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‘Breaking Dawn’ Star Taylor Lautner Beats Out Robert Pattinson In 2010 Top Earners List

‘Breaking Dawn’ Star Taylor Lautner Beats Out Robert Pattinson In 2010 Top Earners List


Taylor Lautner has beaten his Breaking Dawn co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in 2010’s Hollywood Top 40 Earners List. Compiled by Vanity Fair magazine, the rankings revealed the 18-year-old actor raked in an estimated $33.5 million for his various movie appearances throughout 2010, making him the ninth-highest earner in Hollywood.

As well as pushing last year’s number nine Robert Downey Jr. into tenth place, Taylor beat both Kristen and Robert – who received $28.5 million and $27.5 million for their respective film roles over the past 12 months – who landed in 13th and 14th places.

Vanity Fair’s contributing editor Peter Newcomb explained: “He’s perhaps the highest-paid teenage star right now. When they first negotiated their contracts, they were getting paid a lot less.

“Then, with the immense success of the film, the agents went back and renegotiated the deal – Lautner’s deal in particular was really bumped up.”

With ‘Avatar’ director and producer James Cameron securing the top spot in the rankings with an estimated yearly earning of $257 million, Johnny Depp – who raked in $100 million in 2010 – was listed as the highest-earning actor, taking home $40 million for his role as the Mad Hatter in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ alone.

However, despite being pipped to the post by her Twilight co-star, Kristen Stewart’s estimated $28.5 million earnings made her the highest-ranking female star in 2010.

Vanity Fair Magazine’s Hollywood Top 20 Earners 2010

1. James Cameron – $257 million
2. Johnny Depp – $100 million
3. Steven Speilberg – $80 million
4. Christopher Nolan- $71.5 million
5. Leonardo DiCaprio – $62 million
6. Tim Burton – $53 million
7. Adam Sandler – $50 million
8. Todd Phillips – $34 million
9. Taylor Lautner – $33.5 million
10. Robert Downey Jr. – $31.5 million
11. Will Smith – $29 million
12. Joe Roth – £28.5 million
13. Kristen Stewart – $28.5 million
14. Jerry Bruckheimer – $27.5 million
15. Robert Pattinson – $27.5 million
16. Jason Blum and Oren Peli – $26.5 million
17. Tyler Perry – $25 million
18. Jennifer Aniston – $24.5 million
19. Jon Favreau – $24 million
20. Nicolas Cage – $23.5 million

Anyone else wish they were on this list? It’s crazy when you realize how much some of your favorite stars make!

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!


  1. Seriously. 🙂 I’d assume there is another 18 year old missing… Miley Cyrus. Perhaps she’s considered more music than Hollywood, but I’m sure she’s probably got Taylor beat. lol


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