Twilight’s Taylor Lautner earns more than Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Taylor Lautner has beaten his ‘Twilight’ 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

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