Image Credit: Melissa Moseley2010 is nearly over, which means plenty of publications (including ours) are releasing an endless supply of year-end lists. (People of the year, celebrities of the year, movies of the year, squirrels in your backyard of the year, etc.) And today, Forbes has released their list of Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Actors in 2010.
Quite predictably, blockbuster king Leonardo DiCaprio tops this year’s list — which is purely based on box office intake, and does not count animated films — with $1.1 billion, thanks to turns in the highly successful Shutter Island and Inception. But the list’s No. 2 finisher is the most shocking: 21-year-old up-and-coming Aussie actress Mia Wasikowska. Of course, the reason for her $1.0 billion gross over the year is mostly due to the list’s No. 3 finisher — Johnny Depp, who served as the main draw for Wasikowska’s summer film, Alice in Wonderland — and critical darling The Kids Are All Right, but it’s an impressive distinction to hold, considering most Americans don’t even know her name. (Not to mention how to spell it.)
Yes, Depp will soon top Wasikowska, as soon as The Tourist‘s gross exceeds Kids‘ (which it likely will), but even Iron Man, Harry Potter, and Twilight have got nothing on the actress’ Alice: Robert Downey Jr. comes in at No. 4 with $807 million, Daniel Radcliffe at No. 5 with $780 million, and Robert Pattinson at No. 6 with $749 million. (Thanks to Remember Me, Pattinson tops Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart, who sits at No. 7 with $698 million.) And rounding out the top 10: Clash of the Titans‘ Sam Worthington with $494 million, and The Karate Kid‘s Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan with $359 million.
Surprised with the results, PopWatchers? And wondering which young ingenue will make the top five next year? (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo‘s Rooney Mara, anyone?)