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Annual Top Ten Box Office Stars (by year since 1932)...

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Below is the annual Quigley Top Ten MoneyMakers Poll. It's been published (by Quigley) every year since 1932. It makes no argument for taste or quality. It's based purely on how much ticket money an actor generates during a calendar year. If you want to understand how "Hollywood" decisions were/are made, as far as casting choices and power (behind the scenes), check this out... And discuss!

2005
1 Tom Cruise
2 Johnny Depp
3 Angelina Jolie
3 Brad Pitt
5 Vince Vaughn
6 George Clooney
7 Will Smith
8 Reese Witherspoon
9 Adam Sandler
10 Tom Hanks

2004
1 Tom Hanks
2 Tom Cruise
3 Leonardo Di Caprio
4 Nicholas Cage
5 Jim Carrey
6 Denzel Washington
7 Julia Roberts
8 Will Smith
9 Brad Pitt
10 Adam Sandler

2003
1 Jim Carrey
2 Nicole Kidman
3 Jack Nicholson
4 Tom Cruise
5 Julia Roberts
6 Johnny Depp
7 Russell Crowe
8 Tom Hanks
9 Will Ferrell
10 Renee Zellweger

2002
1 Tom Hanks
2 Tom Cruise
3 Mike Myers
4 Reese Witherspoon
5 Leonardo Di Caprio
6 Nicole Kidman
7 Catherine Zeta-Jones
8 Denzel Washington
9 Mel Gibson
10 Vin Diesel

2001
1 Tom Cruise
2 George Clooney
3 Julia Roberts
4 Russell Crowe
5 Nicole Kidman
6 Denzel Washington
7 Will Smith
8 Brad Pitt
9 Ben Affleck
10 Jackie Chan

2000
1 Tom Cruise
2 Julia Roberts
3 George Clooney
4 Eddie Murphy
5 Russell Crowe
6 Mel Gibson
7 Martin Lawrence
8 Tom Hanks
9 Jim Carrey
10 Harrison Ford

1999
1 Julia Roberts
2 Tom Hanks
3 Adam Sandler
4 Bruce Willis
5 Mike Myers
6 Tom Cruise
7 Will Smith
8 Mel Gibson
9 Meg Ryan
10 Sandra Bullock

1998
1 Tom Hanks
2 Jim Carrey
3 Leonardo Di Caprio
4 Robin Williams
5 Meg Ryan
6 Mel Gibson
7 Adam Sandler
8 Eddie Murphy
9 Cameron Diaz
10 Julia Roberts

1997
1 Harrison Ford
2 Julia Roberts
3 Leonardo Di Caprio
4 Will Smith
5 Tom Cruise
6 Jack Nicholson
7 Jim Carrey
8 John Travolta
9 Robin Williams
10 Tommy Lee Jones

1996
1 Tom Cruise (Tie)
1 Mel Gibson (Tie)
3 John Travolta
4 Arnold Schwarzenegger
5 Sandra Bullock
6 Robin Williams
7 Sean Connery
8 Harrison Ford
9 Kevin Costner
10 Michelle Pfeiffer

1995
1 Tom Hanks
2 Jim Carrey
3 Brad Pitt
4 Harrison Ford
5 Robin Williams
6 Sandra Bullock
7 Mel Gibson
8 Demi Moore
9 John Travolta
10 Kevin Costner (Tie)
10 Michael Douglas (Tie)

1994
1 Tom Hanks
2 Jim Carrey
3 Arnold Schwarzenegger
4 Tom Cruise
5 Harrison Ford
6 Tim Allen
7 Mel Gibson
8 Jodie Foster
9 Michael Douglas
10 Tommy Lee Jones

1993
1 Clint Eastwood
2 Tom Cruise
3 Robin Williams
4 Kevin Costner
5 Harrison Ford
6 Julia Roberts
7 Tom Hanks
8 Mel Gibson
9 Whoopi Goldberg
10 Sylvester Stallone

1992
1 Tom Cruise
2 Mel Gibson
3 Kevin Costner
4 Jack Nicholson
5 Macaulay Culkin
6 Whoopi Goldberg
7 Michael Douglas
8 Clint Eastwood
9 Steven Seagal
10 Robin Williams

1991
1 Kevin Costner
2 Arnold Schwarzenegger
3 Robin Williams
4 Julia Roberts
5 Macaulay Culkin
6 Jodie Foster
7 Billy Crystal
8 Dustin Hoffman
9 Robert De Niro
10 Mel Gibson

1990
1 Arnold Schwarzenegger
2 Julia Roberts
3 Bruce Willis
4 Tom Cruise
5 Mel Gibson
6 Kevin Costner
7 Patrick Swayze
8 Sean Connery
9 Harrison Ford
10 Richard Gere

1989
1 Jack Nicholson
2 Tom Cruise
3 Robin Williams
4 Michael Douglas
5 Tom Hanks
6 Michael J. Fox
7 Eddie Murphy
8 Mel Gibson
9 Sean Connery
10 Kathleen Turner

1988
1 Tom Cruise
2 Eddie Murphy
3 Tom Hanks
4 Arnold Schwarzenegger
5 Paul Hogan
6 Danny De Vito
7 Bette Midler
8 Robin Williams
9 Tom Selleck
10 Dustin Hoffman

1987
1 Eddie Murphy
2 Michael Douglas
3 Michael J. Fox
4 Arnold Schwarzenegger
5 Paul Hogan
6 Tom Cruise
7 Glenn Close
8 Sylvester Stallone
9 Cher
10 Mel Gibson

1986
1 Tom Cruise
2 Eddie Murphy
3 Paul Hogan
4 Rodney Dangerfield
5 Bette Midler
6 Sylvester Stallone
7 Clint Eastwood
8 Whoopi Goldberg
9 Kathleen Turner
10 Paul Newman

1985
1 Sylvester Stallone
2 Eddie Murphy
3 Clint Eaastwood
4 Michael J. Fox
5 Chevy Chase
6 Arnold Schwarzenegger
7 Chuck Norris
8 Harrison Ford
9 Michael Douglas
10 Meryl Streep

1984
1 Clint Eastwood
2 Bill Murray
3 Harrison Ford
4 Eddie Murphy
5 Sally Field
6 Burt Reynolds
7 Robert Redford
8 Prince
9 Dan Aykroyd
10 Meryl Streep

1983
1 Clint Eastwood
2 Eddie Murphy
3 Sylvester Stallone
4 Burt Reynolds
5 John Travolta
6 Dustin Hoffman
7 Harrison Ford
8 Richard Gere
9 Chevy Chase
10 Tom Cruise

1982
1 Burt Reynolds
2 Clint Eastwood
3 Sylvester Stallone
4 Dudley Moore
5 Richard Pryor
6 Dolly Parton
7 Jane Fonda
8 Richard Gere
9 Paul Newman
10 Harrison Ford

1981
1 Burt Reynolds
2 Clint Eastwood
3 Dudley Moore
4 Dolly Parton
5 Jane Fonda
6 Harrison Ford
7 Alan Alda
8 Bo Derek
9 Goldie Hawn
10 Bill Murray

1980
1 Burt Reynolds
2 Robert Redford
3 Clint Eastwood
4 Jane Fonda
5 Dustin Hoffman
6 John Travolta
7 Sally Field
8 Sissy Spacek
9 Barbra Streisand
10 Steve Martin

1979
1 Burt Reynolds
2 Clint Eastwood
3 Jane Fonda
4 Woody Allen
5 Barbra Streisand
6 Sylvester Stallone
7 John Travolta
8 Jill Clayburgh
9 Roger Moore
10 Mel Brooks

1978
1 Burt Reynolds
2 John Travolta
3 Richard Dreyfuss
4 Warren Beatty
5 Clint Eastwood
6 Woody Allen
7 Diane Keaton
8 Jane Fonda
9 Peter Sellers
10 Barbra Streisand

1977
1 Sylvester Stallone
2 Barbra Streisand
3 Clint Eastwood
4 Burt Reynolds
5 Robert Redford
6 Woody Allen
7 Mel Brooks
8 Al Pacino
9 Diane Keaton
10 Robert De Niro

1976
1 Robert Redford
2 Jack Nicholson
3 Dustin Hoffman
4 Clint Eastwood
5 Mel Brooks
6 Burt Reynolds
7 Al Pacino
8 Tatum O?Neal
9 Woody Allen
10 Charles Bronson

1975
1 Robert Redford
2 Barbra Streisand
3 Al Pacino
4 Charles Bronson
5 Paul Newman
6 Clint Eastwood
7 Burt Reynolds
8 Woody Allen
9 Steve McQueen
10 Gene Hackman

1974
1 Robert Redford
2 Clint Eastwood
3 Paul Newman
4 Barbra Streisand
5 Steve McQueen
6 Burt Reynolds
7 Charles Bronson
8 Jack Nicholson
9 Al Pacino
10 John Wayne

1973
1 Clint Eastwood
2 Ryan O?Neal
3 Steve McQueen
4 Burt Reynolds
5 Robert Redford
6 Barbra Streisand
7 Paul Newman
8 Charles Bronson
9 John Wayne
10 Marlon Brando

1972
1 Clint Eastwood
2 George C. Scott
3 Gene Hackman
4 John Wayne
5 Barbra Streisand
6 Marlon Brando
7 Paul Newman
8 Steve McQueen
9 Dustin Hoffman
10 Goldie Hawn

1971
1 John Wayne
2 Clint Eastwood
3 Paul Newman
4 Steve McQueen
5 George C. Scott
6 Dustin Hoffman
7 Walter Matthau
8 Ali MacGraw
9 Sean Connery
10 Lee Marvin

1970
1 Paul Newman
2 Clint Eastwood
3 Steve McQueen
4 John Wayne
5 Elliott Gould
6 Dustin Hoffman
7 Lee Marvin
8 Jack Lemmon
9 Barbra Streisand
10 Walter Matthau

1969
1 Paul Newman
2 John Wayne
3 Steve McQueen
4 Dustin Hoffman
5 Clint Eastwood
6 Sidney Poitier
7 Lee Marvin
8 Jack Lemmon
9 Katharine Hepburn
10 Barbra Streisand

1968
1 Sidney Poitier
2 Paul Newman
3 Julie Andrews
4 John Wayne
5 Clint Eastwood
6 Dean Martin
7 Steve McQueen
8 Jack Lemmon
9 Lee Marvin
10 Elizabeth Taylor

1967
1 Julie Andrews
2 Lee Marvin
3 Paul Newman
4 Dean Martin
5 Sean Connery
6 Elizabeth Taylor
7 Sidney Poitier
8 John Wayne
9 Richard Burton
10 Steve McQueen

1966
1 Julie Andrews
2 Sean Connery
3 Elizabeth Taylor
4 Jack Lemmon
5 Richard Burton
6 Cary Grant
7 John Wayne
8 Doris Day
9 Paul Newman
10 Elvis Presley

1965
1 Sean Connery
2 John Wayne
3 Doris Day
4 Julie Andrews
5 Jack Lemmon
6 Elvis Presley
7 Cary Grant
8 James Stewart
9 Elizabeth Taylor
10 Richard Burton

1964
1 Doris Day
2 Jack Lemmon
3 Rock Hudson
4 John Wayne
5 Cary Grant
6 Elvis Presley
7 Shirley MacLaine
8 Ann-Margret
9 Paul Newman
10 Jerry Lewis

1963
1 Doris Day
2 John Wayne
3 Rock Hudson
4 Jack Lemmon
5 Cary Grant
6 Elizabeth Taylor
7 Elvis Presley
8 Sandra Dee
9 Paul Newman
10 Jerry Lewis

1962
1 Doris Day
2 Rock Hudson
3 Cary Grant
4 John Wayne
5 Elvis Presley
6 Elizabeth Taylor
7 Jerry Lewis
8 Frank Sinatra
9 Sandra Dee
10 Burt Lancaster

1961
1 Elizabeth Taylor
2 Rock Hudson
3 Doris Day
4 John Wayne
5 Cary Grant
6 Sandra Dee
7 Jerry Lewis
8 William Holden
9 Tony Curtis
10 Elvis Presley

1960
1 Doris Day
2 Rock Hudson
3 Cary Grant
4 Elizabeth Taylor
5 Debbie Reynolds
6 Tony Curtis
7 Sandra Dee
8 Frank Sinatra
9 Jack Lemmon
10 John Wayne

1959
1 Rock Hudson
2 Cary Grant
3 James Stewart
4 Doris Day
5 Debbie Reynolds
6 Glenn Ford
7 Frank Sinatra
8 John Wayne
9 Jerry Lewis
10 Susan Hayward

1958
1 Glenn Ford
2 Elizabeth Taylor
3 Jerry Lewis
4 Marlon Brando
5 Rock Hudson
6 William Holden
7 Bridgitte Bardot
8 Yul Brynner
9 James Stewart
10 Frank Sinatra

1957
1 Rock Hudson
2 John Wayne
3 Pat Boone
4 Elvis Presley
5 Frank Sinatra
6 Gary Cooper
7 William Holden
8 James Stewart
9 Jerry Lewis
10 Yul Brynner

1956
1 William Holden
2 John Wayne
3 James Stewart
4 Burt Lancaster
5 Glenn Ford
6 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
7 Gary Cooper
8 Marilyn Monroe
9 Kim Novak
10 Frank Sinatra

1955
1 James Stewart
2 Grace Kelly
3 John Wayne
4 William Holden
5 Gary Cooper
6 Marlon Brando
7 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
8 Humphrey Bogart
9 June Allyson
10 Clark Gable

1954
1 John Wayne
2 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
3 Gary Cooper
4 James Stewart
5 Marilyn Monroe
6 Alan Ladd
7 William Holden
8 Bing Crosby
9 Jane Wyman
10 Marlon Brando

1953
1 Gary Cooper
2 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
3 John Wayne
4 Alan Ladd
5 Bing Crosby
6 Marilyn Monroe
7 James Stewart
8 Bob Hope
9 Susan Hayward
10 Randolph Scott

1952
1 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
2 Gary Cooper
3 John Wayne
4 Bing Crosby
5 Bob Hope
6 James Stewart
7 Doris Day
8 Gregory Peck
9 Susan Hayward
10 Randolph Scott

1951
1 John Wayne
2 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
3 Betty Grable
4 Abbott & Costello
5 Bing Crosby
6 Bob Hope
7 Randolph Scott
8 Gary Cooper
9 Doris Day
10 Spencer Tracy

1950
1 John Wayne
2 Bob Hope
3 Bing Crosby
4 Betty Grable
5 James Stewart
6 Abbott & Costello
7 Clifton Webb
8 Esther Williams
9 Spencer Tracy
10 Randolph Scott

1949
1 Bob Hope
2 Bing Crosby
3 Abbott & Costello
4 John Wayne
5 Gary Cooper
6 Cary Grant
7 Betty Grable
8 Esther Williams
9 Humphrey Bogart
10 Clark Gable

1948
1 Bing Crosby
2 Betty Grable
3 Abbott & Costello
4 Gary Cooper
5 Bob Hope
6 Humphrey Bogart
7 Clark Gable
8 Cary Grant
9 Spencer Tracy
10 Ingrid Bergman

1947
1 Bing Crosby
2 Betty Grable
3 Ingrid Bergman
4 Gary Cooper
5 Humphrey Bogart
6 Bob Hope
7 Clark Gable
8 Gregory Peck
9 Claudette Colbert
10 Alan Ladd

1946
1 Bing Crosby
2 Ingrid Bergman
3 Van Johnson
4 Gary Cooper
5 Bob Hope
6 Humphrey Bogart
7 Greer Garson
8 Margaret O?Brien
9 Betty Grable
10 Roy Rogers

1945
1 Bing Crosby
2 Van Johnson
3 Greer Garson
4 Betty Grable
5 Spencer Tracy
6 Humphrey Bogart (Tie)
6 Gary Cooper (Tie)
8 Bob Hope
9 Judy Garland
10 Margaret O?Brien

1944
1 Bing Crosby
2 Gary Cooper
3 Bob Hope
4 Betty Grable
5 Spencer Tracy
6 Greer Garson
7 Humphrey Bogart
8 Abbott & Costello
9 Cary Grant
10 Bette Davis

1943
1 Betty Grable
2 Bob Hope
3 Abbott & Costello
4 Bing Crosby
5 Gary Cooper
6 Greer Garson
7 Humphrey Bogart
8 James Cagney
9 Mickey Rooney
10 Clark Gable

1942
1 Abbott & Costello
2 Clark Gable
3 Gary Cooper
4 Mickey Rooney
5 Bob Hope
6 James Cagney
7 Gene Autry
8 Betty Grable
9 Greer Garson
10 Spencer Tracy

1941
1 Mickey Rooney
2 Clark Gable
3 Abbott & Costello
4 Bob Hope
5 Spencer Tracy
6 Gene Autry
7 Gary Cooper
8 Bette Davis
9 James Cagney
10 Judy Garland

1940
1 Mickey Rooney
2 Spencer Tracy
3 Clark Gable
4 Gene Autry
5 Tyrone Power
6 James Cagney
7 Bing Crosby
8 Wallace Beery
9 Bette Davis
10 Judy Garland

1939
1 Mickey Rooney
2 Tyrone Power
3 Spencer Tracy
4 Clark Gable
5 Shirley Temple
6 Bette Davis
7 Alice Faye
8 Errol Flynn
9 James Cagney
10 Sonja Henie

1938
1 Shirley Temple
2 Clark Gable
3 Sonja Henie
4 Mickey Rooney
5 Spencer Tracy
6 Robert Taylor
7 Myrna Loy
8 Jane Withers
9 Alice Faye
10 Tyrone Power

1937
1 Shirley Temple
2 Clark Gable
3 Robert Taylor
4 Bing Crosby
5 William Powell
6 Jane Withers
7 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
8 Sonja Henie
9 Gary Cooper
10 Myrna Loy

1936
1 Shirley Temple
2 Clark Gable
3 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
4 Robert Taylor
5 Joe E. Brown
6 Dick Powell
7 Joan Crawford
8 Claudette Colbert
9 Jeanette MacDonald
10 Gary Cooper

1935
1 Shirley Temple
2 Will Rogers
3 Clark Gable
4 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
5 Joan Crawford
6 Claudette Colbert
7 Dick Powell
8 Wallace Beery
9 Joe E. Brown
10 James Cagney

1934
1 Will Rogers
2 Clark Gable
3 Janet Gaynor
4 Wallace Beery
5 Mae West
6 Joan Crawford
7 Bing Crosby
8 Shirley Temple
9 Marie Dressler
10 Norma Shearer

1933
1 Marie Dressler
2 Will Rogers
3 Janet Gaynor
4 Eddie Cantor
5 Wallace Beery
6 Jean Harlow
7 Clark Gable
8 Mae West
9 Norma Shearer
10 Joan Crawford

1932
1 Marie Dressler
2 Janet Gaynor
3 Joan Crawford
4 Charles Farrell
5 Greta Garbo
6 Norma Shearer
7 Wallace Beery
8 Clark Gable
9 Will Rogers
10 Joe E. Brown
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Tom Cruise was sure on there a lot in the later years...
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The source for this list is Quigley Publishing's own web site...


http://www.quigleypublishing.com/MPalmanac/Top10/Top10_lists.html
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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