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Top Money-Making Stars of 2010

Since 1932, the Quigley Publishing Companyhas polled movie theater owners to find out which actors and actresses they consider the biggest box office draws.

Movie executives read the trades every day, and agents negotiate the deals, but theater owners actually see customers plunking down their hard-earned money on movie tickets night after night. Their experience makes them uniquely qualified to say which performers are likely to actually draw customers.

Which Hollywood names get people to brave the snow and buy a ticket? Click ahead to see exhibitors’ choices for the top money-making stars of 2010.

By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 30 Dec 2010

Photo: CNBC.com