Actresses Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst and Natalie Portman have made the list of top-ranking actresses by box-office revenues, after appearing in megahits in which they don’t have title roles. Some who didn’t crack the top 10, but came close, were Meryl Streep, 11th, Jada Pinkett-Smith, 12th, and Sandra Bullock, 13th. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” co-star Keira Knightley, ranked 18th, continues to move up the charts based on that hit. What of the highest-ranked men? The top six by total domestic gross were: Eddie Murphy, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Robin Williams and Bruce Willis. Julia Roberts, the number-one female, ranked seventh overall. And by the way, the summer movie season has kicked off with a bang, and “Pirates,” “Spider-Man 3’’ and “Shrek the Third” are leading the charge.
Total gross domestic revenues: $2.2 billion
Total films to date: 31 Top-grossing film: “Ocean’s Eleven”
“Pretty Woman” boosted Julia Roberts to the top of the Hollywood heap, but it isn’t her top-grossing movie. Roberts played Tess Ocean, the wife of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean, in Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s Eleven.” With the exception of two animated movies in 2006 (“Ant Bully” and “Charlotte’s Web”), Roberts has not appeared on screen since 2004. She has been raising her twins, Hazel and Phinnaeus, with husband Danny Moder and is pregnant with their third child, due in June. Next year, Roberts will be seen in “Charlie Wilson’s War” alongside Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and in “Fireflies in the Garden” with Ryan Reynolds, Emily Watson and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Revenues: $2 billion
Films: 22 Top-grossing film: “Shrek 2”
Box-office revenues are on the rise for Californian Cameron Diaz, who is starring as Fiona in “Shrek the Third.” Other smashes for this red-carpet favorite were the “Charlie’s Angels” series, “There’s Something About Mary” and “Gangs of New York.” But her big break was at age 21 — while working as a model, she auditioned for a role in “The Mask.” She won the part, and starred alongside Jim Carrey. After a public split from pop superstar Justin Timberlake earlier this year, Diaz has been spotted hitting the town with illusionist Criss Angel.
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