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2012 in Review: The Year’s Most Bankable Thespians

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1. Natalie Portman: Returns $42.70 for every $1 paid.

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2. Kristen Stewart: Returns $40.60 for every $1 paid.

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3. Shia LaBeouf: Returns $35.80 for every $1 paid.

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4. Robert Pattinson: Returns $31.70 for every $1 paid.

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5. Daniel Radcliffe: Returns $30.50 for every $1 paid.

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6. Taylor Lautner: Returns $29.50 for every $1 paid.

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7. Bradley Cooper: Returns $25.00 for every $1 paid.

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8. Dwayne Johnson: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.

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9. Amy Adams: Returns $22.60 for every $1 paid.

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10. Kevin James: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.

[Source: Forbes]

Singlehandedly Resurrecting The Economy

This guy

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has managed to bring in some 83 million dollars in the past three weeks. In light of the grim economic outlook January’s movie revenues are a surprise to the industry. North American ticket sales are up 20% compared to the same time last year and ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ is a large part of that improved number. I hear security guards are none to pleased with the film, but America seems to be loving it. I’ll admit when I saw the trailer I was like “what in the segway riding mustachioed hell?!” But once I learned it was set in the dirty jerz I had to support it. 

Kudos to Kevin James. In step with Michael Cera he’s slowly changing the “leading man” stereotype and ‘King of Queens’ reruns are still hilarious.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop Takes First Place ?

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It’s an odd day in my world when any Kevin James movie outsells a Clint Eastwood film. However, I’ve long since abandoned my efforts of trying to understand the human race.  Paul Blart:  Mall Cop made $33.8M and is on target to do a total of $40M over the four day weekend.  Even the president of worldwide distribution for Sony, Rory Bruer, is shocked; and that says something.  Bruer said, “We were hopeful we could do in the range of $25 million for four days and that would have been a terrific result for us. But now it looks like we’re going to do $40 million for four days, and that is just, like, a ‘wow’ number.” 

Eastwood’s Gran Torino dropped to second place with $22.8M and My Bloody Valentine opened up with $21.9M for third place.

The top ten movies for the weekend:

1. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” $33.8 million.

2. “Gran Torino,” $22.2 million.

3. “My Bloody Valentine 3-D,” $21.9 million.

4. “Notorious,” $21.5 million.

5. “Hotel for Dogs,” $17.7 million.

6. “Bride Wars,” $11.75 million.

7. “The Unborn,” $9.8 million.

8. “Defiance,” $9.2 million.

9. “Marley & Me,” $6.3 million.

10. “Slumdog Millionaire,” $5.9 million.