USAtoday Who got the biggest paycheck in Hollywood last year?
Vanity Fair has figured it all out for us.
The magazine has taken on the task of estimating the 2010 earnings of Hollywood's 40 most powerful players (not including television or endorsement deals and limited to just stars, directors and producers).
Kristen Stewart was the highest-ranking female on the list, coming in at No. 13 with $28.5 million. (Yes, she beat out Angelina, Sandra, Reese ... )
Not far behind her are her Twilight co-horts, Robert Pattinson, who came in at No. 15 with $27.5 million, and Taylor Lautner, who outranked them both at No. 9 with $33.5 million. Readmore via robstenation
The TelegraphThe phenomenal success of the "Twilight" films in which he plays a lovestruck vampire has helped him be named as highest earning British star of 2010.
Pattinson earned £18.3m last year to put him at 15th place on the annual Vanity Fair top performers list.He beat more established stars such as Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and Nicholas Cage to make the list for the first time.
According to a breakdown of his earnings by the magazine for its Oscar's edition the bulk of the 24 year old's money came from the latest Twilight film "Breaking Dawn" which
has been filmed in two parts.
The actor, who began his film career in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" six years ago, was paid £8.3m for each of the films.
He also picked up a £1m payday for his next film "Water for Elephants" where he stars alongside Reese Witherspoon and £600,000 for starring in an forthcoming costume drama "Bel Ami".Pattinson, who has millions of female fans from playing Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga, replaces another young British actor on the annual list compiled by Vanity Fair.
Last year Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was named as the sixth highest earner with £27m thanks to the final two films in the hugely successful franchise.
Pattinson's co-stars in Twilight all feature in the top performers list with Kristen Stewart, 20, earning £19m and Taylor Lautner ninth on the list with £22.5.