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Cameron, Depp are Hollywood's top earners (Spielberg earns $80m)

Sanctum producer James Cameron and Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp have topped Vanity Fair's list of Hollywood's highest earners. The annual list features actors, directors and producers and only includes the money they are believed to have earned from film projects in 2010. $253m (£157.1m) of Cameron's estimated $257m (£159.6m) earnings were from Avatar, with the remainder from past royalties and other miscellaneous payments. Depp was estimated to have earned $100m (£62.1m) from Alice In Wonderland, The Tourist and other royalties. He is also thought to have received $35m (£21.7m) as an advance for Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The rest of the top five is made up by Steven Spielberg ($80m/£49.7m), Christopher Nolan ($71.5m/£44.4m) and Leonardo di Caprio ($62m/£38.5m). The highest placed woman on the list is Kristen Stewart in 13th place. Stewart is thought to have made $28.5m (£17.7m) in 2010, placing her above her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson.

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