The most bankable actress in the world

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March 13th, 2018 at 1:58:39 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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For a long long time Julia Roberts (age 50) was considered the most bankable actress in the world, but it's been 16 years since Ocean's Eleven. Arguably the high point of her career was 18 years ago with "Erin Brockovich" which was a financial success and had no major stars other than her in prominent roles. "Aaron Eckhart" was in the movie, but he had only been acting in films for a few years, and was relatively unknown.

In her previous films Julia Roberts was basically well known for her pairings with famous actors
3/17/00 Erin Brockovich - Aaron Eckhart
7/30/99 Runaway Bride - Richard Gere
5/28/99 Notting Hill - Hugh Grant
8/8/97 Conspiracy Theory - Mel Gibson
6/20/97 My Best Friend's Wedding - Cameron Diaz
12/17/93 The Pelican Brief - Denzel Washington
3/23/90 Pretty Woman - Richard Gere

In a ranking of actresses by total domestic box office revenue, number of films, average per film, and biggest film with box office Julia Roberts now comes in fourth. Emma Watson only has 18 films and Lupita has only 7 films (2 Star Wars, Jungle Book and Black Panther).

Of the 14 actresses whose films have collectively grossed over $2 billion domestically, Sally Field at age 71 is the oldest. The movies revenue is not adjusted for inflation.


Scarlett Johansson $3,674.9 40 $91.9 The Avengers $623.4
Emma Watson $3,206.4 18 $178.1 Beauty and the Beast $504.0
Cameron Diaz $3,031.7 34 $89.2 Shrek 2 $441.2
Julia Roberts $2,912.6 44 $66.2 Ocean's Eleven $183.4
Carrie Fisher $2,878.0 18 $159.9 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $93
Helena Bonham Carter $2,822.0 36 $78.4 Harry Potter / Deathly Hallows (P2) $381.0
Elizabeth Banks $2,811.7 36 $78.1 Catching Fire $424.7
Zoe Saldana $2,639.8 28 $94.3 Avatar $760.5
Lupita Nyong'o $2,639.6 7 $377.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $936.7
Julianne Moore $2,080.3 58 $35.9 Mockingjay Part 1 $337.1
Sally Field $2,075.6 28 $74.1 Forrest Gump $330.3
Queen Latifah $2,049.9 31 $66.1 Ice Age 3 $196.6
Marisa Tomei $2,030.1 44 $46.1 Captain America 3 $408.1
Diane Lane $2,019.3 42 $48.1 Inside Out $356.5


Who, if anyone, deserves Julia Roberts title as the biggest movie actress in the world/
March 13th, 2018 at 2:22:38 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Sometimes its stars struggling against a lousy script. I think that is where real bankability kicks in.
March 13th, 2018 at 3:25:41 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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In ten years, Zoe Saldana may have the collection of highest grossing films simply because she has two major franchises.



5/5/17 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV $389,813,101
8/1/14 Guardians of the Galaxy BV $333,176,600

12/18/09 Avatar Fox $760,507,625

7/22/16 Star Trek Beyond Par. $158,848,340
5/16/13 Star Trek Into Darkness Par. $228,778,661
5/8/09 Star Trek Par. $257,730,019

7/9/03 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl BV $305,413,918
March 13th, 2018 at 5:48:54 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Pacomartin
In ten years, Zoe Saldana may have the collection of highest grossing films simply because she has two major franchises.


Yeah, James Cameron has planned 4 Avatar sequels. So if those all come to fruition, she will definitely be on top. Plus she'll be in the next two Avengers movies.
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March 13th, 2018 at 9:43:14 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Zoe Saldana has a net worth of roughly $20 million, while Scarlett Johansson is said to be worth over $100 million. Lindsey Lohan is now worth about half a million dollars.
March 13th, 2018 at 10:57:21 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Lindsey Lohan is now worth about half a million dollars.
Money managers? Agents? DUI lawyers? Somebody always gets the money.
March 13th, 2018 at 11:08:10 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin


Who, if anyone, deserves Julia Roberts title as the biggest movie actress in the world/


Never been a big Julia fan. She's good
if the movie is good, but she can't act
worth a damn and she never carries
a movie just because she's in it, like
Streep has done. I'll take Natalie Portman
over any of them.
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March 14th, 2018 at 3:50:18 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Evenbob
Never been a big Julia fan.


The thread is more about how bankable she is as an actress. Julia passed $2 billion in 2004 when Emma Watson was just getting started.

Erin Brockvich was ranked #13 in the year 2000, possibly the biggest film ever carried by a female lead, because Albert Finney and Aaron Eckhart only have minor roles.


There are 100 males movie stars that have starred in movies that have collectively earned over $2 billion at the domestic box office. Samuel L. Jackson (73 films) and Harrison Ford (42 films) each have starred in films that have grossed around $5 billion. The movie business from stars to directors to producers skews heavily towards men
March 14th, 2018 at 4:58:43 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Pacomartin
The thread is more about how bankable she is as an actress.

Bankable? Doesn't mean prior income necessarily. Just a sufficient draw to induce investors to risk money on a production that they might otherwise feel would be a far more risky investment.

>>>>>>The movie business from stars to directors to producers skews heavily towards men.
I thought these days that producers were all females.
March 14th, 2018 at 5:20:03 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Fleastiff
Bankable? Doesn't mean prior income necessarily. Just a sufficient draw to induce investors to risk money on a production that they might otherwise feel would be a far more risky investment.


I would disagree. Gal Gadot had potential as a movie star based on small roles in 5 films so that she was cast as Wonder woman. But now she is bankable.

2017 Wonder Woman
2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses
2016 Criminal
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
2016 Triple 9
2015 Furious 7
2014 Kicking Out Shoshana
--------------------------------------------------------------- Cast as Wonder Woman
2013 Fast & Furious 6
2011 Fast Five
2010 Knight and Day
2010 Date Night
2009 Fast & Furious

Knight and Day
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