Media mogul Oprah Winfrey topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities, raking in $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
Winfrey, whose earnings actually fell by $125 million from the previous year, remains at the top thanks to the final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as her eponymous magazine, OWN, her spin-off shows and Sirius radio deal.
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Coming in just behind Winfrey is movie director Michael Bay, who earned $160 million. His Blockbuster film Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, which he earns profits on, took in a whopping $1.1 billion at the box office.
Steven Spielberg took the No. 3 spot, earning $130 million in the last year. His company DreamWorks produced Falling Skies, Terra Nova and Smash for television and the Oscar-nominated films The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse.
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The relative unknown's previous credits include the romantic lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Prince William in Snow White and the Huntsman.
The third Transformers film provided plenty of fireworks over the holiday weekend, blowing up box-office records for the Fourth of July weekend and logging the best opening weekend of 2011 thus far.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed an estimated $97.4 million over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. That total eclipses Spider-Man 2's $88.2 million July Fourth debut in 2004 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' $90.1 million opening earlier this year. The action film, starring Shia LaBeouf, took in...
Cars 2 and Bad Teacher both beat box-office expectations in their first weekend of release, Box Office Mojo reports.
Cars 2 grossed an estimated $68 million and surpassed the opening weekend of the first Cars, which took in $60.1 million in 2006. Not only did Cars 2 outpace...
Green Lantern debuted atop the box office, though it failed to live up to some of its comic book-based predecessors, Box Office Mojo reports.
The action movie, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, grossed an estimated $52.7 million in its first weekend of release. The figure was higher than The Green Hornet's $33.5 million take in January, but lower than the opening numbers for...
Super 8 nabbed the No. 1 spot at the box office in its first weekend, grossing $37 million, Box Office Mojo reports.
The sci-film from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg outpaced last week's top film, X-Men: First Class, which ranked second with $25 million. The Hangover Part II came in at...
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class won the top spot at the box office in its first weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
It grossed an estimated $56 million, higher than the first X-Men film released in 2000 ($54.5 million), but notably lower than...
The Hangover Part II
The Hangover Part II broke several records, becoming the biggest debut ever for a live-action comedy and the biggest opening week ever for an R-rated comedy, according to Box Office Mojo.
The sequel to 2009's The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, grossed an estimated $86.5 million over the weekend and $118.1 million since the film's Thursday opening.
Pirates plunders $90 million at the box office
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The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film sailed to the top of the weekend box office, Box Office Mojo reports.
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Johnny Depp surprised a London school when he showed up to an assembly dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow, the character he plays in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Nine-year-old student Beatric Delap recently wrote a letter to Depp's character Sparrow pleading for help in a mutiny against her teachers.