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Kristen Stewart tops Forbes' 2011 list of Best Actors for the Buck

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image"><img src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/assets/news/global/images/logos/origin-otrc.png" alt="OTRC"></div><span class="caption-text origin-image"><p>Kristen Stewart, best known for her role as the heroine Bella in the &#39;Twilight&#39; vampire romance films, tops Forbes&#39; 2011 list of Best Actors For The Buck.  The magazine says it compiled its list by dividing the figure of the operating income of the stars&#39; last three non-animated films by the sum that the actors&#39; were paid for them. Forbes says Stewart&#39;s films earn an average of &#36;55.83 for every dollar she is paid and that her salary is the same as &#39;Twilight&#39; co-star Robert Pattinson. The &#39;Twilight&#39; franchise has been a major moneymaker for film studio Summit Entertainment, which almost cast Michele Trachtenberg in Stewart&#39;s place. As of December 2011, the most recent movie in the series, &#39;Breaking Dawn - Part 1,&#39; has made more than &#36;594 million worldwide and more than &#36;249 million in the United States since it was released the previous November. Together with the &#36;1.8 billion the first three &#39;Twilight&#39; movies have earned worldwide, the entire film series has so far grossed almost &#36;2.4 billion around the world.  The production costs for these four movies was about &#36;275 million, which means they have made a profit of more than &#36;2 million. And the fifth film, &#39;Breaking Dawn - Part 1,&#39; is set for release in November of 2012. Stewart also plays Snow White alongside Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, who portrays the Evil Queen, in the movie &#39;Snow White and the Huntsman.&#39; The film is set for release on June 1, 2012. &#40;Pictured: Kristen Stewart talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com about &#39;The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn&#39; in a press junket in November 2011.&#41;</p></span></div>
December 7, 2011 4:19:59 PM PST