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Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson are sure things at box office

December 7, 2011 |  2:28 pm

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are box-office gold

Hey Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson — we at the Ministry love a sure thing, and that you are. The "Twilight Saga" couple top a new list of actors who provide the most bang for their buck.

While some overpaid stars only break even or get labeled as the dreaded "box-office poison," Forbes has compiled a list of talent that nets big money for studios and production companies beyond their pay rates.

Stewart comes in at No. 1 on the list, fetching $55.83 for every $1 she's paid. Impressive, considering Stewart's stomping grounds as a post-adolescent actor have been indies (save for "Twilight," natch). Next she'll square off against Charlize Theron in "Snow White and the Huntsman."

Anne Hathaway comes in No. 2, nabbing $45.67 to the dollar, followed by Pattinson at $39.43 per note. Calculations were made using stars who have opened at least three films in the past five years, excluding animation.

Rounding out the top 10 are Daniel Radcliffe, Shia LaBeouf, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.


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Photo: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart attend the London premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" on Nov. 17. Credit: Jonathan Short / AP Photo