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Guinness 2010 entertainment winners

Published: 9:50PM Thursday December 17, 2009 Source: ONE News

Emma Watson has set a new box office earning record in the Guinness Book of World Records 2010 edition.

The 19-year-old actress and face of Burberry is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films and has been awarded highest paid actress of the past decade.

She also clinched Highest Average Box-Office Gross for an Actress with some $US7.4 billion in global box office receipts (six movies that grossed an average of $US753.7 million each) while Keira Knightly scored Highest Box-Office Gross for an Actress in Multiple Roles with her 15 movies since 2000 earning $US3.42 billion.

Daniel Radcliffe, the main star of the Harry Potter films, was named Highest Grossing Actor of the Decade with an average of $US558 million per film.

Samuel L Jackson previously set the record for the Highest Grossing Actor with 68 movies at a total gross of $US7.42 billion.

In 2009, Angelina Jolie had to share the Top Female Earner with Jennifer Aniston according to Forbes, but Jolie retains her Most Powerful Actress ranking with Guinness while her partner (and Aniston's ex) Brad Pitt, who toppled Tom Cruise as Most Powerful Actor last year, has now been beaten by Johnny Depp.

Depp took the title this time largely from the success of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.

Also Depp, along with director Tim Burton, now has the Most Lucrative Movie Partnership ever formed, as their five blockbuster films netted over $US570 million.

In a less favourable light, Nicole Kidman becomes the Most Overpaid Actress (for Australia) with a box office gross of $1 for every $1 paid.

Her ex-husband Tom Cruise has been named Most Overpaid Actor only two years after being crowned the most powerful actor in Hollywood.

His recent run of movies that under-performed includes Lion For Lambs, which earned just $1.88 for every $1 he was paid.

Star Trek set the record for Most Downloaded Movie Trailer (24 Hours) with 1.8 million downloads on Apple.com in its first day and more than five million during its first five days.

Twilight, which is growing into a massive franchise, received the record for Highest-Grossing Movie by a Female Director - Catherine Hardwicke (who only directed the original and was not asked to direct the sequel, New Moon).

In the world of music, pop princess Britney Spears has beaten socialite Paris Hilton as the Most Searched Person on the internet.

Other record-breakers include:

Actor Sylvester Stallone for Most Razzie Nominations ever with 30 nominations and 10 wins.

Actor Ben Stiller for Most Razzie Nominations in a Single Year (a record five Razzies in 2004 for his appearances in Along Came Polly, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Envy and Starsky & Hutch).

The 21 Bond movies as Highest Grossing Movie Series ever.

Transformers is the Most Downloaded Movie ever.

Most Popular TV Show is hospital drama House .

The late Heath Ledger set a new record as the Fastest Rising Male Searched For on Google following his role in The Dark Knight, his death at just 28 and his posthumous Oscar award.

The Dark Knight itself earned an impressive 10 separate entries including Highest Box-Office Gross (Opening Day), Highest-Grossing Weekend ($US158 million) and Fastest Time to Gross $US200 million - two days.

Led Zeppelin broke the world record for the Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert when 20 million requests came through for the one-time reunion show in December 2007.

Sir Paul McCartney became the Most Successful Songwriter who has written/co written 188 charted records, of which 91 reached the Top 10 and 33 made it to No.1 (up to the beginning of 2008).

Gaming character Lara Croft - portrayed by Jolie in two movies - is the Most Successful Human Videogame Heroine.

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