Friday, February 4, 2011
Actor Taylor Lautner has beaten Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the 2010 Hollywood Top 40 Earners List.
The 18-year-old came in ninth place after raking in around £21 million for his film appearances in 2010, in the list compiled by Vanity Fair magazine.
Lautner beat Robert, 24, and Kristen, 20, who came in 13th and 14th places after making £16.9 and £17.5 million for their movie roles over the past year.
Vanity Fair's contributing editor Peter Newcomb said: 'He's perhaps the highest-paid teenage star right now. When they first negotiated their contracts, they were getting paid a lot less.
'Then, with the immense success of the film, the agents went back and renegotiated the deal, Lautner's deal in particular was bumped up.'
Avatar director James Cameron secured the top spot on the list, with yearly earnings of £158 million, while actor Johnny Depp, 47, took the number two spot.