In Hollywood, men almost always earn more money than women, especially on the big screen. The only time that benefits the actresses is when you crunch the numbers to figure out which stars offer the best return on investment for the studios.
Our 2013 list is dominated by young women. These actresses, for the most part, are up and comers who can’t yet demand the $10 million paychecks a few of their older counterparts (and many of their male colleagues) collect upfront to perform in a film. That makes these women great investments.
Emma Stone tops our list — for every $1 the studios paid Stone for her last three movies, we calculate that they earned back $80.70.
Much of that is thanks to The Amazing Spider-Man. The 2012 movie was one of the highest-grossing of the year, earning $752 million at the global box office. Sony was able to hire Stone on the cheap to play Gwen Stacy the first time around, but the studio is paying her a lot more for the sequel.
To compile our list we looked at the last three movies each actor starred in over the three years to June 1, 2013. We did not count voice work because actors always take less pay to do cartoons and those films tend to make lots of money. Plus the actors aren’t really the main draw. So for Stone, we’re not counting her work in The Croods, which was a big hit for DreamWorks Animation.
Taking a star’s pay on a film, and the movie’s estimated budget, box-office receipts and DVD sales, we calculated a return on investment number, and then averaged the numbers for their last three films to get an overall return.
They’ve already been living together in New York City for well over a year.
Now Spider-Man co-stars Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are talking marriage and a baby carriage, according to Wednesday’s Us Weekly.
‘They want to marry and have a family,’ a source tells the weekly. ‘They’re discussing it.’
She’s only 25, but he’s already 30 and is ready to get going on building his clan, per the article. They met when two years ago when they shot the first Spider-Man film in 2011.
‘They’re madly in love,’ explains the source. But no moves have been made yet because ‘their schedules have been crazy.’
Emma certainly has been busy with her career – she was just in France shooting Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight.
Earlier this year the two shot Spider-Man 2 with Sally Field and Jamie Foxx. She played Gwen Stacy to his Peter Parker.
Next he’ll shoot 99 Homes and Silence while she’ll film scenes opposite Bradley Cooper and Rachel McAdams for a Cameron Crowe movie.
‘I don’t think you should try to explain the chemistry between two people – it’s either there or it isn’t,’ Emma has said of working with Andrew on their Spider-Man franchise.
‘Initially, I was worried that The Amazing Spider-Man was going to be all CGI and green screens. But then I got the script, which had these incredible scenes between Peter and Gwen with real emotion and heart.
‘The final audition – where they had me in full costume and hair to shoot scenes with Andrew – convinced me to take the part.’
The official nominations for 2014 People Choice Awards are in. Congratulations to Emma Stone for scoring a single nomination for the following category. You can start voting on the official website now. The event will takes place on January 8, 2014 next year. Be sure to cast your vote daily!
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Still without a title, Cameron Crowe’s untitled next project has today added Jay Baruchel to its ensemble cast. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the This is the End star will join Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin and Danny McBride in the Hawaii-set romantic adventure.
The film is said to feature Cooper as a Hawaii-based defense contractor who has to work with an Air Force pilot (stone) to stop the launch of a weapons satellite. In the process, the pair begin to fall for one another as they’re forced to contend with supernatural island magic and a talking computer.
Baruchel, who previously appeared in Crowe’s Almost Famous, can be seen coming up in Jose Padilha’s RoboCop and Dean DeBlois’ animated sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2. He’ll be playing Cooper’s character’s brother in the new Crowe film.
Source: Coming Soon
Hailee Steinfeld and Taylor Swift are besties? Apparently! And it turns out “The Amazing Spider-Man” star Emma Stone introduced them.
“We met, oh my gosh, like three years ago through our mutual friend Emma Stone,” Steinfeld told E! on Wednesday at the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film, “Romeo and Juliet,” at the Arclight Cinemas, where she was joined by the Grammy-winning singer.
Away from the spotlight, the celebrities are normal girls who “just love to kick back, listen to music, watch TV, bake, watch movies and all of that kind of stuff,” Steinfeld previously told the site.
Source: LA Times