cooper.  

See the whole list at Forbes.  

Stephenie Meyer on Forbes Top Earning Author List 2012

Stephenie Meyer is on Forbes 2012 top selling 20 authors list. Other notable names on the list include Suzanne Collins of The Hunger Games and George RR Martin of A Song of Fire and Ice AKA Game of Thrones

Stephenie Meyer: $14 million –
With “Twilight” behind her, Meyer’s no longer riding quite so high, but the phenomenon she started lives on in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which originated as fan fiction modeled on her vampire romance.



Kristen Stewart Tops Forbes List as Highest Paid Actress

At 22 years old, Kristen Stewart has become the youngest actress to top Forbes annual list of the highest-paid celebrities.   This is certainly something for Kristen to be proud of since the next youngest actress on the list is 38 year old Kristen Wigg.  And when you consider that Angelina Jolie was at the top of this list last year, then Stewart is certainly in good company.  From Forbes: 

To determine who the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood are, we considered upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work. We talked to manager, agents, lawyers and other in-the-know folks to come up with our estimates. We did not deduct for things like agent fees or the expenses related to being a celebrity.

Stewart’s earnings between May 2011 and May 2012 totaled $34.5 million, helping her [also] rank 43rd on our Celebrity 100 list.

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Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner Make Forbes Celebrity 100 List 2012

Forbes Magazine has just come out with their annual Celebrity 100 List. Here are the qualifications considered to get

on the list:

With most of our lists we keep it strictly on the money: earnings or net worth. The Celebrity 100 is a little different. This list–which includes film and television actors, TV personalities, models, athletes, authors, musicians and comedians–is based on money and fame. We define fame as media visibility in print, television, radio and online, plus social media power, which we measure by looking at each celebrity’s presence on Facebook and Twitter. The earnings consist of pretax income between May 1, 2011, and May 1, 2012. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Forbes has been publishing the list annually since 1999.

Kristen Stewart made the list at number 43 and Taylor Launter ranked in at 67.

Given the requirement for a social media presence and that Robert Pattinson and Stephenie Meyer have none, we are wondering if that hurt their ranking. Taylor Lautner launched a Facebook page last year with several million followers and Kristen Stewart (though she has no social media) does many more interviews than Pattinson and Lautner. Similarly author Suzanne Collins of The Hunger Games fame is not there, she also does not do many appearances, so maybe that is the key?

Kristen and Rob Make Forbes List of Best Actors for the Buck

We’ve enjoyed how various Twilight stars and characters have ended up making different lists put out by Forbes.  Remember when Carlisle was number one on their list of wealthy fictional characters?  Now Forbes has taken a look at the hottest stars in Hollywood and compared what they get paid to what the last three non-animated films they were in made at the box office.  They are calling the list Hollywood’s Best Actors for the Buck.   Topping the list was Kristen Stewart.  For every $1 she gets paid to make a film, the films makes  $55.83.  Rob Pattinson came in third on the list.  His films have made $39.43 for ever dollar.  Other celebrities on the list include Anne Hathaway coming in at number two thanks to the success of Alice in Wonderland and Dan Radcliffe at number four.

Read the whole story at Forbes.

Stephenie Meyer Makes Forbes Powerful Women Authors List

Forbes Magazine which has previously included Stephenie Meyer in other power rankings, has just included her in the number four position on their Powerful Women Authors list.

“The women selected for this list are powerful because of their ability to influence us through their words and ideas. Collectively, these women hold readers captivated with stories of fantastical worlds, suspense and drama, insights into the complexities of minority experiences and cultures, and fresh takes on societal issues and expectations…not to mention, book sales of up to 800M copies sold and a wealth of prestigious awards and recognition including Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes.

In other words, these 10 women can tell (and sell) a good story.

Although there are many more women throughout history who have proven to be powerful authors, this list is limited to those who are living, with a focus on personal narrative and fiction writers.”

Check it out on Forbes!

Via TwiExaminer

Stephenie Meyer, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and More Make 2011 Forbes Celebrity 100 List

We just heard from Forbes magazine regarding their annual celebrity 100 List:

“Forbes just released its 2011 Celebrity 100 list, our annual ranking of the richest and most powerful celebrities in the world. We thought you’d like to know Stephenie Meyer made it on this year’s list! The full list can be found here

If you or your readers would like to test your Celebrity 100 IQ, like Forbes on Facebook to take our quiz:”

This is not the first time any them has made the list.  Here’s where they are this year:

Robert Pattinson rank 53

Kristen Stewart rank 63

Stephenie Meyer rank 90

Also of note is Muse hitting the list in the number 34 position.


Forbes: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Top Grossing Onscreen Couples List

Forbes Magazine ranked Hollywood’s Top Grossing On-Screen Couples

“Rounding out the top five are Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the Twilight movies. While romance might take a backseat to action in many of the movies on our list, it’s the driving force in the Twilight films. It doesn’t hurt that Pattinson and Stewart are also a couple in real life. So far the movies have earned $1.8 billion at the global box office. The last book, Breaking Dawn, has been divided into two movies. The first will hit theaters this coming November.”

Check out the entire list here.

Rob and Kristen are in good company with Kiera Knightly and Orlando Bloom, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint comprising the other couples.

Via Hollywood News

Forbes: Highest Earning Actors 2010: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Forbes has ranked the highest ranked actors in 2010 based on the amount of money that their films made. As you might expect Leo DeCaprio and Johnny Depp are on top of the list; however, after that, the list is heavily represented by actors who are under 30. Robert Pattinson comes in number 7 and Kristen Stewart comes in number 8.

According to Forbes:

Robert Pattinson: $749 million
The Twilight films have been perennial earners, so it’s no surprise to see Pattinson on this list. He ranks above his costar Kristin Stewart thanks to Remember Me, a weepy romance that earned a healthy $56 million on an estimated budget of $16 million. Pattinson’s next film is an adaptation of the bestselling book Water for Elephants.

Kristen Stewart: $698 million
Like her costar Pattinson, Stewart starred in a non-Twilight film this year. It didn’t perform very well though. The Runaways brought in only $4.7 million. The finalTwilight book, Breaking Dawn, has been divided into two films that are both sure to be big earners. The first hits theaters in November 2011.

See the whole write up on Forbes.