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.KIRSTEN DUNST
Revenues: $1.72 billion
Films: 23 Top-grossing film: “Spider-Man”
After her feature debut in Woody Allen’s 1989 film “New York Stories,” Dunst rose to stardom — at the age of 13 — in “Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles,” starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Dunst’s latest movie, “Spider-Man 3,” has raked in $309 million domestically at the box office so far. She portrays girl-next-door M.J. (short for Mary Jane), Spider-Man’s love interest throughout the series. Dunst has been in a string of films — “Marie Antoinette,” “Mona Lisa Smile” and “Wimbledon” — though not all were well-received. However, her work in “Virgin Suicides” and “Little Women” was critically acclaimed. Up next: “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People,” in 2008.
Revenues: $1.48 billion
Films: 22 Top-grossing film: “X-Men: The Last Stand”
Her string of big-budget films includes “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Die Another Day” and “Robots,” but Halle Berry received critical acclaim (and the Oscar for best actress) for her portrayal of Leticia Musgrove, a down-and-out waitress whose husband is executed, in the 2001 indie film “Monster’s Ball.” This September, Berry co-stars with Benicio Del Toro in the drama “Things We Lost in the Fire.” The story is about a widow who invites her husband’s troubled best friend to live with her family. Berry’s thriller, “Perfect Strangers,” opened in April but has been spurned by moviegoers.
Revenues: $1.424 billion
Films: 29 Top-grossing film: “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.”
It all started with Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster, “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.” Drew Barrymore was just seven years old in 1982 when she appeared as Gertie, the young hero Elliott’s sister. Barrymore carries on a family acting tradition. Her grandfather was the legendary John Barrymore. She has overcome a battle with substance abuse, is now a top-billed actress and has created her own production company, Flower Films, with business partner Nancy Junoven. The company has released the “Charlie’s Angels” movies, “Fever Pitch,” “Never Been Kissed” and “50 First Dates.” This year, Barrymore starred in “Music and Lyrics,” with Hugh Grant, and “Lucky You,” with Eric Bana.KATHY BATES
Revenues: $1.417 billion
Films: 32 Top-grossing film: “Titanic”
One of Bates’ most memorable roles was her Oscar-winning portrayal of Annie Wilkes, the psychotic loner who terrorizes a successful writer (James Caan) in the 1990 thriller “Misery,” based on a Stephen King novel. But it was her performance as Molly Brown in the blockbuster “Titanic” that drove box office revenues. This 1997 flick reeled in $600.8 million domestically, and won 11 Oscars. Bates has directed several TV shows, including 2005’s Emmy-nominated “Ambulance Girl.” Bates also received Oscar nominations for “About Schmidt” and “Primary Colors.”
Revenues: $1.35 billion
Films: 18 Top-grossing film: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Portraying the beautiful Arwen in “The Lord of the Rings” series propelled Aerosmith front man Stephen Tyler’s daughter up the box-office revenue charts. Tyler, 29, who got her start in 1994 as one of the sexy bad girl teens in Aerosmith’s “Crazy” music video (Alicia Silverstone was her partner in crime), has also starred in the big-budget action film, “Armageddon,” “Dr. T. and the Women,” and “Inventing the Abbotts.” This year, Tyler is showing off her versatility in two movies: “Reign Over Me,” a drama about a man (Adam Sandler) who lost his family in the Sept. 11 attack, released in March, and “The Strangers,” a horror flick due out in July.
Queen Padmé Amidala of “The Phantom Menace,” aka Natalie Portman, has chosen some notable and risqué parts. In Mike Nichols’ drama “Closer,” she was Alice, a stripper who marries a struggling writer. And in “V for Vendetta,” her character fights to save a futuristic Great Britain. But Portman continues to appeal to younger fans, too, showing her vulnerable side in movies such as “Where the Heart Is” and “Garden State.” This month, her latest, “My Blueberry Nights,” opened the 60th Cannes Film Festival.NICOLE KIDMAN
Revenues: $1.296 billion
Films: 27 Top-grossing film: “Happy Feet”
Her biggest hit wasn’t “Moulin Rouge,” “The Others,” “Cold Mountain” or even “The Hours,” for which Kidman won the Oscar for best actress. Kidman’s role as Norma Jean in the animated flick “Happy Feet” boosted her box-office revenue stats. The strawberry-blonde Aussie made a big impression in Hollywood almost 20 years ago with her performance in 1989’s “Dead Calm,” and, of course, her 1990 role in “Days of Thunder” with former husband Tom Cruise. She and Cruise wed in 1990 and were divorced in 2001. She is now married to country music star Keith Urban. Kidman can be seen this summer with Daniel Craig in “The Invasion” a sci-fi thriller due out in August.
Revenues: $1.295 billion
Films: 15 Top-grossing film: “Star Wars”
The Seventies and Eighties were good to Carrie Fisher. Since starring as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” trilogy, she has written several novels, including the semi-autobiographical “Postcards From the Edge” (she adapted the story into a 1990 screenplay, which starred Meryl Streep, Shirley Maclaine and Dennis Quaid), “The Best Awful,” “Surrender the Pink” and “Delusions of Grandma.” Fisher can now be seen as a judge on the FOX summer reality series “On the Lot,” which features wannabe film directors vying for a $1 million movie development deal with DreamWorks.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)