Johnny Depp has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2007 thanks to his performances in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Depp earned the accolade in The Quigley Poll, an annual survey of motion picture exhibitors conducted every year since 1932, which asks the cinema owners to vote for the ten stars that they believe generated the most box-office revenue in the preceding year for their theatres. Depp was first in 2006 and was second to Tom Cruise in 2005.
Will Smith, who starred in I Am Legend, finished second in the voting followed by George Clooney (Michael Clayton and Ocean's Thirteen) and Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean's Thirteen). Denzel Washington (The Great Debaters and American Gangster) was fifth and Russell Crowe (American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma) was sixth.
Shia LaBeouf (Transformers, Disturbia) and Ellen Page (Juno) were named the Stars of Tomorrow, the actors most likely to dominate the box office in years to come.
Top Ten Money Making Stars of 2007
1. Johnny Depp
2. Will Smith
3. George Clooney
4. Matt Damon
5. Denzel Washington
6. Russell Crowe
7. Tom Cruise
8. Nicholas Cage
9. Will Ferrell
10. Tom Hanks