6 Highest Grossing Actors in Hollywood Are Not Who You Might Expect

Sasha Brown-Worsham

Forbes has revealed their list of the top 10 grossing actors of 2010. While it might not come as a surprise that 80 percent of the names come with penises attached, the women on the list are downright shocking.

Who would we expect to be on the list? Certainly Leonardo DiCaprio, who was in a couple of the biggest movies of 2010 -- Shutter Island and Inception. We might also expect to see Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp, both of whom are old school stars who were in high grossing films.

The others are fairly shocking ... and, of course, we must ask, where are the ladies? Here they are:

Leonardo DiCaprio $1.1 billion. No surprises here. According to Forbes: 2010 will likely go down on record as being the actor's best ever. Shutter Island earned $295 million, and Inception brought in $825 million. Go Leo! Rich and hot. Can't complain much, can you?

Mia Wasikowska: $1.03 billion. WHO? This one is a big shock, but you probably know her if you saw Alice in Wonderland, which grossed $1 billion, or The Kids Are All Right, which was highly acclaimed and earned $29 million on an estimated budget of $4 million. Go Mia!  

Johnny Depp: $1.03 billion. No shock since he was the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. The film earned $1 billion at the global box office.   

Robert Downey Jr.: $807 million. Iron Man 2 may not have charmed the critics, but it beat the first one with $622 million at the global box office compared with Iron Man's $585 million.

Daniel Radcliffe: $780 million. Again with the huh? But it makes sense. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows earned $780 million in one month. Dang. The kid never has to do another movie again and is on a list with Leo DiCaprio. I'd say it was a good year.   

Robert Pattinson: $749 million. The Twilight films have done well and he only ranks above his co-star Kristin Stewart (who is also in the top 10) because of Remember Me, a romance that earned a healthy $56 million on an estimated budget of $16 million.

Quite the list, no? Kristen Stewart and Mia Wasikowska are the only females in the top 10 and neither is over 25. They beat out Hollywood darlings like Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts -- I'd say it's a new dawn for the ladies.

Let's just hope there are more of them on this list next year. This still reads a bit depressing in terms of female earners. Come on ladies! Make 2011 your year!

Check out Forbes' slideshow to see which other celebs rounded out the top 10.

What do you think of the list?

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