Will Smith, voted the most bankable star by Forbes

February 13th, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Will Smith Will Smith was voted the most bankable star in Hollywood in a survey by Forbes.com.

The financial magazine’s website gives the actor a score of 10 out of 10 for his bankability in its first ’star currency’ list, compiled by surveying more than 150 industry professionals. After Will Smith in the list, follows Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio, who all tied for second with a score of 9.89. Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson rounded out the top 10.

Smith’s superior box-office clout has been long established. He’s known for ‘owning’ the July Fourth weekend box office with films such as ‘Independence Day’ and ‘Men in Black,’ and although he had few flops.

Recently, the 40-year-old actor topped the poll by Quigley Publishing Co, which has surveyed movie exhibitors since 1932 on which stars generate the most box-office revenue. The Forbes list was announced on Tuesday.

Smith’s latest film, ‘Seven Pounds,’ received bad reviews. Despite of that,he still earned US$70 million at the domestic box office. His summer superhero blockbuster ‘Hancock’ grossed US$228 million.

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