Forbes has compiled a list of the Top Box-Office Teens by looking at Hollywood’s top stars 21 and under and then adding up the worldwide box office for every movie they starred in. It’s no surprise that the three stars of the Harry Potter films (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson) come in at first place on the list. But the next three spots on the list are dominated by Twilight cast members! Dakota comes in at #2, Kristen at #3 and Taylor at #4.
Dakota Fanning’s films have earned a whopping $2 billion at the box office.
The 16-year-old actress got her start in 2001′s I Am Sam, which starred Sean Penn as a mentally retarded father trying to gain custody of his 7-year-old daughter (Fanning). Since then the actress has been working almost nonstop. She’s starred in 12 films alongside such heavyweights as Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro and Mike Myers.
Fanning co-stars in The Runaways with our third-ranked teen: Kristin Stewart. The two also appeared together in the latest Twilight film. Stewart’s films have earned a total $1.5 billion at the box office. Although Stewart, 19, is now best known for the role of Bella in Twilight, she’s actually been acting since 2002 when she co-starred with Jodie Foster in the thriller Panic Room. The film earned $200 million at the box office. Her Twilight films have so far earned $1 billion.
Stewart’s co-star Robert Pattinson doesn’t make our list because he is over 21, but New Moon‘s Taylor Lautner does. The 18-year-old ranks fourth with $900 million in box-office earnings. Much of that comes from New Moon, but Lautner also co-starred in the recent romantic hit Valentine’s Day, which has earned $125 million at the box office so far. Lautner is now the hottest thing in Hollywood. He’s been offered a reported $7.5 million to star in Universal’s Stretch Armstrong.