‘Potter’s’ Radcliffe & Watson Named Highest Grossing Lead Actors Of Decade
First Published: September 16, 2009 6:23 PM EDT Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “Harry Potter” stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have cast a spell on audiences for almost 10 years – and it’s earned them a distinguished honor.
According to Britain’s Daily Telegraph, the two young actors have entered the Guinness World Records book as the highest-grossing lead actors of the decade after their first six “Potter” movies earned a whopping $5.4 billion worldwide.
Daniel – who plays boy wizard Harry Potter – reportedly earned an average of $558 million for his work on the big screen. Emma, who stars as Hermione Granger, beat out her co-star with an astounding average of $753.7 million for her movies, which included the animated movie “The Tale of Despereaux.”
The “Potter” goldmine is expected to continue with the release of two more installments of the franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I & II.” The first expected in theaters on November 19, 2010 and the last on July 15, 2011
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