Forbes' Highest-Grossing Romantic Couples
Forbes magazine has named their Highest-Grossing Romantic Couples for 2010 - 2013. Results are made up of on-screen couples who managed to rake in the most cash for their movie romance. Take a look at which faux-couples nab the most money on the box office circuit or whose romance failed to light up the screen.
10. Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon (Water for Elephants):
Rob and Reese seemed like an odd pair to match up for a movie, and when the elephants overshadow the romance and chemistry in a movie that grossed about $59m at the box office, you can see why it's last on the Forbes list.
9. Zac Efron & Taylor Schilling (The Last One):
Marking one of the first four (yawn) Nicolas Sparks adaptation movies on the list, Zac and unknown actress Taylor Schillig, raked in $60m at the box office with their yearning, yet passionate romance.
8. Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song):
The second Nicolas Sparks book adaptation to reach the list made $63m at the box office. On-screen couple Miley and Liam soon became a couple in real life after the movie wrapped up.
7. Ashton Kutcher & Natalie Portman (No Strings Attached):
Even though many critics slammed their performances, Ashton and Natalie managed to gross an estimate of $71m at the box office with their unusual, on-off romance.
6. Channing Tatum & Amanda Seyfried (Dear John):
It was a tale as old as time, but Channing and Amanda's on-screen long-distance, war-torn love song ensured a hit of $80m at the box office. This movie was also based on a book by... Nicholas Sparks.
5. Steve Carrel & Julianne Moore (Crazy, Stupid, Love):
A great spin on modern romance, Steve and Julianne managed to nab a good spot on Forbes' list with an estimate $84m at the box office.
4. Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris North (Sex and the City 2):
Our golden girl Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big may have given hope to a lot of hopeless romantics out there, yet their second year of marriage didn't hit it big time at the box office, only grossing $95m.
3. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler (Just Go With It):
The movie, starring Jennifer and Adam, saw these real-life BFF's debut on-screen as two romantic souls who fake it all. Grossing about $103m at the box office, Jen and Adam managed to reach the top 3 with their almost believable romance.
2. Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams (The Vow):
Nicholas Sparks adaptations may have dominated the list, but Channing and Rachel's romance managed to shoot the movie to second spot, grossing $125m at cinemas.
1. Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga):
R-Patz and K-Stew may have split again recently, but they will continue to share the crown as Highest Grossing Romantic Couple. About $1.17bn later, the troublesome two had a bit of an advantage, starring in three movies together, during the same time.