Hollywood star Brad Pitt is the top money-maker for 2011, according to a new poll. The Moneyball star was voted the winner in Quigley Publishing Company's 80th Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors.
According to exhibitors, Pitt was responsible for more traffic to theatres, in 2011, than any other star. The statement is based on the performance of his films - The Tree of Life, Happy Feet Two and Moneyball.
This is Pitt's sixth appearance in the listings and his first win.
The Quigley Poll, conducted every year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture theatre owners and film buyers. The poll asks them to vote for the ten stars they believe generated the most box-office revenues for their theatres over the year. Marie Dressler, Janet Gaynor and Joan Crawford took the top three places in the Poll's opening year.
This year, Pitt was followed by stars like George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey, Jr., Meryl Streep and Ben Stiller.
Exhibitors were also asked to name people they considered stars for the future - one actor and one actress they feel will be top money-makers for years to come. The 2011 winners are Rooney Mara (who played Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Jonah Hill, who had a breakthrough performance in Moneyball and starred in The Sitter.
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