(NEW YORK) — Denzel Washington was voted the “Top Money-Making Star of 2012” in Quigley Publishing Company’s 81st Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors.
The Quigley Poll is an annual survey of motion picture theater owners and film buyers, which asks them to vote for the 10 stars they believe generated the most box-office revenue for their theaters during the year.
The exhibitors felt that Washington brought in more traffic to movie theaters than any other Hollywood star in 2012 based on his two films, Flight and Safe House. It’s Washington’s eighth appearance in the Quigley Poll, and his first number-one ranking.
The only woman in the top ten this year, Anne Hathaway, came in second for her roles in Les Miserables and The Dark Knight Rises. Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg were third and fourth, respectively. Jackman was also in Les Miserables, and he lent his voice to Rise of the Guardians. Wahlberg was in Contraband and Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Ted.
Rounding out the top ten are Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Downey, Jr.
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Debra Goldschmidt, CNN
Matt Egan, CNN
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com