Vanity Fair’s recent Hollywood Issue named the top 40 earners in 2010. It’s no surprise that Rob and Reese are on the list! Can’t lie though…many fans were surprised at the figures Rob and Reese pulled for Water For Elephants. Talk about us living in a bubble…
15. Robert Pattinson
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $27.5 MILLION (2009 rank: 35)
$12.5 million: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 (fee for co-starring)
$12.5 million: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2 (fee for co-starring)
$1.5 million: Water for Elephants (fee for starring alongside Reese Witherspoon in upcoming literary adaptation)
$1 million: Fee for starring in upcoming costume drama Bel Ami; older film revenue, mostly from Twilight franchise
36. Reese Witherspoon
ESTIMATED 2010 EARNINGS: $14.5 MILLION (2009 rank: 31)
$12 million: This Means War (fee for starring in upcoming romantic comedy directed by McG)
$2 million: Water for Elephants (fee for co-starring in upcoming drama with Robert Pattinson)
$500,000: Older film revenue
So there we have it. It seems low. Especially when Rob pulled $1 million for a movie in theatrical release limbo and no big studio attached. I won’t get too unrealistic with Rob’s figures since he still needs to be “tested” in the eyes of many but Reese? That’s more bizarre. Especially when compared to the earnings for the other film listed for her. I like what RobPattzNews said the other day about peanuts. Rob and Reese run off to the circus and work for peanuts! Francis Lawrence likes peanuts…I bet that’s how they paid him too!
Ok ok…I’m no Hollywood insider. What do I know. But the figures get stranger when you look at the whole list. I could get really insulting about what some people made for films that are….meh. Or what some people will make for films that seem…*crickets*. But I’ll let you browse that list yourself and decide: who’s getting paid too much and who’s not getting paid enough?
Click HERE to read Vanity Fair’s explanation about the tally and to check out the whole list. See if you agree with Hollywood’s choices. And how should we set up this fundraiser to buy Rob for 1.5 million? I think we can do it 😉