Hollywood stars get paid tens of millions to appear in a feature film, so producers want a healthy return on their investment. But do these actors and actresses draw audiences themselves or is it a combination of factors in creating box office gold?
Every year since 1932, Quigley Publishing has surveyed theater owners and film buyers to get their take on which Hollywood names draw the most people to the theaters. Although no single star can be considered completely responsible for a film's box office success, theater owners, with their finger on the pulse of the entertainment market, have long been considered the most reliable barometer. Click ahead to see the top money-making stars of 2008!
By Paul Toscano
Posted 5 Jan 2009